Shaquille O'Neal made sure the arena was filled. Dwyane Wade took care of sending the record crowd home happy. Wade scored 28 points and O'Neal added 17 points and nine rebounds in his home debut for his new team as Miami beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-86 Thursday night before 20,235 Shaq-crazed fans -- the largest crowd to see a Heat home game.
Here's some good news for out-of-state Kansas University men's basketball fans who have been concerned that the Jayhawks' games not shown on national TV wouldn't be available on ESPN's Full Court package this year.
Just like the the real-life Kansas University football team against Northwestern and Texas Tech, our virtual Jayhawks led Colorado at halftime in this week's X-Factor simulation. And just like those real-life games, the lead slipped away in the second half of a game that turned into a loss. This time, the virtual Buffaloes defeated the Jayhawks, 35-14.
Though Kansas University officials remain optimistic that big news is forthcoming regarding a major donation to the athletic department, nothing ground-breaking has emerged just yet.
Missouri swept Kansas University in a Big 12 Conference volleyball match Wednesday night at the Hearnes Center.
When Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis informed senior forward Amy Geha that she had received first-team All-Big Conference 12 honors, she thought he was joking.
Asked why he robbed banks, famed stick-up man Willie Sutton once replied: "That's where the money is." In a similar but strictly legal vein, if you ask Kevin Kane why he likes to play middle linebacker, the Kansas University junior will tell you it's where the action is.
Bill Self stayed up until 4 a.m. Wednesday, channel surfing while checking out early morning election coverage on all the major television networks.
The last time KU played at Memorial Stadium, it was the feel-good win of the year. But much has changed in the past month, and on Saturday the Jayhawks hope to beat Colorado and stay mathematically alive in the race for the Big 12 North.
A Division II team might be a good way for the Jayhawks to open their season this weekend, as Kansas is far from healthy enough to play anybody else.
The Kansas men's basketball season starts in five days in an exhibition game against Emporia State. After more than two weeks of practice, Coach Bill Self gives his team a B.