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NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

The NCAA's board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation's biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and decide other increasingly hot-button issues involving their athletes.

KU has two recruits in top six of Rivals’ class of 2014 basketball rankings

If you put much stock in basketball recruiting rankings, the rich continue to get richer in the Big 12 and Southeastern conferences. Kansas features two players in the top six of Rivals’ final top 150 rankings for the class of 2014, which were released on Thursday morning. Kentucky has four players in the top 30. Defending SEC champ Florida boasts three signees in the top 50.

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Some rules regarding Northwestern union vote

In the wake of a ruling by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board that they qualify as employees under federal law, Northwestern football players are voting Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes. Some questions and answers:

Sports panel jeers paying athletes

The subject of paying student-athletes, along with many others, was discussed at length in a two-hour forum on college athletics in front of a large crowd at McCain Auditorium. The Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board recently issued a groundbreaking ruling in support of Northwestern football players that are attempting to unionize, making it a hot-button issue at many universities.

Kansas State to announce details for $50 million upgrade to football stadium

Kansas State is ready to unveil plans for a $50 million overhaul to the north end of its football stadium with hopes that construction can begin at the conclusion of the upcoming season and be completed in time for the 2015 home opener, according to four sources with knowledge of the project. The sources said K-State plans to share full details of the privately funded renovation with a video at the Wildcats’ spring football game on April 26.

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2013 Schedule

  • 8/30, North Dakota State 24, K-State 21
  • 9/7, K-State 48, Louisiana 27
  • 9/14, K-State 37, UMass 7
  • 9/21, K-State at Texas
  • 9/28, Open date
  • 10/5, K-State at Oklahoma State
  • 10/12, Baylor at K-State
  • 10/26, West Virginia at K-State
  • 11/2, Iowa State at K-State
  • 11/9, K-State at Texas Tech
  • 11/16, TCU at K-State
  • 11/23, Oklahoma at K-State
  • 11/30, K-State at Kansas