Stories for November 26, 2007


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6Sports video: Talib's Heisman vote goes to Chase Daniel

Chase Daniel is suddenly the starting QB for the top-ranked team in the land and a contender for the Heisman Trophy. Jayhawk CB Aqib Talib says Daniel "ran the show" in Saturday's Border Showdown.

6Sports video: Hawks wait for bowl decision

No Big 12 championship game for the Kansas football team this weekend. The Jayhawks now wait for a big-time bowl committee to come calling.

6Sports video: Drama on the hardwood

On Sunday night Kansas survived Arizona in overtime. The game, however, narrowly missed being decided in regulation in one of the most dramatic endings in Allen Fieldhouse history.

6Sports video: B-Rush steps in to save Jayhawks

Twelve minutes in his first game back, 16 minutes in game two and 36 minutes last night. So much for the slow and gradual return of Kansas guard Brandon Rush.

Reed day-to-day with sprained right ankle

Kansas University freshman guard Tyrel Reed, who was injured in the closing seconds of the first half during Sunday's 76-72 overtime win over Arizona, suffered a sprained right ankle and is currently listed as day-to-day, coach Bill Self said Monday.

Kansas basketball notebook

Reed hurts ankle: Kansas University freshman guard Tyrel Reed had one assist and no points in seven minutes. He didn't play the second half after spraining his ankle on the last play of the first half.

Nebraska starts searching

Nebraska's search for a new football coach is under way.

Florida QB Tebow has broken hand

Heisman front-runner not expected to miss bowl game

If Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wins the Heisman Trophy, he might have to lift the heavy, bronze statue with one hand. Tebow broke his right, non-throwing hand Saturday night against rival Florida State and will be in a cast for at least two weeks.

Kansas football welcomes week off

Kansas University's football players didn't trudge into the meeting rooms Sunday dragging tail. That doesn't mean, however, their tails couldn't use some time off.

K-State caps Old Spice Classic with W

Wildcats move to 5-1 with 82-69 victory over Rider in tourney's fifth-place game

Andre Gilbert scored 22 points, Jacob Pullen added 19 points and five assists, and Kansas State held off Rider, 82-69, in the Old Spice Classic. The Wildcats' Michael Beasley had 13 points and 10 rebounds - his sixth double-double in six games, but well short of the 30-plus points he had been scoring.

Baylor knocks off California

Jessica Morrow scored 18 points, and Angela Tisdale added 16 to lift Baylor over California, 69-56. Baylor's Jhasmin Player scored 15 points, and Danielle Wilson added 10, all in the second half. The Lady Bears (5-0) shot 61 percent from the floor after halftime to improve to 53-1 in home nonconference games since Kim Mulkey became coach in 2000.

Commentary: Big Ten/ACC Challenge no crystal ball

Don't be misled as you watch this week's Big Ten/ACC Challenge. That is just a grandiose title that barely brushes up against reality. This is no challenge at all, no smackdown to determine a conference's superiority or settle where the best basketball is played. It is simply a bunch of early-season games.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Kansas dropped to fifth in the BCS Standings after Saturday's 36-28 loss to Missouri, the new No. 1 team.

UA's Budinger shows versatility

He glides effortlessly into the lane with the basketball, looking to dish to an open man. His quick release allows him to pull up for 3 over anybody on the fast break. And teammates and opposing players constantly must be aware of his movements as he curls around screens at a dizzying pace to get open. Sound like the play of an active, fleet-footed guard or a big, 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward?

Tease photo

Rush to the rescue

Long bomb misses, but Jayhawks shine in overtime

Like most all college basketball players, Kansas University's Brandon Rush tries to hit a halfcourt shot at practice now and then. "I've thrown in a few like that, not in a game, especially tied going into overtime," said Rush, whose 55-foot shot - that's eight feet behind the midcourt line - kissed softly off the glass and the rim and darn near dropped through the hoop at the final horn of Sunday night's nonconference thriller against Arizona at Allen Fieldhouse.

Arthur declines 'hero' tag

Sophomore forward played big role in overtime

Darrell Arthur laughed hard when asked if he felt like a "hero" after Kansas University's 76-72 overtime victory over Arizona on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. "No : but Brandon would have been a hero if that shot would have gone in," Arthur, Kansas University's sophomore forward, said after a game that nearly was decided on a 55-foot desperation heave by Brandon Rush that barely missed at the end of regulation.

Texas A&M candidate mum

Houston Texans assistant Mike Sherman declined comment Sunday on reports that he's the leading candidate for the Texas A&M job.

Keegan: Rehab dividends obvious

Brandon Rush made sure to have a boring summer full of tedious exercises. As a result of that, thousands of basketball fans had a blast Sunday night in Allen Fieldhouse.