Stories for September 22, 2004


Lead stories

NCAA limiting exposure of recruits

Pick-up basketball games no longer open to public

Fans and members of the media used to be able to wander into Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoons in the fall and watch high school basketball recruits play in pick-up games with members of Kansas University's team. Not anymore.

Jayhawks stay at No. 8

Despite suffering its first loss of the season Sept. 14 at then-No. 11 Illinois, Kansas University's soccer team held its position in the national polls.

KU Cup tourney on tap

Kansas University's club ice hockey team will play host for the KU Cup tournament this weekend in Shawnee.

KU volleyball at home

The 21st-ranked Kansas University volleyball team will play host to league foe Texas Tech at 7 tonight at Horejsi Center. The Jayhawks (9-1 overall, 0-1 Big 12 Conference) won both meetings with the Red Raiders (5-3, 1-1) last year, taking the first match in Lubbock, Texas, 3-1, and sweeping, 3-0, at home.

6Sports video: Webb gets field-goal nod

Coach Mark Mangino has confidence in freshman kicker Scott Webb's ability to take over field-goal duties from Johnny Beck.

6Sports video: Mangino benches Beck

Senior kicker Johnny Beck will still kick off for the Jayhawks, but Coach Mark Mangino has handed all field goal and extra-point duties to freshman kicker Scott Webb.

Ward, KU finish first

Senior's playoff victory lifts Jayhawks to crown

About 30 minutes after Kansas University's men's golf team had wrapped up the Kansas Invitational team title Tuesday, a mobile gallery of 19 golf carts continued to cruise the path at Alvamar Golf Club.

KU's Mangino demotes kicker Beck, punter Tyrrell

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said he hadn't "lost faith" in Johnny Beck and Chris Tyrrell, but he appears to have lost patience with them.

Recruiting: a whole new ballgame

Recruiting athletes to the University of Kansas could be a little trickier this year. The University did away with Crimson Crew, the organization designed specifically for the recruitment of football players, before the start of this athletic season and just before the NCAA enacted stricter recruiting regulations for all universities nationwide. The new reforms will directly affect the recruiting process for all athletic programs at the University.