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Former Houston O-lineman Alex Fontana 'a big get' for KU

Transfer could start at C

Ask University of Kansas football coach David Beaty which Jayhawks among the team’s 22 offensive linemen will play center and he will tell you “about eight” of them spent some time snapping the ball during the team’s first couple of preseason practices. But before the fourth-year head coach actually jumps into a speech on the matter, he will bring up the name of one man: Alex Fontana. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Bullies had hand in KU punter's free education

University of Kansas punter Kyle Thompson called what led him to become a punter “actually a pretty funny story,” but nothing about his expression hinted at humor when he told it.

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Jeff Long hires former Alabama and Michigan administrator as KU football's senior associate AD

Less than a week into his time as athletic director at the University of Kansas, Jeff Long is bringing a fresh approach to how the department will handle its long-struggling football program. Long announced Monday the hiring of Mike Vollmar, a former associate athletic director for football at Alabama and Michigan, as KU’s senior associate AD for football administration. By Benton Smith