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Smooth operators: Jayhawks open fall camp expecting efficiency

Friday’s first practice of the 2014 Kansas University football season began a new era for third-year KU coach Charlie Weis. “I’m really looking forward to being a head coach,” said Weis, who fired himself as the team’s offensive coordinator during the offseason. By Matt Tait

Early Morning

Column: Montell Cozart right fit at QB for KU

If the Kansas University football team had the Hogs, the famous line of the 1980’s fielded by the Washington Pigskins, then Jake Heaps might have emerged from the spring as the starting quarterback. By Tom Keegan

Quite a catch: Kansas lands veteran WR

Kansas University’s wide-receiver corps added 24 Div. I appearances, 575 career yards and five touchdowns to the mix on Thursday. By Matt Tait

Stories

Woodland misses cut at PGA

Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot a second straight 1-over-par 72 at the PGA Championship on Friday and missed the cut by one stroke.

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KU retouches Allen Fieldhouse floor

Allen Fieldhouse will have a shiny, new basketball floor for its 60th anniversary season. Workers started the process of sanding, sealing, painting and buffing KU’s playing surface on July 29 with the court to be available for men’s and women’s practices around Labor Day. By Gary Bedore

Kansas soccer moves exhibition location

Kansas University soccer has moved its scheduled exhibition match against South Dakota State on Aug. 15 from Rock Chalk Park to the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

KU volleyball second in Big 12 preseason poll

The Kansas University volleyball team was voted second in the Big 12 preseason poll, released Friday.

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Smooth operators: Jayhawks open fall camp expecting efficiency

Friday’s first practice of the 2014 Kansas University football season began a new era for third-year KU coach Charlie Weis. “I’m really looking forward to being a head coach,” said Weis, who fired himself as the team’s offensive coordinator during the offseason. By Matt Tait

Column: Avery latest RB talent sold on Kansas

Kansas University football coaches for years have said landing commitments after visits is not the difficult part; it’s getting recruits to visit. Column by Tom Keegan

Dylan Admire leaves KU football program to focus on academics

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis announced through a press release Friday that junior Dylan Admire would forego his final two years of eligibility to concentrate on academics.

Woodland shoots 1-over on Day One of PGA

Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot 1-over 72 during Thursday’s opening round of the PGA Championship.

Kansas rowing hires aide

Kelsey Arnold, who spent the past three years as an assistant rowing coach at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, has joined Kansas University’s rowing staff.

KU volleyball nets honors

Incoming Kansas University setter Ainise Havili was named Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year.

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Column: Montell Cozart right fit at QB for KU

If the Kansas University football team had the Hogs, the famous line of the 1980’s fielded by the Washington Pigskins, then Jake Heaps might have emerged from the spring as the starting quarterback. By Tom Keegan

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Andrew Wiggins trade done deal

The long-rumored trade of Andrew Wiggins from the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers to the Minnesota Timberwolves was confirmed by Yahoo Sports and USA Today on Thursday. “I think this is kind of anticlimactic,” Kansas University coach Bill Self said with a laugh Thursday on ESPN radio’s “SVP and Russillo” show. By Gary Bedore

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Quite a catch: Kansas lands veteran WR

Kansas University’s wide-receiver corps added 24 Div. I appearances, 575 career yards and five touchdowns to the mix on Thursday. By Matt Tait