Stories for March 25, 2007


Lead stories

Hoyas knock out Tar Heels in OT

Same names, different endings. Unlike father, like son. Twenty-five years later, Georgetown got even. In an NCAA tournament full of incredible rallies, it was the Hoyas' turn - against North Carolina, for goodness sakes, the same Tar Heels who won the national title on a Michael Jordan jumper that denied a different Georgetown team led by a coach named Thompson and a player named Ewing a generation ago.

KU men disappointed with loss to UCLA

If someone would have told you KU forced UCLA into a season high 25 turnovers, you'd think the Jayhawks would have a pretty good chance to win the ball game. Unfortunately, Bill Self's squad gave it away 21 times of its own and missed 19 easy shots to see its season come to an end last night.

Big shots propel Bruins past Jayhawks

6Sports director Kevin Romary was at the HP Pavilion last night as a wrap up from San Jose.

Jayhawks still missing clutch batting in close games

Switching gears to the diamond now where today the Kansas baseball team tried to steal a series from 14th ranked Oklahoma State at Hoglund Ballpark.

Mass Street quiet as fans somber after KU loss

Before we knew the outcome of last night's game, thousands sat on the edge of their seats, hoping KU would make a return to trip to the Final Four.

Jayhawks return to Lawrence early Sunday morning

It started with a crowd of two. John Coleman and his friend, Don McCoy, both from Bonner Springs, were the first to arrive at Allen Fieldhouse at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Gators headed to Final Four, again

Go ahead, hate Florida all you want. But you can't beat these Gators. Not in the NCAA tournament. Not yet, anyway. Inside, outside, early, late - the Gators find a way to get it done when there's a title at stake. Joakim Noah and his buddies are heading back to the Final Four, looking for a second straight national championship that was worth more to them than NBA millions.

Dejected, yet faithful

Jayhawk fans optimistic about next year's season

Awash in a sea of fans clad in baby blue - and, more importantly, an opportunistic lineup of sharp-shooting UCLA Bruins - Kansas fans once again are headed into the offseason with a postseason loss, this time one win away from the Final Four.

Downtown deflated after regional-final loss

Moments after Saturday night's Kansas University basketball game ended, Massachusetts Street suddenly clogged with honking cars.

Keegan: UCLA had edge in poise

Missed the West Regional final and don't have time to watch the entire replay? Just watch the last first-half possession for each team and you've seen it all.

Today's capsules

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 2 Georgetown and No. 1 Florida vs. No. 3 Oregon.

Rutgers wins stunner

Duke star misses tying free-throw tries

Rutgers' season was over, or so it seemed. Less than a second remained, and the ACC's player of the year was headed to the free-throw line to shoot mighty Duke back into the regional finals.

Oden lifts OSU to Final Four

Freshman star larger than life in win against Memphis

Ohio State coach Thad Matta looked down the bench and locked eyes with Greg Oden. The big man, sitting out with three fouls, nodded.

Extra Minutes: UCLA 68, Kansas 55

Tying up loose ends from what proved to be the final game in KU's 33-5 season. The Jayhawks struggled mightily on offense for the game's final 25 minutes against a UCLA team which now makes its second straight trip to the Final Four.

KU golfers in sixth

Freshman Emily Powers shot a second-round 72, while senior Amanda Costner carded a 73 as the Kansas University women's golf team sits in sixth place at the MountainView Collegiate.

KU rowers open season

The Kansas University women's rowing team opened its 2007 spring season Saturday with a six-race regatta against Texas and SMU at Burcham Park.

Afflalo makes few mistakes

Snipping down the nets never gets old.

Stay or go? Wait and see

Rush in no rush; others say they'll return

The one question lingering, waiting to be asked as soon as the season ended, "Stay or go?" was put to bed quickly and firmly by two Kansas University basketball players Saturday.


KU devastated after season-ending loss

Bill Self unfastened the top button on his shirt, loosened his tie and, with an ashen face, paced ahead of his Kansas University basketball players out a tunnel toward the locker room Saturday night.

Commentary: Bruins deserved this

They celebrated, but not too wildly. Donned their regional championship hats and T-shirts, hugged, waved to the crowd.

Diminutive Duck ready for next test

His twin sister, Teneea, used to dunk on him.

Commentary: Rush, Afflalo should cash in soon

One was almost certainly playing his last game before trading his class schedule for instant riches in the NBA. The other will play at least once more before he, too, becomes a millionaire.

'Ugly and brutal' game sends fans in San Jose packing

Jack Merriman is a fan of Brandon Rush. Watched Brandon Rush. Even dressed up like Brandon Rush.

Ashwood has an answer

KU starter stymies Cowboys in bounce-back win

One day after Oklahoma State's baseball team blasted Kansas University for 14 runs, the Jayhawks silenced one of the Big 12 Conference's best offensive teams Saturday with a 6-3 victory at Hoglund Ballpark.

Jayhawks go deep in Big 12 opener

Late homers save KU in extra-inning win

The Kansas University softball team figured the long ball worked so well forcing extra innings, why not use it one more time once it got there?

Kansas basketball notebook

Bill Self definitely felt the fourth time in the Elite Eight would be the charm.