Calder Pickett is a professor emeritus in journalism at Kansas University. His columns appear on Sundays in the Journal-World.
While most college basketball coaches would tell you a 12-16 won-lost record is something to forget quickly, Bonnie Henrickson begs to differ.
This summer, Erin O'Neil turned into somewhat of an urban legend. No, she did not go in Lawrence lore for some great achievement.
After 60 picks came and went in Tuesday's NBA Draft, the boards at the Madison Square Garden were littered with unproven international names that were nearly unpronounceable.
No, they have not yet added tattoos of Underdog, the cartoon superhero, on their arms. But by choice, Rodrick Stewart and Jeremy Case each have taken on the label.
It was two seasons ago that Stephen Vinson had his improbable moment. A Lawrence High grad and Kansas University men's basketball walk-on, Vinson spent most high-impact games during his freshman year clapping, hooting and hollering and waving a towel from the bench while Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison were leading the Jayhawks to the Final Four.