Stories for November 2002


Saturday, November 30

Trip 'aggravating'

Jayhawks take care of 'team stuff'

Kansas University's Thanksgiving-week trip to New York had a lot in common with garbage in a midtown Manhattan alley.

KU 0-for-New York - Florida 83, Kansas 73

Hobbled Hinrich no help in Jayhawks' loss to UF

It's been an ordeal for Kansas University's Kirk Hinrich just to get dressed the past couple of days. "I can't even put on my shoes. I have to lie down on my bed," said Hinrich, KU's senior guard

KU bowlers rank seventh in poll

The promise of Thanksgiving turkey and vacation time this weekend will not deter the University of Kansas club bowling teams from traveling to St. Louis for the 25th Annual National Collegiate Team Match Games.

Kansas women aim to run streak to three

Kansas University's women's basketball team -- on its first two-game winning streak in more than a year -- will try to make it three wins in a row tonight. The Jayhawks (2-0) will face the University of San Diego (2-0) at 9 p.m. at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

UF rains threes on Kansas

Add Florida to the list of men's college basketball teams destined to live and die by the three-point shot.

Kansas regained some of its swagger after half

If a tree crashes to the ground in the forest and no one hears it, did it make a sound? In the same vein, if Kansas University's men's basketball team plays a game and it isn't on television, did it really happen?

6Sports video: Jayhawks struggle at Preseason NIT

KU loses its stride with its first 2-2 opening record in more than ten years.

TV doesn't carry KU-Florida

Kansas University's 10-point loss to the University of Florida Friday night wasn't a pretty sight, but fans still wanted to see it. "The Simpsons" was over and patrons at Replay Lounge were ready to switch channels and watch KU men's basketball.

Friday, November 29

Gators chomp Jayhawks, 83-73

Roy Williams warned everyone that he thought his team did not deserve all the preseason accolades heaped on them. This week the team proved him right. Before this week, Williams had never lost a preseason NIT game. Now he has lost two in a row. Despite a furious second-half comeback that whittled Florida's lead from 19 down to two points, Kansas could not overcome 14-for-31 three-point UF shooting. Overall, Kansas turned in a worse performance than Wednesday's loss to North Carolina, hitting just 38 percent from the floor, and only 22-of-36 free throws.

Company hopes Jayhawk caskets will attract faithful alumni

People aren't dying to buy Jayhawk caskets - at least not yet. But the president of Collegiate Memorials is trying to change that. The Macon, Ga., company, which builds caskets featuring the logos of 50 universities, is set to begin marketing its Kansas University model next year, President Scott Walston said.

Kansas-Florida Notebook: Bad back still bothering Hinrich

Kansas senior guard Kirk Hinrich practiced on Thanksgiving Day in preparation for today's game against Florida. However, he practiced only on a limited basis and still is experiencing back pain sustained in Wednesday's loss to North Carolina.

KU's loss: Radar blip or omen?

Suddenly, there are doubts. Suddenly, we're not sure. Is Kansas University's men's basketball team overrated? Are the Jayhawks really as tepid and tentative as they appeared in Wednesday night's stunning loss to North Carolina in the Preseason NIT semifinals?

Carolina won't rest on heels

Stanford up next for Doherty's club

For North Carolina coach Matt Doherty, there wasn't a lot of time to savor the Tar Heels' stunning victory against No. 2 Kansas University in the Preseason NIT. Stanford is next - another game plan to design, another challenge to meet for the youngest team in the country.

Anthem singer proudly hails from KU

Opera singer, alumna will reprise role for basketball tournament in Big Apple

Jayhawk basketball fans traveling to New York City for tonight's Preseason NIT consolation game will hear a familiar voice singing the national anthem.

Woodling: KU's loss: Radar blip or omen?

Suddenly, there are doubts. Suddenly, we're not sure. Is Kansas University's men's basketball team overrated? Are the Jayhawks really as tepid and tentative as they appeared in Wednesday night's stunning loss to North Carolina in the Preseason NIT semifinals?

6Sports video: Hinrich questionable, Simien likely to play in NIT game

6Sports reports on Jayhawk senior Kirk Hinrich's back injury and sophomore Wayne Simien's ankle sprain.

Jayhawks eager for second chance

Kansas University's men's basketball players had a lot to be thankful for on Thursday. The Jayhawks' blessings included turkey and dressing and an up-close look at the festive Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from team headquarters at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Thursday, November 28

Waltz helps Kansas women win second straight - KU 66, Cal State Fullerton 56

For the first time since March 6, 2001, Kansas University's women's basketball team has a winning streak. Sophomore forward Blair Waltz scored a game-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting Wednesday afternoon to lead KU to a 66-56 victory against Cal State Fullerton.

KU caught on its Heels - North Carolina 67, Kansas 56

Carolina upends Jayhawks

Teacher Roy Williams didn't rap pupil Matt Doherty on the knuckles with a ruler on Wednesday night. In fact, it was the student who administered some discipline to his mentor.

Doherty 'uncomfortable' at end

North Carolina coach finds it's awkward to beat mentor

Matt Doherty confided he really didn't know what to do, not after his North Carolina basketball team had dissected No. 2-ranked Kansas and his former boss, Roy Williams.

KU swimmer honored

Big 12 Conference coaches selected Amy Gruber of Kansas and Linda Wagner of Iowa State as the Big 12 female swimmer and diver of the month, respectively.

Wildcats sweep Jayhawks

No. 22 Kansas State swept Kansas 30-27, 30-27, 30-14 on Wednesday night in a Big 12 Conference volleyball match at Ahearn Fieldhouse.

Ten KU football players on academic squad

Seven Kansas football players -- Zach Dyer, Barry Goodrich, Justin Henry, Jake Letourneau, Derick Mills, Travis Watkins and Darren Rus -- were named to the academic all-Big 12 first team, while Johnny Beck, John Harvey and Brandon Lacy were named to the second team.

6Sports video: Tarheels explode past Jayhawks

Roy Williams loses a game in the Preseason NIT for the first time. The loss drops Kansas to 2-1 on the season.

6Sports video: Local sports figures talk about Thanksgiving

The players and coaches discuss Thanksgiving traditions and plans for this year.

Will KU respond to setback?

Ring, ring, ring. Wait, don't hit the snooze bar. This is a real wake-up call. Maybe Kansas doesn't have as good a men's basketball team as everybody seems to think : not after a North Carolina team that starts three freshmen and two sophomores carved the Jayhawks like you-know-what turkey on Wednesday night.

Hinrich bothered by bad back

Kirk Hinrich doesn't know what's wrong with his back.

Coming weeks critical for Kansas

The success or failure of Kansas University's football coaches during the next month of recruiting will go a long way in determining how successful the Jayhawks can be on the field in 2003.

Wednesday, November 27

Women's Basketball: Kansas to play two in California

Kansas University's women's basketball team will continue its rebuilding process today against an opponent that is also trying to move toward respectability.

Freshmen key for UNC

Jayhawk juggernaut to test Doherty's young Tar Heels

Everybody loves Raymond. Not the TV show, but Raymond Felton and five other freshmen brought in to resurrect the once proud University of North Carolina men's basketball program.

Coach's son pulling for KU

Younger Williams makes exception

A proud University of North Carolina basketball alum, Scott Williams never roots against his beloved Tar Heels. Except, of course, when the opponent is Kansas.

6Sports video: Coach not worried about shooting percentages

6Sports reports on KU basketball coach Roy Williams' thoughts on the team's shooting percentages.

Kansas to play two in California

Kansas University's women's basketball team will continue its rebuilding process today against an opponent that is also trying to move toward respectability.

Kansas loses to the Tarheels: 67-56

Kansas and Florida looked to come to New York City and slug it out for the preseason NIT championship. They will still play, but the prize will be not leaving the Big Apple with two straight losses. Roy Williams has never lost a pre-season NIT game until tonight. His team was unable to recover from 21 turnovers and UNC's fabulous freshmen, who played like seasoned veterens.

Jayhawk women improve to 2-0: Kansas 66, Cal State Fullerton 56

For a young team, the Kansas women's basketball squad is playing like they have been together for years. Kansas held on to their lead late, despite several Titan charges. At one point KU's lead was as large as 16 points, but was often as slim as four. Whenever CSU-Fullerton pulled close, Kansas would regroup and pull away again. Led by Blair Waltz and her career-high 20 points, KU has won back-to-back games since March 6, 2001.

Ten Jayhawks earn Academic All-Big 12 honors

Ten Kansas University football players were named to the 2002 football academic all-Big 12 teams, conference officials announced on Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 26

Doherty: Kansas a 'talented team'

ansas coach Roy Williams and Matt Doherty won't be playing a celebrity one-on-one basketball game on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

KU's Menefee ends career at NCAAs

Kansas University senior Mark Menefee finished 111th out of 250 runners Monday in the NCAA cross country championships at Indiana State University.

6Sports video: New faces bring new hope to KU women

6Sports recaps Sundays KU women's basketball win over the University of Texas - El Paso.

6Sports video: Jayhawks preparing for Tarheels

6Sports reports on the upcoming semifinal game in the preseason NIT for the Jayhawks against the North Carolina Tarheels.

'Hawks in the city

KU hoopsters should enjoy their New York experience

Wayne Simien wants to see a Broadway show. Jeff Graves seeks a subway ride to Ground Zero. Keith Langford, meanwhile, merely wants to "people watch" when he's not busy practicing or playing Preseason NIT basketball games in the Big Apple this week.

Monday, November 25

Dodge City senior joins women's golf

Dodge City High School senior Shelby White has signed to play for the Kansas women's golf team, the final piece of new coach Megan Menzel's first recruiting class.

Volleyball continues fifth-game failures Chris Wintering

The Kansas volleyball squad stayed with a ranked opponent, but fell short because one of the home crowd's most hated players had a career night.

Recruiting tactics earn Mangino nickname

Reporters discovered Saturday why people have given him the nickname "Bear." Mark Mangino cemented that notoriety in the post-game aftermath of Saturday's 55-20 season-ending loss. When a reporter asked Bear when heÂ'd take his first break, he snapped back with a reply that drew a collective, "Huh?" from the media room.

Men's golf team signs two new members

The Kansas men's golf team has signed two high school seniors - John Newcomer and Joey Mundy.

UNC coach not thrilled to face KU

Doherty: 'It's awkward' to play mentor Williams

Roy Williams doesn't want to play North Carolina on Wednesday night. Turns out Matt Doherty isn't crazy about playing Kansas University, either. "No. 1, it's awkward, awkward coaching against coach Williams and his staff," said Doherty, UNC's third-year head coach, who worked on Roy Williams' KU staff from 1992 to '99.

Paper: Fresno players accepted cash, benefits

Two former Fresno State basketball players said they accepted cash and other benefits from sports agents in violation of NCAA rules, The Fresno Bee reported Sunday.

Jayhawks survive opener - Kansas women 63, UTEP 60

New players key to victory

Just one game into the season, Kansas University women's basketball coach Marian Washington's recruiting class is stepping up already.

Kansas' Menefee gets final shot at NCAAs

Kansas senior cross country runner Mark Menefee remembers how silly he sounded as a sophomore.

Young Jayhawks give Washington new life

Only two people in history have coached Kansas University basketball for 30 or more years. One is, of course, the legendary Phog Allen. The other is Marian Washington.

Woodling: Young Jayhawks give Washington new life

Only two people in history have coached Kansas University basketball for 30 or more years. One is, of course, the legendary Phog Allen. The other is Marian Washington.

Baseball recruits may be a top-25 class

Kansas might have signed a top 25 class - without the help of Roy Williams.

Washington signs two new players

Any builder will tell you the first step to erecting a solid structure is laying the foundation.

Sunday, November 24

Volleyball: MU trips KU

Tigers prevail in five games

Just like last week's match with Texas A&M, Saturday's volleyball match between Kansas University and No. 22 Missouri was epic - five games, a deafening crowd and a thrilling ending.

UNC matchup difficult for Williams

KU coach not looking forward to facing alma mater

Like all true, sky blue University of North Carolina graduates, Roy Williams has memorized the refrain of the school's alma mater, "Hark the Sound of Tar Heel Voices."

Kansas soccer loses

Weber State ended Kansas University's soccer season with a 2-1 victory in the NIRSA men's college club championship tournament on Friday.

KU bench prospects encouraging

Jayhawks' reserves must 'do no harm,' then concentrate on improvement

While Kansas basketball is going through its shakedown cruise, the five players who must provide "the bench" should adopt the No. 1 priority of physicians' Hippocratic Oath: First, do no harm.

Jayhawks finish fourth

Kansas University's swim team placed fourth in a 10-team field Saturday at the Nike Cup Invitational. KU had a three-day total of 435.5 points, finishing behind North Carolina (959), Virginia Tech (573.5) and Michigan (534).

Jayhawks ready to open basketball season

Rebuilding Kansas women's program to open against Texas-El Paso today

After two close exhibition victories, Kansas University women's basketball coach Marian Washington has her team where she wants it.

Kansas men's soccer loses

Weber State ended Kansas University's soccer season with a 2-1 victory in the NIRSA men's college club championship tournament on Friday.

Saturday, November 23

KU Basketball Notebook: Roy stifles chant

KU coach not thrilled with semi foe

Some fans in the student section started chanting, "We want Tar Heels, we want Tar Heels," in the waning moments of Kansas University's 105-66 rout of UNC Greensboro on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Jayhawks rout Spartans

6Sports reports on the Jayhawks' win over North Carolina Greensboro in the second round of the preseason NIT.

Next stop: New York - Kansas 105, UNC Greensboro 66

KU rolls past UNCG, earns trip to semis

Keith Langford's brand-new 2002 Final Four ring fits perfectly. "It feels good. It looks good, too," Langford, Kansas University's 6-foot-4, sweet-shooting sophomore guard, said, showing the blue stone to reporters on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Simien gets double-double despite sore ankle

Wayne Simien scored a career-high 18 points Friday night in Kansas University's 105-66 victory over UNC Greensboro at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU baseball adds 12 players

The transformation of Kansas University's baseball program into coach Ritch Price's own is now in full swing.

KU swimming team remains in fourth

Paced by Gwen Haley's second-place finish, Kansas University's swimming and diving team still was fourth Friday in the 10-team Nike Cup Invitational.

UNCG awed by KU intensity

'In my opinion, they're the best team in America'

For 20 minutes, an obscure guard from UNC Greensboro named Jay Joseph did an uncanny impression of Kobe Bryant.

Friday, November 22

Greensboro fans get their wish

UNC Greensboro's basketball fans chanted, "We want Kansas! We want Kansas! We want Kansas!" in the waning seconds of the Spartans' 84-65 Preseason NIT victory against Wagner on Tuesday night.

Niang a fast learner

Jayhawk freshman thriving in new sport

He might not be Senegal's biggest soccer fan. But svelte 6-foot-10, 215-pound Moulaye Niang of Kaolack, Senegal, just might be the tallest supporter of the West African soccer power, which surprisingly advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup last summer in Japan before losing to Turkey, 1-0.

Jayhawks earn pair of 1-1 deadlocks

The Kansas University men's club soccer squad earned a pair of ties during day one of the National Club Soccer Tournament on Thursday.

6Sports video: Jayhawks aren't shooting many three-pointers

Kansas will face UNC-Greensboro Friday night in the Preseason NIT.

Men's crew ends fall slate

The University of Kansas club rowing teams found a fruitful ending to their fall season that included three medal-winning boats and most notably a new course record earned by the Mixed Open Four boat.

Jayhawks blow out Spartans: 105-66

Kansas' five starters are among the best in the nation. They are so good that saying they overshadow their bench would be a gross understatement - either that, or the Jayhawk bench is so far below standard that the starting five MUST carry the load. Either way, KU dominated the Spartans in every way that one basketball team can dominate another. Take out UNCG's top scorer and the visitors would have had only 39 points.

Volleyball team faces top-25 competition

With three top-25 teams on the horizon, the Kansas volleyball team may face a bumpy road in the next couple weeks.

Eudora has improved dramatically

Those of us with long memories and, more important, access to the record books realize just how halcyon are these days of Eudora High football. Time was when Eudora High was the sinkhole of Douglas County prep football. Lawrence High always had state championship-caliber teams and so, for the most part, did Baldwin High. The poor Cardinals were football fodder year after year after year.

Thursday, November 21

Graves braves critics

Transfer determined to prove doubters wrong

Jeff Graves had nowhere to run -- he was too tired to run, anyway -- and nowhere to hide after getting lapped by every one of his Kansas University basketball teammates in the Jayhawks' annual 12-minute conditioning run Aug. 22 at Memorial Stadium. "I felt a little embarrassed at first, knowing I had two years left and I had to do what I had to do, but came in out of shape," said Graves, a 6-foot-9, 280-pound transfer from Iowa Western Community College who reported to his first KU camp dreadfully out of shape at 293 pounds.

Kansas grad returning with UNCG

Jeff McCarragher can't really describe what it's like when Kansas University's men's basketball team plays in Allen Fieldhouse. That's unusual for a man who makes his living painting word pictures.

Huskers hammer KU volleyball

Playing without team kills leader Josiane Lima, Kansas University's volleyball team was no match for fifth-ranked Nebraska.

KU signs three golfers

Kansas University men's golf team has lured Topeka Hayden's John Newcomer and Kansas City (Mo.) Pembroke Hill's Joey Mundy, while the women's squad has secured Shelby White of Dodge City.

KU signs freestyler

Kristi Hansen, a freestyler from Shawnee Mission Northwest, has signed a swimming letter of intent with Kansas University. Hansen also swims for the Lawrence Aquahawks.

KU NIT tickets available

A limited number of general-admission and reserved tickets are available for Friday night's Kansas University-UNC Greensboro Preseason NIT basketball game.

Independent league T-Bones well done

Coming to a Kansas City stadium located closer to you than Kauffman Stadium are the T-Bones, a professional baseball franchise that will never be confused with the Royals. Unless you consider the Royals a minor-league team. Yuk. Yuk.

6Sports video: KU looks to improve for UNC Greensboro

The Jayhawks had several soaring moments, but Coach WIlliams and his players see room for improvement.

Wednesday, November 20

6Sports video: Jayhawks crush Holy Cross

6Sports reports on the Jayhawks' win over the Holy Cross Crusaders in the first round of the preseason NIT.

Graves speaks out

Juco transfer slims down, 'trying to make up'

Kansas University's Jeff Graves craves grilled cheese sandwiches. But after feeling the heat from the Jayhawk community because he was overweight, the junior from Lee's Summit, Mo., has had to cut back on his cheesy favorites.

Not bad, for openers - Kansas 81, Holy Cross 57

Langford, Jayhawks avenged

Revenge, or so they say, is sweet. "Revenge on Holy Cross, and I feel I gained some personal revenge tonight," Kansas University sophomore guard Keith Langford said after scoring 15 points off 7-of-8 shooting in the Jayhawks' 81-57 Preseason NIT victory over Holy Cross on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU Notebook: 'Prowler' strikes

Nash slams impressive dunk

That was not Kenny Gregory flying through the air putting back a vicious one-hand slam dunk off a missed shot on Tuesday night. It was not Paul Pierce. Nor was it Danny Manning.

Giddens in fold

J.R. Giddens, a 6-5 guard from Oklahoma City's John Marshall High, officially signed with KU on Tuesday at a ceremony at the Marshall High school library. It was a joint ceremony, as Adam Liberty, a 6-3 guard, signed with Wichita State.

Thomas, Chenowith on NBDL rosters

Two former Kansas University basketball players will be playing in the National Basketball Developmental League this season.

Six Jayhawks earn all-academic honors

Kansas University landed four volleyball players on the Academic All-Big 12 first team, and two more Jayhawks made the second team.

Crusaders bothered by venue

Holy Cross forward Tim Szatko didn't take long to realize he wasn't playing Kansas in St. Louis anymore. This was Allen Fieldhouse. That was the Edward Jones Dome. "There definitely is a difference," Szatko said. "Their crowd was going crazy. It wasn't like St. Louis at all. It was the loudest atmosphere I've ever played in."

6Sports video: Senior linebacker bright spot for Jayhawks

6Sports reports on senior linebacker Greg Cole.

Tuesday, November 19

6Sports video: Mangino's first year ends with loss

6Sports reports on last Saturday's loss at home to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, and the thoughts of some KU seniors on the end of their college careers.

Jayhawks cream Crusaders, 81-57

Last year, Kansas lost its very first game to Ball State at the Maui Invitational. They nearly lost to Holy Cross in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Put the two together, and that might have spelled trouble for Kansas. The Crusaders began each half hot, but grew stone-cold in each frame. An 18-point halftime lead blossomed to 29 at one point, and was only trimmed to 24 when the Kansas deep bench played out the final minute.

Final Four History

Here's a recap of the Jayhawks' 10 trips to the Final Four.

Cross country misses nationals

The Kansas men's and women's cross country teams finished seventh and sixth at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in Normal, Ill. on Saturday.

Kansas beats Baylor for first win in Waco

Getting its first ever win at Waco, Texas, could have not come at a better time for the Kansas volleyball squad.

Kansas Football Notebook: Mangino plans to retain assistants

A difficult football season didn't change Mark Mangino's opinion of his coaching staff. "After the first year, we're still learning how to work together," Mangino, Kansas University's head coach, said Monday, two days after the Jayhawks completed a 2-10 season.

KU men headed to national tourney

Local merchants backing soccer club

Not that anyone is wringing their hands in trepidation or issuing nervous rationalizations, but the Big 12 Conference is the official black hole of NCAA men's varsity soccer.

Sophomore superstitious

Langford says footwear key to success

Movie director Spike Lee once reasoned that Michael Jordan's gravity-defying jumps came because of his shoes. "It's gotta be the shoes," said Lee's commercial character, Mars Blackmon, in a famous Nike spot.

Crusaders hope to scare KU again

Season-opener a rematch of last season's NCAA Tournament first-round game

"I could sense it in my teammates. We were starting to doubt our ability to win this game. Each time we gathered in the second half there were blank looks in our eyes, expressionless faces staring at one another. It was a scary moment and I couldn't think of a thing to say that would snap us out of it."

Monday, November 18

Hinrich has not-so-fond memories of Holy Cross

Kirk Hinrich didn't need a doctor to tell him he'd sustained a serious ankle injury. He could see for himself. "I looked down and the swelling was up higher than the tape," Hinrich said.

KU guards lead charge in victory

Jayhawks knock off Fort Hays State, 73-56

Kansas University's women's basketball team followed a radically different game plan in its 73-56 victory over Fort Hays State on Sunday than it did when it beat the Solna Vikings four days earlier.

Jayhawks ready to return to work

KU will focus on recruiting, conditioning during long offseason

Kansas University's football season is over, but the Jayhawks still have a lot of work to do. "I'll take a couple of days off at the end of February," first-year KU coach Mark Mangino said Saturday after a 55-20 loss to Oklahoma State in KU's season finale.

Two Tigers savor game at KU

Fort Hays State's Rhodes, Dieterich happy for homecoming

Fort Hays State University's women's basketball team had to travel more than 200 miles for Sunday's game against Kansas University. Thanks to Steve and Connie Rhodes, the Tigers had a home-cooked meal Saturday night before their 73-56 exhibition loss to the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse.

Sunday, November 17

Fort Hays State final warmup for KU women

Hopefully, those pesky jitterbugs won't attack the Kansas University women's basketball squad so hard this time. The Jayhawks finish their exhibition season at 2 p.m. today when Fort Hays State visits Allen Fieldhouse.

KU Football Notebook

Jayhawk volleyball downs Baylor, 3-0

Josiane Lima had 12 kills and Ashley Michaels added nine, leading the Kansas University volleyball squad to 3-0 (30-20, 30-22, 30-26) win against Bayor on Saturday at Ferrell Center.

Holy Cross coach recalls lopsided loss

Ralph Willard hopes his second trip to Kansas University's Allen Fieldhouse is a lot more enjoyable than his first. Willard, Holy Cross' fourth-year men's basketball coach, sat on the visitors' bench on Dec. 9, 1989 - the afternoon KU scored the most points in school history in a 150-95 devastation of Kentucky.

Kansas cross country 6th, 7th at regional

The Kansas University cross country team captured respectable showings at Saturday's NCAA Cross Country Regional at ISU Golf Course in Normal, Ill.

Season-ending defeat Jayhawks' year in microcosm

No need to consult Yogi Berra. It's over. It really is over. No one can make Kansas University's football team play any more games this season. You will never, never, never hear Mark Mangino admit it, but he has to be one of the most relieved head coaches in the country.

Green shines for Jayhawks

Back gains 160 yards in season-ending loss

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino wishes he had more players like running back Clark Green.

KU Football Notebook

Cowboys' QB has field day

Fields throws for 354 yards, school-record six touchdowns

Those who studied Josh Fields in pregame warm-ups knew Oklahoma State's quarterback would have a big day Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

'We made it too easy' - Oklahoma State 55, Kansas 20

KU ends sorry season with loss

In a football season with few bright spots, Kansas University's Curtis Ansel provided a lighthearted moment Saturday when he threw an underarm lob 23 yards on a fake punt. Freshman Greg Heaggans hauled in the bizarre pass at Oklahoma State's six-yard line.

Saturday, November 16

Jayhawk football fan weathers 40 years of Memorial memories

Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor lousy football will keep Jon Beougher from Memorial Stadium on Jayhawk game days. Beougher has been to every Kansas University home football game since 1962, when he arrived in Lawrence as a college freshman.

For Letourneau, eyes have it

Future optometrist, nephew will meet on field today

College football players who have a part-time job during the season are as rare as the single-wing formation. Moreover, college football players who have a nephew �" yes, a nephew �" on the opposing team are as uncommon as leather helmets.

KU briefs

¢ Jayhawk women land another top recruit ¢ KU track lands prospect

Pierce praises Jayhawks

Ex-Kansas standout foresees victory

Proud of Kansas University's basketball program, Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce puffed his chest and bragged on the Jayhawks before last Monday's game against the Utah Jazz. The fifth-year pro bragged so much, he may have provided Holy Cross some bulletin-board material for the Jayhawks' NIT season-opener at 8 p.m. Tuesday against the Crusaders at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU briefs

¢ Jayhawk women land another top recruit ¢ KU track lands prospect

OSU hoping to end road woes

Cowboys looking for first victory away from Lewis Field

To keep its slim bowl hopes alive today, Oklahoma State will have to do something it has not done this season. "We are not winning on the road, and in order to be successful �" in order to get to a bowl �" you have to win on the road," linebacker Terrence Robinson said. "We have Kansas in Lawrence, and it will be important for us to go and play a good game and come up with a win."

6Sports video: Senior Day promises to be tough game

Oklahoma State has beaten both Nebraska an Texas A&M.

Jayhawks crushed by Cowboys: 55-20

Here is an encapsulation of Kansas' 2002 season: punter Curtis Ansel completed a 23-yard UNDERHAND pass to Greg Heaggans off a fake punt, but on the very next play Clark Green fumbled the ball - OSU's Terrence Robinson scooped it up and rumbled 93 yards for a Cowboy touchdown. The extra point marked the 507th point given up by KU this year - a new record in futility. That equates to an averge of 42.25 points given up in each of KU's 12 games this season.

Michigan wrongdoers need to pay

When all else failed, they nailed gangster Al Capone for income tax evasion. The government is pretty adept in that department, though it falls short in other categories.

KSU game blamed for revenue loss

Kansas University has a $400,000 shortfall in football revenue, and the deficit can be blamed mostly on one game.

Friday, November 15

Letourneau named to academic all-district team

Kansas University senior safety Jake Letourneau, a two-time academic All-Big 12 selection, has been named to the Verizon Academic All-American All-District VII team.

Mangino will get bye next year

As we bid adieu to Kansas University's football team, we notice we are the first adieu-bidders in the Big 12 Conference.

Doctors say KU's Hawkins healthy

Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams spent 19 minutes on a treadmill-endurance test as part of a recent physical examination.

Kansas signs two players

Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge has signed two players to national letters of intent.

Jayhawks' Cole would like to play in NFL

Greg Cole grew up in Miami, his childhood home located three or four blocks from where Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas was reared. Cole -- Kansas University's team tackles leader entering Saturday's season-ending football game against Oklahoma State �" says he idolized Thomas, who put his "heart and soul into every play."

6Sports video: Coach Mangino's first year has been tough

The Jayhawks have had five quarterbacks and a losing record.

6Sports video: Jayhawks rev up for the Preseason NIT

Former Jayawk Paul Pierce expresses his suport for the team. Also, three players have signed letters of intent for next year. Finally, John Crider returns to the Fieldhouse.

Williams thrilled with class

Roy Williams has been known to drop the telephone, pump his fist and scream, "Yes!" when men's basketball recruits as talented as David Padgett orally commit to Kansas University. "I go nuts over an eagle putt : but I think I do get a little emotional," Williams, KU's 15th-year coach, said of his reaction to commitments of players in his nucleus class of Padgett, Omar Wilkes and Jeremy Case, who on Wednesday signed national letters-of-intent with KU, plus J.R. Giddens, who will sign next Tuesday in a ceremony at his high school.

Coach says teamwork key to building success

In Lawrence, a business owner's dream may be to be as successful as Roy Williams. On Thursday, about 200 business owners and other community members attended a chamber of commerce event to get tips on business success from the Kansas University men's basketball coach.

Thursday, November 14

Jayhawk golf inks two preps

The Kansas University women's golf squad has signed a pair of prep standouts. Coach Megan Menzel announced Wednesday that Amanda Costner, a senior at Claremore (Okla.) High, and Kelly Birdsell, a senior a Xavier Prep in Mesa, Ariz., each committed to play golf with the Jayhawks.

Fresh faces set pace - Kansas Women 61, Solna Vikings 56

Wednesday night showed what the future could hold for Kansas University women's basketball. And it was a victory.

KU Volleyball: A&M edges Kansas

Jayhawks' big numbers can't keep Aggies from 3-2 victory

Five career-highs and a school-record weren't enough for Kansas University's volleyball team Wednesday against Texas A&M.

Dyer will start against OSU

Bill Whittemore's knee injury appears to be of the season-ending variety. "It's unlikely that he'll play Saturday," Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said of his junior quarterback after Wednesday's practice at Memorial Stadium.

Giddens will wait to commit

Other future Jayhawks make plans official

Known as the quickest of Kansas University's four incoming basketball prospects, J.R. Giddens is the slowest to sign on the dotted line.

Marshall named Big 12 golfer for October

With two top-10 finishes in October, Kansas men's golfer Chris Marshall has been named the Big 12 Conference Golfer of the Month for October.

6Sports video: KU freshmen make impact in exhibition game

6Sports reports on the first exhibition game for the KU women's basketball team.

6Sports video: Jayhawk volleyball still winless against Aggies

6Sports reports on Wednesday night's volleyball match against the Texas A&M Aggies.

Wednesday, November 13

KU's Menguc familiar with Jayhawks' first foe

When Leila Menguc chose to play basketball at Kansas University, about 4,500 miles away from home, she never imagined she would see familiar faces in Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Jayhawks improve to 2-0 without Wayne Simien

6Sports reports on the final exhibition game for the KU men's basketball team.

KU puts on exhibition - Kansas 101, Washburn 66

Jayhawks rip Ichabods in tuneup

Kirk Hinrich was getting his ankles taped in the trainer's room Tuesday night when broadcaster Max Falkenstien delivered the news.

6Sports video: Mangino blames himself for punting problems

6Sports reports on the recent problems experienced by the KU punt team.

Mangino looking to make a move

Coach seeks offices at Memorial Stadium

If Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino has his way, the Jayhawks will be spending a lot more time at Memorial Stadium in the future.

Hinrich snags another honor

Kansas senior selected for preseason All-America squad

Arizona teammates Luke Walton and Jason Gardner were among the five seniors selected to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team.

Kansas Football Notebook

KU Football Notebook

Signing day: Four preps to sign today with Kansas

Kansas University today will corral one of the country's top men's basketball recruiting classes when four high schoolers sign their collegiate national letters-of-intent.

Kansas begins getting used to experimental rule changes

If James Naismith were still alive, he almost certainly would have been baffled by all the white lines painted on the basketball floor named in his honor.

Kansas Basketball Notebook: Hawkins says he's all right

KU's red-shirt freshman guard suffers shortness of breath, chest pains in win

Wearing a stocking cap and Kansas University basketball sweat shirt, Jeff Hawkins held a sub sandwich, preparing to devour a post-game snack late Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Crider 'off a little bit'

Former Jayhawk limited to four points in return

As Washburn guard and former Jayhawk John Crider's name was announced prior to Tuesday's game between Kansas University and Washburn, the near-sellout crowd at Allen Fieldhouse responded with a thunderous ovation.

Tuesday, November 12

Welcome back, Crider

Washburn's ex-Jayhawk eager for Allen return

John Crider knows firsthand what it's like to play basketball in a jam-packed Allen Fieldhouse. "It gives you chills," said Crider, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard/small forward who toiled for Kansas for two seasons and one semester before transferring to Washburn University in January of 2001.

UA No. 1; KU leads Big 12 trio at Nos. 2-4

Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas near top of preseason poll

With five returning starters, Arizona was No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason poll Monday for the third time in six years.

KU-Washburn at a glance

KU sophomore forward Simien battling tendinitis

Kansas University sophomore power forward Wayne Simien rode the stationary bike but did not practice Monday because of tendinitis in his right ankle.

Jayhawks nearing end of difficult season

Mark Mangino has been to bowl games the last nine seasons in a row. If Kansas University's first-year football coach wants to see a postseason game this winter, he'll have to buy a ticket.

Jayhawks walk over the Ichabods, 101-66

Kansas shifted into cruise control with a little over three minutes to play in the scrimmage against Washburn. Safely up by 33 points, the starters came out and the reserves went in. One player who did not contribute in the last 13 mintues was Jeff Hawkins, who left with the trainer for the lockers complaining of chest pains. He did not return but Coach Roy Williams said he was fine after the game.

6Sports video: Huskers hammer Jayhawks

6Sports recaps the action from last Saturday's football loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

6Sports video: Jayhawks prepared for Washburn

6Sports reports on the Jayhawks' second exhibition game against the Washburn Ichabods.

Monday, November 11

KU's Dyer might return to offense

Sixth-leading tackler could serve as backup QB

Kansas University's football team is in dire need of a quarterback. Zach Dyer might be the answer. Dyer was KU's starting quarterback in the season opener at Iowa State, but he was benched in favor of junior Bill Whittemore in the second half of a 45-3 loss in Ames, Iowa.

Discussion of book about KU's greatest teams tonight

Great teams are sure to evoke divergent opinions so don't miss tonight's discussion on the greatest teams in Kansas University's men's basketball history.

Williams wants KU to improve fast break

The reviews all were good last Tuesday - the day after Kansas University's curtain-raising performance of the 2002-03 men's basketball season.

Sunday, November 10

KU's Williams empathizes with penalized Michigan

An innocent basketball coach and 17 innocent players will be penalized at the University of Michigan this season because of the crimes committed by parties no longer associated with the program.

Swimming: Jayhawks cruise to pair of victories

KU easily defeats Wyoming, Southwest Missouri St.

In its first home meet of the season, the Kansas University swimming and diving team made short work of Wyoming and Southwest Missouri State at a triangular on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

KU Football Notebook

NU tough on KU punt team

Huskers block 2 kicks; Kansas changes snapper

After suffering a concussion last week against Texas, Nebraska rover Lannie Hopkins returned to action against Kansas showing no ill effects.

Jayhawks flogged - Nebraska 45, Kansas 7

Weatherbie finished; KU drops sixth straight

Another week, another quarterback injury. And another loss. Kansas University lost senior quarterback Jonas Weatherbie to a right knee injury in the second quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and Nebraska rolled to a 45-7 Big 12 Conference football victory.

KU Football Notebook

Huskers run wild on Jayhawks

Nebraska rushes for 350 yards in lopsided victory

A 7-4 record isn't typical for the University of Nebraska football team. More than 350 yards rushing and a 45-7 victory against Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium looked pretty familiar, though.

Discussion of book on KU's greatest teams on tap

Eras change. Players change. Uniforms change. College basketball remains constant, however, and Kansas University has had some of the best teams in the nation's history.

Jayhawks cruise to pair of victories

KU easily defeats Wyoming, Southwest Missouri St.

In its first home meet of the season, the Kansas University swimming and diving team made short work of Wyoming and Southwest Missouri State at a triangular on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

Kansas' Cole happy with record, not result

It was a memorable moment for Greg Cole in a game the Kansas University football team would rather forget. KU's senior co-captain set a school single-season record Saturday at Nebraska when he tackled running back Cory Ross for a three-yard loss in the third quarter.

Saturday, November 9

Kane learning on job

Freshman linebacker making most of opportunities

Kevin Kane is inexperienced and undersized. That didn't stop the freshman linebacker from notching a team-high 12 tackles in Kansas University's 64-0 loss to Kansas State last Saturday.

Book discussion slated

So many great Kansas University men's basketball teams. So much to learn about them.

Graves able to join Jayhawks

Williams 'introduces' junior forward after big man completes 12-minute run

He's no Jim Ryun, Wes Santee or Glenn Cunningham, but Jeff Graves is a good enough distance runner to join Kansas University's men's basketball team.

Nebraska overpowers Kansas, 45-7

Nebraska easily rolled over Kansas, 45-7 in Big 12 football action Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

Book discussion slated

So many great Kansas University men's basketball teams. So much to learn about them.

Kansas football has work to do

The Kansas University football situation is even worse than some preseason pessimists figured. As for those of us who dared to dream that the Mark Mangino Jayhawks might win four or five games : boy, are we rubbing our tear-dimmed eyes.

Nebraska coach praises Lord

Junior quarterback has Huskers' running game back on fast track following slow start

This isn't the way things are supposed to go at Nebraska. NU is the third-winningest team in college football history. Entering today's game against Kansas, the Cornhuskers are the fourth-best team in the Big 12 Conference North.

Friday, November 8

Kansas' Final Four led to these fine four

Fresh off last year's Final Four appearance, Kansas University's men's basketball program on Wednesday will corral one of the top recruiting classes in the country. Coincidence, or not?

KU briefs

¢ Ex-Jayhawk Unseld wins election ¢ Kansas basketball picks up victory

Wack-y pick: ISU over K-State

Here's today's pop quiz, football fans: 1. Who was president the last time Kansas defeated Nebraska in football? a) Millard Fillmore b) Lyndon Johnson c) Juan Peron d) John Quincy Adams

Kansas soccer falls to Nebraska, 2-1

Kansas University's stay in the Big 12 Conference soccer tournament didn't last long.

Jordan hopes to create more good memories

Matt Jordan turned on the jets, flew toward Nebraska's punter and thwacked the ball out of the end zone for a safety.

6Sports video: KU's first win showed some flaws

While the 'Hawks' first showing of the season was impressive, they still have some kinks work out.

6Sports video: KU football playing for pride

The Jayhawks' last win in Lincoln was in 1968.

New coach Price: KU baseball working to 'change image'

After 6:30 a.m. conditioning drills and daily workouts during the fall, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price thinks his team is on the turnaround track.

KU briefs

¢ Ex-Jayhawk Unseld wins election ¢ Kansas basketball picks up victory

Thursday, November 7

KU briefs

KU changes tip-off Correction

KU briefs

KU changes tip-off Correction

Red Raiders rough up Jayhawks

The Kansas University volleyball team let this one slip away.

Whittemore could be game-time decision

Kansas University football fans wondering if quarterback Bill Whittemore will play against Nebraska might have to wait until 12:30 p.m. Saturday to find out. "Because we're trying to do everything we can to get him ready, this one might go right up to game time," KU coach Mark Mangino said after Wednesday's practice. "It might go right up to pregame warm-up."

6Sports video: Whittemore may play against Nebraska

The quarterback has provided most of the Jayhawks' offense.

6Sports video: Adonis Jordan plays in the Fieldhouse again

Coach Williams and Jordan took the Jayhawks to two Final Fours.

Perimeter prowess

Simien next KU big man to have solid outside shot

Kansas University's basketball big men during the Roy Williams era have been known for their versatility. "Big guys coming down on the secondary break ... being able to make a shot from the free-throw area, the top of the key is something we've lived on for 15 years," said Williams, entering his 15th year at the Jayhawks' helm.

Jayhawks face tough Big 12 tournament foe in Cornhuskers

The Kansas University soccer squad tied Nebraska 1-1 on Sept. 29 at SuperTarget Field, the first non-loss for the Jayhawks against the Cornhuskers in eight all-time matches.

Wednesday, November 6

Hawkins 'overwhelmed' during KU debut

He had played in two Late Night With Roy Williams basketball scrimmages and had practiced countless times on James Naismith Court.

Duncan no longer with KU

Reggie Duncan's tumultuous football career at Kansas University has come to an end. "Reggie Duncan is no longer with the ballclub," KU coach Mark Mangino said Tuesday during his weekly news conference.

NCAA reforms to raise athletes' academic standards

New academic standards approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. are designed to make it easier for student athletes to enter college but more difficult to keep playing sports.

KU has early edge over Tigers

Mid-week musings while wondering if Terry Allen received any write-in votes in Tuesday's election

6Sports video: Hawks prepare for Huskers without Duncan

6Sports reports on the outlook the Jayhawks are taking before meeting up with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Heaggans fills many roles

Schlagle product scout standout, return specialist

Greg Heaggans returned five kickoffs for 119 yards Saturday during Kansas University's 64-0 loss to Kansas State. In the process, he set a KU single-season record with 610 return yards.

6Sports video: Jayhawk sophomore making impact all over again

6Sports reports on KU sophomore Wayne Simien.

'Ask Gary' talkin' Turkey and the (preseason) NIT

Hello from hoopville, Don't know if I'll have another edition of Ask Gary before Thanksgiving. If not, look for me on your TV screen on press row at Madison Square Garden as I'll be in New York covering the Jayhawks in the Preseason NIT over T-giving week. Hopefully the Big Apple will treat me kindly as it did last year when we ventured East for the KU-Princeton game, not like it did a couple years ago when the Asian flu bug sapped all my strength during the Coaches V. Cancer Classic.

Marshall wins; KU golf places 6th at Prestige

Kansas University senior Chris Marshall shot three sub-par rounds to win The Prestige, which ended Tuesday on the 6,841-yard, par-72 La Quinta Resort-Mountain Course.

6Sports video: McAnderson hoping KU career includes brother

6Sports reports on Lawrence High running back Brandon McAnderson and his brother Devin.

Tuesday, November 5

6Sports video: Mangino not giving up after thrashing by Wildcats

6Sports reports on the reactions of KU head coach Mark Mangino and some KU players to Saturday's 64-0 loss to Kansas State.

Pollard nursing back

Sacramento Kings backup forward Scot Pollard has missed two straight games because of a strained lower back. He doesn't know when he'll return.

Simien devours All-Stars - Kansas 111, EA Sports East All-Stars 94

Forward sparks KU to rout

Normally, 6-foot-9, 255-pound Wayne Simien has a hearty appetite. Just not on game day. "I was nervous all day. At pregame I couldn't eat anything. I was able to get down just a couple of pieces of steak," Simien said after feasting on EA Sports All-Stars for 26 points in Kansas University's 111-94 exhibition basketball victory on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks could use bomber off bench

Five months from now if Kansas University's men's basketball team is in New Orleans for the NCAA Final Four Monday night's exhibition game against EA Sports East will be about as memorable as yesterday's bean dip.

Ex-Jayhawks in NBA

LaFrentz out 3-6 weeks Pollard nursing back

Jordan thrilled by reception

Most athletes who play against Kansas University's men's basketball team are greeted by a chorus of boos during their introduction at Allen Fieldhouse. Not a former Jayhawk like Adonis Jordan, though.

Mangino playing youngsters to build for future

Mark Mangino hasn't given up on the 2002 season, but Kansas University's football coach is definitely planning for the future. When Kansas State bolted to a 43-0 halftime lead Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Mangino decided to give additional playing time to some of his young reserves.

KU Basketball Notebook: Williams, Jordan yuk it up

Roy Williams hugged Adonis Jordan before Monday night's Kansas University-EA Sports All-Stars exhibition basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.

Womack's gift of $2 million to fund softball stadium

Kansas University finally will have a softball stadium, thanks to a $2 million pledge from Mission Hills businesswoman Cheryl Womack.

KU-OSU won't be on TV

Kansas University's last regular season football game against Oklahoma State on Nov. 16 will not be televised. Kickoff will be 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

LaFrentz out 3-6 weeks

Mavericks center Raef LaFrentz will miss three-to-six weeks to nurse a severely sprained right ankle. LaFrentz, a Kansas University product, was injured Saturday early in the third quarter against Phoenix.

6Sports video: Jayhawks cruise past All-Stars

6Sports reports on the first KU basketball scrimmage of the season against the EA Sports All-Stars.

McAnderson sold on Jayhawks

Lawrence High running back impressed by Kansas' persistence

After being courted by some out-of-town colleges, Lawrence High senior Brandon McAnderson decided home was the best place for him.

Monday, November 4

Collison tame off court

Hinrich: 'He's just lazy. He just lays around.'

Media types all over the country have worked hard to uncover little-known facts about Kansas University senior All-America candidate Nick Collison. Virtually everybody has failed miserably.

McAnderson headed to KU

Brandon McAnderson's season just got better. The Lawrence High senior orally committed to the Kansas University football team Saturday night, the first Lion to commit to the Jayhawks since 1994 graduate Jason Thoren.

KU opens season, defeats EASports: 111-94

Drew who? Sophomore Wayne Simien filled the void left by Drew Gooden, and filled it (almost) perfectly by missing only one shot all night. He hit nine of 10 field goals and all eight free throws for 26 points on the night.

Jones overcomes snafu

Freshman says year off 'learning experience'

Very few people ever see their high school transcript. Consequently, very few people would know if something important - like a completed course, for instance - were omitted. Like Kansas University freshman basketball player Sereeta Jones.

KU was Hawkins' destiny

'J-Hawk' spurned scholarship offers

It seems only fitting a guy with the nickname 'J-Hawk' play basketball at Kansas University. "That's what everybody calls me," grins KU red-shirt freshman guard Jeff Hawkins, who was able to practice last year, but did not play in any games fresh out of Kansas City's Sumner Academy.

Simien aware of expectations

Kansas sophomore forward Wayne Simien had the chance to spend some quality time with three teammates this summer, and KU opponents may face the consequences this season.

Lee didn't consider football

Former prep standout: 'I just love basketball'

Let's get one thing straight. Never, no matter the football's team struggles, did Michael Lee ever think about pulling double duty. Lee, a sophomore guard for the Kansas University basketball team, was a standout tight end and defensive back for his high school team in Oregon, and received scholarship offers to play football at Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.

Miles is tough defender

Williams lauds guard's stopping ability

Kansas University's last men's basketball season may have ended in disappointment at the Final Four, but coach Roy Williams liked at least one thing he saw at the end of his team's Final Four run � the defense of freshman guard Aaron Miles.

Langford avid camper

Sophomore worked hard in offseason

Keith Langford might not sleep in the hallways of Allen Fieldhouse like scores of KU students do before games, but that doesn't mean the sophomore sharp-shooter doesn't like to camp. Langford just prefers to do so in the summer and on the basketball court.

Nash feels pressure

Junior eager to prove himself

While Bryant Nash was in Europe with the Big 12 Conference All-Stars last August, the Kansas junior swingman believes his skills improved significantly. Nash also saw some sights in Scandinavia he would prefer not to see again.

Hinrich eyed NBA seriously

Nationally, Kirk Hinrich was known as a solid, if not spectacular, combo guard through the first 11 weeks of the 2001-02 basketball season. Then came Kansas University's Jan. 28 Big Monday showdown against Missouri when ESPN analyst Dick Vitale and a national audience watched the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder hit eight of 11 shots, good for 23 points in a 105-73 rout of the Tigers.

Weatherbie might start Saturday

Mangino says senior QB will play instead of Luke if Whittemore still sidelined

Jonas Weatherbie might get a second chance. Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said Sunday that his senior backup quarterback would start Saturday at Nebraska if junior Bill Whittemore was unable to play for the second week in a row because of a knee injury.

KU-EA sports notes

KU-EA Sports Probable starters KU-EA Sports Rosters KU-EA Sports Notes

KU set to debut

Jayhawks open tonight against Jordan, All-Stars

Adonis Jordan has played pro basketball not only in the NBA and CBA, but also for teams in Australia, Israel, Venezuela, Korea, Hong Kong, Belarus, Finland, France and Germany.

It's tough, but you can get tickets to a KU home basketball game

"So, how do I get tickets to a KU home basketball game?" Yep, that's the question we probably receive the most here at

Sunday, November 3

Mangino turns political after lopsided loss

You sure can't beat a Kansas-Kansas State football game three days before an election to bring the politicians onto the stump, and Memorial Stadium was crawling with hand-shakers on Saturday.

Jayhawks dying for chance to avenge 64-0 loss on court

The best revenge is playing basketball well

For many Jayhawk fans, the best thing about Saturday's football game against Kansas State University is that it means basketball season is just around the corner.

Snyder: 'Hang in there'

Bill Snyder and Mark Mangino met near midfield late Saturday afternoon after the most lopsided game in the history of the Kansas University-Kansas State football series.

Jayhawks mediocre at Big 12

The Kansas University men's and women's cross country squads finished eighth and sixth at the Big 12 Conference Championships on Saturday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course.

A blowout for the ages - Kansas State 64, Kansas 0

K-State hammers Jayhawks again

It wasn't the worst loss in 112 years of Kansas University football, but it was close. No. 14 Kansas State hammered the Jayhawks, 64-0, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. "I think our football team played well," Kansas State's Bill Snyder said. "I think we played well on offense, played well on defense and played well on special teams." Kansas did not.

KU Football Notebook

KU Football Notebook

Cross Country: Jayhawks mediocre at Big 12

The Kansas University men's and women's cross country squads finished eighth and sixth at the Big 12 Conference Championships on Saturday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course.

Volleyball: KU upends Texas

Jayhawks top No. 24 Longhorns, 3-0

It was easily the most fun the Kansas University volleyball team has had in some time. The Jayhawks, in one of their most complete matches this season, swept No. 24 Texas 3-0 (33-31, 30-26, 30-19) in front of a deafening crowd of 1,164 on Saturday at Horejsi Center.

Williams holds court with coaches

Magic marker in hand, Roy Williams used an overhead projector to explain the intricacies of Kansas University basketball to several hundred high school, junior college and small-college coaches on Saturday morning at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU upends Texas

Jayhawks top No. 24 Longhorns, 3-0

It was easily the most fun the Kansas University volleyball team has had in some time. The Jayhawks, in one of their most complete matches this season, swept No. 24 Texas 3-0 (33-31, 30-26, 30-19) in front of a deafening crowd of 1,164 on Saturday at Horejsi Center.

Jayhawk Rowing: Kansas State blanks KU

The Kansas State women's rowing team throttled in-state rival Kansas University on Saturday, winning five of five 2,000-meter races.

Heaggans sets KU return record

Greg Heaggans, often a bright spot in Kansas University's 2-8 football season, set a record he probably would rather not have Saturday during the Jayhawks' 64-0 loss to No. 14 Kansas State at Memorial Stadium.

Saturday, November 2

Ekpere wins 'Rudy' title

Efe Lee Ekpere went to Robinson Gymnasium on Friday afternoon looking to play some pick-up basketball. He wound up earning a spot on the roster of EA Sports East All-Stars, a team that will play Kansas University in an exhibition at 7 p.m. Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU soccer tumbles at Missouri, 2-0

Kansas University's soccer team was shut out for just the second time this season in a 2-0 loss Friday to Missouri in the Jayhawks' regular-season finale.

Whittemore injury woes

Transfer QB has history of breakdowns during season

Wherever he goes, the injury bug finds Bill Whittemore. The quarterback's freshman season at Tennessee-Martin was interrupted by an injured right knee.

CU's Harrison: Kansas fans 'really don't like me'

Sporting a shaved head and buff body, once-flabby Colorado center David Harrison looks a lot different than he did a year ago. He sounds the same, though.

Snyder stands in Mangino's path

Kansas coach must compete with former boss to succeed at new job

Mark Mangino gave eight years of his life to Kansas State football. To succeed in his new job, Kansas University's first-year head coach must recruit against, compete with and eventually defeat his mentor, K-State coach Bill Snyder.

Sproles sprinting past opponents

Kansas State running back next test for struggling KU defense

When a Division I college football program defeats its only in-state rival nine years in a row, you can probably guess which team wins the recruiting war inside the state lines. Kansas State listed 58 players from Kansas high schools on its preseason roster 22 more than Kansas.

True-blue KU fan says sky's the limit

'Air Hawk' balloon aims to lift Jayhawk spirits

Steve Libel has fearlessly flown his giant Jayhawk-adorned hot-air balloon in Missouri. "It draws some comments when you go out of state," he said. "But nobody shoots at you or anything."

6Sports video: Jayhawks going without Whittemore

Kevin Romary sets up Saturday's KU - K-State showdown, the 100th in the series. Kansas will have to face the Wildcats without starting quarterback Bill Whittemore.

Kansas Shut out by Kansas State: 64-0

The Governer's Cup will stay in Manhattan for another year. Saturday's 64-0 humiliation now stands as the most points scored by Kansas State in the history of the Sunflower showdown. KSU's stats through just three quarters would make for an outstanding day for any team: 20 first downs, 446 total yards on 68 plays and a possession time of 29:35.

Graves could add bulk for KU up front

It remains to be seen if juco transfer Jeff Graves can measure up to expectations for this year's Kansas basketball team. Will he force-condition himself to become the 6-foot-9, 275-pound package he's listed at in the Jayhawk media guide?

KU swimming falls at Mizzou dual

Kansas University finished 1-2 in the 1,000 freestyle, but Missouri cruised to a 170-126 swimming and diving victory in a dual with the Jayhawks on Friday.

Friday, November 1

It's no secret: K-State will whack KU

Contemporary college football practice sites are like prison yards without the guard towers and razor wire.

Whittemore won't play against 'Cats

Kansas University's football team will face the nation's sixth-best defense without the Jayhawks' best offensive weapon. Quarterback Bill Whittemore who injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during last Saturday's 36-12 loss at Missouri will not play in Saturday's home game against No. 14 Kansas State, coach Mark Mangino said Thursday night.

KU lacks depth

Williams says Jayhawks might use more zone

Neither ghosts nor goblins, ax murderers nor bumps in the night scare Roy Williams. A lack of depth on his 15th Kansas University men's basketball team, however, does.

Jayhawks must win vital Mizzou match

A little more than a week into Border War Cup competition, Kansas University's soccer team is forced into the trenches.

KU men's basketball team lacks depth

Williams says Jayhawks might use more zone

Neither ghosts nor goblins, ax murderers nor bumps in the night scare Roy Williams. A lack of depth on his 15th Kansas University men's basketball team, however, does.

Big 12 coaches laud Jayhawks

Roy Williams thinks his Kansas University basketball team might be overrated this preseason.