After back-to-back 5-6 seasons, Southwest Missouri State coach Randy Ball hopes the Bears don't roll a turkey this fall. If the Bears do improve, it will be in large part because quarterback Austin Moherman and tailback Janson Ringena are back for their senior seasons.
A year ago, UCLA defeated nonconference foes Alabama and Michigan, had nine of its 12 games decided by seven or fewer points and played in a bowl game for the third time in the last four years.
By Robert Sinclair Kansas University's football team has accomplished plenty of things since the conclusion of the spring practice session, ranging from recruiting to taking classes to lifting weights. Determining a starting quarterback, though, wasn't one of them.
By Gary Bedore The future is now for Kansas University's men's track team. The Jayhawks are hoping to benefit from second-year coach Stanley Redwine's radical decision to red-shirt some of KU's top performers during the 2001 outdoor season.
By Gary Bedore Four guards and a big guy constitute Kansas University's incoming men's basketball recruiting class. The big guy is 6-foot-8, 245-pound Wayne Simien of Leavenworth High who, if healthy, is expected to bring an inside presence to KU's lineup.
By Doug Pacey Don't look for the women's basketball team to make a Cinderella run through the Big 12 this season. Sure, Kansas has the prerequisites to qualify as a longshot: The Jayhawks lost four of their five leading scorers, only one member of the team has been past the second round of the NCAA Tournament and they have the injured veteran with the capability of inspiring the team.
Kevin Romary reports on the upcoming football season. Terry Allen comments on what's needed for a winning season.
By Andy Samuelson Kansas rowing coach Rob Catloth knows he has the young talent to lift the Jayhawks' rowing program to the elite level that only a small group of schools occupy year in and year out.
By Gary Bedore One member of Kansas University's women's track and cross country teams earned a gold medal in Big 12 championship competition a year ago. KU's returning champion for the 2001-02 season is Andrea Bulat, a 5-foot-8 senior dynamo from Windsor, Ontario.
By Doug Pacey Kansas University and men's golf. To outsiders, KU isn't known for its men's golf program. To find tradition-rich programs you need to go to the Arizona States, Georgia Techs and Dukes places where it is possible to play golf year-round.
By Doug Pacey Things can't get any worse for the Kansas University women's golf team. After finishing last in the Big 12 the last two seasons the time is ripe for a turnaround. Coach Nicole Hollingsworth thinks this could be the year.
By Andy Samuelson Leavenworth graduate Monica Brothers knew she was going to play soccer in the Big 12 Conference. That was the simple part. The tough decision came down to staying in-state and playing for Kansas University or playing for perennial powerhouse Nebraska.
By Levi Chronister Members of the Kansas University women's swim team might feel an extra burden on their shoulders next season. That's because the KU men's team was dropped last year for budgetary reasons.
By Gary Bedore Versatility is the buzzword at Kansas entering the 2001-02 men's basketball season. The departure of Eric Chenowith has left KU without a true center for the first time in five seasons. What's left are a batch of players, including four newcomers, who can play a variety of positions.
By Chuck Woodling Now it's time for Kansas University's softball team to kick it up a notch. Predicted to finish ninth in the 10-team Big 12 Conference last spring, the Jayhawks wound up tied for third behind national powers Nebraska and Oklahoma.
By Levi Chronister Kansas University baseball players have some big shoes to fill this season. Eight Jayhawks seven seniors and a drafted junior concluded their college careers, leaving plenty of holes to fill.
By Steve Rottinghaus Kansas University's volleyball team surely took advantage of the summer orientation available to all new college students, or at least half the squad should have. Of the 15 players on the KU roster, eight are freshmen and three are sophomores. Setter Molly LaMere, one of two returning starters from last year's 15-14 Jayhawks, is the lone senior on the roster.
By Doug Pacey Kilmeny Waterman has gone over it a hundred times and can only find one positive. Kansas University's decision to drop men's tennis will mean more court availability for Waterman's KU women's team. In other words, she'll miss the men's team.
In late June, Kansas University chancellor Robert Hemenway introduced 53-year-old Al Bohl as the school's 13th athletics director. Bohl, AD at Fresno State the last five years, was to take over for Bob Frederick officially on Aug. 1. Frederick's 14-year tenure ended June 30. Frederick will teach in the KU School of Education.
J-W Staff Report Wyoming University football hit rock bottom during its dismal 1-10 season last fall. The 10 losses represented the most in school history. Wyoming also went without a league victory for the first time since joining the Western Athletic Conference in 1962.
Kevin Romary reports on the first day of two-a-day practices for the Kansas Jayhawks football team.
Kevin Romary reports on Scott McMichael's resignation as KU's assistant Athletics Director.