Stories for March 26, 2007


Lead stories

Even with no graduating seniors, the Jayhawks may not have same squad returning

With the NCAA Tournament now out of the minds of most Jayhawk fans, all attention has turned to the KU players who may enter into the NBA draft.

KU players reflect on loss to UCLA

After the Jayhawks disappointing loss to UCLA in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament, Julian Wright and Mario Chalmers speak about what went wrong.

Jayhawk baseball team not off to a great start

Two series into the Big 12 baseball season and the KU baseball team finds itself 2 games under .500.

Like it or not, UF in Final Four

Go ahead, hate Florida all you want. But you can't beat these Gators. Not in the NCAA Tournament. Not yet, anyway.

Hoyas upend Heels in OT

John Thompson III shook hands with coach Roy Williams and everyone else on the North Carolina side, never showing a smile. Tough game, good game, he told them.

After splendid season, KU loss hard to swallow

For many Kansas University basketball fans, Saturday night's tough season-ending NCAA Tournament loss to UCLA felt like a kick to the gut.

Rebels too fast for Oklahoma

Paris has 31 points, 20 boards in loss

Mississippi's frantic and frenetic defense sure bothered Courtney Paris and Oklahoma. Next up, the surprising Rebels will try to run top- seeded Tennessee out of the tournament.

KU softball sweeps OSU

The Kansas University softball team shut out the Oklahoma State Cowgirls, 2-0, Sunday to take its first league series sweep of the season.

This year's Gators love the haters

Last year, Joakim Noah felt the love, becoming the intriguing, enigmatic poster boy for the champion Florida Gators. This year, Noah pleads for hate.

OSU pitching stifles Jayhawks

Although Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price spent the weekend praising the potency of the Oklahoma State University offense, the Cowboys' pitching stymied the Jayhawks on Sunday afternoon.

Lack of tourney upsets is upsetting

March Madness thrives on the unexpected, not the predictable Final Four march of top seeds

The NCAA tournament as a whole has disappointed, raising a temperature that's fallen several degrees shy of madness.

Starting fives power Final 4

So much for depth. Forget about 10-man rotations. Next weekend's Final Four in Atlanta is all about team play.

Keegan: Future bright for KU

Hangovers distort vision, and the one from the unsightly loss to UCLA is a wicked one. Kansas University scored a season-low 55 points, committed 21 turnovers, and for the first time in a long time looked like a young team.

Failure to launch

Explanations elusive for offensive collapse

In what forever may remain an unsolved mystery, Kansas University's men's basketball offense disappeared without a trace over the weekend in California and ultimately cost the Jayhawks a spot in the Final Four.