Stories for March 4, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports video: 15 of 16, seniors score in triumph over Texas Tech

Following KU's 109-51 beatdown of Texas Tech, head coach Bill Self joked that not even the Los Angeles Lakers could have beaten the Jayhawks on senior night.

6Sports video: Bookend blowouts wreck Raiders

Last Wednesday the Texas Tech men's basketball team suffered its worst loss in school history. Three days later, the Raiders responded with one of the biggest wins in school history. Fast forward another 48 hours, and the Jayhawks shellacked Pat Knight's team in the most lopsided Kansas contest in Big 12 history.

KU football adds future home dates with Southern Miss., New Mexico St.

Kansas University's football team has added Southern Mississippi to its 2009 and 2010 schedules, the athletic department released today. It will be the first time the two schools have met in football. Also being added to the future slates is a game with New Mexico State, which will be played on Sept. 25, 2010, in Lawrence.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 109, Texas Tech 51

Tying up loose ends from a Senior Night which couldn't have possibly gone any better for KU. Aside from the numbers in the 109-51 blowout win over Texas Tech, including solid showings from each senior, the night finished with the traditional speeches, giving Bill Self's first KU senior class a night to remember.

KU hoops notebook

Swagger's back: Kansas University's basketball team seems to have bonded since a disappointing one-point loss Feb. 23 at Oklahoma State.

Tech 'didn't compete'

Coach laments Red Raiders' lack of fight

Texas Tech's men's basketball team has proven to be a disturbing anomaly, able to beat a top-10 squad one day before losing by 58 to another just two days later.

Commentary: Inconsistent Aggies frustrate coach

Billy Gillispie never wavered about how to make his Texas A&M teams better. He pushed, prodded and pounded. When someone pushed back, he punished.

Keegan: A case study in depth

To appreciate fully how much talent a basketball player must possess to earn a spot in the rotation in an elite basketball program such as Kansas University's requires more than watching Darrell Arthur sky to slam home an alley-oop. It takes more than witnessing Sherron Collins punctuate a blurry coast-to-coast trip with a reverse lay-in kissed off the glass.

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Sweet sendoff

KU seniors bid farewell with blowout

Pity the team that ventures into Allen Fieldhouse on Kansas University's Senior Night. "Coach told us last week he didn't think the Lakers could come in and beat us on Senior Night. I agreed with him right away," KU senior guard Russell Robinson said after the Jayhawks' festive - and historic - 109-51 Senior Night rout of Texas Tech on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Jackson's speech a tear-jerker

Seniors take turns at microphone to thank coaches, fans

Even though Darnell Jackson promised himself he wouldn't shed a tear while speaking to 16,300 Allen Fieldhouse fans Monday night, senior teammate Rodrick Stewart knew better.

Gonzaga cruises

Freshman Steven Gray scored 18 points, and No. 24 Gonzaga crushed Santa Clara, 88-54, on Monday night to win its eighth consecutive West Coast Conference regular-season title.

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Jayhawks bask in their senior moment

Departing players lauded in Allen finale

The thunder inside Allen Fieldhouse grew even more deafening Monday night as Jayhawk fans saluted their seniors.

Missouri nightclub closes

The downtown nightclub where Missouri's leading scorer suffered a broken jaw in a scuffle with two restaurant workers has closed down, according to a letter the owner sent to city officials.

UNC on top again

North Carolina was back at No. 1 again Monday, thanks to a memorable few days in the state of Tennessee.