Schuster: Dining With The Enemy

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By Blake Schuster New Orleans, LA.— It was bound to happen. With a city full of nothing but Kentucky and Kansas fans surely confrontation would be unavoidable, I just never thought I would come away enjoying their company and with a new outlook on Big Blue nation.  Standing in line at Felix’s Seafood on Iberville St., my sports director, Jay, and I did what everyone in town was doing — discussing the looming championship matchup between the Wildcats and Jayhawks. The line was long, so was our conversation. But as I was trying to focus on Jay’s comments I found myself more interested in eavesdropping on the chat going on in front of me. Two…

Jayhawks Comeback To Beat Ohio State in Final Four

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By Blake Schuster If there is one undeniable truth about the 2012 NCAA Tournament it’s never count the Kansas Jayhawks out. Not when they’re in foul trouble, not when they’re down by double digits, and not when Bill Self is coaching.  A 64-62 victory over Ohio State in the Final Four proved that. The game started out all too familiar as Kansas trailed 26-13 with six minutes left in the first half. The Jayhawks had gotten into dogfights with every team during their tournament run, and the Buckeyes were no exception. Wild shooting, turnovers, and missed opportunities led to a large Kansas deficit highlighted most by a Jeff Withey miscue late in the first. With…

Video: KU headed to National Title game

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  Kansas defeated Ohio State in the National Semi-Final to advance and take on Kentucky in the National Title game.

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Jayhawks defeat Tar Heels for trip to Final Four

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By C.J. Matson ST. LOUIS — The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is considered the gateway to the West, but the Kansas Jayhawks now consider it the gateway to New Orleans. For the second time in four seasons, the Kansas Jayhawks are heading to the Final Four, beating the North Carolina Tar Heels 80-67. Expectations are always high on the Kansas basketball team, but they were substantially lower this season because they lost seven players, including the Morris twins and Josh Selby. Throughout the season, the Jayhawk players talked about how they wanted to prove doubters wrong because they felt disrespected. Yet, being disrespected fueled them to maximize their potential and reach their ceiling. “I…

The Final Four

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The Kansas Jayhawks advanced to the Final Four with a 80-67 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Williams uncomfortable coaching against Kansas

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By C.J. Matson ST. LOUIS — On Thursday morning, North Carolina coach Roy Williams went for a stroll around St. Louis. A guy approached him and chanted, “Rock Chalk Jayhawk”. Roy’s response: “Go KU”. It has been nine seasons since Roy Williams left Kansas for North Carolina, his alma mater. Some Kansas followers are over Roy’s decision and some aren’t over it. Even though it has been nine years since Williams bolted for Chapel Hill and Bill Self succeeded him in Lawrence, the magnificent sequence of events remains fresh in people’s minds and is the dominant storyline going into Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup. Williams loves both the University of North Carolina and the University of…