Brothers Aaron, 5, right, and Austin Butell, 9, of Lawrence, receive autographs from Rodrick Stewart, left, and Darnell Jackson before the Jayhawks board the bus. The Butells were among the 30 onlookers Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse when the Jayhawks left for Chicago for the NCAA Tournament.
Mike Davis, Kansas University Alumni Association senior vice president, left, and Heath Peterson, director of KU programs, load up a Jayhawk bound for KU's first-round game against Niagara on Friday in Chicago. Staffers from the alumni organization left for Chicago on Wednesday with the Rock Chalk Trailer filled with KU T-shirts, stickers and other items.
Thirty onlookers helped to send off KU men's basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse as he and the team left for Chicago for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
KANSAS UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL COACH BILL SELF laughs with media members while holding a copy of the Chicago Sun-Times that includes the headline, "This Bill's Due." Self and the Jayhawks arrived at their team hotel in Chicago on Wednesday night in preparation for Friday's game against Niagara.