In three seasons, the Oregon Ducks have progressed over the array of postseason tournaments, from the CBI, to the NIT and now the NCAA.
WASHINGTON - Yelps of support and echoing applause greeted the voice booming over the loudspeakers Wednesday at the scheduled start of practice for the East Regional's fourth seed: "Coached by Jim Boeheim, please welcome the Syracuse Orange!"
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State's Adreian Payne blocked a shot and made a long jumper on ensuing possessions, providing another glimpse of his vast potential and boosting his stock as an NBA prospect.
LOS ANGELES - Ever since Thad Matta and Sean Miller shared a tiny office at Miami of Ohio nearly two decades ago, the coaches' friendship has survived job changes, practical jokes and a few hundred bucks in unpaid lunch tabs.
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Shaka Smart and VCU have agreed in principle to a deal to keep the coach at the school.
WASHINGTON - Jim Larranaga smiled and raised both hands to acknowledge the fans in green - those from both Miami and George Mason - as he walked onto the court where he became part of a national sensation seven years ago.
LOS ANGELES - Wichita State and La Salle busted a few brackets with their early wins in the NCAA tournament. Now they're in the final 16 and playing a short drive from Hollywood. Just don't script their matchup as a meeting of underdogs.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - There are times when Mitch McGary gives his coach no choice but to pause and maybe take a deep breath before speaking.
WICHITA - The Great Bend High School girls' soccer team opened their season with a 6-1 loss to Haysville on Wednesday in the first round of the Wichita South Titan Classic.
McPHERSON - Great Bend High School finished tied for second place with Winfield, just behind host McPherson and ahead of Newton, Derby, Salina South and Hays on Tuesday during the season-opening McPherson Invitational.
HUDSON - John Gilbert Nolte, 78, died March 26, 2013 at Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
Drop in any barber shop and sports is usually a hot topic.
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Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
#1 singles- Brady Daniel 3-0, 1st place
Central Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired will sponsor an outreach event from 1-4 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The event is a show and tell display of visual aids and devices to help low vision and blind individuals in their every day life.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 N. Main, Russell, will hold a free acoustic jam session followed by a potluck dinner this Sunday, April 19. The public is welcome to listen to the live music or bring an acoustic instrument to jam along starting at 3 p.m.. Bring a side dish for the dinner, which is served around 5:30 p.m.
ST. JOHN - Norma Lea Gray, 78, died April 14, 2015 at Southwind Hospice in Pratt. Born Feb. 1, 1937, in Creek County, Okla., she was the daughter of Lester and Ruby (Browning) Allen. On Aug. 18, 1952, she married Melvin Eugene Gray in Oilton, Okla.
FREDONIA - Wanda Lee Deer, 93, passed away Sept. 23, 2014 in Wichita. Born on Feb. 28, 1921, in Hoisington, she was the daughter of Frank Edward and Nellie (Coats) Sypolt. On May 19, 1960, she was united in marriage to Kelso Deer. He preceded her in death. She worked as an executive secretary for Phillips Petroleum for many years.
FRONTENAC - Patrick John O'Connell, 86, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on April 14, 2015 at the Medicalodge of Frontenac. He was born March 29, 1929, in Pittsburg, the son of William F. and Mary (Kinsella) O'Connell. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and later from Pittsburg State University. On June 20, 1954, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Wilson at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He worked for Cripe Bakery and Junge Baking Company as a route salesman.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The only horse ever to be penalized in a college football game has died.
Trevor Rolfs will be the next head women's basketball coach at Barton Community College. He will take over for Carter Kruger who resigned at the end of the season, spending three years at the helm.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - As he pulled off pit road at Daytona International Speedway moments before the season-opening Xfinity Series race, Kyle Busch said he looked to the left and noticed for the first time a concrete wall along the race track.
HESSTON- There is little doubt the Barton Community College men's tennis team plays in one, if not the toughest, regions in the NJCAA. Two of the top four teams in the nation are in the region.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Smokey Hill Public Television at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Nine runs in the first inning provided a little foreshadowing for Tuesday's Western Athletic Conference opener between Class 5A power Great Bend and Liberal. The Lady Panthers needed just six innings to complete two 15-0 wins.
LAWRENCE- It was a battle all day long. The second Jayhawk Conference men's golf tournament was a close contest the entire way at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence.
You know there's a problem with the Iran nuclear agreement when The White House releases a fact sheet to the press outlining the agreement, and Iran issues a statement claiming the fact sheet is false... within 15 minutes.