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Early Morning

A look behind the scenes of Kansas' 2018 Final Four appearance

Beyond being the greatest stage in college basketball, the Final Four is also an incredible melting pot for fun, humanizing and quirky moments among players coaches and fans. It's also the ultimate landing spot for little stories that have built there way up to the national stage throughout the month of March.

Evening

Future Jayhawk Quentin Grimes shines, teams with Romeo Langford to lead Home team to victory at Jordan Brand Classic

Out with an injury, but still a main attraction nonetheless, Duke-bound forward Zion Williamson wasted no time explaining to ESPN2 sideline reporter Brooke Weisbrod what stood out to him this week at the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Kansas men, women preparing for competitive Kansas Relays field

Suspenseful college quadrangular meets that have been known to come down to the final race have softened the blow of the Kansas Relays no longer attracting big-name professional athletes to the event.

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Basketball walk-on James Sosinski breaking tackles upon return to KU football

For the first four months of his football off-season, Kansas tight end James Sosinski experienced what he described as almost no football-related activities. Preoccupied from December through March with his role as a walk-on with KU basketball, Sosinski didn’t appear too rusty upon his April return to the gridiron, though. By Benton Smith

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Washburn's Brett Ballard named KBCA coach of the year

First-year Washburn Ichabods basketball coach Brett Ballard, a former KU player and assistant coach under both Roy Williams and Bill Self, has been named the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association College Four-Year Men's College Coach of the Year as announced by the organization.

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'He's got some dog in him': Freshman CB Corione Harris makes great first impression

Sure, the rest of the Kansas football team knew the name Corione Harris long before the four-star cornerback from Louisiana enrolled in classes and joined the program in January. But it was on the final Wednesday of March, at Harris’ first college practice, when the Jayhawks finally received a proper introduction. By Benton Smith