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Beaty Ball: Kansas football set to begin new era against South Dakota State

Ready or not, here we are. At 11 Saturday morning, the David Beaty Era will surge into the Great Unknown with Kansas’ season opener against South Dakota State. After years of volatility and rising angst — three coaching changes in six years and 12 victories over the five seasons will do that — Beaty will take the controls and try to do what his predecessors couldn’t: Fix KU football.

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Matthew Boateng dismissed from KU football program by coach David Beaty

Three days before the season opener, Kansas coach David Beaty announced the departure of another scholarship player. Sophomore cornerback Matthew Boateng was dismissed from the football program because of a team rules violation, Beaty announced Wednesday.

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The strange story of Devonte Wilson, KU’s viral workout wonder

Kansas sophomore Devonte Wilson uses his Instagram account to show off an assortment of his own crazy workouts, insane box jumps and “dude, look out!” leaps over stationary equipment in the weight room. One of the videos went viral and made him an Internet celebrity, but despite what some of those headlines said, he is not a KU running back or a member of the football team.

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Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart leads trio of captains

A week ago, Kansas’ Montell Cozart earned the title of starting quarterback. Now Cozart, a junior from Kansas City, has picked up another honor: Team captain. Cozart was one of three captains selected during a team vote over the weekend, KU coach David Beaty unveiled on Monday. Senior defensive end Ben Goodman and safety Fish Smithson were also chosen captains.