Stories for May 14, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports video: KU seniors hit the hardwood with Romary, Keegan on the sidelines

Russell Robinson, Sasha Kaun, and Darnell Jackson on the same basketball court with Kevin Romary and Tom Keegan? It may not make much sense, but those KU basketball National Champions hooped it up with the World Company's sports media giants tonight at Lawrence High School.

Regents direct universities to undertake background checks on new employees

Policy change takes effect in September

The Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday afternoon directed all six state universities to implement background checks of new employees by September.

Tough as nails

Many on bubble in Big 12 before conference tourney

The importance of the regular season, compared to the postseason, seems to vary within each sport. With football, for instance, it can be argued no other sport places as much importance on the regular season. To even have a shot at a conference title and/or BCS berth, teams typically have a margin of error of one loss.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Kansas University coach Bill Self and Tennessee's Pat Summitt tonight will receive the Winged Foot Award at the New York Athletic Club.

Tease photo

Kansas University's seniors will have one more hometown go-round

These days, two groups of basketball players dominate the brains of obsessed fans of Kansas University hoops.

KU's Lee accepts coaching position

Ex-Jayhawk heading to Gardner-Webb

Michael Lee has landed his first full-time NCAA Div. I men's basketball assistant coaching position at the age of 25. Lee, a former Kansas University guard who worked as graduate student manager this past season for the national champion Jayhawks, on Tuesday was hired as assistant at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.