Stories for October 14, 2007


Lead stories

6Sports video: Arthur looking to step-up this season

This upcoming season, sophomore star Darrell Arthur looks to be the new face in the Kansas Jayhawk basketball team's starting five.

6Sports video: KU soccer squad loses close battle with OU

The Oklahoma Sooners' soccer squad stole this game from the Jayhawks by a final score of 2-1.

6Sports video: KU cracks BCS standings after Baylor beatdown

One day after demolishing the Baylor Bears 58-10 at Memorial Stadium, the Kansas Jayhawk football team debuted in the 13th slot of the BCS standings.

KU-CU to kick at 4:45 p.m. (CST) on ESPN

The Jayhawks (6-0 overall, 2-0 Big 12 Conference play) will be playing on cable giant ESPN for the first time since the Fort Worth Bowl in 2005, when they beat Houston, 42-13. Last year, Kansas lost to Toledo on ESPN2.

McClinton woofs at QB

Kansas defensive tackle upset with Szymanski's 'chop-block'

James McClinton is deeply spiritual and one of the all-around nicest guys on Kansas University's football roster. So it was a bit of surprise during KU's 58-10 victory over Baylor on Saturday to see McClinton, KU's standout defensive tackle, getting in the face of Baylor quarterback Blake Szymanski at the end of the second quarter.

Did KU run it up? Baylor says no

Instead of taking a knee and running out the clock, Kansas University's football team elected to run a final play Saturday afternoon in the final seconds of a lopsided victory over Baylor.

Huskers humbled at home

With Tom Osborne and members of his undefeated 1997 Nebraska team watching, Bill Callahan's current Cornhuskers took an historic beating. Oklahoma State pounded Nebraska 45-14 Saturday, the largest rout of the Huskers at home in 49 years.

Big 12 roundup: Kansas State blasts Buffs

Oklahoma hands Mizzou first loss of season

James Johnson ran for 159 yards and two scores, Deon Murphy caught one touchdown pass and scored on a 20-yard reverse and Kansas State knocked Colorado out of the Big 12 North lead with a 47-20 victory Saturday night.

Walker a crowd-pleaser at K-State

There was no dunk contest, but that didn't keep Bill Walker from putting on a show during Kansas State's "Madness in Manhattan" event Friday night and early Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum.

Top recruit picks Georgetown

Georgetown University apparently has landed the No. 1 basketball recruit in the country.

Top 25 roundup: LSU, California knocked off the top

As a blue stream of Kentucky fans poured from the stands to celebrate the Wildcats' biggest victory in decades, Andre Woodson was in the middle of the party calmly talking about taking down No. 1 LSU.

Kansas football notebook

Former KU fullback John Riggins was added to the Memorial Stadium Ring of Honor in a halftime ceremony. Riggins gave a bow to each side of the stadium while a lengthy ovation was given. His name was added to the ring on the northeast side of the stadium.

Tease photo

Pouring it on

Jayhawks thunder past Bears

The thunder rolled. Lightning bolts surrounded Memorial Stadium. Standing water surfaced on a football field with artificial turf. A chilly wind chattered teeth. Yes, Mother Nature tried everything short of an earthquake to spoil Kansas University's football mojo on Saturday. Fat chance.

Keegan: Kansas upgrades pass D

Kansas University's football team finished 6-6 in 2006 in a way that led many apologists to respond with, "But we should have gone 9-3." No, the Jayhawks should have been 6-6 because they were outscored six times and outscored opponents in a half-dozen games.

Day after Late Night, Jayhawks get down to business

There were no red carpets, bright scoreboard lights or crazed fans in the Allen Fieldhouse bleachers 11 hours after the 2007 edition of Late Night in the Phog. Only a few relatives of Kansas University's basketball players and weekend benefactors supporting Bill Self's Assists Foundation joined KU's 17 players and coaches for the first official practice of the preseason.

Hornets cut Chenowith

Former Kansas University basketball player Eric Chenowith has been cut by the New Orleans Hornets.

Loss to Texas drops Jayhawks to 10-9

Texas extended its volleyball winning streak to eight games Saturday night when it defeated Kansas University in three games at Gregory Gym.

Fambrough gets benched

Two hours before the originally scheduled kickoff time, former Kansas University quarterback David Jaynes served as master of ceremonies for a dedication in honor of Don Fambrough, beloved former player, assistant coach and two-time head coach of the Jayhawks.