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'Simply the best' indeed

Longhorns rightfully blow own facilities horn

From Interstate 35, the view of quite possibly the biggest tourist attraction in Austin, the capital city of Texas, is stunning. Heading south, you see off to the right what makes so many jealous: acres surrounded by lights, dotted with buildings and topped by an 80,000-seat football stadium filled to the brim every Saturday.

Photo: KU soccer wins big on Day One

KU's latest challenge: UT's Benson

Nobody affiliated with Kansas University football is willing to compare Texas running back Cedric Benson with other standouts the Jayhawks have seen this year -- most notably Kansas State's Darren Sproles and Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson.

Nebraska sweeps Jayhawks in volleyball

Third-ranked Nebraska swept Kansas University, 3-0 (30-27, 30-24, 30-26), Friday night.

KU at NCAA regional

Kansas University will compete with 27 men's teams and 29 women's teams today at the NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships at Newman Golf Course.

Andersons donate $3.15M to football project

Kansas University has received another major gift toward its proposed football facility, to be built near Memorial Stadium.

Mayer: Latest biography about Chamberlain could be greatest

Don't bother looking for a better treatise about the complexities, mysteries and caprices of Wilt Chamberlain than a new book by Robert Cherry. You won't find one, now or ever.

Iverson's first career buzzer beater sinks Pacers

Through All-Star games, an MVP award and a trip to the NBA Finals, there was something missing in Allen Iverson's career. A perfect ending. Iverson sank the first buzzer-beating shot of his nine-year career, a 14-footer in overtime, and scored 15 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 106-104 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Despite Allen fouling out, Sonics defeat Raptors

The Seattle SuperSonics proved they don't need All-Star guard Ray Allen to win the close ones. Antonio Daniels' driving 8-foot shot with 7.2 seconds left gave the Sonics an 88-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Four players, Francis honored by Big 12

Four Kansas University soccer players -- Meghan Miller, Caroline Smith, Amy Geha and Holly Gault -- earned berths on the All-Big 12 Conference soccer team as chosen by league coaches.

Henrickson corrals top 25 basketball player

Kansas University's women's basketball team has added a third player to this year's recruiting class.

Wildcats stop Jayhawks

Kansas University and Kansas State took to the waters of the Kansas River for the final head-to-head match of the rivalry for fall sports this year.

Kansas basketball receiving high marks

Final votes won't be tallied until May, following the late signing period for national letters of intent. But early indications are Kansas University's men's basketball recruiting class of 2005 definitely will rank as one of the top five in the country.

Jayhawks debunk funk

KU overcomes slow start for first-round win

Meghan Miller was mad enough to chew her gloves off. Kansas University's All-Big 12 Conference goalkeeper had surrendered a score to Creighton just eight minutes into Friday's NCAA Tournament first-round game at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

6Sports video: KU ready for Texas

The last time Kansas University met Texas, the Jayhawks lost the game 59-0. But when the Longhorns take on the Jayhawks Saturday at Memorial Stadium, senior Joe Vaughn says he'll be ready to play smash-mouth football.

6Sports video: Texas defeats KU; Mangino upset with officials

The Jayhawks just couldn't hold on to their lead. With just 11 seconds left to go in the fourth quarter, Texas scored a touchdown, which won the game, 27-23, for the Longhorns. However after the game, coach Mangino said he was upset by a late pass interference penalty call on Charles Gordon.

6Sports video: Faculty upset with view at Allen Fieldhouse

When the Kansas University Athletic Department implemented the new point system this year, KU faculty was able to negotiate for better seats at Allen Fieldhouse. The negotiations put faculty behind the students. But neither faculty nor athletic officials foresaw the problem with students standing during games.

Ted Owens benefit raises $50,000 for Bert Nash

An Evening with Ted Owens & Friends, a recent fund-raising event for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, raised more than $50,000.

Celtics top Bobcats despite Pierce's troubles

Gary Payton and the Boston Celtics shook off a sluggish first half once they realized they couldn't just walk over the expansion Charlotte Bobcats. The Celtics beat the Bobcats 91-74 on Friday night with an aggressive third quarter and a strong performance by their second team even though Paul Pierce struggled most of the game.

Texas comes back, tops Kansas

Longhorns win, 27-23, with late touchdown

Despite being forced to play their fourth-string quarterback against Texas on Senior Day, the Kansas Jayhawks nearly upset the No. 6 Longhorns, before falling, 27-23, on a touchdown with just 11 seconds left. KU led 23-13 with 7:41 left in the game after a one-yard pass from Brian Luke to Lyonel Anderson, but Texas quarterback Vince Young led his team to touchdowns on its final two drives, including a 22-yard scoring pass to Tony Jeffery in the closing seconds.

Mangino livid about penalty on Gordon

Coach: "It's called BCS. Keep that in mind"

After Saturday's 27-23 loss to Texas, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino wanted to talk about one specific play. Not Vince Young's 22-yard scamper on fourth-and-18 that kept the Longhorns' final drive alive. Not Young's 22-yard touchdown pass to Tony Jeffery with 11 seconds left that gave Texas the victory. No, Mangino wanted to discuss the offensive pass interference call on Charles Gordon that negated a first down that would have kept KU's final drive alive and possibly kept the Longhorns from getting back on the field for the game-winning score.