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Matt Tait: Former KU defensive coordinator Dave Campo shares memories, stories of the late Don Shula

When you've worked for more than 40 years as a football coach at the college and professional level, you tend to know a few people and have several good stories. Former KU defensive coordinator Dave Campo fits that description and on Tuesday, he shared some of his best Don Shula stories with the Journal-World. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: At least three key questions remain on whether endorsements will be good for college sports

The NCAA’s recent show of support for compensation through endorsement deals for college athletes was a win for the athletes. But there are still so many questions to ask, loopholes to close and concerns to consider before this development can be called a success for college athletics. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: KU AD Jeff Long attempting business-as-usual approach in 'incredibly awkward times'

You don’t expect to hear the words “incredibly awkward times” come from the mouth of a college administrator with three-plus decades of experience who prides himself on having seen just about everything. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Get to know the Kansas women's soccer team

Kansas’ women’s soccer team has been on a roll in recent weeks. The Jayhawks won their first Big 12 tournament title two weeks ago. They kicked off their NCAA Tournament appearance with a Round 1 victory over Iowa last weekend at Rock Chalk Park. Last Friday night, the team was greeted by a standing ovation at Allen Fieldhouse after trotting their Big 12 trophy onto the court.

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Matt Tait: Rock Chalk Park helping Kansas women's soccer reach new heights

There’s a theory floating around the Kansas athletic department that suggests that brand new, first-rate facilities for the KU football program will help the Jayhawks return to their winning ways. The resurgence of the Kansas women’s soccer program is proof positive that such a vision can come true. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Next time, the matchup with K-State has to mean more

Despite all kinds of momentum suggesting it might be and a fun and flashy new offense to play with, Kansas football under Les Miles is not quite ready to beat Kansas State, even with a new coach in Manhattan. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Moral victories have their place with Kansas football

Moral victories suck. By definition, they’re a cold, empty reminder that the one reason all teams suit up did not happen. But that doesn’t mean they’re totally worthless. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: QB Carter Stanley the big winner in KU's Brent Dearmon promotion

Facing yet another new opportunity and fresh start, Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley picked up a big win during the Jayhawks’ bye week. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: New O.C. Brent Dearmon has all the tools to spark the Kansas offense

It takes about 10 seconds for anyone talking to him to get a feel for why the Kansas football players like new offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon so much. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Les Miles' move to name Brent Dearmon KU's new OC only works if he lets it

Give Kansas football coach Les Miles credit for making the difficult move to part ways with offensive coordinator Les Koenning. Now for the easy part — slide out of the way and let Brent Dearmon do his thing. By Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Jayhawks, fans enter season without NCAA allegations on their minds

This Kansas basketball season is going to be a movie. And a packed Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night proved the program’s fans are ready to suspend their disbelief, throw down some popcorn and take in the show. By Benton Smith

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Matt Tait: Hopping off the roller coaster the next step for Kansas football

The first three weeks of Kansas football have provided an interesting case study in riding the proverbial roller coaster. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: KU's new-look defensive front earns passing grade with room to grow

Call the Kansas football team's 24-17 victory over Indiana State a good first step in the Jayahwks’ quest to replace the sizable hole left in the lineup by the departures of Joe Dineen and Daniel Wise. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Les Miles' decision to stick with 1 QB the right move for Kansas

Carter Stanley was not perfect during Saturday’s 24-17 KU victory over Indiana State. But the decision to use him was. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Kansas football coach Les Miles determined to make KU rebuild about more than him

It doesn’t matter where you look or who you talk to, everybody wants to make the upcoming Kansas football season about new head coach Les Miles. Except Les Miles. By Matt Tait

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