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KU will be on guard in Sweet 16 matchup against Purdue

Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound sophomore, and 7-foot-2, 290-pound junior Isaac Haas have been getting a lot of attention this week, making some wonder if KU’s guards — a group that includes starters Josh Jackson, Big 12 player of the year Frank Mason, Devonté Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk — will carry a chip on their shoulders into the game. The Midwest Regional semifinal at the Sprint Center will tip off around 8:39 p.m. Thursday.

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Vahe Gregorian: Former KU and Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers is battling dementia

Gale Sayers, one of the greatest running backs who ever lived, has been battling dementia for years. The University of Kansas product also known for the movie “Brian’s Song” is safe with the love of his wife, Ardie, and the caring and protective and town he lives in. The family spoke about it publicly for the first time both to clarify his condition for those who have been wondering and to urge others to be vigilant.

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Fans line up outside the Sprint Center to Sweet 16 practices

Fans came out Wednesday morning at the Sprint Center to watch free practices of the four NCAA teams playing in the Sweet 16 there this weekend. KU fans and Michigan fans are looking forward seeing the two teams play against each other.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Fans line up outside the Sprint Center to Sweet 16 practices 1:02

Fans line up outside the Sprint Center to Sweet 16 practices

Frank Mason on teacher who flunked him: 'I'm thankful she didn't help me take the easy way out' 2:33

Frank Mason on teacher who flunked him: 'I'm thankful she didn't help me take the easy way out'

KU coach Bill Self after Michigan State win: 'Nobody listened to me' 1:16

KU coach Bill Self after Michigan State win: 'Nobody listened to me'

Kansas' Josh Jackson on playing against friends on Michigan State 0:37

Kansas' Josh Jackson on playing against friends on Michigan State

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