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KU freshman RB Avery 'exciting'

When a football team has the luxury of giving the ball to a guy like Kansas University senior receiver Tony Pierson, using the words “most exciting” to describe another player has a way of opening some eyes. Such was the case Wednesday, when KU coach Charlie Weis touted freshman running back Corey Avery as one of the early head-turners from the first few days of preseason camp.

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Column: Enough football negativity already

I’m sick and tired of naysayers who are sick and tired of anything nice written or said about any aspect of the Kansas University football program. By Tom Keegan

Much better: Senior Pierson puts injury behind

Tony Pierson, the 5-foot-10 wide receiver who led the Jayhawks with 333 receiving yards on 24 receptions last season and is up to a career-best 177 pounds, said earlier this week that the lingering affects of the injury are a thing of the past. By Matt Tait

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KU’s Lucas effective for Athletes in Action

Basketball notebook. ... Kansas University sophomore forward Landen Lucas scored eight points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Athletes In Action’s 108-99 victory over the Barons, a Latvian professional team, on Wednesday in Riga, Latvia.

Column: Weis sees positives at camp

Corey Avery might be the newcomer Charlie Weis has enjoyed watching the most, but he’s far from the only one who has caught the attention of Kansas University’s third-year head football coach.

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KU freshman RB Avery 'exciting'

When a football team has the luxury of giving the ball to a guy like Kansas University senior receiver Tony Pierson, using the words “most exciting” to describe another player has a way of opening some eyes. Such was the case Wednesday, when KU coach Charlie Weis touted freshman running back Corey Avery as one of the early head-turners from the first few days of preseason camp.

KU soccer picked sixth in Big 12

Kansas University's soccer team was predicted to finish sixth in the 2014 league standings, according to the Big 12 preseason coaches’ poll released Wednesday.

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Jaylen Brown to visit KU, other hoops notes

Jaylen Brown, a 6-7, 200-pound senior small forward from Wheeler High in Marietta, Georgia, will visit KU for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com reported Tuesday. Brown is ranked No. 3 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com. He’s also considering UCLA, Kentucky, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida and Ohio State. By Gary Bedore

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Much better: Senior Pierson puts injury behind

Tony Pierson, the 5-foot-10 wide receiver who led the Jayhawks with 333 receiving yards on 24 receptions last season and is up to a career-best 177 pounds, said earlier this week that the lingering affects of the injury are a thing of the past. By Matt Tait

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Column: Enough football negativity already

I’m sick and tired of naysayers who are sick and tired of anything nice written or said about any aspect of the Kansas University football program. By Tom Keegan