Stories for October 16, 2007


Lead stories

6Sports video: Big 12 Women's Media Day kicks off in K.C.

This morning, KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson met with the radio, TV, and newspaper folks to discuss this year's squad.

6Sports video: KU football team heads to Boulder this weekend

The Kansas University football team will leave the state for the first time this season when they visit the Colorado Buffaloes this Saturday in Boulder.

6Sports video: KU soccer team returns 19 players

Nineteen returners - five of which are seniors...reason enough for a positive outlook on the 2007 Kansas soccer season.

KU, K-State, MU in poll for first time

They've been rivals for more than a century, but there's one thing that until now never had happened to Kansas, Missouri and Kansas State.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Kansas University's Oct. 27 game at Texas A&M has been scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff. It will be televised by ESPN2.

Kansas football (gasp!) hits road

Jayhawks actually leaving the state for the first time

Seven weeks and six games for Kansas University's football team so far have produced a travel log of about 80 miles. Hey, nobody is apologizing. There's not a team in college football who wouldn't want to stay home all the time if given the opportunity.

Former football player charged in break-in

A former Kansas University football player was charged Monday with breaking into a residence and threatening a man who lived there.

MU's Temple probable for Texas Tech game

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that running back Tony Temple, who missed Saturday's loss at Oklahoma with a sprained ankle, was probable for this week's game against Texas Tech.

Concrete bowl in place at Oklahoma State

Just in time for Oklahoma State's homecoming game against No. 25 Kansas State, construction crews were finishing up concrete work Monday on the west end zone project at Boone Pickens Stadium.

'Huskers cut ties with A.D.

Football failures end Pederson's tenure

Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson was fired Monday, two days after the school's once-mighty football team was rocked with its worst home loss in nearly a half-century.

Kansas men's golf in 16th at Prestige

True freshman Brad Hopfinger shot rounds of 73 and 72 to lead the way for Kansas University's men's golf team Monday at the Prestige at PGA West.

Texas reserve RB Cobb out due to knee injury

Texas red-shirt freshman fullback Antwan Cobb will have season-ending surgery after spraining a ligament in his left knee in last week's win over Iowa State.

Coaches to be on short 'T' leash this year

Look for a lot of technical fouls to be called on coaches during the early portion of the 2007-08 college basketball season. The NCAA last week, in conjunction with the Collegiate Commissioners Association, National Association of Basketball Coaches and Women's Basketball Coaches Association, sent a memo to all coaches and officials indicating standards for bench decorum would be enforced - as a season-long point of emphasis.

Woodling: Shuttle really is the best

In an effort to humanize Kansas University football players, media relations staffers ask them to fill out a form listing their favorite food, book, movie, etc. Their answers are compiled, then printed in the combo media-recruiting guide as part of the player's personal profile. I'm not sure who reads them, but I do, probably because of the habitual curiosity of a long-toothed Fourth Estater.