Notes and quotes while wondering why they don't just cancel the rest of the NFL season and let Miami and Washington duke it out in Super Bowl XXVI. . .
Although the Kansas-Wichita State basketball game next Wednesday will be televised live in this area on the Jayhawk Network (channels 13 and 62), in Wichita it'll be available only on pay-per-view at a pricey $19.95. Levitt Arena is sold out. . .
Incidentally, long-time coach Ralph Miller, now retired, will be honored at halftime of Wednesday's game. Miller has ties to both schools. He coached at WSU from 1952-64 and was a two-time all-conference player at Kansas in the early 40s. . .
Jose Canseco's agent Jeff Borris, asked why his client had failed to show up for an ESPN interview, said it. "He has Japanese Koi fish. Several of the fish are dying. Jose is there saving fish, being the humanitarian that he is.". . .
CONSTRUCTION OF the addition to Parrott Complex between Allen Fieldhouse and Anschutz Pavilion has been slowed somewhat by recent rain. However, the $3.5 million project that will house new dressing rooms, offices and meeting rooms for Kansas football is still scheduled for completion sometime this fall. . .
Colorado offensive tackle Jim Hansen, owner of a 3.93 grade point average in aerospace engineering, said it. "What I want to end up doing is designing and building sailboats. Space I don't like. Airplanes are cool, but there's not much you can do.". . .
It'll be hard to find college administrators and football coaches in their offices next week. The NCAA convention in Anaheim and the American Football Coaches Assn. convention in Dallas both start on Monday. . .
NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol, asked about the possible loss of Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells to NFL jobs, said it. "When you run the kind of upbeat halfway house for professional coaches that we do, you have to expect this.". . .
DETROIT PISTONS forward Dennis Rodman likes to cut messages into his scalp. His lastest is Chi-ching. What is it? The sound, Rodman said, a cash register makes when you open it. . .
Nebraska's Tom Osborne said it to the Miami media before the Orange Bowl. "People have the perception that in the Big Eight we don't see passing. But we saw. . .40 or more passes from Kansas and Kansas State." Well, Osborne was half right. Kansas State threw 46 times, but KU launched only 26 aerials against the Huskers last fall. . .
All of KU's remaining basketball games, in case you're interested, will be available on live television, including the Colorado game from Boulder now that Sunflower Cablevision has added the Prime Sports Network (C45) to its system. . .
Dick Motta, fired last week by the Sacramento Kings after announcing he would retire at the end of the season, said it. "It's a job. I enjoyed it, but there were days I hated it when I got up at 6 a.m. knowing 12 guys hated me.". . .
KANSAS' GLEN Mason has been invited to participate in the NCAA Football Forum next month at Kansas City's Hyatt Regency. . .
Miami wide receiver Horace Copeland, asked why the Hurricanes haven't lost in the Orange Bowl since 1985, said it. "To be honest, I think it's the color, the orange in there. When it gets nighttime, I think the orange helps make it get a little darker." . . .