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Southern Miss Band Cuts 'Green Card' Chanters

Members lose scholarships, take sensitivity training

(Newser) - Five Southern Mississippi band members have been dropped from the group following an offensive chant at a game, GulfLive reports. The students have lost their scholarships and will have sensitivity training after they targeted Kansas State's Angel Rodriguez , shouting, "where's your green card?" Said a Southern Miss... More »

Southern Miss: Sorry About 'Green Card' Chant

Band members razzed Kansas State player

(Newser) - The University of Southern Mississippi has apologized after members of its band recited an offensive chant at a Kansas State player during the NCAA tournament. As KSU's Angel Rodriguez approached the free-throw line, some in the band chanted, "Where's your green card?" Video of the incident was... More »

Underdog Butler Gains Final Four

West Regional No. 5 seed topples K-State, will play 5 miles from campus

(Newser) - Butler has earned a trip home for the Final Four. Gordon Hayward made a driving layup with under a minute to go, and the fifth-seeded Bulldogs used the same tenacious defense they exhibited all game in the closing seconds to knock off second-seeded Kansas State , 63-56, in the West Regional... More »

Kansas State Clips Xavier in 2OT Thriller

Second seed comes out on top in back-and-forth classic

(Newser) - Second-seeded Kansas State survived a stiff challenge from No. 6 Xavier tonight, with the teams trading punches into a second overtime, where the Wildcats pulled out a 101-96 victory in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Kansas State (29-7) will face another upstart, fifth-seeded Butler, on Saturday, with a trip to... More »

Butler Bounces No. 1 Syracuse

West Virginia subdues Washington, moves into last 8

(Newser) - Syracuse became the second No. 1 seed to tumble out of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, losing tonight to fifth-seeded Butler, 63-59. The Bulldogs (31-4) advance to the tourney's final eight; one more victory and they would play in the Final Four in their home city, Indianapolis. Butler will No.... More »

Obama's Final Four: Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Villanova

President picked winner in ESPN entry last year

(Newser) - President Obama predicts Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, and Villanova to be the final four teams in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. Obama filled out a bracket for ESPN for the second consecutive year. This time, he's also making picks for the women's tournament, selecting Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford, and... More »

Beasley Headed to NBA

Kansas State freshman may be No. 1 overall pick after college rebounding title

(Newser) - After putting together one of the best freshman seasons ever, Michael Beasley is headed to the NBA. Kansas State's All-American freshman announced Monday that he will skip his final three seasons to enter the June 26 NBA draft, where he could be the No. 1 overall pick. "It's time... More »

Hansbrough Wins Wooden Award

North Carolina junior sweeps MVP awards; Parker takes women's honor

(Newser) - He already earned an armful, but Tyler Hansbrough took one last bit of brass Friday night. The North Carolina junior won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top player, giving him essentially a sweep of the season's individual honors, including The Associated Press college basketball player of the... More »

Carolina Beats Bucknell for 14th Straight

KU knocks off Chattanooga, Okla. survive Illinois State

(Newser) - North Carolina barely broke a sweat today in the women's NCAA first round, the AP reports. The Tar Heels dominated from the opening minutes, racking up an initial 21-2 run before finishing 16th-seeded Bucknell off, 85-50. The victory marks the 14th straight for top-seeded UNC, which was led by LaToya... More »

Wisconsin Baffles Beasley, K State

Badgers move to Sweet 16 for first time since 2005

(Newser) - It was hard to tell what was more important in Wisconsin's 72-55 win over Kansas State, today: the points Trevon Hughes scored, or the ones Michael Beasley didn't. Hughes scored 25, as the third-seeded Badgers sent the Wildcats home with a second-round win in the NCAA Tournament. Freshman Beasley scored... More »

Mayo Exiting Early as Kansas State Stuns USC

Beasley leads 11-seed to 80-67 win

(Newser) - Kansas State's young team knocked NBA-bound freshman star O.J. Mayo out of the NCAA tournament—keeping their own freshman phenom, Michael Beasley, for at least one more game. The Wildcats received major contributions from four other freshmen in the 80-67 win over Mayo's Trojans, but Beasley led his squad... More »

Carolina Top Seed in NCAA Tourney Field

Memphis, UCLA and Kansas other No. 1s among 65 teams invited

(Newser) - The seedings are in and its time to fill out those brackets. North Carolina  was rated the No. 1 overall seed for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins in earnest on Thursday. The Tar Heels are the No. 1 seed in the East region, joined by fellow top... More »

Kansas State Can't Topple the Jayhawks Again

Xavier fends off George Washington, St. Mary's loses to Gonzaga again

(Newser) - The No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks took revenge on the team that spoiled their perfect season earlier this year, putting Kansas State away 88-74. Brandon Rush, who led the Jayhawks' scoring with 21 points, isn't worried about his team's marred record, and expects to take the court as one of the... More »

Beasley's 44 Not Enough for Kansas State

Freshman sets Big 12 record, but Baylor wins game down stretch

(Newser) - No. 24 Kansas State got 75 points from its freshman duo of Michael Beasley and Bill Walker, but the Wildcats still couldn't beat Baylor tonight, reports the Associated Press. Curtis Jerrells scored 24 points to lead the Bears to a 92-86 Big 12 win. Beasley had a conference-record 44 points... More »

No. 5 Duke Skies Over St. John's

Vanderbilt whips Georgia, Nebraska upsets Texas A&M

(Newser) - No. 5 Duke used a 32-9 run at the end of the first half to cruise past St. John's 86-56 today in a non-conference game, reports the Associated Press. The win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Blue Devils, who have won an NCAA-best 59 straight non-conference games at... More »

Miami Sends No. 5 Duke to 2nd Straight L

No. 11 Wisconsin handles Illinois, Nebraska upsets No. 24 Kansas State

(Newser) - The Miami Hurricanes handed No. 5 Duke its second consecutive loss; the 96-95 victory was the Hurricanes first win against the Blue Devils in over 45 years. Miami built a large lead early in the second half and was able to hit free-throws down the stretch to preserve the win.... More »

No. 16 Texas A&M Shocked at Home by OSU

No. 24 Vandy nips Fla. while No. 18 KSU clobbers Mizzou

(Newser) - Oklahoma State ended a 19-game road losing streak with a 59-54 win at Texas A&M. OSU's Terrel Harris had the play of the game, blocking a potential tying layup by the Aggies' Donald Sloan in the last minute. OSU was led by Byron Eaton's 17 points, two of which... More »

No. 2 Duke Makes It a Dozen Straight

Knight gets first win for Texas Tech, Xavier survives Charlotte

(Newser) - No.2 Duke won its 12th straight last night with a 77-55 ACC win over Maryland, reports the Associated Press. Freshman Kyle Singler led the way with 26 points and Greg Paulus added 20 for Duke (22-1, 10-0). The Blue Devils almost blew a 16-point lead before an 11-2 run... More »

Vanderbilt Beats South Carolina in Last Second

Beasley carries Kansas St., Michigan St. cruises past Northwestern

(Newser) - Shan Foster led the way with 21 points, but it was Jermaine Beal who saved day today for No. 23 Vanderbilt. Beal drove the length of the court and hit a short fadeaway with 0.6 left to lift the Commodores to a 66-65 SEC win over South Carolina today,... More »

K State Gives Kansas First Loss

Beasley, Wildcats down rival Jayhawks at home for first time since 1983

(Newser) - Standout freshman Michael Beasley continued his impressive season by leading the No. 22 Kansas State Wildcats to an 84-75 victory over intra-state rival No. 2 Kansas. Beasley, the nation’s leading rebounder and No. 4 scorer, scored 25 points despite being double- and even triple-teamed all night. Beasley also shot... More »

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