Stories for July 15, 2008


Lead stories

Kansas Relays ending run at Memorial Stadium ... or is it?

Kansas University track great Wes Santee said the 2009 Kansas Relays would be the last held at Memorial Stadium, but KU officials said the move to a dedicated facility southwest of Allen Fieldhouse wasn't a done deal.

Releford scores 11 in tourney

After scoring 8 points in the tournament opener against Venezuela, Kansas incoming freshman Travis Releford scores 11 as USA Basketball's Under-18 Team whips Bahamas 111-51 in the FIBA U-18 Championships in Argentina on Tuesday.

Tease photo

Kansas football coach Mark Mangino signs contract extension

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino, the 2007 consensus national coach of the year after leading the Jayhawks to a 12-1 record, signed a contract amendment Tuesday that will pay him $2.3 million a year through 2012, an increase of $800,000 from his previous deal.

Releford scores 11 points in rout of Bahamas

Incoming KU freshman Travis Releford scored 11 points for the United States Under 18 team on Tuesday.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Former Kansas University power forward Darnell Jackson scored 10 points off 4-of-9 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 97-94 loss to the New York Knicks on Monday at the Las Vegas summer league.

Commentary: College hoops fans will miss Packer

Go ahead. Laugh when you read this, but college basketball fans will miss Billy Packer. They'll miss him for the same reason that the late Al McGuire once explained why Packer basically had two categories of fans - those who don't like him, and those who really don't like him.

Packer has called final Final Four

Kellogg to be new lead college hoops analyst

Billy Packer didn't sound like a man who found out his 34-year run as part of the Final Four broadcast had ended. On Monday, CBS announced that Clark Kellogg would replace Packer after 27 years as the network's lead college basketball analyst. Including his earlier years at NBC, Packer had done every Final Four since 1975, an unparalleled run for a national sports championship.

KU baseball coach on hand for U.S. win

The USA Baseball National Team, for which Kansas University head baseball coach Ritch Price is an assistant coach, defeated Cuba, 4-1, to win the Haarlem Baseball Week championship on sunday at Pim Mullier Stadium.