By Gary Bedore It wasn't a dream. It was Nick Collison versus the Dream Team on Tuesday in Hawaii. Collison, Kansas University's 6-foot-9, 240-pound sophomore forward from Iowa Falls, Iowa, joined 11 other college all-stars in a scrimmage against the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team the so-called NBA "Dream Team" in Honolulu.
By Gary Bedore Portland, Ore., blue-chip prep point guard Aaron Miles had hoped to attend the same Midnight Madness as his buddy Josh Childress.
Since finishing tied for second at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February, former Kansas University golfer Matt Gogel has struggled on the PGATour.
Illini freshman Tiffani Walker scored two goals in the first 10 minutes, as Illinois shut out the Kansas University women's soccer team, 4-0, on Sunday.
National high school standouts Alan Anderson and David Lee narrow their college basketball choices.
By Tom Meagher Nearly 6,000 people crowded the new turf Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, playing games, getting autographs and cheering on the new Jayhawk football squad for the 2000 Get Ready Rally.
Two former Kansas University offensive linemen were let go by their respective teams Sunday as NFL squads cut their rosters to 53 players.
Kansas University's volleyball team beat a group of former Jayhawks 17-15, 15-6, 15-6, 15-5 Saturday night in the annual KU volleyball alumni match at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
Cards, letters, emails and faxes have poured into Roy Williams' office since Decision Day -- July 6 -- when he announced he was staying at Kansas.
Senior midfielder Meghann Haven scored two goals and junior forward Natalie Hoogveld scored one, leading Kansas University to a 3-0 women's soccer victory over Northwestern on Friday.
John Crider is a three-time winner of Kansas University's preseason 12-minute men's basketball conditioning run. Crider, a junior from Horton, completed 81/3 laps at Kansas Memorial Stadium, clipping Kirk Hinrich, who finished 81/4 laps.
By Gary Bedore Ross Randall has completed the first leg of his world golf tour. Randall, Kansas University's veteran golf coach, returned Thursday from Hoylake, England where his United States Palmer Cup team fell to Great Britain/Ireland, 121/2 to 111/2, in a collegiate all-star competition at Royal Liverpool Golf Clue.
Luke Axtell isn't the only Kansas basketball player, past or present, to possess some artistic ability. Axtell, Kansas University's 6-foot-10 senior guard, who has recorded, but put on hold the sale of his country compact disc -- "The River Runs Dry" -- can play the guitar and sing.
By Gary Bedore Basketball notes The Internet continues to unearth ways to cover men's college basketball recruiting. Recruiting analyst Marc Maggard hosts an Internet talk show each Tuesday night, accessible nationwide via onairsports.com.
By Gary Bedore If you want to buy Luke Axtell's new country compact disc, "The River Runs Dry," you have just two days to do so.
Last year as a first-year coach, Mark Francis guided Kansas University's soccer team to a school-record eight victories.
By Gary Bedore The Kansas City Knights selected just one former Kansas University player Darrin Hancock in Tuesday's 12-round ABA Draft.
By Chuck Woodling How hot is it? So hot that Kansas University football coach Terry Allen has been forced to change his practice plans. Scheduled for two sessions in full pads on Wednesday, the Jayhawks instead practiced in full pads in the morning and shoulder pads and shorts in the afternoon.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University athletics tickets have sported several looks over the years, from high-tech to low-tech and everything in between. This year's KU football season tickets are going a different direction: kid tech.
By Andrew Hartsock Murphy, a 6-foot-4, 252-pound senior from Galveston, Texas, by way of Garden City Community College, agreed with his coach's description of him as a Swiss Army Knife kind of defender.
By Andrew Hartsock Termaine Fulton and Byron Gasaway aren't just back on the Kansas University football team. They're back bigger, stronger and faster than they were when injuries forced them to sit out last season as medical red-shirts.
By Gary Bedore Kansas University senior Eric Chenowith left his home in California on Sunday morning for the week-long Pete Newell Big Man Basketball Camp in Honolulu.
By Chuck Woodling As nightmares go, it's not his worst, yet Kansas University football coach Terry Allen won't be dancing a jig if starting quarterback Dylen Smith goes down.
By Chuck Woodling If you can't stand the heat of Kansas University's sun-drenched preseason football practices, you don't have to get out of the kitchen. All a player has to do is go to a "cool zone."
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Nate Dwyer is the only letterman returning on KU's defensive line, but junior college transfers are expected to fill the void.
Five-time All-America pole vaulter Andrea Branson has decided to stay at Kansas after all. Branson, a senior from Shawnee Mission East, said earlier this week she was seriously considering transferring.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Two blue chip high school basketball players from California are expected to attend Late Night With Roy Williams on Oct. 13 at Allen Fieldhouse.
By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Fifth-year senior Tim Bowers has been a hit on the field and in the classroom for Kansas.
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas University football coach Terry Allen held out hope until the very end that Dijon Dillon, a defensive lineman from Free State High, would return to KU for his red-shirt freshman season.
Axtell, a 6-foot-9 guard from Kansas University who left the Jayhawks after 20 games last season, hit three of five three-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points as the Big 12 All-Stars stopped the Basket Club of Vienna, 95-57, on Thursday in Vienna, Austria.
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kareem High doesn't have a catchy nickname.
Gary answers a wide array of questions from KU basketball fans, ranging from when Late Night will be to when he thinks Roy Williams will retire....
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas University's already-thin defensive line might have just become a little thinner. Dijon Dillon, a red-shirt freshman defensive lineman from Free State High, is believed to have left the KU football program.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Halstead's Dennis Latimore said KU, Arizona and Florida are the leading contenders for his choice of college, with Stanford, UCLA and Kentucky also on his list.
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas' newest players spent some quality time together at the university's Adams Campus Challenge Course.
Jacque Vaughn was courted by Boston and Orlando, but elected to remain in Utah. Point guard Jacque Vaughn passed a physical and re-signed with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, giving the Jazz a familiar face backing up veteran John Stockton.
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer It would be foolhardy, Matt Link knows, to predict a recruiting class' future football contributions by its first-day performance in the weight room.
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer The Kansas football team's freshman class which reported Sunday includes the two fastest sprinters in the state of Texas. Given his experience and position, J.T. Thompson well could be tailor-made for a red shirt.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Sunflower Staters Wayne Simien, Dennis Latimore, Jeff Hawkins and Jamar Howard plan to make official visits to KU.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor KU's Nick Collison has been named to a U.S. Select Team that will face the U.S. Olympic squad. Collison, Kansas University's sophomore forward from Iowa Falls, Iowa, has been named to a USA Basketball Select Team that will take on the U.S. Dream Team in an Olympic tune-up on Sept. 2 in Honolulu.
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas University's football season officially begins today when the Jayhawks' newcomers report to campus.
By Chuck Woodling Too bad Kansas University isn't the college football equivalent of the Hotel California.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor KU's Luke Axtell starts practicing with the Big 12 Foreign Tour Team today.
Given a fair and full chance, he's going to get the job done. But you can't blame Kansas football coach Terry Allen if he occasionally wonders if some hostile harpy has floated a Joe Blitzspflk storm cloud over his office.
Aaron Haack, an offensive lineman from Lawrence High, is among eight walk-on candidates expected for the start of Kansas University football preseason drills.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor So far, Stanley Redwine has signed nine high schoolers to Kansas University track and field letters-of-intent.
Amid the ice packs, the soaked jerseys, the dirty towels and the oppressive, overpowering stench of defeat following the Kings-Lakers finale last spring at Staples Center, there were two truly encouraging sightings.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor KU will open the 2000-2001 men's basketball season against the Bruins in the Coaches Vs. Cancer IKON Classic.
By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Marc Gibson, KU's new assistant director of promotions in charge of football tickets sales, is spearheading several unusual ticket promotions and packages.
The Sacramento Kings Tuesday re-signed free agent forward-center Scot Pollard to a multiyear contract and inked free agent guard Bobby Jackson to a multiyear pact.
By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer Dani McHenry, one of the state's top high school volleyball prospects from Shawnee Heights, has orally committed to Kansas.
By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor While Border War rival Missouri has leased all 32 of its private suites, Kansas still has "eight or nine" scholarship suites unleased.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Andrea Branson, a Prairie Village junior who thrilled a crowd of 13,000 at the 2000 Kansas Relays, is planning on leaving KU for her senior season.
By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Happy Birthday to you; Happy Birthday to you; Happy Birthday Roy Williams, Happy Birthday to you." Here are 50 reasons Roy Williams deserves "Happy Birthday" salutations in his adopted hometown today as he turns 50 yep, the big five-oh.