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Thursday, November 30

6Sports Video: Two Jayhawks named to AP All-Big 12 football first team

Jon Cornish and Aqib Talib were given the honor, today, for their great individual accolades this season. Jon Cornish is now KU's all-time leading rusher.

6Sports Video: A freshman leads Jayhawks in scoring - again

With Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, & Julian Wright all returning from excellent freshman campaigns, no one expected a freshman to be leading the KU Jayhawks in scoring this season - but that is exactly what Darrell Arthur is doing.

Self signs new 5-year deal at KU

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self today inked a new five-year contract which will kick in retroactively on April 1, 2006, and will expire in March 2011. Self's previous deal had two years remaining, set to expire on April 20, 2008. Self will receive an annual salary of $220,000 per year from Kansas Athletics, and addition payments will bring his total compensation to right over $1.375 million per year. Those payments include professional services, such as public relations or educational duties.

Bears punish K-State

Ayinde Ubaka had 14 points and eight assists, DeVon Hardin added 12 points and 12 rebounds, and California beat cold-shooting Kansas State for the first time in six overall meetings with a 78-48 victory Wednesday night.

McCray pulls away

Freshman helps KU hold off Western Illinois

Danielle McCray can play. No doubt about that. But McCray can't play very much.

Taylor takes Big 12 honor

NU quarterback offensive player of year

Zac Taylor has been instrumental in infusing a throwing mentality into a Nebraska program with a long tradition of running the football - bringing the Huskers from a losing record in 2004 to within one win of a BCS bowl this season.

Title matchup revives OU-NU rivalry

With Barry Switzer on one side and Tom Osborne on the other, no rivalry was bigger than Oklahoma-Nebraska.

Keegan: Defense Rush's strength

Ink-stained arms. Wanted to go straight to the pros. Never stayed at one high school for long. Came out of a prep school known far more for its basketball program than its academics.

Jet lag doesn't slow KU

Self contract details likely revealed today

Darrell Arthur felt a bit sluggish upon arriving at Allen Fieldhouse for Tuesday's game against Dartmouth. "It's been kind of tiring. I'm still on Vegas time," the Kansas University freshman forward said. He'd been slow to recover from a two-hour time difference, which had the Jayhawks arriving from Nevada on a red-eye charter flight about 6 a.m. Sunday.

Wednesday, November 29

6Sports Video: Sasha Kahn sees most playing time of the season

In Tuesday night's game against Dartmouth, KU's recovering big man, Sasha Kahn, saw his most action of the season tallying a total of 15 minutes playing time during the blowout victory.

A group of KU athletes head back to elementary school for a day

KU athletes - mostly freshmen - from every sport you can imagine spent the day with 5th graders from New York Elementary to talk about sports and school.

6Sports Video: KU women's basketball team shakes off the rust against Western Illinois

After a 9 day break, the Jayhawks hosted Western Illinois at Allen Fieldhouse. D. McCrary led the KU attack with 15 points as the 'Hawks went on to win 75-63.

Some at KU weary of goalpost overkill

A remnant of Kansas University's gridiron victory over its intrastate rival was evident earlier this week when a piece of a goalpost could be seen sticking out of the Kansas River near the Bowersock Dam.

Tease photo

KU gets defensive

Jayhawks dismantle Big Green

The intensity in the Allen Fieldhouse stands certainly didn't match the fever pitch of Saturday's overtime victory over then-No. 1-ranked Florida in Las Vegas. In fact, about 2,000 fans were disguised as empty seats Tuesday night for the Jayhawks' historic 83-32 drubbing of Dartmouth - a game which featured the lowest point total by a foe in the tradition-rich building's history.

Coaches tap eight Jayhawks All-Big 12

Kansas University running back Jon Cornish and cornerback Aqib Talib were named first-team All-Big 12 Conference by the league's football coaches Tuesday, and six more Jayhawks were honored, as well.

Poinsettia picks NIU to face TCU

Bobby Bowden and Florida State got a nice trip after a tough season - the Seminoles are headed to San Francisco for the first time, to take on UCLA in the Emerald Bowl. "I know our players are looking forward to visiting a different part of the country," Bowden said Tuesday.

Stoops unanimous choice

Oklahoma coach voted best in Big 12

In a season of turmoil, Bob Stoops was still able to mold a championship-caliber team at Oklahoma.

Kansas' bowl destinations dwindling

The bowl picture has cleared up slightly - though it still doesn't look good for Kansas University's football team. One of the two at-large bids floating around was gobbled up Tuesday, as Northern Illinois accepted an invitation to the Poinsettia Bowl.

'River City Weekly' examines Chamberlain

Former Kansas University basketball icon Wilt Chamberlain is the subject of this week's "River City Weekly" encore show.

Broadcast gives fans opportunity to cheer on Jayhawks in Chinese

Sitting courtside at Allen Fieldhouse, a play-by-play man announced the usual Kansas University basketball action. "Ná lánban, Brandon Rush," he said. "ZántÃ-ng, Dartmouth." The play-by-play man, Zhiqun "James" Liang, broadcast Tuesday night's Kansas University-Dartmouth basketball game entirely in Chinese - for the first time in KU history.

Kansas basketball game briefs

Kansas University coach Bill Self was asked if he was disappointed by the 2,000 or so no-shows for the Jayhawks' rout of Dartmouth. Officially, it was listed as a sellout because all 16,300 seats were purchased.

Big Green black and blue

Dartmouth hobbled by run of injuries

Seven of Allen Fieldhouse's best seats were unoccupied Tuesday - blue and padded, right on the floor.

Jackson does job on glass

A two-point victory over the top team in the country should be enough to motivate anyone for a few weeks on adrenaline alone.

Keegan: Blowout not total waste

The Washington Generals wore green uniforms that said Dartmouth on the front, and the best moments Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse came before tip-off on the video board, where Julian Wright slammed defending national champion Florida over and over again.

Nine-day layoff no problem for KU

Nine days without a game can cause a basketball team to lose momentum and to accumulate rust.

Tuesday, November 28

Extra Minutes: Kansas 83, Dartmouth 32

Tying up loose ends from KU's 83-32 smackdown put on Dartmouth Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU basketball makes history tonight, but not on the court

NCAA and NBA basketball are very popular in China, so KU decided it was time to broadcast a game to them in Chinese. This is a first for KU and has excited some very gracious fans across the globe!

6Sports Video: Eight Jayhawks named to 'All-Big 12 Football Team'

Among the players honored, star running back Job Cornish and defensive back Aqib Talib were named to the first team. Two more Jayhawks were named to the second team, while the remaining four were listed as honorable mentions.

6Sports Video: Jayhawks easily dominate Dartmouth in blowout victory

Fresh off an exciting win over Florida Saturday night in Las Vegas, the Jayhawks men's basketball team hardly cooled off for visiting Dartmouth. Kansas saw 3 players score in double digits while holding Dartmouth to less than 40 points.

Is tearing down goal-posts really necessary after a big win?

Following KU football's win over visiting rivals K-State, the fans rushed to the field to participate in an old tradition - tearing down the goal-post & carrying them off the field. Today the goal-post resides in the Kansas River prompting the question - is this really necessary?

KU far from sluggish in return from Vegas

KU finished off Dartmouth 83-32, with Darnell Jackson's 13-point, 11-rebound performance leading the way. The 6-1 Jayhawks travel to take on DePaul Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.

Kansas gets groove back

Jayhawks rejuvenated entering Dartmouth clash

Suddenly, everybody's hopping back on the Kansas University basketball bandwagon. Just a couple of weeks after a shocking home loss to Oral Roberts, the Jayhawks take a 5-1 record - which includes Saturday's marquee overtime victory over defending national champion Florida - and new No. 5 national ranking into today's nonconference contest against 0-5 Dartmouth.

Dartmouth hurting

Ailing Big Green off to 0-5 start

It has been about as rough a start to the season as one could imagine for Dartmouth College's men's basketball team. The winless Big Green, 0-3 on the road and 0-2 at home, enter today's 7 p.m. battle at No. 5 Kansas with five injured players listed as "doubtful."

Thompson keys OU's title-game run

When Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops dismissed his starting quarterback from the team, he told his players not to go looking for excuses for the upcoming season. What they found instead was a leader.

KU jumps to No. 5 in newest AP poll

Kansas University's victory over defending national champion and top-ranked Florida meant a jump of five spots in the Associated Press poll for the Jayhawks. KU (5-1) moved from 10th to fifth in the rankings, while Florida dropped three slots to fourth.

Woodling: At least Kansas was consistent

Year after year after year, it seemed, Kansas University football fans groused about the roller-coaster effect. Too many good seasons followed by too many bad seasons. Too many peaks followed by too many valleys. Gee, they said, if we could just reach a level of consistency.

Commentary: Nebraska establishes ground attack

Known as pass-happy coach, Callahan realizes Cornhuskers need to move ball by land as well as air

As much as Bill Callahan likes to throw the ball, even he knew Nebraska wouldn't be a championship-caliber team until the Cornhuskers could run with some consistency. In 2005, the once-proud ground game at Nebraska had moved just about as far away from its running roots as humanly possible.

Monday, November 27

6Sports Video: KU football team 'home for the holidays?'

If the rest of the collegiate regular season pans out the way it is predicted, KU will be stuck without a bowl game this year.

6Sports Video: KU's Julian Wright named ESPN.com's player of the week

After the Jayhawks hard-fought win over top-ranked Florida over the weekend, the Jayhawks have been the buzz in college basketball - specifically Julian Wright who enjoyed a breakout performance against the Gators.

6Sports Video: Lady Jayhawk basketball returns to action on Wednesday

After enjoying a 3-1 start and over a week off since their last game, the Lady Jayhawks are ready for Western Illinois on Wednesday here in Lawrence.

KU jumps in polls, Wright named Big 12 POW

Following its 82-80 overtime win over previously-top-ranked Florida Saturday night, KU jumped Monday to No. 5 in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls. On the heels of that, sophomore forward Julian Wright, who registered 21 points and 10 rebounds in the win, was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

¢ Talib's future ¢ To the future ¢ Jayhawks in the NFL update

USC leapfrogs Michigan to No. 2 in BCS standings

Southern California is a victory away from returning to the national title game. The Trojans moved into second place in the Bowl Championship Series standings Sunday, passing idle Michigan on the strength of a 44-24 victory over Notre Dame and closing in on a matchup with undefeated Ohio State in the title game.

Bowl outlook bleak; KU plays waiting game

It might be six days before Kansas University's football team knows anything for sure about bowl possibilities. And though the prospects don't look good at all, the Jayhawks will have a blindfold on this week with so much uncertainty.

'Ju' to the rescue

Wright speaks up, posts career-high numbers

Deemed the Most Valuable Player on the basketball court at the Las Vegas Invitational, Julian Wright also was the behind-the-scenes leader for Kansas University's men's basketball team. Wright, KU's vibrant sophomore forward from Chicago, was the Jayhawk whose voice echoed loudest during an impromptu players-only meeting late Friday night in a Renaissance Marriott Hotel hallway - a meeting that might have sparked the Jayhawks to play with such passion in Saturday night's pulsating 82-80 overtime victory over top-rated Florida.

Wyoming stuns Colorado, 76-73

Daaron Brown wasn't worried about his basket that tied the game. The free throw he hit to break the tie with 23 seconds left was another matter. "I had to calm myself down and tell myself not to be nervous," Brown said of what would be the game-winning point. "And it was all net."

UConn wallops Albany

Unlike NCAA Tournament meeting, Great Danes quickly put down

This season, Connecticut didn't wait until the second half to put Albany away. Freshman Gavin Edwards scored 16 points, and sophomore Marcus Johnson had 14 in leading the 18th-ranked Huskies to a 86-55 victory over the Great Danes in Sunday. Six Huskies scored in double figures, and UConn scored 21 fast-break points and held Albany to two.

ACC/Big Ten Challenge rarely telling

Nice little go-round they're playing this week, the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Makes for full houses, good basketball, enticing TV and, lest we forget, fat paydays for both conferences. But be cautious when analyzing the results. Come NCAA Tournament time, they'll mean absolutely nothing.

Keegan: Arthur's numbers no fluke

Being better than the best on one night didn't make Kansas University the top team in college basketball, but it did cement what already was evident: The Jayhawks are better than they were a year ago.

Southern Cal moves to second in AP poll

Southern California is the new No. 2. The Trojans advanced one spot to overtake Michigan in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, a day after their 44-24 victory over Notre Dame. USC, the sixth team to be ranked No. 2 this season behind No. 1 Ohio State, leads the Wolverines by 36 points in the poll.

Vegas was home sweet home for KU

Loyal fan base filled up Sin City, making monster tilt with Florida seem like a home game

You know it's a big-time college basketball atmosphere when you have to peak outside at halftime to make sure Tropicana Avenue didn't suddenly transform itself into a network of independent coffeehouses and bookstores, if the bright lights and streams of hotels and casinos along The Strip weren't converted into a small college town surrounded by parks and locally owned shops.

Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, RV

KU fans create home away from home

Bob and Julie Luce weren't about to let a four-hour snow delay in Chicago ruin their streak. The couple had a flight in October scheduled from Columbia, S.C., to Kansas City, Mo., with a layover in Chicago. They had to get to Lawrence for an important event. "We haven't missed a Late Night in 18 years," Julie, 59, said.

Taylor, Cornhuskers a perfect match

QB has been much more than a 'bridge'

Zac Taylor needed Nebraska. Nebraska needed Zac Taylor. What started as a marriage of convenience has been blissful, indeed. Until Nebraska came calling two years ago, Taylor's best offer coming out of junior college was from Marshall. Taylor, who grew up in Norman, Okla., the son of a former Oklahoma Sooner, always wanted to play in the Big 12. Here was his chance.

Sunday, November 26

6Sports video: KU hopeful for bowl

While hoops season is now in full swing in Lawrence, football season may have finally worn out its welcome. With a 42-17 beatdown at the hands of the rival Missouri Tigers, the Jayhawks fell to 6-6 on the season and now must play the waiting game for a possible post season bid.

6Sports video: Volleyball drops season finale to KSU

The KU volleyball team knew it wouldn't be going anywhere this December. After three straight bids to the NCAA tournament, Ray Bechard's squad will be sitting this post season out after finishing 10-19 overall and just 3-17 in the Big 12.

6Sports video: 'Hawks knock off national champs

For months now, the KU men's basketball team tried to downplay the Florida game. But last night, the Jayhawks finally got their chance to knock off the defending national champs.

Tease photo

Fans migrate to Lawrence

When it comes to KU athletics, there are plenty of dedicated fans out there. But few can compare with Bob and Julie Luce; a South Carolina couple who migrate to Lawrence in the fall and don't leave until the end of the basketball season. For seven months every year the Luces split their time between their house in South Carolina and a motor home in Lawrence.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 82, Florida 80

Tying up loose ends from Kansas' 82-80 overtime thriller in Las Vegas against top-ranked, defending national champ Florida.

Keegan: UF duo no match for KU

Joakim Noah and Al Horford are to college basketball what Tim Duncan and David Robinson used to be to the NBA: a tall, skilled, athletic tandem nobody in the game can match. Except that late Saturday night in Orleans Arena, Kansas University had an answer for the twin towers from the defending national champion Florida Gators.

Tease photo

Later, Gators

Jayhawks upend top-ranked Florida in OT

Florida is not invincible after all. Somebody, namely Kansas University, finally gave the Gators a game. KU, in fact, defeated the defending national champions and top-ranked team in the land, 82-80 in overtime Saturday night before a giddy pro-Jayhawk throng of 8,500 at sold-out Orleans Arena.

Crushed!

Jayhawks sloppy in disheartening loss

Take it away, James McClinton. Your words sum it up better than the most gifted scribe could on his greatest day. "We kept shooting ourselves in the foot," McClinton, Kansas University's defensive tackle, said. "You keep doing that constantly, you're going to lose your leg." Indeed, KU's football season may have hobbled to a halt Saturday, after Missouri pushed Kansas around and eventually prevailed, 42-17, in front of 55,614 fans at Faurot Field.

Kansas- Missouri football notebook

A bizarre officiating decision took back a 75-yard touchdown reception by Missouri's Brad Ekwerekwu in the third quarter, when it was determined that offsetting penalties wiped out the play.

Cowboys claim South Padre title

Mario Boggan scored four of Oklahoma State's 11 overtime points as the Cowboys beat Missouri State, 73-70, Saturday in the championship of the South Padre Island Invitational. Oklahoma State (7-0) went ahead for good 64-62 when Boggan, the tournament MVP, scored after grabbing a rebound with 4:04 left in overtime. He put the Cowboys up 70-67 on two free throws with 1:20 left.

UF bemoans first setback

Donovan credits Kansas, then laments Gators' lack of ball movement

Gracious in defeat, Billy Donovan, coach of the defending national champion Florida Gators, first gave credit to Kansas University and then sounded a lot like Bill Self has sounded in recent weeks when talking about his team.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University radio play-by-play announcer Bob Davis, who worked the KU-Missouri football game on Saturday morning/afternoon in Columbia, Mo., arrived at Orleans Arena two hours before tipoff for the KU-Florida basketball game.

Bowl hopes for KU slim

Jayhawks' possibilities down to 3 destinations

At best, Kansas University's bowl chances are iffy. At worst, they're on life support.

OU advances to Big 12 title game

Close victory against Oklahoma State makes Sooners unlikely finalists

As he saw Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson's fourth-down pass arc deep into the end zone toward receiver D'Juan Woods, several thoughts raced through the mind of Oklahoma cornerback Lendy Holmes.

Aggies beat hosts, win tourney crown

Morenike Atunrase scored 22 points to lead No. 12 Texas A&M to a 77-52 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday night in the championship game of the LMU Ayres Hotel Thanksgiving Classic.

K-State sweeps KU in finale

Kansas volleyball

Senior Jana Correa had 13 digs in her final match for the Kansas University volleyball team, a loss at the hands of Kansas State. The Wildcats swept the Jayhawks, 3-0, Saturday in Ahearn Fieldhouse.

Woodling: Cornish bitter over loss

Try to imagine what was going through Jon Cornish's mind late Saturday afternoon. Cornish had just eclipsed Kansas University's 15-year-old single-season rushing record, but the Jayhawks had been humbled, 42-17, by perennial rival Missouri. A bittersweet moment, right? Guess again.

Mizzou QB wins 'huge' one for seniors

Chase Daniel chased, but he didn't catch Kent Kiefer. Daniel, Missouri University's slinging sophomore quarterback, passed for 356 yards in the Tigers' 42-17 victory over border rival Kansas University on Saturday, but he fell nearly 100 yards shy of Kiefer's school record of 444 yards set against KU in 1989.

Saturday, November 25

The Fifth Quarter: Missouri 42, Kansas 17

Tying up the loose ends from what could very well be KU's last football game until next fall - a 42-17 loss at Mizzou.

KU looks to punch postseason ticket at MU

To rub some dirt in KU's face, Daniel set a new career-high with 356 passing yards on the day, the final 26 of which coming on a 26-yarder over the middle to Greg Bracey. The two-point conversion failed, giving MU a commanding 42-17 lead with just 5:06 to go.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 64, Ball State 46

Tying up loose ends from Friday's sluggish Vegas debut.

KU baits Gators in OT, 82-80

The junior guard finished his night by hitting one of two free throws. Off the miss, Brewer got a shot at an open three-pointer to win the game, but missed it short, and KU finished off the 82-80 win, beating a No. 1 ranked team for the first time since knocking off UMass in 1994.

Peterson not done for OU

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says he thinks star tailback Adrian Peterson will play again for the Sooners. "I'm pretty convinced of that," Stoops said. "Things may change, but at this point it hasn't for him."

Keegan: Stakes go up tonight

In the final minute of a blowout, the volume and stress in the voices of so many of the 5,000 or so Kansas University backers Friday night in Orleans Arena sounded more like the emotions attached to a game that hinged on the final shots.

Know the foe: Missouri

For MU, November cruelest; Under Pinkel, Tigers just 6-14 in 11th month, compared to 30-20 in others

November hasn't been kind to Missouri University's football team. In fact, it has been an annual month of torture for the Tigers under coach Gary Pinkel. While expectations always seem to be high around Pinkel's teams, late-season sputters often end up defining them.

Commentary: Broncos must put Plummer on bench

Jason Steven Plummer, otherwise known as Jake the Snake, is done as the Denver Broncos quarterback. No more slithering and squirming only to end up with a bad play. No more Jake. Hello Jay.

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Ugly as Sin City

KU offense 'pitiful' in Vegas victory

If Kansas University's basketball team plays tonight against top-ranked Florida as it did Friday night against unheralded Ball State ... well, things could get rather ugly in Glitter City.

KU-UF notes

Huskers stylish in title-tilt tuneup

Nebraska generated momentum for the Big 12 championship game with a 37-14 victory over Colorado that showcased power, passing and panache. Brandon Jackson was the power, running 34 times for 142 yards and a touchdown Friday.

KU football notebook

Today's telecast feed won't be widespread

Kansas University's football game at Missouri is on ABC network television, but it won't be widely watched.

Turnovers worry Stoops

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops tried harping on his team to try to end a plague of turnovers. This week, he tried a different approach.

BSU coach takes over

Thompson shows disdain for media

As a player, Ronny Thompson would try to tell Alonzo Mourning what to do and where to go on the court. Mourning seldom responded and seemed to tolerate it because of the immense respect he had for Thompson's father, Hall of Fame coach John Thompson, formerly of Georgetown.

Kansas basketball notebook

Cornish on the cusp

Mark Mangino compared the level of play to Class 2A high school football in Kansas. Mangino, Kansas University's football coach, liked Jon Cornish on tape, but the competition in British Columbia was just no standard by which to scout.

UF's success with sophs encouraging

Florida's Gators taught all of college basketball a valuable lesson last year: Sophomores, despite their youth and inexperience, can win it all. "I think it encourages everybody going into their sophomore year," KU sophomore Brandon Rush said of the Billy Donovan-led Gators, who rode a batch of second-year players to a six-game winning streak in the NCAAs that resulted in the 2006 national championship.

OSU edges Auburn

Mario Boggan scored 23 points to lead Oklahoma State past Auburn 66-65 Friday in the South Padre Island Invitational.

Baylor rolls in Bahamas

Wisconsin hands K-State first loss

BIG 12 WOMEN'S ROUNDUP

Gators tune up with rout

In Billy Donovan's eyes, tonight's Florida-Kansas basketball game will not be contested on a neutral floor. "We are playing at Kansas tomorrow," Florida coach Donovan said of 8,500-seat Orleans Arena, which is expected to be jam-packed with KU fans, not fans of the Gators.

A&M makes Longhorns ill

McGee, stout defense give Aggies signature win

Stephen McGee had taken so many hard hits, he was throwing up. But yard by yard, McGee and the Texas A&M Aggies were pounding out six years of frustration in their rivalry with Texas. With a stingy defense and two long scoring drives in the first and fourth quarters, the Aggies finally got past the Longhorns with a 12-7 victory Friday that they hope signals their return to prominence in the Big 12.

Missouri's new coach gets more from Lyons

Mike Anderson's first impression of Missouri forward Leo Lyons was not a good one. When Anderson arrived at Missouri from Alabama-Birmingham last spring after replacing the fired Quin Snyder, he thought the long-armed Kansas City, Kan., native was lazy. Even Lyons doesn't disagree. "Yeah, I was lazy," Lyons said.

Woods just wants win

Donovan recalls brother's Bedlam lore

One play. That's all it takes to earn a player a spot in Bedlam lore forever. Perhaps no one can attest to that better than the Woods family.

Friday, November 24

6Sports Video: KU football looking for a bowl bid

Even though KU has beaten Missouri in it's last 3 outings, the Jayhawks aren't taking anything for granted on this important game. KU is riding a 3-game winning streak into Saturday's game while Missouri has lost 4 of it's last 5.

6Sports Video: KU over Ball State in an ugly win

Though Kansas eventually walked off with the win, Ball State managed to disrupt KU's offense in the first half. The Jayhawks will all need to be on the same page tomorrow when they play #1 ranked Florida.

Bring on Florida: KU wins ugly, 64-46

Julian Wright hit three points down the stretch as KU finished off a 64-46 win over Ball State to move to 4-1 on the young season, and now can solely focus on the Florida contest tomorrow night at 10 p.m. KU followed a pitiful first half shooting performance by going 13-of-22 in the second half from the floor. A sore spot offensively for KU was 13-of-21 shooting from the free throw line. Six Jayhawks scored at least seven points, ledy by 13 from Mario Chalmers, 11 from Brandon Rush and 10 from Russell Robinson.

KU basketball notebook

Mangino versed in Border War lore

Mark Mangino didn't pretend fully to understand the importance of the Border War game when he arrived in Lawrence prior to the 2002 season. But he was introduced to it quickly. Kansas University's football coach, shortly after being hired, sat in his Allen Fieldhouse seat during a basketball game when a gentleman approached him. The fan's first order of business was to welcome Mangino to Kansas.

'It's all business'

KU not blinded by Glitter City

Like most blue-chip basketball recruits, Darrell Arthur has been in Glitter City many times before, the last time the summer of 2005 with his Team Texas AAU team. "It was hot," Arthur, Kansas University's freshman forward, recalled of the dogs days of July, when AAU basketball heats up in Vegas. "Hot and a lot of people: That's what I remember. It's a good environment. I like the place."

Bulls a bust so far

Hinrich: We're not that far away

So who had the Bulls at 3-8 by Thanksgiving in the office pool? "I still don't think we're that far away," Kirk Hinrich was saying late Tuesday night after the Bulls blew a 13-point third-quarter lead in losing their fifth straight, 113-109 to the Denver Nuggets. "If just a couple of things click. But I think everyone in this (locker) room feels we're going to get this together and turned around and still have a good year. It's early and we're not panicking, but it is time to start making some strides."

Boschee recalls loss to BSU

Jayhawks bounced back from setback to make Final Four

The first game of what turned out to be a glorious 2001-02 basketball season is one former Kansas University guard Jeff Boschee would rather forget.

Mayer: KU-MU worthy rivalry

The annual Kansas-Missouri collision is billed as the oldest college football rivalry west of the Mississippi River, but in late 1905 and early 1906, it was in danger of never achieving such status.

Huskers seeking momentum for title game

Colorado, meanwhile, sees today's game as chance for some redemption

Nebraska and Colorado enter their meeting today with different motivation. The 23rd-ranked Cornhuskers (8-3, 5-2) have locked up the Big 12 North and are hoping to generate momentum for next week's conference championship game. The Buffaloes (2-9, 2-5) are out to finish a disappointing season with a measure of satisfaction.

A&M quarterback bonds with team

Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee went where any kid from the state's rolling Hill Country would go to find the perfect metaphor for team bonding: the hardware store.

Texas-Texas A&M Notebook: Blalock to make 50th start

With 49 consecutive starts, Texas offensive lineman Justin Blalock has seen, done and won just about everything at Texas.

Davis destined to call for KU

Radio voice of Jayhawks has busy Saturday doubleheader in store

His father wanted him to go to law school, but after a year of that, Bob Davis knew it wasn't for him. He knew he wanted to become a sportscaster. And that wasn't all he knew. He knew that once he landed his first job, in Hays, he wasn't going to be there for long. No sir, he had ambitions for brighter lights than that, and he didn't want them tomorrow. He wanted them yesterday.

Know the foe: Ball State Cardinals seeking status

Victory over KU in 2001 didn't propel BSU

Ball State University, which shocked a star-studded Kansas University basketball team at the 2001 Maui Invitational, will be trying to make it two straight wins over the Jayhawks tonight - this time with a new coach on the bench.

Jayhawks take in show, eat turkey

Thursday, November 23

6Sports Video: KU football team holds practice during holiday

Head coach Mark Mangino called for an 11 a.m. practice this morning, despite the holiday, to prepare for Saturday's game against rival Missouri. After practice, however, the team was free to enjoy the holiday.

6Sports Video: Jayhawks spend their Thanksgiving in Vegas

KU is in Vegas tonight, preparing the the Las Vegas Invite which kicks off tomorrow. KU faces two tough opponents during the weekend including Ball State on Friday and # 1 ranked Florida on Saturday.

Fifteen years after 396

The music was blaring when his phone rang. Tony Sands turned the volume down and listened to the stranger on the other end. Your greatest athletic achievement, the voice said. Take me through it, step by step.

Longar leads Oklahoma past Chaminade

Longar Longar had 24 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead Oklahoma to a 72-57 victory against Chaminade on Wednesday in the seventh-place game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

KU focused on Friday

Like two heavyweight boxers promoting an upcoming fight at a Glitter City casino, media-savvy college basketball coaches Billy Donovan of Florida and Bill Self of Kansas University held respective teleconferences with reporters Wednesday morning.

Jayhawks' Collins deserves all-league honors

Offensive tackle won matchup against Kansas State's Campbell

An assignment for those who possess an all-Big 12 football ballot: Fly to Lawrence, park yourself in front of a television, and use the Sunflower On Demand feature to watch Kansas University's 39-20 victory against Kansas State and not just to hear a nostalgic reference to the Poulan Weed Eater Bowl.

No. 1 Nebraska pounds KU

The Nebraska University volleyball team demonstrated why it owns the No.1 ranking in the nation, soundly sweeping Kansas University (30-16, 30-16, 30-20).

Rush, Wright make list of 50 for Naismith Trophy

Kansas University's Brandon Rush and Julian Wright are two of 50 candidates for the Naismith Trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday.

Keegan: Rivalry as a fairy tale

It all started with a phone call from a first-grade teacher to an old football coach. The teacher thought it would be good for her students, surrounded mostly by female authority figures at school, to hear a male voice reading stories.

Gary's guide to Las Vegas, 2nd edition

I wrote a lengthy, detailed travel guide to Las Vegas in September 2002, advising Kansas University fans on places to go, things to do and see in Glitter City besides the Kansas-UNLV football game, which the Jayhawks lost, 31-20.

Wednesday, November 22

6Sports video: Bill Self hits century mark for KU wins

When the Jayhawks handily defeated TSU 89-54, it gave coach Bill Self his 100th win as Kansas' head coach.

6Sports video: KU volleyball says farewell to 5 seniors

KU played its final game of the season against #1 ranked Nebraska. Megan Hill is 1 of 5 talented seniors who will be missed on the court.

6Sports video: KU running back Cornish has shot at record

In 1991, KU running back Tony Sands rushed for a school record 1,442 yards. Fast forward 15 years and this Saturday, current running back Jon Cornish has a shot at taking the record.

Kansas basketball notebook

The Jayhawks wore red uniforms for the first time since a loss at Villanova on Jan. 22, 2005. KU is 5-1 in red uniforms under Bill Self. Prior to Self becoming coach, the previous time KU wore red was in the 1986 Final Four under coach Larry Brown.

Marquette stuns No. 9 Duke

Marquette University's Dominic James may stand 5-foot-11, but his quickness and ability to take a pounding reminded Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski of his former All-American Jay Williams.

Giddens blasts K-State

New Mexico guard J.R. Giddens thinks his fellow students are spending too much time studying and not enough watching the Lobos' fast start.

Keegan: Collins provides a spark

Passing the basketball to Sherron Collins was the smart thing for Kansas University's veterans to do Tuesday night in a tuneup game against Tennessee State because it was Collins who had the hottest hand.

KU defense goes from bawling to baaallin!

They're gathering some spunk. Or, as Aqib Talib said last week: "One word: baaalllin!"

TSU pounded in paint

Fouls, lack of bodies doom Tigers inside

Tennessee State had a double whammy Tuesday in Allen Fieldhouse - the Tigers were playing against No. 10 Kansas University, and they were playing short-handed.

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Rejected! KU cruises

Kaun's return bolsters Kansas

It took all of one play for Sasha Kaun to re-establish himself as an inside force at Kansas University.

Wright finds form

Wing has 14 points, 7 boards

The real Julian Wright returned Tuesday night.

Tuesday, November 21

6Sports video: Jayhawk's bowl hopes rest in beating Mizzou

Forget last week's win over K-State, this game features KU's real rivals - with a bowl bid on the line! Getting a win will be tough on the road in Columbia, MO.

6Sports video: KU easily handles TSU

The Jayhawks easily routed Tennesee St. 89-54 here in Lawrence earlier tonight. Collins led KU's attack with 19 points.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 89, Tennessee State 54

Tying up loose ends from Tuesday's final tune-up before KU heads to Vegas.

KU finishes off TSU, 89-54

Sherron Collins led the way for the Jayhawks with 19 points, including hitting 4-of-6 three point attempts. Brandon Rush and Julian Wright each chipped in 14 points for the Jayhawks, while Darnell Jackson tallied 11 and Darrell Arthur added 10. Clarence Matthews, who fouled out in the final minutes, led TSU with 18 points. The 3-1 Jayhawks now head to Las Vegas to take on Ball State Friday at 7 p.m. and No. 1 Florida Saturday at 10 p.m.

KU basketball notebook

Jayhawks place 20th at NCAAs

Kansas University juniors Colby Wissel and Paul Hefferon earned All-America status for their performances at the 2006 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday.

Self still steamed about loss

It may be a while before a kinder, gentler version of Bill Self resurfaces at Kansas University basketball practices and in speeches before games. "Coach is being coach. He came in and jumped our case from the beginning. I think he'll be like that the rest of the season to keep us focused," junior point guard Russell Robinson said.

Missouri's Pinkel accepts apology from league

Officials erred on touchdown-negating call in loss at Iowa State

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel received an unexpected apology on Monday from Walt Anderson, the Big 12's head of referees.

Mangino: Mizzou is KU's No. 1 rival

Now comes the real rival - at least in Kansas University coach Mark Mangino's eyes. After beating Kansas State, 39-20, Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Mangino raised a few eyebrows by saying "I'm not hung up on this rivalry thing. We're playing our rival next week."

Texas wallops Sam Houston State

Tiffany Jackson had her fourth straight double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 25 Texas to a lopsided 84-56 win over Sam Houston State on Monday night.

No. 4 Ohio State wins again despite missing big freshman

Top 25 men's college basketball

Unbeaten Wichita St. emerges in Top 25

The last time Wichita State was in The Associated Press' Top 25 its star player was Xavier McDaniel, and current coach Mark Turgeon was still in high school.

No. 12 Memphis zips past Oklahoma

Memphis coach John Calipari doesn't hesitate to say what players love to hear. "We're a team trying to play fast," he said.

TSU's top player out again

Tennessee State University's men's basketball team was picked to finish second in the Ohio Valley Conference this season. Votes, however, were tabulated before it was revealed junior guard Bruce Price would miss the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year.

KU women stifle Creighton

Jayhawks play solid defense in improving to 3-0

A punishing defensive effort led to Kansas University women's basketball team past Creighton, 60-47, Monday in front of 952 fans at the Omaha Civic Center. "The first half was as good as we've been in a long time, not just this year," KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. "Our defensive energy was fantastic."

Monday, November 20

6Sports video: KU center Kaun expected to return to practice

After an early-season injury on October 30th, Sasha Kaun has resumed practice at Allen Fieldhouse. Don't expect him to be in tomorrow's game, however.

6Sports video: Jon Cornish deserves credit for victory over KSU

Though defense and turnovers had a huge part in winning the rivalry match-up between KU and KSU, let's not overlook Jon Cornish who has been KU's workhorse all season long.

Ryan Wood's Big 12 bowl projections

This time of year, the more college football bowl projections, the better. Everyone has an idea about who's heading where in the Big 12 Conference. Nine eligible teams, eight guaranteed openings, one school guaranteed to look elsewhere for one more game.

Chalmers on form

Guard help shoot Tigers out of zone

It might not be such a hot idea for Mario Chalmers to make the outside jumper look so easy. Opponents might start to catch on to one of his top skills. Heck, they probably will anyway. Towson tried to quell it Sunday night and didn't fare so well.

Keegan: Don't get too excited

Should a law-abiding citizen receive a key to the city for not committing any crimes? No. Should a man be praised for being a "good father?" Of course not. To be anything but that would be to squander a priceless gift. Should an employee receive a bonus for giving an honest effort for 40 hours? Negative. It's part of the deal.

KU notebook

Kansas University junior forward Sasha Kaun will return to practice today on a limited basis. He has missed KU's first three games because of a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee suffered Oct. 30.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Kansas University's football team will modify its practice schedule slightly this week in preparation for Missouri.

Tease photo

Big-time bounceback

Arthur helps KU rip Tigers

Darrell Arthur may have cracked a smile or two in the interview room after Kansas University's 87-61 blowout basketball victory over Towson on Sunday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Road test awaits Kansas women's basketball

Bonnie Henrickson's interchangeable-parts system seems to be working so far. Nine players scored for Kansas University's women's basketball team in Thursday's 66-53 home victory over UMKC, and that likely will remain the pattern, at least in the early going.

Towson zones work awhile

During head-coaching stops at Florida State and DePaul, Towson University coach Pat Kennedy used a variety of defenses. He reached into his bag of tricks again during Sunday night's 87-61 loss to Kansas University in Allen Fieldhouse.

Sunday, November 19

6Sports Video: KU rips Tigers

Behind a great effort from freshman Arthur, KU was able to handily defeat the Tigers today.

6Sports Video: Jayhawk volleyball fall in 4 games

Despite a career high 15 kills from Senior Megan Hill, the Jayhawks couldn't pull through with a win.

6Sports Video: KU beats KSU in latest installment of rivalry

Behind defense and a huge game from Jon Cornish, KU was able to hold off visiting rival KSU at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 87, Towson 61

Tying up loose ends from KU's home win Sunday night over Towson.

KU picks apart Towson, 87-61

Darnell Jackson scored four points down the stretch for KU, including a pair of free throws and a transition layup to push KU's lead to 28 points in the waning seconds. In the end, KU walks off the court with an 87-61 win, moving the Jayhawks to 2-1 on the young season and one more contest before heading to Vegas - Tuesday's 7 p.m. home date with Tennessee State.

KU ready for a rebound effort

A week away from its most anticipated regular season game of the season against No. 1 Florida, Kansas is in desperate need of a bounceback of impressive proportions tonight against visiting Towson at Allen Fieldhouse.

Wildcat whippin' makes KU eligible for a bowl game

Joy for jayhawks!

Bowl eligibility and a second victory in 14 years against in-state rival Kansas State made for a sweet Saturday evening for Kansas University fans.

Towson Kansas' first test in Vegas Invitational

The Las Vegas Invitational is a college-basketball tournament with one crazy format: Eight teams, four games apiece in five different cities in a format that does not include a bracket; most games (except two on the final day) already are set in stone on the schedule.

OSU takes 1-vs.-2 win

Players fought their way from the field to the locker-room tunnel through the horde of scarlet-and-gray-clad humanity that flooded the field Saturday after shaking this ancient concrete and steel structure on its foundation since the gates opened more than two hours before kickoff.

Knight not as classy as, say, Paterno

Texas Tech coach's gifts to university seen as penance more than generous acts

It was something less than a punch, but something more than a nudge. The perpetrator being Bobby Knight, again, the force of the blow pales beside the farce of the explanation.

Jayhawks continue downward spiral

KU steals one game from Missouri, but still falls for eighth straight defeat

In the second game of Kansas University's volleyball match Saturday night, Savannah Noyes bounced the game-winning shot off a Missouri player's outstretched arms. Most of the 1,203 fans in the Horejsi Family Athletic Center made their voices reverberate throughout the building.

Hair today, race tomorrow

KU's beard brigade seeks top 10 at NCAA meet

Kansas University senior Matt French plans to bring shaving cream, razor and a healthy supply of blades to Monday's NCAA cross country championships in Terre Haute, Ind. He and his bearded brigade of teammates have some close-cropping to do immediately after running in the 10K nationals, which will start at 12:15 p.m. at LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.

No. 1 Florida extends winning streak to 15

Gators roll past Chattanooga, 93-44

Lee Humphrey's shot felt good the first three games. It felt really good Saturday night. Humphrey broke out of a brief shooting slump, hitting five three-pointers and leading top-ranked Florida to a 93-44 victory over Chattanooga. Also top 25 roundup.

NU trips No. 20 Creighton

BIG 12 MEN'S ROUNDUP

Creighton coach Dana Altman gave a blunt assessment after Nebraska beat his 20th-ranked Bluejays, 73-61, Saturday night. "Fortunately for us, it's only November 18th, and we have some time," Altman said. "We're a bad basketball team right now." Freshman Ryan Anderson scored 19 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer, to lead the Cornhuskers (2-0).

McCarney goes out a winner

Cyclones topple Missouri in coach's sendoff

Iowa State's players didn't play well enough this season to save Dan McCarney's job, but their inspired effort on Saturday sent him out a winner. Ryan Kock rushed for a career-high 179 yards and two touchdowns and the Cyclones held Missouri on a fourth-and-goal with 21 seconds left to beat the Tigers 21-16 in McCarney's final game at Iowa State.

Sooners top Baylor, stay alive in South

Big 12 roundup

Scouts eye top Tiger

Towson guard Neal pure scorer

A bunch of NBA prospects will be showcasing their skills tonight in Allen Fieldhouse. Not all of them will be wearing Kansas University jerseys.

KU bowls over 'Cats

Defense, run game lift Kansas to sixth win

Anthony Webb and Aqib Talib walked to the locker room together after Kansas University's 39-20 victory Saturday, slithering through thousands of Jayhawk football fans who stormed the field to celebrate a rout of Kansas State. Webb's eye black had two words scribbled on it that said plenty: "Show stopper."

Keegan: Cornish virtually fired up

After rushing for a career-best 201 yards to help Kansas University establish state supremacy over Kansas State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, senior Jon Cornish rattled off a number of motivating factors before mentioning the No. 1 force.

KU qualifies, but bid not guaranteed

Jayhawks bowl-eligible, but could be left out of postseason

Bowl-eligibility is here for Kansas University's football team, after beating Kansas State, 39-20, Saturday at Memorial Stadium. "We're going to a bowl game," cornerback Aqib Talib said. "Now we've got to work to get to a better bowl game." Not so fast, Aqib.

KU football notebook

K-State QB Freeman struggles

Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman, last week's Big 12 Conference player of the week, entered Saturday's game against Kansas University as the league's "it" player, but left looking like another befuddled freshman.

Saturday, November 18

Tease photo

6Sports video: KU vs. KSU game recap

In a game dominated by defense, KU manages a win over visiting KSU. This installment of the in-state rivalry saw Jon Cornish rush for over 200 yards for the first time this year as he led the Jayhawks on his back. Turnovers were the X-factor of this game and KU managed 14 points off of them.

The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 39, Kansas State 20

Tying up loose ends from KU's 39-20 win over K-State Saturday at Memorial Stadium to make the Jayhawks bowl eligible for the third time in four years.

KU gains bowl eligibility, knocks off K-State 39-20

The game came down to turnovers, and while KU gave it away four times, there were six on the other side. No two were bigger than the last two, which led to 13 KU points. Josh Freeman, who entered the game as one of the hottest QBs in the nation, went 23-of-43 for 244 yards, three picks and one fumble with no touchdown passes. KU is now bowl eligible at 6-5.

Durant a big hit for Texas

Freshman scores 29 in victory against St. John's

Kevin Durant has had a pretty impressive start to his college career. Texas coach Rick Barnes has a different view.

Texas regroups during off week

UT adjusts goals after national title hopes fade

The road to a repeat national championship finally hit a dead end.

Sooners still have chance for Big 12 title

Oklahoma still has a chance to get into the Big 12 championship game thanks to an unexpected loss by Texas and the Sooners' impressive comeback last weekend.

Big TV audience expected

Fox Sports to air game in 10 different regions

The Fox Sports Net clearance report shows that the Kansas State-Kansas University football game today will be shown in many regions across the country.

Wildcats thriving under Prince

First-year coach has K-State bowl-eligible for first time since 2003

Rarely does a first-year coach arrive on campus and immediately boost the team's win total from the previous season.

McClinton like a rock

Tackle anchors Jayhawks' defense

He's the most spiritual, the most consistent - and recently, one of the most successful.

Yeehaw! Missouri CB Johnson eager to play

Domonique Johnson doesn't particularly like country music, but he has been hearing his fair share of it.

Sooners hoping to stay away from late swoon

On the rebound with a five-game winning streak, No. 16 Oklahoma is focused on keeping its momentum and preventing a late-season letdown.

Spot-on for over 5 decades

Jones part of KU sports longer than Allen Fieldhouse

Leon Patton will slash off tackle this afternoon for a few yards before he's brought to the ground. Hank Booth will inform the 50,071 at Memorial Stadium that it was Patton who carried the ball and Mike Rivera who made the tackle.

UT dismayed by pass defense

Longhorns already have allowed more passing yards than any team in school history

With the 323 yards passing given up by Texas in a 45-42 upset loss Saturday at Kansas State, the Longhorns have set a school record for most passing yards allowed in a season (2,739).

KU not feeling love

Self calls for more commitment

Bill Self's better half - his wife, Cindy - offered some strong observations after Kansas University's lethargic loss to unheralded Oral Roberts on Wednesday night.

Air Force F-16 jets to fly over stadium

Two U.S. Air Force F-16 jets will fly over Kansas University's Memorial Stadium about 2:30 p.m. today, before kickoff of the football game against Kansas State University.

Rivalry intensifies stereotypes

As KU and K-State play football today, more is at stake than mere athletics

Today's football game between Kansas and Kansas State is more than a contest between the red and blue and the purple. It is the clash of two rival universities: the farm kids versus the preps, the country versus the city, the friendly versus the not-so-friendly. At least, that's the word on the street.

KU men's golf lands two recruits

Kansas University's men's golf team signed Nate Barbee from Dakota Dunes, S.D., and Blake Groux from Omaha, Neb.

Friday, November 17

6Sports video: Early, unscheduled practice helps the 'Hawks regroup

The Kansas men's basketball team tries to regroup after Wednesday's 78-71 setback to Oral Roberts at Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Jayhawk cross country team ready for nationals

On Monday the Kansas men's cross country team will take part in it's final meet of the year at the NCAA national championship in Terre Haute, Ind.

6Sports video: Sunflower showdown marks 104th meeting

The Kansas football team has beaten Kansas State more than any other opponent and tomorrow the Jayhawks and Wildcats will meet for the 104th time.

KU football notebook

Kansas officials announced Thursday that Saturday's KU-Kansas State game is a sellout.

At arm's length

Kohn's run pushes Kangaroos away

Sometimes they look like world beaters. Other times they look like rug beaters. That's Kansas University's women's basketball team.

Baylor belts BYU in Preseason WNIT semis

Bears improve to 3-0, advance to championship game against Purdue

Bernice Mosby scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead No. 16 Baylor past No. 22 BYU, 84-58, in the semifinals of the Preseason WNIT on Thursday night.

Wildcats' air attack improves drastically

One month ago, this may have been a battle of the pipsqueaks - Kansas State's pass offense or Kansas University's pass defense?

Mayer: Rivalry hit low in '66

Saturday's Kansas-Kansas State football game has the ingredients to be one of the most entrancing battles in the series. It could be an overwhelming contrast to what probably was the ugliest-ever KU-KSU face-off, in 1966. Unique spinoffs from that 3-3 tie in Manhattan bounced off the walls for years.

Searching for a silver lining

Players 'a step behind,' Self says; Towson looms

Bill Self cringed when asked if it actually might be a good thing his Kansas University basketball team failed to squeak out a victory over Oral Roberts on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Michigan State stings Texas, 63-61

Drew Neitzel scored on a drive with 2.4 seconds left to give Michigan State a 63-61 victory over No. 19 Texas on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

Thursday, November 16

6Sports video: KU women hold for 66-53 win

Tonight the Jayhawk women were focused on avoiding an upset against another Mid-Continent Conference foe like the the men did last night falling to Oral Roberts.

6Sports video: KU picks up the pieces from ORU loss

Some 24 hours after being publicly anointed Sports Illustrated's No. 1 team in the land, the Kansas men's basketball team falls flat on its face.

6Sports video: Emotions flying high for in-state showdown

Hate is a strong word but maybe not when its the verbage used by two rival football teams describing each other.

Jayhawks stung by loss

Kansas University's basketball players stared straight ahead, not knowing quite what to say after the No. 3 Jayhawks' shocking 78-71 home loss to Oral Roberts on Wednesday night.

Kansas should stop K-State run threat

It has been more than two years since any one player has done it. Kansas University's football team will be going for consecutive game number 24 on Saturday, while Kansas State looks to smash the streak with some young legs.

K-State rolls past Rutgers

At one point during the second half of Kansas State's win over Rutgers Wednesday night, the public-address announcer began to signal a timeout with the words, "Cincinnati calls time," before catching himself and correcting it to, "Kansas State."

KU football notebook

The phone lines haven't been cut this week between Kerry and Dylan Meier, though it'd be understandable.

Errors doom KU in 3-0 loss at Baylor

The Kansas University volleyball team lost a three-game match to Baylor on Wednesday night, falling 30-15, 30-18, 30-24, in Big 12 Conference action at the Ferrell Center.

KU women unsettled for opener at home

Here it is mid-November, and Bonnie Henrickson isn't even close to determining a rotation.

KU notebook

Bill Self on Wednesday afternoon received a signed letter of intent from Tyrel Reed, a 6-foot-3 senior from Burlington High.

KU softball team signs four recruits

Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge announced Wednesday the signing of pitcher Allie Clark, middle infielder Kolby Fesmire, catcher Brittany Hile and first baseman/outfielder Liz Kocon to letters of intent.

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CURSES! KU TUMBLES

'Jinxed' Jayhawks stunned by ORU

The Sports Illustrated jinx has struck again. "I believe in it now. That doesn't happen. As soon as the cover comes out, we lose," Kansas University sophomore guard Brandon Rush said after the No. 3-rated Jayhawks' 78-71 loss to Oral Roberts ...

Keegan: Green has way with KU

Great basketball players put the game on a string and control it. They see things others don't. They sucker opponents into making moves so they can counter.

KU lands Burlington prep

Guard Reed thrilled with scholarship offer

So, Kansas University coach Bill Self phones you at 8 p.m. Tuesday to offer you a basketball scholarship. How do you celebrate?

Vealy, Green deadly 1-2 punch

Before Wednesday night, Marchello Vealy made only one three-point shot in his entire career.

Wednesday, November 15

Extra Minutes: Oral Roberts 78, Kansas 71

Tying up loose ends from the Jayhawks' shocking Wednesday home loss.

6Sports video: Jayhawks land second recruit

Bill Self's day was actually pretty good before his team struggled against Oral Roberts. This afternoon, the Kansas men's basketball team added its second recruit from the class of 2007.

6Sports video: Oral Roberts stuns KU 78-71

It was a reunion for Bill Self tonight at Allen Fieldhouse this evening, but pardon KU's headman if he wasn't feeling that sentimental.

6Sports video: Bowl eligibility adds incentive to rivalry game

Not that the Kansas football team needs any motivation when it's K-State week, but the Jayhawks are still one win short bowl eligibility.

Kansas shocked by ORU, 78-71

Tutt nailed one spike in the coffin witha three from the wing, and followed it with a few hard chest pumps. After a KU miss, ORU got the ball back, drew a foul and the streamline for the exits began in the stands. Tutt made a pair of free throws, but with just :24.0 to go, there wasn't much time for a late run from the Jayhawks. Chalmers earned a three free-throw trip, but made just two, and the foul fest began, wtih ORU putting on some cosmetic points at the end. Dropping KU to 1-1 in the early season was a final score of Oral Roberts 78, Kansas 71. Arthur led all scorers with 22 points, while Green had 20 for the Golden Eagles. Rush scored 14, while Chalmers added 13 for the Jayhawks. On the visiting side, Tutt had 12, along with Liberty. Vealy finished tied with Arthur for the game-high with 22 coming off of a 7-for-8 performance beyond the arc.

Reed signs with Kansas

Calling it a "dream come true," Burlington High senior guard Tyrel Reed on Wednesday afternoon signed a national basketball letter of intent with Kansas University. Reed, who said "KU is the place I always wanted to be; I always dreamed of running out that tunnel (at Allen Fieldhouse)," indicated he received a phone call from KU coach Bill Self at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, a day before today's conclusion of the fall signing period.

Reed to choose Kansas today

Tyrel Reed, a senior point guard from Burlington high, has called a 3 p.m. news conference today - the last day of the early college basketballl signing period - to announce his college choice. Sources told the Journal-World this morning Reed's choice is Kansas.

Texas too much for Texas State, 74-55

Tiffany Jackson scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds for the second straight night, and Erneisha Bailey got her first double-double to lead No. 25 Texas to a 74-55 win over Texas State on Tuesday night in Jody Conradt's 999th game as the head coach of the Longhorns.

Keegan: Silence golden for fans

On Saturday afternoons, particularly ones that feature a pair of compelling games airing simultaneously, some guys have all the luck. Those lucky guys wear long brown robes and meditate when they aren't watching football under ideal circumstances, which of course, means in silence.

Self: Tonight's game not emotional

Bill Self won't be reminiscing about the good ol' days tonight when Kansas University's basketball team entertains Oral Roberts in Allen Fieldhouse. Tip is 7 p.m. with a live telecast on channels 27 and 38.

Five KU volley players honored for academics

Five University of Kansas volleyball players were among the 50 student-athletes named to the 2006 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team by the league office Tuesday.

No passing fancy

Meier's Big 12 play has staved off any controversy

Kansas University quarterback Kerry Meier had a bad day at Toledo two months ago. He'll tell you that.

Giddens lifts Lobos over CU

J.R. Giddens scored a career-high 25 points, and New Mexico got a huge first half lift from its bench in a 106-65 victory over Colorado on Tuesday night.

Fantastic freshman awaits KU

He has taken the Big 12 Conference by storm - the favorite for newcomer of the year and a big reason Kansas State football is heading back to a bowl game after a two-year hiatus.

Tech's Knight defends 'flip'

Texas Tech coach Bob Knight says there were times he was wrong when his hot temper got the best of him on a basketball court. Not this time, however.

KU basketball notebook

KU leads the series, 7-3. The teams last played in 1993 when the Jayhawks rolled, 140-72, in Allen Fieldhouse. The 68-point margin is the second widest margin of victory in KU history behind a 115-45 victory over Brown on Jan. 3, 1989.

S.I. taps Jayhawks No. 1

Self not worried about potential cover jinx

Bill Self, who is as superstitious as the next coach, winced when informed his Kansas University basketball team was Sports Illustrated's Preseason No. 1 squad in the land.

KU football notebook

Dejà vu?: Kansas coach Mark Mangino watched Kansas State beat Texas on Saturday at his home and admitted it reminded him a little of KU's chance in 2004, where Texas stormed back with two late touchdowns to beat the Jayhawks, 27-23, in Lawrence.

Tuesday, November 14

6Sports video: KU cross country ready for the big run

KU men's cross country team are headed for a championship run, but will they be prepared? For KU to advance, everybody will need to show up ready for the long-haul.

6Sports video: Jayhawks and Wildcats renew their in-state rivalry

Jayhawks and the Kansas State Wildcats renew their rivalry on Wednesday. After 10 weeks of football in a row, a week off came at the perfect time for the 'Hawks to be ready for action. This year, it's hard to tell which team has the advantage.

6Sports video: Collins shaking off freshmen jitters

It's a shot that Kansas freshman Sherron Collins will never forget. However, it's a shot he's like to never remember.

6Sports video: KU freshman Arthur jumps right into action

After an injury to Sasha Kahn and the releasing of C.J. Giles, KU is in need of big men. Darrell Arthur to the rescue! Also, will the Sports Illustrated cover jinx get KU?

Vermont victimizes BC

Catamounts get another signature win

The Vermont basketball program already has its signature moment: a victory over No. 11 Syracuse in the 2005 NCAA Tournament that was the school's first-ever win over a ranked team.

Pinkel: Football a 'crazy business'

Mizzou coach not fazed by latest wacky Saturday on gridiron

A week off gave Missouri coach Gary Pinkel a chance to pay closer attention to the rest of the Big 12. He was struck, again, by the unpredictable nature of the game. Kansas State's upset over then fourth-ranked Texas was just the latest example.

Naismith memorabilia to be sold

Whistle used at KU among items to be auctioned next month

It's settled. Basketball really did evolve from a childhood game called "Duck on a Rock." Such are the revelations contained in a newly unearthed trove of personal documents, photographs and mementos from basketball's founder, James Naismith.

Ohio State jumps to No. 5

Ohio State, waiting for heralded freshman Greg Oden to recover from surgery, moved up two spots in the first regular-season college basketball poll by The Associated Press.

Duquesne notches emotional victory

Most nights, this would be a score hardly noticed by anyone other than alumni and fans of the two schools: Duquesne 81, Youngstown State 75. This was different. This was a special, worthy-of-attention night when a team that has had one winning season in 20 years, and little chance of having one this season, decided violence, tradition and an arguably stronger opponent wouldn't keep it from winning a game it probably should have lost.

Ready to run wild

Dynamic backfield duo plus for KU

The option read has been noticeably efficient for Kansas University's football team this season. Big and fast KU quarterback Kerry Meier often takes the snap and sticks the ball in running back Jon Cornish's gut. Based on what Meier recognizes from the opposing defense before the snap or as the play starts to unfold, he then chooses to keep it in Cornish's possession or rip it away, swing out and run it himself.

Early road trip dismays K-State's Huggins

Bob Huggins doesn't mind taking his teams on the road. He just wouldn't mind doing it a little later in the season. Instead, Kansas State will have just one home game under its belt before traveling to Piscataway, N.J., for Wednesday night's game against Rutgers.

Longhorns survive Ragin Cajun scare

Tiffany Jackson scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 25 Texas to a 69-59 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Monday night. Niqky Hughes added 15 points, and Erneisha Bailey grabbed 11 rebounds to help Texas improve to 2-0. Onna Charles led the Ragin Cajuns (1-1) with 23 points.

Texas Tech cruises, 86-74

Jackson leads Red Raiders with 22 points in CBE victory over G-W

Jarrius Jackson led Texas Tech with 22 points as the Red Raiders beat Gardner-Webb, 86-74, in the first round of the College Basketball Experience Classic on Monday night. Texas Tech (2-0) held the lead throughout after jumping out 13-0 to start. Four Red Raiders scored in double digits and three had seven rebounds or more.

Robinson enjoys playing traffic cop

Numerous scoring options keep job exciting for Kansas University point guard

Whether he throws the ball inside or flips it to a wing, Russell Robinson figures he can't go wrong directing traffic on Kansas University's 2006-07 men's basketball team. "We have so many weapons. Every possession it could be somebody different. You just try to hit the open man," the junior point guard said.

Rivalry's newest chapter brings back buzz

So many years of putrid rivalry football. It seems so long ago, doesn't it? Kansas University and Kansas State's football teams battle it out again Saturday at Memorial Stadium. And the fact that the outcome isn't a bank-vault lock is a welcome sight for a rivalry that was so : well, so terrible for so many years.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

¢ QB consistency? ¢ Doing all right ¢ That's a record ¢ Double honor

Monday, November 13

6Sports Video: KU freshmen shine in opener

Due to early injuries and suspensions, KU's freshmen Collins and Arthur get off to a great start.

Paris powers Sooners' rout

Big 12 women

Courtney Paris started her sophomore season in the same record-breaking way she finished her freshman campaign.

Keegan: Kansas squads even

Oddsmakers give three points off the top to the home team, so in making the opening line Kansas University by three points against Kansas State, oddsmakers essentially are saying the state's two Division I football teams are equals.

Hawkeyes snare tourney title

Lady Jayhawks have trouble scoring against Iowa in WBCA Classic finale

When Marija Zinic caught the ball in the post on Sunday, making a move toward the basket might have seemed difficult. After all, the Kansas University sophomore forward turned around and saw the wingspan of Iowa's Megan Skouby, who stood 6-foot-6.

Mizzou, ISU move to 3-0

Last season, Kalen Grimes was a big body who had trouble scoring and rebounding. So far this season, he's giving Missouri a big game to match.

Rush key to KU's attack

Soph scores, defends and dishes assists against Lumberjacks

Brandon Rush, who scored 22 total points in a pair of exhibition games against NCAA Div. II competition, didn't come out looking for his shot in Kansas University's regular-season opener Saturday night.

Sunday, November 12

6Sports video: Women fall in WBCA final

Back in 1997, Bonnie Henrickson was an assistant at the University of Iowa. That year, she got her chance to be a head coach at Virginia Tech. Today, almost a decade later, Bonnie faced off against her former Hawkeye team in the final of the WBCA Metro Sport Classic.

6Sports video: KU victorious in season opener

The 3rd-ranked KU men's basketball team began the 2006-07 season last night by beating Northern Arizona to the tune of 91-57. Preseason All-American Brandon Rush led all scorers last night putting up 21 points to go along with 6 boards.

KU men take second at regionals, qualify for NCAA Championships

Junior Colby Wissel, who won the men's individual Big 12 cross country title last month at Rim Rock Farm, placed eighth at Saturday's NCAA Midwest Regionals in Minneapolis, Minn., which paced Kansas University to a second place team finish and an automatic berth at the Nov. 20 NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.

Big 12 roundup

Second go-round not as easy for MU

Tease photo

Practice makes perfect

'Juiced' Jayhawks fell NAU

Kansas University's No. 3-ranked basketball team looked a bit overrated at practice Friday - a day before the regular-season opener against Northern Arizona. "We were pitiful. We were bad. Everybody was bad," KU coach Bill Self said.

KU notebook

Keegan: Kansas picks up the pace

On your mark, get set, blow the other team out of Allen Fieldhouse. Get used to it.

Huskers' rally secures North

Nebraska is a champion again. Sure it's only the Big 12 North title, but it's a start for coach Bill Callahan's Cornhuskers.

Jayhawks lauded

'They just keep coming and coming'

Northern Arizona coach Mike Adras has faced Texas Tech, Arizona and Arizona State in the last four years, and he said none of those squads could match the talent Kansas University displayed in its 91-57 victory Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

The 'Cats are back

Texas loses QB, shot at national title

Texas lost its young star - and a whole lot more. Quarterback Colt McCoy was hurt scoring a touchdown on the fourth-ranked Longhorns' opening drive, and his replacement struggled in a 45-42 loss to Kansas State on Saturday night that knocked the defending national champions out of the title hunt.

KU women roll in opener

Jayhawks struggle offensively in 64-50 victory over Seton Hall

Even though Danielle McCray comes off the bench for the Kansas University women's basketball team, her coach still has the same - if not greater - expectations for the freshman as if she started.

Huggy's ugly opening win

Wildcats' sloppiness dampens new coach's day

Kansas State coach Bob Huggins awoke Saturday morning in such a good mood that he traded in his traditional black garb for a dapper purple suit. That attitude didn't last long.

Wichita State starts off with blowout victory

Sean Ogirri scored 12 points as Wichita State beat Rockhurst 71-47 Saturday night in the Shockers' season opener.

Brown delivers for OU

Big 12 football roundup

Chalmers plays through pain

Sophomore's tenacity makes Self 'proud'

Mario Chalmers, who didn't miss a single game his freshman season at Kansas University, wasn't about to sit out the regular-season opener of his sophomore campaign.

Saturday, November 11

Extra Minutes: Kansas 91, Northern Arizona 57

Tying up loose ends from Saturday's opening night win.

KU opens season up smoothly, 91-57

Morningstar-to-Arthur alley-oop awakens Fieldhouse crowd late as KU rolls, 91-57

Lumberjacks wary of Wright

Highlight-reel dunks products of rebounds, pressure

Julian Wright's reputation as a high-flying human highlight reel grew to new heights during the 2006-07 preseason. "Oh my goodness," gushed Northern Arizona basketball coach Mike Adras, "I saw (Julian) Wright on the top 10 plays from Tuesday night. I didn't see him from last week, but one of our assistant coaches from the women's basketball team came in and said half his body was above the rim on the dunk."

Mizzou victorious in Anderson's debut

Matt Lawrence scored a career-high 27 points, 21 more than his previous best, helping Missouri to an easy 101-80 season-opening victory over North Carolina A&T in new coach Mike Anderson's debut Friday night.

Notebook

Tale of the Tape

Keegan: Robinson gives KU glue guy

Here's why it pays not to freak out every time Kansas University's men's basketball team loses: The last KU team to win a national title, Larry Brown's Danny and the Miracles, lost 11 games. Imagine all the energy wasted by the masses on those 11 different occasions.

Top-ranked Florida rips Samford

Top-ranked Florida opened this season much like it finished the last one: running the floor, creating easy baskets and dominating another opponent. Once again, Joakim Noah was at the center of it all.

Lumberjacks sawing serious wood

No. 3 Kansas University, No. 10 Arizona offer two early tests for mid-major program

NCAA mid-major Northern Arizona University is tackling a high-major schedule to open the 2006-07 men's basketball season. The Lumberjacks, ranked 18th in the country in Collegeinsider.com's mid-major Top 25 preseason poll, meet Kansas University, the No. 3-rated team in the Associated Press poll, at 7 tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.

New KU to take court

Freshmen provide fresh look for debut

Roles were clearly defined on last season's Kansas University women's basketball team. "We stood around a lot and waited for Erica (Hallman) to make a play, or we just gave it to Crystal (Kemp) in the paint," KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. "That won't happen this year. They don't care who gets the credit."

Friday, November 10

6Sports video: Jayhawks ready to open season against Northern Arizona

In 24 hours, Allen Fieldhouse will be packed to the brim as the Jayhawks open the season against Northern Arizona. Both teams enter 2006 as conference favorites.

6Sports video: Lady Jayhawks prepare for W.B.C.A. Classic

When the men take the court tomorrow, the women will be done. "Bonnie's Bunch" opens tomorrow afternoon in Kansas City against Seton Hall.

Texas freshmen fuel rout of Alcorn, 103-44

What a start for Kevin Durant and the freshmen crew for No. 21 Texas.

Chalmers' toe injury 'not going to linger'

Mario Chalmers has learned first-hand it's difficult to play basketball with a sore big toe.

Iowa State A.D. faces tough task

Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard said that accepting coach Dan McCarney's resignation was the hardest decision he's ever to make.

Oklahoma's Maze out with ankle injury

Freshman guard Bobby Maze will miss the first few weeks of Oklahoma's season after breaking a bone in his right foot during practice.

Huggins already leaving his mark on K-State

Bob Huggins knows what some people say about him, and yeah, it bothers him.

Knight on brink of record

Bob Knight almost certainly is going to go over the top again this season. In a good way.

Anderson's reign begins at Mizzou

The schedule figures to be more grueling than the competition for Missouri at the start of the Mike Anderson era.

Sixth win wouldn't guarantee bowl berth

Hold it, cowboy. Yes, Kansas University's football team is on the doorstep of bowl eligibility, needing only one victory to get the six-win permission slip signed.

Jamming Jayhawk

Entertainment career finds Novosel

When Scott Novosel, a former Kansas University basketball player, moved to Tokyo seven years ago, he didn't know much, if any, Japanese. former Kansas University basketball player, moved to Tokyo seven years ago, he didn't know much, if any, Japanese.

Mayer: Self tries to play savior

Why did Kansas basketball coach Bill Self diddle around so long before he dropped the errant C.J. Giles? Or J.R. Giddens? Or put up with some of the shenanigans by the likes of Jeff Graves, whom he tolerated for one season?

Thursday, November 9

6Sports video: KU basketball deals with injury bug

The injury list that Bill Self is currently dealing with could easily be three-fifths a starting rotation for any other hoops team in the country.

6Sports video: KU Women's Basketball season starts Saturday

Lady Jayhawks open the season in Kansas City against Seton Hall in the W.B.C.A. Classic on Saturday; freshmen eager to get started.

New routine, same result

KU volleyball team swept by Colorado

The Kansas University volleyball team wore red jerseys instead of white. The Jayhawks ate a catered pregame meal instead of going to a restaurant. KU coach Ray Bechard even showed his team a highlight video of its best plays.

Keegan: NAU nets Lawrence double

The longest two-mile drive in four-year college basketball is right here in Lawrence.

Former Nebraska QB can't believe record has stood this long

More than three decades later, Dave Humm's career passing record at Nebraska is about to fall.

Beasley keeps his word, signs with K-State

Nation's No. 1 high school prospect will join Huggins in Manhattan

The No. 1 high school basketball prospect in the nation was true to his word.

ISU's McCarney out

Cyclone coach steps down after 12 years

Iowa State coach Dan McCarney resigned Wednesday in his 12th season as head coach.

KU football notebook

Not having to worry about an opponent is proving to be beneficial for KU's football team.

Aldrich signed, sealed and delivered

Jayhawks miss out on Anderson, who opts for Oklahoma State

Cole Aldrich has been a frequent visitor to Kansas University's campus the past three years.

Small-town girl

Feickert finds life different at KU

While driving along a deserted stretch of North Dakota road, Kansas University head coach Bonnie Henrickson told assistant Katie O'Connor to pull the car to the side of the road.

Ohio State sensation Oden must wait

Highly regarded freshman will be sidelined first half of season because of wrist injury

As he squirms in his seat, uncrosses and crosses those long legs and plays with the cast shackling his right wrist, Greg Oden looks like a kid who's been cooped up for far too long.

Wednesday, November 8

6Sports video: KU volleyball falls to Buffs

When the college volleyball season wraps up in two weeks, a three-year streak will come to an end for the Kansas volleyball team.

6Sports video: Collins impressive in ESU win

A week ago against Washburn it was the Darrell Arthur show. Last night against Emporia State, Arthur passed the baton to fellow freshman Sherron Collins.

6Sports video: Aldrich inks with Kansas

It was signing day for the nations' freshmen-to-be as Cole Aldrich officially made himself a Kansas Jayhawk.

Anderson picks Oklahoma State

James Anderson, a 6-foot-5 forward ranked as the No. 34 prospect in the class of 2007 on rivals.com, announced today in a press conference at his high school his intention to play for Sean Sutton at Oklahoma State next season.

Prep Aldrich to sign today with KU

Cole Aldrich, who orally committed to Kansas University over a year ago, today finally will become an official member of the Jayhawk basketball team.

Fouls flummox ESU

Hornet 'big' men disqualified early

When a basketball team has nothing to lose in the present, it's pointless to be concerned with the future.

KU's Woodland named to Hogan Watch List

Kansas University senior Gary Woodland was among 22 collegiate golfers named to the Ben Hogan Watch List.

Tease photo

Kansas, in a landslide

Nervous Collins sparks exhibition rout

Sherron Collins figured he had rid himself of the freshman jitters Thursday against Washburn. Turns out that was just wishful thinking. Turns out that was just wishful thinking. "I got really nervous when I found out I was starting a college game, my first college game," said Collins ...

Jayhawks 'OK' with dismissal

There apparently is no team dissension over Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self's decision to remove troubled C.J. Giles from the team.

Kansas basketball notebook

Brandon Rush, who was named to the Associated Press' Preseason All-America team Tuesday afternoon, didn't play very well the first half Tuesday night.

Rush tapped All-American

Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina led a preseason All-America team of underclassmen.

Giles gets booted for good

This time, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self left no room for a reinstatement when he announced Tuesday that reserve junior center C.J. Giles had been dismissed from the team.

Keegan: Dismissal saddens Rush

On the day he learned he was named first-team preseason All-American, Kansas University sophomore forward Brandon Rush learned his friend had been booted from the team, this time for good. As usual, Rush was honest in assessing the situation Tuesday night after a 90-55 exhibition victory over Emporia State.

Tuesday, November 7

Extra Minutes: Kansas 90, Emporia State 55

Tying up loose end's from Tuesday's 90-55 KU win.

KU coach Bill Self cuts ties with C.J. Giles

C.J. Giles in trouble again; KU cuts ties with the troubled center.

KU finishes preseason with victory over ESU

KU romps Emporia State in final expedition game; Brandon Rush named preseason All-American.

Chicagoans Wright, Collins pace KU to 90-55 win.

Collins' 20 points lead KU to blowout win in exhibition finale.

Giles dismissed from team

Boot comes after battery citation

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self has dismissed junior C.J. Giles from the program for a pattern of irresponsible behavior and disrespect for team rules.

Giles cited for battery

Incident comes days after KU player reinstated to basketball team

Incident comes days after KU player reinstated to basketball team

Hornet cheer-worthy

KU game dream come true for Elliott

If you get the chance, cheer for Scott Elliott tonight. His colors might be black and gold. But his heart is all crimson and blue. "It's pretty much the game," Elliott said, "I've been waiting for my whole life." His first college basketball experience was at Allen Fieldhouse. He was only 9.

Defense captures Jayhawks' attention

KU seeks better effort tonight against Emporia State

Nobody had any complaints about Kansas University's fast-paced offense last week. The defense, however, apparently wasn't so strong in the Jayhawks' 99-69 exhibition-opening rout against Washburn on Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU third in opening AP poll

Unranked in the Associated Press preseason poll a year ago, Kansas University's men's basketball team opens the 2006-07 season the No. 3-rated team in the land. "This puts a lot of pressure on us now. Being ranked so high, I think we'll be the hunted," KU sophomore Brandon Rush said Monday after learning Florida was tapped No. 1, North Carolina No. 2 and the Jayhawks No. 3.

McCarney: Job talk 'distraction' for ISU

Iowa State coach Dan McCarney is confused and frustrated by how the season has gone, and his players, he said, are "emotionally spent" by all the rumors concerning his job status. Not exactly comforting words to hear from a team with two games left to play.

Brown befuddled by BCS rankings

Coach blames computers for slip compared to Longhorns' place in polls

Texas coach Mack Brown is puzzled by the Bowl Championship Series computer rankings. The Longhorns (9-1, 6-0 Big 12) are ranked fourth in this week's Associated Press Top 25, third in the coaches poll, but fifth in the BCS.

Kansas soccer denied NCAA tourney bid

For the second-straight year, 11 victories were not enough to get Kansas University into the NCAA soccer tournament.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Kansas University's Nov. 18 football game against Kansas State will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and be televised by Fox Sports Net (Sunflower Broadband channel 36). It's the second-straight season the KU-KSU game will be televised. Last year's 12-3 K-State victory also aired on FSN.

KU rowers fare well at Head of Hooch

Kansas University's Open Eight boat won, and KU rowers LlynnAnn Laugesen and Elisheva Patterson placed 1-2 in the Lightweight Single event Sunday at the Head of the Hooch. KU's Annie Sims was third in the Championship Single event in 18:56.3.

Pole vaulter arrested in runner's beating

A Kansas University pole vaulter has been arrested for aggravated battery in connection with a beating last week that sent one of his teammates to the hospital. John K. McDonald, 19, a sophomore from Hays, is due in court for a first appearance Nov. 17.

Florida doesn't want to dwell on title

National-championship run was great, players say, but it won't win them games this season

Last basketball season, Florida players and coaches say, isn't important now. Yet all around them, reminders of last year's success loom. On the bookshelves, where most preseason publications put the Gators on their cover and both national polls have Florida as their preseason No. 1. On the court, where they return the top seven players from last season.

Notebook

Kansas University coach Bill Self said the team enters tonight's game hobbled. "We're nicked up pretty good," he said.

Tale of the Tape: KU vs ESU

E-State has 'hustlers'

Emporia State's basketball players and coaches didn't catch Kansas University's 30-point exhibition rout of Washburn on TV. "When was that : Thursday? We were probably going 20 miles an hour at that time. Our bus was breaking down on us. Clogged fuel pump," sixth-year E-State coach David Moe groaned.

Monday, November 6

6Sports video: 'Hawks ranked #3

The Associated Press released its' preseason men's basketball poll today and it looks a lot like the coaches rankings.

6Sports video: KU women finish exhibitions perfect

The Kansas women's basketball team finished off a perfect 2-0 exhibition season on Sunday. However, it wasn't easy.

6Sports video: KU soccer season over

On October 27, the Colorado soccer team whipped Kansas 4-0.

KU-KSU kickoff set for 2:30 p.m.

Kickoff for this year's Sunflower Showdown between Kansas University and Kansas State on Nov. 18 at Memorial Stadium was announced Monday. The game will start at 2:30 p.m., and will be televised by Fox Sports Net.

Keegan: K-State's gamble pays off

It seemed such an insane thing for Kansas State football coach Ron Prince to do at the time. He benched the senior, Dylan Meier, who had worked so hard to come back from shoulder surgery, in favor of the true freshman, who couldn't possibly be ready for Big 12 football.

Rest for the weary

After 10 games, Jayhawks have idle week

Ten weeks of hits add up in NCAA Division I-A football. Just ask Kansas University running back Jon Cornish, who feels like an old man after getting a weekly beat-down with the ball in his hands.

Jayhawks weather Washburn

Who needs three-point goals? Not Kansas University's women's basketball team. Not in Sunday afternoon's 68-62 come-from-behind exhibition victory over Washburn University in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU football notebook

Bueltel leaves: Kansas University backup cornerback Blake Bueltel has left the team, coach Mark Mangino said.

Signing period looms for hoops recruits

Cole Aldrich, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound high school senior center from Bloomington (Minn.) Jefferson High, will sign a national basketball letter-of-intent with Kansas University on Wednesday.

Sunday, November 5

6Sports video: First Big 12 road victory since 2004

Mark Mangino finally silenced his critics, at least temporarily. Yesterday, the KU football team won a Big 12 road game for the first time since 2004 after whooping Iowa State 41-10.

6Sports video: KU women squeak by Washburn

Two years ago, the Washburn Lady Blues came into Allen Fieldhouse and gave the KU women a case of teh blues by upsetting the Jayhawks by three points. Today, Bonnie's bunch got the chance for a rematch.

K-State back in bowl biz

Wildcats eligible for postseason after beating Buffs

No bowl game since 2003. No conference road wins in two years. Kansas State freshman quarterback Josh Freeman had these two glaring stats brought up to him all week. He was sick of hearing it.

How they scored

KU rowing medals thrice

The Kansas University rowing team won three medals on the first day of the Head of the Hooch regatta.

Purify causes problems aplenty

Nebraska receiver catches TD pass, throws another to sink Missouri

Zac Taylor better watch out. Maurice Purify says he's coming after his job.

Iowa State sweeps Kansas volleyball

The Kansas University volleyball team dropped three straight to Iowa State on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones won each game handily, taking the match, 30-18, 30-22 and 30-23.

Bedore: Kansas the talk

I swear I wasn't trying to eavesdrop on fellow passengers as we patiently stood in line awaiting the start of the cattle-call boarding procedure on Southwest Airlines.

Cyclones smarting from setback

No matter how many injured players Dan McCarney was without in Saturday's 41-10 loss to Kansas University, the Iowa State football coach still expected much more of a fight.

KU defense dominates again

The offensive-challenged opponents the last two weeks certainly had something to do with it.

Keegan: McAnderson makes right call

Smarts and patience have been two of Brandon McAnderson's greatest tools in earning him a significant role on Kansas University's football team in this, his junior season.

Victorious visitors

Jayhawks snap 7-game road skid

They finally did it. With hostility all around and history working against them, Kansas University's football players went to someone else's house and bullied them right off the field.

KU football notebook

After playing games in 10 straight weeks, the Jayhawks finally get some time off with no game on the schedule this week.

KU women look to avoid another Washburn shock

Two years ago, Washburn shocked Kansas University in a regular-season women's basketball game.

Big 12 ROUNDUP

Sooners inch past Aggies

Allen Patrick ran for a career-high 173 yards and No. 18 Oklahoma sealed a 17-16 victory Saturday night over No. 21 Texas A&M by converting a fourth-and-inches from its own 29 with 1:29 remaining.

Saturday, November 4

The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 41, Iowa State 10

Tying up the loose ends from Kansas' 41-10 win in Ames, Iowa.

Final: KU pulls out first road win, 41-10

KU in cruise control, 41-10

KU's Thompson overcomes nerves

Freshman lineman 'settled down' after jittery start to his collegiate career

His family was there. His hometown was just up Interstate-35. And all of that gave Jason Thompson a few butterflies during his college debut at Baylor.

Meyer leads depleted offense

Numerous injuries have taken a toll on sinking Cyclones this season

He's about the only skill player on Iowa State's offense not currently battling an ailment. But considering all his teammates are hurting right now isn't making things easier on Iowa State quarterback Bret Meyer.

K-State to add Walker

Forward eligible to join team Dec. 16

Former Ohio high school basketball standout Bill Walker, one of the players Bob Huggins pursued during his yearlong hiatus from coaching, signed a financial aid agreement with Kansas State on Friday and will join the team next month.

Giles reinstated to KU basketball team

Self won't allow junior center to see game action until second semester

Kansas University reserve junior center C.J. Giles rejoined the men's basketball team and practiced Friday night but won't be allowed to play in a game until second semester, coach Bill Self announced.

A lasting first impression

QB Reesing earns passing grade in debut

There are some people who, after getting one "B" on their report card, will high-five a roommate and then go kill all the brain cells that made that great grade possible.

Lane a gentle giant

A&M bruiser relishes fatherhood

Jorvorskie Lane has been searching for father figures his entire life. This spring, he became one.

Jayhawks dominate day 1

KU swimmers have won every event so far in home-pool tune-up

The Kansas University swimming and diving team set up its first competitive home meet to prepare itself for a championship meet format - preliminaries and finals - in a two-day meet against Northern Iowa.

Texas regularly rallies

Comebacks common for Longhorns

Call them the comeback kings. Since late 2004, no team has put together a more impressive string of second-half rallies than the No. 4 Texas Longhorns.

Mayer: Reesing key to '06 finish

Coach Mark Mangino droned on about the need to keep "sawin' wood" and finally he discovered a chainsaw. Named Todd Reesing. Turns out Sparky was in the Kansas football tool shed all the time. Just pray Reesing can stay healthy and gets enough help to create more victorious sawdust.

A tale of two rookies

Prince, Hawkins head in opposite directions in first year

Ron Prince at Kansas State and Dan Hawkins at Colorado were named new coaches 11 days apart in December, but have experienced different levels of success during their inaugural seasons.

Friday, November 3

6Sports video: Jayhawks roll Washburn in opener

Last night the Kansas men's basketball team rolled Washburn in the Jayhawks exhibition opener at Allen Fieldhouse 99-59.

6Sports video: KU's bowl hopes require road win

In order to qualify for a bowl game for the second consecutive year, the Kansas football team will have to win at least one road game.

6Sports video: Giles returns to KU's sidelines

C.J. Giles is once again a member of the Kansas men's basketball team.

Giles back on team, won't play until spring semester

Kansas University head men's basketball coach Bill Self announced in a statement Friday that junior forward C.J. Giles will resume practicing with the team as of today, but will not play in any games until the end of the fall semester.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 99, Washburn 69

Tying up loose ends from Thursday's KU-Washburn game.

Tease photo

A Dynamite debut

Arthur paces KU to rout

Darrell Arthur sure didn't look like a typical freshman making his major-college debut Thursday night. Kansas University junior Russell Robinson rubbed his eyes a couple of times to make sure somebody famous hadn't invaded the 6-foot-9, 230-pounder's double-zero jersey.

Keegan: Arthur likable enough

There isn't much reason to get excited about Darrell Arthur, unless, that is, you happen to like:

KU's Jackson torn

Forward starts, but misses Kaun

Darnell Jackson admits it was nice - special, actually - to be introduced as a starter in Kansas University's exhibition opener against Washburn on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Ichabod serves notice

Recovering Phifer has double-double

Frank Phifer admitted he was playing at roughly 85 percent Thursday night because of a lingering ankle injury that forced him to miss all of last season.

KU basketball notebook

Kansas University junior guard Jeremy Case did not dress for the game. He suffered a groin pull in practice this week and will be out at least seven to 10 days.

Postseason carrot still dangling for Jayhawks

Close losses aside - or behind, they hope - players and coaches on Kansas University's football team still are focused on earning that bowl bid with three games to go this regular season.

KU soccer players honored for academics

Kansas University senior forward Holly Gault and junior midfielder Nicole Cauzillo have been named Academic All-District 7 by ESPN the Magazine.

Thursday, November 2

6Sports video: KU still struggling on the road

It's been a long time since the Kansas football team has won a true road game.

6Sports video: Arthur shines in Fieldhouse debut

Whether you were waiting to see Shady, Brady or Sherron, tonight was your night as the Kansas men's basketball team opened exhibition play this evening in the Fieldhouse against Washburn.

6Sports video: Last season's ISU game spurred bowl birth

A year ago, the Kansas football team had to win its 11th and final game of the season in order to become bowl eligible and that opponent just so happens to be Iowa State.

KU set to open 06-07 campaign

KU sizzles down stretch, knocks off Washburn 99-69

Collins hopes to add to tradition

Freshman point is 'real good, man,' ex-Jayhawk Miles says

Kansas University's men's basketball team has been known as Point Guard U. - at least in the Midwest - for the past three decades. Kirk Hinrich, Cedric Hunter, Adonis Jordan, Aaron Miles, Kevin Pritchard, Mark Turgeon, Jacque Vaughn and Darnell Valentine have excelled at the lead guard spot, piling up points and assists as well as victories for the tradition-rich Jayhawks, who have a new floor-general in town eager to join that list of greats.

Arthur versatile - like Wright

Ballyhooed freshman lean, athletic and gifted just like 'Juju'

Just imagine: Another Julian Wright running the Allen Fieldhouse floor. As rare a speciman is Wright is - lean, explosive and full of tools - there might be another one on Kansas University's men's basketball team this season. That is, if you listen to the players.

Chalmers listened, learned after Cal

Self, Hawkins helped guard click following clunker against Bears

Glaring doesn't begin to describe how Mario Chalmers' performance against Cal last season sticks out from the other 32 games in which he played for Kansas University's men's basketball team. Chalmers' line: 0-for-3 from the floor, 1-for-2 from the free-throw line, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 6 turnovers, 1 point in 11 minutes.

Robinson vows to raise his voice

When a Kansas guard is looking for inspiration to become more vocal, one name comes to mind for junior Russell Robinson. Aaron Miles. Robinson speaks with Miles regularly, and Miles, the former leader of the team, has given the new leader of the team a few tips.

Kansas' best shooter might be Case

Rush lauds teammate, but games not same as H-O-R-S-E

According to Brandon Rush, the best three-point shooter in the nation plays for the Kansas University men's basketball squad - but it's not he, it's Jeremy Case. "If he started getting a lot of playing time, I think he'd be the best shooter in the nation," Rush said. "That's how great he can shoot." Case was willing to be a little selfish in agreeing with Rush - but it was only to an extent.

Roster amazingly versatile

It might not be best, but it's among most flexible

Such a gifted communicator is Bill Self that with one answer to one question he can efficiently kill what could have been months worth of hype. How, he was asked, does this year's team compared to the 1996-97 team that went 34-2 and lost in the Sweet 16 to eventual national champion Arizona?

Witherspoon achieves dream

Walk-on caught coaches' eyes with hustle during tryouts

A hero at Humboldt High, Brad Witherspoon had offers to play college basketball. Small-college basketball. "I could have went juco, I could have went D-II to play, but I was like, 'No, I'm going to come to KU. No questions asked,'" said Witherspoon, who recently survived walk-on tryouts and is a nonscholarship junior guard on KU's 2006-07 team.

Kleinmann dedicated on, off court

Sophomore forward working to become more physical

After a late-night return to Lawrence from a Madison Square Garden road trip last season, Matt Kleinmann quickly realized his night wasn't over. "Around 3 in the morning, I realized I had a project due in a couple of days," the Kansas University sophomore forward said. "It was one of those days that it was so cold, my head hurt from just walking outside. I had two to three jackets on."

Catic top Jayhawk returner

After 'hitting wall' in January, Serbian point guard struggled

For Ivana Catic, it was a December to remember. Catic was a rookie point guard, yet the clear-cut catalyst for a Kansas University women's basketball team that began last season with a surprising 12-0 record. A native of Serbia who had spent the previous year at a prep school in West Virginia, Catic was turning the tiller of the Jayhawks' offense like a old salt while averaging more than 11 points a game.

Jayhawks' Roux takes position switch in stride

Dominic Roux sees a little bit of himself when lining up at his new cornerback position for Kansas University. That's why it has worked so well - and so fast - in the middle of his senior football season. "I played receiver, and when you look at a receiver's hips and everything he does, it's basically the same thing I did," Roux said.

Jackson motivated by mishaps

It has been a difficult 18 months for junior forward Darnell Jackson. In November of 2005, he was suspended for nine games by the NCAA for accepting $5,000 in gifts from family friend, and Kansas booster, Don Davis. Just a few months earlier, in May, his mother, Shawn, and grandmother, Evon, were in a car accident in Nevada.

Kansas volleyball falls to UT

No. 8-rated Texas swept the Kansas University volleyball team, 30-20, 30-25, 30-20, Wednesday night. With the loss, the Jayhawks moved to 10-13 on the season and 3-11 in Big 12 play. UT improved to 16-5 and 11-3.

Sonics, Collison agree

Seattle gives ex-Jayhawk extension

An offseason's worth of moves are coming during the first hours of the Seattle SuperSonics' new ownership. The Sonics announced late Tuesday that they have signed forward-center Nick Collison to a multiyear contract extension, after hinting such a deal may not get done until after this season.

Wright in no rush to leave KU

Sophomore expects to spend some time on wing this season

On the basketball court, Julian Wright is a man who always seems to be in a hurry. He rushes to hit the open man. He puts up a shot and streaks to the other side of the lane to put it back up again when it misses. He bolts to get into position to block a shot and is off to the races on a fastbreak or to get back on defense. As for the college experience as a whole, Wright doesn't seem to be in any great hurry for that to end.

Bechard lifelong fan

Walk-on grew up 'loving' Jayhawks

Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard had dreamed of coaching Division I volleyball. So when Kansas State offered the Barton Community College coach its head job during the mid-1990s, moving on seemed like a no-brainer except to his son, Brennan. "Dad, you can take that job," Brennan said. "But I'm still going to cheer for Jacque Vaughn and the Jayhawks."

In anticipation of Allen

Freshmen anxious for Fieldhouse debut

No sense trying to hide what will be obvious at pregame meal, in the locker room and on the Allen Fieldhouse court during warmups tonight. "Yes, I'm nervous," Kansas University freshman point guard Sherron Collins said. He was referring to days, hours, minutes and seconds leading up to the Jayhawks' exhibition basketball opener against Washburn.

Track legends relive history while raising funds for center

They competed in different events and different eras, but they share a bond. In track and field, they either ran, jumped, threw, vaulted or coached - all wearing the crimson and blue. Wednesday was an evening to celebrate their Olympic gold medals, national championships, various records and a slew of other achievements.

Kansas women to rely on rookies

Henrickson eager to welcome seven - yes, seven - freshmen

During the Big 12 meetings, Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson approached Texas University's Jody Conradt, who coached seven freshmen last year, for advice on how to handle her own class of septuplets. Conradt, whose team finished 13-15 last year, looked at Henrickson and shook her head. "Call three right now," Conradt said, "and tell them not to come."

Morningstar growing up - and out

Freshman wing has bulked up since his Free State High days

You can't sneak the sun past a rooster, and you can't slip a protein milkshake by Brady Morningstar. "Every time I go into the locker room I drink one," Morningstar said. Now a freshman basketball player at Kansas University, Morningstar continues to pursue the maturity he needs to become a viable NCAA Divison One performer.

First half carries Jayhawk women

Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson joked that several of her seven freshmen recruits did not play in the fourth quarter of their high school games, and it showed Wednesday.

Rush driven by last year's finish

Loss to Bradley in NCAAs, late struggles prompted return

The rumor mills had him slotted him on NBA Draft boards, but guard Brandon Rush formed his own contrasting notion as he sat in the Palace of Auburn Hills locker room following Kansas University's shocking NCAA Tournament first-round exit. "Right after the Bradley game, I knew I was going to come back," Rush said. "It wasn't a close decision."

Relays director named

Donley will be in charge of KU event

Milan Donley, an assistant track and field coach at Kansas University, has been named meet director of the Kansas Relays. Donley, who has spent the past six seasons coaching horizontal jumpers for the Jayhawks, replaces Tim Weaver in managing one of the nation's oldest and largest track and field meets.

Kaun to take prominent role inside

Native of Russia expects to be pushed by Jackson, Arthur

When Sasha Kaun went home for the summer, it became evident - sports fans in Lawrence vastly differ from the ones in his hometown of Tomsk, Russia. "People don't look at basketball as a sport that much in Russia," the Kansas University junior center said. "The major sport is soccer there. The people don't know much about basketball."

Stewart puts past behind him

Former USC guard motivated by last season

Rodrick Stewart, who transferred from USC to Kansas University in January of 2005, wasn't eligible to play in a game until the start of second semester last season. It put the 6-foot-4 guard at a disadvantage in his quest for playing time, several other perimeter players getting an eight-game head start on the season. "Yes and no," Stewart said, asked if he was at a disadvantage because he couldn't dress until the Dec. 19 contest against Pepperdine.

Colorado prevails with PKs

Despite containing Colorado scoring sensation and Big 12 leader Nikki Marshall and holding the Buffaloes to a single score while Kansas forward Jessica Bush notched her team-leading seventh goal, the Jayhawks fell to the Buffaloes, 5-3 in penalty kicks, Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.

Ichabod coach relishes KU game

Chipman: Allen Fieldhouse experience 'magical'

Washburn University's basketball players looked like easy marks to vendors selling Rolex watches, DVDs and sandals last summer on the streets of downtown Shanghai. The Ichabods, who were sight-seeing in China's biggest city, resisted the temptation to purchase any items - until one persistent peddler made her plea for a box of green tea.

Keegan: Rookie studs

Of all the words Mark Mangino spoke while answering questions for 20 minutes at his weekly news conference, one stood out as particularly disagreeable. The word? Agreeable. "Todd Reesing has played one half of football," Mangino said. "Most of what he did during that one half was agreeable."

Mosley finds her comfort level

Ballyhooed transfer says last year's struggles are behind her

Shaquina Mosley sparkled in her first game in a Kansas University basketball uniform. Mosley was also splendid in the Jayhawks' season finale. Then there were the 28 games between the opener and the final contest of the 2005-06 season. Mosley was no factor in any of them. In fact, if the Big 12 Conference awarded a Flop of the Year Award, Mosley would have won in a landslide.

Wednesday, November 1

400 turn out for Track Legends and Friends

The theme was an evening with Kansas University Track Legends and Friends, and about 400 people turned out to the Lawrence Holidome this evening to see the former Jayhawks that spanned several generations.

6Sports video: Donley named meet director

Assistant Track and Field coach Milan Donley will take over the Kansas Relays.

6Sports video: KU women ready for Fort Hays

Year three of the Bonnie Henrickson experience begins tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. This evening, the Kansas Women's Basketball team opens the exhibition season against Fort Hays State.

6Sports video: Texas sweeps KU volleyball

The KU Volleyball team was also in the lonestar state tonight. The Jayhawks took on #8 Texas in Austin.

6Sports video: KU soccer ties Colorado

Five days ago, the Kansas Soccer team was blitzed by Colorado 4-0 in Lawrence. This afternoon, the two squads met again in round one of the Big 12 Tournament in San Antonio.

6Sports video: 'Hawks soar past Fort Hays

Bonnie ball returned for its' third season on the hill tonight in Allen Fieldhouse. This evening the "young" jayhawks hosted fort hays state in an exhibition showdown.

Fumbles reason for RB change at Mizzou

As far as Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is concerned, the reason Tony Temple is no longer the starting running back is simple.

Jayhawks relish immediate payback opportunity

Kansas opens Big 12 Conference soccer tournament against same Colorado squad that issued beating five days ago

On Friday, Colorado stormed into Lawrence and handed Kansas University its worst loss of the season, shutting out the Jayhawks, 4-0, and snapping their four-game winning streak.

Texas Tech players suspected in burglary

Three Texas Tech football players face burglary charges after being accused of breaking into a house and leaving with a laptop computer and an iPod, police said Tuesday.

KU football notebook

Wide receiver Brian Murph said he was OK after running full speed into a camera platform at Baylor on Oct. 21.

Starters anything but set for KU women

Lineup still in flux as Jayhawks open exhibition play tonight against Fort Hays State

Ivana Catic will start. So will Taylor McIntosh. After that, only coach Bonnie Henrickson knows who will open for Kansas University's women's basketball team in tonight's exhibition against Fort Hays State.

Kaun optimistic about quick return

Kansas center hopes he'll need just three weeks to recover from partial tendon tear in right knee

Sasha Kaun walked with just a slight limp Tuesday afternoon, a black-and-gray brace supporting the Kansas University junior's injured right knee.

Jayhawks ready to remain defensive

KU hopes to use Colorado effort as solid foundation for closing stretch

It's hard to say whether Kansas University's football defense turned the corner last week against Colorado. After all, the CU offense has proven to be about as dangerous as a toothless puppy.

Wildcats eye bowl berth

K-State must win one more to become eligible

In the last five years, either Colorado or Kansas State has represented the Big 12 Conference's northern division in the championship game.

Keegan: KU needs Ds to bring A games

Statistics are like silly putty. You can do whatever you want with them.

Elite company awaits Stoops

A traditional powerhouse was suffering through three consecutive losing seasons when it turned to a man with no head coaching experience. And what a move it proved to be for Oklahoma.

Bulls, Hinrich sign extension

Five-year deal thought to be worth nearly $50 million

Hours before the regular season began, the Chicago Bulls already had something to celebrate.

Against UT, you can't run, but you sure can pass

Longhorns' air defense can't keep up with stellar ground stoppers

The Texas defense is among the best and worst in college football. Ranked second against the run, the Longhorns are a dismal 112th against the pass.