Stories for March 28, 2002


Lead stories

KU softball sweeps 'Hogs

Kirsten Milhoan tossed a one-hit shutout to lift Kansas University to a softball doubleheader sweep of Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon. After Kansas edged the Razorbacks, 2-1, in the opener, Milhoan allowed only a single by AU's Donica White and the Jayhawks captured the nightcap, 3-0.

Jayhawks' Kansans living a dream

Hutchinson's Ballard, Leavenworth's Simien proud to be a part of KU's trip to Final Four

By David Mitchell When Brett Ballard was 8 years old, his family drove three hours from Hutchinson to Lawrence to attend a victory parade for Kansas University's 1988 NCAA championship basketball team. Next week, Ballard's family might be watching him in a parade.

KU not 'Drew's Crew'

Jayhawks can utilize several options

By Gary Bedore Big 12 Player of the Year Drew Gooden does not feel the weight of the world on his shoulders heading into the NCAA Final Four. "It's not on my back. I do not have to carry this team," said Gooden, pressure-free entering Saturday's Final Four semifinal against Maryland (7:47 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta).

6Sports Video Reports: KU baseball redeems themselves

The Jayhawks got over their thrashing at the hands of Oral Roberts last weekend by beating Baker, 9-3.

Easter vigil services coordinate divine, sublime at tip-off time

By Jim Baker Easter. Final Four. In this town where basketball is almost a religion, something has to give.

Collison could make difference in Final Four

By Chuck Woodling Drew Gooden is as consistent as a new watch, producing double digits in points and rebounds night in and night out. Gooden could fall out of bed and notch a double-double. Kirk Hinrich is a like a perpetual motion machine, buzzing all over the floor like a worker bee on Red Bull. Hinrich personifies the Jayhawks' perception of relentlessness.

Faltering in tourney often damning

Woe to the college basketball star who stumbles on the national stage.

Gooden finalist for Wooden

Kansas University's Drew Gooden is a member of the John R. Wooden Award All-America team and one of five finalists for the prestigious Wooden Award, it was announced Wednesday.

Jayhawk fans see team off to Atlanta

By Mindie Paget If driving off into the sunset makes for a happy ending, then the Kansas Jayhawks may be on their way to a national championship. Coach Roy Williams and the men's basketball team boarded a bus Wednesday evening at Allen Fieldhouse and drove west toward a picturesque twilight and an airplane waiting at Forbes Field in Topeka to whisk them off to Atlanta.