Stories for November 3, 2007


Lead stories

The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 76, Nebraska 39

Tying up loose ends from KU's 76-point output Saturday against Nebraska - the most points ever allowed in a single game in the Huskers' 117-year history.

Scoring Summary: KU-Nebraska

A look at who scored, when they scored and how it happened.

KU finishes record-setting day, pounds Nebraska 76-39

Todd Reesing set a handful of school records when it was all said and done, finishing the day by going 30-of-41 for 354 yards and six touchdown passes. The six-pack of TDs set a KU single-game record, and gave him 23 for the season, which surpassed Bill Whittemore's previous single-season record of 18 set in 2003. Three of his touchdown passes went to freshman Dezmon Briscoe, who now has seven on the season. Brandon McAnderson was huge again, finishing with 119 yards on 25 carries, but doing the bulk of his damage in the red zone with four touchdown runs. He now has 797 yards and 13 TD runs on the year. KU's 76 points were the most ever allowed by a Nebraska team, breaking the old mark of 70. KU will try to go 10-0 and stay in the Big 12 driver's seat when it travels to Stillwater next Saturday for a 7 p.m. kickoff against Oklahoma State. The game will be televised by ABC.

Coaching sideshow overshadows LSU-Bama

Tigers' Miles, Crimson Tide's Saban grabbing most of the headlines

This Alabama-LSU game is a high-stakes division showdown with major Southeastern Conference and national title implications, featuring a once-dominant program battling back toward the top and another trying to stay there.

Commentary: Fox Sports surprise? Kansas vs. BC

This season's national championship game could feature some unlikely names

Entering the season's final month, it's time to start speculating on title-game matchups. A season that has spent the last month on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride returned to what passes for normalcy.

Talk of the town

Off to 8-0 start, Jayhawks relish attention

Five years ago, Kansas University football was the campus-wide joke. It was criticized, laughed about and trashed. Perhaps worse than any of those, it was largely ignored on Mount Oread.

Test your KU football knowledge

Get all 20 of these answers correct, and once you move on to your eternal reward you deserve to be buried at the 50-yard line of Kivisto Field, provided you have enough Willams Fund points.

Keegan: Wear blue today

It's on the walk down the blocks near Memorial Stadium, hours before kickoff, that this feels most like football country. Lively young faces, a few of them painted, most of them smiling. Sweet-smelling smoke clouds mushrooming above grills. Sometimes, great ideas even come from the pre-game revelers.

Guard to take red shirt

Free State product Morningstar tells Self of decision to sit out

Kansas University sophomore guard Brady Morningstar has decided to wear a red shirt during the 2007-08 basketball season. Morningstar, a 6-foot-3, 187-pound sophomore out of Free State High, will practice and travel with the Jayhawks, but not play in any games. He'll have three years of eligibility remaining starting next season.

Majerus back on bench

King of one-liners eager to coach after TV stint

Rick Majerus had it pretty good the last couple of years. He watched all the basketball he wanted and never had to sweat the results. He dropped in on friends across the country. Nobody bugged him about his weight or his health. All this, and he got to stay in his hometown of Milwaukee, too.

Oklahoma: NCAA unfairly took away victories

The University of Oklahoma claims the NCAA infractions committee unfairly took previous violations by the men's basketball into consideration when it stripped the Sooners' football team of eight wins from the 2005 season.

Questions, answers for season

Twenty questions (and answers) as the 2007-08 college basketball season is about to start.

'Coach K' as driven as ever

Despite down year, Krzyzewski says his outlook on coaching is the same as 20 years ago

For a guy best known as "Coach K," Mike Krzyzewski stopped being just a coach long ago. As the wins, Final Fours and national championships accumulated over nearly three decades, Duke's Hall of Fame coach evolved into the most iconic figure in college basketball - with the influence to match.

Langford on NBADL roster

Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford, who was a late training-camp cut of the San Antonio Spurs, is on the roster of the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League.

New Husker QB mobile

Nebraska University's new starting quarterback, Joe Ganz, is privy to leaving his cement boots on the sideline. Because when the pocket collapses on him, Ganz has no plans to be at the bottom of a pile taking a loss of yards.

Oregon, Arizona State unlikely contenders

When Oregon coach Mike Bellotti heard the Ducks were picked to finish sixth in the Pac-10, he wasn't surprised. He was amused. He had a feeling his team would surpass expectations and the Ducks have done that in a big way.

Kansas fourth in AP poll

The country's coaches and writers are in agreement: North Carolina is the preseason No. 1 team in the country, followed by UCLA, Memphis and Kansas University. The Associated Press released its rankings a week after the coaches, awarding KU a top-10 ranking for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.

Tease photo

KU fans hope for repeat of '05 Husker blowout

The undefeated start for the Kansas University football team continues to be the surprise story of the year. The Jayhawks head into this morning's game against Nebraska ranked No. 8 in all four major college football rankings - and KU is favored to win the rivalry matchup.

'Bobo' picks LSU

from Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

J'Mison "Bobo" Morgan, a 6-10 senior center from Dallas' South Oak Cliff High, chose LSU over KU, UCLA, Alabama and Cincinnati on Friday at a news conference at the high school.

Will Nebraska bring heat?

NU blitzed early, often in narrow loss to Texas

Just when Kansas University's football team had an idea on how Nebraska's defense would attack, the Huskers threw a wicked curveball before today's 11:30 a.m. game between the two teams.

Wildcats 'totally different' from '06

Jordy Nelson has a hard time making himself watch game film from a year ago. While the senior receiver enjoys seeing the difference in Kansas State's offense from a year ago, it makes him cringe to go back and look at old tape.

Despite setbacks, ISU improving

It might be difficult for Iowa State to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But the Cyclones have gotten much better over the past two weeks. While their progress hasn't resulted in wins, it has given coach Gene Chizik a glimpse of what might be ahead.

Rush cleared for contact, scrimmages on Friday

from Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

About 350 high school, junior college and small-college coaches attending Bill Self's Kansas Basketball Coaches Clinic, watched with interest Friday as junior Brandon Rush reached a new milestone in his comeback from June 1 ACL surgery.

Freshman makes seniors' day; KU clips MU

Thanks to freshman defender Katie Williams, the five seniors on the Kansas University soccer squad - Kelsey Archuleta, Nicole Cauzillo, Colleen Quinn, Afton Sauer and Emily Strinden - were able to celebrate their Senior Day on a positive note.

Cowboys eye title run

Rested OSU prepares for Longhorns

Even during Oklahoma State's off week, quarterback Zac Robinson was focused on a championship. Only this one was the World Series. With his Cowboys getting their only Saturday off during football season, Robinson flew home to Colorado to watch the Rockies play the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of baseball's fall classic.