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Kansas football finally catches fire in 31-19 win

Saturday afternoon, senior running back James Sims served as the flint to freshman quarterback Montell Cozart's kindling and, together, the one-two punch set fire to the scoreboard in a 31-19 victory over West Virginia in front of a crowd of 30,089 at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait

Afternoon

No. 4 recruit Cliff Alexander picks Kansas basketball

Chicago power forward compared by some to Thomas Robinson

Cliff Alexander, the No. 4-rated player in the recruiting class of 2014 by Rivals.com, announced on Friday he would be attending Kansas University on a basketball scholarship. By Gary Bedore

Stories

KU cross country teams left out of nationals

The Kansas University men’s and women’s cross country teams, which each placed fifth at Friday’s NCAA Midwest regional, were not selected as at-large qualifiers for the national championships.

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KU women relying on junior Asia Boyd

After her Kansas University women’s basketball team won its second straight home game, coach Bonnie Henrickson admitted thinking about the Jayhawks’ next opponent, Creighton, gave her a little anxiety. Perhaps the play of junior KU guard Asia Boyd will cure some of that angst when the Bluejays face Kansas Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse — tipoff at 4 p.m. By Benton Smith

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KU volleyball overcomes slow start, drops KSU

Losing was not an option for Kansas University’s volleyball team Saturday night in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Biggest KU catch comes from surprising source

When athletes on a team with a losing record don’t start blasting each other until they score a big victory, that’s proof that all that losing didn’t turn them into losers, didn’t fracture team unity. Finally, after a 27-game Big 12 losing streak, the Kansas University football squad won a conference game Saturday. By Tom Keegan

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KU football notebook: Celebration returns to Memorial Stadium

The scene on the Memorial Stadium turf following Saturday's 31-19 victory for Kansas University over West Virginia provided the kind of joy and excitement for which KU fans, coaches and players have been waiting a long time.

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WVU 'average' in loss to Jayhawks

When the West Virginia Mountaineers woke up Saturday morning in Lawrence, they felt good about heading over to Memorial Stadium, beating Kansas University and getting one win closer to bowl-eligibility. By Benton Smith

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Kansas football finally catches fire in 31-19 win

Saturday afternoon, senior running back James Sims served as the flint to freshman quarterback Montell Cozart's kindling and, together, the one-two punch set fire to the scoreboard in a 31-19 victory over West Virginia in front of a crowd of 30,089 at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait

Game Balls and Gassers: West Virginia

Game balls and gassers for Kansas football, in its 31-19 home victory over West Virginia on Saturday.

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‘Humble,’ ‘tough’ Cliff Alexander signs KU letter of intent

Cliff Alexander's Twitter handle “humblekid11” is an appropriate moniker, says the AAU coach of the Kansas University basketball recruit, who signed his national letter of intent Saturday morning. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Nov. 15

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Nov. 15.

Kansas tennis signs four

Kansas University tennis signed four recruits to letters of intent, first-year KU coach Todd Chapman announced Friday.

KU volleyball signs seven

The Kansas University volleyball team has signed seven recruits to replace its seven graduating seniors, KU coach Ray Bechard announced Friday.

KU women’s golf adds three

Three golfers will be joining the Kansas University women’s team in 2014, KU coach Erin O’Neil announced Friday.

KU women’s hoops adds juco

Junior college transfer Shea Brown signed a national letter of intent to play for the Kansas University women’s basketball team, KU coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Friday.

KU men’s runner qualifies for NCAAs; XC teams fifth

Kansas University junior Reid Buchanan ran a career-best time and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Friday, and he did it all with one shoe.

Coaches, scouts chime in on Cliff Alexander

Here’s the reaction of several individuals in the basketball world following Chicago Curie High senior power forward Cliff Alexander’s commitment to Kansas University on Friday.