Stories for January 28, 2004


Lead stories

Feather the Flock campaign update

The Journal-World's campaign to feather the Marching Jayhawk flock with new uniforms is tuning up, with dozens of donations made since the drive began Sunday.

KU holds off K-State, 78-70

Jayhawks have won 21 straight in Manhattan

Kansas State's men's basketball team made Wednesday's game interesting late in the second half, but Kansas University held on for a 78-70 victory in Manhattan. The win was the Jayhawks' 28th straight over the Wildcats, including 21 in a row in Manhattan.

Panel tweaks ticket plan

Money to drive final decision, AD tells KU committee

A point system to allocating Kansas University men's basketball season tickets continues to be fine-tuned, but athletic director Lew Perkins concedes that at some point money will displace loyalty.

Woodling: Big 12 trends? Go figure

Hopscotching the Big 12 Conference men's basketball scene while wondering whether those retro uniforms Kansas State trotted out for last year's Kansas University game in Manhattan are back in mothballs.

Yes, Jayhawk fans, Mompremier is coming to KU

Kansas University football fans can relax -- Miami Edison High linebacker Brouce Mompremier confirmed his oral commitment to KU Tuesday night. Mompremier, who rates the nation's No. 13 prospect at outside linebacker, made an oral commitment to South Florida, but Sunday the 6-foot, 210-pounder switched his commitment to KU during a campus visit.

Jankovich fondly recalls KSU

KU aide will never forget distinct 'smells' of Ahearn

In a nostalgic mood, former Kansas State point guard Tim Jankovich paid a visit to old Ahearn Fieldhouse a couple of summers ago. "I'd been gone 10, 12 years and I couldn't help myself. I was on a little, short vacation home. I went in and walked around by myself. Just the smells ... it brought a lot of memories back," said Jankovich, KSU's starting point guard from 1979 to '82 and an assistant coach on Bill Self's first staff at Kansas University.


K-State has beaten KU, but it has been awhile

Wayne Simien was in his mother's womb the last time Kansas University's men's basketball team lost to Kansas State in the Little Apple. The date of KSU's last home victory over KU, a 58-57 decision, was Jan. 29, 1983, or five weeks before Simien was welcomed into the world.

6Sports video: Three-point shot remains concern for KU

The Jayhawks are in the cellar of the Big 12 when it comes to three-point shots, but that shows some signs of improvement.

6News video: Konzem reflects on year of change

A year ago, Richard Konzem was one of the highest-ranking officials in the KU athletic department. Now, he's second in charge at the Dole Institute of Politics. 6News reporter Mike Rigg speaks with Konzem about the recent changes in his life and what he looks toward for the future.

6Sports video: KU baseball team goes from Hawaii heat to Kansas ice

Coach Ritch Price's team was enjoying 80-degree weather last week; now the Jayhawks might not play outside until they hit Houston.

6Sports video: Kansas' killer instinct returns

The Jayhawks kept the heat on throughout the Colorado game, making a change from their performances against Kansas State and Texas A&M.

KU bowling teams finish in top five

The KU men's bowling team kept rolling along with its third straight top five finish. The team competed in the 7th Annual Blue and Gold Classic in South Bend, Ind. on Jan. 24 and 25 and finished in 3rd place out of 37 teams.