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Thursday, October 31

KU 'turning around'

After numerous seasons at or near the top, long-time Kansas University women's basketball coach Marian Washington didn't like the bottom. Now the Jayhawks have had almost a complete roster turnover as Washington approaches her 30th season as KU's head coach.

Kansas' Reid also overcame MCL injury

Nick Reid can empathize with Kansas University football teammate Bill Whittemore. Reid, too, once suffered medial collateral knee damage while playing quarterback.

Whittemore practices

Mangino: It's too early to say if quarterback will play against K-State

The Bill Whittemore watch continues. Kansas University's injured quarterback practiced Wednesday at Memorial Stadium, but coach Mark Mangino said it was too early to determine whether the junior would play Saturday against Kansas State.

6Sports video: Coach Washington speaks at Big 12 Women's Basketball Media Day

Coach Washington believes this season will be better than last year.

KU volleyball sweeps ISU

The Kansas University volleyball team defeated Iowa State 3-0 (30-20, 30-26, 30-16) on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.

Wisconsin prep Butch taps Badgers over Jayhawks

Brian Butch has decided to play college basketball in his home state.

Whittemore is out

Kansas University's football team will face the nation's sixth-best defense without its 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.

Teammates say Lee talks good game

Jayhawks' sophomore guard hopes to keep play in line with mouth

Michael Lee's greatest talent isn't listed in the Kansas University men's basketball media guide. Most media-guide entries tout a player's defensive ability or jumping prowess.

6Sports video: KU and K-State meet again in Sunflower Showdown

The annual game has gone to the Wildcats for almost an entire decade.

Wednesday, October 30

London 'never looked back'

Happy playing basketball at DePaul University, in his beloved hometown of Chicago, Marlon London says he has never second-guessed himself for leaving Kansas University.

Correction

The name of a Kansas University bowler was incorrect in Monday's Journal-World. Jason Elliott led Kansas in its season-opening tournament with a 199 average.

Kansas Women's Basketball: KU's Hallman hobbled

Jayhawks' top recruit sidelined 3-4 weeks

Erica Hallman, centerpiece of Kansas University's women's basketball recruiting class, has been lost for three or four weeks with a knee injury.

KU's coaches clinic Saturday at fieldhouse

Kansas University men's basketball coach Roy Williams will conduct his annual coaching clinic this weekend at Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Whittemore could start on Saturday

6Sports reports on the status of KU's starting quarterback Bill Whittemore after injuring his left knee last Saturday against the Missouri Tigers.

Mangino scolds Beck for antics

Coach wants kicker to own up to misses

Mark Mangino can accept the fact his placekicker has missed eight straight field-goal attempts. What is unacceptable to the Kansas University football coach, however, is his perception that beleaguered sophomore Johnny Beck sometimes outwardly appears to blame others for his misfortune.

Athletes believe rituals lead to winning games

Coaches and athletes at the University of Kansas rely upon training, preparation, skills and some superstitious habits. Some coaches and athletes have daily rituals they practice to keep themselves focused.

Senior volleyballers lead with energy

Four volleyball players, four seniors, four different paths to the University of Kansas, but they share a common goal. That goal is to finish their Jayhawk careers with an appearance at the NCAA tournament.

Jordan to play Jayhawks

Former Kansas University guard Adonis Jordan is scheduled to play Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse. He's on the roster for the EA Sports East All-Stars, who will take on KU in an exhibition game set for 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 29

Women's golf opens play in Hawaii

The Kansas women's golf team has performed strongly under new coach Megan Menzel, finishing in the top half of all but one of its tournaments. The team could head into its winter hiatus on a positive note after this weekend.

KU bowlers open season on the road

Teamwork. Sure, bowling is an individual sport: one person, one ball and ten pins. The one thing that bonds this Kansas team together, however, is the team itself.

KU Basketball Notebook: Owens still Kansas fan

Green also impressed with latest version of Jayhawks

No longer involved directly with basketball, Ted Owens still likes to watch a game or two in person or on TV. The 73-year-old Owens especially likes watching Kansas, the program he directed to a 348-182 mark as head coach from 1964 to 1983.

Mangino has 'great admiration' for Snyder

There's no love lost between Kansas University and Kansas State, but the football coaches of those Sunflower State rivals claim that's not the case in their personal relationship.

6Sports video: Border War leaves one wounded

6Sports recaps the action from Saturdays' KU football loss against the Missouri Tigers.

KU lucky NU game not on TV

When you're deep in the throes of a rebuilding season, it's OK to count a small blessing as a thank-you-very-much.

Kansas' sisters lose in tennis semifinals

The University of Missouri women's tennis team was the only obstacle between Kansas juniors Courtney and Kristen Steinbock and a trip to the finals of the Omni Hotels Women's Tennis Central Region Championships this weekend in Tulsa, Okla.

Monday, October 28

Men's golf fifth

Kansas University's men's golf team closed with a 284 to tie for fifth place out of 18 teams in The Nelson-Stanford Invitational.

College legends gather in KC

Stewart, former Jayhawks honor Williams during Jewish center's annual fund-raiser

Some of the heavy hitters in college basketball history came to honor 15th-year Kansas University men's basketball Roy Williams on Sunday night.

No. 6 Texas A&M defeats Jayhawks, 3-1

Kansas University couldn't contain sixth-ranked Texas A&M, falling to the Aggies, 3-1, in Big 12 soccer Sunday afternoon at the Aggie Soccer Complex.

KU men bowlers 5th, women finish 8th

Kansas University's men's bowling club finished fifth and the women were eighth Sunday in the Mid-States Tournament.

Mangino 'wouldn't be surprised' if Whittemore played Saturday

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino had been trying for weeks to convince quarterback Bill Whittemore to slide or run out of bounds rather than take hit after hit from opposing defenses.

Sunday, October 27

Golf fifth at Stanford

The Kansas University men's golf squad stands in fifth place after the second round of the Nelson-Stanford Invitational at Stanford University Golf Club.

KU Football Notebook

Missouri's second straight victory in the series evened the ancient border rivalry at 51-51-9. The defeat assured Kansas, 2-7, of its seventh straight losing season.

Jayhawks in last place on recruit Butch's radar

Appleton, Wis., high school senior big man Brian Butch has a final list of Kansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Marquette. Of course, speculation is rampant on which school is "leading" for the 6-foot-11 pivot, who says he will make a decision either this week or next.

Jayhawk tennis troubled in Tulsa

The Kansas University tennis squad had three players eliminated at the Women's Tennis Central Region Championships on Saturday.

Mizzou puts hurt on KU - Tigers 36, Jayhawks 12

Kansas QB Whittemore injures knee

On a day that Kansas University couldn't overcome the loss of injured quarterback Bill Whittemore, Missouri had no problem replacing its starting tailback.

Golf fifth at Stanford

The Kansas University men's golf squad stands in fifth place after the second round of the Nelson-Stanford Invitational at Stanford University Golf Club.

Jayhawk tennis troubled in Tulsa

The Kansas University tennis squad had three players eliminated at the Women's Tennis Central Region Championships on Saturday.

Jayhawks deflated in setback

Not too many weeks ago, when the Jayhawks were in the early stages of their losing malady, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino vowed his players would never give up.

Volleyball squad beats OU in five

Kansas University's volleyball team (15-5, 6-5 Big 12) captured an important conference road victory Saturday, defeating Oklahoma (4-15, 2-9 Big 12) in five games, 30-26, 30-19, 21-30, 21-30, 15-11 at OU Fieldhouse.

KU Football Notebook

Volleyball squad beats OU in five

Kansas University's volleyball team (15-5, 6-5 Big 12) captured an important conference road victory Saturday, defeating Oklahoma (4-15, 2-9 Big 12) in five games, 30-26, 30-19, 21-30, 21-30, 15-11 at OU Fieldhouse.

Backup backs step up for Tigers

Leon, Roberson, QB Smith combine for 266 yards in Missouri victory

Missouri running back Zack Abron, who leads the team with 10 rushing touchdowns, missed Saturday's game against Kansas because of a partial tear of his left posterior cruciate ligament.

Saturday, October 26

Jayhawk golf seventh at Stanford tourney

Kansas University's men's golf team was in seventh place after the first round of The Nelson-Stanford Invitational on Friday. KU opened the three-day tournament with 288 strokes on the 6,786-yard, par-71 Stanford University Golf Club.

Kansas soccer falls to No. 3 Longhorns

Texas scored a pair of goals in each half and rolled over Kansas University, 4-1, in soccer on Friday.

Gasaway had MU on his list

Receiver isn't expecting warm welcome

Byron Gasaway could have been a Cornhusker, a Wildcat or a even a Tiger. "I considered Missouri," the senior receiver said after a recent Kansas football practice. "At the time, I had a really good relationship with the coaching staff. I'm from Missouri, so you always consider the state you're from. I just felt more comfortable here at Kansas."

Rowdy Tiger fans stoke fire of heated rivalry

It's less than a three-hour bus ride from Lawrence to Columbia, Mo., but 160 of Kansas University's loudest fans won't be attending today's football game between KU and Missouri.

Health-conscious Williams cutting back on cola

University of Cincinnati men's basketball coach Bob Huggins said earlier this week that he's been putting in 12-hour days at the office.

Gage presents huge challenge for KU

Missouri passing game next hurdle for struggling Jayhawks

Kansas football coach Mark Mangino clearly is impressed by Missouri's Justin Gage. "The guy can play the ball in transition," Mangino said with a smile. "He can take it to the hole. He's unbelievable."

6Sports video: Jayhawks ready to take on Tigers

6Sports reports on the Border War game between the Jayhawks and the Missouri Tigers.

Missouri overpowers Kansas, 36-12

COLUMBIA, Mo. Powered by big plays, Missouri pummelled Kansas, 36-12, in Big 12 football action Saturday afternoon at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Then Missouri's fan took over and pulled down the goal posts in celebration.

Friday, October 25

Kansas QB Whittemore 'banged up'

Junior has taken beating as top offensive threat

It's a minor miracle Bill Whittemore is still standing after eight Kansas University football games. "Bill is banged up. He's sore. This guy has been beat up," KU coach Mark Mangino said. "Our trainers have to go ask him if he's OK because he never complains about anything. He is one of the toughest son of a guns I've been around."

6Sports video: Bill Whittemore is the Jayhawks' offense

Whittemore's offensive threat means he gets more than his share of hits.

6Sports video: Jeff Hawkins is ready to play

Coach Williams believes Hawkins' red-shirt season helped him become a better player.

Cornerstones: Don Fambrough calls the KU-MU game war

The legendary coach believes there's no rivalry greater than the Jayhawks and the Tigers.

KU's Rome balancing books, sport

Kansas University junior Sarah Rome is the "nerd" among her volleyball teammates.

Clips cut Chenowith

Former Kansas University center Eric Chenowith has been waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.

6Sports video: Hawkins is ready to play

Coach Williams believes Hawkins' red-shirt season helped him become a better player.

Smiths scoring machines for Kansas soccer

They share the same bathroom, the same last name and, luckily for Kansas soccer fans, the same knack for scoring lots of goals.

QB seeks diversion

Kansas University football player Jonas Weatherbie has applied for a diversion to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license.

Whack-y pick: MU by 22 over KU

It's too late, I'm sure, to put the question on the Nov. 5 ballot, yet I'm sure everybody at least those who care about football would love to cast a vote on the matter.

Jayhawk forward Nash ready to spread his wings as junior

Browse through this year's Kansas University men's basketball media guide, and a picture on page 37 will leave you a bit intrigued. It's a photo of Bryant Nash, his arms expanded, palming a basketball in each hand. It's reminiscent of the famous Michael Jordan "Wings" picture � except for one little difference.

Ex-Jayhawk Gooden has lived up to billing so far

All NBA rookies are up for inspection.

Jayhawks' Brown picks up tennis victory

Paige Brown picked up Kansas University's lone singles victory at the Omni Hotels Women's Tennis Central Region Championships on Thursday.

Thursday, October 24

Huskers still too much

KU loses 68th straight volleyball match to Nebraska

Goliath's winning streak continued climbing to monster heights on Wednesday with no end in sight.

'Rudy' winner to face KU

One student will dress for the EA Sports All-Star men's basketball team that will play Kansas University in an exhibition contest at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Watkins plans on playing

Defensive tackle has been slowed by a leg injury

On the Kansas University football roster, you'll find two Amadis, two Heagganses and a pair of Joneses. Those three same-name duos don't win the Jayhawks' multi-surname prize, though. That distinction belongs to the Watkinses. There are three of them and, at first glance, none of the three all third-year sophomores appear to be related.

6Sports video: Jayhawks and Tigers meet again in Border War matchup

The Jayhwks are the underdogs in Saturday's game by more than three touchdowns.

6Sports video: KU and Mizzou discuss Border War series

Both schools agree to rules to determine who wins the trophy and donations each year.

6Sports video: Nebraska's volleyball team dominates KU

The Cornhuskers are ranked 4th in the nation, and looked it in three straight wins.

Everyone wins in KU-MU battle for Border War Cup

Regardless of which school claims the Border War Cup, both Kansas and Missouri will come out winners.

Jayhawks anticipate regional

Kansas University tennis coach Kilmeny Waterman doesn't mind practicing a spring sport during the winter, but having to drive to Topeka's Wood Valley Racquet Club every day, she says, is a drag.

KU tapped No. 1 in Big 12 by coaches

In what has become an annual rite of autumn, Kansas University's men's basketball team has been tapped No. 1 in the Big 12 Conference in a preseason vote of league coaches. The coaches, who could not vote for their own teams, awarded defending regular-season league champion KU seven first-place votes to three for Oklahoma and two for Texas.

KU women tapped 11th

Texas Tech has been picked to win its fourth Big 12 Conference women's basketball title in a preseason poll of the league's head coaches.

Questions answered about KU-MU

Everything you wanted to know about the Kansas-Missouri football rivalry, but were too traumatized by FOX World Series promos to ask

Wednesday, October 23

6Sports video report: High expectations set for senior hoops duo

6Sports reports on KU seniors Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison and their upcoming season.

Kansas' Miles shooting for improvement

Aaron Miles, best known for his passing, spent a good portion of his summer shooting. Kansas University's point guard hopes to improve on his 40.4 shooting percentage from last year when he helped the Jayhawks win the Big 12 Conference title and reach the Final Four as a true freshman.

Maryland prep Boone taps UConn over KU

Blue-chip basketball prospect Josh Boone has decided to play college basketball close to home. The 6-foot-9, 225-pounder from Mt. Airy, Md., has committed orally to Connecticut over Kansas, Virginia, Rutgers, St. Joseph's and Georgetown.

Mangino singles out defensive backs in practice

Kansas football coach Mark Mangino wants to put his defensive backs on an island. Hint: It's not Maui. For the jargon-impaired, a defensive back on an island is one who is taking on a receiver one-on-one. Such islands have not been paradise for KU defenders in recent weeks.

Kansas signee Thompson passes test

Kansas University's struggling secondary probably could have used Kenneth Thompson this season, but the Grand Prairie, Texas, defensive back didn't qualify academically.

Tuesday, October 22

Simien eager to do more

Sophomore should fill void left by Gooden

No Kansas high school graduate has ever made a splash quite like Danny Manning. Manning, a former Kansas University All-American who graduated from Lawrence High, was picked in the first round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and has spent the last 13 seasons in the NBA.

KU women's basketball: Freshman gains eligibility

Kansas University women's basketball signee Tamara Ransburg is back on the roster. Ransburg, a 6-foot-4 forward from Virginia Beach, Va., averaged 27 points and 11 rebounds as a high school senior last season.

KU lands lineman

Reid Kirby, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive lineman from Oak Park (Mo.) High School, has given a verbal commitment to Mark Mangino's KU football program. Kirby picked KU over Missouri, Tulsa and Colorado State.

K-State kickoff set

Big 12 Conference television networks have passed on the Kansas-Kansas State football game on Nov. 2 at Memorial Stadium. Consequently, KU officials have set the kickoff for 1 p.m. Cable channel six will show the game on tape delay at 11 p.m. that night.

Kansas Basketball Notes

MU's Pinkel putting emphasis on KU clash

Missouri is a 22 1/2-point favorite to defeat Kansas University when the rivals meet Saturday in Columbia, Mo. To hear Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel talk about his team's homecoming game, one might think the Tigers were preparing for a New Year's Day bowl.

6Sports video report: Jayhawk secondary beaten by Aggies

6Sports recaps Saturday's loss to Texas A&M.

6Sports video report: Senior day ends with a 'W'

6Sports reports on Sunday's KU soccer win against conference foe Iowa State.

Kansas Basketball Notes

Monday, October 21

Missouri looms for Mangino, Jayhawks

Outcome won't affect Big 12 race, but winning Saturday's Border War could pay dividends in recruiting

Mark Mangino doesn't have time to brood about Saturday's 47-22 loss to Texas A&M, not with archrival Missouri looming on the schedule this weekend.

KU recruit seeking own niche

Wilkes isn't same player as basketball father

One recruiting service lists Omar Wilkes as 6-foot-2, another 6-3, one more 6-4. So which is it? "6-foot-4," reported the 180-pound Wilkes, a future Kansas University basketball guard from Loyola High School in Los Angeles. "That might even be with them (shoes) off.

Soccer: KU's seniors spark victory

Jones, Valento key in 2-1 Senior Day win over Cyclones

Kansas University's Brooke Jones had all but made sure her final game at SuperTarget Field would be a victory Sunday by assisting on two KU goals.

KU's seniors spark victory

Jones, Valento key in 2-1 Senior Day win over Cyclones

Kansas University's Brooke Jones had all but made sure her final game at SuperTarget Field would be a victory Sunday by assisting on two KU goals.

Sunday, October 20

Kansas Soccer: Suspensions mar Senior Day

Kansas University soccer player Brianna Valento was supposed to walk off SuperTarget field for the last time side-by-side with four senior teammates and some smiles.

Jayhawks' secondary flounders in loss to Texas A&M

I sure hope Kansas University secondary coach Pat Henderson's wife gave him a big hug when he walked into the house on Saturday evening. Henderson needed it.

Aggies surpass KU -Texas A&M 47, Kansas 22

A&M wins through air

It was all over rather quickly. After a scoreless first quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Texas A&M scored 21 points in a span of 3 minutes, 59 seconds and rolled to a 47-22 Big 12 Conference football victory against Kansas University.

Suspensions mar Senior Day

Kansas University soccer player Brianna Valento was supposed to walk off SuperTarget field for the last time side-by-side with four senior teammates and some smiles.

'Ask Gary' Halloween special

Wearing a hockey mask, like Jason of Friday the 13th Part Umpteen fame, I am back. I am always lurking - and when you least expect it - pop up on your Internet screen to answer your questions - some inane, some insane, some mundane, yet all challenging.

Ags: 'We just threw over the top'

Third on the depth chart to begin the season, Texas A&M quarterback Dustin Long is now No. 1 in the Aggies' football record books.

No. 22 Mizzou sweeps Kansas volleyball squad

Kansas University's volleyball team lost its second straight match, falling to No. 22 Missouri, 30-22, 30-16, 30-24, on Saturday at Hearnes Center.

KU offense struggles

Sacks, drops hurt Jayhawks, Whittemore

Bill Whittemore did it all for Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. He just couldn't do enough.

KU notebook

Saturday, October 19

Aggies winning with defense

But Texas A&M offense improving with Long under center

Texas A&M's defense is just plain scary. "The Wrecking Crew is a bunch of mean, big guys who wanted to kill me," Louisiana Tech quarterback Luke McCown said after A&M limited Tech to 251 total yards and one touchdown in a 31-7 loss Sept. 28 at College Station, Texas.

Kansas bows to Texas A&M: 47-22

If only Kansas could have played like they did in the third quarter for the entire game. In that quarter they doubled their stats in first downs, passing yardage and total yardage, took the lead in possession time and scored on the vaunted "Wrecking Crew" defense. Otherwise, Kansas played with their usual flashes of brilliance interspersed with bad mistakes en route to a 47-22 rout.

KU gets kick out of Ansel

Wind no obstacle for punter from southwest Kansas

Oklahoma isn't the only territory where the wind comes whipping down the plains. Just ask anyone from southwest Kansas. "There is a lot of wind," said Curtis Ansel, a native of that part of the country. "I can't say I'm an expert, but I have experienced punting in it."

KU cruises past Jennies sans 3 starters

Short-handed Jayhawks clobber CMSU, 5-0

With leading scorer Caroline Smith out because of an injury, Kansas University soccer forwards Monica Brothers and Jessica Smith took up the slack Friday against Central Missouri State University.

Boschee beats odds

New book details path from North Dakota to Kansas

Shy and reserved at least around the media Jeff Boschee has decided to open up. Boschee, the 6-foot-1 former Kansas University basketball marksman and Big 12 career three-point leader, has authored a 180-page book titled, "Long Shot: Beating the Odds to Live a Jayhawk Dream."

Up Next: Missouri

Tigers' quarterback piling up impressive stats

Two of the Big 12 Conference's most potent weapons will square off today in Lubbock, Texas, when Texas Tech plays host to Missouri.

6Sports video report: Jayhawks looking for upset

6Sports reports on the first meeting between the Jayhawks and Texas A&M Aggies since 1999.

Friday, October 18

Forward Collison hopes to play way into lottery

Nick Collison and the NBA draft are mutually inclusive. Collison will be a first-round selection next June. The only question is how long the Kansas University senior will have to wait before Commissioner David Stern calls his name. "I think I could be a lottery pick," Collison said. "The only thing I can do is have a real good year."

Ex-QB Dyer adjusting to new role

Junior likes change to hitter at safety

Zach Dyer took his share of hits in parts of three seasons as a college quarterback. Now the Kansas University junior is hitting back.

Band or no band, A&M will throttle KU

Kansas University football fans are not pleased. Sure, the Jayhawks are struggling on the field, but that's not why the faithful are peeved. They know this is a transition year under a first-year head coach.

6Sports video: KU expects Texas A&M's defense to look different than Colorado's crew

A&M's defense is known as the 'Wrecking Crew.'

One last go-around

Guard Hinrich passed on NBA to get stronger

Aaron Miles dreams of playing in the NBA someday. Kansas University's sophomore point guard didn't have to look far to find a role model.

Thursday, October 17

6Sports video: KU's volleyball team struggles against K-State

The Jayhawks have lost their last eight meetings with the Wildcats.

Ostertag out with strain

Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag, a former Kansas University player, is expected to miss at least three games because of an abdominal strain resulting from donating a kidney to his sister in the offseason.

Walk-on tryouts down to 3

Jayhawks invite trio to practice with team

Kansas University's men's basketball program has held its own version of the TV show "Survivor" the past four days. In all, 55 contestants make that prospective players congregated Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse for the first day of walk-on tryouts.

6Sports video: KU faces tough non-conference hoops schedule

The schedule is a gauntlet for the Jayhawks.

6Sports video: Zach Dyer moves from quarterback to safety

Dyer thinks defense, and makes hard-nosed plays as a result.

Young takes blame for defense

KU defensive coordinator won't point at players for Jayhawks' struggles

He won't fault the effort of his undersized defensive linemen, linebackers or defensive backs. In fact, Kansas University football defensive coordinator Bill Young will not point the finger of blame at any of his players while attempting to explain the woeful Jayhawk defense, which ranks last in the Big 12 in rushing defense, total defense and scoring defense.

6Sports video: Blair Waltz brings leadership to Lady Jayhawks

The sophomore was a bright spot on last year's teams, but was hobbled by injuries.

K-State sweeps KU

Wildcats halt Jayhawks' home winning streak

Kansas University's volleyball team knew something had to give. It was Kansas State, though, that pushed a little harder.

Wednesday, October 16

KU volleyball eager for K-State

Kansas University volleyball player Ashley Michaels, a native of Wathena, knows how important tonight's Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State is. "This one is going to be serious for us," she said.

KU women's golf ties for third place

The Kansas University women's golf team finished tied for third at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational on Tuesday, shooting a three-round season-best 924 at Willowbend Golf Club.

Officials: Planes not Kansas' fault

Kansas University athletic department officials have received some complaints from fans about a pair of planes that flew over Memorial Stadium dragging aerial advertisements during last Saturday's KU-Colorado football game.

6Sports video report: Super sophomores ready to step up

6Sports reports on Roy Williams' thoughts on the group of sophomores that will be playing this season.

KU Basketball Notebook: Alumni aiding Jayhawks

Ballard, Kappelmann, Boschee help out at Late Night, practice

There was a bit of the old and new at last Friday's Late Night With Roy Williams. Former Kansas University basketball players Brett Ballard, Todd Kappelmann and Jeff Boschee senior members of last year's 33-4 Jayhawk squad joined KU's 10 scholarship players and two walk-ons for the night's 20-minute midnight scrimmage at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU turns up intensity

Mangino worried about slow starts

Kansas University has gotten into a nasty habit of digging its own grave. The Jayhawks have fallen behind by two touchdowns in each of their last three football games, a trend coach Mark Mangino would like to stop when KU (2-5, 0-3 Big 12) plays host to Texas A&M (4-2, 1-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

6Sports video report: Jayhawks preparing for A & M differently

6Sports reports on the preparations being made for KU's next game against Texas A & M.

Ex-Jayhawk Ostertag worried about pain in abdomen

Former Kansas University center Greg Ostertag did not play in Utah's 89-83 loss to New York in preseason action on Tuesday night. Ostertag, a 7-foot-2 center, has pain in his abdomen.

6Sports video report: Basketball super sophomores ready to step up

6Sports reports on Roy Williams' thoughts on the group of sophomores that will be playing this season.

Tuesday, October 15

6Sports video report: Defense hit hard by Colorado ground game

6Sports recaps Saturdays KU football loss to the Colorado Buffaloes.

Wrecking Crew next test for Whittemore

Bill Whittemore's streak of three consecutive 300-yard games will be put to the test Saturday when Kansas University plays host to Texas A&M at Memorial Stadium.

6Sports video report: Williams unsure of pre-season number 1 rankings

6Sports reports on the upcoming basketball season and the thoughts of Roy Williams on the teams pre-season rankings.

6Sports video report: KU soccer falls to Sooners

6Sports reports on the weekends KU soccer match against Big 12 foe University of Oklahoma.

Memphis GM sings Gooden's praises

West thinks potential NBA rookie of year resides in Grizzlies' lineup

Here is more proof that Griz president of basketball operations Jerry West thinks differently than the majority of NBA executives. Last week, the league released a poll regarding which player general managers thought would win this year's got milk? Rookie of the Year Award.

Williams winning with words

Coach has plenty of 'thoughts' for Jayhawks

"Frighteningly organized" is the way former Wichita State and South Carolina basketball coach Eddie Fogler described his pal, Roy Williams, on July 8, 1988, the day Williams was hired at Kansas.

Kansas golf team in fourth place

Kansas University's women's golf team was in fourth place after two rounds of the 17-team Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.

Monday, October 14

Loss stings Jayhawks

KU falls to OU, loses Smith to injury

Facing a 2-0 deficit with 3 1/2 minutes left to play Sunday, Kansas University's soccer team didn't have time to be kicking the ball backward toward its own goal.

Jayhawks keep fighting

Mangino high on KU's attitude, character

In terms of wins and losses, the 2002 Kansas University Jayhawks are likely to rank as the worst major college football team Mark Mangino has coached. In some ways, though, Mangino thinks his 2-5 club is one of the best.

Dueling soccer sisters enjoy matchup

When Kansas University freshman Kim Karfonta checked into Sunday's soccer game against Oklahoma, she was met by a familiar face.

Walk-on tryouts begin

Kansas University basketball players Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich and Wayne Simien were in Allen Fieldhouse late Sunday night. They were not practicing, but watching as 55 hustling hopefuls attended the first night of KU walk-on tryouts.

Sunday, October 13

Dyer getting defensive

Former quarterback has eight tackles in debut on defense

Zach Dyer hadn't made a tackle since his senior year at Olathe South. Saturday against Colorado, he made eight. "It's so much different," said Dyer, who was KU's backup quarterback before moving to safety last week. "It's a different mind-set than quarterback."

Buffaloes' Brown has 'heck of a day'

Colorado running back gains 309 yards, scores two TDs

Chris Brown didn't have much of a clue. Colorado's featured running back enjoyed the greatest game of his collegiate playing days on Saturday, rushing for 309 yards and two touchdowns.

KU football notebook

KU volleyball wins again

'Ray's Boys' honor coach during sweep of Baylor

Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard moved his way through a crowd of Jayhawk well-wishers Saturday evening at Horejsi Center.

Late Night a great night for KU players, recruits

Four devoted Kansas University basketball fans marched around James Naismith court Friday night carrying oversized, homemade replica jerseys for the recruits in attendance at Late Night With Roy Williams.

Whittemore impressive again in loss

Bill Whittemore limped from the Kansas football locker room into the media area, sat down and began to put on his wristwatch. The watch had to have been a Timex. You know, the brand that became famous for the slogan that it takes a licking but keeps on ticking.

Buffaloes outrun KU - Colorado 53, Kansas 29

CU gains 546 yards in shootout

Kansas University racked up 450 total yards and scored 29 points against Colorado on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. It wasn't nearly enough.

Saturday, October 12

6News video: KU students get reserved seating sections

6News reports on the first year for KU students to have reserved seating in Allen Field House.

Injury bug takes bite out of Buffs

Three linebackers expected to miss today's game at Kansas

Colorado's defense, which allows an average of 24.2 points a game, won't be at full strength when the Buffaloes visit Kansas University today at Memorial Stadium.

Robinson doing double duty

Colorado native making impact for Jayhawks as linebacker, end

Colorado football fans were angry this week when the Buffaloes were put on two years probation for 55 alleged NCAA rules violations, mostly committed under the watch of former coach Rick Neu-heisel.

Up Next: A&M coming to town next Saturday

If misery does love company, Texas A&M's John Pierson and Kansas University kicker Johnny Beck should spend some quality time together when the Aggies take on the Jayhawks in a 1 p.m. game next Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

6Sports video report: After slow start, Buffs finding rhythm

6Sports reports on today's homecoming football game against the Colorado Buffaloes.

Jayhawks get to work

Fans treated to skits, scrimmage

Late Night With Roy Williams 2002 was a major event, a happening. It was ... "like a volcanic eruption, basically," future Kansas basketball player J.R. Giddens gushed.

KU fans planning tailgate blowout

Chris Coulson and his buddies had to outdo themselves this year. Last year for Kansas University's Homecoming, they loaded five kiddie swimming pools with 1,500 cans of beer to quench the tailgating thirsts of their friends, their friends' friends and probably a few freeloading strangers who attended the KU-Oklahoma football game.

KU sets records in win over OSU - Kansas 6, Oklahoma State 0

Kansas soccer coach Mark Francis is used to getting goals from a freshman forward with the last name Smith, so it came as no surprise that he got two such goals in Friday's 6-0 victory against Oklahoma State.

NCAA wrongly punishing Colorado

Colorado has had some real sweethearts on its athletic staff, like football coach Dallas Ward, basketball coaches Bebe Lee and Sox Walseth and sports info directors such as Fred Casotti and Wayne Duke.

KU swimmers fourth at Big 12 Relays

Kansas University's swimming and diving team placed fourth at the Big 12 Relays on Friday. Texas won the all-day, 16-relay event with 120 points. Texas A&M was second with 71 and was followed by Missouri (68) and Kansas (60).

6News video: Students get reserved seating

6News reports on the reserved seating that will be available to KU students in Allen Field House.

Jayhawks blown out by Buffs: 53-29

Looking at Kansas' stats, they had a good game. Quarterback Bill Whittemore rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns, and passed for over 200 yards and two more scores. Seven different KU receivers caught passes, and the defense recorded a safety. Sounds great. Then there are Colorado's stats. Chris Brown alone rushed for over 300 yards, and as a team CU gained 546 yards total. It was a massacre.

KU-CU notes

KU swimmers fourth at Big 12 Relays

Kansas University's swimming and diving team placed fourth at the Big 12 Relays on Friday.

Friday, October 11

Lineman Nicks looking ahead

Kansas University's seniors may be tempted to omit some information on future job applications. "A loss to Baylor is not something you want on your football resume," KU senior center Greg Nicks said Tuesday, three days after the Jayhawks put an end to the Bears' 29-game Big 12 Conference losing streak. "All the seniors are down about the loss. (But) we've put it behind us."

6Sports video: Homecoming might be hard

Colorado's replacement quarterback has been outstanding, which worries Coach Mangino.

KU Men's Basketball Media Day: Graves in Williams' doghouse

Coach: Newcomer not on team yet

Wearing Kansas University basketball jersey No. 42, big Jeff Graves posed for pictures at Thursday's hoops media day at Allen Fieldhouse. But, according to coach Roy Williams, Graves did so as an individual, not as a full-fledged player on the team.

6Sports video: Basketball season opens with Media Day and Late Night

The basketball season starts off at Late Night. Coach Williams will receive the Legends of Coaching award in April.

Grand marshal, former coach is 'sold on coach Mangino'

Don Fambrough has faith Mark Mangino will turn Kansas University's limping football program into a winner. Fambrough should know. He helped salvage the KU program before not once, but twice.

Collison confident

His last Late Night to be memorable

Nick Collison hopes his last Late Night With Roy Williams is as memorable as his first. "My freshman year it was my first time in Allen Fieldhouse in front of that many people, and I had to sing," recalled Collison, KU's 6-foot-9 senior forward from Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Newcomer Niang gentle giant

Senegal native doesn't have mean bone in 6-10 body

Editor's note: Kansas has two scholarship freshman this year in Jeff Graves and Moulaye Niang. Here's a look at the two new scholarship players. It's OK to call 6-foot-9, 205-pound Kansas University basketball newcomer Moulaye Niang "lean."

KU women eye .500

Jayhawks counting on freshmen

Kansas University's women's basketball players and coaches expect to improve on last year's 5-25 season. Of course they do.

Nick Collison. 6-9, 255, Jr., F, Iowa Falls, Iowa

Full Name: Nicholas John Collison. Favorite Food: Snickers ice cream bar. Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld. What's In CD Player Now: Jay Z. Most Interesting Thing I Did In Summer: Go to Vegas. If I Could Have Dinner With Anyone in World: Jack Black. After College I Plan On: NBA.

Kirk Hinrich, 6-3, 190, Sr., G, Sioux City, Iowa

Full Name: Kirk James Hinrich. Favorite Food: Nachos. Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld, Martin, The Life. Favorite Musical Group: Jagged Edge. Nickname: Tuss, KRich. Most Interesting Thing I Did In Summer: Summer school.

Bryant Nash, 6-6, 205, Jr., F, Carrollton, Texas

Full Name: Bryant Nash, Jr. Favorite Food: My mom's meat pie. Favorite TV Show: Whose Line Is It Anyway. What's In My CD Player Now: D'Angelo. Nickname: B. Nasty, Creature. Most Interesting Thing I Did This Summer: Travel to Europe.

Keith Langford, 6-4, 205, Soph, G, Fort Worth, Texas

Full name: Andre Keith Langford. Favorite food: Jack in the Box (All of it!). Favorite TV show: Martin. What's In My CD Player Right Now: My own slow jamx mix. My Nickname Is: Ke-Freeze. Most Interesting Thing I Did This Summer: Work Nike camp and Canadian tour with NIT All Stars.

Wayne Simien, 6-9, 255, Soph., F, Leavenworth

Full name: Wayne Anthony Simien, Jr. Favorite Food: Gumbo. Favorite TV Show: Rap City. What's In My CD Player Right Now: L.L. Wayne 500 Degreez. Nickname: Big Dub. Most Interesting Thing I Did Over Summer: Outfished my dad and uncle. After College I Plan On: NBA.

Aaron Miles, 6-1, 175, Soph., G, Portland, Ore.

Full Name: Aaron Marquez Miles. Favorite Food: Peanut Butter Captain Crunch. Favorite TV Show: Martin. Nickname: Makmoo. After College I Plan On: NBA.

Jeff Hawkins, 5-11, 175, R-Fr., G, Kansas City

Full name: Jeff Hawkins. Favorite Food: Chicken fingers. Favorite TV Show: 106 and Park; MTV Cribs. What's in My CD Player Now: Eminem (The Eminem Show). Nickname: J-Hawk. Most Interesting Thing I Did Last Summer: Working camps and attending summer school.

Jeff Graves, 6-9, 280, Jr., F, Lee's Summit, Mo.

Full name: Jeffrey Graves. Favorite Food: Grilled cheese. Favorite TV Show: Martin. What's In My CD Player Right Now: Lil Flip. Nickname: Big Dog. Most Interesting Thing I Did Last Summer: Player summer ball with NBA players. If I Could Have Dinner With Anyone In the World It'd Be: Bill Gates.

Christian Moody, 6-7, 205, Fr., F, Asheville, N.C.

Full Name: Mark Christian Daniel Moody. Favorite Food: Spaghetti. Favorite TV Show: Simpsons. What's In My CD Player Now: Dave Matthews Band. Most Interesting Thing I Did This Summer: Go to summer school at KU.

Moulaye Niang, 6-9, 215, Fr., F, Senegal

Full Name: Moulaye Niang. Favorite Food: Beef and rice. Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bellaire. What's In My CD Player Now: Hip Hop mix. Nickname: Mou Mou. If I Could Have Dinner With Anyone in World: Michael Jordan. After College I Plan On: Playing basketball.

Stephen Vinson, 6-2, 185, Fr., G, Lawrence

Full Name: Stephen Brett Vinson. Favorite Food: Lasagna. Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince Of Bellaire. What's in My CD Player Right Now: Michael W. Smith. Most Interesting Thing I Did This Summer: Went to Mexico. If I Could Have Dinner With Anyone In the World: Magic Johnson.

Michael Lee, 6-3, 215, Soph, G, Portland, Ore

Full Name: Michael Andrew Lee. Favorite Food: Steak (Medium well). Favorite TV Show: Jamie Foxx. What's In My CD Player Now: Lauren Hill Unplugged. Nickname: Mikey. Most Interesting Thing I Did Last Summer: Go to Las Vegas.

Rafters to hold 9 more jerseys

If you think the rafters in the south end zone of Allen Fieldhouse are loaded with retired Kansas University basketball players' jerseys now, just wait.

Hinrich hobbled by hip pointer

Hard-nosed Kirk Hinrich hit the deck hard and suffered a hip pointer while playing in a pick-up basketball game last Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Whack-y pick: Colorado over Kansas

We were sitting in the Dallas airport, waiting to board our flight for Kansas City last Sunday morning following the Kansas-Baylor game when we struck up a conversation with a young woman.

Student seating plan tweaked

Kansas University's athletic department has modified the student/general admission-seating plan for men's basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse.

Thursday, October 10

6Sports video: KU's Volleyball team continues its win streak at home

Iowa State gave the Jayhawks an early scare, but KU came out on top.

Grand marshal, former coach is 'sold on coach Mangino'

Don Fambrough has faith Mark Mangino will turn Kansas University's limping football program into a winner. Fambrough should know. He helped salvage the KU program before not once, but twice.

Gooden already thriving in NBA

Ex-Jayhawk tallies 26 points, 14 rebounds in exhibition debut with Grizzlies

The first night of Drew Gooden's National Basketball Association education went like this: He was schooled a few times and he also didn't shy away from playing teacher.

KU spikes Cyclones

Jayhawks overcome slow start for 3-1 victory

Kansas University's volleyball team might have been deceived by Iowa State's 0-6 Big 12 Conference mark heading into Wednesday's match in Horejsi Center. KU won the match 3-1 (31-29, 30-16, 25-30, 30-23), but had it not been for an impressive run in the first game, the outcome could have been worse.

Sonics cut Chenowith

Former Kansas University center Eric Chenowith has been cut by the Seattle SuperSonics. Chenowith, a second-round draft pick of the New York Knicks two years ago, was let go Wednesday along with Sean Colson, Jonathan Kerner, Ron Rollerson and Jameel Watkins.

Duncan returns to field, seeks return to form

A pulled hamstring isn't the worst ailment that can strike a running back in football. "There are a lot more serious injuries," said Reggie Duncan, a Kansas University junior ball carrier. "You can tear an ACL, for instance. I'm lucky it's a hamstring."

Late Night to feature improved sound system

Allen Fieldhouse altered after last year's debacle

Last Year's "Late Night With Roy Williams" had to be the one of the worst in Kansas University basketball history. "It was awful," Williams, KU's 15th-year men's coach, said Tuesday.

6Sports video: Bill Whittemore is real deal

Despite dropped passes, the team believes in its quarterback.

Wednesday, October 9

Whittemore reluctant to slide

Bill Whittemore can do just about anything his coaches ask except slide. Kansas University's junior quarterback is as dangerous a runner as he is a passer.

KU women's golf 11th at Shoot-Out at Legends

Kansas University's women's golf team shot a final-round 310 and placed 11th at the 16-team Shoot-out at The Legends on Tuesday. KU finished with a three-round, season-best total of 925 strokes on the 6,122-yard, par-72 Legends Golf Club.

KU men's golf finishes sixth

Kansas University's men's golf team shot a final-round 288 to place sixth in the 14-team Missouri Bluffs Classic on Tuesday.

New faces abound

Washington to count on eight rookies

Who ARE these women? Eight new faces six of them freshmen dot the Kansas University women's preseason basketball roster.

Ex-Jayhawk Warner cut by Buccaneers

Former Kansas University defensive end Ron Warner, who missed the first four games of the season while serving a suspension from the NFL for an undisclosed reason, has been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bohl names Hines associate AD

Terry Hines, who has served in numerous roles in collegiate athletics and in the legal field, has been named associate athletics director for legal and external affairs at Kansas University, athletics director Al Bohl announced Monday.

6Sports video report: Mangino ready for probation-bound Buffs

Kevin Romary analyzes Kansas Football's next contest: run-happy Colorado.

Williams astounded by ranking

Roy Williams has thumbed through three preseason basketball magazines in the past week.

Tuesday, October 8

Dropped passes hindering Jayhawks' offense

Kansas quarterback Bill Whittemore ranks fourth in the Big 12 Conference in total offense with a per game average of 232.3 yards. The junior's numbers would be significantly better, however, if his receivers caught more of his passes.

6Sports video report: Baylor fans tear 'em down

6Sports recaps the KU football loss to Baylor. The Bears scored 11 points in the game's final 78 seconds to seal their first Big 12 Conference win since the last time Kansas visited Waco.

Kansas women 10th at Shoot-out event

Kansas University's women's golf team was in 10th place after two rounds of the Shoot-out at The Legends.

Loss to Terps tough to take

Final Four setback still upsetting to Jayhawks

It took Kansas University's basketball players a long time to forget last year's season-ending loss to Maryland. A very long time.

Baylor loss low point for Kansas

Rebuilding will take time for Mangino's program

Not since 1988 when the worst Kansas University football team I've seen in the last 34 years lost its first eight games have I seen the Jayhawks at a lower ebb.

Kansas men's team tied for fifth place

Kansas University's men's golf team was in a tie for fifth place after two rounds of the Missouri Bluff Classic.

Monday, October 7

Jayhawks' Brown breaks through

Kansas University sophomore Paige Brown went 3-0 in singles play during the weekend at the Hoosier Tennis Classic.

Basketball: KU done with Brewer

Kansas University is no longer recruiting Ronnie Brewer, a 6-foot-5 high school senior basketball guard from Fayetteville, Ark.

KU soccer rallies to top Tech

Kansas University's women's soccer team scored two second-half goals to rally for a 2-1 Big 12 victory Saturday at Texas Tech.

Jayhawks' Brown breaks through

Kansas University sophomore Paige Brown went 3-0 in singles play during the weekend at the Hoosier Tennis Classic.

Mangino: Secondary too soft at BU

Kansas University had an eight-point lead with less than three minutes remaining Saturday at Waco, Texas. Baylor, which had lost 29 consecutive Big 12 Conference football games, quickly erased that deficit against the Jayhawks' young secondary and celebrated a 35-32, last-second victory at Floyd Casey Stadium.

KU soccer rallies to top Tech

Kansas University's women's soccer team scored two second-half goals to rally for a 2-1 Big 12 victory Saturday at Texas Tech.

Sunday, October 6

Kansas softball wins two at exhibition

The Kansas University softball team won both of its games at the Kansas Fall Classic Softball Tournament on Saturday at Jayhawk Field.

Jayhawk cross country shines at Jamboree

Kansas University's women's cross country team placed third of 18 teams and the men placed fifth of 21 squads at Oklahoma State's Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday.

BU giddy after ending skid

Forget The Streak. So what if every media outlet in Texas had been reporting that Baylor had an opportunity Saturday to end its 29-game tailspin against Big 12 Conference foes.

Jayhawk cross country shines at Jamboree

Kansas University's women's cross country team placed third of 18 teams and the men placed fifth of 21 squads at Oklahoma State's Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday.

KU tennis sweeps doubles matches

The Kansas University tennis team swept its doubles matches but struggled in singles during Saturday's second day of the Hoosier Classic.

Duncan returns

Reggie Duncan returned to Kansas University's backfield Saturday, but the junior tailback's presence wasn't enough to spark the Jayhawks' running game.

Defense to blame for KU's latest loss

What's this? A Kansas University opponent's fans razing a goal? Yes, indeed. And it wasn't a geographical foe like Kansas State or Missouri.

KU tennis sweeps doubles matches

The Kansas University tennis team swept its doubles matches but struggled in singles during Saturday's second day of the Hoosier Classic.

Baylor barely better - Bears 35, Jayhawks 32

Baylor made all its extra-point and field-goal attempts Saturday. Kansas did not, and BU's fans celebrated a 35-32 Big 12 Conference victory over the Jayhawks by tearing down the south goal post at Floyd Casey Stadium.

Longhorn volleyball sweeps Jayhawks

The Kansas University volleyball team lost 34-32, 33-31, 30-28 to the University of Texas on Saturday at Gregory Gym.

Saturday, October 5

Doherty happy to be back in Lawrence

Flanked on his right by 5-year-old son, Tucker, and on his left by 3-year-old daughter, Hattie, a relaxed Matt Doherty exited Penny Annie's Sweet Shoppe on Friday afternoon, a bag of treats nestled in his right hand.

Looking ahead: Buffs up next for Jayhawks

After playing four of its first six games on the road, Kansas University's football team should be more than ready for a 1 p.m. homecoming game next Saturday when Colorado visits.

6Sports video report: KU visits Baylor for first time since 1998

6Sports reports on the upcoming KU football game against the Baylor Bears.

Associated Press: Baylor ends misery

Daniel Andino kicked a 33-yard field goal with a half-second left, ending four years of Big 12 misery for Baylor as the Bears beat Kansas 35-32 Saturday to end a 29-game conference losing streak.

Whittemore 'quite a weapon'

Former coaches not surprised by success of dual-threat QB

More than one eyebrow was raised in the early winter of 1998 when Bill Whittemore of Brentwood High in suburban Nashville was named Mr. Football in Tennessee's largest classification.

Heartbreak in Waco: Baylor 35, Kansas 32

In what on-air commentator Bob Davis called "a honey of a game" Baylor has ended its 29-game Big 12 losing streak by nipping Kansas 35-32. The Bears knocked through a 33-yard field goal with just half a second left on the clock. On the ensuing kickoff, the Baylor student body did not even wait for the play to end before starting to tear down the goal posts.

Doherty happy to be back in Lawrence

Flanked on his right by 5-year-old son, Tucker, and on his left by 3-year-old daughter, Hattie, a relaxed Matt Doherty exited Penny Annie's Sweet Shoppe on Friday afternoon, a bag of treats nestled in his right hand.

Heartbreak in Waco: Baylor 35, Kansas 32

In what on-air commentator Bob Davis called "a honey of a game" Baylor has ended its 29-game Big 12 losing streak by nipping Kansas 35-32. The Bears knocked through a 33-yard field goal with just half a second left on the clock. On the ensuing kickoff, the Baylor student body did not even wait for the play to end before starting to tear down the goal posts.

Turnovers bad news for Bears

Baylor trying to stop 29-game conference losing streak

Rain is not in the forecast today in Waco, Texas. But if Mother Nature should surprise Kansas and Baylor during their Big 12 Conference football game at Floyd Casey Stadium, the Bears should be prepared.

Whittemore 'quite a weapon'

Former coaches not surprised by success of dual-threat QB

More than one eyebrow was raised in the early winter of 1998 when Bill Whittemore of Brentwood High in suburban Nashville was named Mr. Football in Tennessee's largest classification.

KU tennis claims four victories

Courtney Steinbock and Christine Skoda claimed singles victories and combined for a doubles win on Friday at the Hoosier Classic, which matched players from three Big 12 schools against three Big 10 schools.

College pay scale doesn't add up

Pundits tell us that "all politics is local." For the most part, so is news. As the globe shrinks, there is a growing tendency for things that happen elsewhere to find a way into a local hopper.

KU soccer upended by Baylor

Held to a season-low seven shots, Kansas University's soccer team suffered its first loss in eight matches, a 2-1 setback to Baylor on Friday at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

Friday, October 4

KU women's basketball to conduct open tryouts

The Kansas University women's basketball team will be conducting walk-on tryouts from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, and from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Horesji Center. Any Kansas University female full-time student is welcome.

Analyst: KU lands top-5 class in hoops

Kansas University coach Roy Williams has accomplished his goal of landing a "core class" in men's basketball recruiting. So says rivalshoops.com analyst Mike Sullivan, who believes David Padgett, Omar Wilkes, J.R. Giddens and Jeremy Case constitute a top-five class nationally.

Rugby tourney slated for weekend at Westwick

KU Rugby Football Club will play host to the Heart of America Collegiate Tournament this weekend at Westwick Complex south of Lawrence.

Jayhawk soccer to play two games in Texas

Kansas University's soccer team will be in Texas this weekend to meet a pair of schools winless in Big 12 Conference play.

Whack-y pick: Baylor over Kansas

Iowa State is the only Big 12 Conference football team idle this weekend and I'm certain coach Dan McCarney would be a lot happier if he reflected rather than anticipated. Winners of five of their first six, including last week's decisive 36-14 defeat of tail-spinning Nebraska, the Cyclones are riding a cloud of euphoria right now, but their remaining schedule looks like Burma Road.

McMillan vows to take 'A game' to Baylor

David McMillan had a sack and forced a fumble last Saturday in Kansas University's 43-33 victory at Tulsa. The Texan is hoping to make more big plays Saturday when the Jayhawks play Baylor in Waco, Texas.

6Sports video: KU and Baylor both looking for a leg up

The Jayhawks and Bears are both rebuilding their programs, and this game will help give the winner momentum.

'Late Night' looms

Doors will open at 6 p.m. a week from today for Late Night With Roy Williams at Allen Fieldhouse.

Thursday, October 3

Wilkes' dad says KU 'a great choice'

Ex-NBA player pleased son chose Jayhawks because of 'trust' in coach Williams

Former UCLA and Los Angeles Laker great Jamaal Wilkes is not upset at his son, Omar, for choosing Kansas University instead of his alma mater.

Sunflower Showdown not likely to be on TV

The Answer Man goes to work while wondering if Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino will be a picture of decorum at tonight's Lawrence High-Olathe North football game. What are the chances this fall's Kansas-Kansas State football game will be televised?

6Sports video: Jayhawks' middle linebacker makes an impact

Greg Cole leaves it all on the field, and that's why he leads the defense.

6Sports video: Two highly-touted high school players give oral commitment to KU

David Padgett will likely be a McDonald's All-American, and Omar Wilkes is considered one of the top players on the West Coast.

Jayhawks' offense at home in red zone

Unfortunately for Kansas, getting inside opponents' 20-yard line easier said than done

Inside the 20-yard line, Kansas University has the best offense in the Big 12 Conference. The hard part is getting there.

KU corrals two

Padgett, Wilkes excited about being Jayhawks

One oral commitment from Reno, Nev., big man David Padgett was announced bright and early Wednesday morning. Another from Los Angeles shooting guard Omar Wilkes came late in the afternoon.

Wednesday, October 2

Mangino: Duncan hobbled by hamstring

Mark Mangino doesn't like to talk about injuries. He must dislike being asked about them even more. Kansas University's football coach broke his own policy at his Tuesday news conference and revealed that junior running back Reggie Duncan has a hamstring injury.

6Sports video report: AP ranking in Jayhawks' reach

6Sports reports on the KU volleyball game against the UMKC Kangaroos.

KU prospects to declare college choices today

Two Kansas University basketball prospects will make their college choices public today.

Kansas' Cole hooked on fishing, football

Standing on the deck of a charter boat in the Florida Keys, gazing into the deep blue sea with a fishing pole cradled in his hands life gets no better than this for Kansas University linebacker Greg Cole.

KU volleyball: Kansas routs 'Roos

Bechard dismayed despite sweep of UMKC

A win's a win, or so the saying goes. Sometimes, it just isn't pretty. Kansas University's volleyball team defeated Missouri-Kansas City, three games to none (30-22, 30-27, 30-25) Tuesday at Horejsi Center, ending the Jayhawks' nonconference season unbeaten at 9-0.

6Sports video report: KU frosh making impact

6Sports reports on KU soccer player Caroline Smith.

6Sports video report: Texas natives hitting up teammates for football tickets

6Sports reports on the upcoming KU football game against Baylor.

Basketball: KU prospects to declare college choices today

Two Kansas University basketball prospects will make their college choices public today.

Manning to open own car wash

Former Kansas, LHS standout awaiting call from NBA

Danny Manning was in Lawrence not one of 29 cities with NBA teams as preseason training camps opened Tuesday throughout the country.

Tuesday, October 1

6Sports video report: KU women's soccer plays to tie against Cornhuskers

6Sports reports on KU's first non-loss soccer game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Recruits mulling options

KU awaiting picks of Wilkes, Padgett

Two high-profile high school basketball prospects considering Kansas are expected to give verbal commitments to colleges this week.

Local man has interest in Husker QB battle

Alvamar superintendent uncle of Nebraska backup

If there is indeed a quarterback controversy at Nebraska and it appears there is at least one Lawrence resident favors sophomore Mike Stuntz instead of junior Jammal Lord.

KU scouting walk-ons

Kansas University's men's basketball team will conduct walk-on try-outs beginning at 8 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video report: Whittemore's performace makes him number five all time

6Sports reports on last Saturday's KU football game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

Kickoff set for CU game

Kickoff for Kansas University's homecoming football game against Colorado will be at 1 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Memorial Stadium.