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Kevin Wilmott’s Jayhawkers

Jayhawkers, shot in northeast Kansas, follows the 1956-57 University of Kansas basketball team and two legendary figures in sports: Forrest Allen (known as “Phog” only to his friends) and Wilton “Wilt” Chamberlain.

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An Evening with James Naismith

Come to the library Wednesday April 24, from 7-8:30 and spend an evening with the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, as he is brought to life in a one-man play  by Dr. Bill Worley, instructor of history, from the Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City Blue River campus. Dr. James Naismith was born near Ottawa, […]

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Father, Son, and Basketball

It’s March tournament time again.  I watched KU and/or K-State in the NCAA basketball tournament (even NIT) every year since the early to mid-1970’s with my dad.  As I got older, into my 20’s and 30’s, same thing, even if only one or two games, depending on my schedule and activities—my dad was always available […]

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Bill Self – One of the Best in the Business

KU fans were upset when Roy Williams left to coach at his alma mater, North Carolina. Enter Bill Self – the hottest coach on the market at that time. And although things started out a bit rough, especially in the NCAA Tournament, read further to see how Nate thinks Self has actually turned into an upgrade..

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March Madness in Kansas

We’re nearly halfway through March, which means March Madness is upon us. The annual Division I NCAA Tournament is rivaled only by the Superbowl for transcending sports (and sports fans) and becoming an American cultural event relevant to even usual non-fans. Certainly every sports fan has their favorite moments, opinions, or memories of what the NCAA Tournament […]

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The Sunflower Showdown 1962-2011

Want to win a bar bet? Here’s a question you can throw out to your sports fan friends the next time you’re together enjoying a cool one: Who would you say has lost more football games in the last 50 seasons, KU or K-State?

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