Joy Ludwig is a Journal-World writer.
Kansas University's athletic department has declared the Booth Family Hall of Athletics an early success -- though it's still only a month old and 95 percent complete.
Michael Neal felt a hand on one of his as he tried to win the game at the buzzer. There isn't a doubt in his mind.
With little time left to be proven wrong, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino appeared honest when asked how assistant Dave Doeren's departure affected recruiting.
There is enough game film to fill a week's worth of free time in this cozy downstairs office. Enough commemorative footballs bearing Tony Severino's name to satisfy an entire team of ball hogs.
Sensing a severe lack of accomplishment -- with a scoreboard nearby to back it up -- Nebraska basketball coach Barry Collier benched his starters with 11 minutes left in Kansas University's 96-54 beatdown of the Cornhuskers on Saturday.
Now that Kansas University's football coaches have assembled most of their recruiting class, the key now is to get out the swords and fend off those trying for their commitments.
The intensity knob for football recruiting almost is to the max now -- and will stay that way until the Feb. 1 signing day.
It may end up being a subjective debate, but if nothing else, the 2005 Kansas University football team will get many wondering. Did we just witness the best defense in KU history? Some statistics say yes -- no other Jayhawk squad ever has held opponents under 100 yards rushing per game, and with KU's 83.2 ypg average, it really wasn't even close this season.
Kansas University football standout Charles Gordon continues to mull a decision whether to declare for the NFL draft or return for his senior season -- and time is running out. Reached Thursday in Carson, Calif., Gordon's mother, Terri Wilson, said no decision had been made.
It was like a shovel to the head -- point after point after point by Kansas University's basketball team as soon as New Orleans made the game any sort of a game at all late in the first half. For UNO, Thursday's 73-56 loss to Kansas can be blamed on a game-changing run that started in the first half, ended in the second and featured Jayhawk points scored every which way but perhaps kicking the ball into the basket.