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A banner day: Jayhawks excited for Danny Manning, Barry Hinson

Hall of Fame basketball coach Larry Brown, who tutored Danny Manning for four years at Kansas University, beamed with pride Thursday when his prize pupil accepted the head-coaching position at Tulsa University.

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Aaron Craft tough, but Tyshawn Taylor won't bare soul

One of the smallest key players in the Final Four also happens to be one of the biggest pests. That’s so often how it works, isn’t it? His name is Aaron Craft and teammates talk tall about him.

Missouri's Frank Haith is AP Coach of the Year

Frank Haith has capped his first season at Missouri by being selected The Associated Press' Coach of the Year.

Third level of Lawrence's parking garage will be closed Saturday night for Final Four downtown security

In your strategic planning for a parking space downtown in the event of a major celebration after Kansas University’s Final Four game Saturday, you can eliminate the top level of the New Hampshire Street parking garage.

Get your KU basketball 'Traditions' poster inside Saturday's Journal-World

The Lawrence Journal-World will be publishing a KU basketball "Traditions" Final Four poster inside Saturday's Journal-World.

KU’s Vollmer 7th in heptathlon

Kansas University’s Lindsay Vollmer recorded personal-bests in two events and led the javelin portion of the heptathlon as the Jayhawks kicked off the Texas Relays on Wednesday.

How former Jayhawks fared (March 30)

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of March 29.

Bluegrass rivalry ‘just pure hatred’

Although the bracket was set up for it to happen, second-seeded Missouri’s loss to Norfolk State in the second round in Omaha, Neb., ended all hope of one more Border War showdown between Kansas University and arch-rival Mizzou. But that didn’t keep the topic of college basketball’s greatest rivalries from coming up at the Superdome on Thursday.

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Elijah Johnson enjoying ‘red-carpet’ treatment

Kansas University guard Elijah Johnson has felt like royalty since Sunday, the day the Jayhawks defeated North Carolina in St. Louis and punched their ticket to the Final Four.

T-Rob must extend his ‘D’

In case you haven’t noticed by now, I can be a little dense sometimes. For example, it took me 38 games to figure out what “a tough match-up for KU” means. It’s code speak for either Thomas Robinson is going to have to show he can defend the perimeter, or Jeff Withey will head to the bench for long stretches.

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Jared Sullinger-Thomas Robinson only part of it

When former Ohio State point guard James “Scoonie” Penn helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1999 Final Four, he did so without the luxury of playing with a dominant big man.

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A banner day: Jayhawks excited for Danny Manning, Barry Hinson

Hall of Fame basketball coach Larry Brown, who tutored Danny Manning for four years at Kansas University, beamed with pride Thursday when his prize pupil accepted the head-coaching position at Tulsa University.