Stories for January 1, 2008


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6sports video: KU women host clinic

Head coach Bonnie Henrickson and the Kansas women's basketball team rang in the new year by hosting their annual Holiday Hoops clinic.

6Sports video: 'Hawks battle rain in Miami

Mark Mangino and the Jayhawks were forced to practice in some unexpected elements in Miami on Tuesday.

6News video: Fans make the drive to Orange Bowl

For many KU fans, seeing the Orange Bowl on a big screen TV just doesn't do it.

6News video: Orange Bowl of yore not forgotten

As KU prepares for its Orange Bowl appearance, some fans are thinking of a similar game.

6Sports video: KU's Robinson, Chalmers master thieves

When it comes to picking the pocket of opponents on the hardwood, there are few better in the nation than KU's Mario Chalmers and Russell Robinson.

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Virginia Tech fans call Lawrence home

Birds of different feather to root for Hokies

Not all Lawrencians will be donning crimson and blue for Thursday's Orange Bowl. There are some Virginia Tech Hokies in town. Steve and Ashley Strand are two local Hokies who bleed maroon and orange, even though Steve is a native Kansan. "I figured we were going to play either KU or Mizzou," Steve Strand said. "I was a little hesitant at first because I didn't want to root against KU because I love KU, but I've got to go with the alma mater."

1948 players revisit Orange Bowl experience

Jayhawk fans hope the third time's a charm in the Orange Bowl, but perhaps none more so than members of Kansas University's first team to make that trip to Miami.

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Lesser lights shine

Small stars help make KU offense go

It sounded like a cliche six months ago, the kind of quote you've heard before. Ed Warinner sat behind the desk in his second-floor office over the summer, trying to explain Kansas University's new offensive approach on the football field without giving away too many secrets.

Ryan Wood's Orange Bowl notebook

Virginia Tech standout cornerback Brandon Flowers is from nearby Delray Beach, Fla., meaning that Thursday's Orange Bowl at Dolphin Stadium will be a great chance for family to see him play.

Dayton charges into AP's Top 25

Rout of Pitt gives Flyers first ranking in four years; guard Roberts making name for himself

Dayton was impressive with its road win over Louisville. The Flyers went a lot further with their 25-point rout of previously unbeaten Pittsburgh last weekend, a victory that moved them into The Associated Press' Top 25 for the first time in four years.

Sooners' tackle sent home

Oklahoma defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger will miss the Fiesta Bowl after being sent home from Arizona following an arrest for shoplifting.

Robinson lifts Cowboys, 49-33

Back in September, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy made headlines by ranting "I'm a man!" But Zac Robinson is the man for the Cowboys.

Woodling: A look at year ahead

Happy New Year. You have questions about 2008 and I don't have answers, of course, because I don't have a crystal ball. But I do have opinions.

Self's vote for most improved: Jackson

Two Kansas University basketball players appear to be ahead of the rest in early-season running for the Jayhawks' most-improved-player award.

Xavier beats up on K-State

There was nothing subtle about Xavier's approach. The Musketeers were going to make a point by making it painfully tough to get any points.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Kansas University freshman Cole Aldrich's parents, Walter and Kathleen, made the trip from Bloomington, Minn., to watch their son score five points and grab seven boards while playing 12 minutes in KU's rout of Yale on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.