The frenzy for food and football have local establishments packed on gamedays.
KU's dream season lived on after a victory over Iowa St. on Saturday. The win helped put the Jayhawks at number two in the BCS rankings.
Brandon Rush may have returned, but the injury bug is still a factor for the Kansas basketball team. With Sherron Collins out with a foot injury, Rodrick Stewart has stepped in, and stepped up.
It was a special day for senior volleyball players Emily Brown and Caitlin Mahoney as the Jayhawks hosted Iowa St. on senior day.
An ice bag wrapped around his right knee, Kansas University football linebacker Joe Mortensen walked into a room full of reporters and plopped down on a chair in the middle of them all. Happy, but hurting. And he has one of the mild setbacks.
The good news for the Iowa State University football team Saturday afternoon was that it forced Kansas University's high-powered offense to punt on the first possession of both halves. The bad news: everything that happened in between.
Freshman Michael Beasley scored 23 of his 28 points in the second half and had 22 rebounds, helping Kansas State overcome a sloppy first half on the way to a 77-64 victory over Western Illinois.
Turns out Colt Brennan isn't the only one who can be a star for No. 13 Hawaii.
Oklahoma State became bowl-eligible with a 45-14 victory Saturday night over Baylor, which finished the season without winning in the Big 12 and likely played its last game under coach Guy Morriss.
Kansas University freshman Erin Mertz turned in three top-four performances for the Jayhawks at the Houston Diving Invitational, which ran Thursday through Saturday at the University of Houston.
Trotting off the field after a resounding, historic victory, Missouri players were serenaded by a group of shirtless, chest-painted Kansas State fans: "Beat KU! Beat KU! Beat KU!"
For the past four years, Emily Brown has served as the face of the Kansas University volleyball program. Brown's dream of playing at KU - which she said had lingered since third grade - officially will come to a close Wednesday at Texas Tech. Saturday, Brown played her final match at KU's Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
Since this is Kansas University and the national title remains in play, view the Jayhawks' situation in basketball terms. Kansas defeated Iowa State, 45-7, Saturday in packed Memorial Stadium to advance to the Elite Eight. A victory against Missouri in Arrowhead Stadium this coming Saturday night advances KU to a Final Four semifinal matchup in San Antonio. A victory there moves the Jayhawks onto New Orleans to play in the national title game.
OU is out. Graham Harrell and Texas Tech knocked No. 3 Oklahoma out of the national title chase Saturday night with a 34-27 victory. Harrell threw for 420 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Raiders (8-4, 4-4 Big 12), and for the 11th time this season a top-five team lost to an unranked team.
This spellbinding Missouri football team had methodically busted yet another ghost - winning at Kansas State for the first time since 1989 - and achieved the unprecedented: a 10th regular-season victory for the first time in the school's 117 years of football. So much for the preliminaries.
Welcome to Missouri week - officially. Don't be alarmed by the massive, beyond-your-wildest-dreams hysteria that will surround this edition of the Border War. It's expected, especially after both No. 4 Kansas University's and No. 6 Missouri University's football teams defiantly took care of business all season long.
Jim Tressel and Lloyd Carr tried their best to take themselves out of the story. In the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry, which has been as much about Woody and Bo as blocking and tackling, the coaches always are center stage.
It's now official: The Border War game will be a primetime, national affair. Kansas University officially learned that KU's football game Saturday against No. 6 Missouri will kick off at 7 p.m. and be televised by ABC.
Terrence Williams recorded the third triple-double in Louisville history with 14 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and the sixth-ranked Cardinals rolled by Hartford 104-69 in their season-opener Saturday.Louisville set a school record with 22 3-pointers, burying the overmatched Hawks (1-3) under a barrage of jumpers. Andre McGee led the way, scoring a career-high 18 points - all on 3-pointers.
KU's next opponent, No. 6 Missouri, beat Kansas State, 49-32, on Saturday to improve to 10-1. It's a good bet that many at Memorial Stadium for the Kansas game didn't know. The Missouri score never was shown on the Memorial Stadium video board during KU's game Saturday. And it was intentional.
Lew Perkins brought a reputation with him from the University of Connecticut when he arrived at Kansas University in June 2003. He'd overseen success in men's and women's basketball, with both winning national titles. And he'd just taken a football team from Division I-AA to the pinnacle of college football, Division I-A. Though it never was declared Perkins' primary focus at KU, reviving the football program - which had seen just three bowl appearances since 1981 - was a high priority.