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Analysis: Understanding what matters and what doesn't in the NCAA's case against KU

It seems like KU officials understand what this case hinges on, but the sports radio and online chatter make it clear that many fans and some pundits don’t. KU fans have been building defenses for KU that probably won't matter much in the end. The case hinges on whether Adidas employees — people like T.J. Gassnola, James Gatto and Merl Code, all convicted of federal fraud charges — are categorized as boosters of the university.

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Les Miles wants Pooka Williams touching the ball as often as possible

When Les Miles lamented his Kansas football team’s inability to keep up with West Virginia in time of possession following a narrow home loss, there was a specific sub-gripe at the crux of his concern. The Jayhawks spent such comparatively little time on offense (22:19 compared to WVU’s 37:41) that star running back Pooka Williams didn’t get to touch the ball enough. By Benton Smith

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Portion of KU's indoor football practice facility named after Beatty family

A portion of the University of Kansas' new indoor football practice facility has been named the Beatty Family Pavilion after a family of KU alumni whose donations helped fund the project.

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Analysis: Understanding what matters and what doesn't in the NCAA's case against KU

It seems like KU officials understand what this case hinges on, but the sports radio and online chatter make it clear that many fans and some pundits don’t. KU fans have been building defenses for KU that probably won't matter much in the end. The case hinges on whether Adidas employees — people like T.J. Gassnola, James Gatto and Merl Code, all convicted of federal fraud charges — are categorized as boosters of the university.