Stories for November 29, 2006


Lead stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Nine-day layoff no problem for KU

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