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Ottawa High's Sachse to run at KU

In the end, the creature comforts of home won out for Jack Sachse.

Case can't wait to get on floor

After taking year off, guard says he's sharp

In his mind, Jeremy Case sees himself stationed beyond the three-point line, burying jumper after jumper as the Allen Fieldhouse crowd goes nuts.

More mature Hawkins expects to lead

Fifth-year senior guard/stopper plans to play expanded role

The first step in any recovery program is admitting you have a problem.

Ottawa celebrates 'big day'

Lineman Blakesley officially joins Jayhawks' football program

Caleb Blakesley didn't think national signing day was anything to get excited about.

Dorsey sparks sweep of A&M

KU volleyball player ignores injury in 3-0 victory

With time running out on her season -- and her volleyball career -- senior Jill Dorsey ignored the pain in her injured elbow Saturday night and helped Kansas University pull off a badly needed sweep of 13th-ranked Texas A&M.

A&M victory would lift tourney hopes

It's crunch time for Kansas University's volleyball team. KU has just three matches remaining in the regular season, but the Jayhawks (15-11 overall, 6-11 Big 12 Conference) could boost their NCAA Tournament hopes tonight against No. 13th-ranked Texas A&M (17-6, 13-4).

Jayhawk defense impresses NU coach

Given a rare Saturday off, first-year Nebraska football coach Bill Callahan was able to scout his next two opponents.

Kansas' Mangino miffed over run game

In its last two football games, Kansas University has missed four field goals, been penalized 20 times for 165 yards, rushed for a total of 133 yards and blown two fourth-quarter leads.

Oh, no, not again!

Kicking game again dooms Jayhawks to deflating loss

The kicker was different, but the outcome was the same. One week after Kansas University senior Johnny Beck missed two field goals in a three-point loss at Northwestern, his replacement -- red-shirt freshman Scott Webb -- missed two fourth-quarter field goals Saturday in a 31-30 loss to Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference opener at Memorial Stadium.

Hicks go-to receiver for Raiders

Sophomore leading nation in yards per game in first year as starter

By the time Kansas University and Texas Tech kick off the Big 12 Conference football season at 2:40 p.m. today, KU fans will have heard all about Tech's prolific offense and quarterback Sonny Cumbie.

Tech defense making more noise

Kansas QB vows he isn't interested in individual accolades

It's no secret Texas Tech has the best passing offense in the country. Overlooked is the fact that the Red Raiders' defense has made big strides since 2003, when Tech allowed averages of 34 points and 453.4 yards per game.

Tech to play bombs away

KU hopes for passing grades against aerial wizards

Now that the opening acts are finished, Charles Gordon is ready for the main event.

KU's Mangino demotes kicker Beck, punter Tyrrell

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said he hadn't "lost faith" in Johnny Beck and Chris Tyrrell, but he appears to have lost patience with them.

Mangino hopes KU learns from loss

Kansas University coach Mark Mangino said his football team needed to mature after letting a fourth-quarter lead slip away Saturday during a 20-17 loss at Northwestern.

Mangino to stress basics

KU football coach: QB, receivers must do better

Kansas University coach Mark Mangino spent a good portion of Sunday reliving his football team's 20-17 loss at Northwestern.

KU's running game sputters

Kansas University's running game sputtered for the second time in three weeks Saturday, and this time the Jayhawks couldn't overcome it.

Kicked off

Jayhawks struggle 'all around' in setback

Johnny Beck wasn't solely to blame for Kansas University's most recent road football loss. Beck, who missed two field-goal attempts -- including one in the final minutes -- of KU's 20-17 loss to Northwestern Saturday at Ryan Field, had plenty of accomplices.

Stubbs leading way

Senior safety leading tackler in Big 12 Conference

Tony Stubbs ranked third on Kansas University's football team as a junior with 98 tackles.

Blakesley to miss rest of season

Ottawa High won't have standout lineman Caleb Blakesley tonight when the Cyclones play host to Louisburg. Blakesley tore cartilage in his right knee Friday during Ottawa's victory over Kansas City Turner, and the Kansas University recruit's senior season ended Wednesday when the damage proved to be worse than originally thought.

Mangino: Coker might play

Tony Coker was on the practice field Wednesday, and Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino liked what he saw.

KU hoping to punt road woes

Jayhawks say past struggles won't factor against Northwestern

Kansas University outscored Tulsa and Toledo by a combined score of 84-17 as the Jayhawks opened the football season with back-to-back victories at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas to face another tough QB

Kansas University's football team is off to its first 2-0 start since 1997 following a 21-3 victory over Tulsa and a 63-14 thrashing of Toledo.

Mangino pleased KU didn't let up with lead

Kansas University's football offense netted 501 total yards in Saturday's 63-14 victory over Toledo -- 300 yards more than KU mustered a week earlier in a 21-3, season-opening victory over Tulsa.

Hole-y Toledo!

KU scores early, often in big win

Bruce Gradkowski was the quarterback who came into Saturday night's game with all the accolades, but it was Kansas University's Adam Barmann who left Memorial Stadium celebrating a victory.

His own worst critic

Brandon Rideau caught nine passes for 109 yards in the Tangerine Bowl. But after Kansas University suffered a 56-26 loss to North Carolina State last December at Orlando, Fla., Rideau was wishing he could have done more.

Rockets hope to restart offense

Toledo eager to bounce back after blowout loss at Minnesota

Tom Amstutz knows good defense when he sees it. In Kansas University's 21-3 victory over Tulsa in last Saturday's season opener, the Jayhawks certainly had it.

Mangino gives PAT duties to Webb

Football coach Mark Mangino won't tolerate any more missed extra-point attempts by Kansas University kickers.

Improved defense pleases coaches

Kansas University's defense allowed averages of 412.6 yards and 30.5 points a game last year.

Mangino, Jayhawks still wary of Toledo

KU not taking foe lightly despite its 63-21 loss in opener at Minnesota

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino made it clear during the offseason that Mid-American Conference power Toledo wasn't his ideal nonconference opponent.

Pressure on QB helped KU football hound Tulsa

Kansas University's football defense had trouble putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks in 2003, when the Jayhawks allowed averages of 217.9 yards passing and 30.5 points per game.

Rideau's blocks spark Jayhawks

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino gave Brandon Rideau a game ball Saturday night after Rideau's two blocked punts helped the Jayhawks defeat Tulsa, 21-3, in the football season opener at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas rides out Hurricane, 21-3

KU football opens with win over Tulsa

Kansas University netted 80 yards and three points in the first half of Saturday night's season opener at Memorial Stadium.

Tulsa hopes to take next step

Golden Hurricane looking to build on breakthrough 2003 season

Between a 10-2 season in 1991 and last year's 8-5 campaign, Tulsa lost 58 of 78 football games. The Golden Hurricane could have been downgraded to a tropical storm -- or perhaps a brisk wind -- when Tulsa won a total of two games in 2002 and 2003.

Sky's limit for Barmann

Sophomore QB key for Jayhawks

Steve Kragthorpe has seen the tape, and he knows what Kansas University quarterback Adam Barmann can do. At least, Kragthorpe thinks he does.

Jayhawks loaded at linebacker

Reid, Toomey, Floodman, Kane to share spotlight

Tulsa football coach Steve Kragthorpe devised an easy way to remember Kansas University's starting linebackers.

Jayhawks eyeing opener

Mangino mum on Randle

Kansas University coach Mark Mangino knows whether running back John Randle will play Saturday night in the Jayhawks' football season opener against Tulsa, but Mangino isn't saying.

Giddens eager to return to floor for KU

While his teammates were playing basketball and working to improve their skills, J.R. Giddens settled for watching films from last season and waiting for the new one.

This year, KU-Tulsa more meaningful

When Kansas University's football team played at the University of Tulsa two years ago, KU's 43-33 victory drew 17,893 fans to 40,385-seat Skelly Stadium.

Basketball broadcast boosting ticket sales

Kansas University officials are expecting a good turnout for Saturday night's football game against Tulsa at Memorial Stadium, and not just because it's the Jayhawks' season opener.

Newcomers dot Kansas football depth chart

Kansas University's defense will have a new look when the Jayhawks open the season Sept. 4 against Tulsa.

Mangino concerned with special teams

With a little more than a week remaining before Kansas University's football season opener, coach Mark Mangino said special teams were among his biggest concerns heading into his third season.

Jayhawks: Thanks

Diehards brave elements to see players

The threat of an imminent thunderstorm likely cut down on the number of fans at Fan Appreciation Night.

Gordon: I just want to win

Kansas football wide receiver/cornerback doesn't care where he plays

You can phrase the question any way you want. Ask Charles Gordon whether he would rather play receiver or cornerback. Does he enjoy one position more than the other? Is he clearly better at either one?

Lamb learning new role on offense

KU sophomore adjusting to playing wide receiver after move from safety

Jonathan Lamb caught two passes last season, hauling in a pair of interceptions as Kansas University's starting free safety.

For KU, the ring's the thing

Tangerine Bowl rewards motivate Jayhawks to re-qualify for postseason game

In its first 114 years of football, Kansas University played in nine bowl games. The Jayhawks, who played in the Tangerine Bowl in December, hope to become the first team in school history to make back-to-back postseasons.

Heaggans wants job back

Kansas junior hopes for return to special-teams role

Greg Heaggans' junior season hasn't even started, and the Kansas City Schlagle graduate already owns Kansas University's single-game, single-season and career records for kick-return yardage.

Randle's status for opener unclear

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino stood by running back John Randle when he was arrested three times during his freshman year.

Catch-up time for Keith

Jayhawk defensive end back on track following transfer

Charlton Keith put on a Kansas University football jersey for the first time Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

Davison ditches Cowboys

Ex-KU football player leaves Dallas camp, asks to be released

Andrew Davison's NFL career is in limbo. Davison, a former Kansas University defensive back, was back in Dallas on Tuesday after he left the Dallas Cowboys' training camp Monday in Oxnard, Calif.

Prep coach gushes about newest Jayhawk

Marcus Henry caught 22 passes for 506 yards and five touchdowns as a senior at Eisenhower High in Lawton, Okla.

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