After losing 10 seniors, a tender-aged Kansas University rowing team will feature just five seniors this year.
From the moment Stanley Redwine first recruited Crystal Manning, the talented triple jumper from Terrell, Texas, the Kansas University track coach knew he was pursuing a special athlete.
Asked for his emotions upon replacing his mentor as Kansas University men's head golf coach, Kit Grove was at a loss for words.
Kansas University swimming and diving coach Clark Campbell lauded last year's team, ranking it above the others he has coached during his five years at the school.
Kansas University's men's cross country seems poised for another strong year, and the Jayhawks' success begins with returning seniors Colby Wissel and Paul Hefferon.
Bonnie Henrickson concluded her Individual Camp on Wednesday, but her busy summer continues as the Kansas University women's basketball coach looks to improve on last year's disappointing season.
Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson issued an edict to Danielle McCray: Weigh 170 pounds by Aug. 1, or else. What does "or else" mean?
When Kelly Kohn's Kansas University teammates watch her go through basketball drills while wearing thick goggles and gloves, they do a double take - or guffaw. "Everybody makes fun of me," Kohn said Monday during the Bonnie Henrickson Camp. "It looks a little funny."
As Sherron Collins sat at midcourt, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self leaned over to peek at the guard's newest piece of ink. His just-emblazoned forearm tattoo quotes a passage from Jeremiah 15:15."It just basically means, reaching out to God, telling Him to care for me and watch over me," Collins said.
This much is certain: This weekend's 13th annual, 36-hole Public Links Championship at Eagle Bend Golf Course will not have a repeat victor.
Although Sunday was the first day of his camp, Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self already was in the midst of a turbulent offseason.
With the high schoolers occupied during a scrimmage at Bill Self's Elite basketball camp Saturday, Kansas University's incoming freshmen used the 45 minutes to hoist 600 jump shots.
Kansas University senior Dylan Parzyk nearly capped his career in memorable fashion after his solo home run gave the Jayhawks a momentary lead during the fifth inning."I was thrilled for him," KU coach Ritch Price said.
Plagued by defensive miscues during the series against Baylor University, Kansas University second baseman Ryne Price atoned for his errors in dramatic fashion.
Facing the less talented NAIA school Kansas Wesleyan, the Kansas University baseball team used Wednesday's game for player development.
The Border War baseball games between Kansas University and Missouri University have been laden with intensity, but the rivalry escalated when the teams met for a fourth time last year during the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Although Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price spent the weekend praising the potency of the Oklahoma State University offense, the Cowboys' pitching stymied the Jayhawks on Sunday afternoon.
One day after Oklahoma State's baseball team blasted Kansas University for 14 runs, the Jayhawks silenced one of the Big 12 Conference's best offensive teams Saturday with a 6-3 victory at Hoglund Ballpark.
With his Kansas University baseball team playing host to Oklahoma State - the Big 12 Conference's offensive juggernaut - third baseman Robby Price said his team had to score more than 10 runs.
After sophomore Edina Horvath scored the final point of her match to seal Kansas University's 5-2 defeat of Nebraska University at Robinson Courts, the rest of the girls tennis team enveloped her in celebration.
After studying Danielle McCray's three-point struggles lately, Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson approached the freshman forward before Sunday's game and emphasized setting her feet before preparing to fire away.
With four regular-season games left, the seven freshmen on the Kansas University women's basketball team still play like newcomers, alternating displays of potential with maddening ineffectiveness.
With Kansas University's 97-70 victory Wednesday night, the Jayhawks pushed past Kansas State, taking over sole control of second place in the Big 12 conference.
Texas University continued its domination against Kansas University's women's tennis team Saturday, defeating the Jayhawks, 6-1, at the First Serve Complex. "They're not ranked 20th in the nation right now for nothing," KU coach Amy Hall-Holt said. "Anybody in the Big 12 always wants to go after the Longhorns." Texas (2-0) has defeated the Jayhawks 19 consecutive times and represents the only Big 12 Conference team the Jayhawks have never beaten.
If someone had told Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson that Nebraska guard Kiera Hardy would score only 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting, Henrickson would have liked her chances Saturday night.
The numbers speak for themselves. The slumping Kansas University women's basketball team has lost six in a row, dropping the Jayhawks to 5-10 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12 Conference.
For those looking for a silver lining, Kansas University's women's basketball team lost 71-64 to No. 9-ranked Baylor University, a team that beat the Jayhawks by 60 last year. "We've got to find mini-victories in each loss," KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. "There are positives, but all of us hate to lose."
Kansas University's seven women's basketball freshmen will experience their first Big 12 Conference home game when KU plays host to Baylor University at 3 p.m. today.
The Nebraska University volleyball team demonstrated why it owns the No.1 ranking in the nation, soundly sweeping Kansas University (30-16, 30-16, 30-20).
Marquette University's Dominic James may stand 5-foot-11, but his quickness and ability to take a pounding reminded Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski of his former All-American Jay Williams.
During head-coaching stops at Florida State and DePaul, Towson University coach Pat Kennedy used a variety of defenses. He reached into his bag of tricks again during Sunday night's 87-61 loss to Kansas University in Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman, last week's Big 12 Conference player of the week, entered Saturday's game against Kansas University as the league's "it" player, but left looking like another befuddled freshman.
So, Kansas University coach Bill Self phones you at 8 p.m. Tuesday to offer you a basketball scholarship. How do you celebrate?
Northern Arizona coach Mike Adras has faced Texas Tech, Arizona and Arizona State in the last four years, and he said none of those squads could match the talent Kansas University displayed in its 91-57 victory Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
The Kansas University volleyball team wore red jerseys instead of white. The Jayhawks ate a catered pregame meal instead of going to a restaurant. KU coach Ray Bechard even showed his team a highlight video of its best plays.
While driving along a deserted stretch of North Dakota road, Kansas University head coach Bonnie Henrickson told assistant Katie O'Connor to pull the car to the side of the road.
The rumor mills had him slotted him on NBA Draft boards, but guard Brandon Rush formed his own contrasting notion as he sat in the Palace of Auburn Hills locker room following Kansas University's shocking NCAA Tournament first-round exit. "Right after the Bradley game, I knew I was going to come back," Rush said. "It wasn't a close decision."
Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson joked that several of her seven freshmen recruits did not play in the fourth quarter of their high school games, and it showed Wednesday.
During the Big 12 meetings, Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson approached Texas University's Jody Conradt, who coached seven freshmen last year, for advice on how to handle her own class of septuplets. Conradt, whose team finished 13-15 last year, looked at Henrickson and shook her head. "Call three right now," Conradt said, "and tell them not to come."
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard had dreamed of coaching Division I volleyball. So when Kansas State offered the Barton Community College coach its head job during the mid-1990s, moving on seemed like a no-brainer except to his son, Brennan. "Dad, you can take that job," Brennan said. "But I'm still going to cheer for Jacque Vaughn and the Jayhawks."
Ivana Catic will start. So will Taylor McIntosh. After that, only coach Bonnie Henrickson knows who will open for Kansas University's women's basketball team in tonight's exhibition against Fort Hays State.
All losses hurt, but Kansas University's five-game loss to Texas Tech on Saturday delivered a punch to the gut. "It's rough, guys. It's rough. " KU coach Ray Bechard said. "This is very disappointing."
Attention, Kansas University basketball fans. Enjoy Brandon Rush's long-range marksmanship and his deft acrobatics through the lane, because this year may serve as the sophomore's last at KU.
Oklahoma set the tone against the Kansas University volleyball team early in the first game when both teams' preseason All-Big 12 players met at the net, and OU's Eliane Santos stuffed Emily Brown's shot right back in her face.
Kansas University swept its first Big 12 Conference opponent this season, defeating Baylor, 3-0, Saturday night in Horejsi Family Athletic Center. "Our kids executed the game plan very well," Kansas coach Ray Bechard said. "I was very proud." The Jayhawks, notoriously slow starters, keyed their victory with a dominating game-one performance.
Kansas University's golden geese of football and men's basketball may have received more high-profile penalties, but the NCAA determined the school dealt women's basketball a harsh and unnecessary blow.
Coach Bonnie Henrickson called Shaquina Mosley into her office not too long ago and asked the senior guard to write down all of last year's mistakes on a erasable board.
With both state Big 12 Conference rivals mired in losing steaks, something had to give Wednesday night at Horejsi Center.
It may have come by the slightest of margins, but Kansas University won its first Big 12 Conference volleyball match in a five-set thriller with Texas A&M University. "You've got to protect your own court," KU coach Ray Bechard said. "And we did that - barely."
Like a swinging pendulum, momentum shifted between Kansas University and the University of Arkansas, but Arkansas eventually won the close match in five games Saturday afternoon.