Stories for February 28, 2006


Lead stories

Victories take toll on baseball team

Never before have three victories been so costly to Ritch Price and the KU baseball team, with three starters falling to injury.

Vinson's long 'in town' basketball career comes to end

On Wednesday night, Allen Fieldhouse will say good-bye to three seniors, a student assistant and a Hall of Fame broadcaster. While all five will be missed, one in particular holds the River City close to his heart.

Commentator celebrated by bank colleagues

Max Falkenstien isn't retiring from his day job, but his colleagues applauded him just the same Tuesday morning during a ceremony at Douglas County Bank.

Keegan's top 25

Most of the teams in KU's neighborhood in the poll lost as well last week, so the Jayhawks didn't drop as far as they otherwise would have.

KU baseball suffers rash of injuries

Bad things, they say, happen in threes. Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price isn't about to argue after three KU regulars suffered serious injuries during a three-game series in Nashville, Tenn.

Woodling: Women like men last year

Far be it from me to compare men and women. I'm not touching that one. And yet I feel compelled to liken this season's Kansas University women's basketball team to - are you ready? - last year's KU men's team.

Driver asks Hawkins to cover car repairs

Lindsey Frye said she didn't want to make trouble with the Kansas University men's basketball team. She just wanted someone to fix her car.

Self fan of senior speeches

Hawkins, Moody, Vinson, Niang to talk

A traditionalist, Bill Self likes the way Kansas University's fans yearly honor the departing basketball players on Senior Night.

Keith shines at Combine

Lineman happy with showing; Gordon goes today

Wearing a sleeveless No. 27 jersey and with a more up-and-down frame than most of his fellow, thicker defensive linemen, former Kansas University standout Charlton Keith fared well at Monday's NFL Combine workouts.

Baseball, football grants at risk

Kansas University's football and baseball programs stand to lose a slice of their scholarship allotments unless the NCAA agrees with KU's recent request for a waiver on the punishment.

Duke, UConn 1-2 in poll; Kansas tumbles to No. 18

It's back to a familiar pair at the top of the Associated Press' college basketball poll.