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Ochoa to captain line

Center ignores preseason accolades, lauds Meier

After scanning some sports clips, David Ochoa's girlfriend, Allison Smith, informed him the media had named him to the preseason watch list for the Outland and Rimington trophies, which are awarded to the best interior lineman and center, respectively.

6Sports video: Former 'Hawk Reid fights for spot with Chiefs

From Jayhawk to Chief, it's been a short but tough journey to the NFL for Nick Reid.

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6Sports video: Look of 2006 Jayhawks a mystery

When KU hooks up with Northwestern State in nine days, it's hard to know what to expect as eight starters are gone making this a totally different team than a year ago.

KU gives thanks

Mangino lauds fan support

Gratitude - not gloss - was on Mark Mangino's mind Wednesday.

6Sports video: Jayhawks welcome fans to practice

The Kansas football team will face its first opponent on the Hill next Saturday. But tonight, the 'Hawks opened the Memorial Stadium gates to a crowd of 1,500 for Fan Appreciation activities.

6Sports video: Talib keeping routine the same

Sophomore cornerback Aqib Talib has earned a great deal of preseason attention, but it isn't affecting his training.

KU approaching ticket record

With just a little time left, Kansas University is approaching a long-lasting record for season- ticket sales.

Keegan: Murph's task no easy one

Ask those who have done it and they will tell you fielding punts isn't as easy as it looks.

6Sports video: Free State senior eyeing both KU and Georgia

Free State High senior and Kansas University football recruit Christian Ballard has taken an unofficial visit to Georgia.

6Sports video: Freshman getting preseason notice

With the departure of the all-conference linebacking trio of Nick Reid, Banks Floodman and Kevin Kane, the KU football team has spent the offseason replenishing the core of its defense with young talent. But of all the 'Hawks expected to fight for a starting spot this fall, one named that was never metnioned was Jake Shermer.

Hard work pays off for Seymour

Former Lawrence High star has new title in 2006: scholarship player

Brian Seymour was working with the special teams, as usual, when Mark Mangino beckoned to him on the sideline.

6Sports video: KU finding replacements at punt returner

There will be a notable player missing when KU football hits the field next Saturday as the always dangerous Charles Gordon is only a memory at the punt return position.

6Sports video: Mangino, team not focusing on NCAA ruling

Don't expect the ongoing NCAA investigation into the Kansas football program to affect the way the jayhawks perform on Sept. 2.

Lineman McClinton sets sights on road skid

James McClinton is ready to break an unpleasant streak. It won't be for individual reasons, but for a Kansas University football team that McClinton said was "starting to pick up the enthusiasm and play as a team."

New gear powers up tailgating fun

Tailgating season - you might prefer to call it "football season" - is close enough you can almost smell the brats.