One of my first days on the job in August of 2005. Chuck Woodling had recently stepped down as Journal-World sports editor and into his new role as the most productive, famous part-time sportswriter in Kansas. We were walking up Mass Street to grab lunch.
When the KU football team pays tribute to the Sunflower State’s Civil War heritage in this weekend’s game against Baylor, they’ll also be honoring a Kansas abolitionist fighter with a murky past.
Because typical starting safety Mike Lee understood the missed assignments and tackles that inspired defensive coordinator Clint Bowen to take away his starting job weren’t acceptable, the demotion began having its intended effect on him as soon as the ensuing practice. By Benton Smith
Lois Heuchan, a senior, buried her head into the shoulder of a coach. The tears were already streaming down her face. It was all beginning to set in. By Scott Chasen