SALT LAKE CITY - Belmont coach Rick Byrd hated the 3-pointer when it was first approved in college basketball, and insisted he would have voted against it had he had the option 27 years ago.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana coach Tom Crean was a believer in Victor Oladipo right from the start.
MADISON, Wis. - There are no egos at Wisconsin, no individual superstars carrying the team.
Brad Stevens is amused by all this talk of parity in the NCAA tournament.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Larry Eustachy is back in the NCAA tournament with yet another team.
DAYTON, Ohio - Tyrone Garland led La Salle's guard-driven offense with 22 points, and the Explorers wrapped up the NCAA tournament's First Four by getting the better of an old-fashioned shootout, beating Boise State 80-71 on Wednesday night.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Mike Moustakas keeps hitting home runs and the Kansas City Royals keep winning.
Barton Community College's baseball games against Cloud County - initially scheduled for Saturday and Sunday - will be played today and Friday at Lawson-Biggs Field, because of impending inclement weather.
The second annual Central Kansas All-Star Basketball Classic will be held on Sunday at Kirkman Activity Center on the Barton Community College campus.
DAYTON, Ohio - After winning the program's first NCAA tournament game in 30 years, James Madison sounds as if it's not done.
SALT LAKE CITY - Wichita State senior Carl Hall wanted a new look for his last hurrah, especially with a huge test coming up against Pittsburgh 7-footer Steven Adams today in the Shockers' NCAA tournament opener.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Without even trying, Louisville is adding to Kentucky's misery.
SALT LAKE CITY - Maybe it's the quirky name of the school, "Gonzaga." Or its pint-sized enrollment of 4,900. Or the fact that employees at one office in its hometown are so gaga over the 'Zags, they wore their hair long at work this week as a shout-out to the team's best player, flowing-tressed 7-footer Kelly Olynyk.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Two years ago, Jordan Morgan and Michigan had to play a road game in the NCAA tournament - or so it seemed at first.
GREAT BEND - Hilda Eleanor Meisner, 91, died March 20, 2013 at Cherry Village Nursing Home, Great Bend.
A voice came over the loud-speaker system filling every room at Great Bend Middle School.
It's Easter weekend and this past Thursday night saw some fairly severe weather in the area complete with power outages. Spring is really here, especially after the extremely warm temperatures this past week. Today is April 5, so area producers should have wrapped up side dressing the 2015 wheat crop and corn planters are being readied to begin planting shortly. Alfalfa is greening up and in some parts of the state, including some fields here, wheat producers are assessing winter survival. Since not a great deal is going on just yet, let's catch up on what is known.
The Hoisington High School forensics team placed second out of nine schools at a recent tournament at Otis-Bison. Members placed individually as follows:
Kindergarten roundup April 10
FORT LARNED - Everyone is invited to a historic program presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard on Saturday, April 25, at Fort Larned National Historic Site, funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.
April 5-April 11
LARNED - Two eighth-inning errors paved the way for Sterling High's softball sweep over Larned Thursday in a Central Kansas League opener. Sterling swept the Indians 4-3 in extra innings and 18-10 in the nightcap.
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THAILAND - Richard A. Poage passed away in his sleep at his home in Thailand on Jan. 23, with his companion by his side. Born on Sept. 6, 1940, in Great Bend, he was the son of Marion and Irene Poage. Born and raised in Great Bend he worked in the oilfields, like his father, from the age of 17 until retiring from offshore drilling 10 years ago in Thailand. In 1960, he married Sheryl Wheat. They divorced in 1964. In 1968, he married Vicky Campbell while working in Scotland. The divorced in 1975.
MARSHALL, MO. - Walter Ray Simonson, 88, died Feb. 24, 2015, in Marshall, Mo., after an illness of several months.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years last Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State's basketball coach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz defended the NCAA's role in policing academics and says there's no need for more involvement.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation.