Three-fourths of the men's basketball teams that have advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA men's basketball tournament would have been barred from this year's event because of their low graduation rates if a proposal advocated by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics was adopted.
Kansas prepares for a crash course on Alabama-Birmingham, starting with the mascot.
A trip to St. Louis isn't out of the question for Kansas fans wanting to see the Sweet 16, as a Lawrence business has tickets in stock.
What UAB lacks in recognition it makes up for in entertainment value with its running full-court style of play.
The Jayhawks have a week to learn about their next opponents, who turned heads with a 100-point opening round performance before taking out Kentucky.
The Jayhawks' road to the Sweet 16 featured a game against Pacific that showed what Coach Bill Self wanted from his team.
Madness. Sadness. And, as long as teams like Duke and Connecticut are still hanging around, a whole lot of badness. When the happy clutter of the first weekend of the NCAA men's basketball tournament was cleared, 16 teams were left to give testimony to the most surprising opening two rounds since 2000.
At San Diego School for Creative Performing Arts, Jason Swanson played piano, saxophone, violin, flute and clarinet. At Kansas University, Swanson only will have to play one thing well -- quarterback.
¢ Men sixth in California ¢ Women struggling
There's more than spring football to talk about in the state of Alabama this week. Roundball fever has hit the deep South with both the University of Alabama and Alabama-Birmingham in the Sweet 16.
Kansas University's road to the Final Four is being traversed by bus. On Wednesday, Jayhawk basketball players and coaches will board a charter bus for the second time in as many weeks -- busing, not flying -- to St. Louis for Friday's NCAA Tournament regional semifinal matchup against Alabama-Birmingham.