Stories for January 20, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports story: KU women claw past Tigers

The Kansas women yesterday afternoon won their home half of the Border Showdown against the Missouri Tigers.

6Sports story: And then there were two

Yesterday afternoon as the Kansas Jayhawks prepared for their first installment of this year's Border Showdown, Roy Williams and the #1-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels suffered their season's first blemish.

6Sports story: Hawks headed to NCAA Indoor Championships

Yesterday the Kansas track & field team hosted their annual Kansas Invitational.

6Sports story: Herrmann breaks records in KU victory

Yesterday on senior day the Kansas swim team hosted the Nebraska Cornhuskers, looking to improve to 5-3 on the year.

West cruises in Shrine Game

Jayhawks' Henry snares one catch for nine yards

Despite a standout college career at Utah State, Kevin Robinson was virtually unknown to most football fans.

Turtle power! UNC loses first

Bambale Osby dropped to the court with his hands covering his face. He knew his basket had given Maryland the lead late. He heard the horn as North Carolina's final desperation shot clanged off the rim.

USC tops No. 4 UCLA, 72-63

Southern California's two freshmen were better than UCLA's one.

No. 2 Memphis cruises

With the No. 1 ranking in sight, the Memphis Tigers wanted to seize the opportunity.

Swimmer Hermann sets two Robinson records

Junior co-captain Danielle Herrmann set Robinson Natatorium records in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, and Kansas University's swimming and diving team won all 16 events in a 197-99 victory over Nebraska on Saturday.

KSU topples No. 25 Colorado

Kimberly Dietz scored 18 points, and Kansas State rallied to beat No. 25 Colorado, 67-60, Saturday night.

K-State tops No. 10 Texas A&M

Kansas State's first home victory over a Top-10 opponent in almost four years may have gone a long way toward answering the question of whether Frank Martin can coach.

Pelini pact worth $1.1 million

Bo Pelini's new contract to coach at Nebraska is a multiyear deal worth more than $1 million a year, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Home crowd lifts KU

A little home-field advantage made for quite an entertaining day for Kansas University's track and field team Saturday at Anshutz Pavilion. KU athletes gushed over the pumped-up crowd of Jayhawk faithful at the Kansas Invitational.

Tease photo

KU twists Tigers' tail

Jayhawks survive MU scare

Bundled up in his winter garb, a white and blue Kansas University stocking cap covering his ears, Brandon Rush was in a hurry to head out into the bitter cold and board the team bus Saturday night outside Mizzou Arena. "I'm going to go text my brother. I will say I got him : again," Rush said with a grin.

KU knew about upsets

Yes, Kansas University's basketball players knew No. 1-ranked North Carolina lost to Maryland on Saturday afternoon, hours before the Jayhawks' game against their Border War rival, underdog Missouri.

MU: Foul disparity 'hard to swallow'

Tigers' biggest lament: poor field-goal shooting against KU

A whopping 52 personal fouls were whistled Saturday night during Kansas University's 76-70 victory against Missouri in Mizzou Arena.

Kansas basketball notebook

KU senior Russell Robinson had to leave the game early in the second half for a short spell.

McCray saves day

Kansas women hold off Tigers, 66-60

Little doubt the wind that waves the wheat on Kansas University's women's basketball team is Danielle McCray. Stop McCray, and you stop the Jayhawks. "That's what teams are doing now," said McCray, KU's leading scorer and rebounder. "But teams can't do that for 40 minutes. They won't be able to stop me for 40 minutes."

Keegan: Nobody a Final Four lock

When Kansas University's undefeated basketball team tipped it off Saturday night against rival Missouri, four top-15 teams had been knocked off earlier in the day by unranked opponents.

Hoskins out for season

Senior forward David Hoskins will undergo surgery on his left knee and not play this season, Kansas State announced Saturday.