Stories for April 22, 2003


Lead stories

On the street

6Sports video: Self already endearing himself to fans

6Sports reports on the new KU mens basketball head coach Bill Self.

Roy toys almost gone, too

Bobblehead supply limited

Now that Roy Williams has hightailed it to North Carolina, what happens to the doll he left behind?

Michigan hires former KU player

Burnett takes over Wolverine women's program

Michigan introduced former Southwest Missouri State coach and Kansas University graduate Cheryl Burnett as its new women's basketball coach Monday.

KU coach must play alma mater

Bill Self had hoped he would never have to face Oklahoma State again. Now he has no choice. The former OSU guard and aide was introduced as the eighth basketball coach in Kansas University history Monday.

Kansas football coach beams over Self

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was smiling coast-to-coast as Chancellor Robert Hemenway introduced Bill Self as Kansas University's next men's basketball coach.

Former KU coach Owens 'thrilled' with pick

What goes around comes around as far as Ted Owens is concerned. News that Kansas University had hired Bill Self as head basketball coach earned a ringing endorsement from Owens, who coached the Jayhawks from 1964-1983.

Hershiser recalls former KU aide

Ex-FSHS coach served with Self as Kansas graduate assistant

Maybe Bill Self will be bigger than the Beatles. Few coaches have risen so high as quickly as the new Kansas University men's basketball coach.

KU coach 'heady' as player

How talented a college basketball player was new Kansas University men's coach Bill Self?

Illini brace for coaching search

Nick Smith and his Illinois teammates tried to talk Bill Self out of moving. They tried to persuade him to stick around to win a national championship.

6News video: 'Hawks get their man

6News reports on the hiring of Bill Self as the next head coach for KU men's basketball.

6News video: Players ready to move forward

6News reports on the reaction of KU basketball players to their new head coach Bill Self.

KU women's golf 9th at Big 12 tournament

Kansas University's women's golf team was in ninth place after Monday's first round of the Big 12 Championships.

6News video: April a crazy month for 'Hawks

6News reports on the happenings during the past two weeks for the KU men's basketball team and the KU athletic department.

6News video: Fans expecting big things from 'Hawks, Self

6News reports on some fans' reactions to the new KU mens basketball head coach, Bill Self.

WIBW video: KU's game will probably change under new coach

WIBW reports on what may happen to the style of play KU uses under new head coach Bill Self.

6Sports video: Self no stranger to coaching

6Sports reports on Bill Selfs' coaching history.

Self plans to visit recruits

It took David Padgett 21¼2 years to pick a college. It should take less than a day to determine if he plans to stick with the university he selected -- once he meets, face-to-face, with the new head basketball coach.

Notebook: Self realizes Illini players 'upset'

As happy as he is to take over the head coaching basketball position at Kansas University, Bill Self is sad for the players he has left behind at Illinois.

Missouri softball sweeps ailing KU

Talk about pouring salt on an open wound. Kansas University's softball team, already in an offensive funk, now is injury-riddled on the mound.

WIBW video: Self 'thrilled' to be head coach

WIBW reports on new KU mens basketball head coach Bill Self.

Woodling: Coach to sign 5-year deal

Contract will feature buyout clause

Folks in Illinois, no doubt smarting about Kansas University's highjacking of men's basketball coach Bill Self, at least can rationalize they pocketed $500,000 from the deal.

KU players tickled with selection

Kansas University's returning basketball players waited a week for official word on a new coach. Monday, they said the wait was worth it.

WIBW video: Fans glad to have new coach in place

WIBW reports on the reaction of some fans to the hiring of Bill Self as KU mens basketball head coach.

Lawrence special to Selfs

Coach met wife here during 1984 Big Eight Conference tournament

Bill Self's love for Lawrence isn't entirely basketball-related. This also is the place he met the love of his life, wife, Cindy.

Haase, McGrath going to UNC

Assistant Miller mum on his next move

Not long after he was introduced as Kansas University's new basketball coach, Bill Self publicly thanked the three members of former coach Roy Williams' staff who ran the basketball office in the week since Williams resigned.

Road to new coach

'The perfect hire' gets warm KU welcome

For a week now, Lawrence attorney Wint Winter Jr. has been telling friends not to spend too much time fretting over coach Roy Williams' departure.

K-State coach fond of new Jayhawk boss

No team has tormented Kansas State quite like Kansas University, and no coach had his way with the Wildcats quite like Roy Williams.

WIBW video: Self, players ready to get started

WIBW reports on new KU mens basketball head coach, Bill Self, and KU players' reactions to his hiring.

First day in 'hot seat'

Basketball coach Bill Self gets down to business

The first item on Bill Self's agenda Monday morning was not to hang pictures on the barren white walls of his new Kansas University men's basketball office, but to phone his predecessor, Roy Williams.

Aides loyal to new KU leader

Former Jayhawks hope to join staff

Norm Roberts was the head basketball coach at Queens College in New York when Bill Self hired him as an assistant coach at Oral Roberts in 1996.

6Sports video: Illini players not taking Self's exit personally

6Sports reports on some Illinois players' reactions to Bill Selfs departure as the Illini head coach.