Stories for August 15, 2008


Lead stories

Kansas volleyball team hoping to return to NCAA tourney

The time is now for the Kansas volleyball team. After a 13-17 record in 2007, there's a sense of urgency for a program that reached three straight NCAA Tournaments in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

Traffic officials brace for first game-day blitz

Hundreds of motorists will need to call a game-day audible as they enter and exit Lawrence for Kansas University's season-opening football game, now just two weeks away.

KU releases 2009 football schedule

While Kansas University released its 2009 football schedule Friday, the site for the Jayhawks' annual Border War matchup with Missouri - and college football's oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi - hasn't yet been determined.

KU football coach Mark Mangino names starting offensive tackles

Jeff Spikes and Jeremiah Hatch named starting offensive tackles.

Mayer: Injuries concern for QBs

All the football teams in the Big 12 Conference are one ligament or torn cartilage away from being transformed from contenders to also-rans. The league never has had such a wealth of vital triggermen. Kept healthy they will give us a sterling season. Yet take away, for even a game or two, a Todd Reesing of Kansas, a Chase Daniel of Missouri, a Josh Freeman of Kansas State, a Joe Ganz of Nebraska or a Cody Hawkins of Colorado, and a genuine wannabe can in an instant become an almost-but-not quite.

Uhart on preseason All-Big 12 team

Kansas University senior middle blocker Natalie Uhart has been named to the preseason All-Big 12 volleyball team, it was announced Thursday.

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Mortensen on Butkus Award watch list

Kansas University senior Joe Mortensen, a first-team all-Big 12 selection a year ago, was one of 66 players named to the 2008 Butkus Award watch list Thursday.