Stories for June 3, 2008


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6News video: Jayhawks visit White House

It's a good day to be a Jayhawk when the President of the United States says "rock chalk" and "wave the wheat" in the same speech.

President Bush welcomes Jayhawks to the White House

President Bush welcomed Kansas University's men's basketball national champions to the White House.

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One step at a time

KU guard making progress after ACL tear

The saying became pretty commonplace at Kansas University women's basketball practices in regards to freshman guard Chakeitha Weldon last season: 100 miles an hour going nowhere fast. Weldon entered Bonnie Henrickson's program as a blur on the floor, able to hit top speeds unlike very few. Then, once that speed was somewhat harnessed at midseason, boom.

Rush to make trips

Former Kansas University guard/forward Brandon Rush, who will be in Washington, D.C., today with his national champion teammates, has NBA individual workouts scheduled this week in Orlando (Wednesday), Toronto (Thursday) and New Jersey (Friday).

KU's Gockel advances

Kansas University women's golfer Meghan Gockel advanced Monday into match play at the 93rd Women's Southern Golf Association Amateur Championship.

Kande picks Kansas

Prinz Kande, a 5-foot-11, 182-pound safety from Trinity High in Euless, Texas, on Monday orally committed to play football at Kansas University, reports.

TTU baseball coach resigns

Texas Tech's Larry Hays, one of four Division I baseball coaches with more than 1,500 wins, resigned Monday, clearing the way for former Tech player Dan Spencer, who was named his successor in April.

End may be near for Clinton campaign

Barack Obama pushed close to victory in the marathon Democratic presidential race Monday on the eve of a final pair of primaries amid signs that Hillary Rodham Clinton was preparing to acknowledge defeat.

Jayhawks arrive in capital

Players, coaches begin visit with sobering trip to army hospital

Players on Kansas University's national-champion men's basketball team have a busy, carefree couple of days in store in the nation's capital. There are monuments to visit and heads of state to meet. First, though, came a sobering trip to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the self-described "clinical center of gravity of American military medicine."

Preseason honors roll in for KU football team

Kansas University kickoff return man Marcus Herford was named a first-team preseason All-America selection by Phil Steele magazine, it was announced Monday.