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Monday, July 31

Redwine helps during medals ceremony of Sunflower State Games

Dick Wilson was partly responsible for the hiring of Kansas University's track and field and cross country coach, so a hug was inevitable.

Sunday, July 30

Basketball vetrans must bring it on

Chenowith, Gregory, Axtell, Boschee could be difference between good and great

Four older guys will determine whether Kansas University has a good, pretty good or great basketball team in 2000-01. Unfortunately, three of KU's youngest players currently constitute the aorta of the organism when three seniors and a junior should be performing that function.

Saturday, July 29

Basketball veterans must bring it on

Chenowith, Gregory, Axtell, Boschee could be difference between good and great

Four older guys will determine whether Kansas University has a good, pretty good or great basketball team in 2000-01. Unfortunately, three of KU's youngest players currently constitute the aorta of the organism when three seniors and a junior should be performing that function.

Waterman named coach

Kilmeny Waterman, a former Kansas University assistant women's tennis coach, has been named the Jayhawks' head coach.

Nesmith arrested on traffic warrant

Carl Nesmith, a senior free safety and co-captain on Kansas University's football team, was arrested by Lawrence police early Friday hours after he appeared at Big 12 media day in Kansas City, Mo. on an outstanding traffic warrant.

Friday, July 28

KU's Istnick makes par on last hole, makes cut

By Levi Chronister Journal-World Sports Writer Former KU golfer Jake Istnick made the cut at the Kansas Open, but former teammates Andy Stewart and Jason deBuhr weren't as fortunate.

Jayhawks' hopes high

KU counting on Norris, Nesmith

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Free safety Carl Nesmith and fullback Moran Norris are the closest things Kansas University football has had to a household name in recent seasons.

KU's Allen takes 'realistic' approach to 2000

There's a fine line between confidence and false bravado, and Kansas University football coach Terry Allen grudgingly admits he might have crossed that line last season.

KU recruits eager for Shrine Bowl

By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer Excluded from the original Shrine Bowl roster, Hoisington standout Tony Coker was a late all-star addition for West's football squad.

Wednesday, July 26

The singing Jayhawk

KU's Axtell talks ... about his upcoming CD

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer KU basketball senior Luke Axtell has recorded a 10-song compact disc scheduled to be released late next month.

Redwine completes staff

First-year Kansas University track and field coach Stanley Redwine has completed his staff for the 2000-01 season with the addition of Doug Clark, Milan Donley, Brian Ferry, Doug Reynolds and Mary Beth Idoux.

Monday, July 24

Argentina clubs U.S. in title tilt

Argentina defeated the United States, 92-77, on Sunday in Brazil. Kansas University's Drew Gooden and Nick Collison are headed home with silver not gold medals.

Meka White following in footsteps of dad Jo Jo

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Meka White, daughter of former KU basketball standout Jo Jo White, will attend Kansas University on a track scholarship.

Bradford highlights SSG hoops

By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Bradford, a former Kansas University player, scored 21 points to lead TMP to a 73-57 triumph over the T.S. Jays in the championship game of the Sunflower State Games men's college division on Sunday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Sunday, July 23

With Roy at KU, UNC still merits cursory interest

Those North Carolina basketball bandits couldn't kidnap our guy Roy Williams, but the Chapel Hill program still has a distinct Kansas flavor with Matt Doherty, Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge and now Jim Moeser on the premises.

U.S. slips past Brazil into finals

KU's Nick Collison and Drew Gooden and their United States teammates will face Argentina in tonight's championship game.

Saturday, July 22

Simien shines at summer camps

KU recruit from Leavenworth makes all-tourney team in Vegas

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Leavenworth High senior Wayne Simien was named to the all-tourney team at Las Vegas' Big Time AAU Tourney.

Friday, July 21

Gooden heats up in U.S. win over Panama

KU's Drew Gooden scored 17 points and Nick Collison had 10 rebounds in the United States' 105-81 victory over Panama.

Thursday, July 20

Former Jayhawks in the NFL

Naismith never exploited game

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Robert Cheney presented a 90-minute "living history" of basketball inventor James Naismith on Wednesday night at Watkins Community Museum.

Collison, Gooden aid U.S. triumph

Nick Collison had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Drew Gooden scored eight points in the United States' 122-73 victory over Uruguay.

Tuesday, July 18

Jayhawks get jump on Miles

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Kansas hopes its early start in recruiting Portland prep Aaron Miles will pay off in November, when he chooses between KU, Duke, UCLA and Arizona.

Sunday, July 16

Football crowds need hike at KU

By Bill Mayer Journal-World Contributing Editor OK, the Roy Williams-North Carolina basketball epoch may run longer than the Elian Gonzalez debacle which perhaps it should, because it's a lot more important around here.

Jayhawks breathing big sigh of relief

As college basketball coaching dominoes continue to fall, Kansas University athletics director Bob Frederick and chancellor Robert Hemenway must still be knocking on wood. If Roy Williams had opted to go to North Carolina, Frederick and Hemenway would have faced the dreadful prospect of hiring a replacement.

Saturday, July 15

Red, white and (KU) blue

Jayhawks Gooden, Collison make USA Basketball team

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor KU's Drew Gooden and Nick Collison were elated to learn they had made the roster of the 2000 USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team.

Thursday, July 13

Recruiting, coaching carousel hot topics these days

Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Ryan Humphrey, a forward who transferred from Oklahoma to Notre Dame a year ago, is eligible to play for the Irish this season.

Tar Heels turn to Doherty

North Carolina's new coach followed advice from Jordan

Thirty-eight-year-old Matt Doherty was scheduled to sign a six-year contract with a salary of $350,000 per season. Doherty, a starter on North Carolina's 1982 NCAA national championship team, took Jordan's advice later in the day, leaving Notre Dame after one season to become coach of one of the more storied college programs in the country.

KU's field of dreams?

Jayhawks eager to play on new AstroPlay field

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas wideout Harrison Hill gave AstroPlay an unqualified endorsement. Now he's looking forward to playing on it.

Doherty has skills to succeed

by Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Here's a classified ad you won't find in the NCAA News, in USA Today or in your favorite newspaper and mine the Durham Herald-Sun, aka the Dewey-Defeats-Truman Gazette:

Would Kansas have called Doherty about opening?

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor New North Carolina coach Matt Doherty said he would have visited with KU officials if Roy Williams had gone to UNC.

KU's Gruber headed to Olympic Trials

Kansas University's Charlie Gruber will compete in both the 800 and 1,500 at this week's Olympic Trials.

Wednesday, July 12

Jayhawk basketball schedule revealed

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Kansas will open the regular season Nov. 9 in the Coaches v. Cancer Tournament in New York against either UCLA, Kentucky or St. John's.

Williams, Frederick pleased

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Kansas coach Roy Williams, athletics director Bob Frederick and some of Matt Doherty's former KU players give glowing recommendations to the new UNC coach.

Dean Smith not miffed at KU coach

Where was Matt Doherty when athletics director Dick Baddour called to ask him to interview for the North Carolina coaching job?

Brian Frederick's version of UNC hiring

Fortunately, I've never had to choose between Carolina and Kansas. Well, in 1997, I had to decide on my NCAA tourney bracket that Carolina would in fact beat Kansas in the championship game.

Doherty learned trade at KU

New Carolina coach made just $16,000 per annum in '92

By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Let's see now, if your salary is $16,000 a year, your monthly paycheck is $1,333.33. Weekly that breaks down to $307.69. By the hour it's $7.70 about twice the minimum wage if you work a 40-hour week, which Matt Doherty won't.

Tuesday, July 11

Jayhawks trying out for USA

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Kansas University sophomores Nick Collison and Drew Gooden are in Miami trying out for the USA Basketball World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team.

Doherty named head coach at North Carolina

News conference scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CDT.

Matt Doherty, a starter on North Carolina's 1982 national championship team, was hired as the Tar Heels' coach Tuesday. Doherty, the coach at Notre Dame, was to be introduced at an evening news conference, the school said.

Monday, July 10

KU's Axtell expanding horizons

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Senior-to-be Luke Axtell is working on both basketball and a music endeavor this summer. Kansas basketball notes that might have been lost in the shuffle during the great Roy Williams Watch 2000.

Sunday, July 9

Staying power: Coach's week in review

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer In the end, it was all about nothing. Roy Williams was KU's men's basketball coach last week and he's KU's men's basketball coach this week, and next week and he will be for years to come.

Roy's decision spurs reaction across nation

Public Forum

Saturday, July 8

Dougherty delighted

By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor KU assistant coach Neil Dougherty missed Thursday night's press conference, but drove all night to return home Friday.

UNC starts from scratch in coach search

'The sun rose this morning in North Carolina and it will continue to do so'

After being jilted by Roy Williams, North Carolina is looking elsewhere for a head basketball coach.

There's no place like Lawrence for Williams

More than 40 percent of the people now residing here have lived in Lawrence five years or less. Extensive Journal-World readership surveys have repeatedly reached that conclusion. So what does that have to do with Roy Williams' decision to bypass the North Carolina basketball job and remain at Kansas?

UNC in jam after Roy's rejection

David Teel Newport News (Va.)

Roy Williams said no to the Godfather. Good for him. Good for Kansas. Bad for North Carolina. Very bad.

Photographer never doubted Roy's return

By Earl Richardson Journal-World Photographer He wouldn't listen to me. After nearly a week of "living" in Raleigh and commuting daily to Chapel Hill, 20 miles or so to the west, Journal-World assistant sports editor Gary Bedore and I discussed every possible scenario in the seemingly never-ending Roy Williams saga.

Recruiting will benefit from Williams' choice

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor A TV analyst and recruiting expert both agree KU's recruiting should flourish in the wake of Roy Williams' decision to remain KU's coach.

Jayhawks tickled about decision

By Levi Chronister Journal-World Sports Writer Kansas University basketball players Jeff Carey and Eric Chenowith were watching the Angels play the Mariners in Anaheim, Calif., while Roy Williams announced he would remain at Kansas mainly because of his players.

Friday, July 7

Roy's walk on the rim: a look back

Here is a summary of the events of the past eight days.

'I'm staying'

Roy opts to remain at Kansas

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer It took just two words for Roy Williams to end one of the most anxious, agonizing seven-day periods in Kansas' storied basketball history. With those two words "I'm staying" spoken before a throng of media shoehorned into the KU football locker room, shown live on the Memorial Stadium video board to an assembled crowd symbolically estimated at 16,300 and aired live across the nation Williams elicited a mighty cheer that reverberated through the stadium's concrete and iron. Metaphorically, at least, it also echoed across the college basketball landscape.

Status quo delights fans

By Chuck Woodling Never in the history of Kansas University athletics, I'd venture to say, have so many gathered to celebrate the status quo. Thousands were lured to Memorial Stadium in April of 1988 to fete the Kansas NCAA championship team. And thousands more were in the stadium on Thursday night to, in effect, hear Roy Williams say two words. Darned if they weren't the first two words he uttered, too. "I'm staying."

Decision pleases past players

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Former KU player Ryan Robertson says coach Roy Williams "is Kansas basketball now." The news of Roy Williams staying at Kansas was music to Ryan Robertson's ears.

Future Jayhawks thrilled by announcement

By Steve Rottinghaus Journal-World Sports Writer When the news that Roy Williams was staying put as Kansas University's basketball coach reached Leavenworth, the Simien household erupted.

Williams gives fans what they wanted

By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Roy Williams' announcement triggered jubilation at Memorial Stadium and around the region. Sixteen thousand people gathered in one place have never been more silent. Then, two words -- "I'm staying" -- and Memorial Stadium erupted in celebration.

Disappointment reigns in Carolina

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor UNC athletics director Dick Baddour said Roy Williams never accepted an offer to coach the Tar Heels, contrary to reports in the Triangle.

Roy timeline

Williams denounces conspiracy

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer KU coach Roy Williams said that at no point did he orally agree to take the UNC post.

Quotes from Roy Williams' press conference

The following are quotes from Roy Williams' July 7 press conference announcing he will stay at Kansas University.

City leaders relieved

By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Roy Williams' decision to stay at KU prompted praise from local figures. The moment they heard that Roy Williams would broadcast Thursday night's press conference on the huge video screen at Memorial Stadium in front of his hometown fans Lawrence boosters were sure Williams would stay at Kansas.

Fogler withdraws name from North Carolina race

South Carolina basketball coach Eddie Fogler has withdrawn his name from consideration for the North Carolina job, saying he wants to continue working with his young, improving Gamecock team.

Thursday, July 6

Williams to stay at KU

Coach turns down alma mater

Williams to hold press conference at KU football stadium

By DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer After keeping two storied basketball programs waiting all week, Kansas scheduled a late-night news conference Thursday and invited fans to watch leading to speculation that Roy Williams would remain with the Jayhawks and spurn a chance to return home to North Carolina.

Roy Williams press conference planned

A press conference has been scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday in the Kansas University locker room at the Jayhawks' football venue -- Memorial Stadium. KU athletics director Bob Frederick or men's basketball coach Roy Williams will be on hand to entertain questions. Fans who are interested in watching the press conference live are encouraged to go to Memorial Stadium to watch the press conference on the stadium's video board.

Roy Williams press conference planned

A press conference has been scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday in the Kansas University locker room at the Jayhawks' football venue -- Memorial Stadium. KU athletics director Bob Frederick or men's basketball coach Roy Williams will be on hand to entertain questions. Fans who are interested in watching the press conference live are encouraged to go to Memorial Stadium to watch the press conference on the stadium's video board.

Report: Williams to stay

Coach turns down alma mater

By the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer Charlotte, N.C. Roy Williams decided he couldn't leave Kansas. After a difficult week that was part agony, part ecstasy, Williams will announce tonight that he will remain as the Jayhawks' head basketball coach, declining an opportunity to replace Bill Guthridge as head coach at North Carolina. A source close to the North Carolina program said Williams called former UNC coach Dean Smith, athletic director Dick Baddour and Guthridge approximately 7 p.m. and told them he couldn't leave Kansas. Williams told Smith there was nothing that UNC could have done differently to have changed his decision.

Kansas' AD had no news on situation for son Brian

Brian Frederick didn't want his father to send money.

Roy Williams' press conference multimedia

By Dave Toplikar Journal-World writer It was "Stay Night with Roy Williams." A neon pink sign announced that hopeful message as thousands of fans poured Thursday night into KU memorial stadium.

Allen sympathizes with Williams' predicament

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Terry Allen thinks he knows how Roy Williams feels. KU's football coach considered a job in his Iowa hometown in 1998. The magnitude was less, the atmosphere significantly different back in November, 1998, when Kansas University football coach Terry Allen seriously considered returning to his hometown to coach the University of Iowa.

Wake boys are from KU

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Dean Buchan, Bill Newton and Mike Vest, former Jayhawks who work in the sports information office at Wake Forest, have been asked questions about coach Roy Williams.

KU coach says announcement likely on Friday

Williams: No decision yet

By Chuck Woodling and Mindie Miller Journal-World Writers Roy Williams, who meets with KU officials today, insists he has yet to make up his mind about where he will coach next year.

Governor says KU coach facing win-win situation

Gov. Bill Graves said Wednesday he will miss Roy Williams if he leaves Kansas University but added that the Jayhawks' basketball coach can't make a bad decision about his future.

Son: Decision torture for KU coach

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Scott Williams said his father, Roy Williams, is losing sleep while trying to choose between his job at Kansas University and his job offer at North Carolina.

UNC announces news conference

Here is the text of the University of North Carolina's announcement:

Wednesday, July 5

On the Street

Williams' coach in high school doesn't know

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Roy Williams' high school coach says the KU mentor could have been a heck of a doctor, lawyer or engineer, as well as basketball coach. Time and again, Roy Williams has cited his high school basketball coach as one of the major influences in his life.

KU, Carolina jobs essentially equal in stature

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor So which job is a better? The head basketball coaching position at Kansas or the one at North Carolina? It seems to me the jobs are almost identical in stature EXCEPT for one, vital consideration.

Guthridge recruited up to departure

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Notes compiled while waiting for what just about everybody on Tobacco Road insists is inevitable Roy Williams soon being introduced as North Carolina's next basketball coach.

Gurley's question shook up coach

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer One story making the rounds in the wake of North Carolina's wooing of Roy Williams to become the Tar Heels' next basketball coach credits Greg Gurley with planting the seed of doubt in Williams' head

KU officials await Williams' decision

By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Instead of watching fireworks, Kansas University athletics director Bob Frederick celebrated the nation's birthday on Tuesday evening by listening to his phone ring. No, Roy Williams didn't call. Several members of the Kansas and North Carolina media did, however, many of them asking about a report in today's Durham, N.C., Herald-Sun that Williams had agreed to succeed Bill Guthridge as men's basketball coach at the University of North Carolina.

Tuesday, July 4

North Carolina ties have Williams in a bind

The longer the Great Roy Watch drags on the more I'm convinced one and only one roadblock stands between Roy Williams and his ascension to the North Carolina throne.

Decision isn't all business for KU coach

By Mark Fagan Journal-World Business Editor Roy Williams owns part of two golf course communities in North Carolina, and invests in a company ready to build a new youth recreation center in North Carolina. But that doesn't mean the Kansas University men's basketball coach wants to work there. "He's in it (the courses) from a monetary standpoint," said Randy Towner, a Williams golfing buddy and head golf pro at Alvamar Country Club, who has played the two Williams-backed courses near Asheville, N.C. "He doesn't have anything to do with the day-to-day operations.

Journalists, rumor mill working overtime

There are some traditional print and TV reporters, as well as more radical Internetters, who believe Roy Williams accepted an offer to coach North Carolina's basketball team last Friday.

Williams sightings reported on UNC campus

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor A member of the Daily Tar Heel newspaper staff said he saw Roy Williams on North Carolina's campus Monday night, though sources close to Carolina basketball could not confirm it. "My city editor said he saw Roy, (his wife) Wanda and (UNC athletics director) Dick Baddour sitting on the steps of the (campus) planetarium," said Brian Frederick the son of Kansas athletics director Bob Frederick who happens to be summer editor of the school paper, the Daily Tar Heel.

Messages to Roy: Stay

Fans plaster fieldhouse with pleas for KU coach

By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer Using one of Roy Williams' favorite coaching strategies, Jayhawk fans are putting on a full-court press to encourage their beloved coach to stay in the Sunflower State. Williams is pondering whether to accept the coaching job at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his alma mater, or return for a 13th season at Kansas University.

Kansas laments possible loss of Williams

As rumors of a move to North Carolina spread, reaction varied across state

By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer Kansans react to rumors that KU coach Roy Williams will leave the Jayhawks to coach at North Carolina.

McGrath holding down fort at KU

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer KU aide C.B. McGrath was one of just three people working in the basketball office Monday.

All's quiet on Carolina front

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Although Tar Heel employees were scarce, support for hiring KU coach Roy Williams was evident.

Monday, July 3

Williams watch continues

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Wake Forest men's basketball coach Dave Odom and Kansas mentor Roy Williams have been buddies a long time. "As a wild hair, I tried to hire Roy when I was head coach at East Carolina," said the 57-year-old Odom, who led East Carolina's program from 1979 to '82.

UNC fans site says Williams leaving Kansas

Goheels.com, an Internet site for North Carolina sports fans, reported late Sunday night that Roy Williams will become the Tar Heels' new head coach today.

Sweet home Carolina?

Roy's roots lead south

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor KU coach Roy Williams' basketball career began in North Carolina. It may end there, if he accepts UNC's offer to lead the men's basketball program. If Roy Williams accepts the North Carolina basketball coaching job, he'll likely purchase a palatial estate in the Governor's Club subdivsion on the far east side of this university town.

Stevenson remains under investigation

DeShawn Stevenson, the Utah Jazz's first-round draft pick, was under investigation Sunday for his part in a brawl at a high school gym, police said.

AD Frederick awaits word from coach

by Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor For Kansas University athletics director Bob Frederick, it was a typical summer Sunday during a very atypical time. Frederick is waiting for men's basketball coach Roy Williams, who is vacationing in South Carolina, to decide whether to remain at Kansas, or take over for the retired Bill Guthridge at North Carolina.

Kansans squirm as Williams ponders coaching future

By Doug Tucker AP Sports Writer Another sleepless night in Kansas was followed by another worried, fretful afternoon. On Day III of the Great Roy Watch, it seemed as though people could hardly talk about anything else.

Recruiting hits snag for schools

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer His heart races when the basketball bluebloods are involved, so imagine how Sullivan a recruiting analyst with Insiders Report reacted to reports that Bill Guthridge had resigned as North Carolina's coach and the premature report that Roy Williams was set to become Guthridge's successor.

Karl should be UNC's choice

Even if the school's offer is informal, it still counts. If Williams wants the job, it's his. Although Williams, 49, fits the Tar Heels profile, he wouldn't be my first choice. I'd go with George Karl, the former North Carolina point guard who coaches the Milwaukee Bucks.

Sunday, July 2

Fans may sway coach's decision

Roy Williams was clearly touched by the warm greeting he received the other night when he strode down the north steps of the Parrott Center on the way to his media session inside.

Williams' friends unsure of result

KU, Carolina waiting

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer The decision whether to remain at KU or become North Carolina's basketball coach is weighing heavily on Roy Williams, his friends say.

A sign of the times: 'Coach please stay'

By Mindie Miller Journal-World Writer KU basketball fans used signs to show their love for coach Roy Williams.

Tar Heel fans prefer Roy

'I think anybody would want this job'

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor On basketball-crazy Tobacco Road, most everybody has an opinion about who should be the next Tar Heel head coach. And a majority seems to like Kansas' Roy Williams for the job.

Williams knows UNC pressure

Kansas recruits anxious for outcome

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Whatever Roy Williams decides, his entire incoming recruiting class is bound to attend Kansas University next season.

UNC asks to speak to Fogler

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor North Carolina appears to be making contingency plans in case Roy Williams declines a job offer to coach the Tar Heels' men's basketball team.

Williams had KU support from start

It was 12 years ago this same time of year and Kansas was seeking a new basketball coach. Young Roy Williams, a North Carolina assistant, turned out to be the choice, to the surprise and chagrin of some, many of whom had wanted KU to hire a man with major college head coaching experience.

Saturday, July 1

Williams was granted parking space

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Sports Writer Roy Williams has never asked for a raise in his 12 years at Kansas. He's made just one, simple request in his tenure as Jayhawk men's basketball coach. Let athletics director Bob Frederick explain:

KU officials would like to see coach stay

By Erwin Seba Journal-World Writer KU administrators and Athletics Corp. board members' emotions went from mourning to hope as Friday progressed.

Quotebook

Here are some comments about Roy Williams from people in the Kansas University athletics department, the Big 12 and the Kansas Statehouse:

Jayhawks stunned, supportive of Williams' dilemma

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer KU center Eric Chenowith is 90-percent confident Roy Williams will coach the Jayhawks a 13th year.

Saturday Column

By Dolph C. Simons Jr. Will he or won't he? That's the big question today in Kansas, as well as in North Carolina.

Williams ponders Tar Heel position

All eyes on Roy

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Roy Williams said he'll go with his gut feeling in deciding whether to stay at KU or head to North Carolina. He said he'll have a decision "on or before July 7."

Roy asks for patience to survey the territory

By Chuck Woodling Sports Commentary Roy Williams is not a man to waffle. Roy Williams is not a man who doesn't know who he is. Roy Williams is not a man who drags his feet.

Fans show support with impromptu rally

Jayhawks flocking for Roy

By Brady McCombs Journal-World Writer About 100 KU basketball fans held a rally outside the Parrot Center hoping to encourage coach Roy Williams to remain in Lawrence.

Former KU dean to have final say on UNC coach

By Bill Mayer Journal-World Contributing Editor A former Jayhawk will soon move into position to put the final stamp of approval on whomever is chosen as head coach at North Carolina.