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KPR Web Operations Monday, March 28th, 2011

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.

KPR Web Operations Sunday, March 27th, 2011

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.

KPR Web Operations Friday, March 25th, 2011

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.

KPR Web Operations Friday, March 25th, 2011

Bob Kendrick will begin his duties as president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on April 11. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, Kendrick was back among old friends at yesterday's (THUR) news conference.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

In college basketball, Wichita State has a home game tonight (WED) in the National Invitation Tournament with a trip to New York on the line. The Shockers will play a South Carolina mid-major, the College of Charleston. But, as Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, the Shockers head coach is sensitive about the perception of tonight's teams.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall is miffed about the perception of the Shockers as a mid-major team. The Shockers have a home game tomorrow (WED) night in the National Invitation Tournament against the College of Charleston, in South Carolina, where Marshall used to be an assistant coach.So far in the N-I-T, the Shockers have beaten two teams from B-C-S conferences, Nebraska and Virginia Tech.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Tournament basketball in downtown Kansas City comes to a close tonight (TUE). Marking its conclusion is the title game of the N-A-I-A tournament. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, not only did tournament interest stir up business in downtown Kansas City, a basketball-related exhibit captured attention at the Nelson-Atkins Museum.

KPR Web Operations Monday, March 21st, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Monday, March 21st, 2011

There will be another push to locally televise more Topeka City Council meetings. This time, the pressure is coming from one council member who had been opposed to a similar move last year. But with the ongoing investigation THIS YEAR of theft and sales of scrap metal from a city job site, council member Bob Archer says he's now backing the move: Currently, Topeka's city cable channel offers live coverage of regular council meetings...but it cuts off the cameras when members go into an informal work session either before or after the formal meetings. Archer's resolution asking for the...

KPR Web Operations Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Topeka Zoo has gotten back into the good graces of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo learned Sunday that the AZA found enough "forward progress" being made at the troubled facility to reinstate the zoo to full accreditation. Zoo director Brendan Wiley says the news from the AZA meeting in Tennessee this past weekend is a boost for the Topeka Zoo, which had come under fire for animal deaths, sloppy recordkeeping and unsanitary conditions in recent years.A loss of accreditation would have prevented the Topeka Zoo from sharing animals with other facilities that are approved...

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