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Perkins’ reign over: New athletic director must be subject to checks and balances

Money, the very thing that enabled Lew Perkins to gain such unfettered power during his reign as athletic director of Kansas University, raised its voice, screamed “Enough is enough,” and brought about the end of his reign.

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Gill names Webb starting QB for Saturday

Junior lineman Hatch also to return to starting lineup

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill has named red-shirt freshman Jordan Webb the starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech.

Jeffries, Simmons ask for sentencing delay in KU ticket scandal case

A former University of Kansas athletics official has asked a federal judge to delay his sentencing in a case tied to a $1 million ticket scalping scandal at the school.

Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

Kansas University freshman basketball point guard Josh Selby attended his first classes of the semester Tuesday.

KU volleyball swept for first loss

After opening its season with seven straight victories for its best start since 2004, the Kansas University volleyball team suffered its first loss on Tuesday.

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Self: KU in much better place than 8 years ago

Bill Self made it perfectly clear Tuesday that he’s not a candidate to replace Lew Perkins as athletic director at Kansas University.

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Kansas offensive line struggling

All offseason, coaches and players talked about the offensive line — and its five returning starters — being a strength of the Kansas University football team heading into 2010. But then Saturday happened, and all that talk went flying out the window after a 6-3 loss to North Dakota State.

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AD successor with Midwestern ties likely

Not even two hours after Kansas University acting athletic director Sean Lester said he wants to become an athletic director at Kansas or elsewhere, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued a statement that said, in part: “While I am confident in Sean Lester’s ability to lead Kansas Athletics as interim athletics director, he has expressed to me that he is not a candidate to be our next athletics director.” Clearly, the search for a replacement for Lew Perkins got off to a confusing start Tuesday.

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Perkins’ reign over: New athletic director must be subject to checks and balances

Money, the very thing that enabled Lew Perkins to gain such unfettered power during his reign as athletic director of Kansas University, raised its voice, screamed “Enough is enough,” and brought about the end of his reign.

Georgia Tech coach warns team about KU

Paul Johnson is warning his Georgia Tech players they better not be distracted as they prepare for the program’s first road game at a Big 12 school since 1992.