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Thursday, June 30

Giddens to transfer from KU

After weeks of speculation following a knife fight at a local bar, Kansas head coach Bill Self announced Thursday that J.R. Giddens will transfer from Kansas University.

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.

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.

Giddens to transfer from KU

J.R. Giddens will transfer from Kansas University, head coach Bill Self announced Thursday.

Seat choice given to fans

Season-ticket holders with most points get first choice at men's basketball games

Kansas University's athletic department is getting out of the seat-assigning business. Beginning in September, basketball season-ticket holders will get to pick their seats.

Gordon on watch list

Kansas University junior Charles Gordon was one of 50 college football players named to the 2005 Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list released this week.

6Sports video: Simien makes preparations for Florida move

First-round NBA Draft pick Wayne Simien spent Wednesday in south Florida, looking for homes and meeting his new teammates.

6News video: Hottest tickets in town get hotter

The KU athletics department has a change in store for how Allen Fieldhouse seats will be decided.

6Sports video: Former Jayhawks find NBA summer homes

After the Miami Heat picked up Wayne Simien, it didn't take long for undrafted former Kansas University basketball guards Keith Langford and Aaron Miles to hook up with NBA teams. Miles on Wednesday agreed to play for the summer-league teams of the New York Knicks and Seattle SuperSonics. Langford accepted a spot on the summer-league roster of the Dallas Mavericks.

Seat choice given to fans

Season-ticket holders with most points get first choice at men's basketball games

Kansas University's athletic department is getting out of the seat-assigning business. Beginning in September, basketball season-ticket holders will get to pick their seats.

Nets to keep Vaughn

The New Jersey Nets on Wednesday exercised point guard Jacque Vaughn's contract option for the 2005-06 season.

Heat savor Simien

Miami president: Ex-Jayhawk like fine wine

Much like wine, Pat Riley wanted a player who got better with age.

Langford, Miles to get shot at NBA

It didn't take long for undrafted former Kansas University basketball guards Keith Langford and Aaron Miles to hook up with NBA teams.

Commentary: Simien could help Heat right away

Miami looking to win now, so Kansas University product logical choice with 29th pick

Wayne Simien. Well, ESPN's Dick Vitale liked it.

Giddens to transfer from KU

J.R. Giddens will transfer from Kansas University, head coach Bill Self announced today. Self, who stressed that this was a mutual decision and not a disciplinary action, said he and Giddens came to this conclusion around 8 p.m. Wednesday night. He added that he didn't know where Giddens would be transfering to, but that he would help Giddens in finding another school.

Wednesday, June 29

Former Jayhawks find NBA summer homes

After the Miami Heat picked up Wayne Simien, it didn't take long for undrafted former Kansas University basketball guards Keith Langford and Aaron Miles to hook up with NBA teams. Miles on Wednesday agreed to play for the summer-league teams of the New York Knicks and Seattle SuperSonics. Langford accepted a spot on the summer-league roster of the Dallas Mavericks.

Simien makes preparations for Florida move

First-round NBA Draft pick Wayne Simien spent Wednesday in south Florida, looking for homes and meeting his new teammates.

Hottest tickets in town get hotter

The KU athletics department has a change in store for how Allen Fieldhouse seats will be decided.

6Sports video: Simien will play for Miami

Wayne Simien was picked 29th in the NBA Draft. He will join the Heat, which includes star big-man player Shaquille O'Neal.

Kansas gains another Chalmers

Father of freshman joins Self's coaching staff

As father of a McDonald's All-American, Ronnie Chalmers knows rival basketball fans will be screaming "Package deal" following his hiring Tuesday as Kansas University's director of basketball operations.

Big Dub celebrates big day

Miami takes KU's Simien at No. 29

Wayne Simien, who bought his dad a bass boat a couple of weeks ago in anticipation of a hefty payday on NBA Draft Day, never feared his ship was sinking Tuesday night when just two picks remained in the lucrative first round.

Langford's agent: Draft was 'a joke'

After 60 picks came and went in Tuesday's NBA Draft, the boards at the Madison Square Garden were littered with unproven international names that were nearly unpronounceable.

Giddens back in Lawrence

Kansas University junior basketball player J.R. Giddens is back in Lawrence as he recovers from injuries suffered in a fight last month at the Moon Bar.

Big Dub celebrates big day

Miami takes KU's Simien at No. 29 in first round

Wayne Simien, who bought his dad a bass boat a couple of weeks ago in anticipation of a hefty payday on NBA Draft Day, never feared his ship was sinking Tuesday night when just two picks remained in the lucrative first round.

'Bods land KU transfer

Former Kansas University volleyball player Tessa Jones has transferred to Washburn University. Jones, a 6-foot outside hitter from Lee's Summit, Mo., was a three-time all-state pick as a high schooler at Kansas City (Mo.) O'Hara High. She will be a sophomore next season.

'Bods land KU transfer

Former Kansas University volleyball player Tessa Jones has transferred to Washburn University. Jones, a 6-foot outside hitter from Lee's Summit, Mo., was a three-time all-state pick as a high schooler at Kansas City (Mo.) O'Hara High. She will be a sophomore next season.

Kansas gains another Chalmers

Father of freshman joins Self's coaching staff

As father of a McDonald's All-American, Ronnie Chalmers knows rival basketball fans will be screaming "Package deal" following his hiring Tuesday as Kansas University's director of basketball operations.

Langford's agent: Draft was 'a joke'

After 60 picks came and went in Tuesday's NBA Draft, the boards at the Madison Square Garden were littered with unproven international names that were nearly unpronounceable.

6Sports video: Highlights from Big Dub at KU

A few memorable moments from Wayne Simien's time at Allen Fieldhouse.

Tuesday, June 28

Highlights from Big Dub at KU

A few memorable moments from Wayne Simien's time at Allen Fieldhouse.

Simien headed for Miami

KU's latest first-round NBA Draft pick Wayne Simien will be headed down to Florida as the 29th pick, going to the Miami Heat.

Giddens pays visit to law enforcement center

A limping J.R. Giddens, wearing a protective boot and his trademark headband, was greeted by a police officer and escorted into an office at the Law Enforcement & Judicial Center about 11:15 a.m. today.

Giddens pays visit to law enforcement center

A limping J.R. Giddens, wearing a protective boot and his trademark headband, was greeted by a police officer and escorted into an office at the Law Enforcement & Judicial Center about 11:15 a.m. today.

Spirits high at camp Bonnie

Henrickson happy to hold several sessions

At her annual basketball camp, second-year Kansas University women's coach Bonnie Henrickson's optimism is loud and clear.

Giddens pays visit to law enforcement center

J.R. Giddens is back in Lawrence. Giddens, wearing a protective boot and his trademark headband, was greeted by a police officer at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center at about 11:15 a.m. A police spokesman said Giddens was picking up items -- including a set of keys -- taken by the police the night of the Moon Bar incident.

Simien eager to learn fate during NBA Draft

After all he's accomplished in four years of college and six weeks of workouts with NBA teams, Wayne Simien is physically and mentally prepared for tonight's NBA Draft.

Simien will play for Miami

Wayne Simien was picked 29th in the NBA Draft. He will join the Heat, which includes star big-man player Shaquille O'Neal.

6Sports video: New recruits hope to bring their game to the Jayhawks

6' 8" tall Micah Downs hopes to be a standout player for the KU team.

KU changing gear

Lawrence retailers mixed on shift from Nike to adidas

This week's switchover from Nike to adidas means more than a new official brand of uniforms, apparel and accessories for Kansas University athletics.

ISU date moved

Game will occur Nov. 26 at Memorial

What could be a major football game in the Big 12 North this fall will have an extra week for build-up.

Monday, June 27

New recruits hope to bring their game to the Jayhawks

6' 8" tall Micah Downs hopes to be a standout player for the KU team.

6Sports video: Self's parent-child camp provides quality time for families

More than 150 children and their parents participated in Bill Self's Parent-Child Basketball Camp this weekend. And Kansas head coach Bill Self says the camp allows parents to spend quality time with their children.

Miles' status still shaky

Point guard won't panic if snubbed on draft day

Aaron Miles might hear his name called Tuesday night by NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik near the end of the NBA Draft's second round. Then again, the former Kansas University point guard might not.

Miles' status still shaky

Point guard won't panic if snubbed on draft day

Aaron Miles might hear his name called Tuesday night by NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik near the end of the NBA Draft's second round. Then again, the former Kansas University point guard might not.

Former FBI agents probing Giddens case

Three former FBI agents, who were hired to conduct background checks and various matters for Kansas University's athletic department prior to the May 19 Moon Bar melee, have been investigating the incident for KU.

6Sports video: KU hires private investigators to look into Moon Bar incident

Kansas University has hired three federal law enforcement agents to look into the knife fight last month at a local bar that injured KU basketball player J.R. Giddens.

Sunday, June 26

Self's parent-child camp provides quality time for families

More than 150 children and their parents participated in Bill Self's Parent-Child Basketball Camp this weekend. And Kansas head coach Bill Self says the camp allows parents to spend quality time with their children.

KU hires private investigators to look into Moon Bar incident

Kansas University has hired three federal law enforcement agents to look into the knife fight last month at a local bar that injured KU basketball player J.R. Giddens.

Ex-Jayhawk Linnen ninth at U.S. Outdoor

Former Kansas University standout Amy Linnen tied for ninth Saturday in the pole vault at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Home Depot Center.

Maddox, Piper relish time at parent-child camp

Before their pickup game at Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self's Parent-Child Camp, former Jayhawks Mike Maddox and Chris Piper promised not to run.

Maddox, Piper relish time at parent-child camp

Before their pickup game at Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self's Parent-Child Camp, former Jayhawks Mike Maddox and Chris Piper promised not to run.

Fate awaits

Simien expects to go in first round of Draft

As a child, Wayne Simien was not sure what he wanted to be when he grew up. All the Leavenworth youngster knew for certain was he sought to wear a uniform - basketball or military - to work every day.

Saturday, June 25

Mayer: Questions abound around Giddens' past, present and future

It continues to amaze me that in all the folderol about the J.R. Giddens Moon Bar caper, nobody is inquiring or addressing whether J.R. will be academically eligible - even if coach Bill Self keeps him on the Kansas University basketball roster.

6Sports video: Ballweg commits to KU

St. Thomas Aquinas senior-to-be Lindsay Ballweg gave the Kansas University's women's basketball team a nonbinding verbal agreement that she will play at KU.

Kansas gains guard

Henrickson secures Aquinas standout Ballweg

So much for a summer vacation. In coach Bonnie Henrickson's quest to guide the Kansas University women's basketball program to national prominence, she put another key piece of the puzzle in place Friday with an oral commitment from Overland Park Aquinas High standout Lindsay Ballweg.

6News video: Pieces of Allen Fieldhouse up for auction

The Kansas University Athletics Department's first online auction kicked off Friday. Fans can bid for pieces of Allen Fieldhouse including parts of the scoreboard through eBay.

Friday, June 24

Ballweg commits to KU

St. Thomas Aquinas senior-to-be Lindsay Ballweg gave the Kansas University's women's basketball team a nonbinding verbal agreement that she will play at KU.

Pieces of Allen Fieldhouse up for auction

The Kansas University Athletics Department's first online auction kicked off Friday. Fans can bid for pieces of Allen Fieldhouse including parts of the scoreboard through eBay.

Hinrich learning on the job

Point guard helping Bulls again earn NBA respect

Kirk Hinrich is not one to revel in his successes. Instead, the former Kansas University guard appreciates his resiliency. "I've had some bumps and bruises, but you shake them off and learn," Hinrich said. "That's what it's all about."

Gooden loves role with LeBron, Cavaliers

Drew Gooden, who has played for three teams in his three-year NBA career, may have found a permanent home in Cleveland.

Thursday, June 23

Jayhawks get schooled

Alumni win scrimmage, speak out about 'stuff'

One by one, an esteemed collection of former Kansas University basketball players stood and lectured the current KU players late Wednesday afternoon in the Jayhawks' Allen Fieldhouse locker room.

6Sports video: Fieldhouse floor on its way out

Allen Fieldhouse will never look the same. By the time doors open this fall, things much will be different, including James Naismith Court. Construction crews began tearing out the old floor this week.

6Sports video: KU hoops scrimmage goes old school

An esteemed collection of former Kansas University basketball players -- including NBA players Billy Thomas, Drew Gooden, Nick Collison, Greg Ostertag, Jacque Vaughn and Kirk Hinrich -- beat a team of current Jayhawks, 101-92, in a scrimmage at Bill Self's basketball camp at Horejsi Center.

Collison tickled to return to KU

The eyes of 2,000 fans in Horejsi Center were fixed on former Kansas University guard Kirk Hinrich on Wednesday afternoon as he put on a dribbling display that would have brought a smile to even the hottest-handling AND1 Mix Tape Tour player's face.

Notebook

Former Kansas University guard Michael Lee has declined an offer to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Wednesday, June 22

KU hoops scrimmage goes old school

An esteemed collection of former Kansas University basketball players - including NBA players Billy Thomas, Drew Gooden, Nick Collison, Greg Ostertag, Jacque Vaughn and Kirk Hinrich - beat a team of current Jayhawks, 101-92, in a scrimmage at Bill Self's basketball camp at Horejsi Center.

Fieldhouse floor on its way out

Allen Fieldhouse will never look the same. By the time doors open this fall, things much will be different, including James Naismith Court. Construction crews began tearing out the old floor this week.

Speedy Salinan commits to KU

Football/track great makes pledge for '06

Snagging a running back for the 2005 recruiting class took Kansas University's football team up to the final hours before signing day in February.

NBA age limit to affect colleges

KU's Self says recruiting landscape to change

The next high school phenom will have to wait until he's 19 before declaring for the NBA Draft.

KU conducting auction

Kansas University's athletic department will conduct its first online auction starting Friday.

Earl charged in assault

Former Kansas University basketball player Lester Earl was charged Monday with two misdemeanors after he allegedly fought with his girlfriend Sunday at their home. Earl, 28, was charged in Johnson County District Court with domestic battery and criminal damage. He pleaded not guilty and posted $2,000 bond. His next court date is a scheduling conference July 6.

6Sports video: Jackson dedicating season to grandmother

Darnell Jackson is going through the most difficult time of his life. From the death in the family to the uncertainy regarding his best friend, the Jayhawk's summer has been anything but relaxing.

NBA age limit to affect colleges

KU's Self says recruiting landscape to change

The next high school phenom will have to wait until he's 19 before declaring for the NBA Draft.

Speedy Salinan commits to KU

Football/track great makes pledge for '06

Snagging a running back for the 2005 recruiting class took Kansas University's football team up to the final hours before signing day in February.

KU's Giles eager about shot at playing for U.S.

C.J. Giles hopes an invitation to USA Basketball's Men's Under-21 National Team Trials signals the start of something big for his budding college basketball career.

KU's Giles eager about shot at playing for U.S.

C.J. Giles hopes an invitation to USA Basketball's Men's Under-21 National Team Trials signals the start of something big for his budding college basketball career.

Tuesday, June 21

Jackson dedicating season to grandmother

Darnell Jackson is going through the most difficult time of his life. From the death in the family to the uncertainy regarding his best friend, the Jayhawk's summer has been anything but relaxing.

Jackson still mourning tragedy

Darnell Jackson has relished every minute spent on the basketball court the past several weeks.

6Sports video: Giddens recovering, but future uncertain

Teammate Darnell Jackson said J.R. Giddens is healing well from his surgery. However, coach Bill Self has still not determined what disciplinary action Giddens will face.

6Sports video: Miles will soon know his basketball future

Former KU point guard Aaron Miles has worked out for 13 different NBA teams. He may be picked up in the second round of the NBA draft.

Campers dig Self, KU

Young hoopsters quick to laud Jayhawk experience

Seventeen-year-old Corey Bowen was exhausted before he even set foot on campus this week for Kansas University coach Bill Self's basketball camp.

Monday, June 20

Miles will soon know his basketball future

Former KU point guard Aaron Miles has worked out for 13 different NBA teams. He may be picked up in the second round of the NBA draft.

Giddens recovering, but future uncertain

Teammate Darnell Jackson said J.R. Giddens is healing well from his surgery. However, coach Bill Self has still not determined what disciplinary action Giddens will face.

Former Jayhawk Ostertag big man at hoops camp

Bill Self asked his 500 or so basketball campers what appeared to be an easy question Sunday afternoon at Horejsi Center.

6Sports video: Wright using summer to improve his game

Kansas University's Julian Wright decided to get to work at KU this summer instead of staying in his hometown of Chicago. So far, it has been an easy adjustment for the freshman, who hopes the summer work will improve his game.

Sunday, June 19

Wright using summer to improve his game

Kansas University's Julian Wright decided to get to work at KU this summer instead of staying in his hometown of Chicago. So far, it has been an easy adjustment for the freshman, who hopes the summer work will improve his game.

Downs family ties

Dad sad to spend first Father's Day without son Micah

Thoughts of his eldest son leaving home hit Steve Downs awfully hard last week.

Woodling: KU has few ties to MLB

Everybody loves sports trivia, and I'm no exception, particularly when it comes to baseball or Kansas University men's basketball. How about a trivia question involving both?

Downs family ties

Dad sad to spend first Father's Day without son Micah

Thoughts of his eldest son leaving home hit Steve Downs awfully hard last week.

Saturday, June 18

Giddens' role still murky

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self hasn't seen the police report on the May 19 stabbing incident involving Jayhawk junior J.R. Giddens outside the Moon Bar.

6Sports video: Good times on links at Self's golf tourney

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self took to the links with more than 25 teams during the Bill Self Lawrence Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Golf Classic. The tournament was held Friday at Eagle Bend Golf Course.

Mayer: Morningstar perfect for KU

There's decent evidence that Free State High's Brady Morningstar will spend a year at a New Hampshire prep school, then return to where I'm convinced he belongs - on the Kansas University basketball roster.

Self's tourney a ball for all

Laughs easy to come by at golf event

The basketball coach was looking quite official Friday at Eagle Bend Golf Course, donning sunglasses and a polo shirt emblazoned with a Jayhawk logo on one side and a patch of new athletic sponsor adidas on the other. But it wasn't Kansas University's Bill Self.

Friday, June 17

Good times on the links at Self's golf tourney

Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self took to the links with more than 25 teams during the Bill Self Lawrence Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Golf Classic. The tournament was held Friday at Eagle Bend Golf Course.

Chalmers already acquiring valuable experience

Incoming Kansas University freshman Mario Chalmers has experienced no homesickness during his first two weeks away from family members, who remain in Anchorage, Alaska.

QB commits for 2006

Snagging the state's top prospects is the aspiration of every sport at every college in the United States. Kansas University's football program took another step toward such a goal for 2006.

6News video: Police finish investigation of Moon Bar incident

An investigation report about the fight and stabbing at the Moon Bar that left Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens with a slashed artery was turned over by police to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office on Thursday. District attorney Charles Branson says it will take some time to review the 250-page report.

6Sports video: Chalmers settling in both on, off court

Mario Chalmers is using the summer to get a leg up on college basketball. And the Alaskan native did just that by scoring 11 points during Wednesday's game at Bill Self's annual basketball camp.

Police file report on Moon Bar brawl

D.A. says decision on charges in Giddens incident will take weeks

Lawrence Police have completed their investigation of the May 19 bar brawl that led to the stabbing of Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens and four others. "It's an extensive report -- probably 250 pages," said Lawrence Police Capt. Dave Cobb.

Thursday, June 16

Police finish investigation of Moon Bar incident

An investigation report about the fight and stabbing at the Moon Bar that left Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens with a slashed artery was turned over by police to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office on Thursday. District attorney Charles Branson says it will take some time to review the 250-page report.

Chalmers settling in both on, off court

Mario Chalmers is using the summer to get a leg up on college basketball. And the Alaskan native did just that by scoring 11 points during Wednesday's game at Bill Self's annual basketball camp.

Police finish investigation of Moon Bar incident

An investigation report about the fight and stabbing at the Moon Bar that left Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens with a slashed artery was turned over by police to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office this morning.

Freshmen sparkle in debut

Newcomer Wright hits game-winner during Self camp scrimmage

It didn't take McDonald's All-American Julian Wright long to hit his first game-winning shot at Kansas University.

'Underdogs' soar during scrimmage

No, they have not yet added tattoos of Underdog, the cartoon superhero, on their arms. But by choice, Rodrick Stewart and Jeremy Case each have taken on the label.

6Sports video: Scrimmage offers look at freshmen

Former Jayhawk Bryant Nash joined KU's current players for a pick-up game at Bill Self's basketball camp.

6Sports video: Manning to don Olympic role

When the KU basketball team was struggling 20 years ago, it was put in the capable hands of Danny Manning. Now, U.S. basketball will follow the same formula.

Police finish investigation of Moon Bar incident

An investigation report about the fight and stabbing at the Moon Bar that left Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens with a slashed artery was turned over by police to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office this morning. Giddens was one of five people who went to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with knife wounds after the melee about 2:20 a.m. on May 19 outside the Moon Bar, 821 Iowa.

KU corrals campers

Numbers up this summer for camps around state

Kansas University's flurry of football camps came to an end Wednesday, after two weeks of varying lessons, lengths and locations.

'Underdogs' soar during scrimmage

No, they have not yet added tattoos of Underdog, the cartoon superhero, on their arms. But by choice, Rodrick Stewart and Jeremy Case each have taken on the label.

Wednesday, June 15

Manning to don Olympic role

When the KU basketball team was struggling 20 years ago, it was put in the capable hands of Danny Manning. Now, U.S. basketball will follow the same formula.

Scrimmage offers look at freshmen

Former Jayhawk Bryant Nash joined KU's current players for a pick-up game at Bill Self's basketball camp.

KU's Self has help

St. John's power forward visiting coach's camp

Huge St. John's University junior power forward Lamont Hamilton patiently waited his turn in line during a dunk drill designed to thrill more than 500 Bill Self basketball campers Tuesday at Horejsi Center.

Mangino 'very comfortable' with replay

Coach addresses changes, 2005 season at breakfast

Instant replay officiating - like it or not - is coming to Big 12 Conference football this fall.

KU pitcher signs with White Sox

Kansas University senior left-handed pitcher Jacob Jean has signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox.

6Sports video: KU basketball junkies to get summer fix

One of KU's summer sports highlights begins tomorrow with the first of two games matching former Jayhawks against current players.

KU's Self has help

St. John's power forward visiting coach's camp

Huge St. John's University junior power forward Lamont Hamilton patiently waited his turn in line during a dunk drill designed to thrill more than 500 Bill Self basketball campers Tuesday at Horejsi Center.

Mangino 'very comfortable' with replay

Coach addresses changes, 2005 season at breakfast

Instant replay officiating -- like it or not -- is coming to Big 12 Conference football this fall.

Tuesday, June 14

KU basketball junkies to get summer fix

One of KU's summer sports highlights begins tomorrow with the first of two games matching former Jayhawks against current players.

6Sports video: Manning speaks at camp's opening day

Danny Manning spoke on the topics of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Danny in demand

Manning to help select U.S. hoops team

Danny Manning, the third-leading scorer on the 1988 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, again has answered the call of his country.

Former Jayhawks sign

Former Kansas University baseball players Sean Richardson and A.J. Van Slyke have signed professional contracts.

How much caring?

Lawrence is a caring community, but we may not be ready for the price tag attached to recommendations by the city's task force on homelessness.

Woodling: FAU? Wait, who?

Yes, Kansas University football fans, there really is a Florida Atlantic University.

6News video: Giddens stabbing suspect appears in court for unrelated charge

The man witnesses say stabbed J.R. Giddens made an initial appearance in Johnson County court on two counts of aggravated assault.

Monday, June 13

Manning speaks at camp's opening day

Danny Manning spoke on the topics of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Man involved in Moon Bar fight to appear in court on unrelated charges

A man under investigation for the stabbing of Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens last month outside a Lawrence bar was arrested Sunday by Olathe Police in an unrelated incident.

Players flock to KU camp

More than 500 youths filled the north bleachers of Horejsi Center and spilled out onto the floor, all eyes on Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Sunday during an orientation session for his four-day camp.

Four-Ball finale hampered by rain

KU's Docking-Woodland duo tied with MU's Mabry-Kelly after 30 holes

Now for something completely different: a six-hole golf tournament.

Four-Ball finale hampered by rain

KU's Docking-Woodland duo tied with MU's Mabry-Kelly after 30 holes

Now for something completely different: a six-hole golf tournament.

6Sports video: KU golfers tied with MU before rain delay

Kansas University's Gary Woodland and Tyler Docking were tied with Missouri's Chris Mabry and John Kelly in the KGA Four-Ball championship before play was suspended Sunday at Alvamar Golf Course. Officials will announce the date of when the championship will resume soon.

Sunday, June 12

KU golfers tied with MU before rain delay

Kansas University's Gary Woodland and Tyler Docking were tied with Missouri's Chris Mabry and John Kelly in the KGA Four-Ball championship before play was suspended Sunday at Alvamar Golf Course. Officials will announce the date of when the championship will resume soon.

Jayhawks haven't forgotten incident

Price, players learn from Sharpe's mistake

With Kansas University baseball players spread across the country this summer, KU coach Ritch Price only can keep his fingers crossed that they remain healthy and stay out of trouble.

'A very proud moment'

Woodard overwhelmed by Hall of Fame induction

Saturday's hostess of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Debbie Antonelli, said it best, when referring to Lynette Woodard's four Kodak All-America honors during her days at Kansas University.

Jayhawks haven't forgotten incident

Price, players learn from Sharpe's mistake

With Kansas University baseball players spread across the country this summer, KU coach Ritch Price only can keep his fingers crossed that they remain healthy and stay out of trouble.

KGA Four-Ball finale pushed back by rain

Saturday's unofficial Border Showdown became an official Border Rainout.

Giddens' troubles mystify friends from hometown

Basketball player in the news is not the person they knew

Mike Maples has kept an eye on the flap over Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens getting stabbed outside the Moon Bar.

'A very proud moment'

Woodard overwhelmed by Hall of Fame induction

Saturday's hostess of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Debbie Antonelli, said it best, when referring to Lynette Woodard's four Kodak All-America honors during her days at Kansas University.

Linnen 3rd at NCAAs

Kansas University senior Amy Linnen capped her college career with a third-place finish in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

Former Jayhawks Miles, Langford still aspire to NBA

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self wasn't the only Jayhawk lending moral support to Aaron Miles and Keith Langford at last week's NBA predraft camp in Chicago.

Giddens' troubles mystify friends from hometown

Basketball player in the news is not the person they knew

Mike Maples has kept an eye on the flap over Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens getting stabbed outside the Moon Bar. He can accept that Giddens may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time or that he said something that rubbed somebody the wrong way.

Saturday, June 11

6Sports video: KU golfers to face MU in KGA Four-Ball final

Kansas University golfer Barrett Martens and teammate Missouri's Trent Twaddle did not advance to the quarterfinals of the Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball's tournament Thursday despite what the KGA Web site reported. Instead, Missouri's Chris Mabry and John Kelly moved on. Mabry and Kelly will now face Kansas University's Gary Woodland and Tyler Docking in the finals Saturday.

Tennis team leads athletic GPA race

Eight teams posted grade-point averages of 3.0 or better during the spring 2005 semester, Kansas University's athletics department announced Friday.

KU-MU rivalry spices championship match

It's not called a war any more, and perhaps the most heated aspect of today's Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball championship round could be the afternoon swelter at Alvamar Golf Course.

Lasting legacy

Ex-Jayhawk Woodard headed to another hall of fame

A new generation of sports fans is growing up, unaware of how legends possibly could be made before "SportsCenter" and sports talk radio were there to hype them. To get a history lesson in athletics these days is to turn to the Internet or a 24-hour-a-day sports channel for help.

6Sports video: Globetrotters offer Lee a contract

Former Kansas University basketball player Michael Lee is contemplating a contract with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Simien touring country

KU standout visits 'all corners of the U.S.' leading up to draft

Former Kansas University basketball player Wayne Simien recently received a gift in the mail from his agent -- the famed Leigh Steinberg. "I sent him a care package of books," said Steinberg, the real-life inspiration for the movie "Jerry Maguire."

Globetrotters offer Lee

It looks as if former Kansas University basketball guard Michael Lee will be playing for pay next season -- not in the NBA, but as a member of the fabled Harlem Globetrotters.

KU's Battle second at NCAA Outdoor

Kansas University junior Sheldon Battle placed second in the shot put Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Mayer: Young squad to test Kansas coach Self

Some basketball teams are overcoached and undertaught, as in the NBA. Others are visa versa, as with some micromanaged college clubs. Kansas University's Bill Self is going to have to do perhaps the best job of his career in both categories if his Jayhawks are to offer any semblance of contention for Big 12 Conference honors.

Friday, June 10

KU golfers to face MU in KGA Four-Ball final

Kansas University golfer Barrett Martens and teammate Missouri's Trent Twaddle did not advance to the quarterfinals of the Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball's tournament Thursday despite what the KGA Web site reported. Instead, Missouri's Chris Mabry and John Kelly moved on. Mabry and Kelly will now face Kansas University's Gary Woodland and Tyler Docking in the finals Saturday.

Globetrotters offer Lee a contract

Former Kansas University basketball player Michael Lee is contemplating a contract with the Harlem Globetrotters.

6Sports video: KU golfer Martens advances to KGA Four-Ball quarterfinals

Kansas University golfer Barrett Martens and teammate Missouri's Trent Twaddle advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball's tournament at Alvamar Golf Course. Martens and Twaddle defeated Missouri's Chris Mabry and John Kelly in 20 holes Thursday.

Brown, Popovich have KU ties

Larry Brown and Gregg Popovich, the coaching protagonists in the NBA Finals that began Thursday night, have faced each other many times in the pro ranks.

Fish-bowl effect affects Jayhawks

While at Virginia Tech, Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson received a fresh reminder in the mail of just how public a life high-profile student-athletes have. One of her players, while leaving a shopping mall, threw a piece of trash out of her car window before zooming off.

'Thrilled to be here'

KU freshmen Chalmers, Wright attending classes

Several high school basketball players are in Chicago this week showcasing their skills for scouts at the NBA predraft camp. But not Mario Chalmers and Julian Wright, who have arrived at Kansas University for summer school.

Prep players upend second seed

A youth movement was taking its course Thursday at Alvamar Golf Course, but 15-year-old Eudora native Chase Chamberlin apparently wanted to drop the age limit even lower.

Big 12 boosts funding for compliance

Big 12 Conference presidents have earmarked more money for enhanced NCAA compliance checks and other regulatory efforts.

KU's Mims in NCAA finals

Kansas University senior Jeremy Mims qualified for the finals of the 800-meter event Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Self visits NBA camp

Ex-Jayhawks 'on the radar screen'

Keith Langford and Aaron Miles saw a familiar face in the stands Thursday at the NBA Draft camp at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

6News video: KU students consider judicial action in banner incident

Three Kansas University students say they are considering either filing a lawsuit or appealing the ruling of a University of Missouri investigation that cleared any wrongdoing of MU's police chief. In March, the police chief allegedly grabbed a KU student's shirt in an altercation over a banner the student and his friends took to Mizzou Arena.

Thursday, June 9

KU golfer Martens advances to KGA Four-Ball quarterfinals

Kansas University golfer Barrett Martens and teammate Missouri's Trent Twaddle advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball's tournament at Alvamar Golf Course. Martens and Twaddle defeated Missouri's Chris Mabry and John Kelly in 20 holes Thursday.

KU students consider judicial action in banner incident

Three Kansas University students say they are considering either filing a lawsuit or appealing the ruling of a University of Missouri investigation that cleared any wrongdoing of MU's police chief. In March, the police chief allegedly grabbed a KU student's shirt in an altercation over a banner the student and his friends took to Mizzou Arena.

Results of investigation might stay sealed

There's a chance that results of the bar-brawl investigation involving Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens will not be made public.

Basketball player's grandmother dies

Evon Jackson, the grandmother of Kansas University sophomore basketball player Darnell Jackson, died Tuesday at the age of 62 in a Las Vegas hospital.

Kansas' Battle, Mims advance at track meet

Kansas University's Sheldon Battle and Jeremy Mims advanced past the first day of the NCAA Division One Outdoor Track and Field championships Wednesday at Alex Spanos Sports Complex.

Woodling: Far East junket provides respite

Chancellor gets break from Giddens flap

When Robert Hemenway mentioned to me he would soon embark on a 10-day trip to China and the Far East, I offered the Kansas University chancellor what I thought was a bit of good news. "One billion Chinese," I told him, "don't give a hoot about J.R. Giddens." "Actually," Hemenway replied, "the population is 1.3 billion now."

Jayhawks dodge draft bullet

Three players drafted, but outfielder Van Slyke only junior leaving for pros

After the dust settles from Wednesday's conclusion of baseball's amateur draft, Kansas University coach Ritch Price expects one thing to be absent from his roster.

Kansas' Battle, Mims advance at track meet

Kansas University's Sheldon Battle and Jeremy Mims advanced past the first day of the NCAA Division One Outdoor Track and Field championships Wednesday at Alex Spanos Sports Complex.

Kansas considering background checks

Recruits could come under greater scrutiny

Background checks might not be confined just to certain jobs in the private sector in the future. Colleges like Kansas University - hit with controversy and negative publicity after J.R. Giddens was stabbed in the calf in a May 19 melee outside the Moon Bar, combined with John Randle getting booted off the football team following legal issues - at least have discussed the possibility of having firms investigate prospective players.

CB Gordon honored; Jets slice Whittemore

Kansas University junior cornerback Charles Gordon has been named to the Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook All-America Team. Gordon led the Big 12 Conference and tied for the NCAA Division I-A lead with seven interceptions last season.

Wednesday, June 8

Zagurski picked by Philadelphia

It's pretty safe to say that Mike Zagurski is just one of those roll-with-the-punches type of guys.

Coach: Giddens' status 'isolated'

The talk show circuit was abuzz with rumors Tuesday that J.R. Giddens had been booted off Kansas University's basketball team.

6Sports video: Former Jayhawk right where he wants to be

The journey that a ballplayer takes on his way to the majors is often a strange one, but for former Jayhawk Sean Flynn, independent league baseball and the Kansas City T-Bones have given this catcher a chance to come home.

Woodling: Jayhawks have history with signees in draft

History does repeat, and sometimes in a way that leaves you with an uncanny feeling of dejà vu. When Kansas University basketball signee C.J. Henry was selected in Tuesday's baseball draft, the moment was eerily reminiscent of exactly 20 years ago when KU football signee Brian McRae also was a first-round baseball draftee.

Twisted twosome leads qualifying

Tiger, Jayhawk join forces for one-stroke edge

It's pretty safe to say that most of the players atop the Kansas Golf Assn. Four-Ball championship leaderboard Tuesday were not to Trent Twaddle's liking.

Key witness denies Giddens was instigator

Knight: 'That's not the way it happened'

A key witness to the Moon Bar fight denied reports Tuesday that Kansas University basketball player J.R. Giddens instigated the May 19 brawl that led to Giddens being stabbed in the calf.

Self, Watson win Skins

Tandem claims charity golf event against Brett, Colbert

Bill Self lofted a chip shot out of heavy grass from about 45 feet to just next to the hole on the 18th green, wrapping up a Bayer Advantage Skins Game championship with partner Tom Watson on Tuesday afternoon at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate.

Henry 'definitely' will play baseball

The ripple effect that the New York Yankees have sent through the sports world over the last decade with their dominance on the field and spending off it finally has reached the Jayhawk nation.

Tuesday, June 7

Former Jayhawk right where he wants to be

The journey that a ballplayer takes on his way to the majors is often a strange one, but for former Jayhawk Sean Flynn, independent league baseball and the Kansas City T-Bones have given this catcher a chance to come home.

6Sports video: All-American thrower will go to NCAA Championships

Sheldon Battle has already won several awards, and now will compete in three events at the championships.

Battle leads KU group at NCAA Outdoor

Junior weights specialist Sheldon Battle will head a contingent of 12 Kansas University qualifiers at this week's NCAA Outdoor championships in Sacramento, Calif.

Kansas duo among Four-Ball favorites

Born just two months apart, Gary Woodland and Tyler Docking were separated by a mere two strokes in last week's Kansas City Amateur at the Country Club of Blue Springs, Mo.

Giddens not expected for first summer term

All but two of Kansas University's men's basketball players will start summer school today.

Kansas recruit Henry anxious for draft

C.J. Henry has made big plans for Day One of the big-league baseball draft.

6Sports video: Major league draft may take up to five Jayhawks

Coach Ritch Price will lose two seniors for certain, and possibly two juniors and a high school recruit.

Monday, June 6

All-American thrower will go to NCAA Championships

Sheldon Battle has already won several awards, and now will compete in three events at the championships.

Major league draft may take up to five Jayhawks

Coach Ritch Price will lose two seniors for certain, and possibly two juniors and a high school recruit.

Dodging the draft?

Kansas coach torn as D-day looms

Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price battles mixed emotions this time of year. As his program continues to rise, he sees the baseball draft, which begins Tuesday, as a potential setback every year.

Woodling: Zero tolerance could be Giddens' onus

Will we ever see J.R. Giddens in a Kansas University men's basketball uniform again?

K.C. prep picks Kansas

Kansas University's football team picked up a nonbinding oral commitment Sunday from Kansas City (Kan.) Washington High defensive end Jamal Greene.

Woodling: Zero tolerance could be Giddens' onus

Will we ever see J.R. Giddens in a Kansas University men's basketball uniform again?

Sunday, June 5

Self to determine Giddens' fate as Jayhawk

J.R. Giddens may not play basketball again at Kansas University - even if the junior-to-be is cleared of wrongdoing during a recent melee outside a Lawrence bar.

Niang's future at stake

Player: Severe back woes too much to bear

Moulaye Niang says it was not his decision to give up basketball.

Self to determine Giddens' fate as Jayhawk

J.R. Giddens may not play basketball again at Kansas University -- even if the junior-to-be is cleared of wrongdoing during a recent melee outside a Lawrence bar.

Saturday, June 4

Kansas football camp scrapped

The rain, rain won't go away. So the Great Plains Shootout will have to. The annual 7-on-7 football camp at Kansas University was slated for today, but was wiped out because of Friday's rain and the forecast for more.

Randle might be made to speak of alcohol

Prosecutors are recommending that a former Kansas University football player speak out about the effects of alcohol as part of his sentence for two counts of battery.

KU chancellor tapped for NCAA task force

Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway has been named to a new NCAA presidential task force to study the future of college sports.

Toning down tomes

KU's among nation's shrinking media guides

Kansas University's athletic department will save thousands of dollars thanks to a new NCAA rule limiting the size of sports media guides.

Back problem ends Niang's KU hoops career

Kansas University senior Moulaye Niang's basketball career is finished. Niang, a 6-foot-10 senior forward from Senegal, has a recurring back problem. He will remain on scholarship as part of the NCAA's medical red-shirt system, but he will not play again.

Prep coach supports Giddens

Marshall High's Martin: 'I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt. He's a good kid.'

J.R. Giddens' high school basketball coach said Friday that he didn't believe his former player was the instigator of the fight that left the Kansas University shooting guard on crutches with a knife wound to his calf.

6Sports video: Niang to redshirt next season

Kansas University men's basketball forward Moulaye Niang will seek a medical redshirt for the 2005-06 season, coach Bill Self announced Friday. Niang, a 6-foot-11 senior, will not participate during the upcoming season because of a recurring back condition.

6News video: Police continues investigation into bar fight

Lawrence Police say they still have no timetable for completing their investigation into last month's stabbing at the Moon Bar that Kansas University basketball star J.R. Giddens.

Friday, June 3

Niang to redshirt next season

Kansas University men's basketball forward Moulaye Niang will seek a medical redshirt for the 2005-06 season, coach Bill Self announced Friday. Niang, a 6-foot-11 senior, will not participate during the upcoming season because of a recurring back condition.

Police continues investigation into bar fight

Lawrence Police say they still have no timetable for completing their investigation into last month's stabbing at the Moon Bar that Kansas University basketball star J.R. Giddens.

Basketball camp spots available

Limited space is available for Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self's summer camp June 19-23.

Camp spots available

Limited space is available for Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self's summer camp June 19-23.

Woodland wins Amateur golf tournament

Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland edged teammate Tyler Docking by two strokes and won the 81st annual Kansas City Amateur golf tournament Thursday at the Country Club of Blue Springs.

Jayhawk signee Chapple earns pair of awards

Val Chapple reaped a pair of prestigious awards Thursday. Chapple, a third baseman/catcher from Olathe East who has signed a letter of intent with Kansas University, was named softball athlete of the year by the National High School Coaches Assn.

Mayer: Mather worked tirelessly to improve Kansas football

Chuck Mather has been reading Journal-World stories about Bobby Douglass's involvement in the resurgence of Lawrence's Hotel Eldridge. The reaction establishes Chuck as the president of the Douglass Fan Club. Not for Bobby's emergence as a hotel magnate but as a Kansas University All-America football quarterback whose professional career was blunted by lackluster coaching and a dearth of top-flight receivers.

Woodland wins Amateur

Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland edged teammate Tyler Docking by two strokes and won the 81st annual Kansas City Amateur golf tournament Thursday at the Country Club of Blue Springs.

Thursday, June 2

Full house expected for summer KU football drills

Another summer is here, and with it comes another flawless roll call for voluntary summer workouts for the Kansas University football team.

Wednesday, June 1

Woodling: Locale, fame factors in coverage away from arenas

Those of us who buy ink by the barrel are prone to label stories of monumental importance as either the Second Coming or World War III. Or both.

150-year-old home considered birthplace of 'Rock Chalk'

Shelley Hickman Clark was never sure whether to believe that the "Rock Chalk, Jayhawk" chant was created in her 150-year-old home in south Lawrence.