Stories for September 15, 2008


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Golf team hosts Kansas Invitational

Last week's storms are long gone - and that's good news for the Kansas men's golf team. On Monday, the 'Hawks welcomed 15 other teams to Lawrence for the Kansas Invitational.

Former Jayhawks make big NFL plays

Two former Kansas Jayhawks made big plays for their teams on Sunday in the NFL.

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Receivers peeved Mangino

KU coach: Wideouts not blocking well

As of Sunday night, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino had watched enough film of his team's 37-34 loss to South Florida to know this: The Jayhawks' receivers, despite their statistical achievements, have a long way to go. Asked whether he thought the Jayhawks' receiving corps was as deep and talented as any he's had at Kansas, Mangino replied, "I thought they were up until (Friday) night. I think we have a mentality with some of our receivers where they want to catch passes. But as far as the other things that come with the game - running precise routes and blocking - I thought we were very sub-standard."

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KU soccer suffers first setback

The law of averages figured to go against Kansas University's soccer team at some point this season. On paper, Sunday afternoon didn't appear to be one of those points for the Jayhawks. On the field, No. 18 Kansas let too many chances to score get away, and Loyola-Chicago handed KU its first lost, 2-1, on a blustery, overcast day at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

Oklahoma jumps to No. 2 in poll

Southern California is now a no-doubt-about-it No. 1 in the AP Top 25, and there's a new No. 2 as Georgia slipped again.

Gale Sayers to do book signing at KU

Kansas Football legend Gale Sayers will meet fans and sign books at the KU Bookstores on level 2 of the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The book signing, scheduled for 2-5 p.m. on Sept. 20 as part of KU's Family Day, and is free and open to the public.

Ex-Jayhawk Thomas headed to Greece

Former Kansas University basketball shooting guard Billy Thomas, who has played professionally in Argentina, Italy and Serbia, now is giving Greece a try.

Talib, Gordon notch INT's

Former Kansas University football defensive standouts Aqib Talib and Charles Gordon both intercepted passes during NFL games Sunday.