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Looking for cheap tuition? Brave the ‘Kansas Rectangle’

The dreaded 'Kansas Rectangle'

Image: The Onion

The dreaded 'Kansas Rectangle'

The Onion has a classic dig on Kansas. Be sure to check it out.

For the record, this fair state of mine is not flat. If you want flat, go to Texas. My favorite line from the piece:
“Acquaintances of Corcoran say they warned him that once he entered the Rectangle, he would never make it back out, but he did not listen, and was drawn there to investigate tales of cheap tuition.”

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The University of Kansas: Orange Bowl and NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions (!)

Glorious! Just glorious! There was rolling thunder here in Lawrence throughout the game and it certainly seemed a good omen. Turns out, it was. I would like to say thank you to Jay Bilas, as he is the only one of the national broadcasters covering the game last night that picked KU to win. Way to recognize, Jay. Honorable mention goes to Coach Bobby Knight for saying it was too close to call. What a spectacular year it has been for KU athletics. I’m glad I got the chance to be in Lawrence to listen to the festivities erupt from the comfort of my couch. I’m too old to run down the middle of the street now, but I’m glad there were 40,000 others that weren’t! Rock Chalk Jayhawk, go KU!

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Oops: CBS Sports Store declares NCAA National Champion five days early

The NC shirts, up close.

The NC shirts, up close.

Jayhawk Nation, let the outrage commence! Here is a classic error made new. On sale over at the CBS Sports shop (still on sale at 12:23 6:12 PM CDT), you can pick up a bit of what they clearly must think is “future history”. They are selling University of North Carolina National Champions t-shirts for the low, low price of $17.99. I don’t know about you, but this kind of stuff really gets my wheat waving! I can think of a few Jayhawks that might think this a bit premature, not to mention UCLA and Memphis fans. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Go KU!

UPDATE: Courtney points out that if you look closely at this image, you can see a completed bracket! Perhaps someone with better eyes than I can use this info to make a small fortune in Vegas! If you do, don’t forget your friendly neighborhood blogger!

UPDATE PART DEUX: If you follow the original link now (9:30 AM CDT, 4/4), they are now offering “National Champion” and “Championship Run” shirts for all four teams. Equity is nice, but should they really be selling these before the games have even been played? Are they really going to press shirts for the teams that aren’t champions? Doubtful.

The 'March Madness' category, with the NC shirt included.

The 'March Madness' category, with the NC shirt included.

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