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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.