Stories for March 21, 2007


Lead stories

Jankovich returns to team after coaching announcement

It's official - Time Jankovich is on the way out, and Danny Manning is moving up, but that's not until after the KU hoops season comes to an end.

KU makes sweet return to Sweet 16

The KU men are preparing for the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the first time in three seasons.

Jayhawks split doubleheader with Northern Colorado

The KU baseball team split a doubleheader with Northern Colorado today. The Jayhawks now stay home for a Big 12 series with Oklahoma State over the weekend.

KU among top seeds still alive in San Jose

Bruins, Panthers, Salukis, and Jayhawks, oh my. The four top seeds in the west regional are all still alive and all held practices at HP Pavilion in San Jose today.

Tease photo

What exactly is a Saluki?

As we're sure you know, KU faces Southern Illinois in the Sweet 16 tomorrow night, but do you know the opponent's mascot?

Salukis familiar with success in big dance

As for the Jayhawks Thursday Illinois - Southern Illinois - the Sweet 16 is nothing new. The Missouri Valley Conference champs have been to the big dance every year since 2002.

Top defensive teams take floor in KU, SIU

When KU and Southern Illinois take the hardwood in San Jose tomorrow, two of the top defensive teams in the nation will be going head-to-head.

Inside KU's locker room

Take a tour of the Kansas University locker room inside the HP Pavillion as the Jayhawks prepare for practice on Wednesday in San Jose, Ca.

15 seconds of please don't go

Fagan with the fans in San Jose

Once the season ends, either with a joyous victory and a national title or a heartbreaking loss and a postseason for questions, it'll be decision time for some Jayhawks.

90 solid seconds with...SIU senior Tony Young

During the NCAA Tournament, editor Ryan Greene will spend 90 quality seconds with a member of the team getting set to face KU. In today's episode, Ryan chats with 6-foot Southern Illinois senior Tony Young who hails from Schaumburg, Ill. Young scored 17 points in SIU's second round win over Virginia Tech.


Thursday's Games

Do Jayhawks have a prayer? Priest, brother are divided on that

The Rev. Bob Flannery actually prayed for this: Kansas against Southern Illinois, with the winner receiving Sweet 16 salvation and a chance to play for passage into hoops heaven: the NCAA Final Four and a national championship.

Manning bumped into vacancy

It didn't take Kansas University coach Bill Self long to fill the upcoming vacancy on his basketball staff.

Wolfpack won't be denied

Baylor falls to team of destiny in overtime thriller

Kay Yow hugged her players as photographers took shot after shot. Then North Carolina State's coach turned to the fans, smiled and triumphantly extended both arms to hold up a Wolfpack hand gesture.

Howland quite familiar with UCLA's next foe

Thursday night will be lone time all season Bruins boss isn't Pittsburgh's biggest fan

UCLA coach Ben Howland left quite a legacy at Pittsburgh, including his longtime assistant, Jamie Dixon.

KU softball falls to Sacramento

Kansas University's softball team fell to the Sacramento State, 7-4, Tuesday. KU attempted a seventh-inning comeback, but fell one big hit short.

Sin City's favorite sons

UNLV regains its place among Vegas headliners

The Stardust hotel, imploded last week, is a pile of rubble, but "Titanic, the Exhibition," is back "by popular demand" at the Tropicana.

Docking leads Kansas golfers

Senior Tyler Docking led the way for Kansas University's men's golf team Tuesday at the Western Intercollegiate as the Olathe native finished in third place. Kansas was able to move up two spots in the final round of play to finish the tournament tied for seventh with 871 shots.

Southern Illinois keeps clearing hurdles

It's really an extraordinary tale if you think about it: a program without a big name, with minimal tradition to speak of and three coaching changes in the last five years.

Keegan: Don't let the name fool you

Southern Illinois University. It's difficult to take that name as seriously as Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois. Yet, those schools are gone from the West bracket and Southern Illinois is one of the nation's Sweet 16, just as its No. 4 seed projected.

Jankovich introduced at Illinois State

Tim Jankovich, who played basketball at Kansas State University, fell in love with his college rival the past four years while working on Mount Oread.

Memphis eager to quiet naysayers

A 24-game winning streak hasn't convinced everyone that Memphis is a legitimate national championship contender.

KU fans shooting for 'fieldhouse vibe'

San Jose may not be on the water, but it is a certified member of the Bay Area community. And that means plenty of Jayhawks.

Law restores order

Point guard pivotal to Aggies' turnaround

Moments after Texas A&M defeated Louisville to reach the regional semifinals, Acie Law was crying with joy. Aggies coach Billy Gillispie walked up to his star point guard and said, "Didn't you believe me?"

Buckeyes say they've grown since last tangle with Tennessee

When Ron Lewis' name was announced at Ohio State's winter graduation Sunday, there was a loud roar from the thousands packed into St. John Arena.

California dreamin'

Hectic schedule suits Jayhawks

Back from Chicago late Sunday night. Off to San Jose, Calif., Tuesday afternoon. Life is a blur these days for Kansas University's basketball players and coaches.