Mark Madness

Mark Madness: View from the NCAA Tourney hot seat

Mark Fagan

This is the seat. It’s soft, sure. Sometimes comfy. Kinda depends on the circumstances. This is where Bill Self will sit late tonight. He’ll have just walked off the court at Ford Center, as either an as-expected winner over Lehigh, or something else entirely: coach of the first No. 1 ...

Mark Madness: KU, K-State to dress amidst success

Mark Fagan

Kansas and Kansas State will be in close quarters today at Ford Center. The two teams — with the top two seeds entering play Thursday in the NCAA Tournament’s first round in Oklahoma City — are using the same Oklahoma City Thunder locker room today, at different times, in the ...

This is the end

Mark Fagan

By Mark Fagan mfagan@ljworld.com So this is how it ends. No trip back to California for C.J. Giles. No West Coast pilgrimages for legions of KU fans. And no shining moments for the Kansas University Jayhawks, whose supporters wanted to believe that the team could come back and win Friday ...

Hey Dad, wanna play?

Mark Fagan

This time of year, I miss my kids. I know what you're thinking: wah, wah. You're covering the Jayhawks. Tough job. Ronnie Chalmers, of course, doesn't have that problem. As director of basketball operations for the men's basketball team at KU, he's around his son - freshman guard Mario - ...

So, Sasha, what's your favorite...

Mark Fagan

OK, so this is my first blog. Ever. An introduction: I'm business editor of the Journal-World, 6News and World Online. Someone decided it would be a good idea to send me on the road, chronicling this year's NCAA Tournament trip for the Kansas Jayhawks. So throughout the trip, I'll be ...

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