Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook


House recognizes KU

The U.S. House of Representatives was expected to pass a resolution Monday night congratulating the KU football team for its 2007 season, which concluded with a 24-21 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl.

The resolution originally was submitted by Kansas representative Nancy Boyda on behalf of herself, Dennis Moore, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt. It was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor.

Interesting note about the resolution, submitted on Jan. 29: The score of the game was incorrectly listed as 24-20, and All-America cornerback Aqib Talib's first name was spelled "Aquib."

KU expects both those facts to be corrected in the final version.

Mortensen watched

KU linebacker Joe Mortensen has been named to the watch list for the 2008 Rotary Lombardi Award.

Mortensen, KU's middle linebacker, had 106 tackles in 2007 after making the switch from outside linebacker.

However, Mortensen was seen on crutches at Saturday's awards banquet with a brace on his left knee.

Mortensen was playing through a knee injury late in the 2007 season, but it actually was his right knee causing his problems then.

Pro Day today

Many NFL scouts are expected to be in Lawrence today as KU conducts its annual pro day.

Several former Jayhawks - including Talib, Anthony Collins, Derek Fine, Marcus Henry and Brandon McAnderson - are expected to work out this morning in hopes of luring the interest of professional teams.

At least two former Jayhawks - Talib and Collins - are certain to get selected in the NFL Draft, which starts April 26 in New York.


Jonathan Allison 10 years, 2 months ago

hmm, I guess our representatives don't watch college football. They just don't know what Saturdays were made for.

William James 10 years, 2 months ago

Its no wonder Congresses approval rating is lower than a president who is in the 8th of year of his administration. Is it really that hard to read a scoreboard.

KU 10 years, 2 months ago

We pay taxes to have our representatives pass frivolous resolutions like this?!

We need to go back to the way Congress was originally envisioned in the old days. Men (and women) who keep their day jobs and go to Washington for a couple of short sessions each year to take care of urgent business. That way their idle minds won't have time to think up ways they can interfere (read: more taxes and regulations) in our lives.

sevenyearhawk 10 years, 2 months ago

The Founders' of this nation did not intend for people to become career politicians!!

Harry S. Truman might have been a Missourian, but at least when his term was up, he returned to working the land on his farm ... and didn't conduct some cockamamie book tour!!

Rick Arnoldy 10 years, 2 months ago

They're clueless on sports. Remember all the mispronunciations and messed up stats during the steroids hearings?

actorman 10 years, 2 months ago

"We pay taxes to have our representatives pass frivolous resolutions like this?!"

No, it's for far more important reasons like sending thousands of people to their deaths in Iraq (not to mention killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis).

Michael Leiker 10 years, 2 months ago

Sounds like everybody is who posts on this site except you buddy.

Kevin Long 10 years, 2 months ago

Did anyone else order the football season in review from I did and still have not got the damn thing! Everbody else I know has got theirs that didn't order it from there. I'm pissed!

Jeffery Barrett 10 years, 2 months ago

Does anyone realize this is a sports site and not a political one? I guess I'll have to be the only one who loves KU FB enough to comment on the actual team.....Did anyone ever think that Fine would get invited to the combine, and then actually do very well? I think he may actually get drafted. Henry may go in the late rounds and if B-Mac gets picked up that would almost double the number of Hawks in the NFL!

Michael Leiker 10 years, 2 months ago

Yep, you're the only one who loves KU football...

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