Stories for November 4, 2005


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Former coach gives insight to KU's last win against Nebraska

Floyd Temple knows all about Kansas' last win against Nebraska. Temple was one of the last coaches who helped lead the Jayhawks to a victory against Nebraska in 1968.

Jayhawks to face Huskers

The Jayhawks hope to erase 36 years of bad memories when they face off against the Huskers on Saturday. Nebraska has beaten Kansas every year since 1968. The game is set for noon at Memorial Stadium.

Hawkins signs diversion agreement

Kansas University men's basketball guard Jeff Hawkins recently signed a diversion agreement in municipal court after being charged earlier this year with using a stolen KU parking pass.

Giddens eager to move ahead

J.R. Giddens wants people to know he is a better man than the one portrayed by prosecutors and newspaper accounts describing his role in a fight May 19 outside a Lawrence bar.

Former players gather to pay tribute to Mather

If ever there were a game for the Kansas University football team to "win for the Gipper," Saturday's matchup with Nebraska would be it.

Santee part of 2005 Hall of Fame class

Former Kansas University track standout Wes Santee will be inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame on Dec. 1.

Keegan: Local Husker unhappy

It's Nebraska week in Lawrence, and that's supposed to mean the Weinmaster family dresses in red and heads to Memorial Stadium to watch the Cornhuskers add to a winning streak over Kansas University that stands at 36.

Huskers expect 'challenge' from KU

The Nebraska football team is looking forward to its game against Kansas University this weekend, coach Bill Callahan said after the team's two-hour practice Thursday inside Memorial Stadium.

Big 12 reprimands Nebraska coach

Callahan disciplined for throat-slashing gesture toward official

Nebraska coach Bill Callahan was reprimanded publicly by the Big 12 Conference on Thursday for making an apparent throat-slashing gesture after an argument with an official during the Cornhuskers' game against Oklahoma.

Keegan: Despite defense, Kansas will fall

Young hotshot assistant coaches will get head-coaching jobs this coming winter, and they'll be looking for experienced coordinators to help them ease their transitions.

6Sports video: KU track legend to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Three-time US indoor champion and Kansas track legend Wes Santee will soon be a member of the Track Hall of Fame. Santee is one of seven people who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on December 1.

6Sports video: Huskers happier about passing ball

Nebraska's offense is no longer known for lining up and running over people. Instead, the Huskers are now in favor of passing the ball. Not only is the style a big change for Husker fans but it is also a big change for teams trying to play defense.

6Sports video: Bowl hopes still alive for Jayhawks

A win Saturday against Nebraska will keep Kansas in the hunt for a Bowl game. Although media and fans are looking at the big picture, the Jayhawks aren't looking beyond the Huskers.

Back to '68

Yes, it has been a long time since Kansas University beat Nebraska in college football. Since 1968, the Huskers have beaten the Jayhawks every year.

Considering every player on the Kansas University football roster was born in the 1980s, picking any of their brains about 1968 is just as beneficial as asking them about their memories of the Middle Ages.

Recruit hopes to top out as 7-footer

A final growth spurt is not out of the question for future Kansas University basketball center Cole Aldrich, a 6-foot-11, 250-pound high school junior from Bloomington, Minn.