Stories for March 19, 2006


Lead stories

6Sports video: NCAAs leaving fans stunned

Not even a week into the NCAA Tournament, and fans have been shell-shocked by the outcome of almost every game.

6Sports video: Friday's upset still sinking in

It wasn't supposed to end like this. For the second straight year, the Kansas men's basketball team came to a close on Friday, on the first weekend on their first game of the NCAA Tournament.

Ole Miss defeats KU in WNIT

Jayhawks fall 78-76 in opening round game at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas University's women's basketball season came to an end Sunday night at Allen Fieldhouse when Ole Miss defeated the Jayhawks, 78-76, in a WNIT first round game. Ole Miss, which trailed by as many as 16 midway through the second half, went on a 20-6 run to tie the contest. The lead switched three times in the final minute, but Ole Miss guard Ashley Awkward hit what would be the game-winning jumper with 13.6 seconds to go.

6Sports video: Ole Miss takes out 'Hawks

It's been eight years since the Kansas women's basketball team went deeper into the postseason than the men's team, but the Rebels but a stop to the Lady Jayhawks' hopes in the WNIT in the final minutes.

Bradley basking in glow

Coach Les tickled with win over KU, but wary of Pitt

Jim Les was Bradley's starting point guard in 1986, the last time the Braves played in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Bucknell not awed this time around

The day after their shocking first-round NCAA Tournament victory last year, the Bucknell Bison still were caught up in the excitement of what they had done.

KU swimmer Leidigh 39th

Kansas University freshman swimmer Ashley Leidigh, the lone Jayhawk to compete, placed 39th in the 200 butterfly Saturday at the NCAA Championships.

Ringwood arrested again

A Kansas University football player was arrested Friday night on a charge of aggravated battery after an alleged fight with a roommate.

Jayhawks take two

Kansas University's softball squad improved to 15-13 after two victories Saturday at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational.

Allman RBI lifts KU

Sophomore John Allman's RBI single in the ninth inning propelled Kansas University's baseball squad to a 6-5 victory over No. 18 Baylor on Saturday.

Bruins, Zags reach Sweet 16

UCLA clanked free throws down the stretch, got outrebounded, missed more than half its shots from three-point range and still won.

MVC! MVC! Shockers win

P.J. Couisnard stepped back from the defender and launched a straightaway three-pointer with the shot clock winding down. As soon as the ball swished through the net, Couisnard pointed triumphantly to Wichita State's rowdy fans.

Henrickson, Jayhawks still alive and hoping to thrive

Kansas University's men's basketball season may be over, but the KU women still are alive. In fact, for the first time in eight years, the KU women have outlasted the men in the postseason. Coach Bonnie Henrickson's team will meet Mississippi today in the WNIT.

A year to yearn

After heartbreaking defeat, Self, KU must look forward

There was nary a cloud in the sky in this Detroit suburb early Saturday morning as Kansas University's basketball players filed onto the team bus for the 15-minute drive to the Oakland, Mich., airport.

BC finds form, rips Grizzlies; Gators hammer UWM

Jared Dudley was waiting for Boston College to play this way the entire season.

A warm welcome: Despite loss, fans show support as team returns

Town wonders, 'What happened?'

So whoever this Bradley guy is, he wasn't so popular around Lawrence on Saturday.

KU women's golf 13th

Kansas University's women's golf squad is tied for 13th place after Saturday's second round at the Betsy Rawls Invitational. The Jayhawks shot a second-round total of 328.

Keegan: Still a lot to smile about

No basketball fans suffered more in the month of March the past two seasons than backers of Kansas University.