Andy Phelps refuses to define a specific goal for the Kansas University Cycling Club's upcoming trip to nationals.
Kansas University hired Bill Self to coach basketball players, not other coaches. But Friday, the Jayhawks' new skipper spent his morning dissecting basketball strategies with more than 1,400 coaches during his keynote speech at the 71st annual Kansas State High School Activities Assn. coaching school at the downtown Ramada Inn.
In his first two years on Kansas University's baseball team, Les Walrond had a good enough bat and was adroit enough in the outfield to support a professional baseball career. However, it was destined to be a short, low-paying career on baseball's bottom rung.
It took David Padgett 21Â¼2 years to pick a college. It should take less than a day to determine if he plans to stick with the university he selected -- once he meets, face-to-face, with the new head basketball coach.
No team has tormented Kansas State quite like Kansas University, and no coach had his way with the Wildcats quite like Roy Williams.
The pending announcement of Bill Self as Kansas University's next head men's basketball coach came as something of a relief for the Jayhawks' ballyhooed incoming freshman class.
Kansas University's incoming freshman class generally is regarded as one of the best in the country, a deep, talented group former KU coach Roy Williams referred to as a "core" class.
Lawrence merchants are hoping for an invasion of free-spending football fans when the Kansas University Jayhawks play their first home game today. But considering the Jayhawks are already 0-2 and coming off a season where they won just three games some merchants say that the return of Band Day after a one-year hiatus may be just as helpful to their sales.
The gloves are off. A hearing Tuesday night on the fate of three houses in the 1300 block of Ohio featured the expected he-said, she-said debate between the demolition proponents at Kansas University and opponents from the Oread Neighborhood Assn. and Lawrence Preservation Alliance.
By Joel Mathis Flip. Flop. First, Gov. Bill Graves said he wouldn't take public input before deciding the fate of houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. He changed his mind last month, but his office said at the time he wouldn't conduct a public hearing.
By Joel Mathis While Kansas University and the city's historic preservationists battle over the future of three old houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street, Dennis Farney watches as his dream is deferred.
By Joel Mathis It was near the beginning of spring semester at Kansas University when Israeli tanks rolled through Rajaa Abujabr's hometown of Deir El-Balah in the Gaza Strip. There's a refugee camp in the town that Israeli military officials said was the source of rocket attacks. They responded with force.
By Joel Mathis There are people who have been into space more often than Kansas-bred astronaut Steve Hawley. But nobody, he said Friday, has taken more trips to the launch pad with the intent to fly. It took Hawley 15 launch attempts to make his five space shuttle trips; 10 launches were aborted in the final seconds for safety reasons.
By Joel Mathis Downtown was quiet for a few minutes after Kansas University's loss to Maryland Saturday night. And then a young man exited a bar and shouted: "When does the looting start?" It never started.
By Joel Mathis Call it a game of H-O-A-R-S-E. The Jayhawks' first trip to the Final Four since 1993 has been accompanied by a rise in the number of raspy-voiced fans around Lawrence.
By Joel Mathis Kansas University and city officials are putting their heads together to find ways to integrate their two bus systems. Officials said Tuesday that a merger is unlikely in the short term KU Student Senate just renewed its contract with Lawrence Transit System to provide campus service through 2005 but other cooperation is feasible.
By Joel Mathis While a state official mulls a dispute between Kansas University and an adjacent neighborhood, a new group is trying to prevent similar rifts in the future. The KU Neighbors Coalition brings together representatives from the city, university and surrounding neighborhoods to talk about common issues.
By Joel Mathis Lawrence residents and preservationists won't get another public hearing on their challenge to Kansas University scholarship hall plans, a state official said Thursday. Ramon Powers, the state historic preservation officer known also as SHPO is still weighing whether KU will be allowed to tear down three university-owned houses in the 1300 block of Ohio Street. The Oread Neighborhood Assn. and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance had asked for a public hearing.
By Andrew Hartsock Robert Hemenway first offered Allen Bohl the task of overseeing Kansas University's troubled athletics department. Then Hemenway offered Bohl his tie.
By Andrew Hartsock As a fifth-year senior, Kansas University pitcher Pete Smart didn't have to wait around for the June amateur baseball draft to see if he had a future in pro ball. So Smart, a 6-foot-7 lefty, signed with Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday and will report to their Class-A affiliate in Beloit, Wis., on Monday.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's baseball team is mired in last place in the Big 12 with no chance for parole, but don't suggest to KU coach Bobby Randall the Jayhawks have nothing for which to play when they close out the Big 12 season this weekend.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's troubled athletics department will face an uncertain future with a new leader. Bob Frederick, who has overseen some of the Jayhawks' highest highs and lowest lows for the past 14 years, on Thursday announced his resignation, effective June 30, as athletics director. Frederick will teach full time in KU's School of Education.
By Andrew Hartsock The Man Who Hired Roy Williams would like to be known as something more. Minutes after announcing his resignation as Kansas University's athletics director Thursday morning, Bob Frederick was asked what he'd like his legacy to be. "Obviously, I'll always be proud of the fact I did hire Roy Williams," Frederick said. "I felt like I'm proud of many of the other coaches I hired.
By Andrew Hartsock Day One of the NFL draft came and went without Moran Norris' name being called, and Norris faced an unenviable task when he ushered family and friends out the door of his childhood Houston home.
By Andrew Hartsock Shane Komine has dominated Kansas University throughout his career, so Friday's performance against the Jayhawks shouldn't have caught him by surprise. It did, but not because he mastered KU yet again, but because of the manner in which he did.
By Andrew Hartsock The first couple of rounds of Friday's WNBA draft were televised live on ESPN2, but Kansas University's Jaclyn Johnson was nowhere near the tube. "I had to work out," Johnson said after learning she had been tapped in the third round of the WNBA draft 42nd overall by the Orlando Miracle. "I can't be stopping what I do to watch TV."
By Andrew Hartsock Moran Norris has heard so many varying opinions of his worth in this weekend's NFL draft, he has stopped listening. "I don't pay any attention to it," Norris, a powerful fullback who graduated from Kansas University in December, said Thursday from his Houston home. "I've heard so many things.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall hasn't had much time to consider his personal reaction to the Jayhawks' next road trip. KU will open a three-game, three-day series at Iowa State today.
By Andrew Hartsock Quentin Blakeney isn't usually the selfish sort, but given the tumult of his junior season perhaps he'll be forgiven for shooting for an individual goal. "I'd like a 30-win season," Blakeney said after he picked up victory No. 29 in Kansas University's 5-2 win over Nebraska on Sunday at Alvamar Racquet Club. "It's just something I'm trying to do for myself. It's my last year. It'd be a great way to go out."
By Andrew Hartsock Nothing so sinister as a snub kept Jackie Stiles from playing basketball at Kansas University. So says Stiles' mother, Pam Stiles, in reaction to a Sunday Journal-World story that suggested a bad experience with former Jayhawk Lynette Woodard at a KU camp kept Stiles a standout from tiny Claflin who became the NCAA's all-time leading scorer this season at Southwest Missouri State from playing for the Jayhawks.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall's approach to tonight's meeting with Wichita State is simple.
By Andrew Hartsock In its only home event of the season, Kansas University's rowing team lost just five races. But the Jayhawks' top boat won just one weekend race, and KU coach Rob Catloth couldn't help but notice.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's baseball team, which has won six of its last eight games, returns to Big 12 Conference play today.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall didn't plan to hold a four-team invitational tournament this weekend. But one team led to another, and the Jayhawk Spring Showcase was born.
By Andrew Hartsock Cal State Northridge coach Bobby Braswell is no stranger to Kansas basketball or the Kansas basketball system. Braswell coached Adonis Jordan the first prep player to commit to Roy Williams after Williams became KU's coach in 1988 in high school, then coached under Williams disciple Jerry Green for four years at the University of Oregon.
By Andrew Hartsock In her four previous trips to the Big 12 women's basketball tournament as Oklahoma's coach, Sherri Coale hadn't been to a postgame press conference with dry eyes. But Coale, who engineered the Sooners' amazing worst-to-first turnaround, snapped a four-game tourney losing streak in convincing fashion Wednesday, shifting the teary-eyed onus to Kansas, 80-61, at Municipal Auditorium.
By Andrew Hartsock Jennifer Jackson played more than half an hour in Kansas University's Big 12 tournament opener on Tuesday and, in so doing, has played more career minutes than anyone in KU women's basketball history. The way she played Tuesday, it appeared she wants to pad that stat. Jackson scored a game-high 19 points in 36 minutes in helping prolong the Jayhawks' season with a 66-56 victory over Oklahoma State at Municipal Auditorium.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's baseball team has had enough experience in one-run losses to know where to find a silver lining. "We kept fighting," said KU catcher Brent Del Chiaro, whose two-run, ninth-inning single helped Kansas pull within a run in a 4-3 loss to Oklahoma State on Monday at Hoglund Ballpark. "That's one thing coach talked about, playing hard for nine innings."
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's women's basketball team doesn't look like it's ready to see its season end. "Absolutely not," KU coach Marian Washington said on the eve of the Jayhawks' Big 12 tournament opener with Oklahoma State. "They're fighters. I can't say enough for them. They've had to go through a lot of ups and downs, and they could have quit, they could have given up emotionally. But they fought back. They never quit and they kept fighting."
By Andrew Hartsock The thought of Kansas University's senior men's basketball players choking back tears for any reason other than their own Senior Day celebration was too much for Drew Gooden.
By Andrew Hartsock Until about three years ago, Kansas University women's basketball coach Marian Washington never so much as glanced at an NCAA record book. When finally she did, she was shocked to see former Jayhawk Lynette Woodard's entries shoehorned into such a small space.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University was a team that could ill-afford a case of the Senior Day jitters. The Jayhawks' three outgoing women's basketball seniors Jaclyn Johnson, Jennifer Jackson and Brooke Reves and departing fourth-year junior Nikki White struggled mightily early Saturday. v
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's women's basketball seniors are hoping for a grand finale today. Whatever the outcome of today's 2:05 p.m. Border War with Missouri at Allen Fieldhouse, it'll be more like a three-grand finale. Each of the three seniors Jennifer Jackson, Jaclyn Johnson and Brooke Reves who will be honored during today's Senior Day festivities joined KU's 1,000-point club this season.
By Andrew Hartsock Travis Jones learned to make the conversion from linebacker to defensive lineman as a player. Now he'll get to make the move as a coach.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's baseball team took in a wondrous sight on Thursday the Jayhawks' own field, Hoglund Ballpark. "We got in a good practice on our field," KU coach Bobby Randall said. "That's new, big news."
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University's football coaching staff could be close to full strength for the first time since last November. Travis Jones, who coached linebackers and was recruiting coordinator the last three seasons at NCAA Div. I-AA Appalachian State, appears to be headed to KU as defensive line coach.
By Andrew Hartsock Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy feared the Cyclones were beginning to believe they were as good as everybody said they were. So Eustachy tore into the Cyclones at halftime of their 79-71 victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.
By Andrew Hartsock Brett Ballard had had enough. After listening to Iowa State standout guard Jamaal Tinsley yapping throughout the Cyclones' 79-71 victory over Kansas University on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum, Ballard yapped back.
By Andrew Hartsock Kansas University baseball coach Bobby Randall doesn't put too much stock in the Jayhawks' 3-0 start to the season. After all, the Jayhawks won their first three games last year, too, then struggled to a 25-30 record by season's end.
By Andrew Hartsock Michael Lies had a choice to make. Did he want to toil on the practice squad for the NFL's Chicago Bears another fall with the hope that one day he might play in a real game, or did he want to cast his lot with the fledgling XFL, a potentially exciting if uncertain new league with ties to the World Wrestling Federation?