Lew Perkins: Athletics director at Kansas Athletics Inc. He led the charge to sue Larry Sinks over the T-shirt business. He agreed to accept settlement that had Sinks closing his business while not paying damages or legal fees.
He said he learned about the ticket problems in late November or early December from a federal investigator, and would later ask KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to order an internal investigation.
Head men’s basketball coach at KU. He bought a home and property that had been owned by Freeman. His home is just east of Roger Morningstar’s and around the corner from Doug Compton’s, all in Bauer Brook. Carl Cornwell confirms Freeman’s account that Freeman and Morningstar earned thousands of dollars scalping tickets at the 2002 and 2003 Final Fours.
President of First Management Inc., among the largest apartment-management and construction companies in Lawrence, and also includes projects in Manhattan, Junction City, Nebraska, Missouri and New Mexico.
He bought the land and developed what is now known as Bauer Brook, north of Free State High School, where he has a large residential compound and lives a few doors down from Morningstar and Self.
Freeman had owned a lot and had started building a home, which would end up being sold — unfinished — to Self after Freeman ran into financial problems.
Compton’s son, Douglas, is video coordinator for the KU men’s basketball team.
Owner of what had been Joe-College.com, a T-shirt business that made lighthearted — others would say mean-spirited — references to KU and its personalities on apparel. Kansas Athletics went after Sinks in court, spending more than $1 million on the case and eventually securing a judgment that led to a settlement in which Sinks agreed to close, having faced fines and legal fees of nearly $800,000.
Sinks is a former business partner of Freeman’s in housing developments in Junction City. Sinks said he left that partnership once he learned of Freeman’s illegal activities. Sinks owns a vacant residential lot to the east of Bill Self’s home in Bauer Brook.
A former KU basketball player who lives in Bauer Brook, just down the street from Bill Self and Doug Compton, who developed the exclusive neighborhood. Morningstar’s son, Brady, plays for Self at KU. Roger Morningstar is a former Converse executive who went on to be a partner of David Freeman’s in Planet Construction, which built duplexes and other projects, including some on property developed by Compton in southeast Lawrence.
Morningstar also was among developers to be working in Junction City, at the same time as Freeman, Compton, Sinks and others. Freeman’s attorney, Carl Cornwell, confirms that Freeman told federal investigators that Freeman and Morningstar sold tickets from the 2002 and 2003 Final Fours — tickets given to them by Jones — to brokers, and pocketing the profits.