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Donor: Stadium upgrade nice first step

Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium, the anonymous donor who picked up the $500,000 tab that coincided with Kansas University officials’ decision to remove the track and replace it with turf, got a first look at what that money did for the KU football experience. By Matt Tait

Who’s the man? Stigler repeats as top male athlete

Kansas University track hurdler Michael Stigler repeated as the Male Athlete of the Year, while volleyball player Caroline Jarmoc won Female Athlete of the Year at Sunday’s third-annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards at Lied Center.

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KU-CMU kickoff set for 2:30, Sept. 20

The Big 12 Conference announced Monday morning that KU's kickoff for its Sept. 20 home match-up with Central Michigan at Memorial Stadium was set for 2:30 p.m. The game will be televised by FOX Sports Net.

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Senior CB Dexter McDonald named Big 12 defensive player of the week

Kansas University senior cornerback Dexter McDonald earned Big 12 defensive player of the week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.

KU soccer blanks Denver, now 6-0

Morgan Williams scored just under 15 minutes in, and Kansas University soccer blanked Denver, 2-0, on Sunday at CIBER Field.

Kansas men’s golf takes third

Kansas University had two individual top-10 finishes and placed third in the team standings of the Wolverine Men’s Golf Intercollegiate on Sunday at the U-M Golf Course.

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Self bonds with buddy Garth Brooks

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self didn’t sing a duet with college buddy/country icon Garth Brooks on Friday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Self did sit in the second row, however, with his wife, Cindy, and enjoy the start of superstar Brooks’ World Tour. By Gary Bedore

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Who’s the man? Stigler repeats as top male athlete

Kansas University track hurdler Michael Stigler repeated as the Male Athlete of the Year, while volleyball player Caroline Jarmoc won Female Athlete of the Year at Sunday’s third-annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards at Lied Center.

Column: Mann, Avery provide hope

Through no fault of De'Andre Mann’s, Kansas had to settle for a 34-28 victory against an athletically inferior Southeast Missouri State football team that went 3-9 in the FCS Ohio Valley Conference a year ago. By Tom Keegan

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Donor: Stadium upgrade nice first step

Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium, the anonymous donor who picked up the $500,000 tab that coincided with Kansas University officials’ decision to remove the track and replace it with turf, got a first look at what that money did for the KU football experience. By Matt Tait