Stories for November 6, 2005


Lead stories

Kansas glad to end Nebraska's streak

All week, members of the Kansas University football team have been trying to downplay the significance of Nebraska's streak. But after defeating Nebraska, 40-15, Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the Jayhawks say they are glad to be the ones who ended the streak.

Jayhawks roll over Gorillas in opener

Kansas University's women's basketball team took out Pittsburgh State, 90-65, Sunday in their exhibition opener at Allen Fieldhouse. Crystal Kemp scored 24 points for the Jayhawks.

Keegan: Victory sweeter than it looks

The goal posts already had been rocked down to the ground and the students long since had stormed the field when the 2005 Kansas University football team, all the players and coaches, came out of the locker room and posed for a picture in front of the scoreboard.

From the other side: Cornhuskers looked listless

This, too, calls for a public reprimand.

How they scored

10:45 -- Mark Simmons 40 pass from Jason Swanson. Facing third down and 10 yards to go, Swanson found Simmons going right to left across the middle of the field. Simmons caught it, broke right and found nobody in his way en route to the end zone. Scott Webb kick. (Kansas 7, Nebraska 0).

Keegan: Swanson cool leader

The pressure and mounting failures were etched all over the faces of former starting quarterbacks Adam Barmann and Brian Luke, the rotating centerpieces of an offense trying to stand on quicksand weeks ago.

Tease photo

Red reign dead

Kansas dominates, halts NU's 36-year run

With authority - and with two goalposts again roaming Lawrence - a message was sent to members of the last 36 Kansas University football teams, each of which was unable to topple one of college football's mightiest programs.

KU tennis struggles

The Kansas University tennis team finished 1-5 in singles play and 2-6 in doubles action Saturday during the second day of the Western Michigan University Super Challenge.

Kansas volleyball stuns Kansas State

The Kansas University volleyball team ended its eight-game losing streak in impressive fashion Saturday night, knocking off No. 24 Kansas State in four games on the Wildcats' home floor for its first win over its in-state rival since the 1994 season.

Practices brisk at clinic

The thing that stands out at a typical Kansas University men's basketball practice - like the one witnessed by several hundred high school, small-college and junior-college coaches at Bill Self's clinic Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse - is the pace.

KU women to take on Pitt State

For half of the Kansas University women's basketball roster, today's 1 p.m. exhibition against Pittsburg State will not be a return home.


A Memorial Stadium-record 51,750 fans attended the game, more than 1,000 over capacity. Nebraska sections striped the bleachers, but many Husker fans started leaving when KU went up 33-15.

Keegan: Victory sweeter than it looks

The goal posts already had been rocked down to the ground and the students long since had stormed the field when the 2005 Kansas University football team, all the players and coaches, came out of the locker room and posed for a picture in front of the scoreboard.

Texas blasts Baylor

Taylor's four TDs lead Longhorns' 62-0 rout

By land and by air, No. 2 Texas delivered the kind of statement game Mack Brown wanted.

Kemp hopes to catch break

Don't misunderstand Crystal Kemp. She definitely loves to play.

Hallman can't wait to take her shot

Senior gladly relinquishes ball-handling duties to newcomers

Erica Hallman promises to be ready when she gets her shots this season.

Kleinmann improved

Hard work pays off for walk-on

It's not easy to walk on to a D-I men's college basketball team, especially a prestigious program such as Kansas University. But Overland Park native Matt Kleinmann did just that, a year ago.

Guard Robinson puts past behind

Sophomore tries to forget memories of end of last season

When Russell Robinson is asked to reflect upon his freshman basketball season at Kansas University, not much comes out right away.

Pickin' up the pace

The addition of four fast freshmen has KU coach Bill Self eager to get out and run

Better bring your earplugs to Allen Fieldhouse this winter because the Jayhawks are going to be running faster than the speed of sound, and the sonic boom could blast your eardrums to bits.

Case can't wait to get on floor

After taking year off, guard says he's sharp

In his mind, Jeremy Case sees himself stationed beyond the three-point line, burying jumper after jumper as the Allen Fieldhouse crowd goes nuts.

Despite 'honor,' Moody still modest

'Best walk-on in history of college basketball' to be more vocal

Christian Moody's ego has not careened out of control since early last season when a national TV announcer deemed the Kansas University forward "the best walk-on in the history of college basketball."

More mature Hawkins expects to lead

Fifth-year senior guard/stopper plans to play expanded role

The first step in any recovery program is admitting you have a problem.

'Huskers are history!

KU shatters Nebraska's 36-year winning streak; fans usher in new era of football

It's becoming almost routine. The goal posts came down again Saturday at Memorial Stadium as Kansas University fans celebrated another football victory.

Transfer Stewart intense, athletic

Ex-Trojan won't be eligible for KU until Pepperdine game

Teammates and friends call him Rod, not Rodrick, as his name is listed on the roster. So, tell us, Rod Stewart, have you listened to Rod Stewart's music?

Camp helped Kaun tune his game

Trip to Sin City enlightening for center

Between practicing bank shots, post moves and layups at the Pete Newell Big Man Camp this summer, Kansas University sophomore Sasha Kaun took time to see the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Jackson on mend

Tragedy still on forward's mind

Darnell Jackson is getting there, but he's still not all back. Even after a string of good days, a speed bump always seems to remind him of the incident.

Vinson buoyed by scholarship

It has been quite a year for Kansas University's Stephen Vinson. The Lawrence walk-on proposed to his fiancee and received a scholarship for the men's basketball team.

Giles beefier, better

Forward has improved in all areas

The young man some are calling Kansas University's best basketball player had 44 times as many personal fouls as assists in his first season with the Jayhawks a year ago.

Cornish carries load for Kansas

It has been quite a week for Kansas University junior Jon Cornish - some of it good, some not so good.

Nebraska bemoans lopsided loss

Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor didn't pull any punches.