LAWRENCE — It was fitting that Chelsea Albers put down the final kill for Kansas to help exorcise some demons against Wichita State.
The KU junior also was slamming away some bad memories of her own in the Jayhawks’ 25-23, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22 NCAA Tournament first-round victory over Wichita State on Friday night in front of 4,017 fans at Allen Fieldhouse.
Albers, an outside hitter from Papillion, Neb., struggled a year ago when KU’s season ended with a 3-1 loss to WSU in the NCAA second round when she posted five kills to go with three errors.
LAWRENCE — When the Kansas volleyball players are joking around, they like to talk about how they don’t have any other friends outside of the team.
Though it usually brings a good laugh, senior middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc admits the statement is close to the truth.
“We spend so much time together,” Jarmoc said, “we never had a chance to make friends.”
The players say that chemistry is part of the reason they’ve made it to this point, as KU will play host to Wichita State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Washburn soccer forward Caysie Beetley was named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Central Region Second Team on Monday.
Beetley, a senior from Malibu, Calif., is one of 14 women’s soccer players from the MIAA to earn a place on the first or second teams. She is also the first Ichabod all-region selection since the 2008 season.
Beetley finished the season with 14 points on 56 shots, 22 coming on goal.
LONGHORNS STOMP NO. 24 JAYHAWKS IN FOUR SETS: Redshirt senior outside hitter Catherine Carmichael’s 13 kills led the 24th-ranked Kansas’ balanced offense against defending NCAA champion Texas, but it couldn’t offset the unbalanced performance that powered the Longhorns to a 3-1 win Saturday inside the Gregory Gym, 16-25, 25-15, 22-25, 21-25.
Kansas (19-6, 9-3 Big 12) met up with a Texas (18-2, 11-0 Big 12) squad that hasn’t lost in nearly two months, good for 14-straight wins after Saturday and a flawless record in league play.
Former Kansas guard Rio Adams has transferred to Ohio, Bobcats coach Jim Christian announced Monday.
Adams, a Seattle native, appeared in 24 games and averaged 1.1 points during his only season at KU. He will sit out next season per NCAA rules and will… Continue reading →
K-STATE’S FISHER UP FOR AWARD GIVEN TO NATION’S BEST SHORTSTOP: Kansas State sophomore Austin Fisher earned a spot Monday in the Brooks Wallace award watch list, one of 14 players up for the honor give to the nation’s top shortstop. Fisher hit .358 in 53 games with 18 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homers and 34 RBIs. He led the Big 12 in conference-only batting average at .412. The top-seeded Wildcats begin play in the Big 12 Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday against No. 8 Texas Tech in Oklahoma City.
Mike Rice scandal leaves many questioning the motives behind collegiate athletics. By Brennan Keller With quicker access to technology, sports fans are able to follow their favorite teams closer than ever before. This quick and efficient technology has allowed the NCAA and college sports fans to keep a closer eye on the everyday action of various collegiate athletic programs. Most of these athletic departments embrace this new change as websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram allow their fans to interact and voice their opinions. Unfortunately, sometimes this technology and social media can come back to harm these same athletic programs. Perhaps the most shocking news in college sports this past month occurred last week when… Continue reading →
Capital-Journal columnist Kevin Haskin and Kansas beat writer Austin Meek, in the Dallas area for Friday night’s NCAA South Regional at Cowboys Stadium, say the quickness of the Michigan guards can present a problem for the more physical Jayhawks.
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BOULDER, Colo. — The Kansas Jayhawks aren’t about to complain about their No. 12 seeding.
After all, they realize they were likely the last at-large team to make the women’s NCAA Tournament after losing seven of their last 11 games.
They’re eager, however, to prove that they’re not your average 12th seed.
The Jayhawks (20-13) were the ones chanting “Sweet 16!” for the second straight season Monday night after senior Monica Engelman scored a career-high 27 points in a 75-69 upset of fourth-seeded South Carolina.
NCAA SWEET 16
Games Thursday at Washington
Miami (29-6) vs. Marquette (25-8), 6:15 p.m. (WIBW 13.1)
Indiana (29-6) vs. Syracuse (28-9), 30 minutes following (WIBW 13.1)
Games Thursday at Los Angeles
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