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.
In addition to running the 4x100-meter relay, Olympic champion Maurice Greene will also compete in the Invitational 100-meter dash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fourth-team Parade All-American Dwight Lewis is known for his ability to put the ball in the basket.
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.
A year ago, Kansas University's men's bowling team won its first national championship in 41 years.
Lawrence High graduate Kent Shelley reached a coaching milestone Tuesday, thanks in part to another LHS product.
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.
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.
There only one coach at KU who has won a national championship: Mike Fine, the longtime coach of the KU bowling team.