Stories for November 9, 2011


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Early Morning

Wait and see: Thomas Robinson solid in delayed debut

Thomas Robinson’s season debut — which was delayed a week — definitely was worth the wait.


Penn State football coach Joe Paterno fired

University president also ousted as child sex scandal consumes Penn State leaders

Joe Paterno was fired by the Penn State board of trustees Wednesday night despite saying he would retire as coach after the football season ended, brought down by the growing furor over the handling of child sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

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KU running back, Brandon Bourbon, out for the season with leg injury

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill said after Wednesday’s practice that red-shirt freshman running back Brandon Bourbon would miss the rest of the season because of a leg injury.

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Charlie Weis introduced at KU

New coach says KU 'unique' opportunity, right fit for his family

Charlie Weis was introduced as the new head coach at Kansas during a press conference on Friday afternoon at the Anderson Family Football Complex.

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Recruit Perry Ellis signs letter of intent with KU

Wearing a bright crimson and blue Kansas Jayhawks sweatshirt while seated in between mom, Fonda, and dad, Will, Wichita Heights senior forward Perry Ellis signed a national basketball letter of intent with KU on Wednesday in an early-morning ceremony at his high school.

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KU women's basketball forward Carolyn Davis day-to-day with foot injury

Kansas women's basketball forward Carolyn Davis has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in her right foot.

Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno to retire at season's end

84-year-old's legacy tarnished in wake of aide's child sex abuse scandal; calls situation "tragic"

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.

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Bob Stoops: Ryan Broyles' injury shouldn't hurt stock

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is holding out hope that a season-ending knee injury to All-American receiver Ryan Broyles won’t hurt him when it comes to the NFL Draft or postseason awards.

Chiefs support troops during Whiteman AFB visit

Scott Pioli recalls growing up just north of New York City, in a small town called Washingtonville, not far from Stewart Air Force Base.

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Justin Wesley puts on better show than in opener

Justin Wesley wasn’t happy with himself after reviewing his performance against Pittsburg State from Kansas’ first exhibition game on Nov. 1.

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KU women’s soccer coach Mark Francis hopes for big student turnout

Kansas University women’s soccer coach Mark Francis would like nothing better than for the student body to have a Saturday night that’s so boring everybody gets to sleep early. That way, the won’t have to miss Sunday’s noon soccer game against Georgia in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Steven Johnson among seniors girding for finale

Small senior class remembered for big hearts

When Kansas University senior Steven Johnson first came to campus, he was a regular student like most of the people around him.

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Thomas Robinson impresses Tigers

Tuesday night, during Kansas University’s 101-52 exhibition victory against Fort Hays State University, all of the Tigers’ eyes were on KU junior Thomas Robinson.

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Naadir Tharpe gives KU yet another jet

Thomas Robinson’s contagious smile starts at Washington, D.C., and travels along I-70 all the way to Lawrence. It’s that wide, and it consumed the room during Tuesday night’s postgame interview session when he was asked about the chemistry he had with high school and current teammate Naadir Tharpe.

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Wait and see: Thomas Robinson solid in delayed debut

Thomas Robinson’s season debut — which was delayed a week — definitely was worth the wait.

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Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook: Perry Ellis to sign with KU Wednesday

Texas center Zach Peters to wait; Bill Self says Jayhawks still looking to fill out class

Wichita Heights senior standout Perry Ellis will sign a letter of intent with Kansas University today, the first day of the weeklong fall signing period.