Stories for December 6, 2007


Lead stories

6Sports story: Useless trivia with Santa Whetter

DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary play useless fieldhouse trivia.

6Sports story: KU women shoot for 300th fieldhouse win

With a win tonight, the Kansas women's basketball team reaches yet another milestone at the historic Allen Fieldhouse. Kevin Romary joins us live from campus.

6Sports story: Mangino named National Coach of the Year

Tonight KU football head coach Mark Mangino was named the National Coach of the Year at the Football Awards Show in Orlando, Florida.

6Sports story: McCray leads Hawks to 300th win

Another night, another milestone for the Kansas women's basketball team. Tonight the Hawks racked up their 300th win at Allen Fieldhouse.

6News story: Rush arrested

KU basketball player Brandon Rush was arrested today on two warrants for failure to appear in court.

6Sports story: 'Big fellas' star against EWU

It was a big night for the big fellas Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse against Eastern Washington. The Jayhawks whipped the Big Sky Eagles, 85-47.

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Brandon Rush taken into custody on traffic warrants

Kansas University basketball star Brandon Rush has been taken into custody at Lawrence Municipal Court.

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KU bigs feast

Big men overwhelming in rout

Kansas University's basketball players do listen to their coach. Well, at least some of the time. "Coach (Bill) Self said, 'Attack, attack, attack. Everybody attack the rim tonight,''' KU senior power forward Darnell Jackson said. "Coach said, 'Pound it in, pound it in,''' sophomore forward Darrell Arthur revealed. And so it was Wednesday, as obedient Jayhawk guards fed the bigs early and often in an 85-47 victory over outmanned Eastern Washington at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU women aim for 300th win in Allen

If the Kansas University women's basketball team wants to get its 300th victory in Allen Fieldhouse tonight, it will have to do so by beating a 4-2 Marquette squad that features a do-it-all guard. Marquette junior Krystal Ellis enters the game averaging 21.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and three steals in three games. She missed three games due to a sprained right knee.

Nebraska tweaks schedule

The dates of two nonconference games on Nebraska's 2008 football schedule have been changed, and the Cornhuskers announced the addition of three opponents for 2010.

Late surge lifts Georgetown

DaJuan Summers had 18 points and nine rebounds, and No. 5 Georgetown dominated down the stretch to beat Alabama, 70-60, on Wednesday night. The Hoyas (6-0) went on a 14-1 run after the Crimson Tide (4-3) briefly took the lead in the final minutes, giving up only a free throw and a last-second basket in the final four minutes.

Mangino says KU starting tradition

Coaches talk up Orange Bowl meeting

Against all odds, coach Mark Mangino found himself at a South Florida casino Wednesday. Mangino's surprising Kansas University football team earned a Bowl Championship Series at-large berth and a trip to the Orange Bowl to face Atlantic Coast Conference champion Virginia Tech on Jan. 3.

Teahan torrid scorer

Conner Teahan, who scored five points in two minutes, was rewarded for his stint upon returning to the bench late in Kansas University's 85-47 rout of Eastern Washington on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Eagles overmatched

EWU lacks size, experience

When former Eastern Washington men's basketball coach Mike Burns was fired in May, he didn't do any favors for Kirk Earlywine, the man EWU hired in June to replace him. Earlywine led an Eagles team that dressed just nine players into Allen Fieldhouse last night, and he left with an 85-47 loss.

Kansas basketball notebook

Bruises: Kansas University senior Sasha Kaun sprained his left ankle five minutes into the game. He had his ankle re-taped in the locker room, returned and finished with seven points and three rebounds in 12 minutes - five minutes the first half and seven the second.

Daniel finalist for Heisman

Tebow, McFadden, Brennan join MU QB

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, trying to become the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy, and Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, the runner-up for last year's award, were among the four finalists selected Wednesday.

Keegan: All signs say Rush on mend

A successful stock investor doesn't look at a company's bottom line today, rather looks for signs of where the company is headed. A baseball manager bringing along a flame-thrower coming off of arm surgery doesn't study his pitching line to determine when that pitcher is ready to slide back into the rotation. He looks for signs, first the consistent return of velocity, then his ability to hit spots consistently.

Texas stays hot, runs record to 8-0

There was no letdown for the streaking Texas Longhorns. D.J. Augustin had 29 points and 10 assists, and No. 4 Texas ran its record to 8-0 with an 88-72 victory over North Texas on Wednesday night, three days after pulling off one of the Longhorns' biggest road wins in recent years at UCLA.

Colorado settles lawsuit

The University of Colorado has agreed to pay two women $2.85 million to settle a lawsuit alleging they were sexually assaulted by football players and recruits, school officials said Wednesday.

Paris powers Sooners

Courtney Paris had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 9 Oklahoma past Illinois, 77-67, on Wednesday night. Paris scored 16 in the second half as Oklahoma (6-2) broke open a close game.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Much ado about nothing? KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony denied talk on Wednesday that the Jayhawks broke a Big 12 Conference rule by promising to sell a certain amount of tickets above the 17,500 figure allotted to each school for the Orange Bowl.