2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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Oh, the memories

KU, Memphis to meet for first time since title game

There are reminders of Kansas University’s 2008 national title victory over Memphis all over Allen Fieldhouse.

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KU lends 2008 basketball championship trophy to speaker of Kansas House

Kansas University officials have loaned the 2008 men’s basketball championship trophy to House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson.

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Darnell reflects on title

Jackson: NCAA crown ‘greatest feeling in the world’

Former Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson says winning the national title was the "greatest feeling in the world."

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Jayhawks head to Minneapolis in quest to repeat NCAA national championship

The Kansas University Jayhawks began their road Wednesday afternoon to defend the 2008 NCAA championship.

No surprise: KU is the star of 2008's top sports stories

Two bowl victories and a national basketball championship make the Jayhawks the number one sports story of the year.

Sherron Collins: One-on-One

So what exacty was Sherron Collins thinking while dribbling the ball up the court in the national championship game, Jayhawks down three points, time winding down?

Banner days coming for KU hoops

Pencil in the Oct. 17 Late Night in the Phog and Nov. 18 CBE Classic game against Florida Gulf Coast as "banner days" for Kansas University basketball this season.

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National champions receive rings at ceremony

Brandon Rush removed his shiny, new national championship ring from a fancy black box, proudly displaying his prized possession to a handful of reporters Friday night in Allen Fieldhouse. "It's beautiful as you can see," Rush, leading scorer on Kansas University's 2008 NCAA title team said after a 21â2-hour banquet in which rings were distributed to the 2007-08 Jayhawk players and coaches.

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KU tops North Carolina for royalties title

Kansas has beaten North Carolina again, this time when it comes to proceeds from sales of officially licensed merchandise.

Final Four floor for sale

Kansas University basketball fans now have the opportunity to own a piece of the San Antonio Alamodome floor on which the Jayhawks won the 2008 NCAA Championship.

Woodling: Mario's shot still goes in

I wonder how many times over the weekend Mario Chalmers nailed his famous three-point goal against Memphis. While channel-flipping, I saw Chalmers do it twice on CBSC, the cable outlet that was telecasting an NCAA Final Four retrospective. Heck, I even watched some of Kansas University's semifinal victory over North Carolina in April at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Lawrence comes up short for TitleTown

A national basketball championship and an Orange Bowl victory weren't enough to secure ESPN's TitleTown honors for Lawrence.

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Tale of two tournament shots

Had Richards' shot gone in, Chalmers wouldn't have made his

It has become practically a ritual after each Miami Heat game at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Mario Chalmers is approached and asked about "the shot." The rookie guard smiles, recounts his three-pointer that sent the NCAA title game against Memphis into overtime, and then politely excuses himself without making much fuss about Kansas' national championship. No one bothers to ask Jason Richards, the Heat's other rookie point guard, about his shot.

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New turnpike signs boast of KU's 2008 accomplishments

Orange Bowl, basketball championship, academic research all mentioned

Between bouts of rain and trips to the trucks to avoid lightning, Kansas Turnpike Authority workers Wednesday raised a new exit sign to three I-beams along Interstate 70 east of Lawrence.

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Kansas University men's basketball team earns ESPY nomination

Best team award among those to be determined by fans

The honors just keep pouring in for Kansas University's men's basketball team. ESPN announced Tuesday that the Jayhawks are up for sports team of the year honors in the annual ESPY Awards.