Stories for November 25, 2006


Lead stories

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.

Tease photo

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

Kansas basketball notebook

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.

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-UF notes

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.

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.

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.

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.