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Reesing throws for 356 yards, leads KU to 38-14 victory

The Newell Post

Some postgame audio clips have been posted, including ones from Mark Mangino, Todd Reesing and Angus Quigley.

KU vs. SHSU: Breaking it down

Based on the Jayhawks' inability to run the football in the team's first three games this season, it's hard to give them an edge against any defense in this area. But if there's a game to get it jumped started, it figures to be today, when they'll be facing a Division I-AA opponent at home. Most likely, Kansas will be looking to establish some kind of consistency in the run during its final game before the start of conference play, and it'll have the opportunity to do that today.

Texas prep visiting

Annette Davis, one of the top high school women's basketball players in Texas (11 points per game last year for Bellaire High), is on a recruiting visit to Kansas this weekend.

K-State's Patton arrested

Kansas State running back Leon Patton was charged with abuse involving a 4-month-old boy and was dismissed from the team. He was arrested and jailed Thursday on $30,000 bond for his actions July 15, police said. A news release Friday gave no other details. Patton rushed for 999 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons.

Bearkats rusty due to Ike, bye week

Know the foe

Congratulations, Sam Houston State University! Not only have you been forced to spend the past week dealing with the after-effects of Hurricane Ike - and not only has it been three weeks since you've played a real, actual game - but now you get to try to knock off the rust by taking on a 19th-ranked Kansas team on the road.

KU soccer rolls to 6-1

The 21st-ranked Kansas University soccer team (6-1) defeated No. 18 Central Florida, 3-2, on Friday in Orlando, courtesy of Emily Cressy's goal with just over eight minutes left in the second half.

Leach to shake up Tech receiving corps

Mike Leach has suggested he may shake up his receiving corps when No. 11 Texas Tech goes against Massachusetts tonight. But it wouldn't be to fool the Minutemen, the second Football Championship Subdivision opponent Texas Tech has faced in nonconference.

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Where's the rush?

Coaches cite many causes for run-game ills

Since Kansas University's football team opened its 2008 season Aug. 30, explanations for the Jayhawks' dismal running game have been plentiful and well documented.

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National champions receive rings at ceremony

Brandon Rush removed his shiny, new national championship ring from a fancy black box, proudly displaying his prized possession to a handful of reporters Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. "It's beautiful as you can see," Rush, leading scorer on Kansas University's 2008 NCAA title team said after a 21â2-hour banquet in which rings were distributed to the 2007-08 Jayhawk players and coaches.

KU tickets on sale for CBE Classic

Tickets for KU's CBE Classic games on Nov. 24 and 25 in Kansas City's Sprint Center are now on sale through Ticketmaster (816-931-3300) or through Ticketmaster.com. KU will play Washington on Nov. 24 and either Florida or Syracuse on Nov. 25. KU's games against UMKC (Nov. 16) and Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 18) are part of KU's season ticket package.