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Afternoon

Defensive back Short withdraws from KU

Kansas University football head coach Charlie Weis announced Tuesday that junior defensive back Kevin Short has withdrawn from school for personal reasons. By Matt Tait

Early Morning

Ben Heeney is ... 'The Diabolical Defender'

Ben Heeney’s teammates will attest: He is the hero Kansas University football deserves. By Benton Smith

Stories

Morgan Big 12’s runner of week

Kansas University freshman Grace Morgan, a Lawrence High graduate, has neem named the Big 12’s female runner of the week.

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Column: KU QB Cozart ‘on fire’ — Weis

Just about everybody looks great in batting practice and then the game starts and pitches designed to deceive arrive in unpredictable locations. The same can be said to some extent about quarterbacks in training camps, where they seldom have to worry about getting hit and everybody in the stadium is on their side. And then the game arrives and the goal of the guys on the other side of the line of scrimmage becomes rocking the QB’s body and mind with hits that leave the sound of footsteps echoing for hours.

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Weis: KU must take next step

If you’re worried whether confidence is a concern for a Kansas University football program that has won just nine games in the past four seasons, fear not.

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Mykhailiuk sees action at World Cup

Kansas University freshman Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk had zero points, one assist, one turnover and one rebound while playing nine minutes in Ukraine’s 64-58 victory over Turkey on Tuesday at the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

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Defensive back Short withdraws from KU

Kansas University football head coach Charlie Weis announced Tuesday that junior defensive back Kevin Short has withdrawn from school for personal reasons. By Matt Tait

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Cleveland forward Bragg still likes KU

Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior power forward from Villa Angela St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, on Monday cut his list of schools to five. They are: Kansas University, Kentucky, Illinois, Arizona and UCLA. By Gary Bedore

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Ben Heeney is ... 'The Diabolical Defender'

Ben Heeney’s teammates will attest: He is the hero Kansas University football deserves. By Benton Smith