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Gary Bedore

Williams hits road for busy month
September 10, 2002
Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams spent Monday the first day of the month-long recruiting contact period in Reno, Nev., home of blue-chip high school prospect David Padgett.
Jayhawks aide Young no stranger to Vegas
September 6, 2002
To Bill Young, Las Vegas is not about gamblers, showgirls, magicians and Wayne Newton. It’s about football and only football. “I probably went there about five times my last year at SC. I was there working,” said Young, Kansas University’s first-year defensive coordinator who recruited the Las Vegas area during the 1999-2000 school year for the University of Southern California.
Offseason pick-up games have professional flavor
September 1, 2002
Rex Walters knifed through the lane off a powerful dribble, attracted two defenders while in the air, then dished the basketball to the corner to a wide-open Aaron Miles. Miles, Kansas University’s sophomore point guard, accepted the bullet pass and did not hesitate, burying a three-pointer off the crisp assist from Walters, the former Jayhawk shooting guard.
Pollard sees clone of himself in Simien
Power forward from Sacramento Kings comments on KU’s big men
September 1, 2002
Notes compiled while watching current and former Kansas Jayhawks compete in pick-up basketball games last week at Allen Fieldhouse. …
Bob, Max enter another year together
August 31, 2002
No last names are needed when discussing Kansas University’s veteran radio broadcast team. The play-by-play and analyst duties in football and men’s basketball are handled by “Bob and Max” Bob Davis and Max Falkenstien, now beginning their 19th and 57th seasons respectively at KU.
Former Jayhawk golfer returns to KU as assistant
Edwards to help both Kansas men’s, women’s programs with coaching, recruiting, fund raising
August 24, 2002
Happy at Vanderbilt, Roy Edwards thought he’d coach in Commodore country a long time.
Ask Gary’ takes on remodeling Allen Fieldhouse
August 21, 2002
Hi, In the last Ask Gary, I asked you fans if you wanted to keep Allen Fieldhouse or perhaps build a new basketball palace on KU’s campus. I received some interesting replies and here they are.
Boschee becomes an author
August 21, 2002
Jeff Boschee the three-point bomber soon will be known as Jeff Boschee the author.
Hemenway wants to ‘make a difference’
KU’s chancellor and chair of NCAA Div. I Board of Directors is determined to make academic reform work
August 19, 2002
Skeptics may scoff, but the NCAA insists it is intent on establishing academic reform at its member institutions
Vinson hooked on KU
Ex-LHS hoops standout eager to walk on
August 17, 2002
Novice fisherman Stephen Vinson nearly took an unexpected plunge earlier this summer into the Caribbean off the shores of Cancun. “I caught an amberjack. It almost pulled me in the water,” said Vinson, a freshman who is walking on to the Kansas University basketball team. He called hooking the fish the high-water mark of his summer vacation.
Defensive linemen eager
Jayhawks hold hope for four Californians
August 14, 2002
Four football players from sometimes-smoggy Southern California are hoping to breathe some fresh air into Kansas University’s defense this season. Sid Bachmann, Reggie Curry, Cory Kipp and Roy Teng are vying for immediate playing time on the Jayhawks’ defensive line in their first seasons out of junior college.
Moody ready for walk-on experience
August 14, 2002
A Kansas University “Who’s Who of Basketball” gathered in Allen Fieldhouse one steamy June 2002 evening for a dozen or so games of pick-up basketball. Professionals Danny Manning, Drew Gooden, Scot Pollard, Jacque Vaughn, Billy Thomas, Nick Bradford and Greg Ostertag laced their Nikes, gearing for some run ‘n gun with current Jayhawks such as Kirk Hinrich, Nick Collison, Wayne Simien and Christian Moody.
Kansas’ deal with Nike ends
August 10, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s athletic department has had to add $245,000 to its sports equipment budget in order to make up for the expiration of a contract with Nike, the shoe, apparel and equipment company that has been eliminating its contracts with most colleges because of the tight economy.
Graves’ stature expands
KU basketball signee ‘thick, not fat’
August 7, 2002
By Gary Bedore The legend of Jeff Graves continues to grow and grow, much like the muscles and beef on the 6-foot-9, 270-pounder’s body. Graves, a junior college basketball All-American out of Iowa Western Community College via Lee’s Summit, Mo., High, has been lifting weights and running daily this summer, while also playing basketball in the KC Hoop League at Avila College.
Nash reluctant to fly, eager to play
Big 12 All-Star team’s tour of Scandinavia starts Wednesday in Sweden
August 6, 2002
By Gary Bedore Flying two hours from Dallas to Chicago, then, after a lengthy layover, boarding an 8-hour, 15-minute flight to Stockholm, Sweden, isn’t Bryant Nash’s idea of a good day. “I ain’t too crazy about the plane trip,” groaned Nash, Kansas University’s lanky 6-foot-6 junior forward, referring to Monday’s marathon journey to Scandinavia, site of the Big 12 Men’s Basketball All-Star team’s 11-day tour.

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