Archive for Saturday, March 9, 2013

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Win gives Baylor hope for NCAA Tournament berth
March 9, 2013
The lopsided victory injected badly needed life into Baylor’s tournament hopes. The Bears (18-13 overall, 9-9 in the Big 12) had lost five of their last six games heading into the regular-season finale. By Tom Keegan
Opinion: KU’s edge missing against Baylor
March 9, 2013
The truth is for Kansas to have any shot of making it to Atlanta for the Final Four, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes, it must play with a sharp edge, an in-your-face competitive spirit. That was nowhere to be found Saturday, except from the opposition.• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
KU women fall out of Big 12 tournament
09:36 p.m., March 9, 2013 Updated 12:15 a.m.
Senior forward Chelsea Poppens led Iowa State with 24 points, and junior forward Hallie Christofferson added 23 points to lead the Cyclones to a 77-62 women’s basketball victory over Kansas University on Saturday in the Big 12 tournament at American Airlines Center.
Notebook: Elijah Johnson quiet after loss; Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore named Wooden finalists
March 9, 2013
Kansas University senior point guard Elijah Johnson was a man of precious few words after Saturday’s 81-58 loss to Baylor in Ferrell Center. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Bear-ly worth celebrating: KU blown out by Baylor but ties for Big 12 crown
March 9, 2013
The Kansas men’s basketball players were left to wonder what the heck happened following an 81-58 loss to Baylor on Saturday in Waco, Texas. By Gary Bedore• Box score• Bill Self postgame audio
Geubelle wins title; KU women’s track leads at NCAA Indoor Championships
March 9, 2013
Kansas University senior Andrea Geubelle claimed the long jump championship while teammate Francine Simpson took bronze on the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships, Friday at Randal Tyson Center. The KU women sit in first place with 20 points.
Rain pushes back KU women’s golf
March 9, 2013
Kansas University women’s golfers will take the course a day late after heavy rain pushed back the opening round of the Clover Cup tournament on Friday.
KU tennis falls, 5-2, at Oklahoma
March 9, 2013
The Kansas University women’s tennis team fell to No. 40 Oklahoma, 5-2, Friday at Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion.
Area basketball roundup: Mill Valley girls advance to Class 5A title game
March 9, 2013
Mill Valley junior Carly Eaton’s only basket of the night — and Mill Valley’s only fourth-quarter field goal — couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
KU softball wins two at FAU tourney
March 9, 2013
Kansas University sophomore third baseman Chanin Naudin drilled a double to right center field in the bottom of the seventh, and two wild pitches later sprinted home for the winning run over Michigan State, 1-0, at the FAU Invitational Friday night.
Kansas baseball sweeps Niagara
March 9, 2013
Kansas University’s baseball team swept a doubleheader of Niagara with a pair of one-run victories on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Benton Smith
KU men look to defend Big 12 title streak today at Baylor
March 9, 2013
Kansas University’s basketball players — the ones who chant “Big 12 champs,” at the end of every practice during the two-month conference season — today go for their ninth-straight league title. By Gary Bedore
Opinion: Time to throw out theories for tournament success
March 9, 2013
It’s the time of year when minds begin searching for and share patterns for March Madness success. Column by Tom Keegan
Boyd breaks out, helps KU women past TCU in Big 12 tourney opener
12:28 a.m., March 9, 2013 Updated 07:57 a.m.
The shorthanded Kansas University’s women’s basketball team found a surprising boost off its bench in a 83-61 victory over TCU, Friday in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. By Tom Keegan
40 years ago: Change of plans proves fortunate for Lawrence man
March 9, 2013
A last-minute change of flight plans may have saved the life of Lawrence soldier Pfc. Scott Belt.
25 years ago: KU chancellor to visit KU alum group in South Korea
March 9, 2013
A group of 25 to 30 alumni had established the chapter in Seoul.
100 years ago: Birds not infallible predictors of spring
March 9, 2013
“Spring has come. At any rate it will be hard to make people believe that it has not.”
How former Jayhawks fared in March 8 NBA games
March 9, 2013
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday’s NBA games.
Chiefs’ ticket sales rise
March 9, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs have a new coach, a new general manager — and plenty of new season-ticket holders.
For Royals, second base up for grabs
March 9, 2013
The Kansas City Royals don’t have that many open spots for a team coming off a 90-loss season.
Around and About for March 9, 2013
March 9, 2013
Garrett Wagner, of Lawrence, has earned a spot on the University Dean’s List at Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles, for the fall 2012 semester. To qualify, students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
Aid to Egypt should have strings attached
March 9, 2013 in print edition on A6
Sequestration is not the best time to be doling out foreign aid, surely the most unpopular item in the federal budget. Especially when the recipient is President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt.
Opinion: Draft makes U.S. defense everyone’s duty
March 9, 2013 in print edition on A6
Years before he was to be elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Virginia and when he was still very much a Reagan Republican, Jim Webb — who as a Marine rifle platoon and company commander in Vietnam had earned the Navy Cross, a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts — condemned the total separation of Americans in power in Washington from Americans in mortal peril in the Persian Gulf.
Simons’ Saturday Column: College academic, athletic salaries are out of whack
March 9, 2013
It is wrong to make comparisons between individuals, their talents, their value to a school, their earning power, their schooling or any other measurements, but the fact is, the primary mission of a university is to teach, inspire and motivate students to be contributing members of our society. Teachers and academic administrators on these campuses are left in the dust when it comes to financial compensation. By Dolph C. Simons Jr.
Tune In Tonight: ‘Flying Monkeys’ soars
March 9, 2013
All hail cheap knockoffs! While others celebrate the release of Disney’s new and expensive big-screen variation on “The Wizard of Oz,” let us praise “Flying Monkeys” (8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy).
Horoscopes for March 9
March 9, 2013
For Saturday, March 9: This year ideas keep popping up from all directions. At times, you will need to vanish or close down from excess communication. If you are single, you could meet someone very special to your life history. If you are attached, you know that there is another solution just around the corner.