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Breakdown: One blown assignment results in blocked punt

Welcome back to "Breakdown," where we'll look at a KU play each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why it did or didn't work. For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." Here is ... Continue reading

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Hole-y roller

I have a hole in my backside. Lest you think I'm trying to get all juvenile (as if) in pursuit of virtual eyeballs or even invoking a euphemism to get away with putting something dirty on the Interwebs (a first, I'm sure), rest assured my words are ... Continue reading

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Last night’s sky.

Last night was the harvest moon and I hope everyone got to enjoy it. I got home from teaching at around 9:30 and thought about eating supper and going to bed. Instead I ended up taking my camera outside-not so much to take pictures of the moon ... Continue reading

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Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses longing to have…….paw paw!

Three years ago, I tried a paw paw for the first time and I loved it! I thought I was one of a select few who had never tasted the deliciously smooth textured vanilla, mango and banana fruit. Most recently, last Saturday at the Farmer's Market, I ... Continue reading

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Obama Shrugged

One of America's most recognized investigative reporters, Bob Woodward, has just released a new book, "Obama's Wars." A recent Washington Post article provides this glimpse, from the book, of President Obama's attitude towards a potential terrorist attack. Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged ... Continue reading

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Right Wing Ripoff – Health Insurance Across State Lines

One of the tenants of the Republican “Pledge to America” is to repeal the healthcare bill that was just passed and allow for the purchase of insurance across state lines. This is just dumb, and if implemented will ensure that the you, the consumer, gets ripped off. ... Continue reading

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Around the Web in 7 Days: News on New Mexico State

Although the loss to North Dakota State in the season opener might say otherwise, this week’s matchup with winless New Mexico State could be just what the Kansas University football team needs to cure its ails. The Jayhawks may have limped into the 2010 season but all ... Continue reading

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Feedback on an Uneven Performance

One of the problems with deciphering Barack Obama and his administration's behavior is that any model or insight runs into cross currents generated by Republicans and those who seem to be naturally cynic. It is obvious from the appearances and messages of the Administration that it is ... Continue reading

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Picking each Big 12 game for week 4; and Kansas QB Jordan Webb takes out a linebacker

Eight games make up the Big 12 Conference football slate in week 4. Here they are: **Central Florida (2-1) at Kansas State (3-0), 11:30 a.m.** Line: K-State by 7 **Miami, Ohio (2-1) at Missouri (3-0), 1 p.m.** Line: Missouri by 19 **UCLA (1-2) at No. 7 Texas ... Continue reading

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Lack of Leadership at Haskell Indian Nations University Equals 11 Arrests in 4 1/2 weeks.

With no real leadership at the school, Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas has had eleven arrests in 4 1/2 weeks. Haskell has an approximate enrollment of 950 students this semester. Not a wonder Haskell has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country, at ... Continue reading

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Week 3 video

The following is the third week video of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron - Week 3 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 9/21/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his 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 thought ... Continue reading

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All the Rage

I loves me a big cold nutcracker on a hot summer night. Mango is the best. Continue reading

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Twitter mouseover security flaw makes the rounds

Update: According to Twitter, the flaw is fully patched as of 6:50 PDT. Clever, yes. Nasty, also yes. It's not a virus per se, but thousands of Twitter users have been hit already by a nasty exploitation of a security flaw within the service in which simply ... Continue reading

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Gill’s timeout explanation puzzling

I can't get over the quote. There are times when someone says something so far away from your own thinking that it's hard to wrap your head around it. Kansas coach Turner Gill triggered that thought with something he said Friday night. Following KU's 31-16 loss to ... Continue reading

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The Five “A”s that Threaten Your Union: Abandonment

*(This is the third part of a five-part series entitled "The Five 'A's that Threaten Your Union".)* If you don’t live in a cave or in the Unabomber cabin, you’ve probably seen the movie *Jerry McGuire*. Of all the chick flicks in the film vault catalogue, I ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: Southern Miss

The Kansas University football team learned a few things about itself during Friday’s loss at Southern Miss. The question, however, is if the Jayhawks learned enough. Most of what KU learned was stuff we already suspected. The offensive line is struggling; the quarterback, though tough as nails, ... Continue reading

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After three weeks, most impressive Big 12 team is … Nebraska?

These past few years, when thinking about the best football team in the Big 12, the mind immediately puts Texas in one corner, Oklahoma in the other corner and compares the two. For the past six years, either the Longhorns or Sooners have hoisted the Big 12 ... Continue reading

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The Thermostat Dial

This summer I was home almost everyday, so I was in control of the thermostat. I love air-conditioning,but I don't like to be cold. I kept the dial at 76* during the day and was comfortable. If it felt warm, I turned on the ceiling fan and ... Continue reading

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Links between Koch brothers and Brownback explored; Libertarians hopeful; Evolution downplayed in SBOE races

Two of the richest people in the country -- Charles and David Koch -- have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback. Reporters with the Kansas City Star provide the analysis of the donations and the Koch brothers' vision of de-regulation and ... Continue reading