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Originally published April 3, 2008 at 02:51p.m., updated April 4, 2008 at 11:07a.m.

Extra! Extra! Write the headline

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So, just how would you capture the euphoria of victory -- or, god forbid, the agony of defeat -- in just a few words?

As the Jayhawks get ready for their big game against North Carolina in the Final Four, we're giving everyone a chance to submit their suggested headlines for Sunday morning's paper.

Some advice: Be clever, descriptive and, of course, concise. Remember: Your optimistic words just might end up being prophetic.

For now, we'll stick with taking ideas for the national semifinal, the one pitting Bill Self and the No. 1-seeded Jayhawks against Roy Williams and his No. 1-seeded Tar Heels.

But keep in mind that a KU win Saturday in San Antonio would open up a new list of suggestions - for headlines following the national title game, to be contested Monday night.

So put on your editor's visor, grab a thesaurus and get to work. We'll get things started with one suggestion for a main headline and what we in the newspaper business call a subhead or a deck:

We're stayin'!

KU sends Roy's Heels home from Final Four

Now, it's your turn. Post your headlines in the comments below.

Comments

Joe Ross 11 years, 9 months ago

i like all of these headlines...

i cant believe how creative they are.

Bentleybook 11 years, 9 months ago

"Pyshco T put in straitjacket"Hawk's Defense to much for Tarheels

Chris Shaw 11 years, 9 months ago

Jayhawks Pour on the Phog "D"Sending Carolina home feeling Blue

Chris Shaw 11 years, 9 months ago

Good thing Roy was "Self"ish in 2003KU's balanced attack and un"Self"ishness drops UNC

Chris Shaw 11 years, 9 months ago

Williams can't contain "SELF"Jayhawks beat Tarheels

Chris Shaw 11 years, 9 months ago

Williams can't contain "SELF"Jayhawks drop UNC to play in NCAA Championship

tis4tim 11 years, 9 months ago

Hawks Shock!Fast start propels Kansas into championship game

Chris Shaw 11 years, 9 months ago

Roy outcoached by "Self"KU beats UNC "Put score here"

11 years, 9 months ago

Roy Finishes Second to Second Favorite Team In Semifinal

Chris Shaw 11 years, 9 months ago

"Self" Prevails! Jayhawks send Roy Home feeling Blue

Chris Shaw 11 years, 9 months ago

txrockchalk: I like yours, but you need to put your other post in there as well so it looks like thisDadgum Jayhawks!Roy Finishes Second to Second Favorite Team in SemifinalI like it!

11 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for the tip, kushaw! I like your one:Williams can't contain "SELF"Jayhawks drop UNC to play in NCAA Championship...especially if Roy gets "T"-ed up during the game :)

monstertruckery 11 years, 9 months ago

Roy Hates SelfHeels Rushed into off season

JJHAWK 11 years, 9 months ago

or (going for symmetry):HAWK'S Rock Roy's HEELS

therahawk 11 years, 9 months ago

Roy's Boys Destroyed: Lacked "SELF"-MotivationAmped Jayhawks "Rush" Toward Title Game

therahawk 11 years, 9 months ago

...or perhaps...Heels get "Rush-ed"Quick Play Ignites the Jayhawk Offense

Chris Shaw 11 years, 9 months ago

UNC hits "Rock" BottomKU "Chalk's" UNC to head to NCAA Championship

tis4tim 11 years, 9 months ago

UN-C-ya!KU bounces Tarheels from tourney

meremy 11 years, 9 months ago

Jayhawks won't be Tar-nishedNow Set to Avenge '07 Defeat to Bruins

JJHAWK 11 years, 9 months ago

tis4tim - how clever. Your idea reaaranges to:HAWK'S TO ROY: UN-C-YA

Keith Kienzle 11 years, 9 months ago

Jackson no Tinman, Thumps Heels and Heart

BlakeHallJay 11 years, 9 months ago

Roy Who? Hawks Exact Revenge at the Alamo

jhawkinlv 11 years, 9 months ago

These are too long, but I can dream here can't I....."Second UNC coach ejected in Final 4 loss to Jayhawks""Arthur's Career Day Sparks Win Over Tarheels"Or, how about..."Jayhawks Glad, Roy Sad"

BlakeHallJay 11 years, 9 months ago

Jayhawks to the ChampionshipSELF-ish Defense Shuts Down Tarheels

mae 11 years, 9 months ago

ENTIRE JAYHAWK NATION CRIESfor joy cleaning the tar from thier heels!!

TexasHawk44 11 years, 9 months ago

Payback is heck!"Self"-ish Jayhawks give Roy the Carolina blues.

TexasHawk44 11 years, 9 months ago

Aw shucks!Heels out "Rush"ed by impressive Hawks

TexasHawk44 11 years, 9 months ago

Hawks Rock the Chalk!"Self"-ish Jayhawks give Roy the Carolina blues!

TexasHawk44 11 years, 9 months ago

Payback is heck! Jayhawks knock Roy's boys back on their Heels!

ralsterKUMed95 11 years, 9 months ago

  1. Roy Cant Win Big one with KU2. Lawson Detained (in Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood)3. Ellington Rushed4. Psycho-T Calmed by Shady5. Block Party6. Wrath of Kaun7. Jackson Five8. Psycho-Technicals9. Rush "...show me the money!"10. Manning's Pride (KU dominates post)11. BillsBoys>RoysBoys12. Case Closed (Roy's last recruit, Case, hits 3 &win)13. How Ya Like Me Now (Self to KU fans after win)14. Bruin Nightmare (KU wins over UNC)15. Run But Cant Hide (UNC cant escape D & swats)Okay, now I am STOKED! (obvious...)

Randy VandenHoek 11 years, 9 months ago

Goodbye UNC(le) RoyWheat waves as Jayhawks defeat Tarheels

rockchalk04 11 years, 9 months ago

Kansas 1 Roy 0Jayhawks on winning side of Roy Williams meltdown as they advance to Monday's title game.

rockchalk04 11 years, 9 months ago

Jayhawk JusticeKansas defeats its former coach in Alamodome shootout._____Kansas KarmaJayhawks defeat Roy's Tarheels to advance to title game.

tdomine 11 years, 9 months ago

Jayhawks Don't Give a Shirt About RoyPsycho-T Diagnosed: Loser

chazzychef 11 years, 9 months ago

Carolina Blue'Hawks edge 'Heels in semifinal...And One to Go!Jayhawks Thump Tarheels in San Antonio

jayhawk4lifez 11 years, 9 months ago

Here in Lawerence, Roy is still a Boy!(subtitle) Kansas defeats North Carolina

DCSven 11 years, 9 months ago

I know it's boring, but I really hope the headline is less about the past and more about the future, thus I submit ...Jayhawk Dynasty Begins, Rush, Arthur Chalmers Vow to Repeat

JayhawkVA 11 years, 9 months ago

'Heels Clicked Back to Carolina:KU Shows UNC that Their Place is Home

JayhawkVA 11 years, 9 months ago

or even better:'Heels Clicked Back to CarolinaKU: There's No Place like the AlamoDome

CasperCorps 11 years, 9 months ago

Coaches Clash!! On the floor and after the game.. After a bitter loss to his old team, Roy Williams found Self after the game and demanded his old job back.

Robin Smith 11 years, 9 months ago

Reunion Ruined for RoyJayhawks run to the Title Game

Ray March 11 years, 9 months ago

Copy Editor Wanted:Local Newspaper Unable to Think of Own Headline...

Tom Pritchard 11 years, 9 months ago

Hawks talk the walk advance to title game.

jaybate 11 years, 9 months ago

HAWKS ROCK, HEELS REELKU TOYS WITH ROY'S BOYS, KU WINS, ROY WEEPS

hawk704 11 years, 9 months ago

"Rock Chalk" is what Roy heard, but this time it was on the other side.

Jeff Schartz 11 years, 9 months ago

Mass Hysteria!!! Draggin' Heels Lose to Soaring Hawks

Robin Smith 11 years, 9 months ago

Go-To GuysBalanced Jayhawks Go-To the Title Game

Robin Smith 11 years, 9 months ago

One 1 Down, One To GoJayhawks Beak Heels, Bruins Awaiting Rematch

Robin Smith 11 years, 9 months ago

Final Four Yellow Brick RoadBruins and Tigers and Heels, Oh My!this is just for s&g's

rockchalkgottschalk 11 years, 9 months ago

KAUN-DO KO'S PHYCO-THawks pound tar out of Heels!

rockchalkgottschalk 11 years, 9 months ago

KAUN-DO KO'S PYSCHO-THawks pound tar out of Heels!

MOJHawk 11 years, 9 months ago

Nice job everyone, but you can all stop now. The simple elegant truth will be:KUcan....UNCan't

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