Jason Franchuk

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Longhorns upend sluggish Jayhawks soccer
October 4, 2003
Kansas University’s soccer team lost, 1-0, Friday to Texas at SuperTarget Field, but it wasn’t goalkeeper Meghan Miller’s fault.
Johnson walks, talks big
6-5 freshman receiver confident he’s got skills
August 22, 2003
Moderick Johnson’s game is big, and not just because the Kansas University wide receiver stands 6-foot-5. A freshman, Johnson has the KU football coaching staff buzzing.
Hinrich on fire
KU guard deadly behind 3-point line
December 17, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Besides the three-point arc, Kansas University guard Kirk Hinrich is wary of another fine line how much to shoot. Hinrich’s efficiency while taking only a handful of shots showed up again Saturday night in Kansas’ 92-69 win against Tulsa at Allen Fieldhouse.
Creighton throttles Jayhawks
Kansas absorbs 76-54 setback
December 17, 2000
By Jason Franchuk A player blamed the mind and the coach blamed the body count as the Kansas University women’s basketball team examined how it could be beaten so badly at home. Jaclyn Johnson’s hypothesis after Kansas’ 76-54 loss to Creighton on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse was that the younger players have not shown the mental commitment to winning.
Eudora Invitational
Baldwin wins championship
December 8, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Colleen Kivett claims she still does not feel comfortable conducting interviews, but Baldwin High’s junior guard will have to get used to them if she keeps making shots like the one she sank Thursday night.
Free State splits wrestling meet
Firebirds fall to Olathe South, edge Topeka West in double-dual
December 7, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Free State High wrestler Ian Bsaid he was pleased by the raucous crowd that attended the matches Wednesday night, even though a few folks told him beforehand they didn’t realize what he did wasn’t quite like the WWF. There were no eye-gouges, no turnbuckles and no outrageous costumes, but Bs quick pin in the heavyweight division was more than enough to spark the crowd and salvage a split of the Firebirds’ home double-dual.
Illinois fades in second half
November 29, 2000
By Jason Franchuk It’s hard to tell what seemed to take longer for Illinois’ women’s basketball team getting back to the mainland for its next game or scoring in the second half during it. The second-half malaise for the No. 24-ranked Illini which included a 10-minute field-goal drought was enough for Kansas to win, 73-60, Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
Boschee puts up big numbers
KU guard torches Middle Tennessee State for season-high 19 points
November 28, 2000
By Jason Franchuk Jeff Boschee, normally quiet on the court, took a short moment Monday night to josh an opponent. Boschee, Kansas University’s 6-foot-1 guard, chided Middle Tennessee State’s D’Marius Wilkes during KU’s breezy 92-66 win in Allen Fieldhouse.
KU walk-on Zerbe plays like Pierce?
Transfer forward scores six points in three minutes against Boise State
November 21, 2000
By Jason Franchuk It took Chris Zerbe a few seconds, but he finally thought of a Kansas University player he resembles. After Kansas’ 101-61 win over Boise State on Monday night, Zerbe, a first-year forward, picked Paul Pierce.
Iowa State chills Jayhawks in finale
Quick start ignites Cyclones past Kansas on frigid November day in Ames, Iowa
November 19, 2000
By Jason Franchuk When you’re hot you’re hot, but when you’re in Iowa in the latter part of November you’re not. With temperatures in the 20s and the wind chill hovering around zero, Kansas struggled from the start in its season-ending 38-17 loss to Iowa State on Saturday afternoon.

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