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Keegan: Not the same old Jayhawks

Here is the formula for mediocrity in college football: When one plowhorse uses up his eligibility, the next, almost indistinguishable from the last, takes his place.

Building blocks

Will athleticism outperform experience?

In many cases, you just don't know what you're going to get with the 2006 Kansas University football team. How will quarterback Kerry Meier respond in game situations? How will better athletes negate lesser experience at linebacker? Will teams focus on Jon Cornish? Throw away from Aqib Talib? What could that mean?

NCAA denies Butler's appeal

College career over for defensive tackle

Kansas University defensive tackle Eric Butler has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA and is no longer on the Jayhawk football team.

Former KU fullback dies of heart attack

Members of the Kansas University football family mourned the loss of a friend Friday. Mike Fisher, who didn't let a broken neck end his football career half a century ago, died of heart failure Friday morning in a Veterans Administration hospital in Tucson, Ariz., according to friends. He was 70.

KU football's Butler ruled ineligible

Kansas University defensive tackle Eric Butler has been ruled inelgibile and is no longer on the Jayhawk football team.

KU football hires new trainer

Grant to relocate from OSU; Ballard still committed

Kansas University hired former Oklahoma State aide Murphy Grant to be head football trainer last week.

Keegan: Dynamite dozen

These Jayhawks may explode in 2006-07

Charlton Keith is gone, and so are Josi Lima, Charles Gordon, Serena Settlemier, Don Czyz and Caroline Smith.

Mayer: Sunflower rivalry juiced up

How'd that trucker on the old recording put it? . . . "Mercy sakes, we got ourselves a convoy!" You might substitute "rivalry" for "convoy" the way the Kansas-Kansas State football-basketball linkage is shaping up. Lots of fun ahead.

KU football lands in-state commitment

Kansas University's football team landed a 2007 commitment from another in-state athlete, Haven High's Isiah Barfield.

Watkins' words making big impact

Former Jayhawk releases first book of poetry through own company

Life keeps coming 100 mph at Travis Watkins. And the former Kansas University football player is relishing every minute of it.

Ex-Jayhawk Berry dies at age of 41

Former Kansas University football defensive back Derek Berry, 41, died Sunday at his Grandview, Mo., home.

Jayhawks snag third Firebird football commitment

Firebirds senior running back Brian Murphy will become the third Free State High football player to become a Jayhawk in 2007.

Other Murphy taps KU

The pipeline - which is only a few miles long - continues between Kansas University football and Free State High.

KU's Ochoa on watch list

Kansas University senior offensive lineman David Ochoa is among 54 players on the Outland Trophy watch list, an honor given to the nation's best football lineman.

Big 12 combines old with new in '06-'07 bowl lineup

The Big 12 Conference's new postseason bowl lineup can be a bit confusing for football fans across the region, so let's keep it simple: If your team goes bowling, it's going to end up somewhere warm.