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Saturday, April 30

Lawrence native Shelley plays down milestone

The members of the Johnson County Community College baseball team hadn't the slightest clue why they were lining up outside of their dugout after a 5-4 victory over Coffeyville on April 19. You'd think that a team would be making a big fuss as its coach approached his 500th career victory. But that just wouldn't be Kent Shelley's style.

6Sports video: Jayhawks to get new scoreboard

When Texas visits Lawrence next week, a brand new scoreboard will be in place at Hoglund Ballpark.

MU looking into banner incident

Officials are still investigating alleged altercation between KU fans, MU police chief

The University of Missouri sent an administrator to Lawrence this week to examine claims MU's police chief manhandled a KU student during a March basketball game between the two schools.

6Sports video: K-State shuts out KU

The Wildcats routed Kansas, 7-0, Friday in Manhattan.

Mayer: Recruits need to be screened

College athletic directors and coaches have enough trouble meeting rising costs without having to include surveillance charges for recruits in their budgets. Yet it's happening, and the greatest danger could be for those who don't check up on the non-athletic activities of prospects.

KU's Linnen sets Penn vault record

Kansas University senior Amy Linnen broke the Penn Relays record in the pole vault when she won the event with a vault of 13 feet, 10.03 inches on Friday in Philadelphia.

Missed opportunity

KU musters mere 2 hits in opener

It wasn't hard to tell who was the ace pitcher during Friday night's Sunflower Series opener at Kansas State's Tointon Stadium. Maybe just a little surprising.

Streaking KU heads to Tech

Hot-hitting Kansas University will put a six-game softball win streak on the line today against Texas Tech. "We've been swinging the bats awfully well," KU coach Tracy Bunge said. "Right now, we're seeing the ball as well as anybody in the conference."

Kansas men 9th in golf

Ross Randall is hoping a slow start will translate into a fast finish for his Kansas University men's golf team.

Kansas' spring drills focus of TV program

A 30-minute look at Kansas University's spring football drills will air at 5:30 p.m. today on Fox Sports Net Midwest, available locally on Sunflower Broadband Channel 36.

Friday, April 29

Jayhawks to get new scoreboard

When Texas visits Lawrence next week, a brand new scoreboard will be in place at Hoglund Ballpark.

K-State shuts out KU

The Wildcats routed Kansas, 7-0, Friday in Manhattan.

Jayhawks blast Bison

KU uses home runs for 3-2, 1-0 sweep

Kansas University used four solo home runs to sweep a nonconference doubleheader, 3-2 and 1-0, with North Dakota State on Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Chesang wins 5,000 at Penn Relays

Kansas University junior Benson Chesang won the 5,000-meter run at the Penn Relays on Thursday in Philadelphia.

Woodling: Kansas committed to baseball program

Those were halcyon days in the mid-1990s when the old Big Eight Conference joined four Southwest Conference schools to form a new major player on the college scene. Well versed in addition, league officials dubbed it the Big 12 Conference.

NCAA still staying clear of playoff fray

The NCAA will allow football teams to play 12 games per year, but it won't enter the postseason-playoff fray.

Sunflower showdown 'humongous' for KU

As if there already wasn't enough pressure with recruiting rights and bragging battles between Kansas University and Kansas State University.

Kansas giddy about rulings

NCAA decides to add 12th game every year, count I-AA victories toward bowl eligibility

An eventful day in NCAA Division One football received thumbs-up across the board at Kansas University. Two significant proposals with huge impacts on the KU football program were approved Thursday in Indianapolis by the NCAA Board of Directors -- one allowing a 12th regular-season game to be played every year beginning in 2006, and another allowing games against I-AA opponents to count toward bowl eligibility every year beginning this fall.

Men's golf headed to Texas for Big 12 meet

Kansas University's men's golf team will take a No. 35 national ranking into the Big 12 Conference tournament today through Sunday at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Trinity, Texas.

Jayhawks eliminated at Big 12 tennis event

Kansas University's tennis team fell to Colorado, 4-2, Thursday in a first-round Big 12 tournament match at the University of Texas courts.

6Sports video: KU softball takes out North Dakota State

Kansas University's softball team swept a doubleheader, 3-2 and 1-0, with North Dakota State on Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Thursday, April 28

KU softball takes out North Dakota State

Kansas University's softball team swept a doubleheader, 3-2 and 1-0, with North Dakota State on Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.

6Sports video: KU baseball battles Sacramento State

For the second day in a row, the Kansas baseball team played a home game in Kansas City, Kansas. It's all part of the Best of the Midwest tournament.

Three Jayhawks named to tennis academic team

Three Kansas University players earned spots on the Academic All-Big 12 Conference Women's Tennis Team, league officials announced.

Briefly

¢ Three Jayhawks named to tennis academic team ¢ Lions' Bowlin to sign

Homer away from home

Freshman Allman hits first round-tripper

Now they can't razz John Allman anymore. Allman is the leading hitter on Kansas University's baseball team, but, until Wednesday, the red-shirt freshman had not homered.

Sideline

¢ Cycling Cardinal ¢ Kansas to entertain North Dakota State ¢ Lawrence's Glass falls ¢ CU coach confident

6Sports video: Van Slyke named player of the week

A.J. Van Slyke was named the Big 12 baseball player of the week.

Kansas to entertain North Dakota State

Kansas University's softball team will put a four-game win streak on the line when it plays host to North Dakota State in a doubleheader today.

Wednesday, April 27

KU baseball battles Sacramento State

For the second day in a row, the Kansas baseball team played a home game in Kansas City, Kansas. It's all part of the Best of the Midwest tournament.

Jayhawks have plenty of leads on recruiting trail

Just a few years ago, college basketball recruiting waited until the summer months before heating up. That's no longer the case. Now, coaches like Kansas University's Bill Self hit the recruiting trail hard and sometimes even land commitments from high school juniors -- do the names Mario Chalmers and Micah Downs ring a bell? -- in the spring.

KU softball's power surge sparks twinbill sweep

Heather Stanley isn't fast, she rarely walks and she isn't a left-handed slap hitter. In other words, Stanley is everything you don't want in a softball leadoff hitter, yet Kansas University coach Tracy Bunge isn't about to move the junior outfielder from the top of the lineup.

Briefly

¢ Jayhawks honored by Big 12 Conference ¢ Glass advances at Open ¢ Relays attendance

Jayhawks honored by Big 12 Conference

Kansas University softball second baseman Jessica Moppin and baseball outfielder A.J. Van Slyke were named Big 12 Conference players of the week for their respective sports Tuesday.

Relays attendance

Last week's Kansas Relays attracted a paid attendance of 18,269, meet director Tim Weaver said Tuesday. Overall, the crowd count for the three days was 24,619, he said.

6Sports video: 'Hawks hold off Razorbacks

The KU softball team tried to stay hot today in a double-header with Arkansas. The 'Hawks held on to win both games.

KU survives slugfest

Tuesday night's game was about what you'd expect from two teams with sticks to spare -- a lot of runs, and a long night at the old ballpark. Kansas University's baseball team survived cold weather, shaky defense and booming New Mexico State bats to beat the Aggies, 12-11, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, site of the Best of the Midwest Tournament.

Tuesday, April 26

Van Slyke named player of the week

A.J. Van Slyke was named the Big 12 baseball player of the week.

KU walk-on Bahe transferring to Creighton

Seeking significant playing time down the line, Kansas University sophomore basketball walk-on Nick Bahe has decided to transfer to Creighton University.

Nwabuisi spells gig J-E-T-S

Former KU fullback will head to N.Y. camp

Getting the chance was the first step for former Kansas University football player Austine Nwabuisi. Now, he's itching to make the most of it.

Woodling: KU can't let up after OU sweep

Earth is calling Kansas University's softball players, and coach Tracy Bunge hopes the Jayhawks plant their feet today.

6Sports video: Bahe to transfer to Creighton

Invited walk-on Nick Bahe says he loves KU, but he wants more playing time.

6Sports video: 78th Kansas Relays draws crowd

Thanks in part to Saturday's "Gold Zone," which gave the spotlight to Olympic track stars, the attendance at the event was the second-largest in Relays history.

6Sports video: KU softball sweeps ranked opponent

It's been four years since the Jayhawks swept a ranked team, but that drought is over thanks to good pitching.

A minor excursion

College tournament at T-Bones' ballpark finally reality

Like many ideas, the thought of the Kansas University baseball team playing at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones, took years to develop.

Monday, April 25

KU 9th at Big 12 meet

Kansas University's women's golf team finished in ninth place Sunday at the Big 12 Conference Championships after carding a 310, its best round of the tournament.

KU tennis tumbles in home finale

Jayhawks lose to Aggies, but doubles play improves

The fanfare was minimal. Brittany Brown carried off a handful of balloons after the Kansas University tennis team's final home match Sunday at the Robinson courts, but there weren't any tears or hugs -- or graduating seniors. Brown, a sophomore, was celebrating her 20th birthday.

KU sweep 'awesome'

Jayhawks win second straight against Sooners

Destiny Frankenstein embraced every one of her Kansas University softball teammates within hugging distance. No one was more delighted about KU's stunning weekend sweep of No. 5-ranked Oklahoma than Frankenstein, the Jayhawks' junior shortstop from Broken Arrow, Okla.

Kansas Relays impresses Jones

Olympic champion likely to return

Flashing a wide smile, Marion Jones clutched the microphone and spoke to 20,000 or so Kansas Relays fans Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. "This has been awesome. If you want me to come back, maybe I will next year. Do you?" Jones asked the throng.

KU swimming squad celebrates season

Kansas University's swimming and diving team handed out its postseason awards at its annual postseason banquet Sunday at the Springhill Suites.

Kansas AD confirms contract with adidas

Kansas University and adidas have agreed to one of the largest footwear and apparel partnerships in college athletics, an eight-year sponsorship and product-allowance agreement worth $26.67 million, KU athletic director Lew Perkins announced Sunday.

KU's Anderson signs

Former Kansas University football tight end Lyonel Anderson signed a free-agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday after being bypassed in the late rounds of the NFL draft.

KU-Tech rained out

A steady rain in the West Texas region forced Sunday's baseball series finale between Kansas University and Texas Tech to be canceled.

McMillan drafted by Browns in 5th round

A franchise tearing its structure down and starting over, united with a player described as a "tweener" just looking for a place to belong at the next level.

Reforms highlight Hemenway's tenure

Sweeping changes made during KU chancellor's term as chairman

Myles Brand considers it an era of reform. Over the last three years, the NCAA has overhauled rules governing how student-athletes can be recruited, the academic qualifications they must meet and the responsibilities of universities to ensure those students actually receive an education.

6Sports video: Olympians steal spotlight at Relays

For the first time, the Kansas Relays included a Gold Zone section, which featured more than 30 Olympians in numerous events. But despite all of the feature athletes this weekend, it was clear that Olympians Maurice Greene and Marion Jones stole the spotlight.

6Sports video: Jayhawks sweep Sooners

Kansas University's softball team completed the sweep in the series against Oklahoma, 4-1, Sunday. The Jayhawks are now 5-7 in the Big 12.

Sunday, April 24

Jayhawks sweep Sooners

Kansas University's softball team completed the sweep in the series against Oklahoma, 4-1, Sunday. The Jayhawks are now 5-7 in the Big 12.

Olympians steal spotlight at Relays

For the first time, the Kansas Relays included a Gold Zone section, which featured more than 30 Olympians in numerous events. But despite all of the feature athletes this weekend, it was clear that Olympians Maurice Greene and Marion Jones stole the spotlight.

Track stars relay some inspiration

Eight-year-old Jailyn Lee could scarcely keep her feet from flying off the ground as she exited the Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon. "Can we race to the car, Daddy?" she begged her father, Eddie Lee. "How about now?"

Corley, Jayhawks stop Raiders

A year ago, Tyson Corley was pitching for Mill Valley High against such Kaw Valley League foes as Tonganoxie, Perry-Lecompton and Basehor-Linwood.

KU's Chesang wins mile

One of the best long-distance runners in the country proved Saturday at the Kansas Relays he's an elite miler, too. Benson Chesang, KU's compact 5-foot-4, 115-pound junior dynamo from Kenya who won the Big 12 Conference cross-country championships last fall, conquered a strong field and stiff wind at Memorial Stadium in winning the Relays mile in a time of 4:05.63 on Saturday.

Kansas Relay briefs

¢ Nike's Arnold top male ¢ Nike's Lee top female ¢ Prep pair honored ¢ Big crowd ¢ Wentland delivers ¢ Ex-Jayhawk Manson 4th ¢ Hemingway top jumper ¢ Beyer shot champ

Jones' team disqualified

Baton miscue costly; runner still fan favorite

Marion Jones' leg of the invitational 800-meter relay Saturday at the Kansas Relays completely was irrelevant -- and maybe that's a good thing.

KU rowing wiped

Kansas University's rowing squad's regatta Saturday against Cincinnati and Buffalo was canceled because of bad weather and not rescheduled.

Free State High third in boys' 800 relay

Firebirds' Valencia third in 1,600; Lions' Magnuson shines in 100 hurdles

In the world of Kansas high school track, if there's a place a competitor can earn respect, it's at the Kansas Relays. There, Free State High's boys 800-meter relay team garnered respect after an impressive third-place finish Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas softball stuns Oklahoma in 9 innings

Tracy Bunge sounded more like a drama queen than Kansas University's softball coach. "That was probably one of the best college softball games I've seen or been a part of," a bubbly Bunge said after KU edged Oklahoma, 5-4, in nine innings Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU women's golf last

Kansas University's women's golfers struggled Saturday, slipping from ninth place to a tie for last on the second day of the Big 12 Conference championship meet at Texas University Golf Course. KU's golfers shot a 331 and shared last with Oklahoma at 642.

Capel fastest of fast

Greene blazes to third in loaded sprint field

When HSI track coach John Smith was interviewed Saturday over the public-address system after the invitational 100-meter dash at Memorial Stadium, he said emphatically the best sprinters in the world today were American-born and -bred.

Mayer: Simien's status for NBA Draft hard to predict

Marty Blake, the noted professional basketball scout, always carries a measuring tape. When he's compiling data on a prospect he wants to know, up close and personal, exactly how tall the guy is. Not what college sports publicists or agents declare, in their zeal to promote the kid, but just how tall the fellow really is. Hustlers are known to fudge.

Saturday, April 23

Jayhawks entertain Sooners

OU 'dangerous' offensive team

Those who would characterize college softball as a game dominated by pitching haven't seen Oklahoma University's hitting stats.

T-Tech holds off Kansas

Junior outfielder A.J. Van Slyke was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, but Kansas University dropped a 9-7 decision to Texas Tech on Friday.

Valencia fades in 3,200

FSHS standout second; Ornburn 10th in pole vault

Alysha Valencia won't go down as the girls 3,200-meter run champion at the Kansas Relays, but she showed a lot of guts trying.

Bowling teams ousted

Kansas University's men's bowling club won't repeat as national champion.

Women's golf in 9th

Kansas University was in ninth place, but only six strokes out of third place, after the first round of the Big 12 Conference women's golf championships Friday at Texas University Golf Club.

Woodling: Few QBs from KU drafted

Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers. Cal's Rodgers or Utah's Smith. Nobody seems to know which of those two talented college quarterbacks will be the first to go in today's NFL Draft. Don't ask me. I didn't see either of them perform.

Photos: Relays sights

Ex-Jayhawks turn to tube

Four hopefuls think they have shot to be tapped

The hard work is over. Now it's time to turn on the television and see if it all pays off. For a few former Kansas University football players, leaving the tube even for a split second just isn't going to happen for the next couple of days -- not until their names are called.

Kansas Relays briefs

¢ Dual event winner ¢ Just for Marion? ¢ Rabbit on hand today ¢ Jones mates ¢ Adams elated ¢ Miller likes Relays ¢ KU champions ¢ That's not nice ¢ Area winner ¢ Lister out

Manson owns magical pole-vault mark

Former Jayhawk has cleared 18 feet for 20 consecutive years

Like baseball Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio and Cal Ripken, track standout Pat Manson owns a record that may never be broken.

Chamber breakfasts to include KU coaches

It's not quite a locker room, and the scrambled eggs and bacon don't exactly constitute a pregame meal, but the lower-level banquet room at Hereford House will accommodate several pep talks this year from coaches of Kansas University athletics teams.

6Sports video: Former Jayhawk finishes second in javelin throw

Former Jayhawk Scott Russell finished second in javelin throw Friday at the Kansas Relays. The fan favorite won the event last year at the Relays.

6Sports video: Jones looking forward to Relays

Marion Jones is looking forward to her run Saturday after struggling last week at the Mount San Antonio College Relays.

6Sports video: Greene to compete twice at Relays

For the first time at the Kansas Relays, Olympic champion Maurice Greene will run more than event. On Saturday, Greene will compete in the 100-meter dash and the 4x100-meter relay.

Men's basketball adds Western Illinois to slate

Kansas University will play Western Illinois in men's basketball next season.

Events teem with talent

Russell runner-up in javelin

Wichita State track throws coach John Hetzendorf soon may make Scott Russell an offer he cannot refuse. "I might see if I can buy that from him," Hetzendorf said after borrowing -- and winning the Kansas Relays javelin competition with -- Russell's spear Friday night outside Memorial Stadium.

Jones eager to run

Sprinter set to forget last week's struggles

The talkative Marion Jones, who avoided reporters last week after a last-place 400-meter finish at the Mount San Antonio College Relays, was back to her old self Friday at Memorial Stadium.

Friday, April 22

City prep squads well aware of huge challenge at Relays

Both Lawrence High and Free State will have athletes competing against each other in the Kansas Relays today and Saturday, but neither team considers this a city showdown of any sort.

Jayhawks head to Tech

Kansas University's baseball team returns to conference play this weekend as its travels to Lubbock, Texas, to battle Texas Tech in a three-game Big 12 series at Dan Law Field.

KU, ESPN sign $40 million TV deal

ESPN Regional Television has sweetened its existing contract with Kansas University's athletic department. KU officials on Thursday announced a seven-year, $40.2 million extension to the current agreement, which, since July 1999, has granted ESPN Regional Television the Jayhawks' athletics corporate partnership and multimedia rights.

Recruit backs out for time being

Lewis not committed, but still 'loves Kansas'

Dwight Lewis' nonbinding oral commitment to Kansas University certainly didn't last long. Lewis, a 6-foot-5 junior basketball guard from Archbishop Rummel High in Metairie, La., who Tuesday committed to KU, on Thursday backed off the commitment, saying, through his dad, he definitely would visit KU on April 29-30 and in-state school Louisiana State at a yet-to-be-determined date.

KU bowling locks down top seed

Kansas University men's bowling team's national title defense is off to a favorable start.

Greene a late addition to 100-meter dash

It's a track meet, but it's being described in terms that would make boxing promoter Don King proud. The director of the Kansas Relays said Thursday that Olympic-champion sprinter Maurice Greene -- previously scheduled only to compete in a relay -- would also run in the 100-meter dash.

Jayhawks off to fast start at Kansas Relays

KU 2nd in hammer, wins twice on track

The 2005 Kansas Relays started with a thud -- the sound of the hammer hitting the ground in the men's hammer-throw competition, which signaled the start of the 78th incarnation of the track meet at Memorial Stadium.

Woodling: Memorial Stadium perfect for Relays

Those of you sitting in Memorial Stadium today and Saturday watching the Kansas Relays are dinosaurs. You are perched in the football stadium of a major university watching a track and field meet. You can't do that in many other places, certainly nowhere else in the Big 12 Conference.

Blue Jays clip Jayhawks, 3-2

Kansas University's softball team dropped a heartbreaker to No. 19 Creighton, 3-2, before thunderstorms halted the second game of a nonconference doubleheader Thursday at the CU Sports Complex.

Lions' Penny keeping busy on and off track

Lawrence High's Scott Penny stood out among a crowd of hammer-throwers at the Kansas Relays. He wasn't the biggest competitor and he didn't throw the farthest. But he was the only high school competitor among collegiate athletes.

6Sports video: Lewis backs off commitment

Dwight Lewis, a junior basketball guard from Archbishop Rummel High in Metairie, La., who orally committed to Kansas University on Tuesday, backed off the commitment Thursday.

6Sports video: Greene to run 100-meter dash at Relays

In addition to running the 4x100-meter relay, Olympic champion Maurice Greene will also compete in the Invitational 100-meter dash.

6Sports video: Battle advances to hammer throw finals

Kansas University's Sheldon Battle advanced to the finals of the men's hammer throw Thursday. Battle finished second in the event behind 2004 Kansas Relays champion Nick Welihozkiy.

Chat wrap with Maurice Greene

Olympic champion Maurice Greene answered questions from KUsports.com readers Friday, just a day before he took part in the 2005 Kansas Relays.

6News video: Volunteers make Relays happen

Meet director Tim Weaver says the volunteers are what make the Kansas Relays one of the best events in the country. More than 600 people will volunteer this weekend at the relays at Memorial Stadium.

Photo: Lawrence's Best

Thursday, April 21

Lewis backs off commitment

Dwight Lewis, a junior basketball guard from Archbishop Rummel High in Metairie, La., who orally committed to Kansas University on Tuesday, backed off the commitment Thursday.

Greene to run 100-meter dash at Relays

In addition to running the 4x100-meter relay, Olympic champion Maurice Greene will also compete in the Invitational 100-meter dash.

Battle advances to hammer throw finals

Kansas University's Sheldon Battle advanced to the finals of the men's hammer throw Thursday. Battle finished second in the event behind 2004 Kansas Relays champion Nick Welihozkiy.

Volunteers make Relays happen

Meet director Tim Weaver says the volunteers are what make the Kansas Relays one of the best events in the country. More than 600 people will volunteer this weekend at the relays at Memorial Stadium.

LHS grad Shelley gets 500th victory

Lawrence High graduate Kent Shelley reached a coaching milestone Tuesday, thanks in part to another LHS product.

Shockers outslug KU

Jayhawks find offense, but WSU has more

For the second straight game, Kansas University's baseball team opted to take the field in the first inning as a team instead of individually.

Lewis backs off oral commitment

Dwight Lewis' oral commitment to Kansas University certainly didn't last long. Lewis, a 6-foot-5 junior basketball guard from Archbishop Rummel High in Metairie, La., who committed to KU on Tuesday, on Thursday backed off the commitment, saying, through his dad, he'd definitely visit KU April 29-30 and in-state school Louisiana State at a yet to be determined date.

6Sports video: Kansas collects first 2006 recruit

After committing to the Jayhawks on Tuesday afternoon and then wavering Tuesday night, high school junior Dwight Lewis decided Kansas is where he wants to be.

Ex-Jayhawk Russell fan favorite

Kansas Relays get off, running today

One of the best throwers in Kansas University track history, Scott Russell held his pre-Kansas Relays media interview session outside of Haskell Stadium, not KU's Memorial Stadium, Tuesday afternoon.

6Sports video: Seven KU pitchers fail to stop Shockers' bats

Kansas University's baseball team was forced to use seven pitchers in an 11-9 loss Wednesday night to Wichita State. The Shockers took a 2-1 lead in the season series, which will conclude with a game May 4.

6Sports video: Bowling coach gearing up for final KU competition

There only one coach at KU who has won a national championship: Mike Fine, the longtime coach of the KU bowling team.

Kansas recruit known as scorer

Fourth-team Parade All-American Dwight Lewis is known for his ability to put the ball in the basket.

KU softball blanks NU

Kansas University freshman left-hander Christina Ross struck out five and allowed just three hits in the Jayhawks' 2-0 Big 12 Conference softball victory Wednesday over 24th-ranked Nebraska.

Vaulter Dragila excited to return to Kansas

Kansas Relays get off, running today

The first year the Kansas Relays featured women's pole vaulting, Stacy Dragila was just 25 years old, a puppy to professional pole-vaulting with unimaginably successful years ahead of her.

Kansas bowling to open defense of title today

A year ago, Kansas University's men's bowling team won its first national championship in 41 years.

Wednesday, April 20

Gruber has goals for mile race

It's been quite a year for former Kansas University distance runner Charlie Gruber.

6Sports video: Murph emerging for Jayhawks

If you saw the KU wide receivers last year, you knew they needed immediate help. So Mark Mangino went to the junior college ranks and signed Brian Murph from Butler County Community College.

6Sports video: Gruber shooting for fourth Relays championship

Five times he's competed at the Kansas Relays and three times he's been a champion. This weekend, former Kansas track star and 2004 Olympian Charlie Gruber will try to make it four for five.

KU headed to Nebraska

Three games in two days in the Cornhusker State face Kansas University's softball team and its beleaguered pitching staff.

Slump prompts rotation shakeup

After the season's most miserable and frustrating weekend series, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price has shaken up his pitching rotation.

Louisiana prep Lewis orally commits to KU

Dwight Lewis, a high-scoring junior point guard/shooting guard from Metairie, La., who long has admired Kansas University, has orally committed to play basketball for the Jayhawks.

Kansas collects first 2006 recruit

After committing to the Jayhawks on Tuesday afternoon and then wavering Tuesday night, high school junior Dwight Lewis decided Kansas is where he wants to be.

Tuesday, April 19

Jones' funk doesn't concern Kansas

When Kansas University track and field coach Stanley Redwine was coaching at Tulsa, he had a mantra that he pounded in his athlete's heads over and over -- "The hungry dog hunts best."

Randle was arrested for urinating on Granada

Former Kansas University football player John Randle's arrest during the weekend came after he allegedly urinated on the doors of a downtown nightclub and punched the club's manager in the face, according to a police report.

Recruit eyeing Kansas

Dwight Lewis, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound shooting guard from Rummel High in Metairie, La., has sliced his list of colleges to two schools -- Kansas University and Oklahoma.

Jayhawks on Lott list

Kansas University football players Nick Reid and Charles Gordon were among the 42 players named on the Lott Trophy watch list Monday.

KU signees honored

USA Today named Kansas University basketball signees Julian Wright and Micah Downs as being among the country's top 15 players.

6Sports video: KU offense still stagnant

Coach Mangino is not yet worried about depth in the team's backfield.

6Sports video: Former KU assistant Doherty lands in Florida

Two years after resigning his position at North Carolina, Matt Doherty has been named as the head coach of Florida Atlantic University.

6Sports video: Marion Jones plans on being at KU Relays

The track star had a disappointing showing in California last weekend. However, Jones' representatives say that she still plans on running at the KU Relays.

Sky's the limit

Although new to pole vaulting, KU senior Linnen leaving mark

It's only fitting to pose the question to the quickest of quick learners: How does one figure out how to fling herself 14 feet in the air using nothing but athleticism and a pole?

Monday, April 18

6Sports video: Baylor sweeps series against KU

Baylor swept Kansas University's baseball team, 3-2, Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. The Bears defeated the Jayhawks 8-4 on Friday and 13-2 on Saturday.

6Sports video: Defense dominates spring game

The defense dominated as the White and Blue squads combined for six interceptions during Saturday's spring game at Memorial Stadium.

KU rowing solid at Knecht Cup

Kansas University's rowing team finished strong Sunday at the Knecht Cup on the Copper River Course.

Quick, collapse

Jayhawks can't finish pitcher's solid outing as Bears rally for three-game sweep

Kansas University pitcher Kodiak Quick watched from the dugout Sunday as his win against Baylor slipped away at Hoglund Ballpark.

6Sports video: Lady Bears rout Jayhawks

Baylor took out the Kansas University's softball team, 8-5, Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark. The Lady Jayhawks are now 18-19 on the season and 2-7 in the Big 12.

No. 8 Bears capitalize on bevy of Jayhawk gaffes

Destiny Frankenstein had a monster game -- a career-high four hits, including a pair of doubles -- and Kansas University's softball team out-hit Baylor, 11-6.

Murph spectacular in KU spring debut

As good as it looked, the Kansas University football defense didn't keep tabs on everybody during Saturday's spring game.

K-State golfer wins playoff with chip-in

Deadlocked in a three-way tie and headed to a sudden-death playoff after 18 holes, Kansas State University golfer Sarah Heffel knew she would win.

Sunday, April 17

Defense dominates spring game

The defense dominated as the White and Blue squads combined for six interceptions during Saturday's spring game at Memorial Stadium.

Lady Bears rout Jayhawks

Baylor took out the Kansas University's softball team, 8-5, Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark. The Lady Jayhawks are now 18-19 on the season and 2-7 in the Big 12.

Baylor sweeps series against KU

Baylor swept Kansas University's baseball team, 3-2, Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. The Bears defeated the Jayhawks 8-4 on Friday and 13-2 on Saturday.

Ex-KU player Randle reportedly jailed again

Recently-dismissed Kansas University football player John Randle, 20, found his way back into jail after being arrested Saturday allegedly for battery and urinating in public.

Hann sets KU record

Senior Brooklyn Hann broke the Kansas University record in the triple jump Saturday at the Tom Botts Invitational.

KU signee scores 21 in loss

Kansas University basketball signee Mario Chalmers scored 21 points and had 10 assists in a losing cause Saturday night at the Derby Classic All Star game.

KU rowing solid at Knecht Cup

Kansas University's rowing squad performed solidly Saturday at the Knecht Cup at the Cooper River Course, as each KU boat earned a spot in today's finals.

'Fams' the man in Kansas alumni game

Legendary ex-Jayhawk misses kick, but runs in conversion in 21-15 victory

Sure, Don Fambrough missed an extra point Saturday during the Kansas University football alumni game.

Fans 'impressed' by defense, worried about line

For Kansas University football fans, Saturday's spring game at Memorial Stadium was a quick fix for football junkies in withdrawal, an opportunity for armchair quarterbacks to assess next year's team or a chance for families to enjoy laid-back football in nice weather with their children.

Baylor softball wins wild one with KU

Baylor's Stephanie Pomes made a pretty good ringleader Saturday in what was a circus of a softball contest between Baylor and Kansas University at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU signee Wright helps Gray to victory

Kansas University signee Julian Wright scored four points with four assists and four steals, helping the Gray team to a 127-126 victory over the White squad at Saturday's Jordan Classic prep all-star game at Madison Square Garden.

Bears beat up on KU baseball

Baylor pitcher Mark McCormick was as good as advertised Saturday night. Scratch that. He was even better.

Pickoffs plentiful

Quarterbacks struggle in Kansas' spring game

Call it a pick party. An interception invasion. A takeaway tilt. With multiple quarterbacks fighting for one starting spot on Kansas University's football team, the Jayhawk defense did nothing to make the decision any easier on the coaching staff, intercepting six passes at the annual spring game, won by the Blue squad, 24-6, Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Woodling: Running game goes nowhere

Do you know how many of the 117 NCAA Division I-A football schools had a worse rushing offense than Kansas University last season? Seven. That's all. Just seven.

KU tennis falls to CU

Kansas University's tennis squad lost to Colorado, 5-2, on Saturday at Robinson Courts. The Jayhawks' only two victories came from junior Christine Skoda at No. 2 singles and freshman Stephanie Smith at No. 6 singles. KU (4-15 overall, 3-7 Big 12 Conference) will play host April 24 to Texas A&M.

Stubblefield sticks around; punter tuckered

Former Kansas University football standout Dana Stubblefield never has made it back to Lawrence with time to kill.

Saturday, April 16

Fambrough eager to lace 'em up again

Don Fambrough's strong leg is back for an encore. The Kansas University football team's link to the good old days plans to limber up his leg and kick extra points once again for his squad at today's alumni game.

KU softball preparing to play host to Baylor

Now's as good a time as any for the Kansas University softball team to take on Baylor, a team with a flashy 37-7 record and No. 8 national ranking.

Jayhawks healthy for spring game

With injuries nearly a non-issue, Barmann-Swanson quarterback battle likely highlight at today's scrimmage

Perhaps more relieving than anything for Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is that this year's spring workouts produced no major injuries.

Players won't go all-out at scrimmage

For the Kansas University football players, nothing can top the adrenaline and intensity that comes when the Jayhawks play a Big 12 Conference foe in the fall.

6Sports video: Baylor too much for KU

The Baylor Bears took out the Jayhawks, 8-4, Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. The loss drops KU to 24-16 on the season and 3-7 in Big 12 play.

6Sports video: Jayhawks prepare for NBA draft

Now that their college careers are almost over, seniors Wayne Simien, Aaron Miles, Keith Langford and Michael Lee are all planning for the future. And for the seniors, moving on means playing professional basketball.

Big bats boost BU

Bears' offense outstanding; KU rally fizzles

Kansas University senior pitcher Mike Zagurski put in a solid seven-plus innings Friday night. The only trouble came in the first three.

Shoes big sell for Self

Switching to adidas doesn't bother coach

Bill Self will face a wide range of questions from prospective players and coaches on the recruiting trail this spring and summer. One such question might concern the style of shoes the Jayhawks will be wearing in the future.

Mayer: Timmons family keeps doing great things for KU

Leave it to Bob Timmons to create major headlines at least once every 40 years. Of course, the beloved former Kansas University track coaching icon was an eminently successful high school coach before 1965. Then he led athletes great and small to national and international honors for 23 years.

Battle wins hammer

Kansas University junior Sheldon Battle won the hammer throw after a heave of 202 feet on Friday at the Tom Botts Invitational.

Friday, April 15

Jayhawks prepare for NBA draft

Now that their college careers are almost over, seniors Wayne Simien, Aaron Miles, Keith Langford and Michael Lee are all planning for the future. And for the seniors, moving on means playing professional basketball.

Baylor too much for KU

The Baylor Bears took out the Jayhawks, 8-4, Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. The loss drops KU to 24-16 on the season and 3-7 in Big 12 play.

KU to spend $100,000 to lure Relays athletes

Kansas University officials have dubbed the featured portion of the Kansas Relays the Gold Zone.

Qualifier deadline today

Odds are a Kansas University or a Kansas State golfer will fill the lone amateur berth in the Lawrence Futures Tour Classic on May 6-8 at Eagle Bend Golf Course.

Kansas baseball to entertain No. 12 Baylor

Just two days after being flummoxed by Wichita State ace Mike Pelfrey and Co. to the tune of just one run on five hits in a 5-1 loss, Kansas University's baseball team now has an even bigger puzzle to solve.

KU football keys on turnovers

Takeaways are the ultimate pick-me-up for a college football team, and no squad in the Big 12 Conference knows it quite like Kansas University.

6Sports video: Freshmen thrown into spotlight

Freshmen Ryne Price, Erik Morrison and redshirt freshman John Allman are stepping up for the Kansas University's baseball team. On any given game, it's likely that the three will be part of the starting lineup.

Fans a no-show

Jayhawks' hoops celebration sparsely attended

Keith Langford, who as a senior member of Kansas University's basketball team is used to seeing a mob of fans wherever he goes, was a bit surprised Thursday night upon walking into the Lied Center.

KU softball runs win streak to 3

Freshman Christina Ross allowed just two hits, and Kansas University hit two home runs in a 6-0 softball rout Thursday of Southwest Missouri State, the Jayhawks' third straight victory.

6Sports video: Banquet bittersweet for Jayhawks

Although the Kansas University's men's basketball team had a short run in the NCAA tournament, about 300 Jayhawk fans still filed into the Lied Center on Thursday night to salute the Jayhawks. The annual event honored the four outgoing seniors.

Thursday, April 14

Banquet bittersweet for Jayhawks

Although the Kansas University's men's basketball team had a short run in the NCAA tournament, about 300 Jayhawk fans still filed into the Lied Center on Thursday night to salute the Jayhawks.

Freshmen thrown into spotlight

Freshmen Ryne Price, Erik Morrison and redshirt freshman John Allman are stepping up for the Kansas University's baseball team. On any given game, it's likely that the three will be part of the starting lineup.

Kansas excited about Relays

Tim Weaver believes April 23 will be a red-letter day in the history of the Kansas Relays.

6Sports video: Changes coming for offensive line

If you head to the spring game this weekend, you'll see some big changes on the offensive line. After playing defensive tackle all of last season, Todd Haselhorst has been moved to center.

6Sports video: Top track artists to compete at Relays

The "Gold Zone" package at the 2005 Kansas Relays should prove to be quite an event, with seven Olympic champions and many more top athletes competing.

6Sports video: Wildcats' tennis total creeping up at KU

The Jayhawks hold the overall edge in Sunflower State tennis, with a 47-5 record going into Wednesday's matchup. But K-State is inching closer on the courts, coming away with a one-point victory.

Coaches offer lessons in leadership

Miles Schnaer's signed basketballs and other Kansas University collectibles rest in his office at Crown Chevrolet Toyota Scion, but the lessons learned from years of athletics connections play quality minutes each and every day out on his sales floor.

Shockers cut down Jayhawks

Scholl homer lone run in 5-1 baseball loss

Senior first baseman Andy Scholl's home run accounted for Kansas University's only run in a 5-1 baseball loss to Wichita State on Wednesday at Eck Stadium.

Seniors bracing for final farewell

Awards ceremony tonight at Lied Center

There will be plenty of laughs at Kansas University's men's basketball awards ceremony tonight.

KU clips Mizzou

Junior Nettie Fierros hit a three-run homer, and Kansas University upended No. 18 Missouri, 5-3, in softball Wednesday night at University Field.

KU falls in Sunflower State tennis clash

It was close, so close. Never mind that it almost came during a spring session of the Sunflower Showdown.

Wednesday, April 13

6News video: Land at Rim Rock Farm given to KU

A former KU track and field coach has signed a deed hanging his labor of love over to the university. Coach Bob Timmons donated the 100-plus acres that comprise Rim Rock Farm on Tuesday.

6Sports video: Big 12 honors KU outfielder

Kansas University junior outfielder Gus Milner has been named the Big 12 Conference baseball co-player of the week.

6Sports video: Spring game approaches

The annual spring game will be Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and with John Randle off the team, expect to see a lot of Clark Green.

Woodling: Former QB roughed up in only start for Kansas

On Halloween eve nearly 23 years ago, Kansas University football coach Don Fambrough turned Mike Bohn into a pumpkin.

Kansas squads in action today

Three Kansas University sports teams will be in competition today.

Rim Rock Farm donated to KU

Famed cross country course preserved for long run

Bob Timmons has spent more than three decades perfecting his Rim Rock Farm by adding ponds, trees and bridges that have made the cross country course one of the best in the nation.

Oklahoma prep waiting to sign basketball letter

Putnam City (Okla.) standout basketball guard C.J. Henry will not sign a letter of intent during the late signing period which starts today.

Ross beats out Miles

Texas Tech's Ronald Ross was named winner of the 2005 Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence presented by Creamland Dairies, the Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday night. Kansas University senior Aaron Miles, who attended the awards banquet, was a finalist with Utah State's Spencer Nelson. The award honors college seniors for athletic and academic achievement and community service.

KU coaches to participate in city events

Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price and softball coach Tracy Bunge will lead off the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Breakfast of Champions Series.

KU's Milner honored

Kansas University junior outfielder Gus Milner has been named the Big 12 Conference baseball co-player of the week. Milner shared the weekly honor with infielder Cameron Blair of Texas Tech. Pitcher of the week honors went to J. Brent Cox of Texas.

Tuesday, April 12

Spring game approaches

The annual spring game will be Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and with John Randle off the team, expect to see a lot of Clark Green.

CU to tap ex-KU QB

Former Kansas University quarterback Mike Bohn will become Colorado University's next athletic director, the Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera reported Monday.

Recruit to visit KU

Dwight Lewis, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound high school junior from Metairie, La., has scheduled an official men's basketball recruiting trip to Kansas University.

Woodling: Editor does KU proud

Mitch Albom is in hot water. Nikki Overfelt isn't. In fact, she reluctantly is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame.

Jayhawks add game

Kansas University's softball team will travel to Springfield, Mo., for a single game against Southwest Missouri State at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Monday, April 11

Miles turns heads

KU senior wins sportsmanship award at NBA showcase

A pass-first, shoot-second point guard, Kansas University senior Aaron Miles didn't try to reinvent himself at last week's Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament for NBA scouts.

Kansas women celebrate season past

Kansas University's women's basketball team figuratively closed the book on its 2004-05 season with its end-of-the-year reception Sunday at SpringHill Suites.

Softball edges OSU

Kansas University freshman Christina Ross struck out nine in the Jayhawks' 3-1 Big 12 Conference softball victory Sunday over Oklahoma State.

Quick pitches Kansas to 9-3 victory over Oklahoma

Staked to a seven-run, first-inning lead, Kansas University pitcher Kodiak Quick picked up his Big 12 Conference-leading eighth win of the season in the Jayhawks' 9-3 victory Sunday over Oklahoma at Mitchell Park.

Costner wins golf tourney

Kansas University's Amanda Costner won her first collegiate golf tournament title at the Lady Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday.

Sunday, April 10

Bogut wins Wooden; Simien 5th

Kansas University senior honored to be finalist for national award

University of Utah sophomore Andrew Bogut completed a sweep of college basketball's major awards Saturday.

Mayer: Student-athletes should be lauded for staying in school

With today's greedy inroads from professional teams, there needs to be a special place in college athletics for people like Daunte Culpepper, Peyton Manning and Wayne Simien; throw in other Kansas University basketball stars such as Danny Manning, Raef LaFrentz, Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison. Fortunately they now give CLASS awards to the likes of KU's Simien and Kansas State's Kendra Wecker, who made commitments, stayed the four-year course and deservedly were Wooden Award finalists.

Saturday, April 9

6Sports video: Position switch improving defense

A recent position switch is improving the defense, says Kansas head coach Mark Mangino. Aqib Talib, who redshirted last year as a cornerback, is now working with the first team defense as a safety.

6Sports video: KU softball to face Oklahoma State

The Kansas University's softball team does not plan on overlooking any Big 12 teams including Oklahoma State. The Lady Jayhawks will face the Cowgirls at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oklahoma.

Miles award finalist

Kansas University senior Aaron Miles has been named one of three finalists for the 2005 Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence presented by Creamland Dairies, the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Friday.

Sooners hold off Jayhawks

Kansas University's baseball team couldn't build on its momentum from Wednesday's victory over Wichita State, as the Jayhawks lost to Oklahoma, 7-5, on Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

Jayhawks to play OSU

Kansas University's softball team, still in search of its first Big 12 Conference victory, will tangle this weekend with Oklahoma State.

KU men's golf eighth at Marriott tourney

Kansas University's golf squad is tied for eighth place after Friday's first round of the 15-team Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate at Devils Ridge Golf Club.

Jayhawks seeking Cup

Kansas University's rowing team will battle Kansas State for the Kansas Cup at 9 a.m. today at Tuttle Creek Lake.

Relays add more high-profile athletes

Kansas Relays meet director Tim Weaver announced Friday that two Olympic silver medal winners, high jumper Matt Hemmingway and heptathlete Austra Skujyte would compete at the meet, as would Olympic high jump finalists Amy Acuff and Jamie Nieto.

Haselhorst should fare well at center

The news of Todd Haselhorst's switch from defensive tackle to Kansas University's starting center didn't come out of left field. But it wasn't obvious, either.

6Sports video: Sooners defeat Jayhawks

The Kansas University's baseball team lost to Oklahoma, 7-5, on Friday in Norman, Okla. The Jayhawks will play the Sooners again at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Friday, April 8

Wooden to be unveiled

Simien finalist for national award

Wayne Simien departed Thursday for Los Angeles for this weekend's Wooden Award ceremonies. Simien, Kansas University's senior power forward from Leavenworth, today will coach a team of underprivileged children in the Wooden After School All-Star basketball tournament.

Woodling: Baylor women breath of fresh air

Kim Mulkey-Robertson, whose name almost is as long (18 letters) as she is tall (64 inches), fielded a call from President Bush the other night. Congratulations, the prez told Baylor University's women's basketball coach, on winning the NCAA championship. And Dubya, who owns a ranch not too far from Waco, Texas -- the home of the Bears -- hinted about an invitation to the White House.

Town meetings scheduled for football points system

Kansas University athletic department personnel will host a series of town hall-style meetings next week to inform fans about the new priority points system for football games at Memorial Stadium.

6Sports video: Swanson could become starting QB

Senior Jason Swanson could be Kansas University's starting quarterback especially now that Marcus Herford has been moved to wide receiver.

6Sports video: Wichita win extra sweet for some Jayhawks

The Jayhawks rout of rival Wichita State on Wednesday night was more than just sweet for some Jayhawks. For junior Matt Baty, who's from Wichita, the game meant a lot more.

KU track taking act on road to two venues

Kansas University's track teams will compete this weekend at two sites. Some of the Jayhawks will be at the Texas Relays today and Saturday. Others will be at Saturday's Emporia State Invitational.

KU baseball heads to OU

Oklahoma needs to make a move in the Big 12 Conference baseball chase. So does Kansas University.

Swanson 'rolling with it' while making case to start

Game has slowed down for senior, who's hoping to be Jayhawks' top QB

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino knows what his quarterbacks can do in flashes when they're given the reins. Adam Barmann, Jason Swanson and Brian Luke all have looked like All-Americans for a play here, a play there.

Thursday, April 7

Wichita win extra sweet for some Jayhawks

The Jayhawks rout of rival Wichita State on Wednesday night was more than just sweet for some Jayhawks. For junior Matt Baty, who's from Wichita, the game meant a lot more.

Ex-Jayhawks in NBA happy for former coach

Scot Pollard reserves his cheers for just one college basketball team -- his alma mater, Kansas University.

Shocks rocked

KU's Milner clubs 2 homers in rout

The way Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price sees it, Jayhawk Gus Milner helped his team win the game and perhaps future in-state recruiting battles -- and he might have gotten himself quite a pay increase as well Wednesday night.

Tulsa thumps Kansas tennis, 6-1

If the Kansas University tennis team were looking for an analogy for its recent play, it needed to look no farther than the surrounding skies at the Robinson courts during a 6-1 loss to Tulsa on Wednesday.

6Sports video: Herford to make home as wide receiver

Kansas University football player Marcus Herford, who began the spring trying out for the starting quarterback job, worked out with the wide receivers for the entire practice Wednesday, fitting right in with the likes of first-teamer Mark Simmons.

6Sports video: Baseball team thorn in side of Shockers

Wichita State has had a tough time putting together games against the Jayhawks over the past few years, and Wednesday's game was no exception.

Herford catching on as wideout for KU

During Kansas University's intrasquad scrimmage on Wednesday, quarterback Jason Swanson dropped back in the pocket and fired a perfect strike to Marcus Herford, who juked and streaked his way just short of the end zone against KU's vaunted defense for a nice chunk of yards after the catch.

Kansas' Gruber 22nd at swimming trials

Kansas University senior swimmer Amy Gruber placed 22nd in the 100-meter freestyle Wednesday at the World Championship Trials.

Wednesday, April 6

Baseball team thorn in side of Shockers

Wichita State has had a tough time putting together games against the Jayhawks over the past few years, and Wednesday's game was no exception.

Herford to make home as wide receiver

Kansas University football player Marcus Herford, who began the spring trying out for the starting quarterback job, worked out with the wide receivers for the entire practice Wednesday, fitting right in with the likes of first-teamer Mark Simmons.

Frederick celebrated UNC title

Roy Williams greeted a horde of well-wishers in the wee hours Tuesday morning at his hotel suite in St. Louis.

6Sports video: Settlemier pitches perfect game

Serena Settlemier led the Jayhawks in a perfect game against UMKC on Tuesday.

6Sports video: Williams has his title

It took two schools and seventeen years, but finally former KU head basketball coach Roy Williams has his national title.

6Sports video: Jayhawks hope to move past uneven conference play

Kansas has been winning against Big 12 teams this season. The problem is, they're also regularly losing.

Jayhawks rout 'Roos

Serena Settlemier pitched a six-inning perfect game, and Kansas University run-ruled hapless Missouri-Kansas City, 8-0, Tuesday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.

Moody would rather pay and keep Galindo

Christian Moody says he's "definitely honored" to receive a full men's basketball scholarship for his senior year at Kansas University.

Price, Jayhawks eager to play WSU

Matt Baty doesn't like to admit it, but he feels a little more fired up when playing his hometown team.

KU lacrosse squad 1-2 at division championship

Kansas University's women's club lacrosse team defeated Oklahoma State, but bowed to Missouri and Nebraska in the Central Plains western division championships Saturday.

Woodling: Transfer not huge surprise

Seventy-one percent. That's a lot. That's how much offense Bill Self will have to replace next season. News that freshman Alex Galindo would be leaving the Kansas University men's basketball program wasn't as shocking as David Padgett's departure last year, but the decision will have a ripple effect.

Tuesday, April 5

6Sports video: Galindo will transfer

Alex Galindo has decided that he will try to transfer closer to his home, and to take a red-shirt year.

Self happy for Heels

Former University of Illinois basketball coach Bill Self wanted his former Illini players to win the national championship Monday night.

Roy's big win stings a little in Lawrence

Why not here?

Galindo opts to leave KU basketball behind

Alex Galindo has decided to leave Kansas University after one season to play basketball closer to his native Puerto Rico.

UMKC softball visits KU

Kansas University's softball team will try to snap a six-game losing streak when it plays host to Missouri-Kansas City today. Game time is 3 p.m. at Arrocha Ballpark

6Sports video: Jayhawks fans focus on UNC coach during game

Roy Williams is a polarizing figure in Lawrence. Several fans say they were cheering either for their former coach or their current coaches' former team.

6Sports video: KU softball had a rough weekend

The team's pitchers surrendered 17 earned runs. The Jayhawks hope they've gotten their problems worked out before the next game.

Monday, April 4

KU fans split on whether to root for Roy

At Downtown Barber Shop, 824 Mass., "Roy's room" is another name for the bathroom. The day former Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams announced he was leaving KU and going to North Carolina, the barbers here pulled a picture of Williams off the wall and relegated it to the bathroom at the rear of the shop. It now hangs directly in front of the toilet.

Simien denied Naismith Award

Out of all the quips and one-liners thrown out to the audience gathered for the National Association of Basketball Coaches award show Sunday night, the words of Duke forward Shelden Williams said it all regarding the distribution of player honors.

Texas A&M still too tough for Kansas

Aggies improve to 34-2 after completing sweep with 7-1 victory

Those weren't bats Texas A&M's softball players were carrying to home plate. They were torches.

6Sports video: Downs stands out on court, off court

Future Jayhawk Micah Downs has taken his share of shots this year both on and off the court. Downs made headlines on Christmas Eve when a Seattle newspaper reported that he would enter the NBA draft. And earlier this week at the McDonald's All-American game, Downs complained that he didn't play enough.

6Sports video: Simien fails to win Naismith Award

Jayhawk Wayne Simien did not receive the Naismith Award. However, the senior forward won the Senior CLASS Award.

6Sports video: Texas A&M routs Kansas

The Kansas University's softball team was unable to end its six game losing streak to Texas A&M on Sunday. The Aggies defeated the Jayhawks, 7-1.

Brown pulling for UNC

Ex-KU coach 'died' after loss to Bucknell

A graduate of the University of North Carolina and longtime friend of Roy Williams, former Kansas University basketball coach Larry Brown definitely is rooting for the Tar Heels in tonight's NCAA championship game.

KU tennis loses to Tech

Kansas University was edged by Texas Tech, 4-3, in Big 12 Conference tennis Sunday.

KU falls at A&M, 7-5

Kansas University's baseball team dropped its second straight Big 12 Conference series after winning the opener, falling to No. 16 Texas A&M, 7-5, Sunday at Olsen Field.

Roy 'bothered' to be asked about calling Jayhawks

North Carolina coach Roy Williams bristles when asked about keeping in touch with Kansas University's players.

Sunday, April 3

KU tennis routed

Elizaveta Avdeeva earned Kansas University's only victory in a 6-1 Big 12 Conference tennis loss Saturday to Baylor. KU will take on Texas Tech today in Lubbock, Texas.

In young hoops career, KU signee already has endured ups and Downs

Micah Downs is not a punk, and he is not a crybaby. But after the second half of Wednesday night's McDonald's All-American game, that probably was a popular opinion among Kansas University basketball faithful who watched the Jayhawk signee during the all-star showcase.

A&M routs KU

Aggies explode for 12-4 victory

A night after Kansas University's baseball squad won a 12-inning thriller, the Jayhawks severely lapsed on Saturday in a 12-4 loss to the Aggies at Olsen Field.

KU seniors dominate dual

Team scores were not kept Saturday during Kansas University's rowing dual with Tulsa and Drake at Burcham Park.

KU holds scrimmage

The Kansas University football team conducted a two-hour closed scrimmage Saturday at Memorial Stadium, working on short-yardage and long-yardage situations as well as red-zone work.

Simien nation's top senior

Jayhawk standout wins CLASS award

Wayne Simien was declared college basketball's top senior Saturday night. Today, he will find out if he's the No. 1 player.

Aggies thump sluggish Jayhawks, 13-1

Bunge hopes postgame meeting wakes up KU

It was one of those games for the Kansas University softball team that required a serious heart-to-heart talk between players and coaches afterwards.

Saturday, April 2

Lawrence photographer set to work 50th Final Four

This is a memorable weekend for Lawrence native Rich Clarkson. The nationally acclaimed photographer is in St. Louis to shoot his 50th NCAA Final Four.

6Sports video: Galindo considers leaving KU

Kansas freshman Alex Galindo is considering a possible transfer, Kansas head coach Bill Self said from the Final Four today in St. Louis.

6Sports video: Chalmers impresses fans, scouts

Kansas University signee Mario Chalmers impressed fans and NBA scouts during the McDonald's All-American game in South Bend, Ind. Chalmers scored a team-high 20 points in the game Wednesday and won the three-point shooting contest Monday night.

6Sports video: Jayhawks to face Aggies

The Kansas University's baseball team will face Texas A&M at 7 p.m., Friday in College Station, Texas.

Swingman Galindo considering transfer from KU

Wearing a white T-shirt and baggy blue Kansas University basketball shorts, Alex Galindo sauntered down a hallway leading to an Allen Fieldhouse training room on Friday afternoon, a cell phone stuck to his ear.

KU rowers to race today

Kansas University rowers will close their home season by entertaining Tulsa and Drake at 2 p.m. on the Kansas River at Burcham Park.

Utah's Bogut AP's player of year

Simien third in voting; Weber earns coaching honor

Andrew Bogut parleyed an international basketball background into an All-American story. The 7-footer grew up in Australia with a passion for the game nurtured by his parents, both natives of Croatia.

Miles, all-stars upend 'Trotters

Aaron Miles played basketball in April in St. Louis -- just not in the game he had hoped. The Kansas University senior guard wore a slight smile in the locker room after his National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star team defeated the Harlem Globetrotters, 73-68, Friday at the Savvis Center, but still remained melancholy even after the thrilling victory that snapped a 533-game winning streak by the Globetrotters.

Golfer Ward feted

Kansas University senior Kevin Ward has been named Golf World Magazine college player of the week after shooting a career-best 64 in the second round of the Stevinson Ranch Invitational.

Jayhawks playing host to A&M

Texas A&M does not appear to be what the doctor ordered for Kansas University's struggling softball team.

Mayer: Were Jayhawks overcoached or undertaught?

"The sport is overcoached and undertaught." Wish I'd thought of that, but I've neither the intellect nor the expertise. It comes from Bob Hurley, basketball coach for 34 years at St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J. He's won a lot and turned out many major college players, not the least of whom is son Bobby Hurley, who was a Duke All-America point guard.

Jayhawks clip Aggies in 12th

KU earns 7-5 extra-inning victory at A&M

Jared Schweitzer's RBI double in the 12th inning pushed Kansas University past No. 16 Texas A&M, 7-5, on Friday night before 6,511 fans at Olsen Field.

Perkins honored

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins received the NIT's "Man of the Year" at halftime of Thursday night's game in New York.

'Super Mario'

KU signee Chalmers stands out among standouts

At Tuesday's McDonald's All-American game media day/luncheon, there were all sorts of activities going on. Some players sat at tables discussing their futures with reporters. Some indulged in the endless quantity of free cheeseburgers and chicken strips. Others grouped together just to joke around and chat.

Friday, April 1

Galindo mulls possible transfer

(Web Posted Friday at 3:08 p.m.) Kansas freshman Alex Galindo is considering a possible transfer, KU Coach Bill Self said from the Final Four today in St. Louis.

No more Nike

Jayhawks to sport adidas apparel

Kansas University is switching from swooshes to stripes. The Kansas University Athletics Department is putting the finishing touches on a deal to outfit all 17 of KU's official sports -- from swimming to tennis to football and men's basketball -- in adidas uniforms, warm-ups, shoes, sweatbands and other apparel.

WSU sweeps KU

Kansas University's softball team dropped a doubleheader to Wichita State, 5-4 in eight innings, and 7-3, Thursday at Wilkins Stadium.

KU signee has Wright stuff

Future Jayhawk team player

Amir Johnson saw Julian Wright when he arrived for the McDonald's All-American game Saturday in South Bend and nearly did a double take.

KU football collects juco cornerback

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said on signing day he still was searching for a cornerback. He might have gotten his guy Thursday.

Woodling: Self due a bonus for KU's success

Dribbling into the free-throw lane while wondering which will come first -- a $3 gallon of gasoline or five-minute breaks for TV commercials during the NCAA Tournament? ...

Simien defends former coach

¢ Roy's phone calls ¢ High praise ¢ Retired jersey ¢ AAU tourney coming

No. 16 Aggies on deck for Kansas baseball

Kansas University's baseball schedule isn't becoming any easier.

KU women reception

Today is the deadline for making reservations for the Kansas University women's basketball postseason awards reception at 3 p.m. April 10 at the Marriott Spring Hill Suites.

Free State's Morningstar opting for prep school

Free State High senior basketball guard Brady Morningstar has decided to attend prep school for a year before accepting a major college scholarship.

6Sports video: Jayhawks rested, ready for Texas A&M

The Kansas University's baseball team will be rested and ready to take on Texas A&M on Friday. The Jayhawks took four days off this week.

6Sports video: Chalmers' game similar to Miles

Kansas University signee Mario Chalmers says he and senior guard Aaron Miles are similar in how they pass and push the ball up court. However, the future Jayhawk says he shoots the ball more than Miles.

Smoking motor causes fieldhouse evacuation

An overheated air handling system motor caused the evacuation of Allen Fieldhouse Thursday afternoon.