Stories for November 15, 2007


Lead stories

Extra Minutes: Kansas 92, Washburn 60

Tying up loose ends from KU's win over Washburn, which marked the return of junior guard Brandon Rush from a knee injury sustained while preparing for last summer's NBA Draft.

6Sports video: Talib named Nagurski finalist

Aqib Talib is a finalist for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, given to the best defensive college player of the year.

6Sports video: Fine: 'We've come a long way'

Senior tight end Derek Fine has seen the Jayhawks come from 2-10 in 2002 to 10-0 in 2007.

6Sports video: Seniors set for last home game

Thirteen KU seniors will say goodbye to Memorial State when they take on Iowa State in the last Jayhawk home game of the year.

6Sports video: Hawks face third Kansas opponent

The Hawks play yet another small Kansas school tonight at Allen Fieldhouse. Kevin Romary has more from the hardwood.

6News video: Governors place bets on Border Showdown

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt place a friendly wager on the Border Showdown. They have agreed to wear the colors of the opposing team if their team is defeated on Saturday.

6Sports video: B-Rush is back

Five and a half months after surgery to repair a torn ACL, Jayhawk junior guard made his 2007 KU debut this evening against Washburn University.

6Sports video: Bonnie's bunch gains Goodrich

Bonnie Henrickson received good news on Wednesday: the Jayhawks signed three players for next season, including one of the top 50 players in the nation.

6Sports video: Useless trivia with DJ

Useless fieldhouse trivia with DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary.

Rush's return and Rodrick's sparkle pace KU to 92-60 win

Brandon Rush was the story of the night, though, playing all 12 of his minutes before the half and resting in the second stanza. He was active and unafraid, finishing with seven points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal. Rodrick Stewart also showed to be a valuable replacement in game one without Sherron Collins. He had nine points, four rebounds, four assists and an emphatic blocked shot at the end. KU is off now until the night before Thanksgiving (next Wednesday), when the Jayhawks host Northern Arizona for the second straight year. Tip time will be 7 p.m.

Talib named one of five finalists for Nagurski award

Kansas Universiy junior cornerback Aqib Talib on Thursday was named one of five finalists for the 2007 Bronko Nagurski award, which is given annually to the nation's top defensive player. The other four finalists are Ohio State junior linebacker James Laurinaitis, LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, Virginia defensive end Chris Long and South Florida defensive end George Selvie.

Kansas volleyball falls to K-State in four

The Kansas University volleyball team fell, 3-1, to Kansas State on Wednesday. KU took the first game before KSU rallied to win the final three.

It's official: They're Jayhawks

Twins, juco standout sign; two more letters on way today

Twins Marcus and Markieff Morris will arrive at Kansas University as's No. 37- and 72-rated players nationally. They're even better than that, Jayhawk coach Bill Self said Wednesday after receiving signed letters of intent from the Philadelphia duo.

Wooden, UNT clip Cowboys

Keith Wooden and Josh White scored 25 points apiece to lead North Texas over Oklahoma State Wednesday night. The Mean Green (2-0) used runs of 17 and 10 points to pull away twice from Oklahoma State (1-1). It was North Texas' first win in three tries in the all-time series against the Cowboys.

Offenses flying high

Potent attacks put opposing defenses in catch-up mode

Kansas University's football team dropped 76 points on Nebraska earlier this month, gave up 39 and made headlines for winning a game featuring an unheard-of 115 points. Amazingly, that total was blown away seven days later. North Texas and Navy exploded for 136 points last week in a 74-62 Navy victory in Denton, Texas.

Freshmen lift MSU past ULM

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo got everything he expected from his freshmen - and then some. Freshman Chris Allen scored 17 points, and All-American Drew Neitzel had 15 to help No. 12 Michigan State withstand a 3-point barrage and beat Louisiana-Monroe, 83-65, on Wednesday night in a CBE Classic regional final.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Injury report: KU coach Mark Mangino said he wasn't sure whether safety Patrick Resby would be ready to play Saturday against Iowa State, after sitting out last week's game with an undisclosed injury.

Mayer: A chance to trump the Tigers

Kansas University never has looked ahead to a football game against Missouri with a greater opportunity for glitz and glory than it does this year. The first time for anything even remotely comparable was 60 years ago, in 1947, when the first bowl game in KU history was at stake.

Husker assistant threatened

University of Nebraska police are looking for a man who left two threatening voicemail messages for Cornhuskers defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove.

Decorations show Jayhawk fans' excitement

It's amazing what an undefeated football team can do for the mood of fans who've waited years to see it. This week, if Jayhawk fans in Lawrence need a reminder about the team's record, all they have to do is drive by a home in the 1300 block of Kentucky Street, where a group of students has designed "10-0" in Christmas lights.

Tease photo

Struggle to survive

KU lets 25-point lead dwindle, holds on

Bonnie Henrickson opened her postgame media session with a plea. "If you have an answer," the Kansas University women's basketball coach said, "I'm open to suggestions." Henrickson had just watched the Jayhawks stage a Jekyll and Hyde performance in clipping UMKC, 64-58, on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Rush might take court vs. Washburn

If Brandon Rush has his say, he'll not only dress, but also play in today's 7 p.m. home game against Washburn. "I'm dying to play ... but it's not my decision. If it was up to me, I'd say go ahead, but it's not up to me. No matter what ... it's going to be pretty soon," said Rush, who has made a steady comeback from June 1 ACL surgery.

Temple seeking extra year

If the sixth-ranked Missouri Tigers have their way, leading rusher Tony Temple will get a second Senior Day send-off next fall.

Collins upbeat after surgery

Guard vows to 'be there' for teammates during recovery

Sherron Collins' mother, Stacey, was prepared to hop on a plane and travel from Chicago to Lawrence on Monday after hearing her son was headed to surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.