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D.J. Whetter

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6News Video: Local athlete cleared to play for KU women's team

Local athlete Tania Jackson was cleared to play basketball for Kansas University's women's basketball team. Jackson missed her senior season at Lawrence High School because of a knee injury.

Kivisto Field gets a makeover

The finishing touches are being put in place at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium.

KU football season weeks away

The KU football team is gearing up for the upcoming season with its summer camp. The season officially begins in less than three weeks.

Area golfers invited to tee off with Bill Self

Once again, it's time for Bill Self's annual golf tournament.

Streaking KU baseball visits Texas Tech

The KU baseball team is off to Lubbock, Texas, to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Wall still undecided

Kansas men's basketball recruit John Wall still hasn't decided on which school he will commit to.

Kansas women look to take down New Mexico State

The Kansas women's basketball team will take on New Mexico State on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Three linebackers wrap up KU careers with Insight Bowl

KU's showdown against Minnesota on New Year's Eve serves as the final outing for linebackers Joe Mortensen, Mike Rivera and James Holt.

Useless Fieldhouse Trivia with D.J. Whetter

6Sports' Kevin Romary tries to stump D.J. in a segment they like to call Useless Fieldhouse Trivia.

Longhorns will challenge KU

Kansas University takes on the Texas Longhorns Saturday, and quarterback Colt McCoy will be in the Jayhawks' sights.

Useless Fieldhouse Trivia with DJ

Another installment of Useless 'Fieldhouse Trivia with DJ.'

Mangino encourages his players to get to the polls

At his weekly press conference this week, coach Mark Mangino spent five minutes talking about how important it was for his student-athletes to vote.

Jayhawks hope to keep up with Big 12 play

More than bragging rights are on the line for the Kansas football team this weekend. At 2-2 in Big 12 play, the 'Hawks need league wins to keep pace in the conference.

Releford ready to roll

No Jayhawk is looking forward to KU's first game against Washburn more than Travis Releford.

KU lacks strong running game

Three contests into 2008, the Jayhawks have rushed for only 315 yards. More than half of those have come from third-stringer Angus Quigley.

KU football players affected by Ike

The aftermath of Hurricane Ike is very real for the Kansas football team. Not only will the Jayhawks face a squad out of the Houston area this Saturday, but several KU players also have friends and family in the path of the storm.

Kansas volleyball team hoping to return to NCAA tourney

The time is now for the Kansas volleyball team. After a 13-17 record in 2007, there's a sense of urgency for a program that reached three straight NCAA Tournaments in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

Simien hoping to land roster spot with Atlanta Hawks

Former Kansas forward Wayne Simien continues to search for an NBA roster spot. SInce being selected 29th overall by Miami in the 2005 NBA Draft, 'Big Dub's' pro career has been defined by injury and illness. But this week a healthier Simien is preparing for NBA Summer League play with the Atlanta Hawks.

KU staffer to compete in U.S. Transplant Games

Mike Strauss is a member of the Orange Bowl champion Jayhawk football team, but the average Kansas fan probably has no idea who he is. As the sports information director of Mark Mangino's staff, Strauss is stuck dealing with reporters on a daily basis. That said, this hard-working KU staffer is a champion in his own right. DJ Whetter has the story.

Anderson Family Football Complex tour part 2

In less than 48 hours, coaches and staff for the Kansas football team move into their new home. But the KU football players won't arrive at the Anderson Family Football Complex until August. When they do so, they'll find an entire lower level dedicated to the student-athlete. Here's a preview of that area in installment two of the 6Sports video tour of the new complex.

KU football coaching staff readying for move into new complex

It's a project so big, we'll spend the next two nights trying to show it to you. On Thursday, Mark Mangino and the Kansas football coaches and staff move into the Anderson Football Complex at Kivisto Field.

6Sports video: Former KU player new Gardner Webb asst. coach

As a player he helped the Kansas basketball team to the 2003 national title game. As a graduate student manager last season, he was part of the Jayhawks' national championship. Now former KU guard Michael Lee can call himself a Division 1 college coach. DJ Whetter has that story.

6Sports video: A look at the Self era

So far, the Self era at KU has been a great one. For more on the Jayhawks' five-year run under Self, here's DJ Whetter.

6Sports video: Wright cheers on former team from stands

Former Jayhawk Julian Wright was in San Antonio on Monday to root on his old teammates. DJ Whetter has more.

6Sports video: Jayhawks looking to add to tradition

Last night the Kansas men handed the North Carolina Tarheels just their third loss of the season after an 84-66 win in the Alamodome. Now the Jayhawks stand just one win away from their first national championship in 20 season. DJ Whetter is in San Antonio with more.

6News video: Win lifts Stewart's spirits

Rodrick Stewart lived one of his dreams last night when he took the hardwood as a member of a Final Four squad. Unfortunately, he needed crutches to reach the Alamodome floor. DJ Whetter has more.

6Sports video: UNC faces balanced KU attack

Tomorrow evening Bill Self will try to contain AP Player of the Year Tyler Hansborough. But for Roy Williams, the responsibilities extend even further. DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary have more from San Antonio.

6Sports video: Brown has ties to all Final Four teams

We all know the connections that Roy Williams has to Kansas, but what about Larry Brown? DJ Whetter has more.

6Sports video: Kansas makes it -- barely

The Kansas Jayhawks are headed to their 13th Final Four, although this one was in doubt until the very last minute.

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6News video: Hawks headed to Final Four

The nets are gone, and the goal's just about out of here in Detroit. That's because Kansas is moving on to San Antonio and the Final Four.

6Sports video: Fans calling for Jayhawk victory over 'Nova

D.J. Whetter caught up with a few fans gathering outside Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan to watch KU play against Villanova in the Sweet 16.

6Sports video: KU hopes to put past behind

The Motor City has not been the friendliest of locations when it comes to Kansas basketball. DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary have more from Motown.

6Sports video: Jayhawks advance to Sweet 16

The Kansas Jayhawks move on to the Sweet 16 for the second year in a row. DJ Whetter has more on the Jayhawks' win over UNLV in Omaha.

6Sports video: Explore the Qwest Center with DJ

DJ Whetter goes inside the wardrobe room in the Qwest Center to see what happens behind the scene with the Jayhawk uniforms.

6Sports video: Former Wildcat eager for David-Goliath match-up

Back in 1975, Lon Kruger graduated from Kansas State. Eleven years later, he returned to his alma mater to take over the head men's basketball coaching position.

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6News video: KU fans happy with 'Hawks

KU defeats Portland State in round one of the NCAA Tournament! D.J. Whetter was on the scene and caught up with a few very happy Jayhawk fans following Thursday's win.

6Sports video: Two Vikings have Kansas connections

As Thursday's first round matchup between Kansas and Portland State draws ever closer, there are two Vikings who know the Jayhawks all too well...

6Sports video: Useless Trivia

Useless trivia with Kevin and D.J.

6Sports video: Jayhawks hope third time is the charm

Virginia Tech's senior class has had at least 10 victories every year, while KU is coming off a record season. The 'Hawks are playing for respect, and Tech is playing to maintain a legacy.

6Sports video: Coaches gear up for game

We're finally just a little less than 24 hours until the Jayhawks and the Hokies take the field. Today coaches Mark Mangino and Frank Beamer made their final Orange Bowl preparations. DJ Whetter's in Miami with more on the Jayhawks' dream that has become reality.

6Sports video: 'Hawks battle rain in Miami

Mark Mangino and the Jayhawks were forced to practice in some unexpected elements in Miami on Tuesday.

6Sports video: What is a Hokie?

The Kansas football team is set to play Va Tech Thursday in the Orange Bowl. With the Miami showdown just three days away, it's time to make sure you know the foe.

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Football helps Hokies heal

April's tragedy leaves indelible mark

Reminders of April 16 are everywhere. Especially at football practice. A black flag with an orange and maroon ribbon flies from a camera stand above the Virginia Tech practice fields. A similar patch is stitched to each jersey.

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6News video: Orange Bowl links KU, Va Tech tragedy

Thursday's Orange Bowl forever links the University of Kansas with a difficult year at Virginia Tech. More than eight months after a shooter killed 32 people on the Blackburg, Va. campus, it's the football team that is still working to heal Hokie Nation. 6Sports reporter DJ Whetter joins us from Blacksburg.

6Sports video: KU gearing up for Miami

The Kansas offense has been fantastic all season long, but the Jayhawks' stiffest test of the year comes in just over a week against Virginia Tech.

6Sports video: Mangino, Beamer share similarities

Both Frank Beamer and Mark Mangino have taken very different paths to success, but they may be more similar than you think.

6Sports story: Useless trivia with Santa Whetter

DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary play useless fieldhouse trivia.

6Sports story: Useless trivia with DJ

DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary play useless fieldhouse trivia.

6Sports story: Useless trivia with DJ

Kevin Romary and DJ Whetter play useless fieldhouse trivia.

6Sports video: Bring on the Lumberjacks

After a six-day layoff, the Kansas men return to action in the Jayhawk Invitational against Northern Arizona. DJ Whetter has more from the Fieldhouse.