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Giddens to transfer from KU

J.R. Giddens will transfer from Kansas University, head coach Bill Self announced today. Self, who stressed that this was a mutual decision and not a disciplinary action, said he and Giddens came to this conclusion around 8 p.m. Wednesday night. He added that he didn't know where Giddens would be transfering to, but that he would help Giddens in finding another school.

Bison shock Jayhawks, 64-63

Bucknell knocks KU out of NCAA Tournament

Kansas University's men's basketball team had a chance for a last-second victory, but the No. 14-seeded Bucknell Bison knocked the Jayhawks from the NCAA Tournament with a 64-63 first-round win Friday in Oklahoma City. Trailing 64-63 with less than three seconds left in the game, Michael Lee inbounded the ball all the way to Wayne Simien at the free-throw line. Simien turned around and launched a shot that bounced off the front of the rim as time expired.

Oklahoma State holds off Kansas, 78-75

Cowboys send Jayhawks home to wait on NCAA Tournament bracket

Without Keith Langford for the second straight game, Kansas University's men's basketball team couldn't quite pull out a victory Saturday, falling to Oklahoma State, 78-75, in the Big 12 Conference Tournament semifinals in Kemper Arena. The Jayhawks, who Sunday afternoon will find out their NCAA Tournament seed, region and first opponent, had a chance to tie the game just before time expired, but Alex Galindo's three-pointer bounced off the front of the rim.

Seniors lead KU past KSU for 31st straight time

Jayhawks advance to Big 12 Tournament semifinals with 80-67 win

With senior guard Keith Langford out with an ankle injury, Kansas University men's basketball team needed its other seniors -- Wayne Simien, Aaron Miles and Michael Lee -- to step up Saturday against Kansas State. The experienced trio did just that, leading the Jayhawks to an 80-67 victory over the Wildcats in the Big 12 Conference Tournament quarterfinals. It was KU's third win of the season and 31st victory in a row over KSU.

Missouri upsets Kansas, 72-68

Tigers' shooting, Langford's injury doom Jayhawks

Strong three-point shooting in the first half and free throw shooting throughout the game by Missouri kept Kansas University's men's basketball team from outright winning the Big 12 Conference regular season title. The Tigers defeated the Jayhawks, 72-68, Sunday in the new Missouri Sports Arena, ending the Jayhawks' hopes of a solo league championship. Kansas finished tied with Oklahoma atop the standings, but the Sooners won the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Tournament thanks to their victory over the Jayhawks earlier this season.

Seniors lead KU to victory over KSU

Simien, Miles, Langford, Lee guide KU to 72-65 win

In the final game of Allen Fieldhouse's 50th season and the last home game for four seniors, Kansas University's men's basketball team defeated in-state rival Kansas State, 72-65, Wednesday in the fieldhouse. The quartet of Jayhawk seniors — Wayne Simien, Keith Langford, Aaron Miles and Michael Lee — appropriately led the way in the team's 30th straight win over the Wildcats.

Simien leads Jayhawks out of slump

Senior's career-high 32 points lead KU to 81-79 victory over OSU

Withstanding a great shooting day by Oklahoma State, Kansas University's men's basketball team defeated the Cowboys, 81-79, Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. The victory gave KU (21-4 overall, 11-3 Big 12 Conference) a one-game lead over OSU (20-5, 10-4) in the race for the league title.

Kansas falls to Oklahoma, 71-63

Losing streak reaches three games for first time in 11 years

For the first time in 11 years, Kansas University's men's basketball team has lost three games in a row. Following back-to-back overtime losses to Texas Tech and Iowa State last week, the Jayhawks fell, 71-63, in regulation to the Oklahoma Sooners on Monday in Norman, Okla. The Jayhawks last lost three straight games since February of 1994.

Kansas loses second straight overtime game

Jayhawks fall to Cyclones, 63-61

Kansas University's men's basketball team suffered a comedy of errors Saturday against Iowa State. The Jayhawks (20-3 overall, 10-2 Big 12 Conference) couldn't hit three-pointers, struggled from inside the arc and turned the ball over seemingly every other possession in the second half. Still, Kansas nearly pulled out a victory before falling to Iowa State in overtime, 63-61, in Allen Fieldhouse.

Texas Tech outlasts Kansas

Red Raiders beat Jayhawks, 80-79, in double overtime

Kansas University and Texas Tech had combined for 12 three-pointers on 38 attempts through the first 49 and a half minutes of Monday's men's basketball game. All the usual suspects had drained at least one long-distance shot, including J.R. Giddens, Keith Langford, Jarrius Jackson and Aaron Miles. It was Darryl Dora who made the difference behind the arc, though, hitting an NBA-range jumper with 3.6 seconds left in double overtime, sending the Jayhawks to their second loss of the season, 80-79.

Kansas thrashes Colorado, 89-60

Jayhawks' second-half spurts knock out Buffaloes

Kansas University's men's basketball team ran its Big 12 Conference record to a perfect 10-0 with an 89-60 victory over Colorado on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks led by just seven points, 40-33, at halftime, and the Buffaloes cut that margin to just five points, 51-46, midway through the second half. Kansas responded with 14 of the next 18 points and followed that run with a 13-0 spurt that put the game out of reach.

KU keeps streaks alive against K-State

Jayhawks defeat Wildcats for 29th straight game, 74-65

Kansas University's men's basketball team kept two streaks alive Wednesday with a 74-65 victory over Kansas State in Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. The Jayhawks (19-1 overall, 9-0 Big 12 Conference) now have won 29 straight games against the Wildcats and 22 in a row in Manhattan after a Jayhawk victory in which KU never trailed.

Kansas gets revenge against Nebraska

Langford leads Jayhawks to 78-65 road win

Last year in Lincoln, Neb., the Cornhuskers shocked Kansas University's men's basketball team with a 74-55 victory. No such surprise this year, as the Jayhawks fought back from early shooting struggles and defeated the Cornhuskers, 78-65, Saturday at the Devaney Center.

Jayhawks hold off Tigers, 73-61

Big second half leads to KU win

Kansas University's men's basketball team nearly suffered a let-down Monday against Missouri, but the Jayhawks regrouped in the second half and then held on for a 73-61 victory.

KU trounces Texas, 90-65

Jayhawks turn showdown into blowout

ESPN made a big to-do about Saturday's men's basketball matchup between Kansas University and Texas. Though hyped as a top-notch showdown for two days on the network, the game turned into a Jayhawk blowout as Kansas defeated the Longhorns, 90-65, at Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks drop bombs on Bears

KU's three-point shooting leads to 86-66 victory over Baylor

Turnabout was fair play for Kansas University's men's basketball team Tuesday. Of course, the Baylor Bears probably didn't agree. Just three days after suffering a 21-point loss at the hands of Villanova and its 12-of-19 shooting from three-point range, the Jayhawks hit 16 of 27 long-range shots against the Bears in a 86-66 victory in Waco, Texas.

Wildcats outgun Jayhawks, 83-62

Three-pointers, turnovers doom KU in biggest loss under Self

For Kansas University's men's basketball team, Saturday's road matchup with Villanova was a perfect trap game. Sure enough, the Wildcats took the Jayhawks to school, trouncing the No. 2-ranked team in the nation, 83-62. The 21-point loss was KU's worst under coach Bill Self.

Kansas holds off Nebraska, 59-57

Simien sparks Jayhawks in second half

Kansas University's men's basketball team spent three weeks without star senior Wayne Simien and barely missed a beat, winning all four games during that period including victories over Georgia Tech and Kentucky. Against Nebraska on Wednesday, though, Kansas struggled while Simien missed all but the first three minutes of the first half after picking up two fouls. Fortunately for Kansas, Simien returned for the second half and helped spark a 12-0 run that gave the Jayhawks the lead which they held onto just long enough in a 59-57 win.

Kansas defeats Colorado, 76-61

Jayhawks win third straight road game

Playing its third straight road game in seven days, Kansas University's men's basketball team had a little trouble holding off Colorado, but held on for a 76-61 victory over the Buffaloes on Saturday in Boulder, Colo.

KU downs Kentucky, 65-59

Jayhawks win first road game

In a game appropriate for two of the winningest men's basketball programs in NCAA history, the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, 65-59, Sunday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

Kansas holds off Texas A&M, 65-60

Jayhawks nearly doomed by cold shooting

Kansas University's men's basketball team Wednesday against Texas A&M shot like it was playing outside in the snow and ice, but the Jayhawks hit enough shots to pull out a 65-60 victory over the Aggies at Allen Fieldhouse.

Langford leads KU over Georgia Tech

Senior's strong late play leads to 70-68 win

Kansas University's men's basketball team was knocked out of last year's NCAA Tournament by a 79-71 overtime loss to Georgia Tech. Thanks to senior Keith Langford, this year's rematch looked similar but had a better result for a Jayhawks, a 70-68 overtime victory Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks win sans Simien

Kansas defeats Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 73-62

If Kansas University's men's basketball team is going to win without senior star Wayne Simien, it's going to need seniors and freshmen to step up during his absence. The Jayhawks got just that Wednesday against the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers as seniors Keith Langford and Aaron Miles and youngsters Alex Galindo and Russell Robinson put up big numbers in a 73-62 KU victory in Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

KU withstands scare from South Carolina

Simien, Robinson lead Jayhawks to 64-60 win

Kansas University senior Wayne Simien played the final few minutes of Saturday's game against South Carolina with four fouls and his left wrist wrapped after appearing to injure his thumb midway through the second half. Neither issue mattered to the Jayhawk star, though, as he led his team to a 64-60 victory over the Gamecocks with two second-chance baskets in the final three minutes. Simien finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes.

KU blows out UL-Lafayette, 96-51

Jayhawks' hot shooting dooms Ragin' Cajuns

Kansas University's men's basketball team Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette looked like it was suffering no ill effects from playing just two days ago. The Jayhawks opened the game with a three-pointer by J.R. Giddens and didn't slow down, running away with a 96-51 victory over the Ragin' Cajuns at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU trounces TCU, 93-74

Jayhawks unkind to former assistant's team

Kansas University's men's basketball team didn't roll out the welcome wagon for former assistant coach Neil Dougherty on Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse. Dougherty's Texas Christian Horned Frogs led early in the first half, but KU took the lead midway through the period before running away with a 93-74 victory.

KU holds off Pacific, 81-70

Jayhawks pull away from Tigers in second half

For the second straight game, Kansas University's men's basketball team Saturday defeated an opponent it faced last season. Earlier this week the Jayhawks won a rematch against the Nevada Wolf Pack, and Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse they held off the Pacific Tigers, winning, 81-70.

KU gets revenge on Nevada

Jayhawks trounce Wolf Pack, 85-52

Kansas University's men's basketball team Monday had no problems avenging last season's 14-point loss to Nevada, trouncing the Wolf Pack, 85-52, at Allen Fieldhouse. The then-No. 6-ranked Jayhawks trailed the unranked Wolf Pack, 40-20, at halftime of last season's game in Reno, Nevada, and couldn't recover. Monday, the No. 2-ranked KU team led by 22 points at halftime, 43-21, and extended their lead after intermission en route to the blowout win.

KU dominates Saint Joseph's, 91-51

Jayhawks hand Hawks biggest loss under Martelli

In its season opener against Vermont, Kansas University's men's basketball team had to come from behind to defeat the Catamounts, 68-61. The Jayhawks had no such problems Tuesday against Saint Joseph's, trouncing the Hawks, 91-51, at Allen Fieldhouse. The loss was the largest Saint Joe's has suffered under head coach Phil Martelli.

X-Factor: 2004 football season review

The first season of something always has some problems as the quirks are worked out. The 2004 X-Factor football season was no exception. Though our virtual Jayhawks finished with a record (5-6) just one game better than the real-life football team (4-7), the way our video-game players reached that mark was often far from similar to the manner the flesh-and-bone players finished three games under .500.

Jayhawks end season on good note

Kansas tops Missouri, 31-14, in finale

It wasn't the season Kansas University's football team wanted, but at least it ended with a win over a bitter rival. The Jayhawks, just a few breaks away from entering Saturday's game against Missouri with an 8-2 record and a chance at the Big 12 North title, defeated the Tigers, 31-14, in a Border War battle at Farout Field.

KU survives Vermont, 68-61

The No. 1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks faced a tough task from the Vermont Catamounts on Friday in the opening game of the 2004-05 season, but KU held on for a 68-61 victory, overcoming a late Vermont lead.

Jayhawks hold off pesky Ichabods

KU survives early scare for 79-70 victory

Kansas University's men's basketball team faced a tough Washburn University team Sunday in the second of two exhibition games before starting the regular season. The Ichabods, who nearly defeated Purdue last week, falling 81-72 on Monday in West Lafayette, Ind., gave the Jayhawks a scare early before falling, 79-70.

Texas comes back, tops Kansas

Longhorns win, 27-23, with late touchdown

Despite being forced to play their fourth-string quarterback against Texas on Senior Day, the Kansas Jayhawks nearly upset the No. 6 Longhorns, before falling, 27-23, on a touchdown with just 11 seconds left. KU led 23-13 with 7:41 left in the game after a one-yard pass from Brian Luke to Lyonel Anderson, but Texas quarterback Vince Young led his team to touchdowns on its final two drives, including a 22-yard scoring pass to Tony Jeffery in the closing seconds.

Mangino livid about penalty on Gordon

Coach: "It's called BCS. Keep that in mind"

After Saturday's 27-23 loss to Texas, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino wanted to talk about one specific play. Not Vince Young's 22-yard scamper on fourth-and-18 that kept the Longhorns' final drive alive. Not Young's 22-yard touchdown pass to Tony Jeffery with 11 seconds left that gave Texas the victory. No, Mangino wanted to discuss the offensive pass interference call on Charles Gordon that negated a first down that would have kept KU's final drive alive and possibly kept the Longhorns from getting back on the field for the game-winning score.

KU routs Emporia State, 115-70

Giddens shines off bench in first half

J.R. Giddens didn't start Kansas University's men's basketball game against Emporia State on Sunday, but he certainly made his presence felt in the first half. Giddens scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting before halftime, helping the Jayhawks to a 63-30 lead over the Hornets at intermission.

Colorado defeats KU, 30-21

Swanson leads KU to early lead before leaving with injury

Kansas University's football team suffered through the terrible threes against Colorado on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Three straight games replacing the starting quarterback. Three straight games with a fumble returned for a touchdown by the other team. And, most importantly, a third straight loss after starting the season 3-3 as the Jayhawks fell, 30-21.

Iowa State defeats KU, 13-7

Three quarterbacks weren't enough for Kansas University's football team Saturday. The Jayhawks used both Brian Luke and Jason Swanson after starter Adam Barmann left with an apparent right shoulder injury, but neither could get much going in a 13-7 loss to the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium.

White airs it out against KU

Sooners top Jayhawks, 41-10

Kansas University's defense held Oklahoma's star freshman running back to just 23 yards on 11 carries in the first half. OU quarterback Jason White took full advantage of KU's focus on the running, throwing for 359 yards and three touchdowns through three quarters, leading the Sooners to an insurmountable 21-10 lead that turned into a 41-10 victory Saturday at Owen Field.

KU ends 11 years of frustration against KSU

Jayhawks defeat rival Wildcats, 31-28

The second-half curse is gone. Kansas University's football team had lost leads after intermission in its past three games, falling in each contest. The Jayhawks lost another lead in the third quarter Saturday against the rival Kansas State Wildcats, but came back with 14 straight points in a 31-28 victory -- KU's first against KSU in 11 years.

Chronister: Name change ridiculous, unnecessary

Apparently, three is greater than 150. This new math is brought to you by the athletic departments of Kansas University and the University of Missouri, which jointly announced Monday that the athletic competition between the two schools no longer will be called "The Border War."

Nebraska stops KU, 14-8

Despite solid defense throughout, Kansas University's football team failed to end a 35-game losing streak to Nebraska, falling 14-8 to the Cornhuskers on Saturday in Memorial Stadium.

Texas Tech defeats KU, 31-30

Red Raiders set two come-from-behind records with win

A new kicker led to the same result for Kansas University's football team against Texas Tech on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Freshman kicker Scott Webb missed two long field goals in the fourth quarter and the Jayhawks lost, 31-30, to the Red Raiders -- the biggest come-from-behind victory ever by a KU opponent and the biggest come-from-behind victory ever by Texas Tech.

KU releases Perkins' compensation details

Kansas University officials released details about athletic director Lew Perkins' salary and compensation package during a news conference Friday.

Northwestern holds on for 20-17 defeat of KU

One comeback wasn't enough for Kansas University's football team against Northwestern. The Jayhawks fought back from a 13-3 deficit and took a 17-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats answered back with a touchdown of their own just four plays later and held on in a 20-17 victory Saturday at Ryan Field.

KU trounces Toledo, 63-14

Barmann, Randle, defense lead Jayhawks in rout

Against Toledo on Saturday, Kansas University's defense showed that last week's performance against Tulsa was no fluke. The Jayhawk offense proved that its lackluster showing against the Golden Hurricane was. KU defeated Toledo, 63-14, behind a strong showing by John Randle and Adam Barmann and a nearly suffocating defensive effort.

KU defeats Tulsa, 21-3

Kansas University's football team had trouble early on offense Saturday against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the teams' season opener at Memorial Stadium. The entrance of two sophomores shortly after halftime quickly took care of that problem and helped the Jayhawks to a 21-3 victory over the Golden Hurricane.

Henrickson introduced as Jayhawks' coach

Former Virginia Tech women's basketball coach takes over at KU

Replacing a legend isn't easy, but it's Bonnie Henrickson's newest task. Henrickson, officially introduced as Kansas University's new women's basketball coach Monday, will replace Marian Washington, who retired Feb. 27 because of undisclosed health reasons after 31 years leading the Jayhawks.

Georgia Tech defeats KU, 79-71

Yellow Jackets eliminate Jayhawks in overtime

In what has turned into a game of runs, the Jayhawks lost to the Yellow Jackets, 79-71, in overtime Sunday in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Georgia Tech advances to the Final Four on Saturday in San Antonio, Texas, to face Oklahoma State.

KU trounces UAB, 100-74

Jayhawks easily handle Blazers' pressure

UAB may play the "fastest 40 minutes in basketball," but the Jayhawks had no trouble keeping up Friday in the Sweet 16. The Jayhawks took advantage of the fast pace and their size inside, defeating the Blazers, 100-74, in the Edward Jones Dome.