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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 12/3/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his final weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Gill ... Continue reading

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Recap: Game was close, but shouldn’t have been that close

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. There will be a lot of talk today about how UCLA deserved to beat Kansas. Heck, even ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Christmas Past”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. A-C-L-U, about, be, correct, dismay, display, dissect, exist, Hair, hue, hung, place, race, resist, see, sung, there, tree, tree, without. Christmas Past! By L. Don Oliver Something again, never to ... Continue reading

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Drama meter on full blast for Oklahoma, Nebraska in Big 12 Championship

No Kansas basketball game on Saturday night. No KU football game either (insert bad joke here). Unless Kansas sports fans have a hot date lined up, I'm guessing they'll be tuning in to some, if not all, of the Big 12 football championship between Oklahoma and Nebraska. ... Continue reading

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Remember, kids, tweet responsibly

If you haven't already seen this video from relationship site YourTango, you probably aren't at risk - after all, it's probably been reposted the last few days on as many Facebook walls as the tackiest FarmVille gameplay plea. But just in case, here's a tongue-in-cheek caution against ... Continue reading

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The Great Middle Class Swindle - The “Bipartisan” Commission

Well, the great bipartisan commission to help the president make balanced and necessary cuts in spending has morphed into batman and robin (the two co-chairs) upstaging their own commission. These are two extremely wealthy men who have a long history of advocating cuts to all entitlement programs ... Continue reading

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Marcus Morris has moved past his hot-potato stage

Kansas forward Marcus Morris has played in six games this season. And he has just four turnovers. When I first told Marcus about the statistic earlier this week, he said he thought he had more than that. After handing Marcus my stats sheet, he came up with ... Continue reading

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The Socialization of Roads

The question is: "Didn't the government start building highways around WWI because of the failure of the free market to provide adequate quality roads suitable for modern vehicles?" It goes back further than WWI. The Whigs and later the Republicans followed Henry Clay's "American System" which called ... Continue reading

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KU, UCLA to meet in battle of historic programs

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session. Tom, what are you looking for in this game, KU against UCLA? **Tom Keegan:** This one should be a high-energy, electric game with UCLA, Kansas and the crowd jacked for the first big-name opponent to visit Allen Fieldhouse ... Continue reading

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Song Title and Lyric Game: it has to come, it has to go

Today's Song Title and Lyric game is about differing modes of transportation. Think about all the ways we travel whether it's land, sea, or air. Post one song title or lyric per comment, please. Do include a link to your song or performer. Continue reading

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Grading the Jayhawks

Now that a few days have gone by and the 2010 season is behind us, it’s time to look back at the season that was for Kansas football. This season wasn’t memorable enough to merit weeks upon weeks of these sort of retrospective pieces, but the job ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — A Safe Place

Hi! I'm Andy, and I'd like to tell you a little bit about RAHN. RAHN is a place where, if you have a mental illness, you can go to get social support from people working on recovery from the same problems you have. They have small peer-to-peer ... Continue reading

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What Miami’s firing of Randy Shannon could mean for Kansas

So the Miami Hurricanes go 7-5 during 2010 but fire head coach Randy Shannon and are now rumored to be considering former NFL coach Jon Gruden as Shannon’s replacement. Big deal, right? It could be. Hear me out. Though the specifics of such moves might not have ... Continue reading

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Week 11 video

The following is Week 11 of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron - Week 11 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Should circumcision be criminal? A no brainer

San Francisco will be the first city to put it to the vote next November. The 'it' being whether circumcision should be against the law. Dr. Oz says circumcision helps prevent STDs and STVs, but for years now the practice has been in decline. Where there used ... Continue reading

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About that Tame Impala show

If you were one of the many who braved the cold and packed the Jackpot on Monday night (a school night!), you were part of something pretty special. When I arrived to help a friend record the show, there was an electricity in the air. Folks were ... Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution that Won’t Stink

We are a little more than a month away from the annual mass exercise in dishonesty we’ve come to call our New Year’s Resolutions (NYR). Normally decent people will, without even cracking a smile, brazenly lie before God and man by “committing” to their 2011 NYR. They ... Continue reading

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A tart, made by a tart

Here is my confession: I do not love Thanksgiving food. It all seems heavy, mushy, salty, kind of wet. Aside from the mashed potatoes, I can do without it. To be honest, I'm not even into turkey. Which is all kind-of a good thing, because this year, ... Continue reading

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The New Cold War

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704584804575644490285411052.html Although I am not yet fully sure how I feel about the whole WikiLeaks mess, I agree that the US military and government keep way too many secrets. There are secrets kept by this government that the US people *should* know; among them the fact that ... Continue reading

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All You Magazine $4.79 for 1 yr Subscription

This is a GREAT price for **All You**. This is the magazine for coupons. When I got my first subscription I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had great content, too! From recipes to health information, family holiday and birthday ideas... I take something away besides ... Continue reading