Stories for September 17, 2008


Lead stories

KU lacks strong running game

Three contests into 2008, the Jayhawks have rushed for only 315 yards. More than half of those have come from third-stringer Angus Quigley.

Long snapper fills niche on the team

It's no secret that the star of any football team is normally the quarterback. So, who receives the least amount of attention while, at the same, doing an extremely important job? The answer just might be KU long snapper Kayl Anderson.

Kansas-Sam Houston State football sold out

The Kansas University football team's 6 p.m. game against Sam Houston State on Saturday has sold out, the university announced Wednesday.

Hardware failure causes Web site outage

Regular visitors to our Web site this morning noticed a problem: There was no Web site waiting for them.

This week in the Big 12 Conference

¢ OSU backs thriving¢ ISU forcing turnovers¢ Time on KU's side¢ Meier grabs early lead¢ Flags haven't cost TTU

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End zone envy: High-powered Big 12 leads country in scoring

In the turbo-charged world of Big 12 Conference football, scoring is king. Take these sample scores from the first three weeks of the season to refresh the memory. Keep in mind the following opponents who faced these Big 12 teams all made bowl games last season: Missouri 52, Illinois 42; Oklahoma State 56, Houston 37; Texas 52, Florida Atlantic 10; Oklahoma 52, Cincinnati 26. The bottom line: These outrageous scoring outputs are mandatory in the new era of spread offenses and winning football games in the Big 12. And the statistics prove it.

NCAA tells Indiana to wait

The NCAA has told Indiana University to wait until Sept. 26 to respond to the latest allegation that the school failed to monitor its men's basketball program.

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Keegan: Who is this mystery man?

Reesing gets a laugh out of not being recognized

Sometimes, the life of Riley isn't all it's cracked up to be. Neither is the life of Reesing. Robert Riley, a Journal-World reporter by day and a cage fighter/instructor by night, strolls Mass Street in the late afternoons, asking topical questions of strangers. He shoots pictures of them and runs their responses in the daily "On the Street" feature.

High School Volleyball LHS senior Tolefree headed to KU

Lawrence High standout second Lion to commit to Jayhawks in last month

For most student-athletes, accepting a college athletic scholarship registers as one of those dream-come-true moments. That was not the case for Lawrence High senior Tayler Tolefree, who earlier this season orally committed to play volleyball at Kansas University.

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Transfer enjoying opportunity with KU

If Brad Thorson is as fast a study on the field as he is the classroom, Kansas University football coaches have reason to smile. Before arriving at Kansas this summer as a transfer, Thorson - thanks largely to a heavy advanced placement workload in high school - managed to complete his undergraduate degree in two years at the University of Wisconsin, where he also played as a backup center on the school's football team.

KU golf takes third

Kansas University sophomore Nate Barbee placed sixth overall at the Kansas Golf Invitational on Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Club. Barbee shot a final-round 70 to go with first day rounds of 76 and 71 to finish at 1-over-par 217. Cal-Davis' Austin Graham was medalist at 72-70-68 - 210.

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Manning to be honored in North Carolina

North Carolina natives haven't forgotten the athletic accomplishments of Danny Manning, who led Greensboro (N.C.) Page High School to a large class state championship back in 1983. Manning, who won national titles at Kansas University as both a player (1988) and assistant coach (2008), on Monday will be inducted into the Guilford (N.C.) County Sports Hall of Fame.

Dugan Arnett's KU football notebook

Any worries Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino might have had about how his team would rebound from its 37-34 loss to South Florida last Friday were quickly dispelled during the team's practice Sunday in Lawrence.