Stories for November 18, 2004


Lead stories

X-Factor Week 11: Kansas 49, Missouri 35

Fresh off an unexpectedly great performance against Texas last week, Brian Luke kept up his hot play in this week's X-Factor virtual simulation against Missouri. With no fully healthy quarterback behind him on the depth chart, Luke completed 23 of 47 passes for 469 yards and five touchdowns in KU's 49-35 victory over MU in the final X-Factor of the season.

Richardson leads Warriors past Bulls

Jason Richardson thought the Golden State Warriors forgot about him on offense two games ago in Cleveland. They couldn't have missed him if they tried this time.

Jayhawks fall to No. 11 Longhorns

Josi Lima and Jana Correa notched double-digit kills in Kansas University's 3-1 loss to No. 11 Texas on Wednesday night at the Gregory Gym.

Fieldhouse urinal trough shows up on eBay

Kansas University basketball fanaticism apparently knows no leaps and bounds.

KU baseball lands 11 commitments

Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price on Wednesday accepted letters of intent from 11 athletes who will join the KU baseball program for the 2005-06 school year.

KU sporting-event ushers to be shown the door

Some workers may be rehired as new company takes charge

It seems the ushers at Allen Fieldhouse are being ushered out. The folks who take tickets and usher Kansas University basketball fans to their seats might be replaced. At the very least they'll need to reapply for the jobs, if they want a chance to keep them.

Big 12 hammer on Mangino: $5,000, reprimand

As expected, the Big 12 Conference penalized Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino for comments made Saturday after KU's game against Texas.

6News video: Current KU ushers may be on the way out

The company that for the past 27 years has handled the jobs for about 100 employees who work at Kansas basketball and football games is dissolving its event-management division, which is news to some of its current employees.

6Sports video: No ice rink? No problem for KU hockey

Just because there's no ice rink in Lawrence doesn't mean KU can't have an ice hockey team. Every week, the KU hockey team makes the trip to Johnson County for practice and drives all over the Midwest for games.

6Sports video: Defense hoping for repeat against Missouri

Last year, the Kansas defense played well in one game: a win against Missouri. The Jayhawks held quarterback Brad Smith to 62 yards passing and 33 yards rushing.

6Sports video: Big 12 announces Mangino's punishment

It could have been worse for Mark Mangino. Following his postgame remarks Saturday, the Big 12 Conference has decided to reprimand the coach and fine him $5,000 instead of handing down a suspension.

6Sports video: Moody tapped to start against Vermont

When the starting lineups are introduced Friday night, expect to hear Christian Moody's name. Bill Self announced Wednesday that the junior walk-on would start alongside Wayne Simien, Keith Langford, Aaron Miles, and J.R. Giddens.

6Sports video: Former walk-on impresses Self

Christian Moody has earned himself a spot on the Jayhawks' starting lineup with his athleticism and team-oriented attitude.

Self taps walk-on Moody as fifth KU starter

A Preseason All-American and a walk-on will be starting in the frontcourt Friday night for the No. 1-ranked college basketball team in the country.

Wizards dodge another collapse in win over Celtics

It was a collapse so familiar to Washington Wizards fans. A decent halftime lead disintegrated in a third quarter marred by nine turnovers, three technical fouls and a whopping 42 points for the opposition. Yet, surprise! The Wizards didn't tank this one. A fourth-quarter rally and a near shutout performance in overtime Wednesday night made for a 110-105 victory over the Boston Celtics.

Hockeytown, Kansas?

Jayhawk hockey club seeking niche as fan-friendly attraction

The hockey players at Kansas University are more than athletes. They're missionaries from a frozen land.

Woodling: K.C. idea polarizes city, KU

A quarter of a century after Bob Marcum first made the suggestion, Kansas University will play a football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Hawks nearly top Harrington's former team

Rick Carlisle knew Al Harrington would be pumped up for his first game against his former team. Carlisle watched as the Atlanta forward almost beat the Indiana Pacers all by himself Wednesday night. Almost.

Seattle wins eighth in a row

By the time the Seattle SuperSonics had improved the NBA's best record to 8-1, no more than 2,000 people remained in the arena. Perhaps they were simply too stunned by the poor play to join the 10,000 folks who had the good sense to leave early.