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Jayhawks fans divided over on-court success, off-court woes

Hundreds of people file through the doors of the 23rd Street Brewery for lunch and dinner every day, most bound together by their unrequited love of ales, IPAs and the Kansas Jayhawks.

A glance at the menu confirms they're among friends: There's the "Crimson Phog," an Irish-style red ale, and "Rock Chalk Raspberry Wheat," while food choices include the "Danny Manning Marsala Chicken" and "The Bill Self," a mac-and-cheese dish topped with buffalo chicken tenders.

But as the Jayhawks prepare to play in nearby Kansas City on Thursday for a spot in the Elite Eight, not every conversation has to do with how the team has played.