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KU football players affected by Ike

The aftermath of Hurricane Ike is very real for the Kansas football team. Not only will the Jayhawks face a squad out of the Houston area this Saturday, but several KU players also have friends and family in the path of the storm.

Baseball aide hired

Former Louisiana-Lafayette assistant baseball coach John Szefc has been named an assistant on coach Ritch Price's Kansas University staff, Price announced Monday. Szefc will serve as KU's third-base coach, hitting instructor and will also coordinate recruiting efforts.

Arizona reports violation

The University of Arizona has reported a possible NCAA recruiting violation by men's basketball coach Lute Olson, who called it "an unfortunate and regrettable error."Athletic director Jim Livengood said Monday that Olson had sent a letter to basketball boosters asking for a donation to Jim Storey's Arizona Cactus Classic basketball tournament, held last May at Arizona's McKale Center.

Oklahoma DT sprains foot

Oklahoma starting defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger has been diagnosed with a sprained left foot. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday that it was too early to determine how long Granger might be out of action.

A&M QB 'feeling good'

Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee is throwing again after spraining his shoulder, but coach Mike Sherman hasn't decided if he'll play against Miami on Saturday. McGee was injured early in A&M's game against New Mexico on Sept. 6, and sophomore Jerrod Johnson stepped in to lead the Aggies to a 28-22 victory.

Women's golf in eighth

Kansas University's women's golf team was in eighth place after shooting 612 on Monday at the Chip-N-Club Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. The Jayhawks shot a 306 in the first and second rounds at the par-72, 6,608-yard Wilderness Ridge Golf Course.

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Sure-handed Meier's 29 catches tied for tops in nation

The declaration from Kansas University wide-receivers coach David Beaty was made succinctly and matter-of-factly. Standing in a crowded conference room in the school's new Anderson Family Football Complex last month, Beaty was rattling off answers to questions about the team's receiving corps - strengths, weakness, expectations, etc.