Stories for April 21, 2005


Lead stories

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.

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.

Kansas recruit known as scorer

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

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.