Stories for May 22, 2007


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6Sports video: KU release's men's basketball non-conference schedule

The 2007-2008 Kansas men's basketball schedule is out, sort of - non-conference games at least.

Self adds Buford as walk-on for 2007-08

Chase Buford, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from Alamo Heights High School in the San Antonio area, will play basketball at Kansas University next season as a preferred walk-on. Buford, the son of former KU assistant and current San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, did not play this past high school season because of complications from an enlarged spleen. During his junior year, he averaged 9.2 points and 2.7 assists while playing shooting guard and point guard for 20-12 Alamo Heights.

KU's 2007-08 non-conference men's hoops schedule announced

The Kansas University men's basketball program on Tuesday released the non-conferencde portion of its 2007-08 slate. The first portion of KU's schedule includes six teams who made postseason appearances a year ago, including five in the NCAA Tournament field of 65. The Jayhawks will host Arizona, DePaul and Miami (Ohio), while traveling to square off with Southern Cal and Georgia Tech.

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Talib lands on Playboy squad

Who would've thought? Playboy magazine has articles, too. Kansas University football standout Aqib Talib will be in one, in fact. Talib was named to the 2007 Playboy preseason All-America team this month, and the complete squad will be featured in the September issue of the adult magazine.

Warren opts for Oak Hill

Kansas University's basketball coaches will have to travel almost twice the distance in recruiting 6-foot-4 senior-to-be Willie Warren next season. Warren told he's decided to transfer from North Crowley High in suburban Fort Worth, Texas, to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.

Ex-Jayhawk Metcalf sent down by Rangers

The Texas Rangers activated outfielder Frank Catalanotto from the 15-day disabled list Monday and sent infielder Travis Metcalf back to Double-A Frisco.

Woodling: Seven enough in college

Once again, the NCAA has genuflected to the almighty dollar. A couple of weeks ago, the august body that governs university athletics declined to cut back on the number of baseball games a school can schedule. Games, after all, generate revenue, and slicing dates undermines gate receipts.

Oklahoma signee injured

Oklahoma signee Danielle Robinson broke a bone in her right hand while trying out for a U.S. national team this weekend, the university said Monday.

Longhorns maintain Big 12 mastery

Texas nips Texas A&M for all-sports title; Kansas slips to ninth

It's Texas again - but only by an eyelash this time. The Big 12 all-sports rankings compiled by the Journal-World has the Longhorns right back where they usually are - first place among the 12 conference teams in overall on-field athletic performance.