Kansas moved to 2-0 on the season, but it wasn't easy with Louisiana-Monroe in town. The defense held when it mattered, but a lot of question marks were raised for the Jayhawks.
Kansas defeated Louisiana Monroe, 21-19, Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks are now 2-0 at home.
Some 100 miles east of Shreveport, La., down I-20 sits the small town of Monroe, and in that town is an NCAA Division I-A college football team that has the attention of roughly 20 larger programs each year.
While between jobs in 2002, Charlie Weatherbie would come to Lawrence occasionally and watch his son Jonas practice with Kansas University's football team.
Kansas University assistant football coach Earnest Collins has coached for 10 years and played four more as a defensive back at Northern Colorado.
In 24 hours the Kansas football team will take on a Division I-A opponent for the first time in 2006.
Caleb Blakesley had prepared for this moment for two long years, since he "blew out" his right knee on Sept. 10, 2004. His return to football.
Week one is over which means week two is here and for the Kansas football team, that should translate into big time improvements.
It used to be you could hardly give away Kansas University football tickets. But they aren't free anymore - even for babies.
You don't need to bother with a clever moniker for Olaitan Oguntodu. O.O. or O2 or The Next Nigerian Nightmare isn't really necessary. Just call him Olaitan.
Bob Whitaker may never get rid of the pain. But that doesn't have to hold him back.
Kansas University's 59th annual Band Day will take on added significance Saturday for some musicians and directors, because the five-year anniversary of 9-11 falls two days later.
Olaitan Oguntodu has not recorded a tackle for KU yet, but that will surely change, just like KU fans' ability to change the freshman's name.
His high school stats make him one of the best running backs in Kansas prep football history, and last Saturday Jake Sharp made his college gridiron debut as a Jayhawk.
More often than not, Bill Whittemore is doing the dirty work these days - just a few years removed from being The Man on Kansas University's football team.