Stories for April 26, 2008


Lead stories

Talib selected 20th overall by Tampa Bay

Former KU cornerback Aqib Talib waited just over two hours from the start of the 2008 NFL Draft Saturday morning to find out he's headed to Tampa Bay. The first team All-American was selected 20th overall by the reigning NFC South champs.

IU allows Crean visits

Indiana University will allow new coach Tom Crean limited time for off-campus recruiting after originally denying it because of self-imposed sanctions, the school announced Friday.

Good day to play 'D'

Three defensive linemen expected to go in first five picks

Vernon Gholston dominated the Big Ten. Glenn Dorsey was an unstoppable force in the SEC. Chris Long made life miserable for blockers and ball carriers in the ACC.

Pierce OK for Game 3 after taking hard hit

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers popped past Paul Pierce on Friday on his way to the locker room, just to check in on his veteran swingman.

Jayhawker Towers renovation expedited

The first step in meeting Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self's request for better student-athlete housing will begin this summer with the renovation of Tower A at Jayhawker Towers.

Pitt forward will be back

Pittsburgh forward Sam Young, the Big East's most improved player last season, will return for his senior year.

Hansbrough to return

Lawson, Ellington declare for draft

Tyler Hansbrough wants to make one more run at the national championship.

Hoops recruit 'loved' KU visit

Tyshawn Taylor sought the opinion of a fellow Easterner on his Wednesday-Friday official campus visit to Kansas University.

KU-Ottawa canceled

Due to conflicts with classes and the senior/scholar-athlete banquet, Kansas University's scheduled baseball game with Ottawa on Wednesday has been canceled.

KU relay team second in 800

Kansas University's Nickesha Anderson, Ashley Brown, Victoria Howard and Crystal Manning placed second in the 800 relay at Friday's Drake Relays.

Oklahoma State stifles Kansas baseball, 6-1

Oklahoma State's Andrew Oliver allowed just a run off four hits over eight innings, and the Cowboys rode a three-run seventh to a 6-1 Big 12 Conference baseball victory over Kansas University on Friday at Reynolds Stadium.

Powers leads women at Big 12 golf tourney

Emily Powers shot a team-best 80 to lead Kansas University's women's golf team to a seventh-place start in the team race at the Big 12 Conference Women's Golf Championship on Friday.

Kansas men's golf in 7th at Big 12

Brad Hopfinger and Walt Koelbel both placed in the top 20 among individuals to lead the Kansas University men's golf team after two rounds of play during the first day of the Big 12 Men's Golf Championship on Friday.

Jayhawks' NFL Draft fate: Hurry up and wait

Anthony Collins and Aqib Talib are with family today, watching the NFL Draft and the hopeful realization of their dreams with the loved ones who helped get them there.

Kansas tennis ends season with 4-0 loss

Colorado ended Kansas University's tennis season with a 4-0 victory over the Jayhawks on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.