Stories for March 21, 2015


Lead stories


Column: Frank Mason once again plays bigger than a point guard

The Kansas University basketball team took the CenturyLink Center court for the second round of pre-game warmups Friday morning, meaning it was time for New Mexico State’s players to all go to the other end of the floor. Kansas point guard Fearless Frank Mason III, a 5-foot-11 giant, stopped for an instant, locked his big eyes on one of the Aggies’ tallest players and gave him the icy glare typically seen at the center of the ring when boxers receive instructions. If Mason’s glare had lips, perhaps they would have formed the words, “I’m going to play bigger than you.” By Tom Keegan


How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 21, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 21, 2015

KU swimmer misses finals

Kansas University’s Chelsie Miller finished her appearance at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 16:17.02 in the 1,650-yard freestyle on Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

KU men’s golf wins in Desert

All six Kansas University men’s golfers placed in the top 20 — paced by runner-up Brock Drogosch — and KU won the Desert Shootout on Saturday at Palm Valley Golf Club.

Iowa baseball slips past KU

Kansas University collected seven hits and eight walks but stranded 10 runners in a 6-4 baseball loss to Iowa on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU softball tops Georgia State

Kansas University’s softball team won its ninth straight game, and Alicia Pille improved to 17-0, as the Jayhawks defeated Georgia State, 8-6, in the Rock Chalk Challenge on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Ellis’ knee ‘feels good’

Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who is still wearing a brace at practice and in games to protect his sprained right knee, had an especially strong workout Saturday. By Gary Bedore

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WSU guard Baker calm in face of hyped matchup

During the past three seasons, Wichita State guard Ron Baker has demonstrated on dozens of occasions the unflappable demeanor that has made him one of the toughest players in college basketball. By Matt Tait

Column: Two Jayhawks Shocker-like

Accomplished Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall tried to assume the role coaches enjoy during the buildup to monster games such as the one his Shockers play today against Kansas University. It didn’t quite fit this time. By Tom Keegan

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Rock/shock: KU, WSU to meet at long last

It has been 22 long years since Sunflower State schools Kansas University and Wichita State have met on the basketball court. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 20, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 20, 2015