Stories for January 2007


Wednesday, January 31

KU women lose heartbreaker to Texas Tech

In a tightly-fought battle, the Jayhawks were unable to come away with a win against Texas Tech, losing by a mere point, 66-65.

History is on the 'Hawks' side

If history proves to repeat itself, then Texas A & M would have no chance to beat KU this Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks, Mosley's triple-double bid both fall short

All it goes down as for senior Shaquina Mosley in the end is a good-looking night on the stat sheet. Had her last-second 18-foot jumper from the left wing, it would have gone hand-in-hand with Kansas University's first conference win of the season. Instead, her 18-point, 11-assist, nine-rebound night is paired with a 66-65 loss Wednesday night to Texas Tech, dropping KU to 6-15 overall and now 0-8 at the midway point of the Big 12 season.

Baylor trips CU to end skid

Baylor found the right antidote to cure a four-game losing streak.

Notre Dame hits 100 at Dome

Notre Dame became the first team to crack the century mark in the Carrier Dome in 10 years.

Aggies escape with win

Danielle Gant hit the game-winning free throw with one second left to lift No. 18 Texas A&M to a 64-63 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night.

South squads allergic to Allen

Kansas men perfect at fieldhouse against Big 12 South

Here's a crazy statistic that figures to garner much attention nationally between now and Saturday night:

Woodling: Bonnie's bunch bummin'

Lent doesn't begin for another three weeks, yet all patrons who enter Allen Fieldhouse tonight will receive a string of Mardi Gras beads. Bad timing or bad symbolism or both?

AD Perkins: KU fans 'love' ticket program

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins was interviewed by the Boston Globe, which was doing a story on the possibility of the Boston College athletic department going to a ticket points system similar to KU's.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Fans, media and coaches alike were shaking their heads in amazement as Kansas University raced to a 43-8 lead en route to a 76-56 victory against Nebraska on Monday at Devaney Center.

Tech awaits KU women

Teams last in Big 12 in shooting

Texas Tech defied the odds Saturday. Despite shooting a season-low 26.3 percent (15 of 57), the Red Raiders recorded an improbable 49-48 victory over No. 24-ranked Texas.

Tuesday, January 30

KU men start strong, put away 'Huskers

Well ESPN calls it "Big Monday" and for Kansas it certainly was because it's not often you look at the scoreboard and see 43-8.

Jayhawks must replace pitching staff loses

Two days and counting until the Kansas baseball teams says aloha to white sand, crystal blue water, diamond head and the Hawaii Hilo Vulcans.

Jayhawks jump to 6th in AP, coaches polls

The Kansas University men's basketball team jumped two spots to sixth in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls.

Keegan: Rush, offense clicking

Right from the beginning of this, his sophomore season, Brandon Rush's jump shot looked different. It looked better than a year ago. It looked as if he had stepped out of one of those textbooks on basketball fundamentals. Great elevation. Released at the top of his jump. Beautiful follow-through. Balanced body. Everything was perfect, except that it wasn't going in all that often.

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Creamed corn

Wright beastly in rout

Brandon Rush knew beleaguered Kansas University basketball teammate Julian Wright would play inspired basketball Monday night.

NU freshman shines

Anderson gets 19, but 'I want to win'

Plenty of college freshmen would take the night Nebraska's Ryan Anderson had Monday against Kansas University in a heartbeat.

Transition game boosts Pittsburgh

Panthers hold off Villanova in final minutes

With its inside game stifled, Pitt got its transition offense going just in time.

Big 12 baseball coaches tap Texas No. 1, Kansas ninth

Defending regular-season champion Texas is the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 baseball title in a vote of the league's head coaches announced Monday by the conference office.

Kansas basketball notebook

Nebraska big man Aleks Maric did not score in the first half and finished with just nine points off 3-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds in Kansas' 76-56 rout of the Cornhuskers on Monday.

KU notches third rout

Jayhawks also blew out CU, Baylor

Kansas University, a team some have accused of playing to the level of its competition, has been pounding so-called inferior Big 12 basketball foes of late.

Monday, January 29

Extra Minutes: Kansas 76, Nebraska 56

Tying up loose ends from Kansas' 20-point win on the road over Nebraska, taking out a potentially hostile environment in the opening minutes, and using a brutal Husker offensive drought to make the score as one-sided as 43-8 late in the first half.

KU shines on defense in rout over Nebraska

In a game which saw the Nebraska Cornhuskers go without a single point for over 13 minutes of game-play, KU earned another victory in the Big 12.

KU slams Nebraska from start to finish, 76-56

Rodrick Stewart missed a three, but KU drew an offensive board, and Stewart was put on the bench after a charging call in which he tried to clear a Nebraska defender while going for a dunk. Brandon Rush led all scorers with 20 points, while Julian Wright had 17 points and Darrell Arthur added 12 for KU. Nebraska's Ryan Anderson was the only Husker in double figures, scoring 19 points on six successful three-point attempts. Nebraska's leading scorer, junior Aleks Maric, scored all nine of his points in the second half and went just 3-of-7 from the field. KU now has five days until taking on Texas A&M at 8 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Ugly shots sink UCLA

Stanford completes sweep of L.A. teams

Lawrence Hill rattled in a 14-footer to tie the game. His go-ahead three-pointer was only slightly prettier: It banked in.

Keegan: Arthur's decline obvious

A review of the telecast of Kansas University's basketball victory over top-ranked Florida revealed an interesting statement by Dick Vitale.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

KU leads the all-time series, 159-71, including a 14-16 mark in Devaney Center. KU has won six straight in the series and 15 of the last 16. KU's last loss to NU was a 74-55 decision on Feb. 15, 2004, in Lincoln, Neb. KU has won seven straight in Lawrence and two in a row in Devaney.

On the road for Big Monday

Jayhawks getting used to traveling on Sundays

Kansas University tonight at Nebraska plays its 12th ESPN Big Monday game in the Bill Self era.

Best foot forward

NU center gave up soccer for hoops

A check of all the sporting-goods stores in Sydney, Australia, proved fruitless. None had soccer boots in stock to fit 15-year-old goalkeeper Aleks Maric's huge feet.

Big crowds a big deal for K-State, Mizzou

Neither Kevin Durant's 34 (points scored), nor Texas Tech's 10 (straight scoreless minutes), nor Colorado's 35 (losses to Kansas in 36 games) were the most impressive numbers being thrown around in the Big 12 this weekend.

Sunday, January 28

Ogirri's 13 lead Shockers in win

Sean Ogirri scored 13 points to lead Wichita State to a 66-61 victory over Evansville on Saturday. Kyle Wilson had 11 points and Ryan Martin added seven points and seven rebounds for the Shockers (14-8, 5-6 Missouri Valley Conference). Matt Webster led Evansville (12-10, 5-6) with 15 points and six rebounds as the Aces were outrebounded 35-19.

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No laughing matter

Jayhawks roll, but Self gets in digs on bigs

Bill Self wasn't smiling after Kansas University's annual home basketball blowout of Colorado on Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. He was hot and bothered not only by a botched first-half breakaway dunk attempt by Julian Wright, but the overall play of his inside players in a 97-74 victory - the Jayhawks' 24th in a row over the outmanned Buffs in Lawrence.

Agafonov earns NCAA invitation

Kansas University's Egor Agafanov earned an automatic NCAA qualifying mark in the weight throw Saturday at the DeHart Invitational. Meanwhile, three additional Jayhawks secured provisional NCAA marks at the event. Agafonov, the reigning Big 12 champion in the discipline, recorded a toss of 71 feet, 21â2 inches to win the event. The junior now owns the No. 2 mark in the nation, and has won the event at every meet he's competed in this season.

Poor second half hurts KU women

Jayhawks fall to 0-7 in Big 12 play

Kelsey Griffin scored 24 points to help No. 25 Nebraska beat KansasUniversity, 78-58, on Saturday night. Nebraska (17-4, 5-2 Big 12) opened up the second half with a 22-6 run to break a tie and put the game away. The Lady Cornhuskers scored on seven of their first nine possessions of the second half to go up 54-43 on Ashley Ford's layup with 14:51 remaining.

Former Jayhawk Hogben on hand

Bill Hogben, a member of Phog Allen's 1940 national championship runner-up team, attended his second game in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday. His only other visit was for KU's 100 years of basketball anniversary celebration in 1998.

Kansas Basketball Notebook

Kansas University's 19 steals tied for its most in a conference game. KU also had 19 versus Baylor in 1998.

Buckeyes survive scrum with Spartans

Tar Heels, Gators blow out opposition

Ohio State just had too big of a head start. Greg Oden scored 19 points, including several big second-half free throws, and the fifth-ranked Buckeyes nearly blew a 20-point halftime lead before holding off Michigan State, 66-64, on Saturday night. "That was a tale of two halves," Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. "The first half we played some great basketball. But Michigan State didn't go away."

Robinson rolls on

KU guard has averaged 9.7 points over last three games

Russell Robinson, who tied a season-high with 12 points, could have had plenty more in Kansas University's 97-74 victory over Colorado on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. "The biggest thing with Russell is he made shots," KU coach Bill Self said after Robinson, a 6-foot-1 junior, cashed five of nine shots, including two of three three-pointers. "Gosh dang, he had two layups the first half. If he could finish those layups, he had a chance to have a really big night.

Aggies halt Sooners' streak

After his rugged Texas A&M team ended Oklahoma's remarkable Big 12 winning streak with one last lunging rejection, coach Gary Blair had to ask a question of his own: "Why does defense always have to be ugly?" Morenike Atunrase scored 18 points before leaving with an injury, and Danielle Gant leaped to block Kendra Moore's last-second three-pointer, securing No. 21 Texas A&M's 54-52 upset of sixth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday.

Cowboys soar in second half

OSU downs ISU on sixth anniversary of plane crash

Terrel Harris kept No. 13 Oklahoma State afloat in the first half. His teammates came along for the ride after halftime. Harris scored a career-high 21 points as the Cowboys overcame a woeful first half to beat Iowa State, 62-50, on Saturday night, the six-year anniversary of a plane crash that killed 10 men connected to the school's basketball program.

With fans' help, KSU tops NU

Students respond to Huggins' criticism

Bob Huggins called out Kansas State's student fans, and they came out in force. Ten days after Huggins criticized them for buying tickets and then not showing up, students packed their section at Bramlage Coliseum - and watched the Wildcats make history with their first four-game conference winning streak since the formation of the Big 12.

Singles struggles sink KU tennis squad

Texas University continued its domination against Kansas University's women's tennis team Saturday, defeating the Jayhawks, 6-1, at the First Serve Complex. "They're not ranked 20th in the nation right now for nothing," KU coach Amy Hall-Holt said. "Anybody in the Big 12 always wants to go after the Longhorns." Texas (2-0) has defeated the Jayhawks 19 consecutive times and represents the only Big 12 Conference team the Jayhawks have never beaten.

Seniors end with a splash

KU swim team closes regular season with rout

With the Big 12 Conference Championships just over two weeks away, the Kansas University swimming and diving squad finished off the regular season Saturday with a 183.5-109.5 beating of Iowa State in a two-day matchup at Robinson Natatorium. The meet marked the last home appearance for senior swimmers Bri Brotherson, Emily Knopp, Lia Pogioli, Jenny Short, Lisa Tilson and Tricia Tindall, and senior diver Shelby Noonan.

Wright's mis-slam symbolic

Julian Wright's career was there for all to see in one first-half play Saturday afternoon against a sloppy University of Colorado basketball team. Wright picked the ball clean near midcourt and dribbled in for an uncontested basket. How great will this dunk be? Where will it rank on ESPN's plays of the day? It was sort of like the questions we ask about Wright when we get ahead of ourselves: How great will he become?

Same old, same old

Buffs in disarray in latest loss to KU

For more than a decade, this is what Ricardo Patton has known in Allen Fieldhouse. Why change now? The Colorado University basketball coach is pretty much used to traveling to Kansas University, getting pasted and flying home. Saturday's 97-74 loss was right on cue - a fitting swan song for a coach who never saw anything but bad stuff in his 12 trips to Lawrence.

Saturday, January 27

Extra Minutes: Kansas 97, Colorado 74

Tying up loose ends from Kansas' win Saturday at home over Colorado, which on paper looked pleasing, but to coach Bill Self it left plenty of questions. A couple of areas of concern were the play of KU's big men and Julian Wright's mind-boggling decision to go for highlight-reel quality over consistency on a blown open-court dunk attempt.

KU explodes on offense with 97-74 win

The fans left chanted hard for the 100 points, and Brady Morningstar put the Jayhawks closer with two free throws at the :32.7-second mark, making it 97-73 and giving Morningstar a career-high five points. The 100 never came to, but KU left with a 97-74 win, with Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers leading the way for KU with 21 points each and rendering Richard Roby's 30 points for CU mostly meaningless. KU, now 18-3 overall and 5-1 in the Big 12, travels north to take on Nebraska Monday night at 8 p.m.

Struggling KU women seek first Big 12 win today at NU

Victories have been scarcer than Jayhawk teeth for Kansas University's women's basketball team.

Texas prep WR commits to Jayhawks

College football recruiting is reaching its final few weeks, and Kansas University's football team quickly is putting the wraps on a solid class.

Kansas basketball notebook

From Russia, with love

Kaun's mom enjoys KU visit

It will be easy for fans to spot Olga Kaun, the mother of Kansas University junior center Sasha Kaun, this afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. She'll be the well dressed woman with the blond hair in the parents' section applying a Kleenex to her eyes during KU's 12:45 p.m. battle against Colorado.

Kansas swimming off to good start against ISU

Seven Kansas University swimmers and divers were recognized Friday prior to day one of the two-day Big 12 Conference match-up between the Jayhawks and Iowa State.

Keegan: The 3 Rs - Rush, Roby and rout

The Colorado University basketball team arrived in town Friday night with lame-duck coach Ricardo Patton and slumping star Richard Roby, and the former hasn't been talking so nicely about the latter.

Odds not in Buffs' favor

Jayhawks expect to get CU's 'best punch'

The numbers certainly do not favor Colorado entering today's Big 12 Conference clash at Kansas.

Morrison thrilled to relocate

Error-plagued third baseman shifts to shortstop for 2007 campaign

So much for the assumed natural progression.

Friday, January 26

Jayhawk baseball squad has high hopes for 2007

Last season, the KU baseball team came out of nowhere to take the Big 12 tournament title en rout to it's first NCAA tournament appearance in 12 years.

KU women look for first conference win against Nebraska

Tomorrow, Kansas plays Nebraska for the second time this season. The first go around didn't go so well as the Huskers beat the Jayhawks, 63-54.

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Max Falkenstien is announced 'Kansan of the Year'

When you think of Kansas sports, many names come to mind - especially one man who gave 60 years to KU. Max Falkenstien may be retired, but he is still receiving accolades for his work as the voice of the Jayhawks.

Kansas signee Reed battles ankle injury

6-foot-3 guard has yet to play in 2007

Burlington High senior point guard Tyrel Reed, who has yet to play in a game in January because of a severely sprained right ankle, has resumed running full speed and cutting at practice. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Kansas University signee could return to game action in a week or so.

KU gave ex-coach six-figure severance

Former Kansas University women's basketball coach Marian Washington received a severance package worth approximately $156,148 in the year after she retired, according to information obtained by the Journal-World through an open-records request.

Mayer: Self has same rep as Owens

Bill Self could be hooked on the horns of the same dilemma that periodically surfaced during the 19 seasons for Ted Owens as Kansas basketball boss - great recruiter but journeyman coach, visa versa, or periodically a little of both?

Buzzer-beater boosts Duke

Washington knocks off seventh-ranked Oregon

David McClure has earned his minutes by grabbing rebounds, getting steals and bringing energy off the bench while his Duke teammates grab most of the headlines. On Thursday night, McClure made the most of his chance to take the big shot.

Colorado AD says Patton will coach rest of season

Ricardo Patton will remain coach of the University of Colorado's struggling men's basketball team until season's end, athletic director Mike Bohn reiterated Thursday.

Huggins to students: Show up for games

Kansas State coach Bob Huggins has no second thoughts about calling out students who stand in line to buy tickets to the Wildcats' games and don't show up.

Thursday, January 25

KU women still winless in conference play

The University's two basketball teams continue to move in very different directions. Bill Self's squad is back atop the Big 12 standings, while the women find themselves in the conference cellar.

Kansas basketball notebook

Darrell Arthur's mom, Sandra, wore her No. 00 Kansas University jersey proudly in her front-row seat Wednesday night at Ferrell Center.

Jackson pain-free

KU forward overcomes back injury

Darnell Jackson chased down a loose ball, clutched it with two hands and screamed, 'Gotcha!' before firing it to a wide-open teammate on the fast break.

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KU puts up; Bears shut up

Arthur, KU get last laugh

The Baylor University basketball fans seated near Kansas University's bench heckled Jayhawk freshman Darrell Arthur on Wednesday night. "They were yelling at me, 'You had a dream?''' Arthur, KU's forward from nearby Dallas, said with a smile.

Voice of the Jayhawks is top Kansan

Two others with KU connections to be honored

During his 60 years on the air calling Kansas University athletics, sports broadcasting legend Max Falkenstien received his fair share of hardware, especially leading up to his farewell last year. Friday night, Falkenstien will receive another award as he is named Kansan of the Year by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas, which was formed to preserve state history.

Wildcats make it 12 in a row over KU

Kansas University's Danielle McCray missed a layup with two seconds left, and Kansas State avoided a second-half disaster to beat the Jayhawks, 59-55, Wednesday night.

Keegan: Wright 'big key' for KU

As peaceful, soothing entertainment goes, Julian Wright probably isn't the way to go.

Baylor coach Drew in pain

'His heart's killing him' after appendectomy

Thirty-one hours after he was having his appendix removed in non-invasive surgery, Baylor University basketball coach Scott Drew was back on the bench for Wednesday's tipoff against Kansas University.

KU's Land earns Big 12 preseason honor

Kansas University sophomore Preston Land has been named to the preseason All-Big 12 baseball team by Baseball America.

OU continues to roll

Chelsi Welch scored 13 points, Leah Rush added 12, and No. 6 Oklahoma did much of its damage with All-America center Courtney Paris on the bench in a 69-49 victory against Iowa State on Wednesday night.

Gators survive SEC scare

No. 21 LSU doesn't fare as well against Vanderbilt

Corey Brewer scored 20 points, including five during a game-turning 10-1 run early in the second half, and top-ranked Florida survived a scary Southeastern Conference road game Wednesday night by beating Mississippi State, 70-67.

Teammates help Durant finish off Nebraska

Kevin Durant had another big night for Texas Wednesday, but it was his teammates who finished the job in a 62-61 victory over Nebraska.

K.C. cheers KU-MU relocation

Move of annual clash to Arrowhead will boost revenue for Mo. governments

Lawrence's loss is Kansas City's gain. Government officials in Kansas City, Mo., are looking forward to collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in anticipated sales taxes and other revenues from next season's football clash between Kansas University and the University of Missouri.

Prep defensive back commits to Jayhawks

Kansas University's football team received a commitment from Tulsa (Okla.) defensive back Anthony Davis on Wednesday.

Tech adds Aggies to Top-10 triumphs

Bob Knight never has been a fan of the three-point shot. But he waffled a smidge after Texas Tech beat the second Top-10 team it has faced in five days.

Wednesday, January 24

Extra Minutes: Kansas 82, Baylor 56

Tying up loose ends from Kansas' bounceback win Wednesday night at Baylor, in which KU was again staunch defensively, but unlike in its loss Saturday at Texas Tech, the Jayhawks showed a tendency to spread the wealth and take smart shots on the offensive end, leading to another blowout for the books.

KU tops Baylor in bounce-back victory

This Texas road game went much better than the last. Brandon Rush and Julian Wright led the way to a KU trouncing of BU, 82-56.

KU women lose in tight battle with rival K-State

A Jayhawk fan wants nothing much more than to beat K-State every now and again, but the Jayhawks women's team couldn't outlast the 'Cats, 55-59.

Rush, Wright wax Baylor in 82-56 bounceback win

After Rogers scored again, Morningstar got into the scoring column with a long two from the left wing. Morningstar then took a steal and hit another jumper in transition, adding some salt to the Jayhawks final margin of victory. A few free throws from Baylor made it an 82-56 final count, with KU sufficiently bouncing back from its first Big 12 loss of the season. Brandon Rush had 18 points and eight rebounds for KU, while Julian Wright scored 16 and Sherron Collins chipped in 13. The win improved KU to 17-3 overall and 4-1 in conference play, with Colorado coming to Allen Fieldhouse for a 12:30 p.m. tip Saturday afternoon.

Bears focused after blowout

Baylor University's basketball players and coaches have had four days to think about their unsightly 40-point blowout loss at Oklahoma.

Jayhawks to hold clinic for Special Olympians

The Kansas University men's basketball team will work with Special Olympics athletes at the Wilt Chamberlain Clinic on Feb. 4 in Allen Fieldhouse.

Arrowhead move long time coming

Past athletic department regimes considered playing Border War in Kansas City

Neutral-site football games haven't been a popular thought in the past.

Bracing for boos

KU's Arthur ready for chilly reception

Kansas University freshman Darrell Arthur, who led Dallas South Oak Cliff High to a pair of Texas large-class state championships the past two years, does not expect a hero's welcome tonight when he returns to the Lone Star State.

Alabama stumbles on road again

Unranked Auburn notches second upset in six days with 81-57 drubbing

The Auburn Tigers were racking up breakaway dunks, sneaking to the basket for uncontested layups and generally having no problems scoring against No. 12 Alabama.

Kansas basketball notebook

KU leads the all-time series, 11-1. The Jayhawks have won five straight in the series since an 85-77 loss in 2001 in Waco, Texas. KU trailed by 25 points at halftime in that game.

KSU slipping without Gipson

Wildcat center unlikely to play against KU tonight

Two games without center Marlies Gipson have resulted in two losses for Kansas State's women's basketball team.

Woodling: Marian absent at Allen

With snow falling steadily outside Allen Fieldhouse, it seemed unlikely Kansas University's women's basketball team would draw much of a crowd.

Tuesday, January 23

Freshman prepares for first sunflower showdown with dunk

The KU women will be in Manhattan Wednesday night for sunflower showdown No. 1 of the season.

Arthur expecting rough welcome against Baylor

When the Kansas men's basketball team takes the floor at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas, don't expect any standing ovations.

OSU survives OU scare

It just wouldn't have been the Bedlam game without a little last-minute craziness.

Indiana back in top 25; KU 8th

Kelvin Sampson's first Indiana team is where most of his Oklahoma squads spent quite a bit of time.

Oklahoma women OK in OT

Senior Kendra Moore has had few starring moments during her Oklahoma basketball career.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Ticket details for the Border War football game at Arrowhead Stadium the next two seasons aren't finalized, though Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins estimated single-game tickets would cost between $50 and $60.

Move to Arrowhead should pay off

Border War's shift to neutral site bottom-line decision for Kansas, Mizzou

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins never has been shy about trying new things. He admitted as much Monday, though the actions at Arrowhead Stadium reverberated louder than any of his words possibly could.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Kansas University coach Bill Self said he counted 22 "wasted possessions" in the Tech game.

Keegan: KU glad to let $$$ talk

KU glad Well, it's official. Playful, harmless, memorable Missouri-bashing by Kansas University football fans that used to take place on campus must now take place on Missouri soil.

Self: Faster isn't better

KU coach laments wasted possessions in Texas Tech loss

Fans and media pointed to pace of play as one problem in Kansas University's 69-64 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.

Monday, January 22

KU only shot 4 free throws in loss to Texas Tech

Bill Self had called for a plan to use full court pressure after every made free throw attempt. The problem? KU only hit 2-4 freebies against TTU.

'Border War' has new battlefield

Arrowhead deal a sore point for some merchants as game-day revenue lost

At the top of Naismith Hill, squeezing inside the aisles of Jayhawk T-shirts, fleece pullovers, football jerseys and hundreds of other crimson-and-blue products, Bill Muggy knows that for at least one weekend this fall, he'll be stuck with more of his merchandise than he can stomach.

Moving of 'Border War' to affect local businesses

With the KU-MU football game being moved to Arrowhead stadium for the next 2 years, several local merchants expect to feel a dip in sales.

'Border War' heads to Arrowhead

The intense football rivalry between KU and Missouri will be played on a larger stage for the next two years. The match-up wil be played at Arrowhead stadium in Kansas City.

Border War moving to Arrowhead for 2007 and 2008

What's been talked about for years is finally becoming a reality. Kansas University and Missouri University will move the annual Border War football game to Arrowhead Stadium for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Kansas City Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson announced the deal at a news conference Monday, with athletic directors Lew Perkins and Mike Alden and football coaches Mark Mangino and Gary Pinkel seated beside him.

KU-Mizzou to be played at Arrowhead

A formal announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m.

A formal announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m.

No. 22 Texas stops rival Texas A&M

Defense, defense, defense. That's all No. 22 Texas heard about No. 17 Texas A&M.

Freshmen emerging in early conference play

Bill Self on Saturday agreed with a reporter's assertion that McDonald's All-Americans Darrell Arthur and Sherron Collins had been playing well of late.

Big 12 still a confusing picture

Texas A&M last unbeaten team in conference, but three schools hot on its trail

Snow and ice in West Texas hardly come close to being the most unusual sight this week on the Big 12 landscape.

KU tennis squad splits matches

Jayhawks fall to Tulsa, upend Drake; Avdeeva sweeps on marathon day

With ice packs covering nearly all of Elizaveta Avdeeva's upper body, the Kansas University tennis player walked out of First Serve having won all four matches she participated in against Tulsa and Drake on Sunday.

Marquette gets huge road victory over Pitt

Dominic James regrets being on the bench with a shoulder injury during the key minutes of Pitt's comeback victory at home against Marquette last season. He wasn't about to miss the rematch in Pittsburgh.

Linebacker commits to Kansas

Kansas University's football team received another oral commitment Sunday - a rare linebacker.

Keegan: Stability eludes Kansas

Since the moment Brandon Rush announced from his locker room chair in Auburn Hills, Mich., last March that he was returning for his sophomore season, great expectations have been placed on Bill Self's fourth Kansas University basketball team.

Sunday, January 21

Kansas Tennis team drops 2 of 3 matches

In a rough weekend for KU fans, the tennis team managed to win only 1 out of 3 matches.

Texas Tech too much for Jayhawks

After riding a 10-game winning streak into Lubbock, Texas, the Kansas Jayhawks were unable to pull out a victory against Bobby Knight's squad.

KU women get rocked by Iowa State

Not much can be said about KU's 48-75 loss to Iowa State...a game which saw the 'Hawks shoot only 27% overall from the field.

KU track and field team wins 16 events

Not all news was bad this weekend for KU fans. The Track and Field team took 16 events yesterday including a first place finish in the pole vault.

High in the indoor sky

KU pole vaulters sweep top spots at invite

Jordan Scott and Kate Sultanova admitted they weren't in top shape Saturday at the Jayhawk Invitational at Anschutz Sports Pavilion.

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Storm warning

Tech fans rush floor after win

A wave of red-clad fans stormed onto the United Spirit Arena court, nearly bowling over Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins in the process.

'Selfishness' doomed KU

Kansas University's basketball team had an 8-0 run to open Saturday's game against Texas Tech and a 13-1 spurt at the end.

Knight lauds fans

A hint of danger filled the air when the Texas Tech student body stormed and completely filled the court so quickly and with so little resistance from anybody after the Red Raiders defeated Kansas University, yet when asked about that red mob, danger was the last thing on Tech coach Bob Knight's mind.

KU basketball notebook

Warned by Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers of impending bad weather, the Jayhawks flew their charter plane to Lubbock on Thursday, instead of Friday. As it turned out, the Lubbock airport remained open all day Friday despite light snow and freezing rain.

Keegan: Better players bettered

Watching Kansas University lose Saturday to Texas Tech, 69-64, in United Spirit Arena called to mind the way the United States Olympic and national teams lost to seemingly inferior athletes.

'Zona continues slide in L.A.

Bruins hand Wildcats third straight Pac-10 loss

Arron Afflalo's defense held down the Pac-10's leading scorer, and Darren Collison's acrobatic penetration tore holes in Arizona's zone, leaving the 11th-ranked Wildcats in tatters. Afflalo scored 22 points, and No. 3 UCLA won, 73-69, on Saturday, sending Lute Olson to his first three-game Pac-10 losing streak in 22 years.

Aggies pound OSU

A&M big man shrugs off in-game injuries

Antanas Kavaliauskas said returning to the game after a bloody nose in the first half and an injured groin in the second half wasn't that difficult.

Mosby powers Bears

A week of rest did wonders for Bernice Mosby and the Baylor Lady Bears.

K-State throws road woes by wayside

Road wins used to be rarities for Kansas State. That all has changed under first-year coach Bob Huggins, who has the Wildcats playing their best road ball in over a decade.

KU tennis squad drops 2007 debut

The Kansas University women's tennis team fell to Indiana, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon at First Serve in the Jayhawks' opening match of the 2007 season.

Former KU player Shelley tapped for juco baseball hall

Kent Shelley, the longtime head baseball coach at Johnson County Community College and a former player at Kansas University, has been named part of the 2007 Hall of Fame class by the NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association.

Mosley shines alone in loss

Punchless Kansas women suffer 75-48 setback to Iowa State

The real Shaquina Mosley showed up. Now if she just had some help from her Kansas University teammates.

Saturday, January 20

Extra minutes: Texas Tech 69, Kansas 64

Kansas trailed Texas Tech by 11 late in the game, but rallied back to tie it at one point. It wasn't enough, however, as the Red Raiders upset the Jayhawks, 69-64, Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.

KU upset by Texas Tech, 69-64

Kansas (16-2, 3-0 Big 12) trails Texas Tech (13-5, 2-1 Big 12), 36-28 in the second half in Lubbock, Texas. The Jayhawks are searching for their 11th straight victory.

Free-throw disparity a problem for KU women

No need to look it up in NCAA women's basketball records. You won't find a free-throw-disparity category.

KU vs. Texas Tech basketball notebook

Kansas University's players, who traveled to Lubbock a day early because of the ominous prediction of double-digit inches of snow, had a practice and shootaround Friday. As of the 7 p.m. shootaround, there was still no measurable snow on the ground.

Knight takes glee in avoiding the three

Expect Texas Tech to take efficient approach in today's game with Jayhawks

Maybe it is fear of incurring the wrath of a coach with an explosive temper. Or simply the fact Texas Tech has a roster full of smart basketball players who only shoot when wide-open.

A kinder, gentler Knight?

Raiders' mercurial coach walks down memory lane

Bob Knight, who for history's sake has agreed to talk about himself more this season than perhaps any in his 41-year coaching career, recently walked down memory lane with a group of reporters in Big 12 country.

KU track taking invitational seriously

A week after Kansas University pole vaulter Britany Parker topped the NCAA provisional-qualifying marks at the Illini Invitational along with throwers Egor Agafonov and Stephanie Horton - receiving her second provisional in the shot put - the KU track and field team will play host for the Jayhawk Invitational - an indoor meet today at Anschutz Pavilion.

Keegan: KU visit always big game

At the airport, it was one maintenance man, with a tiny back-yard fertilizer dispenser filled with salt, against snow that was falling at a rate that had forecasters predicting the worst storm in 25 years.

Friday, January 19

KU's last visit to Lubbock ended on a sour note for the Jayhawks

Last year, the KU men's squad rode a 10-game conference winning streak into Lubbock, Texas, to battle Bobby Knight's Texas Tech squad, but ending up falling short by a single point.

Former Kansas football recruits move on

TCU's Brown leads list of one-time KU oral commitments who are making their marks elsewhere

With the crazy uncertainty that plagues college football recruiting these days, every program has one-time commitments playing elsewhere. Often, players line up against schools they once declared they were going to attend.

Forecast forces KU to Lubbock a day early

Texas Tech athletic director Gerald Myers sent an urgent e-mail to members of Kansas University's athletic department Wednesday night.

Mayer: Jayhawks no prizes for pros

The babble continues about which Kansas basketball players might go pro after this season. But has anyone noticed that if an all-Big 12 team should be picked right now, some voters wouldn't even name a Jayhawk for their first five? Maybe KU's Brandon Rush could nudge in on a six-man unit, but currently the NBA is not salivating about pending thefts from the KU campus.

USC topples Arizona

No. 11 Wildcats stumble, 80-73

Nick Young had 30 points and eight rebounds, and Southern California beat No. 11 Arizona, 80-73, on Thursday night, handing the Wildcats their second consecutive loss and third in four games.

Iowa State stops Texas

Lyndsey Medders scored 23 points and had six assists to lead Iowa State past No. 22 Texas, 67-56, Thursday.

Softball coaches pick Kansas sixth

Kansas University, surprise winner of last spring's Big 12 Conference softball tournament, has been tapped for sixth place in the league's annual preseason coaches poll.

Thursday, January 18

KU women's team snaps a 7-game losing skid over Sacramento State.

The Jayhawks earned a much needed win over Sacramento State Hornets in a game that saw KU's bench come up huge, outscoring the Hornets bench 45-0.

KU men to face Texas Tech in a tough conference battle on the road

This weekend, the Jayhawks will face Bobby Knight's Texas Tech squad. Though KU is riding a 10-game winning streak, the team still has plenty to prove on the road.

A week to remember

Fans treated to two instant classics

The Big 12 has played some entertaining basketball in front of national-TV audiences this week.

KU women finally snap skid

Morris, Mosley shine as Jayhawks knock off woeful Hornets

The loooong 0-fer is over. Kansas University's women's basketball team won for the first time in a month, spilling sad-sack Sacramento State, 69-50, Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Seniors spark OU past NU

Two seniors led Oklahoma to a victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night. Now the Sooners hope that Michael Neal and Nate Carter can sustain that momentum.

Baylor's skid lives

K-State forced to rally for 69-60 win

It's bound to happen someday because Baylor is making obvious improvement by leaps and bounds. But nobody wants to be the first Big 12 Conference basketball team in more than two years to lose at home to the Bears.

Freshman Silas comes off bench to lift CU

Rookie overcomes foul problems as Buffs claim 74-65 victory

Freshman forward Xavier Silas scored all 19 of his points in the second half, sparking Colorado to a 74-65 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night.

Huskers hold off Wildcats

Oklahoma beats up on Oklahoma State

Kiera Hardy scored 22 points and made a key three-point play late to help Nebraska beat No. 25 Kansas State, 70-63, on Wednesday night.

Vandy dandy in victory

Commodores gun down 'Bama; Irish, Vols, Hokies take tumble

The Vanderbilt Commodores know they can shoot well. In Wednesday night's 94-73 victory, they showed No. 10 Alabama just how good they can be.

Keegan: Collison coming on strong

Considering he has averaged a single-single throughout his NBA career, what in the world has gotten into Nick Collison of the Seattle SuperSonics lately?

Wednesday, January 17

Win margins closer for KU men in Big 12 play

Eighteen games in and it's been a season of no doubters for the Kansas men. In fact, 13 of the Jayhawks 16 victories have come by 10 points or more and by an average of 25 points a game.

Jayhawks end losing streak in last non-conference game

Two struggling universities meet in the Phog this evening. Bonnie Henrickson's Kansas Jayhawks enter their final non-conference contest on a seven game losing streak.

Woodling: Army hoops on rise

A year ago I thought I had discovered the anti-Kansas University version of men's basketball.

KU women to face 3-14 Sacramento St.

Kansas University is struggling. So is Sacramento State. Something has to give when the Jayhawks play their last non-conference women's basketball game of the season tonight.

236 athletes named to KU A.D.'s honor roll

A KU record 236 student-athletes earned spots on the Kansas University Athletic Director's Honor Roll during the Fall 2006 semester. To earn a place on the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must compile a 3.0 grade-point average for the semester.

Cowboys win instant classic

Boggan's heroics edge Durant's in 3-overtime thriller

Mario Boggan turned to Texas phenom Kevin Durant in the third overtime, smiled and told him, "Let's go, Showtime."

Pitt wins battle of Big East biggies

Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon remembers when Connecticut considered playing the Panthers to be a "feel good game."

Close wins may be good for Jayhawks

Kansas University's men's basketball team has claimed three single-digit victories this season - one more than the Jayhawks snared all of the 2005-06 campaign.

Tuesday, January 16

Freshman Collins steps up in border showdown

It didn't take point guard Sherron Collins long to introduce himself to the border showdown.

KU women still winless in Big 12 action

Things haven't been going so well for that other team that calls Allen Fieldhouse home.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 80, Missouri 77

Tying up loose ends from Kansas' 80-77 triumph Monday night over Missouri in the first of two guaranteed meetings in this year's Border War rivalry. The highlight of the night was the breakout performance of freshman guard Sherron Collins, who carried the Jayhawks late by scoring 15 of his career-high 23 points in the second half.

Commentary: Oregon State's move dread on arrival

Giles' transfer makes Beavers head coach look desparate

Strength. Size. Potential. It's difficult to tell what Oregon State fell in love with first when it comes to its newest basketball recruit, C.J. Giles.

Tigers bemoan missed opportunities

Calling a timeout with 11 seconds to play and down three points, Missouri University basketball coach Mike Anderson drew up a potential game-tying play with two legitimate options. Deluxe scorer and point guard Stefhon Hannah could come off a screen and take the three-pointer himself, or he could find sharpshooter Matt Lawrence off a down screen for a clear attempt of his own on the left side.

UF back on top; Jayhawks fifth

Wisconsin, UCLA, UNC round out AP top 5

Florida is back at No. 1 in the Associated Press college basketball poll for the second time this season. Virginia Tech is in the Top 25 for the first time in more than a decade. The Gators regained the top basketball ranking a week after Florida's football team won the national championship with a 41-14 rout of Ohio State.

Kansas women come up big

Canadian commits based on coach's 'honesty'

Thanks to a little honesty and luck, Bonnie Henrickson came up big - literally - for Kansas University's 2007 recruiting class.

Marquette tops Cards

Dominic James scored 11 of his 18 points in a decisive second-half run to lead No. 24 Marquette to a 74-65 victory Monday against Louisville.

Tease photo

Collins goes 'ballin'

Freshman 'fabulous' for KU

Sherron Collins tilted his head to unveil a zig-zag pattern shaved into the side of his noggin.

Rush again gets his stop

During a postgame media session, Kansas University sophomore Brandon Rush displayed exactly what he did to stop Missouri sophomore Matt Lawrence from hitting a three that would have tied Monday's contest in the final seconds.

Familiar new coordinator hard at work

Wearing a shiny leather jacket with a Jayhawk logo on the left breast, new Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner took a break Monday just to talk football.

Keegan: Kansas needn't apologize

Too new to the college scene to understand that basketball fans at powerhouse schools can get greedy and lose sight of the reality it's not by how many points that counts, rather just how many victories, Kansas University's top two freshmen just let it rip Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Monday, January 15

KU tops Missouri in 'Border Showdown'

In a tight game that came right down to the wire, Sherron Collins enjoyed a career night to led KU past the Tigers, 80-77.

Collins' career night gets KU round one over MU

But Collins, once again, went in and laid the ball in to put KU up by three with less than 30 seconds to go. Missouri missed a three, but KU turned the ball over on a baseball pass to Brandon Rush which sailed over his head, giving MU the ball back with 11.1 seconds left. Matt Lawrence shot a contested three at the buzzer with Brandon Rush in his face, but it sailed well short. Sherron Collins led all scorers with a career-high 23 points, including 15 in the second half. Lawrence led Mizzou with 19 points. Now, after three games in five days improved KU to 16-2 overall and 3-0 in Big 12 play, KU takes a little break before playing Bobby Knight's Texas Tech squad down in Lubbock Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

The biggest leap

KU's Arthur must time NBA jump just right

About 10 weeks from now, the heat will turn up on Darrell Arthur. The NCAA Tournament will have felt like nothing compared to the decision he'll be facing. "Does he stay or does he go?" will be the question on everyone's minds. And thanks to what Kansas University's 6-foot-9 freshman forward has proven midway through his first collegiate season, it's already a conversation piece.

Collins to face prep rival

Kansas freshman, MU's Hannah have met before

Kansas University freshman Sherron Collins has yet to experience the Border Showdown up close and personal. "I guess it's one of the biggest rivalries we have," Collins, a backup point guard from Chicago, said of KU versus Missouri.

Opening week unkind to most

Unbeaten Aggies, Jayhawks, Longhorns gain early edge in Big 12 season

Barely a week into the Big 12 Conference men's basketball season, and only three teams are unblemished in league play. Care to guess which ones?

Brooks turns 22, carries Ducks

No. 15 Oregon upends No. 10 Arizona; Duke on fire in first conference victory of season

Aaron Brooks always will remember his 22nd birthday.

Keegan: KU-MU belongs on hill

The oldest college football rivalry west of the Mississippi has belonged to the students of Kansas University and Missouri all these years. Not just the students who play, but those who talk about it all week and then walk to the stadium to watch it and yell about it.

Sunday, January 14

Close...but no 'W' for the Jayhawks women's team

Though the game was tight and came down to the wire, the Jayhawks women's basketball team has suffered yet another loss, this time to Nebraska.

KU continues to play to the level of their competition

After barely edging out Iowa State in overtime, one can't help but notice the Jayhawks inability to outplay unranked and unproven teams.

KU swimmers down Huskers

The Kansas University swimming and diving team defeated Nebraska on Saturday at Devaney Natatorium in a close competition, 154.5-145.5.

Mangino goes retro for coordinator post

Saying in a recent interview that he wanted an offensive coordinator who could mesh well with his staff, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino appears to have made sure he didn't miss. Multiple sources have confirmed that Mangino completed his search for a new offensive coordinator, hiring Illinois offensive line coach Ed Warinner last week.

Kansas women tumble

If someone had told Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson that Nebraska guard Kiera Hardy would score only 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting, Henrickson would have liked her chances Saturday night.

Keegan: Closer saves day - again

Watching Kansas University play basketball has become a lot like watching a baseball team with a great relief pitcher. Half your attention is trained on the action. Half your thoughts are occupied with looking ahead, trying to figure out the right time to bring in the closer to escape a jam, still the turbulent waters, maybe shut down the heart of the order.

Kansas basketball notebook

ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla is in the midst of working four consecutive Kansas University games - Wednesday's home victory over Oklahoma State, Saturday's game at Iowa State, Monday's home game versus Missouri and next Saturday's game at Texas Tech.

Switch stifled ISU

Rush shut down Cyclones' offense

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self's decision to have Brandon Rush guard Iowa State's Mike Taylor didn't just disrupt Taylor's scoring ability.

Jayhawks stellar at Illini Invite

Senior Adrian Ludwig, sophomores Ashley Brown and Zlata Tarasova and freshman Britany Parker were among a host of participants on the Kansas University men's and women's track teams to claim victories Saturday at the Illini Invitational in Champaign, Ill.

Clemson downed; no more unbeatens

Ekene Ibekwe couldn't do anything right in a miserable loss to Miami on Wednesday. To redeem himself Saturday, the Maryland forward helped knock off the last unbeaten team in Division I.

Tech owns Tobacco Road

Hokies follow up Duke win by beating top-ranked UNC

First Duke, now North Carolina.

Aggies 'whipped' in 18-point win

Acie Law's father drove all the way up from Dallas - in an ice and snow storm no less - and arrived with a minute left to play in Texas A&M's victory over Colorado.

Guards guide Baylor

Baylor's guard tandem of Aaron Bruce and Curtis Jerrells made sure Baylor didn't lose another close game against a tough Big 12 opponent.

Weather postpones OSU-NU

Bad weather kept the Oklahoma State men's basketball team from heading north to Nebraska, so Saturday's game against the Huskers in Lincoln was postponed.

A&M solves Top-10 bugaboo

Texas A&M coach Gary Blair hopes Saturday's victory over ninth-ranked Baylor is just the beginning of big things to come for the Aggies.

Afflalo finishes big rally by Bruins

This time, Arron Afflalo got UCLA's last shot. And with the game in his hands, he came through.

Buckeyes solve SEC, ranked teams

Ron Lewis finally gave Ohio State's fans something to smile about.

'Cats avoid feared fourth

Kansas State nips Missouri to end three-game skid

Bob Huggins gave Kansas State players extra incentive to end a three-game losing streak when he informed them he's never lost four games in a row, as a coach or player.

Tease photo

Rush hushes Hilton

Great late, Kansas silences Cyclones in OT

Standing at center-court, Brandon Rush held an open hand to his right ear, his eyes scanning a suddenly silent Iowa State cheering section. Rush's point in mimicking wrestling star Hulk Hogan's signature gesture?

Kaun comes alive

Center shrugs off early foul problems

Things didn't start particularly well for Sasha Kaun on Saturday.

Durant dominates OU

Computer billionaire Michael Dell came to watch the kid whose game looks like a million bucks.

Saturday, January 13

Extra Minutes: Kansas 68, Iowa State 64 (OT)

Tying up loose ends from Saturday's escape from Hilton Coliseum with an ugly overtime win. KU couldn't shoot threes, couldn't hit free throws, but Brandon Rush's defense and a handful of late big plays made the Jayhawks 2-0 in conference play and 15-2 overall.

Warinner to return to KU as offensive coordinator

Multiple sources have confirmed that Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino's search for a new offensive coordinator was completed on Friday, with Illinois offensive line coach Ed Warinner landing the job. Warinner was offensive line coach at Kansas in 2003 and 2004. A message left for Warinner at his Champaign, Ill., home Saturday morning was not returned. KU is expected to announce the move in the next few days.

Rush wills KU to 68-64 road win in OT

Wright, who had struggled all afternoon, made one of two to again make it a four-point game. Taylor missed a three with time expiring, giving KU the 68-64 win. KU had four players in double figures, led by Sasha Kaun with 13. Brandon Rush had 12, Mario Chalmers 11 and Sherron Collins 10. ISU's Mike Taylor led all scorers with 21, but was shut down late with Brandon Rush guarding him. KU, now 15-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12, return home to face Missouri Monday night at 8 p.m.

Ex-Jayhawk Downs to debut

Transfer says Kansas wasn't 'right situation'

There is a chance Kansas University transfer Micah Downs could see his first action for Gonzaga this weekend when the Bulldogs travel to the Bay Area to take on Santa Clara and Saint Mary's.

Jayhawks seeking extra effort

KU women looking to end Big 12 skid tonight vs. Nebraska

The numbers speak for themselves. The slumping Kansas University women's basketball team has lost six in a row, dropping the Jayhawks to 5-10 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12 Conference.

Image is everything

Robinson glad he kept his cool during last year's Iowa State visit

Russell Robinson will defend himself if and when it is deemed necessary on the basketball court. The soft-spoken Kansas University basketball point guard, however, has a policy of never being one to instigate trouble.

Keegan: Pieces in place for KU

The bank clock says 5 degrees. The schedule says it's time for Kansas University to play Iowa State in Hilton Coliseum. It's another trap game for the Jayhawks, as in trap the opponent into a state of retreat, even panic.

Rookie shines for Cyclones

Overlooked Johnson has done it all for Iowa State

One of the best freshman men's basketball players in the Big 12 Conference happens to be one of the most lightly recruited of all the rookies.

Friday, January 12

Jayhawks prepare for conference battle against Iowa State

Facing their first conference game on the road, KU has been physically and mentally preparing for Iowa State these last few days.

Assistants departing Kansas State football

Prince says there's no cause for alarm

If the hallmark of a successful football program means assistant coaches move on to bigger things, Kansas State fans might shudder to think what might happen when the Wildcats finally have a breakthrough year.

Pac-10 challenge locked in

Arizona to visit Kansas in debut tilt

The Big 12 Conference finally has a men's basketball challenge series to call its own. The league, which has negotiated with the Southeastern Conference and Pac-10 in the past for an early-season nationally-televised showcase of games, on Thursday announced completion of a four-year deal with the Pac-10 schools.

Mayer: KU faces Hilton hurdle

Beware the 'Clones! No Larry Brown-coached Kansas basketball team won in five trips to Iowa State. Roy Williams's first team in 1989 fell at Ames. KU enjoys a 160-58 bulge in the series, but the Jayhawks are only 10-7 since 1989 in ISU's noisy Hilton Coliseum.

Early arrivals inflate KU's spring roster

Kansas University's football roster is about to fatten up a little bit. With spring-semester classes getting started next week, four mid-season transfers are soon to arrive in Lawrence and start classes. Three were junior-college players who graduated and signed last month - offensive lineman Chet Hartley, safety Patrick Resby and cornerback Kendrick Harper.

Arizona rolls past Oregon State

Tenth-ranked Wildcats get boost from forward Williams

Arizona forward Marcus Williams shrugged off his contribution after scoring a career-high 27 points in the 10th-ranked Wildcats' 83-72 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night.

Thursday, January 11

6Sports video: Brandon Rush breaks loose in huge KU victory

The knock on Brandon Rush this season has been his lack of aggressiveness on the offensive end of the court. That was not an issue last night during KU's 87-57 beat-down of Oklahoma State.

KU to host Arizona in inaugural Big 12/Pac-10 Challenge

Big 12 and Pac-10 officials announced Thursday that beginning next year, they will have an annual showcase to rival the prestige of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Kansas University will host Arizona in one of the more marquee matchups in the first Big 12-Pac-10 Challenge, with the Wildcats scheduled to visit Allen Fieldhouse on Nov. 25, 2007. The Jayhawks will make a return trip to Tucson, Ariz., in 2008.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 87, Oklahoma State 57

Tying up loose ends from KU's slashing of Oklahoma State in its Big 12 opener. It was probably as solid of an all-around game as the Jayhawks have played all year, and a good blueprint to try and carbon copy the rest of the way.

Kaun latest big man to have big game

There's really no deep, philosophical explanation why Sasha Kaun's best game yet of his junior season came in Kansas University's Big 12 opener.

Keegan: Kansas claims TKO

Under normal circumstances, nothing irks a basketball player more than when the horn signals a replacement is on his way in. That wasn't the case Wednesday night for the Oklahoma State players who headed to the Allen Fieldhouse visitor's bench.

Durant befuddles Missouri

Kevin Durant and the young Texas Longhorns are making Big 12 play look easy. They have to know tougher games are sure to come.

An unlikely Duke duo

Blue Devils fall to 0-2 in ACC play

Javaris Crittenton wasn't about to let Georgia Tech lose to Duke again.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University freshman guard Sherron Collins impressed again Wednesday with 10 points and six assists against three turnovers in 22 minutes. He hit two threes in two tries.

Tease photo

Rock 'em, sock 'em

KU rout makes 'statement'

Brandon Rush envisions raised eyebrows from players and coaches all across Big 12 country today when they check out this score: Kansas 87, Oklahoma State 57.

Jayhawks honor Sutton

Ex-OSU coach gets rocker at halftime

Ever-modest coaching legend Eddie Sutton says he knows why Kansas University decided to honor him at halftime of Wednesday's KU-Oklahoma State basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.

OSU 'set series back'

Cowboys embarrassed by defeat

Had Oklahoma State's Adarius Bowman scored four touchdowns Wednesday, the Cowboys might have a had a chance.

Kansas women rally, but fall to Cowgirls, 68-54

After trailing by as much as 14 points in the first half, Kansas University rallied within three, but ultimately fell to Oklahoma State, 68-54, in Big 12 Conference women's basketball Wednesday night.

Wednesday, January 10

Collison has break-out game for Super Sonics

To the NBA where former Kansas forward Nick Collison had his best game in a Seattle Super Sonics uniform.

Jayhawks trounce Cowboys in first conference action

The Kansas men's basketball team has never lost a Big 12 opener. Tonight though, a stiff test against fellow top ten foe Oklahoma State to open the conference season.

KU leads the entire way in 30-point rout of OSU

Matt Kleinmann hit one of two free throws for his first points of the game, Brad Witherspoon had a chance to score his first KU points, but clanked a three and missed his own follow-through. Jeremy Case hit the final three points for KU, who won 87-57. Seven KU players had at least seven points, led by 18 from Brandon Rush and 16 from Sasha Kaun. Mario Boggan, who entered the game averaging over 20 points per game for OSU, had just eight on an awful shooting night as the Cowboys drop to 15-2, and Kansas improves to 14-2 and 1-0 in Big 12 play. KU travels to Ames, Iowa to take on Iowa State Saturday at 1 p.m.

KU jumps straight into fire

Jayhawks open Big 12 play tonight against No. 9 Oklahoma St.

There's no telling how the Big 12 men's basketball race will play itself out the next couple of months.

Texas A&M trips Baylor, 61-51

Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie kept asking Joseph Jones if he was feeling OK.

Wisconsin edges Ohio State

Badgers claim Big Ten showdown, 72-69

Cruising to what was shaping up as a surprisingly easy victory over Ohio State, Wisconsin took its foot off the gas and nearly contributed to the growing legend of Greg Oden.

Keegan: Shooting not KU's strength

Some basketball teams can get away with mental lapses on defense, occasional breakdowns on the boards and fits of sloppiness because they are so adept at the college game's great equalizer, the three-point shot.

Collins facing mirror image

Sherron Collins tonight will find out what it's like to play against a clone of himself.

Tuesday, January 9

KU women travel to OSU for third Big 12 contest

While the Kansas men host Oklahoma State on Wednesday, the OSU women will host Kansas.

Self to take on alma mater Okie State

Taking on the alma mater hasn't necessarily been a good thing for head coach Bill Self.

Woodling: Just one capital to go

And then there was just one more state capital. When I saw this year's Kansas University men's basketball schedule a few months ago, I asked Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan if he would allow me to sub for him at the South Carolina game.

KSU aide heads to A&M

Knight tops Huggins for 3rd time

Jarrius Jackson scores 23 of Raiders' 62 points; Kansas State starts 0-2 in conference

Fourteen years later, and Bob Knight still has Bob Huggins' number. Jarrius Jackson scored 23 points, and Texas Tech shut down the Kansas State offense in a 62-52 victory Monday night in the first meeting between the two famed coaches since they joined the Big 12.

K-State freshman Walker done for season

Kansas State freshman Bill Walker will undergo knee surgery and be out for the rest of the season, coach Bob Huggins said Monday.

UNC new No. 1; Kansas sixth

Roy Williams is no stranger to having a top-ranked college basketball team.

Wolf Pack wins; Fazekas injured

Kyle Shiloh knew he and his Nevada teammates would be able to handle the loss of star forward Nick Fazekas to an ankle injury late in the first half against Boise State on Monday night.

Ex-Jayhawk Giles begins class at Oregon St.

There was serious talk in C.J. Giles' hometown of Seattle that the former Kansas University basketball player would choose to play for pay after being kicked off the Jayhawk team.

Monday, January 8

Jayhawks ready for conference play on Wednesday

With college football season is officially over, sports fans across the country will switch their sights to the hardwood. But for the KU faithful, football is long gone and conference play is just around the corner.

After a rough start, KU women's coach still believes team can turn things around

After losing their fifth game in a row, some might consider the Kansas women's basketball team on the brink of a meltdown, however, head coach Bonnie Henrickson believes there is plenty of time to save this season.

K-State standout Bill Walker suffers season-ending injury

Bad news for Wildcat fans: Bill Walker tore his ACL and will be forced to undergo season-ending surgery.

Former KU forward Giles to play at Oregon State

C.J. Giles, who was dismissed on Nov. 7 from the Kansas University men's basketball program just days after his reinstatement from a prior suspension, will resume his basketball career under coach Jay John at Oregon State, the school announced today. Giles, a 6-foot-11 forward from Seattle, began classes today in Corvallis, Ore., on the first day of the school's winter quarter. He is not yet on scholarship and at the moment is considered a walk-on. Giles will begin practicing with the Beavers immediately and can take part in all other team-related activities, but will not be eligible to play for OSU until after Dec. 8, 2007.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas coach Bill Self was not only upset with the officials the first half of the Jayhawks' 70-54 victory over South Carolina on Sunday at Colonial Center. He also was unhappy with the rebounding of his players, who were outscrapped 20 boards to 11 the initial half.

Chalmers motivated

Family contingent cheers KU soph

Columbia, S.C. - Mario Chalmers' parents live in Lawrence. But a horde of other Chalmers family members - aunts, uncles, cousins - live in Charlotte, N.C., and it seems they all were on hand to lend support to Kansas University's sophomore guard during the Jayhawks' 70-54 victory over South Carolina on Sunday in Colonial Center.

SC struggles at stripe

Gamecocks miss 11 of 19 free throws

South Carolina threw brick after brick at the charity stripe, and not because Kansas University has a stifling free-throw defense. The Gamecocks made only eight of 19 at the foul line in Sunday's 70-54 loss to the Jayhawks at the Colonial Center.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

So much for that trip to Sin City.

Tease photo

Self rants, KU rolls

Jayhawks inspired by coach's 'T'

Bill Self sometimes loses his cool behind padlocked doors at practice. Rarely, however, does Kansas University's basketball coach cause a stir during games, certainly not the public display of emotion that resulted in a technical foul - one that caught the attention of his players in the early going of a 70-54 victory over South Carolina on Sunday at Colonial Center.

Win could lift Heels to top

Carolina likely No. 1 if UCLA drops in polls

Tyler Hansbrough scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Florida State, 84-58, on Sunday night for the Tar Heels' 11th straight victory. Freshman Brandan Wright added 20 points, and North Carolina got the dominating victory it needed perhaps to ascend to No. 1 when the Associated Press Top 25 is released today.

Woodling: TV drops ball; KU doesn't

If the Columbia Broadcasting System has done it once, the national network has done it a hundred times. Once again Sunday afternoon, CBS left Kansas University men's basketball fans frustrated because it didn't telecast the KU-South Carolina game in its entirety.

Texas upends Purdue

For a program that counts itself among the nation's elite in women's basketball, Texas' first two matchups this season against Top 10 opponents were complete flops.

Sunday, January 7

Jayhawks roll past South Carolina in non-conference finale

With another big game from Mario Chalmers, the Kansas Jayhawks were able to overcome a shaky first half to beat the South Carolina Gamecocks on the road.

Kansas women's basketball team 0-2 in early conference play

Unlike the men's team, the Kansas women's team has already played 2 conference games. However, both contests have resulted with another loss for the Jayhawks.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 70, South Carolina 54

Tying up loose ends from KU's non-conference finale, which turned out to be one of its most sound victories of the season and should boost the Jayhawks in the national rankings come Monday.

Chalmers, Arthur shine in non-conference finale

Sasha Kaun slammed home his own miss to give him six points, all of which have come in the second half, as KU lead 68-54 with 1:01 to play. Mario Chalmers scored once more for a game-high 19-point total as the Jayhawks finished off USC 70-54. Darrell Arthur also had 17 points for KU, while USC was led by Dwayne Day, who tallied 13. The Jayhawks are 13-2, with Big 12 play opening Wednesday night when KU hosts Oklahoma State.

Baylor barely beats overmatched Jayhawks

No. 9 Bears' dominance in paint yields victory

For those looking for a silver lining, Kansas University's women's basketball team lost 71-64 to No. 9-ranked Baylor University, a team that beat the Jayhawks by 60 last year. "We've got to find mini-victories in each loss," KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. "There are positives, but all of us hate to lose."

KU vs. South Carolina basketball notebook

South Carolina, enrollment 27,065, is located in Columbia, S.C. Nickname is Gamecocks. Colors are Garnet and Black. Conference is Southeastern.

Arthur looking for confidence boost

Freshman to search for 'easy buckets'

It's way too early in the basketball season to suggest Kansas University's Darrell Arthur has hit the fabled "freshman wall." College rookies normally run into that invisible barrier late in the conference campaign - a topic for the dog days of February.

Keegan: Highlights don't win games

Part of what made baseball manager Bobby Valentine - formerly of the Texas Rangers and New York Mets and currently of the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan - so interesting to cover was that he seemed to challenge himself to give unconventional responses to questions.

Texas A&M slips by K-State

KSU standout Walker limited to just five minutes

Acie Law just wanted another chance. After missing two free throws with 19 seconds left that would have secured No. 11 Texas A&M's win, Law got his chance and made two from the line with seven seconds to go to help the Aggies beat Kansas State, 69-65, on Saturday night.

Oregon knocks No. 1 UCLA off throne

Bruins suffer first loss in 15 games after late jumper propels Ducks

In 1974, Ernie Kent played for an Oregon team that upset No. 1 UCLA. Thirty-three years later, Kent sobbed when his Ducks again knocked off the top-ranked Bruins. "This is a together basketball team," the Oregon coach said after the 16th-ranked Ducks handed UCLA its first loss of the season, 68-66 on Saturday. "Their spirit is unbelievable."

Eyes on March Madness

NIT-champ Gamecocks take aim at Big Dance

Tre' Kelley didn't circle the University of South Carolina's annual bloodbath rivalry game against Clemson when first handed his 2006-07 Gamecock pocket basketball schedule.

Crazy convention for coaches kicks off

All that's missing in San Antonio today is a tightrope walker, an elephant and a few dozen clowns. Football coaches from coast to coast will flock to the Henry Gonzalez Convention Center today for the four-day American Football Coaches Association Convention. While baseball has its chaos-filled, almost comedic winter meetings every year, this certainly can be considered football's equivalent.

Saturday, January 6

KU women seek safe haven

Baylor visits Allen Fieldhouse for today's Big 12 home opener

Kansas University's seven women's basketball freshmen will experience their first Big 12 Conference home game when KU plays host to Baylor University at 3 p.m. today.

Jayhawks must face hostility on road

Self's squad lost to DePaul in lone true away game so far

Brandon Rush wouldn't complain if all of Kansas University's basketball games were scheduled in the friendly confines of Allen Fieldhouse. "I like it here better than going on the road where people have signs about you. They know your history and stuff. I like it here a lot better," said Rush, KU's sophomore forward from Kansas City, Mo.

Downs cleared to play

Gonzaga University guard Micah Downs has been cleared to play after being sidelined all season by a foot injury, Spokane TV station KHQ reported on Friday.

Friday, January 5

South Carolina to truly test Jayhawks

South Carolina and KU men's basketball teams both have similar records, each having 2 losses. For KU to come bring home a win on the road, it will take a bit of hard work.

Missouri St. should get the boot, KU fan says

Road near stadium should bear coach Fambrough's name instead, some argue

Don Fambrough loathes Missouri. That's why some say it's fitting that a portion of Missouri Street - too close for comfort to the football stadium - be renamed to honor the Kansas University football icon.

Tease photo

KU student proposes renaming street in honor of former coach

KU sophomore Tim Burgess has an idea that will both honor a former KU head football coach and at the same time 'burn' bitter rivals Missouri. The idea? To rename Missouri street to Don Fambrough Drive.

Mayer: KU lacks Danny, miracles

Baseball's Casey Stengel once asked his faltering Mets, "Can't anybody here play this game?" With crucial Jan. 7 and 10 challenges on the table, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has to be thinking that way about his erratic Jayhawks.

Mangino in no hurry to hire coordinator

It's probably Mark Mangino's most important hire to date. So Mangino, Kansas University's football coach, said he had no deadline to get the vacant offensive-coordinator position filled.

Big 12 down? Self says 'Baloney'

Bill Self has a simple response to those who believe the Big 12 Conference is putting an inferior men's basketball product on the floor this season. "Baloney," Kansas University's fourth-year coach said Thursday.

On a steady trajectory

KU's Collins lowers arc, but not percentage

One of these days, the game-deciding shot will be in the air, the buzzer will sound, and the crowd will suspend its emotions seemingly forever because the shot will be released by Sherron Collins, Kansas University's 5-foot-11 guard out of Chicago Crane High.

USC spoils Oregon's start

Balanced scoring leads Trojans to shocking victory

Oregon needed one more win to set up an undefeated showdown with No. 1 UCLA on Saturday. Southern California didn't let the 16th-ranked Ducks get it. Nick Young scored 19 points, and freshman center Taj Gibson had 18 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks as the Trojans handed Oregon its first loss of the season, 84-82, on Thursday night.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Kansas University junior Russell Robinson practiced on Thursday with a deep thigh bruise he suffered at a recent practice. Self said it shouldn't keep Robinson from playing in Sunday's 3:30 p.m. battle at South Carolina.

Thursday, January 4

Jayhawk men get first hardwood action of 2007 on Sunday

The ball dropped on 2007 three days ago, but the Kansas men don't celebrate the new 'hoops' year until this Sunday when they square off against South Carolina on the road.

Jayhawk women served fourth straight loss

2007 brings in more problems for the Kansas women's team as they were handed their 4th straight loss, this time to Iowa State.

Tar Heels can score, too

Up-tempo North Carolina notches 102-64 rout of Penn

The way North Carolina is playing defense lately, its offense doesn't really need to reach triple figures to win games.

Jayhawks rebound from flu outbreak

The intestinal flu bug bit Darrell Arthur on Monday night.

Free throws doom Jayhawks

Kansas women rally, but Cyclones score 11-point win

A monumental discrepancy at the free-throw line doomed Kansas University's women's basketball team in its Big 12 Conference opener Wednesday night.

Xavier toughens up

Huggins has unhappy return to Cincy

Disappointed by Xavier's recent effort, coach Sean Miller ramped up the intensity of practice and started screaming when things went wrong during games.

Pair of Parises rough up KSU

Twins combine for 30 points, 36 boards

Oklahoma already had shown how good it can be when Courtney Paris is at her best. Kansas State found out what it's like when twin sister Ashley is on her game, too.

Wednesday, January 3

Jayhawks prepare for SEC battle versus Gamecocks

The Kansas men's basketball team takes the week off to prepare for SEC foe South Carolina. This Sunday the Jayhawks make the trip to Columbia to battle the Gamecocks.

KU women fall late to Iowa State

Last season the KU women's basketball team went into Hilton Coliseum and knocked off Iowa State by one point in overtime.

Fiesta finish thrills Self

KU hoops coach labels bowl game best he's seen

The last college football bowl game on New Year's Day proved to be the best. Not just of the current postseason, but maybe all time.

Hoosier heartbreaker

OSU freshman Oden shines in return to home state

If Greg Oden was worried about playing his home state Hoosiers, it sure didn't show.

Aggies dog it in 20-point victory

Winthrop has built a reputation for playing hard, but coach Gregg Marshall said his Eagles ran up against a Texas A&M team that outhustled them.

KU women embark on brutal Big 12 slate

No picnic awaits Kansas University's women's basketball team in its first week of Big 12 Conference competition.

Tuesday, January 2

Jayhawks rolling thanks to sophomores stepping up

Six straight wins and counting for the Kansas men's basketball team. But why the surge?

KU women to start tough Big 12 schedule

Last season, the KU women's basketball team rolled through the non-conference portion of its schedule en route to a school-record 12-0 start. This season, quite a different story.

Touted lineman commits to KU

Kansas University's football program opened 2007 by landing a whopper recruit.

Callahan defends controversial decisions

Nebraska fans surely were wondering after Monday's 17-14 Cotton Bowl loss to Auburn why coach Bill Callahan called a fake punt inside his own 30-yard line early in the game and why he didn't call for a potential tying field goal when the Cornhuskers were on the Tigers' 30 late. Callahan didn't second-guess either move.

Broncs state BCS case

Boise State, OU combine to score 22 points in 86 seconds of thriller

Boise State proved it belonged in the BCS.

Woodling: Kansas women lack post presence

A year ago they were the feel-good sports story of the diaper days of 2006. Kansas University's women's basketball players were the talk of the town after reeling off a school-record 12th straight victory. That was then, and this is now.

Self: Knight's record 'great for our league'

Leave it to Bob Knight to steal the spotlight from college football on New Year's Day. The Hall of Fame basketball coach had the full attention of the sports world on Bowl Day when his Texas Tech Red Raiders blew a 20-point lead before rallying to a historic 70-68 victory over New Mexico in Lubbock, Texas.

Take two: Giddens' brick puts Knight on top

Texas Tech coach moves ahead of Smith on Division I men's wins list

Bob Knight won 880 games doing things his way. And he sure celebrated it his way.

OU falls victim to new weapon

At 6-foot-10 and 230 pounds, Jermareo Davidson always has been tough to stop inside. On Monday, he displayed something that could make it even harder for opponents to guard him.

'Grungy' Tigers persevere

Auburn gains just 178 total yards, but clips Huskers

Even though only Auburn managed to beat two teams playing in the BCS, Tommy Tuberville never thought he had a great team this season. Imagine how good the No. 10 Tigers might be if they can find some consistent big playmakers.

Monday, January 1

KU men ranked 9th in both major polls

SIx straight wins and a 2-0 week means the Jayhawks stay in the top 10 in this week's A.P. and USA today college basketball polls.

UCLA spanks Huskies

Arron Afflalo equaled his career high with 27 points and tied a season high with five three-pointers, and No. 1 UCLA beat No. 14 Washington, 96-74, on Sunday.

Kansas women get axed by Xavier

LaChelda Jacobs came out of nowhere Sunday afternoon while Kelly Kohn almost disappeared. Welcome to the freshman-filled world of Kansas University women's basketball.

Stewart made most of start

Rodrick Stewart said he wasn't particularly nervous Saturday night in making the first start of his Kansas University basketball career. Remember, the junior transfer opened 17 games his freshman year at University of Southern California.