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Kansas women undefeated no more

Jayhawks lose for the first time in first road test

In the Jayhawks first road game of the year the Nebraska Cornhuskers pulled away in the last 10 minutes to record a 73-61 victory over KU at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb. The previously unbeaten Jayhawks (12-1,1-1 Big 12) got 23 points and 11 rebounds out of senior star Crystal Kemp, but the Cornhuskers (10-3, 2-0), who have won eight straight, got even more out of junior guard Kiera Hardy.

Kansas knocks out Kentucky, 73-46

Brandon Rush has career game

It had been 16 years since Kentucky coach Tubby Smith had been in Allen Fieldhouse. After Kansas' 73-46 victory Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse the Wildcats coach might not want to comeback as the lopsided defeat marked Smith's worse loss as UK's skipper.

Kentucky notebook

'89 blowout still memorable

Kentucky steamed over KU's 150-95 victory

Kentucky's last trip to Allen Fieldhouse resulted in a Wildcat loss of epic proportions. The Jayhawks' crazy 150-95 decision on Dec. 9, 1989, is the most points scored by a KU team and the most allowed by a UK squad. It's a game that won't be forgotten by fans at the two tradition-rich schools - a game UK head coach Tubby Smith referenced to his team after Thursday's practice.

NU, not ranking, on KU's mind

Bonnie Henrickson isn't worried about little numbers next to her team's name. She said her Kansas University women's basketball players shouldn't be, either. But after a 12-0 start and a victory Tuesday over No. 23 Texas, a victory today over Nebraska likely would earn KU its first national ranking in more than five seasons.

KU approves $6.5 million loan for football facility

It's still fuzzy how many steps are left, but Kansas Athletics, Inc., climbed another Friday in pursuit of a new football facility. Athletic director Lew Perkins requested an emergency meeting with the Board of Directors through e-mail Thursday, asking each member to vote on the department incurring debt toward the construction of a massive football project, which will cost between $30 and $40 million.

Plenty of dirt on Rupp

You note Kentucky's 19-4 basketball advantage over Kansas University and you can conclude that the Lexington Wildcats are as dominant as the Jayhawks are over those other Wildcats 80 miles west of here. Kentucky has seven NCAA titles, Kansas two. The Bluegrass Babes have won more games than KU, although Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina rule the college roost.

History: not kind to KU vs. UK

Former Jayhawks recall Allen-Rupp rivalry

Kentucky, with 1,914 victories, has the most wins of any college basketball program. Kansas University, at 1,856 wins - 12 behind North Carolina - checks in at No. 3. So, why in the name of Drs. James Naismith (the inventor of the game is a KU guy) and Forrest C. Allen (the legendary Jayhawk coach taught UK coaching legend Adolph Rupp) has Kentucky defeated Kansas in 19 of the 23 meetings between the powers?

KU's plans to replace Falkenstien still in limbo

Play-by-play announcer, former player candidates to fill color commentator

Kansas University officials have asked veteran announcer Max Falkenstien to scale back his retirement plans. "We hope that Max will continue to be part of the broadcasts, particularly home games," said Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director in charge of external affairs. "We've talked to him about it and we'll talk some more," Marchiony said.

To the Max

After decades on air, retirement will leave big void for KU fans

A few seconds after he'd worked his way past security and into the Jayhawks' dressing room, veteran broadcaster Max Falkenstien fielded a warm, friendly - but unexpected - greeting. "Hey, Max, how're you doing?"

Tale of the Tape

'89 blowout still memorable

Kentucky steamed over KU's 150-95 victory

Kentucky's last trip to Allen Fieldhouse resulted in a Wildcat loss of epic proportions. The Jayhawks' crazy 150-95 decision on Dec. 9, 1989, is the most points scored by a KU team and the most allowed by a UK squad. It's a game that won't be forgotten by fans at the two tradition-rich schools -- a game UK head coach Tubby Smith referenced to his team after Thursday's practice.

NU, not ranking, on KU's mind

Bonnie Henrickson isn't worried about little numbers next to her team's name. She said her Kansas University women's basketball players shouldn't be, either. But after a 12-0 start and a victory Tuesday over No. 23 Texas, a victory today over Nebraska likely would earn KU its first national ranking in more than five seasons.

6Sports video: Max preparing to sign off

It's the eve of the biggest game of the season for the men's basketball team as the Jayhawks get ready for Kentucky. It's undoubtedly a huge opportunity for the young team, but there's a certain Jayhawk who's called the plays each time the schools have met for the last 60 years.

6Sports video: KU Women head off to Nebraska

Sure, Kansas Women's Basketball is a perfect 12-0, but tomorrow the ladies will do something they haven't done all season: hit the road. Saturay, KU visits Nebraska. Both teams are 1-0 in Big 12 play.

Mayer: Plenty of dirt on Rupp

You note Kentucky's 19-4 basketball advantage over Kansas University and you can conclude that the Lexington Wildcats are as dominant as the Jayhawks are over those other Wildcats 80 miles west of here. Kentucky has seven NCAA titles, Kansas two. The Bluegrass Babes have won more games than KU, although Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina rule the college roost.

KU's plans to replace Falkenstien still in limbo

Play-by-play announcer, former player candidates to fill color commentator

Kansas University officials have asked veteran announcer Max Falkenstien to scale back his retirement plans. "We hope that Max will continue to be part of the broadcasts, particularly home games," said Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director in charge of external affairs.