Stories for April 23, 2008


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6News video: Chalmers declares for NBA draft; Fans react

A week ago, Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur announced their intentions to enter the NBA draft. Today, Mario Chalmers says he will also test the waters of the NBA. Also, several Jayhawk fans react to the news.

6Sports video: Chalmers testing NBA waters without an agent

Mario Chalmers will enter the 2008 NBA draft. However, Mario announced that he will not sign with an agent. That means Chalmers has the option of returning to school if his pre-draft workouts don't go as planned.

6Sports video: Augustin and Abrams also declare for NBA draft

This afternoon, Texas guards D.J. Augustin and A.J. Abrams both announced they will declare for the NBA draft.

6Sports video: KU tennis squad readies for Big 12 Championship weekend

It's a Big 12 Championship weekend for conference tennis and golf teams. For the queens of the court, it all starts tomorrow. And for the Kansas Jayhawks, there's reason to be optimistic for not only the opening round, but for the weekend as well...

Storm disables outdoor warning siren at Eagle Bend golf course

Today's storm knocked out a Douglas County outdoor storm warning siren at Eagle Bend golf course.

Miss. St. guard declares

Mississippi State point guard Jamont Gordon has declared for the NBA Draft, but won't hire an agent.

KU baseball falls to Wichita State

A six-run outburst in the fourth inning gave Wichita State all the scoring it needed Tuesday as the Shockers beat Kansas, 6-4.

Keegan: Another moment for Hadl

The time came when the arm lost its zip. The knees cried for relief. The reflexes just weren't the same, and John Willard Hadl, who never missed a game because of injury, had to put the shoulder pads away for good and end his Hall of Fame-worthy football career.

Taylor to visit today

Blue chip basketball recruit Tyshawn Taylor should feel right at home during his official recruiting visit to Kansas University today and Thursday. Like his Jayhawk hosts, he's a national champion.

World Company book recounts dream season

You experienced the championship; now you can read the book.

Draft day looms

Talib, Kelly emerge as Big 12's most likely first-round picks

It's been 15 years since the Kansas University football team had a player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

KU tennis players honored

Four Kansas University tennis players have been named Academic All-Big 12, including three on the first team, the conference announced on Tuesday.

KU softball takes two

Sophomore Sarah Vertelka pitched six strong innings to help Kansas University's softball team snap a five-game losing streak with a 10-2 victory Tuesday over UMKC.

KU's Self raising funds for health, wellness facilities in Lawrence area

Kansas University basketball Coach Bill Self is taking on "soaring rates of childhood obesity and the medical, physical and emotional toll lack of physical exercise and engagement has on America's youth."

KU reveals two-deep

Spring practices help depth chart shake out

Kansas University's football team released its post-spring depth chart on Tuesday, the last hint of where players stand until preseason practices start in August.