The Kansas football team's Senior Night game against Baylor on Nov. 12 will not be televised, the Big 12 announced Monday.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self acknowledged that "walk-ons will play" in Tuesday night's exhibition opener against Pittsburg State.
Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-foot, 220-pound senior center from St. Mark’s High School in Southborough, Mass., on Monday orally committed to play basketball at Arizona.
It doesn’t take much to figure out how fans feel about the current state of Kansas University football program.
Kansas University forced a fourth set, but ultimately suffered a 25-21, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20 Big 12 volleyball loss to Texas A&M on Sunday.
I’ll be with you in a second. Now that Elijah Johnson and Tyshawn Taylor have been suspended for two games, both exhibitions against Division II opponents, I must consult my sports-opinions handbook to see what I’m supposed to write to sound smart, mature and virtuous.
Kansas guards Tyshawn Taylor and Elijah Johnson will not play in KU’s two exhibition games for violating team rules during the offseason, coach Bill Self announced Sunday.
Without asking anyone, Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho ran back onto the field. Immediately, linebacker Keenan Robinson followed him.
For the second time in three years, a Kansas University football coach sitting on the hottest seat in college football came into Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium with his reeling team.
Stick together. Keep working. Move forward. For the past several weeks, those have been the words used by Kansas University football coach Turner Gill and his coaching staff to encourage a struggling football team.
Kansas University senior Rebeka Stowe collected All-Big 12 honors for the second-consecutive season after she placed seventh at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Stowe’s finish propelled the women’s team to a seventh-place team finish, while senior Austin Bussing also paced the KU men to seventh in the team standings.
Red-shirt freshman Keeston Terry, a safety who has struggled to overcome injuries throughout 2011, finished Saturday’s 43-0 loss to Texas with 15 tackles and delivered what many believed was his best performance of the season.
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team won its second-straight meet, a 174.5-118.5 victory over Illinois on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
Jeff Van Gundy has made a vow that his first trip to Allen Fieldhouse will not be his last.
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads watched as redshirt freshman Jared Barnett's confidence grew.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin had the worst game of his short career last week, with four turnovers in the second half a loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State.
When it mattered the most, No. 3 Oklahoma State made every yard seem like the longest yard for Robert Griffin III and Baylor.
Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles put Oklahoma's season back on track.
According to documents from Kansas Athletics Inc. and an interview with its chief financial officer, the athletics department owes about $58.8 million in debt as of the end of the 2011 fiscal year, which ended June 30.
Oklahoma spoiled Kansas University’s soccer senior day, 3-0, on Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
North Carolina broke a tie with its fiercest rival and moved into one with one of college basketball’s most storied programs.
Kansas University football defensive coordinator Vic Shealy talks to reporters Wednesday with his teenage son, Will, a few steps behind him.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy had enough trouble convincing All-American receiver Justin Blackmon he wasn’t going to get to play again after taking a shot to the head.
Kansas University’s basketball team practiced for a little over two hours Friday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. The spirited session was much shorter than most of those conducted by former KU coach Larry Brown from 1984 to ’88.
Kansas, which ranks 31st in the country in rushing yards per game (188), seems to have narrowed its attack to a three-back approach that includes sophomore James Sims (485 yards, 7 touchdowns) and true freshmen Darrian Miller (320, 4) and Tony Pierson (285, 2).
As favorites, underdogs and somewhere in between, Kansas University’s basketball team has won at least a share of the Big 12 title seven seasons in a row.
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman was so unhappy with his team’s 30-9 loss to Missouri last season that he set fire to the game plan, play book and tape the Monday after the game.
Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege is hoping for a memory lapse when the 19th-ranked Red Raiders take the field tonight against Iowa State.
During the recruitment of Kansas University freshman JaCorey Shepherd, one man led the charge.
Kansas is ranked 13th in The Associated Press' 2011-12 preseason college basketball poll.
The Big 12 did the proper thing by setting aside political overtones and looking at the merits of what West Virginia would bring to the conference, the state's two U.S. senators said Friday.
The Big 12 welcomed West Virginia from the Big East on Friday and said goodbye to Missouri before the Tigers even had a chance to make their move to the Southeastern Conference official.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas University officials say they're pleased West Virginia is joining the Big 12.
The Big 12 appears to be resigned to losing Missouri.
The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 9 of the college football season.
When plans for the creation of the Longhorn Network first were revealed, Kansas University’s role was not on anybody’s radar. Thanks to a joint effort between TLN and The Jayhawk Television Network, the Jayhawks this weekend will be all over the new network, available sparsely in Texas and to online subscribers.
Kansas University junior basketball forward Thomas Robinson posed for pictures and signed autographs for hordes of female fans who attended Thursday’s “Ladies Night Out With Bill Self” in Allen Fieldhouse.
One of the biggest wins during Bill Snyder's first tenure at Kansas State came in 1993, on a Saturday in late October, when Oklahoma came rolling into town.
Missouri fits in the SEC about as well as a tractor tire on a Honda Civic.
About 450 women got the unique opportunity Thursday evening to mingle with KU basketball players and staff while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. They learned some basketball moves, asked personal questions and got lots and lots of pictures and autographs. It was all part of the second annual "Ladies Night Out with Bill Self."
Kansas University junior forward Thomas Robinson hyperextended his left knee in practice on Thursday and could miss a few days of practice, coach Bill Self said Thursday night.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley says in a lawsuit that his former agent gave him and his mother improper benefits during his one season at Kansas State.
My guess at the best 11 NFL prospects on the Kansas University football roster, listed in reverse order with draft class in parentheses:
Through six games, the University of Texas football team has recorded eight sacks and six interceptions.
Oklahoma officials say they don’t understand how a proposed Big 12 Network could work considering that Texas already has an independent channel and the Sooners are working on one of their own.
Kansas University’s volleyball team ran into a buzzsaw Wednesday and suffered a lopsided, three-set loss at Iowa State.
Four active college basketball coaches — Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, UConn’s Jim Calhoun, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina’s Roy Williams — already have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Big 12 is still deciding: West Virginia or Louisville? Could be one or the other, or maybe neither.
Some facts about Louisville and West Virginia, two public schools that are under consideration for a spot in the Big 12 if Missouri leaves the conference for the SEC.
Tuesday, at his regularly scheduled news conference, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill found himself in a dogfight, fielding a barrage of questions about his future and the way he would go about fixing the problems that plague the Jayhawks.
The Big 12 has a replacement lined up for Missouri before it even leaves the conference.
The Big 12 Conference named 15 Kansas University runners to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 cross country teams Tuesday.
The Kansas University men’s golf team ended its fall season Tuesday with a fifth-place finish in the 14-team Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate at the New Mexico State University Golf Course.
With his team having been outscored 149-24 in the third quarter of 12 Big 12 games, Kansas University coach Turner Gill constantly is searching for ways to spark his team.
In all, 17 basketball players — ranging from 5-foot-5 to 6-foot-7 — flocked to Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night for Kansas University walk-on tryouts.
West Virginia, on the verge of joining the Big 12, brings a ton of fascinating history.
During his 28 seasons as a college football head coach, University of Texas’ Mack Brown has won 223 contests, 11 bowl games and one national championship.
It was supposed to be the day that the University of Missouri officially announced its intentions to leave the Big 12 Conference.
Speaking just before lunchtime, Bill Self had food on his mind when asked about his expectations for CBSsports.com preseason All-American Thomas Robinson this season.
Three Kansas University men’s golfers shot rounds under 70 at the first day Monday at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball exhibition opener against Emporia State has been moved two days, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
Sophomore Meghan Potee shot a career-low 5-under-par 67 in the final round of the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate on Monday and finished tied for third, her best finish as a Jayhawk. Potee shot 75-76-67—217.
The Blackshirts at Nebraska are gone to the Big Ten and the once-vaunted Wrecking Crew at Texas A&M is looking awfully porous these days.
More than 300 major-college football and men’s basketball players are telling the NCAA and college presidents they want a cut of ever-increasing TV sports revenue to fatten scholarships and cover all the costs of getting a degree, with athletes picking up still more grant money when they graduate.
Fortunately, I didn’t have a cell phone until I was 17. I say fortunately because not having a cell phone meant college coaches couldn’t call and text my cell phone all the time. My parents were really good about managing all of that, because the calls started coming in pretty much every day when I was in high school.
The Kansas football team's game at Iowa State on Nov. 5 will kick off at 11:30 a.m., the Big 12 announced Monday.
Kansas University’s tennis team went 3-2 in singles competition Sunday, the final day of the KU Tennis Invitational at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald left little doubt who was No. 1 on the PGA Tour.
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was tied for 14th after the first round Sunday of the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate. The second round was shortened due to darkness and will resume this morning.
Kansas University junior Whitney Berry became the school’s single-season record holder in assists in the Jayhawks’ 6-1 Big 12 soccer victory over Iowa State on Sunday.
The Kansas University football team’s defense, on the wrong end of domination weekly, is on pace to break every Football Bowl Subdivision scoring record for futility.
Despite dropping five straight games after starting the season 2-0, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill has continued to talk about improvement and progress. Sunday, one day after suffering an embarrassing loss to in-state rival Kansas State for the second year in a row, Gill shed some light on how he and his coaching staff measure improvement.
Kansas University’s 13 basketball players practiced bright and early Saturday morning, before attending the Jayhawks’ home football game against Kansas State.
Kansas University volleyball defeated Texas Tech for its first conference victory, Saturday at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
Even without its starting wide receivers, Oklahoma State had plenty left on offense. The Cowboys’ big-play defense stepped up, too.
Seth Doege threw for 441 yards and connected with Alex Torres on three of his four touchdown passes, and Texas Tech snapped No. 3 Oklahoma’s 39-game home winning streak with 41-38 victory Saturday night.
Kansas University swimming and diving defeated Northern Iowa and North Dakota Saturday and evened their record at 2-2 on the season.
Kansas University tennis doubles partners Paulina Los and Monica Pezzotti won the championship match in the main doubles draw Saturday at the KU Invitational at Jayhawk Tennis Center.
It was only a single play, but it might have been the one that shifted the momentum to Kansas State for good in its 59-21 victory over Kansas on Saturday.
Members of Kansas State’s marching band — and several thousand purple-clad fans standing in the southeast stands of Memorial Stadium — chanted “Just like last year” on Saturday afternoon as the clock expired in the Wildcats’ 59-21 football victory over rival Kansas University.
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One week after being carted off the field with a scary neck injury that left him temporarily unable to move his arms and legs, senior center Jeremiah Hatch started Saturday's loss to K-State at his regular position.
Want to know just how wide the gap is between the football programs at Kansas University and Kansas State? Look no further than the two-minute sequence that spanned the end of the first half and the beginning of the second on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Sheahon Zenger, this is your mission: Find a way to get the Kansas University athletic department out of the financial pressure your predecessor, Lew Perkins, put it in, in part because he believed in giving coaches everything they needed to succeed with little regard for how much it cost.
Discouraged by yet another lopsided loss by the Kansas University football team, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger spoke briefly after Saturday's 59-21 loss to in-state rival Kansas State at Memorial Stadium.
Ioannis Papapetrou, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior basketball shooting guard from Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Fla., on Saturday orally committed to play basketball at Texas, his coach Aubin Goporo told the Journal-World.
Inevitably, Jay Bilas and Bill Self, two men at the top of their professions playing different roles in the same industry, would enjoy each other’s company.
Throughout high school, Omaha, Neb., native Tim Biere knew very little about the Sunflower Showdown between Kansas University and Kansas State.
Once again, the featured match-up of the week comes when KU has the ball and tries to run. The Jayhawks rank 23rd in the nation in rushing (207 yards per game) and have done most of their damage on offense this season by utilizing their deep and talented stable of running backs. On the flip side, the K-State defense, led by linebacker Arthur Brown, ranks 16th in the country but has given up more than 100 yards rushing to an opponent four times in six games.
Kansas University linebacker Collin Garrett wondered what he’d done wrong. Last Tuesday afternoon, while he was resting in bed after class, Garrett’s cell phone started ringing. The call was from KU coach Turner Gill.
Texas A&M’s offense appears to be hitting its stride, scoring 100 points in its last two games.
No. 3 Oklahoma has been downright dominant at Owen Field.
Kansas University senior Ekaterina Morozova and sophomore Dylan Windom won their first match in the Main Doubles Draw on Friday at the USTA/ITA Central Region Tennis Championships. Morozova also advanced to the third round in the Main Singles draw of the tournament.
Monica Pezzotti and Paulina Los made it to the semifinals of Doubles Draw A Friday on the first day of the KU Tennis Invitational at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. Kansas went 4-0 in doubles competition and 3-3 in singles matches.
Kansas University surrendered three goals in six minutes and fell to Missouri, 3-2, in Big 12 soccer on Friday.
Former KU guard Keith Langford has signed a one-year contract with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, a pro team based in Israel, the team announced Friday
Missouri has taken another step toward leaving the Big 12 Conference and there is interest in the SEC in taking the Tigers.
Braeden Anderson, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, who originally planned to play basketball at Kansas University, on Friday announced plans to attend Fresno State.
The governing board of the University of Missouri has given its chancellor the authority to move the school out of the Big 12 Conference if that's what the school decides to do.
The Kansas Highway Patrol plans extra traffic patrols around the area for Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown game at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.
The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 8 of the college football season.
A freshman Kansas University football player who faced a DUI charge has been granted diversion, according to court records.
The University of Missouri’s governing board opened a two-day meeting Thursday amid speculation that the university is close to leaving the Big 12 Conference for the SEC.
So far, six Kansas University basketball players have “really separated themselves” from the rest of the squad during the first week of the 2011-12 preseason, coach Bill Self said at Thursday’s Big 12 Media Day in Sprint Center.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self believes Sprint Center will remain a viable site for the Big 12 postseason basketball tournament if Missouri bolts to the SEC.
The days of free, covered parking for Jayhawk women’s basketball games is over.
The Kansas men's basketball team is ranked No. 13 in the preseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll released on Thursday.
Carolyn Davis wasn’t named to the Preseason All-Big 12 women’s basketball team for her cooking.
Armor of ice bags taped around her, Kansas University freshman Sara McClinton had plenty of ailments to nurse after the volleyball version of the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State.
The following numbers rank as the most disturbing reflection of a Kansas University football season that has reached halftime: 59-7, the combined score of KU’s past four third quarters.
They’re everywhere these days, but it’s possible that the Hawkinson family was one that inspired the license plates that read: A House Divided.
Ioannis Papapetrou, a 6-foot-6 senior shooting guard from Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Fla., will announce his college choice on Saturday, Air Academy basketball coach Aubin Goporo said Wednesday.
Former Kansas University standout Keith Langford — who played professional basketball in Moscow last season — was eager to hit the gym with his brother, Justin Wesley, at a family reunion last summer in Texas.
When news broke Friday that Kansas University freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor would be ineligible for the 2011-12 season, that left the KU basketball team with just eight players who were given scholarships when they were recruited.
You’d never know from watching him at Tuesday’s football practice that Kansas University senior Jeremiah Hatch recently had been strapped to a stretcher and forced to wonder if he’d ever walk again.
The Big 12 conference named Kansas University goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stroud as its Defensive Player of the Week for games played Oct. 10-16.
The Kansas University women’s golf team battled cold and windy weather placed eighth Tuesday at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.
The Big East wants to expand to 12 football teams, and “the sooner the better.”
Study the recruitment of Kansas University offensive coordinator Chuck Long as a quarterback from Wheaton North High in Illinois for a hint at why Hayden Fry and Bill Snyder became such fruitful coaching trees.
Kansas University golfer Doug Quinones tied for 15th place, and the men’s team finished in 12th Tuesday after the final round of The Invitational at The Ocean Course.
The University of Missouri appears primed to leave the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference, a university official with direct knowledge of the situation told the New York Times on Monday night.
Elijah Johnson — who has not played significant minutes in his two-year Kansas University basketball career— enters 2011-12 as a candidate for a breakout season in the Jayhawk backcourt.
Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder isn’t interested in hearing about how bad the Kansas University defense is or how poorly the Jayhawks have played through the first six games of the season. He’s not buying it.
Doug Quinones fired five birdies in round one en route to a 1-over par 73 and followed it up with a second-round score of 72 to finish the first day of The Invitational at The Ocean Course in 11th place.
Kansas University’s women’s golf team moved up a spot to ninth after the second day of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic on Tuesday.
Kansas University junior forward Thomas Robinson has been named first-team All-American by CBSsports.com, the website announced Monday.
For the third week in a row, the young Kansas University football team faces an undefeated school ranked in the top 12 in the nation.
LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State hold the top four spots in the first BCS standings, setting up two potentially huge conference games that could determine which teams play for the national title.
Kansas University’s women’s golf team is in 10th place of 17 teams after the first round Sunday of the Susie Maxwell Invitational.
Former Kansas University guard Russell Robinson has left his pro team in France — JSF Nanterre — by mutual decision, Robinson said over the weekend.
With Kansas University’s football defense ranking dead last among FBS programs heading into Saturday, KU coach Turner Gill and his defensive coaches opened their minds to any idea that may put the Jayhawks on the right path. That even included using Big Bird, a couple of rappers and an actor or two.
Kansas University jumped to a 2-0 lead, but ultimately suffered a five-set Big 12 volleyball loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, 23-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-9.
It sounds absurd to talk about a football team taking a step forward on a night in which it allowed 610 yards and 47 points, a night in which it had one second-half first down and lost by 30 points, but the fact is Kansas University looked significantly better Saturday in a 47-17 loss to Oklahoma in Memorial Stadium.
Texas A&M hasn't been able to throw the ball deep all season.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is working on another Miracle in Manhattan, one small stroke at a time.
James Franklin accounted for five touchdowns. Got humbled a bit, too.
The final result was another loss, but this one didn’t feel like all the others.
Twice Oklahoma State’s Jeremy Smith took a handoff, hit the line of the scrimmage and braced himself to get smacked. Instead, there was nothing but yards of green field, the burnt orange end zone and the groans of nearly 100,000 Texas fans in front on him.
Kansas University offensive lineman Jeremiah Hatch left the game late in the first quarter following an apparent back injury.
Undefeated Oklahoma, the No. 1-ranked team in the country in the coaches’ poll — the same OU that annihilated Texas, 55-17, the previous week — looked human in Saturday’s 47-17 victory over Kansas in Memorial Stadium.
To Travis Releford, it matters not that Kansas University’s basketball team enters the 2011-12 season with just eight recruited scholarship players on the roster.
To take on one of the top teams in the country one week after being battered by another can be a daunting, if not humiliating, task.
Donning a black leather jacket and chaps — with sunglasses draped over his eyes — Bill Self drove a custom-made motorcycle onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor Friday night.
The Kansas University basketball team, under the guidance of strength and conditioning coach Andrea Hudy, has managed to stay more healthy than most in this era of year-round basketball players.
After hitting the game-winning basket in Friday night’s Late Night in the Phog scrimmage, Kansas senior forward Aishah Sutherland talked about the extra energy she received from playing in front of a packed Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas University soccer beat Texas Tech, 3-1, in front of a Walker Stadium-record crowd of 2,288 fans on Friday.
Rebeka Stowe and Austin Bussing were the top Kansas University finishers Friday at the Wisconsin adidas Cross Country Invitational, helping the KU women capture 34th overall and the men place 23rd.
Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy is taking time off at the recommendation of his doctor because of an undisclosed medical condition.
The Mountain West and Conference USA are planning to join forces to secure their future in the rapidly changing college football landscape.
Texas A&M’s upcoming move to the Southeastern Conference will end its storied rivalry with Texas for at least the next few years.
He has played just a small percentage of snaps and even missed a game because of a groin injury. Still, Kansas University wide receiver JaCorey Shepherd already has established himself as the Jayhawks’ big-play threat in the passing game.
This week’s key match-up pits the 18th-ranked KU rushing offense (219 yards per game) versus the 30th-ranked OU rushing defense (110 ypg against).
Kansas University basketball freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor are ineligible for participation during the upcoming 2011-12 season, coach Bill Self announced Friday.
The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 7 of the college football season.
For seven years in the early 2000s, Kansas University offensive coordinator Chuck Long had the luxury of going behind the curtain at one of the most successful college football programs of the BCS era.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball program will entertain three top high school seniors in the Class of 2012 this weekend on official recruiting visits.
Dressed in gold from head to toe, Bill “Vanilla Ice” Self provided arguably the coolest moment at the 2010 Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse.
Tyshawn Taylor senses some negativity nationally surrounding Kansas University’s 2011-12 basketball team.
Everything about Kansas University senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor is quick. His feet. His hands. His mind. The motor in his mouth. The man is one fast talker.
Ben McLemore says that, outside of basketball, his greatest talent is ... dancing.
The Kansas men's basketball team has been picked to finish first in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll along with Texas A&M, the conference announced Thursday.
Former Kansas University defensive lineman Jake Laptad has been signed by the Chicago Bears. Laptad, an undrafted free agent who graduated from KU in 2011, joined the team Wednesday in Chicago.
With head coach Ray Bechard mourning the death of his mother, Kansas University’s volleyball team dropped a four-set match to rival Missouri on Wednesday at Hearnes Center.
Saturday’s game between Oklahoma and Kansas involves a suspense factor. It’s located in the stands. KU students who hold season tickets can bring another student free of charge for the 8:15 p.m. kickoff televised on ESPN2.
Bill Self and his Kansas University basketball players will answer dozens of questions — some serious, some silly — during today’s two-hour media day festivities in Allen Fieldhouse.
If you met him today, you might not notice anything remarkable about Kansas University linebacker Isaac Wright.
On most Tuesdays, Mrkonic Auditorium in Kansas University’s Anderson Family Football Complex is the spot where KU players and coaches talk to the media from 11:30 a.m. until well after 1 p.m.
Homer and Janet Drew, the parents of Baylor coach Scott Drew, have both been diagnosed with cancer, the Northwest Indiana Times reported Tuesday. Homer Drew, former head coach at Valparaiso, confirmed the diagnosis but declined to elaborate on the types of cancer or when the diagnosis occurred.
Big 12 Conference officials named Kansas University cross country runners Devin Wiegers and Brendan Soucie as Big 12 Runners of the Week Tuesday.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self applauds the addition of TCU to the Big 12 Conference.
Credit Kansas University football coach Turner Gill with consistency. He arrived in Lawrence from Buffalo sharing a one-word acronym, and there he stood again Tuesday touting the same.
It wasn’t easy for Kansas University forward Carolyn Davis to watch NCAA Tournament games from her apartment last year — especially after seeing a few teams the Jayhawks had beaten.
Texas Tech junior running back Eric Stephens is out for the season after dislocating his left knee in last weekend’s 45-40 loss to Texas A&M. Stephens was averaging 114 yards per game and was on pace to reach 1,000 for the season.
A former Kansas University and NFL football player who faces a DUI case in Douglas County pleaded not guilty Tuesday.
Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas said Tuesday that the league is set with 10 teams for 2012 with the addition of TCU, even though Missouri is exploring a possible departure to the Southeastern Conference.
With his team penciled in as a 35-point favorite over Kansas University on Saturday, Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops was asked Monday morning on the Big 12 coaches teleconference about his philosophy on running up the score.
Kansas University’s season-opening “Late Night” basketball extravaganza, which this year is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday in Allen Fieldhouse, has always been about introducing the current Jayhawks to their legions of fans.
Kansas University senior Carolyn Davis was named to the 30-player Preseason John R. Wooden Award list on Monday.
After reflecting on Saturday’s loss for a few of days, KU coach Turner Gill said Monday there were a couple of factors that led to the loss to OSU.
Texas Tech officials “strongly condemned” vandalism that targeted a Texas A&M bus before the Aggies played the Red Raiders, but said fish bait, not manure, was used in the incident.
TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league’s recent instability.
A document obtained by the Associated Press shows how University of Missouri leaders are weighing their conference options, from travel costs to academic standing.
The Kansas vs. Kansas State football game on Oct. 22 at Memorial Stadium will kick off at 11 a.m., the Big 12 announced Monday.
TCU says it will have a "major announcement" on Monday evening in what is expected to a move to the Big 12 Conference.
Second-round NBA Draft pick Josh Selby, who is unable to negotiate a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies during the lockout, is patiently playing the waiting game with league rookies and veterans alike.
Kansas University freshman Ingrid Vidal recorded her fourth game-winning goal in KU’s 2-1 overtime victory over Creighton on Sunday.
TCU trustees are scheduled to meet today, when they will discuss the school’s invitation to join the Big 12 Conference.
One by one, Kansas University’s football players strolled off the field and up the ramp to the visitors’ locker room at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., after Saturday’s 70-28 loss at Oklahoma State. Not one said a word, and each had the same look in his eye and limp in his step.
Bill Self’s ninth season as basketball coach for Kansas University begins Friday with Late Night and opens with a foggier outlook than usual.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was asked by 810 radio last week to pretend KU has been offered a spot in the Southeastern Conference — the league Missouri is considering joining.
Ryan Tannehill ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead No. 24 Texas A&M over Texas Tech, 45-40, on Saturday night.
Robert Griffin ran for a season-high 107 yards, Terrance Ganaway rushed for a career-high 200 yards and three scores and No. 25 Baylor beat Iowa State, 49-26, on Saturday.
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team dropped its first dual meet of the season, 170-80, against Arizona on Saturday at the Hildebrand Aquatic Center. KU senior captain Stephanie Payne finished first in the 200 IM with a 2:08.23 to pace KU.
Kansas State was the ranked team, the unbeaten team, the team coming off a confidence-building victory over then-No. 15 Baylor. The Wildcats were playing host to an unranked opponent in Missouri that had lost two of its last three games.
Travis Lewis took the Golden Hat trophy and treated it like a real hat, holding it to his head as he trotted along the field, waving to the thousands of Oklahoma fans still in their seats.
Kansas University’s volleyball team sprinted to a two-set lead, but couldn’t hold on and fell in five sets (25-14, 25-19, 25-27, 22-25, 13-15) to Texas A&M on Saturday at Horejsi Center.
The team scores of the Haskell Indian Nations University Invite didn’t have Kansas University listed on Saturday, but that’s not a bad thing.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said pulling quarterback Brandon Weeden with five minutes left in the second quarter wasn’t meant to be a slight against Kansas.
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Message boards, Twitter feeds and a variety of KU web sites raged with a similar message during and after the Kansas University football team's latest lopsided loss, a 70-28 setback at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
At this point, it almost has become a carnival-like atmosphere around the Kansas University football team. Come one, come all, schedule the Jayhawks and set a school record. Find the magic combination and you may be able to rewrite your entire record book.
Somewhere, two large men had to be experiencing unspoken, non-stop “told-you-so” moments Saturday as score updates crawled across the bottom of their TV screens or iPhones, or however they get their information.
Running up the score is considered bad form and I get that, in high school. I never have understood the big deal about college football teams putting huge numbers on the board, especially teams in the run for national titles.
Despite a goal by junior Whitney Berry in the 71st minute, Kansas University’s soccer team fell to Baylor, 3-1, on Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Big East leaders still aren’t sure which schools to invite to their troubled conference.
Big, bad Texas wanted its own TV network and all the money that goes with it. The original plan called for the Longhorn Network to televise high school games, giving Texas an even greater recruiting advantage.
Angel Morris, the mother of former Kansas University basketball forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris, received Headquarters Counseling Center’s inaugural Life Saver Award on Friday night at Maceli’s.
After playing most of his first two seasons at wide receiver, Kansas University’s Bradley McDougald found himself shifted to safety for the final two games of his sophomore season.
Kansas University junior Malcolm Walker may have figured out the fastest way to earn more playing time. Finish near the top of the stat sheet in tackles and the coaches will have no choice but to at least consider giving him more snaps.
There is tremendous interest in the musical chairs game currently being played by schools that have been, or currently are, members of the Big 12 Conference, as well as universities that may become part of the conference.
The Jayhawks have continued to show that they can run the football, no matter who the opponent is. Never was that more evident than last week, when second-leading rusher Darrian Miller went down early and was replaced by red-shirt freshman Brandon Bourbon, who, ho-hum, picked up the first 100-yard game of his career.
The following are the Journal-World staffers' picks for Week 6 of the college football season.
With Big 12 offenses playing so fast these days, the Kansas University defense has made a couple of changes to try to keep up.
Kansas University’s Ekaterina Morozova and Dylan Windom won their first doubles match in the main draw of the 2011 ITA/Riviera Women’s All-American Tennis Championships on Thursday.
Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson was a unanimous choice by coaches for preseason All-Big 12 team released on Thursday.
Intentionally quiet throughout most of the conference realignment chaos that had plagued the Big 12 conference during the past six weeks, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger was happy to speak up following the positive news that came from the league office on Thursday.
Angel Morris, mother of former Kansas University basketball stars Marcus and Markieff Morris, will receive Headquarter Counseling Center’s first “Life Saver” award. She is being honored for her sacrifice and selfless actions to help others, including KU basketball player Thomas Robinson and his younger sister after the death of their mother, Lisa Robinson, last January.
Bill Self’s Basketball Boot Camp has lived up to its billing as far as Kansas University newcomer Kevin Young is concerned.
Justin Thompson averaged 202.89 pins to place 42nd and lead all Kansas University bowlers as the KU bowling club opened its season over the weekend at the Midwest Collegiate Tournament.
Kansas University women’s basketball forward Carolyn Davis was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team on Wednesday.
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There have been times this season when Kansas defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt signals to outside linebacker Toben Opurum to come out of the game.
Kansas University defensive coordinator Vic Shealy praised junior cornerback Greg Brown with a pretty strong statement after last weekend’s loss to Texas Tech.
Missouri is hoping to join the Southeastern Conference but would have preferred an offer from the Big Ten that never came, a university official said Wednesday.
Kansas University no longer scores enough points-holding, ticket-buying fans to fill Allen Fieldhouse — a loss of demand that is leaving seats for the season’s most intense rivalries available to the general public.
Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Ed McKechnie says the Big 12 remains the best fit for Kansas and Kansas State, regardless of whether Missouri is looking at other conferences.
Amidst reports coming out of Missouri that MU's board of curators had authorized Missouri chancellor, Brady Deaton, to handle the school's conference affiliation, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger released a statement late Tuesday night pledging KU's support to one of the Big 12 Conference's best rivalries.
Kansas University’s women’s golf team finished in 11th place at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Tuesday. The Jayhawks ended the tournament with a score of 922 (313-302-307).
Kansas University tennis senior Ekaterina Morozova went 0-2 in singles competition and was eliminated Tuesday on the first day of qualifying for the ITA/Riviera Women’s All-American Tennis Championships. Morozova was one of 64 tennis athletes selected for the qualifying.
Former Kansas University senior associate athletic director Richard Konzem, who worked as AD at Rockhurst University since 2007, on Tuesday was named chief operating officer for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Despite facing a four-point deficit at match point in the final set, Kansas University’s volleyball team rallied to complete a sweep against Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday at Horejsi Center. KU won by scores of 25-20, 25-16, 28-26.
Last week, against Texas Tech, Kansas University red-shirt freshman Keeston Terry switched positions for the second time in his seven-game career.
Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog season-opening basketball extravaganza will run from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in Allen Fieldhouse, KU officials announced Tuesday.
Last week, about this time, Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon was still a bit of an unknown.
It wasn’t too long ago that Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton spoke of “working every day to hold the Big 12 together.” Now he’s been tasked with helping decide whether the Tigers are the latest program to leave a troubled conference fighting for its future.
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Kansas University junior soccer midfielder Whitney Berry on Tuesday was named Big 12 offensive player of the week for games played Sept. 26-Oct. 2.
Two big leads. Two heartbreaking losses. A once promising season falling apart.
It wasn’t until after Tony Jefferson started to excel in Oklahoma’s nickel back position that he began to hear the buzz about Roy Williams.
Missouri senior forward Laurence Bowers has torn an ACL in one of his knees and won’t play this season.
Bill Self says he wants MU to remain a member of the Big 12. If the Tigers leave, however, it could mean the end of regular season basketball games between the rivals.
Kansas University golf was in 12th place out of 15 teams Monday on the first day of the Johnie Imes Invitational.
Thomas Robinson’s motto of “No Days Off” seems to be paying off. “A summer of hard work ... I’m glad it’s being recognized,” Robinson, Kansas University’s 6-foot-9, 237-pound junior basketball power forward, said Monday after being named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list.
Big 12 university leaders agreed to share the wealth equally from the conference’s most lucrative television deals if its members agree to lock those top-tier TV rights into the league for at least six years.
Perhaps Kansas University’s best chance for success this weekend at Oklahoma State is for the sixth-ranked Cowboys (4-0 overall, 1-0 Big 12) to look past the Jayhawks (2-2, 0-1), who will enter Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. contest in Stillwater, Okla., on the heels of back-to-back losses.
Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list, The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Monday.
Big 12 university leaders agreed to equally share the wealth from the conference's most lucrative television deals if its members agree to lock those top-tier TV rights into the league for at least six years.
The Kansas football team's home game against Oklahoma on Oct. 15 will kick off at 8:15 p.m., the Big 12 announced Monday.
Texas A&M and its nation’s-best offense upended Kansas University, 3-0, in Big 12 soccer on Sunday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Kansas State was minutes from losing to Eastern Kentucky. A goal line stand from getting beat at Miami. And trailed most of the way against Baylor. The Wildcats won all of ’em. Now they’re back in the Top 25.
Bob Frederick used to grow uncomfortable when friends, co-workers, dignitaries in the sports world and/or fans told him they planned to nominate him for induction in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.
Many criticized Kansas State for lacking imagination when it reached into its past, dusted off its Hall of Fame football coach and announced he would replace the ousted Ron Prince.
A little more than 24 hours after watching his team squander a 20-0 lead and drop its second straight game, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill made a bold statement. “I do believe that our defense did play better than what they had played,” Gill said.
Kansas University juniors Victoria Khanevskaya and Monica Pezzotti both took third place in their respective singles draws Sunday on the third and final day of the Kentucky Invitational. KU went 2-4 during the final round of singles competition.
Kansas University’s Melanie Luthi was third in women’s collegiate single to pace the Jayhawks on Sunday at the Head of the Oklahoma.
Landry Jones threw for 425 yards and five touchdowns, Tony Jefferson fueled a second-quarter scoring surge with three interceptions and second-ranked Oklahoma geared up for its rivalry game against Texas next week by beating Ball State, 62-6, on Saturday night.
After jumping out to the program’s best start since 2002, Kansas University’s volleyball team lost its third straight Big 12 contest in a loss to Baylor (25-23, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22) on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
Former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick, basketball coach Dick Harp and All-America forward Raef LaFrentz today will be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Wichita.
Give Texas A&M credit for one thing. In the last two weeks, the Aggies have made a lot of folks happy in both the conference they’re leaving, and the one they’re joining.
Freshman David Ash threw for 145 yards and his first two career touchdown passes and 17th-ranked Texas drilled Iowa State, 37-14, in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Arthur Brown never saw Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Texas Tech’s undefeated football team has trailed in three of its four games this season.
Candidates for Game Balls and Gassers ...
For the second straight game, the Kansas football team played competitive football in the first half only to suffer through a brutal third quarter.
From the outside, it’s growing more difficult to believe in the one-word motto preferred by Kansas University football coach Turner Gill: Believe.
On the second play from scrimmage of Saturday's 45-34 loss to Texas Tech, Kansas University freshman Darrian Miller caught a quick pass, danced around a few defenders and raced 25 yards to set up KU's first touchdown.
You've heard coaches talk about total team victories? Saturday, the Kansas University football team suffered a total team loss.
Kansas University swimming and diving team competed in its annual Crimson and Blue intrasquad meet Friday at Robinson Natatorium in Lawrence. The Blue squad defeated the Crimson squad 144-123.
In nearly every way it can be measured, Kansas University sophomore Jordan Webb is a better quarterback this season than he was a year ago.
With his red-shirt already burned, Kansas University freshman Marquis Jackson knows more playing time lies ahead. He’s ready.
A look at the matchup between Kansas and Texas Tech.
Before the Big 12 decides its expansion targets, the shrinking league must decide how many.
The Kansas University soccer team defeated Texas 3-2 in a double overtime victory Friday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
The Kansas University tennis team finished 4-2 in singles competition and 5-1 in doubles play on Friday in the first day of the Kentucky Invitational.
I remember the whole game, in my head, all I’m thinking about is, “How is T-Rob not crying right now?”