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November 18, 2010 | Wire reports
Federal prosecutors charged five former University of Kansas employees Thursday with conspiring to steal more than $2 million in tickets to athletic events. Investigators said the conspirators made between $3 million and $5 million in the scheme over five years. Prosecutors singled out former associate athletic director Charlette Blubaugh , who was in charge of the ticket office. They said she began stealing tickets in 2005 and gave them to other key athletic department employees to sell, either personally or through third parties.
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December 8, 2005
A University of Kansas professor who drew criticism for e-mails he wrote deriding Christian fundamentalists over creationism resigned as chairman of the Department of Religious Studies. Paul Mirecki stepped down on the recommendation of his colleagues, according to Barbara Romzek, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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May 26, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
David and Dana Pump, San Fernando Valley-based businessmen who are among the most influential figures in college basketball, helped to organize a lucrative scalping operation that is being investigated by federal authorities, according to a man who says he was a participant. The allegations were made by David Freeman, a Lawrence, Kan., real estate developer, in an article published by Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday, hours before University of Kansas administrators announced that an examination by a Wichita, Kan., law firm found the "inappropriate" sale and use of thousands of men's basketball and football tickets worth more than $1 million over the last five years.
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December 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has turned down the head coaching position at the University of Kansas, school officials said Tuesday. Kansas Athletic Director Bob Frederick said Bruce decided against accepting the offer to succeed Bob Valesente at the Big Eight Conference school.
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December 6, 1991
Two former University of Kansas students were arrested in Lawrence, Kan., in connection with the theft of more than $14,000 in cash and property from the Central Missouri State basketball team. Investigators obtained a search warrant after receiving a tip that one of the suspects might have some of the property that was taken from the locker room during the second half of a game between Kansas and Central Missouri State.
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December 12, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE
If former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce doesn't accept the job at the University of Kansas, former USC coach Ted Tollner looms as one of the leading candidates, it was learned Friday. The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday that Bruce has been offered the Kansas coaching position. Doug Vance, assistant athletic director, responded by saying: "Our position is, 'No comment.' We won't say anything until we have an announcement to make."
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November 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Kansas Coach Glen Mason had tears in his eyes after Tony Sands set an NCAA record Saturday with 396 rushing yards. Sands couldn't hold his back. "It will be hard to wake up tomorrow and know that I might not see some of these guys the rest of my life," said the 5-foot-6 senior, who also scored four touchdowns as Kansas beat Missouri, 53-29, for its first winning season in 10 years. "I'd like to thank each and every one of them for making this day possible. I'm on an emotional high.
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April 8, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- The game was over, Memphis had won on a Monday, freshman Derrick Rose was going to be the star and Coach John Calipari was finally going to get his due. Cue the confetti and the CBS theme music. But then it wasn't over. In what will be remembered in Kansas lore as Mario's moon shot, Jayhawks junior guard Mario Chalmers landed a three-point basket with 2.1 seconds left to send a great NCAA championship game into overtime. "I knew it was going in when it left my hand," he said.
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April 8, 2008 | Bill Plaschke
SAN ANTONIO -- That's the thing about one shining moment. Somewhere else, there is darkness. Somewhere else, there is chill. After one shining moment carried Kansas to a breathless national championship that will live forever, somewhere else kids were crying. Somewhere else, kids were biting the bottoms of their jerseys, hiding their heads in their towels, throwing punches through the confetti. One shining moment gave Kansas a 75-68 overtime victory in the national title game Monday night.
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April 8, 2008 | Robyn Norwood, ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SAN ANTONIO -- The shot was off-balance, but Mario Chalmers' aim was true. Rock, shock, Jayhawk. It wasn't over, but it might as well have been. Chalmers' desperate three-point basket with 2.1 seconds left in regulation forced Memphis to overtime Monday, and a Kansas team that outlasted some of the best this NCAA tournament had to offer won the national title, 75-68. "It'll probably be the biggest shot ever made in Kansas history," Coach Bill Self said.
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April 7, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
SAN ANTONIO -- Maybe no one ever wanted to believe Memphis could end up as one of the great teams in NCAA history. The Memphis moons were lunar-eclipsed in this Final Four, engulfed by titans of basketball industry. UCLA, North Carolina and Kansas had combined for 17 national titles to none for the Tigers. "Three blue bloods and a blue collar," Coach John Calipari joked.
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April 7, 2008 | Robyn Norwood, ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SAN ANTONIO -- Players and coaches at the Final Four wear white hats and black hats. They are painted in broad brush strokes. Kansas wears the white hat in tonight's NCAA title game, and Memphis wears the black. Never mind that Kansas recruited Memphis stars Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose too. Or that Kansas guard Brandon Rush went to a prep school in North Carolina, just like a handful of Memphis players. "I feel people judge us, and don't really know us," Douglas-Roberts said.
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April 1, 2008 | Chris Dufresne
Bill Self of Kansas is a Final Four first-timer and he intends to act like one. He's ready for anything San Antonio throws at him. In fact, there isn't a dumb question he isn't ready to answer. "So you could put me answering questions in a dark room with the bright light shining on me for eight hours a day and I'd still love every second of it," Self said Monday in a conference call of Final Four coaches.
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July 12, 1988
The University of Kansas men's basketball program is under investigation by the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. for 15 alleged recruiting irregularities, Athletic Director Bob Frederick announced Monday. The school was notified June 20 of the investigation into possible violations that occurred between between June of 1986 and April of 1987. However, most of the alleged violations stem from the summer of 1986.
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November 24, 1987
Bob Valesente, whose University of Kansas football teams were 4-17-1 and without a Big Eight victory in his two seasons, was fired Monday despite the objections of some faculty members. Athletic Director Bob Frederick said that the decision was one he had "agonized over for weeks" and praised Valesente for his commitment to keeping players out of academic trouble. Valesente contended that he was not given enough time to build a winning program.
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November 25, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas finally played somebody, the somebody was Missouri, and that ended all the "Rock Chalk" title talk. It took until Nov. 24 to find out that No. 3 Missouri, not No. 2 Kansas, was probably the Big 12 Conference school you needed to throw your arms around. Missouri dominated most of Saturday night's eagerly awaited battle at Arrowhead Stadium, then survived a frantic fourth-quarter rally to hold off Kansas, 36-28.
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November 12, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The Big 12 may not be the best football conference but this year it has provided double-barrel blasts of chaos and Kansas. The Big 12 has a commissioner, when maybe it really needs a marshal. You probably know the television show "Gunsmoke" was set in the heart of Big 12 territory, and for this season, at least, league headquarters should get out of Dallas and get back to Dodge.
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