Stories for November 19, 2013


Lead stories

KU volleyball to play in Allen

Kansas University’s volleyball match with Denver on Nov. 26 has been moved from the Jayhawks’ usual home, Horejsi Center, to Allen Fieldhouse.

KU women face first road test today

A win for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team in its first road game of the season tonight in Minneapolis would please coach Bonnie Henrickson on a couple of levels. By Benton Smith

Notebook: Self keeps Greene out of win over Iona

Kansas University freshman Brannen Greene was the only Jayhawk to not play in Tuesday’s 86-66 victory over Iona in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Embiid shines vs. Iona, with father in the stands

Dressed impeccably in suit and tie, Cameroon military man Thomas Embiid sat proudly in Kansas University’s parents’ section Tuesday night, watching his son play basketball for the very first time. His 7-foot son, Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid, exploded for 16 points and 13 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 86-66 victory. By Gary Bedore

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Opinion: Ellis spectacular in his own way

Playing in a basketball program that conceivably could have the first pick of the NBA draft for the next two years — freshman Andrew Wiggins this year and Joel Embiid the next — it’s easy to leave the Perry Ellis conversation for another day. By Tom Keegan

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Gaels came to win, but didn't predict one

Shortly after Iona's 86-66 loss to Kansas, Gaels coach Tim Cluess took time to set the record straight. Sure, he was pleased with the way his team competed, but by no means had anyone on his team predicted an Iona victory. By Matt Tait

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KU's Tony Pierson may be shut down for final 2 weeks of 2013

The in-again, out-again saga surrounding Kansas University junior Tony Pierson may have reached a resolution. Pierson, KU's leading receiver who has missed portions of KU's last seven games, may be done for the season because of the lingering effects of a concussion suffered Oct. 5 against Texas Tech. KU coach Charlie Weis said Tuesday that even though Pierson continued to be cleared by doctors and was able to play last week against West Virginia, the best thing for the player and the program might be to shut him down. By Matt Tait

KU volleyball's Soucie honored by Big 12

Kansas University freshman middle blocker Tayler Soucie was named Big 12 Volleyball Rookie of the Week on Monday.

MSU No. 1 in poll; Jayhawks vault to No. 2

Kansas University’s men’s basketball team moved from fifth to second in the Associated Press basketball poll Monday.

Iona president a KU grad

A talented freshman class of which Andrew Wiggins is headliner has made a ticket to Kansas University basketball games tougher than ever. That didn’t stop Joseph Nyre from landing one for tonight’s game against Iona College. By Tom Keegan

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Opinion: Zenger explains that TV deal good for KU

The TV partnership with Time Warner helps increase the Kansas brand, even though it means for two exhibitions and four real games ripping the remote out of the hands of so many people who cherish KU basketball as the most important form of entertainment in their lives. By Tom Keegan