Chokehawks: Kansas’ Dream Season Goes Up in Smoke

Posted by Ryne E. Hancock on March-21-2010 Add Comments

In the closing minutes of the Kansas-Northern Iowa game, I sent a text message to my neighbor Daniel Wulker, who apparently believes that he is the second coming of Skip Bayless.

"This game is over," I said, realizing that Northern Iowa, who until this year had only one NCAA Tournament win, in 1990 against Missouri, was out-hustling what had to be, from a Jayhawks fan's standpoint, the most talented Kansas team in years.

"Hell yeah," he said to me.

After Kansas hit a floating runner to cut the lead down to one, Wulker sent me back another text to say that I was stupid for saying the game was over.

"For the first time," I said, "you proved that you were smarter than me."

For one second.

Then it h...

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