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Starting line: ‘It’s great to be out there with those kids,’ Beaty says of first practice

Already known for his energy, passion and unrelenting enthusiasm, first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty on Thursday did his best to dwell in reality following the first official practice of the 2015 season. By Matt Tait

Evening

Updated KU football roster features new faces, 2 omissions

The updated Kansas University football roster, released Wednesday night, on the eve of the start of preseason camp, featured nearly two dozen new names and included a couple of notable omissions. By Matt Tait

Early Morning

‘He was visionary’: Hall of Famer Bob Timmons dies at 91

Bob Timmons' teams captured 13 Big Eight Indoor titles, 14 Outdoor titles and four CC league titles. He led KU to NCAA Indoor titles in 1966, ’69 and ’70. His ’70 outdoor team tied for the NCAA title. His four NCAA crowns are most of any head coach in KU athletics history. By Gary Bedore

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Starting line: ‘It’s great to be out there with those kids,’ Beaty says of first practice

Already known for his energy, passion and unrelenting enthusiasm, first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty on Thursday did his best to dwell in reality following the first official practice of the 2015 season. By Matt Tait

Former KU golfer Levonowich shoots even par at Q School

Former Kansas University women’s golfer Minami Levonowich shot an even-par 72 Thursday on the Palmer Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, in her first round of Stage I of the LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying School.

KU’s Miller 37th in 200-meter IM at nationals

Kansas University swimmer Chelsie Miller lowered her Olympic Trials time in the 200-meter IM and moved up 10 spots from her seeded position at the 2016 Phillips 66 National Championships with a runner-up finish in her heat and 37th-place overall.

Three Jayhawk volleyball players named Preseason All-Big 12

Each of the three Kansas University volleyball players on the Preseason All-Big 12 Team are accustomed to the spotlight. Junior Tayler Soucie and sophomores Ainise Havili and Kelsie Payne — all of whom were all-conference selections in 2014 — were recognized Thursday.

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KU target Ferguson gives Alabama a ‘10’ on visit

One of Kansas University’s top recruits broadcast part of his campus visit to Alabama for the world to see on Internet app Periscope (which is available off Twitter) on Thursday. By Gary Bedore

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They said it: Reflections on the late Bob Timmons

Bob Timmons died on Tuesday night at the age of 91. Here are some tributes from former athletes and friends of the former KU track coach. Thanks to Tim Weaver for sharing some of the comments he compiled during his tenure as KU Relays organizer.

KU midfielder Salazar on award watch list

Kansas University senior midfielder Liana Salazar was one of 28 women in NCAA Div. I soccer to be selected to the watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which is considered the most prestigious individual award in collegiate soccer.

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Arizona prep to visit KU

Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound senior forward from Gilbert (Ariz.) Christian High who is ranked No. 140 in the basketball recruiting Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, will visit Kansas University Sept. 11-13, Jayhawkslant.com reported Wednesday. By Gary Bedore

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‘He was visionary’: Hall of Famer Bob Timmons dies at 91

Bob Timmons' teams captured 13 Big Eight Indoor titles, 14 Outdoor titles and four CC league titles. He led KU to NCAA Indoor titles in 1966, ’69 and ’70. His ’70 outdoor team tied for the NCAA title. His four NCAA crowns are most of any head coach in KU athletics history. By Gary Bedore