Stories for June 11, 2003


Lead stories

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

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

6Sports video: Perkins brings history of successful programs

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

6News video: KU introduces new AD

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kansas AD Timeline

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."

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.

Perkinses at home in Kansas

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

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.

Chat transcript with Mark Mangino

Jayhawk football coach Mark Mangino chatted live with KU fans June 11 on 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.

Transcript of Lew Perkins' press conference

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

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.