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Family Fun: NCAA pays family travel expenses for Final Four participants

De Sousa, Mykhailiuk's parents headed to San Antonio

As special it is to play in his first Final Four this week, it’s just as meaningful to Kansas freshman forward Silvio De Sousa that his parents will be in attendance for the first time in his collegiate career. By Bobby Nightengale

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Tom Keegan: Malik Newman's rise makes Kansas a much tougher out

McDonald’s All-American. A dominant scorer for the scout team against Kansas regulars last season. Predicted by no less an authority than Bill Self to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors once he became eligible after transferring from Mississippi State.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas connections to other three schools add spice to Final Four

It’s not difficult to find compelling connections between schools for nearly any game played in the tournament.

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Family Fun: NCAA pays family travel expenses for Final Four participants

De Sousa, Mykhailiuk's parents headed to San Antonio

As special it is to play in his first Final Four this week, it’s just as meaningful to Kansas freshman forward Silvio De Sousa that his parents will be in attendance for the first time in his collegiate career. By Bobby Nightengale

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2 of nation's best 3-point shooting teams, KU and Villanova, to duel at Final Four

Even before Villanova secured its second trip to the Final Four in the past three seasons, head coach Jay Wright kept hearing about Kansas. The discussions had nothing to do with a potential national semifinal meeting in San Antonio between the two No. 1 seeds, though. In the midst of preparing for two of KU’s most prominent challengers to the conference throne, Wright heard coaches who know the Jayhawks well compare this year’s Big 12 regular-season and postseason champions to his own, Big East-title sweeping roster. By Benton Smith

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Free State's Jalan Robinson signs with KU football

Jalan Robinson had already held off on his decision by seven weeks. He wasn’t going to waste any more time before the celebration. By Scott Chasen

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Dorance Armstrong Jr., Montell Cozart return for KU football Pro Day

Dorance Armstrong’s first return trip to Kansas since the end of the 2017 season brought back memories of his three-year college career almost right away. Some of the feelings, Armstrong said with a smile, were almost a little too familiar. By Scott Chasen

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Lawrence's Chisom Ajekwu commits to KU women's basketball

With an opportunity to stay close to home, Lawrence High junior Chisom Ajekwu said it was an easy decision when she decided to verbally commit to play in the Kansas women’s basketball program. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU's Devonte' Graham earns AP All-American nod

Kansas senior Devonte' Graham, already overjoyed by breaking through to the Final Four, received some more good news on Tuesday when he was named a 2018 Associated Press first-team All-American.

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Allen Fieldhouse to open for Final Four watch party

Kansas men's basketball fans can watch the Jayhawks' 2018 NCAA Final Four game vs. Villanova Saturday on the video board at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas Athletics officials announced Tuesday. By Matt Tait