Anna Harvey, 23, first noticed Stephen Vinson, 22, when was a sophomore playing basketball for Lawrence High School and she was rooting for rival Free State High School as a cheerleader her junior year.
The final game of the season.
Today, seconds before the Jayhawks bound onto the floor at Kemper Arena, Kansas University head cheerleader Marcus Bush will sprint across the court carrying a large KU flag streaming behind a 10-foot pole. His energetic cohorts will be close behind running, jumping and punching themselves and their pompoms high into the noisy air. Pulse rates among the crimson and blue faithful will be rising, but the pregame pageantry can bring a lump to the throats of the cheerleaders as well.
What came first, cheerleaders or megaphones?
By Michelle Burhenn A Kansas University School of Medicine study says that an anti-smoking drug works for blacks whose smoking cessation success rate is 34 percent lower than whites. The research conclusions of Dr. Jasjit Ahluwalia and his team of five researchers were released today in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
By Michelle Burhenn Football fans can look forward to another season of game-day parties outside Kansas University's Memorial Stadium. Chancellor Robert Hemenway said Friday that last football season's trial period for allowing alcohol consumption at tailgating parties would be extended for another season, with some modifications.