Stories for October 27, 2007


Lead stories

The Fifth Quarter: Kansas 19, Texas A&M 11

Tying up loose ends from KU's fist ever win in College Station, which hinged largely on the run game - both the Jayhawks' ability to execute it on offense and their ability to stop it on defense.

Scoring Summary: KU-Texas A&M

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

Final, KU wins 19-11

Kansas has the swagger and the undefeated record, but in its corner today, Texas A&M has one of the conference's most daunting homefield advantages. The Aggies hope some aid from the 82,600-seat beast named Kyle Field as they try to improve to 7-2 on the season and knock the No. 12 Jayhawks from the ranks of the unbeaten this evening in a 6:00 p.m. kickoff.

KU soccer crushes NU, 3-1

Coach Mark Francis' decision to put his Kansas University soccer squad through a hard nonconference schedule finally seems to be paying off down the stretch of Big 12 Conference play. The Jayhawks put up their second largest point total of the season in a 3-1 victory Friday over Nebraska at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

A moving experience

Rockin' Kyle Field awaits Jayhawks today

The entire structure sways. No joke. Members of the media who sit in the Kyle Field press box, some 125 feet above the home field of Texas A&M's football team, are warned with a sign at their seat that the massive structure will move significantly while fans sway back and forth in unison during the traditional Aggie War Hymn.

Tigers' 'Pig' hogs spotlight

When Missouri assistant coach Craig Kuligowski was in California two years ago recruiting junior-college players, little did he know he'd find one with the odd nickname who would help revitalize the Tigers' defense.

Aggie big man finding form

Often, knee injuries inflict as much mental damage as physical. So the fact that Texas A&M defensive tackle Red Bryant wasn't dominating the trenches earlier this season can't be too much of a surprise, even though A&M's big man in the middle has been a force since his freshman year in 2004.

Missouri forward charged

Missouri senior forward Darryl Butterfield was charged Friday with peace disturbance, a little over a week after he was arrested following an incident with his girlfriend.

Self pleased with practices

Jayhawks have 'very good day'; exhibition opener looms Thursday

There hasn't been a lot of standing around at Kansas University's preseason basketball practices. "I do think we are playing a little bit faster than we have," said KU coach Bill Self, who has 17 players to shuffle in and out during scrimmage situations.

Wissel takes 5th at Big 12

Defending champion Colby Wissel placed fifth at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships on Friday at Rawls Golf Course. Wissel, who was 13th at the mile mark and third after three miles, was timed in 24:51 in the 8,000-meter race.

Kansas men's golf in eighth place

Zach Pederson shot a first-round 75 to finish Friday tied for 18th place at the Landfall Tradition, the top placing by a Kansas University team that finished the day in eighth place.

MU swims past Jayhawks in dual

Missouri beat Kansas University in the swimming and diving version of the Border War, but KU coach Clark Campbell wasn't devastated.

Naismith candidates named

Kansas University's Darrell Arthur, Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush are among the top 50 preseason candidates for the 2007-08 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T, the Atlanta Tipoff Club has announced.

Baylor coach on shaky ground

Bears all but guaranteed 12th straight losing season, Morriss probably on the way out

When Baylor played its first Big 12 game under Guy Morriss four years ago, the Bears pulled off a shocker by beating two-time North Division champion Colorado.

KU wary of Aggies' option

In the childhood days of Big 12 Conference football - about 10 years ago - the league was dominated by Nebraska University and its vaunted option offense. Those days have mostly passed, replaced by the ever-growing popularity of the spread. But Texas A&M still uses the option extensively and plans to today when it faces No. 12 Kansas University in College Station, Texas.

Commentary: Coaches in limbo can scare recruits

D.J. Woods, an Ohio wide receiver orally committed to Nebraska, hasn't heard from Cornhuskers coaches in weeks. He can only imagine what kind of mood they must be in by now.