In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Kansas Athletics solicited works of art from local youth with the theme of Jayhawks Helping Others. To participate, young Jayhawks were asked to do something kind for someone and create a piece of art to depict what they did, or a lesson learned by doing it. That art is now on display inside the Booth Hall of Athletics through the end of January.
The Sunflower Showdown hits the hardwood as Kansas women's basketball host in-state rival Kansas State for the first installment of the rivalry series on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., inside Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be broadcast on FSN and the Jayhawk Radio Network.
No. 1/1 Kansas (15-2, 4-1) hits the road to take on Oklahoma State (9-8, 1-4) Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. on ESPN2. logjam at the top of the Big 12 standings through five games as four teams have 4-1 league records. Joining the Jayhawks atop the standings is Oklahoma, West Virginia and Baylor. KU has handed two of those losses out to OU and BU. Oklahoma State is looking to end a four-game losing skid after its 74-69 loss at Texas Jan. 19.
Iowa State (13-4, 2-3 Big 12) used a 24-3 run in the first half, fueled by a switch from man-to-man to zone defense, stifling a K-State (11-6, 1-4) offense that had shot well in a win over Texas Tech on Tuesday.
Facing one of the league’s top scoring offenses, the Wildcats played to their strengths and got it done on defense, holding off a fourth-quarter rally by TCU and winning 58-49 Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum in front of 7,525 fans on “Pack the House” night.
Kansas State junior fullback Glenn Gronkowski, who has graduated from K-State and will forego his senior season to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, has been added to the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl roster as a fourth-year junior graduate.
LAWRENCE — Kansas State finished with 14 first-place finishes and senior Akela Jones was named high point scorer of the meet as the Wildcats finished in second place with a combined team score of 234 points at the KSU-KU-WSU Showdown on Friday.
TWIN VALLEY LEAGUE GIRLS (SAT. JAN. 16)
Clifton-Clyde 45, Doniphan West 35
Frankfort 60, Linn 48
Hanover 55, Onaga 18
Troy 41, Wetmore 29
Valley Heights 68, Blue Valley-Randolph 35
TWIN VALLEY LEAGUE BOYS (SAT. JAN. 16)
Axtell 73, Clifton-Clyde 56
Frankfort 60, Blue Valley-Randolph 47 OT
Hanover 58, Wetmore 25
Troy 66, Linn 33
Valley Heights 59, Onaga 43
TWIN VALLEY LEAGUE GIRLS SCHEDULE FOR MON. JAN. 18
3:15 PM – 3. Axtell vs. 6. Troy – Primary Gym
3:15 PM – 4. Hanover vs. 5. Valley Heights – Secondary Gym
6:15 PM – 1. Washington Co. vs. 8. Frankfort – Primary Gym
6:15 PM – 2. Centralia vs. 10. Clifton-Clyde – Primary Gym
TWIN VALLEY LEAGUE BOYS SCHEDULE FOR MON. JAN. 18
4:45 PM – 3. Centralia vs. 6. Axtell – Primary Gym
4:45 PM – 4. Troy vs. 5. Hanover – Secondary Gym
7:45 PM – 1. Washington Co. vs. 9. Frankfort – Primary Gym
7:45 PM – 2. Doniphan West vs. 7. Valley Heights – Secondary Gym
Box Score // A season-high 25 turnovers beset the Jayhawk offensive attack as the Kansas women's basketball team fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers by a score of 72-35 on Saturday evening inside WVU Coliseum.
In their first action of the spring season, KU will host Nebraska-Omaha (9 a.m.) and Drake (4 p.m.) in a doubleheader at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.