Stories for March 17, 2010


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Unexpected boost from Boogaard lifts KU in WNIT

Saskatchewan native Krysten Boogaard produced a career-high 37 points in a rare start as Kansas plunked Prairie View A&M, 82-70, in its WNIT basketball opener Wednesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Rivalry between Jayhawk, Wildcat fans heating up in Oklahoma City

President Obama may be picking Kansas to beat Kansas State two weeks from now in the Final Four, but the in-state rivalry already is heating up in the stands, on the streets and in the bars of Oklahoma City.

Coach Self encourages Kansas fans to pledge money to fight cancer, based on KU's on-court success

While it’s illegal (wink, wink) to bet on the Jayhawks to win the national title in an office pool, it’s not illegal to put your money behind the team for a great cause.

President Obama’s bracket champ: Kansas

The First Fan appears to be a big fan of basketball programs from Kansas.

10 teams that can win it all: No. 1, Kansas

Jayhawks' shooting, interior defense make them a favorite

Each week in this space, online editor Jesse Newell will take a statistical look at one of the 10 teams that has the best chance of taking this year’s NCAA title.

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Tonight’s foe can feel KU women’s pain

No doubt Kansas University’s women’s basketball season has been marred by the loss of Danielle McCray, the Big 12 Conference’s preseason player of the year. But would you believe virtually the same thing happened to Prairie View A&M?

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Greatest KU games No. 1: A score to remember

Twenty years after first ‘Miracle,’ Manning sees different view of title

It might have been 20 years later, and he might have been coaching instead of playing, but surely former Kansas University basketball standout Danny Manning thought back to his 1988 team’s miracle victory against Oklahoma in the national title game a time or two the day KU beat Memphis for the title in 2008, right?

Bad start just memory for Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Arkansas-Pine Bluff finally found a road trip to its liking.

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From Russia, with love: Kaun checks in

Former Kansas University basketball center Sasha Kaun, who clipped the nets and held the NCAA title trophy high in the sky on April 7, 2008, in San Antonio’s Alamodome, e-mailed the Journal-World from his home in Moscow last week to express support for his alma mater entering the 2010 postseason.

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Welcome home (home): Despite ties to OKC, Self all business

Seventh-year Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has said many times, and said again after exiting KU’s charter bus Tuesday night at the Downtown OKC Sheraton Hotel, that “Lawrence is home right now.” So what does that make Oklahoma City for the 47-year-old Self, who hails from the nearby suburb of Edmond? “Home, home,” he said with a smile.

KU must revisit Temple

As the Kansas University basketball team begins stalking another NCAA title, it needs to copycat this: Jan. 2, 2010, Philadelphia — Kansas 84, Temple 52.

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Jayhawks bring game, young fans bring luck to OKC

KU’s basketball players will be wearing white uniforms for as long as they play in the NCAA Tournament, and they’ll be looking forward to seeing plenty of blue every stage along the way.