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Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Christian Matthews (12) lines up in the second half of the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver Christian Matthews (12) lines up in the second half of the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Football

KU’s ‘cavalry’ comes to the rescue - KansasCity.com
The additions at defensive line have been a focal point all offseason and into early fall.

Scenery change suits DE | KUsports.com
"I figured I would go somewhere and play," he said. "But I didn’t know that it would be under coach (Charlie) Weis and coach (Dave) Campo here at Kansas."

What caught my eye at Day 4 of Fall Practice | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Great running blog from Tait

Kansas Basketball

Jeff Withey finds goaltending rule ‘weird’ | KUsports.com
"For a big, I think that’s a little weird. If it’s hanging on the rim, you can knock it off or dunk it," Withey said. "(I’m) just trying to make that a conscious effort to remember, if it is hanging on the rim, to go up and get it."

Big 12

Sooners lose lineman Tyler Evans to season-ending injury - NCAA Football - SI.com
Oklahoma has had a few notable injuries early this year.

College Football

ESPN.com Preseason Power Rankings 2012 - ESPN
ESPN will unveil their top 25 a little bit at a time.

College Basketball

NCAA increases minimum eligibility standards for Division I student-athletes - ESPN
The NCAA's new eligibility standards begin this fall for high school freshmen. Can you draw uniform lines to determine what constitutes an academically prepared student-athlete? The NCAA believes it can; others aren't so sure.