Stories for June 29, 2012


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Memorable hug, tears just part of emotional night for Thomas Robinson

Former KU forward taken fifth by Sacramento Kings

Even though his name was called a couple of spots lower than he expected, the dip from No. 2 to No. 5 in Thursday’s NBA draft at the Prudential Center did nothing to spoil the moment for former Kansas University forward Thomas Robinson.

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Ex-KU quarterback Jordan Webb picks Buffs

Former Kansas University starting quarterback Jordan Webb is headed from the Big 12 to the Pac-12.

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Jayhawk pride: Morris twins ready to welcome Thomas Robinson to NBA

Their seats at the Prudential Center were in a different spot, but their emotions were the same.

KU commit Frankamp scores 13 at U17 World Championships

Conner Frankamp, a Wichita North senior-to-be who has committed to play basketball at Kansas University, scored 13 points and dished a team-high five assists as the USA men’s basketball team defeated Australia, 89-67, on Friday at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania.

KU’s Stigler, Geubelle move to Trials finals

Kansas University freshman Michael Stigler claimed a spot in the final of the 400-meter hurdles while junior Andrea Geubelle moved into the final of the long jump Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field. Both will compete for spots on Team USA in their event finals Sunday.

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Former KU baseball coach Floyd Temple dies

Former Kansas baseball coach Floyd Temple, who posted 438 wins from 1954 to 1981, passed away Friday at the age of 85.

Prosecutor alleges KU basketball players got pot from dealer

A newspaper report says a Kansas man at the center of a large-scale marijuana case allegedly supplied the drug to multiple players from the 2010-11 Kansas men's basketball team. The Kansas City Star reported Friday that an assistant U.S. attorney made the claim during a detention hearing for Samuel Villeareal III.

KU football completes signing class with addition of linebacker Jon Shelby

Kansas football coach Charlie Weis announced the addition of junior-college linebacker Jon Shelby on Friday.

Kansas track duo advances at Olympic Trials

Kansas University junior Paris Daniels moved into the semifinals of the 200 meters, and freshman Michael Stigler advanced to the 400-meter hurdles semifinals on Thursday at the Olympic Trials.

Kings draft Robinson based on need

Kansas University’s Thomas Robinson was considered perhaps the most NBA-ready player in the draft and the Sacramento Kings need plenty of immediate help after missing the playoffs for a sixth straight season.

KU golf pioneer Toalson elected to Hall of Fame

Bill Toalson, the first golfer to earn a scholarship at Kansas University, was elected to the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame on Thursday.

Jayhawks make Colombian Olympic soccer team

Kansas University sophomore soccer players Liana Salazar and Ingrid Vidal earned roster spots on the inaugural Colombia Olympic national team for the London Games later this summer.

KU swimmer misses Olympic Trials cut

Outgoing Kansas senior captain Stephanie Payne finished her final career swim in the second heat of the 200 fly preliminaries with a 2:18.38 time on Thursday at the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials.

Kentucky claims top two spots, six total picks in NBA draft

Best in the country and No. 1 and 2 in the NBA draft. The celebration goes on for Kentucky’s kids.

To stick in the NBA, Taylor must defend

Wayne Simien, Julian Wright, Brandon Rush, Darrell Arthur, Xavier Henry, Cole Aldrich, Marcus and Markieff Morris, and Thomas Robinson. Two centers, five power forwards and two small forwards out of Kansas University have been chosen in the first round of the NBA draft since the last guard, Kirk Hinrich in 2003, earned the honor.

Nearby Nets draft Tyshawn Taylor after second-round slide

Tyshawn Taylor had heard all sorts of things from people once his name wasn’t called in the first round of Thursday’s NBA draft.