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Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook

December 30, 2008

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2008 Insight Bowl

KU will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2008 Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

RB Sharp misses practice with flu

Kansas junior Jake Sharp, an honorable mention all-Big 12 running back this season, missed Monday’s practice with the flu and is currently being treated by members of the team’s medical staff.

“More than anything, we’re keeping him in his room,” KU coach Mark Mangino said. “We have people tending to him. We’re just trying to keep it from spreading to the rest of the team because the flu bug that he has is very contagious.”

Despite the illness, however, Mangino made it clear that Sharp would be ready come game day.

“There’s no way you’re going to keep him out of Sun Devil Stadium on Wednesday,” said Mangino. “That’s not going to happen.”

Illness will keep Larson out of Insight Bowl

Backup defensive end John Larson, suffering from an undisclosed illness, will miss the final game of his collegiate career, the school announced Monday.

Larson, a three-time academic all-Big 12 selection, started three games for the Jayhawks this season, finishing with six tackles, including 2.5 that resulted in a loss of yards.

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