Kendrick Blackwood

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KU recognizes distinguished alumni
May 16, 2002
By Tim Carpenter A diverse foursome barbecue expert, diplomat, engineer and volunteer is linked by association with Kansas University.
Trade show vendors try to score with NCAA fans
April 1, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Win or lose on the basketball court in the Georgia Dome, business at the Final Four moved Sunday at fast-break pace. Two-dozen corporate partners of the NCAA Tournament demonstrated their dedication to intercollegiate athletics by trying to seduce 50,000 fans into switching brand loyalties.
Atlanta Notebook: KU students find way to courtside seating
March 31, 2002
By Tim Carpenter If you need a ticket upgrade at the Final Four, just call Kansas University student Megan Haas of Wichita for tips.
Southern hospitality on display for KU
March 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Jim and Diane Dickey represent all Georgians as the official host couple to the Kansas Jayhawks at the Final Four. “Our job is to make them feel at home,” said Diane Dickey, a first-grade teacher who volunteered for the job. “Honestly, it can’t be considered a job. It’s fun. Very fun.”
Work leads fan to Final Four
March 30, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Dru Shiner is an accidental Kansas fan at the Final Four. If we could all have his luck. “I was already down here on business,” the Overland Park software system salesman said Friday during KU’s public practice in the Georgia Dome. “Don’t tell the company I’m here.”
Postcard from Atlanta
March 30, 2002
Seats in the Georgia Dome’s upper reaches offer a fine vantage point for watching NFL football.
KU tops in Final 4 graduation rates
March 27, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Academically, the Kansas Jayhawks already are champions. Graduation rates for men’s basketball at Kansas University surpass the three other teams going to the Final Four in Atlanta.
Postcard from Madison, Wis.
March 25, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Tim Bateman had the seat to beat Sunday, up in the second deck, Section 206. By Allen Fieldhouse standards, it was among the best at Kohl Center
Even at dome, Final Four will be a tough KU ticket
March 25, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Tickets to the Final Four in Atlanta will be difficult to find and expensive to buy for Kansas Jayhawks basketball fans who want to hop on the bandwagon. The 4,500 tickets made available to Kansas University for Saturday and Monday Georgia Dome games have been spoken for since February, said Richard Konzem, associate athletics director.
Postcard from Madison, Wis.
March 24, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Frank Genna’s tavern was the ultimate in neighborhood bars. He deployed a tough-love sense of humor with regulars and just the right amount of lousy service for outsiders to make the joint endearing.

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