Stories for May 29, 2008


Lead stories

Mason makes career change

Glen Mason visited the homes of hundreds of recruits in three decades of coaching football, sitting down and giving a sales pitch that could equate to victories on the field - and job security in the long run.

Chapple honored for academic excellence

Kansas third baseman Val Chapple has been named an Academic All-America Second-Team selection by ESPN The Magazine.

KU basketball notebook

The New Jersey Nets, who have picks 10, 21 and 40 in the 2008 NBA Draft, will be working out a pair of Jayhawks next week.

KU signee Ridenhour named player of year

Kansas University signee Lee Ridenhour has been named Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year in the Sunflower State.

N.C. A&T player dies

North Carolina A&T State University says a football player has died from complications of heat illness.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

After getting a break once the spring semester wrapped up, the Jayhawks will start summer conditioning drills Monday.

Tease photo

White House to honor Jayhawks Tuesday

Bill Self was impressed with the focus of Kansas University's basketball players on their postseason trips to Omaha, Detroit and San Antonio.

KU's Price recognized

Kansas University baseball head coach Ritch Price has been inducted into the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association's Hall of Fame. Price attended his Hall of Fame induction Friday at a banquet in Fresno, Calif.

Martincich honored by Big 12

Katie Martincich, a Kansas University volleyball player, has been named the Big 12 Conference female sportsperson of the year.