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Falling Short: Khalil Herbert's career day not enough in 56-34 loss to West Virginia

If it were possible for one man on an outmatched Kansas football roster to carry the entire program to an upset victory over West Virginia Saturday, it was going to be Khalil Herbert. By Benton Smith

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Grounded: Mountaineers spoil Herbert's big day, KU's comeback bid

Despite one of the best outings in school history by sophomore running back Khalil Herbert on Saturday, the Kansas football team couldn’t keep up with West Virginia in a 56-34 loss at Memorial Stadium in its Big 12 opener. By Bobby Nightengale

Evening

Memorial Stadium renovation plans unveiled; campaign bolstered by $50M pledge

The future of Memorial Stadium now has a vivid picture to go with it — and some of the money required to eventually carry out that vision. Kansas Athletics on Friday unveiled renderings for large-scale improvements to the football program’s facilities, which were met with a $50 million pledge — the largest in the athletic department’s history — from KU alumnus and benefactor David Booth.

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Recent weeks marred by one nightmare after the next for KU volleyball's Patricia Montero

When Kansas volleyball's Patricia Montero this August suffered a season-ending knee injury for the second time in three years, the sophomore from Puerto Rico didn't think things could get any worse. And then they did. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Offense supplies sign of progress for KU football

Now that new University of Kansas chancellor Dr. Doug Girod made it clear he stands behind athletic director Sheahon Zenger and football coach David Beaty and no changes will be made there any time soon, the challenge to Saturday’s home football game became seeking a sign, any sign, of progress from a football program running on a hamster wheel for going on eight years. By Tom Keegan

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Donor David Booth explains his $50M gift for KU football stadium

As word spread that Lawrence High and University of Kansas graduate David Booth had pledged $50 million, in $10 million installments over five years, toward a $300 million football-stadium renovation, many wondered aloud “Why would he do that?”

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Notebook: Jayhawks disappointed by 'unacceptable' penalties in loss to WVU

Among the miscellaneous errors that made it impossible for the upset-minded Kansas football team to topple West Virginia Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the penalties and turnovers bothered head coach David Beaty most of all. By Benton Smith

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Falling Short: Khalil Herbert's career day not enough in 56-34 loss to West Virginia

If it were possible for one man on an outmatched Kansas football roster to carry the entire program to an upset victory over West Virginia Saturday, it was going to be Khalil Herbert. By Benton Smith

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'Glimpses' of defensive progress not enough in KU football loss to West Virginia

The ball was at 30. It was third down, and KU needed a stop. By Scott Chasen

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Grounded: Mountaineers spoil Herbert's big day, KU's comeback bid

Despite one of the best outings in school history by sophomore running back Khalil Herbert on Saturday, the Kansas football team couldn’t keep up with West Virginia in a 56-34 loss at Memorial Stadium in its Big 12 opener. By Bobby Nightengale