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The Weekend Mauling: 7.2.2022

It’s Time for WWE’s Money in the Bank

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KU athletics gives fans opportunity to give back to service members | KSNT 27 News
LAWRENCE (KSNT) – This Fourth of July weekend, KU has the opportunity for fans to give service members the gift of football. For $20, fans can send a service member and their family to a football game. The university is partnering with Vet Tix to make it happen. Sending service members to athletics events helps […]

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