The Jayhawks had another sluggish game, this time against the Xavier Musketeers. The Jayhawks lost the contest 63-72.
Colt McCoy was supposed be a placeholder for Texas at quarterback this season. Now, he's a record holder. The redshirt freshman who replaced Vince Young turned in another gritty performance with two touchdown passes to rally the No. 18 Longhorns to a 26-24 victory Saturday over Iowa in the Alamo Bowl.
West Virginia found No. 12 Connecticut's weak spot - the road. The Mountaineers made a shocking statement in the teams' Big East opener Saturday by opening a double-digit lead early and cruising to an 81-71 victory over the previously unbeaten Huskies.
Joakim Noah had 13 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots, and No. 3 Florida rallied for a 75-70 victory over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday night in the Orange Bowl Classic.
Late for practice Friday, Julian Wright knew there'd be a penalty to pay Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse. "Coach tells us you've got to be on time," said Wright, Kansas University's sophomore forward, banished to the bench at the start of a game for the first time this season as punishment for being late for a Friday workout.
Here's a shocker: Northern Iowa, not Wichita State, might be the class of the Missouri Valley Conference. The inside duo of Grant Stout and Eric Coleman took over late in the game, and the Panthers handed No. 16 Wichita State its third straight loss, 63-59 on Saturday night.
Oklahoma State hadn't played at home in so long, the Cowboys appeared almost lost during the opening minutes of Saturday night's game against Texas-San Antonio.
As far as anyone knows, no woman has ever dunked in a scheduled basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. History could be made today.
If the whole is equal to the sum of its parts, then why is so little attention paid to the first half of basketball games? The reason seems obvious. No team ever has won a game without playing the second half, so why bother?
Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale scheduled a game at the Cox Convention Center to help the Sooners become familiar with the facility hosting this season's Big 12 Conference women's basketball tournament.
The 2006 calendar year was a mixed bag for area sports. Kansas University's men's hoops team opened the year with some of its best basketball of the season as the calendar flipped to January, but by March all that promise flamed out in another stunning first-round NCAA Tournament ouster.
If there were proof the University of Rhode Island's basket may have had cellophane covering it, sharpshooting sophomore Jimmy Baron provided it Saturday.
Sherron Collins knows something very valuable. He knows some of the shots he has hoisted in the immediate vicinity of the hoop early in his freshman season were not wise. In Kansas University's 80-69 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday, he showed the fruits of that lesson learned.
Tying up loose ends from Kansas' second-to-last non-conference game of the season, in which KU's offense flowed to its fullest. While the defense was still a bit spotty, big offensive production mostly covered it up.
Collins hit one more free throw, and Baron answered with another three, but URI continued to foul, drawing ire from the home crowd with 6.6 seconds left and KU up 79-69. Julian Wright led all scorers with 23 points, while Brandon Rush had 19, Sherron Collins had 13 and Mario Chalmers had 12 for KU. Will Daniels led three Rams in double figures with 21. KU now has a week off before closing the non-conference schedule with South Carolina on the road next Saturday.
Analyst Billy Packer once labeled Kansas's Christian Moody as the best walk-on in college basketball history. Moody had a dandy game that Billy narrated. Not close, even for KU, let alone all ball. There have been far better guys, like Allen Kelley of 1952-53-60 fame who parlayed a bread-and-water beginning to stardom. Ouch! KU almost lost both unheralded Al and noted brother Dean to Pittsburg State after Dean's lonesome freshman year here (1949-50). His uncle, Keith Kelley, then a Haskell Institute leader, and coach Phog Allen had to do a real sales job.
Nick Quartaro has resigned from Kansas University's football coaching staff, it was announced Friday afternoon. KU's offensive coordinator for the past five seasons, Quartaro said in a statement that he plans to leave coaching, though no specifics were given. He was unavailable for comment Friday evening.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going : back home to DeKalb, Ill., with a win. Northern Illinois persevered in the last four minutes and plunked Kansas, 82-74, in women's basketball Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
A college basketball team representing the smallest state in the Union claimed one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history nine seasons ago. The University of Rhode Island - a No. 8 seed from a state just 37 miles wide and 48 miles long - shocked No. 1-seed Kansas University, 80-75, in a second-round NCAA Tournament contest on March 15, 1998, in Oklahoma City.
Two games in three nights is not too many for Kansas University's basketball players. "It's always good to play games. It gets you ready for league play when things get pretty busy," said KU junior guard Russell Robinson, eager to step on the court for today's nonconference clash against Rhode Island.
Auburn quarterback Brandon Cox's contention that the Nebraska defense doesn't match up with the speed of Southeastern Conference teams was met with rolled eyes and sharp retorts Friday.
Trailing Minnesota by four touchdowns at halftime, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach told his team it had a chance to make history. The pep talk turned out to be a prediction.
Oregon State coach Mike Riley was set to take his chances in overtime at the Sun Bowl. Then Missouri called timeout to have Joe Newton's 14-yard touchdown catch with 22.1 seconds to go reviewed, believing he may have bobbled the ball. During that break, Riley decided to go for the win.
A storm that dumped more than two feet of snow in the foothills near Denver led to the cancellation of today's men's basketball game between Colorado and Texas Christian, Colorado's second straight game wiped out because of weather.
Takia Starks scored 28 points to lead No. 16 Texas A&M to a 93-43 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night.
University of Oklahoma forward Keith Clark will miss the rest of the men's basketball season with a knee injury suffered in the Sooners' 69-42 victory over Southern Methodist on Thursday night.
LSU coach John Brady didn't expect to have an easy time against Samford in the final game of the Hispanic College Fund Classic on Friday.
This Sunday, the Jayhawks with play the final basketball game of 2006 in Allen Fieldhouse, but before that battle, the ladies have to worry about Northern Illinois.
On Thursday, Oklahoma State defeated Alabama in the Independence Bowl, but K-State was crushed by Rutgers in the Texas Bowl and Texas A & M was dismantled by California in the Holiday Bowl.
Only one Jayhawk player scored in double figures last night against Detroit. No, it wasn't Brandon, Jullian, or Darrell...for the second straight game, it was sophomore guard Mario Chalmers.
Assistant football coach Nick Quartaro, who had served as Mark Mangino's offensive coordinator during his entire five-year tenure at Kansas University, announced Friday he is resigning from his position to pursue opportunities outside of the coaching profession.
Josh Shipp scored 14 points, Darren Collison and Arron Afflalo added 13 points each, and No. 1 UCLA overcame Washington State's slowdown game for a 55-52 victory Thursday night in the Pac-10 opener for both teams. The Bruins (12-0) are 50-1 against the Cougars in Los Angeles.
A physical Bulls-Heat game turned into verbal sparring after Miami star Dwyane Wade was injured on Wednesday night.
Bad backboarding proved costly to Kansas the last time out. Same for Northern Illinois' women's basketball team. Thus both schools' coaches will be paying close attention to carom counts when the Jayhawks and Huskies tangle tonight in Allen Fieldhouse. Tipoff will be at 7 p.m. Sunflower Broadband Channel Six will have a live telecast.
Oregon State fans wanted a new coach after the first five games. Missouri had a perfect coach, or at least a perfect record, after six games. Mike Riley and Gary Pinkel ended up in the same place, providing a compelling story line for the 73rd Sun Bowl today.
Josh Carter tied a school record with eight three-pointers, and No. 11 Texas A&M scored the first 28 points in a 101-27 win over Grambling State on Thursday.
Hit hard by the intestinal-flu bug, Brandon Rush tossed and turned all Tuesday night. "I was waking up every hour on the dot throwing up - 4:24, 5:24. It was really like that the whole night," Rush said after mustering enough energy to play 33 minutes in Kansas University's lethargic 63-43 victory over Detroit Mercy on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Those who came to see Kansas University show Detroit Mercy no mercy were doomed to shake their heads and wonder if the Jayhawks actually were playing the Detroit Pistons.
It looked as if Russell Robinson had been hit by a haymaker from Rocky Balboa. Robinson, Kansas University's junior point guard, went down to the ground in a heap with 1:37 remaining in the Jayhawks' 63-43 victory over Detroit Mercy on Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Preach something enough to a group of college basketball players, and sooner or later, it has to sink in with one or two. For Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self this season, the sermon has centered around being aggressive on the offensive end.
What happened to Detroit Mercy assistant coach Garland Mance 65 seconds into the second half of the Detroit's 63-43 loss to Kansas University was indicative of how everyone at Allen Fieldhouse must have felt about the play of both teams much of the night.
Bob Knight will have to wait until next year to become the all-time winningest coach in men's college basketball history.
Like a true Texas hero, Ray Rice donned a white cowboy hat after leading Rutgers to one more milestone victory. Rice ran for 170 yards and a touchdown, Tim Brown caught two TD passes, and the 16th-ranked Scarlet Knights won a bowl game for the first time Thursday night, beating Kansas State, 37-10, in the Texas Bowl.
What a difference it made when California actually wanted to be in the Holiday Bowl.
Jason Ricks had attempted only 10 field goals this season for Oklahoma State, and had missed a couple of PATs that cost the Cowboys a victory.
Tying up loose ends from a 20-point win which seemed was much closer than the final score indicates. Though it wasn't pretty, continued strong defense and Mario Chalmers' second straight 22-point performance did enough.
Behind Mario Chalmers 22 points, the Jayhawks were able to overcome a supposed lack of focus and terrible free throw shooting to take care of the visiting Detroit Mercy Titans.
With 8 Big 12 Bowl games in the next 5 days, one might have trouble keeping up. Tonight, 3 Big 12 games were played.
Chalmers scored on a with less than a minute to go, giving him a team-high 19 points on the night and KU a 60-43 lead. He then hit a final three-pointer to put KU up 63-43 and give himself his second straight 22-point game. That was the final score, and Chalmers' point total led all scorers. Brandon Cotton had 20 for Detroit, who drops to 3-9. KU, 11-2, hosts Rhode Island Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Eight games in five days. Never has the Big 12 Conference had so many football teams playing in such a tight postseason time span.
Jeff Adrien had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 12 Connecticut to an 84-41 victory over Coppin State on Wednesday night, extending the Huskies' home winning streak to 30 games.
After carefully considering his options, Russell Robinson decided to stay local for Christmas rather than travel back to his native New York.
Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance walked into a convenience store in Lake Placid, N.Y., last summer, 1,658 miles from his campus. The clerk looked up, noticed the Tech logo on his T-shirt and said: "Bobby Knight, Bobby Knight."
Jorvorskie Lane has the chance to dance his way into Holiday Bowl lore.
Missouri was almost back to full strength for its final practice of the season on Wednesday, shaking off an illness that hit more than 20 players, assistant coaches and children who made the Sun Bowl trip.
It took some time for Rutgers to get over squandering its chance to reach the Bowl Championship Series.
Alabama wants to prove it can live up to its glorious bowl history. Oklahoma State wants to keep building one.
Oklahoma State senior Mario Boggan and Texas freshman Kevin Durant are the Phillips 66 Big 12 men's basketball player and rookie of the week, respectively.
Firing Kansas State basketball coach Jim Wooldridge hardly caused a stir.
It's a wonder - some say a miracle - former McDonald's All-American Brandon Cotton was able to play basketball at all last season at University of Detroit Mercy.
On the ladies hardwood, Bonnie Henrickson's team will end an eight day layoff Friday. That's when the Jayhawks take on Northern Illinois in the Fieldhouse.
In a 5 on 5 game, it's likely the Kansas men can compete with just about anybody on the hardwood. But if it's five against 500, that's changes things.
Two years after failing to qualify for a bowl, Nebraska is playing in January again.
As we come closer to the end of 2006, I hope you'll take a couple of minutes with me to remember four former Kansas University football players who died this year.
Bill Self found it impossible to go 21â2 days without thinking - at least a little bit - about his Kansas University basketball team.
The cold and flu season is something Missouri probably thought it was escaping when the team left for the Sun Bowl just before Christmas.
Seven months ago, five-star forward Darrell Arthur had a dream he was playing for Bill Self's Jayhawks. Now nearly half-way through his first season at Kansas, Darrell is definitely living that dream.
For Kansas the football season ended on Nov. 25, but for eight other conference teams the bowl season is just beginning.
Bryant Nash shook a lot of hands and signed a batch of autographs during the Harlem Globetrotters' just-completed 21-day Holiday Military Tour of the Middle East.
Title IX changed the face of women's intercollegiate athletics, so in that numerical spirit here are my top nine Kansas University women's sports stories of 2006:
Kansas University's men's basketball team is back in the top 10.
After a solid victory over Boston College, Coach Self rewarded the team by letting them take off a few days for the holidays.
It was a statement win the KU desperately needed and after an 84-66 victory over Boston College Saturday, the Jayhawks once again have the attention of the rest of the country.
Bill Self, his wife and two children didn't hop in the family truckster and drive to Oklahoma to visit relatives for Christmas this year.
Bob Knight and Dean Smith share little in image or personal style, but their ideas on basketball often converged.
As the Missouri Tigers prepare to play in a third bowl game in four seasons for the first time in a generation, the Reaganesque question of whether the program is better off than it was six years ago when Gary Pinkel took over hardly can be answered in anything but the affirmative.
Earnest Collins made his late run for son-of-the-year honors. Or, at the very least, he gave his father a nice present for the holidays.
A 51-point blowout over Winston-Salem State isn't exactly the best tune-up for a top tier team out of the ACC, but nonetheless the Jayhawks stepped up their game yesterday in a route to a 84-66 win over Boston College in Allen Fieldhouse.
Josh Shipp scored 18 points, Arron Afflalo added 17, and No. 1 UCLA overpowered Michigan, 92-55, on Saturday.
Jared Dudley was prepared to face Kansas University's in-your-face, man-to-man defense for a full 40 minutes Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
Former Kansas University walk-on guard Scott Novosel, who has lived in Tokyo the last seven years, attended, as did former KU guard Nick Bradford, who plays professional basketball in France.
On an afternoon the Kansas University basketball team showcased its defensive versatility and depth at the expense of Boston College, there was no question who led the Jayhawks.
One school of thought for a basketball coach is sometimes you just have to realize a star player is going to get his, and you work around it.
Boston College hadn't even stepped on the court at Allen Fieldhouse to face No. 11 Kansas University before the bad breaks hit.
Bob Knight always will be known for his temper and guile, for throwing a chair and winning national championships. Now he's got the ultimate vindication for doing things his way: Nobody has ever won more Division I men's basketball games.
Add another improbable comeback to Tennessee's early season resume.
Tying up loose ends and summing up a strong defensive performance, including some zone, from the Bill Self's team, which resulted in a huge home win over Boston College and a nice early Christmas present for the entire Jayhawk nation.
Marquez Haynes answered with a three-pointer to make it a 14-point game. A Darnell Jackson dunk put it back up to 16 points with less than a minute to go. KU put the finishing touches on, making it an 84-66 final. Mario Chalmers led all scorers with 22 points, Brandon Rush had 15, Julian Wright 13 and Darnell Jackson 11 for KU. Sean Williams had 19 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks for BC. KU, now 10-2, hosts Detroit Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Sometimes it seems as if the top 100 lists of high school basketball players are determined by having the players jump as high as they can, marking the wall at the spot of the apex, pulling out a tape measure and assigning a number based solely on that.
It was just another dinner on the road, except that college basketball analyst Bill Raftery was in the same restaurant, and when Raftery's around, nothing fits into the "just another" category.
Ranked No. 14 in the country to start the season, Boston College's basketball team lost favor with the voters early.
Jared Dudley, who grew up on the West Coast, always dreamed of playing ball in the East.
Kansas University's "happy" Jayhawk has an identical twin in the small western Pennsylvania town of Jeannette.
Bob Knight talks to his son every day about coaching. It isn't always about offense, defense or even recruiting. Sometimes it's about dealing with a particular player or the media.
Five months after his unceremonious exit from Colorado, Gary Barnett was standing in a hotel lobby when he was approached by a hyper young man claiming to be a college student in town on a job interview.
Kansas University running back Jon Cornish has been selected to participate in the annual East-West Shrine Game next month.
Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points and matched his career best with 13 rebounds to lead No. 2 North Carolina to a 69-48 victory over Saint Louis on Friday night.
Acie Law scored 21 points and No. 13 Texas A&M had five players score in double figures in an 87-58 victory over Auburn on Friday night.
Last Tuesday's 51-point blow out of Winston-Salem State may have helped boost the confidence of the KU men's basketball team. Now the Jayhawks hope to carry that momentum into the tomorrow's contest against Boston College.
Greg Paulus had five stitches in his chin and a wide smile on his face. The sophomore guard scored a career-high 20 points and combined with Josh McRoberts on three big plays in the second half to help No. 6 Duke beat No. 22 Gonzaga, 61-54, Thursday in the Aeropostale Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Kansas University's women's basketball team followed its best offensive performance of the season with one of its worst Thursday night at Indiana University.
Darrell Arthur dominated on the defensive end - without fouling - during his four years at Dallas' South Oak Cliff High. "It used to be, 'Just stay behind your man, then block every shot,''' Kansas University coach Bill Self said.
When Will Franklin tore his shoulder in Missouri's loss at Iowa State Nov. 18, the Tigers lost their most productive receiver and most dangerous deep threat.
Nebraska coach Bill Callahan turned his players loose for a four-day holiday break after declaring them good to go for the Cotton Bowl. "The game plan has been fully installed," Callahan said Thursday after the Cornhuskers' final practice on campus. "All we need to do is go down to Dallas and polish it up and prepare the final touches for Auburn."
Mario Boggan kept expecting to get tired. He never did. Oklahoma State's star forward scored a career-high 30 points and had a crucial putback in the final minute to help lift No. 15 Cowboys to a 95-89 double-overtime victory over seventh-ranked Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
Kansas University football assistant Earnest Collins accepted a job as assistant coach at Central Florida, UCF head coach George O'Leary announced Wednesday.
The Texas freshmen are too young to remember the wild and woolly days of the Longhorns' old rivalry with Arkansas.
Sasha Kaun wore a brace on his right knee, heavy tape on his left ankle and a new accessory - a bandage wrap on his lower left leg - during a postgame interview session with reporters on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino stressed the need for help in both the secondary and on the offensive line when talking with reporters in November. Within a month, the Jayhawks significantly upgraded both areas.
This is an alleged season of miracles with rebirths of faith, hope and love, Santa Claus visitations and other wondrous happenings. I'm going to wait before I put a guy named Bill Walker in such a category.
When you're hot, you're hot, and Indiana University's women's basketball team is off to its best start in five years.
Joakim Noah scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting to lead No. 5 Florida to an 88-67 victory over Stetson on Wednesday night.
Now that the KU men's basketball team doesn't have to stress over finals anymore, the Jayhawks have been preparing for the basketball long-haul with 2-a-day practices.
For the 3rd time this year, the Jayhawk women's basketball squad will play outside of the fieldhouse, this time against the Indiana Hoosiers.
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino announced Wednesday the signings of three junior college prospects to National Letters of Intent. during the early signing period.
Kansas University football assistant Earnest Collins accepted a job as an assistant coach at Central Florida, UCF head coach George O'Leary announced Wednesday. Collins has coached cornerbacks at KU since 2003. Prior to this season, he was promoted to special teams coordinator. At UCF, Collins will be in charge of the entire secondary.
Wichita State's record stayed perfect, even if the eighth-ranked Shockers' execution wasn't.
With less than two weeks to the Cotton Bowl, Nebraska and Auburn officials say a good number of tickets remain. Groups putting together travel packages to Dallas have space available, as well.
Scrooge does not play for Kansas University's men's basketball team. It just seemed that way the past 21â2 weeks as the Jayhawks labored with dour faces since a lethargic loss at DePaul.
Lets be honest: Kansas University didn't have a ton to gain by blowing out an undersized, overmatched Winston-Salem State team at home Tuesday night.
Not even hard-to-please coach Roy Williams could find much fault with North Carolina's near-perfect first half.
To hear Marvin Warkentine, 83 and a resident of Peabody, tell it, experiencing a game in Allen Fieldhouse was worth the wait.
Winston-Salem State, subconsciously, figured out it had no choice.
Faster, faster, faster. Play faster. Will you please play faster? Too often this season, it has been difficult to sit in Allen Fieldhouse and not repeat that thought.
Get used to 11 tune-ups for the Border War football game. The Big 12 Conference released league football schedules through 2015 on Tuesday, and each year the Missouri-Kansas University game is slated as the regular-season finale.
Illinois handled Missouri's pressure just well enough to win its seventh straight "Braggin' Rights" game.
Russell Robinson, who was hammered twice on intentional fouls, left the game for a spell the second half as a trainer and team doctor tended to a cut lip. Robinson needed no stitches to close the gash.
Tying up loose ends from KU's enjoyable pasting of Winston-Salem State Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Finals are over and its back to basketball full time for the Kansas men.
On Monday she was named the Big 12 Conference Rookie of the week, by the end of the year she'll likely be the Jayhawks' MVP.
For the next nine years the border showdown will close out the regular seasons for Kansas and Missouri football.
Jeremy Case orchestrated a shot clock consuming possession out of the final full timeout of the game, and he drilled a long three to ice it, putting KU up 89-41. Sasha Kaun put himself in double figures for the second straight game with an inside turnaround off the galss, and after that Brennan Bechard and Brad Witherspoon checked in for the final 60 seconds or so. Jeremy Case hit yet another three after the ball went around the world a few times to give himself eight points with just over a minute to go. It was the last point KU would score en route to a 94-43 final tally.
An eight-day run that Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan called a "huge week" has the Badgers at their highest ranking ever.
Saddled with a case of salmonella, former Kansas University forward Wayne Simien hasn't been able to help his current team - the Miami Heat - the past three weeks. He has remained productive, however, assisting his alma mater in an indirect way.
The transition from NCAA Div. II to Div. I has been a painful one for Winston-Salem State University's tradition-rich basketball program. "It's tough, very tough," senior guard Curtis Hines told the Winston-Salem Journal. "I didn't lose in high school, and my first three years here we were successful, so in this transition year we have to get through it as best we can."
Tenth-ranked Arizona State beat Texas Tech, 61-45, on Monday night when the second outdoor game in women's college basketball history was called because of rain with 4:18 to play at Chase Field, home of baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks.
With four junior-college recruits set to sign Wednesday, it seems Kansas University's football team once again blew past its self-imposed limit of three juco recruits per year for 2005-06 and 2006-07 after NCAA violations were unearthed. And that's true - but it's also within the rules of its own penalty.
Kansas University's Kelly Kohn has been named Big 12 Conference women's basketball rookie of the week.
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl thought about benching Dane Bradshaw late because of the senior guard's injured right shoulder. Good thing he didn't.
As sand slithers through the hourglass, memories dim. We can recall, but we don't really remember. Specifics fade away. During a holiday party conversation the other day, the inevitable topic of Kansas University men's basketball arose, and somehow the conversation led to me mentioning how the Jayhawks once scored 150 points in a game against Kentucky. Jaws dropped. Eyes bugged. "One hundred and 50 points???" "Against Kentucky???"
The Jayhawk women's team visited Lawrence Memorial Hospital earlier today to spread some holiday cheer.
After getting into foul trouble earlier in the year, KU freshman phenom Darrell Arthur asked coach Self to come off the bench for the game against Toledo. But will this trend continue?
Courtney Paris had 20 points and 13 rebounds - her 37th straight double-double - and No. 3 Oklahoma set a school record for defensive prowess in an 82-36 victory over Northern Colorado on Sunday.
P.J. Couisnard is usually the one setting up his teammates. This time, they fed him the ball - and some good-natured abuse.
Kansas University's football team continues to address its noticeable holes, picking up commitments from two junior-college recruits and a high school standout who visited over the weekend.
He hangs in the air so long it almost seems inevitable somebody is going to foul him before he lands, unless, that is, Bill "Sky" Walker decides to pass from way up there, as he did during Sunday's memorable debut in Bramlage Coliseum.
Smart-shopper Julian Wright wasn't prepared to purchase a Christmas gift for a 7-month-old girl without sampling it first. So Kansas University's 19-year-old basketball player punched buttons and levers on a Playskool Poppin' Pals keyboard, making animal characters snap up and down from under the toy's base. What about it, Julian?
Who were those women wearing Kansas University basketball uniforms? Who were those females who shot 56 percent and posted a season-high point total in Sunday afternoon's 78-68 triumph over Santa Clara? They sure didn't resemble the Jayhawks who had cascaded to the bottom of Big 12 Conference scoring (58.5 points per game) and shooting (38.2 percent) charts. Yet they were.
Only one person seemed slightly disappointed in the debut of the most highly sought freshman ever to play for Kansas State.
The KU mens basketball team headed off to Wal-Mart earlier today to purchase gifts for less fortunate families throughout the community.
The Jayhawks found the offense they were missing in previous games and came up victorious over the visiting Santa Clara Broncos.
The best place to put the over-under on when one of the callers to Bill Self's weekly radio show will ask the question that's asked every week is about nine minutes. The coach gives his answer, which is really a waste of time because no answer can make the question disappear. Why won't Kansas University play Wichita State in basketball?
Sarah Pavan and Jordan Larson led Nebraska to the NCAA women's volleyball title Saturday night, combining for 41 kills in the Cornhuskers' 27-30, 30-26, 30-28, 30-27 victory over Stanford.
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to determine what's ailing Kansas University's women's basketball team.
Texas A&M is making Reed Arena a tough place to visit. Josh Carter scored 16 points, and Acie Law and Antanas Kavaliauskas had 15 apiece to help the No. 13 Aggies roll to a 97-58 victory over Jacksonville on Saturday night.
Alando Tucker looked for Pittsburgh to finally send a second man to try to guard him. Brian Butch was the reason the Panthers never did. Tucker had 32 points and 10 rebounds, and Butch added a career-high 27 points and had 11 rebounds as No. 7 Wisconsin beat No. 2 Pittsburgh 89-75 on Saturday, snapping the Panthers' 21-game nonconference winning streak.
Georgia's goal on Saturday, as voiced by coach Dennis Felton in his pregame speech, was to "wake folks up" about his team's potential. Consider Gonzaga painfully awake.
Bill Walker doesn't know how high he can sky. "I won't get it measured. I want it to be a secret," Kansas State University's physically gifted freshman guard/small forward said of his vertical leap, which - legend has it - compares favorably to that of LeBron James today and Michael Jordan in his prime.
Small-town Kansas probably was the farthest thing from Kendrick Harper's mind just two years ago. Ready to play football for Division I-AA Gardner-Webb University out of high school, Harper thought twice after a buddy from his hometown of Hartwell, Ga., signed on at Butler Community College in El Dorado.
Oregon's defense didn't get a chance to test itself against one of the premier scorers in the nation, but the way the 22nd-ranked Ducks played on offense, it's hard to imagine it would have made much of a difference.
Ohio State and Cincinnati are finally getting back together on the basketball court.
Marlies Gipson tied a career high with 18 points to lead Kansas State to a 76-52 victory over Santa Clara on Friday night.
Perhaps it's the best potential bulletin-board material that could be expected from a player on a 6-6 football team.
The University of Oklahoma asked an attorney for a Norman car dealership to provide a list of players who used vehicles from the dealership during an investigation that resulted in the dismissal of two players from the school's football team.
There will be a Big 12/Pac-10 men's basketball challenge next season. "It's going to happen," Big 12 associate commissioner John Underwood told the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman. Though details for the annual event have not been finalized, the Challenge is expected to be similar to the one between teams from the ACC and Big Ten Conference.
In tonight's 6News and tomorrow's Lawrence Journal-World, city leaders release details about the cost of a new library, more about a helicopte monitoring two concerts early Friday morning, and Parks & Rec directer Fred DeVictor will retire.
Memphis coach John Calipari was a bit perplexed about the way his No. 19 Tigers lost concentration with a big lead.
The players come from towns as small as 200, cities as big as Philadelphia. Most were told they weren't tall enough, fast enough or athletic enough to play big-time college basketball.
Darnell Jackson peered over his shoulder as Kansas University basketball staffer Danny Manning prepared to hoist a three-pointer late Thursday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. "Brick!" Jackson, KU's junior power forward, heckled as he strolled through the northwest tunnel toward the locker room.
Are the current Kansas University basketball Jayhawks overcoached, undertaught, overrated or a combination of all this? To heck with any of these guys declaring early for professional ball; so far, none of them have even staked a hardcore claim to all-league status. Brandon Rush and Julian Wright were voted preseason players of the year for the Big 12. Rush was projected as a first-team All-American. Not yet for either of them, or anyone else on Bill Self's roster.
Friday will be the last day for finals at KU, which will be a big sigh of relief for lots of KU students. But for the men's basketball team, it means a return to the hardwood to ready for next week's match-up with WSS.
Adrian Peterson isn't yet talking about it, but his teammates and coaches said Wednesday the Oklahoma tailback is eager to play football again for the Sooners.
Matt McCoy, a senior walk-on who has never thrown a pass in college, is practicing as the No. 1 quarterback for Texas while the Longhorns wait to see if injured Colt McCoy will be able to play in the Alamo Bowl against Iowa.
Wisconsin and Wisconsin-Milwaukee run a similar version of the same offense.
There are similarities, which could be good or bad. There are three or four NBA first-rounders. There is the cast of veteran supporting players, maybe wishing for greater glory.
It's becoming a growing trend in college football. Big trips for big bowl games? Give the rowdy - and traditionally poor- fans a little extra incentive to go.
Wayne Simien, who has missed the Miami Heat's last 10 games, isn't injured or in coach Pat Riley's doghouse.
Kansas University's Stanley Redwine will coach Team USA at the 2007 Pan American Games July 13-29 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Redwine's appointment - one of the most prestigious in track and field - puts the sixth-year Jayhawk track and cross country coach on a path to perhaps someday lead the United States in the Olympic Games.
Rahshon Clark scored 16 points, and Wesley Johnson had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Iowa State broke a three-game losing streak with a 70-59 victory over Savannah State on Wednesday night.
Those who hired Bill Self as the fifth successor to Phog Allen didn't need a great deal in the way of either imagination or guts to pull the trigger. Self already had coached two schools into the Elite Eight, headed three Div. I programs and won 207 games.
Sasha Kahn has admittedly been a step slow since returning from an early-season knee injury which sidelined him for several games. However, playing against Toledo, Kahn showed fans a glimpse of his old self.
There are a total of seven freshmen on the KU women's basketball team, each one of them showing loads of potential this season on the court. However, this week marks the first time they have truly been tested at Ku off the court during finals week.
In one sense, this past season's Kansas University football team was a microcosm of the program's history. Overall, it was the definition of mediocre in that it finished 6-6. Yet, there were two superstars.
The interior designs of the Anderson Family Football Complex are done, and with the official groundbreaking upcoming, Kansas University still is finalizing exterior designs that will fit in with the rest of the campus.
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Allen Iverson - in one of the funniest sports tirades ever caught on tape - years ago made his feelings known about his disdain for practice.
No matter the temperature on the outside, it never grows cold in the dining area inside the Hy-Vee on Sixth Street. Hot air forever is in stock there, with men talking sports the day after games, big and small.
Josh Carter scored 24 points, Antanas Kavaliauskas added 19, and No. 13 Texas A&M beat Fordham, 84-61, Tuesday night.
It's a scheduling hole in December that every team in college basketball has to deal with. Simply put, it's finals week at the University of Kansas.
It's becoming abundantly clear that the best four players on the KU women's basketball team are all freshmen.
Kansas University's football team snagged two more commitments stemming from last weekend's official visits - both highly rated prospects out of Texas.
Obviously, it's not where a team is ranked during the season that matters, it's where it's seeded come tournament time. Still, as long as a Top 25 is released on a weekly basis, it would be nice for teams to earn their rankings by performance on the court, rather than on reputation.
Bryce Taylor scored 21 points to lead No. 22 Oregon to a 92-64 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Monday night.
There wasn't much change at the top of the Associated Press Top 25 poll this week.
Bill Self, who has not been satisfied by his Kansas University basketball players' practice habits, soon may see a dramatic increase in intensity at workouts. The Jayhawk coach is using a 10-day stretch between the Toledo and Winston-Salem State games as an evaluation session of sorts.
Behold the annual postseason awards for Kansas University's football team. This year's honors are passed out a little earlier, because KU's season ended a little earlier. A 6-6 record wasn't enough to earn a bowl bid, so the Jayhawks are instead left accepting trophies that don't exist from the Journal-World.
Even though Kansas has won their last two contests, the team still struggled and looked out of sync on the floor. With finals week here, the 'Hawks get a much needed 10-day break to regroup and ready for the long dance to March.
The Jayhawks put up a good fight against the Golden Bears on Sunday, but ultimately came up short of the win. However, the fans got a glimpse of the future as Danielle McCray was moved to the post and had a breakout game.
The youthful Texas Longhorns took a big step on Sunday night. A.J. Abrams hit a three-pointer with 1:03 left in overtime to give Texas the lead, and the Longhorns went on to beat No. 9 LSU 76-75 in a thrilling rematch of last year's NCAA regional final that also went to overtime.
Duke kept taking the ball from Texas and making free throws. For the fourth-ranked Blue Devils, that added up to another easy victory against a ranked opponent.
In what has to qualify as one of the strangest explanations for shooting so well in the first half and so poorly in the second, Kansas University sophomore forward Brandon Rush wondered if it could have been coach Bill Self talking to the team longer than usual during halftime of Saturday's ugly victory over Toledo's band of sawed-off hustlers.
The question, put to University of Toledo basketball coach Stan Joplin, seemed a bit out of place after Kansas University's lethargic 68-58 victory over the Rockets on Saturday at Kemper Arena.
Kansas University's football team had its second big recruiting weekend wrap up Sunday with another oral commitment.
A shot-blocker by trade, Sean Williams also can do a little damage on offense.
Somehow, some way, Bonnie Henrickson realized, she had to play Danielle McCray. So the Kansas University women's basketball coach moved McCray from the perimeter to a post position in practice last week. "She made me look smart today," Henrickson said. "Hopefully, she'll keep doing that."
KU fell behind early to Toledo, but managed to come back and seal the win. This marks yet another game this season where the team looked somewhat uninspired.
Despite a wonderful game from freshman McCray, the Jayhawks couldn't get the 'W' against the Golden Bears.
With no one on his team standing over 6-foot-7, Toledo basketball coach Stan Joplin should've seen this coming long ago.
Kansas University's basketball players did not wave goodbye to Kemper Arena at midday Saturday as the team bus pulled out of the parking lot one final time.
No Div. I coach reached the 500-win mark faster than Roy Williams. Fittingly, North Carolina used a quick start to give him that meaningful milestone.
Wanted: The meanest, nastiest, most sadistic student at Kansas University, a male version of Tonya Harding. Please report to the basketball office and get fitted for a uniform. Immediately.
The crowd was announced as 16,488 in a building that seats 17,818 for basketball.
For the first time this season, Sasha Kaun looked completely relaxed in a game setting on the basketball court.
After losing to Minnesota on Tuesday night, the No. 25 Cornhusker women stepped up their game Saturday, rolling over Michigan, 85-45, to take their third 40-point win of the season.
The last time the rest of the country looked in on UCLA, the Bruins played their way into the national championship game with defense. They needed a big dose of it Saturday.
Nobody can accuse Bonnie Henrickson of watering down her schedule.
Tying up loose ends from Saturday's 68-58 win over Toledo in what was Kansas' final game in Kemper Arena.
Chalmers went back to the line and hit a pair, giving KU the 68-58 win, sending the team on a high note into the 10-day layoff before returning to action Dec. 19 at home against Winston-Salem State. Brandon Rush led all scorers with 19 points, while Sasha Kuan had 10 for the Jayhawks.
Something hasn't looked quite right with Bill Self's offense, and it's not all that easy to put a finger on just what has been amiss, other than the obvious: Darrell Arthur on the bench with foul trouble.
After two seasons carrying the load as Missouri's ballhandler, Jason Horton welcomes the help he's now getting.
Defensive end Brian Smith, Missouri's career sack leader, will miss the Sun Bowl against Oregon State while he continues to recover from a broken hip.
Oklahoma tailback Adrian Peterson returned to the football huddle on Friday after team doctors gave the OK for him to practice and play in the Fiesta Bowl, coach Bob Stoops confirmed.
Dean Smith never seemed comfortable with all the attention that came with becoming the winningest men's basketball coach in Div. I history. That's why the former North Carolina coach didn't sound too broken up about preparing to hand that mark to Bob Knight.
At 41 years old, Mark Turgeon already wears the permanently creased brow of the professional worrier.
Adam Haluska scored 18 points, and Tyler Smith added 16 to lift Iowa to a 77-59 victory over archrival Iowa State on Friday night.
Russell Robinson is hoping Kansas City, Mo., officials, who own Kemper Arena, will crank up the heat in the drafty 32-year-old structure today.
Today's appearance in Kemper Arena will be the last for KU's men's basketball team. The Jayhawks are 79-24 in a building that opened in 1974. It'll be replaced next season by the new Sprint Center in Downtown KC.
Toledo of the Mid-American Conference is 2-4 following a 98-93 overtime loss to Vanderbilt on Dec. 2 in Nashville, Tenn. Toledo has victories over Middle Tennessee State and Virginia Commonwealth and losses to Missouri State, Iowa, Drexel and Vandy.
Toledo's basketball players will be wearing a No. 3 patch on their jerseys today in memory of teammate Haris Charalambous, who died Oct. 9 after collapsing in a morning preseason conditioning workout.
The Kansas women welcome Pac 10 opponent California to the Phog on Sunday.
The Kansas men get a chance at some rock chalk revenge this weekend.
A Sun Bowl matchup between Oregon State and Missouri seemed unlikely in the middle of the season.
Some people around the Kansas athletic department may be sporting bright and shiny Happy Faces and preaching the old "onward and upward" sermons. But as the current year ends, I sense an atmosphere of doldrums and malaise among a surprising number of frustrated Jayhawk fans.
Brandon Rush started to feel the heat Oct. 11 when he and Kansas University basketball teammate Julian Wright were named co-Big 12 preseason players of the year. "I think it adds a lot more pressure. People expect so much from us and being ranked so high as a team, too," Rush said at the time.
Brady Quinn took this round from Troy Smith. The Notre Dame quarterback won the Maxwell Award as the player of the year Thursday night, beating out Ohio State's Smith, the Heisman Trophy favorite.
Courtney Paris had 15 points and 16 rebounds - her 35th straight game with a double-double - and No. 3 Oklahoma defeated South Carolina 78-51 on Thursday night to open 7-0 for the third time in six seasons.
The North Dakota State men's basketball team is looking forward to playing Kansas State - and hoping it doesn't take another 35 years to bring in a high-profile program. Saturday's game between the Bison and the Wildcats is the final game of a three-game contract that called for NDSU to play two games in Manhattan and Kansas State to play one game in Fargo.
Notre Dame showed it knows how to finish. The Irish opened a 10-point lead, then turned the ball over three straight times to let No. 4 Alabama close to 85-82. But Russell Carter hit a three-pointer and added an 18-footer to ignite a 14-0 run as the Irish beat the Crimson Tide 99-85 on Thursday night.
It's 9 games into the season for the Jayhawks, and the team is still in search of a bona fide leader. Brandon Rush was thought to be the likely candidate for the role, but has been struggling recently.
Nebraska's practices leading up to last year's Alamo Bowl paid dividends not only in the victory over Michigan but in the 2006 season.
Playing against the team he spurned, Villanova freshman Scottie Reynolds found senior Mike Nardi's presence calming.
Katie Hnida now lives in New York, far away from the football fields that defined her high school and college years and turned them into one part triumph, another part living hell.
Financially, making one of the lesser bowl games is about a break-even proposition for most schools. It's the extra few weeks of practice time lost that infuriates football coaches forever looking for the edge.
It's been well documented that Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is still searching for a team leader on and off the court.
Lost: One basketball game. Found: Two basketball players. Career performances by freshmen LaChelda Jacobs and Kelly Kohn went to waste as South Dakota State outlasted Kansas University, 53-48, in women's basketball Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Rutgers football fans hoping to watch their team in the Texas Bowl later this month may be better off going to Manhattan - the one in Kansas, that is.
Cameo Hicks scored 16 points, and Andrea Plouffe added 13 to help Washington to a 65-59 victory over No. 15 Texas A&M on Wednesday night.
When the Kansas men's basketball team takes the floor at Kemper Arena this Saturday against Toledo, it will be the last time the Jayhawks do so.
The college basketball season has not been good to the elite teams on the men's side so far this season.
Large deficits have been a large problem for Bonnie Hendrickson's team as of late.
Kansas safety Jerome Kemp was charged today with felony motor vehicle burglary and two misdemeanors.
Bonnie Henrickson isn't ready to circle the wagons.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self likes his team's chances of winning on any given night ... if the Jayhawks play as passionately as they did in Monday's 72-62 victory over Southern California at Allen Fieldhouse.
Everything you wanted to know about postseason college football but were too wrapped up in Britney Spears' 25th birthday celebration to notice: Was that a misprint, or has Rice really earned a bowl invitation?
Derrick Low scored 22 points to help Washington State defeat No. 18 Gonzaga, 77-67, on Tuesday night and improve one of the best starts in team history.
Glen Davis walked toward the frenzied LSU student section, smiled wide, cocked one fist in the air and let the cheers rain down on him as the clock ticked down.
Brittany McCoy made tie-breaking free throws with 1:44 left and Minnesota held Nebraska without a field goal the last 3:52 in a 74-65 victory over the 25th-ranked Cornhuskers on Tuesday night.
If you had to grade KU's performance on the hardwood last night, the obvious mark would be a "D," because the Jayhawks' defense was outstanding.
A KU football player turns himself in after being suspected of breaking into a car and stealing more than $1,000 in CD's and other items.
The Kansas women played their first road game two days ago, but it didn't go so well.
Tying up loose ends from Kansas' defensive dandy Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Crack open a Baseball Encyclopedia, find a list of 20-game winners, and you'll see the names of some short ones, some tall ones, some fat ones, some skinny ones, some left-handers, some right-handers, some level-headed guys, some nut jobs. For all their differences, they had one thing in common: They all knew how to figure out a way to win on nights they didn't have their best stuff.
Practices have been mediocre to sub-par at Kansas University this season, and Bill Self knows why.
Southern California senior Lodrick Stewart can't consider himself the winner of Monday's sibling rivalry - even though his stats were much more appealing than twin brother Rodrick.
At 6:25 p.m. Monday night, the whole cute brother-vs.-brother storyline turned into straight business. That was the last time Kansas University junior guard Rodrick Stewart exchanged pleasantries with his twin brother, Southern Cal senior sharpshooter Lodrick Stewart, prior to Monday's KU-USC game.
Brandon Rush's shooting touch, at least for the time being, has completely abandoned him. "They fell short, were going long, off the backboard : every way you can miss, I did," Rush said, critiquing himself after missing 11 of 14 shots, but still finding a way to score 13 points in the Jayhawks' 72-62 victory over Southern California on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Winthrop put on a three-point shooting display unlike anything No. 11 Wisconsin had seen before. But it was the one the Eagles missed that allowed the Badgers to survive.
Pepperdine has faced more than its share of adversity this year under first-year coach Vance Walberg. Down to 10 available players, it didn't matter Monday night to a team that broke its four-game losing streak with a 78-72 victory over Colorado.
Avoid a rematch. Stronger schedule. Conference champion. Those were the main reasons cited Monday by many poll voters for jumping Florida over Michigan on their final ballots, setting up a Gators-Buckeyes matchup in the BCS national title game Jan. 8.
In a game that saw KU player Rodrick Stewart face off against his twin brother, USC's Lodrick Stewart, the Jayhawks came up with the victory 72-62. However, it was Lodrick who had the better stats at the end of the night.
Lodrick Stewart led all scorers with 23 points for USC, but bothe Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers had 13 for the Jayhawks, who improve to 7-2 heading into Saturday's noon contest against Toledo at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.
Florida beat Michigan on Sunday in the only game that mattered. The Gators, who lobbied hard for this victory, were picked to play No. 1 Ohio State for college football's national championship, ending any chance for the Wolverines to get the rematch they so desired and thought they deserved.
It will take some work, but Lodrick Stewart realistically could finish his career as USC's all-time three-point shooter.
Al Thornton is so important to Florida State that Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton almost feels guilty about it. Still, Hamilton isn't shy about going to his team's biggest strength.
Lodrick Stewart tried to remain strong and hold back the tears the day his identical twin brother, Rodrick, packed his belongings and left the University of Southern California for Kansas. He failed. Miserably. "I broke down in practice. For 20 years, we had never been separated," said Lodrick Stewart, Rodrick's teammate in grade-school basketball, high school, AAU and college.
Bonnie Henrickson used the S-word several times Sunday afternoon. That's S as in soft.
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino released a prepared statement Sunday after officially learning that no bowl invited the Jayhawks to play another game this season.
After a week of playing 'the waiting game,' KU's head coach Mark Mangino found out today that his squad would not be playing in a bowl game this year.
After erasing the memory of losing to unranked Oral Roberts earlier in the season, Kansas went on to defeat then-top-ranked Florida at the Vegas Invitational. However, on Saturday afternoon, KU suffered its second loss to an unranked team: DePaul.
Mere mention of the word Kansas used to be worth something on the scoreboard because opponents would put the Jayhawks on a pedestal and battle the intimidation factor before getting down to business.
No. 9 Texas A&M has cruised through the early part of its schedule. It's about to get a lot tougher. Joseph Jones had 24 points, Antanas Kavaliauskas scored 23, and the Aggies prepared for a difficult road game against LSU with a 74-62 victory over Pacific on Saturday.
The journey here was wild and unexpected for Oklahoma University's football team. But the way to victory Saturday was as scripted and repetitive as the Sooners possibly could make it.
Bundled up in his heavy winter coat, a blue Kansas University stocking cap atop his head, Julian Wright trudged toward an Allstate Arena exit on a bitterly cold December Saturday here on the outskirts of Chicago.
Bonnie Henrickson has relied heavily on freshmen, but the Kansas University women's basketball coach conceded she went a little too far the other night.
Southern California's dejected players trudged off the Rose Bowl field, oblivious to the celebration going on around them. Their national-championship hopes had just ended with the biggest upset of the season.
It can be argued that the Sports Illustrated jinx had nothing to do with Kansas University's loss to Oral Roberts. A case can't be made that Saturday afternoon's ugly loss to DePaul had nothing to do with the sophomore slump.
Michigan or Florida? One will play Ohio State in the BCS championship game. The other will be ticked off at the maddeningly imperfect system used to crown a major-college football champion.
Kansas University's football team is about finished with its bowl chances.
The wait was worth it for No. 3 Ohio State and prized big man Greg Oden. In his first competition in seven months, the 7-foot freshman, touted by some as the best U.S.-born big man in a generation, had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes past Valparaiso, 78-58, on Saturday.
Courtney Paris had 24 points and 13 rebounds for her 34th straight double-double for No. 3 Oklahoma despite sitting out more than 10 minutes with foul trouble in the Sooners' 72-49 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.
Kansas University sophomore Mario Chalmers, who had 15 points and two assists against three turnovers in 34 minutes, played with his right hand taped. He has a severe blister on the palm of his shooting hand. : Darrell Arthur fell hard in the first half and banged his head on the floor, but was able to continue playing after a short stay on the bench.
Wayne Simien is experiencing a recurrence of the salmonella bacteria that hospitalized him this summer and almost caused him to postpone his wedding.
Just off the top of his head, Brandon Rush rattled off multiple reasons for Kansas University's second-half meltdown against DePaul on Saturday afternoon at Allstate Arena.
Tying up loose ends from KU's second loss this season to an un-ranked opponent.
Mejia led all scorers with 23 points. Chalmers led KU with 17, while a big sore spot on the KU box score was Brandon Rush scoring just three points on 1-of-8 shooting. The 6-2 Jayhawks take on USC Monday at 8 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
Recruiting weekend: Kansas is in the middle of its first big recruiting weekend of the winter. Rivals.com analyst Jon Kirby estimated seven recruits currently were on campus taking their official visits.
Except for maybe the marquee matchup against Florida, there's no game on Kansas University's men's basketball schedule as important to Sherron Collins as today's contest versus DePaul.
More than four months ago, Nebraska coach Bill Callahan took three of his players by Arrowhead Stadium during Big 12 football media days - an attempt to motivate the guys into wanting to come back for the postseason.
Like most lifelong natives of the Windy City, Julian Wright has taken day trips to the Field Museum, Art Institute, Lincoln Park Zoo and Shedd Aquarium.
Ousmane Barro had a career-high 21 points and tied a personal best with 13 rebounds to help No. 8 Marquette beat Northwestern State, 83-67, in the Blue & Gold Classic on Friday night.
The Kansas men's basketball team will play its first true road game of the season Saturday against DePaul in Chicago.
The Kansas women also hit the road this weekend, making a trip to Wisconsin for a Sunday game against the Badgers.
Being called Superman in the sports world is typically a compliment. But for Ashley Robinson, the superhero reference made the KU swimmer quickly change her technique in the pool.
Bernice Mosby nailed a short jumper with 2.2 seconds remaining to lift No. 13 Baylor to a 64-62 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday night.
Individually, Kansas University's football team had a player on each unit shine a little brighter than most this year. Not surprisingly, both are getting their props with postseason honors.
Russell Robinson is my version of Tony Yates on the current Kansas University basketball team.
Arkansas was supposed to be Missouri's toughest opponent this season. But the Tigers' 86-64 win over the Razorbacks on Thursday looked as easy as their previous seven.
He walked along the streets of Melbourne, Australia, but didn't see the car coming. Bill Nieder, fresh off an appearance at the 1956 Olympics, dodged the reckless taxi driver and got out of the way. That was a close one.
Sooner born and Sooner bred, Zac Taylor ended up on the other side of one of college football's most storied rivalries. Now, he'll get a chance to play in a big Oklahoma-Nebraska game like the ones he grew up watching.
Dexter Pittman breaks a sweat long before the Texas Longhorns hit the basketball court.
Like it or not, Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight will soon make history.
Lew Perkins believes the right man is running Kansas University's basketball program. "I do not know anybody (else) out there I'd want to be our head coach. He's as good as it comes. He's already proved it to me," Perkins, KU's athletic director, said Thursday of Bill Self.