Former Lawrence mayor John Weatherwax visits his grandchildren in California after Kansas University's men's basketball team made the Final Four in 1988. He took them Final Four shirts and then returned to Lawrence to watch the Jayhawks win the tournament. From left are: Cassie Weatherwax, Lawrence; Lori Weatherwax, Portland, Ore.; Tanner Weatherwax, Lawrence, sitting on John's lap, Nichole
Weatherwax-Feurt, Lawrence, and Lisa Weatherwax, Anaheim, Calif.
Hi, my name is Grace and I have been a Jayhawk basketball fan my whole life. My mommy was 18 and a freshman at KU when the Jayhawks won their last championship. She calls me her "20 Year Charm" since I am a miracle baby, and now the Jayhawks will win the Championship again. I have several shirts I wear on non-game days, but during the tournament I have to wear a blue Jayhawk t-shirt bought from Hy-Vee for me by my Uncle Andy. It is the only shirt that works ... we had to change in the middle of the Davidson game because I was wearing the wrong shirt. Later that evening, I threw up on the lucky shirt when we were walking on Mass Street, but no one noticed.
We have quite a KU basketball shrine in our game room at home. Below is a partial pic. Every KU basketball Sports Illustrated cover, autographs, signed basketballs, etc
Cullen Patrick DeWolf, at four months, shows off his Jayhawk spirit. He is the son of Patrick and Buffy DeWolf, Lawrence
I have a friend who bought what he calls the "2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Shoes".
They were purchased right after the loss to Oklahoma State. They also require a piece of duck tape on the heel to avoid a blister that began with their first wearing, which was promptly added at halftime of the Davidson game after he forgot to put it on. The addition of the Jayhawk socks came as a gift. The foot ensemble is ONLY worn on game day! We all believe they are the lucky charm.
We moved back to the area a couple of years ago and built a house here in Lawrence. The basement is a shrine to KU. The photo is just a small part of the layout - a KU football field/putting green.
Red Hot Jayhawks Popcorn by Dale and Vicky Hofer (KU Alum)
After two years as Oklahoma State's coach, Sean Sutton, right, resigned under pressure Tuesday, setting off speculation that OSU might try to hire Oklahoma State grad Bill Self away from KU.
Marquette coach tom Crean watches his team during a December game against Coppin State. Indiana hired Crean on Tuesday as its new coach.
Sean Sutton shouts instructions to his Oklahoma State team in this file photo from OSU's game against Texas on March 9 in Austin, Texas. Sutton resigned under pressure Tuesday.
Boston's Paul Pierce, left, battles Chicago's Luol Deng for a loose ball. Pierce scored 17 points, and the Celtics defeated the Bulls, 106-92, on Tuesday night in Chicago.
UCLA coach Ben Howland
UNC coach Roy Williams
Memphis coach John Calipari
Security personnel search cultural performers dressed in costume before the arrival of President Bush and Ukraine's President Victor Yushchenko, not shown, outside St. Sophia's Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine. After their meeting Tuesday, Bush traveled on to a NATO meeting in Romania. Today, NATO members will consider whether to put Ukraine and Georgia on the path to eventual membership.
Jerry Lee Todd
Iraqi army applicants wait outside the recruitment center in Basra. About 1,000 men from the southern region gathered at the center Tuesday to apply to become government soldiers. Recent fighting in Basra has prompted the British government to postpone a planned troop withdrawal, but British military leaders praised the performance of Iraqi soldiers during the recent upheaval.
FBI Special Agent Robbie Burroughs stands with the parachute found in North Clark County, Wash., on March 25 in Seattle. The FBI announced Tuesday that the parachute is not linked to the infamous D.B. Cooper case from 1971.
Seth Haines, left, and his son, James Jackson Haines, 1, celebrate their birthdays in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, while wearing their Jayhawk sweatshirts. Seth and James are the son and grandson of James Haines, Lawrence. The picture was taken by Seth's wife, Shana, and submitted by his father, James.
Jack George, an independent trucker, pickets outside a truck stop in Little Rock, Ark. Truckers across the country on Tuesday protested the high cost of diesel fuel.