Stories for March 9, 2008


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6Sports video: KU softball team victorious in double-header

The Kansas softball team narrowly defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Indiana State Sycamores in a double-header, beating each team by a final score of 4-3.

6Sports video: Jayhawks drop A&M; share Big 12 title with Texas

The Kansas men's basketball team defeated Texas A&M Saturday afternoon for a share of the Big 12 regular season title, along with Texas.

6News video: Orange Bowl victory celebrated in style

After an amazing season was capped off with a victory in the Orange Bowl, the KU football team is looking ahead to next Fall. But that was put on hold as the team and fans gathered to celebrate their memorable season.

6Sports video: Jayhawk baseball squad sweeps series with Bison

The Kansas baseball team swept the season series with the N. Dakota State Bison.

KU gets MU/NU winner Friday in Kansas City

Nebraska (18-11, 7-9) drew the No. 7 seed in the field. The Jayhawks defeated the Huskers 79-58 on Jan. 12 in Lincoln, then again in Allen Fieldhouse two weeks later, 84-49. Mizzou (16-15, 6-10) is the No. 10 seed. KU swept the season series with MU, knocking off the Tigers first in Columbia, 76-70 on Jan. 19, then 90-71 at home on Feb. 4.

Extra Minutes: Kansas 72, Texas A&M 55

Tying up loose ends from KU's league title-clinching win over Texas A&M in College Station. Behind stellar post defense and efficiency in several fast break opportunities on offense, KU outran an overwhelmed Texas A&M squad, spoiling the Aggies' Senior Day and dropping Mark Turgeon's club to the sixth seed in the upcoming Big 12 Tournament.

UNC remains No. 1

Southern Cal shocks Stanford

Danny Green had 18 points, and top-ranked North Carolina scored the final 10 points of its 76-68 victory over No. 6 Duke on Saturday night to give the Tar Heels the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title.

BU freshman hangs 38 on Tech

Pullen leads 'Cats to 73-69 win over Iowa State

LaceDarius Dunn knew he was in the zone Saturday. The Baylor freshman scored a career-high 38 points, including six three-pointers, to lead the Bears past Texas Tech, 86-73.

Post defense key for Kansas

It was just like they'd drawn it up a couple of times earlier this season. Only this time it worked.

Iowa State wins Big 12

Iowa State crowned four individual champions en route to winning the Big 12 Conference wrestling tournament on Saturday.

Nebraska lineman arrested

Nebraska offensive lineman Andy Christensen was arrested early Saturday, suspected of sexual assault after an overnight incident at a downtown bar in Lincoln.

KU hoops notebook

Kansas University's players dedicated the victory and their fourth-straight league title to strength and conditioning coach Andrea Hudy.

Jayhawks stay hot in cold

Even 30-degree weather couldn't stop Kansas University's offense from heating up Saturday.

NDSU miscues boost Kansas

When all else fails, just hope the opponent makes the mistakes. That's how it worked for the Kansas University baseball squad Saturday against North Dakota State at Hoglund Ballpark.

Orange Bowl victors lauded at KU banquet

As sweet as the Kansas University football team's Orange Bowl victory was, the team has bigger goals, coach Mark Mangino reminded fans Saturday.

Team's the theme at banquet

Sharing the wealth was the theme of Saturday's Kansas University Football Awards Banquet, and why not?

Keegan: Jayhawks better with healthy Collins

It has been awhile since the "What's wrong with Kansas?" question that led to so much insomnia has been asked with any credibility. It also has been awhile since Sherron Collins' knee has prevented him from performing high-speed magic shows with the basketball.

Wooden remains in hospital

John Wooden's daughter says the former UCLA basketball coach is still being treated for a rapid heart rate, and it's unclear when he'll be leaving the hospital.

Aggies still hoping for bid

Big 12 tourney could determine A&M's fate

Texas A&M will pack more than sneakers and shorts for the Big 12 tournament that gets under way Thursday in Kansas City in the Sprint Center. The Aggies, more than any team in the conference, will bring pressure with them as well.

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KU clinches share of league crown

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe handed a special piece of hardware to Kansas University's Darnell Jackson and Russell Robinson in a downright giddy visitor's locker room late Saturday afternoon at Reed Arena.