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Kansas to face Richmond on Friday, tip scheduled for 6:27 p.m.
March 20, 2011
Kansas will face the Richmond Spiders in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday, March 25, 2011 in San Antonio. The game is set to tip off at 6:27 p.m. and will be televised on TBS.
Santa Fe Trail leaves a lasting impression in Kansas
March 20, 2011
Steve Schmidt searched for years before finding that piece of land in Marion County with a ribbon of historic highway stretching across it. More than anything, he wanted to own a piece of history along the Santa Fe Trail.
Top-seeded Ohio State routs George Mason 98-66
March 20, 2011
David Lighty made all seven of his 3-pointers and scored 25 points, freshman Jared Sullinger added 18 after informing one of George Mason’s players “it’s over” and top-seeded Ohio State made 16 threes to advance in the NCAA tournament with a jaw-dropping 98-66 win Sunday.
Former Jayhawk Gary Woodland wins PGA’s Transitions Championship
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A2
Gary Woodland, a pure athlete who only started serious golf competition eight years ago, figured out quickly that hitting the ball from here to the moon was not going to help him win tournaments.
Duke holds off Michigan for Coach K’s 900th win
04:41 p.m., March 20, 2011 Updated 06:13 p.m.
Duke is no stranger to this situation: Facing an underdog with uncanny touch from 3-point range, one that’s racing downcourt in the closing seconds, scrambling for one last shot at some NCAA tournament magic.
North Carolina edges Washington 86-83
02:40 p.m., March 20, 2011 Updated 04:44 p.m.
Back in the NCAA tournament spotlight after a one-year absence, North Carolina has returned to a more familiar spot: the round of 16. It sure wasn’t easy.
Academic All-Stars fill ‘broad picture’ in academics, life
March 20, 2011
Ten students from eight area high schools are more than successful in the classroom, involved in their communities, articulate and effective with the written word, and capable of leaving strong impressions among established academic leaders.
Allies launch Libya force as Gadhafi hits rebels
March 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
The U.S. and European nations pounded Moammar Gadhafi’s forces and air defenses with cruise missiles and airstrikes Saturday, launching the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war in support of an uprising that had seemed on the verge of defeat.
Japan says radiation in milk, spinach from farms near plant
March 20, 2011 in print edition on B9
Japan announced the first signs that contamination from its tsunami-crippled nuclear complex has seeped into the food chain, saying that radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near the facility exceeded government safety limits.
Boomer Girl Diary: Getting a grip
March 20, 2011
Honing the lost art of bladder control.
Illini have ties to Jayhawks
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
One grew up in Oklahoma and has known Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self for years. Two others played for Self at Illinois, with one later coaching under him for a season at KU. Yet another member of Illinois’ coaching staff spent time on Self’s staff when he was at Illinois from 2001-03.
KU’s Kuzhil swims at NCAAs
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
Senior Iuliia Kuzhil represented Kansas University on the third and final day of the NCAA Championships on Saturday.
Baseball game against OSU postponed
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
Due to thunderstorms in the Lawrence area Saturday afternoon, the Kansas University baseball team’s game with Oklahoma State was postponed.
LHS baseball loses season opener
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
Ross Johnson went 2-for-4 with a run scored, but Lawrence High’s baseball team fell to Memorial (Okla.) High School, 6-3, on Saturday in the Lions’ spring opener.
KU softball wins 10th straight
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
Senior Brittany Hile scored three times and was one of three Jayhawks with two hits as the Kansas University softball team defeated Coastal Carolina, 8-2, Saturday night to improve to 4-0 during the Chanticleer Classic.
Self motivation: Jayhawks want to win for coach
12:00 a.m., March 20, 2011 Updated 02:12 a.m. in print edition on A1
Marcus Morris plans to huddle with his Kansas University basketball teammates sometime before tipoff tonight and remind the Jayhawks it’s time to win one for their coach.
Tyshawn Taylor becoming three-point threat
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A6
With 8:06 left in the second half of Friday’s game against Boston University, Kansas University guard Tyshawn Taylor came around a ball screen and found himself wide-open.
Sporting KC beats Chivas
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A2
Omar Bravo scored twice, and Sporting Kansas City beat Chivas USA, 3-2, on Saturday night before a crowd of 18,122.
KSU’s Pullen didn’t deserve this ending
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A2
Jacob Pullen untucked his jersey, knelt down and sobbed. And Kansas State basketball fans everywhere sobbed with him.
Rose in lead at Tampa; Woodland two back
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A2
Justin Rose is coming off a year in which he won two PGA Tour events on strong golf courses. He knows what to expect from his emotions in the final round and how to stay patient amid a crowded leaderboard.
Gary Bedore’s KU hoops notebook
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
Illinois senior guard Demetri McCamey averages 14.9 points, 6.1 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game heading into tonight’s Round of 32 game against Kansas.
Marcus Morris deserves place in pantheon
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A1
Achieving Kansas University basketball royalty status requires March, and now April, greatness, so it’s premature to elevate junior forward Marcus Morris to that stratosphere.
Irving tops mock draft
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A9
In our annual salute to the NCAA Tournament, here’s a mock draft of all potentially eligible players.
Jayhawks in the NBA
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A9
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Saturday, March 19, 2011.
Mario Chalmers injured
March 20, 2011 in print edition on A9
Starting point guard Mario Chalmers injured his right knee in the first quarter of Miami’s victory over Denver on Saturday night.
Zito leads Giants past Royals
March 20, 2011
After another strong spring outing, Barry Zito appears to be ready for the start of the season.
Ticket discounts
March 20, 2011 in print edition on B11
When Lew Perkins cut the faculty and staff discounts for tickets to Jayhawk games, he stated that perhaps the benefit might be reinstated at some future time.
Education engine
March 20, 2011 in print edition on B11
Higher education leaders in Kansas often allude to the economic value the state’s universities, community colleges and vocational-technical schools bring to the state. Now they have some numbers to support that claim.
Behind the Lens: Gearing up for the NCAA tournament
March 20, 2011
Shooting the tournament requires more gear than a standard assignment. A lot more.
Focusing on facts can feel futile
March 20, 2011 in print edition on B11
“Then the lie passed into history and became truth.” — 1984 by George Orwell This will be a futile column.
U.S. naval strategist may inspire Chinese
March 20, 2011 in print edition on B11
When some Chinese naval officers crossed the Pacific to visit the Naval War College here on an Atlantic-lapped island, they gazed reverently at a desk used by Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914). This compliment to America’s pre-eminent naval strategist has scholars here wondering whether Mahan’s Chinese readers are taking from him lessons similar to those Theodore Roosevelt derived.
Meet the 2011 Academic All-Stars
March 20, 2011
Profiles of the 2011 Academic All-Star class, including their achievements during school and their future plans.
What are they doing now? A look at the 2001 Academic All-Stars
March 20, 2011
Here’s a look at the 2001 Academic All-Star class — then and now — and the advice they have for those who are just now following in their footsteps.
40 years ago: New police car involved in accident
March 20, 2011
This was the fourth collision involving police department cars since the new units had been delivered about three weeks earlier.
Horoscope for March 20
March 20, 2011
This year, let go and try a whole new lifestyle, perception or idea. Focus on your daily life, and deal with a partner who might be unusually serious this year. If you are single, attracting desirable suitors is a nonissue. Maintaining a bond could be. If you are attached, you might be going through a mini identity crisis that could make you wayward at best. Libra likes your clarity.
Tune In: ‘Race’ even more amazing when compared with other reality fare
March 20, 2011
Much of Sunday’s normally competitive schedule has been overrun by reality. The “characters” may come and go on “Amazing Race” (7 p.m., CBS), but the show maintains a remarkable level of production wizardry, closer to Olympics coverage than your average cheap-o unscripted time-waster. No wonder it has won (and deserved) so many Emmys for the genre.
25 years ago: NRA rep starts petition against new handgun ordinance
March 20, 2011
A petition drive was underway in Lawrence to either repeal or force a public vote on a new handgun law.
100 years ago: J-W sponsors popular cooking classes
March 20, 2011
“‘I am so glad the Journal-World has done this,’ declared a business man today. ‘Poor cooking is what makes the men so grouchy.’”
2011 Academic All-Star nominees
March 20, 2011
The nominees for the 2011 Academic All-Stars.