Kansas University's slumping volleyball team will play host to struggling Iowa State tonight.
It was a clean sweep for Oklahoma State tennis, as they defeated the Jyahawks in every match played as part of the ITA Region V Championships.
Kansas University's Travis Hurst was third, teammate Conrad Roberts tied for sixth, and the Jayhawks tied for fourth in the team race at the Nelson Classic, which concluded Sunday at the Stanford Golf Course.
Kansas University's women's swim team placed second of five teams at the Big 12 Relays Friday at Robinson Natatorium.
Nebraska swept Kansas, 15-9, 15-3, 15-11, in volleyball on Saturday at Devaney Center. Amy Myatt had 10 kills, while Danielle Geronym had eight for KU (12-10, 3-10). NU is 21-0, 13-0.
The last thing Kansas expected when it met Texas Tech for a critical football showdown was a shootout. But that's just what the Jayhawks got - that and a burning slug in the stomach.
Kansas University's men's cross country team placed sixth and the Jayhawk women 11th at Saturday's Big 12 championships at Buffalo Ranch Course. KU runners Charlie Gruber and Mark Menefee earned all-conference honors, placing 14th and 15th respectively.
Kansas University soccer team lost its regular season finale, 4-1, Friday to Missouri, but an Iowa State loss to Nebraska cemented the Jayhawks' spot in the Big 12 Tournament.
By Gary Bedore Today could be a red-letter day for Colorado University cross country. The Buffs are favored to win both the Big 12 men's and women's team titles on their home course in Boulder, Colo.
By Bill Mayer Both have played point guard for the Kansas basketball team and each is facing a highly formative season sophomore Kirk Hinrich at Kansas and fourth-year man Jacque Vaughn with the professional Utah Jazz.
Kansas University's men's golf team is tied for sixth place after Friday's first round of the Nelson-Stanford Invitational.
Coming into today's game, both Texas Tech and Kansas were expecting big things from their respective defenses. What they got instead was a good ol' offensive shootout. In the end the Red Raiders had more and bigger weapons.
The Texas A&M men's and women's swim team crashed the Wednesday night taping of the Fearless Football Forecasters. They also crashed the Jayhawks in competition Thursday at KU's Robinson Natatorium.
Kansas University's football team picked up its second and third oral commitments in two days with pledges from an in-state prep linebacker and a junior college offensive lineman.
By Gary Bedore Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams may have a hard time settling on a starting lineup this season. "Flipping coins," Williams quipped at Big 12 Basketball Media Day, asked how he'll choose his opening five. Seriously, folks . . .
By Chuck Woodling Dale Kelley certainly isn't Moses or even Charlton Heston but Kelley delivered Thursday what amounts to an 11th Commandment for college basketball
Big 12 Conference men's basketball coaches placed the monkey on the back of Kansas during Thursday's Media Day.
By Andrew Hartsock It takes all of two words for Kansas University football coach Terry Allen and running back David Winbush to explain the Jayhawks' recent success rushing. Curiously, they picked two different words. "Dylen Smith," Allen said. "Offensive line," Winbush countered.
Steve Schoenfeld, a longtime national football writer, was killed Tuesday night by a hit-and-run driver. Schoenfeld, 45, was leaving Arizona State University when he was struck by a car while crossing four-lane Mill Avenue on the southwest corner of the campus.
Justin Henry, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound linebacker from Royal Valley High, has orally committed to Kansas University's football team.
By Gary Bedore Want to know what's happening in the recruitment of Texas high school senior shooting guard Keith Langford? "You can look on the Internet for little hints, innuendoes," Charlene Taylor, mother of the 6-foot-4, 195-pound blue-chipper out of Crowley High in Crowley, Texas, said Wednesday, good-naturedly.
By Chuck Woodling I never asked Steve Schoenfeld if he customarily called someone just before he went to sleep or began dialing his cell phone right after he arose in the morning. I'm sure he did, though. Schoenfeld would call me while he was eating breakfast. He would phone me from airports, arenas, stadiums. Once last summer he even called me while he was vacationing in Vancouver.
Kansas University's swim teams will face double-barreled action today and Friday. The Jayhawks' men's and women's teams will tangle with Texas A&M in dual meets at 3 p.m. today at Robinson Natatorium.
By Christina Woods Senior outside hitter Nancy Bell isn't sure she'll watch the first televised Kansas women's volleyball match of the season against Texas A&M on Fox Sports Net. The Aggies stomped Kansas Wednesday night (15-10, 15-13, 15-12) at the Horejsi Center.
By Andrew Hartsock David Hurst's Kansas University football teammates are skeptical of tales of his ball-carrying abilities. "I played fullback my freshman year in high school," said Hurst, KU's 6-foot-3, 260-pound, third-year sophomore tight end from Austin, Texas. "I was actually pretty good. I rushed for over 1,000 yards, but no one believes me. I'm going to have to show them tapes, but they still won't believe it's me."
By Gary Bedore Jamal Sampson had some Kansas University men's basketball fans shaking their collective heads on Tuesday. Sampson, a 6-foot-10 high school senior center from Santa Ana, Calif., told the Journal-World he'd sliced his list of prospective schools to two Cal-Berkeley and Saint Louis U.
By Gary Bedore Two blue-chip Californian basketball prospects have said thanks but no thanks to scholarship offers from Kansas University. Josh Childress, a 6-foot-5 guard from Lakewood, Calif., has orally committed to Stanford, choosing the Cardinal over runner-up KU.
Kansas University's doubles duo of Eleazar Magallan and Rodrigo Echagaray won the doubles championship of the Intercollegiate Tennis Assn. Region V Individual Championships on Sunday.
Kansas University tied Baylor, 1-1, on Sunday and is locked in a tie for sixth place in the Big 12 Conference race. Only the top eight teams qualify for the conference tournament Nov. 1-4.
Kansas University's softball team concluded its fall exhibition schedule by bowing to Missouri, 2-1, and Arizona State, 16-0, in the MU Invitational last weekend in Columbia, Mo.
Colorado avenged an earlier loss to Kansas with a 15-11, 15-12, 15-11 Big 12 volleyball victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday.
The scope of Kansas University football coach Terry Allen's crackdown has grown again. First, Allen cracked the whip over the Jayhawks. Then he cracked down on the sideline hangers-on. On Saturday, Allen trained his guns on the KU faithful, or at least the few dozen or so who tried to tear down the goalposts after Kansas remained undefeated in its second season with a 23-15 homecoming victory over Colorado at Memorial Stadium.
By Chuck Woodling It's wonderful to see golden throats of television finally deriding athletic hot-dogs who do their celebrating and taunting under flawed conditions. Most showoffs are distasteful enough when they're doing well; they're even more disgusting when they're getting hare-lipped. Criticism by telecasters has been too long in coming.
The Kansas University soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie with North Texas in double overtime on Friday. The tie snapped KU's three-game losing streak.
Kansas University's Blue team beat Crimson, 56-48, in the Jayhawks' women's swim intrasquad meet Friday at Robinson Natatorium.
Kansas freshman Andrew Metzler qualified for the main draw of the men's Intercollegiate Tennis Assn. Region V championship with two straight-set victories on Thursday.
Kansas pounded 23 hits and scored 14 runs in nine innings in a softball scrimmage Thursday against Neosho CC at Jayhawk Field.
By Gary Bedore There's a sense of urgency at Kansas basketball camp this preseason. That's partly because, for KU, the 2000-2001 regular-season opens 10 days sooner than a year ago. KU opens against UCLA on Nov. 9 at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in New York. A year ago, KU opened on Nov. 19 at home against Fairfield.
Iowa State has been picked to win the Big 12 women's basketball championship in a preseason poll of the league's head coaches.
By Christina Woods Sara Kidd's first career start ended with Kansas University blanking Oklahoma, 15-8, 15-11, 15-5, Wednesday night at the Horejsi Athletic Center.
By Andrew Hartsock Roger Ross has a Buffalo chip on his shoulder. Ross, Kansas University's diminutive junior wide receiver, grew up minutes away from the University of Colorado. He's a lifelong Buffaloes fan.
After starting their season with placements of last, last and second to last, KU Women's golf team is starting to show some improvement.
Freshman guard Mario Kinsey will be out for two to four weeks after undergoing leg surgery, Kansas coach Roy Williams announced Wednesday.
By Gary Bedore Ryan Robertson has signed a letter-of-intent make that a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Knights of the American Basketball Association. "This felt like recruiting again," said Robertson, a former high school standout from St. Charles, Mo., who chose Kansas University over St. Louis U. and the University of Missouri in recruiting six years ago.
Kansas University's women's golf team placed fourth of eight teams after two rounds of the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at Colbert Hills Golf Course.
The Kansas-Texas Tech football game on Oct. 28 at Memorial Stadium won't be televised. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m.
By Gary Bedore How good a basketball player is Michael Lee? Pretty darn good, says recruiting analyst Mike Sullivan, who scouted Lee at various venues last summer.
Texas forward Abby Gutowski recorded a hat trick Sunday, leading the Longhorns to a 5-2 victory over Kansas University. Midfielder Lauren Field also scored a pair of goals for UT.
Kansas University's Emily Haylock went unbeaten in both singles and doubles play, capturing two flight titles at the Hurricane Tennis Invitational Sunday.
Kansas' softball team beat Butler County CC, 2-0, Saturday. Kirsten Milhoan was the winner.
Kansas University's tennis doubles team of Ed Dus and Rodrigo Echagaray lost to a team from Baylor in the consolation bracket finals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships Saturday.
Just moments after one of the biggest and certainly most emotional wins as Kansas University's football coach, Terry Allen tried to gather the Jayhawks for a postgame singing of the Rock Chalk Chant.
Kansas University's men's cross country team placed sixth of 23 teams and the women ninth of 25 teams at the Chili Pepper Invitational.
Compiled by Chuck Woodling Missouri calls it the Indian War Drum. Kansas calls it the Marching Band Drum. By whatever name, the symbolic trophy goes to the KU-MU winner each year. Kansas keeps it because the Jayhawks won, 21-0, last year.
Texas A&M scored three goals in 2 minutes, 18 seconds to blank Kansas, 3-0, on Friday and send the Jayhawks' record below the .500 mark for the first time this season.
Kansas University's Monica Sekulov, Cheryl Mallaiah, Courtney Steinbock and Emily Haylock all claimed victories in the rain-shortened first round of the Hurricane Invitational on Friday.
Kansas University's Rodrigo Echagaray and Ed Dus bounced back from an opening-round loss Thursday to claim two victories on Friday in the Intercollegiate Tennis Assn. All-American Championships.
Logic would suggest that Kansas University's women's basketball team is in for a rebuilding year. The loss of those three key players would suggest the Jayhawks have plenty of holes to fill, but Kansas' newcomers are confident KU won't miss a beat.
By Gary Bedore Hair today, gone tomorrow?
By Andrew Hartsock A revelation hit Luke Axtell the other day.
By Gary Bedore Expect to see Kansas at, or near the top of the polls this college basketball preseason. "I don't mind that. I think we're gonna be pretty doggone good, too," Kansas coach Roy Williams said at his 13th-annual Media Day Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.
By Joel Mathis Terry Allen says he has learned his lesson. The Kansas University football coach responded Thursday to a report by Barbara Ballard, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, criticizing how Allen and athletics department officials handled a soccer player's claim that she had been sexually assaulted by two football players.
Eric Chenowith needs just one word to describe the season-opening Late Night With Roy Williams basketball celebration. "Fun," says Chenowith, Kansas University's 7-foot-1 senior center from Villa Park, Calif. Yep, fun.
Late Night is always a good night for Kansas basketball fans to check out the squad's newcomers. The Jayhawks have added one scholarship freshman to the roster this season. He's Bryant Nash, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Carrollton, Texas.
Four appearances on ESPN's Big Monday, a trip to New York's Madison Square Garden, a home non-conference game against Tulsa and three non-conference road contests versus Wake Forest, Ohio State and DePaul highlight Kansas University's men's basketball schedule.
The doors were supposed to open at 5 p.m. By 4:30, Allen Fieldhouse was already starting to fill up, such is the enthusiasm of KU fans for their Jayhawks. Some brought dinner, others brought their homework. Aubrey Koontz, Tonganoxie, brought a proposal for her favorite Jayhawk: Jeff Boschee.
The Kansas University volleyball team suffered its fifth straight loss Wednesday, falling 13-15, 15-11, 12-15, 8-15 at Missouri.
By Andrew Hartsock The Mario Kinsey football/basketball conundrum suddenly is as clear as mud. Kinsey, Kansas University's true freshman quarterback from Waco, Texas, fully expects to travel Saturday to Columbia, Mo., for KU's Big 12 football meeting with Missouri. A guard who will walk on to the KU basketball team, Kinsey does not expect to participate in Friday's Late Night With Roy Williams season-opening extravaganza.
Kansas freshman Travis Hurst won the individual golf medalist honors title at the Purina Classic, which concluded Tuesday. Hurst shot rounds of 72-67-67 for a one-stroke victory over Missouri's Mark McBride.
Halstead High's Dennis Latimore figures to play basketball in Kansas University's Allen Fieldhouse at least once in his college career. Latimore, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound senior power forward, verbally committed to the University of Arizona on Monday.
Kansas' Quentin Blakeney lost in the first round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men's All-American Championships.
By Gary Bedore Pole vault guru Rick Attig has landed on his feet. Attig, an assistant track coach at Kansas University for 16 years who did not have his contract renewed after last season, has accepted an assistant coaching post at the University of Nebraska.
Kansas University's women's golf team placed 14th of 15 teams at the Shoot-out at the Legends Tuesday.
Kansas University's Travis Hurst shot a two-round score of 139 to help the Jayhawks stay within striking distance of leader Missouri on Monday at the Purina Classic at Missouri Bluffs Golf Club.
Kansas University's homecoming football game against Colorado on Oct. 21 will be televised on the Big 12 network. Kickoff will be at 11:30 a.m. Channels 13 and 29 (Cable 17) carry the Big 12 network games.
Nebraska is No. 1 again, but look who's No. 2 Kansas State. The Cornhuskers regained the top spot in a big way on Sunday, while one week at No. 1 was too much for Florida State, which tumbled to No. 7 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll following Saturday's 27-24 loss at Miami.
When Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches" was first performed a decade ago in Los Angeles it caused quite a stir. The play was controversial because its leading male characters are homosexuals and its action revolves around the AIDS epidemic. After all, it was the Reagan era then, and AIDS was considered by some conservatives, both religious and not, as a justified consequence of homosexual behavior.
This is closing the gap? Just days after Kansas University football coach Terry Allen proclaimed the Jayhawks were, indeed, closing in on their in-state rivals, KU did little to make Allen's case.
By Christina Woods Kansas University's volleyball team couldn't buck a recent trend against Texas. The Jayhawks suffered their third five-game loss in the past four matches when Texas upended KU, 7-15, 15-13, 16-14, 15-17, 15-11, on Saturday night at the Horejsi Center.
Lindsey Horner scored a late goal as Kansas dropped Texas Tech, 1-0, in women's college soccer on Friday at SuperTarget Field. The Jayhawks, who had 15 shots to Tech's eight, had several opportunities but did not score until the 88th minute.
The College Football Hall of Fame Road Show will be on display before Saturday's Kansas-Kansas State game at Memorial Stadium.
Plans have been finalized for Late Night With Roy Williams a week from tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. Doors will open at 5 p.m., Oct. 13, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
By Gary Bedore Kansas will make its recruiting pitch to a pair of Kansas City-area basketball players this weekend. Jeff Hawkins, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Kansas City Sumner, and Jamar Howard, a 6-5 guard/forward from Shawnee Mission Miege, head to Lawrence today for the start of their official KU campus visits.
Kansas State stopped Kansas, 15-6, 17-15 and 15-13 in Big 12 volleyball on Wednesday night. The Jayhawks fell to 11-5 overall and 2-5 in the league. KSU is 10-4, 4-2. The match was played before 2,012 fans. KSU stretched its winning streak to 11 matches versus Kansas, dating to 1994.
By Gary Bedore Mario Kinsey wants to stick to the plan the one that has him red-shirting in football and switching over to basketball on Oct. 13. "I'm really ready to go play basketball. I hope the plan goes through," Kansas University's two-sport athlete said Wednesday after football practice.
Kansas University's men's basketball team will conduct walk-on try-outs in Allen Fieldhouse beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Kansas University compiled a three-round total of 969 strokes, placing last Tuesday at the Big 12 Preview women's golf tournament at Ridgewood Country Club. The Jayhawks shot a 316 in the final round and finished 16 shots behind 11th-place Colorado.
Kansas University's Cheryl Mallaiah and Monica Sekulov defeated teammates Courtney Steinbock and Kristen Steinbock, 9-8 (4) in the doubles finals of the San Diego-San Diego State Invitational last weekend.
Kansas University was in last place after 36 holes of the Big 12 Preview women's golf tournament on Monday at Ridgewood CC.
Kansas University's Pardis Brown was named Big 12 Conference soccer newcomer of the week.
Saturday's Kansas-Kansas State football game won't be televised and neither will the Kansas-Missouri game on Oct. 14 in Columbia. On Monday, three games were selected by the Big 12 office for the Oct. 14 slot Texas A&M at Baylor, Oklahoma at Kansas State and Nebraska at Texas Tech.
Christina Woods Kansas University's soccer team was pleased with its performance despite a 3-0 loss to third-ranked Nebraska Sunday afternoon at SuperTarget Field.
Kansas University's softball team blanked Johnson County CC, 5-0, but fell to Washburn, 2-1, in the final game of the Jayhawk Invitational Sunday at Jayhawk Field.
By Gary Bedore Kansas may sign not one, but two Portland, Ore., basketball players this recruiting season. Jefferson High's Aaron Miles and Michael Lee are both expected to attend Late Night With Roy Williams on Oct. 13 at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas University's football team wasn't supposed to stand a chance against Oklahoma. It didn't, as it turns out, but not for the reasons anticipated going in. KU senior quarterback Dylen Smith tied a school record with five interceptions and he had two fumbles to boot and the 14th-ranked Sooners overcame a couple of early deficits to upend the Jayhawks, 34-16, on Saturday at OU's Memorial Stadium.
The Kansas University rowing team turned in a decent performance at the Head of Des Moines regatta Saturday. This was the first regatta of the season.
Kansas University's softball team beat Dodge City CC, 8-4, and lost to Washburn, 7-5, on Saturday at Jayhawk Field.
By Christina Woods What would have been a sweet victory for Amy Myatt turned bittersweet. Myatt's 700th career kill placed her in Kansas University's volleyball record books, but that was not enough to defeat Texas Tech. The Red Raiders outlasted the Jayhawks, 15-11, 5-15, 7-15, 15-12, 15-6, on Saturday at Horejsi Center.
Kansas University's men's cross country team placed fifth and the women's team seventh at the Oklahoma State jamboree Saturday.