Archive for Saturday, March 1, 2008

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6:00 a.m.
ESPN's College GameDay cast, at center from left, Rece Davis, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps visit between tapings while the KU men's basketball team has a shoot-around before practice Friday at Allen Fieldhouse. The ESPN crew will air two GameDay shows live from the Fieldhouse today before the KU-K-State game at 8 p.m. ESPN crew broadcasting from KU as Jayhawks host Wildcats
February 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The doors of Allen Fieldhouse swing open at 8 a.m. today for ESPN College GameDay, but the line begins forming earlier. Students hoping to be spotted by their parents watching at home want first crack at prime air-time positions. The event is free to the public, and there is open seating in the east stands for the morning portion of the show. An ESPN SportsCenter tease airs at 9 a.m., and the live show airs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Wesley Bonner and his wife, Sara, cradle their new baby girl, Piper Ellen, who was born on leap day at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Piper weighs 5 pounds 8 ounces and is 18 inches long. Area parents welcome babies born with unusual birthdays
March 1, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The chances are one in about 1,500, but on Friday three baby girls joined the special population of people born on leap day, Feb. 29. It was a long-anticipated day for a Lawrence couple who welcomed their baby and Lawrence’s first 2008 leap day baby at 8:19 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Piper Ellen Bonner, 5 pounds 8 ounces, has been presented with a novel birthday, one that won’t happen every year.
12:00 p.m.
Marble artist Mark Matthews demonstrates his craft Friday at Marble Crazy in Bonner Springs. Matthews made his "Super Jetson 3" marble at the eighth annual show. Glass artists shine in Bonner Springs
March 1, 2008 in print edition on 3B
Glass art of every imaginable color and shape is on display in Bonner Springs this weekend. The eighth annual Marble Crazy show kicked off Friday with marble-making demonstrations at Moon Marble Co., 600 E. Front St. The event attracted a few hundred guests by late afternoon. Glass artist Mark Matthews, who gave a one-hour demonstration making his “Super Jetson 3” marble, seemed to draw the biggest crowd.
7:30 p.m.
Jayhawk fans go wild as the cameras pan the crowd during a taping of ESPN's College Gameday from James Naismith Court at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Students were let in around 8 a.m. Best served cold: KU exacts revenge on KSU in 88-74 Fieldhouse thumping
5:42 p.m., March 1, 2008 Updated 10:13 p.m.
Revenge came quick and hard in Allen Fieldhouse, as Kansas University may have officially busted out of its February mini-slump with an 88-74 thumping of Kansas State Saturday night. KU withstood a 39-point, 11-rebound barrage from K-State standout freshman Michael Beasley with a deep, balanced effort, points coming from several reliable sources. Brandon Rush led the Jayhawks with 21points, including a 5-of-9 showing from long-range. As a team, the Jayhawks hit 11 of their 23 three-point attempts.

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Faith briefs
March 1, 2008 in print edition on D8
Religion briefs from around Lawrence.
NBA Roundup
March 1, 2008 in print edition on C4
Scores from around the league.