Stories for November 7, 2008


Lead stories

Kansas women to play final exhibition game on Sunday

On Sunday, the Kansas women's basketball team plays its second and final exhibition game of the 2008-2009 season against Washburn.

KU hopes to end streak at Nebraska

The Kansas football team is trying to end a 40-year drought tomorrow against Nebraska. KU hasn't defeated NU in Lincoln since 1968.

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Brotherly love

Competitive Lawrence siblings share football bond

To understand truly the relationship between brothers Tyler and Blake Lawrence, it is probably best to go back to the Golden Gun incident. This occurred sometime while they were in elementary school, age 11 or 12.

Top 25 Roundup: Undefeated Utah topples TCU

Virginia Tech turns back No. 23 Maryland

The BCS Busters II are still alive. Brian Johnson led No. 10 Utah to a thrilling comeback, marching the Utes 80 yards in the final minutes and completing a nine-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Brown with 48 seconds left in a 13-10 victory against No. 11 TCU on Thursday night.

Firing of KSU's Prince, KU's Allen comparable

The athletic director at a major university in the Sunflower State fires his football coach with three games remaining in the season. Did this week's action by Kansas State athletic director Bob Krause sound familiar?Seven years ago, Kansas athletic director Al Bohl did the same thing.

Mayer: Marshall cultural visionary

The late Thurgood Marshall, a sports fan with a vastly broader perspective, called the shots about the significance of a Barack Obama presidency 50 years ago during a visit to Lawrence.I was too dumb and non-visionary to recognize the importance of his comments about athletics, minority status and the need for more role models beyond the realm of jocks. I finally got it.

KU's Garlington named Academic All-District

Kansas University volleyball sophomore Karina Garlington was named to the ESPN The Magazine Third Team Academic All-District on Thursday. Garlington became the sixth Jayhawk and fourth in the last two years to earn the award for her success on the court and in the classroom.

Marcus Morris working on foul woes

Bill Self believes some of Kansas University's newcomers were "humbled a little" during Tuesday's exhibition basketball victory over Washburn. "Not because their expectations were so high," KU coach Self said of the five freshmen and one junior-college transfer who played in the 98-79 victory. "No disrespect to Washburn, but when a big guy can foul you out in seven minutes, that's not exactly Blake Griffin we're going against."

Prep Henry won't decide until spring

Xavier Henry, a 6-foot-6 senior guard from Putnam City (Okla.) High, who had surgery Thursday to repair a broken cheekbone, told he will not choose a school until the spring signing period. Henry's dad, Carl, on Thursday said his son - who ultimately will choose between Kansas and Memphis - will be on medication and not be able to practice basketball the next four to six weeks.