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Changing their tune: Jayhawks run past Jackrabbits

It has been a long time since a football team at Kansas University did something that deserved to be compared to the magical 2007 squad, which finished 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl. But it was that kind of effort in Memorial Stadium on Saturday night that led the Jayhawks to a 31-17 season-opening victory against South Dakota State.

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Kansas soccer ties ASU, 2-2

Senior Whitney Berry netted the game-tying goal from 40 yards out in the 85th minute as Kansas University and the Arizona State played to a 2-2 soccer draw Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

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Xavier Henry relishes KU return

Ex-Jayhawk/current Hornet beats Isaac out of New Orleans

New Orleans Hornets guard Xavier Henry — who had been working out in the Big Easy after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on July 27 — hopped in his car and headed north last Monday, just a few hours ahead of Hurricane Isaac.

Recruits will fill the gaps

Spotting the Kansas University defensive lineman who came out of high school advertised as an outstanding prospect was an easy task in Saturday night’s 31-17, season-opening victory against South Dakota State. Too easy.

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What, Charlie Weis worry? Coach sees good, bad, ‘crummy’

Fans of Kansas University football — particularly those who had hoped to see a blowout in Saturday’s season opener — might have gotten a jump-start on critiquing KU’s 31-17 victory against South Dakota State on Saturday night. KU coach Charlie Weis did his best to catch up Sunday.

Jacks’ big run ‘pretty cool’

Zach Zenner accepted a handoff two to three yards deep in the end zone, busted through Kansas University’s line and 13 seconds later completed the longest touchdown run in South Dakota State football history.

Bradley McDougald stands out

For Kansas University safety Bradley McDougald, Saturday’s 31-17 victory against South Dakota State was much more than a feel-good way to kick off his final season of college football. It was a comeback.

Charlie Weis: Atmosphere good, but it’ll be better

So far, Charlie Weis says he’s happy with Kansas’ newest football tradition.

NCAA: Self, KU athletics can’t market new facility

If the city’s proposed $24 million recreation center in northwest Lawrence becomes a huge draw for regional and national youth sporting tournaments, it won’t be because Bill Self or Kansas University officials put their marketing power behind it.

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Dayne Crist solid, not spectacular — yet

For so much of Dayne Crist’s debut as Kansas University’s quarterback, Peggy Lee, a late singer from a bygone era, came to mind. You could almost hear her singing, “Is that all there is?”

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Changing their tune: Jayhawks run past Jackrabbits

It has been a long time since a football team at Kansas University did something that deserved to be compared to the magical 2007 squad, which finished 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl. But it was that kind of effort in Memorial Stadium on Saturday night that led the Jayhawks to a 31-17 season-opening victory against South Dakota State.

Jarmoc stars again as KU volleyball completes tourney sweep

Kansas University junior Caroline Jarmoc had a career game for the second day in a row, and the Jayhawks completed a sweep of the Kansas Invitational with a four-set victory over Arkansas State, Saturday at Horejsi Center.

Kyra Kilwein helps KU sweep Classic

Former Free State High runner Kyra Kilwein opened her senior season at Kansas University with a victory Saturday at the soggy Bob Timmons Classic at Rim Rock Farm.