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Kansas Athletics hosts action-packed weekend 

Kansas Athletics hosts action-packed weekend 

Caroline Soro | @caroline_soro 

Kansas athletics had a busy weekend across the board with football’s spring preview, softball and baseball both playing three-game series and basketball celebrating their championship win with a parade on Massachusetts St. 

Kansas fans traveled to Lawrence to watch their favorite players and teams all weekend long. Stephanie Bjornstad, a long-time Kansas fan from Plainville, Kansas, attended football’s spring game to watch one special player. 

“I’m from the hometown of the famous Jared Casey and so I needed to come and see him too,” Bjornstad said. “He’s like infamous in our town, and his family’s all here, and we’re just having a great time.” 

Like the fans, Kansas athletes supported each other through each event this weekend, as Kansas basketball also made an appearance as football’s spring game. 

“We’ve been getting support from them all season, obviously their season’s early we were supporting them, coming to games, showing up,” senior guard Ochai Agbaji said. “But no, it’s just brotherhood between us two, you know, KU football and KU basketball.” 

Kansas softball lost its series against the Baylor Bears 1-2, dropping the Jayhawks to 2-7 in conference play. The Jayhawks have struggled with getting behind early in games this season, especially in conference matchups. 

“They’ve been behind the eight ball for the most part this season, especially in the Big 12 we saw against Texas,” Nathaniel Duncan of KJHK Radio said. “They were down big pretty early and they couldn’t really come back, but today’s a good day if they want to get a win.” 

Kansas baseball had a little more luck in its series with Illinois State, putting up 29 total runs in its three-game sweep of the Redbirds. Taylor Pray, a Kansas student, attended Kansas baseball’s game on Saturday. She takes pride in being a Jayhawk and loves cheering on her peers at sporting events. 

“The Jayhawk spirit right now is like really high and like we’re so excited for the parade,” Pray said. “So yeah, it’s just like good vibes all over, and like yeah New Orleans was crazy, and we’re bringing that same energy back here.”