Stories for June 11, 2009


Lead stories


Old school

Thomas’ 33 points lead alumni to victory

Billy Thomas saw no need to talk any trash — or even pump his fist — during a remarkable 33-point explosion that carried Kansas University’s alumni team to a 67-52 victory over the current Jayhawks on Wednesday at Horejsi Center.


Former KU athletic director in hospital after bicycle accident

Former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick remained in critical condition Friday afternoon at a Kansas City, Kan., hospital, where he was taken Thursday night after a bicycle accident at Sixth Street and Kasold Drive.

Smyth, Heere taken in MLB Draft

KU closer Paul Smyth and right-fielder Brian Heere heard their names called Thursday, during the final day of the 2009 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

Owens to be inducted in Kansas Hall of Fame

Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens is one of 14 individuals to be inducted in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 4.

Former Jayhawk Langford to Russia?

It looks as if former Kansas University guard Keith Langford is about to strike it rich.

KU’s Tarasova moves on to NCAA finals in hammer throw

On the first day of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Kansas University senior Zlata Tarasova advanced to the finals of the women's hammer throw by posting a mark of 57.34 meters (188 feet, 1 inch) on her first attempt Wednesday at John McDonnell Field.