Dean Smith thanks former players with checks

26 APR 1952:  University of Kansas coach Dr. Forrest "Phog" Allen gives his final instructions to his team before playing and winning the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four held in Seattle, WA at the Edmundson Pavilion. Kansas defeated St. John's 80-63 for the title. future North Carloina coach Dean Smith (facing camera) was a junior at Kansas.

Known not just for his contributions to the game of basketball, but also for his class and love for his players, Dean Smith’s legend continues ...

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What caught my eye at Day 1 of KU football’s 2015 Spring practice

The Jayhawks work on bursting through during spring practice on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Tuesday marked the third time I've seen a new coaching staff kick off spring practices with the KU football program and the one thing that ...

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A dozen Jayhawks I’m eager to watch during spring football

Today marks the opening day of the first spring football season under new KU football coach David Beaty. And although there's still more than five ...

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College basketball world reacts to KU’s Round of 32 exit

When the season ends for Kansas, it doesn’t just move the needle in the Sunflower State, the college basketball nation takes notice. When the Jayhawks ...

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Take four more looks at pivotal play in Kansas loss to Wichita State

Take four more looks at the most talked-about play in Wichita State’s 78-65 victory Sunday in Omaha, one that sent the veteran Shockers on to ...

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The Day After: Waived by the Wheat Shockers

Kansas forward Perry Ellis is fouled on a dunk attempt  in the Jayhawks' 78-65 loss to Wichita State Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.

If you really think about it, Sunday's 78-65 loss to Wichita State was probably about as fitting of an end for this Kansas team as ...

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Freshman Devonté Graham one of few bright spots in KU’s season finale

Kansas guard DevonteÕ Graham (4) come off the court after the Jayhawks 78-65 loss in the Jayhawks third-round NCAA Tournament game against Wichita State Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.

1 - Devonte Graham: Easily was KU’s best player in the second half, when he scored 13 of his 17 points and picked up four ...

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Getting to know Wichita State

Wichita State's coach Gregg Marshall talks to Wichita States guard Zach Brown (1) during Wichita States' win over Indiana Friday, March 20, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE..

Separated by 161 miles of interstate and rolling plains, Kansas and Wichita State could play basketball against each other every year pretty easily. Of course, ...


Let the hype continue: Media day, before KU vs. WSU

Kansas coach Bill Self talks to the media outside the Jayhawks' locker-room Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. .

There might not be basketball games going on Saturday in Omaha, but there certainly is pre-game buzz at CenturyLInk Center for Sunday’s Kansas University basketball ...

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The Day After: Advancement in the NCAA Tournament

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) lays in two of his 17 points in the Jayhawks' 75-56 win against New Mexico State Friday, March 20, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE.

It's been a while since I remember seeing the Kansas University basketball team play such a care-free first-round NCAA Tournament game. Typically, in recent years, ...

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Jayhawk-killer Ali Farokhmanesh surprises Kansas fans in Omaha

Kansas guard Brady Morningstar (12) defends UNI's Ali Farokhmanesh (5) Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Oklahoma City, OK.

When March rolls around and the talk turns to NCAA upsets, you're liable to overhear conversations like this in Kansas basketball circles: "Who was that ...

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Mason amazing in KU’s 75-56, NCAA Tournament victory over New Mexico State

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) and New Mexico State guard Daniel Mullings (23) pursue a loose ball in the Jayhawks' second-round NCAA tournament game against New Mexico State Friday, March 20, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.

1 - Frank Mason: Made terrific decisions, finished well at the hoop, hit 6 of 7 field goals, both three-pointers, and 3 of 4 free ...

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Getting to know upset-minded NMSU

New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies, right, hugs center Tshilidzi Nephawe toward the end of the second half of the Aggies’ victory over Cal State-Bakersfield in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament on Friday in Las Vegas. Nephawe is one of four seniors Menzies will count on when the Aggies open the NCAA Tournament against Kansas on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska.

New Mexico State hasn’t lost a college basketball game since Jan. 17. Winners of 13 straight, the Aggies hope to keep that streak alive Friday ...

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Former Jayhawk Jerod Haase deals Big 12 a blow by coaching UAB to upset victory vs. Iowa State

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Omaha — Greg Gurley, attending Kansas University’s public practice, had just finished watching on a courtside computer UAB finish off an upset of Iowa State ...

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Media day at CenturyLink Center

Kansas forward Perry Ellis talks to the media at the Centrurylink Center in Omaha, NE. Friday March 19, 2015.

The NCAA Tournament already is in full swing in some cities, but in Omaha, Nebraska, the games don’t start until Friday. That means today at ...

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One more look at the unjust stacking of Midwest region

Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells at his players during the first half of the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

I came up with one more way to look at the unfairness of the NCAA tournament seeding to see if I could confirm my suspicions ...

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Kentucky and 15 lesser teams that could win it

In this photo from Nov. 28, 2012, SMU head coach Larry Brown instructs his team against Utah in Salt Lake City. The well-traveled coach — who led Kansas University to the 1988 NCAA crown — has SMU off to a 9-4 start.

Sixteen teams capable of winning the national title and why in 16 words: 1 - Kentucky: Several NBA teams lack legitimate NBA center. Kentucky has ...

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Paul Pierce picks Kansas to beat Kentucky, win it all

Rhode Island coach Jim Harrick consoles former Kansas basketball
player Paul Pierce in this 1998 file photo.

No one can question Paul Pierce’s loyalty. The 10-time NBA all-star hasn’t played for Kansas University since 1998, but when the longtime Celtic, one-year Net ...

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Fresh look at Morris twins’ journey to KU, NBA

Anyone with a passing interesting KU basketball has heard the story of the Morris twins. There's Marcus and Markieff's unique bond on and off the ...

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KU Sports Extra — 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket breakdowns

The KU Sports Extra team, Tom Keegan and Matt Tait, breaks down the four regions of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket. Midwest West ...

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