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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

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

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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.