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Unfashionable late: Jayhawks drop season opener to South Dakota State

Game-ending fumbled snap ruins Cozart's outing

They say sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can start to climb back up. And even by Kansas University football standards, Saturday's 41-38 loss to South Dakota State in front of a crowd of 30,144 at Memorial Stadium was a stop at the bottom floor. By Matt Tait

Afternoon

David Beaty era opens with 41-38 loss to South Dakota St.

The first game of the David Beaty era got off to a slow start Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and despite the Kansas football team’s second-half showing giving the Jayhawks some hope, South Dakota State marred the first-year coach’s debut with a 41-38 road win.

Night

GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday's Kansas-South Dakota State football game

A game-day breakdown of Saturday's Kansas-South Dakota State football game By Matt Tait

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Jackrabbits nab first victory over FBS team

After several close calls, FCS program South Dakota State has finally defeated a bigger Football Bowl Subdivision school. The Jackrabbits, who lost to Minnesota by three points in 2009, Nebraska and Kansas by 14 points in 2010 and 2012, and Missouri by 20 tallies last season, improved to 1-7 all-time as a Division I program against the FBS by outlasting KU, 41-38, on Saturday in steamy Memorial Stadium. By Gary Bedore

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. South Dakota State

Junior running back Ke’aun Kinner rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. 

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Notebook: RB Ke'aun Kinner impresses in KU debut

Add junior Ke'aun Kinner's name to the list of recent Kansas University running backs who turned in one heck of a game in their Jayhawk debuts. By Matt Tait

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Unfashionable late: Jayhawks drop season opener to South Dakota State

Game-ending fumbled snap ruins Cozart's outing

They say sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can start to climb back up. And even by Kansas University football standards, Saturday's 41-38 loss to South Dakota State in front of a crowd of 30,144 at Memorial Stadium was a stop at the bottom floor. By Matt Tait

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Column: David Beaty disappointed, but not discouraged

The often sloppy, never dull season-opener revealed enough to draw three conclusions about David Beaty’s first Kansas University football team as head coach. First, it might not win a game. Second, it won’t ever quit trying, no matter how discouraging the scoreboard. Third, Beaty isn’t going to peer out from under his baseball cap looking for someone to blame. By Tom Keegan

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David Beaty era opens with 41-38 loss to South Dakota St.

The first game of the David Beaty era got off to a slow start Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and despite the Kansas football team’s second-half showing giving the Jayhawks some hope, South Dakota State marred the first-year coach’s debut with a 41-38 road win.

Santa Clara soccer tops KU, 1-0

Kansas University’s soccer team dropped its home opener Friday at Rock Chalk Park, losing to Santa Clara, 1-0, in double overtime.

KU volleyball's Bechard joins 300 club

Pam Bechard, wife of 18th-year Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard, gave her husband a homework assignment Thursday night — a day before KU’s 3-0 sweep of Western Illinois and Duke in always-electric Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore

KU seeks experience, opening win

The lack of experience on Kansas University’s football team has been well documented throughout the offseason.