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Best for last: D.J. Beshears caps wild victory

For better or worse, Kansas University junior wide receiver D.J. Beshears had his hands all over the Jayhawks' 45-42 victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Matt Tait's KU football notebook: KU running game solid again

For the second straight game, Kansas University’s football team wowed its home crowd with an awesome display of running the football.

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Blitz gamble costly for NIU

The last thing Northern Illinois wanted to do was give red-hot Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb time to throw the football.

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Best for last: D.J. Beshears caps wild victory

For better or worse, Kansas University junior wide receiver D.J. Beshears had his hands all over the Jayhawks' 45-42 victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas defense frustrated by NIU

Kansas University linebacker Steven Johnson’s first stop in the locker room was to find teammates Jordan Webb and D.J. Beshears, who combined on the Jayhawks’ game-winning touchdown Saturday.

Jordan Webb shows off improvement

Players and coaches in the Kansas University football program are not allowed to answer this upcoming question. For the hundreds of thousands of the rest of you who follow KU football, a show of hands please: Who thought Jordan Webb ever would look as good at quarterback as he looked in directing his school to a 45-42 upset victory Saturday night against Northern Illinois at Memorial Stadium?

New McCoy leads No. 24 Texas over BYU 17-16

BYU had a chance to make a big statement. A week after a road win in the Southeastern Conference, the Cougars were dominating Texas in the Longhorns' backyard.

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Iowa State beats Iowa 44-41 in 3 OT thriller

Nebraska, Texas and now Iowa. Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is knocking off the big boys one by one.

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Northern Illinois

Candidates for game balls and gassers against Northern Illinois.

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Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor reflects on 9/11 memories

A somber Tyshawn Taylor plans to take time today to reflect on the 10-year anniversary of the worst day of his life — one of the worst days in U.S. history — Sept. 11, 2001.

Kaleb Tarczewski to visit

Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-foot senior center from St. Mark High Southborough, Mass., will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University on Sept. 17 and Arizona the following week, then decide between the two schools, pointguardu.com reported Saturday night. Tarczewski is Rivals.com’s No. 12-rated player nationally.

Kansas volleyball sweeps in Iowa

Kansas University’s volleyball team made Minnesota its highest-ranked victim in program history in the morning, then beat Saint Louis in the evening to complete a sweep on the final day Saturday at the Clarion Inn-vitational.

KU XC claims men's, women's titles

Kansas University claimed both the men’s and women’s team titles at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge on Saturday morning.