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Bob Frederick tributes

The Journal-World has compiled some comments from individuals expressing sorrow at the death of former Jayhawk athletic director Bob Frederick.

Bob Frederick tribute: Ashley Schlotzhauer

I’m still trying to read all the articles about Bob without crying.

Bob Frederick tribute: Chuck Holley

It's men like Carney Smith (head football coach at Pittsburg State), Nanny Duver and Bob who just happen to have the name “Coach” before their name, that make me glad and proud to live, work and coach in Kansas.

Bob Frederick tribute: Mitch Germann

I was in Las Vegas last week when my dad texted me the news.

Bob Frederick tribute: Chris Theisen

I was privileged to get to know Dr. Frederick through my years at the Big Eight Conference and the Big 12 Conference.

Bob Frederick tribute: Bill Freeman

Bob was really a good guy. In all the time I’ve known him I never heard him complain about anything.

Bob Frederick tribute: John Burch

I appreciate your tribute articles on Bob Frederick and would like to offer my thoughts in response. I had a unique relationship with Bob in that I played basketball for him at Coffeyville Community college in 1970 and was his assistant coach at Lawrence High School in 1977-79 before I was the girls coach there for one season.

Bob Frederick tribute: Ken Davis

Bob was a sportswriter’s dream, a terrific interview on any topic involving college athletics.

Bob Frederick tribute: Jeff Bollig

My best memory of Bob Frederick is how he made anyone he met and interacted with feel at ease, regardless of whether the situation was casual or professional.

Bob Frederick tribute: Bill Self

Coach Frederick came as the athletic director after I left as a graduate assistant.

Bob Frederick tribute: Doug Vance

KU was very fortunate to have a man like Bob Frederick guide its athletic department.

Bob Frederick tribute: Wayne Simien

Bob Frederick had a demeanor about him that made every student-athlete he encountered feel valuable.

Bob Frederick tribute: Andy Katz

I want to express my deep condolences to the family of former Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick.

Sunflower Broadband Channel 6, LJWorld.com, KUsports.com to carry Bob Frederick's memorial live

Services for former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lied Center on KU's west campus.

KU's Narodowski signs with Arizona Diamondbacks

Kansas junior shortstop David Narodowski has signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks and will not return to KU for his senior season.

Frederick generous, respected

It must seem like everyone on the Journal-World sports staff has written something about Bob Frederick since his tragic death in that bicycle accident late last week.

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More than a cheerleader

Former Jayhawk Langford prefers playing in Russia to sitting on NBA bench

Keith Langford still hopes to someday play in the NBA.

Budig: Frederick leaves rich tradition

Back in 1987, Kansas University chancellor Gene Budig wasted little time in hiring a replacement for athletic director Monte Johnson, who had resigned.