OMAHA, Neb. - Kansas coach Bill Self hardly broached the topic of fellow No. 2 seed Missouri's upset loss to Norfolk State on Friday. He figured there was no need - his players already knew.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - South Florida gave the Temple Owls an early preview of the Big East's grinding style, and the Bulls added another upset to the NCAA tournament.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Draymond Green got on the phone earlier this week with a former Michigan State star.
OMAHA, Neb. - Having watched his team hang on against Saint Mary's after blowing a late double-digit lead, Purdue coach Matt Painter didn't point to a specific play that made the difference.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Walter Offutt got a taste for what it was like to beat Michigan while he was at Ohio State. Clinching an upset win for Ohio over the Wolverines in the NCAA tournament is just a bit sweeter.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mike Krzyzewski knew this year's Duke team had its flaws.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - During his years away from coaching as an ESPN commentator, Rick Majerus figured he'd have the perfect forum to discuss how much fun defense is.
The ball left his hand and Gonzaga sophomore guard David Stockton's first thought was "uh-oh."
GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Henson had a great seat on the North Carolina sideline to watch his teammates advance in the NCAA tournament. The question is how long the Tar Heels will have to win without him, not to mention if his sore left wrist will heal enough to make him a factor in March at all.
OMAHA, Neb. - Missouri coach Frank Haith implored his team not to overlook Norfolk State. He spent all week trying to prove to his players that the Spartans were better than a No. 15 seed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - For a whole year Georgetown had to live with its failure last March, a second straight early-round NCAA exit. It haunted the Hoyas, angered them, drove them.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Florida State beat North Carolina twice this season. Did the same to Duke, too.
OMAHA, Neb. - With his 1.5-point scoring average, Casey Prather surely wasn't a big part of Virginia's scouting report on Florida.
NESS CITY - Carl Henry Reinert, 88, died March 14 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. He was born March 2, 1924. Fitzgerald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Josh Jones figured he owed his teammates one.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ryan Mueller still finds it hard to talk about one year later.
Not since Superman has a fella made such a big impression when he took of his eyeglasses. Turns out, the sexy new specs were a disguise all along. This is the Rick Perry we thought we were getting in 2012 before he crashed and burned onstage. But he's back, baby, and if he can keep it up it just might be change Republicans can believe in.
Happy Friday, everybody, and God Bless America.
Ken Degenhardt will play old time music with his accordion at the Sterling House in Great Bend starting at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The public is invited.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Learning Center, located at 209 E. 6th Street in Larned, is currently enrolling students for the 2014-2015 school year. Open enrollment will continue through Sept. 19 and is offered free of charge. The program provides classes to anyone over the age of 18 who wants to earn a high school diploma.
Poor breathing practices affect nearly 90% of the world's population. You may be saying to yourself "Pshaw! This dimwit is talking through his diaphragm; everybody knows how to breathe, we started doing it the minute we were born." Yes, you started doing it as soon as the doctor gave you a whack on your tiny backside, and you're doing it even as you read this post, but you are probably doing it all wrong. Improper breathing leaves you starved for oxygen, promotes bad posture, and can even affect your love life. Read on, my respiring wannabes:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5.
George Brett once said, "If a tie is like kissing your sister, then losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out!"
NEW YORK - Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each made decisive closing statements in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
NEW YORK - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.
MANHATTAN - I am becoming more and more alarmed at the silence of churches concerning prevailing sin issues in America. Yes, there are a few who speak out, but they are very few.