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'Humble' Dorance Armstrong surprised he has become face of KU football

Riding home this past week, Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. saw a giant surprise out the window. High above the city street soared his likeness, on a massive KU advertisement. Actually, the billboard qualified as the junior defensive lineman’s second shock of the week, seeing as how his preseason Defensive Player of the Year honor also caught him off guard. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Texas upset still echoes for Kansas football

So far, third-year Kansas football head coach David Beaty has something in common with the three other men, one interim head coach and two permanent ones, to fill the office once held by Mark Mangino. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Beaty in no hurry to name No. 1 QB for upcoming season

Even though Kansas football’s preseason camp begins the first week of August, a decision on the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback might not be imminent. By Benton Smith

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'Humble' Dorance Armstrong surprised he has become face of KU football

Riding home this past week, Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. saw a giant surprise out the window. High above the city street soared his likeness, on a massive KU advertisement. Actually, the billboard qualified as the junior defensive lineman’s second shock of the week, seeing as how his preseason Defensive Player of the Year honor also caught him off guard. By Benton Smith

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby plans to sign contract extension

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told reporters Monday that he expected to sign a contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

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From Muleshoe to Big 12 Rileys enjoy life of football

Lincoln Riley makes his game debut as head coach of perennial powerhouse Oklahoma three days in advance of his 34th birthday and isn’t the family’s lone football prodigy.

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Former KU star Paul Pierce signs to retire a Celtic

Former Kansas great Paul Pierce, who recently wrapped up a stellar, 19-year NBA career, on Monday signed one last pro contract designed to enable him to go out with the team he came in. By Matt Tait