Stories for September 2000


Saturday, September 30

Jayhawks go 2-0

Kansas University's Monica Sekulov and Cheryl Mallaiah advanced to the third round of the San Diego Invitational. Both players went 2-0 on Friday. The tourney continues today.

Kansas defeats Iowa State

Sarah Gonzalez made eight saves Friday, and the Kansas University women's soccer team defeated Iowa State, 3-1, at Super Target Field. Forwards Lindsey Horner and Carmel Kaplinger scored goals within a minute of each other to give KU a 2-0 lead in the first half. Colleen Colvin later made it 3-0.

Friday, September 29

Holloman happy to be a Jayhawk

Kansas defensive lineman hopes to put pressure on Oklahoma quarterback Saturday, add to ring collection later

By Chuck Woodling At 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, Kansas University defensive end Ervin Holloman should have no trouble lifting the rear end of a used yellow Topaz automobile. Even easier to carry, though, is the big yellow topaz stone adorning the ring on Holloman's left hand.

Hayes on UTEP's campus

Modesto, Calif., high school basketball forward Chuck Hayes is at the University of Texas-El Paso today for his second of five scheduled campus recruiting visits.

Thursday, September 28

Baylor beats Jayhawks

Baylor outlasted Kansas University in five games Wednesday night at Ferrell Center. The Bears won the Big 12 match 15-8, 1-15, 15-6, 15-17, 15-8.

Kansas soccer team returns to home field

Kansas University's women's soccer team will return to SuperTarget Field this weekend. The Jayhawks played their last three home matches in Overland Park and Olathe because of turf damage at their on-campus facility.

Wednesday, September 27

Marshall leads Jayhawk golfers to Kansas Invitational crown

By Gary Bedore Missouri won the Kansas Invitational golf tournament a year ago. "We said, 'It's not going to happen this year, that's for sure,''' KU sophomore Chris Marshall said. The revenge-minded Jayhawks blasted Mizzou and 11 other schools at the 2000 Kansas Invitational Monday and Tuesday at Alvamar's pubic course.

Carey on student basketball council

Group of 40 college men's players discuss issues at Dallas meeting

By Gary Bedore The new Student Basketball Congress is not asking for much: Just a small piece of the $6 billion NCAA Tournament pie. "The NCAA makes so much money off us and we never see any of it," notes Kansas University junior Jeff Carey, a member of the 40-person SBC a group of college men's basketball players that reports its concerns to the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Jayhawk nickel back Jordan eager for Oklahoma challenge

By Andrew Hartsock Oklahoma's football team probably doesn't know much about Matt Jordan. But he figured the Sooners would know enough to make him a prime target when they play host to Kansas on Saturday at OU's Memorial Stadium.

Tuesday, September 26

Chenowith on Naismith list

Kansas senior center Eric Chenowith is a preseason candidate for the Naismith player of the year award, which goes to the country's top player. Duke's Shane Battier and Tennessee's Tamika Catchings were the top vote-getters.

KU golf team leads invitational

Kansas University's men's golf team holds a commanding 21-stroke lead over Missouri after the first round of the 13-team Kansas Invitational at Alvamar. KU placed six golfers in the top 10.

Hayes high on KU after visit

A little rain and cold temperatures did not spoil basketball recruit Chuck Hayes' visit to Kansas University last weekend. "Did it rain? He didn't mention the rain," Hayes' dad, Charles, said Monday night, giving a thumbs up to his son's official campus visit to Mt. Oread.

Jayhawk netters wrap up Fallon Invitational against Baylor

Kansas University faced Baylor on the final day of the Tom Fallon Invitational. The Jayhawks won three of six singles matches, with Baylor dominating doubles play.

KU Swimmers dominate SIU Lake Race

Kansas Univerisity's men's and women's swim teams each defeated their Southern Illinois counterparts at the seventh annual Lake Race.

Monday, September 25

Women's Golf finishes last

Fifteen teams competed in the Mary Fossum Intercollegiate Tournament. Kansas ranked fifteenth.

Paul Pierce stabbed

(As of 4:58 p.m.) Boston Celtics player and former KU basketball All-American Paul Pierce was in fair condition after being stabbed multiple times early Monday while attending a private event at a nightclub.

Sunday, September 24

KU pitches shutout - Kansas 42, Southern Illinois 0

Jayhawks blank Salukis, turn attention to conference opener against OU

Heading into the third game of his fourth season as Kansas University's football coach, Terry Allen rarely had displayed much of a gambling nature. But in the week leading up to his 37th game on the KU sidelines, Allen rolled the dice.

KU downs Iowa State

The Kansas University volleyball team swept Iowa State, 15-7, 15-6, 15-11, Saturday night at Hilton Colliseum.

KU golfers rained out

The Kansas University women's golf team was rained out Saturday at the Mary Fossum Intercollegiate Tournament.

Saturday, September 23

Williams visits homes of two KC recruits

By Gary Bedore Kansas City high school basketball guards Jeff Hawkins and Jamar Howard welcomed Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams into their respective homes on Thursday. They watched a KU highlight film, talked academics and hoops and set up campus visits to KU for the Oct. 6-8 Kansas-Kansas State football weekend.

Kansas' Dwyer on fire

Defensive lineman leads team in sacks so far

By Andrew Hartsock The graybeard on the Kansas University football team's defensive line walks with a spring in his step these days. Just two games into the season, Nate Dwyer, KU's 6-foot-3, 300-pound junior from Stillwater, Minn., already has 15 total tackles and a team-leading 21/2 sacks.

KU loses Big 12 opener

The Kansas women's soccer team lost its Big 12 Conference opener to Oklahoma, 4-0, matching its worst defeat of the season. "We were absolutely horrendous tonight," Kansas coach Mark Francis said.

KU athletes supporting Big Brothers program

Several members of Kansas University's women's basketball, softball and baseball teams will be big brothers and big sisters today. The 21 Jayhawks, in conjunction with Lawrence's Big Brothers-Big Sisters program, will accompany approximately 25 youths to the Kansas-Southern Illinois football game.

Swimmers at SIU

Kansas University's swim teams will travel to Carbondale, Ill., today for the seventh annual Lake Race against Southern Illinois.

Friday, September 22

Soccer field deemed unplayable

KU to play host to OSU in Olathe

Kansas University's soccer team still doesn't have a playable home field, and probably won't for at least another two weeks. The bluegrass on SuperTarget Field, located south of Anschutz Pavilion on 19th Street, suffered from the summer's numerous 100-degree plus days and lack of rain.

Thursday, September 21

Huskers humble Kansas

Top-ranked Nebraska stops Jayhawks in three games

By Jason Franchuk Early in the third and final game, a Nebraska spike laser-beamed over the net, bounced off the floor and drilled Kansas' Jennifer Kraft in the nose. "No blood," Kraft reported afterward, but the Jayhawks certainly saw enough red after the Cornhuskers pounded them 15-7, 15-5, 15-6 at Horejsi Center on Wednesday night. "Nebraska is a very talented team," Kansas coach Ray Bechard said. "No question about it."

Wednesday, September 20

KU, NU to collide tonight

Unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Nebraska and once-beaten Kansas will collide in volleyball at 7 tonight at the Horejsi Center. Kansas, 10-1, has never defeated Nebraska, 9-0, in volleyball. The Jayhawks' record against the Cornhuskers is 0-64.

Halstead prep leaning toward 'Zona

Power forward Latimore hears pitch from Kansas coach Williams

By Gary Bedore Arizona remains the heavy favorite to land Halstead High senior basketball power forward Dennis Latimore. But in recruiting it's not over 'til it's over and Kansas remains in the hunt for the 6-foot-9, 230-pound power forward, who had an in-home visit with Kansas coach Roy Williams and assistant Joe Holladay on Monday night.

KU cornerbacks confident

Roe, Davison giving big lift to Kansas' pass defense, but they're not surprised

By Andrew Hartsock If confidence could cover a streaking wide receiver, Kansas University's cornerbacks would lead the league. In coverage, that is. They have the confidence part down pat. In coverage, that is. They have the confidence part down pat.

Jayhawks finish fourth

Kansas University's men's golf team placed fourth at the Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational Tuesday after carding a final-round 309 at the par-71 Inverness Club.

Tuesday, September 19

Possible TV payoff reason behind KU-UCLA game

Let me see if I have this right Kansas University has agreed to play UCLA in football next season and will pay $400,000 for the privilege. UCLA??? Why in the world when Kansas must play eight Big 12 Conference games and has to record six victories to earn a bowl trip would the Jayhawks want to meet a perennial power?

Big 12 honors Atkinson

KU defender named player of week

By Andrew Hartsock Algie Atkinson, Kansas University's junior outside linebacker from Skokie, Ill., is the Jayhawks' first Big 12 defensive player of the week. And no one could be more pleased to see Atkinson honored for his on-field abilities than KU coach Terry Allen.

Minnesota prep chooses Spartans

Anderson headed to Michigan State; Bozeman orally commits Bruins

By Gary Bedore It didn't take Minnesota prep Alan Anderson long to sort out his college finalists. Anderson, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Minneapolis who visited Kansas last weekend, on Monday verbally committed to Michigan State over KU and Minnesota.

Jayhawks kick Kangaroos in three games

KU volleyball improves to 10-1 heading into showdown with Nebraska

By Levi Chronister After a one-day break, Kansas University came out sluggish but still swept University of Missouri-Kansas City, 15-10, 15-9, 15-4, in volleyball Monday at Horejsi Center.

Riley to coach at Penn

Kansas University men's tennis coach Mark Riley has resigned to accept the men's head coaching position at the University of Pennsylvania. KU assistant coach Ross Nwachukwu will serve as interim coach for upcoming season. Riley compiled a 53-44 record in four years at KU.

Monday, September 18

Algie Atkinson named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Jayhawk Football Head Coach Terry Allen discusses the team's performance against UAB, and sets up next week's game against Southern Illinois.

Prior to Monday's Big 12 Coach's teleconference, the announcement was made that KU defensive standout Algie Atkinson has been named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. Jayhawk football head coach Terry Allen also discussed the team's performance against UAB, and set up next week's game against Southern Illinois.

Punt woes persist

KU seeks to improve special teams play

By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's football team might have found a new long snapper and might be moving back to an old protection scheme and a 14-yard drop in the wake of poor punt-team performances the first two weeks of the season.

Jayhawks blank SMS, 2-0

Kansas University bounced back from Saturday's loss to Mississippi by blanking Southwest Missouri State, 2-0, Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Classic at Blue Valley Northwest.

Minnesota prep visits, doesn't commit

By Gary Bedore Ever wonder what happens on a men's basketball recruiting visit to Kansas? Well, last Friday and Saturday . . .

Sunday, September 17

Young fans flock to Jayhawk 'Fun Zone'

Protesters criticize coach at home opener

By Tom Meagher Inside Kansas University's Memorial Stadium before the Jayhawk football team's season home opener, fans of all ages and sizes played games in the new Fun Zone. Outside, protesters passed out fliers criticizing coach Terry Allen's handling of alleged player misconduct.

Steinbock wins second singles at Indiana Invitational

Kansas University freshman tennis player Kristen Steinbock captured the title in singles flight No. 2, as the Jayhawks wrapped up the third and final day of play at the Indiana Invitational, held in Bloomington, Ind. No team scores were kept at the six-team invitational.

Garcia giddy about game-winning FG

After missing go-ahead extra point, KU kicker connects from 50 yards

By Gary Bedore Joe Garcia flubbed a key extra point try on Saturday night. But Kansas University's senior kicker also boomed a 50-yard field goal with 6:04 remaining to give the Jayhawks a 23-20 nonconference football victory over Alabama-Birmingham at Memorial Stadium.

KU punt woes continue

By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's football team had two weeks to shore up the suspect punt-team troubles that doomed the Jayhawks to a devastating season-opening loss at Southern Methodist.

Jayhawks fall in two overtimes

Anna Sanders scored in the 107th minute, lifting Ole Miss to a 4-3 double-overtime women's soccer victory over Kansas on Saturday at Blue Valley Northwest.

Jayhawks escape - Kansas 23, Alabama-Birmingham 20

Garcia's 50-yard field goal in fourth quarter provides margin of victory

By Andrew Hartsock If Kansas University's football season opener was a red-letter game, its home opener was a scarlet-letter game. By the narrowest of margins, the Jayhawks were branded with a W, 23-20, over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Saturday, September 16

Dry conditions prompt KU to take Game Day measures

Kansas University officials are asking all fans attending today's game between KU and Alabama-Birmingham to exercise caution in view of the hot and dry conditions that have made grassy areas around Memorial Stadium dry and vulnerable to fire.

KUAC board issues endorsement for Frederick

By Chuck Woodling Reverberations from that February incident of alleged sexual assault involving two Kansas University football players won't go away. Nevertheless, the KU Athletics Corp. board has given the the athletics department a ringing endorsement for the way it has handled fallout.

Kansas women confident despite departures

By Andrew Hartsock Logic would suggest that Kansas University's women's basketball team is in for a rebuilding year. The Jayhawks lost do-everything Lynn Pride to graduation and the WNBA, and three-point bomber Suzi Raymant and defensive specialist Heather Fletcher also ran out of eligibility.

Bruins to play at Kansas

UCLA will play Kansas University in football at Memorial Stadium next fall. Both schools were scheduled to announce the Sept. 8, 2001, game next Tuesday, but the cat slipped out of the bag at Friday afternoon's meeting of the KU Athletics Corp. board.

A&M defeats Jayhawks

No. 19 Texas A&M (5-3 overall, 1-1 Big 12) handed Kansas University (9-1, 1-1) its first loss of the season Friday night.

Fun Zone to make debut

A new attraction will make its debut today prior to tonight's Kansas-UAB football game. The KU athletics department will unveil its Fun Zone at 3 p.m. today in the south end zone of Memorial Stadium, behind the bleachers.

Jayhawks beat UAB, 23-20

Kansas won its home opener, 23-20, against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.

Friday, September 15

KU coach counsels Pritchard

New Kansas City Knights coach Kevin Pritchard brought a pen and notepad to a Thursday morning chalk talk with Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams.

Thursday, September 14

Kansas starts Big 12 play with big win

By Jason Franchuk There's a rebellious spirit in Kansas University's volleyball team. Told too many times in past years they were not good enough to win in the Big 12, much less contend for an NCAA berth, the Jayhawks took a major stab at the conference hierarchy Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 13

Seattle prep guard Knight chooses UW over Kansas

Cross one high schooler off Kansas University's men's basketball recruiting list. Erroll Knight, a 6-6 shooting guard from Chief Sealth High School Seattle, Wash., has given a verbal commitment to the University of Washington and coach Bob Bender.

Monday, September 11

KU nips Cal State Fullerton

Kansas University rebounded from Friday's loss to Cal Irvine with a 3-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton Sunday in the UCI Invitational.

Kansas doubles team falters

Kansas University's doubles team of Andrew Metzler and Ed Dus fell in the semifinals of the Shocker Classic Sunday at Wichita State.

Williams on recruiting trail

Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams has hit the recruiting road. Williams, who is expected in the home of Minneapolis shooting guard Alan Anderson tonight, visited with California shooting guard Josh Childress and several of Childress' family members over the weekend in Lakewood, Calif.

Coach Allen talks about preparations for UAB

By Ryan Ritter Online Sports Manager In this week's teleconference, KU Football Coach Terry Allen summarized the work he and his team had done in preparation for Saturday's home opener against UAB.

Sunday, September 10

Lavoie wins at Rim Rock

Kansas freshman finishes in 19:57 to place first

By Jason Franchuk If Kansas University runners are looking for a cross country coach who waits idly at the finish as the race proceeds, they're out of luck. But if the Jayhawks are interested in a coach who runs with them step for step, then Stanley Redwine is going to be a very good fit.

Dus, Metzler reach semis

The Kansas University doubles team of Ed Dus and Andrew Metzler advanced to the semifinals of the Shocker Classic on Saturday, winning 8-5 over Cowley County's Tom Murray and Mitch Aster.

KU golf tumbles in South Carolina

Kansas University's women's golf team fired a 313 on Saturday, dropping to 16th place after two rounds of the Unlimited Potential/Bay Tree Classic at the par-72 Silver Course.

Ceremony honors successful LHS alumni

More than 40 Chesty Lions returned to Lawrence High School on Sunday in tribute to fellow alumni and former classmates for the Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn.'s Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony. Including a police officer to a former governor, the four honorees were lauded for their commitment to the community and success in their professions.

Jayhawks win tourney

KU improves record to 8-0

By Jason Franchuk Kansas is on a roll right now, off to its best volleyball start ever. Molly LaMere can't explain why. Could it be Nancy Bell's ability to always to find the open spot on the floor for her kills? Sarah Rome's ability to get an ace? Amy Myatt's quiet-but-effective kills? Danielle Geronymo's tall presence in the middle?

Saturday, September 9

Cal Irvine downs KU

Cal Irvine posted a 3-2 soccer win over Kansas on Friday in the opening round of its own invitational tournament.

Kansas wins pair in Jayhawk Classic

Kansas University dispatched East Carolina in three games, but needed four games to dispose of West Virginia during Friday's first round of the Jayhawk Volleyball Classic at Horejsi Center.

Friday, September 8

Roberts falls stroke shy

KU Golf: Kansas University's Conrad Roberts fell one stroke shy of medalist honors as the Topy Cup golf tournament concluded on Thursday.

Thursday, September 7

Robbery trial of ex-KU player postponed

By Joel Mathis The hearing for a former Kansas University football player accused of masterminding the robbery of a small-time drug dealer ground to a halt Wednesday when two witnesses opted to consult attorneys.

KU finishes fourth in Topy Cup

Here are the final results from the Topy Cup.

Kansas fifth at Topy Cup

Kansas University and Tohoku Fukushi both fired 286s for the lowest second-round team scores in the Topy Cup golf tournament on Wednesday.

Kansas blanks WSU

Jayhawks improve to 4-0 with 15-1, 15-12, 16-14 victory

By Gary Bedore Nobody knew how Kansas University's volleyball team would react to the loss of its two all-time kill leaders. So far, so good. The Jayhawks are off to a 4-0 start, despite the departures of Amanda Reves and Mary Beth Albrecht, Nos. 1 and 2 in the Kansas record books.

Wednesday, September 6

Alabama-Birmingham update

Alabama-Birmingham went through its final practice Tuesday in preparation for Thursday night's season opener against Tennessee-Chattanooga.

KU duffers tied for 6th in Japan

Kansas University's men's golf team was tied for sixth place, but only 10 strokes off the lead after the first round of the Topy Cup. Kansas, one of four U.S. schools competing in the 11-team tourney, fired a 302 and was tied with California.

Tuesday, September 5

KU soccer crushes Creighton

Junior forward Natalie Hoogveld scored a goal and was credited with two assists to lift Kansas University to a 4-1 soccer victory over Creighton on Monday.

Monday, September 4

KU hopes to regroup after loss

By Andrew Hartsock The way things played out, it didn't really matter. But it certainly didn't help Kansas University's football team to have Carl Nesmith, the Jayhawks' preseason All-America free safety by several publications, standing on the sideline Saturday for KU's season-opening 31-17 loss at Southern Methodist.

Sunday, September 3

Ponies relish opening victory

SMU accustomed to slow starts

By Chuck Woodling Southern Methodist isn't accustomed to starting a football season this way.

Hurst: I take total responsibility

As much as the loss hurt and as disappointed as he was talking about it, David Hurst had to smile at the irony laid before him.

Jayhawks capture tourney

Kansas University's volleyball team defeated Purdue three games to one Saturday night in the championship match of the Mortar Board Premier Tournament.

Saturday, September 2

KU loses football opener to SMU

By Ryan Ritter Online Sports Manager As if battling the Texas-style heat wasn't enough, the KU Football team had to contend with a fired up Southern Methodist University football team eager to avenge last year's loss to the Jayhawks.

Jayhawk volleyball team captures pair of victories

Kansas University's volleyball team went 2-0 on Friday at the season-opening Purdue Mortar Board Premier.

Saint Louis clips KU in soccer, 3-2

Saint Louis stopped Kansas University, 3-2, in women's soccer on Friday. Sophomore Mandy Trokey headed in the game-winner in the 89th minute to hand KU (1-2) its second straight defeat. The Jayhawks squandered a 2-0 lead.

Collison ready for challenge

College all-star squad to take on U.S. men's basketball team in exhibition

Can a team of collegiate all-stars give the United States men's basketball team The "Dream Team" a competitive game?

Friday, September 1

KU volleyball team set for opener

Jayhawks rebuilding after departure of top hitters Reves, Albrecht

By Gary Bedore Kansas University's top two career kill leaders are gone, but the volleyball show must go on.

Lee to pick Florida

The University of Florida is apparently the choice of David Lee, a 6-foot-9 forward from Chaminade High School, who Friday will announce his college destination.