Stories for November 7, 2006


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Extra Minutes: Kansas 90, Emporia State 55

Tying up loose end's from Tuesday's 90-55 KU win.

KU finishes preseason with victory over ESU

KU romps Emporia State in final expedition game; Brandon Rush named preseason All-American.

KU coach Bill Self cuts ties with C.J. Giles

C.J. Giles in trouble again; KU cuts ties with the troubled center.

Chicagoans Wright, Collins pace KU to 90-55 win.

Collins' 20 points lead KU to blowout win in exhibition finale.

Giles dismissed from team

Boot comes after battery citation

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.

Giles cited for battery

Incident comes days after KU player reinstated to basketball team

Incident comes days after KU player reinstated to basketball team

KU third in opening AP poll

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.

McCarney: Job talk 'distraction' for ISU

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.

Brown befuddled by BCS rankings

Coach blames computers for slip compared to Longhorns' place in polls

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.

Florida doesn't want to dwell on title

National-championship run was great, players say, but it won't win them games this season

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.

Tale of the Tape: KU vs ESU

E-State has 'hustlers'

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.

Hornet cheer-worthy

KU game dream come true for Elliott

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.

KU rowers fare well at Head of Hooch

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.

Defense captures Jayhawks' attention

KU seeks better effort tonight against Emporia State

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.

Kansas soccer denied NCAA tourney bid

For the second-straight year, 11 victories were not enough to get Kansas University into the NCAA soccer tournament.

Pole vaulter arrested in runner's beating

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.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

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.