Stories for November 20, 2004


Lead stories

Crossing the Border

The final game of the season.

Jayhawks end season on good note

Kansas tops Missouri, 31-14, in finale

It wasn't the season Kansas University's football team wanted, but at least it ended with a win over a bitter rival. The Jayhawks, just a few breaks away from entering Saturday's game against Missouri with an 8-2 record and a chance at the Big 12 North title, defeated the Tigers, 31-14, in a Border War battle at Farout Field.

Kings 107, Grizzlies 105

Chris Webber looked like his old self in lifting the Sacramento Kings to a narrow victory. Webber had a season-high 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Kings rallied in the fourth quarter for a 107-105 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Spurs 92, Celtics 84

Tim Duncan keeps hearing about his unbeaten record against the Boston Celtics. On Friday night, he led a comeback that kept it alive.

Photo: KU starts with a bang

Football team renews rivalry

Tigers are from Mars. Jayhawks are from Venus. Right? That notion is ingrained into the minds of thousands of Kansans and Missourians as they grow up.

Miles' lone goal timely for KU

Kansas University's Aaron Miles missed all but one of his nine shots against Vermont on Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Simien impressed by scrappy Catamounts

Wayne Simien asked a question of his own while seated comfortably in the interview room after Kansas University's 68-61 basketball victory over Vermont on Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Food given to charities

Kansas University's athletics department donated more than 2,100 food items to local agencies during its annual holiday food drive for the needy throughout the Lawrence community.

OU won't be paid for Arrowhead game

Oklahoma University will receive no money for playing Kansas University in football Oct. 15, 2005, at Arrowhead Stadium.

Jayhawks motivated to be spoiler

When the Kansas University football team takes on Missouri for the 113th edition of the Border Showdown, it won't be pretty, won't be cordial and won't be in an environment that will welcome KU with open arms. Pretty cool, huh?

KU swimmers third at Nike Cup

Kansas University's swimming and diving squad is in third place after Friday's second day at the Nike Cup.

A&M victory would lift tourney hopes

It's crunch time for Kansas University's volleyball team. KU has just three matches remaining in the regular season, but the Jayhawks (15-11 overall, 6-11 Big 12 Conference) could boost their NCAA Tournament hopes tonight against No. 13th-ranked Texas A&M (17-6, 13-4).

Mayer: Refs should be answerable

Why not athletic officials, too? Jocks and their coaches are criticized, queried and held accountable for their activities in and out of competition. Heck, chancellors, athletic directors, deans, professors (ask Dennis Dailey), police and media wretches are called to the woodshed to tell why they did what, with which and to or with whom.

Vermont coach tickled by showing

Always good for a witty one-liner, Vermont men's basketball coach Tom Brennan approached reporters after Friday's game glowing with pride and ready to entertain a crowd.

6Sports video: Jayhawks prepare for season-opener

After the hard loss to the West Coast All-Stars in the exhibition game on Tuesday, coach Bonnie Henrickson says there are still a lot of things that her team needs to work on before Sunday's season-opener.

6Sports video: Kansas overcomes Vermont

The No. 1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks faced a tough task from the Vermont Catamounts on Friday in the opening game of the 2004-05 season, but KU held on for a 68-61 victory, overcoming a late Vermont lead.

6Sports video: QB Brian Luke looks for redemption

Fourth-string quarterback Brian Luke will start Saturday against the Missouri Tigers and the junior QB says he wants to show everyone that he can play at this level.

6Sports video: Fans know little about Vermont

Who the men's basketball team is playing is not very important for true fans who camp out at Allen Fieldhouse. So what's important? Getting the best seats to watch the Jayhawks kick butt.

Halfback Coan at center of debate between rivals

Kansas and Missouri both list the 1960 Border War game with an asterisk. Whoever gets credit for the victory gets the all-time series lead. Who's right? Who's wrong? Depends on which school is doing t

As long as Kansas University's football rivalry with Missouri stays close -- as in, too-close-to-call close -- Bert Coan always will have his place in Border War lore.

Jayhawks survive scare, answer challenge in opener

Bill Self had a simple -- yet impassioned -- message for his No. 1-ranked Kansas University basketball team at the final full timeout on Friday night as his Jayhawks trailed unheralded, upset-minded Vermont by a basket.

SuperSonics 101, Raptors 94

The Seattle SuperSonics aren't satisfied with just having the NBA's best record. Rashard Lewis scored 27 points and Ray Allen had 24 to lead the SuperSonics to their ninth straight victory, 101-94 over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

KU-MU Gamer

All that officially remains of the 1960 football season for Kansas University is the Nov. 28 honor banquet at the Union Building, when the new Big Eight Conference champions will be given their gold footballs, jackets and other presents ... but unofficially there some tremendous memories.

Coan ineligible

Kansas University was stripped of its hard-earned 1960 football championship by a 5-3 vote of the league's faculty representatives, and Jayhawk halfback Bert Coan was declared ineligible for the first five games in 1961.

KU-MU 1960 Preview

Kansas and Missouri will tangle for the 69th time in football this Saturday afternoon at Columbia, and never before has the game meant quite so much.

Men's basketball briefs

¢ Giddens' late three big for Jayhawks ¢ No headgear ¢ Freshmen big men don't play much ¢ This, that

Nuggets 99, Bulls 81

A new wrap for his dislocated finger has done wonders for Earl Boykins. Boykins matched his career high with 32 points and Carmelo Anthony added 18 despite a migraine and foul trouble, helping the Denver Nuggets keep the Chicago Bulls winless with a 99-81 victory Friday night.