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Sunday, July 31

Meier magnificent

Incoming KU freshman leads winning drive

Pittsburg High quarterback Kerry Meier wouldn't mind if his late-game performance Saturday night in the Kansas Shrine Bowl offered a bit of foreshadowing for his near football future -- maybe even this fall.

KU duo feeling young

Miles, Lee have blast coaching at camp

It was hard to tell who the real kids were at the Aaron Miles basketball camp earlier this week at Wichita Collegiate High.

More KU dates set

Add three additional dates to Kansas University's soon-to-be released 2005-06 men's basketball schedule. The Jayhawks will play Baylor on Feb. 22 at Allen Fieldhouse, Jan 11 at Colorado and against the Buffaloes on March 1 at KU.

Mayer: Athletics big-time in Big 12

You get a much better idea of the steep hill the Kansas University athletic program must climb when you check a list of NCAA Division I-A revenues and expenses compiled recently by Alan Schmadtke of the Orlando Sentinel. Little wonder KU tries so hard to fatten its treasury. The competition is brutal.

Saturday, July 30

Top preps descend on K.C.

He was late, and everybody in the gymnasium knew it. That's why most of the college coaches, Internet recruiting gurus/reporters and other assorted basketball junkies turned their attention to other games Thursday evening during the first day of this weekend's Price Chopper/Kansas City Prep Invitational at the Johnson County Parks and Recreation facility.

Coach exam launched probe

The "possible misconduct" involving a Kansas University football coach that contributed to the launching of an internal investigation was related to a coaches-certification exam taken in May of 2003.

All eyes on O-line

New-look front could be key to offense

Perhaps the finger-pointing is misdirected sometimes. With all the question marks surrounding Kansas University's football offense this year -- from the quarterbacks' big-play capabilities to the running backs' efficiency carrying the ball to the receivers' relative inexperience outside of senior Mark Simmons -- KU offensive guard David Ochoa can't help but wonder if the line can do plenty to answer them all.

More KU hoop dates revealed

Add four more dates to Kansas University's soon-to-be released 2004-05 men's basketball schedule.

Friday, July 29

KU report initiated after 'possible misconduct'

Kansas University's self-investigation of NCAA rules violations stemmed from "possible misconduct" regarding a KU football coach and possible improper recruitment in women's basketball.

Ex-KU coach Bingham lands NU gig

Former Kansas University baseball coach Dave Bingham has been hired as pitching coach at Nebraska, NU coach Mike Anderson has announced.

KU report initiated after 'possible misconduct'

Kansas University's self-investigation of NCAA rules violations stemmed from "possible misconduct" regarding a KU football coach and possible improper recruitment in women's basketball.

Ga. Tech rematch switched

Jayhawks-Jackets will wait until '06-'07

Kansas University's 2005-06 men's basketball schedule -- which, barring any unforeseen snafus, will be released next week -- will not include a rematch of last year's New Year's Day victory over Georgia Tech.

KU football notebook

¢ Season tickets selling ¢ Summer workouts over ¢ No Charles after all

6Sports video: Mangino speaks out about NCAA violations

In his first television appearance since Kansas University released its report of NCAA violations, Kansas head football coach Mark Mangino spoke about the allegations Thursday on KMCI's "The Sports Spot."

Ga. Tech rematch switched

Jayhawks-Jackets will wait until '06-'07

Kansas University's 2005-06 men's basketball schedule -- which, barring any unforeseen snafus, will be released next week -- will not include a rematch of last year's New Year's Day victory over Georgia Tech.

Thursday, July 28

Mangino speaks out about NCAA violations

In his first television appearance since Kansas University released its report of NCAA violations, Kansas head football coach Mark Mangino spoke about the allegations Thursday on KMCI's "The Sports Spot."

New guide, old guard

Uniform change results in old-school look for Jayhawk football media guide

What was shaping up to be a sticky situation ended as an admirable tribute to two greats.

Injury forces Giles to miss USA hoops tryouts

C.J. Giles, who is not completely recovered from a bruised left hip, will not travel this weekend to Colorado Springs, Colo., for USA Basketball's World University Games tryouts.

Guilty plea entered in knife incident

Man also accused of stabbing J.R. Giddens

Jeremiah Creswell, the man suspected of stabbing then-Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he threatened his uncle and mother in a separate incident last month.

Commentary: Ostertag's back in Utah? Duck!

Former Kansas University center's return to Jazz won't come without an explosion of opinion

Greg Ostertag is a rare kind of athlete.

Commentary: Ostertag's back in Utah? Duck!

Former Kansas University center's return to Jazz won't come without an explosion of opinion

Greg Ostertag is a rare kind of athlete.

Wednesday, July 27

Jayhawk earns bid, trip to hospital

After placing 2nd at Amateur qualifier, Woodland hit hard by dehydration

Gary Woodland celebrated his berth in the U.S. Amateur Golf Championships from, of all places, a hospital bed Monday night.

KU fan to stand trial after altercation in Columbia

Banner at hoops game led to trouble with police chief

A former Kansas University student plans to challenge criminal charges stemming from an altercation with the University of Missouri police chief during a "Border Showdown" basketball game earlier this year.

Giles gained from Trials

KU sophomore learns he 'can compete' with top players in country

C.J. Giles left the Under-21 team tryout camp Saturday in Dallas with a bruised hip -- not a bruised ego.

6Sports video: KU golfer earns bid, hospital bed

He had to battle for 11 hours in temperatures as high as 100 degrees, but now, 37 holes of golf later, KU junior Gary Woodland has qualified for the biggest tournament of his life.

Pay for view basketball

Next Monday, Aug. 1, is the deadline for Kansas University basketball season ticket holders to determine where they'll be sitting in Allen Fieldhouse next season.

KU fan to stand trial after altercation in Columbia

Banner at hoops game led to trouble with police chief

A former Kansas University student plans to challenge criminal charges stemming from an altercation with the University of Missouri police chief during a "Border Showdown" basketball game earlier this year.

Doing the Death Ride

Former Kansas AD survives challenge

Now Bob Frederick knows why they call it the California Death Ride.

Tuesday, July 26

KU golfer earns bid, hospital bed

He had to battle for 11 hours in temperatures as high as 100 degrees, but now, 37 holes of golf later, KU junior Gary Woodland has qualified for the biggest tournament of his life.

Pay for view basketball

Next Monday, August 1, is the deadline for Kansas University basketball season ticket holders to determine where they'll be sitting in Allen Fieldhouse next season.

Happy camping

Ex-Cyclone tickled to be part of Manning hoops camp again

No matter where the basketball world has taken Danny Manning, his youth basketball camp always has seemed to follow.

KU product McMillan signs with Browns

The Cleveland Browns signed two more rookie draft picks to contracts Monday, but have yet to reach a deal with first-round selection Braylon Edwards.

6Sports video: Area golfers earn bids to US Amateur tournament

The road to the prestigous US Amateur championship came through Lawrence.

6Sports video: Jayhawk tennis players face off despite heat

Players braved 100-degree temperatures in the inter-collegiate tournament.

Return to Utah shocks Ostertag

Now Jazz fans will have somebody to blame again, jokes 7-footer, who played for Kings one year

Greg Ostertag was vacationing with his family Friday, when he received news that he had been traded.

Jayhawk earns Amateur bid

Woodland beats KU teammate Krsnich in playoff at qualifier

Gary Woodland and Pete Krsnich probably have seen the same type of set-up countless times during practice rounds at Alvamar Golf Course.

Monday, July 25

Jayhawk tennis players face off despite heat

Players braved 100-degree temperatures in the inter-collegiate tournament.

6Sports video: KU's Avdeeza advances to semifinals of tennis tourney

Kansas University's Liza Avdeeza advances to the semifinals of the women's singles Intercollegiate Tennis Assn. Tournament after a 6-3, 6-3 win Sunday. The tournament is being hosted by KU.

Giles shines before injury

KU coach 'pleased' with sophomore's play

Based on his performance in the first of six USA Basketball Under-21 team tryout sessions, C.J. Giles looked like he had an excellent chance to make the national team.

Sunday, July 24

KU's Avdeeza advances to semifinals of tennis tourney

Kansas University's Liza Avdeeza advances to the semifinals of the women's singles Intercollegiate Tennis Assn. Tournament after a 6-3, 6-3 win Sunday. The tournament is being hosted by KU.

The one that got away

Wood: Reid still haunted by missed tackle

Why in the world is Nick Reid remembered for this one play?

Mayer: Kansas athletics keeps leaking

Don't be surprised if you see a Netherlandish guy looking like an escapee from a can of Dutch Boy Paints entering Allen Fieldhouse to apply for a job. You know, the floppy Hans Brinker hat, the butcher boy collar, the baggy pants, wooden shoes and, ideally, a big fat thumb. Too hot for ice skates.

Booster: Gifts not part of some 'evil plot'

Kansas University booster Dana Anderson, who returned Friday from his 17-day trip to the Greek Isles, Turkey and some other far-away locales, was not too travel-worn to take time to explain his unintentional violation of an NCAA extra-benefit rule.

Booster: Gifts not part of some 'evil plot'

Kansas University booster Dana Anderson, who returned Friday from his 17-day trip to the Greek Isles, Turkey and some other far-away locales, was not too travel-worn to take time to explain his unintentional violation of an NCAA extra-benefit rule.

Saturday, July 23

Commentary: Heat impressed with steady Simien

Spectacular isn't a word thrown around often when people speak of Wayne Simien. The Heat's first-round draft pick isn't the type of athlete who leaves one in awe.

KU's Giles hurts hip

Kansas University sophomore C.J. Giles will not be playing for USA Basketball's Under 21 team next month in Argentina.

6Sports video: Giddens cleared to play with UNM

Former Kansas University guard J.R. Giddens has been cleared to play basketball for the University of New Mexico. Giddens says doctors have given him the go ahead to practice with the Lobos.

KU AD Perkins gets raise

Ten staffers now make at least $100,000

Kansas University will have 10 athletic-department administrators earning six-figure salaries during the 2005-2006 fiscal year.

Ostertag back to Utah

Former Kansas University basketball center Greg Ostertag is headed back to Utah, where he spent his first 10 seasons in the NBA.

Giddens speaks ... but not about melee

Former KU basketball player expects to heal fully from slashing

J.R. Giddens received the best possible news from his family doctor on Friday in Oklahoma City. "Full recovery, they say," said Giddens, the former Kansas University basketball guard who sustained a slashed artery in his right calf in a melee May 19 outside Lawrence's Moon Bar.

Friday, July 22

Giddens cleared to play with UNM

Former Kansas University guard J.R. Giddens has been cleared to play basketball for the University of New Mexico. Giddens says doctors have given him the go ahead to practice with the Lobos.

Tennis tourney in town

Kansas University will play host to the 2005 Intercollegiate Tennis Assn. Summer Circuit, which runs Saturday through Monday at Robinson Courts.

USA Volleyball invites KU sophomore Brown

Kansas University sophomore Emily Brown was one of 14 athletes who trained with the USA Volleyball Junior National Team, July 13-18 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

QB conundrums

Half of conference's coaches haven't settled on starter

Think Kansas University's Mark Mangino is the only Big 12 Conference football coach unsure about who'll play quarterback? Not by a long shot.

Jail time ordered for ex-KU player

A former Kansas University football player will spend two weekends in jail and undergo alcohol treatment after being sentenced Thursday for two counts of battery.

6Sports video: Simien a hit in Miami

Although Wayne Simien has not played a game in Miami yet, the locals are already beginning to love the former Kansas University basketball player. During the 15-day summer league in Southern California, Simien averaged 17 points and seven rebounds a game.

6Sports video: KU to gradually switch from Nike to adidas

Kansas University will officially make the switch from Nike to adidas on August 1. But the changeover from Nike to adidas will be gradual.

Collison defends Williams

Ex-Jayhawk's father: No such thing as free breakfast

Dave Collison, the father of former Kansas University basketball All-American Nick Collison, is positive former KU coach Roy Williams would never commit an NCAA violation knowingly. How does he know for sure?

Softball pitcher signs

Valerie George, a right-handed pitcher from Tucson, Ariz., has signed a softball letter of intent with Kansas University.

Thursday, July 21

KU to gradually switch from Nike to adidas

Kansas University will officially make the switch from Nike to adidas on August 1. But the changeover from Nike to adidas will be gradual.

Simien a hit in Miami

Although Wayne Simien has not played a game in Miami yet, the locals are already beginning to love the former Kansas University basketball player. During the 15-day summer league in Southern California, Simien averaged 17 points and seven rebounds a game.

6Sports video: Fieldhouse floor removed

If you've been to Allen Fieldhouse lately, you wouldn't even recognize the place.

Jayhawks' Giles set for Under 21 team tryouts

Kansas University sophomore forward C.J. Giles is one of 20 basketball players to participate in USA Basketball's Under 21 national team tryouts today through Saturday. The 20 players will try for spot on the 12-man Under 21 team to compete at the FIBA world championships Aug. 5-14 in Argentina.

Perkins defends inclusion of names in report

The names of Kansas University student-athletes, tutors and graduate assistants were XXXed out in KU's self report of NCAA rules violations in compliance with the Buckley Amendment.

6Sports video: KU golfer racking up titles

Earlier this week, Gary Woodland won two hours in less than 24 hours. After claiming the second of two, the KU golfer promised he was taking the rest of the day off.

Arrowhead doesn't thrill OU

Sooners, veterans of Big 12 title games, nonchalant about KU game

As heated as the Arrowhead-game debate seems in Lawrence, it apparently is just as uninteresting to the team making the trip.

Instant-replay rules outlined

Soon, Big 12 Conference football coaches may implement a "no-replay" offense into their playbooks.

Wednesday, July 20

KU golfer racking up titles

Earlier this week, Gary Woodland won two hours in less than 24 hours. After claiming the second of two, the KU golfer promised he was taking the rest of the day off.

Fieldhouse floor removed

If you've been to Allen Fieldhouse lately, you wouldn't even recognize the place.

Coaches: MU death tragic

Mangino: Incident 'touches all of us'; McCarney feels for player's family

Several coaches made it a point to address one somber issue right away before diving into anything else Tuesday at Big 12 Conference football media days: the death of Missouri linebacker Aaron O'Neal.

Self set to woo preps

Coach says violations won't hurt recruiting

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self, who Friday will hit the recruiting trail for the second half of the July evaluation period, does not believe last week's self-reporting of NCAA violations will hurt his pursuit of high school talent.

KU sanctions hot topic

Mangino says Jayhawks prepared to deal with penalties

Surrounded by local, regional and national media at the annual Big 12 Conference media day Tuesday, a majority - scratch that, a LARGE majority - of questions directed toward Kansas University coach Mark Mangino were variations of two thoughts: 1. What's up with the Big 12 North? 2. What's up with KU's self-imposed recruiting sanctions that were announced last week?

Self set to woo preps

Coach says violations won't hurt recruiting

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self, who Friday will hit the recruiting trail for the second half of the July evaluation period, does not believe last week's self-reporting of NCAA violations will hurt his pursuit of high school talent.

Coaches: MU death tragic

Mangino: Incident 'touches all of us'; McCarney feels for player's family

Several coaches made it a point to address one somber issue right away before diving into anything else Tuesday at Big 12 Conference football media days: the death of Missouri linebacker Aaron O'Neal.

Marchiony: Report not meant to offend

Kansas University's athletic department did not mean to offend former women's basketball coach Marian Washington or former assistant Lynette Woodard by the self report of NCAA violations sent to the NCAA last week, KU associate AD Jim Marchiony said Tuesday.

Randle still KU student

Ex-player denied other schools' offers

John Randle is a former Kansas University football player, but he also is a current KU student -- and it appears that's not going to change.

Tuesday, July 19

KU duo finally finishes

Woodland, Docking win delayed event in playoff

Moments after Gary Woodland's five-foot putt dropped, partner Tyler Docking was the first to shake his hand.

Pistons' owner made call on coach

Not all management types end up loving vagabond mentor Brown

Larry Brown is leaving town. Fired. Splitting. Cut loose. Let go. Bought out. Paid off. Came to an agreement. Pick your phrase. Who cares? Coaching in the NBA is about doors opening and closing. Words don't matter. Hinges do.

6Sports video: Former Kansas coach leaves Detroit Pistons

Coach Larry Brown struggled with health problems most of the last season. It is unknown if he will retire, or seek another coaching job elsewhere.

Harris leaving team

Junior free safety cites family issues

Kansas University's football team will be short one safety this fall.

Woodling: Why identify boosters?

After skimming the weighty tome entitled "Self-Report of NCAA Rules Violations by the University of Kansas" late last week, one veteran writer quipped: "Boy, there sure are a lot of people in here named XXX."

Chenowith sounds off on 'mudslinging'

Dallas Mavericks summer-league player Eric Chenowith heard some snide remarks Friday as he walked into The Long Beach (Calif.) Pyramid for his team's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Chenowith sounds off on 'mudslinging'

Dallas Mavericks summer-league player Eric Chenowith heard some snide remarks Friday as he walked into The Long Beach (Calif.) Pyramid for his team's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Brown on way out of Motown

New York could be next stop for former KU coach

Larry Brown and the Detroit Pistons are ready to part ways.

Pistons' owner made call on coach

Not all management types end up loving vagabond mentor Brown

Larry Brown is leaving town. Fired. Splitting. Cut loose. Let go. Bought out. Paid off. Came to an agreement. Pick your phrase. Who cares? Coaching in the NBA is about doors opening and closing. Words don't matter. Hinges do.

Washington, Woodard will wait

Former Kansas University women's basketball coach Marian Washington has not yet called a news conference to respond to KU's self report of NCAA violations.

Monday, July 18

4-Ball Tournament ends at last

The Kansas Golf Association's tournament was delayed due to rain. Monday was the first day when all players could return to Lawrence to finish the game.

Commentary: Williams' wrongdoing at KU minor

Read the report closely, and one can conclude this is mere 'ding' in life of North Carolina mentor

Seeing the words "Roy Williams" and "NCAA violations" in the same sentence is shocking.

Commentary: Williams' wrongdoing at KU minor

Read the report closely, and one can conclude this is mere 'ding' in life of North Carolina mentor

Seeing the words "Roy Williams" and "NCAA violations" in the same sentence is shocking.

KU's Woodland wins on final hole

Gary Woodland of Berryton sank that winning putt every golfer dreams about.

KU's Woodland wins on final hole

Gary Woodland of Berryton sank that winning putt every golfer dreams about.

Woodland back in action today

Kansas Amateur champion Gary Woodland won't be taking a respite from golf today.

Rules surprise venerable Waugh

Former Kansas University men's basketball coach Roy Williams on Sunday said a call from former KU basketball player and assistant coach Jerry Waugh boosted his spirits after another trying day.

Washington vehement in denial

Ex-women's coach calls report 'personal attack'

Former Kansas University women's basketball coach Marian Washington is incensed over any implication she and assistant coach Lynette Woodard committed NCAA violations at KU.

Sunday, July 17

Williams admits mistakes

Communication breakdown led to improper gifts, ex-KU coach says

In Charlotte, N.C., to attend the wedding shower of his son and future daughter-in-law, Roy Williams wasn't in much of a partying mood Saturday afternoon.

Woodland reaches Amateur final

Kansas University golfer will take on ex-Jayhawk Shelton in today's championship match

A pair of Jayhawks will face off today in the finals of the 95th Kansas Amateur golf match-play championship.

Towers furniture oft-cited violation

In the two-year investigation of wrongdoing within the Kansas University athletic department, no stone was left unturned.

Mayer: Aikman recovered from 'whipped pup' KU game

Broadcaster Troy Aikman has traveled light years from that demeaning 1984 afternoon in Lawrence when he wound up in the Oklahoma football dressing room battered "like a whipped pup," as coach Barry Switzer described him.

KU booster upset about inclusion in report

Kansas University booster Bernie Morgan's vacation in Sun Valley, Idaho, hasn't exactly been peaceful.

Woodland reaches Amateur final

A pair of Jayhawks will face off today in the finals of the 95th Kansas Amateur golf match-play championship.

Football sanctions livable

Mangino was slowing flow of juco transfers

What effect, Kansas University football fans are wondering, will self-imposed sanctions have on coach Mark Mangino's program?

KU booster upset about inclusion in report

Kansas University booster Bernie Morgan's vacation in Sun Valley, Idaho, hasn't exactly been peaceful.

Saturday, July 16

6Sports video: NCAA investigation looms for three sports

For the first time since Larry Brown was the coach, Kansas University faces an NCAA investigation. And three sports will feel the brunt of it --- men's basketball, women's basketball and football. Kansas University has placed itself on a two-year probation while awaiting further investigation by the NCAA.

KU violations overview

 

Woodling: Jayhawks' spotlight too bright

When I walked in the door of Hadl Auditorium Friday afternoon, one of the Kansas University sports information staffers handed me a "Media Copy" of the report. I can remember when Lawrence phone books weren't that hefty. The "Self-Report of NCAA Rules Violations by the University of Kansas" contained 125 pages -- I counted them -- with eight thick dividers.

Ex-assistant carries bulk of blame

Former Kansas University women's basketball assistant coach Tim Eatman was responsible for landing the nation's No. 6-rated recruiting classes in 1997 and 1998.

Boschee received two gifts

Jeff Boschee says, yes, he received a pair of graduation gifts from boosters after leaving Kansas University in 2002. He's not hiding the fact. In fact, he's proud of it.

Football hit with recruiting restrictions

Kansas University's football team, accused of several improper academic practices in 2003, must adjust its recruiting strategy as a result.

Violations revealed

Probe cites gifts to graduates

Roy Williams, who violated an NCAA extra benefit rule at Kansas University by approving donor gifts to graduating basketball players and others who completed their eligibility, will wait until today to make an official statement on the matter.

KU reveals NCAA violations

Athletics investigation will be first since 1988

Kansas University officials on Friday made public detailed reports of various violations of NCAA rules uncovered during a two-year internal investigation.

6Sports video: Review of Moon Bar fight nearing completion

The Douglas County District Attorney's review of the Moon Bar fight involving former Kansas University guard J.R. Giddens is nearing completion. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Charles Branson is expected to announce Tuesday if any charges will be filed.

6Sports video: KU releases report of NCAA infractions

The Kansas University Athletics Department released a list of NCAA infractions today against three of the University's most high profiled sports. The report is the result of a two-year internal audit.

Friday, July 15

NCAA investigation looms for three sports

For the first time since Larry Brown was the coach, Kansas University faces an NCAA investigation. And three sports will feel the brunt of it - men's basketball, women's basketball and football. Kansas University has placed itself on a two-year probation while awaiting further investigation by the NCAA.

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KU releases report of NCAA infractions

The Kansas University Athletics Department released a list of NCAA infractions today against three of the University's most high profiled sports. The report is the result of a two-year internal audit.

KU releases internal investigation report

The Kansas University athletics department today released its internal investigation reports submitted to the NCAA in June regarding rules violations in football and both men's and women's basketball. Of the 14 violations discovered, eight were linked to football, five to women's basketball and one to men's basketball.

Hemenway, Perkins to discuss NCAA report

Kansas University chancellor Robert Hemenway and athletic director Lew Perkins will discuss this afternoon a report the school has delivered to the NCAA regarding rules compliance issues that occurred during a period that ended in 2003.

Review of Moon Bar fight nearing completion

The Douglas County District Attorney's review of the Moon Bar fight involving former Kansas University guard J.R. Giddens is nearing completion. Douglas County Dist. Atty. Charles Branson is expected to announce Tuesday if any charges will be filed.

Woodling: Any KU violations likely null

Mid-July musings while wondering if anybody missed the Royals during the All-Star break : Ever since the NCAA punished the men's basketball program in 1988, Kansas University's athletic program has been squeaky clean. But the squeaky may be coming off.

Jayhawk trainers diligent

In wake of MU death, Dr. Magee confident KU does 'good job'

Dr. Larry Magee, Kansas University's director of sports medicine, knows tragic news like this week's death of a Missouri football player is unavoidable -- no matter how much that hurts to admit.

Ex-Jayhawk to have new jail hearing

Tywanne Aldridge, a former Kansas University football player convicted in 2000 on federal drug and gun charges, may have his 13-year prison sentence reduced.

Langford's Mavs top Simien's Heat

Keith Langford barely won bragging rights from former Kansas University basketball teammate Wayne Simien on Thursday afternoon in Long Beach, Calif.

Spencer, six Jayhawks advance

Lawrence native Nathaniel Spencer and six members of Kansas University's golf team won in the first round of Kansas Amateur match play Thursday at Colbert Hills.

Chancellor's comments on KU NCAA report

The following are comments made today by Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway about the report KU released to the NCAA.

Athletic director's comments on KU NCAA report

The following are comments released at today's media conference from Lew Perkins, KU athletic director, about KU's internal investigation on NCAA rules violations.

Langford's Mavs top Simien's Heat

Keith Langford barely won bragging rights from former Kansas University basketball teammate Wayne Simien on Thursday afternoon in Long Beach, Calif.

Thursday, July 14

Arizona to test young KU in Maui

Kansas University's young men's basketball team will be asked to grow up in a hurry this November.

Wood: Huskers will win North

Local throat Jud Easterday of KLWN-AM 1320 had a doozy of an idea: Construct a Big 12 Conference North football dartboard, announce for what place each dart represents, and fire six of them at your creation, preferably from across the street.

Wednesday, July 13

Jayhawks Giles, Moody big gainers

C.J. Giles and Christian Moody are the unofficial weight-gain champions from last season to this season, according to official figures on Kansas University's 2005-06 preseason men's basketball roster.

Simien has 13 in win

Former Kansas University basketball forward Wayne Simien scored 13 points off 5-of-12 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in the Miami Heat's 95-87 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday in the Long Beach Summer League.

KU's Case will miss ex-roomie Giddens

Jeremy Case is slowly but surely adjusting to life without J.R. Giddens, his Kansas University roommate of two years.

KU's Case will miss ex-roomie Giddens

Jeremy Case is slowly but surely adjusting to life without J.R. Giddens, his Kansas University roommate of two years.

Tuesday, July 12

Woodling: KU men could fall to seventh in Big 12

Big 12 Conference officials sent their annual preseason football ballot to the media this week.

Jayhawks will be affected by WSU coach's decision

Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price was one of many surprised to hear of Wichita State coach Gene Stephenson's decision to take the coaching job at Oklahoma this past weekend.

Jayhawks will be affected by WSU coach's decision

Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price was one of many surprised to hear of Wichita State coach Gene Stephenson's decision to take the coaching job at Oklahoma this past weekend.

6Sports video: Moon Bar makes news again

A police officer on patrol discovered employees serving alcohol after closing time. Former KU basketball player J.R. Giddens was involved in a knife fight after-hours in the bar's parking lot.

KU hires nutritionist

Randy Bird has joined the Kansas University athletics department as its first sports nutritionist.

Monday, July 11

Moon Bar makes news again

A police officer on patrol discovered employees serving alcohol after closing time. Former KU basketball player J.R. Giddens was involved in a knife fight after-hours in the bar's parking lot.

6Sports video: Giddens transferring to New Mexico

After taking an official visit to New Mexico this weekend, former Kansas University guard J.R. Giddens has decided to transfer to New Mexico.

Self wishes Giddens good luck at UNM

Hot on the summer recruiting trail, Bill Self learned of former Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens' decision to transfer to the University of New Mexico late Saturday night while working a camp out East.

Sunday, July 10

Giddens transferring to New Mexico

After taking an official visit to New Mexico this weekend, former Kansas University guard J.R. Giddens has decided to transfer to New Mexico.

Giddens will transfer to New Mexico

J.R. Giddens has decided to transfer to the University of New Mexico.

Woodling: KU out of Big 12 cellar

For all of you Kansas University faithful out there who have deposited -- happily or otherwise -- dead presidents into the athletic department's coffers, I have good news.

Saturday, July 9

Mayer: KU athletics need success in football, fans to be competitive

With an athletics budget jacked up to something like $40 million, will the Kansas University athletics program get closer to abolishing its second-division syndrome in 2005-06? Mainly in football, of course, but also in Big 12 Conference all-sports competition.

KGA Four-Ball finale set for July 18

After a five-week delay, the KGA Four-Ball Championship will be decided July 18 at Alvamar Golf Club. Unless it rains.

Friday, July 8

6Sports video: New Mexico recruiting Giddens

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the University of New Mexico is recruiting former Kansas University guard J.R. Giddens. The newspaper reports that Giddens will be in New Mexico today. And if he likes the trip, Giddens says he might commit to the school this weekend.

Giddens to visit N. Mexico

Former Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens is taking an official visit to New Mexico today, according to the Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal.

Thursday, July 7

New Mexico recruiting Giddens

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the University of New Mexico is recruiting former Kansas University guard J.R. Giddens. The newspaper reports that Giddens will be in New Mexico on Friday. And if he likes the trip, Giddens says he might commit to the school this weekend.

Ex-Jayhawk Miles solid in summer debut

Former Kansas University point guard Aaron Miles contributed three points, four assists and three rebounds for the New York Knicks in his first summer-league game, a 93-89 Knicks loss to the Portland Trailblazers.

6Sports video: Lee's pro career may begin overseas

Most of the recent attention for Jayhawk pro prospects have focused on Wayne Simien, Keith Langford and Aaron Miles. But there's another member of that class who plans to play professional basketball: Michael Lee.

KU gear not available in a store near you

Kansas University officially has entered the adidas era, but if fans want to join the fun, they'll have to hold their horses for a little while longer.

Kansas football briefs

Kansas University senior linebacker Nick Reid and junior cornerback Charles Gordon, defensive standouts for the Jayhawks, are vying for different player-of-the-year awards.

Wednesday, July 6

Lee's pro career may begin overseas

Most of the recent attention for Jayhawk pro prospects have focused on Wayne Simien, Keith Langford and Aaron Miles. But there's another member of that class who plans to play professional basketball: Michael Lee.

Unlike Giddens, Hawkins survived trouble

Kansas University senior guard Jeff Hawkins understands what it's like to reside in coach Bill Self's doghouse.

Jayhawks land QB

Kansas University's football team, building a solid list of early commitments, landed one of the top quarterbacks in Texas.

6Sports video: Year off starting to pay off for Collison

Nick Collison never played a minute as an NBA rookie. After leaving KU in 2003, Collison had two shoulder surgeries and started his pro career one year late. But when he finally got a chance last year, Collison helped turn Seattle into one of the NBA's biggest surprises.

Tuesday, July 5

6Sports video: Hinrich leaves mark

Kirk Hinrich's performance at KU was top-notch, and he bring the same excellence to the Chicago Bulls.

Bonding in Brazil

Jayhawks learn life lessons during trip to South American country, the native land of KU players Lima, Caten, Correa

Kansas University's volleyball players had the time of their lives during a recent school-sponsored trip to Brazil.

6Sports video: Jayhawks' focus to shift to freshmen

Freshmen and sophomores will comprise most of this year's basketball team.

Miles to play in Las Vegas

Former Kansas University point guard Aaron Miles will compete for the New York Knicks' summer-league team this week in the Reebok Vegas Summer League at Cox Pavilion on UNLV's campus in Las Vegas.

Monday, July 4

Hinrich leaves mark

Kirk Hinrich's performance at KU was top-notch, and he bring the same excellence to the Chicago Bulls.

Jayhawks' Self can't wait to hit recruiting trail

Bill Self won't spend much time in the office during July.

Jayhawks' focus to shift to freshmen

Freshmen and sophomores will comprise most of this year's basketball team.

Sunday, July 3

Mayer: Allen wanted 12-foot hoops

Former KU coach among vehement proponents

What possible linkage could there be for basketball coach John Kundla - who? - 12-foot hoops and a reality check for the Harlem Globetrotters? Plenty.

Bedore: Change of scenery for Giddens, change of name for bar

Here's some sound Bedore Business Consultant's advice - free of charge - for the owner of Lawrence's Moon Bar: Change the name of your establishment.

Commentary: Simien reflects Heat's new attitude

Miami ready to win now, and draft pick out of Kansas University proves the point

This is the difference one year and one 330-pound centerpiece has made to the Miami Heat. The difference is clear direction. The difference is attitude and imperative. This is the difference one year and one 330-pound centerpiece has made to the Miami Heat. The difference is clear direction. The difference is attitude and imperative.

Arrowhead game deemed a fumble for city's economy

Officials say KU's scheduling matchup in K.C. takes revenue from Lawrence

With Kansas University's home football game against Oklahoma scheduled to be played in Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium this year, the Boomer Sooners won't be making much noise in the Lawrence economy.

Arrowhead game deemed a fumble for city's economy

Officials say KU's scheduling matchup in K.C. takes revenue from Lawrence

With Kansas University's home football game against Oklahoma scheduled to be played in Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium this year, the Boomer Sooners won't be making much noise in the Lawrence economy.

Commentary: Simien reflects Heat's new attitude

Miami ready to win now, and draft pick out of Kansas University proves the point

This is the difference one year and one 330-pound centerpiece has made to the Miami Heat. The difference is clear direction. The difference is attitude and imperative.

Saturday, July 2

KU hoops: Notebook

¢ Soph Jackson to enroll in 2nd summer school ¢ Next stop for Giddens?: Major Div. I conference ¢ Simien's offering ¢ Another "package deal?"

Self, KU look to future without Giddens

J.R. Giddens' transfer to a to-be-determined school means Kansas University's men's basketball team will have four scholarships to offer in recruiting this school year.

6Sports video: Jayhawks prepared to move on without Giddens

Although the Kansas University's men's basketball team has lost a key member of its squad, head coach Bill Self says his team is prepared for the challenge. In fact, when building the 2005-2006 team, Self said he kind of figured that J.R. Giddens would have already left for the NBA.

Notebook

¢ Soph Jackson to enroll in 2nd summer school ¢ Next stop for Giddens?: Major Div. I conference ¢ Simien's offering ¢ Another "package deal?"

Friday, July 1

Jayhawks prepared to move on without Giddens

Although the Kansas University's men's basketball team has lost a key member of its squad, head coach Bill Self says his team is prepared for the challenge. In fact, when building the 2005-2006 team, Self said he kind of figured that J.R. Giddens would be gone but he thought it would be to the NBA.

Perkins supports Self, team

Lew Perkins says he has not lost any confidence in Kansas University's basketball program or its coach in the wake of the Moon Bar melee.

6News video: Fans not surprised about Giddens leaving

Many Kansas University basketball fans were not surprised by the announcement that J.R. Giddens will be transferring from KU. Although the announcement will mean a change to the KU lineup, fans remain calm while praising head coach Bill Self.

6Sports video: Giddens remains an enigma

Giddens came to Kansas University as an enigma and that is just how he will be remembered. After a promising freshman season, it was all downhill for the Oklahoma City native.

Score KU gear on eBay

Want to snag a piece of the former Allen Fieldhouse scoreboard or a genuine jersey worn by Kansas University basketball walk-on Terry Nooner? The clock is ticking.

Fans ready to move on

Kansas University basketball fans view J.R. Giddens' departure as the end of a sad chapter, and many are ready to turn the page.

KU, Giddens part ways

J.R. Giddens is no longer a Jayhawk, KU basketball coach Bill Self announced Thursday. "We met last night and came to the conclusion that it's in his best interest and in our best interest that we part ways and go in different directions," Self said during a noon news conference at the athletic department.

Self: We prepared for this

KU coach confident program will be OK

Bill Self built the 2005-06 Kansas University basketball team on the assumption J.R. Giddens would not be a member of the squad. Entering last recruiting season, KU's coach figured Giddens, a 6-foot-5 three-point specialist, would be off to the NBA after his sophomore campaign.

Former players say Giddens will be missed

It has been rumored that J.R. Giddens and Keith Langford clashed during their two years as teammates at Kansas University. Not so, said Langford, who Thursday said he was "very surprised" Giddens had decided to transfer to a to-be-determined school in the wake of the May 19 Moon Bar melee.