Kansas Jayhawks freshman Joel Embiid announced his intention to enter the NBA draft during a press conference on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Lawrence, Kansas. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/MCT)
Cardboard cutupsStudents at the Kansas City Art Institute drove their cardboard “vehicles” down an 80-foot-long rail on the campus lawn Wednesday. Their creations had to be made of nothing more than cardboard, and withstand their weight while classmates helped keep them upright for the trip …
Kansas' Ben McLemore celebrates with Tyler Self, right, after scoring against Kansas State last month. The in-state rivals are favored to win the Big 12 tournament, which starts today.
Nikita, a male polar bear at the Kansas City Zoo, plays with an orange ball after the recent snowfall, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Rich Sugg)
Kansas' Elijah Johnson draws a foul from Oregon State's Eric Moreland on a drive to the basket.
Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis (23) rejects a shot by Kansas' Tyshawn Taylor - one of the 6-foot-10-inch forward's six blocks on the night in the Wildcats' 67-59 win.
The Jayhawks came out tight in the first half, but Marcus Morris kept them in the game with 10 points and seven rebounds before halftime.
Kansas State's Jamar Samuels and Rodney McGruder make it tough on Marcus Morris of Kansas. The Wildcats held Morris and twin brother Markieff to 16 points.
Kansas's Jeff Withey shoots over Belmont's Scott Saunders during the second half in Lawrence, Kansas, Tuesday, December 29, 2009.
KRT FOOD STORY SLUGGED: NTR-DAIRYGUIDELINES KRT PHOTOGRAPH BY RICH SUGG/KANSAS CITY STAR (August 29) Broccoli is a good source of calcium, however the large number of servings required to equal the same calcium in a glass of milk can be daunting. (lde) 2005
West Region's Most Outstanding Player
Kansas State's Curtis Kelly, left, blocks the shot of BYU's Jonathan Tavernari on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA tourney.
Kansas' Sherron Collins takes an off-balance shot after driving past Kansas State's Curtis Kelly. The No. 1-ranked Jayhawks held on to beat their in-state rivals 72-64 to win the Big 12 tournament championship.