Stories for January 19, 2008


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Extra Minutes: Kansas 76, Missouri 70

Tying up loose ends from KU's grinder of a win Saturday night in Columbia. Neither team shot the ball particularly well, but the Jayhawks were able to get to the free throw line enough late in the game to hold off the Tigers and improve to 3-0 in league play.

KU remains perfect, edging Mizzou 76-70 in ugly, foul-marred road contest

COLUMBIA, Mo. - It certainly wasn't pretty, but the Kansas University men's basketball team found a way in the second half to avoid the fate suffered by fellow Top-5 residents North Carolina and UCLA Saturday, knocking off Missouri 76-70 in Mizzou Arena. The Tigers jumped out to a 7-1 lead right off the bat on the Jayhawks, but KU fought back with a 9-2 run and from there, it was a slugfest until the closing minutes. Darnell Jackson and Darrell Arthur played much of the second half in foul trouble in a game ruled by an abundance of whistles.

KU women down Mizzou, 66-60, for first Big 12 win

Behind 15 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore forward Danielle McCray, the Kansas University women's basketball team broke into the Big 12 win column Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse, knocking off Missouri 66-60.

Wright recalls muzzling Mizzou

Julian Wright and his Kansas University basketball teammates looked up at the videoboard in Mizzou Arena. They could not believe their eyes.

Keegan: Jankovich comes up a winner

As Kansas University and Missouri renew an intense rivalry tonight in Columbia, Mo., a basketball game tips off in Des Moines, Iowa, featuring another coach with strong ties to Lawrence trying to extend a long winning streak.

KU player celebrates King

Even when the odds are against you, you have to keep fighting for your dream. That's the message a Kansas University football player had for South Junior High School students Friday.

Stubblefield pleads guilty

Ex-KU lineman admits lying to investigators

Former Kansas University and NFL defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield pleaded guilty Friday to lying to investigators in the BALCO steroids case, making him the first football player charged in the long-running federal investigation.

UK reveals Brooks successor

Kentucky offensive coordinator Joker Phillips will eventually become the Wildcats' head coach following Rich Brooks' retirement.

After seizure, McClinton won't play in showcase

Former Kansas University standout James McClinton is in Houston for today's East-West Shrine Game. But after a scary incident earlier this week, he won't be playing. McClinton suffered a seizure on Monday - the second time he's had one in the last year - and was held out of football this week for precautionary reasons.

KU women, too, to tangle with MU

Hey, college basketball fans, there's more than one Border War skirmish today. The women's teams will rumble, too. "There's never a bad time to play Missouri because of the rivalry and intensity involved," Kansas University coach Bonnie Henrickson said. "Hopefully, we'll get a nice crowd."

Home court kind to Tigers

The latest edition of the Border War features two undefeated teams tonight. Well, sort of. There's No. 3-ranked Kansas with its sparking overall record of 17-0 and unranked Missouri, a perfect 10-0 - at Mizzou Arena. That 10-0 mark includes last Saturday's 97-84 win over then-No. 12 Texas.