Tying up loose ends from KU's 93-56 blowout of Fort Hays State Tuesday night in its 2007-08 exhibition finale.
In the absence of Brandon Rush, the Hawks made the most of their floor time tonight. Darrell Arthur had a game-high 20 points.
This time last year, the closest the Jayhawks were to the BCS standings was watching on TV. Kansas faces Oklahoma State ranked in the top five.
Darrell Arthur played the role of human highlight reel in the Jayhawks' 93-56 blowout of Fort Hays State in its exhibition finale. Arthur led all scorers with 20 points, finishing the night with a flurry of lob finishes after a slow offensive start. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Mario Chalmers scored 14 points for KU, including a 3-of-4 showing from three-point range. In the two exhibition contests, Chalmers was a combined 7-of-9 from long range. The two other Jayhawks scoring in double figures were Sherron Collins, who scored 12, and Darnell Jackson, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds of his own. The Jayhawks' first regular season game will be Friday against Louisiana-Monroe in Allen Fieldhouse. That one will tip at 7 p.m.
Kansas State defensive tackle Steven Cline will be out for the remainder of the season with an ACL injury, coach Ron Prince said Monday at the team's weekly press conference.
Fort Hays State basketball coach Mark Johnson and his Tiger players saw much-hyped Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley up close and personal last Saturday night. They came away from a 95-59 exhibition loss in Manhattan convinced the 6-foot-10 Washington, D.C. native is for real.
Add Kansas State University president Jon Wefald to the growing crowd on the Kansas University football bandwagon. Wefald phoned KU coach Mark Mangino on Monday morning to offer his congratulations about the Jayhawks' 9-0 start.
The Oklahoma State media were shocked. After the Cowboys beat Kansas State, 41-39, on Oct. 20, a few players filed out of the locker room to talk to reporters as they do every week. But this time, standout wide receiver Adarius Bowman emerged, plopped down and answered his share of questions.
Tyler Hansbrough's junior year at North Carolina has begun much the same way his sophomore did, as the leading vote-getter on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team.
Texas senior center Dallas Griffin will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee.
Coach Bill Callahan sidestepped questions about his future at Nebraska, saying he's concerning himself with preparations for Saturday's game against Kansas State.
Seventy-six. Let's see : there were 76 trombones leading the big parade in "The Music Man." And 76ers is the nickname of Philadelphia's NBA team. Too, there's Union 76 gasoline. Oh, and did you know 76 is the atomic number of osmium? You've never heard of osmium? Neither had I. But I looked the word up in the dictionary and discovered the metal's color is - would you believe? - blue.
It's time to see if all that practice time has paid off for Kansas University's basketball players. The Jayhawks, who have been working out on an almost daily basis since Oct. 12 - with just one exhibition game to break the routine - will play three games in six days.
Derrick Rose didn't take long to adjust to the college game. The highly touted freshman had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in his collegiate debut and No. 3 Memphis beat Tennessee-Martin 102-71 on Monday night in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.
KU has won all four meetings against FHSU, including one exhibition game. KU won the last meeting, 96-62, on Nov. 9, 2005, in Allen Fieldhouse.
Texas A&M said Monday it would wait until the end of the football season before deciding coach Dennis Franchione's fate. CBS Sportsline and the Houston Chronicle reported Monday that Franchione and the school were working on a buyout deal that would end his tenure at the end of this season.