When teammates talk about KU linebacker Ben Heeney, he sounds faster than a kick returner, more powerful than a defensive lineman and able to take down the Big 12’s elite offensive play-makers with a single bound.

Ben Heeney is … ‘The Diabolical Defender’

Ben Heeney’s teammates will attest: He is the hero Kansas University football deserves. By Benton Smith

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Defensive back Short withdraws from KU

Kansas University football head coach Charlie Weis announced Tuesday that junior defensive back Kevin Short has withdrawn from school for personal reasons. By Matt Tait

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Opening-week bye no picnic for Weis, Jayhawks

For the second year in a row, the coaches and players in the Kansas University football program watched the rest of the country kick off the college football season while the Jayhawks sat through an opening-week bye. By Matt Tait

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Q: Who knows KU football? A: Sendish

You know those game show contestants who get on a roll, answer all the questions right and make it seem as if the other players aren’t even in the room? That’s Kansas University senior Cassius Sendish in the defensive-back meeting rooms.By Matt Tait

Column: Kansas football needs blowout

Kansas needs to dominate Southeast Missouri State from the opening series and never let up. By Tom Keegan

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Kansas cornerback Shepherd has history of helping others

Kansas University senior JaCorey Shepherd was born to be kind.

Dineen willingly moved to RB

Just as freshman Joe Dineen started getting comfortable at Kansas University’s preseason football camp, his head coach offered him an opportunity that would change that instantly. By Benton Smith

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Column: ‘Fish’ proof of KU’s depth

Nobody has to tell Kansas University sophomore safety Anthony “Fish” Smithson that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. By Tom Keegan

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Heeney, Watson ‘odd couple’ for KU

There’s a true freshman currently going through his first preseason camp that may be positioning himself to slide into the Ben Heeney role for the next few years. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks will get early look at SEMO

In a sense, the 2014 Kansas University football season starts tonight. No, the Jayhawks won’t be in uniform, under the lights with the roar of the crowd and smell of tailgating in the air. But their first opponent of the season will be.

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Kansas corner Kevin Short fired up

After being declared ineligible two nights before last year’s season-opener, Kansas University junior cornerback Kevin Short is so excited about the season ahead he can barely stand it. By Matt Tait

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KU linebacker Ben Heeney to throw out first pitch at Sunday's Royals game

Led by senior linebacker Ben Heeney tossing out the ceremonial first pitch, Sunday will mark “KU Night at the K” for the Kansas University football program and the Kansas City Royals.

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Lewandowski recalls defensive roots

Senior offensive tackle started Kansas career on other side of line

Senior left offensive tackle Pat Lewandowski opened preseason camp as the first-string left tackle for KU, but his first contributions to the program came as a defensive end and tackle as a red-shirt freshman. He moved to left offensive tackle (where he played behind Tanner Hawkinson) as a sophomore and started six games at center as a junior. By Benton Smith

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Column: KISS and tell: Ex-Jayhawk Joe Mortensen relishes TV role

He owes his very existence to KISS, so it’s no surprise that Joe Mortensen withstood punishing hits on behalf of the quirky rock band. By Tom Keegan

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Kansas senior Victor Simmons at home at ‘buck’

It’s a good thing Victor Simmons does not fear change, because the Kansas University senior has experienced nothing but transition since joining the program. By Benton Smith

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