Stories for April 14, 2008


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6Sports video: Beasley to enter NBA draft

Kansas State University freshman Michael Beasley announced today he is declaring himself eligible for this year's NBA draft.

6Sports video: Spring game showcases team for eager fans

It's been three months since the Kansas football team knocked off Virginia Tech and was crowned Orange Bowl champions. Tonight at Memorial Stadium, the Jayhawk faithful caught their first glimpse of KU for the 2008 season.

6News video: Fans flip from hoops to football

Over the past 24 hours many Jayhawk fans have turned their attention from the hardwood to the gridiron in what has been a seamless transition from one season to another.

6Sports video: Walters new USF head coach

After spending two seasons as the head coach at Florida Atlantic University, former Kansas sharpshooter Rex Walters is heading to San Francisco.

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6News video: Final Four celebration ends in Tasing

For one Jayhawk fan, celebrating KU's big win over North Carolina ended abruptly when he was stunned by a Taser gun. As 6News reporter Jesse Fray explains, it was all over a beer bottle.

6Sports video: KU rallies; returns to Big 12 ranks

On Sunday, the Kansas baseball team capped off their three-game set with Texas Tech.

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Super Sunday

Celebrations end thrilling season

Sunday capped nearly a month of high-fives, hugs and impromptu celebrations, courtesy of Kansas University's men's basketball team. A victory parade in downtown Lawrence was the final chapter in a season that kept Jayhawk fans on edge but ultimately brought a national championship home.

Hopfinger leads KU to 8th place in golf

Freshman Brad Hopfinger shot a third-round 69 - his seventh under-par round of the year - to pace Kansas University's men's golf team to an eighth-place finish Sunday at the River Landing Intercollegiate.

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5 seniors share awards spotlight

It's all over. The frenzied celebrations of the last few weeks culminated Sunday night at Allen Fieldhouse, where more than 10,000 fans gathered to pay tribute to the Kansas University men's basketball team.

A&M tennis rolls over Jayhawks, 6-1

Kunigunda Dorn claimed the only victory for Kansas University's tennis team in a 6-1 loss to Texas A&M on Sunday.

Championship spurs thousands to preserve newspaper copies

Tens of thousands of Jayhawk fans picked up extra copies of the Journal-World last week, seeking a memento of the national championship win. Someday, though, those newspapers will fade and disintegrate. It's just a matter of how long.

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A whole lotta love

Award ceremony caps Jayhawks' daylong lovefest

Bill Self and his wife, Cindy, hopped out of a light blue Corvette convertible after the 21â2-mile ride of their lives - down Massachusetts Street, 19th Street and Naismith Drive, with 80,000 or so fans cheering them the whole way. "We're floating on air right now," Self, Kansas University's fifth-year basketball coach, said upon conclusion of a Sunday afternoon parade honoring the NCAA basketball champions.

KU women's soccer falls to men's club, 4-1

When Kansas University women's soccer coach Mark Francis learned this week his team might lose one of its seven exhibition games during an already shortened spring season, he scrambled to find a replacement.

CU dismisses linebacker

Colorado has dismissed junior linebacker Jake Duren from the football team following his arrest in an on-campus "incident."

McCaulley shines; KU softball splits twinbill

Dougie McCaulley is climbing into rarefied air. McCaulley, a junior outfielder, elevated her batting average over the .400 plateau as Kansas University divided a softball doubleheader with Texas on Sunday.

Beasley to announce today

Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley plans to announce whether he will enter the NBA Draft at news conference today on campus.

KU baseball gets rare sweep

It had been two years since Kansas University's baseball squad last swept a series against a Big 12 Conference opponent. With a few fans sporting brooms Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark, KU made it a clean sweep of Texas Tech with a 5-2 victory.

Spring football game won't be for show

Mark Mangino is a traditionalist when it comes to the spring football game. Yes, he likes that the fans get the chance to see football in April, and players always like performing in front of a crowd. But Mangino isn't interested in taking the team off track to make the spring game a fun, festive, lighthearted activity.

Keegan: Another Arizona on tap?

Football still so dominated the emotions of the masses on the Sunday night of Thanksgiving weekend that the visit of a touted Arizona basketball team, which should have been the highlight of the nonconference home schedule, didn't generate much excitement.