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Head and shoulders: Holsopple aims to develop leaders on KU football team
July 31, 2014
Since Scott Holsopple arrived on campus after being hired away from Florida by KU coach Charlie Weis, the Penn State graduate and former boxer has emphasized his belief that athletes should be trained first from the shoulders up, with the neck and the brain being two of the most important target areas. By Matt Tait
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KU softball lands Ball State transfer
July 30, 2014
Briana Evans, an outfielder who started all 52 games for Ball State last season, will transfer to Kansas University, KU coach Megan Smith announced Tuesday.
Chiefs linebacker Johnson sets sights on record
July 30, 2014
Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson is beginning his 10th season, coming off his third Pro Bowl and closing in on the franchise record for tackles — he needs 19 to reach 1,000 for his career, which would be one more than Gary Spani recorded from 1978-86.
Another big plans to visit Late Night
July 30, 2014
So far, two high school basketball players have said they’ll be attending the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. They’ll be able to visit with another accomplished big man — former KU center Joel Embiid. By Gary Bedore
One true champion?
League touts title purity — except when, you know, there’s a tie
July 30, 2014
The Big 12 Conference’s ability to implement a full round-robin schedule distinguishes it from the other four power conferences, all of which boast more than 10 teams. It is that unique characteristic that led the league to its slogan: one true champion. By Benton Smith
Punchless Royals fall to Twins, 2-1
July 30, 2014
James Shields acknowledged that he didn’t have his best stuff Tuesday night. He has the bruise on his rump to prove it.
Royals trade for RHP Hendriks, catcher Kratz
July 29, 2014
The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.
Firebirds Dabney, Clark place at Junior Olympics
July 29, 2014
Free State High senior Gabbi Dabney took 18th place, and senior Kiara Clark finished 27th in the girls’ 17-18-year-old heptathlon at the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics at Drake University last weekend.
Ex-Jayhawk Sterling done in Denver
July 29, 2014
Former Kansas University offensive lineman Aslam Sterling is done in Denver. By Matt Tait
Chiefs’ O-line a grab bag
July 29, 2014
After watching three linemen who started last season depart in free agency — all within hours of each other — the Chiefs are trying to cobble together some sort of protection for quarterback Alex Smith that can also manage to open up running lanes for Jamaal Charles during training camp.
KU football players shrug off negativity
July 29, 2014
It takes a special kind of confidence and optimism to represent Kansas University football. By Benton Smith
Column: Laying odds on Kansas’ top rusher
July 29, 2014
Vote for the player you think will lead KU in rushing and see if you can find five buddies to pony up for a friendly competition. By Tom Keegan
Feelin’ the Heat: Mario Chalmers still likes Miami’s makeup
July 29, 2014
Miami Heat veteran combo guard Mario Chalmers knows it won’t be easy to win championships in the post-LeBron James era. By Gary Bedore
KU’s Lucas, Mickelson to play for all-star teams in coming weeks
July 28, 2014
Hunter Mickelson and Landen Lucas will be playing basketball for all-star teams overseas in coming weeks.
Santana, Indians end Royals’ win streak
July 28, 2014
The Kansas City Royals have six games remaining with Cleveland. Maybe they will figure out how to get out Carlos Santana before they meet again in late August.
Local MMA fighter Bucia falls in K.C.
July 28, 2014
Local mixed martial arts fighter Zak Bucia lost by unanimous decision in his bout against Rudy “Bad News” Bears on Saturday in the main event of Shamrock FC at the Ameristar Casino.
Big Vegas prep Zimmerman to visit for Late Night
July 28, 2014
Stephen Zimmerman, a 7-foot, 240-pound senior center from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore
Column: Top 10 reasons to watch this fall
July 27, 2014
This football season represents a litmus test for the toughness of the Kansas University sports fan. By Tom Keegan
Earning her stripes: Female official to work KU opener
July 27, 2014
The 38-year-old Cat Conti had been assigned to the Southeast Missouri State-Kansas game on Sept. 6, making her the first woman to work a football game in the Big 12 Conference.
KU golfer Hanna falls in Match Play semi
July 27, 2014
Kansas University golfer and defending Match Play champion Chase Hanna won his quarterfinal, 2 up, before losing in the semifinal, 1 up, on Saturday at the Kansas Amateur.

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