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Play of Cummings, Heeney among highlights of KU's 2014 football season

The 2014 Kansas University football season actually wound up feeling like three or four different seasons. The first was the promise of the offseason, in which a veteran team, a new offensive coordinator and some impact transfers brought hope back to Lawrence. The second covered the first four games, a 2-2 start and the beginning of the end of the Charlie Weis era. Next was the nine-week Clint Bowen era, in which the former Jayhawk and Lawrence native led the program on an interim basis. And the fourth was the coaching search that followed the season and led to the hire of David Beaty in early December.

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'Alarming' trend: Number of college basketball transfers on the rise

ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman, who tracks transfers, reports that a record 625 college basketball players left their schools for perceived greener pastures — or were encouraged by their coaches to perhaps move on in search of playing time — last offseason. That’s an upward trend from 291 players in 2011 and 450 in 2013. By Gary Bedore

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Play of Cummings, Heeney among highlights of KU's 2014 football season

The 2014 Kansas University football season actually wound up feeling like three or four different seasons. The first was the promise of the offseason, in which a veteran team, a new offensive coordinator and some impact transfers brought hope back to Lawrence. The second covered the first four games, a 2-2 start and the beginning of the end of the Charlie Weis era. Next was the nine-week Clint Bowen era, in which the former Jayhawk and Lawrence native led the program on an interim basis. And the fourth was the coaching search that followed the season and led to the hire of David Beaty in early December.

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Chenowith one of Jayhawks’ biggest fans

Eric Chenowith’s neighbors in Corona Del Mar, California, know where the 7-footer’s sports loyalties reside.

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Column: Beaty's approach — If you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em

As we wait for Kansas University football coach David Beaty to fill out his coaching staff, a quick glance at a lesson from Beaty’s past provides a hint for the direction in which he might be going. By Matt Tait

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'Alarming' trend: Number of college basketball transfers on the rise

ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman, who tracks transfers, reports that a record 625 college basketball players left their schools for perceived greener pastures — or were encouraged by their coaches to perhaps move on in search of playing time — last offseason. That’s an upward trend from 291 players in 2011 and 450 in 2013. By Gary Bedore