Stories for October 13, 2006


Lead stories

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: Late Night showcases new faces

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

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.

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: Dunking

The men's basketball team dunks at Late Night.

Late Night 2006 video: Bill Self

Bill Self talks to the crowd at Late Night.

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.

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.

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.

Late night at a glance

Late Night in the Phog

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.