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Stories for March 19, 2012

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Sweet survival: Jayhawks rally past Purdue

Tyshawn Taylor pulled his Kansas University basketball jersey over his head, breathing a quick sigh of relief. Teammate Elijah Johnson thrust his hands high in the air, celebrating with fans who were dancing in the aisles of CenturyLink Center after the final horn sounded in KU’s 63-60 NCAA Midwest Regional victory over Purdue on Sunday.

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KU spirit squad, band members help save trapped man before NCAA women's tournament game

Members of Kansas University’s spirit squad and band had no idea their spring break would involve saving a man’s life.

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Elijah Johnson comes up big for KU

In the final 3:12 of KU’s 63-60 victory against Purdue, which advanced the Jayhawks to a Sweet 16 match-up against North Carolina State, Johnson sensed somebody had to make things happen, and he didn’t see any reason not to be that somebody.

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Sweet survival: Jayhawks rally past Purdue

Tyshawn Taylor pulled his Kansas University basketball jersey over his head, breathing a quick sigh of relief. Teammate Elijah Johnson thrust his hands high in the air, celebrating with fans who were dancing in the aisles of CenturyLink Center after the final horn sounded in KU’s 63-60 NCAA Midwest Regional victory over Purdue on Sunday.

KU novice rowers pick up victories

The Kansas University novice eight rowing crews picked up two wins on Saturday and a two second-place finishes on Sunday at the Louisville Invite.

Missouri blanks Kansas softball for second, third straight games

Kansas University’s 20-game softball winning streak has turned into a three-game losing streak. Missouri swept the Jayhawks, 5-0 and 9-0, on Sunday.

KU baseball beats Houston Baptist, 3-2

Kansas University starting pitcher Thomas Taylor allowed just one run over 7 2/3 innings to help KU beat Houston Baptist, 3-2, in the final game of the Irish Baseball Classic on Sunday.

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Switch stymies Robbie Hummel

For Kansas University basketball fans who believe in omens, Sunday’s 63-60 third-round NCAA Tournament victory against 10th-seeded Purdue had to be a sweet sign. In each of the last three years, the team that has knocked out the Boilermakers in the NCAA Tournament has advanced to the Final Four.

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Upstart Wolfpack next up for KU

No. 2-seeded Kansas University will meet No. 11 seed North Carolina State on Friday in the Sweet 16 in St. Louis. Game time is 9:17 p.m. at Edward Jones Dome.