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Afternoon

Tom Keegan: David Beaty and Clint Bowen hope former boss Mark Mangino has big crowd for return to Memorial Stadium

Listening to Kansas football head coach David Beaty and defensive coordinator Clint Bowen talk about what Mark Mangino's return to Memorial Stadium means to them and listening to Mangino talk about the role his gratitude for KU’s loyal football fans played in his decision to come back, a thought occurred: Could the season-opening game vs. Southeast Missouri State be the school’s first football sellout since Mangino was head coach?

Early Morning

Kansas backup QBs Starks and Fallin bring different strengths to field

Barring unforeseen injuries or issues, KU will at no point in the coming months have to consider the merits of redshirt freshman Tyriek Starks or true freshman walk-on Miles Fallin as a starting quarterback. Still, both are just one unavailable QB in front of them away from moving up the depth chart. By Benton Smith

Afternoon

Server accuses KU's Dedric Lawson of skipping out on bar tab; eatery's manager issues statement supporting KU forward

Early Thursday morning, the name of Kansas forward Dedric Lawson appeared in a police report in his hometown of Memphis after a server at a local bar and grill alleged that Lawson skipped out on a tab worth $88.20. But by Thursday night, the general manager of the Bar Louie restaurant had given The Commercial Appeal in Memphis a statement that was sympathetic to the Kansas sophomore. By Matt Tait

KU soccer's Grace Hagan prepping for more attention, higher expectations

When Grace Hagan arrived in Seattle for the U.S. Soccer U23 Women's National Team Camp, her greeting came in the form of a rather ominous message from B.J. Snow, head of U.S. Women's National Team talent identification. By Scott Chasen

Stories

Kansas women's soccer experiences growing pains in non-conference opener vs. Nebraska

The Kansas women's soccer team came up with several chances against No. 22 Nebraska, but the Jayhawks were unable to capitalize in the regular season opener at Rock Chalk Park.By Scott Chasen

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'There's no way': Four KU football walk-ons surprised at Royals game with scholarships

When they got on a bus and headed to Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Mazin Aql, Beau Lawrence, Cole Moos and Reese Randall had no idea what was in store for them. By Benton Smith

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LaQuvionte Gonzalez lands at NAIA program Southeastern

Former Kansas receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez didn’t take long to find a new college football home. By Benton Smith

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Kansas DE Dorance Armstrong Jr. throws first pitch at Royals game

Growing up in Houston, Dorance Armstrong spent much of his youth on the baseball diamond, which allowed him to feel right at home Friday night at Kauffman Stadium, where the Kansas defensive end threw out the ceremonial first pitch as part of the Royals’ “KU Night.” By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: David Beaty and Clint Bowen hope former boss Mark Mangino has big crowd for return to Memorial Stadium

Listening to Kansas football head coach David Beaty and defensive coordinator Clint Bowen talk about what Mark Mangino's return to Memorial Stadium means to them and listening to Mangino talk about the role his gratitude for KU’s loyal football fans played in his decision to come back, a thought occurred: Could the season-opening game vs. Southeast Missouri State be the school’s first football sellout since Mangino was head coach?

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Kansas backup QBs Starks and Fallin bring different strengths to field

Barring unforeseen injuries or issues, KU will at no point in the coming months have to consider the merits of redshirt freshman Tyriek Starks or true freshman walk-on Miles Fallin as a starting quarterback. Still, both are just one unavailable QB in front of them away from moving up the depth chart. By Benton Smith

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KU soccer setting big goals for '17 season

After finishing second in the Big 12 regular season race in 2016 and as runners up in the Big 12 tournament the year before, the Kansas women's soccer team is looking to end on a different number in 2017. By Scott Chasen

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Notebook: Jayhawks practice at Chiefs' facility

When the weather forecast for Wednesday morning called for rain, the Kansas football staff decided to turn a negative into a positive and reward the Jayhawks with a new experience. By Benton Smith