Bill Self, Jayhawks to attend funeral

Updated: January 25, 2011, 8:29 PM ET
Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Coach Bill Self, athletic director Sheahon Zenger and the entire Kansas team will travel to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for the funeral of Lisa Robinson, the mother of sophomore forward Thomas Robinson.

She died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack late Friday night. In the three weeks previously, her father and mother had also died, leaving only Thomas and his 9-year-old sister, Jayla.

Services for Lisa Robinson, 37, will be Thursday in Washington. The team will return to Lawrence that evening and play Kansas State on Saturday at home.

The only member of the basketball staff who will not attend the services will be video coordinator Kyle Keller. He will take part in observances in Stillwater, Okla., marking the 10th anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the lives of 10 members of the Oklahoma State basketball program. Keller was on the Oklahoma State staff at the time and would have been on the plane that crashed if then-coach Eddie Sutton hadn't asked him to take another flight.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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