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KU forward Kevin Young breaks bone in right hand, expected to miss two weeks

Kansas University senior forward Kevin Young suffered a broken bone in the middle of his right hand at practice on Thursday and is slated to miss about two weeks of action, coach Bill Self said Friday.

Early Morning

Weis dials back KU's offense to safeguard defense

It’s no secret that the Kansas University football team’s offense has struggled this season. Outside of the 31-point performance in the season opener against FCS foe South Dakota State, the Jayhawks have averaged just 15 points per game, a number that dips to 11 against Big 12 defenses. While KU’s erratic quarterback play has been the main reason behind the poor output, KU coach Charlie Weis said this week that low-scoring games had been part of the plan.

Stories

Michael Cummings clear No. 1

Heading into preparations for last week’s Oklahoma game, Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings knew he would play, had heard he might start but also knew that senior Dayne Crist also would play several snaps.

Kansas vs. Texas: Tale of the tape

A unit-by-unit look at the Kansas-Texas football match-up.

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Turning the corner: JaCorey Shepherd relishes role as DB

This whole season — which continues at 11 a.m. today when the Jayhawks (1-6 overall, 0-4 Big 12) play host to Texas (5-2, 2-2) at Memorial Stadium — has been a wild ride for Shepherd, last year’s team leader in both touchdown receptions (3) and average gain per reception (16.8). By Matt Tait

KU men's basketball No. 7 in preseason AP poll

The Kansas men's basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Friday.

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KU forward Kevin Young breaks bone in right hand, expected to miss two weeks

Kansas University senior forward Kevin Young suffered a broken bone in the middle of his right hand at practice on Thursday and is slated to miss about two weeks of action, coach Bill Self said Friday.

KU swimming tops Nebraska-Omaha

Kansas University freshman Chelsie Miller won two events, leading KU’s swim team to a 137-98 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday night.

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Weis dials back KU's offense to safeguard defense

It’s no secret that the Kansas University football team’s offense has struggled this season. Outside of the 31-point performance in the season opener against FCS foe South Dakota State, the Jayhawks have averaged just 15 points per game, a number that dips to 11 against Big 12 defenses. While KU’s erratic quarterback play has been the main reason behind the poor output, KU coach Charlie Weis said this week that low-scoring games had been part of the plan.

Jayhawk women looking forward to shot at Griner, Big 12 favorite Bears

With Brittney Griner and all the starters back from Baylor’s 40-0 season, the race in the Big 12 likely will be for second behind the Lady Bears.

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KUsports.com staff's Week 9 college football picks

The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 9 of the college football season.