Lawrence High senior Ian Handshy wasn't among the hundreds of Kansas high school football players signing national letters of intent Wednesday.
Kansas University's offensive line was muddled last weekend when senior right guard Tony Coker suffered an injury that will sideline him for at least three games.
Kansas University's offense set 12 single-season school records in 2003, including standards for points (384), first downs (286), touchdown passes (25) and total yards (5,479). The Jayhawks expect offense to be a strength again in 2004.
Matt Berner and Derek Bailey dreamed about playing at Kauffman Stadium while growing up in Lawrence. The Kansas University baseball players will have their chance Sunday morning during the Ban Johnson League All-Star Game at Kansas City, Mo.
Charles Gordon did it all for Kansas University as a red-shirt freshman, making an impact as a standout receiver, cornerback and punt returner.
Kansas University listed offensive lineman Cesar Rodriguez as 6-foot-7 and 253 pounds on its football roster last season. In his office at Anderson Strength and Conditioning Center, Chris Dawson had another set of numbers jotted down.
Jessica Yoachim led off Sunday's game against the United States Olympic softball team with an infield single off Cat Osterman.
David Padgett was in New Orleans when Kansas University's men's basketball team made its run to the 2003 NCAA championship game. Padgett was in the stands with the rest of the fans last April at the Superdome, but the freshman center will be on the court with the Jayhawks in this year's NCAA Tournament.
The final opponent added to Kansas University's 2004 football schedule is no cream puff. "We're looking forward to playing an opponent from a great conference like the Big 12," said Toledo coach Tom Amstutz, who is 27-11 in three seasons at the Mid-America Conference school. "We are always striving to play the best opponents in the country that we can. I feel the addition of Kansas gives us another very challenging schedule next year."
Kansas signed five junior-college players Wednesday, but Mangino said Thursday he would wait until after the bowl game to comment on the recruits.