Last night the Kansas women were looking to put an end to their three-game losing streak against Iowa State.
After falling on the short end of Michael Beasley's guarantee Wednesday night in Manhattan, Bill Self and the Jayhawks packed their bags Saturday for a battle in Boulder against the Buffaloes.
The score of the Border Showdown at Arrowhead may not have been to KU fans' liking, but the financial outcome for the KU Athletics Department was a windfall.
Tying up loose ends from KU's 13-point win Saturday in Colorado. The Jayhawks were tied 30-30 with the Buffs at halftime before a late second half run woke Bill Self's squad up, filled with highlight slams that gave KU an extra boost heading into Monday's rematch with Mizzou.
Being in Indianapolis instead of Kansas City certainly didn't stop Glenda Rush from getting in her youngest son's ear in recent days.
For a few days, anyway, Bonnie Ball was suspended at Kansas University women's basketball practice. In its place? Boogaard Ball.
At least 50 percent of the 10,347 fans at Coors Events Center were KU supporters. They made a lot of noise during KU's late 12-1 run that turned a 55-50 lead into an insurmountable 67-51 advantage.
He didn't kick the locker room stalls or throw any chalk and erasers. "He wasn't mad at all," Kansas University senior forward Darnell Jackson said of coach Bill Self, who nonetheless had a lot to say at halftime on Saturday at Coors Events Center, the Jayhawks and last-place Colorado Buffaloes tied, 30-all. "He challenged us. He said, 'What is deep in your gut? Whatever is in there, go find it,''' Jackson added.
His last name is one you would expect to find in a bowl of alphabet soup. In fact, when Colorado named Jeff Bzdelik as its new men's basketball coach, I immediately thought of Joe Btfsplk.
Seven times Richard Roby has played against Kansas University, and seven times the Colorado senior has, well : KU has won 37 of its last 38 men's basketball games against the Buffaloes. In most of those 37 defeats, Colorado was never in the game. Saturday, the Buffs never really were out of it.
The Kansas University tennis team dropped its season-opening match against Arkansas, 5-2, on Saturday.
Missouri looked nothing like a team in turmoil against the last unbeaten school in the Big 12. J.T. Tiller scored a career-high 20 points, including two key free throws with six seconds left, helping the short-handed Tigers overcome recent suspensions in the wake of a nightclub altercation to shock No. 22 Kansas State, 77-74, on Saturday.
Penn State's youngsters passed a stiff test at the free-throw line and got a huge reward.
The Kansas University track and field team left the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational with three victories on Saturday.
While winning a key game, No. 6 Baylor might have lost a key player.
After a disappointing and, to some, surprising loss to Kansas State University on Wednesday, the Kansas University Jayhawks had some fans on edge for a second time this week.