Advertisement

News

Stories for January 2006

Subscribe

Tuesday, January 31

Competition to pick up for Kansas softball team

The Kansas softball team looked good going 10-0 in the 2005 fall season, but thing will be heating up for the Jayhawks when the 2006 spring season begins in 10 days.

Jayhawks experiencing offensive renaissance

Kansas is riding a four-game winning streak, and while the defense has been good, the offense has been better.

Kansas notebook

Kansas coach Bill Self has decided to give his blessing to freshman Micah Downs' transferring to Gonzaga. Self said Monday he had been told Downs had fulfilled the obligations he needed to meet to leave KU, such as dropping classes and making sure books were returned.

Voters show Northern Iowa some love, KU gets seven votes

Northern Iowa is ranked in the Associated Press' Top 25 for the first time. Michigan is back in for the first time in almost a decade.

Tease photo

Oh, what a night!

Red-hot KU rolls over Tech

Kansas University's men's basketball team just might be the best unranked squad in the land.

Keegan: Knight: 'We just got beat'

At the beginning of the game, a fiery Texas Tech coach Bob Knight was laying into John Higgins, the youngest referee on the crew, and calling over veteran Ted Hillary to complain about Higgins' call.

6Sports video: KU softball preparing for season

Weather shouldn't be a problem for the KU softball team when it opens the seaosn in less than two week.s The Jayhawks will be in Houston, Texas on February 10th to begin their 2006 schedule against the Florida Gaots as part of the Wilson Dimarini Tournament.

Voters show Northern Iowa some love

Panthers make first appearance in AP Top 25 basketball poll

Northern Iowa is ranked in the Associated Press' Top 25 for the first time. Michigan is back in for the first time in almost a decade.

Knight: 'We just got beat'

At the beginning of the game, a fiery Texas Tech coach Bob Knight was laying into John Higgins, the youngest referee on the crew, and calling over veteran Ted Hillary to complain about Higgins' call.

Kansas in thick of Big 12 race

Somewhere between Kansas University's overtime loss to Missouri two weeks ago and Monday's 86-52 romp of Texas Tech, the Jayhawks found a badly needed life jacket.

Keegan: Sit back, enjoy highlights

Seven minutes into the second half, Texas Tech put together an eight-point run to pull within 16 points of a vastly superior Kansas University team Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Monday, January 30

KU baseball headed to Hawaii

Your Tuesday plans probably are't as good as what the Kansas Baseball team will be up to. Tomorrow, the 2006 Jayhawks board a plane for a season opening in Hawaii.

KU whips Tech, 86-52

Tonight the Kansas men's basketball team ends a streak of three games in six days with Texas Tech in Lawrence for a Big Monday showdown. Winners of three straight conference contests, a Jayhawk victory in the Fieldhouse against Bobby Knight's Red Raiders would give the Kansas men a tie for second place in the Big 12.

KU softball preparing for season

Weather shouldn't be a problem for the KU softball team when it opens the seaosn in less than two week.s The Jayhawks will be in Houston, Texas on February 10th to begin their 2006 schedule against the Florida Gaots as part of the Wilson Dimarini Tournament.

Kansas defeats Texas Tech, 86-52

Red Raiders 0-9 all-time in Allen Fieldhouse

Kansas University's men's basketball team will try to build off back-to-back road wins with an 8 p.m. contest against Texas Tech tonight at Allen Fieldhouse.

Tonight's the Knight

Legendary coach's Red Raiders to clash with Jayhawks in Big Monday matchup

Brandon Rush, who confessed to scanning the stands behind the visitor's bench to catch a glimpse of Ashley Judd during Kansas University's rout of Kentucky on Jan. 7, said he wouldn't sneak a peek at the most famous person in Allen Fieldhouse tonight.

Notebook

KU leads the all-time series, 15-2. The Jayhawks are 8-0 against the Red Raiders in Allen Fieldhouse and 6-2 in Lubbock, Texas. KU is 1-0 against Tech in Kemper Arena. The series dates to 1959. KU won the first nine meetings.

Tonight's the Knight

Legendary coach's Red Raiders to clash with Jayhawks in Big Monday matchup

Brandon Rush, who confessed to scanning the stands behind the visitor's bench to catch a glimpse of Ashley Judd during Kansas University's rout of Kentucky on Jan. 7, said he wouldn't sneak a peek at the most famous person in Allen Fieldhouse tonight.

Suspense returns to Big 12

OU's upset of Texas opens up league race

Even without the newly crowned Miss America sitting courtside in her tiara, Oklahoma's upset of No. 4 Texas would have been a thing of beauty.

Tech puzzled by lack of fans

Even with Hall of Famer -- soon to become the winningest coach of all time -- Bob Knight patrolling the sidelines, Texas Tech men's basketball isn't a big-time attraction in Lubbock, Texas.

Tale of the tape

Tech puzzled by lack of fans

Red Raiders not big draw in Lubbock this year

Even with Hall of Famer - soon to become the winningest coach of all time - Bob Knight patrolling the sidelines, Texas Tech men's basketball isn't a big-time attraction in Lubbock, Texas.

6Sports video: Jayhawks race for conference crown

Allen Fieldhouse gives KU a huge home court advantage, but Coach Bill Self said his team plays better on the road this season. It would be hard to argue with him especially after the Jayhawks, 95-85 victory over Iowa State Saturday. With the win the Jayhawks move third in the Big 12 standings just below Colorado.

Keegan: Coach: Can we visit?

An open letter to Texas Tech basketball coach Robert Montgomery Knight: Dear Coach, Please grant me a personal interview tonight after the game. Please.

Keegan's report: college basketball

J-W sports editor Tom Keegan each week will observe and analyze the national college basketball scene.

KU lands football pledge

Kansas University's football program continues to recruit aggressively with signing day just around the corner, landing a high school defensive lineman over the weekend.

Suspense returns to Big 12

OU's upset of Texas opens up league race

Even without the newly crowned Miss America sitting courtside in her tiara, Oklahoma's upset of No. 4 Texas would have been a thing of beauty.

KU women's coach leads arthritis effort

To spread the word about walking to fight arthritis, Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson will speak at a kickoff luncheon on Thursday.

Keegan's report: college basketball

J-W sports editor Tom Keegan each week will observe and analyze the national college basketball scene.

6Sports video: Weather remains hospitable to KU baseball

Although most would want to leave Lawrence to join the KU baseball team and enjoy the wam weather for their first season opener in Hawaii, the weather in Lawrence remains hospitable to the team. The average temperature this month has been 52-degrees and has allowed the Jayhawks to practice outside more than in years past.

6Sports video: KU track and field team host Jayhawk Invitational

KU track and field team hosted the Jayhawk Invitational track and field meet Saturday on campus. Although there was no team scores recorded the Jayhawks had several winners on the day.

Sunday, January 29

No. 9 Baylor rips KU women

Bears treat Jayhawks as tuneup for No. 3 LSU in 50-point blowout

Kim Mulkey-Robertson couldn't have asked for a better prelude.

Wright right from start for KU

The second start of Julian Wright's college basketball career went much better than his first.

Cyclones vexed by hexes

Perhaps the only way left for Iowa State to put the magic back in Hilton Coliseum would be for the Cyclones to play naked on Sundays.

Second fiddle still sweet music

KU's Wissel pleased with mile despite runner-up finish at invite

For Colby Wissel, a second-place finish never sounded so good.

One more for road

Poised Jayhawks win away from home -- again

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self raced past a group of reporters en route to a postgame interview with ESPN, giving an emphatic thumbs up to the Jayhawks' exciting 95-85 victory over Iowa State on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum.

Tease photo

One more for road

Poised Jayhawks win away from home - again

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self raced past a group of reporters en route to a postgame interview with ESPN, giving an emphatic thumbs up to the Jayhawks' exciting 95-85 victory over Iowa State on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum.

Keegan: Guards catalysts for KU

On a day when C.J. and Sasha Scissorhands had trouble catching the ball, Kansas University coach Bill Self gave the majority of the inside minutes to Darnell Jackson and Julian Wright.

Reid, Keith split defensive honor

Once again, Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young tripped over a word that has given him fits in recent years.

Second fiddle still sweet music

KU's Wissel pleased with mile despite runner-up finish at invite

For Colby Wissel, a second-place finish never sounded so good.

Saturday, January 28

KU defeats Iowa State, 95-85

Five Jayhawks score in double figures

As if games inside Hilton Coliseum weren't hard enough to win already for Kansas University's basketball team inside the hostile arena in Ames, Iowa -- the Cyclones have decided a new uniform hue is just what they need to reclaim the "magic."

Tough enough

After a car accident claimed the life of his grandmother and seriously injured his mom, KU sophomore Darnell Jackson has found strength in faith, family and teammates

Darnell Jackson is a story of strength.

Defending champ Bears await KU

Kansas women confident they'll bounce back from K-State loss

Erica Hallman believes in the resiliency of Kansas University's women's basketball team.

Semi-sweet

Free State rides defense into tournament finale

A strong defensive showing by the Free State High girls basketball team led to a last-second, 45-44 victory Friday over Kansas City Sumner Academy in a thrilling semifinal game at the Firebird Winter Classic.

Basketball notebook

Kansas coach Bill Self said freshman Julian Wright would make his second straight start today in place of Christian Moody. Wright started at Texas A&M. In that game, he played six minutes, failed to score and did not play in the second half.

Ex-Jayhawk Downs taps 'Zags

Micah Downs has decided to transfer to Gonzaga University.

Kansas football ceremony today

Kansas University's football team will hold its annual awards ceremony at 7 tonight at the Lied Center. It's open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is no admission charge.

Jayhawks rout Drury

Kansas University cruised past Drury, 157-70, in its final home swimming and diving meet of the season Friday to give coach Clark Campbell his 100th career victory.

Keegan: Enjoy 'em now

Put predictions aside for KU's freshmen

Once upon a time, half the fun in watching talented freshman college basketball players came in closing your eyes and trying to peer into the future.

ISU's Stinson has Kansas' attention

Cyclones guard has scored 27 points in three straight contests entering today's game

Just like Missouri's Thomas Gardner, who dropped 40 on Kansas University's shell-shocked defense earlier this season, Iowa State's Curtis Stinson is capable of putting up points in a hurry.

Defending champ Bears await KU

Kansas women confident they'll bounce back from K-State loss

Erica Hallman believes in the resiliency of Kansas University's women's basketball team.

Ex-Jayhawk Downs taps 'Zags

Micah Downs has decided to transfer to Gonzaga University.

Tale of the tape

Mayer: Dipper's record will stand

Baylor blows out KU women

Hallman reaches 1,000-point plateau

Kansas University's women's basketball team fell 90-40 to defending national champion Baylor University, Saturday at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Hilton not so horrific

Cyclones have lost four home games already this year

Hilton Coliseum's reputation as one of the toughest places in the country for opponents to play has taken a hit this season.

ISU's Stinson has Kansas' attention

Cyclones guard has scored 27 points in three straight contests entering today's game

Just like Missouri's Thomas Gardner, who dropped 40 on Kansas University's shell-shocked defense earlier this season, Iowa State's Curtis Stinson is capable of putting up points in a hurry.

6News sports video: KU baseball's talent on the mound is predicted to be effective

KU baseball's talent on the mound is predicted to be effective. The strength of the baseball team has been hitting, but the action on the mound this season could be just as good. The pitching staff could do some major damage heading into the Big 12.

On guard

Growing up in war-torn Serbia, basketball helped Ivana Catic escape. The Kansas University freshman since has evolved into a poised, confident young point guard for the Jayhawks

They couldn't speak her language. They didn't live in her country, nor were they able to go outside and play.

Freshman facts

Vital statistics on the youngest Jayhawks

Wright the writer

KU freshman Julian Wright has so much creative energy, it spills off the basketball court and onto paper -- as poetry

Julian Wright's creativity does not stop on the basketball court. In fact, it's not even the place his imagination began.

Down with Brown

Senior guard's gritty, tough temperament earns respect of Henrickson

Kaylee Brown staggered backward, dazed and in obvious pain after head-to-head contact with an opposing player.

Friday, January 27

KU baseball's talent on the mound is predicted to be effective

KU baseball's talent on the mound is predicted to be effective. The strength of the baseball team has been hitting, but the action on the mound this season could be just as good. The pitching staff could do some major damage heading into the Big 12.

KU men's basketball heads to Iowa State

KU men's basketball head to Iowa State Saturday. Against the Cyclones Jayhawks lead the all time series by 100 games, but recently this has been a very good match-up.

Boys of spring pumped

Price, KU excited to begin season next week

Kansas University's baseball squad is looking at its season-opening trip to Hawaii a little differently than in years past

Straight from the heart

Jackson proud to honor loved ones with chest-bumping gesture

Darnell Jackson tapped his chest with a clenched fist three times after swishing his sixth free throw Wednesday night at Texas A&M.

6Sports video: KU baseball team hosts the media

KU baseball team takes advantage of the 90 degree weather and hosts the media on the home field. Kansas opens its season in Hawaii next Wednesday, Feb 1.

Keegan: The Real Dream Team

Every time I watched the individuals Larry Brown coached to a bronze medal, the best I could figure was they were called the Dream Team because anyone who thought any of them was going to take a charge in the Olympic Games must have been dreaming.

Thursday, January 26

KU baseball team hosts the media

KU baseball team takes advantage of the 90 degree weather and hosts the media on the home field. Kansas opens its season in Hawaii next Wednesday, Feb 1.

6Sports video: Wildcats win ninth-straight Sunflower Showdown

Kansas came into Manhattan hoping to put an end to an eight-game losing streak versus Kansas State, but left with their ninth loss in a row.

Jackson plays big for Kansas

Self called on 'bigger bodies' against A&M

Darnell Jackson's big, bruising body came in handy Wednesday against Texas A&M.

New D saves KU's day

Kansas turns to -- gulp -- zone to beat Ags

A strict believer in in-your-face, man-to-man defense, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self rarely turns to the dreaded zone.

6Sports video: KU defeats Texas A&M

Russell Robinson had a career game to help the Jayhawks overcome the Aggies, 83-73.

Keegan: Robinson gets his reward

As a freshman, Russell Robinson sat on the bench and had one foot out the door. Going back home to New York, maybe to play at St. John's, seemed like a pretty good idea.

Tease photo

New D saves KU's day

Kansas turns to - gulp - zone to beat Ags

A strict believer in in-your-face, man-to-man defense, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self rarely turns to the dreaded zone.

Gillispie impressed

A&M coach says KU 'getting better'

To say Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Gillispie is impressed with Kansas University's talent would be an understatement.

Tight end leaving KU for Houston

Josh Bell, one of the most highly rated prospects of Kansas University's 2005 recruiting class, has left KU.

KU women throw scare into K-State

So much for the red uniforms.

Notebook

Russell Robinson said Micah Downs' decision to leave Kansas University was one that would "stick with him the rest of his life."

Jackson plays big for Kansas

Self called on 'bigger bodies' against A&M

Darnell Jackson's big, bruising body came in handy Wednesday against Texas A&M.

Wednesday, January 25

KU defeats Texas A&M

Russell Robinson had a career game to help the Jayhawks overcome the Aggies, 83-73.

KSU women defeat KU, 69-63

Wildcats win ninth-straight Sunflower Showdown

The last couple of seasons have seen both the KU football team and K-State basketball team break long losing streaks in the Sunflower Showdown. Tonight the KU women's basketball team will try and snap the Wildcats eight-straight victories.

KU defeats Texas A&M, 83-73

Jayhawks 11-0 all-time against Aggies

Kansas University's basketball team has never lost to Texas A&M, winning all 10 meetings -- including all nine games since the Big 12's inception in 1996-97.

Wildcats win ninth-straight Sunflower Showdown

Kansas came into Manhattan hoping to put an end to an eight-game losing streak versus Kansas State, but left with their ninth loss in a row.

Tale of the tape

6News video: Business hoping to field more interest in Kansas Relays

A Lawrence business is sprinting to boost the profile of one of the country's top track and field events.

6Sports video: Jayhawks Texas-bound

Minus Micah Downs, the KU men will take on Texas A&M Wednesday in College Station. The Jayhawks enter the contest as one of the best defensive teams in the nation.

Video: Bill Self on Downs' transfer

Bill Self answers questions regarding the transfer of Kansas freshman Micah Downs.

Timing could cost Downs

If Micah Downs indeed decides to play NCAA college basketball again, it probably won't be for a while.

6News video: Micah Downs to transfer

Former McDonald's All-American Micah Downs will return to Seattle.

Keegan: For Self, this was a whiff

If a more secure individual than Kansas University's Bill Self coaches college basketball, I haven't met him.

Gillispie building at A&M

Former Self aide has Aggies on right track as up-and-comers in Big 12

He hasn't made folks forget about football in this gridiron-crazed state. Heck, even Bob Knight has failed to accomplish that improbable task - an achievement some might call impossible.

Downs makes hasty departure from KU team

Micah Downs, a McDonald's All-American and part of Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self's highly touted freshman class, on Tuesday announced his intention to leave KU and return home to Washington.

KU women hope to start fast at KSU

A slow start against Oklahoma State wasn't fatal. A sluggish start against Kansas State, however, could be disastrous.

Notebook

Kansas leads the all-time series against A&M, 10-0. KU won the last meeting, 65-60, on Jan. 5, 2005, in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU baseball eighth in Big 12 Coaches poll

Kansas University's baseball squad has been picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 Conference by league coaches in their preseason poll.

Hawkins feels Lone Star love

Jayhawk senior has put up big numbers in Texas

The hotel beds in Texas are as soft as anyplace else. The pregame meals are no tastier than other locales.

Downs and out

Freshman leaves KU team, returns home to Washington

In somewhat unusual fashion, Kansas University basketball freshman Micah Downs has left the program and returned home to Washington for reasons dubbed "personal" by those close to the situation.

Tuesday, January 24

Jayhawks Texas-bound

Minus Micah Downs, the KU men will take on Texas A&M Wednesday in College Station. The Jayhawks enter the contest as one of the best defensive teams in the nation.

Micah Downs to transfer

Former McDonald's All-American Micah Downs announced Tuesday he will return to Seattle.

KU's Micah Downs to transfer

Freshman has returned to Seattle to address personal issues

A source close to the situation confirmed to the Lawrence Journal-World that Kansas University freshman Micah Downs will tranfer from KU.

KU baseball, softball tickets go on sale

Season tickets for the upcoming Kansas University baseball and softball seasons are on sale.

Ex-KU coach Randall hired by Saltdogs

Former Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall has been named hitting and third base coach of the Lincoln Saltdogs, an independent league team.

Woodling: Take time to visit KU Hall

It was my intent to arrive early for Sunday's Kansas University women's basketball game so I would have a chance to check out the new shrine in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU baseball picked to finish eighth

Defending national champs Texas tabbed to win Big 12

Big 12 Conference coaches have tabbed the Kansas University's baseball team to finish eighth in the 2006 preseason poll. Defending NCAA champion Texas has been selected to win the 2006 Big 12 regular season crown.

KU's Micah Downs to transfer

Freshman said he left team to address personal issues

Kansas University freshman Micah Downs is no longer a member of Kansas' basketball team.

Self tired of buddy talk

KU basketball Notebook

A radio reporter who had an interview scheduled with Texas A&M's Billy Gillispie asked Kansas University's Bill Self if he wanted to relay a message to the Aggies' coach.

Wright makes right

His back has bothered him. His foot has been sore. And his stomach has churned wildly because of a flu bug. Julian Wright certainly has had some bad days since enrolling at Kansas University last summer. He just never has let anybody know about them.

Local company signs on to market Kansas Relays

Star Gameday seeks sponsors for annual event

A business willing to cut a check for six figures can get its name attached to one of the nation's oldest track-and-field events.

TV deal, 12th game scheduling headache

The addition of a 12th game to the college football schedule starting this fall translates to more work for Kansas University associate athletic director Larry Keating.

Kobe says 100 'unthinkable'

Wilt Chamberlain's record 100-point game seemed unreachable from the time he accomplished the feat nearly 44 years ago.

Monday, January 23

KU women's basketball team on a winning track

The KU women's basketball team is back on a winning track after a 20 point victory over Oklahoma State Sunday. The Jayhawks sit at 13-3 on the year.

KU men's basketball prepares for Texas A&M

Depite a 42 point beat down of Nebraska on Saturday there is still plenty to work on before they head to Texas A&M on Wednesday. That work begins on the glass.

Weekend shows Big 12 still wide-open

Texas won and Baylor lost. No surprises there.

Crystal-clear victory

Kemp carries KU past Cowgirls

For Crystal Kemp, the playing days are dwindling down to a precious few.

Kansas tennis falls to Indiana, beats BSU

Kansas University's tennis team opened its season with a win and a loss Sunday. KU lost to Indiana, 5-2, but rebounded to rout Ball State, 7-0.

Machine inspires Kansas

Jayhawks focus to avoid treadmill time

In this stat-crazed day and age, here are some obscure numbers to crunch concerning Kansas University's men's basketball team.

Keegan: On any given day :

The three remaining NCAA Division I college basketball unbeatens all lost Saturday, which serves as a reminder of just how vulnerable any team that relies on young men who range from 18 to 22 can be.

6Sports video: Fans check out new Hall

The Booth Family Hall of Athletics is open, honoring KU's historic athletics programs and their coaches and players past and present.

6Sports video: Jayhawk win restores conference order

Going into this weekend's game against Nebraska, the Big 12 standings just didn't look right: the 'Huskers came in tied for third, while the Jayhawks sat in a tie for ninth.

6Sports video: Bonnie's bunch back in win column

Kansas University's women's basketball team broke its three-game losing streak on Sunday when the Jayhawks defeated Oklahoma State, 66-46, in Allen Fieldhouse.

Keegan: On any given day ...

The three remaining NCAA Division I college basketball unbeatens all lost Saturday, which serves as a reminder of just how vulnerable any team that relies on young men who range from 18 to 22 can be.

Sunday, January 22

Fans check out new Hall

The Booth Family Hall of Athletics is open, honoring KU's historic athletics programs and their coaches and players past and present.

Bonnie's bunch back in win column

Kansas University's women's basketball team broke its three-game losing streak on Sunday when the Jayhawks defeated Oklahoma State, 66-46, in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU women defeat OSU, 66-46

Jayhawks record most wins since 1999-2000 season

Kansas University's women's basketball team broke its three-game losing streak on Sunday when the Jayhawks defeated Oklahoma State, 66-46, in Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawk win restores conference order

Going into this weekend's game against Nebraska, the Big 12 standings just didn't look right: the 'Huskers came in tied for third, while the Jayhawks sat in a tie for ninth.

Notebook

Kansas University athletic department officials, fans, even media members - including legendary radio announcer Max Falkenstien - paraded through the new Booth Family Hall of Athletics before Saturday's KU-Nebraska game.

Giles skips class, sits

C.J. Giles wasn't hurt. He wasn't sick.

Tease photo

One hall of a game

KU opens shrine; Hawkins plays like he belongs in it

Kansas University basketball players ate their pregame brunch Saturday in the James Naismith room located on the second floor of the school's newly opened Booth Family Hall of Athletics.

Huskers: KU 'seized day'

Sensing a severe lack of accomplishment - with a scoreboard nearby to back it up - Nebraska basketball coach Barry Collier benched his starters with 11 minutes left in Kansas University's 96-54 beatdown of the Cornhuskers on Saturday.

Keegan: Wright puts on a show

The impatience within us all wanted Kansas University's four freshmen to be sensational right away. Look at it this way: If that unrealistic expectation had been fulfilled, we would have been denied the pleasure of watching them get better.

Huskers: KU 'seized day'

Sensing a severe lack of accomplishment -- with a scoreboard nearby to back it up -- Nebraska basketball coach Barry Collier benched his starters with 11 minutes left in Kansas University's 96-54 beatdown of the Cornhuskers on Saturday.

KU women focus on defense for OSU

It's no mystery why Kansas University's women's basketball team is mired in a three-game losing streak - desultory defense and a dearth of depth.

Saturday, January 21

Jayhawks cruise to 96-54 win over Nebraska

The KU men's basketball team answered its critics with a suffocating 'D' and a relentless 3-point assault against Nebraska. Kansas shot 72 percent in the first half and cruised to a 96-54 win over the Cornhuskers Saturday.

6Sports video: Jayhawks cruise to 96-54 win over Nebraska

The KU men's basketball team answered its' critics with a suffocating 'D' and a relentless 3-point assault against Nebraska. Kansas shot 72 percent in the first half and cruised to a 96-54 win over the Cornhuskers Saturday.

Tale of the tape

Tale of the tape

6Sports video: Kansas women's basketball prepares for Oklahoma State

Since opening the season with twelve straight wins, KU women's basketball has dropped three straight in the conference. KU prepares for their first game in seven days against Oklahoma State on Sunday at 1 pm.

Kansas defeats Nebraska, 96-54

Hawkins, Rush lead Jayhawks rout with 17 points each

Kansas University's basketball team will try and stop a two-game losing streak today when it takes on Nebraska at 3 p.m. from Allen Fieldhouse. "Our spirits are not down," said KU senior Jeff Hawkins. "They are still up. It's not like we can't win any more games, not like we're only playing with two players. "We've still got our whole team. Everybody, basically, is healthy. We've got to go fight. We can still win the Big 12, we've just go to focus every game."

Kansas women's basketball prepares for Oklahoma State

Since opening the season with twelve straight wins, KU women's basketball has dropped three straight in the conference. KU prepares for their first game in seven days against Oklahoma State on Sunday at 1 pm.

Jayhawks' Battle qualifies in shot

Jayhawks' Battle qualifies in shot

KU-Nebraska notebook

¢Kansas University leads the all-time series with Nebraska, 156-71. KU has won three in a row and 12 of the last 13 meetings dating to the final meeting of the 1999 season. The last NU win was a 74-55 victory in 2004 in Lincoln, Neb.

Spring drills slated March 11 to April 14

Kansas University's football spring scrimmage looks to be a Big 12 Conference version of Friday Night Lights.

6Sports video: Jayhawks will try and regroup

After ripping off seven straight wins, the men's basketball team has struggled. Saturday the Jayhawks will regroup against Nebraska who is one up on KU in Conference wins.

Leap into KU lore

Perkins, Self captivated by museum, which opens today

Lew Perkins peered into a shiny glass case, pointing enthusiastically at a rare Kansas University basketball artifact.

Jayhawks' Battle qualifies in shot

Kansas University senior Sheldon Battle qualified in the shot put for the NCAA Indoor during a track and field meet Friday night in Anschutz Sports Pavilion.

Mayer: Step up and end this funk

OK, will Kansas University help some unheralded basketball player from Nebraska soar to stardom and spark an upset here today? Against Kansas State and Missouri, the Jayhawks allowed four guys who normally are spear-carriers to rise to the level of resonating basso profundos and help produce unexpected victories.

Leap into KU lore

Lew Perkins peered into a shiny glass case, pointing enthusiastically at a rare Kansas University basketball artifact.

Husker 'D' has flummoxed foes

Nebraska's proud football defenders are known as the "Blackshirts."

Husker 'D' has flummoxed foes

Nebraska's proud football defenders are known as the "Blackshirts." Perhaps the nickname should be loaned to NU's ball-hawking basketball players.

Friday, January 20

Jayhawks will try and regroup

After ripping off seven straight wins, the men's basketball team has struggled. Saturday the Jayhawks will regroup against Nebraska who is one up on KU in Conference wins.

Booth Family Hall of Athletics opens

The million Booth Family Hall of Athletics opens Saturday housing for more than a century of KU artifacts. Construction continues, but the hall will be 90 percent completed on opening day.

Kansas boasts record for 3.0-plus GPAs

An all-time high 12 Kansas University athletics teams posted 3.0 grade-point averages or better for the fall 2005 semester.

Jayhawks take beating on radio, 'Net

Russell Robinson flipped on his car radio dial Tuesday, a day after Kansas University's overtime college basketball loss to Missouri. What he heard was not music to his ears.

Keegan: NBA still in future for Giles

NBA scouts salivate when they see 6-foot-11 sophomore C.J. Giles block a shot at one end and sprint to the other to receive a lob pass that he stuffs home, as he did against Colorado. The talent evaluators love his natural timing and expressiveness on blocked shots.

Kansas recruiting 'winding down'

Now that Kansas University's football coaches have assembled most of their recruiting class, the key now is to get out the swords and fend off those trying for their commitments.

Jayhawks take beating on radio, 'Net

Russell Robinson flipped on his car radio dial Tuesday, a day after Kansas University's overtime college basketball loss to Missouri.

6Sports video: Healing process continues for Moody, KU

72 hours removed from an overtime loss to rival Missouri, the healing process continues for senior forward Christian Moody and the Kansas men.

Kansas recruiting 'winding down'

Mangino says football class all but filled

Now that Kansas University's football coaches have assembled most of their recruiting class, the key now is to get out the swords and fend off those trying for their commitments.

Thursday, January 19

Healing process contines for Moody, KU

72 hours removed from an overtime loss to rival Missouri, the healing process continues for senior forward Christian Moody and the Kansas men.

KU softball picked seventh in preseason coaches poll

Kansas University's softball team was picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 Conference this season, the league office announced Thursday. Texas A&M is the Big 12 softball coaches' preseason favorite to win the league title in 2006, while Texas trailed by just one point in the annual poll.

Best Case, worst Case

KU sharpshooter knows his role

Jeremy Case has the easiest job on the Kansas University basketball team. And the toughest.

Recruits still sold on KU

Despite aide Doeren's departure, football pledges remain firm

The intensity knob for football recruiting almost is to the max now -- and will stay that way until the Feb. 1 signing day.

6Sports video: Close games cripple Jayhawks

The current Kansas men's basketball team is not hard to figure out. When they win, they win big. But when they go down, it's always a close ballgame.

Recruits still sold on KU

Despite aide Doeren's departure, football pledges remain firm

The intensity knob for football recruiting almost is to the max now - and will stay that way until the Feb. 1 signing day.

Hall of Athletics opens Saturday

Fans to have input on contents

Jayhawk fans will have more than a few memories rekindled Saturday afternoon, when the new Booth Family Hall of Athletics officially opens its doors.

Williams says Allen best barn

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams has cast a vote for Allen Fieldhouse - not UNC's Smith Center - as the best basketball palace in the country.

Woodling: A whole different ball game

No doubt the Anti-Kansas does not exist in men's college basketball. And yet I may have found the closest thing to the Jayhawks' exact opposite.

Wednesday, January 18

Close games cripple Jayhawks

The current Kansas men's basketball team is not hard to figure out. When they win, they win big. But when they go down, it's always a close ballgame.

6Sports video: Free-throw woes not new for Jayhawks

It's the situation every young basketball player dreams of on the playground: less than a second remaining in the game with a chance from the free-throw line to beat your team's biggest rival.

The morning after

Moody in good spirits following Monday's drama

Kansas University's basketball coaches tried to phone Christian Moody on Tuesday morning, hours after the Jayhawk senior missed a pair of possible game-winning free throws against rival Missouri.

Keegan: KU still can't put it all together

One more look from Kansas University's vantage point at the good, the bad and the ugly of an amazing college basketball game in which the team that was way behind way late couldn't miss a three-pointer, and the team that was ahead couldn't make a free throw.

UT's Buckman returns, burns Red Raiders

Oft-injured forward scores 16; No. 5 Longhorns extend winning streak to seven

The Texas Longhorns are fitting all the pieces together again. Brad Buckman included.

Miles working out in hopes of call

Kansas University product, cut Jan. 5 by Golden State, says, 'I could have played better'

Aaron Miles is hanging out at his Oakland, Calif., apartment, working out daily at the Golden State Warriors' training facility and waiting for a call from his agent, telling him where to head next.

KU shifts licensing to athletics

The Kansas Jayhawk and its fellow crimson-and-blue trademarks are changing teams on Mount Oread, and KU's athletics department could end up with a bigger share of the mascot's commercial value.

The morning after

Moody in good spirits following Monday's drama

Kansas University's basketball coaches tried to phone Christian Moody on Tuesday morning, hours after the Jayhawk senior missed a pair of possible game-winning free throws against rival Missouri.

6Sports video: Seniors shine in loss

Crystal Kemp and Kaylee Brown had banner nights against Texas A&M, but in the end, it mattered less than the fact that the team lost.

Miles working out in hopes of call

Kansas University product, cut Jan. 5 by Golden State, says, 'I could have played better'

Aaron Miles is hanging out at his Oakland, Calif., apartment, working out daily at the Golden State Warriors' training facility and waiting for a call from his agent, telling him where to head next.

Keegan: KU still can't put it all together

One more look from Kansas University's vantage point at the good, the bad and the ugly of an amazing college basketball game in which the team that was way behind way late couldn't miss a three-pointer, and the team that was ahead couldn't make a free throw.

Tuesday, January 17

Seniors shine in loss

Crystal Kemp and Kaylee Brown had banner nights against Texas A&M, but in the end, it mattered less than the fact that the team lost.

Free-throw woes not new for Jayhawks

It's the situation every young basketball player dreams of on the playground: less than a second remaining in the game with a chance from the free-throw line to beat your team's biggest rival.

6Sports video: KU fans head to Columbia looking for vindication

A certain group of KU fans headed to Columbia today looking for vindication. Not just becausee they wanted a victory over the Tigers but rather because of a trip last year that turned sour off the court.

Big 12 coaches: Road victories prove parity

After home teams went unbeaten in the first week of Big 12 Conference play, the conference's coaches talked about how hard it was to win on the road. In the following week, eight of them did just that. Eight lost at home. Five teams - Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas University and Kansas State - did both.

It's not a banner day, and that's just fine with KU fans

Sign at last year's KU/Mizzou basketball game sparked scuffle with off-duty MU police chief

This time, they stayed out of jail. The four Kansas University fans whose banner at the KU/Mizzou Border Showdown last year spurred a scuffle with off-duty MU Police Chief Jack Watring, landing one fan in jail, returned to the scene Monday. But they left the infamous banner in Lawrence.

Gardner keeps faith, carries Tigers past KU

Even in the most desperate times Monday night, Missouri's Thomas Gardner said he felt good about what was going to happen at Mizzou Arena. "Everybody felt with a minute left in the game that we were going to send it to overtime or win it," said Gardner, whose Tigers trailed Kansas University by seven points with 39 seconds left.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University freshman Brandon Rush, the brother of former Missouri player Kareem Rush, on the crowd booing him all night. "They said some things. It wasn't that bad," Rush said. "I really wanted to win because my brother went here."

6Sports video: Jayhawks lose a battle with the Tigers

The Jayhawks have dominated beating Missouri four out of the last five times and nine out of the last eleven. However, KU has never won a game in Missou arena. Kansas misses 14 free throws losing to the Tigers, 89-86.

6Sports video: Kansas women's basketball loses third straight game

Sunday Kansas women's basketball team lost its third straight game overall. This time to Texas A&M, 78-64.

Gardner keeps faith, carries Tigers past KU

Even in the most desperate times Monday night, Missouri's Thomas Gardner said he felt good about what was going to happen at Mizzou Arena. "Everybody felt with a minute left in the game that we were going to send it to overtime or win it," said Gardner, whose Tigers trailed Kansas University by seven points with 39 seconds left.

Dejvu at Mizzou

Kansas crumbles late again

Mark Moody gave his son, Christian, a heartfelt hug in a Mizzou Arena hallway Monday night. "We're going to spend some time together tonight," the dad said after watching his son head dejectedly toward Kansas University's team bus after a hard-to-believe, 89-86 overtime loss to rival Missouri.

It's not a banner day, and that's just fine with KU fans

Sign at last year's KU/Mizzou basketball game sparked scuffle with off-duty MU police chief

This time, they stayed out of jail. The four Kansas University fans whose banner at the KU/Mizzou Border Showdown last year spurred a scuffle with off-duty MU Police Chief Jack Watring, landing one fan in jail, returned to the scene Monday. But they left the infamous banner in Lawrence.

Keegan: Latest late loss real blow

They had seen enough and wanted to beat the traffic. So with less than two minutes left and their Missouri Tigers down by nine points, many fans headed for the exits, disgusted expressions doing all their talking. The fools.

Gardner impresses KU

Tiger guard 'fabulous' against Jayhawks

Kansas University's basketball players didn't blow a nine-point lead in the last 1:54 all by themselves Monday night at Mizzou Arena. Thomas Gardner helped.

Tease photo

Deja vu at Mizzou: Moody's missed free throws cost KU in 89-86 OT loss to MU

Mark Moody gave his son, Christian, a heartfelt hug in a Mizzou Arena hallway Monday night. "We're going to spend some time together tonight," the dad said after watching his son head dejectedly toward Kansas University's team bus after a hard-to-believe, 89-86 overtime loss to rival Missouri.

Monday, January 16

Tease photo

KU fans head to Columbia looking for vindication

A certain group of KU fans headed to Columbia today looking for vindication. Not just becausee they wanted a victory over the Tigers but rather because of a trip last year that turned sour off the court.

Jayhawks lose a battle with the Tigers

The Jayhawks have dominated beating Missouri four out of the last five times and nine out of the last eleven. However, KU has never won a game in Missou arena. Kansas misses 14 free throws losing to the Tigers, 89-86.

Kansas women's basketball loses third straight game

Sunday Kansas women's basketball team lost its third straight game overall. This time to Texas A&M, 78-64.

MU defeats KU, 89-86, in OT

MU's Gardner scores career-high 40 points

Kansas University's basketball team had a day to think about what went wrong in the second half of Saturday's streak-stopping victory by Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse. But that time to soak on the in-state setback better be gone for the Jayhawks at 6 p.m. tonight in Columbia, Mo., because Kansas will probably have its hands full with another rival in Missouri.

Notebook

KU leads the all-time series, 161-92. The Jayhawks have won nine of the last 11 meetings.

Sloppy Jayhawks rocked

A&M makes Kansas pay for mistakes, 78-64

Crystal Kemp scored 27 points, one off her career-high. Kaylee Brown counted 20 points, one more than her career best. End of positives for Kansas University's women's basketball team.

Fleet wideout commits to Kansas

Desperately needing a wide receiver after the departures of Mark Simmons and Charles Gordon, Kansas University's football team received a little help Sunday.

Freshman Rush eager for first MU experience

Brandon Rush used to root for Missouri during Border Showdown - back then, it was called the Border War - battles against Kansas University.

Keegan: Close win would aid Jayhawks

One outcome would better serve the fragile psyches of the young Kansas University basketball players than a blowout victory over Missouri tonight in Mizzou Arena, where the rabid Antlers will smell blood and pump up the volume.

Tale of the tape

6Sports video: Jayhawks face first home loss

The first 12 games of the season were very kind to the KU women's basketball team. But the last two away from Allen Fieldhouse have been a different story, and the return home didn't do much to help.

6Sports video: Wildcat zone spells trouble for KU

The KU men couldn't find an answer for the K-State zone Saturday. The result? A 59-55 upset that ended the 31-game winning streak against the Wildcats.

Typical Tiger ire awaits KU

Ex-Jayhawk Robertson recalls Mizzou boobirds

It gets crazy-loud when Kansas University's men's basketball team visits Oklahoma State. And it can be deafening - usually depending on the record of the home team - when KU treks to Iowa State, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas State.

Sunday, January 15

Wildcat zone spells trouble for KU

The KU men couldn't find an answer for the K-State zone Saturday. The result? A 59-55 upset that ended the 31-game winning streak against the Wildcats.

Jayhawks face first home loss

The first 12 games of the season were very kind to the KU women's basketball team. But the last two away from Allen Fieldhouse have been a different story, and the return home didn't do much to help.

Kansas women lose third straight

Despite 27 points from Kemp, KU falls for first time at home

Kansas University's Crystal Kemp fell a point shy of a new career-high, scoring 27 points and grabbing nine rebounds in 40 minutes of action Sunday. Fellow senior Kaylee Brown did set a new career mark with 20 points. But neither of the Jayhawk seniors' big days could help Kansas from dropping its third straight game as KU fell 78-64 to Texas A&M at Allen Fieldhouse.

So long, streak

KU's dominance over K-State comes to end

As hard as it is for Kansas University's basketball players, coaches and fans to believe ... the streak is dead. Long live the streak.

'Athletic' Aggies next test for KU women

Four days ago, Texas A&M's women's basketball team dismantled Kansas State. Now it's Kansas University's turn to try to slow the surging Aggies.

6Sports video: Jayhawks upset at fieldhouse

A 31-game winning streak over in-state rivals the Wildcats was broken Saturday as Kansas fell in an upset at home.

Keegan: Rush, KU still learning

He had just played 39 minutes and experienced the toughest loss of his life, and Brandon Rush did what he always does afterward. He stood up and answered every question without pointing a finger of blame.

Wildcats go wild after win

More than 30 minutes after Kansas State's basketball team stunned a predominantly pro-Kansas University crowd at Allen Fieldhouse, the southwest corner of the old barn kept rockin'.

Jayhawks shocked

'They are taking it real tough'

A rare loss to Kansas State had Kansas University's basketball players feeling mighty low Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

Notebook

Kansas University freshman Julian Wright played just 11 minutes, scoring two points.

'Athletic' Aggies next test for KU women

Four days ago, Texas A&M's women's basketball team dismantled Kansas State. Now it's Kansas University's turn to try to slow the surging Aggies.

'Tired' KU sharp enough

From start to finish, Jayhawks thump NU

A tired Kansas University women's swimming and diving team sprung back from last year's loss at Nebraska, drowning the Cornhuskers, 176-124, on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

Say so long to bragging rights, 31-game streak for Jayhawks

Can it be? 'Cats beat KU in Lawrence

Kansas University fans grumbled on the way back to their cars Saturday afternoon.

'Tired' KU sharp enough

From start to finish, Jayhawks thump NU

A tired Kansas University women's swimming and diving team sprung back from last year's loss at Nebraska, drowning the Cornhuskers, 176-124, on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

Saturday, January 14

NCAA reinstates Rush

The NCAA has restored the eligibility of Kansas University's Brandon Rush after reviewing with KU officials the circumstances regarding his application for the 2005 NBA draft.

KU loses to K-State, 59-55

Jayhawks 31-game win streak snapped

One of these days Kansas University's basketball team's winning streak over in-state rival Kansas State is going to end. But a win today would make it 32 in a row for the Jayhawks over the Wildcats.

Self: K-State will be fired up

Coach won't judge Wildcats just on blowout loss

Bill Self bristled Friday when a reporter suggested that Kansas State didn't "look like a good basketball team" against Nebraska on Wednesday night. "Everybody has bad games," Self, Kansas University's basketball coach, said, commenting on K-State's 57-42 home loss ...

31 and counting ...

Jayhawks hoping to extend dominant streak against KSU

Kansas University senior Stephen Vinson was 10 years old the last time Kansas State defeated KU in men's basketball. It was Jan. 17, 1994, when the Wildcats tripped the Jayhawks, 68-64, in Allen Fieldhouse. KU since has rattled off 31 straight victories in the series between the in-state rivals - 11 in Allen Fieldhouse, 12 in Manhattan and eight in Kansas City, Mo.

Briefly

Tale of the tape

Mayer: 'Road' paved at KU

The new film "Glory Road" revives college basketball's Myth of '66. You know, Texas Western (now UTEP) won the 1966 NCAA title by starting five black players and playing only seven, all minorities, to upset all-white Kentucky.

KU aide Doeren hired at Wisconsin

Dave Doeren, Kansas University's linebacker coach and co-defensive coordinator the past four seasons, is leaving KU to take a similar job at Wisconsin, it was announced Friday. Doeren leaves after helping develop KU's defense into one of the nation's best while building the Jayhawks' foundation through his knack for attracting solid recruits.

6Sports video: Dave Doeren takes Wisconsin position

KU head football coach Mark Mangino is looking foir a new assistant coach. This afternoon, the University of Wisconsin hired away Dave Doeren.

6Sports video: Wildcats to try and break 31-game losing streak

What were you doing on January 17, 1994? If you were a Kansas State basketball fan, you were probably celebrating the Wildcats' 68-64 win over the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse. That, however, would have been the last time you celebrated a KSU vicotory over KU.

6Sports video: KU women to face A&M Sunday

The Kansas women's basketball team is back home this weekend. On Sunday, Bonnie Henrickson's squad will try to snap a 2-game losing skid. However, it will not be easy.

Self: K-State will be fired up

Coach won't judge Wildcats just on blowout loss

Bill Self bristled Friday when a reporter suggested that Kansas State didn't "look like a good basketball team" against Nebraska on Wednesday night. "Everybody has bad games," Self, Kansas University's basketball coach, said, commenting on K-State's 57-42 home loss ...

Friday, January 13

Dave Doeren takes Wisconsin position

KU head football coach Mark Mangino is looking foir a new assistant coach. This afternoon, the University of Wisconsin hired away Dave Doeren.

KU women to face A&M Sunday

The Kansas women's basketball team is back home this weekend. On Sunday, Bonnie Henrickson's squad will try to snap a 2-game losing skid. However, it will not be easy.

Wildcats to try and break 31-game losing streak

What were you doing on January 17, 1994? If you were a Kansas State basketball fan, you were probably celebrating the Wildcats' 68-64 win over the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse. That, however, would have been the last time you celebrated a KSU vicotory over KU.

KU's Doeren hired at Wisconsin

Kansas University assistant football coach Dave Doeren, who ascended to become the co-defensive coordinator at KU after just three seasons, has been named an assistant coach at Wisconsin, Badgers head coach Bret Bielema announced Friday.

'Kids' impress ex-Jayhawk Randall

Mark Randall, who watches as many Kansas University basketball games as he can on TV, was able to check out the 2005-06 Jayhawks in person Wednesday night. Randall, a 1991 KU graduate who lives in Denver and works in community relations for the NBA's Nuggets, made the short drive to Boulder and sat a couple of rows behind the KU bench.

6Sports video: Jayhawks finding their identity

In the midst of a seven-game winning streak by the Kansas mens basketball team, it seems that Bill Self's squad has found its identity. Success on the court for KU is directly linked to tough team defense.

6Sports video: Women dealing with two straight losses

Gone is the aura of an undefeated season for the Kansas women. Seven days ago, it was all abut a new school record and an upset win over a top 25 opponent. Now, the Jayhawk ladies are dealing with the adversity of losing two straight.

Keegan: Kansas enriched by Rush

The pro scouts told Brandon Rush he wasn't ready to make the jump to the NBA, told him he needed to improve his defense and extend the range on his jump shot. Let's see, the Kansas University freshman sometimes is matched up against the opposing team's leading scorer and more often than not does a credible job with the assignments.

Perkins releases ambitious 5-year plan

In a slick, 24-page booklet mailed to Williams Fund members, season-ticket holders and media representatives this week, Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins released his five-year strategic plan, detailing goals of the athletic department to be met by 2011.

Former Jayhawk wins marathon

Kansas University product Paige Higgins, 23, won the women's full marathon Sunday at the Walt Disney World Marathon in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Thursday, January 12

Jayhawks finding their identity

In the midst of a seven-game winning streak by the Kansas mens basketball team, it seems that Bill Self's squad has found its identity. Success on the court for KU is directly linked to tough team defense.

KU Women dealing with two straight losses

Gone is the aura of an undefeated season for the Kansas women. Seven days ago, it was all abut a new school record and an upset win over a top 25 opponent. Now, the Jayhawk ladies are dealing with the adversity of losing two straight.

Tease photo

Senior leadership

Veteran Moody sparks Jayhawks

No offense to Kansas University's basketball freshmen. They've had some great games this season.

6Sports video: Jayhawk momentum carrying over to Big 12 play

With the momentum of six straight victories behind them, the Kansas men's team traveled to Boulder, Colo., to open conference play by taking on the Buffaloes.

Brandon in no Rush

Freshman slow to start against CU

Kansas University freshman Brandon Rush, who didn't score in the first half Wednesday after burning Kentucky for a career-high 24 points last Saturday, erupted for 17 points the second half.

6Sports video: Future Jayhawk showcases skills

Olathe East senior Danielle McCray received many offers from colleges, but only needed one: though she just recently formally committed to Kansas, Coach Bonnie Hendrickson has had her verbal commitment since her junior year.

Ex-Jayhawk Jones fond of new K.C. coach

Ho hum. Another coaching change for Adrian Jones to adjust to.

Buffs impressed with KU's speed

To say that Colorado was impressed with Kansas University's fast break Wednesday night at Coors Events Center would be an understatement akin to saying Brandon Rush was better in the second half than the first.

Buffs impressed with KU's speed

To say that Colorado was impressed with Kansas University's fast break Wednesday night at Coors Events Center would be an understatement akin to saying Brandon Rush was better in the second half than the first.

Notebook

A Nike-brand basketball was used in a Kansas University game for the first time this season.

Keegan: Chalmers shows his talent

He dribbled wildly into an offensive foul. He took another wild shot that was blocked and even fired up an airball. Mario Chalmers looked like a freshman at times in his first Big 12 Conference game.

Wednesday, January 11

Jayhawk momentum carrying over to Big 12 play

With the momentum of six straight victories behind them, the Kansas men's team traveled to Boulder, Colo., to open conference play by taking on the Buffaloes.

Future Jayhawk showcases skills

Olathe East senior Danielle McCray received many offers from colleges, but only needed one: though she just recently formally committed to Kansas, Coach Bonnie Hendrickson has had her verbal commitment since her junior year.

Kansas defeats Colorado, 75-63

Moody scores career-high 18, Rush adds 17 in second half

Kansas' Christian Moody scored a career-high 18 points and Brandon Rush added 17 second-half points to pace the Jayhawks' 15th straight conference-opening victory as KU defeated CU 75-63 at the Coors Event Center Wednesday night in Boulder, Colo.

Chat transcript with former KU basketball player Greg Gurley

Chat with former KU basketball player Greg Gurley Welcome to our online chat with former KU basketball player Greg Gurley. The chat took place on Wednesday, January 11, at 1:30 PM and is now closed, but you can read the full transcript on this page.

Jayhawks will face threat in CU's Roby

Like his half brother, Kenyon Martin, who makes megamillions of dollars with the Denver Nuggets, University of Colorado sophomore sensation Richard Roby hopes to someday strike it rich in the NBA.

KU musters little magic in loss

She fumbled the pass that had arrived late and the shot clock was about to expire, so Erica Hallman had no choice but to heave up a desperation shot. It banked off the glass, bounced on the rim a couple of times and went through the net for three points.

Jayhawks will face threat in CU's Roby

Like his half brother, Kenyon Martin, who makes megamillions of dollars with the Denver Nuggets, University of Colorado sophomore sensation Richard Roby hopes to someday strike it rich in the NBA.

Notebook

KU leads the all-time series, 109-39. The Jayhawks have won five straight games in the series. CU's last victory was a 60-59 decision in January, 2003, in Boulder, Colo.

Jackson tickled to hit road

Kansas University's men's basketball team is 4-0 with Darnell Jackson and 5-4 without him.

Keegan: Texas, KU best of Big 12

Kansas University didn't look like a contender for the Big 12 Conference title when blowing a 17-4 lead to Saint Joseph's, and it didn't look like one when struggling to put away Pepperdine.

McCoy eager to make Jayhawk return

Senior defensive end back from overseas tour of duty

Even the little things, sometimes a hassle for many, are a welcome sight these days for John McCoy.

6Sports video: Road unkind to Kansas women's team

Last Saturday at Nebraska, the Jayhawk women did two things for the first time this season: they went on the road, and they lost a game. Tonight, the 12-1 team tried to put that loss behind them as they continued their stint away from the fieldhouse, facing Colorado in Boulder.

6Sports video: Sophomore guard helps spark Jayhawk turnaround

On the eve of the Big 12 season, the KU men's basketball team has a ton of momentum. The Jayhawks have won six in a row, and may finally have found a point guard in Russell Robinson.

Jackson tickled to hit road

Jayhawk sophomore happy suspension is over

Kansas University's men's basketball team is 4-0 with Darnell Jackson and 5-4 without him.

Tale of the tape

Tuesday, January 10

Road unkind to Kansas women's team

Last Saturday at Nebraska, the Jayhawk women did two things for the first time this season: they went on the road, and they lost a game. Tonight, the 12-1 team tried to put that loss behind them as they continued their stint away from the fieldhouse, facing Colorado in Boulder.

Sophomore guard helps spark Jayhawk turnaround

On the eve of the Big 12 season, the KU men's basketball team has a ton of momentum. The Jayhawks have won six in a row, and may finally have found a point guard in Russell Robinson.

Tight end commits to KU

The recruiting season is beginning to heat up, and Kansas University is raking in commitments as a result. Another one pledged KU on Monday, according to rivals.com. Bradley Dedeaux, a 6-2, 240-pound tight end out of Midwest City, Okla., chose KU after visiting over the weekend. Tulsa, SMU and Oklahoma State also made scholarship offers to Dedeaux.

Crowds not flocking to games in Boulder

A soft chuckle could be heard on the Big 12 Coaches Teleconference call when Colorado's Ricardo Patton was asked about his squad averaging just 2,098 fans a game entering Wednesday's 8 p.m. battle against Kansas at Coors Events Center. "Well, I guess I need to just say that I appreciate the people that have come out and just leave it at that," Patton said diplomatically.

Did 2005 see KU's best 'D'?

Case can be made for Reid, Keith and Co. as Jayhawks' best defense in past 30 years

It may end up being a subjective debate, but if nothing else, the 2005 Kansas University football team will get many wondering. Did we just witness the best defense in KU history? Some statistics say yes - no other Jayhawk squad ever has held opponents under 100 yards rushing per game, and with KU's 83.2 ypg average, it really wasn't even close this season.

Woodling: In book, Bohl still fuming

No one can say Al Bohl didn't go down swinging. When Bohl was deposed as Kansas University's athletic director in the spring of 2003, he blamed KU men's basketball coach Roy Williams, saying he was "crushed like a dove."

Jayhawks may make more trips to tourneys

NCAA expected to OK annual participation in 'exempt' events

Kansas University basketball fans will be able to work on their frequent-flier miles in coming years, thanks to the NCAA Management Council. The Council on Sunday recommended allowing teams to play in exempt tournaments every year - not the current two tourneys every four seasons. The recommendation should be rubber-stamped by the NCAA Board of Directors in April.

6Sports video: Jayhawks trying to bounce back

For the first time this season, the Kansas women's baskeball team is trying to figure out what it needs to do to bounce back. On Saturday night, the jayhwas lost their first game of the year. As it turns out, it was also their first road game of the season.

Jayhawks may make more trips to tourneys

NCAA expected to OK annual participation in 'exempt' events

Kansas University basketball fans will be able to work on their frequent-flier miles in coming years, thanks to the NCAA Management Council. The Council on Sunday recommended allowing teams to play in exempt tournaments every year -- not the current two tourneys every four seasons. The recommendation should be rubber-stamped by the NCAA Board of Directors in April.

KU women try to rebound against Buffs

A win would give Jayhawks most victories since 1999-00

Three days after being handed its first loss of the season, Kansas University's women's team (12-1, 1-1 Big 12) will play on the road for the second-straight game when it travels to Boulder, Colo., tonight in an 8 p.m. contest against Colorado (5-9, 0-2) in the Coors Events Center.

Did 2005 see KU's best 'D'?

Case can be made for Reid, Keith and Co. as Jayhawks' best defense in past 30 years

It may end up being a subjective debate, but if nothing else, the 2005 Kansas University football team will get many wondering. Did we just witness the best defense in KU history? Some statistics say yes -- no other Jayhawk squad ever has held opponents under 100 yards rushing per game, and with KU's 83.2 ypg average, it really wasn't even close this season.

Monday, January 9

Jayhawks still not ranked

Six straight wins capped off by a crushing of Kentucky were not good enough to get the Kansas men's basketball team into the national rankings today. This weekends' 27-point vicotry over the then No. 19 Wildcats earned the 'Hawks just four votes in the coaches poll and 27 in the media rankings.

Jayhawks trying to bounce back

For the first time this season, the Kansas women's baskeball team is trying to figure out what it needs to do to bounce back. On Saturday night, the jayhwas lost their first game of the year. As it turns out, it was also their first road game of the season.

6Sports video: Gordon making jump to NFL Draft

Charles Gordon announced Sunday he is skipping his senior year as a Jayhawk in favor of the NFL Draft.

6Sports video: Jayhawks fall for first time

The opening of conference play didn't go as well as the rest of the season had so far for the Kansas women, resulting in their first loss of the season at Lincoln, Neb.

6Sports video: Victory over Kentucky points way to Big 12

With conference play just around the corner, the Kansas basketball team needed to be truly tested, and a meeting with traditional powerhouse Kentucky would seem to fit the bill.

6Sports video: Special Olympians meet Jayhawks

For some it's considered a basketball clinic, but for the 100 Special Olympians it was a dream come true.

Longhorns' Young declares for draft

Texas quarterback says 'hard work paid off a whole lot'

Vince Young is headed to the NFL.

Happy campers

Day after big victory over Kentucky, Jayhawks relish Special Olympics clinic

Mario Chalmers waved at a somewhat shy Special Olympian, beckoning for the athlete to join him on the Allen Fieldhouse court.

NCAA proposes to scrap tourney exemption

The NCAA would scrap a rule prohibiting men's and women's basketball teams from playing in more than two exempt tournaments in a four-year period under a compromise reached Sunday by the Division I Management Council.

Jayhawks losing Gordon to NFL Draft

Charles Gordon, one of Kansas University's most electrifying playmakers and a key component to the football team's rebuilding efforts, announced Sunday he would skip his senior season and enter into the NFL Draft.

Keegan: Can KU maintain intensity?

In the opening days of practice, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self made an early read on what sort of talent he had and how best to utilize it.

Sunday, January 8

Special Olympians meet Jayhawks

For some it's considered a basketball clinic, but for the 100 Special Olympians it was a dream come true.

Victory over Kentucky points way to Big 12

With conference play just around the corner, the Kansas basketball team needed to be truly tested, and a meeting with traditional powerhouse Kentucky would seem to fit the bill.

Gordon making jump to NFL Draft

Charles Gordon announced Sunday he is skipping his senior year as a Jayhawk in favor of the NFL Draft.

Jayhawks fall for first time

The opening of conference play didn't go as well as the rest of the season had so far for the Kansas women, resulting in their first loss of the season at Lincoln, Neb.

KU's Gordon going pro

Cornerback/wide receiver said decision not an easy one

Kansas University junior Charles Gordon has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2006 NFL Draft.

Tease photo

What a Rush!

Freshman sparks KU, catches actress Judd's eye

Focused intently on basketball most of the game, Brandon Rush let his mind wander for a moment Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. The Kansas University freshman guard - who burned Kentucky for a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds in the unranked Jayhawks' 73-46 rout of the No. 19-rated Wildcats - rewarded himself for his hard work.

What a Rush!

Freshman sparks KU, catches actress Judd's eye

Focused intently on basketball most of the game, Brandon Rush let his mind wander for a moment Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Notebook

Former Kansas University point guard Kevin Pritchard said Saturday's 73-46 rout of Kentucky reminded him a bit of a game he played in - KU's 150-95 rout of the Wildcats in 1989.

Jayhawks respond to big-game hype

How is it that a team that had such sluggish stretches against the likes of Pepperdine and Yale could bury 19th-ranked Kentucky from the outset without letting up as Kansas University did Saturday in a 73-46 bully number at Allen Fieldhouse?

UK beats hasty retreat

Kentucky basketball coach Tubby Smith spoke to reporters for exactly five minutes about his team's dismal play Saturday, before abruptly announcing, "I gotta go, that's it," and dashing back into the locker room and out of the spotlight.

Keegan: KU made top 'Cat disappear

It was easy to find Kentucky's star player in the layup line. He was the real cool customer with the blue towel hanging over his left shoulder. He was the one the ESPN cameraman came nearly nose-to-nose with on the court until being shooed away by an assistant coach.

Kansas women suffer first setback, 73-61

Of all things, it was a zone defense that finally busted Kansas University's women's basketball team.

McCray's three stops OU

Nebraska wins on late bucket; MU stops Okie State

Joe McCray made Oklahoma's Terrell Everett pay for his mistake.

Keegan: KU made top 'Cat disappear

It was easy to find Kentucky's star player in the layup line. He was the real cool customer with the blue towel hanging over his left shoulder. He was the one the ESPN cameraman came nearly nose-to-nose with on the court until being shooed away by an assistant coach.

Saturday, January 7

Kansas women undefeated no more

Jayhawks lose for the first time in first road test

In the Jayhawks first road game of the year the Nebraska Cornhuskers pulled away in the last 10 minutes to record a 73-61 victory over KU at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb. The previously unbeaten Jayhawks (12-1,1-1 Big 12) got 23 points and 11 rebounds out of senior star Crystal Kemp, but the Cornhuskers (10-3, 2-0), who have won eight straight, got even more out of junior guard Kiera Hardy.

Kansas knocks out Kentucky, 73-46

Brandon Rush has career game

It had been 16 years since Kentucky coach Tubby Smith had been in Allen Fieldhouse. After Kansas' 73-46 victory Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse the Wildcats coach might not want to comeback as the lopsided defeat marked Smith's worse loss as UK's skipper.

Kentucky notebook

'89 blowout still memorable

Kentucky steamed over KU's 150-95 victory

Kentucky's last trip to Allen Fieldhouse resulted in a Wildcat loss of epic proportions. The Jayhawks' crazy 150-95 decision on Dec. 9, 1989, is the most points scored by a KU team and the most allowed by a UK squad. It's a game that won't be forgotten by fans at the two tradition-rich schools - a game UK head coach Tubby Smith referenced to his team after Thursday's practice.

NU, not ranking, on KU's mind

Bonnie Henrickson isn't worried about little numbers next to her team's name. She said her Kansas University women's basketball players shouldn't be, either. But after a 12-0 start and a victory Tuesday over No. 23 Texas, a victory today over Nebraska likely would earn KU its first national ranking in more than five seasons.

KU approves $6.5 million loan for football facility

It's still fuzzy how many steps are left, but Kansas Athletics, Inc., climbed another Friday in pursuit of a new football facility. Athletic director Lew Perkins requested an emergency meeting with the Board of Directors through e-mail Thursday, asking each member to vote on the department incurring debt toward the construction of a massive football project, which will cost between $30 and $40 million.

Plenty of dirt on Rupp

You note Kentucky's 19-4 basketball advantage over Kansas University and you can conclude that the Lexington Wildcats are as dominant as the Jayhawks are over those other Wildcats 80 miles west of here. Kentucky has seven NCAA titles, Kansas two. The Bluegrass Babes have won more games than KU, although Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina rule the college roost.

History: not kind to KU vs. UK

Former Jayhawks recall Allen-Rupp rivalry

Kentucky, with 1,914 victories, has the most wins of any college basketball program. Kansas University, at 1,856 wins - 12 behind North Carolina - checks in at No. 3. So, why in the name of Drs. James Naismith (the inventor of the game is a KU guy) and Forrest C. Allen (the legendary Jayhawk coach taught UK coaching legend Adolph Rupp) has Kentucky defeated Kansas in 19 of the 23 meetings between the powers?

KU's plans to replace Falkenstien still in limbo

Play-by-play announcer, former player candidates to fill color commentator

Kansas University officials have asked veteran announcer Max Falkenstien to scale back his retirement plans. "We hope that Max will continue to be part of the broadcasts, particularly home games," said Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director in charge of external affairs. "We've talked to him about it and we'll talk some more," Marchiony said.

To the Max

After decades on air, retirement will leave big void for KU fans

A few seconds after he'd worked his way past security and into the Jayhawks' dressing room, veteran broadcaster Max Falkenstien fielded a warm, friendly - but unexpected - greeting. "Hey, Max, how're you doing?"

KU's plans to replace Falkenstien still in limbo

Play-by-play announcer, former player candidates to fill color commentator

Kansas University officials have asked veteran announcer Max Falkenstien to scale back his retirement plans. "We hope that Max will continue to be part of the broadcasts, particularly home games," said Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director in charge of external affairs.

6Sports video: Max preparing to sign off

It's the eve of the biggest game of the season for the men's basketball team as the Jayhawks get ready for Kentucky. It's undoubtedly a huge opportunity for the young team, but there's a certain Jayhawk who's called the plays each time the schools have met for the last 60 years.

Mayer: Plenty of dirt on Rupp

You note Kentucky's 19-4 basketball advantage over Kansas University and you can conclude that the Lexington Wildcats are as dominant as the Jayhawks are over those other Wildcats 80 miles west of here. Kentucky has seven NCAA titles, Kansas two. The Bluegrass Babes have won more games than KU, although Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina rule the college roost.

NU, not ranking, on KU's mind

Bonnie Henrickson isn't worried about little numbers next to her team's name. She said her Kansas University women's basketball players shouldn't be, either. But after a 12-0 start and a victory Tuesday over No. 23 Texas, a victory today over Nebraska likely would earn KU its first national ranking in more than five seasons.

'89 blowout still memorable

Kentucky steamed over KU's 150-95 victory

Kentucky's last trip to Allen Fieldhouse resulted in a Wildcat loss of epic proportions. The Jayhawks' crazy 150-95 decision on Dec. 9, 1989, is the most points scored by a KU team and the most allowed by a UK squad. It's a game that won't be forgotten by fans at the two tradition-rich schools -- a game UK head coach Tubby Smith referenced to his team after Thursday's practice.

Tale of the Tape

6Sports video: KU Women head off to Nebraska

Sure, Kansas Women's Basketball is a perfect 12-0, but tomorrow the ladies will do something they haven't done all season: hit the road. Saturay, KU visits Nebraska. Both teams are 1-0 in Big 12 play.

Friday, January 6

KU Women head off to Nebraska

Sure, Kansas Women's Basketball is a perfect 12-0, but tomorrow the ladies will do something they haven't done all season: hit the road. Saturay, KU visits Nebraska. Both teams are 1-0 in Big 12 play.

Tease photo

Max preparing to sign off

It's the eve of the biggest game of the season for the men's basketball team as the Jayhawks get ready for Kentucky. It's undoubtedly a huge opportunity for the young team, but there's a certain Jayhawk who's called the plays each time the schools have met for the last 60 years.

KU, UK to go head-to-head

Tomorrow the Kentucky Wildcats will look to extend their domination over the Kansas Jayhawks. Over time, the two programs have gone head-to-head on 23 different occasions. UK has won an astounding 19 times.

Ex-Jayhawk Miles cut by Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have waived guard Aaron Miles, executive vice president of basketball operations Chris Mullin announced Thursday. Miles, a Kansas University product, appeared in 19 regular-season games for Golden State, averaging 0.8 points and 1.3 assists in 6.2 minutes per contest.

Kansas' Gordon considering jump to NFL

Kansas University football standout Charles Gordon continues to mull a decision whether to declare for the NFL draft or return for his senior season - and time is running out. Reached Thursday in Carson, Calif., Gordon's mother, Terri Wilson, said no decision had been made.

Keegan: UK's Rondo complete player

Kentucky's Tubby Smith has three 7-footers on his roster. If Jared Carter stood on Shagari Alleyne's head and Lukasz Obrzut stood on Carter's head, they could form the world's first 21-foot-5 center. Combined, they have 59 rebounds for Kentucky, which visits Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday morning.

Marquee matchup

Win over Kentucky would be 'big feather' for KU

Kansas University's men's basketball team, currently slotted 139th in the country in the RPI ratings, is in need of a marquee nonconference victory. That victory - which coach Bill Self says would bolster his team's confidence entering Big 12 Conference play and, no doubt, would make the Jayhawks (8-4) seem a more attractive NCAA Tournament candidate on Selection Sunday...

Marquee matchup

Win over Kentucky would be 'big feather' for KU

Kansas University's men's basketball team, currently slotted 139th in the country in the RPI ratings, is in need of a marquee nonconference victory. That victory -- which coach Bill Self says would bolster his team's confidence entering Big 12 Conference play and, no doubt, would make the Jayhawks (8-4) seem a more attractive NCAA Tournament candidate on Selection Sunday...

6Sports video: Jayhawks travel to Nebraska

On Saturday, the undefeated Kansas Women's Basketball team will play its' first game outside of Allen Fieldhouse. This weekend, the hawks meet Nebraska in Lincoln. At 12-0, however, the friendly confines of the phog have been very good to the ladies.

6Sports video: Chalmers key in Yale victory

Thanks to last night's victory over Yale, Bill Self's bunch has won five in a row. One of the catalyst on Wednesday evening - Freshman Mario Chalmers.

'Wilt' show wins international award

During Wilt Chamberlain's dominant basketball career at Kansas University, Maurice King was a teammate, Max Falkenstein a play-by-play man, Jerry Waugh an assistant coach, and Bill Mayer a sports columnist.

Kansas' Gordon considering jump to NFL

Kansas University football standout Charles Gordon continues to mull a decision whether to declare for the NFL draft or return for his senior season -- and time is running out. Reached Thursday in Carson, Calif., Gordon's mother, Terri Wilson, said no decision had been made.

Keegan: UK's Rondo complete player

Kentucky's Tubby Smith has three 7-footers on his roster. If Jared Carter stood on Shagari Alleyne's head and Lukasz Obrzut stood on Carter's head, they could form the world's first 21-foot-5 center. Combined, they have 59 rebounds for Kentucky, which visits Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday morning.

Thursday, January 5

Jayhawks travel to Nebraska

On Saturday, the undefeated Kansas Women's Basketball team will play its' first game outside of Allen Fieldhouse. This weekend, the hawks meet Nebraska in Lincoln. At 12-0, however, the friendly confines of the phog have been very good to the ladies.

Chalmers key in Yale victory

Thanks to last night's victory over Yale, Bill Self's bunch has won five in a row. One of the catalyst on Wednesday evening - Freshman Mario Chalmers.

Chalmers rises to occasion

During the shootaround several hours before the opening tip, Kansas University coach Bill Self rattled off the names of the five starters for Wednesday night's tuneup against Yale University.

Sooners, NCAA to meet

Men's basketball, gymnastics investigated

Oklahoma will meet with NCAA officials in April regarding an investigation into the school's men's basketball and gymnastics programs, the school said Wednesday.

6Sports video: Jayhawks trounce Yale by 41 points

Kansas improves its record to 8-4 with a win over Yale, led by Jeff Hawkins with 19 points.

6Sports video: Unranked Jayhawks looking to move up

The Jayhawks are the only team with an unbeaten record in Division I not in the top 25.

Tease photo

A real back-breaker

Hawkins responds off bench

Jeff Hawkins hobbled down an Allen Fieldhouse hallway, looking like a guy in dire need of a whirlpool. "I've got an old body, a real old body. It feels like I've been here seven, eight years," Hawkins, Kansas University's fifth-year senior guard, groaned after shrugging off nagging back pain to tie his career high of 19 points in Wednesday night's 87-46 victory over Yale.

Keegan: Kansas finding identity

Rare is the basketball team that's more enjoyable to watch play defense than offense, but Kansas University has developed into that sort of group.

Notebook

Former Kansas University guard Michael Lee will be on the bench, but will not play in the Harlem Globetrotters' exhibition games at 7 tonight and Friday night at Kansas City's Kemper Arena.

Yale goes stale

Bulldogs take early lead, then falter

For nearly a half, Yale was locked in. Then the Bulldogs' one-point lead vanished in a whiffenpoof.

Wednesday, January 4

Tease photo

New scanners at fieldhouse hassle for some

Ticket and student ID scanners are now greeting fans as they walk into Allen Fieldhouse as part of an effort to regulate ticket theft and student impersonators.

Kansas defeats Yale, 87-46

Jeff Hawkins ties career-high with 19 points

In its last warm-up before a showdown with Kentucky on Saturday and Big 12 play begins next week, Kansas University easily defeated Yale 87-46 Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks used a 14-2 run at the end of the first half to cruise to their fifth-straight victory.

Unranked Jayhawks looking to move up

The Jayhawks are the only team with an unbeaten record in Division I not in the top 25.

Jayhawks trounce Yale by 41 points

Kansas improves its record to 8-4 with a win over Yale, led by Jeff Hawkins with 19 points.

Keegan: Downs patiently maturing

If someone told you the only way to get better at what it is you do best is to continue doing the very thing that is making you do it worse, would you trust that person?

6Sports video: KU opens conference play with a bang

Eleven games in and the Kansas women's basketball team is still perfect. But, during the Jayhawks' perfect pre-conference start they did not face a ranked opponent. That changed tonight as KU opened the Big 12 schedule against No. 23 Texas in the fieldhouse.

Sonics fire Weiss, promote Hill

Ex-Kansas University assistant to lead Seattle's NBA team

Former Kansas University basketball assistant Bob Hill will coach the Seattle SuperSonics for at least the remainder of the season.

Jayhawks no joke

Big-time victory proves KU's legitimacy

Take that, Texas. Kansas University's unbeaten but unranked women's basketball team finally produced an attention-getter Tuesday night, humbling the No. 23-ranked Longhorns, 70-61, in Allen Fieldhouse.

Tale of the tape

6Sports video: Rebounds a concern against New Orleans

Last week against New Orleans, the Kansas men played one of their better defensive games of the season. However, the effort against the Privateers was far from complete.

Notebook

Yale, in New Haven, Conn., has an enrollment of 5,100. Colors are Yale Blue and White. Nicknames are Bulldogs and Elis. The team plays in the Ivy League.

Self challenges Kaun, Giles

Jayhawk coach says big guys must step up inside

Bill Self says Kansas University's big men need to play better as the Big 12 Conference season nears.

Yale twins eager for fieldhouse trip

Identical twins Nick and Caleb Holmes, who dominated Kansas high school basketball for three seasons at Olathe South High, will showcase their skills as college players tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.

Keegan: Downs patiently maturing

If someone told you the only way to get better at what it is you do best is to continue doing the very thing that is making you do it worse, would you trust that person?

Tuesday, January 3

KU opens conference play with a bang

Eleven games in and the Kansas women's basketball team is still perfect. But, during the Jayhawks' perfect pre-conference start they did not face a ranked opponent. That changed tonight as KU opened the Big 12 schedule against No. 23 Texas in the fieldhouse.

Rebounds a concern against New Orleans

Last week against New Orleans, the Kansas men played one of their better defensive games of the season. However, the effort against the Privateers was far from complete.

KU women defeat No. 23 Texas, 70-61

Trio of Jayhawk seniors combine for 50 points.

The Rock Chalk Jayhawk chant might be typical for a men's game, but it's picking up steam for KU's women's team too. The Jayhawks gave a large contigent of KU fans in Allen Fieldhouse plenty to be proud of Tuesday night, keeping their perfect record with a 70-61 victory over No. 23 Texas.

Kemp named Big 12 Player of the Week

Jayhawk senior collects award for second time this season

Kansas University senior Crystal Kemp was named Big 12 Player of the Week for January 3 along with Oklahoma freshman Courtney Paris, who also collected Rookie of the Week honors from the conference.

Big 12 awaits Jayhawks

Unbeaten KU women to take on Texas in league opener

Now the question is: Can Kansas University's surging women's basketball team carry the momentum of its fast start against so-so nonleague foes into Big 12 Conference play? "We're on our way," freshman point guard Ivana Catic said, "and we're not going to stop."

KU women overcome ugly incident

I'm no historian, but I'm convinced the nadir of Kansas University women's basketball occurred almost exactly two years ago. On paper, the Jayhawks bottomed out four years ago, when they played 16 Big 12 Conference games and didn't win a single one. That was bad, all right.

Self pleased with Robinson's play at point

KU combo guard has developed a passing fancy during Jayhawks' last five games

Once careless with the basketball, Russell Robinson has become one of the most efficient distributors on Kansas University's team. The 6-foot-1 sophomore combo guard from New York has 18 assists against four turnovers in the Jayhawks' last five games. That compares to Robinson's 12 assists and 13 turnovers in KU's first six games and 25 assists against 32 turnovers his entire freshman season.

Self pleased with Robinson's play at point

KU combo guard has developed a passing fancy during Jayhawks' last five games

Once careless with the basketball, Russell Robinson has become one of the most efficient distributors on Kansas University's team. The 6-foot-1 sophomore combo guard from New York has 18 assists against four turnovers in the Jayhawks' last five games.

Woodling: KU women overcome ugly incident

I'm no historian, but I'm convinced the nadir of Kansas University women's basketball occurred almost exactly two years ago. On paper, the Jayhawks bottomed out four years ago, when they played 16 Big 12 Conference games and didn't win a single one. That was bad, all right.

6Sports video: Jayhawks try to improve on wasted possessions

There are some mistakes that KU Coach Bill Self tolerates. A missed free throw by a big man or maybe even a player picking up two fouls early in the game. But one thing that Self is getting tired of is wasted possessions.

Monday, January 2

Jayhawks try to make it 12-0 tomorrow night

The Jayhawks head into tomorrow night's game against the Longhorns with a perfect record, which is the best in school history. Bonnie Henrickson's squad has been tested by the likes of Wisconsin and La Salle, but it's safe to say that the Big 12 season will be much more of a chore.

Jayhawks try to improve on wasted possessions

There are some mistakes that KU Coach Bill Self tolerates. A missed free throw by a big man or maybe even a player picking up two fouls early in the game. But one thing that Self is getting tired of is wasted possessions.

Quick release key for Case

Sophomore knows his role is to be fast to fire off the bench

There's no indecision when Jeremy Case touches the basketball on the offensive end of the court.

6Sports video: Lady Jayhawks giving Rock Chalk Nation something to talk about

KU's women's basketball team made history on Friday by improving to 11-0, the best start in school history. The impact of the Jayhawks' undefeated run is still being felt around the Rock Chalk Nation.

6Sports video: Rotation still unsettled for Jayhawks

Eleven games into the season, and several spots in the men's basketball rotation are up in the air.

Keegan: Kansas freshmen overrated

Rivals.com's college basketball recruiting service ranked Kansas University No. 1 among recruiting classes after Brandon Rush joined the Jayhawks. Eleven games into the season, it's fair to rank KU's class of newcomers no better than second : in the Big 12 Conference.

Sunday, January 1

Rotation still unsettled for Jayhawks

Eleven games into the season, and several spots in the men's basketball rotation are up in the air.

Lady Jayhawks giving Rock Chalk Nation something to talk about

KU's women's basketball team made history on Friday by improving to 11-0, the best start in school history. The impact of the Jayhawks' undefeated run is still being felt around the Rock Chalk Nation.

Top 10 KU stories from 2005

From Bucknell to a bowl win, 2005 was a wild ride for 'Hawk fans

From the agony of the basketball defeat at the hands of Bucknell to the ecstacy of the football victory over Nebraska, from the stabbing of J.R. Giddens in the Moon Bar incident to the disclosure of NCAA rules infractions at KU, it was a wild year on the Lawrence sports scene. A look at the top sports stories of 2005:

Journal-World Top ten of 2005

Bucknell loss solid No. 1 in list of year's biggest stories

From the agony of the basketball defeat at the hands of Bucknell to the ecstasy of the football victory over Nebraska, from the stabbing of J.R. Giddens in the Moon Bar incident to the disclosure of NCAA rules infractions at KU, it was a wild year on the Lawrence sports scene.

Journal-World Top ten of 2005

Bucknell loss solid No. 1 in list of year's biggest stories

From the agony of the basketball defeat at the hands of Bucknell to the ecstasy of the football victory over Nebraska, from the stabbing of J.R. Giddens in the Moon Bar incident to the disclosure of NCAA rules infractions at KU, it was a wild year on the Lawrence sports scene.

Jayhawks have fun helping children at clinic

The best drill was saved for last at Kansas University's annual holiday basketball clinic Saturday morning in Allen Fieldhouse.