Stories for May 28, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports video: Morris twins waiting on academic qualifications

On Tuesday, Kansas head coach Bill Self told Lawrence Journal-World basketball writer Gary Bedore that incoming freshman twins Marcus and Markieff Morris have not yet qualified academically.

6Sports video: Rush working out in Chicago

Brandon Rush will not take part in this week's pre-NBA draft camp in Orlando.

6Sports video: KU volleyball player honored

This afternoon Kansas junior Katie Martincich of the Kansas volleyball team was named Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year.

Orlando camp lists offer insight

Kansas University's Arthur grouped with elite, likely signaling end of possible return to school

At a time when few, if any, scouts are willing to tip their hands, the NBA offered insight into the top of this year's draft with the release of three lists of participants at the Orlando draft camp.

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Keegan: The Barber Poll

Local hair-cutters speak their minds on upcoming KU football season

As I was well into an opinion-finding tour of the downtown hair-cutting establishments, the sign on Ninth Street stared mockingly from a distance, like mirages teasing thirsty cowboys in all those Spaghetti Westerns: "Joe's Bakery."

Florida Atlantic taps Jarvis

Former George Washington coach replaces Walters

Mike Jarvis found a home in Boca Raton four years ago. Now, he's got a job to go with it. Jarvis was introduced Tuesday as the men's basketball coach at Florida Atlantic, returning to run a program for the first time since St. John's fired him six games into the 2003-04 season.

KU's Ellrich honored

Kansas University infielder Justin Ellrich was named a third-team Academic All-American by ESPN the Magazine on Tuesday.

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Self: KU duo likely 'gone'

Kansas University's Darrell Arthur and Mario Chalmers - who declined invitations to compete at this week's NBA pre-draft camp in Orlando, Fla. - have until June 16 to decide whether to keep their names in the draft or return to school. Both appear to be leaning strongly toward playing for pay with Decision Day about three weeks away.

Indiana lands transfer

Georgetown guard Jeremiah Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, will transfer to Indiana.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is awaiting the results of a Dallas school district investigation into a former South Oak Cliff High teacher's allegation that KU's Darrell Arthur had grades changed to remain eligible during his high school days.