2011 NCAA Tournament

Connecticut's Kemba Walker, right, celebrates with teammate Charles Okwandu, left, at the end of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game against Butler Monday, April 4, 2011, in Houston. Connecticut won 53-41.

Top dogs: Huskies shut down Bulldogs

The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut’s amazing run was the final buzzer. On a night when the massive arena felt like a dusty old gym, UConn made Butler look like the underdog it really was, winning the national championship Monday night with an old-fashioned, grinding 53-41 beatdown of the Bulldogs.

April 5, 2011


Tease photo

Travis Releford shrugs off Kansas’ losses

Junior aware Jayhawks not deep, but ‘of course we are going to be able to survive it’

To Travis Releford, it matters not that Kansas University’s basketball team enters the 2011-12 season with just eight recruited scholarship players on the roster.

Tease photo

All revved up: Jayhawks fired up at Late Night

Donning a black leather jacket and chaps — with sunglasses draped over his eyes — Bill Self drove a custom-made motorcycle onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor Friday night.

Kansas thin, but fun

The Kansas University basketball team, under the guidance of strength and conditioning coach Andrea Hudy, has managed to stay more healthy than most in this era of year-round basketball players.

Tease photo

Crowd fires up Kansas women

After hitting the game-winning basket in Friday night’s Late Night in the Phog scrimmage, Kansas senior forward Aishah Sutherland talked about the extra energy she received from playing in front of a packed Allen Fieldhouse.

Jayhawks won't shy away from poll ranking

Tyshawn Taylor senses some negativity nationally surrounding Kansas University’s 2011-12 basketball team.

Tease photo

‘Late Night’ great night for KU hoops recruits

Kansas University’s season-opening “Late Night” basketball extravaganza, which this year is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday in Allen Fieldhouse, has always been about introducing the current Jayhawks to their legions of fans.

Time announced for Oct. 14 Late Night in the Phog

Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog season-opening basketball extravaganza will run from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in Allen Fieldhouse, KU officials announced Tuesday.

OSU thrower Andrew Hudson bonds with family of Spring Hill football player who died from head injury

When he left the small west Texas town of Bushland to play football on scholarship for Oklahoma State, Andrew Hudson felt like the luckiest young man on earth.

Tease photo

Na-na-na-na: Holy hurdles, Batman! Jackson wins again

Olympic bronze medalist/Kansas Relays fan favorite Bershawn “Batman” Jackson — who missed KU’s spring carnival last year — returned in a blaze of glory Saturday.

Tease photo

Great Scotts: Jordan wins vault; Russell sets javelin record

There’s only one thing Kansas University senior pole vaulter Jordan Scott must do to become a contender for the 2012 Olympics and beyond.

Tease photo

Soar winner: NU’s Gordon leaps to long jump title

Fans stood two rows deep to the left and right of University of Nebraska senior Nicholas Gordon. They clapped rhythmically as the Jamaican track and field sensation took off down the makeshift long-jump runway Thursday night in downtown Lawrence.

Another Penny turns up

Although much is made of the Kansas University athletic department turning into quite the money machine in recent years, a closer look reveals the truth: A generation doesn’t go by where the department is Penny-less.

Tease photo

Mr. Big Shot: Canadian Armstrong wins Relays shot put title

Feeling parched after winning the first-ever downtown edition of the Kansas Relays shot put, Dylan Armstrong realized there were plenty of establishments close by to quench his thirst.

Lawrence epicenter of track and field revival

Everything has to start someplace. Historians will note that the revival of track and field in the United States began Wednesday, April 20, 2011, right here in Lawrence, on Eighth Street, 80 feet or so east of New Hampshire.

Hurlers ready to rock

Everybody has witnessed live events that take up permanent residence in the memory.

October 2011
April 2011
March 2011