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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sean Ogirri scored 12 points as Wichita State beat Rockhurst 71-47 Saturday night in the Shockers' season opener.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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On your mark, get set, blow the other team out of Allen Fieldhouse. Get used to it.