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Bill Self fondly recalls Rick Majerus

College basketball coaches around the country have been celebrating the life of Rick Majerus, the former Marquette, Ball State, Utah and Saint Louis coach who died Saturday at the age of 64. By Gary Bedore

KU football by the numbers

Some of the digits behind Kansas’ fall into the abyss

Mind-blowing numbers help to illustrate just how deeply a Kansas University football program that went 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl five long years ago has slipped into the abyss. By Tom Keegan

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Junior setter Erin McNorton an improbable quarterback for KU volleyball run

Junior setter Erin McNorton began her career as a walk-on, began the season unaware she would start and wound up delivering the third best single season assist total in Kansas University volleyball history while helping lead the Jayhawks to their best season ever.

KU softball lands juco pitcher

Beth Wilson, a 6-foot softball pitcher from Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill., plans to transfer next season to Kansas University.

KU golf lands Florida prep

Brock Drogosch, a senior at Windermere (Fla.) Prep School, has signed a national letter of intent with Kansas University’s men’s golf team.

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Bill Self fondly recalls Rick Majerus

College basketball coaches around the country have been celebrating the life of Rick Majerus, the former Marquette, Ball State, Utah and Saint Louis coach who died Saturday at the age of 64. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Mark Mangino to UK makes sense

It hit me like a hot-air shot onto a cavity delivered through one of those guns dentists like to use to amuse themselves and get a rise out of their patients: Mark Mangino very well could return to coaching soon as an offensive coordinator at a school that has challenges in building a football program similar to those at Kansas University. By Tom Keegan

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KU football by the numbers

Some of the digits behind Kansas’ fall into the abyss

Mind-blowing numbers help to illustrate just how deeply a Kansas University football program that went 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl five long years ago has slipped into the abyss. By Tom Keegan