Stories for January 19, 2012


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KU women notch third Big 12 road win in 65-60 victory over Oklahoma State

Aishah Sutherland scored 15 points to go with 22 rebounds, leading the Kansas women's basketball team to a 65-60 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night in Stillwater, Okla.


Attorney enters plea of not guilty for KU basketball player accused of possessing alcohol

Kansas University basketball player Ben McLemore pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to a misdemeanor charge of minor in possession of alcohol.

Charlie Weis names DeMontie Cross as new KU linebackers coach

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has announced the final piece to his coaching staff puzzle. Thursday, Weis named DeMontie Cross as KU's linebackers coach.

P-OF Alex Jones to miss KU softball season

Alex Jones, a two-year starter at center field and pitcher for Kansas University’s softball team, will miss the 2012 season because of a torn anterior-cruciate ligament.

Coach Charlie Weis a Jersey straight talker

Charlie Weis must have played hooky the day the media consultant visited the football coaches convention and taught how to speak in politically correct platitudes, how to put a greater premium on image than integrity. Ask Kansas University’s new football coach a question, and he answers it as honestly as he can. If he can’t, he might even tell you why he can’t.

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Charlie Weis heaps praise on QB

New Kansas University quarterback Jake Heaps doesn’t appear to fit the major-college quarterback stereotype. He’s married. He’s shorter than the ideal height for the position. And, despite coming to KU during the middle of his sophomore year at BYU, he looks as if he’d fit in fine posing as a high school sophomore.

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Travis Releford exemplifies KU’s thieving ways

While talking during a postgame interview just outside the Kansas University locker room Monday night, KU small forward Travis Releford was interrupted by someone behind him. “Great game,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said, shaking Releford’s hand. “Good luck this year.”