Gary Bedore

Kansas Basketball Notebook: Jayhawks’ 2002-03 schedule not set yet
July 31, 2002
By Gary Bedore It looks as if Kansas University’s men’s basketball schedule will have an August release date this year. “This is the latest it’s ever been because TV waited. They took the maximum time deciding which games were going to be on,” KU senior associate athletic director Richard Konzem said of various networks.
Former Jayhawk Manning commands campers’ attention
July 30, 2002
By Gary Bedore A hands-on instructor, Danny Manning works his basketball camp with a whistle around his neck. It’s a whistle the 6-foot-10, 240-pounder blows with great frequency. “My biggest pet peeve is when people don’t pay attention. If you don’t pay attention, you don’t have a chance,” the former Kansas University All-American said matter-of-factly.
New seating plan not in works for Allen Fieldhouse
July 21, 2002
Kansas University mailed its men’s basketball ticket re-order forms to customers the week of July 4th. To the relief of many KU season-ticket holders, no fireworks were stuffed into the envelopes.
Kansas Basketball Notebook: Langford enjoys return visit to camp
Sophomore keeping busy working out, preparing for NIT All-Star team
July 16, 2002
By Gary Bedore Back in 2000, blue chip basketball recruit Keith Langford, of Fort Worth, Texas, showcased his skills at the NIKE All-America camp in Indianapolis. The former North Crowley High standout returned to NIKE for an encore performance last week this time as a Kansas University sophomore and camp counselor.
Roy rested, ready to recruit
KU basketball coach tees up before taking off
July 7, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams had R&R on his mind last week. “I am going on a vacation before the summer recruiting period starts. I’m only going to play golf on any day that ends in a ‘y,”’ Williams, Kansas University’s basketball coach, quipped.
KU Baseball: Coach’s son ‘can tick it’
July 3, 2002
By Gary Bedore Baseball is a big part of Ritch Price’s life. Price, Kansas University’s new head baseball coach, not only has directed Cal Poly’s program the past eight years, but in his spare time has watched his three boys all play the sport.
Seniors overlooked in draft
But Williams not worried about Collison, Hinrich
June 29, 2002
By Gary Bedore The NBA draft used to be a who’s who a roll call of college basketball seniors. No longer. “The NBA is getting younger and younger,” KU coach Roy Williams said, assessing the results of the 2002 draft.
Reaction ‘special’ for coach
Williams touched by standing ovation for Gooden by players at his camp
June 27, 2002
By Gary Bedore Sitting on the Horejsi Center basketball court just inches in front of 1,000 campers and a few feet away from a big-screen television, Roy Williams watched NBA commissioner David Stern step to the podium to announce the fourth pick in the NBA draft.
NBA Draft: Gooden to Grizzlies?
Jayhawk likely headed to Memphis or Golden State
June 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore With the fourth pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies select Drew Gooden, power forward from Kansas. … Most of the experts the analysts who make a living producing “mock drafts” stake their reputations on NBA commissioner David Stern uttering those words tonight at New York’s Madison Square Garden, site of the annual draft of college, high school and foreign basketball players.
Kansas Basketball: Nash eager to play
Forward sees trip as chance to improve
June 26, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s Bryant Nash recently received an offer he could not refuse. “I didn’t hesitate. I said, ‘Yes,”’ Nash, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from Carrollton, Texas, said of his reaction to an invitation to play on a Big 12 basketball all-star team in August.
Kansas Basketball: Vaughn passes test
Guard survived 0-for-22 run to open season
June 25, 2002
By Gary Bedore He was ridiculed on ESPN’s SportsCenter and mocked by former NBA great-turned-analyst Charles Barkley on TNT. You better believe Atlanta Hawks point guard Jacque Vaughn took a lot of grief for missing his first 22 shots during four games to open the 2001-02 season.
Kansas Basketball Notebook: KU’s Nash to tour Scandanavia
Ex-Jayhawk Gooden might wear flashy suit to NBA Draft
June 25, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University’s Bryant Nash is one of 12 players selected to participate on a Big 12 Conference men’s basketball all-star team that will tour Scandanavia in August. Nash, a 6-foot-6 forward from Carrollton, Texas, played in 30 games last season, averaging 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds for the Jayhawks.
NBA taking close look at Gooden
June 19, 2002
By Gary Bedore Just when Drew Gooden thought he was finished with final exams, NBA teams came calling with a new batch of tests.
Williams holds court
KU coach says he’s keeping busy with camps, recruiting
June 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Kansas University basketball coach Roy Williams received oral commitments from a pair of high school juniors last April. Meanwhile, Duke and North Carolina landed pledges the past two weeks from players who recently completed their sophomore year of high school.
Kansas adds forward
North Carolina prep invited to walk on
June 18, 2002
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams won’t be the only T.C. Roberson High graduate involved with Kansas University basketball next season. Christian Moody, a 6-foot-7, 207-pound forward from Williams’ alma mater in Asheville, N.C, has joined KU as an invited walk-on. Moody will take one of the spots vacated by walk-ons Todd Kappelmann, Brett Ballard, Lewis Harrison and Chris Zerbe.

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