Stories for November 6, 2004


Lead stories

Colorado defeats KU, 30-21

Swanson leads KU to early lead before leaving with injury

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

Ward's overtime three-pointers lead Rockets over Kings

Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady needed someone, anyone to give them a little help in the Houston Rockets' shootout with the Sacramento Kings. Charlie Ward came through just in time.

Celtics hand Knicks biggest season-opening home loss ever

The New York Knicks were so bad in their home opener, even Howard Stern was offended. The shock jock and his girlfriend walked out of Madison Square Garden in disgust midway through the third quarter Saturday night, long after fans began booing the Knicks in a 107-73 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Cavs turnovers lead to Bucks win

The Milwaukee Bucks finally got untracked in the second half and pulled away from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Michael Redd scored 28 points and Keith Van Horn had 22 points and 14 rebounds to help the Bucks beat the Cavaliers 102-88 in their home opener Saturday night.

Pacers top Bulls en route to 3-0 start

Given their rash of injuries early in the season, the Indiana Pacers' 3-0 start may come as a surprise to some. Not to Fred Jones.

$3 million given for upgrade

Kansas University's proposed centralized football facility at Memorial Stadium received $3 million in seed money Friday.

KU offers pickup options for undelivered tickets

Not all of the Kansas University men's basketball season tickets reserved for faculty and staff will be delivered before Sunday's exhibition opener against Emporia State University.

Longhorns again Jayhawks' nemesis

The Kansas University soccer squad found itself in familiar territory Friday, dropping a 3-2, double-overtime decision to Texas in the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.

Self not discouraged by poor shooting at scrimmage

Kansas University's cold-shooting men's basketball team hit just three of 22 three-point shots during Friday's scrimmage at Allen Fieldhouse.

MU's probation differs from KU's

Sanctions different than KU's in 1989

Missouri University's men's basketball program was placed on NCAA probation this week. Sixteen years earlier, Kansas University's men's program was slapped with a similar penalty. How do the two compare?

KU must end year on roll

There were times this season when Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard wishes he could hit the rewind button.

Can Jason Swanson avoid the ... Curse of the Kansas QB?

Somewhere along the line, Mark Mangino did something to aggravate the quarterback gods. How else can this curse be explained? Mangino, Kansas University's football coach, will lead his troops in his 34th career game as a Jayhawk today when KU faces Colorado at 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

KU women's basketball adds point guard

Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson has felt the power of "Late Night in the Phog."

6Sports video: Texas defeats KU soccer in 2 OT

Kansas University's soccer team fell to the University of Texas, 3-2, in the semifinals of the Big 12 soccer tournament Friday in San Antonio.

6Sports video: Jayhawks disappointed against Colorado

An early two-touchdown lead had Kansas fans' hopes up for a win at home, but the Buffaloes came back and the Jayhawk woes continued.

6Sports video: KU to face Colorado at home

So far, Kansas University is 3-1 at Memorial Stadium and on Saturday, the Jayhawks hope to continue that good run against the Buffaloes.

Nash leads Suns over Nets

The Phoenix Suns certainly aren't playing like a team getting used to a new point guard. Steve Nash had 17 points and eight assists, and the Phoenix Suns rode 57.4-percent shooting to their third straight double-digit victory, 112-80 Saturday night over the New Jersey Nets.

Sports charters drive business for bars

Bus rides to and from KU football, basketball games draw customers

Kansas University's football team may face a long road to qualify for a bowl game, but KU fans along for the ride can sit back and relax. On the way to Memorial Stadium, anyway.

Jayhawks, Buffs have similar looks

So, just how similar are Kansas University and Colorado, two football teams that will square off today at Memorial Stadium? Well, when describing each other's defense, KU coach Mark Mangino and CU coach Gary Barnett used the exact same phrase to get the point across Tuesday during their respective media sessions.

Mayer: Where are you, Wildcatman?

Ted Owens denies he had a hand in the Crafty Cat Curtain Caper of 1965. But he knows who did it and how, even if nobody seems to know the inventive rascal's name.