It’s a small world

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You know what we’re seeing a lot of here in St. Louis? Kansas fans.

I ran into a couple of them at the hotel and they said they bought their tickets a year ago assuming the Jayhawks would be put in the Midwest Regional. Even when they weren’t, they decided to come anyway.

You know who else I’m seeing here? James Bates.

The former Gator linebacker is now in Denver working for the network that telecasts Mountain West games. He’s covering UNLV for the network.

So he’s been able to reunite with athletic department personnel and old sportswriting friends. Small world.