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Top-Ranked Jayhawks Begin NCAA Dance Thursday on TNT

Kansas is making its 45th NCAA Championship appearance and its 27th-consecutive trip to the tournament, the longest active streak in the nation and ties the longest in tournament history (North Carolina, 1975-2001).

Jayhawks receive raucous welcome |

Kansas University basketball assistant Jerrance Howard performed a few dance moves to the beats of the Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corps as the Jayhawk coaches and players exited a luxury, black Heartland Executive bus at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Des Moines.

Jayhawks have leaned on overlooked guards in run to No. 1 - Yahoo Sports

The backcourt that makes top-ranked Kansas run easily could have been playing for Appalachian State and Towson this season, lost in mid-major anonymity far away from the game's brightest lights.

2016 NCAA Tournament First Round Preview: Austin Peay Governors vs Kansas Jayhawks - Mid-Major Madness

Austin Peay is riding high after a Music City Madness triumph, but must play mighty Kansas in the first round.

Why the Kansas Jayhawks will win the 2016 NCAA tournament | FOX Sports

Narrowing the field from 68 to 1.

Whether it’s mean tweets or funny photos, KU players remain cautious when browsing social media | The Kansas City Star

Traylor admits to being on social media a lot, especially when he’s bored in his hotel room on KU’s trips. He says he’ll cycle repeatedly from Twitter to Instagram to Snapchat if he’s trying to waste time. The key, Traylor says, is to have thick enough skin to let the negative comments go.

NCAA Profile: Kansas Jayhawks - Rumble In The Garden

With National Championship potential, the sound of Rock Chalk Jayhawk will resonate this postseason.

Baseball - Jayhawks Fall to Murray State, 14-9

Plagued by three big Murray State innings, the Kansas baseball team couldn't find its rhythm on the mound and dropped the first of a two-game midweek set to the Racers, 14-9, Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

Softball - Kansas Travels to Creighton for Midweek Matchup

Kansas softball hits the road for its first midweek matchup of the year when the Jayhawks travel to Creighton on Wednesday, March 16 for a single game at the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion. First pitch against the Bluejays is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Kansas Softball Alters Rock Chalk Challenge Slate

The Jayhawks first game of the Rock Chalk Challenge against #22 Minnesota will be broadcast on the Jayhawk Television Network.

- College Sports -

A (Mid) Major Dilemma: Breaking the Glass Ceiling - Swish Appeal

Take a look at why mid-majors needs to be taken seriously and be granted the at-large bid for the NCAA tournament.

(Mr. Ed says: This article discusses women's basketball, but it also could easily apply to the men as well, as it refers to Jay Bilas' comments in an ESPN radio interview, which is discussed in more detail in the next link.)

The Jay Bilas Plan: how to fix the NCAA Tournament - Business Insider

Jay Bilas wants NCAA Tournament selection held before conference tournaments.

Opposing coaches reveal how top seeds can be beaten and by whom | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports

Over the past week, Yahoo Sports spoke to assistant coaches from the nation's best leagues to get a better idea of how the top eight teams in this year's field can be beaten and by whom. The coaches were granted anonymity in exchange for their honesty.

College football and basketball players to receive an average of $1,600 in settlement with Electronic Arts

The lead plaintiffs -- former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon, former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart and former Nebraska and Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller -- will get the most money, estimated to be $15,000 each. Twenty-one players, including former Alabama wide receiver Tyrone Prothro, get $5,000 for being class-action representatives.

President Barack Obama chooses Kansas Jayhawks to win tournament

Obama will leave office in January 2017. He picked North Carolina correctly in his first year in office in 2009, but he hasn't selected the winner in the past six brackets.

It's time for the Big 12 to stop teasing us during March Madness - - Dennis Dodd

The Big 12 hasn't fielded a team in the Final Four since 2012 despite having seven entrants each of the last two seasons. Highlighted by overall No. 1 seed Kansas, this could be the season the conference grows some roots during the spring of March Madness.

3-pointer: For one night 'Dunk City' returns as FGCU wins in First Four -

Dunk City may not be back but Florida Gulf Coast certainly is. The Eagles blew out Fairleigh Dickinson 96-65 on Tuesday behind a massive performance from Marc-Eddy Norelia.

3-pointer: Wichita State, Van Vleet sew up First Four win with late run -

The Shockers defeated the Commodores 70-50, as VanVleet was his typical terrific self in scoring 14 points and dishing out seven assists versus only one turnover.

- RCT News -

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2016 Warden's Bracket Challenge - Rock Chalk Talk

This contest, which appeared in an opium dream to Warden11 400 years ago, has no brackets. I don't know why it's called a bracket challenge. Warden11 just wrote down what the glowing basketball sang to him. Deal with it.

A Guide To Des Moines - Rock Chalk Talk

For those of you that have never been to Des Moines, I wanted to put this together to help guide your trip.

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LOOK: Broncos' Shane Ray got a tattoo of Kansas City Chiefs' logo -

The Broncos' first-round pick from a year ago got a tattoo that might not make the fans in Denver happy.

WATCH: 5 minutes of amazing hoops history about Bob Cousy & Holy Cross -

That NCAA Tournament team with a losing record? It once won a national title with a fella named Bob Cousy. Here is that story.