Kansas University officials have loaned the 2008 men’s basketball championship trophy to House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson.
Teams that make it to the Final Four generally feature deep rosters packed with versatile players. Those advantages make it difficult for opposing coaches to figure out how to beat them because they have an answer for everything. Looking ahead to 2009-2010, no roster in the country has more depth and more flexibility than that of Kansas University.
Zach Pederson recorded the best finish of his senior season to lead the Kansas University men's golf team to a seventh-place finish Wednesday at the Big 12 Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Having spent the past five years as a member of Kansas University’s baseball team, senior Nick Faunce knows firsthand the struggles that come when the stresses of Div. I athletics collide with the demands of a full course workload.
Royce Woolridge played basketball in Lawrence last summer — at Bill Self’s Elite Camp, held behind closed doors in the privacy of Kansas University’s Horejsi Center. Friday, the future KU shooting guard from Phoenix Sunnyslope High will be back in town, this time showcasing his game for the public to see.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who starred at Edmond High School, went on to play lead guard at Oklahoma State University and also served as head coach at state schools Oral Roberts and Tulsa, returned to his home state Tuesday to receive the Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award for Sports Excellence.
Kansas golfer Meghan Gockel was named to the All-Big 12 tournament team.
Nate Barbee and Bryan Hackeberg carded rounds of 72 to help Kansas University’s men’s golf team move up the leaderboard into a tie for fifth place entering the final round of the Big 12 Championships on Tuesday at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Kansas University pitchers Val George and Sarah Vertelka combined for a one-hit shutout in the nightcap, and three Jayhawks combined for five home runs during the doubleheader as KU softball swept Wichita State, 9-2 and 3-0, on Tuesday.
If pitchers Shaeffer Hall, T.J. Walz and Lee Ridenhour are the Kansas University baseball team’s Weekend Warriors, then consider junior right-hander Brett Bollman a Midweek Mercenary.
Former Kansas University power forward Quintrell Thomas, who recently announced plans to transfer, told Lasvegassun.com he will visit UNLV this weekend. He visited St. Joseph’s last weekend and will visit Siena in two weeks.
Joe Mortensen, a former first-team all-Big 12 linebacker for the Kansas University football team, is scheduled to attend a three-day mini-camp with the Buffalo Bills in New York this weekend, he said Tuesday.
Former Kansas forward Quintrell Thomas is making progress in his search for a new basketball program.
Zach Pederson was tied for 11th, and KU is in sixth place after the first day of the Big 12 men's golf championships.
Many years ago, when I was writing a feature story on a Kansas University football player, I went to his position coach for an assessment. After chatting for a minute or so, I asked the KU aide what he thought of the player.
Last season, Kansas University right fielder Brian Heere appeared in 21 games, made just two starts and was 1-for-3 with three runs scored while barely playing against Big 12 Conference baseball opponents. This year, Heere, a third-year sophomore, hits in the heart of the Jayhawks’ batting order and has become one of the most productive offensive players in the conference. It’s not by accident.
Two of the most tradition-rich schools in the nation will meet in the 2009 Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series, as the Kansas men's basketball team will travel to face UCLA on Dec. 6, 2009.
James Holt agreed to terms with San Diego, and Mike Rivera signed a free-agent deal with Chicago.
Future Jayhawk Royce Woolridge will play the first game at the Jayhawk Invitational.
Kansas placed fifth at the Big 12 women's golf championships.
KU's softball team fell to Baylor, 11-8, on Senior Day.
Kansas University's softball players say they were stunned to hear coach Tracy Bunge will retire at the end of this season.
Kansas University swept a baseball doubleheader with Nebraska, 9-2 and 8-4, to win the series.
Carl and Barbara Henry decided to name their youngest son, “Xavier” — pronunciation identical to the Atlantic-10 Conference college located in Cincinnati.
I’m wondering what was going through Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford’s mind as Matthew Stafford held up a Detroit Lions jersey after being selected No. 1 overall in Saturday’s NFL Draft.
Raheem Morris shrugged off question after question, rejecting the notion that it must have been difficult deciding between drafting Josh Freeman and finding help for a porous defense that cost Tampa Bay a playoff berth.
There will be no fallout from the Tracy Bunge resignation from the Kansas University softball program like there was for Memphis when men’s basketball coach John Calipari bolted for Kentucky. At least not at the local level.
When Michael Crabtree unexpectedly slipped to the 10th pick in Saturday’s NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers eagerly caught their highest-profile receiver since Terrell Owens left town.
Who were those Kansas University softball players? They weren’t the Jayhawks who flat-lined against Drake the other night, that’s for sure.
The Kansas University swimming and diving team played host to a one-hour clinic Saturday morning at Robinson Natatorium for 20 local Special Olympians.
Lauren Bonds ran a career best in the 1,500 meters and Corey Fuller placed second in the men’s triple jump to pace the Kansas University track and field team on Saturday in the final day of the Drake Relays.
The Kansas University rowing team fell to No. 20 Minnesota on Saturday.
The Kansas University women’s golf team placed fourth Saturday after two rounds of the Big 12 Championship.
Saturday night's Kansas University baseball game against Nebraska has been postponed. The two teams will play a double header Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.
Indianapolis Colts draft decision maker Bill Polian, have I got a player for you. His name is James Holt.
James Holt already knows what will be on his mind Sunday during the second day of the NFL Draft: samurais.
With thunderstorms forecast for Sunday, Kansas University’s weekend softball series with Baylor has been amended.
Carl Henry laughed after learning his son, C.J., would be a sophomore, not a freshman, at Kansas University next season.
Junior Meghan Gockel shot a two-over-par 75 on Friday to lead the Kansas University women's golf team to fourth place after round one at the Big 12 Championship.
Barbdip13. How could there be a more appropriate e-mail handle for the devoted sister of the late Wilt Chamberlain?
The general perception heading into Friday night’s Kansas University baseball game at Hoglund Ballpark was that the Nebraska Cornhuskers were down.
Lauren Bonds highlighted the Kansas University track and field team performances Friday at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, placing sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.00.
Tracy Bunge dropped a bombshell after Friday’s practice.
After over twenty years of filling out brackets, Ben Hendricks finally has something to show for it. Hendricks was the big winner in KUSports.com's 2009 NCAA Tournament bracket contest, sponsored by Kief's Audio/Video.
Terrific talent Tyshawn Taylor sometimes looked as if he got caught standing up when he should have been locked in a defensive stance. Taylor’s coach let him have it for such lapses, but it’s not as if Bill Self could have replaced him with close to an equal talent. Now he can, which is one reason Taylor will push himself harder to remain in that defensive stance longer.
Xavier Henry fiddled with his cell phone, delaying the start of his much-anticipated news conference late Thursday morning in Putnam City High School’s gym.
Xavier Henry actually cell-phoned coach Bill Self with his decision to become a Kansas Jayhawk after a workout on Tuesday night in Putnam City High’s gym.
Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington put off a jump to the NBA last season so they could improve their draft standing and make another run at a national championship. Now with that title in hand, the juniors figure it’s the perfect time to give pro ball another try.
Thursday was a forgettable day for Kansas University’s struggling softball team.
In late summer of 1981, Barbara Adkins enrolled for her freshman year at Kansas University. Adkins had been recruited out of an Oklahoma City high school to play basketball for the Jayhawks.
The Kansas University tennis team ended its season with a 4-1 loss to Missouri in the first round of the Big 12 Tennis Championship on Thursday.
The Kansas University men’s basketball, men’s cross country and women’s cross country teams were among those recognized Wednesday by the NCAA for being among NCAA Division I teams that earned multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.
Top basketball recruit Xavier Henry is coming to Kansas University.
Preston Land's sixth-inning home run helped Kansas University beat Missouri, 7-3, at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas State basketball player Ron Anderson Jr. has received permission from the university to transfer to another school. The 6-foot-8, 255-pound forward averaged 4.4 points and 4.7 rebounds last season.
The Kansas tennis team finds itself in a Border War rematch in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament, taking on Missouri.
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Touted basketball recruit Xavier Henry appears to be ready to make his decision about where he’ll play college basketball next season.
Kansas Athletics will be on the hook for more than $1.5 million to cover Lew Perkins’ personal income taxes in addition to his $2.05 million bonus if Perkins remains as athletic director through June 30, according to estimates from a certified public accountant.
Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe has been reinstated to the Kansas football team, KU coach Mark Mangino announced Wednesday.
Xavier Henry will hold a news conference at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, at Putnam City High School's gymnasium to announce his college choice, Putnam City athletic director A.D. Burtschi said Wednesday morning.
Marc Maggard of Truebluekentucky.com on Tuesday night was reporting on his Web site that “Xavier Henry and C.J. Henry will commit to Kansas.” Nobody in the Henry family or sources around the Memphis, Kentucky or KU programs indicated this was the case as of late Tuesday night.
For the first time in school history, the Kansas University rowing team will compete for a league title. KU will play host to the first Big 12 Conference Rowing Championship on May 2 at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas University women’s basketball assistant Tamika Raymond is taking a leave of absence from pro basketball.
With the 20th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Aqib Talib, cornerback, Kansas University. It was the only time a Big 12 Conference player heard his named called in the first round. When the 2009 draft takes place Saturday in New York, that likely won’t be the case again.
College basketball underclassmen with their eyes on the NBA Draft will be forced to speed up their decision-making process starting next spring. The NCAA’s legislative council voted Monday to give non-seniors who declare for the draft until May 8 to decide whether to keep their names in the draft hat or return to college.
Projecting which college superstars turn into NFL standouts can be difficult (see Leaf, Ryan; Smith, Akili; Salaam, Rashaan, to name a few).
Not surprisingly, the hardest part of A.J. Steward’s transition to the receiver position has been the former quarterback’s ability to master his new responsibilities as a blocker. Of course, it’s not the physicality of the position that has given the 6-foot-4, 229-pound third-year sophomore fits. It’s the little guys tearing across the field that have been making his life difficult.
After collecting eight hits and six runs in winning the first game of a doubleheader against Tulsa, Kansas University’s softball team was shut out in the nightcap.
If he had hit like this two months ago, David Narodowski might still be the Kansas University baseball team’s cleanup hitter. The 5-foot-9 Narodowski contributed two home runs — his first two of the season — as the Jayhawks coasted to an 11-2 victory Tuesday over Baker at Hoglund Ballpark.
Meghan Gockel’s perfect 4.0 grade-point average paced six Kansas University women golfers and three KU men golfers on the All-Big 12 Academic first team.
With the NFL Draft — and all of its overhyped whoop-de-do coming this weekend — I found myself wondering again what it all means. For instance, we all know that John Hadl, Gale Sayers, John Riggins, Dana Stubblefield, et al., parlayed first-round selections into Pro Bowl careers.
Miami Heat starting point guard and Kansas University product Mario Chalmers, who struggled in Sunday’s 90-64 Game 1 loss to the Hawks in this best-of-seven first-round NBA playoff series, sat out practice due to what the team described as a slightly twisted left ankle. He is scheduled to return to practice today, with Game 2 not until Wednesday.
Strangely, when a great athlete becomes greater, we tend to ask ourselves, “How did he do that? How did he become even greater at what he does that makes him great? It didn’t seem possible, but he did it. How?” When you think about it, we ought to react in opposite fashion. Of course they get better. They didn’t become great by letting complacency infect them. They became great by constantly challenging themselves to become more efficient, more precise.
Kansas State forward Curtis Kelly has been arrested on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear. Lt. Kurt Moldrup of the Riley County Police Department told The Topeka Capital-Journal that the warrants stem from unpaid traffic violations.
Xavier and C.J. Henry are close to making a decision concerning where they'll play basketball next season, Carl Henry, father of the basketball playing brothers said Monday morning.
Yuliana Svistun provided the only singles victory on the day for Kansas University’s tennis team, and the Jayhawks fell to 35th-ranked Texas A&M, 6-1, on Senior Day on Sunday at First Serve Tennis Center.
Kansas University salvaged the final game of its baseball series at Texas Tech.
Kansas University’s seventh-inning rally fell short, and the Jayhawks suffered a 3-2 Big 12 softball setback Sunday to Texas to give the Longhorns a sweep of the weekend series.
Kansas University rowing took third in the Second Varsity Eight race and third in the Varsity Four race at the annual Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association regatta on Sunday. Kansas had all five boats qualify on Saturday to take place in the grand finals Sunday.
KU's women's golf team placed ninth at the Lady Buckeye Invitational.
Kansas' men's golf placed 12th at the Aggie Invitational.
Maryland coach Gary Williams had an in-home visit with Kansas University recruiting target Lance Stephenson.
Thomas Robinson, who grew up in Washington, D.C., but elected to play his final year of high school basketball in New Hampshire, concluded his prep career back in his hometown Saturday night. “It was fun. My family finally got to see me play. There were probably 20 to 30 (friends and family) there,” said Robinson, a future Kansas University power forward.
The Kansas University softball team struggled to put runners on base as Texas held KU to just two hits en route to the Longhorns' 5-0 victory. The loss, which dropped KU to 16-24 on the season and 4-7 in Big 12 play, spoiled a three-game win streak for Kansas.
Kansas University basketball signee Thomas Robinson scored 14 points in helping Team Finish defeat Team Create, 134-131, in the Reebok All-American game on Saturday night at American University’s Bender Arena.
The marquee event of the Kansas Relays was well under way when track announcer David Lile let the crowd know to ignore the runner in the black shirt.
Bershawn ‘Batman’ Jackson was a last-minute scratch to the men’s 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the 82nd annual Kansas Relays, ending a longtime string of victories for the charismatic 25-year-old.
Bo Pelini won’t name his starting quarterback until the fall, but there was little doubt after Saturday’s Red-White scrimmage that Zac Lee will be the guy.
Even now, 55 years after Roger Bannister made history on a dirt track in Oxford, the four-minute mile has managed to maintain a level of intrigue that defies true explanation.
Second baseman Robby Price went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in Kansas University’s 7-5 baseball loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at Law Field.
Zach Pederson shot a season-best 73 to put the Kansas men's golf team in 12th place at the rain-shortened Aggie Invitational.
Junior Monica Dolinsky scored a pair of goals to lead the Kansas soccer team past South Dakota, 5-0, Saturday in the final game of the team's spring season.
Dave Clark, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback from Independence Community College, orally committed to play football at Kansas University on Saturday, according to Rivals.com.
The Kansas women’s golf team sat in eighth place after 36 holes at the Lady Buckeye Invitational after the Jayhawks shot rounds of 309 and 314 Saturday at the Scarlet Course.
Kansas’ Edina Horvath and Kate Morozova outlasted Texas' 34th-ranked doubles tandem of Vanja Corovic and Marija Milic to win their doubles match, 8-3, but it wasn't enough as the Jayhawk tennis team fell, 7-0, to the No. 32 Longhorns at First Serve Tennis Center Saturday afternoon.
In the final showing of Missouri Tigers spring football, the defense, not the offense, came away with bragging rights headed into summer workouts.
After spending four hectic months rebuilding a program stunned by Gene Chizik’s departure to Auburn, Paul Rhoads finally got a chance to roam the sidelines as Iowa State’s head coach.
Scott Russell won his fourth consecutive Kansas Relays javelin title.
Texas Tech ended KU's six-game winning streak, 15-10.
Bershawn "Batman" Jackson is a terrific role model.
Celebrated miler Alan Webb sees the Kansas Relays as his "Opening Day."
Kansas University junior basketball player Mario Little had surgery Thursday to repair the stress fracture in his lower left leg, KU coach Bill Self said Friday.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball postseason awards will be revealed at a reception Thursday in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
Jeremiah Edwards, a 6-foot-1, 270-pound junior defensive tackle from Garland (Texas) High School, on Thursday orally committed to play football at Kansas University, according to Rivals.com.
Chamber of commerce-type promoters are always on the prowl for new businesses and industries to broaden a tax base, bring in socially productive executives and provide lots of high-paying jobs. Yet the good ones also know it’s even more vital to keep nurturing proven, established entities, those that got them to the picnic — “dance with the ones who brung ya.”
The good news for Amanda Miller, a sophomore distance runner on the Kansas University track and field team? With Thursday’s victory in the women’s 5,000-meter run, she earned her first victory in the Kansas Relays — a meet which counts Jim Ryun, Marion Jones and Maurice Greene as past participants. The bad news? “I have class tomorrow,” the Olathe native said.
Former NBC announcer Merle Harmon, who died recently, used to broadcast Kansas University football and basketball.
Comedian Will Ferrell, over-actor Paul Giamatti and tattoo model Pamela Anderson weren’t yet famous when the Kansas Relays mile record that still stands was set by Jim Ryun. In fact, they all were in their mothers’ wombs.
Elijah Johnson found out last weekend that folks of all ages in Kentucky are serious about their basketball.
Kansas University captain Nick Faunce has been named one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which honors the country’s most outstanding senior in Div. I baseball.
The KU baseball team is off to Lubbock, Texas, to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
The 82nd running of the Kansas Relays is underway now and KUsports.com is looking for your photos from this year and year's past, as well as any memories you may have at the relays.
Rhea Codio, a 5-foot-8 guard from Independence Community College, on Wednesday signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Kansas University, coach Bonnie Henrickson announced.
Kansas University on Wednesday released its 2008 Academic Progress Rate statistics, and for the first time since its inception during the 2003-04 academic year, each of the school’s 18 athletic programs earned satisfactory marks from the NCAA.
Ricki Herod Jr., a Class of 2010 wide receiver, told Rivals.com on Wednesday he made a non-binding verbal commitment to attend Kansas on a football scholarship.
Prices have been set for Kansas University’s baseball game against Missouri on April 22 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Tickets for students are $7 on April 22. KU students typically get into Hoglund Ballpark for free with a valid KUID.
Kansas University basketball players Cole Aldrich and Danielle McCray were honored Wednesday by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award.
There was no snow, and winds were not unbearably heavy, so in that regard, Wednesday was a good day to be a competitor in the Kansas Relays in the eyes of KU decathlete Corbin Kratovil.
Basketball recruits Xavier Henry and his brother, C.J., plan on visiting Kentucky the weekend of April 25-26, the players’ father, Carl Henry, told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Wednesday. The two players, who have been released from the Memphis letters-of-intent, also have KU and Memphis on their list. Carl Henry has told Rivals.com Memphis likely is not an option.
Kansas University women’s basketball freshman guard Angel Goodrich was medically cleared Wednesday for full participation following nearly six months of rehabilitation after having knee surgery in October of 2008 for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
Mike Anderson has signed a seven-year deal to remain Missouri’s men’s basketball coach. The third-year coach, who led the Tigers to a school-record 31 wins and snapped a five-year NCAA Tournament drought that ended just short of the Final Four, signed the new contract along with university officials Monday. The school released copies Tuesday.
The Kansas University volleyball team added its second National Letter of Intent signee for the 2009 season on Tuesday with the addition of Caroline Jarmoc out of Calgary, Alberta.
Junior Robby Price’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning plated Casey Lytle from third base and lifted the No. 24 Kansas University baseball team to a 7-6 victory over Creighton on Tuesday at Rosenblatt Stadium.
University of Missouri officials failed to follow policies for medical emergencies when freshman linebacker Aaron O’Neal collapsed and later died during a 2005 summer workout, according to legal documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The “I’m staying” declarations of Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins have made Kansas University’s basketball team a popular early pick to win the 2010 NCAA basketball championship.
Kansas University senior outfielder Dougie McCaulley went 3-for-3 to lead the Jayhawks softball team to a 7-2 rout of UMKC in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday night at Arrocha Ballpark.
Most of the workout phenoms, the guys who light up the stopwatch and rip up the weight room, they go to Texas and Oklahoma, USC and Florida. For most of the rest of the coaching staffs in the nation, the challenge comes in projecting which athletes will work hard enough and learn thoroughly enough to close the gap on the physical marvels.
Kansas University’s athletic director could be in line for $750,000 more this summer than originally planned in his contract. KU added the amount to a retention payment due to Lew Perkins this summer after he declined efforts made by another university in June 2006 to recruit him as its athletic director, said Lynn Bretz, a KU spokeswoman.
An official at Mid-America Concessions said the local company is in line to cease operations after failing to acquire a bid from Kansas Athletics.
If I walked along Massachusetts Street and asked passing pedestrians if they had heard of Walt Wesley, I would want to do it on a warm day. I couldn’t stand on Mass that long in cold weather. Who was Walt Wesley? He was a slender 6-foot-11 center on some of coach Ted Owens’ quality Kansas University men’s basketball teams of the mid-1960s.
Basketball season may be over, but that is not stopping some Jayhawks from getting out into the Lawrence community and chatting with children at several area schools about the value of being physically fit. Mario Little and Brennan Bechard joined Jason Bott’s second-grade physical education class at Wakarusa Valley School on Monday to play basketball and learn some dance moves.
Kansas basketball players Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich announced their intentions to return to the Jayhawks next season during the 2009 Awards Banquet on Monday at the Holiday Inn Holidome in Lawrence.
The Kansas baseball team, fresh off a three-game sweep of No. 17 Oklahoma State, has earned itself a spot in the national rankings.
For five innings of the Kansas University baseball’s team’s matchup with visiting Oklahoma State on Sunday, Lee Ridenhour had done so well. For five innings, the freshman right-hander had stood on the mound at Hoglund Ballpark and — despite suffering from a brutal bout of food poisoning he’d had since Friday night — managed to gut through what would end up being a 4-3, extra-innings victory over the No. 17 Cowboys.
Xavier Henry scored 22 points off 7-of-12 shooting in the U.S. Junior National Select Team’s 98-89 loss to the World Team at Saturday night’s Nike Hoops Summit, played before 11,246 fans in Portland’s Rose Garden. Henry, a 6-foot-6 guard from Putnam City High in Oklahoma City, hit six of 11 threes. He had four rebounds and an assist.
Tonight could be a huge night for Kansas University’s men’s basketball program. Relatives of Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins on Sunday night strongly hinted to the Journal-World that the two standouts will make statements about their future at the sold-out postseason KU hoops awards banquet, set for a 7 p.m. start at the Holidome.
On Friday, Kansas University’s softball team couldn’t hit Oklahoma pitcher D.J. Mathis with cricket mallets. On Saturday, however, the Jayhawks chased Mathis in the third inning on the way to a 4-2 triumph over the No. 13-ranked Sooners at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas University's football Spring Game was interesting as much for players who weren't there as those who were.
Kale Pick got a "little wound up" in his first real action as Kansas University's backup QB.
Kansas University's home-loving baseball team dispatched Oklahoma State, 13-6.
Deshaun Sands, son of diminutive former Kansas University standout Tony Sands, currently is third on KU's running-back depth chart.
Contrary to a published report, Kansas University hasn't set up a home-and-home men's basketball series with Minnesota yet.
Elijah Johnson had 11 points in the Derby Festival Classic.
Five Jayhawks qualified for the NCAA regionals at the John Jacobs Invitational.
Kansas soccer claimed a 1-0 victory over Arkansas.
Walt Koelbel tied for 19th, and the Kansas men's golf team was 15th as a team.
Kansas State beat Kansas, 12-8, in rowing at Wyandotte County Lake.
KU football coach Mark Mangino also announced Saturday that running back Jocques Crawford was suspended for violation of team policy.
Apparently, someone has forgotten to inform the Kansas University baseball team that it’s not supposed to be winning games this season.
Oklahoma run-ruled the Jayhawks, 8-0, at Arrocha Ballpark.
Perhaps the greatest testament to the progress enjoyed by the Kansas University football program is this: Even at an event held primarily to celebrate the past, talk was never far from the future.
Andrew Storm shot a two-round total of 147 (74-73) on Friday to lead the Kansas University men's Golf team to a 14th-place standing at the River Landing Intercollegiate.
The Kansas University tennis team swept its three doubles matches for the fourth time this season, and the Jayhawks beat Tulane, 6-1, on Friday at First Serve Tennis Center.
Kansas University junior golfer Emily Powers received a sponsor’s exemption to compete in the Mercedes-Benz Championship of Kansas City from May 15-17 at Leawood South Country Club.
Rhea Codio, a 5-foot-8 point guard from Independence Community College, is making an official women’s basketball recruiting visit to Kansas University this weekend. Codio, who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 16.0 points and 7.0 assists for the Pirates last season.
Tyrone Appleton, who announced his decision to leave Kansas University’s basketball program Thursday afternoon, had college coaches eager to speak with him Thursday night and Friday.
College sports fans, be careful of the company you keep on Facebook. You might get yourself — and the program you support — in trouble.
There’s a rumor going around that Collins and Aldrich definitely have decided to return to KU. Self says that's positively not true.
As a general rule of thumb, it is wise not to read too much into the outcome of a collegiate spring football game. Coaches generally limit their playbooks significantly. Players are going against teammates (and schemes) they know inside and out. And most of a program’s newcomers — some of whom likely figure prominently into the team’s immediate plans — haven’t yet arrived on campus.
Bershawn “Batman” Jackson, a five-time champion in the 400-meter hurdles, and a pair of decorated Canadian track and field athletes will return to the Kansas Relays.
Anniversary years in sports have a way of distorting the overall picture and awarding near-sainthood to events and people which may not deserve quite that level of reverence.
Kansas University’s baseball team has added a game Tuesday against Baker University to make up for a game the Jayhawks lost due to inclement weather.
Kansas University freshman Quintrell Thomas and junior Tyrone Appleton, who played sparingly for the Jayhawks during the 2008-09 basketball season, both cited a desire for playing time — and lots of it — as their reasons for deciding to transfer away from KU.
Kansas University sophomore offensive lineman Ben Lueken was released from KU Hospital Thursday afternoon, KU Hospital spokesman Dennis Minich said.
The Kansas City Royals claimed third baseman Travis Metcalf on waivers from the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Metcalf, 26, was added to the Royals’ 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Omaha. The Kansas University product batted .249 with 11 homers and 35 RBIs in 217 at-bats with the Rangers over the last two seasons.
Yogi Berra was right. It really isn’t over until it’s over. Elle Pottorf offered further proof when her two-run single helped Kansas University divide a softball doubleheader with Nebraska. Pottorf’s seventh-inning safety enabled the Jayhawks to post a 2-1 victory after the Cornhuskers had captured the opener, 4-0, Wednesday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Royce Woolridge will compete in the Jayhawk Invitational basketball tournament, which will run May 1-3 at gyms throughout Lawrence.
Kansas University's T.J. Walz was named to the College Baseball Foundation's National All-Star Lineup.
Kansas University's tennis team beat Kansas State, 5-2, at First Serve Tennis Center.
Kansas University completed a two-game sweep of Iowa with a 9-3 victory.
A number of different Kansas University entities had funding cuts on the table during a Student Senate fee-review session on Wednesday — but not Kansas Athletics. Senators approved cuts to the fee that funds student activity groups, to a renewable energy and sustainability fund, and to Student Union Activities — which brought in speaker George Stephano-poulos this week — among many others.
A Kansas University Hospital official confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Ben Lueken, a freshman football player at Kansas University, is being treated at the hospital for injuries sustained during a weekend incident on the KU campus.
With one final blowout, UConn grabbed the national title and a piece of basketball history.
Kansas University sophomore Brian Heere collected a career-high five hits, but it took freshman Zac Elgie's RBI single in the top of the ninth before the Kansas baseball team claimed a 5-4 victory against Iowa Tuesday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.
Four home games in the next four days are on tap for Kansas University’s softball team.
Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin will give up his final two years of eligibility and head to the NBA after a sophomore season that ended with him being recognized as college basketball’s top player.
As ecstatic as Kansas University diver Erin Mertz was to qualify for this season’s NCAA swimming and diving championships — and she was very much ecstatic — she couldn’t help but dwell on the one drawback that comes with establishing yourself as one of the nation’s finest aquatic performers.
The Kansas men's basketball team finished the season ranked 10th in the final ESPN/USA Today poll.
Carl Henry will not be hired by the University of Memphis as director of basketball operations, the former Kansas University basketball guard said Tuesday.
Glen Mason may not have been the most popular football coach in Kansas University annals. Mason could be gruff at times, downright surly at others.
Kansas University sophomore T.J. Walz was selected as the Big 12 Conference’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 6.
Two Nebraska basketball players have announced plans to transfer to another school. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced Monday that sophomore Cookie Miller and redshirt freshman Alonzo Edwards both plan to transfer after contributing to the team’s 18-13 season.
Yeah, fine. You Tar Heels go celebrate. But a little warning, fellas: Michigan State is going to kick your butt the third time around. Kidding, kidding. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the better team won Monday night. This truth should make the result easier on Spartans fans — and, eventually, easier on the Spartans themselves.
The Kansas University women’s golf finished in fourth place on Monday at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.
It’ll take some time for Thomas Robinson to get over the disappointment of not being invited to play in the McDonald’s All-America basketball game.
Warm and fuzzy they were not. For a year, maybe more, North Carolina could feel this national championship coming. It was a calculated march, and behind the unrelenting play of Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson, the Tar Heels stomped out Michigan State’s inspirational run Monday night with an 89-72 blowout that wasn’t that close.
KU was in sixth place after the first day of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.
Nickesha Anderson regionally qualified with victories in the 100 and 200 meters, contributed to the winning 4x100 relay team and led the 4x400-meter relay to a second-place finish to pace the Kansas University track & field team Saturday at the Jim Click Shootout.
Kansas University claimed a run-rule-shortened Big 12 softball shutout from Texas Tech on Saturday. A day later, the Jayhawks suffered a 4-2 setback and had to settle for a split of the series. KU, which routed the Red Raiders, 10-0 in six inning on Saturday, fell to 12-21 overall, 2-4 in the Big 12. The Raiders improved to 13-29 and 2-7.
Danielle McCray ventured to downtown Lawrence on Friday night to get something to eat. Before and after dining, McCray was often interrupted by Kansas University basketball fans who recognized her and wished her well in the WNIT championship game the next day against South Florida. McCray had earned that limelight, and she basked in it.
I have a theory about upsets: They usually aren’t as big as we think they are. One team gets overhyped. The other team, the underdog, is outstanding, but people don’t realize it yet.
Wind whistled and whirled in all directions on an unusually wacky Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. The only direction in which the wind failed to blow was back into the ballpark. That meant a hitter’s paradise and spelled trouble for Kansas University’s normally steady pitching staff, which got waxed, 21-9, in the rubber match of a three-game series against No. 7 Baylor.
Former Kansas University guard Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat was asked by the Associated Press on Sunday to reflect on his game-tying three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left that sent the 2008 NCAA title game between KU and Memphis into overtime.
Former Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson says winning the national title was the "greatest feeling in the world."
The NCAA final between North Carolina and Michigan State is a rematch, though Carolina insists its even better than the team that beat the Spartans, 98-63, last time.
KU won just two of six singles matches in a 4-2 loss to Texas Tech.
Kansas soccer tied Marquette, 1-all, and fell to St. Louis, 1-0.
Liz Kocon hit two home runs, and Kansas University softball routed Texas Tech, 10-0, in six innings.
Michigan State has been itching for this do-over since December.
It might have been a different basketball team in a different tournament from what most Jayhawk fans were accustomed to cheering for this time of year. But that didn’t stop a huge crowd from pouring into Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon to watch Kansas University play the University of South Florida in the championship game of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
Everybody has a bad day at the office now and then. Danielle McCray had one Saturday.
In sports, fan bases don’t grow overnight. It simply doesn’t happen. Except that it just did.
Saturday’s announced attendance of 16,113 fans easily eclipsed the previous KU women’s record of 13,352 established in 1994 in a regular-season game against Colorado.
In sports, fan bases don’t grow overnight. It simply doesn’t happen. Except that it just did.
Kansas rowing won the First Varsity Four and Open Four races against Texas.
Kansas University’s Bill Self continues to pile up coaching awards for his work during the 2008-09 season.
KU right-hander T.J. Walz threw a complete-game shutout, allowing just five baserunners in the Jayhawks' 6-0 victory over No. 7 Baylor on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
The two teams played in front of a Kansas and Big 12 record announced attendance of 16,113.
KU coach Bill Self will begin the process of gathering information from NBA sources next Tuesday and then sit down with both Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich to discuss their plans.
Sometimes basketball statistics can be skewed by nuances like injuries, blowouts and schedule strength.
The University of Kansas softball team will help out in the fight against breast cancer when it hosts Oklahoma at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, for its Jayhawks For a Cure game.
Entering the ninth inning of the Kansas University baseball teams’ matchup with Baylor on Friday, Paul Smyth found himself in prime position to wipe a string of shaky outings from his mind.
Her teammates and coaches call her “D,” as in short for Danielle, not as in short for defense. It’s her offense that makes Danielle McCray a legitimate All-American candidate, heading into next season.
Attaching labels is often mere oversimplification. Not when it comes to Kansas University’s women’s basketball season, however.
Things are looking positive for Kansas University in the crazy, ever-changing Xavier Henry sweepstakes.
Kansas coach Bill Self took a long look at the college basketball coach of the year trophy he received Friday from The Associated Press and wondered how he would ever get through airport security on the way home.
Attaching labels is often mere oversimplification. Not when it comes to Kansas University’s women’s basketball season, however.
Folks who like to walk and jog in Allen Fieldhouse can thank Kansas University’s women’s basketball team for a reprieve.
Bill Hougland says there’s been a change in his coffee conversations. The Lawrence resident, who gathers with friends each morning at McDonald’s at Sixth and Michigan streets, said the group has started talking about the Kansas women’s basketball team.
In all the discussion about whether Kansas University basketball stars Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins will bypass pro status and return for KU’s 2009-10 season, a human side of the equation too often is swept under the rug.
Five years later, listen to Serbian native Ivana Catic of the Kansas women’s basketball team recount her first day in America. Then listen to her high school coach’s perception of Catic on that day and see if you don’t reach the conclusion she is ideally suited to play point guard.
Eleven-year-old Michael Douglas, of Wellsville, now can say he has walked in his favorite basketball player’s size 12 1/2 shoes.
To the editor: Congratulations to the KU women’s basketball team on making the championship game of the WNIT. And, shame on the J-W for not routinely interviewing the girls on the team (aside from a comment or two from Danielle McCray).
There was no family meeting at the Henry household on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.
Alan Webb, the American record holder in the mile (3:46.91), will compete in this year’s Kansas Relays.
In a sign that WNIT fever is growing in the city, Lawrence Mayor Mike Dever will make a wager with Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at 1 p.m. today.
Before his team’s 15-6 victory over visiting Northern Colorado on Wednesday afternoon, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price felt compelled to have a little chat with senior catcher Buck Afenir.
In his four seasons as a member of the Kansas University football team, backup linebacker Jake Schermer hasn’t exactly enjoyed the clearest pathway to football glory. In his first season, he found himself buried on the depth chart behind former standouts Nick Reid and Banks Floodman. Later, he wound up stuck in the shadow of the three-headed monster of James Holt, Mike Rivera and Joe Mortensen.
The bandwagon that is Kansas University women’s basketball welcomed 8,360 people on board Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse, the fifth-largest audience in the program’s history.
Sure, the circumstances were a little more pressure-packed than some of their previous encounters, but Amanda Jobe sensed the familiarity of the moment as she stared into the pitcher’s circle Wednesday evening at Arrocha Ballpark.
Sade Morris and her teammates looked outside more than an hour before game time and saw people lined up at the Allen Fieldhouse ticket windows. “We’d never seen that before,” said Morris, a Kansas University junior basketball player. “We were excited.” KU officials had been expecting a crowd of around 3,500 for Wednesday night’s WNIT semifinal against Illinois State.
Mike Anderson’s new $1.35 million annual contract provides the Missouri coach a healthy raise as well as a big bonus if he stays at the school. Athletic director Mike Alden told the Columbia Daily Tribune that an additional $1.4 million bonus awaits if Anderson sticks around the full seven years of the deal.
Nicollette Smith may not be able to buy a three-point basket, but she’s money from the free-throw line. Smith hit seven of eight free throws in the last 21 seconds as Kansas University squeezed Illinois State, 75-72, in a WNIT semifinal Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Almost a week after Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino revealed that receiver Dezmon Briscoe had been suspended from the team indefinitely, the coach acknowledged Wednesday that the sophomore receiver still hadn’t received clearance to practice with the team.
Danielle McCray scored 31 points; Jayhawks will take on South Florida at 1 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Henry family is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today in Oklahoma City to discuss the futures of basketball-playing brothers Xavier and C.J. Henry.
The days of discounted athletic tickets for Kansas University faculty and staff are at least temporarily over while KU battles a tightening budget.
Lawrence ranks among five “great college basketball towns to visit,” according to CNN.com.
Tickets are available for Wednesday night's WNIT semifinal game between Kansas University's women's basketball team against Illinois State at 7 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
t wasn’t exactly the performance Ritch Price hoped for, but the Kansas University baseball coach will certainly take it.
Lance Stephenson, who had planned on revealing his college choice at the start of Tuesday’s McDonald’s All-America game Media Day session, instead put his decision on hold.
For the most part, no one can quite put a finger on what has gotten into Kansas University junior Danielle McCray lately. People try, of course.
They say Danielle McCray does it all for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team. Yet Kristi Cirone may do even more for Illinois State than McCray does for the Jayhawks.
It seemed like a good idea to Kansas women’s basketball star Danielle McCray at the time, so she told sky-walking Aishah Sutherland, a 6-foot-2 freshman from Perris, Calif., to dunk the ball during halftime warmups Monday night in Albuquerque.