Stories for August 23, 2012


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KU defensive lineman Jordan Tavai proud of heritage

Since arriving in Kansas on Aug. 10 for his first day of practices, Jordan Tavai has been busy telling teammates about his heritage.

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Big 12 commish gets (more) familiar with KU

League leader — already acquainted with coaches Weis, Self — tours Jayhawks’ facilities

Bob Bowlsby, the Big 12’s first-year commissioner, toured Kansas University’s campus and athletic-department facilities Wednesday and Thursday.

KU facilities fix lies in West Campus

Here’s my proposal for how KU can eliminate that facilities embarrassment, save the city of Lawrence a bundle and help two other sports: Sell to the city a big enough piece of West Campus to build the proposed city recreation center and KU soccer and track and field venues at a bargain-basement price and use some of the proceeds to bring softball facilities into the 21st century.