Stories for October 13, 2007


Lead stories

The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 58, Baylor 10

Tying up loose ends from KU's sixth straight win to open the 2007 season, which came despite weather delays totaling more than two hours.

Scoring Summary: KU-Baylor

A look at who scored, when they scored and how it happened.

KU-Baylor Updates

KU will be forced a little bit longer to deploy revenge on Baylor for last year's 36-35 loss in Waco. The start of the game is delayed due to lightning in the area on top of sheets of rain falling to the Memorial Stadium turf.

Six-month-old son motivates KU's Collins

Sherron Collins enters his sophomore year at Kansas University with one overriding goal in mind. Making his son proud. "It makes me work harder, knowing I have a child," Collins, KU's 5-foot-11, 203-pound point guard from Chicago, said.

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KU kickstarts year

Jayhawks look slick - before scrimmage, anyway

Kansas University's basketball players arrived in style for Friday's Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse. A Corvette, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW, Hummer, Avalanche and stretch limousine transported the Jayhawks onto a Red Carpet for interviews with "Survivor" winner and KU grad Danni Boatwright. They received heroes' welcomes in the building, where more than 15,000 fans treated the suit-and-tie-clad Jayhawks as the local celebrities they are.

Crabtree catching on

Tech red-shirt freshman putting up gaudy numbers

Big statistics are the norm at Texas Tech, where quarterbacks routinely lead the nation in passing while running the Red Raiders' wide open offense.

Football players can run, too

One of the valuable recruiting pitches for Baylor University's football team is the offer to certain athletes that they can use their talents on the school's nationally recognized track team, as well. That's part of what lured sophomore wide receiver David Gettis to Baylor.

MU's Temple to miss game

Tony Temple, Missouri's leading rusher, will miss today's game against No. 6 Oklahoma due to a sprained ankle.

Loss still haunts Jayhawks

Darrell Stuckey couldn't believe his eyes. Here he was, watching Kansas University's football team implode in Waco, Texas, one year ago. Passes being completed everywhere, an 18-point lead evaporating. Why, the KU safety wondered, couldn't he do anything about it?

KU women tip off after busting move

After stepping, stomping and dancing at a packed Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night, Kansas University women's basketball players quickly changed over to running, passing and shooting when they donned their practice unis and scrimmaged to start their 2007-2008 season at Late Night in the Phog.

KU football great Riggins gets warm reception at Late Night

Late Night in the Phog wasn't all about hoops Friday night. Gridiron great John Riggins made a cameo, jogging onto the court in his Kansas University letter jacket, blue jeans and boots to a standing ovation. Riggins will become the 15th player to be added to the Ring of Honor at Memorial Stadium today during KU's football game with Baylor.

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KU band looking for a boost

Jayhawk marching group smallest in Big 12

It's been a rough few years for the Marching Jayhawks. There have been four new directors in the past eight years. Total membership now stands at only 177, the smallest of any marching band in the Big 12 Conference. But there are signs of a resurgence. The band's size is up some from last year's total of 165 members, 98 of whom are freshmen.

Self unveils 'toolbar' for Web browsers

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has unveiled a "toolbar" that will help fans of the program and supporters of his Assists foundation follow the team.

Commentary: Firing Franchione wouldn't pay now

For the first time since Dennis Franchione's private "VIP Connection" went public two weeks ago, no one from Texas A&M came to the coach's defense Thursday. Not his players. Not his boss. Not a soul.

Jayhawks disappointed with tie

KU soccer plays Oklahoma State to 2-all draw

Sometimes a tie isn't like kissing your sister. Kansas University's 2-2 soccer deadlock with Oklahoma State, for instance, was against a ranked team, and the Jayhawks have struggled this season. Nevertheless, KU coach Mark Francis wasn't jumping for joy.

Bear-ified Air: KU secondary braces for pass-happy Baylor attack

KU secondary braces for pass-happy Baylor attack

Surely, Kansas University's football team still was trying to shake off the high of the Kansas State victory the day before. So when assistant coach Je'Ney Jackson walked into a meeting room Sunday, he had with him one statistic for the Baylor game that was bound to keep KU's secondary on cloud nine for at least another week.

Keegan: Football sideshow no more

Football sure didn't feel like the slighted stepchild Friday night when John Riggins charmed the Allen Fieldhouse crowd, when Mark Mangino walked to center court and triggered a noise bomb, when, earlier, David Jaynes and a number of other former KU players gathered at Alvamar Country Club to wish ex-coach Don Fambrough, the program's No. 1 fan, a happy 85th birthday.

Kansas basketball media day notebook

Kansas University will hold walk-on tryouts on Sunday night. The burning question: Will senior Brad Witherspoon have to try out? "If I do, they haven't told me," the Humboldt senior said. "They might tell me the night before. I'll be ready."

Setback to Texas Tech a step back for Cyclones

The Big 12 schedule doesn't allow for baby steps. Nobody knows that better than Iowa State. The Cyclones, fresh off a 42-17 blowout loss to Texas Tech, open a two-game homestand against the Big 12's marquee programs when they face 23rd-ranked Texas (4-2, 0-2 Big 12) today.