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Afternoon

Rock Chalk Mass: Omaha priest shares KU allegiance with his church, congregation

They say it takes a little luck to get through March Madness and into the Final Four. But there's a man at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in north Omaha who believes a little holy devotion can help, too.

Early Morning

Elijah Johnson over ’due: Guard knows all about Boilermakers

Elijah Johnson, who was born and raised in Gary, Ind., moved to Las Vegas when he was in the eighth grade. As part Hoosier/part Sin Citian, he knows all about Purdue — the Big Ten school that will take on Kansas University in an NCAA Tournament game at 7:40 p.m. today in CenturyLink Center.

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Kansas women knock off Nebraska in first round

In its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2000, Kansas University's women's basketball team knocked off Nebraska in the first round Sunday night, 57-49, at Jack Stephens Center.

Former KU linebacker Banks Floodman released from hospital after suffering facial injuries in March 9 altercation in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas University officials confirmed Sunday that former KU football player Banks Floodman, currently a fund-raiser for KU’s Williams Fund, was involved in an altercation in Kansas City, Mo., following the Big 12 Tournament games on March 9.

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Rock Chalk Mass: Omaha priest shares KU allegiance with his church, congregation

They say it takes a little luck to get through March Madness and into the Final Four. But there's a man at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in north Omaha who believes a little holy devotion can help, too.

Kansas-Missouri softball postponed

The second softball game between Kansas University and Missouri was postponed Saturday because of severe weather.

KU tennis wins, 4-3, vs. Houston

Kansas University’s tennis team edged Houston, 4-3 in dual competition on Saturday.

Kansas golf ends 15th at tourney

Kansas University’s men’s golf team finished 15th out of 16 teams on Saturday at the Border Olympics.

KU baseball gives up early lead, loses to Houston Baptist, 7-4

Houston Baptist took down Kansas University’s baseball team, 7-4, on Saturday at the Irish Baseball Classic.

How former Jayhawks fared (March 18)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 17.

Robbie Hummel has KU’s respect

For Purdue senior Robbie Hummel, the road to Omaha has been about much more than putting together a solid season and helping the Boilermakers overcome a sixth-place finish in the Big Ten to get into the NCAA Tournament.

Kevin Young, bench might be needed

Word spread all the way here that back home in Lawrence people were so fired up about Missouri getting knocked out of the NCAA Tournament the city decided to hold a downtown parade Saturday and encouraged everyone to wear the color of the school that bounced the Tigers.

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Elijah Johnson over ’due: Guard knows all about Boilermakers

Elijah Johnson, who was born and raised in Gary, Ind., moved to Las Vegas when he was in the eighth grade. As part Hoosier/part Sin Citian, he knows all about Purdue — the Big Ten school that will take on Kansas University in an NCAA Tournament game at 7:40 p.m. today in CenturyLink Center.

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KU women familiar with first foe

It didn’t take Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson long to allow the excitement surrounding the Jayhawks’ first NCAA Tournament berth since 2000 to morph into apprehension about the team’s first-round opponent.

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Purdue dishes on big men

Boilermakers compare Jared Sullinger, Thomas Robinson

When Kansas University’s men’s basketball team knocked off second-ranked Ohio State in December at Allen Fieldhouse, an injury to OSU big man Jared Sullinger forced KU power forward Thomas Robinson to miss out on an opportunity to size up his game against one of the best big men in the country. With KU’s next NCAA Tournament opponent having faced Sullinger twice this season, a few of the Purdue University players on Saturday served as the de facto experts on comparing and contrasting the skills of the two.

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Cramping Tyshawn Taylor ‘fine’

T-Rob turns 21, celebrates with ‘pillow, bed’

Kansas University senior guard Tyshawn Taylor sipped on orange Gatorade as he chatted with reporters in a CenturyLink Center hallway Saturday afternoon. He has been drinking lots of fluids to make sure he doesn’t have a recurrence of leg cramps that limited him to 23 minutes in Friday’s 65-50 victory over Detroit.