Stories for April 16, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports video: Kansas Relays kick off

This morning the 81st edition of the Kansas Relays got underway at Memorial Stadium.

6Sports video: Hawks edge past Bears

The Kansas baseball team was after its second consecutive win in consecutive nights.

6News video: Business owner names bathroom after Roy

Nearly every KU basketball fan has their own opinion about Roy Williams, and some express them a little more openly than others. One thing is for sure: there is no secret about how one local business owner feels about Roy.

Appleton signs letter of intent, officially rounds out '08 class

Appleton's signing gives KU six members in the 2008 class. It also puts KU one over on its scholarship count for next season. That issue will likely be resolved in the next week or so, with Brandon Rush expected to announce his intention to enter the 2008 NBA Draft.

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KU senior class leaves indelible gift

It's been hard to ignore Kansas University this year. Athletic achievements such as the Orange Bowl victory and the NCAA basketball championship have put KU in the spotlight nationally and geared up school spirit on campus.

Russia invites Kaun for tryout

Kansas University center Sasha Kaun has been invited to try out for Russia's national basketball team.

Stay or go?

Conference stars ponder big question

As many as eight Big 12 basketball players could leave the college ranks early for the NBA. Some decisions were no-brainers. Others should use their brains and return to school to further develop their games:

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Jayhawks hold off Baker

Midweek baseball games against NAIA teams are intended to be a way to pad the record and get some playing time for bench players - and much-needed rest for starters.

Memphis' Rose leaving

Memphis freshman Derrick Rose announced he was jumping to the NBA Tuesday, the same day coach John Calipari agreed in principle to a contract extension with the school.

Relays tip off today

Kansas University's Josh Kirk today will begin defense of his Kansas Relays decathlon crown at Memorial Stadium.

Former KU safety to serve probation

A former Kansas University safety on Tuesday was sentenced to serve 18 months probation for three misdemeanor convictions in an October 2007 incident.

Quantum leap

Video jogs jumper's memories of Wilt

It took a half a century for Bud Smith to learn that his rich memories had visual proof. Now 73, Smith has entered the twilight of his life, complete with charming stories of his past track-and-field accomplishments. One of his proudest moments, in fact, was at the 1957 Kansas Relays. There, he competed alongside several greats in the high jump - most notably KU legend Wilt Chamberlain.