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Monday, June 30

Kellogg 'can still shoot'

Ex-Jayhawk loves teaching younger players

Older campers attending Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self's basketball camp June 18 might have thought they were seeing a scene out of a movie when former KU player Ron Kellogg made his return for the camp's alumni game.

Sunday, June 29

Miller thrilled to stay put

Kansas basketball aide tickled to join Self's staff

After working day and night the past couple of weeks at Kansas University men's basketball camp, Ben Miller took advantage of a break in the schedule Saturday at Alvamar. "I'm just having some fun with the family, sitting and splashing in the baby pool," said Miller, a picture of contentment with wife, Heather; 11-month-old son, Charlie; and 3-year-old daughter, Betsie.

Kansas basketball 'business' generates ill will

Remember that scene in "The Godfather" where Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) explained to other mobsters the family policy of penalizing clients who hadn't measured up to certain standards of fealty? The aging don chucked his chin and rasped: "Nothing personal ... strictly business."

Saturday, June 28

Hinrich, Collison complete Class of '03 lottery sweep

Reflections on the 2003 NBA draft while wondering if anyone took a bigger bite out of the Big Apple than Kirk Hinrich.

6Sports video: Self names new assistant coach

Former Wyoming assistant coach Joe Dooley fills out Bill Self's coaching staff.

Hard work, patience pay off for Hinrich

When Kirk Hinrich was in third grade, his father told him to recruit some of his friends for a basketball team. "We played in three-on-three competitions and youth leagues all the way from third grade on up," said Jim Hinrich, who also coached his son at Sioux City West High School in Iowa.

Woodling: Hinrich, Collison complete Class of '03 lottery sweep

Reflections on the 2003 NBA draft while wondering if anyone took a bigger bite out of the Big Apple than Kirk Hinrich. In one of those ironic quirks of history, Hinrich experienced one of his greatest moments at the location -- Madison Square Garden -- of one of the most frustrating moments of his young life.

Self completes staff by adding Wyoming aide

Joe Dooley welcomed several unannounced visitors into his University of Wyoming assistant men's basketball coach's office Friday. Several Cowboy players came by to offer words of congratulations to the 37-year-old Dooley, who Friday was named a full-time assistant at Kansas University after working one season for Steve McClain at the Laramie, Wyo., school.

KU swimming squad lauded for academics

The Kansas University swimming and diving team received an Adademic All-America honor by registering an overall grade-point average of 3.35, 15th among Division One institutions and and fifth among D-I public schools. The awards were given out Friday by the College Swimming Coaches Assn. of America.

Hinrich selection fills bill for Bulls

The Bulls' selection Thursday night of Kansas University senior point guard Kirk Hinrich as their top pick in the NBA draft sends several messages.

KU's Baty, Wheeler honored by ABCA

Kansas University baseball players Ryan Baty and Kevin Wheeler were named Friday to the American Baseball Coaches Assn. All-Midwest Region second team.

6Sports video: Recruiting heats up for 'Hawks

Coach Self wants to fill three open scholarship slots in the month of July.

Friday, June 27

6Sports video: Hinrich and Collison fulfill their dreams

Kirk Hinrich, the #7 pick, is going to Chicago. Nick Collison, the #12 pick, is heading to Seattle.

Lottery numbers lucky for Hinrich, Collison

First-round KU picks set to make millions

Former Kansas University basketball players Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison have hit the lottery-- NBA-style.

6Sports video: KU fans celebrate Hinrich and Collison's NBA draft

The fans are happy both Jayhawks went high in the draft.

Collison lands 'good spot' in Seattle

Nick Collison isn't prescient, but the former Kansas University basketball standout had a darned good premonition the day before the NBA draft. Asked Wednesday about his thoughts on the draft, Collison said he figured he wouldn't go any lower than 12th and said Seattle, which owned the No. 12 pick, "would be a good spot."

Coaches proud of draftees; Dooley the man

Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich are walking advertisements for staying in school.

Hinrich, Collison find new homes

Bulls select ex-KU guard with seventh overall pick

Kirk Hinrich was selected sooner than expected Thursday at Madison Square Garden. The wait still was as bad as Kansas University's former All-American guard had imagined.

Self names Dooley to staff

Joe Dooley coached against Kansas University's men's basketball team last season as an assistant at the University of Wyoming. This year, he'll be on the Jayhawks' bench. KU coach Bill Self has named Dooley as the team's third assistant, joining Norm Roberts and Tim Jankovich as Self's assistants.

Thursday, June 26

Woodling: KU big men similar in some ways

Collison considered more athletic than former Jayhawk LaFrentz

Pre-NBA draft thoughts while wondering when they'll stop the doofish policy of demanding dazed draftees don team caps after their name is called. ... Did you ever stop to think that if Nick Collison were left-handed yes, I know he can hook with his left hand but he's primarily a right-hander how often he would have been compared to Raef LaFrentz, another small-town Iowa high schooler who made it big at Kansas?

6Sports video: Old and new Jayhawks play pickup game at basketball camp

The veteran players kept on top, even though the current 'Hawks played hard in the second half.

KU big men similar in some ways

Collison considered more athletic than former Jayhawk LaFrentz

Pre-NBA draft thoughts while wondering when they'll stop the doofish policy of demanding dazed draftees don team caps after their name is called. ... Did you ever stop to think that if Nick Collison were left-handed yes, I know he can hook with his left hand but he's primarily a right-hander how often he would have been compared to Raef LaFrentz, another small-town Iowa high schooler who made it big at Kansas?

Collison, Hinrich poised to be millionaires

Most of the talk among the dozen or so future millionaires gathered Wednesday on the eve of the biggest night of their young lives was about basketball. Another hot topic was money.

Pollard plays villain at Self camp

Former Kansas University fan-favorite Scot Pollard wonders when he became the villain on KU's campus. "It was kind of like playing in the opponent's building. I went and bribed the campers before the game and gave 'em jerseys and signed shoes and they were still cheering against me. They didn't like me out ther

Hinrich, Collison await call

Two Jayhawks hope to go high in draft

For the last seven years, Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich have traveled the same path. Tonight, they'll take one final step together. It's a big one.

Wednesday, June 25

Riggins lands soap gig

KU legend steering multifaceted career to daytime TV

No one ever told John Riggins he had one life to live. Riggins, a former Kansas University football standout, has been a professional athlete, farmer and broadcaster. This week he's back on the set of "Guiding Light," continuing the role of Mitch Hendon that he started in May.

Manning off assistant list

Former Jayhawk All-American won't join Self's full-time coaching staff

If Danny Manning joins Kansas University's men's basketball staff next season, it will not be as a full-time assistant. "Danny has told us the time is not right for that just yet, maybe eventually it will be," KU coach Bill Self said Tuesday of the former Jayhawk All-American, who, if he decides to retire after 15 years in the NBA, could take a graduate-assistant position at KU.

6Sports video: Manning might not be done with the NBA

The former KU All-American is keeping his options open for possibly playing again.

Tuesday, June 24

6Sports video: Giddens' foot not a problem

The freshman's stress fracture is not considered serious.

6Sports video: Collison expected to be high draft pick

NBA teams with picks ranging from the top five to the mid-teens looked at the former Jayhawk.

Collison biding time

Nick Collison, who will become an instant millionaire Thursday night if, as expected, he is taken in the first round of the NBA draft, already has spent a portion of his first paycheck.

6Sports video: Collison visits camp

The former Jayhawk stopped by to see the kids at Bill Self's summer camp.

6Sports video: Self wishes Collison, Hinrich well in draft

The 'Hawks coach says the two deserve everything coming their way.

Bucks interested in both Hinrich, Collison

As NBA teams continue early posturing for Thursday's draft, one theme is emerging where the Milwaukee Bucks are concerned: A former Kansas Jayhawk may be in their future.

Woodling: Hinrich, like Harry, has bright future

Those of you who would cubbyhole yourselves as both Harry Potter and Kansas University men's basketball fans must be wondering if the weekend release of the new Potter book was foreshadowing.

Baldwin's Brown undecided about future

A year ago, deciding where to play college volleyball was a no-brainer for Emily Brown. The Baldwin High standout, who will start her senior year this fall, has been a life-long Jayhawk. Brown attended volleyball camps at Kansas University, has seen plenty of games at the Horejsi Center and her mom, Jill Huntsinger Brown, lettered at KU in 1979.

Monday, June 23

Bookman misses out on finals

KU senior 14th overall in 200-meter run

Kansas University senior Leo Bookman placed seventh in his semifinal heat and 14th overall in the 200 meters Sunday at the USA Track and Field championships.

Sunday, June 22

Bookman blazes past Greene

Jayhawk, Kansas City native both advance to finals in 200

Kansas University sprinter Leo Bookman defeated Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene head-to-head Saturday in the 200-meter dash qualifying at the USA Track and Field Championships.

Mayer: Hinrich has edge over Ford

A year from now I might look even dumber than some readers already think I am. But if I'm picking in the NBA draft, and have to choose between Kansas's Kirk Hinrich and Texas's T.J. Ford, it's Hinrich.

Saturday, June 21

2-in-4 rule holding up 2003-04 schedule

Jayhawks awaiting federal ruling to play in Guardians Classic tournament

The release of Kansas University's 2003-04 men's basketball schedule is on hold until a legal battle over the 2-in-4 rule in college basketball is resolved.

6Sports video: Billy Thomas hopes for chance in the big show

The former KU standout has been impressive in the NBA Developmental League.

KU football players pumped about possibilities

No longer bumming from knee injuries, two of Kansas University's top football players -- Bill Whittemore and Banks Floodman -- weren't bashful talking with media members Friday about the success they think the Jayhawks can have this season. "We're looking good. I'm excited to see what we're going to do," Floodman told a handful of reporters Friday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Friday, June 20

6Sports video: Villanueva, Emmett pull out of NBA draft

Today was the last day for the college players to reconsider whether they wanted to be in the early draft.

KU coach Reynolds earns U.S. team spot

Kansas University throws coach Doug Reynolds placed third in the discus at Thursday's USA Track and Field championships, gaining a spot on the U.S. team that will compete at the world championships in August in Paris.

6Sports video: Jayhawks softball team hopes for new stadium

The stadium's improvements will come slowly, but should bring in more fans.

Villanueva snubs draft for UConn

With status up in air, standout picks college

McDonald's All-American Charlie Villanueva has put his NBA dreams on hold for at least a year. Villanueva, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound forward from Brooklyn, N.Y., who committed to Connecticut instead of Kansas University, withdrew Thursday from the 2003 NBA draft after he wasn't assured first-round status.

Thursday, June 19

6Sports video: New players face veteran Jayhawks in pickup game

The new 'Hawks show a little of what they can do, and the veterans have nothing but praise for the recruits.

Bookman gives up football

Two-sport athlete will focus on track

Leo Bookman is giving up football to concentrate on track. Bookman, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound Kansas University senior-to-be from Dickinson, Texas, said Wednesday from the USA Track and Field Championships in Palo Alto, Calif., his future was on the cinder, not the gridiron.

Two KU athletes win scholarships

Kansas University football player Case Collard and swimmer Gwen Haley have been awarded $5,000 graduate scholarships from the Big 12 Conference.

Their time is coming

Incoming Jayhawks showcase skills at Self's camp

Eager to show his stuff in a dunk drill, J.R. Giddens lobbed the ball off the backboard, then soared high, grabbed the rock and slammed it through the hoop. The 6-foot-5 Kansas University basketball newcomer had Bill Self's 1,000 campers hooting, hollering and stomping their feet during warmups Wednesday at Horejsi Center.

6Sports video: Former local baseball star runs Atlanta Braves camp at Free State

Darryl Monroe set many records while playing at KU, and now gives advice to young players while scouting for fresh talent.

Wednesday, June 18

Hinrich a Jayhawk jet setter

Ex-KU guard speaks at camp amid NBA team workouts

Waiting for the NBA draft is wearing out former Kansas University guard Kirk Hinrich. "I'm just real anxious for it all to be over," the 6-foot-3 ex-Jayhawk said Tuesday, catching his breath at Bill Self's KU basketball camp a day before resuming his whirlwind schedule of one-on-one workouts for NBA squads.

6Sports video: Self prepares for summer evaluation periods

Kansas is getting ready to make up some lost ground in the recruiting race at the Adidas and Nike camps this July.

6Sports video: Hinrich works through busy summer

Cross-country trips, NBA workouts and an appearance at Bill Self's camp keep the former 'Hawk hopping.

Woodling: Popovich's KU connections still paying off

I had to smile the other day when I read a story about Gregg Popovich, the bland, low-profile head coach of the newly crowned NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. The story intimated that Popovich, who avoids the spotlight like an albino, would like nothing more now than to become the Invisible Man.

Tuesday, June 17

Walrond sent down

The Kansas City Royals activated right-hander Albie Lopez from the 15-day disabled list Monday and optioned left-hander Les Walrond, a Kansas University product, to Triple-A Omaha.

6Sports video: KU coaching announcement could come soon

The third assistant coaching position remains open, but head coach Bill Self says that may change shortly.

Gooden glad to be back at KU

Former Jayhawk returns to Lawrence for summer school; speaks at Self's camp

Basically set for life after signing a four-year, $13.8 million NBA contract last year, Drew Gooden admits he doesn't need a college degree. Yet the 21-year-old Gooden, who recently completed his rookie season with the Orlando Magic, is on Kansas University's campus this summer, taking two classes as he progresses toward his bachelor's degree in communication studies.

6Sports video: Gooden makes appearance at Self's camp

The former 'Hawk spoke to the more than 1,000 attendees at summer camp.

6Sports video: Hinrich wowing onlookers at pre-draft camp

Kirk Hinrich's agent says he's a lock for a top 10 draft pick.

Monday, June 16

Letter to the editor: UConn fan

To the editor: As a huge fan of the UConn Huskies, I am not too upset that the athletic director, Big Lew Perkins, is leaving. Since his tenure at the University of Connecticut, I have watched my ticket prices for football, men's basketball and women's basketball rise almost every year.

Self aims to keep campers happy

Bill Self won't be working morning, noon and night at his Kansas University youth basketball camp.

Sunday, June 15

All new hires hyped; Perkins' just latest at Kansas

You know it'll never happen but, just for fun, suppose ... The big, well-appointed room is brightly lit and full of people. Cameras are in place, microphones and tape-recorders are primed, notepads are displayed in great profusion. Seated in the audience are folks ranging in status from high-profile personalities and Big Cigars on down to talk-show and chat-room types. Lots of anticipatory chatter. How valid were all the rumors?

Kansas' Bookman wins 200

Two-sport athlete claims Outdoor title by hundreth of a second; Menefee 13th

Kansas University's Leo Bookman has completed a sweep of the NCAA 200-meter dash titles.

Walrond catches on with Royals

In his first two years on Kansas University's baseball team, Les Walrond had a good enough bat and was adroit enough in the outfield to support a professional baseball career. However, it was destined to be a short, low-paying career on baseball's bottom rung.

Saturday, June 14

KU football season-ticket sales well ahead of last year's pace

Kansas officials hope to challenge school record after selling second-highest total ever in 2002

Last year's 2-10 season hasn't shaken the faith of Kansas University football fans in second-year coach Mark Mangino. "We're about 1,500 ahead of where we were at this time last year," KU director of marketing Lee Johnson said of 13,000 season tickets sold for the 2003 season. "I think they understand he's rebuilding a football program. I can't speak for coach Mangino, but that's not going to happen overnight."

6Sports video: Lew Perkins looks forward to working with Chancellor Hemenway

The university's chancellor has faced a chaotic few months before the hiring of Perkins as athletic director.

KU's Bookman, Menefee in finals tonight

Two Kansas University runners will compete tonight in the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships.

Collison, agent dispute ESPN report

Internet story claims KU All-American struggled in Chicago workout

Former Kansas University power forward Nick Collison has not suddenly turned into a 98-pound weakling. "That's completely false," Collison's agent, Mike Higgins of SFX Agency, said Friday, responding to an ESPN Insider report that the 6-foot-10, 255-pounder was able to bench press an 185-pound bar just four times at last week's NBA draft camp in Chicago.

6Sports video: Internet rumor slights Collison

Nick Collison's agent laughed at the report that Nick Collison fell short on bench presses at pre-draft camp.

Friday, June 13

KU's Clark honored

Kansas University runner Kim Clark has been named to the second team of the Verizon Academic All-America track team. Clark, a sophomore quarter-miler from Elkhorn, Neb., has a 4.0 grade point average in biochemistry.

KU's top choice: Perkins

Hiring guru says AD wanted 'one more challenge'

Lew Perkins was No. 1 on a very short list of candidates to become the new athletic director at Kansas University, says the man who secretly aided in the search.

Boschee's resiliency examined

Ex-KU standout seeking to regain stroke in USBL

About 10 minutes before the Kansas Cagerz took on cross-state rival Dodge City Tuesday, a familiar rap song blared over the speakers of Salina's Bicentennial Center. The theme of rapper Eminem's you-can-do-it anthem "Lose Yourself" is taking one shot at stardom and making the most of it. The song could apply to Jeff Boschee, who, after a year away from basketball, is taking his shot.

Self hires ex-player as administrative aide

Sean Harrington, who played basketball for Bill Self the last three years at the University of Illinois, now will get a chance to work for Self -- at Kansas University. The 22-year-old Harrington accepted a position Thursday as administrative assistant/video coordinator on the first-year KU coach's staff. He replaces C.B. McGrath, who took a similar post at North Carolina in early April.

6Sports video: Sean Harrington joins KU's coaching staff

Bill Self hires the former Illini player as an administrative assistant.

Jayhawk signee deemed Arizona's top prep player

Kansas University signee Kassie Humphreys has been named Arizona's high school softball player of the year by the Arizona Republic newspaper.

Wheeler honored as Jayhawks' MVP

Pitcher-designated hitter Kevin Wheeler earned the Gib Francis Award for being the most valuable player on Kansas University's baseball team.

Bookman advances in 200 meters

KU sprinter, Menefee only Jayhawks to qualify for NCAA finals

Kansas University's Leo Bookman had the second-best time of all competitors in the 200-meter dash Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor track and field meet.

Thursday, June 12

6Sports video: Kirk Hinrich shoots for top 10 pick in NBA draft

Hinrich's stock keeps rising as he works out for several teams with high draft picks.

KU happy at home

Football players remaining in Lawrence this summer

Kansas University's football coaches didn't have any trouble convincing players to stay in Lawrence this summer. The Jayhawks weren't likely to find a better place to get bigger, stronger and faster than KU's new Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center.

6Sports video: Abby Emsick has disappointing end to great season

Freshman Emsick has wowed her coach and gotten the top KU women's discus mark on her way to nationals.

6Sports video: Lew Perkins will focus on all KU athletic programs

KU's Athletic Director Lew Perkins wants to turn football and lower-profile sports into revenue sources.

6Sports video: Leo Bookman runs the 200 meter dash in NCAA championships

The runner also plays on KU's football team.

Kansas clubbed in Border Battle

The Kansas University Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers aren't the only teams with a Border War.

Q&A with KU athletic director Perkins

Kansas University interim athletic director Drue Jennings departed his office at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, peeking into a conference room where new Jayhawk AD Lew Perkins was meeting with a pair of reporters. "Lew, turn the lights out when you leave," Jennings said, grinning.

Mangino begins series of online discussions

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino took part in a 25-minute chat Wednesday afternoon on KUsports.com, during which he answered questions about senior quarterback Bill Whittemore, preparations for this season's opponents and many other topics.

Big 12 Conference reports record payout

The Big 12 Conference will make a record payout of $89 million to its member schools this year, up from $83 million a year ago.

KU golf facility on hold

A replat for the the second phase of the Jayhawk Golf Training Center at Alvamar Golf Course was approved by the city commission this week, but construction remains on hold.

6Sports video: Lew Perkins wants to build KU's football program

The new athletic director has confidence in Mark Mangino's ability to turn the KU football program around.

AD's salaries skyrocketing

Fireworks aren't allowed within the city limits anymore so now the only legal explosions in Lawrence are backfiring cars, overheated electrical transformers, disgruntled spouses and athletic directors' salaries. When Bob Frederick was hired as Kansas University's AD in 1987, he was making $74,000 a year. When Frederick left 14 years later, his salary was $166,000.

6Sports video: End of Emsick's great season disappointing

Freshman Emsick has wowed her coach and gotten the top KU women's discus mark on her way to nationals.

Woodling: AD's salaries skyrocketing

Fireworks aren't allowed within the city limits anymore so now the only legal explosions in Lawrence are backfiring cars, overheated electrical transformers, disgruntled spouses and athletic directors' salaries. When Bob Frederick was hired as Kansas University's AD in 1987, he was making $74,000 a year. When Frederick left 14 years later, his salary was $166,000.

Wednesday, June 11

Perkins strong supporter of Title IX

While athletic director at the University of Connecticut, Lew Perkins earned high marks for his commitment to women's sports.

Perkinses at home in Kansas

If there's no place like home, Kansas isn't quite that place for Lew and Gwen Perkins ... yet.

Woodling: Itchy feet come with territory in college athletics

Phog Allen was an anomaly. Allen spent nearly four decades as Kansas University's men's basketball coach. Joe Paterno is today's Phog Allen. He's been Penn State's football coach since Benjamin Franklin was penning "Poor Richard's Almanac."

6Sports video: Perkins brings history of successful programs

6Sports reports on Lew Perkins' history as an AD.

Chat transcript with Mark Mangino

Jayhawk football coach Mark Mangino chatted live with KU fans June 11 on KUsports.com. The second-year coach talked about this year's team, his thoughts on the impact of his new players, how he feels about the new KU athletic director, as well as many other topics.

6Sports video: Perkins to take over after tumultuous spring

6Sports reports on the thoughts of some members of the KU athletic department staff on the new AD.

UConn reaction to Perkins' departure

Here are comments from a sampling of University of Connecticut coaches and administrators about athletic director Lew Perkins' decision to leave for Kansas University:

J-W Editorial: In good hands

Lew Perkins appears to be a good choice to lead the Kansas University Athletic Department. Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and acting Athletic Director Drue Jennings are to be congratulated for the selection of Lew Perkins as the 13th full-time director of the Jayhawk athletics program.

Transcript of Lew Perkins' press conference

Quotes from University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Athletics Director Lew Perkins.

6News video: KU introduces new AD

6News reports on the new KU Athletics Director, Lew Perkins.

Uconn reaction

Here are comments from a sampling of University of Connecticut coaches and administrators about athletic director Lew Perkins' decision to leave for Kansas University:

Lucky 13: KU taps Perkins

UConn administrator among nation's 'top athletic directors'

Clearly tired of Kansas University's second-class status in the Big 12 Conference, Chancellor Robert Hemenway introduced Lew Perkins as the Jayhawks' 13th athletic director Tuesday afternoon.

Konzem disappointed, but happy for KU

Associate AD applauds Jayhawks' hiring for athletic director post he covets

Richard Konzem didn't receive the promotion he wanted, but he acknowledged his alma mater hired the best man for the job.

Jayhawks love Lew

Self has bond with new boss

Bill Self didn't hand-pick his new boss. But Self, Kansas University's men's basketball coach, did have a say in the hiring process and does enthusiastically approve of Chancellor Robert Hemenway's choice of Connecticut's Lew Perkins as Jayhawk athletic director.

Mangino eager to get to work

The athletic director who hired Mark Mangino was fired in April. His new boss axed Wichita State's football program in 1986, but more recently he worked to elevate Connecticut's football program to Division I-A status.

Kansas AD Timeline

Washington not worried

KU women's coach optimistic after meeting new athletic director

The last time Kansas University hired an athletic director, then-football-coach Terry Allen was fired five months later near the end of his fifth consecutive losing season.

6Sports video: Perkins hoping to bring KU from depths of Big 12

6Sports reports on Lew Perkins, the new Athletics Director at KU.

6News video: New AD has work cut out for him

6News reports on the goals Lew Perkins has set for the KU athletics department.

Tuesday, June 10

Transcript of Lew Perkins' press conference

Quotes from University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Athletics Director Lew Perkins.

Donors 'ecstatic' about hire

Some of Kansas University's biggest boosters never had heard of Lew Perkins prior to Monday, but Laird Noller could only boast about the KU athletic department's new director.

Camps keep Mangino, staff busy

Jayhawk events drawing hundreds of players to learn from KU's coaches

Kansas University's one-day camps for seven-on-seven football teams and linemen drew 551 players Saturday -- an increase of more than 100 from last summer.

Woodling: New KU AD flees UConn trouble

He's 58 years old. He's a native New Englander. He had been athletic director at Connecticut for 13 years.

6Sports video: Football camp could lead to scholarships for some

6Sports reports on the KU football camp being held this week.

Kansas State's Weiser spots familiar face

New Kansas University athletic director Perkins mentored Wildcat boss at Wichita State

Lew Perkins might not be a familiar name in Lawrence, but the new Kansas University athletic director has a protege in Manhattan.

Perkins arrives to lead Jayhawks

KU coaches enthusiastic for future

In recent years, the world of college sports has associated the University of Connecticut with outstanding women's basketball.

Lew leaving at rough time

Perkins built UConn into superb program, but Big East brouhaha signals lousy future

He sold and we bought. He spent money, made even more, spent even more, and promised one day we would make even more than that ...

Young gun

KU freshman thrower Emsick already exhibiting prowess

Kansas University track throws coach Doug Reynolds caught himself daydreaming three years ago while driving to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Drake Relays.

Jacobs: Lew leaving at rough time

Perkins built UConn into superb program, but Big East brouhaha signals lousy future

He sold and we bought. He spent money, made even more, spent even more, and promised one day we would make even more than that ...

It's official - Lew Perkins is KU's new athletic director

After a two-month search, Kansas University officials formally announced Lew Perkins as KU's new athletic director Tuesday afternoon. Perkins, who had been the head of the athletics department of the University of Connecticut for 13 years, was at a 45-minute news conference in Hadl Auditorium on KU's main campus.

KU press release: Kansas Names Perkins Director Of Athletics

Lewis (Lew) Perkins, who achieved unprecedented success as director of athletics at the University of Connecticut over the past 13 years, has been named director of athletics at the University of Kansas. The announcement was made Tuesday by KU chancellor Dr. Robert Hemenway.

Monday, June 9

Lew Perkins bio

Lewis (Lew) Perkins spent 13 years as athletic director at the University of Connecticut, coming to UConn in July of 1990 after serving in the same position at the University of Maryland from 1987-90. In his 13 years as UConn's AD, Perkins directed the athletics department to unprecedented success both academically and athletically.

Perkins to be named KU AD Tuesday

Lew Perkins, athletic director at the University of Connecticut the past 13 years, will become the next athletic director at Kansas University. The 58-year-old Perkins, who also has worked as athletic director at Maryland (three years) and Wichita State (four years), will be introduced at a news conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hadl Auditorium. 6News will carry the news conference live on Sunflower Broadband's Channel 6, and the conference will be streamed on KUSports.com.

UConn AD to take KU post

Lew Perkins, athletic director at the University of Connecticut the past 13 years, will become the next athletic director at Kansas University. The 58-year-old Perkins, who also has worked as athletic director at Maryland (three years) and Wichita State (four years), is expected to be introduced as early as Tuesday at a news conference in Lawrence.

6Sports video: Next KU AD Perkins in town

The official announcement occurs Tuesday, but UConn athletics director Lew Perkins is in Lawrence today preparing to take over the Kansas athletics director position.

6Sports video: Perkins brings history of successful programs to KU

The University of Connecticut celebrated six national titles and 60 Big East championships and watched its athletics budget bloom from $10 million to $35.5 million under the management of Lew Perkins, who will be officially announced as KU's new athletics director tomorrow.

Sunday, June 8

ORU AD withdraws name

Hemenway: Kansas nearing 'decision-time'

Scratch Oral Roberts athletic director Mike Carter from the list of possible candidates to fill the vacant AD position at Kansas University.

Mayer: Buford helped get Self to Kansas -- originally

After Larry Brown and Roy Williams left the Kansas University basketball coaching job, both expressed displeasure that KU didn't offer the post to one of their assistants. It didn't; Williams and, later, Bill Self were hired.

FSHS pair on losing Gray team

After loss, Lane, Berner decide to walk on at KU

Saturday's Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches All-Star Game wasn't the first time Matt Lane and Matt Berner had played at Hoglund Ballpark.

Saturday, June 7

KU not recruiting Vegas RB Johnson

Kansas University athletic officials said Friday the Jayhawks were not recruiting high school All-American running back Cornell Johnson of Desert Pines High in Las Vegas.

Villanueva's 'bad attitude' sours NBA scouts

It looks as if college may be in Charlie Villanueva's future, after all. Villanueva, a 6-foot-10 high school standout from Brooklyn, N.Y., who has entered his name in the June 26 NBA draft but will attend UConn if he's not assured first-round status, struggled Thursday during his first individual workout before NBA general managers, coaches and scouts.

6Sports video: Despite being drafted, Spanish not going to play

6Sports reports on Casey Spanish, who was drafted earlier this week in the Major League baseball draft.

6News video: Season ticket holders to shell out $5,000 to keep seats

6News reports on an increased season ticket price for KU basketball games.

KU fans must pay $5,000 to keep their seats

Nobody loves Jayhawk basketball more than 77-year-old Beverly Black. Need proof? When her first husband, Edgar Rogge, died of cancer in 1978 and his life insurance paid her $10,000, she gave $2,000 to the Kansas University athletic department.

Friday, June 6

6Sports video: Both city teams finish in top ten in the state

Free State and Lawrence players dominate the All-Sunflower League team.

Jayhawks promote trainer

Cairns bolts basketball to oversee training room

There will be new coaches on Kansas University's basketball bench next season ... and a new athletic trainer, too.

Internet powers recruiting rumors

Rival Web sites report football running back headed to both KSU, KU

Cornell Johnson said he planned to play football at Kansas State. His mother said he was going to Kansas University. His high school coach claimed they were both wrong.

Thursday, June 5

Two more Jayhawks picked in MLB draft

Day two of the major league baseball player draft came and went Wednesday, but not before two teams grabbed two more Kansas University players. Pitcher Kenny Falconer and third baseman Travis Metcalf each were picked Wednesday, Falconer in the 24th round by the Seattle Mariners and Metcalf in the 38th round by the Minnesota Twins.

6Sports video: KU's Falconer, Metcalf selected in MLB draft

Two more Jayhawks have followed Casey Spanish in the second day of the draft.

6Sports video: Falconer, Metcalf selected in MLB draft

Two more Jayhawks have followed Casey Spanish in the second day of the draft.

Wednesday, June 4

KU's Spanish drafted

Braves select Jayhawk outfielder in 12th round

One of Casey Spanish's earliest memories of the Atlanta Braves came when they were the enemy in the 1991 World Series. "I was rooting for the Twins," quipped Spanish, a native of Savage, Minn.

Spurs' GM has ties to Kansas

R.C. Buford was assessing international basketball talent in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, April 5 when he learned Kansas University's men's basketball team had defeated Marquette in the Final Four semifinals in New Orleans.

6Sports video: Braves take Spanish in 12th round

6Sports reports on the first KU baseball player drafted in this years MLB draft.

Interim AD at Kansas deserving of credit

Assuming Drue Jennings' tenure as Kansas University's interim athletic director will expire July 1, it appears Jennings will have been more proactive in three months than some ADs have been in three years.

Woodling: Interim AD at Kansas deserving of credit

Assuming Drue Jennings' tenure as Kansas University's interim athletic director will expire July 1, it appears Jennings will have been more proactive in three months than some ADs have been in three years.

Tuesday, June 3

Brown's move to Detroit surprises many

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and a group of friends flew to Detroit May 14 to watch Larry Brown's Philadelphia 76ers meet the Detroit Pistons in Game Five of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

6Sports video: Villanueva chooses UConn

6Sports reports on the news that Charlie Villanueva will be headed to the University of Connecticut next year if he decides not to enter the NBA draft.

6Sports video: Washington to be honored by BCA

6Sports reports on an award that will be presented to KU womens basketball coach Marian Washington by the Black Coaches Association.

6Sports video: Brown hired by Pistons

6Sports reports on the news that former KU head basketball coach Larry Brown was hired by the Detroit Pistons.

Washington honored

Kansas University women's basketball coach Marian Washington will be honored along with coaches Clarence "Big House" Gaines and Eddie Robinson at the Black Coaches Assn. convention Saturday in Indianapolis. All three will receive lifetime achievement awards.

Brown speaks as Detroit coach

Pistons officially hire ex-KU boss to lead thriving squad

Detroit hired Hall of Famer Larry Brown to make a good team better. Brown was introduced as the Pistons' coach Monday, two days after Rick Carlisle was fired and one year after Carlisle was the NBA's Coach of the Year.

Hiring Brown boosts Pistons' image

By landing Hall of Fame coach, Detroit proves it's far removed from the NBA's doldrums

Three years ago, someone with the stature of Larry Brown wouldn't have listened to an offer from the Pistons. He wouldn't even have returned their endless phone calls.

Monday, June 2

Villanueva says NBA first choice, UConn second

McDonald's All-American forward Charlie Villanueva either will be playing in the NBA or at the University of Connecticut next season.

Sunday, June 1

Mayer: KU football can only get better

Kansas University basketball remains in the forefront as it has been at least since 1995, KU's last winning football season. But with the Roy Williams-Bill Self dust settling and the recruiting class set, Jayhawk football has earned at least a little scrutiny.

Jayhawks advance to NCAA championships

The Kansas University track squad qualified 10 athletes for the NCAA Championships after Saturday's competition at the Midwest Regional. Saturday's qualifiers join Mark Menefee, who advanced Friday in the 5,000 meters.

KU men's golfer honored

Kansas University golfer Chris Marshall has been named honorable mention All-America for the second straight year. Marshall, a senior from Stanley, completed his final season with a 72.1 stroke average. He won The Prestige tournament last November in Florida. He was ranked third in the district all season.

KU football can only get better

Kansas University basketball remains in the forefront as it has been at least since 1995, KU's last winning football season. But with the Roy Williams-Bill Self dust settling and the recruiting class set, Jayhawk football has earned at least a little scrutiny.