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Kansas, Maryland to meet in Louisville in Sweet 16

Our stats are thoroughly impressive; Our coach really has the Midas touch; Our players are fast and strong and brave; And your guys, eh, not so much

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- Kansas Sports -

Frank talk: KU’s Mason considered Maryland |

“I went on a recruiting visit to Maryland. I got a chance to get out of the mountains and go watch them play (a football game). I couldn’t do that often. It was a great time. The game was great. I think they won,” said Mason, who ultimately chose KU over Maryland, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Providence, Seton Hall and Rutgers.

Peeling Back The Shell: A quick, early look at the Maryland Terrapins | Tale of the Tait |

The Terrapins, who opened the season ranked No. 18 in The Associated Press’ preseason poll, spent all but two weeks after that ranked in the Top 10 before finishing the regular season right where they began the preseason — ranked No. 18.

Confident Carlton Bragg a potential X-factor for Kansas | Smithology |

Freshman forward Carlton Bragg Jr. knows he isn’t suddenly going to become a focal point of the Kansas offense in the postseason. The long, lean Cleveland native with a silky jumper, after all, shares front-court minutes with veterans Perry Ellis, Landen Lucas and Jamari Traylor in coach Bill Self’s shortened-for-March rotation.

NCAA Tournament 2016: Maryland vs. Kansas preview, with Terps and Jayhawks in Sweet 16 - Testudo Times

Kansas is stiff opposition. The Jayhawks are the tournament's top overall seed, and the South Region should be presumed theirs until somebody takes it from them. They have won 16 games in a row and generally looked dominant in doing so, and it might well take nothing less than Maryland's best performance in years for the Terps to advance.

Softball - Kansas Faces Evansville in Midweek Doubleheader

Kansas softball continues its non-conference slate with a midweek doubleheader against Evansville on Tuesday, March 22 at Rock Chalk Park. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m., on the Jayhawk Radio Network.

- College Sports -

Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood to coach Oklahoma State -

Underwood, 52, is a Kansas native and former Kansas State player who also spent six years, from 2006 to 2012, as an assistant at his alma mater working under Bob Huggins and Frank Martin -- meaning Underwood has both played and worked in the Big 12.

(Mr. Ed says: Guess we can put all the K-State whining to rest for now.)

Pitt's Jamie Dixon accepts job as TCU's next coach -

After it was reported he would consider the position, Jamie Dixon is headed to Fort Worth to become TCU's next coach.

2016 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16: South Regional Reset -

Kansas has its best chance to win a national title since 2012; Villanova is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009; Miami has been building to this moment since finishing as the NIT runner-up a year ago with a team full of transfers; and Maryland hasn't been in the Sweet 16 since 2003. The building will be electric and the matchups are perfect. We can only hope the games deliver the goods as well.

North Carolina Tar Heels overtake Kansas Jayhawks after reseeding NCAA tournament Sweet 16 field

The following is one man's attempt to rank and reseed the Sweet 16 teams according to their performances in the first two rounds and their efforts relative to their original seeds.

Northern Iowa endures the ultimate highs and lows of March Madness -

After the elation of Friday's buzzer-beating bank shot, Northern Iowa somehow let up the biggest comeback in college basketball history on Sunday night.