March Madness http://kcur.org en Three Kansas Teams Head To St. Louis For 'Arch Madness' http://kcur.org/post/three-kansas-teams-head-st-louis-arch-madness <p>It will be Arch Madness all over the again in St. Louis, Mo., for three Kansas teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.</p><p>The University of Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State are all bound for St. Louis this weekend, the first weekend of the tournament. When the Kansas Jayhawks lost to Iowa State in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament, coach Bill Self knew the chance of landing a number-one seed in the NCAA tournament was out the window.</p><p>“We’re not going to be a one, so I’m going to tell you it’s definitely better since we’re not going to be a one,” said Self.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:43:16 +0000 Greg Echlin 52749 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: Happy Together http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-happy-together <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the 29th time, the annual NCAA Division I Basketball Championship -- that is, "the tournament" -- has arrived in Kansas City. With thousands upon thousands of fans expected, the March Madness is spilling out of the Sprint Center and clogging the downtown streets.&nbsp;</span>Commentator <strong>Victor Wishna</strong> tries to make sense of the maddening crowd in this month's edition of <em>A Fan's Notes</em>. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Victor Wishna 33905 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: Happy Together Tournament Town http://kcur.org/post/tournament-town <p>Before March Madness infected the nation, Kansas City was patient zero.</p><p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:33:04 +0000 Andrea Silenzi 16289 at http://kcur.org Tournament Town Top Of The Morning News: Friday, March 9, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-friday-march-9-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p> UMKC Business School Breaks Ground<br /> Kansas Republicans Ready For Caucuses<br /> Missouri House Votes to Protect Gun Owners<br /> Workplace Discrimination Bill Heads To Governor Nixon<br /> Opera Explores Nixon’s Visit To China<br /> A Fan's Notes: The Madness of March</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 13:31:56 +0000 Maria Carter 13916 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Madness of March http://kcur.org/post/fans-notes-madness-march <p>In just a few days the field of the <strong>NCAA basketball tournament</strong> will be set and <strong>March Madness</strong> will begin in earnest.</p><p>In the latest installment of &quot;A Fan&#39;s Notes,&quot; <strong>Victor Wishna</strong> looks for a method in the madness and finds that the road to the <strong>Final Four</strong> is paved with poetic intentions:</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:44:03 +0000 Victor Wishna & Kathleen Pointer 13858 at http://kcur.org A Fan's Notes: The Madness of March