Stories for April 15, 2008


Lead stories

6News video: Jayhawk sign in downtown Lawrence receives much attention

Ron and Jessica Schneider came up with the idea to make a post a 'Mario For President' sign in the 6th floor of the US Bank building to honor Mario Chalmers during Sunday's parade.

6News video: KU's athletic achievements hard to ignore

It's been hard to ignore KU this year. Athletic achievements - like the Orange Bowl victory and the NCAA National Championship in men's basketball - have put KU in the national spotlight and ramped up school spirit.

6Sports video: KU softball squad hopes for top 4 seed

The Kansas softball team continues to tip-toe it's way through the Big 12 Conference season. With 10 league games left on the schedule, the 'Hawks find themselves in position to snag a top 4 seed in next month's Big 12 Tournament.

6Sports video: Jayhawks top Baker Wildcats; Marciel out for season

The Kansas University baseball team defeated the Baker Wildcats by a final score of 11-6, but lose pitcher Wally Marciel for the season due to injury.

KU to face Naismith's alma mater

History buffs and basketball fans alike will pay heed to this matchup made in hoops heaven: Kansas University will open a two-day, three-game Labor Day trip to Canada with an exhibition against Montreal's McGill University on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Carleton University's gym in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Tasing interrupts basketball celebration

Joshua York was ready to celebrate. Kansas University's men's basketball team had just defeated North Carolina in the Final Four, and he was heading to downtown Lawrence to join the crowd. But his chance to join the approximately 20,000 Jayhawk fans on Massachusetts Street ended quickly April 5 when he was tased twice by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper on hand to assist Lawrence police with crowd control.

Woodling: Hoops dream remains

Has it really been a week? How many of you woke up last Tuesday morning with a start, wondering if it had all been a dream?

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Decked out in KU gear, incoming running back Jocques Crawford watched the spring game Monday from the stands.

KSU freshmen declare for draft

Beasley going pro; Walker eligible but may withdraw

After putting together one of the best freshman seasons ever, Michael Beasley is headed to the NBA.

K-State president sends congratulations to KU

Coach Self, on behalf of K-State, I want to congratulate you and your excellent 2007-2008 University of Kansas men's basketball team for winning the NCAA championship.

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Gray matters

Young fan born with brain tumor willed Jayhawks to 1988 NCAA title

The accomplishments of the 1988 Kansas University basketball team ensured names such as Danny Manning and Larry Brown were placed into the annals of Jayhawks lore. But another name became just as synonymous with that national championship team to the people of Lawrence.

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Spring slopfest

Players show rust at scrimmage

Kansas University's spring football game ended fittingly - a bullet pass by Todd Reesing down the middle of the field, right off Dezmon Briscoe's hands and to the turf. An oopsie. One of many.