Stories for August 12, 2006


Lead stories

Source: Jankovich met with UTEP

Kansas University men's basketball assistant coach Tim Jankovich is one of several coaches in the running for the UTEP head basketball coaching job.

Damage control

Large KU delegation will ask NCAA to come down easy on alleged missteps

Roy Williams waited and waited for his turn. Sitting outside closed doors at a Kansas City hotel, Kansas University's new men's basketball coach just wanted to let the NCAA Committee on Infractions know how it was going to be under his watch.

New pilots for Tech's passing machine

Graham Harrell drops back quickly, wheels to his left and zips a screen pass to an inside receiver. Seconds later, Chris Todd lines up and fires the exact same pass with equal sharpness.

Mortensen sizing up big shoes on defense

Sophomore finds himself in heated battle to replace departed Reid on linebacking unit

Preparing for a photo shoot, linebacker Joe Mortensen answered questions in his blue No. 8 jersey, which he changed symbolically from No. 37 for the 2006 season.

Rookies should push returnees

The Kansas University women's golf team will tee off next season with the Kansas Women's Golf Association Amateur champion, two participants at the U.S. Women's Amateur and one All-Big 12 Conference golfer.

With top five back, men's goals high

For more than 50 years, Al Frame was the only Kansas University cross country runner to win back-to-back conference championships - in 1954 and 1955. Benson Chesang added his name to that list last year.

Jayhawks strong in throws

As one star in the shot put leaves the Kansas University track and field squad, another one begins to shine bright - though the one leaving is one of the brightest ever to don a Kansas uniform.

Woodland wants company at NCAAs

Gary Woodland hopes he won't have to walk alone again this year.

Large cast of newcomers should provide boost

With 11 new swimmers and two new divers, the Kansas University swimming and diving team will look different this season.

Jayhawks riding wave

KU beat UT, KSU

Kansas University rowers will look to build off a season that produced wins over Texas and Kansas State - the only other Big 12 universities that field rowing teams.

Newcomers boast pedigrees

Collins, Arthur head incoming quartet that also includes two Lawrence products

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self continued his stellar recruiting ways last school year, adding two McDonald's All-Americans to the roster.

Great expectations await

Older, battle-tested Jayhawks enter season with bull's-eye on their backs

After a full year of playing "under the radar," Kansas University's men's basketball team will be in everybody's field of vision this season.

Kansas football recruit capsules

A look at the newest Jayhawks

Bulls counting on Hills

Sept. 23: South Florida: Surname same for several top athletes

If you want South Florida's answer, look to the Hills. All three of them.

Rockets unsettled at quarterback spot

Sept. 15: at Toledo

Starting under center, Toledo won't be the same football team Kansas University routed, 63-14, back in 2004.

Warhawks have ties to Kansas

Sept. 9: Louisiana-Monore

Surprisingly, Kansas University and Louisiana-Monroe have a few ties within their football programs.

Jayhawks set sights on NCAA Tournament

After its most successful season in recent years, the Kansas University tennis team has realistic hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2007.

Demons no sure victory

Sept. 2: Northwestern, La., State

Kansas University will open its season Sept. 2 with an NCAA Division I-AA foe, and while that usually points to a sure victory, that's hardly the case when you consider the opponent.

Deeper squad must stay well

Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard has the bodies this year. Now he just needs a little luck.

No Smith, no problem, coach maintains

Caroline Smith was the scoringest soccer player in Kansas University history, but her four years are up and it's time for the Jayhawks to move on.

Youth to be served

Despite inexperience, KU could be better than last year

Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young is banking on the innocent - and praying for the injury gods to look away - if he wants the 2006 season to work out.

Bunge expects transition year

Serena Settlemier is playing as a professional. So is shortstop Destiny Frankenstein. Second baseman Jessica Moppin has been working with the Russian national team.

Price: Kansas must maintain

Ritch Price has elevated the Kansas University baseball program where he wants it to be.

Reporter moving to broadcast booth

New sportscasters replace KU legend Max Falkenstien

David Lawrence swears his daily routine won't change.

Letter-winner tapped as basketball analyst

New sportscasters replace KU legend Max Falkenstien

Chris Piper, a four-year letter-winner who played forward on Kansas University's 1988 national-championship basketball team, will replace Max Falkenstien as analyst on Jayhawk radio broadcasts next season.

OU, Texas should lead league

South showdown could be huge, but Nebraska, A&M could be spoilers

The representation is unmatched - further giving credence to the theory the Big 12 Conference is college football's most powerful league.

Experience, options abound

Led by Cornish, Jayhawks could field best offense in years

Really, Kansas University running back Jon Cornish was no different than any gifted playmaker coming off a high school football field.

Mayer: Ex-Lions not lucky at Kansas

The 1966 football season was a great one for Lawrence High, a lousy one for six former Lions. They were on the Kansas University roster but sometimes wished they were back home enjoying the delights of LHS success.

Henrickson: Freshmen key

Bonnie Henrickson only knows one way to approach a season in which half of her scholarship players will be freshmen.