It started with a crowd of two. John Coleman and his friend, Don McCoy, both from Bonner Springs, were the first to arrive at Allen Fieldhouse at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Moments after Saturday night's Kansas University basketball game ended, Massachusetts Street suddenly clogged with honking cars.
After suffering devastating first-round exits from the NCAA Tournament the past two years, it's understandable if Kansas University basketball fans approach tonight's game with apprehension.
There was a time when Chris Lindley earned fame as a high school basketball star.
Perhaps if Adam Mills didn't stretch the truth every now and then, the Kansas University Cycling Club might not be quite what it is today.
In the world of Kansas high school track, if there's a place a competitor can earn respect, it's at the Kansas Relays. There, Free State High's boys 800-meter relay team garnered respect after an impressive third-place finish Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Alysha Valencia won't go down as the girls 3,200-meter run champion at the Kansas Relays, but she showed a lot of guts trying.
Lawrence High's Scott Penny stood out among a crowd of hammer-throwers at the Kansas Relays. He wasn't the biggest competitor and he didn't throw the farthest. But he was the only high school competitor among collegiate athletes.
The 2005 Kansas Relays started with a thud -- the sound of the hammer hitting the ground in the men's hammer-throw competition, which signaled the start of the 78th incarnation of the track meet at Memorial Stadium.
Both Lawrence High and Free State will have athletes competing against each other in the Kansas Relays today and Saturday, but neither team considers this a city showdown of any sort.