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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

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Texas ‘woke up’ at halftime

Longhorns forced to rally for victory over KU

Texas football coach Mack Brown, whose Longhorns barely defeated down-on-its-luck Kansas University on Saturday in Memorial Stadium, sees better days ahead for the Jayhawks. “They are going to beat somebody here. I’m just glad it wasn’t us,” Brown said. By Gary Bedore

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Jamari Traylor looks like T-Rob

Jamari Traylor grinned when asked if he’s ever been approached by somebody who thinks he’s former Kansas University basketball All-American Thomas Robinson. “That happens all the time, more than I like,” Traylor, KU’s 6-foot-8, 220-pound red-shirt freshman power forward, said. By Gary Bedore

Kansas men place fourth at Big 12 cross country

Kansas University’s men’s cross country team placed fourth Saturday at the Big 12 Championships, totaling 121 points for its highest conference finish since 2006. The KU women had 173 points to finish seventh.

’Bods first foe for KU women

The chance to start building upon last season’s success begins today for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team.

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Notebook: Jayhawks find success with 'secret' formation

The name of the formation was not divulged, with quarterback Michael Cummings even going as far as to call it "a secret," but a new-look offensive wrinkle for the Kansas University football team proved successful for the Jayhawks during Saturday's 21-17 loss to Texas.

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Opinion: In defense of a much-improved defense

How did a Kansas football team that now has a 17-game losing streak in Big 12 games almost beat a roster jammed with future pros? Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says it was a matter of desire ... and heart.

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'Not our time': KU can't close out lead, falls 21-17 to Texas

A heavy Kansas rushing attack wasn't enough, as Texas backup quarterback Case McCoy led Texas to a touchdown with 12 seconds left as the Jayhawks fell, 21-17, to the Longhorns. By Matt Tait

KU soccer wins finale

Senior Nicole Chrisopulos tallied a goal and an assist, and junior Jamie Fletcher added a pair of assists as Kansas University soccer celebrated Senior Day with a 5-0 victory over Northern Colorado on Friday in the regular-season finale at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

KU's 2006-07 men's basketball team among Hall inductees

Kansas University’s 2006-07 basketball team was inducted into the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony Friday morning in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics. Also inducted: track and field thrower Egor Agafonov and soccer player Holly Gault.

Bobby Cremins (finally) visits fieldhouse, speaks at clinic

Hard to believe, but until Friday, college coaching legend Bobby Cremins had never stepped foot in Allen Fieldhouse.