Stories for June 11, 2005


Lead stories

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.

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."

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.

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.

6Sports video: Globetrotters offer Lee a contract

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

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.

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.