Stories for November 16, 2007


Lead stories

6News video: KU football team off to best start since 1899

The last time that Kansas University's football team went 10-0, a "good meal" at a downtown restaurant cost 15 cents, a teenage trend of "progressive buggy rides" was emerging and Lawrence streets were being paved for the first time with brick. The year was 1899.

6Sports video: KU volleyball team ready for Senior Day

Caitlin Mahoney and Emily Brown will make their final appearances at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Saturday - Senior Day for the KU volleyball team.

6Sports video: Brandon Rush returns in victory over Ichabods

Brandon Rush scored seven points and had three rebounds sparking a slow-starting KU team to a 92-60 victory over the NCAA Div. II Ichabods.

6News video: KU football jerseys outselling basketball

To some, wearing the jersey of your favorite player is the sign of a true fan. And in Lawrence, basketball jerseys have long been the campus staple - at least until this season.

6Sports video: KU hosts ISU in 2007 Memorial Stadium finale

The Kansas Jayhawks will look to improve on their 10-0 record against Iowa State in the 2007 home finale.

6News video: Local couple happy to be 'Hawk fans

Before tailgating and the Jayhawk mascot as we know it today - there was Glee and Jerry Smith - a Lawrence couple who have attended every home football game since 1941.

6Sports video: KU women enjoying 9-day break

The Jayhawk women's basketball team is on hiatus from the hardwood until November 23 when they square off against Drake at the SMU Tournament in Dallas, Texas.

Freshman's 31 lead N.C. State

Hickson shoots 12-for-12; Wolfpack notch 14th straight season-opening victory

J.J. Hickson wasted no time finding his place in North Carolina State's loaded frontcourt. The freshman scored 31 points on 12-for-12 shooting Thursday night, and No. 21 N.C. State beat William & Mary, 66-47, for the program's 14th straight season-opening victory and second in two tries under coach Sidney Lowe.

Coach praises signees' talent

Super blue-chippers they may not be, but Bonnie Henrickson believes her three signees will be impact players next winter. "I believe so," said Henrickson, now in her fourth season as Kansas University's women's basketball coach, adding that the three newcomers would ": fit in the pieces of the puzzle we're trying to complete."

Happy days are here again

KU football's last 'golden' year of being 10-0 was in 1899

America was at war. The Eldridge Hotel had just been remodeled. Voters approved a new school and a new courthouse. And Kansas University's football team was 10-0. The year: 1899. The last time that Kansas University's football team went undefeated for so long, a "good meal" at a downtown restaurant cost 15 cents, a teenage trend of "progressive buggy rides" was emerging and Lawrence streets were being paved for the first time with brick.

Top-ranked Lady Vols topple Sooners

Candace Parker had 28 points, Shannon Bobbitt scored 22 of her career-high 27 points in the second half, and No. 1 Tennessee beat No. 9 Oklahoma, 70-67, on Thursday night.

Memphis holds off OU

Dorsey dominates down low

Joey Dorsey returned to the Memphis lineup with the kind of performance the third-ranked Tigers will need from him every game if they are going to be a contender for the national championship. Dorsey, who missed the first two games of the season because of a shoulder injury, finished with nine points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in the Tigers' 63-53 victory over Oklahoma on Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports College Hoop Classic.

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Rush returns in rout of Ichabods

Fans behind Kansas University's basketball bench started clapping as Brandon Rush stood and headed to the scorer's table 3 minutes, 20 seconds into Thursday's mismatch against Washburn at Allen Fieldhouse. Cheers spread to all corners of the building as the 6-foot-6 Kansas Citian sat still, waiting for a stoppage in play.

Governors make wager on KU-Missouri game

Football coaches at Kansas and Missouri have warned their teams not to look past their opponents Saturday to the later match-up between the border rivals. But that hasn't stopped the governors.

Arizona stuns Oregon

The curse of No. 2 claimed another victim. Second-ranked Oregon lost Heisman Trophy candidate Dennis Dixon to a knee injury and never recovered in a 34-24 upset by Arizona on Thursday night.

Former Firebird signs with KU baseball

Former Free State High left-handed pitcher Travis Blankenship signed a national letter of intent with Kansas University on Thursday.

Stuckey siblings share fondness for defense

In the span of a few seconds, Kansas University sophomore safety Darrell Stuckey's face can shift from football-serious to sporting a mile-wide smile. The topic that produces this change? His sister.

Talib named award finalist

Kansas University standout Aqib Talib has been named one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded by the Football Writers Association of America to the best defensive player in college football.

Keegan: Destiny smiling on KU

During a timeout with 3:58 remaining in the second half of Kansas University's 92-60 basketball victory against Division II Washburn University on Thursday night, a second-quarter college football score flashed on the scoreboard: Arizona 17, Oregon 11. What was left of the crowd inside Allen Fieldhouse, which never looked close to full, erupted.

Kansas basketball notebook

Destination Basketball: In no hurry to join the 9-to-5 rat race after graduating from college, best friends Dave Bensch and Andrew Hemminger devised a way to have fun and make money at the same time.

Dejà vu for 'Bods

Washburn head coach Bob Chipman had seen this show before. The last time the Ichabods came to Allen Fieldhouse for a regular-season game against Kansas University in December 1996, an injured Jayhawks guard returned to the lineup, and KU won by 25.

Two more preps sign on

Releford, Thomas officially join Jayhawks

One high school basketball player in Kansas University's back yard and another 1,100 miles away joined the Jayhawks' recruiting Class of 2008 on Thursday. Travis Releford, a 6-foot-5 guard from Roeland Park Miege, and Quintrell Thomas, a 6-8 power forward from St. Patrick High in Elizabeth, N.J., signed their national letters of intent a day after Mario Little and twins Marcus and Markieff Morris were welcomed to the program.