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KU pep rally rocks Tulsa Convention Center

Sprinkled throughout the BOK Center crowd are a handful of Kansas fans, decked out in KU gear, waiting for their team's 5:50 p.m. tipoff against Boston U. later today. About a half mile to the west, there's a crimson and blue storm brewing at the Tulsa Convention ... Continue reading

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Friday’s NCAA Tournament catch-all discussion

**3:15 p.m. update:** This one is from Matt Tait, for d_prowess ... **2:20 p.m. update:** Short video of Memphis's players leaving the locker room before their game against Arizona. **1:56 p.m. update:** Another Tait photo ... **12:58 p.m. update:** Matt Tait with the iPhone photography skills ... Continue reading

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KU basketball’s NCAA tourney anthems: ‘F.O.E.’ by MerQury and ‘Red and Blue KU’ by B Double E

If ever there was an event was ripe for creating an anthem, it's the NCAA basketball tournament. Thankfully, local artists continue to deliver. Below are two songs made this year in support of the Jayhawks. I hear there's a third song out there, too, so send it ... Continue reading

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Royals 2011 Season Preview Part I

It’s been a long time since the Royals have been any good, a real long time. Some can point to 2003 when the team finished with a winning record, but that season was a fluke wrapped in a very hot start. You have to go back to ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Holding On”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words! Bloom, doom, fly, pain, propose, rain, rose, sigh. Holding On! By L. Don Oliver I came upon a new mown field, And heard the black birds ____; Tiring of their ... Continue reading

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The difference between last year’s 32-2 and this year’s 32-2; plus, predictions for KU-Boston

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Boston University on Friday night its opening game of the NCAA Tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Tom, 6-foot-6 Patrick Hazel is Boston's best defender. What more can you tell us about him? *[Ed. note ... Continue reading

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Oil Subsidies? Is this a joke?

Listening on the radio on my way into work the subject of subsidies in the energy sector. Don't remember the name of the lawmaker and I guess it's just as well. He was making the argument that oil subsides were more effective and beneficial than those to ... Continue reading

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CNN refers to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ‘Kansas Gov. Sam Brownstone’

Monday, Kansas Rep. Virgil Peck grabbed plenty of attention when he [suggested using hunters in helicopters to shoot illegal immigrants][1] and then compared them to feral hogs. At first, Peck said he was joking, but on Tuesday he issued [a two-sentence apology.][2] Thursday, Peck declined to speak ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks have 1st practice in front of fans and media in Tulsa

**4:57 p.m. Update** Some pretty good dunks wrapped up the open practice. Josh Selby's was by far the biggest crowd-pleaser, though not everyone participated. Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford both were close to hammering home their attempts. And Mario Little threw one down, but did not score ... Continue reading

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All “signs” point to KU rolling in Tulsa

**Tulsa, Okla.** — You couldn't avoid it if you tried. This town is set up perfectly for the Kansas University men's basketball team to feel right at home here and, therefore, to roll through the first two rounds of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The games begin Friday, ... Continue reading

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Song Title and Lyric Game: it’s about St. Patrick’s Day!

Give us your favorite 'green' songs today in celebration of the Irish we all seem to have within on this date. Your song title or lyric must include the word green, Irish, or beer in order for it to count in today's game. Please share the performer, ... Continue reading

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Strengths, weaknesses and players to watch from UNLV, Illinois

*All statistics courtesy of KenPom.com and are current as of March 16.* **Team:** UNLV **Record:** 24-8 **Seed:** 8 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 24th **Strengths** Though UNLV is fairly balanced, its strength lies in its defense. The Runnin’ Rebels rank 14th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, which, if ... Continue reading

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I love This Jeff Francoeur Video

I really didn't plan on my first post here being a video about Jeff Francoeur, but I can't help it. This thing just fell in my lap today. The ominous music alongside the typically smiling Jeff Francoeur just kills me. I met Francouer and asked him some ... Continue reading

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Nine NFL scouts attend KU’s pro day

Last year, 11 scouts from the National Football League showed up to watch a dozen or so Kansas University football players put their best feet forward in hopes of earning a spot on a pro team. This year, despite the fact that the KU senior class lacked ... Continue reading

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An Introduction To This Royals Blog

Hello and welcome to the very first post here at the Broken Bat Single Royals Blog* at the Lawrence Journal-World. First, I want to thank the editors at the LJ World for allowing me to create this blog and for featuring it on the site. I hope ... Continue reading

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Boston’s strengths, weaknesses and players to watch

*All statistics courtesy of KenPom.com and are current as of March 15. For a breakdown of potential KU opponents UNLV and Illinois, check back to KUsports.com Thursday or pick up a copy of the NCAA Preview section in Thursday's Journal-World.* **Team:** Boston **Record:** 21-13 **Seed:** 16 **KenPom ... Continue reading

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60 minutes Report on School that Pays Teachers $125K

I hope you didn't miss the segment about the school in NYC that is paying it's teachers $125K. Actually, I did, but a co-worker mentioned it and I watched it online. CBS 60 Minutes segment I don't know if this system can really be extended across the ... Continue reading

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10 NCAA Tournament bullet-point observations: Big 12 pairings, upset possibilities

Because America's workforce slacks off this week in the holy quest to fill out the perfect NCAA Tournament bracket, here are 10 bullet-point observations leading up to the Big Dance. If this blog entry takes you away from work, the Conference Chatter blog apologizes in advance (hey, ... Continue reading

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And last but not least, the beginning: duck dinner starters

I'll admit that my favorite part of almost any meal is the appetizer, if there is one. When I get a new cookbook, the first part I pour over is the section called "Appetizers and Snacks" or some facsimile thereof. If I had my way, I'd be ... Continue reading

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Win a 42” HDTV, just by filling out a bracket on KUsports.com; deadlines shorter this year

It's that time of year again. March Madness is upon us. And, that means it's time, once more, for [the annual KUsports.com Bracket Contest,][1] presented by **Henry T's**, **Brotherhood Bank**, **Lynn Electric**, **Intrust Bank** and **Crown Automotive**. We've got a new twist this year: you must pick ... Continue reading

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