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Jayhawks earn No. 1 seed in Midwest region

Kansas will play First Four winner between NC Central and UC Davis

A season that began with high hopes, huge non-conference showdowns and a quest for a 13th consecutive Big 12 Conference title, moved into the postseason on Sunday with the Kansas men’s basketball team earning the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait

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Kansas softball takes two wins

Sophomore pitcher Alexis Reid tossed her ninth complete game of the season, and Kansas’ softball team defeated Iowa, 6-2, on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark for its second victory of the day in the Jayhawk Invitational.

Kansas golfers 13th in Florida

Kansas’ women’s golf team finished 13th among 13 teams in the Suntrust Gator Women’s Invitational on Sunday in Gainesville, Fla.

KU tennis falls to Texas Tech

Kansas senior Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum earned a victory at No. 2 singles, and KU sophomore Nina Khmelnitckia won at No. 4 singles, but the Jayhawks fell to Texas Tech, 4-2, in Big 12 women’s tennis Sunday at Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Goddard, Jayhawks clinch series finale against Houston Baptist, 4-2

Sophomore starter Jackson Goddard unleashed a roar and pounded his chest as he walked back to the dugout. His catcher, freshman Jaxx Groshans, was the first to greet Goddard with an approving high-five. The rest of the Kansas baseball team bombarded him with a flurry of fist bumps and other congratulatory responses.

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Tom Keegan: Purdue lingers as possible tough matchup, Iowa State as potential thriller

So many interesting angles popped off the page of the Midwest regional when the brackets came out on Selection Sunday.

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NCAA Tournament Notebook: Former Bill Self assistants well represented in this year's field

Within an hour of learning that Wake Forest had made the 2017 NCAA Tournament and would face Kansas State in a First Four match-up this week in Dayton, Ohio, to earn one of four No. 11 seeds in the 64-team bracket, Kansas coach Bill Self had already exchanged text messages with Wake head coach and former Self assistant Danny Manning. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks will have to watch First Four to learn identity of next foe

16 seeds NCCU and UC-Davis meet Wednesday in Dayton

Every March since he took over the program, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and his staff have been able to begin preparation for their opening NCAA Tournament matchup as soon as they learned their seeding and region on Selection Sunday. Not this year. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks snag No. 1 seed in Midwest Region, will start NCAA Tourney run Friday in Tulsa, Okla.

Senior Landen Lucas says Jayhawks 'exactly where we want to be'

An earlier-than-expected loss to TCU in last weekend’s Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., did nothing to derail the Kansas men’s basketball team’s ideal path in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait

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A peek at the path forward for Big 12 teams in NCAA tournament

The Big 12 Conference was considered one of the best conferences in the nation throughout the season and it was rewarded with six teams in the NCAA Tournament. By Bobby Nightengale

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Jayhawks earn No. 1 seed in Midwest region

Kansas will play First Four winner between NC Central and UC Davis

A season that began with high hopes, huge non-conference showdowns and a quest for a 13th consecutive Big 12 Conference title, moved into the postseason on Sunday with the Kansas men’s basketball team earning the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait

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Five things to watch with Kansas football this spring

Third-year Kansas football coach David Beaty and his players still have close to six months to get through before the 2017 season officially begins, but it feels much closer than that as of this weekend, with spring practices beginning on Monday. Here are five things to watch as KU enters spring football, a crucial portion of the offseason. By Benton Smith