Stories for February 8, 2008


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6Sports video: KU ready to take on Baylor

The Kansas men play for the first time in five days on Saturday against Baylor. It's a matchup of two teams in the top four in the Big 12 conference.

6Sports video: KU women heading West to battle K-State

A big one for the Kansas women's basketball team awaits on Saturday. The Jayhawks make the trip West to Manhattan to take on the K-State Wildcats.

Memphis player Dozier accused in complaint

A former girlfriend of Memphis basketball player Robert Dozier filed a complaint, saying he hit her in the face after they got out of their cars and argued at an intersection.

Commentary: Recruiting interest getting out of hand

The 2011 BCS championship was won Wednesday. If you don't believe it, ask BamaHound or Irishfever. Those are the Internet names for a couple of recruiting devotees. On behalf of everybody who looks down on this sub-species of sports fan, I'd like to apologize.

KU softball players seethe over low pick

Kansas University's softball players were peeved. "I was furious," Kansas junior Val Chapple said. "I was very upset." Shortstop Stevie Crisosto felt the same way. "I was sitting at home with my roommate (pitcher Val George)," Crisosto said, "and we were pretty upset when we heard it." Echoed catcher Elle Pottorf, "I was angry."

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Back & better than ever?

Brandon Rush's knee injury might have been a blessing in disguise. Just ask his mom.

Brandon Rush still remembers the words of his mother, Glenda, who offered a pep talk to the Kansas University basketball player last June - a couple of weeks after surgery on his right anterior cruciate ligament."Blessing in disguise : that's what my mama said. This might be a blessing in disguise," Rush said before Thursday's practice at Horejsi Center. "My mom always knows what she's talking about, especially about basketball."

Top 25 Roundup: Indiana survives Illinois in 2 OTs

Indiana's Eric Gordon finally gave Illinois fans something to cheer about. Armon Bassett wasn't as kind. Bassett scored 11 of his 16 points in the second overtime, and No. 14 Indiana rallied to beat Illinois, 83-79, Thursday even though Gordon struggled for much of the night.

KU soccer signs five

Kansas University's soccer team signed five players to letters of intent, coach Mark Francis announced Thursday.

Kansas men's golf in 14th in Hawaii

Kansas University's men's golf team remained in 14th place after the second round Thursday of the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational.

Mayer: Bruins trouble in tourney

Not again! I'm pleading with the bracketology gods of college basketball to prevent Kansas and UCLA meeting before the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. Why such fervent prayer? KU is 0-5 against the Bruins in tourney play; right now the Ukes are better than the '08 Jayhawks. If KU is doomed to 0-6, don't let it happen before only Memphis, Duke, UCLA and Kansas remain.

Police: Missouri players seen at other incidents

Two University of Missouri basketball players involved in an altercation that left one with a broken jaw and the other facing criminal assault charges were seen at two earlier fights that resulted in gunfire last year, police said Thursday.