Stories for May 7, 2008


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6News video: DLI won't help KU cover cost

DLI will not help KU cover the costs for canceling the men's basketball awards banquet, which was originally scheduled at the Holidome.

KU-Oral Roberts baseball game canceled

The scheduled KU-Oral Roberts baseball game, which was set for Wednesday evening at Hoglund Ballpark, has been canceled due to the threat of thunderstorms and will not be made up.

Sorrentino: North making strides

Comparing the Big 12 North football division to the Big 12 South division a few years ago used to be like comparing the NBA Eastern Conference to the Western Conference.

Big 12 South Preview: Locked & loaded

OU beams with returning talent

When it comes to the Big 12 South, the Red River Rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas typically decides which team will advance to the conference championship game with a chance at a BCS berth.

Keegan: MU ace fearless, talented

The most dominant college athlete to visit Lawrence since Michael Beasley brings his stuff to town Friday night for the opener of a three-game series at Hoglund Ballpark. Chances are you won't recognize his name.

Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook

Chad Ford, ESPN's NBA Draft analyst, lists KU sophomore Darrell Arthur as the No. 16 prospect in the 2008 Draft, junior Brandon Rush 20th, junior Mario Chalmers 36th, senior Sasha Kaun 65th and senior Darnell Jackson 79th. There are 60 total picks in the draft, 30 in Round One.

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The $6,400 question: Should KU Athletics be reimbursed?

Downtown groups asked to pay for post-basketball season changes

The weeklong celebration that engulfed Lawrence after the Kansas University Jayhawks won the national basketball championship didn't come without a price. The final tally: more than $130,000 for the city and KU, most of it spent on police.

CWS contract 25 years

Short of being named permanent host of the College World Series, Omaha couldn't have asked for more than the 25-year agreement it reached with the NCAA to keep the baseball championship through at least 2035.

Huggins pact revealed

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins' new contract stipulates he can be fired for substance abuse or habitual intoxication affecting his job performance.

NCAA report may hit schools hard

More than 700 teams fail to make academic grade

NCAA president Myles Brand wants college teams concerned as much about academic scores as final scores. If they aren't, they might be barred from NCAA tournaments.

Fifteen more years for Self? 'That's still a long time'

Today, on the one-month anniversary of Kansas University's NCAA basketball championship victory over Memphis, Bill Self returns to the site of the Jayhawks' first- and second-round tournament victories.

Sorrentino Spring Scale

Staff writer Eric Sorrentino hands out preseason Big 12 football rankings from best to worst.

Coaches give K.C. agency thumbs up

'Powerhouse' firm offers clients 'whole package'

The idea started more than a year ago, when a lawyer and an agent were discussing two of their clients, North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams and Southern Cal football coach Pete Carroll.