Stories for May 16, 2008


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6Sports video: KU baseball falls to KSU

A rivalry weekend for the Kansas baseball team will have major implications on postseason play.

6News video: Arthur's high school eligibility questioned

Questions arise about KU basketball star Darrell Arthur's eligibility while in high school, but KU officials are confident the university did nothing wrong. 6Sports director Kevin Romary has more from the newsroom.

6Sports video: Arthur's high school grades disputed

According to a story aired by WFAA TV in Dallas last night, Darrell Arthur twice had math grades changed in high school.

KU baseball falls to K-State, 5-0

Jayhawks shut out in series opener

Kansas State shut out Kansas University, 5-0, on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. The series will move to Manhattan on Saturday.

KU star Darrell Arthur's eligibility questioned

Officials are investigating whether Kansas basketball star Darrell Arthur was eligible to play in high school, which could affect whether he should have ever played for the national champion Jayhawks, according to a television report.

Finals cut into KU-KSU baseball preparations

At Kansas University's baseball practice Wednesday, about half of the hitters were missing in action, stuck in a classroom taking finals or with a tutor studying for them. Down I-70 in Manhattan, Kansas State had a similar, so-so week of work.

Regents rubber-stamp facilities

The $55 million renovations of Allen Fieldhouse and the surrounding facilities are a go, after approval was given at Thursday morning's Kansas Board of Regents meeting.

Commentary: Age rule brings trouble for NCAA

The NBA and NCAA continue to pound square pegs into round holes. What you end up with are simmering - though hardly shocking - scandals such as the one implicating former Southern Cal basketball player O.J. Mayo.

Ex-Jayhawk RB McAnderson cut by St. Louis Rams

Former Kansas University running back Brandon McAnderson was released by the St. Louis Rams, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Report: Arthur's grades altered

A report by Dallas television station WFAA alleges that Kansas University basketball forward Darrell Arthur was the beneficiary of improper grade-changing while in high school.

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Hip-hop legend Busy Bee brings wild style to town in honor of KU basketball star's graduation

Jayhawks basketball guard Russell Robinson is netting another honor this year to go along with his NCAA championship ring: He'll be graduating from Kansas University with a degree in communications.And communication is the key word when it comes to how Robinson will be celebrating the occasion.

Mayer: Jayhawks, be like Ostertag

I've never pulled harder for Kansas senior basketball players to reach the big-bucks level of the NBA than I'm rooting for Sasha Kaun, Darnell Jackson and Russell Robinson. They've contributed greatly and reflected high credit on KU. I'd like to see patient pro teams sign them, refine their skills and give them a full chance.

KU's McCaulley honored

Kansas University center fielder Dougie McCaulley was named to the Midwest All-Region second team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Thursday.

KU baseball puts five on academic teams

Four Kansas University baseball players were named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team, and another was named to the second team.

CU player to turn pro

Forward Aija Putnina is forgoing her final two years of eligibility at the University of Colorado to play professionally in Europe.