Stories for December 2, 2005


Lead stories

Jayhawks to face Bruins in NCAA tourney

The Kansas volleyball team will face off against UCLA on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Head coach Ray Bechard says UCLA is a good transition team.

Kansas defeats Birmingham-Southern

The Kansas women's basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 72-50 victory over Birmingham-Southern Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. KU senior guard Erica Hallman led all scorers with 19 points.

Dooley apologizes for exchanging words with Fazekas

Kansas University assistant coach Joe Dooley was caught on camera Thursday in a verbal confrontation with Nevada's Nick Fazekas after the KU-Nevada game at Allen Fieldhouse. In a statement released Friday morning, Dooley apologized for his actions.

Slow start dooms Jayhawks

After a 72-70 loss to Nevada on Thursday, the Kansas men's basketball team is now 2-3 for the first time since Nixon was in office. The Jayhawks fell behind early and coach Bill Self says the slow start is what doomed his team.

UCLA defeats KU volleyball 3-1

Jayhawks win second game 30-26; KU's Lima finished with just four kills in 41 attempts

The 14th-ranked UCLA Bruins ended the Kansas University volleyball team's season Friday night in an opening round NCAA tournament game at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles when the Jayhawks fell 3-1 (30-14, 26-30, 30-17, 30-24).

Kansas defeats B.-Southern, 72-50

Jayhawks improve to 4-0 behind Eric Hallman's career high six three-point field goals and 19 points

Kansas University's women's basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 72-50 victory over Birmingham Southern Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Halftime speech fires up Rush

If walls could talk, they'd be embarrassed to repeat what they heard Kansas University coach Bill Self telling freshman small forward Brandon Rush at halftime.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University freshman guard Mario Chalmers said he suffered a sprained right big toe after getting knocked into the base of the basketball goal by Nevada's Chad Bell, who was called for an intentional foul with 13:41 left.

Banged-up Jayhawks hoping to seize day

The Kansas University volleyball players were hoping for the best when they gathered last week to watch the NCAA Tournament selection show.

Dallas nonstops take off Dec. 13

Southwest fares could shave costs for KU football fans

Flying nonstop to and from Dallas just got cheaper. Southwest Airlines' new nonstop flights between Kansas City International Airport and Love Field in Dallas will begin Dec. 13, the company announced Thursday.

6Sports video: Wolf Pack brings down Jayhawks

For the first time in 30 years, the Kansas men's basketball team falls to 2-3 in the season. On Thursday, the No. 20-ranked Nevada edged out the Jayhawks, 72-70, at Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Santee inducted into Hall of Fame

Kansas University track legend Wes Santee was inducted Thursday into the Track and Field Hall of Fame at a banquet in Jacksonville, Fla. Santee is a former 1500-meter world record holder.

Eight Longhorns all-Big 12

Texas matches number of North players

Here's another reason why No. 2 Texas is such a heavy favorite to win the Big 12 title game: The South division-champion Longhorns put eight players on the Associated Press all-conference team, the same amount as the entire North division. And the only first-teamer from North champion Colorado was its kicker.

Jayhawks Reid, Keith add to awards haul

Despite losing Associated Press defensive player-of-the-year honors to Texas Tech's Dwayne Slay, Kansas University linebacker Nick Reid was the lone unanimous choice for the AP All-Big 12 Conference first-team defense, which was released Thursday.

Fazekas plays big for Nevada

On the stat sheet, Nick Fazekas' most important play Thursday never really happened. Surely, the Nevada junior can live without the credit. He has a lot more pouring in from the rest of his dazzling night.

Self, Dooley respond to exchange with Fazekas

In the hand-shake line after the game, ESPN TV cameras captured Kansas University assistant coach Joe Dooley yelling something at Nevada's Nick Fazekas.

KU set for hurricane-displaced tournament

It was supposed to be a road trip -- a chance for Kansas University coach Bonnie Henrickson to see what her team was made of in a two-day, two-game tournament in the Big Easy.

Keegan: Kansas needs Downs

Obsess on either the non-call at the buzzer or Russell Robinson's missed layup late in the game. Waste some time wondering whether a healthy Mario Chalmers, victim of a cheap-shot foul, would have made a difference.

Tease photo

No harm, no foul, no win

Final-play no-call sinks KU

C.J. Giles didn't go so far as to say he was robbed. In fact, he didn't blast the officials at all. Giles, Kansas University's 6-foot-11 sophomore center, calmly reported he felt contact on the final play of the game -- a Nick Fazekas block of his last-second shot -- that cemented the Jayhawks' 72-70 loss to Nevada on Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse.