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October 25, 2006

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Cornish confusion

KU coach Mark Mangino briefly addressed differing opinions between himself and running back Jon Cornish after Saturday's loss at Baylor.

After the game, Mangino said Cornish was limited in the second half by an injury, but Cornish said "I didn't think I was. They assumed I was injured. I'm just fine."

"He's intensely proud, and he's not slowed immensely by this injury," Mangino said Tuesday. "I can only go by what I'm told by my medical staff, and that's what I respond to."

Kickoff set

Game time for KU's Nov. 4 game at Iowa State is 1 p.m. It was not picked to be aired on television.

The Iowa State game will mark the third straight week Kansas will not play on TV, after being shown four consecutive weeks before that.

Players of the game

Cornish was chosen by KU coaches as the team's offensive player of the game against Baylor.

Linebacker Arist Wright was cited for defense, while Derek Fine took the honor for special teams.

Tommy doing fine

Mangino's son, Tommy, is doing well after an emergency appendectomy was performed Monday morning.

"His surgery went fine. He's doing absolutely well," coach Mangino said. "The antisthetic kicked his butt a little bit : but everything went really well."

Tommy Mangino, a former two-sport standout at Lawrence High, plays football and baseball at Washburn University.

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