Stories for February 27, 2005


Lead stories

Jayhawk policy: no distractions

KU players want complete focus for today's battle with No. 4 Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas University's men's basketball players have had one thing and one thing only on their minds this week -- Oklahoma State.


In all, a season-high 24 NBA scouts will attend today's game.

KSU blues continue

Wecker, Wildcats steamroll Jayhawks

Numbers never lie, and neither does the law of averages. In the past seven meetings, all Kansas State victories, the Kansas University women's basketball team has lost by an average of 25.3 points.

KU softball splits again

For the second straight day, Kansas University's softball team won its first game in extra innings, then was no-hit in the second.

KU women's track 7th, men 8th

Senior Amy Linnen won the championship in the pole vault, leading the Kansas University women's track squad to a seventh-place team finish Saturday at the Big 12 Conference Indoor Championships.

Kansas swimming 4th at league

Kansas University senior Amy Gruber collected her third second-place finish of the Big 12 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, and the Jayhawks placed fourth Saturday.

Woodling: Pless defines defense

A couple of sports writers were gabbing the other day before a Kansas University men's basketball game about the best KU player who does not qualify to have his jersey number hoisted high in the south end of Allen Fieldhouse. By consensus, the scribes agreed it had to be Kirk Hinrich. The discussion never shifted, however, to the best KU football player whose name does not appear in the ring of the north end zone at Memorial Stadium.

Pless confident in KU choice

Canadian Hall of Famer happy he was a Jayhawk

You can count on the fingers of one hand the number of football players Kansas University has recruited over the years out of Alabama.

Van Slyke's bat salvages doubleheader split

Fans who attended Kansas University's 11-1 baseball massacre of Northern Colorado on Friday might not have expected the Jayhawks needing a home run in extra innings to defeat the Bears on Saturday.

6Sports video: KU tops Oklahoma State

Kansas University's men's basketball team defeated the Cowboys, 81-79, Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. Wayne Simien led the Jayhawks scoring a career-high 32 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. KU is now 21-4 overall and 11-3 in the league.

Simien leads Jayhawks out of slump

Senior's career-high 32 points lead KU to 81-79 victory over OSU

Withstanding a great shooting day by Oklahoma State, Kansas University's men's basketball team defeated the Cowboys, 81-79, Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. The victory gave KU (21-4 overall, 11-3 Big 12 Conference) a one-game lead over OSU (20-5, 10-4) in the race for the league title.

Robisch thrilled to be honored

Former Jayhawk to have jersey unfurled in Allen

Living in Illinois, former Kansas University and NBA standout Dave Robisch hears a lot of talk about the undefeated Fighting Illini men's basketball squad.