There's no better time than the present to make a run. That's just what head coach Rich Price hopes his team began last night by knocking off the #14 team in the land.
Larry Brown wanted to resurrect his vagabond, Hall of Fame coaching career. Michael Jordan needed a veteran teacher and a big hire to rescue his sinking reputation as an NBA executive.
Looking at next year's incoming class for Kansas University's defending national champion basketball team, most everyone instantly thinks of Marcus and Markieff Morris (the twins), Travis Releford (the local kid) and Tyrone Appleton (the former juco national champion).
Even bad news from the dentist couldn't wipe the smile off Tyshawn Taylor's face Tuesday afternoon. "I need a root canal," Taylor, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard from St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., said in a phone interview from the doctor's office to discuss his decision to commit orally to play basketball at Kansas University. "Except for that, I'm really happy."
Shaeffer Hall froze one last Missouri batter, tightened his arms up and let out a yell. Seven scoreless innings were in the books, and Kansas University's starting pitcher let the last drop of adrenaline come screaming out.
Dan Spencer, a member of the Texas Tech coaching staff, was named head coach designate for the Red Raiders baseball team Tuesday.
Kansas University sophomore Emily Powers has qualified to compete in the NCAA women's golf West Regional, which runs May 8-10 in Lincoln, Calif.
North Carolina's men's basketball team on Tuesday had what a team official called an extraordinary chance to play basketball with presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton may take a year off, but he plans eventually to return to coaching.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will sign autographs from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today at Crown Automotive (3430 South Iowa) in Lawrence to raise money for his Assists Foundation.
Kelsey Alsdorf, an infielder-outfielder from Littleton, Colo., has signed a national softball letter of intent with Kansas University.
Kansas and Missouri didn't do anything to alleviate the tension of the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River last fall. The football success of the Jayhawks and Tigers brought into focus a not-so-surprising newsflash on the national radar: These teams don't like each other.
This evening, the Kansas baseball team was awarded Major League treatment. Tonight at Kauffman Stadium, the Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers took the field in this year's first installment of the Border Showdown.
Shaeffer Hall pitches KU to victory, 3-0 over Missouri
Taylor, who averaged 10 points and five assists a game in leading St. Anthony to the Jersey state title, chose KU over Georgia Tech. Taylor visited KU last week after receiving a release from his Marquette letter of intent.
Former Kansas University defensive tackle James McClinton will attend the Kansas City Chiefs' rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis, according to his agent, Kevin Robinson.
Some New York School students got moving Monday with the help of Kansas University athletes.
So few high school football players, even those recruited by Div. I programs, ever make it to the NFL. Given that, in the ideal world, factors such as academic and social opportunities should take precedence when student-athletes make their college decisions.
Kansas University senior basketball power forward Darnell Jackson has chosen Montgomery Sports Group of San Antonio as his representation.
Johnny Dawkins did the whole meet-and-greet thing on Stanford's campus Monday, two days after becoming the Cardinal's new men's basketball coach.
Aqib Talib fielded question after question. When he finally encountered one he couldn't answer, the first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got some unexpected assistance.
The drought is over. Kansas University finally has produced another NFL first-round draft choice.
Kansas University freshman Magdalena Tokarczyk has been named to the All-Big 12 Conference women's tennis singles team, the league announced Monday.
Kansas University will take a victory lap around the state Capitol on Friday.
24 hours after the NFL welcomed four new Jayhawks to the trenches, this evening it appears there could be one more added to an NFL roster come kick-off weekend: James McClinton.
Lawrence public schools are on the move this week as part of a first-ever district-wide wellness event. Some elementary students go for a walk in downtown Lawrence today and get their exercise with KU athletes - including a few champions.
Jayhawk freshman Magdalena Tokarczyk was named to the 2008 All-Big 12 Tennis Singles Team.
This year the Kansas softball team has featured the consistent bat of junior Dougie McCaulley. The California native leads the Jayhawks in both batting average and on-base percentage.
Tomorrow, KU will take on Missouri at the home of the Royals, Kauffman Stadium.
On Friday, legislators and Governor Sebelius will honor the KU basketball, football, and debate teams for their accomplishments this year.
Former Kansas University defensive tackle James McClinton will attend the Kansas City Chiefs' rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis, according to his agent Kevin Robinson.
KU basketball, debate and football squads headed to Capitol for recognition.
Kansas University's Brad Hopfinger shot a final-round 68 - tying for the best round of the day among all golfers - and tied for seventh overall with a four-round 290 at the Big 12 Men's Golf Championship on Sunday.
Making a bowl game, any bowl game, was considered a reasonable goal for the Kansas University football program. Coach Mark Mangino wanted more. He wanted a BCS bowl game. He got it, winning the Orange Bowl to cap off a stunning 12-1 season.
Val George may hail from Tucson, but she looked more like the Phoenix on Sunday.
Oklahoma State scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally past Kansas University, 8-3, and complete a sweep of the three-game Big 12 Conference baseball series on Sunday at Reynolds Stadium.
Four years ago, Marcus Henry was expecting to play junior-college football because nobody recruited him.
With the 252nd and final pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select : It didn't matter.
A final-round 340 doomed Kansas University to a 10th-place finish Sunday at the Big 12 Conference Women's Golf Championship.
Talib wasn't the only Jayhawk selected to take his game to the next level. This afternoon former Kansas offensive lineman Anthony Collins was selected in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Bengals.
This afternoon Tracy Bunge's softball time was trying to snap their six-game conference losing streak with a visit from the Oklahoma State Cowgirls.
This afternoon former Kansas wide receiver Marcus Henry was selected as the fifth pick in the sixth round for the New York Jets.
Joining Collins and Talib in the league will also be former Kansas tight end Derek Fine.
In his three seasons at Kansas, he was the face of the KU defense. During his junior campaign, Aqib Talib recorded five interceptions, two of them for touchdowns, and was voted the MVP of this year's Orange Bowl.
Former Kansas University and Lawrence High football standout Brandon McAnderson has agreed in principle to a free-agent deal with the NFL's St. Louis Rams.
Henry was the fifth pick of the sixth round and went 171st overall. His stock skyrocketed after breaking out in 2007, when he caught 54 balls for 1,014 yards and 10 touchdowns for the 12-1 Jayhawks.
Many mock drafts didn't place Fine in the middle rounds. But his strong showing in pre-draft workouts, including the prestigious NFL Combine, made him a wanted man by several NFL teams.
Collins was picked in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 112th overall selection Sunday. He was projected to be a second- or third-round pick, but slipped into the middle of the fourth.
Anthony Collins' NFL dreams were put on hold for one more day.
Val George looked unhittable in the first inning. Kansas University's top softball pitcher surrendered a slug-bunt single, then struck out the next three Oklahoma State batters swinging. But it was all downhill from there as the Cowgirls rolled to an 8-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.
Bill Self has been overwhelmed by all the cards, letters - and even some gifts - delivered to his Kansas University men's basketball head coach's office since the Jayhawks' national championship victory over Memphis on April 7.
As Saturday's NFL Draft progressed further and further down the first round, former Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib thought back to his visit with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden recently.
Johnny Dawkins, a longtime assistant coach at Duke, has been hired as Stanford's new men's basketball coach.
Memphis coach John Calipari signed a contract extension through the 2012-13 season that includes an annual raise of $500,000 and a $5 million bonus if he stays through the end of the contract.
The Arkansas basketball program announced Saturday that 2008 fall signee Daniel Payne was given an immediate release.
Seniors Egor Agafonov, Crystal Manning and Maresia Pencil and juniors Stephanie Horton and Nickesha Anderson each grabbed individual titles for Kansas University's track and field teams at the Drake Relays and Sooner Invitational on Saturday.
Walt Koelbel shot a third-round 73 to lead Kansas University's men's golf team Saturday during the third round of the Big 12 Championship. The Jayhawks shot a third-round 298 to move up one spot to sixth place overall.
Freshman Grace Thiry fired a second-round 77 to lead Kansas University's women's golf team at the Big 12 Championship on Saturday. While the Jayhawks improved their team score by eight shots, they fell two places to ninth after two rounds of the tournament.
Kansas University rowing fell to the 16th-ranked Minnesota on Friday evening along Lake Phalen in seven races.
Buck Afenir hit a two-run homer, and Erik Morrison had three hits, but it was not enough. Oklahoma State scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to break open a tight game and take a 10-3 victory Saturday over Kansas.
Former KU cornerback Aqib Talib waited just over two hours from the start of the 2008 NFL Draft Saturday morning to find out he's headed to Tampa Bay. The first team All-American was selected 20th overall by the reigning NFC South champs.
Pittsburgh forward Sam Young, the Big East's most improved player last season, will return for his senior year.
Anthony Collins and Aqib Talib are with family today, watching the NFL Draft and the hopeful realization of their dreams with the loved ones who helped get them there.
Oklahoma State's Andrew Oliver allowed just a run off four hits over eight innings, and the Cowboys rode a three-run seventh to a 6-1 Big 12 Conference baseball victory over Kansas University on Friday at Reynolds Stadium.
Tyshawn Taylor sought the opinion of a fellow Easterner on his Wednesday-Friday official campus visit to Kansas University.
Indiana University will allow new coach Tom Crean limited time for off-campus recruiting after originally denying it because of self-imposed sanctions, the school announced Friday.
Tyler Hansbrough wants to make one more run at the national championship.
Kansas University's Nickesha Anderson, Ashley Brown, Victoria Howard and Crystal Manning placed second in the 800 relay at Friday's Drake Relays.
Colorado ended Kansas University's tennis season with a 4-0 victory over the Jayhawks on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
Emily Powers shot a team-best 80 to lead Kansas University's women's golf team to a seventh-place start in the team race at the Big 12 Conference Women's Golf Championship on Friday.
Brad Hopfinger and Walt Koelbel both placed in the top 20 among individuals to lead the Kansas University men's golf team after two rounds of play during the first day of the Big 12 Men's Golf Championship on Friday.
Due to conflicts with classes and the senior/scholar-athlete banquet, Kansas University's scheduled baseball game with Ottawa on Wednesday has been canceled.
The first step in meeting Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self's request for better student-athlete housing will begin this summer with the renovation of Tower A at Jayhawker Towers.
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers popped past Paul Pierce on Friday on his way to the locker room, just to check in on his veteran swingman.
Vernon Gholston dominated the Big Ten. Glenn Dorsey was an unstoppable force in the SEC. Chris Long made life miserable for blockers and ball carriers in the ACC.
On Wednesday, Mario Chalmers made it official. He will test the waters of the NBA Draft.
Several Jayhawks will be glued to their television sets this weekend for the NFL Draft.
It's never fun to play a team on a roll, but that's just what the Kansas baseball team had to do tonight.
A quartet of Kansas University long-distance runners competed at the Drake Relays on Thursday.
Earlier this week, when the Miami Dolphins made Michigan tackle Jake Long the No. 1 overall selection, it seemed some of the mystery was bled out of the NFL Draft. Turns out, things are as uncertain as ever.
Dougie McCaulley's batting average is hovering around the .400 mark. Stevie Crisosto's average is close to .200. Which Kansas University softball player leads the team in runs scored? It's Crisosto.
In its second dominant performance over Iowa State in less than a week, Kansas University's tennis team moved into the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championships with a 4-0 victory Thursday.
Tyshawn Taylor, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., today completes his campus visit to Kansas University. The Jayhawks also are recruiting his backcourt partner, 6-5 junior Dominic Cheek.
Brandon Rush has hired an agent who is quite familiar with Kansas University basketball.
Derek Fine left Lawrence. Not by choice, but because he had a burning desire to continue living.
A couple of injuries could change the picture, but right now the Big 12 enjoys a virtual embarrassment of riches in football quarterbacking. Our league, from the Big Seven era on, never has showcased such an array of potential game-changers.
Kansas and North Carolina are regulars at the top of college basketball polls. They were recognized on another list Thursday.
Two starters for the Missouri basketball team have declared themselves eligible for the June 26 NBA Draft, though neither will hire an agent and could return to school next year.
Tyler Smith is returning to Tennessee for his junior season, hoping to improve his NBA Draft prospects for next year.
UAB men's basketball coach Mike Davis received a two-year contract extension and a $25,000 raise Thursday.
Alabama State basketball player Deshean Porchea collapsed and died after playing in a pickup game on campus.
Virginia Commonwealth and men's basketball coach Anthony Grant have agreed in principle to a contract extension and raise to keep him at the school through the 2013-14 season.
Earlier this week, the Kansas baseball team struggled against Wichita State. In fact, in two games against the Shockers this year, the Hawks are winless. That, however, is on the baseball side.
KU won the basketball championship. Now rival Missouri is leading the polls in a different competition -- one that's not quite as pleasing.
Derek Kellogg, who played on four Atlantic 10 championship teams at Massachusetts in the 1990s, was formally introduced as his alma mater's head coach Wednesday.
Kansas University junior Mario Chalmers - who 21â2 weeks ago hit the biggest shot in KU basketball history - may have hoisted his last jumper in college. Chalmers, whose clutch three-pointer sent KU's 75-68 NCAA championship victory over Memphis into overtime, on Wednesday announced he's entering the 2008 NBA Draft without an agent.
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd received a vow from Brandon McAnderson, his former pupil, that he hopes is fulfilled this weekend. "Sunday night," Wedd said, "he promised to call me."
The unofficial changing of the guards took place Wednesday afternoon on the campus of Kansas University, where the guy leaving spoke into television cameras and the guy who might replace him was given his first taste of Lawrence out of the public eye.
Mario Chalmers said he made his decision to enter the NBA Draft after talking to KU coach Bill Self, as well as his mom, Almarie, and dad, Ronnie.
Kansas University placed four women and a man on the Big 12 Academic All-Big 12 Golf teams. KU's women had four first-team and one second-team selections, while the men had a first-team pick.
D.J. Augustin is declaring for the NBA Draft, and Texas teammate A.J. Abrams is headed with him.
The Memphis Tigers' entire starting lineup last season has declared for the NBA Draft now that juniors Antonio Anderson and Robert Dozier have become the last from the 2008 NCAA runner-up to announce.
Guard Terrel Harris has been suspended from Oklahoma State's basketball team.
Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel is gaining a junior-college transfer but losing one of his bench players.
Oklahoma State megabooster T. Boone Pickens said Wednesday he had little input regarding the hiring of Travis Ford as the Cowboys' basketball coach.
Mario Chalmers will enter the 2008 NBA draft. However, Mario announced that he will not sign with an agent. That means Chalmers has the option of returning to school if his pre-draft workouts don't go as planned.
It's a Big 12 Championship weekend for conference tennis and golf teams. For the queens of the court, it all starts tomorrow. And for the Kansas Jayhawks, there's reason to be optimistic for not only the opening round, but for the weekend as well...
This afternoon, Texas guards D.J. Augustin and A.J. Abrams both announced they will declare for the NBA draft.
A week ago, Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur announced their intentions to enter the NBA draft. Today, Mario Chalmers says he will also test the waters of the NBA. Also, several Jayhawk fans react to the news.
Today's storm knocked out a Douglas County outdoor storm warning siren at Eagle Bend golf course.
It's been 15 years since the Kansas University football team had a player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
You experienced the championship; now you can read the book.
A six-run outburst in the fourth inning gave Wichita State all the scoring it needed Tuesday as the Shockers beat Kansas, 6-4.
Blue chip basketball recruit Tyshawn Taylor should feel right at home during his official recruiting visit to Kansas University today and Thursday. Like his Jayhawk hosts, he's a national champion.
Kansas University basketball Coach Bill Self is taking on "soaring rates of childhood obesity and the medical, physical and emotional toll lack of physical exercise and engagement has on America's youth."
Kansas University's football team released its post-spring depth chart on Tuesday, the last hint of where players stand until preseason practices start in August.
The time came when the arm lost its zip. The knees cried for relief. The reflexes just weren't the same, and John Willard Hadl, who never missed a game because of injury, had to put the shoulder pads away for good and end his Hall of Fame-worthy football career.
Sophomore Sarah Vertelka pitched six strong innings to help Kansas University's softball team snap a five-game losing streak with a 10-2 victory Tuesday over UMKC.
Four Kansas University tennis players have been named Academic All-Big 12, including three on the first team, the conference announced on Tuesday.
Mississippi State point guard Jamont Gordon has declared for the NBA Draft, but won't hire an agent.
You experienced the championship. Now read the book.
The first time around, Wichita State left their mark on Hoglund Ballpark with a 7-3 win over the Jayhawks. Tonight, it was KU's turn to fight back against the Shockers.
Kansas University sophomore Sherron Collins, who was hindered by a bruised left knee the final weeks of the 2007-08 basketball season, had arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair cartilage damage in his knee.
Arkansas track and field coach John McDonnell, who has led the Razorbacks to 42 national titles and 83 conference crowns, will retire at the end of the outdoor season, the school announced Monday.
Texas Tech right-hander A.J. Ramos is out for the season due to a partial tear in a ligament in his right elbow.
If Kansas University's offensive attack entertained you last football season, just wait. That no-huddle spread offense? Well : it's spreading.
They weren't feted with a parade up and down Massachusetts Street. Tania Jackson didn't make the cover of Sports Illustrated. Lawrence High girls state basketball championship paraphernalia isn't flying off merchants' shelves.
Freshman Caleb Patterson is leaving the University of Colorado basketball team.
Ohio State freshman center Kosta Koufos will declare for the NBA Draft but will not sign immediately with an agent, the school said Monday.
Arizona State assistant Mark Phelps was hired as Drake's men's basketball coach Monday, replacing Keno Davis.
The Kansas baseball team takes the day off after beating #8 Nebraska 6-3 on Sunday.
Kansas sophomore point guard Sherron Collins underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery this morning.
If you attended the Kansas Relays on Saturday, there's a chance you saw a future Olympian in action.
KU sophomore guard Sherron Collins underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery Monday morning. In recruiting news, New Jersey shooting guard Tyshawn Taylor plans to visit KU this Wednesday.
Sunday afternoon's senior sendoff couldn't have been any sweeter for Kansas University's women's tennis team.
Travis Releford bought a 2008 Kansas University national champions T-shirt late last week at Kansas City International Airport before boarding a flight to Louisville, site of Saturday night's Derby Classic All-Star basketball game.
Omaha, Neb., native T.J. Walz had a happy homecoming Sunday.
At least Kansas University had a hit in this one.
Sticker shock long ago stopped blowing away fans of professional sports teams. We have the Darren Dreiforts of the world to thank for that.
As the saying goes: all good things must come to an end. And on Saturday, the 81st Kansas Relays came to a close - but not before a few records were broken along the way.
On the courts this afternoon, the Kansas tennis team was trying to end their regular season schedule with a win over Iowa State.
Kansas University had twice as many homers and matched Nebraska hit-for-hit, but the Huskers used a fourth-inning grand slam by Mitch Abeita to claim an 8-6 Big 12 Conference baseball victory over the Jayhawks on Saturday at Hawks Field.
Before the start of the Saturday's 1,600-meter run at the final day of the Kansas Relays, Lawrence High's Dylan Hedges had a vision.
Nichole Denby, who was named Most Outstanding Female Performer at last year's Kansas Relays, won the 100 hurdles in a time of 12.78. Competing for Total Sports, she bested Josannne Lucas of Trinidad Tobago, who was timed in 13.05.
Bershawn "Batman" Jackson continues to perform superhuman feats at the Kansas Relays. "I need to buy a cape. Look for it next year," the 24-year-old Miami native said Saturday after winning his fourth straight Relays 400-meter hurdles title and fifth in six years at Memorial Stadium.
Few of those sitting in the sun at Memorial Stadium early Saturday afternoon had any clue that months from now the girl wearing "Sequoyah" on her jersey and handing the baton to her sister in the 4X200-meter high school relay race could transform the perception of a Kansas University athletic program.
Sophomore Monica Dolinsky scored a pair of first-half goals, and goalkeepers Julie Hanley and Stephanie Baugh combined to hold visiting Washburn scoreless as Kansas University blanked the Lady Blues, 5-0, Saturday at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex as KU wrapped up its spring exhibition season.
All but one of Kansas University's boats moved onto the Grand Finals after heats Saturday at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association regatta.
Texas A&M senior Megan Gibson pitched her first no-hitter to lead the Aggies to a 14-0 Big 12 Conference softball rout of Kansas University on Saturday that was shortened to five innings by the run rule.
After an agonizing end to the Bill Callahan era, Nebraska fans couldn't wait to see what Bo Pelini's Cornhuskers had to offer.
The way Jim Valvano stared cancer in the face and laughed at it, even as it ravaged his body, rightly has made him one of the most inspirational figures in sports history. He knew the disease was killing him, but he wasn't about to let it kill his sense of humor, his spirit, his lust for life.
If not for a foot scratch on her final throw of the 2007 Kansas Relays, Tonganoxie High senior Roxi Grizzle would be a three-time javelin champion at the prestigious track and field event.
A group of chilled-to-the bone track and field fans filed past former Kansas University great Scott Russell at the start of the men's javelin finals Friday night outside Memorial Stadium.
The most outstanding performer of the 2007 Kansas Relays is back in town and wants everybody to know it. "You're going to see 'Batman' in action. Like the movie, 'Batman Returns,''' 24-year-old hurdles sensation Bershawn "Batman" Jackson said Friday at Memorial Stadium.
Kyra Elzy, an assistant women's basketball coach at Kansas University the last four years, has joined the staff at Kentucky.
Craig Corriston's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh lifted Nebraska to a 7-6 Big 12 Conference baseball victory over Kansas University on Friday at Hawks Field.
For the fourth time this season, senior Lauren Hommell broke a 3-all tie with a victory at No. 6 singles, sending Kansas University to a 4-3 victory over Nebraska on Friday afternoon at First Serve.KU improved to 8-12 overall, 4-6 in the Big 12.
Injuries, of all things, made an NFL defection much easier for Kansas University's football team to swallow.
The Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents unanimously approved a deal Friday that would pay new Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford $1.3 million annually over seven years.
All-American junior guard Chris Douglas-Roberts of Memphis will enter the NBA Draft, joining teammate Derrick Rose in leaving early for the pros. The school announced Douglas-Roberts' decision Friday.
Pat Flannery retired Friday after 14 years as Bucknell's basketball coach, leading the small Patriot League school to two NCAA tournaments, highlighted by a victory over Kansas in 2005 and a Top 25 ranking the next season.
Distance dominated the local scene at Friday's first day of high school action at the Kansas Relays. Behind a time that was more than 17 seconds better than her previous best, Free State High's Kyra Kilwein placed eighth in the 3,200-meter run and anchored the Firebirds' distance medley relay team to a 13th-place finish, 10 places better than it was seeded.
Gray skies, temps in the 40's, wind chill in the 30's and drizzle...sounds like Kansas Relays Weekend! And, as luck would have it, it is...
It was April 4, 1988. Kansas University's men's basketball team had just won the National Championship. And Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said things were a mess.
Forget government corruption or corporate fraud. Three members of Congress want the Justice Department to investigate whether college football's Bowl Championship Series is an illegal enterprise.
Louisville forward Earl Clark will return to the Cardinals next season rather than enter the NBA Draft.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams says underclassmen Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington remain undecided about the NBA Draft.
UCLA's Kevin Love is NBA-bound. The All-America freshman announced Thursday that he'll skip his final three college seasons and enter the NBA Draft.
Oklahoma State's search for a new basketball coach began with rumors of a big paycheck being aimed at the leader of the national champions. It ended with an up-and-coming coach casting his eyes on the same prize.
Sandra Arthur fully supports her son Darrell's decision to put his name in the 2008 NBA Draft.
The weather conditions for Day Two of the Kansas Relays seemed to resemble the difference in success Kansas University junior Zlata Tarasova is having compared to KU senior - and fellow Togliatti, Russia, native - Egor Agafonov.
Darrell Arthur had a case of the sniffles at a Thursday afternoon news conference during which he and Kansas University teammate Brandon Rush announced their intentions to enter the 2008 NBA Draft. "I wasn't crying. I've got a little headcold," Arthur, Kansas University's sophomore power forward, said with a big smile.
When Danny Manning labels this 2008 Kansas University basketball team the best in the school's illustrious history, you gotta listen. No disagreement, though I'll submit one mild caveat.
Kansas senior Egor Agafonov leaves his mark on the Kansas Relays.
Lawrence is settling down after KU's national championship win. 6News reporter Jesse Fray spoke with the police chief, who says keeping local celebrations safe took faith -- and two decades of planning.
Two KU underclassmen will head to the pros next year. 6Sports reporter Andrew Baker joins us from the News Center with the latest.
When the Kansas men's basketball team takes James Naismith Court next year, they'll likely have to do it without Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur.
There isn't much of an argument that the face of this Jayhawk team will change over the offseason, some of those changes coming today as fans gathered around the nearest TV to hear the news for themselves.
As a lifelong Kansas University basketball fan, Karen Pauls, 64, thinks of the players as her sons. So when players flee the Jayhawk nest, saying goodbye can be difficult.
Kansas University junior guard Brandon Rush and sophomore forward Darrell Arthur each made it official Thursday afternoon - they've both thrown their hats into the 2008 NBA Draft ring. Rush intends to sign with an agent soon, while Arthur is testing the waters, not inking with an agent yet as he said he's looking for a spot in the top half of the first round.
Tyrone Appleton figures to fill a variety of slots on the basketball court at Kansas University.
Four events and five hours in, Kansas University's Jacob Breth must have felt he had a crick in his neck from staring up at the decathlon field above him Wednesday afternoon during the 81st annual Kansas Relays.
Nick Faunce is a contact hitter, ideally a pest who can drop down a sacrifice bunt and set the table for the big bats. Eating the feast usually isn't for him.
Missouri offensive lineman Austin Wuebbels was arrested over the weekend after police discovered marijuana and alcohol in his car during a traffic stop.
Kansas State signed coach Frank Martin to a five-year contract on Wednesday that will keep him in Manhattan through the 2011-12 season.
Oklahoma State will turn to another coach with Kentucky ties to restore postseason success to its basketball program.
Missouri swept the Kansas University softball team, 7-2 and 6-5, on Wednesday despite two home runs from KU's Amanda Jobe in the nightcap.
This morning the 81st edition of the Kansas Relays got underway at Memorial Stadium.
Nearly every KU basketball fan has their own opinion about Roy Williams, and some express them a little more openly than others. One thing is for sure: there is no secret about how one local business owner feels about Roy.
The Kansas baseball team was after its second consecutive win in consecutive nights.
Appleton's signing gives KU six members in the 2008 class. It also puts KU one over on its scholarship count for next season. That issue will likely be resolved in the next week or so, with Brandon Rush expected to announce his intention to enter the 2008 NBA Draft.
Midweek baseball games against NAIA teams are intended to be a way to pad the record and get some playing time for bench players - and much-needed rest for starters.
Kansas University center Sasha Kaun has been invited to try out for Russia's national basketball team.
As many as eight Big 12 basketball players could leave the college ranks early for the NBA. Some decisions were no-brainers. Others should use their brains and return to school to further develop their games:
Memphis freshman Derrick Rose announced he was jumping to the NBA Tuesday, the same day coach John Calipari agreed in principle to a contract extension with the school.
It's been hard to ignore Kansas University this year. Athletic achievements such as the Orange Bowl victory and the NCAA basketball championship have put KU in the spotlight nationally and geared up school spirit on campus.
Kansas University's Josh Kirk today will begin defense of his Kansas Relays decathlon crown at Memorial Stadium.
It took a half a century for Bud Smith to learn that his rich memories had visual proof. Now 73, Smith has entered the twilight of his life, complete with charming stories of his past track-and-field accomplishments. One of his proudest moments, in fact, was at the 1957 Kansas Relays. There, he competed alongside several greats in the high jump - most notably KU legend Wilt Chamberlain.
A former Kansas University safety on Tuesday was sentenced to serve 18 months probation for three misdemeanor convictions in an October 2007 incident.
The Kansas University baseball team defeated the Baker Wildcats by a final score of 11-6, but lose pitcher Wally Marciel for the season due to injury.
Ron and Jessica Schneider came up with the idea to make a post a 'Mario For President' sign in the 6th floor of the US Bank building to honor Mario Chalmers during Sunday's parade.
It's been hard to ignore KU this year. Athletic achievements - like the Orange Bowl victory and the NCAA National Championship in men's basketball - have put KU in the national spotlight and ramped up school spirit.
The Kansas softball team continues to tip-toe it's way through the Big 12 Conference season. With 10 league games left on the schedule, the 'Hawks find themselves in position to snag a top 4 seed in next month's Big 12 Tournament.
The accomplishments of the 1988 Kansas University basketball team ensured names such as Danny Manning and Larry Brown were placed into the annals of Jayhawks lore. But another name became just as synonymous with that national championship team to the people of Lawrence.
Has it really been a week? How many of you woke up last Tuesday morning with a start, wondering if it had all been a dream?
Joshua York was ready to celebrate. Kansas University's men's basketball team had just defeated North Carolina in the Final Four, and he was heading to downtown Lawrence to join the crowd. But his chance to join the approximately 20,000 Jayhawk fans on Massachusetts Street ended quickly April 5 when he was tased twice by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper on hand to assist Lawrence police with crowd control.
After putting together one of the best freshman seasons ever, Michael Beasley is headed to the NBA.
Decked out in KU gear, incoming running back Jocques Crawford watched the spring game Monday from the stands.
History buffs and basketball fans alike will pay heed to this matchup made in hoops heaven: Kansas University will open a two-day, three-game Labor Day trip to Canada with an exhibition against Montreal's McGill University on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Carleton University's gym in Ottawa, Ontario.
Coach Self, on behalf of K-State, I want to congratulate you and your excellent 2007-2008 University of Kansas men's basketball team for winning the NCAA championship.
Kansas University's spring football game ended fittingly - a bullet pass by Todd Reesing down the middle of the field, right off Dezmon Briscoe's hands and to the turf. An oopsie. One of many.
On Sunday, the Kansas baseball team capped off their three-game set with Texas Tech.
After spending two seasons as the head coach at Florida Atlantic University, former Kansas sharpshooter Rex Walters is heading to San Francisco.
It's been three months since the Kansas football team knocked off Virginia Tech and was crowned Orange Bowl champions. Tonight at Memorial Stadium, the Jayhawk faithful caught their first glimpse of KU for the 2008 season.
Kansas State University freshman Michael Beasley announced today he is declaring himself eligible for this year's NBA draft.
For one Jayhawk fan, celebrating KU's big win over North Carolina ended abruptly when he was stunned by a Taser gun. As 6News reporter Jesse Fray explains, it was all over a beer bottle.
Over the past 24 hours many Jayhawk fans have turned their attention from the hardwood to the gridiron in what has been a seamless transition from one season to another.
It had been two years since Kansas University's baseball squad last swept a series against a Big 12 Conference opponent. With a few fans sporting brooms Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark, KU made it a clean sweep of Texas Tech with a 5-2 victory.
When Kansas University women's soccer coach Mark Francis learned this week his team might lose one of its seven exhibition games during an already shortened spring season, he scrambled to find a replacement.
Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley plans to announce whether he will enter the NBA Draft at news conference today on campus.
Freshman Brad Hopfinger shot a third-round 69 - his seventh under-par round of the year - to pace Kansas University's men's golf team to an eighth-place finish Sunday at the River Landing Intercollegiate.
Bill Self and his wife, Cindy, hopped out of a light blue Corvette convertible after the 21â2-mile ride of their lives - down Massachusetts Street, 19th Street and Naismith Drive, with 80,000 or so fans cheering them the whole way. "We're floating on air right now," Self, Kansas University's fifth-year basketball coach, said upon conclusion of a Sunday afternoon parade honoring the NCAA basketball champions.
Colorado has dismissed junior linebacker Jake Duren from the football team following his arrest in an on-campus "incident."
Dougie McCaulley is climbing into rarefied air. McCaulley, a junior outfielder, elevated her batting average over the .400 plateau as Kansas University divided a softball doubleheader with Texas on Sunday.
Kunigunda Dorn claimed the only victory for Kansas University's tennis team in a 6-1 loss to Texas A&M on Sunday.
Football still so dominated the emotions of the masses on the Sunday night of Thanksgiving weekend that the visit of a touted Arizona basketball team, which should have been the highlight of the nonconference home schedule, didn't generate much excitement.
It's all over. The frenzied celebrations of the last few weeks culminated Sunday night at Allen Fieldhouse, where more than 10,000 fans gathered to pay tribute to the Kansas University men's basketball team.
Sunday capped nearly a month of high-fives, hugs and impromptu celebrations, courtesy of Kansas University's men's basketball team. A victory parade in downtown Lawrence was the final chapter in a season that kept Jayhawk fans on edge but ultimately brought a national championship home.
Mark Mangino is a traditionalist when it comes to the spring football game. Yes, he likes that the fans get the chance to see football in April, and players always like performing in front of a crowd. But Mangino isn't interested in taking the team off track to make the spring game a fun, festive, lighthearted activity.
Tens of thousands of Jayhawk fans picked up extra copies of the Journal-World last week, seeking a memento of the national championship win. Someday, though, those newspapers will fade and disintegrate. It's just a matter of how long.
After being swept last weekend in Baylor by the Bears, the Kansas baseball team did a little sweeping of their own against Texas Tech.
The Kansas University softball squad won the first game against Texas, 8-1, but lost the nightcap, 2-1.
Today's championship parade filtered down Mass. Street and then proceeded south towards South Park. From then, it was on to Allen Fieldhouse where the 2008 team was introduced for one final time.
With his now-famous 3-point shot in the NCAA Championship game against Memphis, Mario Chalmers became a hero to the Jayhawk nation. Boomergirl.com managing editor Cathy Hamilton caught up with Mario's mom to get her take on that 'One Shining Moment' no one will soon forget.
A check of the history books reveals great Jayhawk hoops teams and their fans have a long tradition of parading through downtown Lawrence to celebrate an exceptional season.
The champion Jayhawks make their way down Massachusetts Street for a celebratory parade this afternoon. KU fans lined Mass. Street from 7th to 19th to give their beloved basketball players some well-earned praise.
After the parade, many people stayed to do some shopping on Mass. Street. Some store owners say the championship has kept them busy all week.
Doors opened early at Allen Field House to accommodate a restless crowd, eager to find seats to a ceremony honoring the Kansas University men's basketball team.
Anticipation for this afternoon's victory parade honoring the Kansas University basketball team is growing, as sidewalks and street corners in downtown Lawrence fill up with spectators. Wrapped in blankets and perched on folding chairs, fans are proud of their Jayhawks and excited to see a celebration that is expected to draw 80,000 people to downtown.
Nate Barbee shot his fourth under-par round of the year Saturday, a second-round 70 to lead Kansas University's men's golf team at the River Landing Intercollegiate.
Former Nebraska football player Willie Miller remains in jail after being arrested this week in an alleged road rage incident.
Kansas University claimed two records - a school and meet mark - and earned nine NCAA qualifying results over the weekend.
It's been a banner year for Kansas Athletics: an Orange Bowl victory for the football team and a National Championship for the basketball team. In addition to promoting good feelings across campus, there's the chance that all of this promotion - something that a value can't easily be affixed to - will provide tangible benefit to the university.
Whipping wind and vigorous snow flurries had Kansas University's baseball players ducking for cover and wondering how they were going to play Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. When the tarp was called for and the noon start time delayed an hour, a cancellation actually seemed in the cards.
Kansas University and Kansas State each won two of four races, but the Wildcats claimed the First Varsity Eight Race to claim a 13-8 overall victory in the Kansas Cup rowing dual Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.
Perhaps no holes on Kansas University's football team need to be filled with more urgency than one on each side of the offensive line.
Kansas University's basketball players wore 1988 national championship T-shirts - as well as shorts and shades - while riding in convertibles down Massachusetts Street on a beautiful, balmy spring day two decades ago.
Mario Chalmers made the shot. Bill Self's still the coach. Now it's time for KU's heroes of the hardwood - the 2008 national champions, less than a week after outlasting Memphis to claim the NCAA title - to ride triumphantly through the heart of Lawrence, in a parade of significance unseen since Kansas' last title 20 years ago.
Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder opened the second phase of his search for the Cowboys' next basketball coach Friday after Bill Self decided to stay with national champion Kansas instead of returning to his alma mater.
Downtown simply isn't big enough for Jayhawk Nation. Organizers of Sunday's parade of champions for the KU basketball team are extending the route beyond the central business district, aiming to accommodate tens of thousands of people expected to descend on Lawrence to celebrate the university's first national championship in 20 years.
Four Jayhawks lost in straight sets as the Kansas University tennis team fell to Texas, 6-1, Friday.
Kansas University freshman Ryan Murphy spent his red-shirt season learning the ropes of wide receiver, even getting pegged scout team player of the week at one point during the 2007 season.
Kansas University basketball signees Marcus and Markieff Morris, who signed letters of intent with Memphis in November of 2006, then switched to Kansas this past recruiting season, had no mixed emotions while watching Monday's national title game in their North Philadelphia home.
Missouri linebacker Van Alexander will have surgery Monday after suffering a knee injury in practice. Alexander tore his right anterior cruciate ligament after intercepting a Chase Daniel pass on the final play of practice on Thursday.
It took 51 years, but a group of pained Kansas basketball associates from a 1957 heartbreak now enjoys some solace - and now we can lift a toast to the departed, thanks to these 2008 national champions.
Walt Koelbel and Zach Pederson each shot 74 to lead the Kansas University men's golf team during the first round of the River Landing Intercollegiate.
Kansas State freshman forward Michael Beasley will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. Monday to announce his plans.
He already earned an armful, but Tyler Hansbrough took one last bit of brass Friday night.
Colorado 14ers guard Billy Thomas, a Kansas University product, has been named the recipient of the 2007-08 Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award, as voted by the NBA Development League head coaches.
Due to a weather forecast of cold temperatures and high winds, today's scheduled Kansas-Texas softball game has been called off.
Finally. With the way the crazy Kansas weather has plagued the Kansas University baseball squad this season - and seasons past - it was only a matter of time before it turned into a positive for the team.
A Lawrence family is hoping to carry on a 20-year tradition this Sunday. When the national champions make their way down Mass. Street for the celebration parade, look for a little something yellow in their hands.
Just like in 1988, Jayhawk fans will line the streets at 3 p.m. on Sunday to give the men's basketball team one last hurrah. On Friday, police announced Sunday's parade route has been extended.
Conditions this afternoon definitely weren't ideal for a typical day on the diamond, but the Kansas baseball team was happy just to return to action.
Just like Kansas men's basketball head coach Bill Self predicted, Thursday's press conference was anti-climactic.
We have always followed Jayhawk basketball closely, so when we took teaching jobs in Shekou China seeing the team play got, well, complicated.
The route for Sunday's parade of champions for the Kansas Jayhawks has been extended beyond downtown.The parade, as originally scheduled, will start at 3 p.m. at Seventh and Massachusetts streets, and move south on Massachusetts toward South Park.But instead of stopping there, the parade crew of KU players, coaches, support staffers and members of the pep band and Spirit Squad will continue down Massachusetts to 19th Street.From there they'll turn and head west, toward 19th and Naismith Drive.
Former Kansas University running back Tony Sands loves the coincidence - he enrolled at KU in 1988 on a football scholarship, just after the men's basketball team won the national championship. Now, his son is about to do the same.
Kansas University's hoops heroes will be joined by the KU pep band and Spirit Squad in riding, marching and cheering down Massachusetts Street for a victory parade at 3 p.m. Sunday.
During his days as a point guard at Oklahoma State University, Bill Self began to dream of someday being named head basketball coach at his alma mater.
A 5K fun run and walk on the Kansas University campus Sunday morning will benefit Devin McAnderson, who is battling myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia.
Two of Kansas University's biggest financial supporters were thrilled Thursday to hear Bill Self had decided to return for a sixth season.
Kansas University's women's basketball team held its postseason awards reception and senior celebration Thursday night in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
Due to rain in the forecast, the Kansas-Texas Tech baseball game today has been moved to 4 p.m.
Recent inclement weather in Fayetteville, Ark., forced cancellation of the Kansas softball game against Arkansas, originally scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday.
Downtown property owner George Paley hopes that one tradition from the 1988 National Championship parade doesn't carry over to the parade on Sunday - using the roofs of downtown buildings as a viewing area.
LSU introduced Stanford's Trent Johnson, who led the Cardinal to the Round of 16 in this year's NCAA Tournament, as its new coach Thursday.
Nebraska basketball player Jay-R Strowbridge says he's transferring at the end of the semester.
A decision on a new contract for Penn State's Joe Paterno is on hold until the end of this season, when the 81-year-old coach's current deal expires.
With the anticipation of crummy weather on Saturday, Kansas University moved its annual spring football game to Monday.
Take a cork off a bottle. Shove all the feelings you have right this minute for your favorite university's basketball coach into that bottle. Put the cork back on it. Store it in a safe place.
It didn't take head coach Bill Self long to make a decision. Andrew Baker has more.
This weekend's Jayhawk championship parade will have a different feel than the one in 1988.
Good news for KU basketball fans today as KU head coach Bill Self makes his intentions known for next year. 6Sports reporter Andrew Baker joins us live in the News Center with details.
So far, the Self era at KU has been a great one. For more on the Jayhawks' five-year run under Self, here's DJ Whetter.
In the end, for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, it came down to a simple decision that there is no place like his new home.
Kansas University's football team received a oral commitment from Deshaun Sands, a 5-foot-9 running back out of Coconut Creek, Fla. Sands is the youngest son of former KU running back Tony Sands, one of the Jayhawks' most decorated running backs ever.
Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self officially announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon in Hadl Auditorium his intentions to remain with the Jayhawks. Self was flanked by athletic director Lew Perkins and chancellor Robert Hemenway. Perkins said the details of Self's extension have yet to be hammered out, but an agreement has been made in principle.
The Kansas University athletics department announced Thursday that the Spring football game, originally scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium, will now be played Monday at 7 p.m.
Plans are in the works for Bill Self, Mario Chalmers and the rest of the NCAA Champion Kansas Jayhawks to ride down Massachusetts Street in the city's first championship parade in two decades.Joining the team as parade participants Sunday will be athletics support staff, the pep band and members of the Spirit Squad. Unlike years past, there will be no room for public floats, good-luck charms or other folks who might want to join in.
When it looked as if KU was not going to win the game, I asked our Camp Commander if I could fly the KU flag over the Camp if they won. He said it was not likely for them to win, however if they did I could fly for the day. This is a few minutes after they won. The flag is flying over Camp Cropper in Baghdad Iraq, with baby Jay here.
This basketball season has been a memorable year of reunions for my myself and family. It began last Thanksgiving when my sister spearheaded a trip to bring us all together for the first time in 18 years, meeting in Albuquerque, NM.
Way to go Jayhawks,from a Louisville Cardinals fan ... Kansas has always been my second team after the cards! Congrats guys ... go Cards!
We used to watch the Jayhawks in Hoch Auditorium when we were students at KU.
I work as an Educational Assistant at St. Francis School (grade 4-8) in Fort Frances, Ontario.
Kansas University's hoops heroes will be joined by the KU pep band and Spirit Squad in riding, marching and cheering down Massachusetts Street for a victory parade at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The streets couldn't hold them all. Perched atop roofs of Massachusetts Street buildings were Kansas University flags that flapped on a bright spring day, balloons that drifted as high as the spirits of a town, and - most importantly - there were Jayhawk fans taking in a sight unlike any they had seen before.
Lost amid the euphoria of Kansas University pulling off the cardiac comeback of the millennium to win its third NCAA basketball championship are two meaningful events that will take place Saturday.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and athletic director Lew Perkins met for 15 minutes Wednesday to discuss the fifth-year coach's future at KU.
What a college basketball season it's been. But - as the saying goes - all good things must come to an end. While the sights and sounds of "One Shining Moment" will live on forever, next season's first game is still seven months away. So for all of you basketball junkies out there, here's a quick look at some ways to fill your time while you await the Jayhawks' attempt to defend their title.
A story in the April 5 Lawrence Journal-World regarding court appearances for Kansas University basketball player Brandon Rush was not entirely accurate.
Kansas University's scheduled baseball game with Northern Colorado on Wednesday was canceled due to a wet field.
Kansas University senior basketball guard Rodrick Stewart had successful surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured right kneecap.
Even with the possibility of being an early first-round pick in the NBA Draft, Oklahoma freshman Blake Griffin wasn't ready to end his college career just yet.
John Calipari was named Naismith National Coach of the Year by The Atlanta Tipoff Club on Wednesday.
LSU intends to hire Stanford's Trent Johnson, who led the Cardinal to the Round of 16 in this year's NCAA Tournament, as its new coach. Several people at LSU familiar with the selection process said a formal announcement was expected today.
UCLA All-American Kevin Love and teammate Darren Collison have not yet decided whether they will make themselves available for the NBA Draft, coach Ben Howland said Wednesday.
O.J. Mayo is leaving Southern California after one season to enter the NBA Draft, a decision confirmed Wednesday night by a school spokesman.
Fresh off winning her second straight NCAA title, Tennessee's Candace Parker was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks with the first pick in the WNBA Draft.
The NCAA Tournament is supposed to be unpredictable. This one went just as planned for Kansas.
A report on a respected football Web site states that former Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib is losing the interest of several NFL teams because of character concerns.
Former Jayhawk Julian Wright was in San Antonio on Monday to root on his old teammates. DJ Whetter has more.
Lawrence certainly loves a parade, and late today, Jayhawk fans learned they'll have one this weekend.
Less than 48 hours removed from Monday's national championship, Kansas head coach Bill Self and athletic director Lew Perkins met this afternoon to discuss Self's future at Kansas.
KU holds the title to two championships this year: the NCAA basketball tournament and the Orange Bowl. But what do fans do now? 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more.
Kansas University's national championship men's basketball team will be honored this Sunday, April 13, with a parade down Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and athletic director Lew Perkins met for 15 minutes on Wednesday to discuss the fifth-year coach's future at KU.
When legacies are on the line, it is no longer just a game. It becomes something bigger than the moment, something you can feel but not touch. And it makes even breathing difficult.
The immediate future of Kansas University basketball looks rather rosy ... provided billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens fails in his attempt to lure Bill Self to Oklahoma State.
Prospects for a parade to celebrate Kansas University's National Championship were a lot like the weather that greeted the team on Tuesday - cloudy at best.
The last two Kansas basketball coaches who left the school did so after coaching in an NCAA title game, Larry Brown as the winner, Roy Williams as the runner-up. Could Bill Self make it three in a row?
With 2:12 left in regulation of Kansas' 75-68 overtime triumph against Memphis on Monday, similarities to the 2003 national championship against Syracuse were eerily present.
When Mario Chalmers left his spot on the right wing and made his way toward the top of the key in a designed weave to get the junior guard the ball, a crowd of 43,257 at the Alamodome watched the release of the most historic and biggest shot in the history of the Big 12 Conference. Before Monday's 75-68 KU victory, no Big 12 team ever had won the national title.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had finally returned to his Hilton Hotel room at about 6 a.m. Tuesday, after he and his wife, Cindy, entertained relatives and childhood friends, as well as parents of his players into the wee hours of the morning.
Monday night's massive national championship celebration left its mark on the city with broken windows, fights, two burned cars and dozens of injuries. But police say overall the night was a success, considering an estimated 40,000 people flocked downtown.
Some Lawrence public school students took an extra day Tuesday to celebrate the Jayhawks' national championship.
Buzz Williams knows he's not the kind of high-profile hire who will generate a lot of, well, buzz for Marquette basketball - at least not right away.
Injured or not, that bum left shoulder wasn't enough to stop Candace Parker from hoisting that championship trophy one last time.
Even with a dramatic finish, Monday's championship game couldn't match the TV ratings for last year's final.
Prospects for a parade to celebrate KU's national championship are a lot like the weather that greeted the team home today - cloudy at best.
Some sights and sounds in the aftermath of the Jayhawks' dramatic OT victory in San Antonio to win the national championship.
Last night's huge celebration left its mark on the city. There were broken windows and several injuries - but police say overall the night was a success.
Mario Chalmers' miracle three-point shot is featured on the cover of this week's issue of SI.
Jayhawk fans are taking advantage of well-deserved bragging rights - and they're grabbing the gear to do it.
Today, Jayhawk fans were still out and about in downtown Lawrence, still on cloud nine.
The celebration may have subsided on Mass. St., but that wasn't the case this afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
KU returned to Lawrence as national champions today for the first time since 1988. They were greeted at Memorial Stadium by a sea of crimson and blue!
Despite the rain, despite the cold and despite a party that did not end until 2 or 3 in the morning, about 25,000 Jayhawk fans poured into Memorial Stadium on Tuesday afternoon to fete their national champion basketball team.
It doesn't look like a parade will be part of Kansas University's National Championship celebration.
SAN ANTONIO - Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who slept 45 minutes Monday night into this morning after winning the national championship game, received a special wake-up call Tuesday. "President (George W.) Bush called me at eight o'clock," Self said. "It was good. He talked about how exciting a game it was, and how happy and proud I must be of our guys. He said something that was cool, he said 'You need to get here soon. You've got great seniors. If you don't get out here soon, they won't get a chance to come, because they'll all be going different ways. If you want to come, get out here in the next month, month-and-a-half.'"
Team expected to return to Lawrence around 3 p.m.
Tying up loose ends from Kansas 37th and final win of the 2007-08 season, one which claimed the third NCAA national title in KU history. The game featured KU capitalizing on late Memphis mistakes (mostly from the free throw line) and Mario Chalmers stepping up as the hero, sending the game into an overtime period which the Jayhawks dominated.
Jessica Greenwood, a Kansas University senior, stood in the middle of Massachusetts Street, under the glow of hundreds of cell-phone snapshots and digital camera flashes, knowing that she needed to capture the moment forever.
The shot was in the air as the game clock ticked down to 2.1 seconds. The right guy shot it. Just another big shot in a lifetime full of them for Mario Chalmers, who witnessed a Final Four in the same building in 2004. It misses and it goes down as another near miss for another outstanding Kansas team.
Mario Chalmers raced to his mother, Almarie, and hugged her tightly on the Alamodome court, streamers falling from the rafters after Kansas University's one-for-the-ages 75-68 national championship victory over Memphis on Monday night.
Here's a recap of the Jayhawks' previous trips to the NCAA Final Four.
The NCAA began seeding teams in 1979.
Kansas University coach Bill Self said he would take the call if Oklahoma State phones him about its coaching vacancy.
Marquette picked assistant coach Brent "Buzz" Williams on Monday to replace Tom Crean, who left last week to become coach at Indiana. Assistant athletic director Scott Kuykendall said the university scheduled a news conference for today to introduce Williams as the new head coach.
Xavier point guard Drew Lavender was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.
The game was slipping out of Kansas' grasp, the national title falling in a flurry of Derrick Rose baskets. But then, like so many people warned that it would, Memphis' fate came down to the free throw line.
Comments from around the country on Kansas, Memphis and the game
Most Outstanding Players of the NCAA Tournament
Despite strong Oklahoma winds, the Kansas University women's golf team posted a third-round 294 to finish in third place at the 30th annual Susie Maxwell Berning Classic on Monday.
Police watched over an even larger downtown crowd Monday following the championship game than had turned out to celebrate Saturday's Final Four victory against North Carolina. Nearly 40,000 people came out to celebrate the historic victory.
With 10.8 seconds left in regulation on Monday, Memphis basketball coach John Calipari told his team to foul when Kansas University inbounded the ball down three. But KU's Sherron Collins slipped away and dished the ball to Mario Chalmers, who drilled the game-trying three-point shot with 2.1 seconds left.
Broadcaster Dick Vitale, a man who had limited success as a coach but brought the game of basketball to millions of TV watchers, was selected to the game's Hall of Fame on Monday alongside Pat Riley, one of the most successful NBA coaches of all time.
Candice Wiggins and Candace Parker, two of the country's top players, will get a final chance in college to showcase their talent with the NCAA championship on the line tonight.
Former California coach Ben Braun took over Monday at Rice, promising to turn around a team that won only three games this season.
Indiana freshman Eric Gordon is entering the NBA Draft.
All it took was Darrell Arthur opening his mouth. Seriously, that's it.
The last strand of net was reserved for head coach Bill Self, who ascended up the ladder and cleanly snipped it off the rim. Cheers engulfed the Alamodome. A national title officially was christened.
After the game - When the bells of the Campanile ring tonight, you can thank Kim Sedberry and her fellow classmates in the carillon class.
Oklahoma State will pay Sean Sutton $2.7 million over 10 years as part of a settlement reached between the university and its former basketball coach, who resigned under pressure last week.
No classes will be held at Kansas University's Lawrence campus Tuesday in recognition of the Jayhawks' victory tonight in the NCAA national championship game, Chancellor Robert Hemenway has announced.
Some dedicated fans went to great lengths to make sure they got seats at their favorite bars to watch Monday night's game.
Former Lawrence mayor Marty Kennedy took his Hawkinator float out for a spin on Monday to celebrate KU's national championship berth.
We're out and about again in Lawrence tonight, as part of our coverage of Kansas University's National Championship game against the University of Memphis. Mark Fagan and Jonathan Kealing are where the fans are. Here's their report, which will be updated throughout the evening.
People looking to celebrate outside tonight as part of National Championship festivities should prepare to get wet - and not just with champagne.
SAN ANTONIO - Mario Chalmers gave his team the hope when it seemed to be fading, and after his last-gasp three-pointer fell late in regulation, his teammates helped do the rest in overtime, as KU secured its third NCAA national title in school history Monday night in San Antonio with a 75-68 win over Memphis. Chalmers finished with 18 points, second only to Darrell Arthur who led all Jayhawks with 20, and KU overcame a late second-half deficit which at one point was as large as nine.
My grandmother and my mother went to KU and now my first grand-child will be born Monday.
I grew up in Kansas ... lived in Lawrence for several of them and love my Hawks!
I wrote the following for our Final Four Pep Rally at the nursing home in Eudora. I took liberties with Coach Fambrough's story: The Three Little Jayhawks. I hope he doesn't mind. Steve Jensen gave voice to the story. Our residents loved it. Best wishes to the Jayhawks and Coach Self!
Kansas University's women's golf team fell from fourth place, after round one, to seventh after round two at the Berning Classic.
With points in short supply, Alexis Hornbuckle made her only two count. It was just enough to put defending champion Tennessee back into the title game.
Chris Douglas-Roberts is an All-America basketball player for the University of Memphis. His parents saw success like this coming, which explains why Douglas-Roberts has a mouthful of a last name that everybody now knows.
Memphis point guard Derrick Rose was scheduled to take part in about an hour of media activities on Saturday. But as the first news conference was about to begin, Rose walked into the room, whispered something to coach John Calipari, then left. He wasn't seen again.
The Tulsa World indicates Oklahoma State booster T. Boone Pickens plans to offer Kansas coach Bill Self a lot of money to coach at Self's alma mater.
Texas assistant Ken McDonald was hired by Western Kentucky Sunday to replace Darrin Horn, who left the Hilltoppers for South Carolina last week.
Baylor outmuscled Kansas University's baseball team, 17-7, despite a pair of home runs from KU senior Erik Morrison.
Baylor's Shaina Brock limited Kansas University's softball team to just four hits, while the Bears exploded for 10 as the Jayhawks fell, 8-1, to split the weekend series.
It was a rough Sunday for the Kansas University women's tennis squad at Robinson Courts.
Kansas University's basketball players credit former Jayhawk guard Jacque Vaughn for some of their inspired play against North Carolina on Saturday night.
Kareem Rush really wants to see his baby brother play basketball tonight on the country's biggest stage.
Bill Self was in the building the last time Kansas University won a national basketball championship. "My seats were really bad. They were up at the top," Self, KU's fifth-year coach, said with a grin.
Memphis basketball coach John Calipari could buy a mattress store or three with cash today if he so desired, but it wasn't always that way.
It's called the dribble-drive motion offense, a type of rim-crashing attack that Memphis basketball coach John Calipari adopted five years ago. Since that time, he has tweaked it and, more importantly, recruited the perfect players to make it work.
Talk at the Final Four is that depending on which team ends up with the No. 1 pick, Derrick Rose, and not Kansas State's Michael Beasley, could go first.
Lawrence is no longer on Earth. It's on Cloud Nine. "It's unbelievable," said Ryan Owens, manager of Jock's Nitch, 837 Mass. "The buzz - it's electric here in town." The Jayhawks' stomping of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels Saturday night drew people to the streets, where a general state of glee continued Sunday.
Kansas closed yesterday's game with a 30-16 run that will send the Jayhawks into the national title tomorrow evening against #1-seeded Memphis. Earlier today Kevin Romary was in San Antonio with the Kansas/Memphis connection.
Last night the Kansas men handed the North Carolina Tarheels just their third loss of the season after an 84-66 win in the Alamodome. Now the Jayhawks stand just one win away from their first national championship in 20 season. DJ Whetter is in San Antonio with more.
Kansas and Memphis combine to claim four national titles, but all four belong to the Jayhawks in their 100+ years of basketball history. For more on the Tigers, here's Kevin Romary.
The crimson and blue celebration in downtown Lawrence continued into the morning hours, and now the attention turns to Monday night and the national championship game.
On the courts this afternoon, the Kansas tennis team was trying to get back on track with a win against Texas Tech.
Rodrick Stewart lived one of his dreams last night when he took the hardwood as a member of a Final Four squad. Unfortunately, he needed crutches to reach the Alamodome floor. DJ Whetter has more.
I was surprised Friday night to receive a half-time call from my jubilant sister in California because Lesta doesn't watch KU games live.
Hello, Lawrence, Kevin and I are in Cambridge, England, on vacation.
Tying up loose ends from Kansas' 18-point win over North Carolina in the national semifinals, advancing KU to play Memphis for the NCAA crown Monday night. The game was won with KU playing at the pace most considered normally reserved for UNC, though the Jayhawks played at what they said was also their pace, and did so with much more efficiency.
Candace Parker has earned all sorts of honors - All-American, national champion, future Olympian. Tennessee coach Pat Summitt offers another distinction: the top player in the history of women's basketball.
Candice Wiggins, Candace Parker, Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles have led their teams to the Final Four with All-America performances in the NCAA Tournament. For Stanford, Tennessee, Connecticut and LSU, winning the national championship could come down to which team's role players best complement its star.
Dougie McCaulley's run-scoring fielder's choice in the top of the seventh broke a 1-all tie, then Liz Kocon crushed a grand slam and sealed Kansas University's 6-1 Big 12 softball victory Saturday over Baylor.
With every dazzling pass, drive, steal, swat and slam, the University of Memphis showed Saturday just how beautiful basketball can be.
Fireworks were crackling over the Saturday night sky as fans celebrated in the streets, on the sidewalks, inside cars and everywhere else in Lawrence. They were toasting Kansas University's 84-66 victory over North Carolina.
When you get down to it, this whole Roy Williams saga is about how you view a coach. Some people see a coach as a leader of men (or women), a father figure, an icon in the community. Williams likes this view.
Tears began to stream down Kansas University senior Rodrick Stewart's face as crimson-and-blue-clad fans in the Alamodome began to chant his name in the closing moments of the Jayhawks' 84-66 Final Four semifinal victory over North Carolina.
The crowd of thousands that gathered in downtown Lawrence Saturday night to celebrate Kansas University's victory was mostly well-behaved, police said.
Cole Aldrich still might not fully understand just what he did. Here's the 6-foot-11 mound of a freshman forward. He just scored eight points and grabbed seven pivotal rebounds in Kansas University's 84-66 national semifinal victory over North Carolina on Saturday night.
The transition from Roy Williams to Bill Self ended once and for all Saturday night inside the Alamodome, where the team with the better transition game won.
It's no surprise. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was emotionally fragile following the Tar Heels' 84-66 loss to Kansas University at the Alamodome on Saturday.
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma says one player in particular was crucial in getting the Huskies to the Final Four for the first time in four years. Her name is not Maya Moore.
Arizona freshman guard Jerryd Bayless has decided to enter the NBA Draft.
Seven members of the Kansas University track and field teams set NCAA regional qualifying marks this weekend.
Freshman Tony Thompson collected a career high three hits, including his second home run of the season, and Ryne Price hit his team-leading ninth homer of the season.
Kansas University's women's tennis squad continues to get strong performances from the No. 6 singles spot.
On the eve of the latest biggest game of his life, John Calipari strolled under the maze-like giant scaffolds that ring the Alamodome basketball court with a sly grin on his face and a delicious secret on his lips.
Connecticut, Tennessee and LSU made the women's Final Four once again this season. ESPN executives must be jumping for joy. All is right with the world.
The Rock Chalk chant started with 1:36 remaining, signifying Kansas University's place on the doorstep of a national championship.
Bill Self surveyed the locker room, looking at each of his Kansas University basketball players one by one, square in the eyes. "I told 'em, 'I hope you have as much fun playing tonight as I will coaching,''' said Self, Kansas University's fifth-year coach.
Fireworks are crackling over the night sky tonight as fans celebrate in the streets, on the sidewalks, inside cars and everywhere else in Lawrence.
After KU's Final Four victory, the 6News team was on hand to bring you live updates from the celebrations in downtown Lawrence, analysis of the game, and postgame coverage from San Antonio.
So, just how would you capture the euphoria of victory - or, God forbid, the agony of defeat - in just a few words?
SAN ANTONIO - So in the end, a 25-2 run which, pushed KU ahead 40-12 late in the first half, was enough. Despite a second half North Carolina rally Saturday night in San Antonio, the Jayhawks downed former coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels 84-66. KU will meet Memphis Monday night for the 2008 NCAA national championship.
Wake up to alarm at 5:50 a.m. Check. Starbucks coffee and muffin. Check. 6:15 a.m. sit outside Buffalo Wild Wings, 1012 Mass. St., with blankets and a chair to wait for doors to open at 10:30 a.m. Check.
On any game day if you are in Buhler Kansas and you drive down Maple street you will see the pride I have for my Jayhawks.
Kansas University's 400-meter relay team and hurdler Julius Jiles advanced Friday to the finals of their events at the Texas Relays.
Kansas University closer Paul Smyth surrendered a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning, forcing in the winning run that ended the KU baseball team's comeback bid.
¢ Kansas vs. North Carolina¢ Memphis vs. UCLA
Kansas University junior basketball guard Brandon Rush has a Missouri court date related to a family court and child support case when the season ends.
Kevin Love on Friday made shots from halfcourt, three-quarters court and, in what has already become a signature of UCLA's open NCAA Tournament workouts, Love launched a chest pass 94 feet and through the opposite basket.
All right, you can't have it both ways. Either you love it when one of the little guys - a George Mason or James Madison or any school with a first and last name - sneaks into the NCAA Final Four, or you think this year's edition is how it should be.
California reportedly has turned to its biggest rival to find its new basketball coach, agreeing in principle Friday with former Stanford coach Mike Montgomery on a contract to replace the fired Ben Braun.
Tyler Hansbrough had a very busy Friday morning on the biggest weekend of his young basketball career.
Bill Self's attorney, Stuart Campbell of Tulsa, Okla., caused a commotion when asked by the Tulsa World if his client could become Oklahoma State's next basketball coach.
Consider the names of some of the players who shot jumpers inside the Alamodome on Friday afternoon during their tune-up sessions for the Final Four: Mario Chalmers, Darren Collison, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Wayne Ellington, Danny Green, Ty Lawson, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Brandon Rush, Russell Westbrook.
Brandon Rush is a joy to be around during Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at his grandmother's house in Kansas City, Mo.
It's a moment in time etched in history on the cover of Sports Illustrated - a perfectly floated ball into the outstretched arms of a Kansas University wide receiver as the November sunlight shines down on the Memorial Stadium field.
UCLA's NCAA Tourney history
North Carolina's NCAA Tourney history
Memphis' NCAA Tournament History
Kansas University won the national college basketball titles in 1952 and 1988 with genuine All-America superstars hubbing their effort - Clyde Lovellette and Danny Manning.
Although most coaches will tell you that they don't listen to critics, Memphis coach John Calipari admits that he has heard just about every negative thing uttered about his ballclub this season.
Even on a list of coaches that includes industry greats Roy Williams, John Calipari and, of course, Kansas University's Bill Self, the man of the hour at this Final Four seems to be UCLA coach Ben Howland.
His position, point guard, is called in basketball parlance a "1." He wears No. 3. Perhaps No. 5 would be more appropriate. If Kansas University senior Russell Robinson were to write an autobiography based on his basketball approach, he could call it, "I am Fifth."
No point guard in America is better at making his team play at a fast pace than Ty Lawson, averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 assists.
Tyler Hansbrough's favorite "Psycho T" moment came Jan. 9, when North Carolina's basketball team played UNC-Asheville. It was that night that Hansbrough, UNC's 6-foot-9 star forward, drove the lane and threw an eye-popping dunk down over 7-7 center Kenny George.
Rodrick Stewart slipped on a wet spot on the Alamodome floor as he went up to attempt an acrobatic slam dunk at the end of Kansas University's shootaround Friday afternoon. Just like that, the senior's college basketball career was over.
North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough is the star of the team, but strong attention needs to be given to guards Wayne Ellington (16.6 points per game) and Ty Lawson (12.8 ppg).
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams wondered early Friday if he would have "37 people throw tomatoes at me" when he stepped on the court for the Tar Heels' open practice later in the day.
Downtown Lawrence is going to be anything but business as usual for this evening's NCAA Final Four game between Kansas University and North Carolina.
When the Jayhawks take on the Tarheels tomorrow night, two former players won't be rooting for KU. Kevin Romary has more.
On the diamond tonight, the Kansas baseball team tackled 29th-ranked Baylor.
With just 24 hours remaining before the Jayhawks and Tarheels take the floor, the last thing Kansas wanted was to suffer a setback. Kevin Romary has more.
You think it's madness out there now as we head into tomorrow's showdown between KU and North Carolina, but that's nothing compared to the party that went on in Lawrence 20 years ago tonight.
This afternoon UNC head coach Roy Williams addressed the media for one final time.
This afternoon the Kansas football team returned to the gridiron in preparation for next weekend's spring game.
Tomorrow evening Bill Self will try to contain AP Player of the Year Tyler Hansborough. But for Roy Williams, the responsibilities extend even further. DJ Whetter and Kevin Romary have more from San Antonio.
No Rod Stewart this weekend, and almost no media guides as well. Kevin Romary has that story.
We all know the connections that Roy Williams has to Kansas, but what about Larry Brown? DJ Whetter has more.
Local law enforcement officials are preparing for quite a party. Thousands of fans are expected to flock to downtown Lawrence and the KU campus to cheer on the Jayhawks Saturday night.
It figures to be a party atmosphere this weekend for Jayhawk fans who made the trek to San Antonio for the Final Four. 6Sports director Kevin Romary caught up with a few of them earlier today at the Alamodome.
The madness is nearly off the charts leading into tomorrow night's showdown with North Carolina. Businesses are cashing in as Rock Chalk Nation amps up.
Kansas University junior basketball guard Brandon Rush has a Missouri court date related to a family court and child support case when the season ends.
One unique aspect of Saturday night's KU-UNC matchup is that both team's sixth men are former McDonald's All-Americans. For Kansas, it's speedy spark plug Sherron Collins. For North Carolina, it's 6-foot-6 wing Danny Green, who was a hamburger all-star the same year as KU's Mario Chalmers. Green's minutes have bumped significantly this season, and in response, he's produced as a legit inside-outside threat. A huge factor in tomorrow night's game could be which sixth man provides the most punch off the pine. With that said, here was what Green had to say in a Q&A session Friday in the Carolina locker room ...
I like your articles so far. My particular good luck behavior involves my outfits.
Our shrine is in our office rather than our home. The first attachment is the first thing everyone sees when they enter the office. The pen and ink drawing in the blue frame is a photograph of the original Jayhawk drawing by Hank Malloy. The inscription is to Allan's Grandfather. The original is in the Kansas State Historical Museum.
KU senior guard Rodrick Stewart was wheeled off the Alamodome court Friday afternooon during the Jayhawks' open practice after fracturing his knee cap during the Jayhawks' open practice. Stewart's knee was covered with a brace, and KU coach Bill Self said that surgery would be performed once the team got back to Lawrence.
It was just three years ago that North Carolina's basketball team snipped down the nets in celebration of its fourth national championship. Might as well have been a decade.
Whenever people are engaged in an intensely competitive situation, they get added incentive to succeed if they have the convenience of a villain. Without a scapegoat, they may create one, ridiculous though the fabrication may be.
North Carolina and UCLA arguably boast the best big men in the Final Four in Tyler Hansbrough and Kevin Love. No team taking the Alamodome court this weekend, however, has the inside depth of Kansas University's Jayhawks, who boast a strong pivot presence in starters Darrell Arthur and Darnell Jackson and reserves Sasha Kaun and Cole Aldrich.
Kansas University's basketball team enters Saturday's Final Four semifinal against North Carolina as a 31â2 point underdog. The Vegas line shouldn't discourage the Jayhawks, says former KU forward Mark Randall.
Ever since an article on other schools with the Jayhawk as a mascot ran in Wednesday's Journal-World, e-mails and calls have been coming in with other schools or more information. A college spokesman for Muskegon Community College in Michigan said his school has had the Jayhawk mascot since the 1970s, because of an athletic director who liked the name.
In a locker room outburst equal parts joy and angst, Jamar Butler finally dropped the charade Ohio State had been playing for nearly three weeks and revealed its main motivating factor for a roughshod run through the NIT.
The Kansas University track and field team had senior Ashley Brown (400-meter hurdles) and sophomore Kirk Cooper (pole vault) regionally qualify in the preliminaries of the Texas Relays on Thursday.
Rich Rodriguez may try to prove his claim he was fraudulently induced to sign a coaching contract with West Virginia that included a $4 million buyout clause he now refuses to pay.
Larry Brown is conflicted. When you've been a coach since a peach basket was hoisted on a pole, you touch a lot of folks, but probably no one has touched as many as the 67-year-old Brown, the quintessential basketball nomad and former 76ers coach who lives with his family on the Main Line.
When Jonathan Wingate and Hilary Smith get married this June, the church will be decked out in two hues of blue. The colors are commonly known as royal blue and light blue, but the happy couple know the colors by a slightly different description: Kansas blue and (North) Carolina blue. Uh oh.
In a town commemorating the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. today, basketball and a Memphis team filled with 13 young black men are a cause for celebration.Blue, Tiger blue, is everywhere.
Larry Brown hasn't officially coached a basketball game in nearly two years, but his head and heart remain in the game, and he said on Wednesday that he hoped to land a head coaching job, either in the NBA or in college, for next season.
Kevin Romary and D.J. Whetter have found themselves in sunny San Antonio right in the middle of a Final Four frenzy!
Many Jayhawk fans treat basketball like a religion - which may bring them right in line with the intentions of founder James Naismith.
Last night, the Kansas baseball team barely broke a sweat after cruising to a 13-0 victory over Saint Mary. Unfortunately for the 'Hawks, their next series will present a much bigger challenge.
Keith Loneker is on TV right now punching the bejesus out of a hapless referee. His mug is on the homepage of Yahoo.com, grimacing and readying for a showdown. As of today, he's also appearing in a couple thousand theaters around the country. The Lawrence resident is a cast member of the new film "Leatherheads."
So, just how would you capture the euphoria of victory -- or, god forbid, the agony of defeat -- in just a few words?
I was a freshman at KU during the 1988 National Championship run.
At Sunflower Elementary my 4th grade class has a tradition of collecting and putting up clippings and photos from the newspaper on our KU Wall of Fame. We bring in the pictures and the kids take turns taping them up on our wall collage style.
Heres my story for the Davidson game.
Yes, indeed! We are great KU fans (and graduates). Our recreation room is covered with KU memorabilia.
Jerod Haase, who has worked at the University of North Carolina for five seasons, still has great affection for his alma mater, Kansas University.
There isn't one Kansas University basketball fan who can precisely predict or control the outcome of Saturday's Final Four match-up against North Carolina. But that doesn't stop every fanatical fan decked out in crimson and blue from trying.
Rodrick Stewart watched the Orange Bowl as a big Kansas University football fan on Jan. 3. But after seeing the Jayhawks beat Virginia Tech, 24-21, Stewart's feelings of elation soon subsided. They were replaced with a bit of anxiety.
Kansas University's baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak and defeated Saint Mary, 13-0, on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Strumming a guitar, a guy wearing a black cowboy hat, jacket, slacks and spurs serenaded Kansas University's basketball players and coaches to the song "Deep in the Heart of Texas" as the Jayhawks streamed off shuttle buses into the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino will throw the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals' home opener Tuesday.
Kansas University's softball team split a pair of games against Creighton on Wednesday.
Nebraska forward Shang Ping will transfer to another school after the spring semester, coach Doc Sadler announced Wednesday.
Doc Sadler received a two-year contract extension on Wednesday after coaching Nebraska to its first 20-win season in nine years.
Tom Crean couldn't say "no" when Indiana offered him the coaching job.
Oklahoma State's first basketball coaching search in 18 years began in earnest Wednesday as the university looked for a replacement for Sean Sutton, who resigned a day earlier.
Final Four news conferences are piped across the nation on television, so more than just the players need to be at the tops of their games. Don't count on it. A guide for Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on how to answer questions that could surface this weekend in San Antonio:
"Two to go" is the rally cry of the men's basketball team as it heads to San Antonio to face North Carolina in the Final Four. The players want to continue the successes of this season.
Starting tonight, the Kansas basketball team will call San Antonio home. Shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, the Jayhawks landed in the Lone Star State to prepare for this weekend's Final Four.
This week promises to be a difficult one for former Kansas basketball head coach Roy Williams.
This Saturday, many KU fans will be donning the Crimson and Blue. Face paint will also be in full force, but those signs of support are temporary - we found a couple of Lawrence residents who have made their Jayhawk pride much more permanent.
Kansas University's baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak and defeated Saint Mary, 13-0, on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
We had people over and were sitting in our front room watching the game. Throughout the first half we would switch seats.
On Sunday when KU played Davidson I changed my red sweater to blue because Davidson was wearing red.
I have a Jayhawk t-shirt that features the 1929 version of the Jayhawk, with the caption "OLD SCHOOL," that has become a must-wear during KU games. It is very special to me since my 12-year-old son Hunter purchased it for my birthday last year using his own allowance money that he had saved.
Don't have any photos. Rituals include having biscuits and gravy on game day of the NCAA tourney. This started in 1986 because there was a Bob Evans across the parking lot from where the team stayed in Louisville. The times that we played a game in St. Louis, we would leave early enough to hit the Bob Evans on the west side of town.
I am probably among the few who live in Lawrence who graduated from University of North Carolina.
Mine is my basement called the Jayhawk Lounge.
Okay ... I know I'm crazy, but I'm very superstitious. I wear the SAME blue KU shirt for every basketball game, and when we are on a streak, this shirt does not get washed, it merely gets hung back up and waits for me to put it back on for the game. When we lose, then the shirt goes into the laundry and a new blue KU shirt is worn.
My twin sister Karen Couch is the ultimate KU Basketball fan.
We are responding to your request for rituals that people might have that helps the Jayhawks be successful.
"Take heed all who enter - beware of the 'Hawks." A sign like that in Allen Fieldhouse would be just a bit off, but at Jayhawk-Linn High School, home of the Jayhawks, the sign's just right.
Five seniors, including two starters and one key reserve, plus four non-seniors who were McDonald's All-Americans, plus Brandon Rush. Quick and fast at all five positions. Inside-outside scoring balance. Excellent team defense. Share-the-ball offense.
Roy Williams was talking about the inevitable day when Tyler Hansbrough says goodbye to North Carolina and hello to the riches that await him in the NBA.
Asked Tuesday about the newly created basketball coaching vacancy at his alma mater, Kansas University coach Bill Self did not say: "I don't give a (bleep) about ..." On the contrary, Self said he cares "deeply" about Oklahoma State. He also made it clear he's not interested in coaching there.
What has four teams, roughly 56 players and is watched by millions of sets of eyes around the globe? The Final Four, of course. And this year, fans of the Big 12 Conference have an overwhelming number of reasons to pay attention.
Arizona's Lute Olson said he had his players' interests in mind when he took a personal leave of absence last season.
Happy at Kansas University, Bill Self has no interest in the opening at Oklahoma State.
Two Portland State basketball players have been detained in Mexico after an incident in Cabo San Lucas, according to the university.
Indiana is turning to Tom Crean to bring respectability back to Hoosiers. A couple dozen wins each year would help, too.
In at least one way, North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams continues to pursue one of his earliest teams.
The following is a look at the seasons in which a Big 12 Conference men's basketball team has reached the Final Four and how the last weekend of those seasons played out.
Tired of the bar scene? Not eager to sit at home alone Saturday night as the Jayhawks shoot it out with the North Carolina Tar Heels? Kansas University has a deal for you: Watch the Jayhawks with 16,300 other rabid Jayhawk fans at Allen Fieldhouse.
Almarie Chalmers stood and watched her son, Mario, snip his rightful piece of the net at Detroit's Ford Field on Sunday, commemorating his trip to this weekend's Final Four. She knew as well as anyone how much this moment meant to the Kansas University junior guard, the Jayhawks' most mysterious star. She was watching as the dream began.
A fab first, then a fast fade. "That was one of our worst offensive performances of the season after the first inning," Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price said.
Only two years into his tenure, Sean Sutton resigned under pressure Tuesday as Oklahoma State's basketball coach following a 17-16 season.
Even with an injured shoulder, Candace Parker was still able to lift Tennessee into another Final Four.
If Kansas were to capture its third national championship this season, it wouldn't be a stretch to say it would be the most prominent victory in the history of the Big 12 Conference.
The Kansas baseball team took on Sunflower State rival Wichita State this evening.
A coaching change took place in the Big 12 today, and it happened at Bill Self's alma mater.
An electric massage machine and a stretching apparatus for athletes: those are just a couple of notable inventions by Dr. James Naismith.
If you're still looking for somewhere to watch the big KU game on Saturday, the answer might be in your own backyard.
The Jayhawk might seem like a unique Lawrence entity, but it turns out a handful of other schools across the nation use the mascot as well.
For the 13th time in school history, the Kansas men's basketball team is headed to the Final Four. Andrew Baker has more.
At his Tuesday press conference leading up to Saturday's national semifinals - during which Bill Self heard a more firm confirmation of Oklahoma State's Sean Sutton being out as the Cowboys' head coach - the Kansas University coach again diffused rumors that he'd be a candidate for the opening.
Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan discusses the immediate moves Oklahoma State should make in the wake of Sean Sutton's departure from the head men's basketball coaching post...
LSU coach Van Chancellor can thank Sylvia Fowles for his first trip to a Final Four.
Kansas University's women's basketball team's postseason awards reception will be at 6 p.m. April 10 in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
It looked like a frat house exploded. That's one way to describe the mess of beer cups, beer cans, beer bottles and anything else beer-related you can think of on Massachusetts Street following Kansas University's basketball victory Sunday evening that sent the Jayhawks to the Final Four.
He's told the story all week. Memphis' John Calipari, you soon learn, is the Wilt Chamberlain of the recycled anecdote, retelling locker-room tales and random coach-player lessons in a tapestry of basketball profundity.
Western Kentucky coach Darrin Horn is leaving for South Carolina after the Hilltoppers best finish in the NCAA Tournament in 15 years.
The Lopez twins are going pro together.
New Mexico gave men's basketball coach Steve Alford a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2015-16 season.
Randy Towner plans to hunker down at the newly remodeled 19th Hole lounge at Alvamar, unable to decide whom to cheer for. Mike Davis intends to duck into the Alamodome sporting an orange outfit, seeking refuge in a seating section neither dominated by crimson and blue nor awash in Tar Heel blue.
North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough and Kansas State's Michael Beasley were unanimous selections to the Associated Press' All-America team Monday.
People talk - and talk a lot - about Roy Williams leaving Kansas University for the University of North Carolina. The fact of the matter is, Bill Self also left a pretty sweet situation at the University of Illinois to become KU basketball coach back in the spring of 2003.
Did you see that piece about Bill James on the CBS news program "60 Minutes" on Sunday night?
Oddsmakers expect close games, but think North Carolina will beat Kansas University and go on to win the first NCAA Tournament with all four No. 1 seeds in the Final Four.
Memphis coach John Calipari knows what to expect from UCLA's defense in the NCAA's national semifinals: something resembling a football scrimmage.
Maybe someday, say 10 years hence, the idea of a Roy Williams-led team playing against the university that gave him his first head-coaching gig might be old news.