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Online sports editor Ryan Greene can be reached at (785) 832-6357.

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One step at a time
KU guard making progress after ACL tear
June 3, 2008
The saying became pretty commonplace at Kansas University women’s basketball practices in regards to freshman guard Chakeitha Weldon last season: 100 miles an hour going nowhere fast. Weldon entered Bonnie Henrickson’s program as a blur on the floor, able to hit top speeds unlike very few. Then, once that speed was somewhat harnessed at midseason, boom.
Another Invite crown for K.C.
May 5, 2008
Seven games in three days - including a trio on Sunday for Kansas City Pump N Run - is a lot of basketball, no matter who you are. That’s why L.J. Goolsby is glad he has Mike Dixon running the show.
Talib selected 20th overall by Tampa Bay
04:23 p.m., April 26, 2008 Updated 05:37 p.m.
Former KU cornerback Aqib Talib waited just over two hours from the start of the 2008 NFL Draft Saturday morning to find out he’s headed to Tampa Bay. The first team All-American was selected 20th overall by the reigning NFC South champs.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 75, Memphis 68 (OT)
April 8, 2008
Tying up loose ends from Kansas 37th and final win of the 2007-08 season, one which claimed the third NCAA national title in KU history. The game featured KU capitalizing on late Memphis mistakes (mostly from the free throw line) and Mario Chalmers stepping up as the hero, sending the game into an overtime period which the Jayhawks dominated.
Arthur comes up big
Shady’ talks it up, then backs it up
April 8, 2008
All it took was Darrell Arthur opening his mouth. Seriously, that’s it.
KU secures 2008 NCAA crown, 75-68 in overtime over Memphis
03:27 p.m., April 7, 2008 Updated 10:55 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO - Mario Chalmers gave his team the hope when it seemed to be fading, and after his last-gasp three-pointer fell late in regulation, his teammates helped do the rest in overtime, as KU secured its third NCAA national title in school history Monday night in San Antonio with a 75-68 win over Memphis. Chalmers finished with 18 points, second only to Darrell Arthur who led all Jayhawks with 20, and KU overcame a late second-half deficit which at one point was as large as nine.
Extra Minutes: Kansas 84, North Carolina 66
April 6, 2008
Tying up loose ends from Kansas’ 18-point win over North Carolina in the national semifinals, advancing KU to play Memphis for the NCAA crown Monday night. The game was won with KU playing at the pace most considered normally reserved for UNC, though the Jayhawks played at what they said was also their pace, and did so with much more efficiency.
Aldrich still awestruck after gem
Freshman ‘best player in the game’ for stretch, coach says
April 6, 2008
Cole Aldrich still might not fully understand just what he did. Here’s the 6-foot-11 mound of a freshman forward. He just scored eight points and grabbed seven pivotal rebounds in Kansas University’s 84-66 national semifinal victory over North Carolina on Saturday night.
See you Monday: KU to face Memphis in national championship
07:15 p.m., April 5, 2008 Updated 10:06 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO - So in the end, a 25-2 run which, pushed KU ahead 40-12 late in the first half, was enough. Despite a second half North Carolina rally Saturday night in San Antonio, the Jayhawks downed former coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels 84-66. KU will meet Memphis Monday night for the 2008 NCAA national championship.
A few good minutes with … UNC’s Danny Green
April 4, 2008
One unique aspect of Saturday night’s KU-UNC matchup is that both team’s sixth men are former McDonald’s All-Americans. For Kansas, it’s speedy spark plug Sherron Collins. For North Carolina, it’s 6-foot-6 wing Danny Green, who was a hamburger all-star the same year as KU’s Mario Chalmers. Green’s minutes have bumped significantly this season, and in response, he’s produced as a legit inside-outside threat. A huge factor in tomorrow night’s game could be which sixth man provides the most punch off the pine. With that said, here was what Green had to say in a Q&A session Friday in the Carolina locker room …

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Penny Hardaway - who played at Memphis when there was a 'State' at the end - pressing the flesh with the Tiger fans after Saturday night's win over UCLA.

Yes, that is THE Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater for all you uninformed young'ns). The guy still looks like he could clown Preppy at any given moment.

'With the 12th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls select - (dramatic pause) - Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis University' ... Here' is CD-R running out the clock. Watching him go against Brandon Rush will be something else.

Memphis' Joey Dorsey - Easily the most intimidating basketball player I've ever viewed in person. As Ryan Wood said, '... he's built like a car ...'. And by 'car', he meant a Hummer H3 on 28s.

Here's the swarm around UNC's Tyler Hansbrough (he's the blurry face in the middle - blame the BlackBerry camera, not me) during Carolina's open locker room session Friday in the Alamodome.

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