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Sunday, March 31

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Young Jayhawks face rough slate in 2013-14

One of the youngest teams in Kansas University basketball history will embark on a challenging schedule in 2013-14. By Gary Bedore

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Done dancin’: Diggins, Irish end KU’s tourney run

Notre Dame ended the Kansas University women's basketball season, 93-63, in a Sweet 16 game Sunday. By Jim Hodges/Special to the Journal-World

How former Jayhawks fared in March 31 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday's NBA games.

Wichita State rolls into Final Four

Cleanthony Early kept stealing glances down at the hat in his hands while he waited for his turn to climb the stepladder, scissors in hand. The Wichita State forward seemed stunned at the words embroidered on his brand new ballcap: “Final Four Atlanta.”

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Weis: KU football more comfortable, competitive in Year 2

For the first time since 2009, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis is starting a season in the same place he finished the previous one. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks bemoan end for seniors

After Kansas Universitiy's season-ending loss to Michigan, Perry Ellis wasn’t so sad for himself as much as his mentors — the Jayhawks’ four senior starters whose college careers came to a crashing end. By Gary Bedore

KSU tennis edges Jayhawks, 4-3

Kansas University’s tennis team fell, 4-3, to Kansas State in a down-to-the-wire match on Saturday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Opinion: Defend Big 12 title? Of course KU can

Barring a surprising decision to return to school by Ben McLemore, Kansas University’s basketball team will have five new starters when the season opens in November. That’s no way to defend a conference title. Or is it? By Tom Keegan

KU rowing falls to K-State, 3-2

Kansas State rowers finished 1.4 seconds ahead of Kansas’ First Varsity Eight boat in the final race of the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake, giving the Wildcats a 3-2 dual victory.

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Seeing stars: Guards take center stage for KU-Notre Dame women's showdown

Today's Sweet 16 match-up between Kansas University and Notre Dame matches standout point guards Angel Goodrich of Kansas against Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins. By Jim Hodges/special to the Journal-World

Kansas baseball tops No. 11 Oklahoma, 10-8

A seven-run first inning by Kansas University’s baseball team almost wasn’t enough against No. 11 Oklahoma on Saturday. The Jayhawks fell behind after spotting the Sooners a seven-run inning of their own and needed a late rally to break OU’s 13-game winning streak, 10-8.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 30 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA games.

Saturday, March 30

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Notebook: Michigan's Mitch McGary on low blow: 'It was intentional'

Michigan’s Mitch McGary was a bit surprised to get whacked in the groin area by Kansas’ Elijah Johnson in the opening moments of Friday’s overtime victory over the Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore • Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

Jumpers lead KU at Texas Relays

Christen Guenther and Natalia Barnovskaya leaped to school-record marks in the pole vault and five Kansas University track and field athletes earned event titles, Friday at the Texas Relays.

KU baseball falls in extras at OU

Oklahoma’s Matt Oberste brought home a runner with a 10th-inning sacrifice fly, giving the Sooners a 2-1 victory over Kansas University on Friday.

Texas sweeps Kansas softball doubleheader

Eighth-ranked Texas completed a resounding sweep of the Kansas University softball team on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark. Kansas (21-10 overall, 0-3 Big 12) totalled just nine hits in three games against the Longhorns (32-4, 5-0), who defeated the Jayhawks, 16-4 and 5-4 on Friday.

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Opinion: KU's stunning loss comes down to karma

How did Kansas lose a game it had locked up? Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says the Jayhawks must have been undermined by cosmic fate following an unnecessary foul in the first half. • Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

Friday, March 29

How former Jayhawks fared in March 29 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday's NBA games.

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A sour ending: KU collapses late in 87-85 overtime loss to Michigan

Elijah Johnson stood hunched over on the Cowboys Stadium basketball court, a picture of utter dejection after the final buzzer sounded in the final game of his Kansas University basketball career — Friday’s 87-85 overtime setback to Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Guard Trey Burke shoots Michigan into Elite Eight

Credit Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan for at least part of Michigan's surprising, come-from-behind 87-85 overtime victory against top-seeded Kansas University on Friday night at Cowboys Stadium.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Ben McLemore on if it was his last college game: 'At this point, I really don't know'

Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore wasn't ready to discuss his future plans in the locker room following the Jayhawks' 87-85 overtime loss to Michigan on Friday. By Matt Tait

Texas blanks KU softball

Texas broke open a close game with three late runs and defeated Kansas University, 5-0, in the Jayhawks’ Big 12 softball opener Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.

OU rips Kansas baseball

Oklahoma’s Jonathan Gray pitched a two-hitter and struck out 12 as the 11th-ranked Sooners defeated Kansas, 12-1, Thursday night in Big 12 baseball.

Florida Gulf Coast has become America’s Team

The new America’s Team will play a game inside Cowboys Stadium tonight, and there won’t be any footballs in the air. By Tom Keegan

KU’s Naadir Tharpe familiar with UM’s Mitch McGary

Reunions popped up everywhere Thursday afternoon inside Cowboys Stadium, site of this weekend’s NCAA South Regional Sweet 16. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Jeff Withey, Trey Burke keys tonight

Michigan has the best point guard in the nation in Trey Burke, and Kansas University has the top center in shot-blocking sensation Jeff Withey, two of the most compelling figures in the NCAA Tournament. By Tom Keegan

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Looking for more: Ben McLemore says he fixed his shot

Ben McLemore stood behind the three-point line and confidently swished long-range shot after long-range shot during Kansas University’s 40-minute shoot-around on Thursday in cavernous Cowboys Stadium. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in March 28 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA games.

Thursday, March 28

Notebook: Michigan a 4? Really?

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds it hard to believe Michigan of the rugged Big Ten Conference enters today’s 6:37 p.m. NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game against Kansas as merely a 4 seed. By Gary Bedore

At some sports bars, best seats in the house don't come free

When March Madness hits Lawrence, they’ve been known to commandeer tables for half a day, ordering water and free chip refills to secure a good seat for the big game. These so-called campers are the target of a new policy some Lawrence sports bars are enforcing for big tournament games: paying for tables. By Sara Shepherd

KU tennis falls to Oklahoma State

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team dropped to 0-2 in Big 12 play Wednesday, falling to No. 25 Oklahoma State, 6-1.

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Supreme Shocker: Longtime Lawrence resident reserve on WSU’s lone Final Four team

Anybody who ranks Wichita State’s run to the Sweet 16 as even close to the biggest shocker in the school’s basketball history isn’t familiar with Shockers history. By Tom Keegan

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Kansas arrives in Dallas, ‘excited’ to meet Michigan

Jayhawks ‘mood good,’ Self reports

The Jayhawks arrived in Texas safe, sound and ready to begin what they hope will be a five-day stay that culminates in a victory over Michigan on Friday (tipoff at 6:37 p.m., Cowboys Stadium, Arlington) and either Florida or Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday and a spot in next week’s Final Four in Atlanta. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Bracket picking for birds

Whatever you do, don’t study match-ups and trends when filling out brackets. That garbage never works. Too serious. It pays to play loose during March Madness. By Tom Keegan

KU players' tattoos tell life stories

About half of the players on the men’s basketball team have tattoos, with most of them turning to ink to help tell their life stories. KU sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe says tattoos also have brought teammates closer together. Tharpe, along with freshman Ben McLemore and junior Niko Roberts, got matching tattoos — “KUCMB,” which Tharpe says stands for “Kansas University college men’s basketball” — on their arms. By Jesse Newell

How former Jayhawks fared in March 27 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday's NBA games.

Wednesday, March 27

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KU football gets back to business after spring break

Before his Kansas University football players hit the road for spring break last week, KU coach Charlie Weis promised them something upon their return — a killer Monday morning conditioning session. By Matt Tait

KU golfer fourth, women's team eighth at Briar's Creek

Kansas University junior golfer Thanuttra Boonraksasat tied for fourth place and the KU women finished eighth on Tuesday at the Briar’s Creek Invitational.

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Self, KU prep for evenly matched battle with Michigan

As the Kansas University men's basketball team approaches a Sweet 16 match-up with Michigan, the Jayhawks are ignoring the difference in seeding and preparing to take on an equally dangerous Wolverines team. By Gary Bedore

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Twice as nice: KU women enjoying return trip to Sweet 16

The Kansas University women’s basketball team has this Cinderella act down pat after following a similar path to NCAA Tournament success two years in a row. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in March 26 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday's NBA games.

Tuesday, March 26

Jayhawk fans could benefit from cheap Sweet 16 and Elite Eight ticket prices

Looking to get to Cowboys Stadium for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight? Check out our price guide. By Shaun Hittle

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Self not worried by McLemore’s scoring slump

Freshman guard Ben McLemore, Kansas University's leading scorer, put up just two points in a third-round NCAA Tournament victory against North Carolina on Sunday. But KU coach Bill Self says he's not concerned. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in March 25 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday's NBA games.

KU women’s golf tied for eighth

Kansas University’s Thanuttra Boonraksasat shot a 1-over 73 in her opening round and is tied for seventh, and KU is tied for eighth in the team race after a full first and partial second round Monday of the Briar’s Creek Invitational at the Golf Club of Briar’s Creek.

Monday, March 25

KU-Missouri St. baseball called

Monday’s baseball game between Kansas University and Missouri State, originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Springfield, Mo., has been canceled because of winter weather.

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Another shocker! 12th-seeded KU women upset South Carolina, 75-69, to return to Sweet 16

Kansas senior Monica Engelman scored a career-high 27 points, leading the Kansas women's basketball team to a 75-69 victory over fourth-seeded South Carolina and helping the Jayhawks to their second straight appearance in the Sweet 16.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 24 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday's NBA games.

Sunday, March 24

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Point guards key for KU, South Carolina women

When Kansas University faces South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Gamecocks’ coach Dawn Staley said the game will come down to the teams’ point guards. By Sarah Kuta

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Notebook: Bill Self says team 'fortunate' to have three-game NCAA win streak over UNC

Current Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self wasn’t gloating on Sunday after leading the Jayhawks to their third victory in as many tries against his predecessor Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

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UNC-ya: Halftime speech by seniors — not Bill Self — sparks KU in 70-58 win

Kansas coach Bill Self has given a rousing halftime speech or two, but he deferred to his players during that time Sunday during KU's 70-58 come-from-behind win over North Carolina. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

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Opinion: Naadir Tharpe takes Bill Self on wild ride ... to the Sweet 16

While others sweated watching him, Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe played with the confidence of a man convinced that in the end everything would be just fine, says Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan.• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

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UNC coach Roy Williams: Loss stings, but not because of history with KU

By game's end, an emotional North Carolina coach Williams was sitting at the podium congratulating Kansas and talking about the disappointment of another season finished. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

Marcus Paige gives Heels stability

North Carolina (25-10) enters today’s 4:15 p.m. third-round rematch with Kansas a more complete team than the one that lost in last year's NCAAs to the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Jeff Withey capable scorer, also

America’s fascination with the shot-blocking sensation whose foundation was built by playing volleyball has overshadowed another aspect of Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey’s ever-improving game. Withey not only can keep others from scoring, he can be tough to keep from scoring, too. By Tom Keegan

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Notebook: Jayhawks call team meeting; Self closing in on 300th KU win

Less than impressed with a seven-point victory over No. 16-seed Western Kentucky, Kansas University’s seniors conducted a players-only team meeting in the locker room Friday night. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas-Carolina more than coaches

Bill Self doesn’t see today’s Kansas-North Carolina basketball game as a battle between the current and former head coaches of the Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in March 23 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA games.

Saturday, March 23

KU men’s golf ties for 8th at Desert Shootout

The Kansas University men’s golf team tied for eighth place out of 16 teams on Saturday at the Desert Shootout.

BYU baseball tops Kansas, 6-3

Three errors led to three unearned runs, and Kansas University’s baseball team fell, 6-3, to BYU on Saturday at Larry H. Miller Park.

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KU women upset fifth-seeded Colorado, 67-52, in first game of NCAA Tournament

The 12th-seeded Jayhawks had five players in double figures and held fifth-seeded Colorado to 25-percent shooting in a 67-52 upset over the Buffaloes on Saturday night at Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.

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Kansas women to face familiar foe today

It wasn’t long ago that the women’s basketball teams at Kansas University and Colorado squared off regularly as Big 12 rivals. By Benton Smith

Notebook: Catching up with C.B. McGrath; Angel Morris on hand

Former Kansas University point guard C.B. McGrath is in his 10th year on coach Roy Williams’ North Carolina staff. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

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Opinion: Jeff Withey helps save day

How did the Jayhawks overcome themselves on a night they couldn’t hold onto the ball and didn’t make a single three-pointer? Well, it never hurts to have the best big man on the floor. By Tom Keegan• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

Roy Williams reaches 700 wins as North Carolina advances to face KU

A couple of hours before Kansas University knocked off Western Kentucky on Friday, Roy Williams’ Tar Heels wrestled their way past a tough Villanova team, 78-71, to set up a much-talked-about showdown between the Jayhawks and their former coach. By Matt Tait

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Whew! Kansas survives big, red scare

Kansas University did not become the first No. 1-seeded team in NCAA Tournament history to lose to a 16 on Friday night in Sprint Center. The Jayhawks, however, did trail by a point at halftime before managing to do just enough to edge Western Kentucky of the Sun Belt Conference, 64-57. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

WKU laments missed chances

The Hilltoppers managed to smile about the scare they put into top-seeded Kansas University. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self, KU players postgame audio

How former Jayhawks fared in March 22 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday's NBA games.

Snow postpones KU-BYU baseball

Due to nearly an inch of snow that fell during the morning in the Provo area, Kansas University baseball’s game against BYU scheduled for Friday was postponed. The teams will make up the game as part of a doubleheader at noon (CDT) today.

Kansas’ Gautier fires 4-under 67

Kansas University sophomore Stan Gautier tied for the second-best round of the day while shooting his collegiate-best round of 4-under 67 on Friday and helped KU drop eight strokes from its opening round to sit in a tie for 11th with one round to play at the Desert Shootout.

KU soccer tops Italian squad, 3-1

Two first-half goals from junior forward Ali Kimura helped Kansas University’s women’s soccer team emerge with a 3-1 victory over Real Meda Italia on Friday night.

KU tennis blanks Nebraska-Omaha

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team blanked Nebraska-Omaha, 7-0, on Friday, improving the 68th-rated Jayhawks’ dual-match record to 8-3.

Friday, March 22

Notebook: Kevin Young a cubist; Roy Williams gets warm welcome

Kansas University senior forward Kevin Young fiddled with a Rubik’s Cube in a corner of the Jayhawks’ locker room on Thursday in Sprint Center.

Opinion: Perry Ellis picks perfect time to turn up aggressiveness

Often during the first few months of the season, Perry Ellis looked like just another freshman struggling to find his way. He dunked the ball twice in his first 34 games, four times in the past two, during which he made 15 of 18 field-goal attempts and averaged 17.5 points and six rebounds. By Tom Keegan

Ex-wideout lends ’Toppers a hand

He played in 12 games this season, even made one start, and was a critical part of the Western Kentucky rotation during a stretch in which injuries decimated the roster. But you won’t find Marcus Vasquez in the Hilltoppers media guide. By Matt Tait

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In sharp focus: Veterans keep Jayhawks on task

Kansas University’s basketball team, which won the NCAA title in 2008 and finished runner-up in 2012, is known for its tournament excellence — as in a 23-8 record in the 10-year Bill Self era — and also some early stinkers. By Gary Bedore

KU tennis tops Georgia Southern

Kansas University’s women’s tennis blanked Georgia Southern, 4-0, Thursday. The shutout victory improved KU’s dual match record to 7-3.

KU baseball blasts BYU

Sophomore Justin Protacio recorded a career-high four hits, and freshman Jacob Boylan went 2-for-5 with three RBIs as Kansas University’s baseball team used a seven-run second inning to defeat BYU, 15-4, on Thursday night.

Gilbert, Brown lead KU golfers

Chris Gilbert led the Kansas University golf team’s scoring lineup with a 1-under 70, and Bryce Brown turned in a career-best 2-under 69 as an individual as the Jayhawks opened play at the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley Golf Course Thursday.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 21 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA games.

Thursday, March 21

NCAA tourney gives KU-Western Kentucky couple rare chance to have some competitive fun

Jim Egan graduated from Kansas University, and Candy Egan graduated from Western Kentucky University. Usually those two facts don't mean much together, but an NCAA Tournament matchup this week gives the Chicago-area couple, married for 27 years, a chance for a bit of fun. By Matt Erickson

Survive and advance also applies to referees

Forgive college basketball referees for compulsively checking their email inboxes in the hours leading up to dinner two days before Selection Sunday. That’s when John Adams, the NCAA’s national coordinator of men’s basketball officiating, annually notifies 100 officials that they have been chosen to work in the NCAA Tournament. By Tom Keegan

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Naadir Tharpe making most of opportunity

During Kansas University’s six games in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, then-freshman point guard Naadir Tharpe did not play during the final four games of KU’s run to the national title game and logged just 17 minutes of combined court time against KU’s first two opponents. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Wait pays off for KU players

The lesson to be learned from this team that became Bill Self’s fifth in the past seven years to earn a No. 1 seed is that it pays not to read too much into first impressions. By Tom Keegan

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Ready to roll: Jayhawks make themselves at home

Kansas University’s basketball team bus pulled in front of the Westin Crown Center Hotel about 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Jayhawks checked in for what they hope will be a four-night stay. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in March 20 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday's NBA games.

Kansas cancels softball opener

Kansas University softball will have to wait a little longer to open the home portion of its schedule. The Jayhawks’ doubleheader today against Missouri State has been canceled because of forecasted inclement weather.

BYU blanks KU baseball

BYU junior Desmond Poulson tossed a five-hit shutout, and leadoff hitter Jacob Hannemann went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI as the Cougars blanked Kansas University, 3-0, in a nonconference baseball game Wednesday night.

KU tennis rolls

Kansas University’s women’s tennis team defeated New Jersey Institute of Technology, 4-1, on Wednesday.

KU soccer tops Swiss nationals

For the second consecutive game, senior Nicole Chrisopulos turned in the game-winning goal in the game’s final minutes, giving Kansas University’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over the U23 Swiss National Team Wednesday night.

KU golfers top Nebraska

Kansas University junior Meghan Potee shot a 4-over 76, and the KU women’s golf team defeated Nebraska by 10 strokes (317-327) to win the Jayhawk-Cornhusker Challenge on Wednesday at Alvamar Golf Club.

Wednesday, March 20

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No. 2 recruit Julius Randle chooses Kentucky

Julius Randle, a 6-foot-9 senior basketball forward from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, today orally committed to Kentucky in a news conference at his high school televised by ESPNU.

KU's allotment of tourney tickets goes quickly

The questions probably come up for many Kansas University basketball fans when watching the NCAA Tournament: Who are those KU fans behind the bench? And how do they get those seats? By Jesse Newell

KU soccer wins European warmups

Nicole Chrisopulos scored in the 82nd minute against FC Wacker Innsbruck to give the Kansas University soccer team a 1-0 victory Tuesday.

KU women’s track outdoor preseason No. 1

Kansas University’s NCAA Indoor runner-up women’s track team was ranked as the preseason No. 1 outdoor team, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 19

How former Jayhawks fared in March 19 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday's NBA games.

Western Kentucky keeping gameplan simple vs. Kansas

Western Kentucky coach Ray Harper says for the 16th-seeded Hilltoppers to have a chance against No. 1 Kansas University on Friday, WKU will have to take care of the ball. By Matt Tait

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Roy riled up about UNC's seed, not possible KU match-up

Former Kansas University coach Roy Williams isn't happy about the No. 8 seed his North Carolina Tar Heels were dealt in the NCAA Tournament. Though he's not buying the claim of coincidence in a possible KU-UNC game, Williams says he's focused on getting past Villanova first. By Gary Bedore

Tickets to Jayhawks' first games most expensive in NCAA tournament

Looking to get to the Sprint Center for the Jayhawks' first two game of the NCAA men's tournament? It'll cost you. By Shaun Hittle

How former Jayhawks fared in March 18 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday's NBA games.

WKU coach: ‘We won’t be scared’

Western Kentucky basketball coach Ray Harper went on national radio Monday to talk his Hilltoppers' NCAA Tournament match-up with Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

Monday, March 18

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Former Hilltopper Townsend to scout WKU for Jayhawks

Kansas University coach Bill Self put assistant Kurtis Townsend in charge of the scouting report for the Jayhawks' NCAA Tournament game against Western Kentucky, where Townsend played college basketball for two years. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Seeds say KU in toughest NCAA region

The clocks have changed. Winter is about to step aside for spring. So it’s that time again — time for every supporter of every NCAA tournament team to grouse about their team having the toughest road to the Final Four. By Tom Keegan

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KU women earn No. 12 seed in NCAA Tournament

The Kansas women's basketball team earned a No. 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will play fifth-seeded Colorado at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Boulder, Colo., on ESPN2.

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KU men's basketball open practice set for 5:10 p.m. Thursday

The Kansas men's basketball team will have its open practice from 5:10-5:50 p.m. Thursday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., in preparation for Friday's 8:50 p.m. NCAA opener against 16th-seeded Western Kentucky.

KU rowing wins 5 more

Kansas University won five more races Sunday to increase its weekend total to 14 at the Louisville Rowing Invitational.

KU softball falls in extras, 1-0

Freshman pitcher Kesley Kessler tied the Kansas University record with 14 strikeouts in six shutout innings but received no decision in KU’s 1-0 eight-inning softball loss to Sacramento State on Sunday in the final game of the Capital Classic.

Kansas baseball edges TCU in 12

Senior Jordan Dreiling hit an RBI single through the left side of the infield to break a scoreless tie in the top of the 12th, and junior Jordan Piché pitched 41/2 scoreless innings of relief as Kansas University earned a series win with a 2-0 extra-inning victory over Texas Christian University on Sunday at Lupton Stadium.

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Hilltopper ‘owes’ Elijah Johnson

When Western Kentucky University guard Jamal Crook learned that his 16th-seeded Hilltoppers would face top-seeded Kansas University in the second round of this year’s NCAA Tournament on Friday in Kansas City, Mo., his mind immediately flashed back to his senior season of high school in Las Vegas. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Under Bill Self, KU dazzlingly consistent

In the past seven years, Bill Self’s Kansas University teams entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed five times, a phenomenal total in any era. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, March 17

How former Jayhawks fared in March 17 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday's NBA games.

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KU earns No. 1 seed in South region

The Kansas men's basketball team earned the No. 1 seed in the South region and will face 16th-seeded Western Kentucky approximately 8:50 p.m. Central time Friday in Kansas City, Mo. By Gary Bedore

KU rowing earns victories at Oak Ridge

Kansas University’s rowing team picked up a score of victories against tough competition on Saturday at Louisville’s Cardinal Invitational.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 16 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA games.

Saturday, March 16

Kansas baseball tops TCU, 8-4

Kansas University’s baseball team put together two three-run innings early and held on to top TCU, 8-4, on Saturday at Lupton Stadium.

KU softball's Alex Jones locks down Texas State for seventh win

Kansas University relief pitcher Alex Jones locked down Texas State after three closely contested innings, and the Jayhawks earned a 4-2 softball victory on Saturday at Sacramento State’s Capital Classic.

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Notebook: Bill Self on Bruce Weber comment: 'Our players definitely knew about it'

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber recently joked at a Big 12 regular-season co-champion net-cutting party that he’d hoped to celebrate the league title a week earlier on the Wildcats’ Senior Day, but poor officiating in the Kansas-Iowa State game got in the way. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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'Bragging rights': KU takes Big 12 tourney title with 70-54 win over Kansas State

The Kansas men's basketball team believes it is clear now who the best team in the conference is following a 70-54 victory over Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament championship on Saturday. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Opinion: KU deserves No. 1 seed over Duke

If Kansas lands on the top line, it would do so for the fifth time in seven seasons, and the Jayhawks deserve that honor over potential No. 1 seed Duke, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Wildcats: Jeff Withey 'changed the game on defense'

Despite not letting Kansas senior Jeff Withey get his mitts on very many of their 60 shots on Saturday, the Kansas State Wildcats said they felt Withey's presence just about every time they tried to drive to the rim on Saturday. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

Frogs flog Kansas baseball, 8-1

TCU right-hander Preston Morrison held Kansas University to just a run off four hits over 7 2/3 inning, and the Horned Frogs roughed up KU, 8-1, in the Big 12 baseball opener for both teams Friday.

Maggie Hull helps KU softball take split

Moments after Alex Jones took a pitch off the top of her head, senior left fielder Maggie Hull picked up Kansas University’s starting softball pitcher with a walk-off home run to defeat Saint Mary’s College, 3-1.

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Bradley McDougald speeds up at pro day

Safety Bradley McDougald shaved two-tenths of a second off his 40-yard dash time to highlight Friday’s football pro timing day at Kansas University. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Kevin Young lower leg injury not serious

Kansas University senior Kevin Young, who injured his lower right leg in the first half of Friday’s 88-73 Big 12 semifinal victory over Iowa State, was able to play just two minutes in the second half. By Gary Bedore• KU-ISU• Bill Self postgame audio

Friday, March 15

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Feeling free: Perry Ellis has career game as KU downs Iowa State

Kansas freshman forward Perry Ellis exploded for a career-high 23 points off 10-of-12 shooting and 3-of-3 free throwing, with six rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes as KU advanced to the Big 12 tournament championship game against Kansas State. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Opinion: Perry Ellis developing into nice March surprise for KU

A Sprint Center-record crowd of 19,160 watched Kansas forward Perry Ellis turn from a freshman into a sophomore in one night, his confidence growing exponentially as the game progressed, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

How former Jayhawks fared in March 15 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday's NBA games.

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Cyclones: Perry Ellis too much

With the haunting memory of Elijah Johnson's 39-point explosion in Ames, Iowa, still fresh in their minds, several Iowa State Cyclones admitted that Friday's 88-73 semifinal loss to Kansas University at Sprint Center felt like deja vu. Only with a different player. By Matt Tait

Thursday, March 14

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Opinion: Iowa State gets final shot at payback

Kansas and Iowa State produced two memorable games in the regular season. The third matchup should be just as compelling, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes. • Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Notebook: Rio Adams shines late; Sherron Collins, Alex Smith attend game

Kansas University freshman guard Rio Adams made the most of his five minutes of playing time on Thursday in Sprint Center. By Gary Bedore

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Stars in stripes: KU's new duds bring shooting luck in blowout over Texas Tech

Led by Ben McLemore’s 24 points, Kansas University’s basketball team clubbed Texas Tech, 91-63, in Thursday’s Big 12 quarterfinal contest in Sprint Center. The rout came with the Jayhawks dressed in new adidas camo uniforms and shorts. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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After loss, Red Raiders give slight edge to KU in matchup against Iowa State

Shortly after doing their part to help the Kansas University men's basketball team disprove the cliché that beating a team three times in the same season is tough to do, members of the Texas Tech Red Raiders sounded off about Friday's semifinal match-up between KU and Iowa State. By Matt Tait• Box score

Kansas divers finish season at NCAA Zone

Kansas University senior diver Christy Cash placed a career-best 12th in the platform event on Wednesday at the NCAA Zone Championships.

Teams trot out unique uniforms for March tourneys

Camouflage-patterned shorts. Neon-trimmed tops. Those special uniforms Cincinnati trotted out at the Big East tournament were pretty eye-catching, to say the least.

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Jayhawks open Big 12 tournament against Red Raiders

Texas Tech coach Chris Walker is hoping his Red Raiders, who were plastered by KU, 79-42, on March 4, benefit from some March Madness today against the Jayhawks in a 2 p.m., Big 12 tournament quarterfinal. By Gary Bedore

Kansas baseball slugs Jackson State, 11-0

Few baseball players in the Big 12 know as much about getting hot at the plate as Kansas University sophomore outfielder Michael Suiter, who capped an eight-run fifth inning for the Jayhawks in an 11-0 victory over Jackson State Wednesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. By Benton Smith

How former Jayhawks fared in March 13 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday's NBA games.

Wednesday, March 13

How former Jayhawks fared in March 12 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday's NBA games.

Big 12 tournament promises to be unpredictable

Kansas State and Kansas tied for the regular-season Big 12 title after losing road games on Saturday. Consider it proof that the Big 12 tournament, which starts tonight at Sprint Center, promises to be among the most intriguing and unpredictable in conference history.

Nation's track coaches name KU's Andrea Geubelle athlete of the year

Kansas University long- and triple-jumper Andrea Geubelle was named the nation’s female athlete of the year, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

KU’s Cash 17th at NCAA diving

Kansas University senior diver Christy Cash placed 17th in the one-meter event on Tuesday at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships.

McLemore, Withey named to all-district team

Kansas University men’s basketball players Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey were named to the 10-member USBWA All-District VI team on Tuesday.

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KU’s Elijah Johnson grows into Jayhawks’ clear leader

Kansas University senior point guard Elijah Johnson has emerged as the Jayhawks' leader after a slow start to his career and turbulent stretches this season. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks' tight end competition wide open this spring

With Notre Dame transfer Mike Ragone gone and four tight ends vying to snag his snaps, tight end is one of the more intriguing positions on the Kansas University football roster this spring. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, March 12

How former Jayhawks fared in March 11 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday's NBA games.

KU soccer adds exhibition

Kansas University’s soccer team will play an exhibition contest against the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) FC Kansas City on March 30.

KU diver Christy Cash 36th at zone

Kansas University senior Christy Cash placed 36th in the three-meter event at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships on Monday.

Kansas OF Michael Suiter player of week

Kansas University outfielder Michael Suiter was named Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week.

Eleven Jayhawks get track All-America nod

Kansas University’s women’s track-and-field team had a program-best 11 athletes named first- or second-team All-Americans, it was announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Big 12 hoops title part of big year for K-State

It has been a banner year for Kansas State sports.

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Jump for joy: KU’s Andrea Geubelle relishes Indoor titles

The last time Andrea Geubelle was at an NCAA Track and Field Championships, she thought she had won another individual title but later learned she hadn’t. Friday, she thought she hadn’t won and later learned she had. By Andrew Hartsock

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Kansas WR Justin McCay out to prove himself

Based on fan reaction, one of the biggest surprises regarding the Kansas University football program’s pre-spring depth chart was junior Justin McCay’s listing as the second-string X receiver. By Matt Tait

Opinion: Big 12 better than it seemed

Coaches don’t need to oversell because it’s obvious the Big 12 is loaded, so much better than it looked during the nonconference season. By Tom Keegan

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Jayhawks: ‘There’s nothing to celebrate’

Kansas State’s basketball players and coaches clipped the nets before about 3,000 fans Monday in Bramlage Coliseum in celebration of the school’s first men's conference hoops championship since 1977. There was no such commotion at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore

Monday, March 11

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AP: Marcus Smart Big 12 player of year; Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore 1st team

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart is The Associated Press Big 12 men's basketball Player of the Year.

Jayhawks 11th in women’s golf

Kansas University Thanuttra “Fhong” Boonraksasat shot a 2-under 70 in her final round and tied for 19th overall, and KU’s women’s golf team placed 11th at the 16-team Clover Cup.

KU tennis dual at OSU called

Sunday’s dual tennis match between Kansas University and Oklahoma State has been postponed indefinitely due to inclement weather. A new match date has not yet been decided.

Kansas rowing falls to Sooners

A day after tallying four-consecutive victories over Kansas State, Kansas University’s rowing team closed the Oklahoma Invite on Sunday by falling to the host squad from the University of Oklahoma. The Sooners swept all six races.

Kansas softball shuts out ULM

Senior left fielder Maggie Hull tagged her 20th career home run, and Alicia Pille threw a complete-game, two-hit shutout as Kansas University softball blanked Louisiana-Monroe, 6-0, to win the FAU Invitational on Sunday.

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KU defensive line infused

Jayhawks’ assistant coach Buddy Wyatt enthused by ‘new blood’

Kansas University’s shortage of football defensive linemen last spring became a well-known fact, but an infusion of "new blood" has defensive-line coach Buddy Wyatt fired up this spring. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Perry Ellis lone highlight for KU at Baylor

Forage through wreckage long enough and you’re bound to stumble upon a hidden treasure, which brings us to Saturday’s 23-point loss to Baylor in the Ferrell Center. By Tom Keegan

Sunday, March 10

How former Jayhawks fared in March 10 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday's NBA games.

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Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore selected to All-Big 12 first team

Withey also honored as Big 12 defensive player of year

Kansas center Jeff Withey and guard Ben McLemore were selected to the All-Big 12 first team, the league announced Sunday afternoon.

KU women’s golf in 12th after two rounds at Clover Cup

Kansas University’s women’s golf team sits in 12th after two rounds, Saturday at the Clover Cup.

KU rowing opens season at OU

Kansas University’s rowing team opened its spring season on Saturday at the Oklahoma Invitational.

Alex Jones pitches KU to two softball wins

Kansas University junior Alex Jones pitched the Jayhawk softball team to a two victories on Saturday at the Florida Atlantic Invitational.

Rain, runs pour in as KU baseball earns series sweep of Niagara

Kansas University pitcher Thomas Taylor struck out six Niagara Purple Eagles in six innings, earning his second victory of the season as KU swept the four-game series with an 11-4 win in the rainy finale on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Benton Smith

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KU football hosts fun-filled clinic for Special Olympians

Saturday morning at Anschutz Sports Pavilion, the entire Kansas University football team and its coaching staff joined nearly 100 Special Olympians from across Kansas for a 90-minute skills clinic that mixed football, fun and fits of laughter. By Matt Tait

KU women's track second at NCAA Indoor

Kansas University had two more individual national champions, and the KU women’s track-and-field team repeated as national NCAA Indoor runner-up Saturday.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 9 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA games.

Saturday, March 9

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Win gives Baylor hope for NCAA Tournament berth

The lopsided victory injected badly needed life into Baylor’s tournament hopes. The Bears (18-13 overall, 9-9 in the Big 12) had lost five of their last six games heading into the regular-season finale. By Tom Keegan

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Opinion: KU's edge missing against Baylor

The truth is for Kansas to have any shot of making it to Atlanta for the Final Four, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes, it must play with a sharp edge, an in-your-face competitive spirit. That was nowhere to be found Saturday, except from the opposition.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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KU women fall out of Big 12 tournament

Senior forward Chelsea Poppens led Iowa State with 24 points, and junior forward Hallie Christofferson added 23 points to lead the Cyclones to a 77-62 women’s basketball victory over Kansas University on Saturday in the Big 12 tournament at American Airlines Center.

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Notebook: Elijah Johnson quiet after loss; Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore named Wooden finalists

Kansas University senior point guard Elijah Johnson was a man of precious few words after Saturday’s 81-58 loss to Baylor in Ferrell Center. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Bear-ly worth celebrating: KU blown out by Baylor but ties for Big 12 crown

The Kansas men's basketball players were left to wonder what the heck happened following an 81-58 loss to Baylor on Saturday in Waco, Texas. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

Geubelle wins title; KU women's track leads at NCAA Indoor Championships

Kansas University senior Andrea Geubelle claimed the long jump championship while teammate Francine Simpson took bronze on the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships, Friday at Randal Tyson Center. The KU women sit in first place with 20 points.

Rain pushes back KU women’s golf

Kansas University women’s golfers will take the course a day late after heavy rain pushed back the opening round of the Clover Cup tournament on Friday.

KU tennis falls, 5-2, at Oklahoma

The Kansas University women’s tennis team fell to No. 40 Oklahoma, 5-2, Friday at Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion.

KU softball wins two at FAU tourney

Kansas University sophomore third baseman Chanin Naudin drilled a double to right center field in the bottom of the seventh, and two wild pitches later sprinted home for the winning run over Michigan State, 1-0, at the FAU Invitational Friday night.

Kansas baseball sweeps Niagara

Kansas University's baseball team swept a doubleheader of Niagara with a pair of one-run victories on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Benton Smith

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KU men look to defend Big 12 title streak today at Baylor

Kansas University’s basketball players — the ones who chant “Big 12 champs,” at the end of every practice during the two-month conference season — today go for their ninth-straight league title. By Gary Bedore

Opinion: Time to throw out theories for tournament success

It’s the time of year when minds begin searching for and share patterns for March Madness success. Column by Tom Keegan

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Boyd breaks out, helps KU women past TCU in Big 12 tourney opener

The shorthanded Kansas University's women's basketball team found a surprising boost off its bench in a 83-61 victory over TCU, Friday in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in March 8 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday's NBA games.

Thursday, March 7

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KU football assistant Tim Grunhard learned from ’12

Kansas University offensive line coach Tim Grunhard won a national title as a player at Notre Dame and fought through 11 seasons in the NFL as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Neither was as tough as what Grunhard went through last season as a first-time college football coach. By Matt Tait

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Ex-KU great Wayne Simien’s words gave Jayhawks hope

A month after Wayne Simien, who serves as the team chaplain, provided some words of wisdom, the Jayhawks are in the hunt for a ninth-straight Big 12 regular-season title. KU and Kansas State take 14-3 league records into Saturday’s finales. By Gary Bedore

Kansas baseball explodes past Niagara

The Jayhawks stole nine bases in a 7-0 victory over Niagara in their baseball home opener at Hoglund Ballpark. By Jesse Newell

How former Jayhawks fared in March 7 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA games.

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A clean sweep? KU women seek third straight win over TCU

Beating a team three times in one season is no easy chore at any level of basketball. But if a Big 12 women’s basketball team must play the same opponent thrice, it might as well be TCU. By Tom Keegan

KU's Williams Fund opens door for more season-ticket holders to keep seats

A new system put in place by the Williams Education Fund for 2013 allows more Kansas University football season-ticket holders the opportunity to keep their seats from year to year—for a price. By Matt Tait

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Angel Goodrich named first-team all-Big 12

Carolyn Davis takes second-team honors

Kansas senior point guard Angel Goodrich was selected as one of 10 players for the all-Big 12 first team as voted on by the league's head coaches.

Big 12 honors KU’s Stanley Redwine

Kansas University’s Stanley Redwine was named Big 12 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, the league announced Monday.

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Bill Self: Landen Lucas will ‘be a load’

KU coach counting on freshman to help inside next year

Red-shirt freshman power forward Landen Lucas is "doing great," KU coach Bill Self reports. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in March 6 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday's NBA games.

Wednesday, March 6

Opinion: Separate sports, politics

It wasn’t enough for university presidents and chancellors to mess up college sports — thanks to the Knight Commission — now the politicians want their bottles of spray paint. By Tom Keegan

KU bowling heads to Las Vegas

The Kansas University bowling team will be participating in one of the four intercollegiate team championship sectionals from Thursday through Monday, March 11, in Las Vegas.

Two Kansas men's golfers finish in top five at Louisiana Classics

Kansas University seniors Alex Gutesha and Chris Gilbert finished in the top five, and sophomore Stan Gautier tied for 17th as KU’s men’s golf team placed sixth Tuesday in the Louisiana Classics.

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Self lets Jayhawks have some fun in Senior Night rout

With the game against Texas Tech well in hand on Monday, Kansas University coach Bill Self encouraged his players to watch a videoboard tribute to KU's seniors in lieu of listening to him during a TV time out. By Gary Bedore

Coaches see improvement in KU football's spring start

Piles of snow may have surrounded the field and a chill may have hung in the air, but none of that stopped the Kansas University football team from getting spring practice off to a hot start on Tuesday at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait

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Opinion: Don’t count out KU's new-look offensive line yet

Nothing beats an offensive line with a few fifth-year seniors loaded with game experience. Kansas University's football team had three blockers last season who combined for 110 starts in their careers. Now they're gone, but hope is not. Column by Tom Keegan

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Seniors secure victory late against TCU in KU women's home finale

With a minute left, Kansas University's Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis, the Jayhawks' senior stars, combined for one final highlight in a 74-67 Senior Night victory over TCU. By Jesse Newell

How former Jayhawks fared in March 5 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday's NBA games.

Tuesday, March 5

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City approves development agreement, tax abatement for $25M Rock Chalk Park recreation center

Lawrence city commissioners gave final approval Tuesday night to a development agreement that allows the $25 million Rock Chalk recreation center project to move forward. They also approved an ordinance that will give the larger Rock Chalk Park project, which includes privately owned athletic facilities to be used by Kansas University, a 100 percent property tax abatement for the next 10 years. By Chad Lawhorn

KU women defeat TCU, 74-67, on Senior Night

Carolyn Davis scored 27 points on 9-for-12 field-goal shooting, leading the Kansas women's basketball team to a 74-67 home victory over TCU on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 4 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday's NBA games.

Monday, March 4

KU track sends 12 to NCAA Indoor Championships

Kansas University’s women’s track team will send 11 athletes to the NCAA Indoor Championships, the NCAA announced Monday. One KU men's runner will join them.

KU men's golf in second place after two rounds

Kansas University men's golf sits in second place, and two KU golfers are poised for top-five individual finishes after two rounds Monday at the Louisiana Classics.

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Charlie Weis foretells drastic overhaul for second spring

Change, across the board, seems to be the theme for the Kansas University football team as it enters spring practice, which begins today at Memorial Stadium, where the snow is piled high on the track and hope and optimism even higher. By Matt Tait

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KU women's seniors focus on winning, not home finale

Kansas women’s basketball guard Monica Engelman already has her Senior Night at Allen Fieldhouse planned out. “I know it’s going to be emotional,” the senior said, “but I want to get the win first, then cry after.” By Jesse Newell

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Notebook: Kevin Young delivers one-liners in speech; top recruit Andrew Wiggins visits

Kevin Young resembled a stand-up comedian as he took the microphone for the first of four Senior Night speeches following Monday’s 79-42 rout of Texas Tech in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore • Box score• Senior speech videos

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Opinion: KU seniors let their play do the talking

On a night that featured what could be remembered as the greatest senior day starting lineup in Kansas history, it became more evident than ever that this team is getting better with age, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Senior speech videos

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3 and out: Jeff Withey's long-range shot highlight of Senior Night win

Kansas center Jeff Withey, who is known for his shot blocking and dunking — definitely not his long-range bombing — sank the first three-point shot of his KU career in his final home game as the Jayhawks routed Texas Tech. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Senior speech videos

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Texas Tech coach Chris Walker: KU rout of TTU 'open season'

Without a hint of disappointment in his voice and a smile on his face, Texas Tech men's basketball coach Chris Walker sat back and tried to explain the takeaway from a 79-42 loss to Kansas University Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Linebacker Huldon Tharp will not play for KU football in 2013

Kansas University linebacker Huldon Tharp will forego his final season of eligibility and conclude his football-playing career, KU coach Charlie Weis announced Monday.

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Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore sweep Big 12 weekly honors

Kansas guards Elijah Johnson and Ben McLemore are the recipients of the Big 12 player of the week and freshman of the week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 3 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Sunday's NBA games.

Kansas softball stops Stony Brook

Alicia Pille walked none and struck out a season-best 12 in a complete-game four-hitter as Kansas University softball beat Stony Brook, 7-1, on Sunday at Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium.

KU baseball falls to Eagles

Eastern Michigan collected a season-high 16 hits and earned a split of the four-game weekend series with an 11-6 baseball victory over Kansas University on Sunday at QuikTrip Park.

K-State, Kansas in stretch run for title

The first time that Kansas State coach Bruce Weber approached Bill Snyder about speaking to his team, Snyder, the ‘ol football coach, jokingly said that the Wildcats were playing too well and that he didn’t want to mess things up.

Opinion: Goodbye, Ben McLemore; hello, Andrew Wiggins?

Ben McLemore plays his 17th and final game in Allen Fieldhouse tonight, a freshman on Senior Night and the best player in the building, with the possible exception of his potential replacement, visiting recruit Andrew Wiggins. By Tom Keegan

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Finale four: Four KU seniors to say fieldhouse farewell

Elijah Johnson today plays his final game in Allen Fieldhouse with fellow senior starters Travis Releford, Jeff Withey and Kevin Young. By Gary Bedore

Sunday, March 3

Cavaliers cut former KU guard Josh Selby

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday released former Kansas University guard Josh Selby.

KU swimming finishes fourth at Big 12 Championships

Freshman Chelsie Miller placed fourth in the 1,650 free to lead the Kansas University swimming team to a fourth-place finish at the five-team Big 12 Championships.

KU relay team earns bid to NCAA Indoor Championships

Kansas University’s 4x400-meter relay team posted its fastest time of the season — second-best in school history — on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Last Chance meet to qualify for next week’s NCAA Indoor Championships.

KU softball splits power-packed doubleheader

Kansas University’s softball team lived and died by the home run in splitting a doubleheader on Saturday at the Wolfpack Challenge.

Kansas baseball sweeps Eastern Michigan

Jordan Dreiling’s big plays on the basepaths and a big day behind the plate helped Kansas University baseball sweep a doubleheader against Eastern Michigan on Saturday at QuikTrip Park.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 2 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA games.

Saturday, March 2

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Celebrated RB Traevohn Wrench commits to Kansas

Four-star running back Traevohn Wrench, a junior at nearby Gardner-Edgerton High, became the first player in the class to make an official commitment to the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

KU women fall at Oklahoma, 85-77

Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson found the Jayhawks’ latest loss especially tough to stomach.

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Notebook: KU seniors prepare for final home game; recruit Andrew Wiggins to visit Sunday

Jeff Withey and three of his closest friends will play the final home game of their Kansas University basketball careers on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

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Make-up ball: Ben McLemore scores 36, leads KU over West Virginia

Kansas freshman Ben McLemore broke the old freshman scoring record of 35 points set by Danny Manning against Oklahoma State on March 2, 1985 — exactly 28 years to the day in Stillwater, Okla. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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Opinion: Elijah Johnson flexing his muscle at right time for KU

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson contributed more than 12 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, a huge blocked shot and a big steal to KU’s 91-65 victory Saturday against West Virginia. He also made everybody on the court with him play better, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

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WVU coach Bob Huggins: Mountaineers' faults led to blowout

A few minutes after watching his team get drubbed by Kansas University's men's basketball team, 91-65, at Allen Fieldhouse, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins offered up a tennis analogy to explain what went wrong. By Matt Tait• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio

Chelsie Miller lifts Kansas at Big 12 swims

Freshman Chelsie Miller recorded 17 points for Kansas University’s swimming and diving team to lead the Jayhawks on the third day of the Big 12 championships.

Sydney Conley highlights KU track showings

Kansas University freshman Sydney Conley and the KU men’s distance medley relay team each posted season bests Friday in the Alex Wilson Last Chance track meet at South Bend, Ind.

KU softball cruises to 2 wins

Kansas University’s softball team won a pair of one-hit shutouts Friday, defeating North Carolina A&T, 17-0, and Stony Brook, 12-0.

How former Jayhawks fared in March 1 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday's NBA games.

Friday, March 1

Kansas baseball tumbles to EMU

John Rubino and Sam Ott delivered back-to-back two-out RBI singles in a four-run seventh inning as Eastern Michigan claimed a 6-4 college baseball victory Friday against Kansas.

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Mark Mangino back in coaching

After sitting out for three full seasons, former Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino is back in coaching. By Matt Tait

Outcome again could seal KU women’s fate

Two weeks ago, the Kansas University women’s basketball team picked up a huge home victory over then-No. 19 Oklahoma at Allen Fieldhouse that looked as if it would be the game that sparked a strong finish. By Matt Tait

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Elijah Johnson expects to stay in ‘attack mode’

Elijah Johnson’s 39-point scoring spree against Iowa State on Monday night certainly was unexpected, but he says the outburst should boost his confidence the rest of the season — starting today against West Virginia. By Gary Bedore

KU swimming last after second day of Big 12 meet

Kansas University senior Brooke Brull and freshman Meredith Brownell helped the last-place KU swimming and diving team put up some points on Thursday at the Big 12 Championships.

Kansas tennis routs UMKC, 7-0

Kansas University’s tennis team routed UMKC, 7-0, on Thursday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.

How former Jayhawks fared in Feb. 28 NBA games

A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA games.