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6Sports video report: Jayhawks prepare for NCAA tournament

Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks' preparation for their first round action against Holy Cross on Thursday. The Jayhawks will meet the Crusaders at 6:50 pm in St. Louis.

6Sports video report: Gooden makes AP All American team

Kevin Romary reports on the selections made to the AP All American team. Drew Gooden was selected while Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich received Honorable Mention recognition.

Siena sends Alcorn packing

The team that couldn't win during the regular season has figured it out at tournament time. Siena became only the second team to win an NCAA Tournament game with a losing record, beating Alcorn State, 81-77, Tuesday night in a play-in that provided a fitting start.

KU in Newell Challenge

Kansas University's men's basketball team will play Cal-Berkeley in the annual Pete Newell Challenge on Dec. 28 at The Arena in Oakland.

Grad rates vary for tourney teams

This is college basketball, so let's examine who among the players in the upcoming NCAA Tournament might be heading as readily toward their B.A. as the NBA. A Star Tribune analysis shows that Stanford, with a 100 percent graduation rate among incoming freshmen between 1991 and 1994, tops the field of 65.

Credit hour increase draws criticism

By Terry Rombeck Want instant attention from some Kansas University seniors? Tell them they're going to need an extra semester to graduate. The Kansas Board of Regents is set Thursday to discuss a plan that could require some students to stay longer at state universities.

6News video report: KU students take message directly to provost

Janet Redi reports on the rally KU students held on Tuesday opposing tuition hikes.

KU deans silent on Piper plagiarism incident

By Terry Rombeck The decision to exclude Doris Kearns Goodwin from this fall's Presidential Lecture Series was, in part, a sign that Kansas University officials take allegations of plagiarism seriously. But KU deans say they're not planning to take a similar stand in an area plagiarism debate.

Kansas Baseball: KU loses third straight

Southwest Missouri State scored seven runs in the bottom of the third and added six in the fifth Tuesday as Kansas University dropped its third straight baseball game, 15-7. The Jayhawks (10-3) were led by sophomore Matt Tribble, who was 3-for-4 with four runs and an RBI.

Jayhawk fans to rock St. Louis

By Tim Carpenter The live band Thursday at the Hard Rock Cafe in St. Louis will add a special tune "I'm a Jayhawk" to the gig's play list. It's what you would expect from the Kansas University Pep Band, especially during a party and rally at the Hard Rock in Union Station that celebrates the Jayhawks' first-round NCAA Tournament showdown against Holy Cross.

6Sports video report: Jayhawks prepare for NCAA tournament

Kevin Romary reports on the Jayhawks' preparation for their first round action against Holy Cross on Thursday. The Jayhawks will meet the Crusaders at 6:50 pm in St. Louis.