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Going nowhere: Kansas offense sputters

In the press box at Nebraska University’s Memorial Stadium, there’s a poster from 1983 that features Kansas University coach Turner Gill in his Nebraska gear and the headline “The Scoring Explosion.”

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KU women open with 73-40 victory over South Dakota

The Kansas women's basketball season opened the regular season with a 73-40 victory over South Dakota on Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Former Kansas track great Wes Santee dies at age 78

Wes Santee, former Kansas University track star and Olympian, died Sunday morning at the age of 78. A native of Ashland, Santee had been battling cancer.

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Like Opurum, Jayhawks making strides

From the opening-week loss to North Dakota State to Saturday night’s 20-3 setback to Nebraska, Toben Opurum’s growth has mirrored that of Turner Gill’s staff. Nobody’s doing backflips, but you have to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time.

KU’s Donny Wasinger earns automatic NCAA cross country bid

Kansas University junior Donny Wasinger earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Cross Country National Championships after a 10th-place finish Saturday at the Midwest Regional Championships.

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Big 12 football roundup: Gabbert sparks No. 20 Mizzou over K-State, 38-28

Colorado cruises without former coach Hawkins

Blaine Gabbert got a pep talk from his coach, who reminded him of his starring role in a victory that knocked Oklahoma out of the BCS lead a few weeks ago. Then he broke out of his slump.

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Markieff 14-15-5-4-2 kind of guy

Versatile Jayhawk ponders triple-double possibilities in wake of opening rout of Longwood

Versatile Kansas University junior forward/center Markieff Morris put up some eye-opening numbers in several categories on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

No more tune-ups: KU women's basketball opens today vs. South Dakota

The Kansas University women’s basketball team did exactly what it was supposed to do in its two-game exhibition slate: It made the easy ones look easy.

Kansas swimming tops Drury, North Dakota

Iuliia Kuzhil set a pool record in the 200-yard backstroke, and the Kansas University swimming and diving team defeated Drury (189-108) and North Dakota (195-119) on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

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NU undaunted by KU’s wrinkles

Nebraska defensive coordinator Carl Pelini had never seen most of the formations and plays he saw from Kansas University on Saturday — and he’d studied six weeks of the Jayhawks’ game film.

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Going nowhere: Kansas offense sputters

In the press box at Nebraska University’s Memorial Stadium, there’s a poster from 1983 that features Kansas University coach Turner Gill in his Nebraska gear and the headline “The Scoring Explosion.”

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Matt Tait's KU football notebook

Quiet for most of the week about his returning to the place he spent so many years as a successful player and coach, Kansas University coach Turner Gill finally gave a glimpse of what Saturday’s game at Nebraska meant to him.