LAWRENCE — Kansas State could have been beaten on Saturday.
Just like five other occasions this season coming off a Big 12 championship.
Kansas was not good enough, however, to capitalize. K-State forced six turnovers, and while it failed to convert on all the chances provided by those changes in possession, momentum and spirit, the Wildcats toppled the Jayhawks, 31-10, in Memorial Stadium.
MATCHUP: Kansas State (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) at Kansas (3-8, 1-7)
KICKOFF: 11 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium, Lawrence.
RADIO: WIBW-AM (580), KTOP-FM (102.9)
TV: Fox Sports 1
LATEST LINE: K-State by 17 1/2
CATCH PHRASE: Sunflower Bowl.
With his team ineligible to participate in the postseason, KU coach Charlie Weis labeled the in-state rivalry with K-State as the Jayhawks’ bowl game. Weis deemed the stakes high enough that he put players off limits to the media.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A year earlier, the Border War had national championship implications. This time Kansas limped into Arrowhead Stadium unranked and unhealthy.
Nonetheless, the Jayhawks staged a courageous upset over the No. 13 Tigers, rallying twice for leads in the fourth quarter, the last coming with 27 seconds left when Todd Reesing threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Kerry Meier.
LAWRENCE — The passion, the dedication, the attention to detail … well, no one really knows yet about Charlie Weis.
Sure, he wants to win football games at Kansas.
Yet any similarity to the coach of in-state rival Kansas State is difficult to ascertain.
No surprise, really. No one is altogether similar to Bill Snyder. As much as the word unique is often overused and inaccurate, Snyder is just that. The mere fact that, at 74, he is still coaching a program in the Bowl Subdivision is proof.
LAWRENCE — Jitters never struck Erin McNorton when she took over last season as setter for the Kansas volleyball team.
“No one knew the decision except the coaches,’’ McNorton recalled. “I didn’t really have time to be nervous, because they didn’t tell us before they gave us the starting lineups at Arkansas. So, no. Then afterward, I thought, ‘Oh, gosh.’’’
TRIP IN TIME
50 YEARS AGO | NOV. 23, 1963
It was on Friday, a day before Kansas State was to close its football season when President John F. Kennedy was slain.
The Wildcats were on a bus headed for Stillwater, Okla., to play Okla… Continue reading →