Stories for February 2008


Friday, February 29

6Sports video: KU looking for revenge against K-State

The Kansas men's run at perfection ended in Manhattan on January 30th. The 20-0 Jayhawks walked into Bramlage Coliseum winners of 24 in a row in the Little Apple, but walked out losers. The 'Hawks hope for revenge in Saturday's rematch against the Wildcats.

6News video: ESPN GameDay crew hits campus for Sunflower Showdown

Revenge is on the minds of Jayhawk fans as the national spotlight shines on KU. Students are gearing up for Saturday's big in-state matchup with the Kansas State Wildcats.

6Sports video: KU women looking for first conference road win

The Kansas women's basketball team is 0-7 on the road in Big 12 play so far this season. The Jayhawks hope to change their fortunes on Saturday in Ames, Iowa against Iowa State.

6News video: Digger Phelps from GameDay crew greets fans at Borders

The ESPN GameDay crew is in town for the KU-KSU basketball game on Saturday. But on Friday night, ESPN commentator Digger Phelps was on hand at Borders downtown, signing his book and chatting with fans.

ESPN crew broadcasting from KU as Jayhawks host Wildcats

The doors of Allen Fieldhouse swing open at 8 a.m. today for ESPN College GameDay, but the line begins forming earlier. Students hoping to be spotted by their parents watching at home want first crack at prime air-time positions. The event is free to the public, and there is open seating in the east stands for the morning portion of the show. An ESPN SportsCenter tease airs at 9 a.m., and the live show airs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ESPN crew rolls in

Self hopes Jayhawks avoid distractions

ESPN's College GameDay crew rolls into Lawrence for the third time in four years today - the cast of Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis, Rece Davis and Digger Phelps preparing for Saturday's pair of shows (10-11 a.m. and 7-8 p.m.) in Allen Fieldhouse.

ESPN hires Knight as analyst

Bob Knight will work as a guest studio analyst for ESPN during the NCAA Tournament. The Hall of Fame coach, who resigned from Texas Tech on Feb. 4, will begin his new job March 12 during the conference tournaments, the network announced Thursday.

Padgett lifts Cards, 90-85

David Padgett scored a season-high 26 points, and No. 13 Louisville overcame a dazzling 40-point performance from Notre Dame center Luke Harangody in a 90-85 victory over the Irish on Friday night.

Fresno appeals verdict

Fresno State appealed a jury verdict that awarded millions of dollars to a former women's basketball coach who sued for gender discrimination.

Bradley guard rejoins team

Bradley University will let point guard Daniel Ruffin rejoin its basketball team while he awaits the outcome of his misdemeanor domestic-battery case.

Mayer: Leopard, kitty, antelope

Didn't catch the name of the television throat who said it, but it's a classic sports quote, colorful and incisive. Announcers were discussing why most basketball superstars don't prove to be highly successful coaches while so many unsung spear-carriers register win after win.

KSU guard proves a giant killer

Freshman Pullen has had his best games against Big 12's elite

Following the first meeting of the season between Kansas University and Kansas State on Jan. 30, Jayhawk junior guard Mario Chalmers was - as usual - in a pretty truthful mood. At least he was in regard to the 20 points K-State freshman guard Jacob Pullen dropped in the Wildcats' 84-75 streak-breaking victory.

Herrmann leads Jayhawks at Big 12 championships

Danielle Herrmann led Kansas University on day two of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships, capturing a NCAA automatic qualifying mark in the 200-yard individual medley.

GameDay's Phelps to hold book signing

Digger Phelps will be signing copies of his book, "Undertaker's Son," at 7 tonight at Borders in Lawrence.

Thursday, February 28

Extra Minutes: Kansas 75, Iowa State 64

Tying up loose ends from KU's 75-64 win over Iowa State in Ames, which helped shake some rust off of the Jayhawks' spotty road resume this season. Working through Darrell Arthur opened things up for KU, and Arthur finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Scoring error costs OSU

A scoring error in Ohio State's game at Indiana on Monday night may have cost the Buckeyes a critical game in their quest for a fourth consecutive Big Ten title.

Mizzou honored at Capitol

The Missouri University football team received resounding ovations Wednesday in the Missouri Senate and House as it was recognized for its successful 2007 season.

Omaha commits to stadium

In hopes of keeping the College World Series through at least 2030, Omaha is moving forward with plans for a new downtown baseball stadium.

Kansas baseball falls, 2-1

A bases-loaded, two-run single lifted Arkansas to a 2-1 college baseball victory over Kansas University on Wednesday at Baum Stadium.

A&M crushes Tech

Texas A&M rebounded from one of its worst performances with perhaps its best.

Collins makes stride forward

Guard not his best, but he's better than last game

The first open-court chance he got Wednesday night, Kansas University guard Sherron Collins may have had a flashback to his football-playing days at Chicago's Crane High.

Keegan: Arthur turns time to points

Basketball is not without its mysteries. For example, there was the bizarre 1978 disappearance of John Brisker, the former ABA superstar who finished his career with the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. Brisker reportedly went to Uganda, either as a guest invited by basketball enthusiast Idi Amin Dada or to start an import-export business or to become a mercenary fighting for Amin.

KU women tumble, coach grumbles

Another Kansas University women's basketball game, another Get Well card. Five days ago, KU played nurse to Missouri's 10-game losing streak. On Wednesday night, the Jayhawks were just what the doctor ordered for Texas's 10-game Big 12 Conference road skid.

KU notebook

Sore back: Sasha Kaun scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds with three blocked shots in 16 minutes. Not bad for a guy with a bad back.

ISU coach gushes about Jayhawks

'I think they're the most complete team in the country'

Even though his team was able to cut a 22-point second-half deficit to 11 points in less than two minutes during Wednesday night's 75-64 loss to Kansas University, Iowa State coach Greg McDermott ranked the Jayhawks second to none afterward.

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Back on track

Jayhawks claim 'big' win at ISU

Bill Self never has felt as if Kansas University's ship was sinking. Rocking from side to side, maybe, but not headed to the bottom of the sea.

Wednesday, February 27

6Sports video: Jayhawks twist up Cyclones

Winning on the road has been easier said than done lately for the Kansas men's basketball team. KU hit the road on Wednesday night to take on Iowa State.

6Sports video: Longhorns sneak by Kansas

The KU women's basketball team fell to the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

6News video: Statue takes brunt of rivalry

This weekend the rivalry between KU and K-State heats up again when the Wildcats come to town, but one Lawrence man hopes the rivalry won't boil over into his front yard again.

6Sports video: Useless trivia from Allen Fieldhouse

Useless trivia with Kevin and Andrew.

KU women falter again in second half, fall to Texas 57-53

Sophomore Danielle McCray led the way for KU with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman Krysten Boogaard added 10 points. KU was just 10-of-28 from the floor in the second half. Not that Texas was stellar (11-of-26), but the Longhorns outrebounded the Jayhawks in the second half 21-14.

Arthur, Jayhawks answer call of the road, smack Cyclones 75-64

AMES, Iowa - Many - if not all - eyes were on Darrell Arthur heading into Wednesday night's Kansas University road trip to Ames, Iowa. Led by 18 points from the sophomore forward - three days after his roughest outing of the season in a 61-60 loss at Oklahoma State - KU ousted a pesky Iowa State club 75-64 in Hilton Coliseum, improving to 25-3 overall and 10-3 in league play. More importantly, the well-rounded showing from the Jayhawks gave KU a nice boost heading into Saturday's rematch with Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse. It will be KU's most anticipated home game of the 2007-08 season, followed Monday night with a Senior Night matchup against Texas Tech.

Home-court edge

Big 12 teams enjoy advantage in own gyms

Big 12 Conference teams have won a better percentage of their home games than any other of the six major conferences in America. Big 12 teams have won 67.6 percent of their conference home games this season. The Southeastern Conference checked in at second with a 66.7 home winning percentage.

Sorrentino: Benching Walker right call

When Kansas State and Nebraska met last week in Lincoln, Neb., a rare situation presented itself: Bill Walker rode the pine for the final 9:33. The KSU standout freshman didn't foul out. Coach Frank Martin just left Walker on the bench as a spectator. K-State ended up losing at Nebraska, which was second-to-last in the Big 12 Conference standings at the time.

Sorrentino Scale

Staff writer Eric Sorrentino ranks the Big 12 basketball teams from best to worst.

This week in the Big 12 Conference

Texas sophomore D.J. Augustin was named the Big 12 Player of the Week. Augustin has been instrumental in UT's eight-game winning streak. He averaged 23 points and six assists in the Longhorns' two victories last week.

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Mixed reviews

Workout helps, but Talib's value debated

Even the most informed analysts don't quite know what to think of Aqib Talib at this point. That was apparent Tuesday during the NFL Network's coverage of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. For a time, the broadcast turned into a back-and-forth debate on the professional value of Talib, KU's former All-America cornerback. As for his on-field workout, Talib measured well at the RCA Dome on Tuesday.

Jayhawks, Longhorns struggling on road

Fortunately for Kansas, tonight's game is in Allen Fieldhouse, but it's no gimme

Misery loves company, and Kansas University's women's basketball team isn't alone as Big 12 Conference road kill. The Jayhawks haven't been able to win a league game away from home, but neither has Texas. Kansas is 0-7 on the Big 12 road while Texas is 0-6.

Stewart's absence a big one, players say

Kansas University's basketball players' thoughts are with teammate Rodrick Stewart today as the senior guard attends his brother Allen's funeral in Seattle. Stewart - the Jayhawks say - will be sorely missed during today's 6 p.m. battle against Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum, not just for his 7.7 minutes of playing time (his average in 12 league games) but his presence in the locker room.

Keegan: Is Reed what KU needs?

Kansas University freshman guard Tyrel Reed played 99 varsity basketball games for Burlington High. He lost four games. "Pretty much devastated," he said of how he felt after each of those four losses. "You never expect you're going to lose. It was tough. I wasn't used to losing. I don't think anyone was."

Senior wants to topple KU

Clark has gone 1-6 against Jayhawks in ISU career

A victory over Kansas University tonight would mean a lot not only to Iowa State senior Rahshon Clark, who is a dismal 1-6 versus the Jayhawks, but also second-year coach Greg McDermott's entire Cyclone program.

KU men's golf 11th

Kansas University's men's golf team carded a final-round 320 to finish in 11th place at the All-American Golf Classic.

Powers leads Kansas to third-place finish

Kansas University sophomore Emily Powers secured a tie for second place to help the KU women's golf team finish in third at the Kitahara Invitational on Tuesday.

Oklahoma State escapes at Mizzou

Eaton's late basket gives Cowboys 75-73 victory

Oklahoma State kept the ball in Byron Eaton's hands the final half-minute. The junior guard didn't disappoint with his second straight game-winner.

Top 25 Roundup: Vandy stuns No. 1 Tennessee, 72-69

The Tennessee Volunteers found out being No. 1 can be tougher than beating No. 1.

Commentary: Sampson hangs up on Indiana players

How much would you pay to salvage the reputation of your school? One hundred dollars? One thousand? More? What if I told you that an anonymous donor gave Indiana University $550,000 last Friday to make Kelvin Sampson go away?

LSU QB remains out

LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux is not expected to be on the field when the Tigers open spring practice Friday.

OU-Tech moved to Nov. 22

This year's football game between Oklahoma and Texas Tech has been rescheduled for Nov. 22, officials from both schools said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 26

6Sports video: Talib works out at NFL combine

The NFL Draft combine wrapped up today in Indianapolis. Taking part - former KU All-American Aqib Talib.

6Sports video: KU baseball team hopes for better road trip

The KU baseball team prepares for its second road trip of the season. The first one didn't go so well...

6Sports video: Jayhawks hope to grab Big 12 lead

Four regular season games to go and the Jayhawks need help to even grab a share of the regular season conference crown. But 'Bill's Boys' are still major contenders for a Big 12 Tournament and National Title.

Marist women make debut in Top 25

Marist rode its 16-game winning streak straight into the Top 25 for the first time in school history.

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Seniors still trying to cope

Jackson, Stewart deal with distraction

It has been difficult for Darnell Jackson to concentrate on basketball the past six days since learning his beloved cousin, Kascey Corie McClellan, died of gunshot wounds sustained in a Feb. 9 incident at an Oklahoma City nightclub.

'Cats can't help KU

Win gives Texas stranglehold on Big 12 race

A.J. Abrams was nowhere to be found in the first half. He wasn't looking for his shots and was missing the few he took. One shot changed everything.

Two KU freshmen in golf tourney's top 20

Kansas University freshmen Brad Hopfinger and Nate Barbee survived windy conditions at the Tradition Course and both sit inside the top 20 after Monday's first day of the All-American Golf Classic.

KU women's golf in first in Fresno

Kansas University freshman Meghna Bal fired an opening-round 1-under-par 71 on Monday to propel the Kansas University women's golf team into first place after day one at the Kitahara Invitational. The New Dehli, India, native sits in second place.

Marquette slips past 'Nova, 85-75

Dominic James had six steals, hit five threes and scored 25 points in a stellar all-around effort that led No. 21 Marquette to an 85-75 victory Monday over Villanova.

Tennessee No. 1 for first time

Tennessee surged to the top of the Associated Press college basketball poll for the first time Monday on the strength of its victory over Memphis in a Nos. 1-vs.-2 matchup.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Former Kansas University defensive tackle James McClinton worked out Sunday in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine, along with about 50 other defensive linemen.

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Woodling: Perkins holds hammer

Lew Perkins has Kansas University's students between a rock and a hard place. Perkins, the man who operates the Kansas Athletics Inc. gold mine, controls the price of the all-inclusive ticket that admits students to the only sports they care about - football and men's basketball.

How do you like them apples?

Jayhawks land commitment from No.3-ranked juco recruit

Tyrone Appleton, whose Midland (Texas) College basketball team already has won one junior college national championship and is a contender to repeat this year, has decided to attend Kansas University with one goal in mind - an NCAA crown.

Monday, February 25

6Sports video: Self rooting for the Wildcats tonight

Tonight the Kansas State Wildcats can do the Hawks a huge favor: the 'Cats host Texas on Big Monday. Should Michael Beasley and company knock off the Longhorns, Kansas and Texas would both have three losses in the conference.

6Sports video: Jackson, Stewart travel to be with families

Every Division I college basketball team has suffered at least one on-the-court loss this season. But this week the Kansas hoops family is dealing with losses of a different kind.

Appleton has aspirations of NCAA crown at Kansas

Tyrone Appleton, whose Midland (Texas) College basketball team has already won one junior college national championship and is a contender to repeat this year, has decided to attend Kansas University with one goal in mind - an NCAA crown.

KU draws sixth '08 commitment with PG Appleton

The Kansas University men's basketball program on Monday received its sixth commitment for the 2008-09 season. It comes in the form of junior college point guard Tyrone Appleton. The 6-foot-3 Appleton, who is a sophomore at Midland (Texas) CC, chose KU over Iowa State and Kentucky.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Former Kansas University wide receiver Marcus Henry completed his on-field workout Sunday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Kansas women come close, but suffer another road loss

Kansas University's women's basketball team had a chance to pick up its first Big 12 Conference road victory of the season on Sunday, but Missouri used a four-point swing in the final two minutes to down the Jayhawks, 62-59, at Mizzou Arena.

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A cure for KU's ails

Three steps to the Final Four

Watching Kansas University lose to Oklahoma State in Stillwater, then driving back to Lawrence to watch a DVR replay of Tennessee defeating Memphis, remaining bullish on KU's chances of reaching the Final Four became more difficult than at any time since witnessing the missed layups against UCLA in San Jose. Still, it's far too early to make plans that don't involve a trip to San Antonio for the first weekend of April, just in case.

Hansbrough carries Tar Heels

Surging Stanford cruises over Cal; Xavier clinches share of A-10

Tyler Hansbrough had 29 points to help keep third-ranked North Carolina atop the Atlantic Coast Conference with an 89-73 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday night.

KU awaits word on ballyhooed transfer

Kansas University's basketball program, which already has signed the country's No. 1-ranked junior-college player in the Class of 2008, today has its sights set on landing No. 3-ranked Tyrone Appleton. Appleton, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound lockdown defender from Midland (Texas) College, will announce for either KU, Kentucky, Iowa State or Texas at a late-afternoon news conference.

KU baseball finishes with a bang

Jayhawks fall, 4-3, then rally for 16-4 victory over Hawaii-Hilo

No trip to Hawaii would be complete without souvenirs for the folks back home. Though it lost a series to Hawaii-Hilo for the first time in six tries, Kansas University's baseball team did manage to bring something other than a nice tan back to Lawrence.

Kansas claims softball blowout

Kansas University's softball team scored nine runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-2 victory against Cal State Northridge in the final game of the Houston Invitational on Sunday.

Kansas tennis rolls over EKU, 6-1

Kansas University's tennis team lost the doubles point, but came back to sweep the singles in a 6-1 victory against Eastern Kentucky on Sunday.

Court keeps Sampson's name

Montana Tech has no plans to change the name of its new basketball court, despite recent allegations against its namesake, former Indiana men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, athletic director Joe McClafferty said.

Sunday, February 24

6Sports video: KU women toppled by Missouri

The Kansas women's basketball team fell to Missouri Sunday afternoon during this year's second installment of the Border Showdown.

6Sports video: Jayhawks fall to OSU after emotional week

Saturday afternoon, the Kansas men's basketball team tried to remain focused for Oklahoma State - after tragedy struck the Kansas family earlier in the week.

KU's NCAA Tourney hopes take another hit as Jayhawks fall to Mizzou, 62-59

KU was down 56-55 with just over a minute to play, when Missouri put together a crucial four-point trip up the floor. The Tigers made one of two free throws, but after the back end of the trip missed, MU grabbed the offensive board and sophomore Toy Richbow hit the clinching three-pointer, putting the Tigers up by five. The win improved MU to just 2-11 in league play this year and 9-17 overall. KU is now 15-12 overall and 4-9 in the Big 12.

Extra Minutes: Oklahoma State 61, Kansas 60

Tying up loose ends from an ugly KU loss Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. The Jayhawks couldn't take advantage of a distinct size advantage against Oklahoma State, as the big men were pushed out of the game offensively after halftime and KU didn't register a single dunk.

Keegan: Who pulls string for KU?

The basketball game, a yo-yo in the hands of Oklahoma State guard Byron Eaton, didn't always go the way he wanted it to go. Sometimes he fumbled the ball and he even missed a couple of free throws. For the most part, though, Eaton, a 5-foot-11 junior out of Dallas, decided at what pace the game would progress and where he would take the basketball.

Top 25 Roundup: Tennessee hangs first loss on No. 1 Memphis, 66-62

No. 1 no more. And the perfect season is gone, too. Tyler Smith hit a turnaround jumper in the lane with 26.5 seconds left, and No. 2 Tennessee knocked off the nation's last unbeaten team, edging top-ranked Memphis, 66-62, on Saturday night.

Jayhawks drop a pair

The University of Hawaii at Hilo won 4-3 and 12-4 to sweep a baseball doubleheader from Kansas University on Saturday at Simmons Field.

No. 11 Oklahoma avenges loss to Oklahoma State

Amanda Thompson had a career-high 23 points and 13 rebounds as No. 11 Oklahoma avenged a blowout loss, beating No. 16 Oklahoma State, 81-71, Saturday.

Commentary: Sampson, Indiana both appear tainted

I spent most of Friday night trying to figure out who has the moral high ground in the Indiana University vs. Kelvin Sampson divorce settlement. I'm unhappy to report it's no one.

Kansas tennis topped by UK

Kansas University's tennis team had its two-match winning streak snapped on Saturday, as the Jayhawks fell to No. 22 Kentucky, 6-1.

KU softball squad splits

Despite home runs from sophomore Sara Ramirez and freshman Brittany Hile, a balanced offensive attack from Houston handed Kansas University's softball team its first loss of the Houston Invitational on Saturday night.

Cowboys playing for Sutton's survival

Eaton leads Oklahoma State with 26, then lobbies for coach to keep his job

Oklahoma State's Sean Sutton is a coach fighting to keep his job, but he's not fighting alone. He has a good ally in Byron Eaton, the Cowboy's 5-foot-11 junior point guard out of Dallas.

KU women seek first league road win, at MU

It may be now or never for Kansas University's women's basketball team. The Jayhawks still are winless on the road in Big 12 Conference games, and their best opportunity to end that 0-6 skein may be today when they meet free-falling Missouri.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Former Kansas University football player Derek Fine had numbers that fared well among the 19 tight ends participating in the NFL Combine workouts on Saturday in Indianapolis.

Beasley bags 44, but K-State falls

Texas trips Oklahoma, takes over top spot alone in conference standings

Michael Beasley's Big 12-record 44 points wasn't enough for No. 24 Kansas State to avoid another road loss, not even with 31 more points from fellow freshman Bill Walker.

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Upset squared

Grieving Jayhawks stunned by OSU

Kansas University's basketball team threw the ball all over Gallagher-Iba Arena Saturday in committing a whopping 21 turnovers. The Jayhawks missed nine of 11 three-point tries, shot 42.9 percent for the day and fouled point guard Byron Eaton time after time. The 5-foot-11 jitterbug hit 16 of 18 free-throw tries. It's easy to see why the No. 4-ranked Jayhawks suffered a 61-60 defeat Saturday at Oklahoma State.

KU basketball notebook

Technically speaking: Kansas University's Darrell Arthur and Oklahoma State's Ibrahima Thomas were called for technical fouls in the first half.

Stewart: 'It was hard'

Amid a small cluster of recorders and notebooks outside the Kansas University locker room, senior guard Rodrick Stewart glanced to his left to see Darnell Jackson with an unusual expression. At least, one that's unusual of late.

Saturday, February 23

Rush's last-second three falls short, KU drops nail-biter in Stillwater, 61-60

STILLWATER, Okla. - Bill Self said his team played like one that was distracted. Distracted or not, the result Saturday in Stillwater was a 61-60 setback in the KU coach's third trip back to Gallagher-Iba Arena as the Jayhawk sideline commander. The win boosts the surging Oklahoma State Cowboys to 14-12 overall and 5-7 in the league with three straight wins over three of the top five teams in the league. KU drops to 24-3 overall and 9-3 in Big 12 play, falling behind Texas' pace atop the conference standings.

Commentary: Williams, Coach K reveal human side

'Injurygate' provides a little more spice to Duke-North Carolina rivalry

They are two of the greatest basketball coaches ever - hall of famers who teach, innovate, win championships and do all of it without cheating. But Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski just can't help themselves. As much as they like to stay above the fray, the North Carolina-Duke rivalry brings out their inner beasts. They snipe at each other - the latest chapter being Injurygate.

Two Jayhawks shaken by relatives' deaths

Teammates, family lend support as Stewart deals with brother's murder, Jackson grapples with cousin's slaying

Tragedy hit Kansas University's basketball family this week. Rodrick Stewart's brother, Allen, 21, was murdered on Wednesday in Seattle. Darnell Jackson's cousin, Kascey Corie McClellan, 19, also died on Wednesday of gunshot wounds sustained in a Feb. 9 incident at an Oklahoma City nightclub. Stewart and Jackson both practiced Friday and made the four-hour bus ride to Stillwater and will play in today's 3 p.m. game against Oklahoma State.

Collins, Eaton atypical

KU, OSU standout guards defy stereotypes

Most basketball players call to mind the body type of a young Tommy "The Hit Man" Hearns, long and lean. Two of the quickest guards in the Big 12 are built more like former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.

KU softball wins two at Houston tourney

Kansas University's softball team collected eight runs off 14 hits to go 2-0 on the first day of the Houston Invitational on Friday.

KU baseball wins opener, 2-1

Welcome home, Wally. Oahu native Wally Marciel allowed just one run on five hits in six strong innings to lead Kansas University's baseball team to a season-opening 2-1 victory over the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Friday at Simmons Field.

Thomas signs with Cavs

Former Kansas University guard Billy Thomas on Friday signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NCAA ruling favors OU

Oklahoma will have its wins reinstated from its 2005 Holiday Bowl season after an NCAA appeals committee partially overturned a ruling in the infractions case involving former quarterback Rhett Bomar.

Sampson out at Indiana

Coach accepts $750,000 buyout

Kelvin Sampson tainted the Indiana basketball program's cleancut reputation. Now the Hoosiers are hoping the fallout doesn't do any further damage.

Friday, February 22

6Sports video: KU goes back to work against Cowboys

The Kansas men's basketball team returns to work on Saturday after a week off, traveling to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State.

Cavs send Gooden to Bulls

Ex-Jayhawk reunited with Hinrich

Drew Gooden will be reunited with former Kansas University teammate Kirk Hinrich in Chicago.

K-State AD leaving for Big 12

Kansas State athletic director Tim Weiser is leaving the school to become the deputy commissioner of the Big 12 Conference.

Stoops to earn $6 million

Bob Stoops is on track to earn $6 million this year, including a $3 million bonus on Dec. 31 for coaching at the university for 10 seasons.

Jayhawk quintet awaits combine

Former KU player trains Collins, Talib

Kansas University football standouts Aqib Talib and Anthony Collins flew to Arizona last month to start a grueling training regimen in preparation for the upcoming NFL Combine.

It's just another road trip for Self

For Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, it's business as usual as he prepares for Saturday's game at his alma mater, Oklahoma State.

Mayer: Mid-major look fits Kansas

The impact of mid-major teams on the NCAA basketball tournament in recent times has been notable. Nobody is more aware of what the "littler guys" can do than Kansas, which was derailed by Bucknell and then Bradley in successive years.

Indiana reviewing Sampson

Indiana could have a new head coach when the 15th-ranked Hoosiers travel to Northwestern on Saturday. School officials met Thursday to consider the future of embattled coach Kelvin Sampson, who has been accused by the NCAA of five major recruiting violations over improper telephone calls to high school players.

KU soccer adds UCLA transfer

Sarah Salazar, a transfer from UCLA, has been added to Kansas University's soccer recruiting class.

Notre Dame holds off Pitt

Luke Harangody had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Tory Jackson added 16 points and 13 rebounds and No. 21 Notre Dame overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half to beat Pittsburgh, 82-70, on Thursday night.

Jayhawks' pitchers tops in Big 12 ERA

Kansas University will showcase its Big 12 Conference-best pitching triumvirate this weekend at the Houston Invitational.

Jayhawks open spring season at Hawaii-Hilo

Kansas University senior Ryne Price went to North Carolina to play summer baseball last year, and tried out a new position: right field. He liked it.

Thursday, February 21

6Sports video: Collins' knee a 'day-to-day deal'

Expect Sherron Collins to play Saturday against Oklahoma State, just don't expect the Jayhawk sophomore to be 100%.

6Sports video: KU baseball team to open season in Hawaii

The Kansas baseball team doesn't need to worry about snow during its season opener tomorrow. The Jayhawks are currently en route to Hawaii for a weekend series.

6Sports video: Hawks head to Self's alma mater

Before Bill Self was ever a Kansas Jayhawk, he was an Oklahoma State cowboy. But since studying, playing and coaching in Stillwater for 11 years, Self has spent plenty of time competing against his alma mater.

6Sports video: KU softball team heads south

On Friday Tracy Bunge's softball squad begins play in the Houston Invitational. The 8-3 Jayhawks are off to their best start in five years.

Self on OSU: 'It's not going to happen'

Bill Self on Thursday was again asked to address rumors that Oklahoma State will try to hire him if second-year Cowboy coach Sean Sutton is replaced at the end of this season. Speaking at his weekly news conference, Self, Kansas University's fifth-year coach reiterated it's a "dead issue." "It's not going to happen so to be honest with you, it is a disservice to everybody involved to call attention to it," Self said, asked if he pays attention to Internet message boards and blogs that insist OSU booster Boone Pickens wants Self to coach the Cowboys.

Nebraska stuns 'Cats, 71-64

Doc Sadler learned from the mistake he made two weeks ago against Kansas State and came away with what he called the signature win of his two seasons at Nebraska.

Keegan: Sprinter makes her mark

In less time than it takes an NBA shot clock to expire, Nickesha Anderson dashed from relative anonymity on the Kansas University athletic scene to world-famous sprinter.

Jayhawks squander early lead

Kansas University's women's basketball team forced 17 turnovers and led Texas Tech by 12 points at halftime of Wednesday's Big 12 battle at United Spirit Arena.

Snub doesn't surprise KU signee

Quintrell Thomas didn't expect to make All-America team

Quintrell Thomas didn't throw a temper tantrum Tuesday after learning he'd failed to land an invitation to the 31st-annual McDonald's All-America basketball game, set for March 26 in Milwaukee.

Commentary: Sampson taking heat from everywhere

You comb the newspaper files, looking for some whiff of a clue to Kelvin Sampson's crimes against common sense.

Central Oklahoma penalized

The NCAA placed Central Oklahoma on three years of probation and sanctioned its former coach Wednesday for a number of major and secondary rules violations within the football program at the Division II school. The Division II Committee on Infractions ruled that Central Oklahoma had "a lack of institutional control" over the program.

Paris propels Oklahoma past K-State, 68-65

Courtney Paris scored 19 of her 27 points in the second half, and No. 11 Oklahoma rallied from a dismal start to beat No. 15 Kansas State, 68-65, Wednesday night.

Duke stumbles at Miami

Memphis trounces Tulane; Calipari wins 400th

Looking to bounce back from their first conference loss, the Duke Blue Devils instead stumbled again.

Wednesday, February 20

6Sports video: Hawks alternate rest, practice to prep for Saturday

No game for the Kansas men's basketball team tonight. In fact, no game for the Jayhawks until Saturday, when Bill's bunch heads for Stillwater and Oklahoma State.

6News video: Jayhawks play with local kids

It's no surprise to see KU's men's basketball players at the gym, but this morning they weren't at Allen Fieldhouse. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more on their early morning workout with local kids.

6Sports video: KU women take on Texas Tech tonight

Two teams, two different directions: hopefully that's good news for the Kansas women's basketball team tonight.

KU women lose halftime lead, fall at Texas Tech, 65-61

The Kansas University women's basketball team let a 12-point halftime lead slip away Wednesday night in Lubbock, Texas, falling to Texas Tech 65-61, seriously damaging the Jayhawks' suddenly budding NCAA Tournament hopes. The defeat drops KU to 15-10 overall and 4-8 in Big 12 play. Jordan Murphree scored 17 points and Dominic Seals added 12 for the Red Raiders in the second half, where Tech outscored KU 44-28 on 16-of-26 shooting. The Raiders hit 14 of their first 18 shots out of the intermission.

This week in the Big 12 Conference

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is three wins shy of 800 for his career, which would put him one short of San Francisco coach Eddie Sutton, who is fifth all-time with 801 victories. Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel played for Coach K from 1993-1997.

Reed battling for playing time

Kansas University's Mario Chalmers, Russell Robinson and Brandon Rush all are assured plenty of minutes on the perimeter the rest of the season, provided they stay healthy. Same goes for Sherron Collins, the first sparkplug off the bench. As far as perimeter spot No. 5 - that's open for debate.

KU coach not a fan of change

The NCAA tinkered with the baseball schedule just for teams like Kansas University. Ironic, then, that KU coach Ritch Price isn't stoked about it.

Surging KU women travel to sinking Tech

Kansas University is on a hot streak. Texas Tech is in a terrible tailspin. Yet when the two Big 12 Conference schools clash in women's basketball tonight, it's not unreasonable to expect the unexpected.

Orange Bowl travel costs for KU: $2M

More than 500 people went to south Florida with Jayhawk group

When Kansas University's charter plane landed at Forbes Field after the Jan. 3 Orange Bowl, Jayhawk fans didn't so much see football players walk off as much as they saw ordinary people. Lots of people. And all those people cost a lot of money to fly and put up in hotels. In fact, the total cost for KU to go to the Orange Bowl was about $2 million, according to figures released this week by KU as a result of a Lawrence Journal-World/6News Freedom of Information request.

KU players have a ball at Lawrence schools

Alex Schmitthenner's cheeks flushed with anticipation. Members of the Kansas University men's basketball team were coming to visit the second-graders of Corpus Christi Catholic School. And for some, the experience was akin to seeing real superheroes.

Cool in the clutch

Which Big 12 players are best suited to take the last shot?

It's one of the most exciting situations in college basketball: tie game, 10 seconds left, crunch time. When the pressure mounts, who will take the final shot? Here's a list of the Big 12 players best suited to take the game winner, based on their performances this season:

OU edges BU

Tony Crocker converted a four-point play with 7.3 seconds left, and Oklahoma came away with its second straight miraculous finish to beat Baylor, 92-91 in overtime, Tuesday night and gain crucial positioning for its NCAA Tournament hopes.

Sorrentino: Beasley embraces pressure

It has been an interesting year for men's basketball in the Big 12 Conference. We've seen two teams battle through five overtimes in one game. We've seen college basketball's all-time winningest coach resign six games into the conference season.

Williams miffed by Coach K

North Carolina coach Roy Williams apparently doesn't think too highly of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's views on injury reports.

Commentary: Self to OSU? Don't make us laugh

Stillwater's a fine place, but Kansas is one of the top five jobs in college basketball

Bill Self's Kansas basketball machine comes to Stillwater on Saturday, and many an Oklahoma State fan hopes the next time Self appears at Gallagher-Iba Arena, he's coaching the home team. Sean Sutton's future, despite two straight Cowboy victories, remains uncertain, and the idea still simmers that Boone Pickens' money could entice Self back to his alma mater.

Anderson shares honor

Kansas University junior Nickesha Anderson was named Co-Big 12 female athlete of the week on Tuesday for her record-setting performances last weekend at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

Tuesday, February 19

6Sports video: KU women on a roll

The Kansas women's basketball team is currently on fire in Big 12 play.

6Sports video: Tyrel Reed trying to earn more PT

The Kansas men's basketball team arguably have four guards that could start on any NCAA team in the nation. Still - outside of Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush, Sherron Collins, and Russell Robinson, the Jayhawks are searching for consistent bench help on the perimeter.

6News video: KU spends $2 Million on Orange Bowl

KU picked up the air fare and lodging for more than 500 people on the way to The Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida earlier this year.

6Sports video: KU softball team looking solid

At 8-3, the Kansas softball team is off to a solid start to the 2008 season.

6Sports video: KU baseball ready to start season

In three days, the Kansas baseball team opens the 2008 season in Hawaii.

LSU's Perrilloux suspended

LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, coach Les Miles said Monday in a news release.

KU signee tapped for all-star game

Kansas University signee Angel Goodrich is one of 20 high school basketball players selected to participate in the WBCA All-America Game on April 5 in Tampa, Fla.

Coach OK in Oklahoma

KU's Self has won five straight in home state after losing first three

Some orange-clad fans waved at Bill Self from the stands. Others actually approached Kansas University's basketball bench to shake hands with the Jayhawks' first-year coach prior to opening tip of the KU-Oklahoma State game on Feb. 9, 2004, in Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

Woodling: Jayhawks' different shades

Pink, blue, red, white and yellow. What's the significance of those five colors? Well, they've all been on uniforms donned by Kansas University's basketball teams.

Beasley continues to wreck Big 12

The first time Missouri faced Kansas State's Michael Beasley, the Tigers swarmed the freshman forward, collapsing around him with double and triple teams.

Connecticut back at No. 1

Connecticut was a clear choice as No. 1.

College hoops to have 1-2 showdown

Memphis stays on top; Tennessee leapfrogs Kansas, Duke

Get ready for No. 1 vs. No. 2. Memphis survived its closest game of the season to remain the lone unbeaten and a unanimous No. 1 in the Associated Press' college basketball poll Monday.

Kansas women's golf sits in seventh place

The Kansas University women's golf team sits in seventh place after two days of the Qdoba Invitational, with a team total of 621.

Indiana's White injures knee

Indiana forward D.J. White has a sprained left knee but is expected to play against Purdue in a key Big Ten game Tuesday night.

Texas turns tables on A&M

Longhorns blow out Aggies, get desired revenge

Texas A&M players glared, scowled and tried to push Texas around. Nothing worked. The team the Aggies routed on their home court last month was nowhere to be found. This time, D.J. Augustin and the Longhorns pushed back.

Hoyas overcome struggles

Roy Hibbert had 18 points inside, Jonathan Wallace added 14 from the outside and No. 12 Georgetown beat Providence 68-58 on Monday.

Monday, February 18

6Sports video: Hawks shut down CU's Roby

The first time the Kansas men saw Colorado's Richard Roby this season, the Buffaloes' guard was dominant. That was not the case on Saturday.

6Sports video: Tokarcyzk takes Hawks to top

The Jayhawk tennis team's current success dates back farther than their Saturday shut-out of UMKC. Less than 10 days again, freshman Magdalena Tokarcyzk was promoted to #1.

6Sports video: McCray seals the deal

On Sunday the Kansas women's basketball team pulled out another victory at Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Former KU players, coaches return for party, win

It was a celebration 110 years in the making and the kind of turnout the University of Kansas could only dream about.

Keegan: Sunday starts white, ends pink

The snow piled up on the driveway hinted at what surely would be a small turnout for the Kansas University women's basketball team's "Think Pink Day" in Allen Fieldhouse. The snow figured to keep most sports fans in front of their televisions.

Freshman tied for first at women's golf invite

Kansas University freshman Grace Thiry was one of two golfers to finish under par Sunday, putting her in a tie for first place after day one of the Qdoba Invitational.

No. 8 Baylor steamrolls No. 10 Oklahoma, 79-59

Rachel Allison and Angela Tisdale stopped in the middle of the court and leaped together in celebration. That was less than seven minutes into the game, and the fun was just getting started for eighth-ranked Baylor.

Late innings vex KU in tournament

Kansas University's softball team dropped a pair of one-run games Sunday, giving up the deciding runs in the final inning of both.

Blue Devils battered by Wake Forest

Jeff Teague scored 26 points and Wake Forest shocked No. 2 Duke 86-73 on Sunday night, ending the Blue Devils' 12-game winning streak and giving first-year coach Dino Gaudio his first big victory as the heir of the late Skip Prosser's program.

KU women nudge Nebraska

Kansas University's Danielle McCray thought she might be tooted for a turnover after crumbling to the floor in the lane. "I was scared at first it was an offensive foul," McCray said. Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin was thinking offensive foul, too. "I tried to take a charge," Griffin said, "but I guess I was a little late."

Falkenstien, Davis rave about 110-year banquet

As emcee of Kansas University's 110 years of basketball banquet, Max Falkenstien visited with a majority of the 200-plus ex-Jayhawk players and coaches who attended Saturday night's gala in the massive showroom-turned-banquet hall at Crown Automotive.

Sunday, February 17

6Sports video: Lady Hawks win by one

Danielle McCray's 13 points were a big reason why KU got the win this afternoon against Nebraska.

6Sports video: KU tennis rolls over 'Roos

Yesterday the Kansas tennis team was locked up with the Kangaroos of KUMC.

6Sports video: Hawks sweep Buffs in anniversary win

Over 200 former Kansas players and coaches returned to the Fieldhouse Saturday to help remember 110 years of Kansas basketball.

McCray's free throw pushes KU women past Nebraska, 62-61

On Jan. 12 in Lincoln, the Kansas University women's basketball team was pushed aside largely because of Nebraska's 30-of-32 showing from the free throw stripe. With :1.4 seconds left on the clock in Saturday's rematch, Danielle McCray evened the score for the Jayhawks. The KU sophomore drew a blocking foul against Nebraska with the game clock dwindling and the score tied 61-61. With a smile on her face, she cashed the front end of the trip, then missed the second to leave Nebraska without a shot at a legitimate game-winning attempt. The win gave KU two straight conference wins for the first time this season, raising the Jayhawks' record to 15-9 overall and 4-7 in league play.

Desperation three lifts OU over Tech

The final play didn't go exactly the way Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel envisioned when he called it during a timeout with 10 seconds remaining and his Sooners down a point against Texas Tech on Saturday.

Kansas University basketball notebook

Retro jerseys: Kansas University wore 1988 replica jerseys to honor players and coaches in town for a 20-year national championship reunion.

Keegan: Kansas goes back to roots

The friendly, approachable nature of his personality is as much responsible as his winning percentage in making Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self the toast of the town. Given that, most supporters aren't going to be so rude as to come right out and tell him when something about his team eats at them. Nobody needed to do so. Add perceptive to his list of personality traits.

KU's '88 title team views replay

Jayhawks 'ripped each other apart' during get-together celebrating 20-year anniversary

Kansas University's 1988 national champions broke bread at a special 20-year title reunion celebration on Friday night at Adams Alumni Center. The highlight of the evening? The viewing of KU's 83-79 victory over Oklahoma, contested on April 4, 1988, at Kemper Arena.

Roby struggles mightily

It sputtered and sputtered. But the Colorado University basketball team's engine just would not start. That engine, senior leader Richard Roby, was dreadful Saturday in Colorado's 69-45 loss to Kansas. Dreadful.

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KU savors glory days

'88 champs bring down the house

Larry Brown, the most recent basketball coach at Kansas University to win a national title, received and delivered among the most passionate applause of an Allen Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon rich in history.

KU women counting on home help

Put Kansas University's women's basketball players in white and they're all right. Put them in blue, however, and : whew. KU has won all but two of its 13 games wearing home whites and dropped all but two games while donning road blues.

KU junior logs fastest time of '08

Kansas University junior Nickesha Anderson raced to the fastest 200 meters clocking in the world in 2008 at Saturday's Tyson Invitational track meet.

KU tennis tops UMKC, records second straight sweep

Kansas University's tennis team claimed its second straight shutout on Saturday, a 7-0 blanking of Missouri-Kansas City at First Serve. The Jayhawks improved to 2-3.

Jayhawks bury BYU

Amanda Jobe launched the Jayhawks' fourth home run of the weekend to lead the Kansas University softball team to a 5-3 victory over BYU Saturday morning during the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.

Beasley scores 40, sinks MU

Michael Beasley's achievements on the court do not surprise Kansas State coach Frank Martin. Even the freshman forward's 40 points and 17 rebounds during No. 18 Kansas State's 100-63 rout of Missouri on Saturday didn't come as much of a shock.

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Old-school blowout

As legends watch, KU goes retro in rout

They threw the basketball out of bounds, stepped on the end line and botched alley-oop dunk tries.

Texas survives at Baylor

Cowboys stun Aggies; Cyclones rebound after 11-point half

With nervous spectator Kevin Durant watching from behind the Texas bench, the Longhorns' 22nd straight victory over Baylor was much more difficult than it had to be.

No. 1 Tigers hold on

Chris Douglas-Roberts and No. 1 Memphis made the shot that counted, then watched UAB hit the one that didn't. The result was a down-to-the-wire scare and a still-perfect record.

Colorado pummels Texas

Bianca Smith scored 26 points to lead Colorado's women's basketball team to a 67-52 victory over Texas on Saturday night.

Saturday, February 16

Extra Minutes: Kansas 69, Colorado 45

Tying up loose ends from KU's 69-45 win over Colorado. It was the second time in two weeks the Jayhawks have used the Buffs as a bounceback victim while coming off a loss. Mario Chalmers was as steady as always for KU with 13 points, five assists, three rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

Throwback beatdown: KU thumps Colorado, 69-45, in front of Jayhawk hoops alumni

Wearing blue throwback uniforms, Kansas University got back to its pre-Texas ways in thumping Colorado Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse, 69-45, in front of several KU hoops alumni in town to celebrate the program's 110th birthday. Mario Chalmers led the way for KU with 13 points, including a three-of-five showing from three-point range. KU, which had been 4-of-26 from deep in the past two outings, went 8-of-19 Saturday from beyond the arc. Chalmers also had five assists, two blocks and two steals to his name. Darnell Jackson was the only other Jayhawk to score in double figures for the Jayhawks (12 points), who were an efficient 24-of-50 from the floor. Sasha Kaun and Darrell Arthur each scored eight for KU, while Brandon Rush chipped in seven.

Tracking down team fun, but difficult, task

Google, cell phone indispensible

The phone rang for a man I presumed to be Lincoln Minor, the former Kansas University basketball player who played 34 games in the 1987-88 season. "Hello?" the man on the other end answered. "Hi, is this Lincoln?" I asked. "Yes," he said. "The Lincoln who played basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks?" "No," the man replied. "This is his father." Hey, that's progress.

IU to launch investigation

Sampson's fate could be known next week

Kelvin Sampson's future as Indiana's basketball coach could be determined by next week.

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Current Jayhawks thrilled to meet past greats

Ed Manning, assistant coach on Kansas University's 1988 national title team and Dave Robisch, star of the 1971 Final Four squad, shook hands with Darrell Arthur as KU's sophomore forward stepped onto the court for Friday's practice in Allen Fieldhouse.

Keegan: Tubbs tickled for KU

When a college basketball coach speaks into a microphone, it's not too difficult to guess the forthcoming words. Winning coach: "First off, I'd just like to congratulate Whatsamatta U for a great effort tonight. That is one really well-coached basketball team. He does a terrific job with those kids." Losing coach: "We got great shots; we just weren't knocking them down tonight."

Roby again tries to topple KU

Buffs' leading scorer 0-7 all-time against Jayhawks

His college career winding down to just a few more games, Richard Roby today tries again for his first victory against Kansas University. Colorado's 6-foot-6 senior guard from San Bernardino, Calif., takes an 0-7 record versus Kansas into today's KU-CU clash, set for a 12:45 p.m. tip at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU softball takes two

Jayhawks off to fast start in Vegas

Kansas University's softball team got off to a strong start in the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic, beating Oregon, 6-1, and Portland State, 3-2, in first-day action Friday. Kansas improved to 7-1 on the season.

Memories : collected at

With the 20th anniversary of KU's title run in the 1987-88 season upon us, and the Lawrence Journal-World are digging up our coverage from the year of Danny and the Miracles for a one-stop source for what happened on any given day in the world of KU basketball 20 years ago.

KU track athletes split up, fare well

Several individuals from the Kansas University track and field team competed in two different meets Friday - the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa.

Marquette crunches No. 22 Pitt

Jerel McNeal scored 17 points and Ousmane Barrow scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Marquette to a 72-54 win against No. 22 Pittsburgh on Friday night.

Horton, Hannah charged

Missouri guard Jason Horton and his former teammate, Stefhon Hannah, were charged with third-degree assault Friday in connection with a January fight at a late-night restaurant.

KU players revered coach Brown

Rarely did Larry Brown's barking fall on deaf ears. The Kansas University basketball coach in 1988 had demanded respect from his players through what guard Jeff Gueldner called "intimidation and fear.""He was a little guy," Gueldner said, "but he was godlike in that way." But this one time, just before tipoff of the 1988 NCAA championship game between Kansas and Oklahoma, the players went their own way.

Memories still fresh

Jayhawks won it all 20 years ago

Where were you, when the clock hit 10:09 p.m. on April 4, 1988? Where were you, when Ricky Grace heaved a three-pointer that thunked off the backboard and fell into Danny Manning's hands at the buzzer? When Kansas University's men's basketball team beat Oklahoma, 83-79, to win its last national championship 20 years ago - a jubilant Monday night in Kansas City, Mo. - just where were you?

Manning 'the best'

All-American earned team's respect

Mark Randall was on two Final Four basketball teams at Kansas University, and played parts of four seasons in the NBA. That included a half-season with the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls during their dynasty run. Now working in community relations for the Denver Nuggets, kids often ask Randall who he considers the best player he's ever faced. "They think it's Michael Jordan," Randall said. "But the best player I ever played against was Danny Manning. Every day in practice for two years."

Miracles no slouches

Supporting cast full of good players

Two NCAA men's basketball championships. One common denominator. Both of Kansas University's national-title teams were regarded as one-man shows - uncannily similar tours de force by Clyde Lovellette in 1952 and Danny Manning in 1988.

Friday, February 15

6Sports video: 'Hawks look to regroup against Colorado... again

For the second time this season, the Colorado Buffaloes are lucky enough to get the Kansas Jayhawks immediately following a KU loss.

6Sports video: KU women's hoops squad going pink

If you are headed to the Fieldhouse to watch the KU women play on Sunday, don't be confused when you walk in and see pink jerseys.

Indiana considers options

Parting ways with Sampson could be complicated solution

Getting rid of coach Kelvin Sampson might not be the solution to Indiana's problems. It's a move that might just create a bigger mess.

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In his element

Former coach Brown relishes KU visit

Twenty years have passed since Larry Brown and Danny Manning embraced at center court at Kemper Arena - coach and MVP, celebrating Kansas University's 1988 national championship victory over Oklahoma.

Q&A with Larry Brown

Here are some questions and Larry Brown's answers in a 30-minute interview Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse. He's in town for KU's 20-year national championship team reunion.

Self bristles over 'tough' talk

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self patiently answered a few questions about his team's toughness Thursday at his weekly meeting with the media. Finally, about 20 minutes into his session, he'd had enough of the topic.

Unranked ASU stuns No. 7 Stanford

James Harden scored 23 points, including eight in overtime, and Arizona State rallied to defeat No. 7 Stanford, 72-68, in overtime Thursday night.

KU track teams move up in polls

Kansas University's men's track and field team moved up seven spots to No. 22, and the women's team is up to 18th in the country in the latest USTFCCCA polls.

KU softball heads to Vegas tournament

Off to its best start in five years, Kansas University's softball team will be in Las Vegas this weekend for the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.

Ex-SIU coach sues school

Southern Illinois University's former football coach is suing the Carbondale school, disputing claims that he owes nearly $58,000 for breaching his contract when he recently defected to Northern Illinois University. Jerry Kill coached the Salukis for seven seasons before taking a job at Northern Illinois in December.

FSU puts teams on probation

A football squad with a history of off-field problems will join other Florida State sports teams on self-imposed probation for two years, and some teams will lose scholarships due to an academic cheating scandal.

Mayer: Jayhawks: Embrace heritage

This Kansas basketball team is in desperate need of a powerful battery recharge. It won't find a better source to plug into for renewed passion, pride, thrust and proper respect for its rich heritage than the people at this weekend's 110th celebration of the sport at KU. Meet 'em, listen to 'em, try to honor what they have done.

Thursday, February 14

6Sports video: Danielle dominant in Big 12 win

The Kansas women's basketball team makes two Big 12 wins in three tries. The Jayhawks' leading scorer on the season was dominant against the Buffaloes.

6Sports video: Self's squad eager for reunion

Clyde Lovellette -- that's who head coach Bill Self says he's looking forward to meeting the most when more than 200 former players, coaches and staff members return to Lawrence this weekend to celebrate 110 years of Kansas basketball.

6Sports video: Catic drives Hawks to victory

The Kansas women looked good winning their third Big 12 conference game of the year on Wednesday. The Jayhawks beat the Colorado Buffaloes 70-59, and point guard Ivana Catic had one of her best games of the season.

6Sports video: Jayhawks back on top

The Kansas State men's basketball team apparently has no interest in staying atop the Big 12 standings. For the second time this season, the Wildcats take the first-place spot from Kansas only to give in back 48 hours later.

It's only a drill: ROTC students using dummy weapons on West Campus

Exercises at KU to take place on the next four Thursdays

Kansas University public relations announced today that the Army ROTC unit will drill with dummy weapons from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today near Youngberg Hall on KU's West Campus.

List of returnees for this weekend's KU basketball reunion

Here's a list of former Kansas University basketball players and team managers returning for this weekend's 110-year basketball reunion.

Keegan: Women worthy of a visit

Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) seemed so outraged during Wednesday's televised Roger Clemens hearings that performance-enhancing drug injector Brian McNamee acknowledged he lied to baseball reporters from various newspapers.

Knight claims first victim: KSU

Pat Knight walked into the locker room after his first victory as a head coach, and the man who made it all possible was already there.

K-State women survive Cyclones

Kimberly Dietz scored 18 of her 20 points in the first half and No. 17 Kansas State held off Iowa State's second-half charge for a 45-42 victory Wednesday night.

Memphis remains unbeaten

Tigers rally from rare halftime deficit to trip Houston

This is what counts as a challenge these days for top-ranked Memphis: trailing at halftime to a team shooting well, even hitting from way beyond the arc.

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Home, cookin'

Friendly confines fine for KU

What a difference a venue makes. Battered a few weeks ago in Boulder, Colo., Kansas University's women's basketball team buffeted the Buffaloes on Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Aussie lineman followed strange path to KU

The moment he stepped on campus, Nathan D'Cunha became the oldest player on Kansas University's football team. He's also the player with the most extraordinary journey - one with a lot still left to be sorted out.

Randall: '88 team not just Manning

Mark Randall didn't play in a game during Kansas University's magical 1987-88 national championship season. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Englewood, Colo., native, who had surgery to repair a misaligned jaw, did practice most of his red-shirt sophomore campaign, however.

NCAA: Sampson violated rules

Kelvin Sampson's future at Indiana was in doubt Wednesday following the release of an NCAA report that says he committed five "major" violations.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

KU coach Mark Mangino stressed Wednesday that he regards running-back signee Jocques Crawford as a high-character person. "Nobody had anything negative to say about him," Mangino said. "Nobody."

Wednesday, February 13

6Sports video: Mangino speaks about new recruits

Better late than never: today coach Mark Mangino addressed the media, one week after signing day, regarding his incoming class of 2008.

6Sports video: KU women top Buffs

Back in late January, it was the Kansas women surrendering a ten-point advantage to Colorado in Boulder. Tonight, Bonnie Hendrickson's squad laced 'em up for their second installment with CU within the friendly walls of Allen Fieldhouse.

6Sports video: Hawks up against CU for round two

A rematch takes place tonight in Lawrence when the Colorado women face Kansas. 6Sports reporter Kevin Romary joins us live from the Fieldhouse for pregame talk and trivia.

McCray's offensive explosion leads KU women to 70-59 win over Colorado

There's little question sophomore wing Danielle McCray is the most talented player Kansas University has on its women's basketball roster. She officially showed it Wednesday night, snapping out of an offensive funk which has plagued her throughout Big 12 play, scoring 24 points to go with 10 rebounds in the Jayhawks' 70-59 win over Colorado in Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks improved from the stripe

The new year's resolution was simple for the Kansas University men's basketball team: Find a way to fix the Jayhawks' string of dismal performances from the free-throw line.

Self: Jayhawks not tough enough again

A calm, rational Hawk Talk radio show caller stumped Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self for a second on Tuesday night. "What would be a good way for me to say this without headlines tomorrow in the paper?" Self, said, thinking out loud when asked by a fan if there was a "common thread" in KU's two losses this season.

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The art of the free throw

Coaches say charities key, but it's tough to get practice balance just right

Free State High boys basketball coach Chuck Law will be the first to admit that free-throw shooting has become a lost art. "When kids walk into the gym," Law said, "the first thing they definitely do not do is step to the foul line and start shooting 15-foot jumpers. The three-point line has become the shot that everyone wants to make."

KU vaulters Sultanova, Scott honored by league

Kansas University pole vaulters Kate Sultanova and Jordan Scott were named Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for their record-setting performances last weekend.

Jayhawks seek atonement

For KU, 'everything was bad' in last meeting with Colorado

No basketball coach can avoid the clunker, and that includes Kansas University's Bonnie Henrickson. Throughout her coaching career, Henrickson has suffered through her share of poor overall team performances, notably the Jayhawks' shabby outing a few weeks ago at Colorado.

Oklahoma nudges Texas A&M

Courtney Paris scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead 10th-ranked Oklahoma to a 68-56 win against No. 20 Texas A&M on Tuesday night.

Top 25 Roundup: Purdue stops No. 10 Michigan St.

North Carolina survives another scare

Purdue students didn't storm the court after the Boilermakers beat Michigan State. That's because they're no longer surprised when the Boilermakers win big games.

OU receiver granted season

Oklahoma wide receiver Brandon Caleb has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big 12 Conference, restoring a sophomore football season cut short by injury.

KU champs aim to 'take over' NBA

Members of 1988 basketball team rising as executives in league

Kevin Pritchard is convinced one of his teammates will join him atop an NBA franchise's front office. That would make three players or staffers from Kansas University's 1988 NCAA championship team to ascend to the top rung of an NBA team's executive ladder. "Milt (Newton) will be an NBA GM, no doubt about it," said Pritchard, general manager for the Portland Trail Blazers. "He will be a great GM."

Woodling: Ballplayer remains mystery

Somehow Bob Edmondson fell through the cracks. For decades, Ralph Houk has been listed as the first Lawrence High product to play baseball in the major leagues. Not true.

KU to hold track clinic

Kansas University will serve as host for a USA Track & Field Officials Certification Clinic on February 24th at Hadl Auditorium.

Giddens becomes a team player

Ex-Jayhawk 'matured' with Lobos

J.R. Giddens was recruited to Kansas University by Roy Williams and now plays at New Mexico under Steve Alford. In between, he was stabbed in a bar fight and reluctantly agreed with Jayhawks coach Bill Self to leave Kansas. The notoriety lingered when then-New Mexico coach, Ritchie McKay, prematurely predicted Giddens would be an NBA lottery pick.

Missouri kicks Hannah off team

Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah, the central figure in a nightclub fracas that led to the suspension of five players, was kicked off the team on Tuesday

Tuesday, February 12

6Sports video: Freshman leads KU tennis to victory

After three straight losses, the KU tennis team shut out St. Louis on Sunday.

6Sports video: James comes up big for Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes Damion James' second half performance in the Longhorns' victory over Kansas.

6Sports video: KU softball off to best start since 2003

The Kansas softball team is off to a 5-1 start after winning last weekend's Central Florida Invitational in Hawaii.

Extra Minutes: Texas 72, Kansas 69

Tying up loose ends from KU's second loss of the season, this one coming in Austin to the No. 11 Texas Longhorns. KU was stellar offensively for a half, but shot poorly after halftime and was outrebounded 23-12 after the break.

Kansas basketball notebook

D.J. denied: Kansas University's basketball team held standout Texas guard D.J. Augustin to 10 points on 1-of-13 shooting, yet still lost to the Longhorns, 72-69, on Monday at Erwin Center.

Keegan: Setback could be costly

The shots came a little quickly too often for Kansas University in the second half of a huge Big 12 showdown Monday night in the Erwin Center.

UT's James dominates after break

Forward outrebounds all Jayhawks combined in second half

Texas forward Damion James was responsible Monday night for the most remarkable statistic yet produced during this Kansas University basketball season. In the second half of the Longhorns' 72-69 victory against KU, James had 13 rebounds and Kansas had 12.

KU women go pink

Jayhawks, Huskers to sport special uniforms

Kansas University's women will be dressed in pink uniforms trimmed in blue. Nebraska's players will wear white trimmed in pink.

Rodriguez suit back to court

The lawsuit over a $4 million buyout clause in the contract of former West Virginia University football coach Rich Rodriguez is headed back to the court where it originated.

Late free throws lift Georgetown to victory

Jonathan Wallace, fouled in the backcourt by Corey Stokes with one-tenth of a second remaining, sank both free throws to give No. 8 Georgetown a 55-53 victory Monday night, the Hoyas' first home win over Villanova in more than a decade.

Langford looks on

Ex-Jayhawk reveals surgery details

Last February, a video surfaced on YouTube of Keith Langford playing in Italy for Vanoli Soresina. The six-minute clip, shot from long distance, showed the former Kansas University guard skying for rebounds, quickly slashing to the hoop and finishing vicious dunks. He hadn't shown that much spring since, well, midway through his junior year at KU.

Commentary: Mizzou's Anderson should focus on future

Somewhere between the elusive truth and the undeniable consequences of yet another uncomfortable L'Affair Mizzou, Tigers basketball has stopped being a story about the here and now, and out of pure common sense needs to urgently bolt into the future.

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Knocked off the top

KU falls to 2nd in Big 12

Mario Chalmers walked slowly off the Erwin Center court, shaking his head slowly from side to side as he headed to the visitor's locker room late Monday night. He appeared more mad than sad after missing an off-balance potential game-tying three at the buzzer of No. 3-ranked Kansas University's 72-69 loss to No. 11 Texas.

Monday, February 11

6Sports video: 'Horns hook 'Hawks

The KU men's basketball team fell to the Texas Longhorns in Austin on Monday night.

Chalmers' last gasp three misses long, Texas ousts KU in Austin, 72-69

AUSTIN, Texas - Putting together a carbon copy of a stellar first half offensively didn't happen for Kansas University Monday night after halftime. That said, Texas' huge performance in the final 20 minutes pushed the No. 11 Longhorns past the No. 3 Jayhawks, 72-69, in Austin. The loss drops KU to 23-2 overall and 8-2 in Big 12 game, now behind Kansas State for first place. A.J. Abrams, who scored 14 points for Texas, blocked a crucial Brandon Rush three look in the late minutes, then hit two huge free throws late in the game. Connor Atchley led Texas with 16 points, including a four-of-four three-point showing in the first half.

UT packs tough 1-2 punch

Augustin, Abrams fill void left by Durant's departure: 'They are two of the best around'

Last year, Texas had the top point producer in the Big 12 Conference in Kevin Durant. This year, the Longhorns are fueled by the league's No. 2 and 3 scorers - sophomore D.J. Augustin (19.7) and junior A.J. Abrams (17.9). "They are two of the best (guards) around," KU coach Bill Self said.

Keegan: Top seed attainable for KU

It's the time of year again when just about every day a game can be found on television that has implications for Kansas University's soon-to-be third-ranked basketball team.

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Lone Star statesman

Arthur focused on 'Horns, not trip home

Darrell Arthur arrived in the Lone Star State on Sunday on a business trip, not a personal vacation. Thus he can only dream about what it'd be like to hop in his mom Sandra's car after tonight's Kansas University-Texas game and make the three-hour drive north to his childhood home in Dallas for some rest, relaxation and home cooking.

Kansas athletes shine at track and field meet

Kansas University seniors Kate Sultanova and Egor Agafonov and sophomore Jordan Scott each leads the country in his or her respective event after setting meet records for the KU track and field team this weekend at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

KU softball wins UCF tourney title

Valerie George allowed just four hits in seven shutout innings, and Kansas University collected six runs off six hits in a 6-0 victory over Central Florida in the championship game of the UCF Softball Invitational on Sunday.

Kansas tennis splits

Jayhawks fall to Illini, rout SLU

Just four matches into her junior campaign, Edina Horvath is already in what many athletes refer to as "The Zone." Horvath has yet to lose in either a doubles or singles match this year and improved to 8-0 overall following the home opener for the Kansas University women's tennis team against Illinois and Saint Louis on Sunday at First Serve.

Top 25 Roundup: Huskies knock off UCLA

No. 5 Bruins suffer painful loss - literally - on the road

Washington didn't just beat rugged UCLA. The Huskies beat up the big, bad Bruins - literally socked one of them in the nose.

UNC escapes Clemson yet again

Tar Heels need double overtime to shake pesky Tigers

Third-ranked North Carolina spent most of Sunday looking nothing like the team that had rolled to lots of easy victories or the tradition-rich program that has tormented Clemson here for so long.

Cowgirls outrun Nebraska, 92-81

Andrea Riley scored 24 points, and Shaunte Smith added 20, leading No. 17 Oklahoma State women over Nebraska, 92-81, on Sunday.

OU's Coale makes pledge

Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale pledged Sunday to donate $1 to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's cancer fund for every student who attends the 10th-ranked Sooners' final three regular-season home games.

Sunday, February 10

6Sports video: KU women fall to No. 18 K-State

The KU women's basketball team tried to do what the men's team couldn't in defeating Kansas State in Manhattan.

6Sports video: KU tennis splits doubleheader

The Kansas tennis team was locked in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon against Illinois and St. Louis.

6Sports video: Jayhawks take down Bears

The KU men's basketball team handled the scrappy Baylor Bears on Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Keegan: Collins turns on the jets

Sherron Collins underwent foot surgery in mid-November after doctors discovered a stress fracture. After returning, he sprained an ankle. As the weeks passed, the world waited for the dribbling sprinter to reappear, the jet who covers ground more swiftly with the basketball than everybody else does without it.

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100 the hard way

Trey-less Jayhawks trip Bears

If Darrell Arthur had not seen it with his own eyes, there's no way he'd have believed it. Somehow, Kansas University's fast-breaking basketball team scored 100 points against Baylor on Saturday night without hitting a single three-pointer. "It's very surprising. It's like playing in the old days without the three-point line," Arthur said after blitzing the Bears for 23 points off 8-of-14 shooting in the Jayhawks' 100-90 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.

Picture this: KU hall of famers get their due

Kansas University was the mecca of men's basketball in 1952, with the college team winning the national championship behind Clyde Lovellette. In that same year, KU had seven representatives on the United States Olympic men's basketball team that defeated the Soviet Union, 36-25, in the gold-medal game.

LSU, Appalachian to meet

Better watch out, LSU. Appalachian State is coming to town.

KU women put up a fight in road loss

Road kill no longer. Kansas University's women's basketball team didn't win Saturday, but at least the Jayhawks weren't run over this time.

20 years older, still champs

1988's wonder team credits life skills learned on court

It's been nearly 20 years since Chris Piper, Kevin Pritchard, Milt Newton, Jeff Gueldner and Danny Manning closed their last season together with six straight victories to win an NCAA championship. And they're still winning. The five starters from that 83-79 victory over Oklahoma in Kansas City, Mo., are continuing to post success in their professional pursuits, from basketball to banking, cars to custom-made glassware.

Buford, brother to reunite Monday

For Chase Buford, Monday's Kansas University-Texas basketball game is not just a chance for him to play in his home state. It's an opportunity for the San Antonio native to visit with his brother, Alexis Mang-Ikri Wangmene, a 6-foot-7, 241-pound UT freshman from Cameroon, located on the west bank of Africa. "He's the nicest guy, like a teddy bear," freshman walk-on Buford said after KU's 100-90 victory over Baylor on Saturday.

Jayhawks top Cyclones in final Big 12 dual

Senior Terri Schramka and junior Maria Mayrovich led Kansas to its second Big 12 dual-meet victory of the season as the Jayhawks defeated Iowa State, 188-106, at Beyer Pool on the ISU campus.

KU softball moves to 3-1 after split

Kansas University's softball team extended its season-opening winning streak to three games Saturday before falling one game later.

Texas storms back, stops ISU

Longhorns need overtime to get cherished road win

Iowa State found out on Saturday what the rest of the Big 12 already knows: You can only keep D.J. Augustin down for so long. A.J. Abrams led all scorers with 25 points, Augustin added 17 - including a key jumper with 38 seconds left in overtime - and Texas rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Iowa State 71-65 for its sixth victory in seven games.

Inspired K-State topples OSU

Going over the scouting report of Oklahoma State in the locker room before its game Saturday, Kansas State had a surprise visitor: senior guard Clent Stewart.

Texas A&M survives drought, rival

Danielle Gant scored 25 points, and No. 21 Texas A&M fought off Texas' second-half rally Saturday to get a 66-57 victory, the Aggies' fourth straight.

Top 25 Roundup: No letdown here: No. 2 Duke keeps winning

Fresh off a rivalry victory, Blue Devils keep it up against Boston College

Mike Krzyzewski had a feeling his Duke players were headed for a post-North Carolina letdown. Fortunately for the Blue Devils, it only lasted until halftime.

Memphis still unbeaten

No. 1 Tigers put off-court trouble aside and torch Central Florida

Robert Dozier stood in the middle of Memphis' locker room Saturday wearing a wrinkled white T-shirt and an NBA hat twisted to the side. His grim look was matched by his apology for an incident that ended up in a police report.

Commentary: Knight's legacy a complicated matter

Nobody has been asked more about his legacy while his legacy was being created than Bob Knight. For years, reporters asked him how he thought he would be remembered, the implicit message being, "Are you aware of just how big a jackass you are?" or perhaps more to the point, "When are you going to get around to retiring, if not expiring?"

Robinson key for Jayhawks

Pine time provides spark

Four days of preparation and film just weren't enough for Russell Robinson. The Kansas University senior needed just a bit more time to get himself truly into the flow against Baylor in KU's 100-90 victory Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Bears happy to run with KU

Fast was what the Bears wanted, and fast is what they got. Baylor coach Scott Drew never intended to slow down the game against Kansas University on Saturday. Trouble was, once the Jayhawks got running, the Bears couldn't stop them, and Baylor fell to No. 4 KU, 100-90, at Allen Fieldhouse.

Saturday, February 9

Extra Minutes: Kansas 100, Baylor 90

Tying up loose ends from KU's track meet-style win over Baylor Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks overcame a slow start to have their most prolific 20-minute performance of the year after halftime, scoring 64 points in the second half.

Robinson, Collins each key big spurts in 100-90 KU win over Baylor

While the backcourt defense wasn't in lockdown mode against Baylor, the Jayhawk's ballhandlers were able to get it going on the offensive end when need be Saturday night, ousting its scrappy visitors 100-90 in Allen Fieldhouse. Darrell Arthur led KU with 23 points, including 16 in the second half, as KU went without a three-pointer made for the first time this season. In all, five Jayhawks scored in double figures. Russell Robinson was 14-of-15 from the free throw line en route to scoring 22, while Sherron Collins scored 17 and dished four assists.

KU women fall to No. 18 K-State 64-58

Despite another stellar showing from 6-foot-5 freshman Krysten Boogaard, the Kansas University women's basketball dropped to 2-7 in Big 12 play Saturday, falling to No. 18 Kansas State in Manhattan 64-58.

Brady out as LSU's coach

Team's 8-13 record prompts dismissal

John Brady was fired as LSU's basketball coach Friday with his team struggling at 8-13, a dismissal that left him in tears at a farewell news conference.

BU reaps benefits of new coach

Hard work, discipline turn things around in Waco

No need to rehash the sad, sorry details that led to the firing of Dave Bliss at Baylor University. What's important now ... in the eyes of Baylor basketball fans and those around the Big 12 is the fact BU now has one of the top teams in the league five years into the Scott Drew era.

KU softball 2-0 to open season

Five Kansas University softball players combined for seven hits as the Jayhawks completed a perfect day with a 4-3 victory over North Carolina State on Friday at the season-opening Central Florida tournament.

Weis to stop calling plays

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, who built his coaching reputation as a play-caller while helping the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls, won't be calling plays for the Fighting Irish next season.

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Backcourts beware

Guard play a big factor in Big 12 battle

In terms of Kansas University testing itself as a basketball team, the immediate schedule plays out perfectly. The Kansas guards have fallen into a defensive mini-slump, and up next on the schedule are two Big 12 opponents featuring dangerous guards. Baylor, today's 7 p.m. opponent in Allen Fieldhouse, features five perimeter players averaging from 8.3 to 14.4 points per game.

KU adds final coach

As expected, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino announced the hiring of Joe Bob Clements to coach the defensive line on Friday. Mangino is familiar with Clements - he was an assistant coach at Kansas State from 1994-98 while Clements was playing for the Wildcats.

Kansas women will bank on Boogaard

Krysten Boogaard figures to be right smack in the Kansas State bull's-eye today. Boogaard, a 6-foot-5 freshman, has emerged as Kansas University's go-to women's basketball player after her 20-point, 12-rebound performance in last Saturday's 53-50 victory over Iowa State.

Missouri's Hannah arrested for assault

Missouri senior guard Stefhon Hannah returned to Columbia on Friday for the first time since a nightclub brawl late last month that left him with a broken jaw - and was promptly arrested.

Saint Mary's notches 20th victory

Yusef Smith came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points, and Saint Mary's reached the 20-win mark with a 76-51 victory against Eddie Sutton's San Francisco squad Friday night.

KU diver Proehl honored by league

Kansas University sophomore diver Meghan Proehl was named to the Big 12 Winter Good Works Team, it was announced Friday.

KU men's golf 14th at Hawaiian tourney

Brad Hopfinger recorded his fourth top-30 finish of his freshman year as the Kansas University's men's golf team finished tied for 14th Friday at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course in Kona, Hawaii. Hopfinger shot a 66-74-70-210 and finished tied for 26th place.

Friday, February 8

6Sports video: KU ready to take on Baylor

The Kansas men play for the first time in five days on Saturday against Baylor. It's a matchup of two teams in the top four in the Big 12 conference.

6Sports video: KU women heading West to battle K-State

A big one for the Kansas women's basketball team awaits on Saturday. The Jayhawks make the trip West to Manhattan to take on the K-State Wildcats.

Memphis player Dozier accused in complaint

A former girlfriend of Memphis basketball player Robert Dozier filed a complaint, saying he hit her in the face after they got out of their cars and argued at an intersection.

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Back & better than ever?

Brandon Rush's knee injury might have been a blessing in disguise. Just ask his mom.

Brandon Rush still remembers the words of his mother, Glenda, who offered a pep talk to the Kansas University basketball player last June - a couple of weeks after surgery on his right anterior cruciate ligament."Blessing in disguise : that's what my mama said. This might be a blessing in disguise," Rush said before Thursday's practice at Horejsi Center. "My mom always knows what she's talking about, especially about basketball."

Mayer: Bruins trouble in tourney

Not again! I'm pleading with the bracketology gods of college basketball to prevent Kansas and UCLA meeting before the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. Why such fervent prayer? KU is 0-5 against the Bruins in tourney play; right now the Ukes are better than the '08 Jayhawks. If KU is doomed to 0-6, don't let it happen before only Memphis, Duke, UCLA and Kansas remain.

KU softball players seethe over low pick

Kansas University's softball players were peeved. "I was furious," Kansas junior Val Chapple said. "I was very upset." Shortstop Stevie Crisosto felt the same way. "I was sitting at home with my roommate (pitcher Val George)," Crisosto said, "and we were pretty upset when we heard it." Echoed catcher Elle Pottorf, "I was angry."

KU soccer signs five

Kansas University's soccer team signed five players to letters of intent, coach Mark Francis announced Thursday.

Kansas men's golf in 14th in Hawaii

Kansas University's men's golf team remained in 14th place after the second round Thursday of the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational.

Police: Missouri players seen at other incidents

Two University of Missouri basketball players involved in an altercation that left one with a broken jaw and the other facing criminal assault charges were seen at two earlier fights that resulted in gunfire last year, police said Thursday.

Top 25 Roundup: Indiana survives Illinois in 2 OTs

Indiana's Eric Gordon finally gave Illinois fans something to cheer about. Armon Bassett wasn't as kind. Bassett scored 11 of his 16 points in the second overtime, and No. 14 Indiana rallied to beat Illinois, 83-79, Thursday even though Gordon struggled for much of the night.

Commentary: Recruiting interest getting out of hand

The 2011 BCS championship was won Wednesday. If you don't believe it, ask BamaHound or Irishfever. Those are the Internet names for a couple of recruiting devotees. On behalf of everybody who looks down on this sub-species of sports fan, I'd like to apologize.

Thursday, February 7

6Sports video: Arthur chose KU over Baylor

For the second time in his career, Kansas forward Darrell Arthur will face off against the school he nearly attended.

6Sports video: KU softball begins season

The Kansas softball team starts their season in sunny Florida on Friday in the UCF Invitational.

6Sports video: KU prepares for Bears

The Jayhawks will take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Top 25 Roundup: Duke tips Tar Heels

After an impressive victories against their biggest rivals, Duke is starting to look like a team that fits right in with its storied tradition.

Twenty new players sign on with Jayhawks

Inclement weather silences KU coaches, but not fax machines as letters of intent arrive

All was quiet around the Kansas University athletic department Wednesday - except for an overwhelmed fax machine up in the football office, of course. With a heavy snowfall keeping most KU students and staff at home, the Jayhawks quietly signed 20 recruits to their 2008 class Wednesday morning.

Beasley brilliant again

Freshman scores 35; KSU routs Nebraska

The pink warmup shirts and black patches were for Vanessa Stewart. So, too, was the win.

Baylor spoils Knight's debut

When Pat Knight walked onto the court for his Texas Tech head coaching debut Wednesday night, a Baylor student yelled "Where's Your Daddy?" That became a common chant throughout the game.

Notre Dame finds signing-day success

Miami, Alabama also considered to have among the top recruiting classes in the country

All those ugly losses didn't stop Notre Dame from landing a beauty of recruiting class. Same goes for Miami.

KU golf 14th in Hawaii

Brad Hopfinger shot a career-best round of 66 to lead Kansas University's men's golf team during the first round of the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational.

OSU tight end stays on team

Oklahoma State tight end Brandon Pettigrew, charged with assaulting a police officer, will remain a part of Oklahoma State's football team while his court case plays out, coach Mike Gundy said Wednesday.

OU sloppy in victory

Three days after winning at No. 25 Texas, Oklahoma struggled to put away slumping Missouri.

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Then and now

Manning: Current Jayhawks better than '88

Danny Manning, who led Kansas University's basketball team to the 1988 NCAA title, believes the 2007-08 Jayhawks have what it takes to cut down the nets April 7 in San Antonio. "Absolutely," KU assistant coach Manning said Wednesday. "But we are one of quite a few (teams) who could say the same thing."

Jayhawks satisfied with RB Crawford

Kansas University officials are confident that a legal matter concerning prized football signee Jocques Crawford is an isolated incident. Crawford, a transfer from Cisco Junior College in Texas, pleaded guilty in September 2005 to a charge of misdemeanor simple assault for an incident involving a 15-year old girl while both were in high school in Memphis, Tenn.

Wednesday, February 6

6Sports video: KSU handles Huskers

K-State's freshman sensation Michael Beasley took over against Nebraska on Wednesday night.

6Sports video: Kansas football signs 20

The Orange Bowl champion Kansas football team welcomed 20 new members to the Jayhawk fold on Wednesday.

6Sports video: KU women go back to basics against ISU

The Kansas women's basketball team held the Iowa State Cyclones to just 39 percent shooting in Saturday's victory.

6Sports video: Texas victorious in red river shootout

Texas junior A.J. Abrams led the Longhorns to victory over Oklahoma on Wednesday night.

6Sports video: Self looks for better defense against Baylor

It's hard to imagine there's much to complain about when it comes to the Kansas men's basketball team, but if head coach Bill Self is allowed to be picky, he'd love to see better team defense this weekend.

6Sports video: Baylor tops Tech

Pat Knight's head coaching debut didn't quite go the way he would have liked on Wednesday night against the Baylor Bears.

6Sports video: Aldrich steps up against Mizzou

KU center Cole Aldrich came up big against the Missouri Tigers on Monday.

Signing Day Q&A: Tanner Hawkinson

One position sure to have a fiery competition this spring for the Kansas University football team is the starting tight end spot. With the graduation of Derek Fine, sophomore Bradley Dedeaux will be the lone holdover in 2008. One of three incoming freshmen who will have a shot to earn the seat at the table is in-state product Tanner Hawkinson. The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder out of McPherson had 30 catches for 500 yards and five TDs as a senior, which followed up a 24-catch, 363-yard, nine-score showing in 2006. Hawkinson seems to be a natural fit for Ed Warinner's spread offense with his athleticism and size being an asset when splitting out wide. He signed his letter of intent Wednesday morning, then later in the day took some time to chat with Ryan Greene.

Signing Day Q&A: Daymond Patterson

Kansas University's football program continues to make its mark in the state of Texas on the recruiting front. Grabbing guys overlooked by other schools has paid big dividends for the Jayhawks in recent years. Several of those guys - such as Aqib Talib, James McClinton, Dexton Fields and Anthony Collins - were integral in KU's 12-1 run and Orange Bowl win in 2007. On signing day 2008, the Jayhawks landed six high school prospects from the Lonestar State. Included is 5-foot-9, 175 pound receiver Daymond Patterson of North Mesquite High. A 2007 first team Class 5A selection, Patterson was a jack of all trades. He had 69 receptions for 826 yards and 12 scores, 16 kick returns for 469 yards and two TDs, then 194 punt return yards and another trip to pay dirt. Patterson took time to catch up with Ryan Greene after signing his letter of intent Wednesday morning.

KU inks 20 recruits on Signing Day

In all, the Jayhawks inked 16 high schools players and three junior college players. They also signed Alonso Rojas, a punter who last played at Bowling Green. The star of the class may be Jocques Crawford, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound running back out of Cisco (Texas) Junior College. Crawford was the NJCAA offensive player of the year in 2007 after rushing for 1,935 yards.

Signing Day press conference canceled due to weather

As schools across the country traditionally do, KU coach Mark Mangino was planning on sharing his thoughts at 3:30 p.m. today on the 2008 signing class, which is expected to consist of around 20 players. But a snowstorm hit Lawrence and canceled classes, and KU has delayed Mangino's press conference until Tuesday.

KU snags several in-state recruits

Some years, the state of Kansas is hard-pressed to produce five Division-I football prospects. Total. This was not one of those years. And when the in-state harvest is rich, the in-state schools often win.

Woodling: Knight's Lubbock exile ends

Napoleon Bonaparte had it better than Bob Knight. After being deposed by the French government, Napoleon spent less than a year in exile on the remote island of Elba. Knight spent seven long years in exile on the vast Llano Estacado of west Texas after being deposed by Myles Brand, then the president of Indiana University, because of a "pattern of unacceptable behavior."

KU hall of fame to induct 33

Several Olympians and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers will be among those inducted Saturday into Kansas University's Athletics Hall of Fame.

Knight always did what he thought was right

Pick a list regarding coaching and Bob Knight was at the top of it or not far away. Victories. National championships. Tirades. Respect. Loathing. What Knight did while running a college basketball program or a U.S. national team always made headlines - good and bad.

OSU halts No. 5 Baylor's 13-game winning streak

Danielle Green scored 16 points, and Maria Cordero added 15 points and 13 rebounds as No. 17 Oklahoma State beat fifth-ranked Baylor, 77-67, Tuesday night to snap the Bears' 13-game winning streak.

Hoyas overcome slow start

The worst team in the Big East was leading the conference's best team by nine points late the first half. South Florida was shooting 77 percent. One player, DuJuan Summers, had accounted for four of Georgetown's meager tally of five baskets.

Commentary: Knight ends career with a whimper

In the end, against all odds and most predictions, Bob Knight, a coach unrivaled in genius as well as temper, went out with a whimper. No victimized players. No fuming bosses. No farewell tour. No bouquets. No last zinger. No more fire.

Kansas football moves celebration

Kansas University is moving its public football celebration to 7:30 p.m. on March 8. It will be held in Allen Fieldhouse.

Transition to Pat Knight will be easy, Raiders say

Pat Knight was too busy preparing for his opening game as the new coach at Texas Tech to show up for his first news conference since replacing his father. Instead, several players appeared Tuesday to discuss the surprising move that saw Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight resign and turn the team over to his son with 10 games left in the regular-season.

Ex-Jayhawks Langford, Thomas honored

Former Kansas University basketball players Keith Langford and Billy Thomas have been named NBA Development League all-stars. Langford, who plays for the Austin (Texas) Toros, and Thomas, who toils for the Colorado 14ers, will play in the D-League all-star game at 2 p.m., Feb. 16, at Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The game is part of NBA All-Star weekend.

Texas A&M too much for Iowa State

Bryan Davis and Josh Carter took charge of the usually balanced Texas A&M offense and led the Aggies to their most decisive road win of the season. Davis scored 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting, Carter added 12 and No. 18 Texas A&M cruised past Iowa State, 69-51, for its fourth straight win.

Tuesday, February 5

6Sports video: Knight retires; Self saddened

Shocking news from Lubbock, Texas last night: Red Raiders head coach Bob Knight retired, effective immediately. His son, Pat, will take over.

6Sports video: Arthur rolls when not on bench

If Kansas sophomore Darrell Arthur could just stay in the game, imagine what his overall numbers would look like. Last night, Arthur again watched most of the Border Showdown from the bench because of foul trouble. But when he was in the game, he was fantastic.

6Sports video: KU track star Sultanova honored

Kansas senior Kate Sultanova is the Big 12 Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week. On Saturday, Sultanova won the Husker Invitational pole vault competition by clearing 13 feet nine and a quarter inches. That vault currently ranks her #1 in the Big 12 and #2 in the nation.

6Sports video: Sasha shines in Mizzou sweep

Coming off the bench allows Sasha Kaun to shine. The Jayhawks' senior center was dominant in a reserve role during last night's 90-71 victory over Missouri.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 90, Missouri 71

Tying up loose ends from Kansas' 90-71 win over Missouri, giving KU a sweep of the regular season series. The Jayhawks outrebounded the Tigers 48-25, and Mizzou for the second time this year against KU couldn't convert from long range, going 0-for-10 Monday night.

Kansas basketball notebook

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was saddened to learn of Texas Tech coach Bob Knight's retirement on Monday.

Knight retires from Raiders

Texas Tech turns program over to mercurial coaching legend's son Pat

Bob Knight left when he wanted to this time. Almost a decade after he was fired by Indiana, the school he led to three national championships, Knight walked away Monday from college basketball in midseason. The Texas Tech coach, known as much for his brilliance as his fiery temper, abruptly resigned and handed over the team to his son.

K-State coach charged

Kansas State associate men's basketball coach Dalonte Hill has been charged with driving under the influence following his arrest last week.

Commentary: Knight's resignation fits unpredictable image

Bob Knight could do nothing that would surprise us anymore, not after all his seasons in the spotlight. He filled them with so much bombast and brilliance, with so many antics and accomplishments, we knew anything was possible.

KU freshman honored

Krysten Boogaard was chosen Big 12 Rookie of the Week by a media voting panel for Jan. 28-Feb. 3.

UConn unanimous No. 1

The top three spots in this week's Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll remained unchanged, with UConn holding the top spot with all 50 first-place votes, followed by Tennessee and North Carolina.

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Aldrich shows off progress

Just four months ago, the simplest of basketball tasks gave Cole Aldrich the most nerve-racking experience of his young career. Even recalling it, he bends his knees and starts shaking just to emulate how he felt in October at Late Night in the Phog, stepping to the charity stripe for the first time in front of a full Allen Fieldhouse crowd.

Weary Tigers too pooped to pop

Third game in six days in wake of suspension too much

Make no mistake: Missouri's men's basketball team was pooped. You could see it in both halves of Monday's 90-71 loss to Kansas University at Allen Fieldhouse. When MU coach Mike Anderson called timeouts throughout the contest, his players were relieved - and panting.

Keegan: Kaun picking up pace

Nothing quite does the smelling-salts trick for a senior athlete quite like seeing the finish line not too far in the distance. Too few games are left to waste any of them by blowing opportunities. Sometimes, seniors finish with a flurry nobody quite knew they even had.

Louisville rolls at No. 16 Marquette

Jerry Smith felt right at home, and Louisville's stifling defense made Marquette look uncomfortable. Smith scored 12 points and thwarted a second-half run as the Cardinals locked up the Golden Eagles again, winning 71-57 Monday to snap No. 16 Marquette's 14-game home winning streak.

Memphis No. 1 unanimously

This week, it's unanimous for No. 1 Memphis. The only unbeaten team in Division I received all 72 first-place votes from the national media panel Monday and became the first unanimous No. 1 team in the Associated Press college basketball poll since Florida did it for two weeks last February on the way to a second straight national championship.

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Border snore

Jayhawks snubbed; Tigers drubbed

The national anthem ended and Kansas University's basketball players prepared to shake hands with Missouri's Tigers on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Oops. The Tigers, who, like the Jayhawks, had lined up on the court for the stirring rendition, wanted no part of the traditional pregame pleasantries. They turned their backs and headed the other way.

Former KU catcher joins coaching ranks

Former Kansas University catcher Brent Del Chiaro has been named an assistant coach for the Orem (Utah) Owlz, a Rookie League affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Monday, February 4

6Sports video: Useless trivia with DJ

DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary play useless fieldhouse trivia.

6Sports video: Knight retires

The winningest coach in Division One men's basketball history announced his retirement on Monday.

6Sports video: Boogard earns Big 12 honor

Kansas freshman Krysten Boogaard was named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Monday.

6Sports video: Jayhawks sweep border showdown

The KU men's basketball team took both games against the Missouri Tigers this year with their win Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU sweeps season series from Mizzou, slashing Tigers 90-71

Two weeks separated the two KU-MU meetings this season, but time didn't heal Missouri's wounds from meeting No. 1. Behind 19 points from Brandon Rush - including three deep balls - and 15 from Mario Chalmers, the Jayhawks won their second game in three days, knocking off the Tigers 90-71. Missouri was able to score inside for much of the night, but an 0-for-10 showing from three-point range wasn't an improvement at all from the team's 5-of-28 showing in Columbia on Jan. 19. Matt Lawrence, who scored 19 points in Lawrence a year ago, was 0-for-5 from deep. Darrell Arthur spent much of the night on the bench in foul trouble for KU, but Sasha Kaun and Cole Aldrich provided quality minutes, combining for 18 points and 13 rebounds. Arthur, who played just two minutes in the first half, scored 11 points quickly upon entering the game early in the second stanza.

Baylor's Player finished

Jhasmin Player will miss the rest of the season for No. 6 Baylor after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee Saturday.

KU's Perkins present in Super Bowl suite

No former Kansas University football players competed in Sunday night's Super Bowl, but connections to its football program weren't difficult to spot during television coverage of the event.

Tulsa edges KU tennis

Kansas University and Tulsa split the singles matches, but Tulsa won the doubles point for a 4-3 victory over the Jayhawks on Sunday.

Punter commits to Kansas

One of the Kansas University football team's biggest question marks moving forward may have been answered this weekend. reported that the Jayhawks received an oral commitment from Alonso Rojas, a 6-foot-3 punter out of Miami who already has Division-I experience.

Ex-Jayhawks reminisce about MU

Gurley recalls '92 victory; boos stick with Robertson

Border War memories ... Former Kansas University guard Greg Gurley, a color analyst for home-game replays on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6, has vivid recollections of past Border War contests. "The best game might have been my freshman year. Peeler had about 50, but we won," Gurley said.

No. 4 Heels survive Seminoles in OT

Hansbrough's double-double dooms FSU; Indiana tops Wildcats

Tyler Hansbrough had 22 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, and No. 4 North Carolina beat Florida State, 84-73, in overtime on Sunday. Florida State's Ryan Reid hit a desperation shot from the corner - the first three-point attempt of his career - with 8.1 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 67. North Carolina failed to get off a shot before the buzzer.

Paris, Sooners hammer 'Horns

Courtney Paris had 20 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks to help No. 11 Oklahoma beat No. 25 Texas, 74-58, on Sunday afternoon. Paris got her 80th consecutive double-double, and Oklahoma used a 19-4 run in the final 10 minutes to blow the game open.

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Hannah's absence saddens Jayhawks

Missouri senior point guard Stefhon Hannah - who scored 23 points and dished six assists in a narrow six-point loss to rival Kansas on Jan. 19 - will be nowhere near Allen Fieldhouse tonight. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound standout is back in his hometown of Chicago recovering from a fractured jaw suffered Jan. 27 in an altercation outside a Columbia, Mo., bar.

Tigers build momentum with K-State victory

Mike Anderson has zero interest in a game of connect the dots. Missouri's coach knows better than to try to concoct a positive scenario for tonight's game at Kansas based on events of the last few days. Missouri's 77-74 upset of No. 22 Kansas State on Saturday with three players still under disciplinary suspension, Anderson said, has no relation to the Wildcats' once-in-a-generation victory over the Jayhawks three days earlier.

Sunday, February 3

6News video: Border Showdown brings in $1.2 million

The score of the Border Showdown at Arrowhead may not have been to KU fans' liking, but the financial outcome for the KU Athletics Department was a windfall.

6Sports video: Women's win rests on rebounds

Last night the Kansas women were looking to put an end to their three-game losing streak against Iowa State.

6Sports video: Hawks rally in second half

After falling on the short end of Michael Beasley's guarantee Wednesday night in Manhattan, Bill Self and the Jayhawks packed their bags Saturday for a battle in Boulder against the Buffaloes.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 72, Colorado 59

Tying up loose ends from KU's 13-point win Saturday in Colorado. The Jayhawks were tied 30-30 with the Buffs at halftime before a late second half run woke Bill Self's squad up, filled with highlight slams that gave KU an extra boost heading into Monday's rematch with Mizzou.

Rush's mother knows best

Jayhawk heeds mom's advice, doesn't 'disappear'

Being in Indianapolis instead of Kansas City certainly didn't stop Glenda Rush from getting in her youngest son's ear in recent days.

Jayhawk fans breathe easier after Saturday's victory

After a disappointing and, to some, surprising loss to Kansas State University on Wednesday, the Kansas University Jayhawks had some fans on edge for a second time this week.

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Up to the challenge

Jayhawks pull away after half

He didn't kick the locker room stalls or throw any chalk and erasers. "He wasn't mad at all," Kansas University senior forward Darnell Jackson said of coach Bill Self, who nonetheless had a lot to say at halftime on Saturday at Coors Events Center, the Jayhawks and last-place Colorado Buffaloes tied, 30-all. "He challenged us. He said, 'What is deep in your gut? Whatever is in there, go find it,''' Jackson added.

Woodling: Buffs brought A-game

His last name is one you would expect to find in a bowl of alphabet soup. In fact, when Colorado named Jeff Bzdelik as its new men's basketball coach, I immediately thought of Joe Btfsplk.

Kansas basketball notebook

At least 50 percent of the 10,347 fans at Coors Events Center were KU supporters. They made a lot of noise during KU's late 12-1 run that turned a 55-50 lead into an insurmountable 67-51 advantage.

Unafraid Buffs get off to fast start

Seven times Richard Roby has played against Kansas University, and seven times the Colorado senior has, well : KU has won 37 of its last 38 men's basketball games against the Buffaloes. In most of those 37 defeats, Colorado was never in the game. Saturday, the Buffs never really were out of it.

Freshman a big factor in KU victory

For a few days, anyway, Bonnie Ball was suspended at Kansas University women's basketball practice. In its place? Boogaard Ball.

Jayhawks win 3 titles at Husker Invitational

The Kansas University track and field team left the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational with three victories on Saturday.

KU tennis team falls in season opener

The Kansas University tennis team dropped its season-opening match against Arkansas, 5-2, on Saturday.

Short-handed MU stuns KSU

Texas rallies, tops Baylor; Tech still perfect at home

Missouri looked nothing like a team in turmoil against the last unbeaten school in the Big 12. J.T. Tiller scored a career-high 20 points, including two key free throws with six seconds left, helping the short-handed Tigers overcome recent suspensions in the wake of a nightclub altercation to shock No. 22 Kansas State, 77-74, on Saturday.

Top 25 Roundup: Penn State stuns No. 8 Spartans

Nittany Lions notch first victory against ranked opponent in 2 years; Memphis still unbeaten

Penn State's youngsters passed a stiff test at the free-throw line and got a huge reward.

Baylor smothers KSU

Oklahoma State, Texas A&M also notch victories

While winning a key game, No. 6 Baylor might have lost a key player.

Saturday, February 2

KU women snap out of funk, knock off ISU 53-50

Behind 20 points and 12 rebounds from 6-foot-5 freshman Krysten Boogaard, the Kansas University women's basketball team registered its second Big 12 win of the season, downing Iowa State 53-50 Saturday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

KU wakes up in second half, slams Colorado 72-59, now half-game up in Big 12 race

Boulder, Colo. - It took a little more than a half of the next game to do it, but Kansas University shook the rust following Wednesday's 84-75 loss to Kansas State by taking care of business on the road in a 72-59 triumph over Colorado. Darnell Jackson led the Jayhawks with 18 points (10-of-10 from the line), while Brandon Rush - invisible in the second half Wednesday night - scored eight of his 15 points in the second half. Sasha Kaun had 12 for KU, while Sherron Collins - who left in the first half with a knee injury and had four turnovers to his credit - finished with nine points in a solid second half run. Mario Chalmers scored eight, including a huge back door dunk late to send CU fans packing.

KU hauls in $1.26 million from game at Arrowhead

The Kansas University Athletic Department reaped a windfall from the Kansas-Missouri game played Nov. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium. According to numbers released by the athletic department late Friday afternoon, ticket sales for the game totaled $3.13 million.

Ex-Jayhawk Pugh all for KU

Despite CU doctorate, former forward not divided

Dr. T.J. Pugh, who played college basketball at Kansas University and went on to graduate from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will have no mixed loyalties today. "I will not be sitting behind the KU bench wearing a Colorado sweatshirt," said Pugh, who played for the Jayhawks from 1995 to '99. He, his wife, Amy, and 2-year-old son, Charlie, will be sporting Jayhawk apparel.

CU senior aching for win over Jayhawks

Colorado's Coors Events Center was considered a home-away-from-home for Kansas University's basketball team during the 12-year Ricardo Patton era. Year after year, 3,000 to 5,000 loud crimson-and-blue-clad KU supporters crammed into the 11,064-seat arena to the dismay of Patton and his Buffaloes, who managed just one victory over KU in first-year Northern Illinois coach Patton's many years in Boulder.

Bad luck, flu hit Kohn, KU women

Kansas University women's basketball guard Kelly Kohn had one of her best practices in weeks Monday. Finally, the lingering ankle injury seemed to be behind her. Then she caught the flu Tuesday.

Missouri's Horton arrested

Tigers guard faces assault charges

Missouri guard Jason Horton was arrested Friday on assault charges connected to a weekend brawl that left his teammate with a broken jaw.

Friday, February 1

6Sports video: KU looks to bounce back

Bouncing back is the phrase of the day at Allen Fieldhouse. It's something the Kansas men's basketball team hasn't had to do all season until now.

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Building a nest

Evolving football facility already a recruiting asset

Brad Nachtigal slithers around construction areas and past dozens of workers as he shows off Kansas University's new pride and joy. He looks every bit the part of an expert. Probably because he is.

Kansas 'didn't play mature' in first setback

Russell Robinson put his head down and walked briskly toward the team bus, not stopping to talk to reporters after Kansas University's 84-75 loss to Kansas State on Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. On Thursday, the 6-foot-1 senior was back to his old, talkative ways, explaining he was at a loss for words after the Jayhawks' first setback in 21 games.

Mayer: Jayhawks not ready for NBA

If good advice is offered and heeded, the Kansas basketball team's starting lineup next November will be Darrell Arthur, Brandon Rush, Mario Chalmers, Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich.

Ex-Buckeye coach can return

Jim O'Brien, fired by Ohio State and essentially banned from coaching by the NCAA for paying a recruit, can return to the college sidelines after an appeal changed his punishment.

Pierce selected for All-Star game

Chris Paul and David West were picked for their first All-Star game Thursday, giving the Hornets a pair of players for the event Feb. 17 in New Orleans.

Center steps up in loss

Six losses in seven Big 12 Conference games have Kansas University scraping the bottom of the women's basketball standings. Still, there has been at least one bright spot for the struggling Jayhawks - Krysten Boogaard.

Commentary: MU coach earns respect for firm stand

As long as they're keeping score, no one with a competitive heart and soul will ever tell you to ignore the scoreboard. But there are rare nights when keeping tabs on the score seems a lot less important.

Krabbenhoft, Badgers clip IU

Joe Krabbenhoft says he was just plain lucky. If so, Wisconsin is nothing short of blessed. "That Krabbenhoft kid, I really like him," Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson said. "It seems kids like him always make the right play and make the key play. He's tough. Wisconsin's good."

Kansas State aide arrested

Hill stopped for suspicion of DUI

Kansas State associate men's basketball coach Dalonte Hill was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said. The arrest came just hours after Kansas State defeated No. 2 Kansas, 84-75, in Manhattan.