Stories for November 10, 2008


Lead stories

KU womens basketball team tops Washburn

The Kansas women's basketball team achieved a 2-0 record after their exhibition win against the Washburn Lady Blues.

Volleyball players receive conference honors

Two members of the Kansas volleyball team have been awarded Big 12 honors.

Texas, Florida, OU lurking in BCS

Alabama and Texas Tech and their perfect records were on top of the BCS standings Sunday. Texas, Florida and Oklahoma, all with one loss, are lurking and ready to take advantage if the front-runners fall.

'Bama, Tech pull away

Penn State slipped to the back of the one-loss pack Sunday in the Associated Press college football poll, while No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Texas Tech strengthened their hold on the top spots.

Kansas unusually porous vs. run

While its defensive line has struggled to apply pressure and its secondary has been almost completely overhauled and its pass defense has learned just how valuable Aqib Talib and James McClinton were, the Kansas University football team always could fall back on its proven ability to stop the run.

Two questionable for NU

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says offensive lineman Lydon Murtha and linebacker Phillip Dillard are questionable for this week's game at Kansas State.

Mizzou wins Big 12 crown

Mo Redmond scored in the sixth minute, and Missouri made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over Colorado that gave the Tigers their first Big 12 soccer championship.

Vikings PR Gordon injured

Minnesota Vikings cornerback and former Kansas University player Charles Gordon was carted off the field in the second quarter against Green Bay after a gruesome ankle injury that occurred on a punt return.

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Sophomore center keys KU women's victory

When Krysten Boogaard is good on a basketball court, she is very, very good. But when she is bad, she is : Well, Kansas University's 6-foot-5 sophomore center isn't ever horrid, but she definitely has some bad days.Both phases of Boogaard's up-and-down game were on display Sunday afternoon when the Jayhawks toppled Washburn, 67-51, in an exhibition game in Allen Fieldhouse.

Three Jayhawks on all-tourney team

Kansas University juniors Monica Dolinsky, Shannon McCabe and Estelle Johnson have been named to the Big 12 Soccer Championship's All-Tournament team. The three Jayhawks on the squad, which is voted on by members of the media, sets a team record.

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KU hoops target Snaer to decide Wednesday

Blue-chip basketball recruit Michael Snaer, who last week said he'd wait until the spring to pick a college, has had a change of heart.'s No. 11-rated prospect said Sunday he'll choose between Kansas University, Florida State and Marquette at a yet-to-be-determined time Wednesday at Rancho Verde High in Moreno Valley, Calif. "I want to get it out of the way. I think it's that time," Snaer said of finalizing his college choice.