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KU celebrates season-opening win

The perfect opening-game scenario for Kansas University’s true freshmen must have looked something like this: Darrian Miller runs hard all night and has every carry but one go for positive yardage; Tony Pierson picks up a touchdown and delivers a few electrifying runs; and JaCorey Shepherd, the wide receiver teammates said all summer was nearly unguardable, picks up a TD in his first game.

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Squares ruining athletics

It looks as if the days of Kansas University playing in the same conference as Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are numbered. Based on the pass defense’s performance in Saturday’s season opener, it’s evident the Jayhawks already are not in the same league as the Sooners and Cowboys.

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KU celebrates season-opening win

The perfect opening-game scenario for Kansas University’s true freshmen must have looked something like this: Darrian Miller runs hard all night and has every carry but one go for positive yardage; Tony Pierson picks up a touchdown and delivers a few electrifying runs; and JaCorey Shepherd, the wide receiver teammates said all summer was nearly unguardable, picks up a TD in his first game.

Matt Tait's KU football notebook

Preoccupied with preparing for his team’s 42-24, season-opening victory against McNeese State for most of the day Saturday, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill took time out after the game to comment on the passing of legendary KU coach and supporter Don Fambrough, who died Saturday at the age of 88.

AD Sheahon Zenger ‘disappointed’ by OU stance

Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger took time away from KU’s season-opening football victory against McNeese State on Saturday to discuss the uncertain future of the Big 12 Conference.

Eastern Kentucky falls to Kansas State 10-7

Eastern Kentucky shut out Kansas State for 49 minutes, 49 seconds on Saturday night. The Colonels would rather forget the rest of the game.

No. 21 Missouri beats Miami of Ohio 17-6

James Franklin’s gut reaction: He flunked his first career start.

Cowboys not too miffed by setback to Kansas

McNeese State’s football players didn’t gift-wrap a victory for their head coach Saturday on his 48th birthday.

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Kansas volleyball wins tourney

For the second consecutive weekend, Kansas University’s volleyball team won a tournament title.

No. 1 Sooners destroy Tulsa, 47-14

Landry Jones re-established his connection with All-American receiver Ryan Broyles, Dominique Whaley ran for four scores in his debut and top-ranked Oklahoma routed Tulsa Saturday night.

Boone Pickens speaks out, sees OSU in Pac-12

Oklahoma State billionaire booster Boone Pickens says he doesn’t think the Big 12 will last much longer and believes the Cowboys eventually will end up in what’s now the Pac-12 Conference.

Pac-12 commish will listen to proposals from Big 12 teams

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is willing to listen if Oklahoma or others want to join his conference.

KU mourns loss of Don Fambrough

Don Fambrough, 88, beloved former Kansas University football player, assistant coach and two-time head coach, died Saturday morning after hitting his head in a fall.

KU men capture race crown

After winning his first collegiate cross country race at the Bob Timmons Classic on Saturday, Kansas University fourth-year junior Zach Zarda’s post-race celebration became the focal point of camera lenses on hand to witness the event.

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RB Darrian Miller has dandy debut

Finally, Kansas linebacker Steven Johnson was able to see some other defense try to tackle KU freshman running back Darrian Miller.