Former Kansas University running back John Randle was back in the news again Friday, but this time his actions were related to football instead of the law.
The first day of Kansas University's football practice started with few surprises (although the Jayhawks drills were closed to the public), but a former KU athlete once again had his name turn up in the headlines. Former Kansas running back John Randle -- who was kicked off the KU squad March 14, 2004 after a series of arrests -- has transferred to Southern Illinois, Saluki coach Jerry Kill said.
Eleven-year-old Austin Bell never had a chance. Nick Collison came at him from every angle.
Mo is ready to go. Judging by the 2000 Olympic 100-meter champ's reaction to a reporter's question Thursday, the 79th edition of the Kansas Relays might be a more personal for Maurice Greene than past meets.
In the end it didn't come down to Maurice Greene and Justin Gatlin. Although both sprinters put on quite a show for the second largest crowd of 26,211 in the 79-year history of the Kansas Relays. But it was Gatlin's Sprint Capitol team, much like their coach Trevor Graham boldly proclaimed earlier in the week, that received its greatest test from the clock.
Several Jayhawks will make their debut tonight when Kansas University's football team offers KU fans a sneak peek at the 2006 squad during the annual Spring Game at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas University's baseball team will try to win its first Big 12 series today when it takes on No. 29 Missouri at 1:50 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark. The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m., but severe weather in the nearby area delayed the start.
A two-run home run by Erik Morrison gave KU a 3-2 victory Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas University's baseball team has played 10 consecutive games against ranked teams, and the Jayhawks will get another one tonight when No. 29 Missouri comes to Lawrence for a three-game series. The Tigers also offer the second-straight rivalry game for a KU squad (18-10 overall, 2-4 Big 12) that defeated No. 17 Wichita State 8-2 at Hoglund Ballpark on Wednesday.
Kansas led off the bottom of the inning with back-to-back singles from Brock Simpson and Ritchie Price. Jared Schweitzer walked on an 11 pitch at bat. The Jayhawks' leading hitter Gus Milner, tied the game at one on a groundout double-play. Erick Morrison gave the Jayhawks a 2-1 lead when he laced a double down the left-field line that touched just inside of the chalk and scored Price for the early KU advantage.