Stories for November 21, 2004


Lead stories

Wizards defeat Nets for first time in five years

It took Larry Hughes only 15 seconds to end the Washington Wizards' five-year victory drought in New Jersey. Hughes hit a 3-pointer and then made a steal and a layup on consecutive fourth-quarter plays to lead the Wizards a 97-86 victory over the woeful Nets on Saturday night.

Jayhawks take third at Nike Cup swim meet

Kansas University's swimming and diving team took third out of eight teams at the Nike Cup on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Dorsey sparks sweep of A&M

KU volleyball player ignores injury in 3-0 victory

With time running out on her season -- and her volleyball career -- senior Jill Dorsey ignored the pain in her injured elbow Saturday night and helped Kansas University pull off a badly needed sweep of 13th-ranked Texas A&M.

Border Warriors

Lopsided victory over Tigers gives KU sweep of top rivals

The teams already were gone, and the bleachers were well on their way to being empty. But the northwest corner of Faurot Field on Saturday was a party that made all the frustrations of an agonizing season seem light years away.

Tigers feel 'just terrible'

Five straight losses. No winning season. No bowl game. How low can Missouri University's football team go?

Woodling: Backup Luke etches name in Kansas lore

On a steel gray November day -- with apologies to legendary sports writer Grantland Rice -- the first four books of the New Testament, not the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, came to mind.

Jayhawks gird for opener

The University of Texas-Arlington women's basketball team will find itself in a similar position the Kansas University team was in for its last game against the West Coast All-Stars, when KU wasn't sure which squad the All-Stars were bringing.

KU men struggled to score

There was no short in the scoreboard at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night.

Green saves day for KU

Kansas University football running back Clark Green had a special request he had to fulfill, while all the reporters were running around and wanting to know his thoughts on KU's 31-14 Border War victory Saturday over Missouri.

McInnis leads Cavs past Bobcats

Jeff McInnis has plenty to motivate him this season -- a playoff berth, a new contract, peace of mind. One thing, though, might be driving Cleveland's point guard more than anything.

6Sports video: Jayhawks trounce Tigers in season-ender

What a way for the Kansas football team to finish its season: with a win over the Missouri Tigers.

How they scored


With just six players, Pacers nearly top Magic

Using a makeshift roster a night after brawling with fans, the Indiana Pacers pressed the Orlando Magic until the very end. Limited to just six players because of suspensions and injuries, the Pacers stayed close before dropping an 86-83 decision to Orlando on Saturday night.