From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 29, 1986:
- Lawrence residents were showing their loyalty to the Jayhawks even in the barber shop. A recent visitor to Gentleman's Quarters, 611 W. Ninth, had asked for a flat-top, which was the look then sported by KU basketball players Scooter Barry, Greg Dreiling, Chris Piper and Mark Turgeon.
- North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano was heard to complain about the famous KU chant after his team had lost to KU 75-67. "I still think it would be better without 17,000 people saying 'Rock Chalk Jayhawk, which I don't know what it means... but it really works," he said.
- The Lawrence area was enjoying a recent spike in temperatures. An official reading of 84 degrees on March 28 had broken the old record of 82 set in 1910. A probable high of 90 degrees today was expected to break the existing 1967 record of 84. The upcoming Easter weekend was expected to be sunny, with moderate winds and temps in the low 80s.