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.
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."
Eight teams posted grade-point averages of 3.0 or better during the spring 2005 semester, Kansas University's athletics department announced Friday.
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.
Kansas University junior Sheldon Battle placed second in the shot put Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
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.
Former Kansas University basketball player Michael Lee is contemplating a contract with the Harlem Globetrotters.
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.
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.