Tying up loose end's from Tuesday's 90-55 KU win.
KU romps Emporia State in final expedition game; Brandon Rush named preseason All-American.
C.J. Giles in trouble again; KU cuts ties with the troubled center.
Collins' 20 points lead KU to blowout win in exhibition finale.
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.
Incident comes days after KU player reinstated to basketball team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the second-straight year, 11 victories were not enough to get Kansas University into the NCAA soccer tournament.
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.
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.
Kansas University coach Bill Self said the team enters tonight's game hobbled. "We're nicked up pretty good," he said.