Stories for October 29, 2007


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6Sports video: Reesing named semifinalist; Husker QB out of game

Jayhawk Todd Reesing was named semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. He'll miss this weekend's chance to face off against NU QB Sam Keller, who is out with a broken collarbone.

6Sports video: Everyone wants a glimpse of undefeated Jayhawks

Another Jayhawks game will be televised nationally during prime-time viewing hours: ABC is showing the November 10 Oklahoma State game at 7 PM.

6Sports video: Hoops by Halloween? Not this year

Self's squad has been overshadowed by the Fighting Manginos this year. The Jayhawks play their first exhibition game against Pittsburgh State this Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.

6News video: Paperless tickets stop scalping

Starting this fall, KU faculty will receive all of their basketball tickets on an individualized access card. The new policy will help reduce improper reselling.

6Sports video: B-Rush may start contact drills next week

Injured guard Brandon Rush returned to practice from ACL surgery just two weeks ago, but doctors may allow him limited contact drills next week.

6News video: Jayhawk-Buffs tickets sold only in CU pack

KU fans who want to see the February 2 KU-CU basketball game live must buy a $75 three-pack that includes KU and two other CU games of their choice.

Reesing named semifinalist for O'Brien Award

Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing is one of 15 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien Award, given annually to the nation's top quarterback.

Twins visit 'Nova; decision may be Thursday

Twin brothers/blue chip basketball recruits Marcus and Markieff Morris returned to APEX Academies in New Jersey on Sunday after spending the weekend at Villanova University in a suburb of their hometown of Philadelphia.

Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller out for season

Backup Joe Ganz will start Saturday's contest at Memorial Stadium. Ganz was two-of-three for 17 yards and a TD in last weekend's 28-25 loss at Texas.

KU-OSU to kickoff at 7 p.m. on ABC

It will mark the sixth straight KU game televised, but the first on the national network that picks which game it wants first before the league's other television partners.

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Depth charges 'D'

Several lend hand to dominant unit

Kansas University's football team has been incredibly consistent with its starting lineup on defense this season. With just two exceptions, it has been the same 11 every week of KU's remarkable 8-0 start.But the number of key contributors on that unit, in actuality, is closer to 20 players.

Out to make his own name

Freshman walk-on no relation to Royals outfielder

Conner Teahan's dad's name is Mark Teahan. No, not THAT Mark Teahen, not the Kansas City Royals' baseball player. Note the subtle difference in spelling. "One time I was sitting in class," Conner Teahan said, "and the teacher asked if my dad's name was Mark, and I said yes."

KU soccer clinches Big 12 tourney berth

Colleen Quinn continues to come through for the Kansas University soccer squad when it needs her most. With the threat of missing the Big 12 Conference tournament for the first time since 1999, the senior goalkeeper has stepped up to pitch three shutouts in Kansas' last four games.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

The Jayhawks' 8-0 start has unanimously elevated them into the top 10. Kansas is ranked eighth in all three major polls - the Associated Press, the USA Today coaches and the Harris Interactive - and also came in eighth in the Bowl Championship Series rankings, which help determine who plays in the BCS National Championship Game.

Powers paces Kansas at women's golf tourney

Emily Powers tied for 11th, leading Kansas University's women's golf team to a 13th-place finish at the UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate on Sunday. Powers shot 79-71-71-223.

Changes to AP poll minor

For a change, there was little change at the top of the Top 25. Ohio State was No. 1 with Boston College second and LSU third, which is how they they lined up last week. It's just the second time this season the top three was unchanged, the other being Week 1, when the preseason top three held their spots in the first regular-season poll.

B.C. pulls away from LSU

Kansas eighth in BCS standings

While Boston College gained some cushion on third-place LSU in the Bowl Championship Series standings and Ohio State held firm to first place, Arizona State moved into position to make a big stretch run.

Twins visit 'Nova; decision may be Thursday

Twin brothers/blue chip basketball recruits Marcus and Markieff Morris returned to APEX Academies in New Jersey on Sunday after spending the weekend at Villanova University in a suburb of their hometown of Philadelphia.

KU's Self helps out buddy Thompson

Coach speaks at San Antonio clinic, supports former Oklahoma State player who went 7-22 in first year

On a warm and sunny morning in South Texas, Bill Self arrived at the UTSA Convocation Center, intent on helping a friend. Self, Kansas University's fifth-year basketball coach, had just flown into town on a private plane.

KU men's golf eighth in fall-season finale

Brad Hopfinger led the Kansas University men's golf team at the Landfall Tradition by carding a final-round 72 and finishing tied for 12th place.

Keegan: Bottom line: KU unbeaten

Nobody held a pity party for the Kansas University football program in 2006 when:¢ Charles Gordon crippled the secondary by bolting to the NFL a year ahead of schedule.¢ Safety Rodney Harris returned to the program, only to suffer a career-ending neck injury.