Stories for August 4, 2006


Lead stories

6Sports video: Former KU running back transfers to SIU

Running back John Randle will be on the practice field tomorrow, but not at university of kansas.

6Sports video: Let the season begin

Football season officially started on the hill today and for the first time in 2006, Mark Mangino's boys hit the practice field.

Randle transfers to SIU

The first day of Kansas University's football practice started with few surprises (although the Jayhawks drills were closed to the public), but a former KU athlete once again had his name turn up in the headlines. Former Kansas running back John Randle -- who was kicked off the KU squad March 14, 2004 after a series of arrests -- has transferred to Southern Illinois, Saluki coach Jerry Kill said.

KU football squad starts practice today

Kansas University football players reported back to Lawrence on Thursday before preseason camp opens up today.

Pitcher Land finds success

Other former Jayhawks still trying to locate footing

Of the record-tying six Kansas University baseball players selected in the June free agent draft, pitcher Sean Land has made the most impressive professional debut.

Injury bug plagues Northwestern State

Northwestern State's football team already has an uphill battle to start its 2006 season, with two deeper, more polished, Division I-A teams kicking off the schedule.

Keegan: Sizing up future KU foes

College basketball games aren't played on paper, otherwise Kansas University would have defeated St. Joseph's and Bradley and would have lost to Kentucky and, in the Big 12 tournament final, to Texas.

Gordon injures knee during Vikings camp

Former Kansas University defensive back Charles Gordon, now with the Minnesota Vikings, was carted off the field after injuring his left knee during practice on Thursday.

Camping with Collison

Jayhawk freshmen aid former KU forward

Eleven-year-old Austin Bell never had a chance. Nick Collison came at him from every angle.

Sooners move forward minus Bomar

Two dismissed players apologize; Stoops says Oklahoma will survive latest shockwave

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Thursday that the school acted quickly when it found out that starting quarterback Rhett Bomar and offensive lineman J.D. Quinn broke NCAA rules through their employment at a car dealership.