Stories for February 27, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports video: Longhorns sneak by Kansas

The KU women's basketball team fell to the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Jayhawks twist up Cyclones

Winning on the road has been easier said than done lately for the Kansas men's basketball team. KU hit the road on Wednesday night to take on Iowa State.

6News video: Statue takes brunt of rivalry

This weekend the rivalry between KU and K-State heats up again when the Wildcats come to town, but one Lawrence man hopes the rivalry won't boil over into his front yard again.

6Sports video: Useless trivia from Allen Fieldhouse

Useless trivia with Kevin and Andrew.

KU women falter again in second half, fall to Texas 57-53

Sophomore Danielle McCray led the way for KU with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Krysten Boogaard added 10 points. KU was just 10-of-28 from the floor in the second half. Not that Texas was stellar (11-of-26), but the Longhorns outrebounded the Jayhawks in the second half 21-14.

Arthur, Jayhawks answer call of the road, smack Cyclones 75-64

AMES, Iowa - Many - if not all - eyes were on Darrell Arthur heading into Wednesday night's Kansas University road trip to Ames, Iowa. Led by 18 points from the sophomore forward - three days after his roughest outing of the season in a 61-60 loss at Oklahoma State - KU ousted a pesky Iowa State club 75-64 in Hilton Coliseum, improving to 25-3 overall and 10-3 in league play. More importantly, the well-rounded showing from the Jayhawks gave KU a nice boost heading into Saturday's rematch with Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse. It will be KU's most anticipated home game of the 2007-08 season, followed Monday night with a Senior Night matchup against Texas Tech.

Jayhawks, Longhorns struggling on road

Fortunately for Kansas, tonight's game is in Allen Fieldhouse, but it's no gimme

Misery loves company, and Kansas University's women's basketball team isn't alone as Big 12 Conference road kill. The Jayhawks haven't been able to win a league game away from home, but neither has Texas. Kansas is 0-7 on the Big 12 road while Texas is 0-6.

KU men's golf 11th

Kansas University's men's golf team carded a final-round 320 to finish in 11th place at the All-American Golf Classic.

Sorrentino: Benching Walker right call

When Kansas State and Nebraska met last week in Lincoln, Neb., a rare situation presented itself: Bill Walker rode the pine for the final 9:33. The KSU standout freshman didn't foul out. Coach Frank Martin just left Walker on the bench as a spectator. K-State ended up losing at Nebraska, which was second-to-last in the Big 12 Conference standings at the time.

Top 25 Roundup: Vandy stuns No. 1 Tennessee, 72-69

The Tennessee Volunteers found out being No. 1 can be tougher than beating No. 1.

LSU QB remains out

LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux is not expected to be on the field when the Tigers open spring practice Friday.

Powers leads Kansas to third-place finish

Kansas University sophomore Emily Powers secured a tie for second place to help the KU women's golf team finish in third at the Kitahara Invitational on Tuesday.

Tease photo

Mixed reviews

Workout helps, but Talib's value debated

Even the most informed analysts don't quite know what to think of Aqib Talib at this point. That was apparent Tuesday during the NFL Network's coverage of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. For a time, the broadcast turned into a back-and-forth debate on the professional value of Talib, KU's former All-America cornerback. As for his on-field workout, Talib measured well at the RCA Dome on Tuesday.

Home-court edge

Big 12 teams enjoy advantage in own gyms

Big 12 Conference teams have won a better percentage of their home games than any other of the six major conferences in America. Big 12 teams have won 67.6 percent of their conference home games this season. The Southeastern Conference checked in at second with a 66.7 home winning percentage.

Senior wants to topple KU

Clark has gone 1-6 against Jayhawks in ISU career

A victory over Kansas University tonight would mean a lot not only to Iowa State senior Rahshon Clark, who is a dismal 1-6 versus the Jayhawks, but also second-year coach Greg McDermott's entire Cyclone program.

Oklahoma State escapes at Mizzou

Eaton's late basket gives Cowboys 75-73 victory

Oklahoma State kept the ball in Byron Eaton's hands the final half-minute. The junior guard didn't disappoint with his second straight game-winner.

Stewart's absence a big one, players say

Kansas University's basketball players' thoughts are with teammate Rodrick Stewart today as the senior guard attends his brother Allen's funeral in Seattle. Stewart - the Jayhawks say - will be sorely missed during today's 6 p.m. battle against Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum, not just for his 7.7 minutes of playing time (his average in 12 league games) but his presence in the locker room.

Commentary: Sampson hangs up on Indiana players

How much would you pay to salvage the reputation of your school? One hundred dollars? One thousand? More? What if I told you that an anonymous donor gave Indiana University $550,000 last Friday to make Kelvin Sampson go away?

This week in the Big 12 Conference

Texas sophomore D.J. Augustin was named the Big 12 Player of the Week. Augustin has been instrumental in UT's eight-game winning streak. He averaged 23 points and six assists in the Longhorns' two victories last week.

OU-Tech moved to Nov. 22

This year's football game between Oklahoma and Texas Tech has been rescheduled for Nov. 22, officials from both schools said Tuesday.

Keegan: Is Reed what KU needs?

Kansas University freshman guard Tyrel Reed played 99 varsity basketball games for Burlington High. He lost four games. "Pretty much devastated," he said of how he felt after each of those four losses. "You never expect you're going to lose. It was tough. I wasn't used to losing. I don't think anyone was."

Sorrentino Scale

Staff writer Eric Sorrentino ranks the Big 12 basketball teams from best to worst.