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KU bowl eligible after steamrolling KSU

After steamrolling K-State, the KU football team is bowl eligible for the fourth straight season.

Useless Fieldhouse Trivia with DJ

Another installment of Useless 'Fieldhouse Trivia with DJ.'

Branstetter shows he can tackle, too

Jacob Branstetter is Mark Mangino's special teams player of the week. But honestly - the Jayhawks' sophomore kicker probably should have received defensive player of the week honors as well...

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Kansas opens exhibition season with 98-79 victory over Washburn

Final, KU wins 98-79. Matt Kleinmann connects on his first points of the preseason, putting in a left-hook while drawing a foul. A brief chant of "Kleinmann, Kleinmann" erupts from the student section. Tyrone Appleton, in the last couple minutes, adds a free throw and also a soft jumper off the glass. We should see more of him as he recovers from his hip flexor injury. Kleinmann misses a pair of free throws that would have given KU 100 points, and a sloppy game ends after a Releford jumper clangs off the glass at the buzzer.

Mangino encourages his players to get to the polls

At his weekly press conference this week, coach Mark Mangino spent five minutes talking about how important it was for his student-athletes to vote.

Sooners' English out

Defensive end Auston English could miss the next two games for sixth-ranked Oklahoma after spraining his left knee.

MU's Coffman plans to play

Tight end Chase Coffman sprained his left big toe in No. 13 Missouri's victory at Baylor but said Monday he expects to play this week.

Big-game bounty: Ramifications large on weekly basis

Catch your breath Big 12 football fans. There still are some more big games to come. Texas Tech's milestone victory at home over then-No. 1 Texas with one second remaining was only the latest in a string of big games, particularly in the South division, with implications not only on the conference standings but national polls.

Vols' Fulmer to step down

Tennessee coach forced out after 17 years

Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer has been forced out as coach after 17 years that included a national championship.

KU using music to drown out chant

In an ongoing effort to curb an obscene football chant, Kansas University has begun to play music longer during kickoffs.

Cornhuskers practicing selective amnesia

In attempting to regroup from last week's 62-28 trouncing at the hands of then-No. 4 Oklahoma, the Nebraska University football team is taking an interesting approach to the recovery process.In short, the Huskers are acting like the OU game never happened.

KU basketball notebook: Self names starters

Five familiar faces will be in Kansas University's starting lineup tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Kansas, 'Bods familiar foes

Year after year, Washburn University coaching legend Bob Chipman stocks his popular summer camps with counselors from Kansas University's basketball team. "They do such a great job. They are such great ambassadors for KU, it's scary," said Chipman, who annually holds sessions in Ulysses, Garden Plain and Kansas City, Kan.

KU soccer duo nab honors from Big 12

Kansas University freshman Emily Cressy was named Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Year, and teammate Monica Dolinsky was a first-team All-Big 12 selection.

Two coaches honored

The Big 12 named Texas Tech's Jon Murray and Oklahoma State's Dave Smith as its cross country coaches of the year.

Hansbrough unanimous All-American

Collison, Curry, Harangody, Griffin join Tar Heel on preseason team

It's no surprise Tyler Hansbrough made The Associated Press' preseason All-America team - this is his record third straight year as its leading vote-getter. For the first time, however, the North Carolina forward was a unanimous selection.