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Jayhawks sense buzz leading up to Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence

It’s not often that a Kansas football game in November is greeted with anticipation in the days leading up to it. With the Jayhawks winning three or fewer games each of the past nine years, a late-season malaise became the norm for many within the fan base. Something about this season, and this week’s Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State, feels distinctly different, though, to KU’s veterans. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks sense buzz leading up to Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence

It’s not often that a Kansas football game in November is greeted with anticipation in the days leading up to it. With the Jayhawks winning three or fewer games each of the past nine years, a late-season malaise became the norm for many within the fan base. Something about this season, and this week’s Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State, feels distinctly different, though, to KU’s veterans. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Jayhawks win Big 12 weekly awards; league acknowledges clock mistake at Texas

Although his head coach, Les Miles, described Carter Stanley being named the Big 12’s Offensive Player of the Week as “wonderful,” the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback went out of his way to downplay the honor. By Benton Smith

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There's a $1.5M difference between average head coaching salaries for men's, women's teams at KU, report shows

According to KU's annual Equity in Athletics report, at the University of Kansas the average salary of head coaching positions of men’s teams is over $1.5 million more than that of the head coaches of women’s teams. The report, which was due Oct. 15 to the NCAA, was recently requested and acquired by the Journal-World. The report also notes that women's teams, in contrast to men's, lose millions of dollars a year.

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'I was playing for him': Kansas defense steps up following Bryce Torneden's ejection

Kansas senior safety Mike Lee didn’t agree with the call, but there was no looking back after it happened.