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Stories for May 21, 2008

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Jayhawk projected in lottery

Darrell Arthur emerged as a lottery pick in four of five mock drafts released moments after Tuesday night's NBA Draft lottery in Secaucus, N.J. Arthur, a 6-foot-9 power forward who just completed his sophomore season at Kansas University, was tapped eighth overall (Milwaukee) by ESPN's Jay Bilas, ninth (Charlotte) by NBAdraft.net, 12th (Sacramento) by ESPN's Chad Ford, 13th (Portland) by Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy and 16th (Philadelphia) by Draftexpress.com.

OU guard to transfer

Former Oklahoma guard Tony Neysmith is transferring to Auburn.

Sorrentino Scale

Staff writer Eric Sorrentino ranks the Big 12 baseball teams from best to worst.

Big 12 title up for grabs

Top eight fight for postseason championship

In case anyone's keeping track, Texas A&M leads the Big 12 in postseason conference championships this academic year with five. There have been 19 postseason sports titles played out in the Big 12, and one more remains, lingering into the summer after college students have vacated their respective campuses.

Keegan: Arthur finally climbing

Finally, the draft projections for national-title-game superstar Darrell Arthur appear reasonable. Why it took so long for him to get ranked in the top 10 remains a mystery.

Jayhawk gets Corvette treatment

A fiberglass Jayhawk is back in the fast lane, spiffed up by a high-end auto body shop to shine, sparkle and shimmer at a busy Lawrence intersection. The Jayhawk - "Peace, Love and Daisy Hill Forever," from Jayhawks on Parade five years ago - is back resting on its concrete stand atop a base of stone tiles on the lawn out front of Douglas County Bank, at the southwestern corner of 31st and Iowa streets.