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Former KU baseball player Baty returns to lead the Williams Fund

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.

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Former KU Baseball Standout Baty returns to lead Williams Education Fund, Marketing and Sales

"We have done great things here on campus in regards to facility development and growth," Zenger said. "It's now time to focus on Memorial Stadium – getting the right person to help shepherd this important initiative."

How hiring Matt Baty to lead the Williams Fund can help KU football | Tale of the Tait |

Talk about clearing the deck. It’s a phrase that Zenger has used often during the idle chatter concerning what will happen with Memorial Stadium. First came Rock Chalk Park, then the construction of the McCarthy Hall basketball dorm and the DeBruce Center, which houses James Naismith's original rules of basketball. All were crucial moves that, as Zenger liked to say, cleared the deck for more focus to be put on football.

Volleyball - Extensive Academic, Athletic Opportunities Lead Mostrom to KU

The soon-to-be chemical engineering major attended Parkview High School during her first two years of high school, earning first team all-conference honors, before transferring to Glendale High School as a junior and senior. She led Glendale to the 2015 Ozark Conference title and a No. 3 seed in Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 4-District 11 playoffs as a senior.

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Big 12 prefers to decide on expansion teams before start of 2016 season -

The Big 12 would prefer to wrap up the expansion process before the start of the 2016 football season, three persons with knowledge of the ongoing process told CBS Sports on Thursday.

Monson: For BYU, football-only membership in Big 12 is perfect enough | The Salt Lake Tribune

Tom Holmoe has told the league that BYU, despite a preference for playing all sports in the conference, is open to singularly joining for football. And commissioner Bob Bowlsby has said the league is not wholly closed to that idea.

Baylor will play football in 2016. Guess we should talk about that. -

Baylor is embroiled in a sexual assault scandal. Head coach Art Briles got himself fired. It has rendered the season impossible to predict under new head coach Jim Grobe ... and reminded us that football isn't the main concern.

Colorado State has contracts written up for coaches if they get into the Big 12 - Mountain West Connection

Colorado State has been planning on a potential move to a power conference by putting in a clause of football head coach Mike Bobo’s contract about renegotiating his deal if the Rams get the call up.

I was wrong about the College Football Playoff on New Year's Eve, but now it's being fixed -

What was painfully obvious to most is thankfully now a thing of the past.

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Vikings backup QB out 3 months after getting injured trying to break into his house -

NFL teams are opening training camp, but Minnesota Vikings quarterback Taylor Heinicke won't be among his teammates on the practice field. It's not abnormal for NFL players to miss time with ankle injuries. It is, however, abnormal for NFL players to miss time with ankle injuries suffered while trying to kick in their own front door.