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Former KU athletic director dies

Bob Frederick, who played and coached basketball at Kansas University and served as athletic director for 14 years, died Friday night at Kansas University Hospital at the age of 69.

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Chasing his dream

Robinson will play summer-league basketball with Orlando Magic

Russell Robinson will not be vacationing in Turkey anytime soon. “It wasn’t good,” former Kansas University point guard Robinson said of his brief stay in Zonguldak, a province with a population of 100,229 located along the western Black Sea coast region of Turkey. It was there he opened his pro basketball career, playing point guard for Erdemir Zonguldak for a brief period last winter.

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A chronology of events in Bob Frederick's life

Below is a time line of events in the life of Bob Frederick.

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Chasing his dream

Robinson will play summer-league basketball with Orlando Magic

Russell Robinson will not be vacationing in Turkey anytime soon. “It wasn’t good,” former Kansas University point guard Robinson said of his brief stay in Zonguldak, a province with a population of 100,229 located along the western Black Sea coast region of Turkey. It was there he opened his pro basketball career, playing point guard for Erdemir Zonguldak for a brief period last winter.

Kansas Tarasova 11th in NCAA hammer throw

On the third day of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Kansas senior Zlata Tarasova placed 11th in the hammer throw finals to wrap up the season for the Jayhawks track and field team Friday at John McDonnell Field.

Freddy exuded class

To Kansas University student-athletes, he was Dr. Frederick. Others simply called him Dr. Bob. But to his friends — and that includes many of us media-types — he was simply Freddy.

Ex-Lions remember ‘Coach’

To most in town, Bob Frederick was remembered as Kansas University’s extremely likable former athletic director, but to a group of grateful men in Lawrence and elsewhere, he is remembered simply as “Coach.”