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Notebook: First win extra special for KU football after winless season

Second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty couldn’t help himself Saturday night. After losing all 12 games in his debut season a year ago, the ever-enthusiastic coach with the Texas accent had to stop himself and gain his composure while discussing his Jayhawks’ 55-6, season-opening victory over Rhode Island at Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith

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Domination: KU football snaps winless streak with 55-6 victory

Over the past several months of training and preparation, and the more recent weeks of preseason practices, the football players at Kansas put in enough work to convince themselves this season wouldn’t resemble the historically inept campaign that preceded it. Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, in front of an announced crowd of 26,864, the Jayhawks got their first chance to prove it. By Benton Smith

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Could a 2-QB system be right for Kansas?

Playing two quarterbacks all season might not be the obvious recipe for success. But it certainly did not hurt the Jayhawks on Saturday night in a 55-6, season-opening victory over Rhode Island.By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks crush Rhode Island for first win since 2014

In dominant fashion, the Kansas football team earned its first win since 2014 with a 55-6 victory over Rhode Island in its season-opener Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

KU volleyball outlasts Arkansas in five-set thriller

Saturday's match against Arkansas had all the ingredients for another routine win for Kansas volleyball. After taking the first set and holding a lead in the second, it seemed like Kansas may get its sixth consecutive sweep to open the season.

Nebraska drops KU soccer in double overtime

The Kansas soccer team lost to Nebraska, 1-0, Friday after giving up a goal with less than 26 seconds left in double overtime.