Stories for June 28, 2008


Lead stories

Mayer: Draft spot just the beginning

Most Kansas University basketball fans were looking forward to this weekend as a time to reflect fondly on how well things went for Jayhawks in the NBA Draft. Instead, many of us are puzzled, perplexed and downright angry about some nitwit developments which indicate why the NBA has trouble sustaining meaningful loyalties.

KU volleyball adds 2

Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard has added Lauren Hagan, of Whitesville, Ky., and Corrinne Stringer, of Topeka, to the 2008-09 team.

KU golfer Powers delayed at Open

Kansas University junior Emily Powers was among the golfers affected when the second round of the U.S. Women's Open was suspended due to darkness Friday.

Commentary: Some picks may have been a little Rush-ed

Clip this and save it. Right or wrong, I will be accountable. My draft board was: 1, Michael Beasley (Kansas State); 2, Derrick Rose (Memphis); 3, Kevin Love (UCLA); 4, Brandon Rush (Kansas).

Some offices to move for a time

Lawrence Paper Co. will be temporary home during renovations

Some athletics officials from Kansas University soon will be moving their offices to a building owned by the folks who make Jayhawk Boxes. Kansas Athletics Inc., which runs athletics programs at KU, has leased 11,000 square feet of space in an office building owned by Lawrence Paper Co. in northwest Lawrence.

Chalmers chipper despite slipping

Mario Chalmers desperately wanted to be selected in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft. The 30 first-rounders are the only ones in the 60-player draft guaranteed contracts. Yet don't for a second think Chalmers, who was selected fourth in Round Two by Minnesota, then traded to Miami, regrets his decision to leave Kansas University after his junior season.

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All's well that ends well

Arthur already over draft-night fiasco

Darrell Arthur, one of the heroes of Kansas University's national championship victory over Memphis, was introduced to the media and public as a member of the NBA's Grizzlies on Friday in Tennessee. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward from Dallas was asked at a news conference what he had to say to Memphis Tigers fans, still steamed that his 20-point, 10-rebound effort helped the Jayhawks to a 75-68 overtime victory in San Antonio.

Ohio U. names coach

Ohio University has hired Ohio State assistant John Groce as its men's basketball coach.