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'We just sputtered': Jayhawks dropped by Central Michigan, 45-27

College football seasons almost never follow the idyllic scripts a program’s coaches, players and fans map out when they look at a schedule, as Central Michigan reminded Kansas Saturday at Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith

Evening

First-half miscues cost Kansas momentum, points in loss to Central Michigan

In a game the Jayhawks put up 27 points, their quarterback felt they could’ve — and should've — scored into the 50s. By Scott Chasen

Jayhawks crushed against Central Michigan, 45-27

Any momentum the Kansas football team picked up last week in a season-opening victory disappeared during a 45-27 loss to Central Michigan on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. By Bobby Nightengale

Afternoon

Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. Central Michigan

Get the keys for Kansas football's Week 2 matchup with Central Michigan prior to Saturday's 3 p.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith

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KU volleyball swept by Creighton for first loss of season

After picking up wins over nationally-ranked opponents in No. 13 Kentucky and No. 17 Purdue earlier in the week, the No. 7 Kansas volleyball team had plenty of confidence that it could exact some revenge No. 9 Creighton to round out the Kansas Invitational on Saturday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. KU hadn't lost since dropping a five-set thriller to the Bluejays in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Horejsi, but Creighton continued to be a thorn in the Jayhawks' side on Saturday by coming away with a sweep, 25-20, 25-16, 29-27.

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks fail pivotal test to prove themselves

Central Michigan came to Lawrence to give a Kansas football program in the midst of yet another rebuilding project a test it absolutely had to pass in order to be taken seriously. A suspicious public needed convincing that the upset of Texas last November was a turning point and not a one-week blast with the shelf life of a loaf of bread. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: KU receiver Steven Sims limited with ankle injury

A “tough sucker,” according to his head coach, junior Kansas receiver Steven Sims Jr. did all he could to try and get healthy enough to make an impact Saturday against Central Michigan. By Benton Smith

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'We just sputtered': Jayhawks dropped by Central Michigan, 45-27

College football seasons almost never follow the idyllic scripts a program’s coaches, players and fans map out when they look at a schedule, as Central Michigan reminded Kansas Saturday at Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith

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First-half miscues cost Kansas momentum, points in loss to Central Michigan

In a game the Jayhawks put up 27 points, their quarterback felt they could’ve — and should've — scored into the 50s. By Scott Chasen

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Jayhawks crushed against Central Michigan, 45-27

Any momentum the Kansas football team picked up last week in a season-opening victory disappeared during a 45-27 loss to Central Michigan on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. By Bobby Nightengale

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Oscar-style celebration with those closest to him highlighted Bill Self's big night

Friday’s Hall of Fame induction for Kansas coach Bill Self turned out to be one heck of a celebration, complete with a red-carpet entrance, a national television audience and some of the biggest and brightest celebrities in the game of basketball on hand. By Matt Tait

Kansas soccer ties Saint Louis, 1-1

The No. 19 Kansas Jayhawks played the Saint Louis Billikens to a 1-1 soccer draw Friday night at Hermann Stadium.