Stories for August 18, 2009


Lead stories

Early Morning

KU end is all business

Senior Onyegbule hopes to crack starting lineup

Maxwell Onyegbule hopes this is the year he breaks into Kansas University's starting football lineup.


Stuckey named to Nagurski watch list

Kansas University safety Darrell Stuckey was named to the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Award on Tuesday, the fourth time this preseason the senior from Kansas City, Kan., has been tapped as a candidate for a national award.

KU basketball will be a part of ESPN's College GameDay ... in Manhattan

The Kansas men's basketball team will be a part of ESPN's College GameDay when the team travels to face Kansas State on Jan. 30 in Manhattan, ESPN announced Tuesday.

Kansas bowl history

Tease photo

Brutal slate awaits: Big Three in South on KU’s schedule

If the Kansas University football team is to win its first outright Big 12 North title this season, the Jayhawks will have to make history with a brutal conference schedule ahead of them.

Filling linebacker void could be key

Graduation of LB trio of Holt, Rivera, Mortensen leaves Jayhawks’ defense with gaping hole

Goodbye 105 tackles, 10 sacks and six forced fumbles. So long 93 tackles — eight for loss — and four forced fumbles. And sayonara, too, to 90 tackles, two sacks and nine quarterback hurries.

Tease photo

Self ‘fired up,’ furry for Traditions Night

Bill Self insists he wasn’t trying to start a new tradition during Kansas University Traditions Night festivities Monday night at Memorial Stadium. Self, Kansas University’s seventh-year basketball coach, showed up for his guest-speaker stint sporting a brand-new beard.

High-flying offense should continue

The Kansas University football team’s offense left little to be desired during a 2008 season in which it finished among the most potent in the nation.

For Kansas, the sky’s the limit

A year from now, sports talk revolving around Kansas University’s most high-profile teams will center on all the stars that coaches will need to try to replace. Lucky for you, it’s not a year from now, it’s now and this has the potential to become a perfect-storm of a year that could result in big winning seasons for KU’s football, basketball, women’s basketball and baseball teams.

Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook

Kansas University quarterback Todd Reesing, already a member of four national award watch lists, was named to another Monday when he joined 37 other college signal-callers up for the Manning Award.

Tease photo

KU end is all business

Senior Onyegbule hopes to crack starting lineup

Maxwell Onyegbule hopes this is the year he breaks into Kansas University's starting football lineup.

UTEP to provide challenge on road

———— Jayhawks hope to avoid repeat of last year’s loss to South Florida

A year ago, the Kansas University football team’s lone nonconference road game ended in a last-second loss to South Florida on a balmy Friday night in Tampa. Entering the 2009 season, the Jayhawks are hoping this year’s early-season road trip — to El Paso, Texas, for a Sept. 12 matchup with UTEP — goes a little better.

How well do you know KU sports?

This is the fourth in a series of quizzes about Kansas University. Today’s focus is sports. See the answers at the end of the quiz.

Tease photo

To meet fan, alumni expectations, KU Athletics commits to fieldhouse matters

Sure, brothers C.J. and Xavier Henry will play for their parents’ alma mater this fall, more than two decades after mom and dad each suited up for the Jayhawks. The incoming basketball brothers also will be among the thousands of crimson-and-blue players, staffers, fans and others who will be stepping into the next generation of Allen Fieldhouse: a basketball building long revered for its history but one quickly becoming home to the latest in technology, comfort and competition.