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Friday, June 30

Roy Williams' statement on Guthridge

The following is a statement from Roy Williams about the retirement of Bill Guthridge as North Carolina head basketball coach.

Roy Williams statement

The following is a statement issued Friday by Roy Williams in response to reports that he will be the next head basketball coach at North Carolina::

Williams to discuss coaching job with North Carolina

By DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer Kansas Jayhawk fans always knew this could happen. Sources told The Associated Press Friday that Roy Williams, the winningest basketball coach in the decade of the '90s and the fastest in history to win 300 games, was headed back to his alma mater, North Carolina, following Bill Guthridge's resignation.

Guthridge retires, Williams denies he's accepted job

(Updated at 3:14 p.m. Friday) Elizabeth A. Davis Associated Press Writer North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge retired Friday after three years as Dean Smith's successor, a move that opens one of the most prestigious jobs in college sports. Kansas coach Roy Williams, a former North Carolina assistant under Smith, will succeed Guthridge, a source close to the university told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Williams said in a statement Friday he has agreed to talk to North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour, but it is "completely false" that he has accepted the job.

Guthridge to step down

North Carolina coach says he lacks energy to continue

Bill Guthridge compiled an 80-28 record in three seasons as coach of the Tar Heels. Guthridge, who led North Carolina to two Final Four appearances in his three seasons as coach of the Tar Heels, will announce his retirement at a news conference today, the Associated Press has learned.

Ex-KU player faces charges

KU football player agrees to diversion

Kansas University football player Algie Atkinson signed a diversion agreement with Douglas County prosecutors on Thursday.

Guthridge retires as North Carolina coach

(Updated at 2:22 p.m.) By Elizabeth A. Davis Associated Press Writer North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge retired Friday after three years as Dean Smith's successor, a move that opens one of the most prestigious jobs in college sports. Guthridge spent 31 seasons as an assistant to Smith, the winningest coach in college basketball history.

Jayhawk salaries don't match 'Cats

By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Hopscotching the Kansas University summer sports scene while wondering if Eric Chenowith will go in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft. "

Stevenson involved in fight

DeShawn Stevenson got into a brawl at a gym shortly after the high school star was drafted in the first round by the Utah Jazz.

Williams asks for fan patience as he ponders decision

(Updated 9:15 p.m. Friday) By Doug Tucker AP Sports Writer Should he stay at his beloved Kansas or return to his beloved North Carolina? Facing the biggest decision of his professional life, Roy Williams is pleading for patience as two of the nation's premier basketball programs and their legions of fans await word from the winningest coach of the '90s.

Thursday, June 29

Bradford wants to keep playing

Free-agent camps ahead for ex-Jayhawk

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Nick Bradford says he wants to become a coach after his playing days are finished. Bradford, a 6-foot-7 former Kansas University guard/forward, plans on attending the Utah Jazz's minicamp on July 11 in Salt Lake City.

Turf installation will start next week

Installation of the new artificial turf at Memorial Stadium should begin next week.

Wednesday, June 28

Halstead prep wins gold at festival

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Halstead native Dennis Latimore, who is considering Kansas and six other schools, enters the summer as one of the country's top recruits.

LaFrentz healthy again

Once a Jayhawk ...

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Ex-Jayhawk Raef LaFrentz returned to town this week to help out at Roy Williams' basketball camp. Raef LaFrentz may be the tallest three-point threat in NBA history. The 6-foot-11, 240-pound LaFrentz, who hit 13 of 35 three-pointers in his four years at Kansas University, launched 183 threes for the Denver Nuggets last season, converting 60.

Tuesday, June 27

KU's Gruber qualifies for Olympic Trials

Gruber, a senior from Arvada, Colo., stormed to a 1:46.99 clocking in the 800 last Saturday at the New Balance/Canadian-American Boston High Performance meet in Dedham, Mass.

Ex-Jayhawk hopes to leave Milwaukee behind

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Former Kansas All-American Danny Manning, 34, served as guest speaker at Roy Williams' basketball camp on Monday at Horejsi Center.

Monday, June 26

Kansas pursuing prep guard in Oregon

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Arizona's men's basketball team has received a verbal commitment from Salim Stoudamire, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Lake Oswego (Ore.) High. The Wildcats would like to snag another Oregonian Aaron Miles to fill its future backcourt.

Sunday, June 25

Mason finds pot of gold in Minnesota

By Chuck Woodling Hopscotching the Kansas University summer sports scene for headlines while wondering whatever happened to Dandy Don Meredith

Friday, June 23

Diver Rojohn doesn't qualify for Olympics

Former Kansas University diver Michelle Rojohn just missed qualifying for the U.S. Olympics team late Wednesday night.

Ex-Jayhawk was a tackling machine

by Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Some men are born to dance. Others are born to sing. Some can shoot the three-point shot. Others can perform magic with a golf club. Some guys can play football. Some can't. I've seen big men who couldn't play a lick. And I've seen little guys with extraordinary ability.

Pless calls it a career

By Terry Jones Edmonton Sun Former Kansas University linebacker Willie Pless won the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award five times.

Kansas lands commitment from Spivey

DeShawn Spivey, a 6-foot-3, 228-pound defensive end from Kansas City Washington High, has given an early verbal commitment to Kansas University's football team.

Randall expects Stevenson to be taken in first round

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor NBA scout Mark Randall projects DeShawn Stevenson as a first-round pick on "potential alone." He likes what the 6-foot-5 former Kansas University signee brings to next Wednesday's NBA Draft table in Minneapolis.

Wednesday, June 21

Williams hits links in Scotland

Jayhawk coach shoots 75 at Turnberry

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Roy Williams' 50th birthday present to himself -- a golf excursion to Scotland -- proved enjoyable, the coach said Tuesday.

Pollard popular with Kings' fans

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Ex-Jayhawk Scot Pollard served as guest speaker at Roy Williams' basketball camp Tuesday. Scot Pollard realizes the NBA is not all about basketball. It's about business big business.

Jayhawks' LeClair leaving for NDSU

By Chuck Woodling Journal-World Sports Editor Andrew LeClair led KU's football team in tackles last season. LeClair, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound linebacker who led Kansas University's football team in tackles last season, will transfer to North Dakota State.

Tuesday, June 20

Holladay not included in TU search

ESPN says Appalachian State's Peterson to land Tulsa post

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Kansas University basketball assistant Joe Holladay, who coached high school ball in Tulsa, has not been contacted by Hurricane officials about the school's vacancy.

Robertson savoring NBA

Former Jayhawk tells campers he feels 'blessed'

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Former Kansas shooting guard Ryan Robertson wowed Roy Williams' campers on Monday afternoon. Robertson - a 6-foot-5 former Kansas University shooting guard, now with the Sacramento Kings - swished 10 straight long-range shots Monday afternoon, capping a 20-minute speaking/shooting presentation at Roy Williams' basketball camp.

Monday, June 19

KU Briefs

Williams' camp to include wide range of players

By Gary Bedore Journal-World Assistant Sports Editor Bethalto, Ill., will be represented by 12 boys when KU coach Roy Williams' camp gets under way today. Kansas coach Roy Williams' basketball camp annually attracts hundreds of males ages 8-19 from locales all over the Midwest.

KU Briefs

Wednesday, June 7

Nelson, Ledbetter drafted

By Andrew Hartsock Journal-World Sports Writer Two players with local ties Kansas University junior shortstop John Nelson, and May Lawrence High graduate Curtis Ledbetter were drafted 10 picks away from each other in the 39th round on Tuesday.

Sunday, June 4

Hall tells us how to get back in the groove

Get out of the office, forget about cooking -- it's time to get your groove back. Does PEO have a bible? If not, perhaps the national organization for proactive women should consider Amy Hall's concise compendium of ways to enhance female self-esteem. "Getting Your Groove Back: The Sassy Woman's Guide to Recharging Your Life" isn't just for women, though.