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Bill Self Examines Roadblocks to Final Four

This weekend, the Final Four teams in the NCAA men's tournament face off...and for the first since 2006, no number-1 seeds are still in the hunt for the title. That's bad news for fans of the number-one seeded University of Kansas Jayhawks, who lost Sunday to the Virginia Commonwealthy University Rams. While NCAA tournament followers are trying to figure out what happened to their brackets, stunned KU fans are simply asking, 'What happened?' Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

Federal Judge Says Sunflower Electric Project Needs Review

A federal judge says Sunflower Electric Power Corporation needs more environmental review and public input before it can proceed with expansion of its coal-fired power plant near Holcomb, in southwest Kansas. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the ruling is in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Sierra Club.

Self Licks Wounds After Season-Ending Loss

Kansas Jayhawks basketball coach Bill Self dreads his trip this weekend to Houston for the coaches convention. It's held in conjunction with the Final Four. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, Self says it will be tough after KU's season-ending loss on Sunday.

Meanwhile in the National Invitation Tournament, Wichita State advanced to the title game tomorrow (THUR) night in New York against Alabama. The Shockers defeated Washington State, 75-44, last (TUE) night.

Shockers Prepare for NIT Semifinal

The Kansas Jayhawks aren't the only basketball team feeling the sting of a loss to Virginia Commonwealth. Wichita State, which plays in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament tonight (TUE) in New York, also lost to V-C-U. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, the outcome likely played a role in the Shockers post-season destination.

KU Hoops Season Ends With Upset Loss

It was a crushing blow to the Kansas Jayhawks, a season-ending loss in the NCAA tournament to Virginia Commonwealth University. The
V-C-U Rams became only the third team since the seeding system began in 1979 to advance to the Final Four as a number-11 seed. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, the Jayhawks will find the loss tough to swallow despite a 35-3 record this season.

KU Not Taking Hoops Opponent Lightly

With Duke losing last (THUR) night in the NCAA basketball tournament, only Kansas and Ohio State remain in the field as number-1 seeds. The Jayhawks play tonight (FRI) against 12th seeded Richmond. En route to KU's national title three years ago, coach Bill Self remembers the Jayhawks' two-point victory over tenth-seeded Davidson.

Tipoff on tonight's (FRI) game in San Antonio, where the Jayhawks won the title in '08, is at 6:27. The television network it can be seen on is TBS.


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