Stories for April 11, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports video: Jayhawks topple Texas Tech

Conditions this afternoon definitely weren't ideal for a typical day on the diamond, but the Kansas baseball team was happy just to return to action.

6News video: Local family hopes to carry on tradition at parade

A Lawrence family is hoping to carry on a 20-year tradition this Sunday. When the national champions make their way down Mass. Street for the celebration parade, look for a little something yellow in their hands.

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6News video: Fans get 'extended' chance to congratulate Jayhawks

Just like in 1988, Jayhawk fans will line the streets at 3 p.m. on Sunday to give the men's basketball team one last hurrah. On Friday, police announced Sunday's parade route has been extended.

6Sports video: Self is home at KU

Just like Kansas men's basketball head coach Bill Self predicted, Thursday's press conference was anti-climactic.

Jayhawk Fans in China

We have always followed Jayhawk basketball closely, so when we took teaching jobs in Shekou China seeing the team play got, well, complicated.

Victory parade route extended

The route for Sunday's parade of champions for the Kansas Jayhawks has been extended beyond downtown.The parade, as originally scheduled, will start at 3 p.m. at Seventh and Massachusetts streets, and move south on Massachusetts toward South Park.But instead of stopping there, the parade crew of KU players, coaches, support staffers and members of the pep band and Spirit Squad will continue down Massachusetts to 19th Street.From there they'll turn and head west, toward 19th and Naismith Drive.

KU softball canceled, Texas looms at home

Recent inclement weather in Fayetteville, Ark., forced cancellation of the Kansas softball game against Arkansas, originally scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday.

Boosters Kivisto, Anderson thrilled Self staying at KU

Two of Kansas University's biggest financial supporters were thrilled Thursday to hear Bill Self had decided to return for a sixth season.

Nebraska guard leaving

Nebraska basketball player Jay-R Strowbridge says he's transferring at the end of the semester.

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Staying put

Self turns down alma mater, citing Kansas as new home

During his days as a point guard at Oklahoma State University, Bill Self began to dream of someday being named head basketball coach at his alma mater.

Kansas lands a legacy

Former Kansas University running back Tony Sands loves the coincidence - he enrolled at KU in 1988 on a football scholarship, just after the men's basketball team won the national championship. Now, his son is about to do the same.

KU baseball time moved

Due to rain in the forecast, the Kansas-Texas Tech baseball game today has been moved to 4 p.m.

Awards aplenty at banquet

Kansas University's women's basketball team held its postseason awards reception and senior celebration Thursday night in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

Spring game moved

With the anticipation of crummy weather on Saturday, Kansas University moved its annual spring football game to Monday.

Keegan: Realistic future awaits

Take a cork off a bottle. Shove all the feelings you have right this minute for your favorite university's basketball coach into that bottle. Put the cork back on it. Store it in a safe place.

KU, city preparing for parade on Sunday

Kansas University's hoops heroes will be joined by the KU pep band and Spirit Squad in riding, marching and cheering down Massachusetts Street for a victory parade at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Fans urged to stay off roofs at parade

Police, property owner concerned about safety at event

Downtown property owner George Paley hopes that one tradition from the 1988 National Championship parade doesn't carry over to the parade on Sunday - using the roofs of downtown buildings as a viewing area.

Paterno contract on hold

A decision on a new contract for Penn State's Joe Paterno is on hold until the end of this season, when the 81-year-old coach's current deal expires.

LSU introduces Johnson

LSU introduced Stanford's Trent Johnson, who led the Cardinal to the Round of 16 in this year's NCAA Tournament, as its new coach Thursday.

Run on KU campus for cancer support

A 5K fun run and walk on the Kansas University campus Sunday morning will benefit Devin McAnderson, who is battling myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia.