Stories for February 2007


Wednesday, February 28

Jayhawks needed ugly win for post-season purposes

Truth be told, the Kansas men's basketball team needed a game like Monday's. 48 hours ago, the Jayhawks scraped, scrapped, and struggled at Oklahoma, but they won.

Woeful two innings doom Jayhawks

Oral Roberts scored seven runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 9-1 victory over Kansas University on Tuesday.

'Pokes halt slide, clip K-State, 84-70

Oklahoma State knew it couldn't lose any more games if it wanted to keep its postseason dreams from falling completely apart.

Rulers of the road

Kansas 13-3 away from home last 2 years

Brandon Rush says he thrives on "shutting up" opposing team's fans who like to toss insults his way.

Woodling: Lights, camera, athletics

While watching snippets of the Academy Awards the other night, it struck me how much the motion picture industry and major college athletics have in common.

Jayhawks topple No. 3 at tourney

Cold and snow have made this the quietest golf winter in decades, a cause for concern for the Kansas University men's golf team that competes against so many schools whose players are able to practice year-round. Cancel that concern.

Tennessee turns back Florida

Everything fell into place for Tennessee. Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning talked to the Volunteers before they took the court against No. 5 Florida. Then, Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt belted out "Rocky Top" while wearing a cheerleader uniform during a timeout, and a near-capacity Thompson-Boling Arena also included football coach Phillip Fulmer.

KU women to entertain juco recruit

In her continued pursuit to add more of an inside presence to the 2007-08 roster, Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie

Tuesday, February 27

KU men leave Norman with ugly win

It wasn't easy, but it was a win. Last night in Norman, Kansas improved to 13-2 in Big 12 Conference play by beating Oklahoma 67-65.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 67, Oklahoma 65

Tying up loose ends from KU's two-point win Monday night at Oklahoma, which turned out to be the Jayhawks' first really close contest in quite some time. KU's freshman duo of Darrell Arthur and Sherron Collins went scoreless, but Julian Wright in the paint and Mario Chalmers at the free throw line helped KU pull out its final regular season road game after letting a 17-point lead go.

Ohio State claims top spot; Kansas third

Ohio State took over the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll Monday, the first time the Buckeyes have held the top ranking since 1962, when they were led by Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek and on a run of three straight Final Fours.

Kansas basketball notebook

Saturday's game against Texas will be Kansas University's home finale. Normally that means it's Senior Day. Not this year.

Jayhawks clinging to first place

The Kansas University men's golf team stands at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of play at the All-American.

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Wake-up call

Jayhawks slip past Sooners

It was time for a reality check for Kansas University's basketball team Monday night in Noble Center. The Jayhawks, who vaulted to No. 3 in the polls earlier in the day as reward for piling up six consecutive victories by an average of 28.8 points, blew a 17-point lead before regaining their composure in a 67-65 victory over Oklahoma, a team that now has dropped five straight games.

KU's Mosley ailing after elbow to face

Shaquina Mosley may not be able to play in Kansas University's regular-season women's basketball finale Thursday night at Missouri.

Keegan: Collins reverts, learns

The Kansas University basketball team slipped back into its B.S. days Monday night inside the Lloyd Noble Center, as in Before Sherron.

Kansas women's golf squad finishes seventh

The Kansas University women's golf team finished seventh Monday at the Chrysler Challenge with a final score of 967.

Orange stun No. 9 Hoyas

It took Syracuse less than four minutes to build a strong case for postseason consideration.

Sooner faithful cheer ex-coach

Former Oklahoma University coach Kelvin Sampson not only left the Sooners in favor of Indiana, he left Oklahoma on probation for making excessive phone calls to recruits.

Self: Rush 'has to step up'

Now is not the time of year for Brandon Rush to get tentative. He knows it. His coach knows it. His teammates know it.

Big 12 coaches stump for seeds

KU, A&M should vie for top spots, or Texas could play way into picture

With two teams in the top seven and a leading candidate for national player of the year, Big 12 coaches figure one of those coveted and prestigious No. 1 NCAA Tournament seeds should also be in their future.

Monday, February 26

KU barely tops Oklahoma in tough conference play

The Jayhawks had a hard time with Oklahoma Monday night, but was able to come away with the road victory over the Sooners, 67-65.

Second half free throws help KU get over another Big Monday hump

Russell Robinson hit two huge free throws to ice the victory. A late OU three-pointer from the corner was nothing but cosmetic, as KU escaped with a 67-65 win. Julian Wright and Mario Chalmers led KU with 18 points each. While Wright was huge in KU starting the game strong, Chalmers was big in the second half as far as free throws were concerned. He was 10-of-12 from the stripe for KU, and Sasha Kaun chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds. KU, now 13-2 in the league, put the pressure on Texas A&M to win its Wednesday contest at Texas to keep up with the Jayhawks atop the Big 12 standings. KU hosts Texas for its regular season finale Saturday at 11 a.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU jumps to No. 3 in both polls

After going 2-0 over the past week, and thanks to some help from the outside, KU jumped to a No. 3 ranking in both the Associated Press poll and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll Monday afternoon.

Paris sets mark in OU win

With a smile, Courtney Paris had someone special to thank for missing enough shots to allow her to set Oklahoma's record for offensive rebounds.

K-State signee shines in future home

Beasley has 30 points, 17 rebounds, drawing a gasp even from KU assistant Tim Jankovich

Michael Beasley left several thousand fans slack-jawed Sunday in the first appearance in Bramlage Coliseum of the most highly recruited prep star ever to sign with Kansas State.

Jackson ready to head home

Darnell Jackson will be spending some quality time in the Sooner State in the next couple of weeks.

Nate great of late

Meeting changed Sooner's season

Nate Carter's senior season at the University of Oklahoma was in danger of becoming a washout.

Kansas softball shuts out Kent St.

Elle Pottorf homered, and Kassie Humphreys tossed a one-hitter as Kansas spilled Kent State, 4-0, in Sunday's finale of the Louisville Invitational softball tournament.

KU-OU notebook

Kansas University leads the all-time series, 130-64. Oklahoma has won three of the last five meetings. KU won last season's meeting, 59-58, on Feb. 5 in Allen Fieldhouse.

Ex-Jayhawk Battle fourth at U.S. Indoor

Former Kansas University track-and-field standout Sheldon Battle took fourth place in the shot put Sunday at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championship.

KU women's golf in seventh at Chrysler

Kansas University's women's golf team was in seventh place after Sunday's second round of the Chrysler Challenge.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Former Kansas University running back Jon Cornish completed his five-day stay in Indianapolis on Sunday, undergoing strenuous physical and mental testing at the NFL Combine.

Stanford sweeps Jayhawks despite ninth-inning rally

Junior John Allman and senior Kyle Murphy each collected four hits Sunday, but it was not enough for Kansas University to prevent being swept in a baseball series with Stanford.

Conley clutch for Bucks

Ohio State Guard steps out of Oden's shadow with winning shot

Mike Conley Jr. stepped out of Greg Oden's lengthy shadow at just the right time.

Hoops diversity helps

Tournament-bound Big 12 teams have seen it all

In science class, it's called "biodiversity" - an environment teeming with different species and varying forms of life. Big 12 fans in the mood to coin a new term might talk about their universities' hoops diversity.

Kansas adds Teahan as preferred walk-on

Conner Teahan, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound senior guard from Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst High, has decided to accept a preferred walk-on spot on Kansas University's men's basketball team.

Keegan: Sagarin rankings superior

It's time for the RPI to R.I.P. In lieu of sending flowers, check out a far better evaluator of college basketball teams: the predictor portion of the Sagarin computer rankings, published by USA Today.

Sunday, February 25

KU men roll past Cyclones without injured Robinson

He may not dominate the stat sheet, but many people call KU's Russell Robinson the glue that holds the team together.

Teahan to join KU as walk-on for 2007-08 season

Conner Teahan, a 6-foot-5 senior guard from Rockhurst (Mo.) High, has decided to accept a preferred walk-on spot on Kansas University's basketball team. Teahan, who averages more than 20 points a game, made the decision after Saturday's KU-Iowa State game.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 89, Iowa State 52

Tying up loose ends from Saturday's blowout contest in Allen Fieldhouse, which turned out for KU just as last Saturday's game with Nebraska did. The Jayhawks have won six straight games, all against Big 12 North competition. The win also sealed a season sweep of the Big 12 North, which is a feat no KU team has completed since the 2001-02 team went 16-0 in league play.

Cowgirls shock No. 25 Nebraska

Budke wins first against ranked opponent

Coming from Louisiana Tech, a women's basketball powerhouse, Kurt Budke's first win against a ranked opponent at Oklahoma State wasn't all about him.

Cornish up at Combine

The NFL Combine is under way in Indianapolis, and quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs are scheduled to participate in on-field workouts today.

KU golfers fourth

The Kansas University women's golf team shot a 323 in windy conditions Saturday and sits in a tie for fourth place after the first round of the Chrysler Challenge at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Scott, Wissel win titles

The Kansas University track and field teams crowned two individual champions Saturday on the final day of the Big 12 Indoor Championships.

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Collins helps Kansas crush Cyclones

Sherron Collins normally acts as if he has not a care in the world in Kansas University's locker room and training room on game day.

Scoring blows elude Jayhawks

KU strands 13 base-runners in loss

The Kansas University baseball team stranded 13 runners Saturday and watched as host Stanford came up with the timely hits instead, and KU suffered a 4-1 loss at Sunken Diamond in the second game of a three-game series.

Humphreys, timely hits lead KU past Hawkeyes

Senior Kassie Humphreys tossed five solid innings, and the Kansas University softball team provided her with more than enough offense Saturday in a 7-3 victory against Iowa during rainy conditions at the Red and Black Tournament.

KU women's rally falls short

Down dozen at half, Jayhawks throw scare into Buffs before tumbling

Kansas University's women's basketball team rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit, but ultimately fell, 59-50, to Colorado on Saturday in the Coors Events Center.

20th win boosts K-State's resume

Bob Huggins didn't realize he was inheriting a 20-win team when he took over at Kansas State.

Keegan: Blowout no help for seed

Funny how it can work this time of year, with March four days away. The evaluation process tends to shift toward the strength of the conference as much as the team itself.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University coach Bill Self said Russell Robinson (sprain on bottom of right foot) likely would play Monday night at Oklahoma.

Cyclones left shaking heads

It's normally not hard for at least one scorer to hit double figures in a game.

Stewart steps up

Junior makes most of 'opportunity'

During a Big Ten broadcast earlier Saturday afternoon on ESPN, a graphic popped up showing the top-scoring sibling duos in college basketball.

Maric lifts Nebraska in OT

Center clutch from free-throw line in extra period

Since the season began, Nebraska coach Doc Sadler has said his team will go as far as center Aleks Maric takes it.

LSU rides emotion to win over No. 3 Florida

It took a seemingly impossible challenge to bring out the best in an LSU team that had squandered so much potential this season.

Saturday, February 24

KU cruises to Big 12 North sweep, 89-52

Jackson then tipped in a Rodrick Stewart miss, making him the sixth Jayhawk to score in double figures on the night. Mario Chalmers led all scorers with 18 points, while Darrell Arthur had 15 points to go with 11 rebounds, good for his second straight double-double. Sherron Collins, Sasha Kaun, Julian Wright and Jackson were all in double figures as well, as KU shot 52.2 percent from the floor, and outrebounded ISU 47-30. KU (25-4 overall, 12-2 Big 12) swept the Big 12 North for the first time since 2001-02, and will have a quick turnaround, taking on Oklahoma down in Norman Monday night at 8 p.m.

Kansas takes 2 events at Big 12 indoor track championships

Agafonov's throw longest in country this year

Kansas University juniors Kate Sultanova and Egor Agafonov won the women's pole vault and the men's weight throw, respectively, at day one of the Big 12 Indoor Championships.

Board work starting to pay big dividends

Jayhawks have cleaned glass with renewed emphasis since being called out by Self

Bill Self insists it was not a calculated coaching ploy to call out his big men after a lazy effort on the backboards against Colorado on Jan. 27 in Allen Fieldhouse.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

KU leads the all-time series, 161-58. KU is 41-9 against ISU in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks have won three consecutive games and five of six in the series.

ISU holding out hope

NCAAs a long shot, but NIT possible

At 14-13 overall and 5-8 in the Big 12 Conference, Iowa State's basketball team currently is not in the mix for an at-large berth in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

Jayhawks drop pair in Louisville

Kansas University's softball team fell to Kent State, 4-1, and Louisville, 7-1, on Friday at the Red and Black Tournament at Ulmer Stadium.

Big first inning lifts Stanford over KU

Early Cardinal home runs doom Jayhawks

Stanford scored five runs in the first inning en route to a 6-5 victory over Kansas University in college baseball on Friday at Sunken Diamond.

KU trying to escape cellar

Jayhawks could improve Big 12 tournament seed

It's not over until it's over, so Bonnie Henrickson maintains hope of escaping the Big 12 Conference cellar.

Friday, February 23

Football Complex drawings out

Kansas University released final renderings of the Anderson Family Football Complex, the latest step in the construction of the $31 million facility.

K-State stunt angers PETA

International animal rights organization PETA has made public a letter it sent to Kansas State President Jon Wefald complaining about throwing of live chickens on the basketball court prior to Monday's game against Kansas University at Bramlage Coliseum.

Mayer: Final Four price? Don't ask

Remember the joke about the billionaire who told a friend that if he had to ask the price of a Cadillac or yacht he couldn't afford one? That's how it is when you try to run down the costs for NCAA Final Four basketball tickets of the distant past.

Jayhawks will travel to Louisville tourney

Kansas University's softball team will continue its 18-game road swing this weekend at a tournament in Louisville, Ky.

Former KU player convicted of battery

Bruce Ringwood, a former fullback for the Kansas University football team, was convicted in Douglas County court Thursday on one count of battery.

Hurt foot sidelines Robinson

Collins to start at point Saturday, maybe Monday

Russell Robinson feared the worst when he had to be helped off the court after spraining the bottom of his right foot at practice Wednesday in Horejsi Center.

Graves to play in Turkey

Former Kansas University basketball forward Jeff Graves of the NBADL's Idaho Stampede has left the team to play pro basketball in Turkey.

Oregon stings Washington State

UCLA clips Cal, extends home streak to 19

Freshman Tajuan Porter scored 21 points, and Aaron Brooks made a layup with 12.9 seconds left Thursday night to seal No. 23 Oregon's 64-59 victory over ninth-ranked Washington State.

Long road back

Quigley recovers from freak injury

Angus Quigley can't pinpoint exactly when his 2006 football season was wrecked. He doesn't quite know how, and he certainly doesn't understand why.

Thursday, February 22

Football-only facility at Memorial Stadium no longer just a vision

This evening, Kansas Athletics released the final renderings for the 'Anderson Family Football Complex.'

Russell Robinson sidelined at least one game after injury

Junior guard Russell Robinson sprained the bottom of his right foot in practice on Wednesday, leaving him unable to participate in Saturday's game.

Coach Bill Self weighs in on the injury to Robinson

Coach Self offers his thoughts on the recent injury to starting guard Russell Robinson, an injury that will keep Robinson out of the lineup for Saturday's game.

Jayhawk baseball team frustrated at weather woes

On Wednesday, the Jayhawks had to scrap their entire series with North Dakota State thanks to unplayable field conditions.

Robinson out Saturday, possibly Monday with foot sprain

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self announced at his Thursday press conference that junior point guard Russell Robinson will miss Saturday's home contest against Iowa State and possibly Monday's game at Oklahoma with a sprained foot. Robinson hurt the foot in Wednesday's practice, when a teammate fell on top of him and his foot twisted in an awkward position. The sprain is just under Robinson's big toe.

Buckeyes maintain slim Big Ten lead

No. 3 Florida clinches SEC; No. 24 Virginia, No. 25 Alabama fall victim to upset bug

Jamar Butler scored 18 points, and Greg Oden had 17 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 2 Ohio State beat Penn State for the second time in eight days, 68-60 on Wednesday night.

Keegan: Seniors should be proud

As the curtain came down on the home portion of a season that not long ago looked like a failure, the Kansas University women's basketball players deserved to take a bow for a job well done.

Upset denied

KU pesky, but Paris sisters prevail

Courtney Paris is as difficult to move as the Eiffel Tower. Twin sister Ashley Paris is as hard to push as the Arc d'Triomphe.

OSU honors Sutton

Eddie Sutton felt like his 368 coaching wins were his own way of repaying Oklahoma State for an athletic scholarship that years earlier had allowed him to get an education.

Law, Sloan lift A&M

Aggies attack rim, blow out Cowboys

With many of their offensive options taken away, Acie Law and Donald Sloan improvised to lead Texas A&M to victory.

KU baseball calls series after several delays

Wet field conditions forced Kansas University to cancel its baseball game against North Dakota State scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark. The game will not be made up.

Mosby goes cold, but Baylor prevails

Lady Bears' star can't explain recent slump

Baylor senior Bernice Mosby doesn't know why her shots haven't been falling the last two games.

Mizzou starting to gel

He's full of sly winks and smiles, shoulder shrugs and false gruffness the moment he hears even a hint of That Conversation. Mike Anderson huffs and he puffs and he blows down even the mere suggestion that there is something positively tantalizing out there in the near future for his Mizzou basketball team.

Analysts see KU as No. 2

DeCourcy: Jayhawks can't earn top seed

A lot can, and will, happen between now and March 11 - date of the NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday show on CBS.

Bulldogs turn tables on Vanderbilt

Commodores fall to Mississippi State in first game since knocking off No. 1 Florida

Jamont Gordon is playing the best basketball of his career. It's no coincidence Mississippi State has powered its way to the top of the Southeastern Conference's Western Division during that stretch.

Wednesday, February 21

Paris, Brown spoil KU Senior Night, 76-70

Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale knows what she has in all-world talent Courtney Paris. True to form, Kansas University found out first-hand in a Senior Night loss Wednesday to the No. 13 Sooners, 76-70. For the 6-foot-4 sophomore forward, it was pretty much another night in the paint, with 32 points and 12 rebounds. KU held close, keeping the game tied as late as the 4:56 mark in the second half. But no matter how many bodies and fouls the Jayhawks threw at Paris, she couldn't be completely contained.

Collins, Arthur step up for 'Hawks in Manhattan

When the Kansas men's basketball team needed a basket on Monday night in Manhattan, it was most likely a freshman who delivered.

KU senior night spoiled by Paris, Sooners

What a night to say goodbye. This evening two Kansas women's basketball seniors played their final contest at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas always a love for future 'Hawk

Last night Burlington High knocked off Yates Center to win the Tri Valley League title. For the Wildcats star guard and future Jayhawk Tyrel Reed, that's step one of what will hopefully be a three step process to finish off his high school career.

Jayhawks enjoying recent win, time off

The Kansas men are enjoying a rare Wednesday off after finishing their work week on Monday with a nine-point victory over K-State in Manhattan.

Points offer spurs run on KU football season tickets

Kansas University dangled the carrot of more priority points in getting early season-ticket sales recently. And thousands of fans chomped at the opportunity. KU officials reported at the Kansas Athletics, Inc., board meeting Tuesday that more than 11,500 season tickets already have been sold for the 2007 football campaign. That's the result of an Internet offer KU extended earlier this month. In it, fanas who purchased season tickets online received 10 points per ticket, instead of the usual five. There also was no limit to the amount of points that could be earned.

Keon keys Mizzou's win

Most of the game, Keon Lawrence looked like a typical freshman. With the game on the line, he was a star.

Bramlage crowd causes few issues

Self lauds Huggins for fostering rivalry atmosphere

An elderly man wearing a purple jacket called out to Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self as Self headed down a hallway toward the visitor's locker room late Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.

Woodling: No early payday for Paris

No freshman has ever dominated Big 12 Conference basketball like Kevin Durant, the wispy and wonderful yearling from Texas.

Badgers' reign short

Wisconsin falls in debut as No. 1

Wisconsin's first taste of a No. 1 ranking turned sour Tuesday.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Kansas University assistant coaches Tim Jankovich and Kurtis Townsend subbed for head coach Bill Self on Tuesday on the coach's Hawk Talk radio show. Self took advantage of the team's off day and hit the road recruiting.

Smith eager to show dad her stuff

Kansas University senior guard hoping for successful Senior Day sendoff

It's not often Frankie Smith visits Allen Fieldhouse. Frankie, a Dallas native and father of Kansas University senior guard Sharita Smith, works as a bus driver in the Lone Star State and hasn't had much time to see his daughter play basketball.

KU baseball washed; game set for today

Due to a wet playing surface, Kansas University of Kansas canceled its doubleheader with North Dakota State scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Tall order awaits KU

OU's Paris twins, Thompson tough matchup for Jayhawks

Say this for Kansas University women's basketball: Rumors of the Jayhawks' demise were premature.

Athletic department charters helicopter to dry muddy field

It was a different sort of infield fly. A helicopter spent about 30 minutes Tuesday morning whirling its blades over Kansas University's Hoglund Ballpark in an effort to dry the waterlogged field in time for a double-header that would have been KU's home opener.

Tuesday, February 20

Future Jayhawk hoping to add another state championship

There's a huge high school game wrapping up in central Kansas tonight. This evening the Tri-Valley League title is on the line between Burlington and Yates Center and that Burlington team just happens to be led by future Jayhawk Tyrel Reed.

KU men pick up another win in Bramlage

Someday, Kansas State will beat Kansas at Bramlage Colsieum, but it didn't happen last night.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 71, Kansas State 62

Tying up loose ends from KU's 19th consecutive win at Bramlage Coliseum Monday night. Though this one probably came tougher than almost all of the previous 18, as the Jayhawks faced an extremely hostile crowd and were forced to grind one out with two of their top scorers (Brandon Rush and Julian Wright) mostly ineffective. Instead, the freshman combo of Sherron Collins (20 points) and Darrell Arthur (13 points, 12 rebounds) carried most of the load.

KU baseball team pushes back home debut

The Kansas University baseball team postponed Monday's scheduled home opener against North Dakota State due to wet field conditions at Hoglund Ballpark.

Knight blasts new NBA requirement

The new rule that says players must be at least one year removed from high school before entering the NBA is "the worst thing that's happened to college basketball since I've been coaching," says Texas Tech coach Bob Knight.

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Keep on streakin'

KU claims 24th straight in Manhattan

Clarion Hotel roommates Sherron Collins and Russell Robinson decided to turn on the 6 p.m. evening news before heading to Bramlage Coliseum early Monday night.

Robinson's 'T' inspires Arthur

If Darrell Arthur can give the type of compensation he did Monday on a regular basis, Russell Robinson surely would step in and take one for the team anytime. Probably with a smile on his face, as well.

Keegan: Collins one fine finisher

Coaches always say it, and in some cases it's true. Sometimes it really doesn't matter who starts games. It matters more who finishes them.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University coach Bill Self was asked if he mentioned KU's 18-game winning streak in Bramlage Coliseum, 23-game overall win streak in Manhattan and/or Bob Huggins' guaranteeing a Wildcat victory in his speech to the team before the game.

KSU's Hoskins takes blame

Huggins bemoans KSU's inability to score

Accountability is a big part of what makes Kansas State's Bob Huggins such a successful basketball coach.

Freshman finally finds stroke

Hayward helps No. 16 Marquette end three-game losing skid

As far as Lazar Hayward was concerned, it was about time. The freshman scored a career-high 18 points to lead No. 16 Marquette to an 80-67 victory over Villanova on Monday night.

Monday, February 19

KU baseball continues to battle against mother nature

For at least the third time this season, the Jayhawks had to postpone their season opener due to wet conditions from melting snow.

KU continues streak over K-State

In the history of Bramlage Coliseum, K-State has never tasted victory over the Jayhawks, and tonight was no different, as KU took home the tough victory, 71-62.

Freshmen lead KU to grinding win at KSU, 71-62

Russell Robinson then hit one of two free throws, followed by another Clent Stewart runner. The Jayhawks then turned the ball over as a fired pass for Brandon Rush under the hoop hit the net and went over his head. K-State then maintained possession in a tie-up with :18.8 to go, down 68-62. Hoskins, though, missed a two inside and Julian Wright clawed away the rebound for his sixth board of the game. Brandon Rush was fouled, hitting one of two free throws, but following up his own miss, which ended up the finishing touch on a 71-62 KU win. Sherron Collins had a game-high 20 points for KU, while Darrell Arthur had 13 points and 12 boards. Mario Chalmers hit three treys and scored 17, while Rush had 11. Cartier Martin led K-State with 19 points. The win bumps KU to 24-4 overall and 11-2 in league play with just three games left until the Big 12 tournament. The Jayhawks' next action is Saturday at home against Iowa State, who KU topped 68-64 in overtime in Ames on Jan. 13.

'Banana incident' recalled

Von Moore remembers a bunch about '78 game

Donnie Von Moore had to laugh when informed Kansas University basketball fans chanted "DUI, DUI," at Kansas State coach Bob Huggins during the Sunflower Showdown 12 days ago at Allen Fieldhouse.

Ohio State wins, may be No. 1

After Florida loses, Buckeyes eye top spot

The last time Ohio State was No. 1 in the AP men's basketball poll, John Havlicek, Jerry Lucas and a sub named Bob Knight were leading the Buckeyes to the NCAA championship game.

No. 15 Baylor rolls by Texas

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey doesn't hesitate to put a one of her freshmen into a crucial situation.

K-State 'expects' to end Jayhawks' run

Men's basketball fans in the Sunflower State have come to expect one thing, and one thing only, when Kansas University plays Kansas State in the Little Apple. That's a KU victory, of course.

Keegan: Fraschilla (bleepin') right on

Early in former college basketball coach Fran Fraschilla's new career as a broadcaster, he proved he was ready for the move.

Streak busters

McCray's treys help KU topple K-State

After studying Danielle McCray's three-point struggles lately, Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson approached the freshman forward before Sunday's game and emphasized setting her feet before preparing to fire away.

NCAA Tournament picture still unclear in Big 12

Days in the Big 12's regular season are dwindling to a precious few, and NCAA Tournament bids may be going with them.

Sunday, February 18

KU embarrasses Nebraska, 92-39

After last month's trouncing of Nebraska in Lincoln, the Jayhawks expected NU to be looking for revenge in Lawrence. However, KU dished out a massive offensive attack against the Huskers, routing them 92-39.

KU women finally snap streak against K-State

Never before in the Bonnie Henrickson era have the Jayhawk women's squad defeated least not until today, by a score of 82-74.

McCray's career day helps KU snap streak in 2OT

Maybe more than any of KU's other six freshmen, Danielle McCray wanted the streak to come to an end. McCray, an Olathe East product who committed to Bonnie Henrickson as a junior, watched plenty of those consecutive letdowns and also still had the memory of missing a close-range shot which would have tied Kansas State at the end of regulation in a 59-55 road loss on Jan. 24. That extended the Wildcats' dominance in the series to 12 straight games. Behind a career-high 25 points, and a lifetime-best six three-pointers, McCray paced the Jayhawks to an 82-74 double overtime win over the 'Cats Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse, ending the streak right around when she had expected to.

Two Jayhawks pay tribute

Chest tapping honors Jackson's grandmother

Kansas University junior forward Darnell Jackson pounded his chest three times after slam-dunking with eight minutes left in Saturday's 92-39 rout of Nebraska at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Oh, happy day

Reunion, rout lead to fun-filled fieldhouse

Kansas University's basketball players practiced badly in front of Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith and other members of the Jayhawks' 1952 national-title team Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Former KU signee left strong imprint on city

There was a time when Chris Lindley earned fame as a high school basketball star.

'Cats await KU women

Youthful inconsistency has troubled Jayhawks

With four regular-season games left, the seven freshmen on the Kansas University women's basketball team still play like newcomers, alternating displays of potential with maddening ineffectiveness.

Keegan: Kansas kept its focus

Retired basketball coaching legend Dean Smith's North Carolina teams were noted for playing an up-tempo style, using turnovers to trigger the break. They also displayed superior ball movement in the halfcourt, which resulted in accurate shooting, and, very often, balanced scoring.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University's basketball players will put a 23-game winning streak in Manhattan on the line Monday night.

Nebraska takes a beating

Huskers hurt, humiliated by 53-point loss to Jayhawks

Doc Sadler suffered from a bad back long before arriving at Allen Fieldhouse. So ignore what might be easy to assume - the Nebraska basketball coach's ginger walk wasn't, in fact, the result of getting beaten mercilessly by Kansas University on Saturday.

Cheers greet Smith

Ex-Heel legend touched by tribute

Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Smith said he had goosebumps watching a highlight film on the video board prior to introductions of Kansas University's basketball players Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Vanderbilt ends Florida's streak at 17

Top-ranked Gators stumble, 83-70; North Carolina holds off Boston College

Forget all that talk about the top-ranked Florida Gators rolling through the Southeastern Conference undefeated. Derrick Byars and Shan Foster each scored 24 points, and Vanderbilt snapped the nation's longest winning streak by upsetting the Gators, 83-70, after they finally fell into a hole they couldn't dig themselves out of Saturday.

Three-pointers power Sooners

Jenna Plumley probably won't be so hesitant to shoot threes anymore.

Mizzou stings Oklahoma State

Texas A&M takes road victory against Oklahoma

Mike Anderson's frenetic "40 Minutes of Hell" defense claimed its biggest victory yet for Missouri. Keon Lawrence scored 18 points, and Matt Lawrence added 15 off five three-pointers as Missouri defeated No. 18 Oklahoma State, 75-64, on Saturday to give the Tigers their first win over a ranked foe under Anderson.

Giddens suspended

Former Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens has been suspended indefinitely from New Mexico's team, coach Ritchie McKay said Saturday.

KU swimmers third

Ashley Robinson finished third in the 1,650-yard freestyle Saturday to help the Kansas University swimming and diving team to a third-place finish in the Big 12 Conference Championships.

Jayhawks win tourney

KU softball team uses long ball to claim title

Amanda Jobe and Stevie Crisosto each homered, backing a strong performance by Kassie Humphreys in the circle, as the Kansas University softball team knocked off Memphis, 5-2, on Saturday night to win the 2007 Sunshine State Tournament.

KU netters nip Utah

Stephanie Smith earned a 6-7 (3), 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles to provide the decisive point as the Kansas University women's tennis team earned a 4-3 victory against Utah in a marathon seven-hour match Saturday at First Serve.

Saturday, February 17

Extra Minutes: Kansas 92, Nebraska 39

Tying up loose ends from KU's 92-39 punishing of Nebraska Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. It went down as the second-largest margin of victory ever posted in a Big 12 game. KU scored over 90 points for the third time in four games, and did so with no one scoring more than 13. Five Jayhawks hit double-digits in points, and ever player in uniform scored for the first time this season.

KU blows things open in the second half, wins 92-39

Jeremy Case then went to work again, this time picking a pass at midcourt, and laying it in in transition while getting hacked. The free throw conversion gave him six points on the night. Case then nailed his second three of the game to put KU up by 50 points, and gave him a season-high nine points. Brennan Bechard put KU at the 90-point mark for the third time in four games, scoring his first KU career points on a three from the right corner. Brad Witherspoon then accomplished the same feat, with a layup coming along with the fans cheering his name as KU finished off Nebraska 92-39. The Jayhawks remain tied atop the Big 12 with Texas A&M, who won at Oklahoma. The Jayhawks will play Kansas State Monday night in Manhattan at 8 p.m.

Tennis team tumbles to Brigham Young, 4-3

Kansas University's tennis team suffered a 4-3 setback to 34th-ranked Brigham Young on Friday at First Serve.

Blowout not in Jayhawks' thoughts

KU expects tough test less than three weeks after routing Huskers

It's not often one major-college basketball team builds a 43-8 lead on another.

Seasons change

Numerous factors led Williams home

Numerous factors

Lovellette snowed under

Ex-KU great disappointed he'll miss reunion

Clyde Lovellette sorely wanted to attend Kansas University's 1952 national-championship-reunion festivities this weekend.

KU's Cornish confident about NFL Combine

When Jon Cornish analyzes his potential place in professional football, he doesn't see much to worry about.

Kansas basketball notebook

Various Web sites continue to speculate about Julian Wright possibly turning pro after this season.

Kansas baseball series with NDSU postponed

Kansas University's baseball home opener has been delayed again.

KU swimmers still third at Big 12s

Kansas University's Jenny Short and Danielle Herrmann set school records during the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday.

KU softball goes 1-1 at Sunshine tourney

Senior ace Kassie Humphreys hit a home run and pitched seven scoreless innings Friday night to help Kansas to a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten and 22nd-ranked Florida State in the Sunshine State Tournament.

Roy, Sutton, Vitale among Hall finalists

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams is one of 15 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Missouri coach's son suspended for DUI arrest

The son of Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson has been suspended indefinitely following an early-morning DUI arrest Friday.

Friday, February 16

KU women's tennis squad hosted BYU today

KU dropped all three doubles matches against BYU, but managed to win 3 of 6 singles matches. BYU narrowly escaped with the overall victory.

Nebraska looking to redeem last month's blow-out against KU

KU headed up to Lincoln last month and rolled over Nebraska to the tune of 76-56. The Jayhawks, however, are not expecting another blow-out on Saturday.

Robinson turns it up for league

Junior hits 55 percent in Big 12 games

Kansas University junior point guard Russell Robinson, who is known for his defense more than his offense, has quietly put up some impressive offensive stats in Big 12 Conference play.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Kansas University freshman forward Darrell Arthur has been amazed at the recent play of Darnell Jackson, who had 11 rebounds, four points and two blocks versus Colorado.

Ex-KU signee Lindley dies at 34

Former Kansas University basketball signee Chris Lindley has died at the age of 34.

Durant not sold on NBA just yet

Texas coach Rick Barnes is getting annoyed at Longhorns fans chanting "one more year!" and hoping standout freshman Kevin Durant won't leave for the NBA after this season.

Mayer: CU did KU favor in '52

The belabored Colorado basketball team dutifully did its part Wednesday to help Kansas University win at least a share of another conference title. The Jayhawks are grateful. But they're not nearly as delighted with this season's 2-0 mark against CU as were the 1952 NCAA and Olympic champions.

KU swimming in third at Big 12 meet

Kansas University broke a school records and sits in third place after Thursday's second day of the Big 12 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

KU football fills coaching vacancy

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino once again chose familiarity when selecting a new assistant coach.

KU women's hoops sets up 'Challenge'

Kansas University's final two home women's basketball games have been designated the Lawrence Public Schools Elementary Challenge.

UCLA survives scare at Arizona St.

Bruins avoid starting a losing streak by winning in Tempe

Coming off a painful loss at West Virginia last weekend, the UCLA Bruins found themselves trailing woeful Arizona State by 10 points with 11 minutes to play Thursday night.

Thursday, February 15

KU continues dominance of Colorado

Behind a stellar performance from Russell Robinson, the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team added another victory to their resume' against Colorado University.

KU football program hires Jackson, promotes Beck

Kansas University's football program has hired Je'Ney Jackson as cornerbacks coach, it was announced Thursday. Jackson has spent the last two years as an assistant strength coach at KU. He was an All-Western Athletic Conference cornerback in the 1990s while at Wyoming. He'll replace Earnest Collins, who accepted a job at Central Florida in December.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 75, Colorado 46

Tying up loose ends from KU's 75-46 sound beating of Colorado Wednesday night, capping a season sweep of the Buffs in a snowy Valentine's Day affair. The Jayhawks' junior tandem of Russell Robinson and Sasha Kaun led the way. Robinson was steady as always, mixing in a season-high 14 points, while Kaun snapped a nasty funk on the offensive end with 10 points to go with his nine rebounds.

Murphy honored

Kansas University outfielder Kyle Murphy has been named to the College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll. The foundation recognizes several baseball players each week for their outstanding efforts on the field.

ISU trips No. 13 Texas A&M

Nicky Wieben scored 20 points, and Toccara Ross added 12 points and 13 rebounds, leading Iowa State to a 61-54 women's basketball victory over No. 13 Texas A&M on Wednesday night.

Jayhawks can't solve Riddle

Mizzou forward torments KU; Tigers put end to Kansas' win streak

A no-look, behind-the-head pass doesn't sound like the safest maneuver from the free-throw line.

Gators rally from 18 down early

No. 1 Florida was only as good as its point guard against Alabama.

Patton teaches Buffs 'lesson'

It looked at times Wednesday night as if the Colorado University basketball players had quit on their coach, but the coach vowed he never is going to quit on trying to teach them the right life lessons.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University's Sasha Kaun started as usual, but did not score and had just a rebound in six-foul plagued minutes in the first half.

Mizzou holds off Baylor

Stefhon Hannah scored 25 points, Keon Lawrence had a career high 24, and Missouri fought back a late Baylor rally in a 78-71 win Wednesday.

Spring game set

Kansas University's spring football game is set for 2 p.m. April 15 at Memorial Stadium, it was announced Wednesday.

Relay team sets record

The Kansas University swimming and diving team shattered the school record in the 200-yard medley relay on the opening day of competition at the Big 12 Conference championships.

Tease photo

Valentine's Day massacre

Jayhawks rout CU, forge tie

Brandon Rush nearly jumped out of his seat on the team bus as it chugged down Highway 36 from Denver to Boulder early Tuesday night.

Keegan: Arthur could be KU's key

The Kansas University basketball team just might have the best perimeter rotation in the nation, but that's not all it has.

Talk helps Jackson

KU junior, coach have heart-to-heart

So distraught he didn't know if he'd be able to continue playing basketball, Darnell Jackson sought out a person he could trust for a heart-to-heart talk last Christmas season. That would be his coach, Bill Self.

Wednesday, February 14

KU men tie for first in conference with win over CU

When the Kansas men left for Boulder, Colo., yesterday the Jayhawks trailed Texas A&M by one game in the Big12 conference, but after a Texas Tech buzzer-beater upset the Aggies in College Station last night the Jayhawks now find themselves in control of their own destiny.

Kansas swim team fourth after first day

To the pool now, where day one of the Big 12 championships is underway and the Kansas women have never done better than third in league showcase.

Tigers snap Jayhawks' two-game win streak

The Kansas women's basketball team was after a third straight win in Big 12 conference play tonight against rival Missouri at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU drops home half of Border War, 67-57

On the positive, senior guard Shaquina Mosley continued to carry the Jayhawks late in conference season, this time dropping a career-high 22 points. On the back end of that, though, was a 67-57 Kansas University loss Wednesday night at home to Missouri, ending KU's two-game refuge from an 0-9 start in Big 12 play. It also broke a tie between the two teams tied at the bottom of the conference standings.

KU cruises to tie atop conference, 75-46

Stewart, who missed Saturday's game at Mizzou to travel to Mississippi for a family funeral, hit a three pointer on the left side with two minutes to play. After an inside CU hoop, Morningstar got into the action, hitting his first bucket of the game and putting KU back up by 30 points at 75-45. KU dribbled out the remainder of the clock, cruising to a 75-46 win, improving to 22-4 overall and 9-2 in Big 12 play to tie themselves with Texas A&M atop the conference standings. Russell Robinson led all scorers with 14 points, while Sasha Kaun had 10 and nine rebounds for KU, and Darrell Arthur added 11 points. Richard Roby, who scored 30 on KU in Allen Fieldhouse, had just seven points. The Jayhawks take on Nebraska Saturday at home at 3 p.m.

Tease photo

Roping in Roby

CU junior can go off at any time

Richard Roby sought the advice of a well-informed loved one last spring in trying to decide whether to leave the University of Colorado for the NBA after his sophomore season.

Knight trying to help troubled player make right

Taskmaster coach takes rare step of bringing aboard youngster who ran afoul of the law

Texas Tech coach Bob Knight wrote a letter last year unlike any other he had penned in four decades of recruiting. He addressed it to a judge, not a basketball prospect.

KU expects help from crowd

5,000-plus Jayhawk fans typically fill Coors Center

Kansas University's basketball players consider Coors Events Center a home away from home.

KU vs. CU notebook

KU leads the all-time series, 112-39. The Jayhawks are 20-7 in Coors Events Center. KU has won eight straight in the series, the last loss a 60-59 decision in 2003 in Boulder.

Red Raiders calm in clutch

Jackson delivers as Tech upsets Aggies

Even the imperious Bob Knight knows when to step aside and let his team take control.

Keegan: Busting Jayhawk myths

Unlike in this picturesque, sports-apathetic, western-most Big 12 outpost, where Colorado University's basketball team doesn't rate even an occasional daydream on the ski slopes, observers of Kansas University care deeply about their basketball team.

FSHS soccer players make college choices

Three Free State senior girls have decided their soccer futures.

Jayhawks try to keep streak alive vs. MU

Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson wasn't exactly pleased Texas scored 20 of its 29 first-half points in the paint last Saturday.

Tuesday, February 13

Jayhawks prepare for atmosphere change in Colorado

The first time they met, Colorado barely put up a fight as the Jayhawks dismantled the Buffs 97-74, but that was in Lawrence.

Freshman swimmer Robinson making strides at KU

The distance from the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic center to Robinson Natatorium at the University of Kansas is only four miles, but for Kansas freshman Ashley Robinson swimming at KU feels like a world away from her high school days at Free State.

Freshmen spark Sooners

Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale used a couple of freshmen to jump start her slumping Sooners.

Woodling: Gaels short on glory

Former President Clinton spoke in this northern suburb of New York City on Sunday morning. The former prez addressed the Westchester Democratic Committee's annual Victory Breakfast. Clinton did not, however, stick around for the semi-weekly Iona College men's basketball Defeat Dinner.

Durant, 'D' spark UT

Longhorns spank OSU in rematch

Defense and Kevin Durant. Put the two together and good things happen for the Texas Longhorns.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Kansas University coach Bill Self believes at least five Big 12 teams will receive NCAA Tournament bids on Selection Sunday.

Louisville rolls over No. 7 Pitt

A young Louisville team has improved steadily all season and is in position for a first-round bye in the Big East tournament. Still, coach Rick Pitino couldn't believe what he was hearing about the Cardinals.

Duke falls out of poll

Duke's Top 25 streak is over.

Weather pushes back home series

Kansas University announced Monday it's non-conference baseball series against North Dakota State had been moved back due to inclement weather.

Wright unable to wrangle Big 12 honor

Big efforts by Boggan, Carter nullify KU forward's 33-point showing against Missouri

Julian Wright isn't demanding a recount. Wright, Kansas University's sophomore forward who erupted for a career-high 33 points in the Jayhawks' 92-74 victory over Missouri on Saturday in Columbia, Mo., has accepted a Big 12 media panel's decision to vote Oklahoma State's Mario Boggan and Texas A&M's Josh Carter co-conference players of the week.

Better late than never

After rough start, Mosley finds mark

She tagged along with her brother to the park in their South Central Los Angeles neighborhood, where he had flag football practice. She had nothing to do but wait for him to finish, so she brought a basketball with her one day.

Monday, February 12

KU women's team hoping to continue win streak

After breaking their Big 12 curse, the Jayhawk women's team followed with another win over Texas giving them a 2-game conference winning streak.

KU baseball team battles snowy weather

Due to winter weather conditions, the KU baseball team was forced to reschedule its meeting with the North Dakota State Bison.

KU men preparing for final stretch of the regular season

With less than 30 days until the NCAA announces the tournament bracket, KU is looking to finish the season with a bang.

Doubles debacle dooms Kansas

Kansas University's tennis team had difficulty rebounding from losing the doubles point to start its match with No. 55 Arkansas, and KU lost its fourth straight, 5-2, Saturday at First Serve.

Another freshman force

UT's Augustin shines when Durant held in check

Memo to any college coach who might be crossing paths or swords with Texas in the next six of seven weeks: Beware a terrific Longhorn freshman. This kid is capable of scoring more than 30 points, been known to hoist a team onto his young shoulders and carry it into the winner's circle. And if that's not scary enough, get this - his name's not Kevin Durant.

Rain forces KU tie

The Kansas University softball team completed five innings against Massachusetts before rain forced a delay and, ultimately, the end of the contest in a 1-all tie.

Balanced beasts

Burst from Rush, Wright doesn't worry coach

A reporter who hadn't followed Kansas University's basketball team closely this season asked Bill Self if he was worried about a lack of balanced scoring in Saturday's 92-74 victory over Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

Keegan: How to translate Tournese

The NCAA men's basketball tournament, the greatest sporting spectacle of all, tips off four weeks from Thursday. Even the best event is not without its blemishes: postgame press conferences. Get ready for coaches stroking coaches' egos on your televisions.

Terps hand Duke fourth straight loss

Burdened with a four-game losing streak for the first time in 11 years, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski wasted no time in deciding the proper course to right his struggling team.

Texas, OSU brace for rematch tonight

The first meeting was an instant classic and one that made Texas' Kevin Durant the freshman darling of college basketball.

Marks, Allman lift Kansas baseball

Senior Kyle Murphy went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases, while sophomore Andy Marks took a shutout into the seventh inning Sunday as Kansas University earned a rubber-game baseball victory against South Dakota State, 4-1, at the Metrodome.

Sunday, February 11

Wright helps KU cure losing streak in Mizzou Arena

Mizzou Arena had not been kind to the Jayhawks during their last two visits to Columbia, however, the crimson and blue finally prevailed in the house of the Tigers winning 92-74 behind a career night from Julian Wright.

KU women have first conference win streak

Last night in the Lone Star State, the KU women's basketball team escaped Austin in an absolutely unbelievable finish giving them a 2-game conference win streak.

KU women dance unlikely two-step

Mosley's last-second bucket helps Jayhawks upset Texas

Shaquina Mosley made a layup with 0.4 seconds left to give the Kansas University women's basketball team a 50-49 victory over Texas on Saturday night, the Jayhawks' second straight Big 12 Conference victory after an 0-9 start in conference play.

Tease photo

Border warrior

Fired-up Wright has 33 in rout

Julian Wright looked up in disbelief at the center video board prior to pregame introductions of Missouri's starters on Saturday afternoon in Mizzou Arena.

Keegan: Bench energizes Jayhawks

The Kansas University bench isn't nearly as long as it is important. As is often the case, only three reserves played in Saturday's 92-74 blowout victory against Missouri in Mizzou Arena. Sherron Collins and Darnell Jackson were two of them, so quality wasn't a problem.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University has been rebounding well the past four games, since KU coach Bill Self chastised his big men for being "soft" after a home victory against Colorado. KU outrebounded Missouri, 40-33, after outboarding Nebraska (47-21), Texas A&M (40-29) and Kansas State (46-24).

Self plays down milestone win

The record books will forever show Bill Self's 300th coaching victory came against Kansas University's border rival, Missouri - in a game at MU, even.

MU impressed with KU sophs

For about six minutes, Missouri players, coaches and fans had every right to believe that a pregame video in Mizzou Arena of the Tigers knocking off the Jayhawks each of the past two seasons would be extended when this game rolled around next year.

KU nabs provisionals

A handful of Kansas University track and field athletes bested NCAA provisional marks this weekend in events scattered throughout the country.

KU golfers finish 14th

The Kansas University men's golf team shot a third-round 295 Saturday to finish in a tie for 14th place at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational, the Jayhawks' first tournament of the spring season.

Late home run leads to KU's first setback

Erik Morrison clubbed a three-run homer, but it wasn't enough as the Kansas University baseball team suffered a 6-5 loss early Saturday morning to South Dakota State in the opener of a three-game series at the Metrodome.

Jayhawks split tourney twinbill

The Kansas University softball team split two games Saturday at the Campbell-Cartier Classic, knocking off San Diego State, 3-2, before falling to No. 6 Oregon State, 7-0.

Gators continue dominance of Kentucky, SEC

No. 2 UCLA can't catch West Virginia

Last year, Florida ran through the NCAA Tournament. This season, the Gators are dominating the Southeastern Conference.

Nebraska wins with 'D'

Cornhuskers, Buffs ice-cold from field

On a day when No. 21 Nebraska's shots weren't falling, defense saved the day.

KSU rolls despite 'lapses'

Huggins underwhelmed by Wildcats' performance; Martin scores 25

Searching for something positive to take out of Kansas State's 78-59 victory over Colorado, Bob Huggins came up with this. "It's a win," said the Wildcats coach. "It's a Big 12 win."

Cowboys win third multiple-OT bout

OSU improves to 4-0 in overtime games with comeback victory

After No. 17 Oklahoma State rallied to force a second overtime Saturday against Texas Tech, coach Sean Sutton had a message for his Cowboys. "I reminded them that we've done this before two other times," Sutton said.

Saturday, February 10

Mosley's buzzer-beater lifts KU past Texas

Senior guard Shaquina Mosley's memorable stretch run to the season continued Saturday night, this time producing a 50-49 win for the Kansas University women's basketball team over Texas Saturday night in Austin. Mosley had the ball late and had the ball swatted out of bounds, forcing officials to review the play on television monitors to see how much time should be remaining. The crew gave KU 0.4 seconds to get a shot off trailing by one. Ivana Catic came into the game, found Mosley under the hoop and she put it in for the win.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 92, Missouri 74

Tying up loose ends from KU's win Saturday at Mizzou, which clinched a season sweep in the Border War and went down as the Jayhawks' first win yet in Mizzou Arena's two-plus year history. KU's effort was led by a combined 54 points from Julian Wright and Brandon Rush, and went in the books as Bill Self's 300th victory as a head coach.

Wright's career-high 33 paces KU to sweep of MU

Russell Robinson then went to the line and hit one of two free throws as Mizzou Arena began to clear out for the afternoon. Keon Lawrence came back to hit one of two as well. Julian Wright then corralled a Russell Robinson miss in the lane, put it back with ease and bumped his point total to 33, besting his previous career high now by 10. The Jayhawks ultimately finished off Missouri 92-74, with Julian Wright leading the way with 33 points. Brandon Rush had 21, and Sherron Collins 14 for the Jayhawks, who improved to 21-4 overall on the season and 8-2 in Big 12 play. They'll travel to take on Colorado Wednesday night in Boulder.

Cal rips Kansas

California collected 10 hits in five innings to hand Kansas University's softball team a run-rule-shortened 10-0 setback Friday at the Campbell-Cartier Classic at SDSU Stadium.

Businesses oppose game in writing

Group sends statement to KU that objects to moving MU showdown to Arrowhead

Message delivered. In case there was any doubt, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has made it clear that the city's business community is upset about a decision to move this season's Kansas University football game against Missouri to Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium.

'Late Night' not just for basketball

KU baseball team buses to Minnesota's Metrodome for overnight twinbill

With the weather cold enough to make a penguin shiver, the Metrodome in Minneapolis has become a round-the-clock, climate-controlled baseball operation. Kansas University knows all too well.

Jayhawks hire consultant

Big 12's Duncan to evaluate football program

In an effort to maximize the Kansas University football team's potential, KU athletic director Lew Perkins has hired Donnie Duncan to serve as a consultant to the athletic department and its dealings with the football program.

Rollin' along

Self on cusp of No. 300

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who today tries for his 300th victory at the still-young age of 44, readily admits he's a different person than the fresh-faced enthusiast who won his first game at Oral Roberts in 1993.

Keegan: Collins becoming go-to guy

Gene Collier, columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has been awarding the Trite Trophy on an annual basis since 1984. He selects the meaningless sports cliche that most drives him crazy.

Rush public enemy No. 1

Tiger faithful 'hate' Jayhawks sophomore guard

Brandon Rush realizes he'll be the least popular player in Mizzou Arena today. "Their fans hate me because I didn't go there when I was coming out of (prep) school," said Rush, Kansas University's sophomore guard from Kansas City, Mo., and the brother of former Missouri standout Kareem Rush.

Friday, February 9

After beating rival K-State, KU must prepare for yet another familiar foe

The Jayhawks were able to hold off Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse earlier this week, but another rivalry game is ahead tomorrow as KU faces off against Missouri.

Chamber of Commerce upset about plans to move 'Border War'

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce delivers a clear message to KU: the city's business community is upset about plans to change the location of the KU vs Missouri football games to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

K-State hires UNC assistant

Kansas State hired Ron Brock as its wide receivers coach Thursday, filling out Ron Prince's staff for the 2007 season.

Florida forward Noah feeds off road 'circus'

Florida forward Joakim Noah walked around campus early this week with a stack of fan mail. Anything in there from Kentucky?

Nine players join Kansas soccer squad

The Kansas University soccer team added nine players for the 2007 season.

Henrickson, Piper help fight arthritis

Two well-known people affiliated with Kansas University basketball are lending their names to fight the No. 1 disabling disease in the country: arthritis.

Jayhawks win opener, 3-2

Humphreys strikes out 7 in complete game

Kansas University's softball team survived a late rally in its season opener Thursday, beating Cal-Santa Barbara, 3-2, in the Campbell-Cartier Classic.

KU men's golf 13th in Hawaii

Kansas University's men's golf team stands in 13th place after day two at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational. The Jayhawks were once again led by senior Gary Woodland who fired a 69, marking his second consecutive round under par. He is currently tied for 29th.

Size not a problem for new Jayhawk linemen

Staff has no worries about beefing up incoming hogs Hartley, Hatch and Spikes

It wasn't too long ago that David Ochoa and Cesar Rodriguez showed up on campus looking like linebackers - not exactly desirable size for an offensive lineman.

No. 1 Duke women top No. 2 Carolina

Abby Waner scored six of her 16 points during a key second-half spurt, and No. 1 Duke held off No. 2 North Carolina, 64-53, on Thursday night.

Associate AD Hines leaves Kansas

Kansas University associate athletic director Terry Hines has been hired at Winston-Salem State in a similar capacity.

Mizzou signs two already in town

National signing day was a bit of an anti-climax for Missouri recruiting director Dave Yost, who had lost his voice shouting encouragement during early-morning workouts with the six new players already on campus.

Beginning to click

Kansas University's offense was clicking in Wednesday's 27-point rout of Kansas State. Brandon Rush knows one reason why.

Mayer: KU finally gets one right

Al Woolard, the incomparable Lawrence High football coach, would make his teams run a play until it was executed perfectly. Then he'd say: "All right, now let's do it that way again, and again, and again!" Al's Lions won rather often with that approach.

Freshman sparks Oregon

Porter picks up slack when Brooks slumps

Tajuan Porter helped Oregon survive a rare off night by star guard Aaron Brooks.

Thursday, February 8

Sunflower showdown: new KSU coach, same results

Even with all the hype surrounding the rivalry match-up between the Jayhawks and the Kansas State Wildcats, Bob Huggins' Fieldhouse debut was a familiar scene.

KU women: back to work after first Big 12 win

Though it may be a bit of a cliche, it has to feel good for the KU women's basketball team to 'get that monkey off their backs' and earn a conference win.

Henrickson, Piper to help in the fight against arthritis

Two well-known people associated with KU basketball lend their names to raise awareness against the number 1 disabling disease in the country: arthritis.

KU softball start off season with a victory

In San Diego, California, the Kansas Jayhawk Softball Team won their first game of the year, 3-2, over UC Santa Barbara.

KU football's biggest recruiting prize is local Free State High standout

Free State High's Ryan Murphy is the only 4-star recruit for the Jayhawks this season. Expect to see Murphy shift from QB to WR when he joins the 'Hawks.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 97, Kansas State 70

Tying up loose ends from KU's 97-70 thrashing of Kansas State just four days after a second half collapse led to a home loss against Texas A&M. Five Jayhawks scored in double figures, including both Darrell Arthur and Darnell Jackson off the bench. The win also broke a second place tie between KU and K-State in the Big 12 standings.

K-State coach praises Kansas

With Kansas University's 97-70 victory Wednesday night, the Jayhawks pushed past Kansas State, taking over sole control of second place in the Big 12 conference.

Keegan: Rivalry will be revived

Savor the beating because for as long as Bob Huggins stays at Kansas State, there won't be another one quite like it. The fiery coach will revive the rivalry that has been dormant for so long, even if his team wasn't capable of doing so Wednesday night.

Sooner hits stride

Carter carries OU to Bedlam win

Nate Carter just keeps transforming into something better for Oklahoma.

KU women's golf ties for 9th at Baja

Kansas University's women's golf team tied for ninth place at the Baja Invitational. KU shot a two-round 322-317-639. The final round was canceled due to darkness.

Kansas softball notebook

Kansas will likely face former teammate Christina Ross when the Jayhawks meet San Diego State on Saturday. Ross, a left-hander who departed KU following her freshman season in 2005, was voted Mountain West Conference pitcher of the year last spring after fashioning a 17-10 record with a 1.82 earned-run average for the league-champion Aztecs.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino had reporters chuckling after talking about the new age of recruiting.

Tigers take advantage of home-state talent

Missouri doubled its take of in-state recruits in a 27-player class announced Wednesday, an indication that consecutive bowl trips are making an impact on prospects.

Wildcats load up on receivers, linemen

Kansas State concentrated on offense in its 2007 recruiting class, looking for players to catch Josh Freeman's passes and block for Freeman and running backs Leon Patton and James Johnson.

Brown brings in impressive class

Analysts give Texas high marks

For one day at least, that old "Coach February" crack can really be a compliment.

A&M's turnaround simply incredible

Gillispie doing what once was unthinkable: turning Aggies into basketball powerhouse

Once upon a time, which is how all fairy tales begin, Texas A&M basketball filled the conversation between football and spring football, or, to be precise, the lulls in arguments over the merits of defensive backs from Marfa or Iowa Park.

Kansas recruiting class reaches equilibrium

If Kansas University's football coaches were looking for balance in this year's recruiting class, they nailed it - a perfect 10, if you will.

KU-SDSU baseball off

Kansas University's home-opening baseball series with South Dakota State scheduled for this weekend has been canceled due to cold weather and field conditions. The teams were slated to play three games in three days starting Friday.

Humphreys key for Kansas

Jayhawks to open season today at San Diego

Tracy Bunge thinks she knows how everyone will perceive her 11th Kansas University softball team.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas State center Jason Bennett didn't score or grab a rebound, but had three blocks in 11 minutes. He also had five fouls and expressed his displeasure with the refs as he exited after fouling out.

Baylor's zone zaps life out of Tech

Texas A&M holds off Missouri after watching 24-point lead melt away

Baylor adjusted to Texas Tech's early success inside and the No. 15 Lady Bears beat the Lady Raiders 80-67 Wednesday night.

Kansas QB Club meeting tonight

Assistant coaches Clint Bowen and Brandon Blaney will talk about Kansas University's football recruiting class at a KU Quarterback Club meeting at 7 p.m. today at Zig and Mac's.

Gators add to perfect conference start

Steele's layup with 6.7 seconds remaining lifts 'Bama past Mississippi State

Corey Brewer scored 18 points, Al Horford added 17, and top-ranked Florida stretched its winning streak to 15 games Wednesday night, pulling away in the second half for a 71-61 victory over Georgia.

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Sunflower power

Inspired Jayhawks put end to K-State's run

New coaching rivals Bill Self and Bob Huggins held a philosophical discussion about basketball during pregame warmups Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

It's gotta be the shoes

Footwear change sparks KU's Arthur

For Darrell Arthur, changing into a new pair of shoes this week wasn't a last-ditch effort or anything, and it had nothing to do with superstition - something athletes tend to turn to during funks.

Wednesday, February 7

First conference win long-in-coming for KU women

In the division I level, there are 12 women's basketball teams that have not won a conference game this season, that number was at 13 until last night.

Jayhawks win first battle in Sunflower showdown convincingly

Three days after falling into second place, the Kansas Jayhawks try to stay there by beating Sunflower rival Kansas Sate.

KU baseball off to 5-0 start; home opener postponed

What a start for the Kansas baseball team. The Jayhawks are a perfect 5-0 on the year after sweeping Hawaii-Hilo last weekend.

Mangino announces signing of high school recruits

To the gridrion now where it was a successful day for the Kansas football team. This afternoon head coach Mark Mangino announced eighteen high school seniors have inked national letters of intent to play at KU.

Five Jayhawks in double figures in rout

Jeremy Case hit a layup after a pair of Clent Stewart free throws, making him the 10th Jayhawk to get into the scoring columns. Maybank went to the line and hit one more free throw, giving him a game-high 26 points. Brady Morningstar went hard to the rim and got to the free throw line after landing hard on the floor. he hit both to make it a 97-67 game. KU put on the finishing touches, 97-60, sufficiently bouncing back from Saturday's letdown. Brandon Rush led five Jayhawks in double figures with 18 points. The Jayhawks shot a blistering 55.9 percent from the field. Jermaine Maybank led all scorers with 26 points for K-State, who drops to 17-7 overall and 6-3 in conference play. KU now 20-4 and 7-2, will travel to Columbia, Mo., to take on the Tigers Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Mizzou Arena.

KU football recruits sign letters of intent

Kansas University's football team signed 19 players to letters of intent Wednesday, to go along with three junior-college players who signed as mid-year transfers in December.

Keegan: KU faces puzzle on post

The nice thing about having an offense that stresses feeding the post is that inside scorers, in theory at least, should be less streaky than those who get the majority of their points shooting from the perimeter. Plus, post players draw more fouls.

Jayhawks tapping Texas

Recruiting hotbed key to Kansas success

Everything is bigger in Texas. It's a state spread across 268,581 square miles - many of them dotted with metal strips of bleachers, goal posts and lockers stuffed with helmets and shoulder pads.

Commentary: Huggins not to be underestimated

I gave a hushed chuckle at Bob Huggins' debut press conference when he talked about winning. Remember?

Conley provides lift to Ohio State, 76-63

Just like their high school days, when Greg Oden wasn't on the floor then Mike Conley Jr. took over.

NU tops Tech at buzzer

Charles Richardson was stunned to see the ball coming his way as the clock ticked down in Nebraska's win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night.

Jayhawks win first in Big 12

One and nine may not look so fine, but it's certainly better than 0-10 for Kansas University's women's basketball team.

Wildcats looking for repeat

K-State ended KU's 31-game streak last year in Allen

It appeared to be business as usual for Kansas University in its Sunflower Showdown clash against Kansas State on Jan. 14, 2006 in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks, who had won 31 straight games in the series dating to 1994, held a comfortable 12-point second-half advantage over beleaguered coach Jim Wooldridge's sixth and final KSU squad.

Rival revival

Wildcats clicking in Huggins' first year

One of Kansas State's most passionate sports fans chit-chatted with first-year Wildcat basketball coach Bob Huggins about the history of the Sunflower Showdown on Monday night at the Manhattan Town Center Mall.

Tuesday, February 6

KU women's team cures conference curse

The Jayhawks finally earned their first conference win tonight, beating the Colorado Buffaloes in overtime, 70-68.

KU hoping to cool off Wildcats

When KSU returns to Allen Fieldhouse tomorrow night for the first time since a stunning 59-55 victory over KU, they'll do so as the hottest team in the Big 12.

Mosley's late layup gives KU women first Big 12 win

Shaquina Mosley was faced with the same situation - clock dwindling, basket needed. Last Wednesday in a two-point loss to Texas Tech, she missed a potential game-tying jumper as the clock expired. Tuesday, at home again, she drove the lane instead, floated one off the glass, and it was the final piece not only on a career-high 20-point night, but also a 70-68 overtime win over Colorado, giving the Jayhawks their first conference victory of the season.

Collins making push for more minutes

KU's freshman point guard has seen statistics spike against Big 12 Conference competition

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Woodling: Kansas women struggling

Not that many people have noticed, but this has been a stinko year from a win-loss standpoint for Kansas University women's athletics.

Cornish, Ochoa, Talib win team MVP awards

Jon Cornish and David Ochoa shared offensive MVP honors, and Aqib Talib was named defensive MVP as Kansas University's annual football awards were passed out Saturday in a private meeting.

Jayhawks thrilled there are no mountains in sight

Colorado has made most of its home-court help, but still has no answers on road

Thin air agrees with Colorado University's women's basketball team. Thick air doesn't.

Young guns lift A&M

Ags rip UT for 21st straight home win

Sure, freshman Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the country. Turns out Texas A&M has three youngsters who deserve some attention, too.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

On Monday's Hawk Talk radio show, Kansas University coach Bill Self fielded a couple of phone calls from fans who disagreed with his decision to leave center Sasha Kaun in the game during crunch time Saturday.

Voters agree: Florida No. 1

Gators become first unanimous pick in nearly two years

The Florida Gators are No. 1 for the fourth straight week. This time, there's no doubt about it.

Monday, February 5

KU still reeling from loss to Texas A&M

Two days later, and it still stings. This afternoon, head coach Bill Self shared that sentiment at his first press conference since KU's 69-66 loss to Texas A&M last Saturday.

Despite the cold weather, the KU softball team has been hot on the diamond

After five games in Hawaii, Ritch Price's Kansas Baseball team is 5-0. this coming weekend, Tracy Bunge's Kansas softball team will try to equal that solid start.

Paris erupts for 41 points, lifting Oklahoma over rival

Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke decided his team's best chance against Oklahoma was to eliminate the production of All-America center Courtney Paris' teammates.

Big 12 rebuilding projects paying dividends

Kansas State, Texas A&M near the top of the pack after dismal seasons haunted programs

College coaches whose teams keep losing, whose programs are stuck in the muck of mediocrity and can't get out, will hate what's happening in the Big 12.

Special visit helps KU move on

Olympians, Jayhawks participate in annual Chamberlain clinic

Kansas University's basketball players didn't mope in their apartments all day Sunday as they awaited the start of the Super Bowl.

Kansas baseball sweeps

Kansas University sophomore catcher Buck Afenir went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, and junior John Allman added a two-run triple as Kansas University completed a five-game baseball sweep of Hawaii-Hilo with a 9-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Simmons Field.

Kansas tennis falls to Wake Forest, 6-1

The Kansas University tennis team fell to No. 19 Wake Forest, 6-1, Sunday.

Prized recruit picks OSU

Perhaps the most talked-about recruit Kansas University's football team was in position to land this season has decided to go elsewhere.

Game ticketholders left out in the cold

More than 100 people with tickets to Saturday night's Kansas-Texas A&M basketball game were not allowed into the game because there were no seats for them.

Sunday, February 4

'Hawks host annual Special Olympics clinic

Last night's loss was not enough to deter the KU men's basketball team from holding its annual Special Olympics basketball clinic.

Aggies halt KU's dominance over Big 12 South teams

Heading into last night's game, history was definitely on the Jayhawks' side. In the previous 11 match-ups KU had never lost to Texas A&M.

Extra Minutes: Texas A&M 69, Kansas 66

Tying up loose ends from Saturday's happenings at Allen Fieldhouse, which saw KU succumb an 11-point second half lead to a 17-4 Texas A&M run late, including a flurry of points from senior Acie Law. The win by the Aggies was the first time in 32 tries that a Big 12 South opponent had come to Allen Fieldhouse and left victorious.

Agafonov sets record at Husker Invitational

Kansas University junior Egor Agafonov was named the male athlete of the meet Saturday at the Husker Invitational after throwing for a meet- record 74 feet, 3â4 inches in the weight throw - a mark that automatically qualifies him for the NCAA meet.

Law sorry for party

Lead Aggie apologizes for celebration

Allen Fieldhouse is an eerie place after a Kansas University loss. It's not often that the end of a men's basketball game at the old barn is met with stunned silence, followed by a smattering of boos directed at the other team for excessive celebration. Texas A&M went wild after its 69-66 victory Saturday, gathering near center court and jumping around in a postgame party normally reserved for a national championship. Kansas fans felt it was a little too much, and without solicitation, Texas A&M standout Acie Law spoke up afterward to say he agreed.

K-State keeps rolling

Durant's 32 not enough for Longhorns

Kevin Durant got his points for Texas. Cartier Martin and Kansas State got the win. And in case anyone hadn't noticed yet, the Wildcats are now a legitimate threat to win the Big 12 under first-year head coach Bob Huggins.

ESPN GameDay draws 'best fans in the country'

Enthusiasm falls after KU's loss to Texas A&M

They slapped on the crimson and blue body paint early Saturday morning. By Saturday night, a day that seemed so right for Kansas University fans came to a crashing halt, as Texas A&M came from behind in the second half and defeated Kansas 69-66. ESPN viewers saw a lot of enthusiastic faces of KU fans throughout the day, but unfortunately the final images were of shocked and dejected Jayhawk supporters.

Behind the scenes at GameDay

Bent backs, errant elbows and signs bouncing off the back of the head were just a few things that had to be tolerated if I were to enjoy the return of ESPN's College GameDay to Kansas University. But heck, things could have been worse. I could have been Patrick Wilson. A freshman at Texas A&M, Wilson traveled to Lawrence with his beloved Aggies and received a more than typical Allen Fieldhouse welcome from the fans during the pregame show.

Costly swoon halts KU women

No. 18 Aggies use 13-0 run to secure win on home floor

Patrice Reado scored 18 points, and Danielle Gant had 15 points and 10 rebounds in No. 18 Texas A&M's 64-53 victory over Kansas on Saturday night. The Aggies (17-4, 7-2) won their fourth straight Big 12 game for the first time in school history. Reado, who came in averaging 7.5 points per game, was 8-of-10 from the floor.

Nebraska upends Baylor

Griffin leads No. 22 Cornhuskers to upset against No. 13 Bears

Kelsey Griffin scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead No. 22 Nebraska past No. 13 Baylor, 76-67, on Saturday. Nebraska opened the game with a 16-2 run and never trailed. Baylor cut the Huskers' lead to one at 32-31 with 3:03 remaining in the first half. But that was as close as the Bears could get. Baylor, shooting 45 percent this season, was held to 32 percent shooting.

N.C. State over UNC tops long list of upsets

Boston College, Southern Cal stun ranked opponents

Sidney Lowe always knew how to beat North Carolina as a player. The first-year coach proved he could also top the Tar Heels from the sideline. The former North Carolina State point guard earned his first big victory as its coach when the Wolfpack upset No. 3 North Carolina, 83-79, on Saturday in just the kind of rivalry game he was hired to win.

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Oh, the agony

Frustrated Jayhawks let one 'slip away'

True enough. He "drove it" earlier when his bucket and free throw after a Rush foul with 1:38 left sliced KU's six-point lead to 64-61. "I didn't think he'd shoot it," Rush said. "I thought he'd drive me. He hadn't made one (three) all day. I was laying off a bit. They say he's the best clutch player in the league. He proved it there." KU's Mario Chalmers missed a floater in the lane with 5.2 seconds left. Law was hacked after the rebound and cashed two free throws with five seconds to play. Chalmers missed a long possible game-tying three with two second remaining.

Keegan: Digger pinpoints letdowns

Digger Phelps, the old Notre Dame coach who was in town to do ESPN's GameDay show, isn't in his second profession to make friends. He's in it to say things that make him look smart. Phelps, who made his name by knocking off the favorites over and over again, sat in the rented trailer/office parked by the baseball field and talked about how he had taken notes while watching Kansas University games all season.

Collins: KU 'relaxed'

Freshman scores 18, but stung by loss

With 7:15 left to play Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse, Sherron Collins canned a three-pointer from the top of the key that put Kansas University on top of Texas A&M by eight and seemed like another crucial blow to the Aggies' hopes of a late comeback. After swishing what would be his final made shot of the night, the freshman guard hardly could hold back the excitement and let it show with a grin.

Kansas Basketball Notebook

It looked as though Texas A&M was trying to foul Sasha Kaun with KU up 64-61 and about 1:30 left on the clock. After Marlon Pompey was tangled up with Kaun more than once as KU dribbled up court, a foul finally was called and Kaun - a poor free-throw shooter - clanked the front end of the 1-and-1.

Jayhawks remain unbeaten

Ryne Price collected two hits, including his second home run of the season, and drove in three runs as the Kansas University baseball team won its fourth straight game to open the 2007 season in a 10-1 victory Saturday against Hawaii-Hilo.

KU tennis squad falls to Syracuse

Kansas University's women's tennis team dropped a nonconference match to Syracuse, 4-3, Saturday. Kansas opened doubles play by getting an 8-5 win from its No. 1 tandem of junior Elizaveta Avdeeva and sophomore Edina Horvath. Avdeeva and Horvath are now a perfect 5-0 in doubles play this spring.

Red-hot Salukis stymie Shockers

Jamaal Tatum scored 18 points to lead Southern Illinois to a 54-46 win Saturday afternoon over Wichita State. The Salukis (19-5, 10-3 Missouri Valley Conference) have won five in a row and seven of their past nine. Tatum made 7 of 15 shots. Randal Falker and Matt Shaw scored 13 points apiece for Southern Illinois.

Saturday, February 3

The Law wins late as A&M leaves Allen as a 69-66 winner

Acie Law had the ball poked from his grasp by Brandon Rush and out of bounds. The ball stayed with A&M, and Law hit a three to put the Aggies up 67-66 with :23.9 to go. KU called a timeout with :20.5 to go. Law now has a game-high 21 points. Chalmers missed a floater with :05.2 to go, and a Pompey rebound resulted in an outlet pass to Acie Law, who was fouled immediately. Law hit the free throws to put A&M up 69-66 and a Mario Chalmers three missed off just the glass. Law finished with 23 points and seven assists, and gave Texas A&M sole possession of first place in the Big 12 at 7-1, 19-3 overall. KU is now 19-4 overall and 6-2 in conference play. The Jayhawks will be back in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday to take on Kansas State at 7 p.m.

Keegan: Basketball sits No. 2 for Vitale

No matter how noble the cause, it's never easy to ask for money. Nobody in sports does it better than Dick Vitale.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

KU leads the all-time series, 11-0, including a 5-0 mark at Allen Fieldhouse.

Aggie 'D' key to proficiency

A&M best defensive team KU has faced, Self says

Nobody has accused Texas A&M of playing boring basketball this season. But while the Aggies' offense has been productive in averaging 75.8 points a game, it's the defense, which has allowed 54.3 points a game, that has bruised the bodies and egos of the opposition.

McIntosh on offensive for KU women

Never much of a scorer in the past, Taylor McIntosh has developed a new offensive mind-set.

Apple of their eye

Robinson enjoys fans' Bronx cheer

Kansas University basketball public address announcer Hank Booth always saves the best pre-game player introduction for last at Jayhawk home games.

Friday, February 2

ESPN's College Gameday added incentive for students

While lining up before a basketball game is a KU tradition, students had an additional reason for it today. The KU-Texas A&M game tomorrow will take center stage nationally as part of ESPN's college basketball gameday.

KU men ready for hyped-up showdown versus Aggies

Earlier this week, the Jayhawks showed they definitely belonged on "Big Monday." Tomorrow night in prime time, KU hopes to hold home court when ESPN College Gameday come to town for a much anticipated match-up against No. 8 Texas A&M.

Jayhawks win season opener in paradise, 4-1

Brock Simpson''s two-run triple in the seventh inning snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Kansas to a 4-1 triumph over Hawaii-Hilo in the Jayhawks'' season baseball opener late Thursday night. Second baseman Ryne Price doubled and homered -- a solo shot in the second inning -- and Zach Ashwood, a transfer from TCU, pitched one-hit ball over six innings as KU won its opener for the third straight year.

A&M's Gillispie follows Self's road to success

Kansas University's men's basketball players enlist in preseason Boot Camp for two weeks prior to the start of the season. So do Texas A&M's.

Mayer: Wright's ligament spared

Torn ACL!!! Those terms immediately flashed on my radar last Saturday. Hot-dogging Julian Wright of Kansas University had just butchered a breakaway dunk and lay on the basketball court like a piece of crumpled aluminum foil.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

From now until Feb. 14, fans who purchase season tickets online will get a priority points bonus.

Cavaliers upend Duke

UCLA wins, takes control of Pac-10

Sean Singletary had already tied the game with 24 seconds left in regulation, his first basket in almost 16. Hitting the game-winner late in overtime almost seemed routine - even if the shot was anything but ordinary.

Giddens receives reprimand

Two more players were suspended - one indefinitely - and two had their suspensions extended Thursday by the Mountain West Conference for fighting during New Mexico's home win over Wyoming on Tuesday. The penalties were agreed upon by the schools and the conference.

Analyze this

GameDay crew returns to Allen Fieldhouse

The 50-plus members of the popular College GameDay "traveling circus," as coordinating producer Tom Reilly calls it, began trickling into town Thursday, but the face of ESPN's pregame show isn't scheduled to arrive until today.

Thursday, February 1

KU vs. A&M should be a good defensive battle

Lovers of a good defensive battle should be in heaven this Saturday when the Kansas men host Texas A&M at Allen Fieldhouse.

The KU baseball season is officially underway

The Kansas Baseball team, of course, won last year's Big 12 Conference Tournament for the first time in school history and is now ready for the new season.

Columbians fear future loss

Missouri merchants also bank on KU-MU

Trish Koetting is scared about her Missouri Tigers playing the Kansas Jayhawks in football next year at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. And not because her restaurant might lose out on sales (she figures it'll be a "wash"), or that her beloved school might lose the game (as an MU grad and ardent fan, she claims her children literally "bleed black and gold").

Kansas baseball 'upset' by snub

Jayhawks to open season late tonight

What a memorable spring it was for Kansas University baseball - a stunning Big 12 Conference tourney championship and a berth in the NCAAs. Yeah, but :

Indiana halts Wisconsin's run

No. 2 Badgers have 17-game win streak snapped

A.J. Ratliff's scariest moment came after the game was over.

K-State wins, moves into race

The last time Kansas State was winning conference games at this rate, the Wildcats played in Ahearn Fieldhouse and the Big 12 wasn't even in the planning stages.

Oh so close

KU flirts with first league win

Shaquina Mosley came close to an unusual quadruple-double. Kansas University's women's basketball team came close to its first Big 12 Conference victory. Close, however, counts only in horseshoes.

Super Saturday looms for Kansas, A&M

Let the hype begin for Saturday's Kansas University-Texas A&M men's basketball showdown at Allen Fieldhouse.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Saturday's game marks the return of ESPN College GameDay to Lawrence. In its inaugural season, the GameDay crew was on hand for Kansas University's 90-65 victory over Texas on Jan. 29, 2005. Last year, KU fell at Texas on GameDay, 80-55.

Keegan: Aggies to test karma

Plenty of positive things have been happening inside Allen Fieldhouse lately.

Texas takes out No. 9 Oklahoma, 67-62

Texas senior forward Tiffany Jackson was stretched on the ground, clutching her right leg and moaning. Even so, she was probably smiling through the pain.

Kansas baseball notebook

In addition to its three Big 12 Conference games against Kansas State and Missouri, KU will play one extra non-league contest apiece against the Wildcats and Tigers. KU will travel to Manhattan on April 3 and will meet Missouri in Kansas City's Kaufman Stadium on April 25.

KU football ticket prices released

Kansas University released single-game ticket prices for the 2007 home football season, highlighted by tickets to the Nebraska game going for $75.