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Carolina clobbering

Tar Heels claim fifth NCAA title with stomping of Spartans

Warm and fuzzy they were not. For a year, maybe more, North Carolina could feel this national championship coming. It was a calculated march, and behind the unrelenting play of Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson, the Tar Heels stomped out Michigan State’s inspirational run Monday night with an 89-72 blowout that wasn’t that close.

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KU men finish 10th in final ESPN/USA Today poll

The Kansas men's basketball team finished the season ranked 10th in the final ESPN/USA Today poll.

Memphis not hiring recruit’s father

Carl Henry says he will not be joining Pastner’s staff

Carl Henry will not be hired by the University of Memphis as director of basketball operations, the former Kansas University basketball guard said Tuesday.

Robinson using McDonalds snub as motivation

It’ll take some time for Thomas Robinson to get over the disappointment of not being invited to play in the McDonald’s All-America basketball game.

KU softball deserves upgrade

Glen Mason may not have been the most popular football coach in Kansas University annals. Mason could be gruff at times, downright surly at others.

KU women’s golf fourth

The Kansas University women’s golf finished in fourth place on Monday at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.

KU’s Walz earns honor

Kansas University sophomore T.J. Walz was selected as the Big 12 Conference’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 6.

National title game was clear cut

Yeah, fine. You Tar Heels go celebrate. But a little warning, fellas: Michigan State is going to kick your butt the third time around. Kidding, kidding. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the better team won Monday night. This truth should make the result easier on Spartans fans — and, eventually, easier on the Spartans themselves.

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2 NU players transferring

Two Nebraska basketball players have announced plans to transfer to another school. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced Monday that sophomore Cookie Miller and redshirt freshman Alonzo Edwards both plan to transfer after contributing to the team’s 18-13 season.

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Carolina clobbering

Tar Heels claim fifth NCAA title with stomping of Spartans

Warm and fuzzy they were not. For a year, maybe more, North Carolina could feel this national championship coming. It was a calculated march, and behind the unrelenting play of Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson, the Tar Heels stomped out Michigan State’s inspirational run Monday night with an 89-72 blowout that wasn’t that close.