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Chuck Woodling

Lions move up kickoffs
May 26, 2009
Lawrence High football games will kick off at 7 p.m. — not the traditional 7:30 — this fall, and other notes.
KU still lagging in Big 12
May 19, 2009
Clang. That’s the sound of the gate slamming shut on another Big 12 Conference sports season.
Hull twins vexing
May 12, 2009
The Free State High softball team’s four Smiths — only two are sisters — are relatively easy to tell apart, compared to twin sisters Rosie and Maggie Hull.
Freeman looks the part
April 28, 2009
Many years ago, when I was writing a feature story on a Kansas University football player, I went to his position coach for an assessment. After chatting for a minute or so, I asked the KU aide what he thought of the player.
Talent runs in the family
April 24, 2009
In late summer of 1981, Barbara Adkins enrolled for her freshman year at Kansas University. Adkins had been recruited out of an Oklahoma City high school to play basketball for the Jayhawks.
Lassiter undrafted standout
April 21, 2009
With the NFL Draft — and all of its overhyped whoop-de-do coming this weekend — I found myself wondering again what it all means. For instance, we all know that John Hadl, Gale Sayers, John Riggins, Dana Stubblefield, et al., parlayed first-round selections into Pro Bowl careers.
Wesley original nomad
April 14, 2009
If I walked along Massachusetts Street and asked passing pedestrians if they had heard of Walt Wesley, I would want to do it on a warm day. I couldn’t stand on Mass that long in cold weather. Who was Walt Wesley? He was a slender 6-foot-11 center on some of coach Ted Owens’ quality Kansas University men’s basketball teams of the mid-1960s.
KU softball deserves upgrade
April 7, 2009
Glen Mason may not have been the most popular football coach in Kansas University annals. Mason could be gruff at times, downright surly at others.
Kansas NCAA Q&A
March 24, 2009
Everything you wanted to know about Kansas University men’s basketball, but were so mind-numbed by the repetitive CBS commercials you forgot to ask …
Jayhawks taking baby steps
March 17, 2009
Let’s talk about some positives for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team. And why not?
Dead end for name change?
March 10, 2009
As Sue Hack’s days as a city commissioner dwindle down to a precious few, she has established one notable lame-duck priority.
Marian noticeably absent
March 3, 2009
Over the weekend, while celebrating 40 years of women in sports at Kansas University, a woman named Marlene Mawson was introduced as the “Mother of KU Women’s Athletics.”
Five-year plan update
February 25, 2009
Here we are early in the fourth year of Lew Perkins’ five-year strategic plan for Kansas University athletics, and, in many ways, the KU athletic director’s grand vision appears on target.
Colleague will be missed
February 11, 2009
We’re supposed to be competitors, but the propinquity of the press box turns sports writers more into friends than foes.
‘Thunder’ triggers memories
February 4, 2009
Back in mid-December, a man named William Thornton died in Columbia, Mo. A succinct newspaper obituary mentioned he had once been an assistant football coach at Missouri University.That was about it. Until more than a month later when someone in Nebraska realized who that William Thornton was.

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