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.
It took Shaquina Mosley only 40 minutes Sunday to remember she had played with Ole Miss star Armintie Price last spring during the USA Basketball National Team Trials.
Kansas University's women's basketball season came to an end Sunday night at Allen Fieldhouse when Ole Miss defeated the Jayhawks, 78-76, in a WNIT first round game. Ole Miss, which trailed by as many as 16 midway through the second half, went on a 20-6 run to tie the contest. The lead switched three times in the final minute, but Ole Miss guard Ashley Awkward hit what would be the game-winning jumper with 13.6 seconds to go.
Bonnie Henrickson heard the news late Thursday afternoon: Mississippi could not make it to Lawrence on Saturday. "We're not complaining," Henickson said after her Kansas University women's basketball team clipped Northern Iowa, 59-49, in a WNIT preliminary-round game Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Led by Crystal Kemp's 18 points and 11 rebounds, the Jayhawks also let people know -- whether it was the Panthers or critics -- that Kansas indeed was a team deserving to play in the WNIT, as it defeated UNI, 59-49.
Less than an hour after becoming Big 12 Tourney champs for the first time since 1999, Kansas (25-7) learned that it will be a No. 4 seed and will play 13th-seeded Bradley (20-10) on Friday at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Mi.
Kansas University's players got the payback they wanted against Texas Sunday afternoon when KU won the Big 12 Tournament title with a 80-66 victory over the Longhorns at American Airlines Center. Whether the win will pay off in a higher-seed in next week's NCAA Tournament, the Jayhawks will have to wait about an hour for the official NCAA brackets to be released.
The Jayhawk fans that made it down to American Airlines Center got what they wanted Saturday, a trip to Sunday's Big 12 Tourney championship game and a rematch with co-conference champs Texas at 2 p.m.
There was a lot of blood, nearly a brawl, but in the end it was Kansas that survived its battle with Oklahoma State Friday night, pulling out a 63-62 win over the Cowboys in a Big 12 quarterfinal game at American Airlines Center.
A day after legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton said he might not be done coaching, Sutton's son and OSU interim coach, Sean, said the Cowboys weren't done playing, either.
Kansas University senior Crystal Kemp doesn't know if she'll play another game in a Jayhawk jersey, but she definitely wants one last opportunity.
If the third time really is the charm, then Kansas University's women's team should be in good shape tonight when it faces in-state rival Kansas State for the third time this season in a Big 12 Tournament first round game at 6 p.m. tonight in Reunion Arena.
Less than 11 minutes showed on the clock, and a sellout crowd had to be thinking of a historical sweep Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum.
Kansas University players were plenty excited Saturday as they jumped up and down and let out screams Saturday as they ran into their lockerroom at Bramlage Coliseum. KU had reason to celebrate as its 66-52 win over its in-state rival gave the Jayhawks their18-straight vicotry against Kansas State in Bramlage Coliseum and 23rd win in a row in Manhattan.
Perhaps lost in all the comotion of Senior Night and the celebration for Max Falkenstien last game at Allen Fieldhouse, is the actual basketball game tonight when No. 18 Kansas takes on Colorado at 7 p.m.
Tonight two teams will walk into the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas as co-leaders atop the conference standings -- both only one team with leave with the Big 12 lead. "I think it will be a fun game. It's on College GameDay, so a lot of people will be watching. I came to college to play against top competition, to play in games like this," said KU's Brandon Rush.
Julian Wright's career-high 20 points, helped Kansas claim its 17th straight 20-win season with a 76-61 victory over Baylor Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Three other Jayhawks -- Brandon Rush (11), Darnell Jackson (11), and C.J. Giles (10) -- reached double figures as Kansas (20-6, 11-2 Big 12) picked up its 10th straight conference victory.
Kansas University's basketball team is about as hot as anyone in the nation with its eight-game win streak, but today in Allen Fieldhouse a young Jayhawk team has to be thinking a little about revenge.
The final margin might have looked a little better, but the frustration certainly could not have felt much better.
Perhaps the only way left for Iowa State to put the magic back in Hilton Coliseum would be for the Cyclones to play naked on Sundays.
Even in the most desperate times Monday night, Missouri's Thomas Gardner said he felt good about what was going to happen at Mizzou Arena. "Everybody felt with a minute left in the game that we were going to send it to overtime or win it," said Gardner, whose Tigers trailed Kansas University by seven points with 39 seconds left.
The thing that truly shocked Houston coach Art Briles about Friday night's Forth Worth Bowl was the final score.
Texas handed Kansas one of its worst losses in 115 years of football with a 66-14 defeat in front of 80,000-plus UT fans on Senior Day at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas Saturday.
Memorial Stadium's goal posts fell again and so did 36 years of frustration. Kansas University's football team broke its long losing streak to Nebraska Saturday with a 40-15 victory in front of a record crowd of 51,750.
Even after watching tape from his team's shoddy offensive performance in Saturday's Sunflower Showdown, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino didn't announce any changes to correct his quarterback conundrum on Sunday.
The reporter's question was just about as evasive as Kansas State coach Bill Snyder's response Saturday afternoon at KSU Stadium.
Legendary Kansas University broadcaster Max Falkenstien underwent emergency intestinal surgery at Lawrence Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning. "I underwent emergency surgery Wednesday for an intestinal blockage," Falkenstien said in a statement released by the university. "Malignancies were removed but my physicians and I are optimistic for a full recovery. I anticipate a four-to-six week recovery period after which I hope to return to the broadcast booth."
The Lawrence Journal-World has learned that Brandon Rush, a 6-6 guard, has been cleared to play for Kansas University by the NCAA Clearinghouse and rounds out what many experts consider to be the nation's best college basketball recruiting class.
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino announced Friday afternoon that he has suspended sophomore fullback Bruce Ringwood from the Jayhawks indefinitely in the aftermath of an altercation last Sunday night at a country music concert in Kansas City, Mo.
Whoever wins Kansas University's quarterback job knows at the very least he can count on clutch senior Mark Simmons to be a solid target.
Someone forgot to tell Kansas University soccer standout Caroline Smith that Saturday's game against Drake was an exhibition.
They might be old-school, but Kansas University's alumni volleyball team wouldn't let the current Jayhawks school them Saturday night at Horejsi Center.
Kansas University's football team unveiled its new uniforms for the upcoming season during the team's annual media day at Memorial Stadium.
It was hard to tell who the real kids were at the Aaron Miles basketball camp earlier this week at Wichita Collegiate High.
Pittsburg High quarterback Kerry Meier wouldn't mind if his late-game performance Saturday night in the Kansas Shrine Bowl offered a bit of foreshadowing for his near football future -- maybe even this fall.
He was late, and everybody in the gymnasium knew it. That's why most of the college coaches, Internet recruiting gurus/reporters and other assorted basketball junkies turned their attention to other games Thursday evening during the first day of this weekend's Price Chopper/Kansas City Prep Invitational at the Johnson County Parks and Recreation facility.
Gary Woodland and Pete Krsnich probably have seen the same type of set-up countless times during practice rounds at Alvamar Golf Course.
At her annual basketball camp, second-year Kansas University women's coach Bonnie Henrickson's optimism is loud and clear.
The eyes of 2,000 fans in Horejsi Center were fixed on former Kansas University guard Kirk Hinrich on Wednesday afternoon as he put on a dribbling display that would have brought a smile to even the hottest-handling AND1 Mix Tape Tour player's face.
The basketball coach was looking quite official Friday at Eagle Bend Golf Course, donning sunglasses and a polo shirt emblazoned with a Jayhawk logo on one side and a patch of new athletic sponsor adidas on the other. But it wasn't Kansas University's Bill Self.
It's not called a war any more, and perhaps the most heated aspect of today's Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball championship round could be the afternoon swelter at Alvamar Golf Course.