Stories for March 5, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports video: KU falls to KSU on senior night

The KU women's basketball team took on KSU on senior night.

6Sports video: KU opens home schedule vs. LeMoyne

The Kansas baseball team opened their home schedule on Wednesday night against the LeMoyne Dolphins.

KU women overwhelmed by Lehning, K-State, fall 61-50

Despite a late comeback effort, the Jayhawks could not overcome the 29 points and 17 rebounds supplied by K-State point guard Shalee Lehning. The loss was KU's fifth straight, ending KU's Big 12 season with a mark of 4-12. The Jayhawks are 15-14 overall, and will next play Tuesday in the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium.

Four Jayhawks named to NABC All-District 12 team

Junior guards Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers were placed on the first team, with sophomore forward Darrell Arthur and senior forward Darnell Jackson landing on the second team.

Woodling: Kansas women stuck

Even the most hardcore Kansas University women's basketball fan must concede the program is treading water.

Senior Night leaves mark on coach

Upon further review, there's absolutely nothing Bill Self would have changed about Monday's Senior Night festivities in Allen Fieldhouse.

Sorrentino: Barnes revitalizes program

There's a reason Texas men's basketball coach Rick Barnes is locked into a contract that would keep him in Austin until 2017. Simply put, he's the best basketball coach in the history of the program.

Commentary: Coaches have it rough in March

By now you may have seen the video making the rounds of Michigan basketball coach Kevin Borseth throwing a tantrum after his team blew a 20-point lead and lost a game that might have cost it a chance at the NCAA Tournament. If not, watch it, if only for a glimpse into the often tortured state of mind of college coaches this time of year.

Little giant killers

Texas boasts one of nation's most appealing resumes

It might be difficult for the Texas Longhorns to secure a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after the loss to Texas Tech.

Tease photo

ABA cadabra

Short-lived hoops league sparked some magic before NBA merger

George Mikan, the league's commissioner, insisted on a red, white and blue ball because his flawed vision made it difficult for him to see the basketball.

This week in the Big 12 Conference

Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon wasn't exactly pleased with the Aggies' recent inconsistencies. For instance, A&M beat Texas Tech by 44 points on Feb. 27, then lost to Oklahoma, 64-37, the next game.

Home opener today - maybe

The Kansas University baseball squad plans to play its 2008 home opener today against LeMoyne College (Syracuse, N.Y.) at Hoglund Ballpark. Weather permitting, of course.

Five-OT game to be shown

The first Baylor-Texas A&M meeting was the best game of the season that nobody saw.

Sorrentino scale

Staff writer Eric Sorrentino ranks the Big 12 basketball teams from best to worst.

KU football adds to slate

Kansas University's football team has added Southern Mississippi to its 2009 and 2010 schedules, the athletic department announced Tuesday. It will be the first time the two schools will meet in football.

Texas survives NU scare

A.J. Abrams spent the last week trying to work out of a shooting slump. On Tuesday night, it took him 39 minutes and 19 seconds.

Kansas to face KSU in home finale

Bonnie Henrickson is looking for something, anything to shake Kansas University's women's basketball team out of the doldrums. Senior Night might be the answer.

Marjanovic named soccer assistant

Antoinette Marjanovic has been named an assistant soccer coach at Kansas University. Marjanovic spent last season as the interim head coach at the University of Nevada-Reno.

Drake guard Valley MVP

Drake guard Adam Emmenecker, the surprise element on the surprise team in the Missouri Valley, on Tuesday was named the conference's player of the year. Emmenecker, a 6-foot-1 senior who started only two games his first three seasons, totaled 177 assists with a conference-best 6.1 per game for No. 20 Drake.

Tar Heels trip FSU in return to No. 1

North Carolina didn't put on much of a crowd-pleasing show to celebrate its return to No. 1.