Jayhawk Fall Sports Teams Preparing for Post Season
Kansas football team is on the verge of securing a postseason
bowl bid for the first time since 1995.
The Jayhawks have a record of 5-5 and travel to Stillwater
Oklahoma Nov. 15 to play Oklahoma St. The final game
of the season is against Iowa St. on Nov. 22 at Memorial
Stadium. Kickoff for both games is set for 1 p.m.
If Kansas secures a win in either of its final 2 games,
it is likely the Jayhawks will secure a bowl bid. Head
Coach Mark Mangino insists that the team's focus is
not on the postseason, but the next game.
"The biggest thing about our team is we are focused.
Our kids practice and play well. We tell our kids if
you play well and win, the postseason stuff will take
care of itself. We don't talk about it and never mention
it. We take each opponent one at a time. We have Oklahoma
State this week-we are focused on them. We are getting
together our plan and a way to play them down in Stillwater.
Our kids have great spirit. They understand what's going
on. KU is in no situation where there is a lot of pressure-believe
it when I tell you. We are getting better all of the
time and getting confident good things are going to
happen for us here."
Tickets are still available for the Iowa St. game.
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This has been a record-setting season for the KU soccer
team. The Jayhawks are ranked in the Top 25 for the
first time in school history, finishing the regular
season with a record of 15-4-1. The team also captured
its first postseason win in program history, defeating
Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.
The 16 wins are the most ever by a Kansas soccer team.
The Jayhawks will look to continue their postseason
success in the 2003 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament.
Nationally ranked at No. 16, the Jayhawks earned a national
seed of 13 (top 16 teams are seeded) in the 64-team
field and will take on the Illinois State Redbirds at
4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Audrey J. Walton Soccer Complex in
Sophomore Caroline Smith leads the team. Earlier in
the season, she became the all-time leading goal scorer
in school history. She also holds the KU single-season
point mark with 38 and ranks first in the Big 12 in
points (38), points per game (2.00), goals (18), and
goals per game (0.95). She has been named the Big 12
Offensive Player of the week on three separate occasions
The volleyball team is looking to secure a post-season
tournament bid as it continues to pick up wins. The
Jayhawks have an overall record of 16-9 and a Big 12
record of 8-6.
KU recently defeated Border War rival Missouri and
Big 12 foe Texas in dramatic fashion. Coach Ray Bechard
was extremely proud of his team after the Texas victory.
"I have never seen this team [KU] play as well
as they did in this final hour," Bechard said.
"We had great results and did something no Jayhawk
team has ever done in Austin. We can't let up and are
excited to get back home and play at Horejsi Wednesday."
The Jayhawks have six matches remaining in the season,
with three at home. Tickets can be reserved by calling
800-34-HAWKS. The first round of the NCAA tournament
is Dec. 4.
Kansas Volleyball Remaining Schedule
November 12 Oklahoma 7pm
November 15 at Iowa St. 7pm
November 19 at Nebraska 7pm
November 22 Texas A&M 7pm
November 26 at Baylor 7pm
November 29 Texas Tech 7pm
The Kansas men's cross country
team finished fourth at the Big 12 Championships
Friday at the Barton Creek Lakeside Golf Course
in Spicewood, Texas. The men's finish is the highest
conference finish under head coach Stanley Redwine
and is the best Big 12 finish ever for KU. The
women's team finished 10th.
The Kansas men's cross country team finished fourth
at the Big 12 Championships at the Barton Creek Lakeside
Golf Course in Spicewood, Texas. The men's finish is
the highest conference finish under head coach Stanley
Redwine and is the best Big 12 finish ever for KU. The
women's team finished 10th
"I'm excited with the men's team placing fourth.
We are going to continue to work hard and prepare for
regionals," Redwine said. "Our women didn't
have a good race and things just didn't go well. We
have to find out what happened and get better before
the regional meet."
Both teams will return to Stillwater, Okla., Nov. 15
for the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships. The top
teams in each region advance to the NCAA Championships
Nov. 24 in Cedar Falls, Iowa