Most kids who have big dreams picture themselves hitting the winning shot in the big game, doing an imaginary countdown before hoisting toward the backyard basket.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Deep within the Sprint Center, just outside the Kansas locker room, Jayhawks coach Bill Self was holding court after beating North Carolina to advance in the NCAA tournament.
Arizona and Ohio State reaching the West Region's semifinals was not much of a surprise. Both are loaded with talent, have great coaches and were relatively high seeds.
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INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana athletic director Fred Glass must be ready for the game each time he goes out.
MILWAUKEE - Vander Blue is so competitive that it burns him up inside. It sends him to the gym late at night to practice anything that might lift Marquette to another victory.
PHILADELPHIA - La Salle has this little thing it does in the locker room after a win. A huddle of jumping players is the best way to describe it, a pogo-sticked, smiling pack of blue, if you will.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Now that Michigan has finally made it back to the second week of the NCAA tournament, coach John Beilein will admit that, yes, this was a pretty important step for the Wolverines.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Not much distracts Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, and his mastery of the art of focusing.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - After losing wide receiver Greg Jennings to division rival Minnesota in free agency and letting tight end Tom Crabtree sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Green Bay Packers couldn't afford to let Jermichael Finley get away.
PEORIA, Ariz. - The Kansas City Royals set a team record for spring training wins with their 23rd victory, beating the Seattle Mariners 9-6 Tuesday behind Brett Hayes' four hits.
The driver in a Tuesday morning accident fled on foot, while a passenger was arrested for alleged narcotics violations, according to a report from the Great Bend Police Department.
LARNED - Advance ballots are available for the April 6 election in Pawnee County.
A Great Bend Police Department patrol officer was placed on administrative leave following his arrest last Saturday on a domestic battery charge.
Vicki L. Batt, open container, trail April 16
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Amy Habiger and January Pecora. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Kansas Supreme Court announced the three cases it will hear April 13 at Fort Hays State University, its next destination in ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.
On April 13, 2005 the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 272 to 162, to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, also known as the death tax. But in the ten years since, they have all but dropped the issue. A stunning 236 of the current members of the House have never had an opportunity to vote on it. Fortunately, the Ways & Means Committee under Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will soon consider a bill, H.R. 1105, written by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) that would repeal the death tax. House leadership should bring it to the floor ...
Last week a political bloodbath unfolded on Capitol Hill.
PHOENIX (AP) - NFC champion Seattle, Denver and Kansas City each were awarded four compensatory picks in this year's draft.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called "Chop."
Steps taken by the NCAA to address the ongoing attendance concern at the women's NCAA Tournament are working, at least in some places.
On March 22, Breanna Ridgeway and Natalie Garza traveled to McPherson to battle in the Girls State Tournament. Both girls won their brackets convincingly. Breanna opened up with a 14-0 win in her first match, and followed that up with 2 pins. Natalie won both of the matches she wrestled with pins.