Stories for November 14, 2007


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6Sports video: Useless Trivia with DJ

DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary play useless Fieldhouse trivia.

6News video: Fans light up street with KU pride

Six Jayhawk fans on Kentucky Street added "10-0" in Christmas lights to the front of their house after Saturday's football victory.

6Sports video: Turnovers are where it's at

Much of the Kansas football team's success can be attributed to turnovers. While the offense takes care of the ball, the defense is taking it away.

6Sports video: Freshman helps Hawks jump over Kangaroos

Freshman forward Krysten Boogaard sees the KU women's basketball team to a 64-58 victory over UMKC.

6Sports video: Morris twins, Little join team

The Kansas men's basketball team picked up three expected letters of intent on the first day of the national signing period.

6Sports video: Sunflower State showdown continues tonight

The Sunflower State showdown resumes tonight in Manhattan as the Hawks travel to take on Kansas State.

6Sports video: KU defense up against ISU touchdown duo

The Kansas defense is preparing to face one of the top touchdown combinations in the country this weekend: Iowa State senior quarterback Brett Myer and senior wide receiver Todd Blythe.

6Sports video: UMKC match could be Henrickson's 200th win

The Jayhawk women take on UMKC tonight in what could be Coach Bonnie Henrickson's 200th win. Kevin Romary has more from Allen Fieldhouse.

Rush might play Thursday

Don't be surprised if Brandon Rush makes his season debut on Thursday against Washburn. Plus, KU received signed Letters of Intent from three of its five Class of 2008 commitments Wednesday.

Safety pushing Talib

Thornton has as many picks, half the snaps

It's on now. When Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib intercepted his fourth pass of the season Saturday at Oklahoma State, it was reminder to many of the All-America resume Talib continues to build on the football field.

Top 25 roundup: Lute-less UA shaky in opener

No. 17 Arizona lacked an inside presence and toughness. The Wildcats were also missing Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson. It all added up to a shaky 76-69 victory over Northern Arizona on Tuesday night.

Collins' stand-in ready for action

Sherron Collins' basketball teammates filed into his Jayhawker Towers apartment one by one Monday night, several hours after Kansas University's sophomore guard had surgery on his left foot. "It was sad to see him sitting there after the surgery. He was kind of down. The first day is the worst, especially getting out of surgery," KU senior guard Rodrick Stewart said. "You say, 'Man, I just had surgery.' Everybody came down to his room to give him support. That's all he needs is support."

Commentary: Women's coaches' salaries escalating

Henrickson's record at Kansas 40-49, yet she received dramatic raise to $635,000 a year

Women's basketball coaches have always enjoyed a low profile on the national media landscape. We know where Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma work, because they're constantly on our TVs in March coaching in the NCAA Tournament. But really, what do you hear about those coaches the other 11 months of the year?

KU women face UMKC tonight

Not often does a basketball team's leading scorer and rebounder come off the bench. That's what happened Sunday, however, when Kansas University women's basketball opened with a 76-72 victory over Hartford. Freshman Nicollette Smith didn't start, yet led the Jayhawks with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Quantrill-themed T-shirt stirs bitter emotion

A photo of a yellow-and-black T-shirt has disgusted some Kansas University fans. The shirt displays a picture of Lawrence burning in William Quantrill's Raid of 1863. Below the picture is the word "Scoreboard" and a University of Missouri logo.

Tease photo

Keegan: In the year of the quarterback, only a handful can consider themselves ... In the running

Take three steps back, seven steps to the left, 11 steps back to the right, five steps forward, seven steps back to the left and one more step forward. And do it all in 10.6 seconds. Congratulations. You have just done the Reesing Shuffle. For a video demonstration of the dance created by Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing before he threw across his body, a la John Elway, for a 34-yard completion to Dexton Fields on Saturday night in Stillwater against Oklahoma State, visit YouTube.

Big 12 honors half dozen KU volleyball players

The Big 12 Conference named six Kansas University volleyball players to its academic all-conference teams Tuesday.

One half enough for MU

Tigers sluggish after break; A&M rolls

Missouri played the first half against Fordham on Tuesday like Mike Anderson's up-tempo style is supposed to be played. That's why the sluggish second half that followed wasn't a problem for Missouri in a 79-55 victory over the Rams in the CBE Classic's Columbia Regional.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

A letter from the Heisman Trophy Trust showed up in the mail on Tuesday at KU, detailing what might come in the next six weeks if quarterback Todd Reesing fares well in the voting. A Heisman spokesperson said "20 or 30" candidates received the letter.

Heels' Hansbrough OK for opener

North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough is ready for the top-ranked Tar Heels' opener against Davidson today after injuring his thumb in an exhibition game last week.

Tech's Leach fined $10,000

Penalty twice that of Mangino's Big 12 record

Three years ago, the Big 12 Conference slapped Mark Mangino with a $5,000 fine after the Kansas University football coach had blasted an official's call.