Stories for September 28, 2004


Lead stories

Pollard eager to earn playing time

Scot Pollard was one of the first Indiana Pacers veterans to report to Conseco Fieldhouse this month. He came in 10 pounds lighter, too.

KU player Heaggans assaulted

A little more than a week after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, a Kansas University football player was assaulted while dancing at a Lawrence night spot.

'Blazers talk to Valentine

Former Kansas University basketball player Darnell Valentine has interviewed for the position of director of player development with the Portland Trailblazers.

6Sports video: Hawkins practicing with Jayhawks

Jeff Hawkins was suspended in August for unspecified reasons. However, Coach Self says that the junior took part in the team's boot camp, and that there will be a longer discussion about his status to come.

6Sports video: Texas Tech comes from behind to defeat Jayhawks

KU had the lead for the first half, but somehow the Red Raiders managed to take the 'Hawks by surprise. The running game was grounded and offensive miscues gave the edge to Texas Tech.

6Sports video: KU football player Heaggens attacked at bar

Greg Heaggens was dancing at the downtown bar Abe & Jake's when he was struck several times in the face. When police arrived at the scene, more than 300 people were outside, and several fights were taking place.

Hawkins joins KU hoops boot camp

All 17 of Kansas University's men's basketball players reported on time for the 6:25 a.m. beginning of Bill Self's boot camp on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawk defense impresses NU coach

Given a rare Saturday off, first-year Nebraska football coach Bill Callahan was able to scout his next two opponents.

Kansas coach's fall quest: find a closer

Mark Mangino isn't the only Kansas University coach who knows blown leads.