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Difficult draw

NDSU guard presents plethora of challenges

Steven Davis, who worked as a Kansas University basketball team manager from 2002-05, just completed his first season as the radio play-by-play voice of UMKC’s Kangaroos. As such ... he worked a pair of North Dakota State’s basketball games: UMKC’s 65-60 overtime loss to the Bison on Jan. 17 in Kansas City and the Roos’ 87-49 blowout defeat in the rematch on Feb. 12 in Fargo, N.D

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Jayhawks head to Minneapolis in quest to repeat NCAA national championship

The Kansas University Jayhawks began their road Wednesday afternoon to defend the 2008 NCAA championship.

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Extra rest doesn't always translate to NCAA Tournament success

Kansas University’s early Big 12 tournament exit last week ruled out the possibility of the Jayhawks sweeping the regular and postseason conference men’s basketball titles. The sudden departure from Oklahoma City did, however, provide the Jayhawks with plenty of rest before their first-round tilt in the NCAA Tournament with North Dakota State. Will the added rest make a difference?

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Boschee’s allegiance firmly with Jayhawks

N. Dakota native not going for upset

Native North Dakotan Jeff Boschee is thrilled North Dakota State University has advanced to the NCAA Tournament in its first year of Div. I postseason eligibility.

KU stats reveal youth

Walt Michaels, once the coach of the New York Jets, didn’t help his job security by using a most insensitive analogy about statistics. It certainly is neither worth repeating nor even googling, and he deserved the consequences of his poor judgment, but his basic premise, that numbers can be twisted, was accurate.

Ex-Bison coach has Lawrence ties

Miles thrilled with North Dakota State’s NCAA Tournament invite

Before the 2008-09 season, second-year Colorado State University head basketball coach Tim Miles was plenty familiar with Lawrence, but knew little about the town that is home to one of college basketball’s most storied programs.

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Difficult draw

NDSU guard presents plethora of challenges

Steven Davis, who worked as a Kansas University basketball team manager from 2002-05, just completed his first season as the radio play-by-play voice of UMKC’s Kangaroos. As such ... he worked a pair of North Dakota State’s basketball games: UMKC’s 65-60 overtime loss to the Bison on Jan. 17 in Kansas City and the Roos’ 87-49 blowout defeat in the rematch on Feb. 12 in Fargo, N.D

KU's D-Line coach motivated

Sims looking to fill gaps on defense

Tom Sims’ entrance into the coaching world came, quite by accident, during the fall of 1990.

Gary Bedore's KU Basketball Notebook

KU coach Bill Self said sophomore Cole Aldrich (stress reaction left ankle) practiced full speed Monday and Tuesday and will practice again today in preparation for the N.D. State game.

SDSU shuts out KU

Kansas University freshman Lee Ridenhour pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run on three hits, but the Jayhawks offense couldn't score.

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Homers propel Jayhawks, 9-4

Sara Ramirez may not be Irish, but she wasn’t taking any chances on St. Patrick’s Day.

Upsetology: KU vulnerable

The Wall Street Journal has pegged KU as the three seed most vulnerable to a first-round upset.