Stories for November 21, 2007


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6Sports video: KU defense to face multiple Mizzou weapons

No opponent this season has held the Missouri football team to fewer than 30 points. That's the task the Jayhawks' second-ranked defense is charged with this weekend.

6Sports video: KU volleyball sweeps Raiders

The Kansas volleyball team was in action tonight in Lubbock for more than likely Emily Brown and Caitlin Mahoney's last match.

6Sports video: Useless trivia with DJ

DJ Whetter and Andrew Baker play useless Fieldhouse trivia.

6News video: No tickets? No problem

Don't have tickets to the Border Showdown? You can catch some of the excitement early by attending Saturday's live taping of ESPN's GameDay.

6Sports video: Lots of points, lots of fouls

Foul trouble will make or break the Kansas women's basketball team this season, and that applies specifically to standout sophomore Danielle McCray.

6News video: 6News plans special showdown coverage

Once the Border Showdown wraps up on Saturday, 6News will be here live for a special broadcast.

6Sports video: Not all about height

They stand 5'10" and 6 feet tall, respectively, but every Saturday Todd Reesing and Chase Daniel have proven that not having an NFL-typical body can still produce Heisman Trophy results.

6Sports video: Bring on the Lumberjacks

After a six-day layoff, the Kansas men return to action in the Jayhawk Invitational against Northern Arizona. DJ Whetter has more from the Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Hawks shoot over 60% from the floor

It was 2004 the last time the Kansas basketball team started the season 3-0. That year the Hawks shot out of the gate to a 14-0 record. Tonight, sans Sherron Collins, the Hawks went 4-0 against NAU.

Win No. 600 at Allen Fieldhouse in the books. KU 87, NAU 46

KU's blowout win marks victory number 600 in Allen Fieldhouse and sets up a showdown with Arizona Sunday night. The game will be the final contest in the Jayhawk Invitational, and KU will look for win No. 601 in the old barn.

Football team impresses Self

A huge football fan, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Tuesday was asked to predict the outcome of Saturday's KU-Missouri Border War battle at Arrowhead Stadium.

No end in sight for Allen

Jayhawks approaching 600th win in fieldhouse

Lew Perkins, who has spoken to, and received e-mails from, countless die-hard Kansas University sports fans in his five years as athletic director, says Jayhawk nation is in total agreement on one topic: the future of 52-year-old Allen Fieldhouse.

Memorable moments in fieldhouse history

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Allen Fieldhouse in 2005, the Journal-World sports staff compiled a list of 50 of the most memorable sporting moments in Allen Fieldhouse's storied history, in no particular order. Here's an updated version of the list with KU one win shy of 600 victories in the building.

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KU coaches face tough test: MU's 'O'

Aqib Talib imagines Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young locked up in his office going mad as he dissects just what makes Missouri's football team tick. "Coach Young is going to be frying his brain," said Talib, KU's star cornerback. "I wouldn't want to be a coach this week."

Keegan: Nothing to hate about this

She enrolled at Kansas University as a freshman in the fall of 1940 and has been a fan of the football team ever since, but that doesn't mean Scottie Lingelbach wastes negative energy hating on all things Missouri. On the contrary, some of her fondest memories date back to when she and her late husband, Dale, lived in St. Joseph, Mo.

Zook tapped for Hula Bowl

Illinois coach Ron Zook has been chosen to coach one of the teams in the Hula Bowl, set for Jan. 12 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.

Ex-Kansas athletic director lauds hires Pinkel, Mangino

The epitaph for Al Bohl's reign as athletic director at Kansas University has read "The guy who held the driveway news conference and accused Roy Williams of holding him like a dove in his hand and choosing to crush him instead of set him free, and the AD who understaffed compliance."


Kansas University fans are invited to a pep rally Friday evening at the Corinth Square Shopping Center at 83rd Street and Mission Road in Prairie Village.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

KU utility man Kerry Meier is on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, a tremendously popular magazine with 3 million subscribers.

Battlefield awaits clash of titans

What to know if you go to the Border Showdown

So you've got your tickets. Or you've got "a friend" who knows where you can get some. Or you don't have any but want to get as close to Saturday's Armageddon at Arrowhead as you can. First you have to decide when you'll get there. Then it's what to bring, how to get home and how much to plan to spend. We're here to help.

OU confirms Warren signing

Highly-touted guard Willie Warren signed with Oklahoma as part of a four-player recruiting class announced by coach Jeff Capel on Tuesday

UCLA rallies past Spartans

Bruins take CBE title; Saint Mary's stuns Oregon

Kevin Love got UCLA started. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute finished it off. Love had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Mbah a Moute hit a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left, helping second-ranked UCLA rebound from a miserable first half to beat Michigan State in the championship game of the CBE Classic.