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Minding the Jayhawks’ minds

There were only a few minutes remaining in the game and Texas had built a 43-0 lead. The Kansas University football team was staring down the barrel of a sixth-straight loss, the fourth in a row by 30 points or more, and the familiar feeling of disappointment, frustration and embarrassment was starting to creep into the players’ minds.

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ISU coach Paul Rhoads: Triumph over KU 'a beautiful victory'

Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads wasn’t about to apologize for his team’s 13-10 close-call victory over Kansas on Saturday afternoon.

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Close loss won't change opinions on KU, Turner Gill

The guys wearing KU ballcaps and blue coats, the coaches, wanted to win the game played Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium on the campus of Iowa State. So did the players wearing nameless jerseys and a “KU” on their helmets.

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Matt Tait's football notebook: Ron Doherty steps in at kicker; D.J. Beshears' role increased

Kansas University sophomore Ron Doherty, a 6-foot, 206-pound kicker from Klein, Texas, made the first field goal of his college career during Saturday's 13-10 loss at Iowa State.

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7 Down: KU's losing streak extended in 13-10 loss to Iowa State

Through eight games this season, the Kansas University football team had found just about every way imaginable to lose a game. Saturday, during a 13-10 loss to Iowa State in front of 51,575 fans at Jack Trice Stadium, the Jayhawks discovered another.

Inconsistent Texas Tech on road at UT

In one week, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went from conquering heroes to head-scratching no-shows.

Sooners to Texas A&M in Norman without home winning streak intact

For more than six years, Oklahoma won every single time it played at home and usually won big. That air of invincibility is gone.

KSU takes aim on last unbeaten

From a pack of four top 20 teams that were unbeaten a month ago, No. 3 Oklahoma State is left as the Big 12’s best hope at winning a national championship.

Tigers hope to polish off a Texas 2-step in Waco

Baylor and Missouri fans are doing the same math. Each team has four wins. It takes six to be eligible for a bowl game, so that means they need two more.

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Matt Tait's KU football notebook: QB change didn’t hurt ISU

Chuck Long returns to Iowa

For three weeks in September, Iowa State junior quarterback Steele Jantz was a rock star in Ames, Iowa.

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Minding the Jayhawks’ minds

There were only a few minutes remaining in the game and Texas had built a 43-0 lead. The Kansas University football team was staring down the barrel of a sixth-straight loss, the fourth in a row by 30 points or more, and the familiar feeling of disappointment, frustration and embarrassment was starting to creep into the players’ minds.

Tale of the tape: KU vs. Iowa State

What once was viewed as a strength of the Kansas University offense has fallen on hard times during the past few games.

Big East files countersuit against West Virginia

The Big East filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against West Virginia on Friday, four days after the university sued the conference in a bid to make a quick exit for the Big 12.

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Brady Morningstar says Tulsa team good fit

Brady Morningstar was not surprised Thursday night when informed he’d been selected in the third round of the NBA Development League draft.

Kansas pretty spitty

Step into the manager’s office of any sub-par baseball team from any city in any decade, and the same mouth that spits tobacco juice into an empty cup on his desk will spill the same tired words of a man trying to make himself feel better about his fate.

KU softball players honored academically

Three Kansas University’s softball players were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic All-Americans.

Big 12 offers WVU seat at 'big boys' table'

So what does West Virginia University’s jump to the Big 12 Conference mean to West Virginians?