Stories for April 3, 2008


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6Sports video: KU baseball team prepares for Baylor

Last night, the Kansas baseball team barely broke a sweat after cruising to a 13-0 victory over Saint Mary. Unfortunately for the 'Hawks, their next series will present a much bigger challenge.

6Sports video: Sunny weather bountiful in San Antonio

Kevin Romary and D.J. Whetter have found themselves in sunny San Antonio right in the middle of a Final Four frenzy!

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6News video: Does basketball's roots have religious ties?

Many Jayhawk fans treat basketball like a religion - which may bring them right in line with the intentions of founder James Naismith.

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Former KU lineman joins Clooney's cinematic team in Hollywood

Keith Loneker is on TV right now punching the bejesus out of a hapless referee. His mug is on the homepage of, grimacing and readying for a showdown. As of today, he's also appearing in a couple thousand theaters around the country. The Lawrence resident is a cast member of the new film "Leatherheads."

Extra! Extra! Write the headline

So, just how would you capture the euphoria of victory -- or, god forbid, the agony of defeat -- in just a few words?

Rituals for '88 will work in '08

I was a freshman at KU during the 1988 National Championship run.

The Sunflower Elementary KU Wall of Fame!

At Sunflower Elementary my 4th grade class has a tradition of collecting and putting up clippings and photos from the newspaper on our KU Wall of Fame. We bring in the pictures and the kids take turns taping them up on our wall collage style.

Lucky KU shirts vs. Davidson

Heres my story for the Davidson game.

KU grads support 'Hawks

Yes, indeed! We are great KU fans (and graduates). Our recreation room is covered with KU memorabilia.

Jayhawks 'at an even keel' upon arrival in Texas

Strumming a guitar, a guy wearing a black cowboy hat, jacket, slacks and spurs serenaded Kansas University's basketball players and coaches to the song "Deep in the Heart of Texas" as the Jayhawks streamed off shuttle buses into the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Best year ever?

Success in 2007-08 just the beginning of juggernaut, KU A.D. says

Rodrick Stewart watched the Orange Bowl as a big Kansas University football fan on Jan. 3. But after seeing the Jayhawks beat Virginia Tech, 24-21, Stewart's feelings of elation soon subsided. They were replaced with a bit of anxiety.

Keegan: Sarcastic answers for Self

Final Four news conferences are piped across the nation on television, so more than just the players need to be at the tops of their games. Don't count on it. A guide for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on how to answer questions that could surface this weekend in San Antonio:

Oklahoma State starts coach search

Oklahoma State's first basketball coaching search in 18 years began in earnest Wednesday as the university looked for a replacement for Sean Sutton, who resigned a day earlier.

Fans have 'Big Dance' steps of own

There isn't one Kansas University basketball fan who can precisely predict or control the outcome of Saturday's Final Four match-up against North Carolina. But that doesn't stop every fanatical fan decked out in crimson and blue from trying.

NU forward Ping leaving

Nebraska forward Shang Ping will transfer to another school after the spring semester, coach Doc Sadler announced Wednesday.

KU routs Saint Mary

Kansas University's baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak and defeated Saint Mary, 13-0, on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU softball splits

Kansas University's softball team split a pair of games against Creighton on Wednesday.

Crean takes over at Indiana

Ex-Marquette coach calls IU post No. 1 in country

Tom Crean couldn't say "no" when Indiana offered him the coaching job.

Ryan Wood's KU football notebook

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino will throw the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals' home opener Tuesday.

Ex-Jayhawks firmly in Tar Heels' corner Saturday

Jerod Haase, who has worked at the University of North Carolina for five seasons, still has great affection for his alma mater, Kansas University.

Nebraska rewards Sadler

Doc Sadler received a two-year contract extension on Wednesday after coaching Nebraska to its first 20-win season in nine years.