Stories for February 26, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports video: KU baseball team hopes for better road trip

The KU baseball team prepares for its second road trip of the season. The first one didn't go so well...

6Sports video: Talib works out at NFL combine

The NFL Draft combine wrapped up today in Indianapolis. Taking part - former KU All-American Aqib Talib.

6Sports video: Jayhawks hope to grab Big 12 lead

Four regular season games to go and the Jayhawks need help to even grab a share of the regular season conference crown. But 'Bill's Boys' are still major contenders for a Big 12 Tournament and National Title.

Marquette slips past 'Nova, 85-75

Dominic James had six steals, hit five threes and scored 25 points in a stellar all-around effort that led No. 21 Marquette to an 85-75 victory Monday over Villanova.

'Cats can't help KU

Win gives Texas stranglehold on Big 12 race

A.J. Abrams was nowhere to be found in the first half. He wasn't looking for his shots and was missing the few he took. One shot changed everything.

Two KU freshmen in golf tourney's top 20

Kansas University freshmen Brad Hopfinger and Nate Barbee survived windy conditions at the Tradition Course and both sit inside the top 20 after Monday's first day of the All-American Golf Classic.

KU women's golf in first in Fresno

Kansas University freshman Meghna Bal fired an opening-round 1-under-par 71 on Monday to propel the Kansas University women's golf team into first place after day one at the Kitahara Invitational. The New Dehli, India, native sits in second place.

How do you like them apples?

Jayhawks land commitment from No.3-ranked juco recruit

Tyrone Appleton, whose Midland (Texas) College basketball team already has won one junior college national championship and is a contender to repeat this year, has decided to attend Kansas University with one goal in mind - an NCAA crown.

Marist women make debut in Top 25

Marist rode its 16-game winning streak straight into the Top 25 for the first time in school history.

Tennessee No. 1 for first time

Tennessee surged to the top of the Associated Press college basketball poll for the first time Monday on the strength of its victory over Memphis in a Nos. 1-vs.-2 matchup.

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Seniors still trying to cope

Jackson, Stewart deal with distraction

It has been difficult for Darnell Jackson to concentrate on basketball the past six days since learning his beloved cousin, Kascey Corie McClellan, died of gunshot wounds sustained in a Feb. 9 incident at an Oklahoma City nightclub.

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Woodling: Perkins holds hammer

Lew Perkins has Kansas University's students between a rock and a hard place. Perkins, the man who operates the Kansas Athletics Inc. gold mine, controls the price of the all-inclusive ticket that admits students to the only sports they care about - football and men's basketball.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Former Kansas University defensive tackle James McClinton worked out Sunday in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine, along with about 50 other defensive linemen.