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Jul 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria.  Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Athletics

Reluctant recruits: As KU, others eye Penn State football departures, players vow loyalty | KUsports.com
KU was one of eight schools to contact Penn State’s Kyle Baublitz, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive tackle who is set to enter his third season with the Nittany Lions. Baublitz’s father, Steve, confirmed to Bodani that his son was contacted by Baylor, Boston College, Cincinnati, Hawaii, Houston, Kansas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. However, on his Facebook page, Baublitz said he was committed to staying at Penn State.

KU men's basketball to be on ESPN's Big Monday four times | KUsports.com
Kansas University’s basketball team will play four ESPN Big Monday games during the 2012-13 season — most of any team in the Big 12 Conference — the league announced Wednesday

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Penn State Nittany Lions -- Rodney Erickson said school faced 4-year death penalty - ESPN
In a separate interview, NCAA president Mark Emmert confirmed that a core group of NCAA school presidents had agreed early last week that an appropriate punishment was no Penn State football for four years.

After sanctions, Penn State football players being re-recruited - Andy Staples - SI.com
"We take this as an opportunity to create our own legacy," Mauti said. "This program was not built by one man, and this program sure as hell is not going to get torn down by one man."