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Passed-up field goal costs NC State overtime win

(13) Florida State 50, North Carolina State 44, OT

North Carolina State coach Chuck Amato said he'd do it again. Passing up a field goal in a second overtime, his Wolfpack failed to score and Florida State's Leon Washington scooted 12 yards untouched into the end zone a couple of plays later to give the 13th-ranked Seminoles a 50-44 victory and yet another Atlantic Coast Conference title. ``I will never play not to lose,'' Amato said. ``We were going to be the aggressors. So be it.''

OSU defeats KU, 44-21

Barmann injured early, played some in second half

Kansas University freshman quarterback Adam Barmann left Saturday's game against Oklahoma State midway through the first quarter with an apparent ankle injury. Brian Luke replaced Barmann and led the Jayhawks to 10 first-half points, and KU trailed OSU by just six, 16-10, at halftime at Boone Pickens Stadium. Both quarterbacks played in the second half, but neither could muster much offense as the Jayhawks fell, 44-21, to the Cowboys.

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6Sports video: KU faces OSU Saturday

The Jayhawks will spend tomorrow afternoon trying to slow down OSU's all-time leading receiver.

6Sports video: KU, OSU game challenging

The Jayhawks could become bowl-eligible tomorrow against Oklahoma State University. OSU has won big games this year and will prove challenging, KU Coach Mark Mangino said.

6Sports video: Jayhawk recruiting has huge start

Shawnee Mission Northwest High School's football player Mike Rivera will join the growing roster of high school stars to join KU's football team next year.

Kansas men, women headed for regional

Football players won't be the only Kansas University athletes in Stillwater, Okla., today.

On the record

Jayhawks seeking big victory

Win over Iowa State would guarantee KU a .500 Big 12 Conference record

A victory tonight against Iowa State would be a landmark for Kansas University's volleyball team for two reasons.

Commentary: Making sense of conference races

The best conference with the best race in college football faced a sticky situation last week. How was it resolved? Through the BCS, of course.

Brooks getting kick out of role

Third-year sophomore contributing after long wait

Jerod Brooks waited more than two years to kick a field goal in a college football game. When he finally got his chance, he failed. "I was a little frustrated," said Brooks, Kansas University's walk-on kicker from Ottawa. "It was my fault for getting it blocked. I was glad I got another shot. I didn't see the flag at first."

Kilpatrick delivers

Freshman's two goals lead KU to 3-1 victory

Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis knew he found a gold mine when he stumbled across sophomore Caroline Smith on the recruiting trail. Smith, the Big 12 Conference's leading scorer this year, has been slowed by a recurring knee injury, however, and didn't attempt a shot Friday during KU's first-round game against Illinois State in the NCAA Tournament. It didn't matter. Francis' latest jackpot signee -- Jessica Kilpatrick --picked up the slack.

Self seeking maximum productivity

Jayhawk coach says KU has to shoot better on each possession than it did in two exhibition games

Those who expected Kansas University's basketball team to play at a snail's pace under first-year coach Bill Self had to be pleasantly surprised during the just-completed exhibition season. The Jayhawks, who nudged EA Sports All-Stars, 91-87, and pounded Pittsburg State, 103-73, averaged a robust 97 points per contest.

OSU plans to finish strong

Cowboys have lost two straight following seven-game winning streak

Oklahoma State hasn't won more than eight games in a football season since Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders led the Cowboys to a 10-2 finish in 1988.

Mayer: Ticket fiascos nothing new

Remember that old bit that folks who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it? There can be other versions. My thinking, considering how a lot of folks feel right now, is that The Suits in and around Kansas University's Allen Fieldhouse would do well to study the past carefully -- then try like hell to repeat a lot of it from a public-relations standpoint.

Wait may end for Watkins

Tackle hopes to make season debut in KU's 11th game

Kansas University coach Mark Mangino said he wants his team to forget about the first 10 football games of 2003 and focus on the last two weeks as if it were a "two-game season." Travis Watkins has no choice.