Revenge came quick and hard in Allen Fieldhouse, as Kansas University may have officially busted out of its February mini-slump with an 88-74 thumping of Kansas State Saturday night. KU withstood a 39-point, 11-rebound barrage from K-State standout freshman Michael Beasley with a deep, balanced effort, points coming from several reliable sources. Brandon Rush led the Jayhawks with 21points, including a 5-of-9 showing from long-range. As a team, the Jayhawks hit 11 of their 23 three-point attempts.
Senior Taylor McIntosh led KU in scoring with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, and also ripped down 16 rebounds. Freshman Krysten Boogaard also had seven boards, as KU won that battle, 41-29. But an 0-for-8 showing from three-point range hurt Bonnie Henrickson's club, as did 17 turnovers.
Gale Sayers, the greatest football player in Kansas University history, returns to campus today to sign his new book, "Sayers: My Life and Times," from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the KU Bookstores on the second floor in the Kansas Union.
If you're looking for Rece Davis in Lawrence this afternoon, your best bet is to post up east of the Kansas University campus. "The Wang Burger at The Wheel, can't miss it," the host of ESPN College GameDay said of the famous ground beef morsel topped with fried egg, cheese and bacon. "I'll be doing that at some point."
ESPN's Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis, Rece Davis and Digger Phelps sat in director's chairs Friday afternoon in the southeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse, filming a promo for today's morning and evening GameDay telecasts. Watching the proceedings while stretching and shooting baskets at the other end of the court were Kansas University's basketball players and coaches, their eyes wide open to the reason the cable TV giants are in town.
Lawrence resident Melissa Arnett's father, Walter "Wolf" Montgomery, died Jan. 14, 2007. A group of her father's friends pooled money for a memorial fund in his name and asked Arnett to choose the benefactor. It wasn't until Arnett read in the newspaper about the 58th Pancake Day, put on by the American Legion to raise funds for Post 14's baseball uniforms, that Arnett knew where the money needed to go.
Kansas University's road-weary softball team will conclude its monthlong travels this weekend at the Southern Illinois Invitational.
Kansas University's football team will open two of its practices to the public this spring, not including the April 12 spring game at Memorial Stadium.
Vanderbilt starting pitcher Mike Minor held the Jayhawks to just three hits, while the Commodore offense played small ball against Kansas starting pitcher Nick Czyz to post a 7-1 victory over the Jayhawks on Friday in the first game of the Music City Classic at Hawkins Field.
Kansas University's swimming and diving team stands in fourth place after Day Three of the Big 12 championships.
Bonnie Henrickson threw her Kansas University women's basketball players under the bus the other night. Henrickson, now in her fourth season as the Jayhawks' coach, made little effort to hide her displeasure following Wednesday's 57-53 home loss to Texas.
Kansas University seniors Egor Agafonov, Crystal Manning and Kate Sultanova became Big 12 champions in their respective events during day one Friday of the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships.
John Wooden broke his left wrist and collarbone in a fall, leaving the former UCLA basketball coach hospitalized Friday.
Billy Gillispie's move from College Station to the Bluegrass State has generated a laundry list of stories. Kentucky fans have read about his team's preseason conditioning work, non-stop recruiting, his house purchase, his unsigned contract, his wearing a tie that wasn't Wildcats blue, his team's injuries, its stumbling start that included two stunning homecourt losses.