Stories for December 19, 2006


Lead stories

Extra Minutes: Kansas 94, Winston-Salem State 43

Tying up loose ends from KU's enjoyable pasting of Winston-Salem State Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Border showdown to close regular season for KU

For the next nine years the border showdown will close out the regular seasons for Kansas and Missouri football.

6Sports video: Freshman Kohn leading KU women

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.

6Sports video: Jayhawks trounce Rams 94-43

Finals are over and its back to basketball full time for the Kansas men.

KU dusts Winston-Salem State, 94-43

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.

Fuzzy math helps Jayhawks

Creativity allows KU football to sign four juco recruits in 2006-07 class

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.

Woodling: Barrage no game to forget

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???"

Rams feel growing pains

Tradition-rich WSSU 1-13 in first year in Div. I

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."

Texas Tech loses on rainy court

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.

Volunteers top OSU

Putback finishes off upset of Cowboys

Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl thought about benching Dane Bradshaw late because of the senior guard's injured right shoulder. Good thing he didn't.

Big 12 rewards KU freshman Kohn

Kansas University's Kelly Kohn has been named Big 12 Conference women's basketball rookie of the week.

Kansas basketball notebook

Simien takes on teaching duties

Self turns to former KU star's game film to educate, inspire current roster

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.

Badgers leap to 4th in poll

An eight-day run that Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan called a "huge week" has the Badgers at their highest ranking ever.