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Why it's pronounced "ZAH-vee-ay"

Jesse Newell

So why does the newest Jayhawk pronounce his name "ZAH-vee-ay"? Maybe it's been discussed, and maybe I missed it, but I didn't honestly know that answer until I found this video while surfing yesterday (Skip to the 1:40 mark in the video if you're impatient). Obviously the video's a bit ...

Kansas Relays: Third place bitter for 'Batman,' sweet for Christian Smith

Jesse Newell

After talking with 2008 Olympians Bershawn 'Batman' Jackson and Christian Smith at the Kansas Relays, I came away intrigued by a similarity. They both defined themselves by a third-place finish. But their stories couldn't be much more different. Let's start with Christian Smith, a native of Garfield, Kansas — a ...

Recent history says offense wins NCAA championships

Jesse Newell

It's the age-old question: Which is better, a dominant offense or a dominant defense? If recent history is an indicator, Division-I men's basketball coaches should be looking for the best scorers they can find.* http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Apr/09/3.jpg * — For this blog, I'm going to use adjusted offensive and defensive efficiencies. Though ...

Kansas men's basketball team ranks high on 'bridesmaid' list

Jesse Newell

I was fascinated when I received an e-mail from Kansas fan Scott Zwink earlier this week. Zwink, a 1985 KU graduate, did some extensive research on one question: Which men’s basketball teams have lost the most times in the NCAA Tournament to the eventual national champion? Let's call it our ...

The Jayhawks (literally) gave the Michigan State game away

Jesse Newell

The worst part about the Sweet 16 loss for the Kansas Jayhawks has to be that they weren’t beaten by the Michigan State Spartans. Instead, the Jayhawks were beaten by themselves. Remember this blog? In it, I tried to go through and pick out the best matchups for KU in ...

Detroit all over again ...

Jesse Newell

Get ready to see more of Kansas coach Bill Self with his stool perched on the sidelines of an NCAA Tournament game. I just checked out the court arrangement here at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and was disappointed by what I saw: A setup nearly identical to the setup ...

North Dakota State's key to success? Funny cats

Jesse Newell

What I'm about to show you is the inspirational video that helped lead the North Dakota State Bison to a 66-64 victory over Oakland in the Summit League championship game. NDSU coach Saul Phillips told Dan Patrick this was the exact video he played for his players before the biggest ...

Defense — not offense — killing Jayhawks

Jesse Newell

After the Kansas men's basketball team's loss Thursday to Baylor, KU coach Bill Self promised his team would practice as hard as it had all season this weekend, with two practices scheduled for today. If I'm Self, I work on three things in practice: Defense, defense and defense. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/14/defense.jpg The ...

Day 1 blog from Oklahoma City: Big 12 Tournament

Jesse Newell

10:54 p.m. Oh, and by the way, at one point, Singletary scored 29 straight points for Tech. Amazing. Here's a safe prediction: He's on the All-Tournament team no matter what happens the rest of the weekend. 10:48 p.m. Solid coaching by Pat Knight, as with his team down one, he ...

The "How’d they do against KU" All-Big 12 Team

Jesse Newell

It’s hard for me to sit down and list off the five guys that should be on the All-Big 12 team. That’s because, most of the time, I don’t get to see all the Big 12 games. Like many of you, I watch the KU game, then get to see ...

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