Stories for May 8, 2008


Lead stories

6Sports video: KU golfer struggles at regionals

KU's only representative at the NCAA West Regional golf championships struggled on day one.

6Sports video: Former Jayhawk doing fine at NFL camps

A lot has changed for Kansas senior tight end Derek Fine in six long years.

DLI likely won't pay $6,400 bill

The Kansas University athletics department won't be able to count on a $6,400 check from Downtown Lawrence Inc. to cover the cost of canceling its basketball banquet at the Lawrence Holidome.

Fla. International penalized

Florida International was placed on four years' probation by the NCAA on Wednesday and will lose scholarships for a variety of infractions.

Tease photo

New rule helps NBA Draft hopefuls

It should come as no surprise 69 college underclassmen have declared for the 2008 NBA Draft as compared to 58 a year ago.

Woodling: Son of voice of Jayhawks paying dues in Arkansas

The young usherette tapped Steven Davis on the arm and said, "Excuse me, but do you know where these seats are?"

Jayhawk on award list

Kansas University football center Ryan Cantrell was named to the 2008 Spring Watch List for the Rimington Trophy on Wednesday.

Sports facility upgrades expanded

$55M to be spent on Allen Fieldhouse, other buildings

With upgrades to the Kansas University football team's facilities nearly complete, attention this summer will return to Allen Fieldhouse and the area around it for $55 million in upgrades, expansions and additions.

WNBA player joins KU women's staff

Tamika Raymond, an assistant coach at Ohio State for the last five seasons, has joined the Kansas University women's basketball staff. Raymond, 28, replaces Kyra Elzy, who left last month to become an aide at Kentucky.

Chamber to honor coach Mark Mangino

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce plans to honor Mark Mangino, Kansas University football coach, during a May 29 luncheon at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.

KU reliever honored

Kansas University junior reliever Paul Smyth has been named to the College Baseball Foundation's National All-Star Lineup for the week of May 7.

Ex-Jayhawk a Gladiator

Former Kansas University track weight and hammer thrower Jen Widerstrom will join season two of NBC's American Gladiators as the newest Gladiator, "Phoenix," as announced by the network Wednesday.

ORU, Kansas washed

Wednesday night's scheduled Kansas-Oral Roberts baseball game at Hoglund Ballpark was canceled because of rain.