Stories for February 28, 2005


Lead stories

KU moves up a spot in AP poll

Kansas University's split against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State last week resulted in a move up one spot to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll. The Jayhawks (21-4 overall) rose a spot from No. 8 in last week's poll, jumping ahead of the Cowboys, who fell from No. 4 to No. 8 after losing to KU on Sunday. Kansas has the second-longest active streak in the polls (91 weeks), behind only Duke (164).

Softball stops ASU

Kansas University's softball squad ended its weekend junket on a high note Sunday, beating Arizona State, 3-0, in its final game at the Palm Springs Classic.

KU tennis falls

Utah became the latest squad to thump Kansas University's tennis team, as the Utes beat the Jayhawks, 5-2, Sunday at Wood Valley Racquet Club.

The upper hand

Simien puts Kansas back atop Big 12

Wayne Simien envisioned a day just like Sunday when he decided to put his NBA dreams on hold one final year.

Lucas on fire for Cowboys

For a guy who, literally, was perfect for the first 39 minutes of Sunday's game, John Lucas thought his best looks against Kansas University came on the only two shots he missed.

Jayhawks break silence

Kansas University's men's basketball players didn't just conquer Oklahoma State on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.


Former Kansas University basketball great Dave Robisch had his jersey No. 40 hung high in the south end zone in a halftime ceremony.

Top 10 non-basketball moments in fieldhouse history

Here are the top 10 non-basketball moments in Allen Fieldhouse history (in no particular order) as chosen by 6Sports reporter Mike Rigg.

The last word: basketball greats on Allen Fieldhouse

Here are some comments about KU's tradition-rich Allen Fieldhouse, which celebrates its 50th birthday on March 2.

Mayer: Fans bribed for first hoops telecast

Without Wilt, attendance flagged; tickets cheap for '59 game

You know the drill: Some people are so desperate for season tickets for Kansas University basketball games that if they thought it would do any good they'd spend a year as nannies for the McCaughey septuplets in Iowa -- for free!

Dedication game quite a sight

Sparkling new arena filled for spectacle of ceremony, hoops

There was exciting basketball and a whole lot more in Allen Fieldhouse on that dedicatory night of March 1, 1955. With underdog KU leading Kansas State, 44-33, after the first half in the sparkling, packed new arena, there was "The Story of Basketball," a 35-minute pageant honoring Phog Allen, the building's namesake.

Fieldhouse built to catch KSU, MU

Prior to arena, Jayhawks used to play basketball in cramped Hoch Auditorium

Some call it the House that Wilt Built. Not true. Allen Fieldhouse was completed months before Wilt Chamberlain showed up on the Kansas University campus.

The last word ... on Allen Fieldhouse

Here are some comments about KU's tradition-rich Allen Fieldhouse, which celebrates its 50th birthday on March 2.

Commentary: Not much to look at, Allen site to behold

KU arena truly something special

On the outside, Allen Fieldhouse looks like a rundown industrial building. On the inside, it's not much better.

Video: Highlights from Allen Fieldhouse's first game

On March 1, 1955, the Kansas Jayhawks dedicated the new Allen Fieldhouse with a bang, defeating the rival Kansas State Wildcats.

Woodling: Now that was exciting!

KU snaps losing streak with 81-79 win over OSU

That, one breathless press room wag opined, was an NCAA Final Four game. Actually, it was more like a game you would expect to see in the Final Four than one you would likely see. I'll bet you can count on the fingers of one hand a Final Four game that has lived up to the hype of Sunday's Kansas-Oklahoma State classic.

What do you think? Allen anniversary edition

We asked visitors to to rank the most memorable moments in Allen Fieldhouse's 50-year history, and they responded with 11,150 votes. Here are the results:

Fifty most memorable moments

Here's a look at 50 of the most memorable sporting moments in Allen Fieldhouse's storied history, in no particular order, as chosen by the Journal-World staff:

Read on the Web: Allen anniversary edition

Did we forget any memorable fieldhouse memories? That's the question we asked, and vistors to answered. Here are just a few of the responses: