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    It’s time to stop dawdling and fix college sports

    Apr 7, 12:39 AM

    Faith in college sports’ leadership has never been lower, and that goes for officials and coaches inside the outdated NCAA machine as much as fans and those in the news media growing frustrated with the hypocrisy involved in a system where everyone gets rich except for the athletes we care about. Adopting the Olympic model would do the most good — particularly for the athletes who are being exploited — while doing the least amount of harm.

    Bo Jackson’s magical 1989 All-Star Game

    Nov 4, 9:13 PM

    My 11th birthday came in the spring of 1989, which means I wore striped socks up to my knees and had a huge crush on the lead singer of the Bangles and will fight anyone who disrespects Back to the Future.


    Overtime

    Blair Kerkhoff on KU's loss

    Mar 9, 10:55 PM

    The Star's Blair Kerkhoff breaks down the Jayhawks' loss to Baylor and discusses whether they could still grab a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

    Big 12 sports rivalries spill over into bar wars

    Mar 9, 12:48 PM

    No doubt KU and MU fans don't like each other, but what about the bars they frequent? The Star's Kent Babb drops in at some local establishments to find out.


    Kansas/Big 12

    Track at Rock Chalk Park beckons to runners

    Apr 19, 8:01 PM

    The foundation was built with butyl rubber and polyurethane, the materials bonding together to forge a force-reduction layer on the new KU track at Rock Chalk Park. If that sounds complicated, here’s a translation for the track neophytes: The track surface at Rock Chalk Park was engineered for speed.

    KU to break ground on home for Naismith’s basketball rules May 2

    The first look at the DeBruce Center, the new home for James Naismith’s original “Rules of Basket Ball,” is here. The University of Kansas, which will hold a groundbreaking for the project on May 2, released a photo of the new 32,000-square-foot building that will sit just northeast of Allen Fieldhouse.


    Missouri/SEC

    In Black and Gold Game, Maty Mauk shows he’s ready to take Missouri’s reins

    Apr 19, 6:47 PM

    As spring games go, Missouri’s Black and Gold Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium was a thriller. Of course, the final score — the reserves, who started with a 14-point lead, rallied for a 21-20 victory in the closing seconds — doesn’t matter much. The 15th and final spring practice for a Tigers team that is eager to build off a 12-2 season in 2013 was less about winning than it was about preparing to win.


    Kansas State/Big 12

    Kansas State committee denies transfer appeal of women’s basketball player Leticia Romero

    Apr 18, 3:40 PM

    If Leticia Romero chooses to transfer from Kansas State, she will have to without the university’s blessing. Romero, a star guard on the Wildcats’ women’s basketball team, said Friday that an appeals committee denied her request for a transfer. She can still enroll at another school, but she won’t be eligible for an athletic scholarship for a year.

    Kansas State offensive line works at plugging gaps

    With three veteran starters returning from a group that paved the way for Kansas State to average 402 yards of offense last season, the Wildcats’ offensive line has a core strong enough to be even better up front next season. But replacing the two blockers they lost isn’t easy.


    Women's Tournament

    
Kansas forward Chelsea Gardner (left) and Kansas State guard Kindred Wesemann fight for possession of the ball in overtime of Friday's Big 12 women's basketball tournament game in Oklahoma City. Kansas won 87-84.

    Sue Ogrocki | AP

    Kansas forward Chelsea Gardner (left) and Kansas State guard Kindred Wesemann fight for possession of the ball in overtime of Friday's Big 12 women's basketball tournament game in Oklahoma City. Kansas won 87-84.

    Kansas women beat K-State in conference tournament

    The Jayhawks end the Wildcats’ season with 87-84 overtime victory.

    Wildcats seeking offensive consistency before Big 12 Tournament

    Mar 6, 12:13 AM

    Once again, Kansas State’s need for consistency showed through in a tough loss to Texas Christian University on Monday night.


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    Bracket

    First round:
    Wed. March 7

    Semifinals:
    Fri. March 9

    Championship:
    Sat. March 10

    Missouri

    Women's Bracket »

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    Texas Tech

    Record:
    8-21, 1-16 Big 12

    Coach:
    Billy Gillispie
    Key players:
    Jordan Tolbert (11.6 ppg)
    Ty Nurse (8.8 ppg)

    Missouri

    Record:
    26-4, 13-4 Big 12

    Coach:
    Frank Haith
    Key players:
    Marcus Denmon (18 ppg)
    Kim English, Ricardo Ratliffe (13.9 ppg)

    Oklahoma State

    Record:
    14-16, 7-10 Big 12

    Coach:
    Travis Ford
    Key players:
    Keiton Page (16.6 ppg)
    Le'Bryan Nash (13.3 ppg)

    Oklahoma

    Record:
    14-15, 4-13 Big 12

    Coach:
    Lon Kruger
    Key players:
    Steven Pledger (16.9 ppg)
    Calvin Newell (13 ppg)

    Texas

    Record:
    19-11, 9-8 Big 12

    Coach:
    Rick Barnes
    Key players:
    J'Covan Brown (19.6 ppg)
    Sheldon McClellan (11.6 ppg)

    Iowa State

    Record:
    21-9, 11-6 Big 12

    Coach:
    Fred Hoiberg
    Key players:
    Royce White (13.0 ppg)
    Scott Christopherson (12.2 ppg)

    Texas A&M

    Record:
    13-16, 4-13 Big 12

    Coach:
    Billy Kennedy
    Key players:
    Elston Turner (14.1 ppg)
    Khris Middleton (12.4 ppg)

    Kansas

    Record:
    25-5, 15-2 Big 12

    Coach:
    Bill Self
    Key players:
    Thomas Robinson (17.8 ppg)
    Tyshawn Taylor (17.1 ppg)

    Kansas State

    Record:
    20-9, 9-8 Big 12

    Coach:
    Frank Martin
    Key players:
    Rodney McGruder (15.2 ppg)
    Jamar Samuels (10.1 ppg)

    Baylor

    Record:
    25-5, 12-5 Big 12

    Coach:
    Scott Drew
    Key players:
    Perry Jones (13.2 ppg)
    Pierre Jackson (12.7 ppg)

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