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Pain of Elite Eight loss lingers, but Jayhawks have faith in future

The sun did, in fact, come up in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday morning, but its arrival was not the signaling of the beginning of Final Four preparations for the Kansas men’s basketball team. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Jackson, Graham waiting to decide on NBA plans

Saturday’s 74-60, Elite Eight loss to Oregon at Sprint Center left a handful of Jayhawks to face questions about their futures. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Loss to Oregon cuts deepest of Elite Eight setbacks

It will take more than the rain that fell on Lawrence on Sunday night to wash away the melancholy hovering since the Kansas basketball team’s 74-60, Saturday night loss to Oregon at Sprint Center.

Offensive woes continue for Jayhawks in loss against Samford

Junior shortstop Matt McLaughlin is well aware Kansas’ offensive struggles this season. Entering Sunday’s game against Samford, the Kansas baseball team ranked last in the Big 12 in batting average, RBIs, and home runs. By Evan Riggs

KU softball can't keep up with Baylor in 5-1 loss

As soon as the ball left her bat, Kansas junior catcher Harli Ridling began her trot around the bases. By Shane Jackson

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Pain of Elite Eight loss lingers, but Jayhawks have faith in future

The sun did, in fact, come up in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday morning, but its arrival was not the signaling of the beginning of Final Four preparations for the Kansas men’s basketball team. By Matt Tait

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Ducks embrace road atmosphere, underdog role in Elite Eight win

Entering Saturday’s Elite Eight game against Kansas at Sprint Center, the Jayhawks’ home away from home, Oregon basketball players were happy to play the role of the underdog. By Bobby Nightengale

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Notebook: Jackson, Graham waiting to decide on NBA plans

Saturday’s 74-60, Elite Eight loss to Oregon at Sprint Center left a handful of Jayhawks to face questions about their futures. By Matt Tait

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Big man Jordan Bell a game-changer as Oregon topples Kansas

Almost as a forewarning of how he planned to dominate the paint Saturday night at Sprint Center, 6-foot-9 Oregon forward Jordan Bell denied a Josh Jackson layup and snagged an offensive rebound within the first minute of the Midwest Regional Final, against top-seeded Kansas. The junior’s energetic approach on both ends of the floor injected his upset-minded Ducks with the kind of punch it would take to knock the Jayhawks out of the NCAA Tournament. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Despite finale, Devonté Graham one of many winners for KU

A man wearing a blue shirt that covered his black heart took the opportunity late during the quiet of a 74-60 Oregon victory to lean over the wall that separates the first row of seats from press row and unloaded with words that Devonte' Graham never should have had to hear after the season he had, and the tremendous three games he played to help Kansas get to the brink of the Final Four. By Tom Keegan