Stories for October 2006


Tuesday, October 31

6Sports video: Hanley gets warmup for 6Sports' Adam Krueger

No ties in the tourney. If the 'Hawks and Buffs are notted after two overtimes tomorrow, it's shoot out time and to prepare KU goalie Julie Hanley, 6Sports' Adam Krueger heads to campus for a little match up.

6Sports video: KU soccer team starts Big 12 tourney play

The Big 12 soccer tournament begins in San Antonio, Texas. Last year the Jayhawks were eliminated in the first round.

Mills in town to raise awareness for Bert Nash

1964 Olympic gold medalist and track star Billy Mills is in town this week, but rather than racing he's raising awareness.

6Sports video: Life is changing for former red-shirt QB

Life for Todd Reesing has changed just a little bit in the past week.

Woodling: Reesing stops KU bleeding

Just when you thought Kansas University's football season was dead in the water, along comes a kid named Todd Reesing to make you care again. Todd who???

Cyclones' sideline crowded

Injuries, illnesses piling up for Jayhawks' next opponent

Hopefully, Iowa State's football team set aside enough cash in the budget to account for all the ice packs, gauze and athletic tape it's using this football season. Because, man, times are tough - and painful - right now in Ames.

KU quartet named to Big 12 second team

Four Kansas University players were named to the All-Big 12 Conference soccer teams, and two more were tapped for the Big 12 All-Newcomer team Monday.

South division dominant

North teams are 3-13 against southern counterparts this season

The disparity between the two Big 12 Conference football divisions is so great again that the issue of what to do about it became a topic of conversation on the weekly Big 12 coaches conference call Monday.

Blake thrilled to join Legends

Former KU star trying to revive Winston Salem State program

She looked at the list of names with whom she will be honored Wednesday at "KU Track Legends & Friends," a benefit for the Bert Nash Center at the Holidome, and she liked the company she will be keeping.

KU runner beaten near home, police say

A Kansas University cross-country runner went to the hospital after being beaten by a group of men early Saturday outside his home in west Lawrence.

KU football notebook

Cornish watch: Kansas University running back Jon Cornish, who has 1,041 rushing yards this season, is one of seven Division I-A players with at least 1,000 yards rushing. Of those seven, only two have fewer carries than Cornish's 193.

KU's Kaun out 3-6 weeks

First C.J. Giles. Now Sasha Kaun. Kansas University's men's basketball centers are falling as fast as the leaves on the campus trees.

Monday, October 30

6Sports video: Kaun out three to six weeks

Two weeks ago, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self admitted he had one of the deepest rosters in the nation. Now, three days before the exhibition opener, things have changed.

6Sports video: Cornish passes 1,000

While Todd Reesing was running wild and grabbing all the headlines on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, Jon Cornish was running past the 1,000 yard mark.

6News video: KU runner beaten

A KU cross country runner is recovering tonight after being beaten.

6Sports video: KU hoops will start minus Kaun

In 72 hours, the Kansas Men's Basketball team opens the 2006-2007 season. It all starts with an exhibition game at Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday against Washburn.

6Sports video: Reesing proves height not everything

The Kansas football roster lists freshman QB Todd Reesing at 5-foot-11. But Reesing himself admits he's not even that tall.

Kaun out 3-6 weeks with knee injury

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self announced at his Monday press conference that junior forward Sasha Kaun will miss 3-6 weeks after suffering a partially torn patellar tendon in Sunday's practice.

KU men's golf 7th at Tradition

Gary Woodland and Tyler Docking tied for ninth place, and the Kansas University men's golf team placed seventh as a team Sunday at the Landfall Tradition.

Events calendar

Mangino dismisses quandary

KU coach plays down quarterback situation

Mark Mangino claims he won't play along anymore - and just when the quarterback situation is as intriguing as ever.

Wood: Big 12 outlook murky

The Kansas University football team's bowl possibilities are hazy just based on what the Jayhawks need to do the next three games. But it's even more muddled considering what the rest of the Big 12 Conference is capable of.

Kansas rowers shine at Iowa

Kansas University's Open Four A boat of Samira Naji, Whitney Fasbender, Lindsey Miles, LlynnAnn Laugesen and Tiffany Jeffers placed second to highlight the Jayhawks' showing Sunday in the Head of the Iowa.

Eight ex-Jayhawks in NBA

Eight former Kansas University basketball players will open the regular season Tuesday on rosters of NBA teams.

Baylor QB Bell out for season

Record-setting Baylor senior quarterback Shawn Bell is done for the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, coach Guy Morriss said Sunday.

KU women's golf 15th at Derby

Kansas University's women's golf team placed 15th at the 17-team The Derby Invitational, which concluded Sunday at the Auburn University Club. KU shot a 36-hole 636.

Sunday, October 29

6Sports video: KU's season depends on one of two freshmen QBs

Before the season, KU fans knew the Jayhawks would go only as far as their freshman quarterback.

Finishing with a flourish

Kansas State stuffs Cyclones after slow start

Kansas State's fans, whose patience was requested earlier in the week, had it tested for a while. But the Wildcats more than rewarded it.

OU defense dominates Tigers

A swarming Oklahoma defense made life difficult on Chase Daniel and No. 23 Missouri, leading to a rare road win for the Sooners.

Tech trips KU in five

All losses hurt, but Kansas University's five-game loss to Texas Tech on Saturday delivered a punch to the gut. "It's rough, guys. It's rough. " KU coach Ray Bechard said. "This is very disappointing."

Red shirts rule

Reesing makes debut, sparks KU

Don't call it a comeback. Not yet, anyway. But go ahead and label it a big step in the right direction for Kansas University's football team. The Jayhawks' 20-15 victory over Colorado on Saturday was sorely needed and stunningly sparked by : well, none other than Sparky himself.

Another Cowboys comeback

Oklahoma State rallies from 16 down to shock No. 20 Nebraska

With its quick-strike offense, Oklahoma State wasn't a bit intimidated by a 16-point deficit.

Bennett, Aggies rumble past Baylor

Martellus Bennett was watching himself on the large video screen in the end zone ahead of him as he rumbled down the field. No, the Baylor defenders weren't going to stop the big tight end's impression of a Heisman Trophy winner.

KU women 16th at Auburn golf event

Kansas University's women's golf team is 16th among 17 teams after 18 holes at The Derby Invitational. KU's Amanda Costner shot a first-round 79 to tie for 44th, and Annie Giangrosso shot an 80 to tie for 55th.

Buffs' lament: 'No offense'

Before reporters could ask their first question to Dan Hawkins after the 20-15 Kansas University football victory, the Colorado coach summed up his overall thoughts in four words.

KU men golfers tied for seventh

Kansas University's men's golf squad is tied for seventh after two rounds at the Landfill Tradition.

How they scored

Keegan: 'Sparky' similar to Flutie

Kansas University officials didn't let a physical appearance different from the prototype for a Division I head coach keep them from hiring Mark Mangino.

Talib steps it up

Cornerback shows his leadership

Linebacker Mike Rivera, known for the feeling he puts behind his tackles, made one of his patented vicious hits in the wrong place early in Kansas University's 20-15 victory Saturday over Colorado.

Longhorns solve Lubbock jinx

No. 5 Texas overcomes three-TD deficit to beat Texas Tech

Every four years for the past 12, Texas had left Lubbock a loser. It looked like that trend might continue Saturday night when Texas Tech jumped out to a three-touchdown lead in the first half.

KU football notebook

Jon Cornish became the ninth player in Kansas history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, running for 80 yards on 23 carries. Cornish has 1,041 yards on 193 carries, best in the Big 12 Conference.

Jayhawks put on show at Self's coaches clinic

Kansas University's fast-breaking basketball players put on an inspired show at the Bill Self Coaches Clinic on Saturday morning in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU swimmers fall to Missouri, 187-111

Kansas University's swimming and diving team fell to Missouri, 187-111, on Friday. The loss moves KU to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in Big 12 Conference competition.

Saturday, October 28

The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 20, Colorado 15

Tying up loose ends from Saturday's KU victory

KU closes out CU, 20-15

After running down as much aof the clock as the offense could, KU left Colorado on its own 18-yard line, with :59 left to go and a lot of ground to cover. The Buffs shot themselves in the feet, first with a false start after a nice initial gain on first down, and then they negated a Jackson run to midfield due to a holding call. Jackson's downfield bomb attempts failed, and Kansas finished off an opponent for the first time in nearly a month, 20-15.

KU-CU Game Preview

KU meets Colorado at Memorial Stadium.

Keegan: Wissel earns his celebration

The better the challenge, the more pure the course, the worse cross country is as a spectator sport.

Huskers move past UT loss

Defensive end Jay Moore says Nebraska isn't going to let a heartbreaking loss ruin its season for the second year in a row.

Buffaloes difficult to figure

Talented CU can't go bowling, but it still could win Big 12 Conference championship

This may be new: While Colorado University's football team is eliminated from bowl eligibility, the possibility still exists for a Big 12 Conference championship - and a subsequent BCS berth.

Wright makes his dad proud

Linebacker returns INT for score in first start

There were 36,125 fans at last week's Kansas University-Baylor football game. And Arist Wright still heard one distinct voice when he returned an interception for a touchdown that day.

MU adapts without sackmaster Smith

When Gary Pinkel watched the videotape showing how his standout defensive end was lost for the season, he couldn't believe it.

Strength in numbers

Kansas shakes up rotation

It was proof that Kansas University's football team has depth on its defensive line. But does it need that right now - or does it need a star?

Soccer thumped by CU, 4-0

Colorado freshman Nikki Marshall scored two goals and collected an assist Friday as the 30th-ranked Buffaloes knocked off Kansas University, 4-0, in a Big 12 Conference soccer match at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

Wissel's smart race ends with winning grade

The Kansas University men's cross country team successfully defended the Big 12 Conference individual championship for the second consecutive year at Rim Rock Farm on Friday.

Bear reluctant punter

Baylor's Sepulveda leads NCAA

Daniel Sepulveda still isn't sure why he started kicking with the Baylor punter one day as a freshman.

As expected, Singler picks Duke over KU

Kyle Singler had no last-minute change of heart.

Lubbock has been trouble for UT

Texas' road record under Mack Brown is hard to beat. Except for Texas Tech.

Oklahoma's Stoops not so tricky

Risky special-teams calls - like fake field goal against MU in 2002 - uncommon for OU

Bob Stoops gained a reputation as a gambler for his gutsy fakes on special teams. The Oklahoma coach hasn't lived up to that image lately.

Friday, October 27

6Sports video: Buffs spoils KU's senior day

The Jayhawks take on the Colorado Buffalos for senior day today.

6Sports video: Wissel wins Big 12 championship

Well in 2004, KU's Benson Chesang won his first Big 12 cross country title. In 2005, he won it again and today the senior entered as the prohibitive favorite to three-peat at Rim Rock Farm.

6Sports video: Can Kansas beat struggling Colorado?

Can Kansas finally win a conference game tomorrow against Colorado? Four games into Big 12 play and the Jayhawks are winless.

Oregon prep Singler picks Duke

Kyle Singler, ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the class of 2007 by, officially announced his intent to play at Duke next season in a press conference held at his high school in Medford, Ore., Friday afternoon.

KU's Wissel wins Big 12 cross country title

Kansas University junior Colby Wissel won the Big 12 men's cross country individual championship Friday morning at Rim Rock Farm with a time of 24:34.40, pacing the Jayhawks to a third place team finish.

Coaches rank Kansas No. 3

Kansas University's men's basketball team is ranked third in the country in the USA Today/ESPN preseason top 25 men's basketball coaches poll.

Browns add Keith

The Cleveland Browns signed linebacker Charlton Keith, a Canton, Ohio, native who played at Kansas University, to fill an open spot on their practice squad.

Jayhawks' Chesang chases third crown

Kenyan would be first KU runner to do so

Benson Chesang today will try to become the first Kansas University runner to win three consecutive league cross country titles.

Mayer: Buffs are no big draw

One of the major upsets on the Kansas University football scene could be a crowd of 35,000 or better for Saturday's Colorado visit. KU is floundering, CU is not having a barn-burning year. More important, Colorado seldom has been a spectator magnet here.

KU's Cornish closing in on 1,000-yard milestone

Jon Cornish discounts the milestone he's about to hit. Individually, he's thinking even bigger.

League returns to Kansas

Big 12 championships today at Rim Rock

Since the inception of the Big 12 Conference 11 years ago, Lawrence never has played host to a conference championship - yet Topeka was the site of the Big 12 Cross Country Championship in 2004 at Stateland Cross Country Course.

Kansas volleyball to 'Dig for Cure'

Kansas University's volleyball team will participate in a "Dig for the Cure" match Saturday. KU will entertain Texas Tech at 7 p.m. in Horejsi Center and will raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation through pledges for digs and other donations.

Snyder seeks fans' support for new coach

Bill Snyder, who took Kansas State from perpetual futility to national prominence in his 17 seasons as the Wildcats' coach, issued a plea Thursday for fans to cut first-year coach Ron Prince some slack.

Kansas coach's weekly radio show tense as ever

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino's weekly radio show on Thursday was about as tense as ever, just days after KU crumbled down the stretch in a loss to Baylor.

Thursday, October 26

6Sports video: Prep recruit to make announcement

Five-star recruit Kyle Singler will be making a announcement by 5 p.m. Friday as to whether he'll be a Kansas Jayhawk.

Singler to announce decision Friday at 5 p.m.

Kyle Singler, the No. 4 prospect in the 2007 basketball class, will announce his college choice at 5 p.m. CST Friday. His dad, Ed Singler, said the announcement would be made at South Medford HS in Medford, Ore.

The Drive reaches larger audience this afternoon

The Drive: Sports Unscripted, which airs on both channel 6 and 49 Sundays at 10:30 p.m., today begins airing on Fox College Sports Central, Sunflower Broadband Channel 145 at 12:30 p.m.

Barmann back behind center for KU

Meier 'not functional' after reaggravating shoulder injury against Baylor

Put in the coin and start the merry-go-round once again.

Patton leaving after season

CU coach says he won't accept extension

Ricardo Patton is through waiting for a contract extension.

Rim Rock Farm 'labor of love' for Timmons

Big 12 athletes will tackle challenging course during Friday's conferene meet

Bob Timmons didn't stop working for Kansas University when he stepped down as track/cross country coach in 1988.

Keegan: This 'best' no reason to boast

One of the local football players actually said Kansas University has "the best 3-5 team in the nation" the other day, which would be an honor akin to being named the healthiest man on death row.

KU football notebook

The lighter side: KU coach Mark Mangino is taking a humorous approach to a tiny controversy last week.

KU's Self laments Patton's departure

Bill Self is not surprised Ricardo Patton - the dean of Big 12 coaches - has decided to step down after this season, his 11th at the University of Colorado.

Big 12 cross country capsules

Here are thumbnail sketches of the Big 12 teams set to compete at the league men's and women's cross country championships Friday at Rim Rock Farm. The women's 6K race is at 10 a.m.; the men's 8K at 11.

Rush ready to elevate his game

Self has realistic expectations regarding sophomore's hoop future

Attention, Kansas University basketball fans. Enjoy Brandon Rush's long-range marksmanship and his deft acrobatics through the lane, because this year may serve as the sophomore's last at KU.

Texas banks on new touchdown tandem

Quarterback McCoy, receiver Sweed have hooked up on nine scores

Colt McCoy was just supposed to manage the offense for No. 5 Texas and let the Longhorns carry him along for the ride.


Mills answered father's call

Tragedy has a way of taking root so deeply in a memory that even the decades don't erode the details. For many of those born at the end of the '50s and beginning of the '60s, that memory is of little John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting at his father's funeral.

Sooners set tone early

Rapidly improving Oklahoma fends off Kansas, 3-1

Oklahoma set the tone against the Kansas University volleyball team early in the first game when both teams' preseason All-Big 12 players met at the net, and OU's Eliane Santos stuffed Emily Brown's shot right back in her face.

Wednesday, October 25

6Sports video: Sooners drop KU volleyball 3-1

Ranked opponents have been the norm for the Kansas volleyball team this season.

6Sports video: Jayhawk looking for third Big 12 championship

When it comes to dominating the Big 12, no teams have been more unbeatable than the University of Colorado's, but for the first time Friday Kansas will host the Big 12 championship.

6Sports video: Barman returns to starting line-up

Welcome back to the starting lineup Adam Barmann. After practice this afternoon Kansas head coach Mark Mangino announced the senior would start at QB against Colorado.

6Sports video: Excuses hard to find in KU's losses

It's been a long time since the Kansas football team has won a game. In fact, it's been more than a month.

6Sports video: Sophomore duo on Wooden Award list

Two Kansas athletes are receiving preseason praise - KU sophomores Brandon Rush and Julian Wright made the Wooden Award's top 50 preseason list.

Barmann gets starting nod Saturday against Colorado

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino announced following Wednesday's practice that senior Adam Barmann will start Saturday at quarterback when the Jayhawks host Colorado at 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

Leading man

Wright steals the show on, off court

At elite college basketball programs, the term "senior leadership" is for the most part outdated. Most players good enough to lead such teams leave for the NBA with an unused year or two of eligibility.

Keegan: Herford nicest Jayhawk

It's a question fans of teams inevitably get around to asking sports writers: Who's the nicest athlete on the team?

KU football notebook

KU coach Mark Mangino briefly addressed differing opinions between himself and running back Jon Cornish after Saturday's loss at Baylor.

Self: Decision on Giles could be made soon

Jayhawks to enjoy '56 hours off'

It's becoming more and more likely - with each passing day - suspended forward C.J. Giles' days as a Kansas University basketball player are over.

Washington's football career ends

Kansas University senior Eric Washington continues the slow recovery process from a serious head and neck injury, and it's bad enough that his football playing days are over.

Tuesday, October 24

6Sports video: Kansas CC familiar with championship course

The Kansas Jayhawks should have a huge advantage at this weekend's Big 12 championships.

6Sports video: Cornish nearing 1,000 yards for season

With four games left in the regular season, Kansas running back Jon Cornish is on the verge of achieving what only eight men in KU history have ever done - rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season.

6Sports video: Washington's KU football career over

Eric Washington's football career at the University of Kansas is over.

6Sports video: KU's Hanley earns Big 12 honor

Kansas goalkeeper Julie Hanley has been named the Big 12 co-defensive player of the week.

Giles still not practicing; days at KU may be numbered

Kansas University's men's basketball players held a 5:30 a.m. practice on Tuesday, scheduled so early so coach Bill Self could hit the road recruiting. Once again, C.J. Giles was not in attendance, it becoming more and more likely with each passing day the suspended junior forward's days at KU are over.

No sweat for Slim Shady

Arthur already turning heads

Have you ever heard of a workout so physically challenging that it makes you want to rip your clothes off?

Woodling: Collapses not a new problem

What goes around, you'll often hear coaches say, comes around. In other words, if something unfortunate happens, the scales will eventually balance through a stroke of good fortune.

Play KU, get Big 12 honor

Baylor quarterback Bell continues trend

It's like any wise investment - if you're making bets as to who will win the Big 12 Conference offensive football player-of-the-week award, just look at the increasingly obvious trend.

Sutton plans KU visit

Dominique Sutton, a 6-4 guard from Durham, N.C., who visited Kansas State two weeks ago, says he'll visit Kansas University this weekend, followed by a trip to Illinois.

Monday, October 23

6Sports video: Play KU - get Big 12 honor

Baylor quarterback Shawn Bell was named the Big 12 Player of the Week, joining two other players who have won the honor after playing Kansas.

6Sports video: Cornish, Meier participate in Sunday practice

Injuries did not keep star running back Jon Cornish or starting quarterback Kerry Meier out of practice Sunday.

KU football notebook

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino confirmed that running back Jon Cornish practiced Sunday, one day after KU's 36-35 loss to Baylor.

SI writer Davis says Kansas No. 1

Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis, who watched Kansas University's basketball team work out twice last week, is convinced of one thing: The Jayhawks are tops in the land.

Bush, Kansas soccer surge past Raiders

Jessica Bush is doing it all for the Kansas University soccer squad heading down the homestretch of the regular season.

KU team wins regional tennis title

Kansas University's Elizaveta Avdeeva and Edina Horvath won the championship of the doubles draw on Sunday, concluding a successful weekend for the Jayhawks at the ITA Central Region Championships.

Meier likely for CU

It appears - for now - that injured Kansas University quarterback Kerry Meier will be back for the Jayhawks' next football game: Saturday against Colorado.

Sunday, October 22

6Sports video: KU football loses fourth straight

It's a scene that's becoming all too familiar for the KU football team. The Jayhawks led in the fourth quarter, then proceeded to blow it.

6Sports video: Jayhawks top Texas Tech 3-0

After falling under .500 in Big 12 play, the KU soccer team has kicked it up a notch winning its last three matches.

Notre Dame basks in 'luck of the Irish'

Quinn delivers 45-yard TD pass in final seconds to beat UCLA

Brady Quinn and Jeff Samardzija added another chapter to Notre Dame's storied history. This great finish did more than just contribute another memory to the lore of the Golden Domers, however. It also kept alive the Bowl Championship Series hopes of the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish.


KU collapses yet again

It'd be amazing if it weren't so ordinary. Kansas University's football team painted another masterpiece of futility Saturday, blowing an 18-point, fourth-quarter lead and falling, 36-35, to Baylor at Floyd Casey Stadium. It's almost comical now. When Baylor gained possession with 2:43 remaining needing six points for the victory, it was pretty clear what was about to happen.

Keegan: Bottom line: KU chokes

The Kansas University athletic department has a sports psychologist on staff. It's time to put her to work for the football team, given the assignment of finding out just what it is that makes this bunch so uncomfortable with prosperity.

Game Balls & Gassers

How they scored

Kansas Football notebook

Cornish hurt : or is he?

Running back discounts coach's contention

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino and running back Jon Cornish appear to be in a disagreement over the extent of Cornish's undisclosed injury. Cornish played less frequently in the second half of KU's 36-35 loss to Baylor on Saturday, and Mangino cited a lingering injury to the senior as the reason.

Oregon can't corral Collins

Jed Collins is sure to be on someone's radar now. The little-used tight end caught a touchdown pass and rushed for another score as Washington State upset No. 16 Oregon, 34-23, Saturday, dealing a blow to the Ducks' hopes for a BCS bowl appearance.

Backup kicker boots Nebraska

Bailey's late field goal lifts No. 5 Texas

Texas coach Mack Brown had some encouraging words for Ryan Bailey before the backup kicker took the field in the final seconds. "You're the luckiest guy in the world," Brown told the sophomore walk-on. "You've got a chance to be Dusty Magnum on your first kick."

Recruit's decision spurs threats from fans

Here's something for high school basketball players to ponder as the Nov. 8 start of the week-long early signing period nears: Pick the wrong school, and your life might be in jeopardy. Indianapolis blue-chipper Eric Gordon's decision to renege on an oral commitment to Illinois - and switch to Indiana - has prompted some fans to send death threats to the Gordon family both in the mail and to Gordon's MySpace Web page.

KU's Avdeeva, Horvath advance to semifinals

The Kansas University tennis team's top doubles duo moved into the semifinal round of the doubles bracket at the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships on Saturday.

QB Bell has career day

Bears signal-caller: 'What a great finish'

The young man speaking Saturday happened to be Baylor University quarterback Shawn Bell. The way Kansas University's football season full of near misses has gone, it just as easily could have been any opposing quarterback on any given Saturday. The words were pretty much the same. Here's what Bell said after leading Baylor to a 36-35 victory, back from an 18-point, fourth-quarter deficit ...

Kansas volleyball swept by Aggies

The Texas A&M volleyball team swept Kansas University, 3-0, Saturday night, 30-28, 30-24, 30-23.

Mizzou puts end to purple reign

Tigers halt 13 years of domination by Kansas State

A wet field, a slippery ball, a 13-game losing streak - none of it mattered to Chase Daniel. Missouri's sophomore quarterback put on another passing display Saturday, throwing touchdown passes to four different receivers as the 24th-ranked Tigers beat Kansas State 41-21, snapping a 13-game losing streak against the Wildcats.

Patrick answers call in Peterson's absence

Allen Patrick ran for 110 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown to lead No. 20 Oklahoma to a 24-3 victory against Colorado on Saturday night in the Sooners' first game without Adrian Peterson. Paul Thompson added a touchdown pass to Manuel Johnson, and Oklahoma used a wind gusting up to 30 mph as its ally throughout the game.

Saturday, October 21

Final: KU wastes lead, lose 36-35

The Kansas University football team makes its second Big 12 road game appearance in today's 2:05 p.m. showdown against the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas.

Mangino absolves Talib of guilt

Cornerback 'pretty solid,' but rest of Jayhawks have struggled against the pass

Yes, Kansas University's pass defense had major problems last week against Oklahoma State.


Nebraska rookie Suh bids for start

Ndamukong Suh plans to go into construction management when his playing days are over. Right now he's specializing in demolition of quarterbacks and running backs.

Bears taketh, Bears giveth away

Baylor battling 'self-destruct factor' with 20 takeaways but 19 giveaways

Baylor football coach Guy Morriss this summer compared his new offense to "falling off a log" in terms of difficulty.

Parity rules Big 12

Bad old days of lopsided mismatches, weak also-rans a thing of the past

It was each team's only real chance. When Kansas University's football team traveled to play Baylor the last time, the Oct. 5, 2002, matchup was significant because it was guaranteed that one of the two dismal teams would get a Big 12 Conference victory that season.

Knight unusually pleasant at Media Day

Usually, the coach of the top team in the league gets the most attention at Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day. That was not the case Thursday in Oklahoma City, however.

Kansas' Avdeeva reaches quarters

Kansas University's Elizaveta Avdeeva won two matches Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

Giles' court date pushed back

Suspended Kansas University basketball player C.J. Giles' court date to face an allegation he owes $4,097 in unpaid child support has been postponed from Monday to 9 a.m. on Jan. 8.

Sophomores spark Kansas soccer, 1-0

Kansas University's soccer team is loaded with experienced seniors, but the Jayhawks' recent surge has been keyed by underclassmen.

Sooners feeling snake-bit

From arrests to injuries, OU has had run of bad luck

With all that has gone wrong for Oklahoma this season, there can't be much Bob Stoops isn't prepared to handle.

Friday, October 20

6Sports video: Soccer 'Hawks top Bears

This afternoon, the soccer Bears were in Lawrence for a Big 12 game against Mark Francis' ladies.

6Sports video: 'Hawks head to Waco

It's off to Waco this weekend for the Kansas football team. Tomorrow, the Jayhawks battle the Baylor Bears in the Lone Star State.

KU's Avdeeva, Horvath advance in tennis region

Kansas University junior Elizaveta Avdeeva and sophomore Edina Horvath advanced to the second round of the singles bracket, and together, the duo moved on to the round of 16 in the doubles draw Thursday at the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships.

Center of attention

Teammates reaching out to Giles

C.J. Giles hasn't been spotted around Allen Fieldhouse or the dorm since his indefinite suspension from Kansas University's men's basketball team Tuesday.

KU football notebook

Spitgate: A video circulated around the Internet Thursday from last week's KU game against Oklahoma State, featuring an angle that apparently shows an Oklahoma State assistant coach or aide spitting on KU receiver Marcus Herford as he was tackled on the OSU sideline.

Huggins happy to keep thing hushed

Coach's quiet demeanor sharp contrast to his 'Madness in Manhattan' boast

Speaking in hushed tones, in almost a whisper, Bob Huggins entertained questions from a handful of reporters at Big 12 Media Day on Thursday morning in Cox Convention Center.

Sharp adding new tools to arsenal

Speedy freshman has shown big-play potential in limited action with KU offense

There wasn't much use for Jake Sharp's pass-protection skills at Salina Central High. Rushing for 3,034 yards and 63 touchdowns in 13 games pretty much eliminated the need.

Mayer: K.C. media whiffed on penalty

Pardon my snickers about how some Kansas City scribes and throats are bleating in pain because Kansas University wasn't nailed harder and higher on the cross by the NCAA.

Baylor eager to play full slate

Baylor University men's basketball coach Scott Drew is happy to report the team has survived NCAA sanctions.

Kream Keegan

After Kansas University had an easy time gaining a Fort Worth Bowl victory against Houston, momentum in the program peaked. Even so, looking ahead to 2006, it wasn't difficult to see the defense, at least against the pass, could have problems.

Thursday, October 19

6Sports video: 'Hawks still hopeful for post-season play

Last season, Scott Webb sent the KU football team to the Fort Worth Bowl with a clutch fieldgoal in the Jayhawks' regular season finale. If it were up to this year's 'Hawks, they'd like to clinch a post-season spot before late November.

6Sports video: Herford knows Baylor

As a kid growing up in DeSoto, Texas, some 90 minutes from the college town of Waco, Marcus Herford didn't think much of the Baylor Bears. Much though, has changed since the Cedar Hill High quarterback - and current KU wide receiver - left the Lone Star State.

6Sports video: Self knows 'Hawks top target

In about five months, one team will be crowned Big 12 Tournament Champion on the floor of the Ford Center in Oklahoma City. Today, all 12 teams were represented in OKC at Conference Media Day.

Keegan: Murphy among best QBs

John Hadl played football for Lawrence High. Yet Hadl, who was one of the top professional quarterbacks of his era, doesn't even belong in the conversation when the topic is the best high school quarterbacks in the history of Lawrence.

KU football notebook

Kansas University freshman running back Angus Quigley is in the middle of a slow recovery from a serious preseason injury, reportedly a torn muscle in his thigh.

Cornish good to go for Kansas football

As expected, a lingering undisclosed injury to running back Jon Cornish won't be enough to keep him out of Kansas University's football game at Baylor.

Witherspoon tickled to walk on to Kansas

Brad Witherspoon's story seems to come straight out of a Hollywood movie: a small-town kid never letting go of his dream to play for the college team he cheered for in his youth - even after two failed attempts at joining the team - with the dream finally coming to fruition.

Kansas women draw bead on NCAAs

Sitting comfortably at her designated interview table, Bonnie Henrickson entertained media members one at a time Wednesday morning at Cox Convention Center.

KU women's basketball notebook

Kansas State University's women's basketball team had a stormy offseason, losing two players to transfer as well as two assistant coaches.

Peterson insists he's not finished

Oklahoma tailback, recovering from broken collarbone, plans to return for bowl game

Adrian Peterson plans to play at least one more game for Oklahoma. The standout tailback, speaking publicly for the first time since breaking his collarbone Saturday, said he intended to play in a bowl game if the Sooners reached the postseason.

Wednesday, October 18

6Sports video: Half of team freshmen for KU women

Bonnie Henrickson must feel like she's coaching a high school all-star team somedays.

Court date adds to Giles' troubles

Yesterday C.J. Giles was kicked off the KU men's basketball team, now Monday he'll be in court.

6Sports video: Mosley learning from last year's mistakes

Shaquina Mosley's first year on the hill wasn't exactly a season to remember.

6Sports video: Bears offense toughest KU will face yet

Figuring out how to attack the Kansas defense isn't exactly rocket science.

6Sports video: Cornish ready for Baylor game

Running back Jon Cornish will start when Kansas faces Baylor in Waco, Texas, this Saturday.

6Sports video: Self not expecting to assign red shirt

With Giles sidelined indefinitely, head coach Bill Self certainly has some rotation decisions to make but for the time being those decisions don't include assigning a red shirt year.

6Sports video: Perimeter work makes Wright more versatile

With C.J. currently not participating with the team, coach Self must find a way to fill the void in practice but luckily for Self he's recruited an exceptionally deep squad.

Court date contributes to Giles' troubles

Add alleged failure to pay child support to the list of personal fouls that could prevent reserve junior center C.J. Giles from ever wearing a Kansas University basketball uniform again.

Giles due in court Monday

Kansas University reserve junior center C.J. Giles, removed from the team indefinitely this week to address "personal issues," according to coach Bill Self, is due in Douglas County District Court on Monday morning to face an allegation that he owes $4,097 in unpaid child support, according to court records.

KU discovers 'sense of urgency'

Jayhawks must finish 3-2 or better down the stretch to secure bowl bid

Certain teams react certain ways when pushed against a wall. Some fold the tent, call it a season and go home. And some push back.

Humboldt's Witherspoon joins Jayhawks

Brad Witherspoon was supposed to play in an exhibition game between the Harlem Rockets and Humboldt High All-Stars Monday night in Humboldt's gym.

Keegan: Baylor a tough draw

This isn't your older brother's Baylor University football team. The days of Big 12 football fans everywhere penning a "W" next to the name on the pocket schedule before the season starts no longer apply.

What's his age again?

Sophomore Chalmers savvy beyond his years

During Kansas University's recent men's basketball media day, a glad-handing electronic-media journalist stuck a microphone in Mario Chalmers' grill.

Tuesday, October 17

Tease photo

6Sports video: Removal addresses classroom issues for Giles

Kansas forward C.J. Giles is currently not a member of the men's basketball team, as Jayhawks head coach Bill Self says Giles can return to the squad if and when he deals with personal issues.

6Sports video: Losses create do or die atmosphere

It's quickly becoming do or die time for the Kansas football team.

6Sports video: Big 12 coaches don't like KU women's chances

With three key loses from last year and seven new freshmen in their place and add it all up and the Big 12 don't like KU's women's basketball chances of winning the regular season conference crown.

6Sports video: Return to Phog brings back memories for Collison

For four years NIck Collison poured his heart and soul into Kansas basketball, and this past weekend Collison returned to the Phog as a pro.

6Sports video: Giles removed from team for personal issues

Tonight C.J. Giles is apparently not a member of the Kansas men's basketball team.

Giles removed from team

Kansas University reserve junior center C.J. Giles has been removed from the team indefinitely for issues related to but not limited to his academic performance, according to men's basketball coach Bill Self.

C.J. Giles suspended from Jayhawks

Below is a quote from University of Kansas men's basketball Coach Bill Self regarding junior center C.J. Giles.

KU women's golf sits in 12th place

Kansas University's women's golf team was in 12th place of 17 teams after Monday's opening round of the Price's "Give 'Em Five Fund"/New Mexico State Invitational.

KU football notebook

Running back Jon Cornish, who missed much of the second half against Oklahoma State because of an undisclosed injury, should be OK to play against Baylor on Saturday.

Voters come to consensus on KU

Jayhawks earn 11 first-place tallies to top preseason Big 12 basketball poll

Kansas University's men's basketball team is the popular pick of the Big 12 coaches to win the conference regular-season championship. Again.

Adios, Adrian

Coaches laud injured Oklahoma tailback

He's the closest thing to Barry Sanders that Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says he ever has seen. Iowa State's Dan McCarney called him "truly an amazing football player."

Kansas men's golf in sixth-place tie

Kansas University's men's golf team was tied for sixth after the first round of the Prestige at PGAWest.

KU soccer sweeps Big 12 honors

Kansas University swept the Big 12 Conference soccer weekly awards for last week.

Monday, October 16

6Sports video: KU secondary young, learning

Last Saturday Oklahoma State receiver Darius Bowman left a cloud of dust on Kivisto Field as he smoked the Kansas secondary for 300 yards.

6Sports video: Big 12 coaches: KU team to beat

It's unanimous, the Big 12 coaches think Bill Self's squad is the team to beat this season.

6Sports video: KU soccer sweeps weekly Big 12 awards

Congratulations go out to the KU soccer team trio of Monica Dolinsky, Jessica Bush and Julie Hanley as all three were named Big 12 players of the week.

6Sports video: Cornish's OSU performance lowest of year

An injured leg and a struggling offense allowed senior running back Jon Cornish to rush the ball just ten times on Saturday.

6Sports video: Hinrich enjoys, appreciates trip 'home'

While the present Jayhawks have high hopes, a couple of former Jayhawks were in Lawrence this weekend having already made their mark in KU history.

Big 12 Men's preseason poll announced

For the seventh time in Big 12 history, Kansas is the preseason favorite to win the conference title in a vote of the league's head coaches, it has been announced. The Jayhawks were a unanimous choice - receiving all 11 possible first-place votes in polling for the 2006-07 season. KU was last selected to win in '04-05, when it tied in the preseason tally with Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks have been picked to win eight times overall, including a media selection prior to the Big 12's first year in 1996-97. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams.

Familiar atmosphere

Allen likens KU tradition to UConn's

Before Sunday's NBA exhibition game, Ray Allen never had been to Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks' zone 'D' allowed OSU's big plays

Adarius Bowman was like a cat burglar on Saturday - sneaking into little pockets in Kansas University's defense, catching the football, running until the end zone made him stop and essentially stealing Saturday's game from the shell-shocked Jayhawks.

Dream on, walk-ons

Jayhawks hold annual tryouts

From Terry Nooner to Matt Kleinmann, the Kansas University men's basketball team has had several walk-ons who have appealed to the fan base.

Keegan: Nature, nurture combine

Unlike the crowds for most NBA exhibition games, Sunday's in Allen Fieldhouse had three things for which to root: 1. A good game for Kirk Hinrich; 2. A strong performance by Nick Collison; 3. A game that ends in regulation, so the agony of having to watch NBA exhibition basketball is not prolonged.

KU football notebook

Dinged up: Kansas coach Mark Mangino spoke to reporters Sunday before the Jayhawks returned to the practice field, so he was unable to give updates on which injured players were back working out.

KU soccer blanks Missouri, 4-0

Kansas University freshman Monica Dolinsky tallied two goals and two assists while sophomore Jessica Bush recorded a pair of goals as KU blanked Missouri, 4-0, Sunday at Walton Stadium.

Double-digit reunion

Ex-Jayhawks please crowd

Nick Collison declined an offer to dine on tasty Kansas City barbecue Saturday night in the Seattle SuperSonics' team headquarters - the Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.

Collison stuck in visitor's locker

The Chicago Bulls were the home team Sunday, meaning Seattle's Nick Collison had to dress in the visitor's locker room in Allen Fieldhouse.

Sunday, October 15

6Sports video: KU volleyball sweeps Baylor

The KU volleyball team appears to be out of its slump as the Jayhawks swept Baylor.

6Sports video: OSU exploits KU secondary

Yesterday Kerry Meier made his return to the KU football team. The KU freshman came back strong throwing three touchdowns but unfortunately the golden boy doesn't play defense.

6Sports video: Former Jayhawks back in Fieldhouse

Back in 2000, a couple of kids from Iowa took the floor of Allen Fieldhouse as wide-eyed freshmen.

Two KU swimmers set pool records

The Kansas University swimming and diving team started the 2006-07 season in record-breaking fashion.

Day after: KU looks lost in fog

Kansas University's basketball players appeared to be in a fog Saturday morning, just 12 hours after Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse. The first official practice of the season, which tipped off at 9:36 a.m., was something of a sleepy affair.

Case of confusion

KU takes T-shirt company to court over 'marks'

Kleena Heuer can't understand all the fuss about her apparel. The blue T-shirt she wears around town - with "HAWK FOOTBALL" spanning the chest in white block letters - simply gives the Kansas University student a chance to support her school's team, enjoy a little comfort and look good in the process.

NBA quick hits

You say you don't know much about the NBA? Well, here are some fast facts about various players and coaches on the Chicago Bulls and Seattle SuperSonics, who will tip off at 1 p.m. today in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU volleyball sweeps Baylor

Jayhawks score second straight Big 12 victory

Kansas University swept its first Big 12 Conference opponent this season, defeating Baylor, 3-0, Saturday night in Horejsi Family Athletic Center. "Our kids executed the game plan very well," Kansas coach Ray Bechard said. "I was very proud." The Jayhawks, notoriously slow starters, keyed their victory with a dominating game-one performance.

Bowman has 'dream' game

OSU receiver snags 13 catches for record 300 yards

Adarius Bowman offered congratulations to dozens of teammates after Oklahoma State's 42-32 come-from-behind football victory over Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. "I was like, 'Great win.' They were like, 'No, YOU won,'" Bowman exclaimed after catching 13 passes for a school- and Big 12-record 300 yards and four touchdowns.

Colorado breaks through at Red Raiders' expense

Bernard Jackson didn't expect the fans to storm the field or carry him off on their shoulders. "I guess they were excited for the win," Jackson said.

Keegan: Kansas simply lacking

It's no mystery why Kansas University has developed a tendency toward blowing big leads, as was the case again Saturday at Memorial Stadium in a 42-32 loss to an Oklahoma State team that did all its scoring in the second half.

Ex-Jayhawk Hinrich bullish on Chicago

Kirk Hinrich, whose contract expires after the 2006-07 season, can't imagine playing anywhere but Chicago - for the Bulls. "It is special because of history, No. 1," fourth-year Bulls guard Hinrich said of the franchise that won six NBA titles during the Michael Jordan era. "I've been fortunate. I played at Kansas, where basketball was the thing - the great tradition.

Gutsy plays pay off for Nebraska

Nebraska gambled and won on a pair of tricky fourth-down calls, beating Kansas State, 21-3, on Saturday night and snapping the 21st-ranked Cornhuskers' four-game losing streak in Manhattan.

How they scored

Women 2nd, men 6th for KU cross country

The Kansas University men's cross country team placed sixth in the White Race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals. Juniors Paul Hefferon and Colby Wissel led the charge for the Jayhawks, placing 13th and 14th, respectively, in the 8k event.

Game balls & gassers

¢ Candidates for Game balls ¢ Candidates for Gassers

Aggies run wild on Mizzou

Jorvorskie Lane ran for 127 yards and a touchdown and Texas A&M denied No. 19 Missouri its best start in 46 years by beating the Tigers 25-19 on Saturday. Stephen McGee was 19-for-23 for 183 yards and a touchdown for the Aggies, who beat a ranked opponent at home for the first time in six tries under coach Dennis Franchione.

QB Meier 'fine' in return

Outside of that big, big detail - his team didn't win - Kansas University quarterback Kerry Meier seemed content with his first Saturday on the football field in a month. And even more important, he felt healthy.


Another game, another blown lead for KU

Master enough meltdowns, and it turns into a marvelous sight - art of how to lose a game and do it in immensely entertaining fashion. Kansas University's football team has become a veteran at blowing leads, but Saturday's 42-32 loss to Oklahoma State might have taken the cake.

Gators go down

That merciless Southeastern Conference claimed another victim: No. 2 Florida.


It appeared Kansas University suffered a few injuries to key players Saturday. Running back Jon Cornish sat out several second-half drives because of a lingering ailment that started before the Texas A&M game.

Saturday, October 14

6Sports video: KU earns third loss to OSU

Kerry Meier plays his first game after sitting out three in a row due to an arm injury, but he is not the story today. KU loses to Oklahoma State 42-32.

Final: Kansas falls to Oklahoma State, 42-32

Kansas lost Oklahoma State, 42-32, on Saturday. Check back for live game updates.

Collison to return

Sonic will start Sunday

Nick Collison doesn't know how he'll react when he receives a standing ovation wearing a green and gold Seattle SuperSonics jersey during pre-game introductions on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Keegan: Collins has look of a star

Sherron Collins makes an entrance like a heavyweight champ, his confidence swelling with every sign of approval from the masses. He wouldn't have looked out of place wearing a robe and a pair of boxing gloves Friday night as he led his new Kansas University teammates onto James Naismith Court.

Thousands pack Allen Fieldhouse as basketball season starts

Fans get first peek at new players

he thought of adding another national championship banner to the Allen Fieldhouse rafters is not often far from the minds of Kansas University basketball fans.

Phuture is now

Basketball season starts with skits, scrimmage

There was "Dancing with the Stars," as well as dunking and scrimmaging with 'em during Friday's Late Night in the Phog in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU women start season in style

Amid the video montages, dunks and hysteria of Late Night in the Phog, the Kansas University women's basketball team may have found what it would like its season to be symbolized as - a Ferrari.

Patton shines for KSU

His speed and moves in the open field make Leon Patton a threat to break big rushing gains.

Husker an 'inspiration'

Blind in one eye, Kadavy contributes

Andy Kadavy believed he was meant to play football for Nebraska, and he wasn't going to let blindness in one eye keep him from reaching that goal.

After latest collapse, Oklahoma State seeks to 'finish'

With Oklahoma State up by 10 points late in the fourth quarter, safety Andre Sexton couldn't help but think about the Cowboys' victorious start to Big 12 play.

KU soccer claims 2-0 victory over ISU

Jessica Bush and Shannon McCabe each scored a goal, and goalkeeper Julie Hanley made a career-high nine saves as Kansas University claimed a 2-0 Big 12 Conference soccer victory Friday over Iowa State at the ISU Soccer Complex.

Cox weapon for Cowboys

Speedy freshman return specialist ranks ninth nationally in punt runbacks

There's something to be said for having some serious speed. And there's something exciting about a burner like that returning kicks.

Keegan: Meier to give KU lift

Kerry Meier returns at quarterback today for Kansas University, which ought to signal the end of the conservative offensive game plan. Oklahoma State's defensive is vulnerable, its offense somewhat explosive, which means it's going to require a lot of scoring for the Jayhawks to get their first Big 12 victory of the season.

KU's Brorsen eager for OSU

Defensive end looking forward to playing hometown team

Russell Brorsen is making sure to think his way through everything he says this week. Though he's ready for battle, he doesn't want it to start in the newspapers.

Worth the wait

KU's Holt happy finally to be on field

James Holt knew what he had to do to cut down his time away from the football field: everything he could, really, even if it wasn't much.

Jayhawks rich with potential

Brandon Rush appeared relaxed as he lounged in a chair at center court and held court with 10 reporters during Media Day festivities Friday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

Media day notebook

Darnell Jackson was thrilled to see his mom, Shawn, pull into the Allen Fieldhouse parking lot Friday afternoon.

Mayer: Gridiron goals on ropes

Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers was discussing his baseball team's prospects for the American League title series and was asked if he wished he had this absentee or that to shove into a key spot, just supposin'.

Friday, October 13

6Sports video: Before Late Night, 'Hawks show off for media day

The Rock Chalk nation will get its first look at the 2006-2007 KU men's basketball team at Late Night in the Phog, but before that the Jayhawks posed for pictures during media day.

6Sports video: Meier returns to starting spot vs. Okla. State

The Pittsburg kid returns to KU's lineup tomorrow. Kerry Meier will start at quarterback for KU for the first time since being injured at Toledo on Sept. 15.

6Sports video: Late Night showcases new faces

Basketball season opened tonight across the country as Late Night festivities showcased this year's team.

Thousands pack Fieldhouse for annual event

KU's 2007 basketball season begins with a bang as more than 16,000 fans packed into Allen Fieldhouse to celebrate the men's and women's basketball team's inaugural practice.

Late Night 2006 video: Bill Self

Bill Self talks to the crowd at Late Night.

Late Night 2006 video: Dunking

The men's basketball team dunks at Late Night.

Dunks highlight night

Slam fest sure-fire fan favorite

A short intrasquad scrimmage is billed as the main attraction at tonight's season-opening Late Night in the Phog at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU too harsh on women

Kansas University's golden geese of football and men's basketball may have received more high-profile penalties, but the NCAA determined the school dealt women's basketball a harsh and unnecessary blow.

Late night at a glance

Late Night in the Phog

Keegan: Big names aplenty in this mess

Now that the NCAA has revealed its forgiving punishment for Kansas University breaking various rules, it's time for one more look at the cast of characters involved:

Mangino absolved in probe

When Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino dismissed Monroe Weekley from his team in 2003, the belief remains the coach still knew of no NCAA violations committed in his program months earlier.

Lost scholarship surprises Self

The NCAA's decision to strip Kansas University's men's basketball team of one scholarship for the 2007-08 and '08-09 school years took coach Bill Self by surprise.

Sanctions disappoint Jayhawk fans

The NCAA's decision Thursday to take away some future football and men's basketball scholarships from Kansas University stung some Jayhawk alumni, supporters and fans.

How young is too young?

Henrickson must meld seven freshmen into lineup

Who are those women? With seven freshmen on Kansas University's basketball roster, program sales should be brisk during the winter because, as they say, you can't tell the players without a you-know-what.

NCAA punishes KU

Basketball scholarship lost; postseason play unaffected

It is now on the record that sometime in Al Bohl's 20-month tenure as Kansas University's athletic director, compliance officer Janelle Martin approached Bohl about the need to budget more help for her understaffed office.

KU women's basketball notebook

Coach Bonnie Henrickson called Shaquina Mosley into her office not too long ago and asked the senior guard to write down all of last year's mistakes on a erasable board.

Former KU assistant returns as head Sonic

After spending hours in his Kansas University assistant basketball coach's office recruiting and scouring tape, Bob Hill sometimes needed a break.

Self says Late Night 'Awesome'

From 1985-2005, a look back at KU hoops' festivities

For the second straight year, Late Night in the Phog will be held during prime time. If it's anything like last year's season-opening hoopsfest, it'll be a resounding success.

Jamison set standard

'Zo' only one to shatter fieldhouse glass

Of the thousands of crowd-pleasing dunks in tradition-rich Allen Fieldhouse over the years, just one shattered the backboard.

Best dunks recalled

LaFrentz, Hancock top dunkers

Here are some of the top slam dunks in Kansas University history. ... at least ones I can recall.

Women eschew dunking

It's no accident that crowds at women's basketball games often are filled with extremely experienced spectators of the sport. It reminds many of the days when basketball was played below the rim by everybody.

Thursday, October 12

6Sports video: Perkins applauded by NCAA for compliance efforts

During this afternoon's 30-minute media teleconference with the NCAA, infractions committee members applauded the efforts the efforts of athletics director Lew Perkins.

6Sports video: Infractions report strips teams of scholarships

The NCAA committee on infractions is taking away scholarships for KU football and men's basketball.

6Sports video: KU women filing holes with freshmen

Last season the KU women's basketball team won its first 12 games en route to its first winning season in six years.

Tease photo

NCAA delivers added punishment for KU violations

A loss of scholarships for the KU men's basketball and football programs today as part of the punishment handed down by the NCAA to KU.

6Sports video: Press conferences on the NCAA infractions committee decision

Chancellor Robert Hemenway, athletic director Lew Perkins, and counsel Rick Evrard answer questions about the NCAA penalties. Then coaches Mark Mangino, Bill Self and Bonnie Henrickson respond to the penalties.

KU football, men's basketball lose scholarships

Kansas University programs in football and men's basketball will lose scholarships as part of penalties announced today by the NCAA.

Press release: NCAA - Committee on Infractions Penalizes University of Kansas for Major Violations in Men's Basketball and Football

The following is a press release sent out by the NCAA concerning additional penalties imposed on Kansas University's football, men's basketball and women's basketball penalties.

NCAA will release decisions about KU infractions later today

The NCAA Division I committee will hold a press conference in Hadl Auditorium at the Wagnon Student-Athlete Center at 4:30 p.m. to announce its decisions regarding KU's self-reported violations. Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Athletics Director Lew Perkins will be available to answer questions.

NCAA to decide KU's fate today

Media conference at 4 p.m.

Media conference at 4 p.m.

Keegan: Horejsi excursion enjoyable

Never having seen a volleyball match, the mission was to attend one at Horejsi Family Athletics Center and learn as much as possible in one night about the sport.

KU volleyball puts end to skid

With both state Big 12 Conference rivals mired in losing steaks, something had to give Wednesday night at Horejsi Center.

Dynamic duo

Jayhawks Rush, Wright co-players of year

In studying Kansas University's star-studded men's basketball roster, Big 12 Conference coaches simply couldn't decide which player was best.

KU football notebook

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said Wednesday that his offensive personnel as a whole was much healthier than it was a week ago.

Meier gets nod at QB

Red-shirt freshman returns to starting role

Kansas University freshman Kerry Meier will end his three-week absence from the football field and start at quarterback Saturday against Oklahoma State.

Oregon prep on Kansas visit

A standout football quarterback/basketball power forward, Kyle Singler decided to concentrate on hoops his senior year at Oregon's South Medford High.

Wednesday, October 11

6Sports video: KU volleyball picks up Sunflower showdown victory

It was Sunflower showdown time for the Kansas volleyball team as both teams needed a conference win badly.

6Sports video: Mangino gives Meier starting nod

Last week quarterback Kerry Meier was medically cleared to return to the gridiron and this evening head coach Mark Mangino gave the red shirt freshman his nod of approval.

6Sports video: Rush, Wright named co-player of year

The Big 12 basketball coaches have spoken and according to them Brandon Rush and Julian Wright will share the Big 12 Player of the Year award.

6Sports video: Both 'Hawks, Cowboys needing Big 12 win

If misery truly loves company, then Kansas and Oklahoma State should be best friends.

Meier to start at QB

Kansas University coach Mark Mangino announced after practice Wednesday that Kerry Meier would start at quarterback against Oklahoma State. Check out 6News at 10 p.m. or read Thursday's Journal-World for more information.

KU's Rush, Wright named Big 12 Preseason Players of the Year

Kansas University sophomores Brandon Rush and Julian Wright have been named the Big 12 Preseason Players of the Year.

Cyclones seeking answers

Iowa State's players are stopping short of calling Saturday's game with No. 23 Oklahoma a must-win.

KU football notebook

In shape: Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino set the record straight on his team's fourth-quarter breakdowns the last two weeks, saying adamantly it has nothing to do with what kind of shape his team is in.

Big plays no longer favoring Sooners

Momentum changers in short supply in '06

It used to be that Oklahoma would come up with all the momentum-changing plays in their annual rivalry game with Texas.

Track star gives back

Former KU athlete curates sports hall

The curator of Kansas University's Booth Family Hall of Athletics knows quite a bit about Jayhawk sports history. Not just because it's her job.

No fury like a program scorned

Huskers bent on revenge in wake of Freeman's switch

The story goes that Josh Freeman's father sent a text message instead of calling Nebraska coaches to tell them his son was backing out of his verbal commitment and signing with Kansas State.

Safety Stuckey still recovering

Say what you want about Kansas University's last two Saturdays on the football field.

MU's Moore getting his points across

Brandon Massey isn't quite sure who has the record for "production points" that Missouri coaches dish out after games for tackles, turnovers and touchdowns.

Kansas coach Self: 'We've got a long ways to go'

Here are some questions for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and his candid answers as Friday's start of the 2006-07 season draws near.

Tuesday, October 10

6Sports video: KU not bothered by 3-3 record

Two close games in conference and two straight losses for the Kansas football team.

Jayhawks can't wait to get their groove on

Skits, dancing to take center stage at Late Night

Kansas University's basketball players have more than studying, weightlifting and pick-up-game scrimmaging on their schedules this week.

Oklahoma State feels KU's pain

Cowboys, Jayhawks enter Saturday's showdown on heels of similar humbling setbacks

One coach is accepting the fact Saturday's loss keeps eating at his team. The other is asking his squad to kick it out of the memory bank and move forward immediately.

Discus meets Dali

Oerter finds new outlet for steely determination

Sitting in the living room of his 14th-floor condominium overlooking scenic Estero Bay, Al Oerter is talking about the virtues of hard work, perseverance and commitment.

KU softball team wraps up fall slate

The Kansas University softball team finished 2-2 over the weekend at the Big Red Fall Classic to conclude its brief fall season.

Monday, October 9

6Sports video: KU QB's lack game management

After a dismal opening quarter against Nebraska, Adam Barmann was great but that performance did little to earn the confidence of head coach Mark Mangino.

6Sports video: KU soccer team struggling on offense

Last year the KU soccer team had the luxury of all-time leading scorer Caroline Smith in their corner, but now that she's gone the Jayhawk's offense has been in a bit of a drought.

6Sports video: More than just Meier missed practice for injuries

An arm injury sidelined Kerry Meier for the third straight week, but he wasn't the only Jayhawk that missed practice time last week.

Mangino modifies team's injury policy

Seeing the finished product of an unsteady week at practice forced Mark Mangino to get proactive. Kansas University's football coach told reporters Sunday that players who miss the week of practice due to injury won't play in the upcoming game anymore. It's a move intended to create stability on the practice field, which Mangino hopes carries over to games at the end of the week.

KSU freshmen come through in clutch

Rookie starters hold their own in Wildcats' comeback victory against Cowboys

Ron Prince came into Manhattan vowing to build a "fast, tough and disciplined" team. With the help of a handful of newcomers, he might be getting it done faster than expected. "Fast" would be freshman running back Leon Patton, who got his first start Saturday after Prince demoted senior Thomas Clayton. Patton, displaying both speed and skill at following his blockers, repaid the promotion by running for 151 yards and a touchdown and returning a kickoff 95 yards for another score in a 31-27 comeback victory over Oklahoma State.

A&M edges KU soccer

Six straight 1-0 scores speak volumes about Kansas University soccer. "Our defense is giving us an opportunity to win," KU coach Mark Francis said. "We've just got to give ourselves a chance on the other end of the field." Another near lockdown defensive performance went to waste Sunday when powerhouse Texas A&M edged KU, 1-0, in overtime at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

More ASSISTs for Self

KU coach's foundation to kick off this weekend

A point guard during his days at Oklahoma State University, Bill Self is hoping to add to his assist totals this year and for many to come. Self, Kansas University's men's basketball coach, has announced formation of his new ASSIST Foundation, whose mission is "to help provide young people access to better lives."

Recruit has 'good visit'

James Anderson, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Junction City (Ark.) High who made an official recruiting trip to Kansas University last weekend, says he'll make his two final visits in successive weeks, then come up with a college choice.

KU tennis duo loses

Kansas University's Kunigunda Dorn and Yulian Svistun fell in the consolation final of the doubles bracket of the Hoosier Classic on Sunday.

Wood: Close games vex KU

Jayhawks must find way to win thrillers to earn bowl berth

Whatever it is - luck, stamina, heart, pride or poise - Kansas University's football team better find a quick remedy. And fix it quicker than anything has been fixed. Close games have never reflected well on KU in coach Mark Mangino's five seasons in Lawrence - especially in Big 12 Conference play. The Jayhawks are 3-8 in league games that are decided by one score. Of those eight losses, Kansas had a lead in the final five minutes of six of them.

Sunday, October 8

6Sports video: Third loss shows KU's weakness

It's often said that good teams find ways to win close games.

Oh, no, not again

Another close game, another KU setback

Dancing around the close-game flame is bound to burn a team - especially one with a track record of getting scorched in such situations.

6Sports video: KU Soccer falls to Aggies

Lately, offense has been hard to come by for the KU soccer team.

How they scored


Kansas started Adam Barmann at quarterback for the third straight game, despite freshman and regular starter Kerry Meier's being medically cleared to play. KU coach Mark Mangino said Meier had a chance to return for next week's game against Oklahoma State, though he wouldn't say anything definitive.

Singing Aggies' praises

Franchione lauds A&M's rebound

Dennis Franchione and his Texas A&M football players stood in the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium, singing the "Aggie War Hymn" with 3,000 or so Maroon -and-White-clad fans after Saturday's thrilling 21-18 comeback victory over Kansas.

Mangino: KU offense ailing

Without getting specific - he never does - Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino disclosed Saturday his offense had an incomplete week on the practice field, largely because of injuries to several key players.

Keegan: Kansas offense dismal

Blitzing from the blind side, Kansas University safety Jerome Kemp buried Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee for a big, painful sack.

Spirited fans paint town crimson, blue

Despite loss, Jayhawk faithful make homecoming a day to remember

A lack of fan support can't be to blame for Kansas University's 21-18 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday.

Kids carry Kansas State

Freshmen shine in Wildcats' fourth-quarter rally

When Ron Prince benched seniors to start freshmen, critics groused that Kansas State's first-year coach was already giving up on this season and looking toward next year.

Huskers grind past Iowa State

No. 22 Nebraska went Old School to pick up its first road win of the season.

Mizzou makes statement

Missouri's defense is for real.

Tide has shifted in Texas' favor

Oklahoma's miscues help Longhorns dominate Red River rivalry

Colt McCoy probably doesn't realize how quickly things have changed in the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry.

Kansas freshman Dorn wins Flight B title

Kansas University's Kunigunda Dorn won the championship of the Flight B singles, and Elizaveta Avdeeva took fifth in the A Flight on Saturday at the Hoosier Classic.

Jayhawks swept again

The Kansas University volleyball team was swept for the third straight time, this time by Oklahoma.

Saturday, October 7

6Sports video: Jayhawks' hopes dashed for homecoming

It was very disappointing homecoming day Saturday for Kansas as Texas A&M came from behind to defeat the Jayhawks 21-18.

Final: 'Hawks lose game in last minute 21-18

KU returns to Memorial Stadium today to play its first home Big 12 game of the season against Texas A&M at 11 a.m.

Players: Morning start OK

Don't expect any sleepy eyes or tight muscles today, even though Kansas University's football team is in uncharted waters with a morning start.

KU 'average' in loss to Texas

Kansas University women's soccer coach Mark Francis gave one reason for his team's 1-0 loss Friday to Texas at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex: a lack of heart.

Football facility inches closer to reality

Ceremonial groundbreaking allows KU football program to consider its good fortune

Standing at the microphone Friday morning during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new football facility, Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins sent an "unbelievable thanks" out to John Hadl, chief fundraiser for the project.

Aggies bring backfield bruiser

A&M has several running back threats, but 270-pound Lane stands out

Let's not beat around the bush: When you're a 270-pound running back in the Big 12 Conference, prepare to be the subject of conversation.

New QBs step into rivalry

Texas freshman McCoy, Oklahoma senior Thompson relative rookies

Colt McCoy says he's growing up. Five games as the Texas quarterback will do that to a freshman pretty quick.

Texans take over at MU, Tech

Raiders' Harrell, Tigers' Daniel were prolific preps

Their nearly flawless Texas high school careers behind them, Graham Harrell and Chase Daniel are just beginning to make their marks at Big 12 Conference schools.

KU freshman Dorn advances to finals

Kunigunda Dorn, a freshman on the Kansas University tennis team, advanced to the championship match of the Flight B singles bracket, and sophomore Edina Horvath will play for third in the C Flight.

Kansas swimmers hold scrimmage

The Kansas University swimming and diving team completed its annual intrasquad meet at Robinson Natatorium on Friday.

OU's Peterson seeks return to freshman form

Adrian Peterson got out the razor and shaved off the thin layer of hair atop his head, opting for the Michael Jordan look.

All eyes on the secondary

KU has struggled, but Talib not worried

It's all about the eyes, Aqib Talib says. Too many times, Kansas University's football team has been knocked out by the home-run ball - a pass play that goes for big gains and makes a big impact on the game.

Friday, October 6

6Sports video: KU falls to Texas 1-0

Kansas soccer takes on the No. 18 Texas Longhorns tonight at home.

KU breaks ground on new football facility

It's a big day for KU football today as administrators and donors break ground at Memorial Stadium on a new $31 million dollar football facilit

6Sports video: Barmann gets starting nod against A&M

Finally it appears Adam Barmann's career will come to a full circle tomorrow against Texas A&M as head coach Mark Mangino will start Barmann Saturday.

6Sports video: 'Hawks ready for first home Big 12 game

Tomorrow the Kansas Jayhawks play their first home Big 12 football game of the 2006 season on Saturday.

Aggies not worried about McGee's head

Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Stephen McGee suffered a mild concussion against Texas Tech last Saturday, but Coach Dennis Franchione didn't know about it until after the game.

Mayer: NU luck strikes again

" ... It's Harvard for the rich man's son, for drunkards, Old Mizzou/Nebraska for her confound luck, but for real men, Old KU." That old refrain rang in my ears as I watched Kansas fall to NU in overtime. A break here or there, KU could have won it.

Tough call at Red River

Longhorns can take heat off Pac-10 officials by stopping Sooners

The Pac-10 had reason to root against Texas in last January's Rose Bowl because USC was going for an unprecedented third consecutive national title.

Simien back in form after infection

It already had dampened his NBA Finals experience, so even a significant salmonella infection wasn't about to get in the way of Wayne Simien's wedding.

Receivers catch on

Murph, Fields switch places, become go-to targets

Sometimes, those minor tweaks can take a team a long way.

Haynesworth's bad behavior no surprise to ex-Jayhawk

When Carolina Panthers center Justin Hartwig saw last Sunday's tape of a Tennessee Titans player stomping on the exposed head of Dallas center Andre Gurode, he was shocked.

Prep recruit hails from hoops hotbed

Self pleased with team's conditioning level

James Anderson, who will make an official basketball recruiting visit to tradition-rich Kansas University this weekend, comes from a hoops-rich area himself.

Thursday, October 5

6Sports video: A & M's Lane a hand-full

In the Texas A & M media guide Jorvorskie Lane is listed as a 6', 275 lb. sophomore, but he's not listed as a lineman, instead as a tailback.

6Sports video: Morning game change of pace for KU

The Rock Chalk nation better be ready to rise and shine early Saturday morning as the KU football team plays its first a.m. game of the season when the Aggies enter Memorial Stadium for an 11 a.m. kickoff.

Henrickson worried about post position

Probabilities of a potent double-post offense featuring Marija Zinic and Danielle McCray are problematical for Bonnie Henrickson these days.

Give UT edge in Dallas

The Red River Rivalry is missing something this season - an undefeated team.

O-line doing fine

Kansas weathered NU pressure

No sacks, 574 yards of total offense, two 80-plus-yard drives in the stamina-testing fourth quarter - and center David Ochoa doesn't feel rewarded by the offensive-line play against Nebraska?

It's about atmosphere

Neutral site, fair set Red River Rivalry apart

Darrell Royal is still quick with a quip, and few things get him rolling more than the Texas-Oklahoma game.

KU falls to Missouri in volleyball

Kansas University senior Jana Correa moved 16 kills closer to 1,000 Wednesday night, but the Kansas University volleyball team fell to No. 17 Missouri in three games, 30-19, 30-26, 30-18, at the Hearnes Center.

Keegan: Lineup options plentiful

With Late Night in the Phog only eight days away, it becomes increasingly difficult not to waste time tinkering in the head with various lineup combinations for a Kansas University basketball roster that is extraordinarily deep, athletic and versatile.

KU football notebook

Kansas University freshman quarterback Kerry Meier finally was given medical clearance to play, meaning doctors won't hold him back from taking the field against Texas A&M on Saturday.

KU men get camp reprieve

Morning workouts to end day early

Bill Self delivered some welcome news to his Kansas University men's basketball players Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, October 4

6Sports video: Meier receives medical OK, now waits for Mangino's

Kerry Meier has medical approval to start against Texas A & M on Saturday. But does he have approval from coach Mangino?

6Sports video: Washington home; recovery time uncertain

On Tuesday Kansas linebacker Eric Washington checked out of a Lincoln hospital and returned to Lawrence feeling much better.

6Sports video: Aggie's ground offense a test for KU

The key match-up to watch Saturday is the KU run defense against A & M's ground game.

KU football notebook

Kerry Meier remains Kansas University's starting quarterback when he's healthy, but the freshman out of Pittsburg still isn't medically cleared to play.

Sooners say past meaningless

For the first time in five years, Oklahoma enters its Saturday showdown with Texas without having beaten the Longhorns the previous year. That makes no difference to Sooners coach Bob Stoops.

Jayhawks test depth as injuries pile up

A lifelong baseball fan to the fullest, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino often references that other game when talking about his football team.

Kansas volleyball Q&A with Ray

Jayhawks' Bechard discusses Big 12 competition, KU's facilities

A native of Grinnell and a 1980 graduate of Fort Hays State, Ray Bechard is in his ninth season as volleyball coach at Kansas University.

Nebraska's Blackshirts find silver lining

After getting burned for 574 yards by Kansas University, Huskers pinpoint positive spin: They won

As Nebraska prepares for Saturday night's game at Iowa State, the Blackshirt defense is accentuating one of the few positives that came out of its dismal performance against Kansas.

KU golf takes tourney

On the final day of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club, the Kansas University women's golf team proved you don't need the top individual performer to win as a team.

Sonics add ex-Tiger Rush

Former Missouri Univeresity basketball standout Kareem Rush will get to play in rival Kansas University's Allen Fieldhouse one more time.

Was UT victory fluke?

Texas seeks to make streak against OU

So what's it going to be Mack Brown? A streak or a fluke? Was that 45-12 victory over Oklahoma with the swaggering Vince Young at quarterback the start of a winning streak over your big rival?

K-State retools lineup

Five freshmen slated to start on offense

Kansas State coach Ron Prince said again Tuesday that Josh Freeman was the new starting quarterback. But the freshman won't have to look far to find a sympathetic ear.

Keegan: Students key for KU win

A nine-game home winning streak is at risk, the toughest opponent on the home schedule is coming to town, and the young Kansas University football team is coming off a near-miss against a school that was supposed to win by three touchdowns.

Tuesday, October 3

6Sports video: KU's secondary unraveled at Nebraska

Last Saturday, the deep ball was the undoing of the Kansas football team in its 39-32 overtime loss at Nebraska.

6Sports video: When will Meier be 100 percent?

When he's healthy, he's the starter, but when will Kerry Meier's health be 100 percent?

6Sports video: Women's golf team wins local tourney

Alvamar Golf Course played host to the third and final round of the Marilyn Smith Invitational.

Course knowledge carries KU

High winds put everyone at a disadvantage in the second round during the opening day of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club.

Morning madness

Boot Camp not for faint of heart

It is 5:45 a.m. Monday, the sky pitch black outside Allen Fieldhouse, no sun in sight.

Mangino says Meier still the guy

Freshman will play Saturday if healthy

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino cleared the air on what many outsiders believed was a budding quarterback controversy, insisting Monday senior Adam Barmann remains the backup quarterback behind freshman Kerry Meier.

KU football notebook

Monday, October 2

6Sports video: Jayhawks top leader board at Marilyn Smith Invite

To the links where the Kansas women's golf team hosted 16 schools for the 2006 Marilyn Smith Invitational at Alvamar this morning.

6Sports video: Mangino: Meier the starter when healthy

Since taking over the offense two games ago, Adam Barmann has thrown for almost 700 yards with two touchdowns. But head coach Mark Mangino made it clear there is no quarterback controversy.

6Sports video: KU football not hanging their heads close loss

Last Saturday night, the KU football team almost did something it hadn't done in nearly four decades - go to Lincoln and come away victorious.

Wood: KU right not to go for two

Jason Anderson was in the minority - and he couldn't believe it.

Kansas University briefs

Shannon McCabe's goal in the second minute proved to be the game-winner, and sophomore Julie Hanley tied a season high with four saves as Kansas University shut out Nebraska, 1-0, in Big 12 Conference softball on Sunday at the Nebraska Soccer Field.

Injured Jayhawk to be OK

Washington expected back in town today

Kansas University football senior Eric Washington is expected to return to Lawrence today after spending two nights in a Lincoln, Neb., hospital.

Buckeyes maintain top spot in polls

Ohio State notches season high in first-place votes; no squad in Top 10 loses

Ohio State tightened its hold on No. 1. Coming off another decisive victory over a ranked opponent, the Buckeyes received a season-high 62 first-place votes in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday.

Sunday, October 1

6Sports video: 'Hawks fall short on overtime loss

Last night KU out-played, out-coached and pretty much out- everything Nebraska, but in the end the Jayhawks left Lincoln with another record on their record.

Big 12 no bother for Baylor

Bears beat K-State, forge first two-game conference win streak

After struggling through the non-conference schedule, things finally came together for Baylor in the Big 12 opener.

Big Red scare - Nebraska 39, Kansas 32, OT

Jayhawks awful, awfully good in loss

Kansas University's football team has its way of exciting the masses. That can't be denied, especially after Saturday.

Keegan: Kansas gains respect

It smelled like a bloody massacre. Looked like one, too. All red in the stands, all red on the field, another wasted trip for a Kansas University football team with a propensity for packing butter for the players' fingers and little else on futile road trips.

Hurt Jayhawk Washington OK

Kansas University senior linebacker Eric Washington is expected to make a full recovery after being carted off on a stretcher during the third quarter of KU's 39-32 overtime loss to Nebraska on Saturday.

Kansas football notebook

Kansas started Adam Barmann at quarterback for the second straight week, while Kerry Meier wore a baseball cap and sent in signals from the sideline. Meier has been battling an unspecified injury, leading to week-long speculation on who would start. Meier did throw the ball around in warmups, something he didn't do against South Florida last week.

How they scored

KU volleyball falls again

The losses just continue to mount for a Kansas University volleyball squad that started off the season 7-1.

Texas cruises in OU tuneup

Sam Houston State was little more than a scrimmage for No. 7 Texas. Bring on Oklahoma.

Cyclones survive in-state upset bid

Bret Meyer passed for 323 yards and two touchdowns, including a 16-yarder to Jon Davis with 1:05 left that gave Iowa State a 28-27 victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday night.

NU: Kansas 'good team'

Kansas University didn't win a game Saturday night at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium, but the Jayhawks did win some respect.

Missouri continues to make forward progress

Forget the opponents - No. 25 Tigers beat Colorado to match best start since 1981

With each passing week, Missouri is looking more and more like a pretty decent team.