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Jayhawks arrive in San Antonio ready to make 'new memories' |
With dozens of staff members and KU fans lined up in all corners of the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk lobby on Wedndesday evening, the Jayhawks officially arrived at the Final Four.

Graham among 5 players vying for Wooden Award |
Jalen Brunson of Villanova and Devonte’ Graham of Kansas are among five players vying for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball’s player of the year.

KU signees shine in McDonald's All-American Game |
Playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday, future Kansas guards Quentin Grimes and Devon Dotson didn’t disappoint in a 131-128 victory over the East squad, which featured a big night from KU signee David McCormack at Phillips Arena in Atlanta.

Bill Self, Sunflower League coaches eyeing NCAA tournament success of Clayton Custer, Ben Richardson |
Sam Stroh may not have made the call himself. But he may as well have passed off the winning March Madness lottery ticket to his mother-in-law.

Final Four appearance yet to sink in for Jayhawks |
Fans filling Allen Fieldhouse after the Kansas basketball players returned to Lawrence with their regional championship trophy? That was cool. Stopped by several people to take photos at Walmart? It was funny.

Malik Newman idolizes ex-UConn star Kemba Walker when it comes to March Madness success |
After scoring a career-high 32 points to power Kansas to an 85-81 win over Duke in the Elite Eight, sophomore guard Malik Newman continued to solidify some of his recently-given nicknames — such as "Postseason Leek" and "Mr. March."

Alumni Association announces Final Four week events for KU fans in San Antonio |
Bill Self joked San Antonio was the most expensive place in the country to fly into this week. If you’re in and around, the area, though, there are plenty of chances to make sure you get your money's worth.

Here is the team each U.S. state is cheering for in the Final Four
Loyola Chicago and Sister Jean may have captured the nation's heart, but the Ramblers are not the team most of the United States wants to see win the national championship.

Why KU's Svi Mykhailiuk became emotional when talking about his dad on Senior Night
Svi Mykhailiuk doubled over at the free-throw line, hands on his knees, pulling up his red Kansas jersey over his eyes to wipe away tears.

Kansas Jayhawks arrive in San Antonio a bit 'tired' ahead of Final Four
Led by a police escort, Kansas’ team bus pulled in front of a secondary entrance of the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel — located just steps from the famed River Walk — at 6 p.m., Wednesday, well in advance of Saturday’s Final Four semifinal game against Villanova.

Someone is selling 'Duke was robbed' T-shirts based on one call in loss to KU
There was a point in the second half of Kansas' 85-81 overtime win Sunday against Duke in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament when Jayhawks fans wondered whether the referees had it out for them.

Other Sports

LeBron James ties Michael Jordan's all-time league record of 866 consecutive games with 10 points or more
LeBron James joined Michael Jordan in the record books Wednesday as perhaps the most consistent scorer in NBA history while playing against the team that Jordan owns.

Duke Blue Devils freshman Marvin Bagley III declares for Draft
Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III is entering the NBA draft.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid out for game with facial contusion
76ers center Joel Embiid left in the second quarter of Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks after a nasty collision with teammate Markelle Fultz.

Other News

Scientists Conclude Your Rubber Bath Ducky Is Probably Gross as Hell
It turns out the cute, harmless-looking rubber ducky floating around in your bathtub may actually be a Trojan horse for ravenous legions of “potentially pathogenic bacteria.”

Facebook: Would It Help If We Traded Less User Info With Huge Data Brokers?
Facebook’s big data-sharing scandal apology tour continued on Wednesday with the announcement the site would be cancelling its “Partner Categories” advertising section, in which the site partners with third-party data brokers to aggregate even more monetizable information about users.

Why the High-Tech Plan to Bring Back the Northern White Rhino Matters
With the death of the last male northern white rhino last week, the world was reminded that yet another charismatic animal is functionally extinct because of humans. But in the future, because of synthetic biology, extinction may not be forever. And the northern white rhino could be the animal that pioneers a suite of new technologies that get us there.

Archaeologists Discover 29 Human Footprints From the Last Ice Age
Archaeologists working off Canada’s Pacific Coast have found 29 human footprints dating back to the end of the last Ice Age. The buried impressions were found along a beach—a discovery that’s bolstering the case for a coastal migratory route into North America.