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Second half momentum fades as Jayhawks' turnovers end season with a loss

Second half momentum fades as Jayhawks’ turnovers end season with a loss

Most of the Kansas fans were gone by the time it was all over. The 2013 season came to an end for the Jayhawks with a 31-10 loss to Kansas State as the majority of those left in the Memorial Stadium stands wore purple, surrounded by empty bleachers. The Jayhawks gave up three touchdowns in […]

Fieldhouse Forum Podcast — Episode Three

Fieldhouse Forum Podcast — Episode Three

        Associate Sports Editor Trevor Graff hosts the third installment of the Fieldhouse Forum podcast. On the show today, Kansan basketball beat writers Ryan McCarthy and Geoffrey Calvert. The three discuss the victory over Kansas State in the Sunflower Showdown, College Gameday coming to town for Texas and the Mario Chalmers jersey retirement.

Total team effort helps Kansas dominate Wildcats

Total team effort helps Kansas dominate Wildcats

As it turns out, all Kansas needed to regain its mojo was the same elixir they’ve used for the past 20 years: Kansas State. The Jayhawks defeated their in-state rival for the 46th time in the last 49 meetings with an 83-62 victory Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse, restoring order in Lawrence after a tumultuous […]

Photo Gallery: Men's Basketball vs. Kansas State

Photo Gallery: Men’s Basketball vs. Kansas State

The Sunflower Showdown made its way to Lawrence where the Jayhawks faced the Kansas State Wildcats for the second time this season. Kansas leads the record 185-91. Senior center Jeff Withey also broke Greg Ostertag’s record for blocks with 263 career blocks. Freshman guard Ben McLemore lead the team in scoring with 30 points, followed […]

Strathman: 'We will not go quietly into the night'

Strathman: ‘We will not go quietly into the night’

Well, the unthinkable finally happened. A backflip in Allen Fieldhouse indicated a 33-game home winning streak was over. Two different courts stormed by ravenous students. Those brief highlights summarized the type of week the Kansas Jayhawks have experienced. Team meetings behind closed doors and a late-game defensive switch in Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma couldn’t prevent […]

No more 'easy' games for Jayhawks

No more ‘easy’ games for Jayhawks

Kansas’ schedule didn’t have to be this exhausting. In theory, playing at TCU last Wednesday should have been a tune-up for a tough three-day stretch. Losses at home against Oklahoma State, on the road to the Horned Frogs and a third straight at Oklahoma changed that notion and has shaken the perception of an “easy […]

Releford rebounds at Kansas State

Releford rebounds at Kansas State

MANHATTAN —Travis Releford already had plenty on his plate guarding Rodney McGruder in the Sunflower Showdown on Tuesday. And with his struggle on offense, especially from three-point range, that wasn’t his main priority. Turns out the senior guard from Kansas City, Mo., found his rhythm with two early 3-pointers that helped him lead Kansas to […]

Jayhawks head to 'The Octagon of Doom'

Jayhawks head to ‘The Octagon of Doom’

Bramlage Coliseum. For a long time, this was “Allen Fieldhouse West” for Kansas fans, and for good reason. From 1988 until 2008, the Jayhawks took the 88-mile drive down I-70 and returned with a victory against the in-state rival. However, since Kansas State’s first victory inside the arena against Kansas on January 30, 2008, it’s […]

Graff: Sunflower Showdown could turn into a full-fledge rivalry

Kansas fans may have overlooked Kansas State when the 2012-13 schedules were released this season. Many were focused on a non-conference schedule that included Michigan State, Ohio State and Temple in a year that the Big 12 appeared weak. Many cited the fact that the Jayhawks have won nine of the last 10 games against […]

First half success not enough for a Jayhawk victory

MANHATTAN, KAN. — For three possessions the Kansas Jayhawks football team looked like it had it figured out for Saturday’s contest. Before the interceptions from senior quarterback Dayne Crist, before freshman Tre’ Parmalee’s kick return blunders and before Kansas dug itself into a 40-point deficit, the Jayhawks appeared as good as their counterpart for this […]

Photo Gallery: Sunflower Showdown

Photo Gallery: Sunflower Showdown

The Jayhawks traveled to Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday Oct. 6 to take on the Wildcats. The Jayhawks were defeated 16-56.

Kansas gives up season high of 56 points in Sunflower Showdown loss

Kansas gives up season high of 56 points in Sunflower Showdown loss

MANHATTAN, KAN. — Going on the road and facing a Kansas State team ranked in the top 10, Kansas coach Charlie Weis wanted his players to get off to a fast start. The Jayhawks either led or tied for the first 20 minutes. Kansas scored first and tried to build the momentum throughout the first […]

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Road Kill Ahead: Weekend holds a bad beating for Kansas or calamity for K-State (UPDATED)

After three years of futility against the in-state rival, Kansas coach Charlie Weis needed to try something different if he wanted to give his team any chance in the 111th Sunflower Showdown. So Weis changed up his practices by making it full contact for everyone—even the quarterbacks. “Everything was full speed, including going against my […]

Weis focuses on hard work leading up Sunflower Showdown

Weis focuses on hard work leading up Sunflower Showdown

During the bye week, Kansas football coach Charlie Weis didn’t take any breaks while prepping his players for the Sunflower Showdown with a three-game losing streak in their rear-view. Weis visited the history between Kansas and Kansas State with his players. He stressed the importance of this rivalry to give them pride going into Saturday’s […]

Weis diverts rivalry to K-State for Sunflower Showdown

Weis diverts rivalry to K-State for Sunflower Showdown

The bye week is over and Kansas football is getting ready to return to action against Kansas State in Manhattan on Saturday. Both Kansas coach Charlie Weis and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder had an opportunity to speak to the media on Monday’s teleconference call where they touched on the upcoming game. B-rad is Rad […]

Kansas looks to end four-game skid in Sunflower Showdown

After four losses to rival Kansas State, the Jayhawks are hungry for a win.