Stories for April 25, 2005


Lead stories

McMillan drafted by Browns in 5th round

A franchise tearing its structure down and starting over, united with a player described as a "tweener" just looking for a place to belong at the next level.

Kansas AD confirms contract with adidas

Kansas University and adidas have agreed to one of the largest footwear and apparel partnerships in college athletics, an eight-year sponsorship and product-allowance agreement worth $26.67 million, KU athletic director Lew Perkins announced Sunday.

KU-Tech rained out

A steady rain in the West Texas region forced Sunday's baseball series finale between Kansas University and Texas Tech to be canceled.

KU 9th at Big 12 meet

Kansas University's women's golf team finished in ninth place Sunday at the Big 12 Conference Championships after carding a 310, its best round of the tournament.

KU sweep 'awesome'

Jayhawks win second straight against Sooners

Destiny Frankenstein embraced every one of her Kansas University softball teammates within hugging distance. No one was more delighted about KU's stunning weekend sweep of No. 5-ranked Oklahoma than Frankenstein, the Jayhawks' junior shortstop from Broken Arrow, Okla.

KU's Anderson signs

Former Kansas University football tight end Lyonel Anderson signed a free-agent contract with the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday after being bypassed in the late rounds of the NFL draft.

KU swimming squad celebrates season

Kansas University's swimming and diving team handed out its postseason awards at its annual postseason banquet Sunday at the Springhill Suites.

KU tennis tumbles in home finale

Jayhawks lose to Aggies, but doubles play improves

The fanfare was minimal. Brittany Brown carried off a handful of balloons after the Kansas University tennis team's final home match Sunday at the Robinson courts, but there weren't any tears or hugs -- or graduating seniors. Brown, a sophomore, was celebrating her 20th birthday.

6Sports video: Jayhawks sweep Sooners

Kansas University's softball team completed the sweep in the series against Oklahoma, 4-1, Sunday. The Jayhawks are now 5-7 in the Big 12.

6Sports video: Olympians steal spotlight at Relays

For the first time, the Kansas Relays included a Gold Zone section, which featured more than 30 Olympians in numerous events. But despite all of the feature athletes this weekend, it was clear that Olympians Maurice Greene and Marion Jones stole the spotlight.

Reforms highlight Hemenway's tenure

Sweeping changes made during KU chancellor's term as chairman

Myles Brand considers it an era of reform. Over the last three years, the NCAA has overhauled rules governing how student-athletes can be recruited, the academic qualifications they must meet and the responsibilities of universities to ensure those students actually receive an education.

Kansas Relays impresses Jones

Olympic champion likely to return

Flashing a wide smile, Marion Jones clutched the microphone and spoke to 20,000 or so Kansas Relays fans Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. "This has been awesome. If you want me to come back, maybe I will next year. Do you?" Jones asked the throng.