Stories for October 5, 2011


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Bill Self won't promise continuation of KU-MU series if Tigers bolt Big 12 for SEC

Bill Self says he wants MU to remain a member of the Big 12. If the Tigers leave, however, it could mean the end of regular season basketball games between the rivals.


KU basketball ‘mini plans’ include tickets for big games

Kansas University no longer scores enough points-holding, ticket-buying fans to fill Allen Fieldhouse — a loss of demand that is leaving seats for the season’s most intense rivalries available to the general public.

Regent: Big 12 still best fit for Kan. schools

Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Ed McKechnie says the Big 12 remains the best fit for Kansas and Kansas State, regardless of whether Missouri is looking at other conferences.

KU AD Sheahon Zenger says KU-MU rivalry belongs in Big 12

Amidst reports coming out of Missouri that MU's board of curators had authorized Missouri chancellor, Brady Deaton, to handle the school's conference affiliation, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger released a statement late Tuesday night pledging KU's support to one of the Big 12 Conference's best rivalries.

Aggies try to move on after 2 tough losses

Two big leads. Two heartbreaking losses. A once promising season falling apart.

Sooners’ Tony Jefferson emerging in Superman’s old spot

It wasn’t until after Tony Jefferson started to excel in Oklahoma’s nickel back position that he began to hear the buzz about Roy Williams.

Mizzou forward Laurence Bowers gone for season with knee injury

Missouri senior forward Laurence Bowers has torn an ACL in one of his knees and won’t play this season.

KU women’s golf 11th at invite

Kansas University’s women’s golf team finished in 11th place at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Tuesday. The Jayhawks ended the tournament with a score of 922 (313-302-307).

KU’s Ekaterina Morozova falls in ITA qualifier

Kansas University tennis senior Ekaterina Morozova went 0-2 in singles competition and was eliminated Tuesday on the first day of qualifying for the ITA/Riviera Women’s All-American Tennis Championships. Morozova was one of 64 tennis athletes selected for the qualifying.

Ex-KU official Konzem named COO of GCSAA

Former Kansas University senior associate athletic director Richard Konzem, who worked as AD at Rockhurst University since 2007, on Tuesday was named chief operating officer for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

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KU volleyball notches sweep

Despite facing a four-point deficit at match point in the final set, Kansas University’s volleyball team rallied to complete a sweep against Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday at Horejsi Center. KU won by scores of 25-20, 25-16, 28-26.

Keeston Terry switch frees safety’s mind

Last week, against Texas Tech, Kansas University red-shirt freshman Keeston Terry switched positions for the second time in his seven-game career.

Time announced for Oct. 14 Late Night in the Phog

Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog season-opening basketball extravaganza will run from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in Allen Fieldhouse, KU officials announced Tuesday.

Freshman Brandon Bourbon becomes latest KU back to hit the big time

Last week, about this time, Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon was still a bit of an unknown.

Missouri curators vote to explore leaving Big 12

It wasn’t too long ago that Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton spoke of “working every day to hold the Big 12 together.” Now he’s been tasked with helping decide whether the Tigers are the latest program to leave a troubled conference fighting for its future.

D-tackles difficult to find

An engineering brain equipped with a salesman’s personality. A nakedly honest politician. A creative thinker with a clean car.

KU soccer’s Berry honored by Big 12

Kansas University junior soccer midfielder Whitney Berry on Tuesday was named Big 12 offensive player of the week for games played Sept. 26-Oct. 2.