Stories for April 17, 2008


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6News video: NBA exodus underway

Two KU underclassmen will head to the pros next year. 6Sports reporter Andrew Baker joins us from the News Center with the latest.

6Sports video: Agafonov enjoys back-to-back wins

Kansas senior Egor Agafonov leaves his mark on the Kansas Relays.

6News video: City calm after storm

Lawrence is settling down after KU's national championship win. 6News reporter Jesse Fray spoke with the police chief, who says keeping local celebrations safe took faith -- and two decades of planning.

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6News video: Fans supportive of Rush, Arthur

There isn't much of an argument that the face of this Jayhawk team will change over the offseason, some of those changes coming today as fans gathered around the nearest TV to hear the news for themselves.

6Sports video: Underclassmen enter NBA draft

When the Kansas men's basketball team takes James Naismith Court next year, they'll likely have to do it without Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur.

Positive attitude key for KU goodbyes

As a lifelong Kansas University basketball fan, Karen Pauls, 64, thinks of the players as her sons. So when players flee the Jayhawk nest, saying goodbye can be difficult.

Rush, Arthur declare for 2008 NBA Draft

Kansas University junior guard Brandon Rush and sophomore forward Darrell Arthur each made it official Thursday afternoon - they've both thrown their hats into the 2008 NBA Draft ring. Rush intends to sign with an agent soon, while Arthur is testing the waters, not inking with an agent yet as he said he's looking for a spot in the top half of the first round.

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And they're off!

KU athletes have work cut out after first day

Four events and five hours in, Kansas University's Jacob Breth must have felt he had a crick in his neck from staring up at the decathlon field above him Wednesday afternoon during the 81st annual Kansas Relays.

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Faunce's first dinger lifts Kansas baseball late

Nick Faunce is a contact hitter, ideally a pest who can drop down a sacrifice bunt and set the table for the big bats. Eating the feast usually isn't for him.

Appleton signs on

Juco transfer a 'do-everything guard,' Self says

Tyrone Appleton figures to fill a variety of slots on the basketball court at Kansas University.

Kansas softball swept at Mizzou

Missouri swept the Kansas University softball team, 7-2 and 6-5, on Wednesday despite two home runs from KU's Amanda Jobe in the nightcap.

Martin signs extension

Kansas State signed coach Frank Martin to a five-year contract on Wednesday that will keep him in Manhattan through the 2011-12 season.

Missouri player arrested

Missouri offensive lineman Austin Wuebbels was arrested over the weekend after police discovered marijuana and alcohol in his car during a traffic stop.

Oklahoma State taps UMass coach

Cowboys turn to Ford as Sutton's successor

Oklahoma State will turn to another coach with Kentucky ties to restore postseason success to its basketball program.