Stories for November 15, 2006


Lead stories

Extra Minutes: Oral Roberts 78, Kansas 71

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.