Basketball notes compiled on a gorgeous, sunny, mid-80 degree Friday at Alvamar Public Golf Course, site of Mario Chalmers’ inaugural National Championship Golf Classic. ...
The Kansas football team's season-opener against Northern Colorado on Sept. 5 will be televised by Fox College Sports.
Kansas University’s Danielle McCray was one of 25 women named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association’s "Wade Watch" list for The State Farm Wade Trophy Div. I Player of the Year.
Mario Chalmers will host his first golf benefit fundraiser at Alvamar.
Kansas University senior football standout Darrell Stuckey has been named as a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
The 2009 Kansas University football contingent exudes a quiet confidence but so far hasn’t shown any tendencies for hot-doggery. Hope it stays that way.
For the fourth straight year, the Kansas University volleyball team has earned the Game Plan/American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for achieving a 3.31 cumulative grade-point average during the 2008-09 academic year.
The Dallas Mavericks signed Drew Gooden and expect him to back up Dirk Nowitzki at power forward and play alongside him at center.
Bill Snyder wants to return Kansas State football to the lofty heights he acheived the first time around.
It's one of the most disputed topics in the sports world today: The Bowl Championship Series. Fans, coaches, columnists, bloggers, Congress and even President Obama have voiced their opinions for and against the system decided by polls and computers that determines college football's national championship.
On Tuesday, during the second day of the Big 12 Conference’s media days, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino issued a vote of confidence in Dezmon Briscoe, saying he expects the recently suspended player to be eligible for the start of the upcoming season.
When you have been playing football at Kansas University for three years, as Jayhawks quarterback Todd Reesing has, you learn to temper your expectations in matters of media affection.
Former Kansas University golfer Andrew Storm of Omaha opened with a 3-under par 67 to lead the field following round one of the stroke play qualifying portion of the Kansas Amateur at Kansas City Country Club.
There is room for one more foursome in the inaugural National Championship Classic Golf tournament, set for a 1 p.m. Friday at Alvamar. A banquet will follow at 6:30 p.m.
Missouri offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory flipped through some television channels this summer while relaxing at his home.
Several Kansas University men’s basketball players are making steady progress in their return from injuries, Jayhawk coach Bill Self said Tuesday night.
Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh explained his nickname at the first day of Big 12 Football Media Days.
Note and quotes from Day One of the Big 12 Football Media Days.
Kansas University's Brady Morningstar is working hard during his summer visit to San Francisco.
The finishing touches are being put in place at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium.
The owner of http://Mizzou.us is using the address to direct visitors away from their expected online lair — a home page affiliated with the University of Missouri — and lure them instead into the official, virtual world of the Kansas Jayhawks: KU.edu
Adreian Payne is considering Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Michigan State and West Virginia.
Kansas University's men's basketball team has tons of talent, but it's lacking experience.
The 2009 Jayhawk Summer Tour rolled through Topeka Sunday. Fans in Topeka gathered to help welcome in the upcoming football season.
Kansas University basketball recruit Royce Woolridge had 33 points in a tournament game in Las Vegas.
Winning a national championship in basketball doesn’t just mean happy fans. It’s big business, too.
Kansas University receivers coach David Beaty is establishing a reputation as a solid recruiter.
Tourists are putting their cell-phone cameras to good use this week in Las Vegas. “It’s coaches everywhere,” said Kansas City Pump N Run basketball coach L.J. Goolsby, who Tuesday through today — as he has for the last 10 years — has brought three local teams to the desert to play in the adidas Super 64 AAU Tournament.
With the recent news that Jocques Crawford has left the Kansas University football team, a door officially opened with a path that leads to being Jake Sharp's backup. OK, so it might not be the most glamorous job on the team — being the backup and all — but filling the spot will be extremely important.
Kansas University running back Jocques Crawford has left the team and will transfer to a lower-division school, KU coach Mark Mangino announced Friday.
Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe and safety Darrell Stuckey were both named to the media's preseason All-Big 12 team Friday.
Kansas University football fans, players and coaches have hoped, wished and dreamed their Jayhawks could win a Big 12 North title since the league was formed in 1996. But up to their 7-1 conference title tie in the Orange Bowl season of 2007, they never had better than a fourth-place finish to “celebrate.”
Kansas University baseball players Travis Blankenship and Brian Heere were selected to participate in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association vs. Pacific West Coast Conference All-Star game, set for 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Palm Springs Stadium.
KU volleyball player Karina Garlington leads four returning starters back to the Horjesi Center this season.
For the second straight year, the Kansas football team has been picked to finish second in the Big 12 North in the annual preseason media poll.
Don't worry. Like Brandon Rush, the Henry brothers will do just fine once they get to Kansas.
Kansas University running back Jake Sharp is driven to succeed, at least in part, by the folks who said he wouldn't.
The Kansas men's basketball team will play 13 of this year's 16 conference games on either ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or CBS in a Big 12 slate released by the league Wednesday.
Teenagers generally don’t talk the way Toben Opurum talks. They haven’t lived long enough to exhibit the sort of wisdom Opurum revealed when answering questions before he handed out meals to the homeless in town recently with a few teammates. A freshman running back from Plano, Texas, Opurum saw past the end of his nose, saw hype for its worthlessness and generally showed he already has a feel for what makes Kansas football a winning program under the direction of Mark Mangino.
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland, a rookie on the PGA Tour, has decided to end his season in order to have shoulder surgery, said Ross Randall, Woodland’s college coach.
Former basketball coach Dave Bliss is back in Texas after hiding from a scandal that started with a player’s killing and snared Bliss in a web of lies and financial shenanigans.
Aside from an all-too-brief trip home for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, it’s been all work and very little play for Kansas University senior basketball player Mario Little this summer.
The Kansas women's basketball team will open Big 12 play with a road game against Kansas State as part of a Big 12 slate that was released by the conference Tuesday.
A road non-conference game against ACC opponent Georgia Tech and home games against UTEP and Northern Illinois have been set as part of the Kansas football team's 2011 schedule, which was released Tuesday.
Most rookies at the NBA Summer League learn that pro ball is a whole different game compared to what they just came from playing. Memphis Grizzlies forward Darrell Arthur was no different last summer in Las Vegas. But his true eye-opening experience came about six weeks later.
The KU football team is gearing up for the upcoming season with its summer camp. The season officially begins in less than three weeks.
Former Kansas University point guard Russell Robinson impressed Orlando Magic officials with his solid play in last week’s Orlando NBA Summer League.
A former Kansas University football starter and his brother, a current KU player, were arrested after an early morning bar fight Saturday.
The eight Kansas junior colleges that field football programs are allowed 12 spots per year for out-of-state athletes, while coaches are required to fill the other 43 spots of the final 55-man rosters with quarterbacks, linebackers, offensive linemen and kickers — among other positions — from Kansas high schools.
The new outdoor courts at First Serve tennis facility will be put to good use this weekend as Kansas University plays host to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association summer circuit.
In July, you take your basketball controversies where you can get them, which brings us to the Headband Hulabaloo.
Whistles and buzzers sound off around the Free State High School gym as girls run through shooting and passing drills. Coaches offer tips on agility, shooting techniques and ball handling.
Scot Pollard knows the odds of an NBA team calling on him after a year off are slim at best.
While Sherron Collins keeps one eye on the fast food-fatness chart to get his weight where it has to be, he might train the other ocular orbit on a Kansas basketball teammate with the wherewithal to take over Collins’ job if Sherron gets too fat and sassy.
The Kansas University volleyball team hosted kids Thursday at its annual youth camp.
For the fourth straight season, Kansas University’s basketball team will be featured four times on ESPN’s Big Monday, the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday.
Wilt Chamberlain, Lynette Woodard, Gale Sayers, Jim Ryun, Danny Manning, John Hadl, John Riggins, Bill Nieder, Clyde Lovellette, Jo Jo White, Paul Pierce, Wes Santee, Billy Mills, Ray Evans, Willie Pless, Bob Allison, Otto Schnellbacher, Bobby Douglass, Nolan Cromwell, Brandon Rush, Aqib Talib. Kansas seldom falls short on star power, even in years when depth is lacking. Even by KU standards, this shapes up as a particularly bright upcoming year for stardom in Kansas sports.
As Danielle McCray, back from Belgrade, Serbia, where she and teammates won the gold medal in the World University Games, discussed the experience it became evident just how far she has come as a defender.
Tyshawn Taylor isn’t ready to give up his hopes of wearing a headband during Kansas University basketball games. “Me and coach (Bill) Self have gotta talk,” the KU sophomore-to-be said with a grin. “I played good with it.”
Kansas University cornerback Justin Thornton spent the end of last season suspended. Now, the senior is back with the team and looking to make up for lost time.
Keith Langford, who scored nearly 2,000 points as a Jayhawk, is putting his NBA dreams on hold for another go-round in Europe.
The inaugural Family Promise of Lawrence Charity Golf Tournament, set for Sept. 21 at Lawrence Country Club, will benefit the Lawrence chapter of Family Promise, a faith-based, non-profit program designed to help homeless adults with children.
Kansas State is putting football coach Bill Snyder at the head of the parade in its campaign to recapture the trust of angry donors and disillusioned fans.
James Sims, a running back prospect out of Texas' MacArthur High, has given a verbal commitment to the Kansas University football team, according to Rivals.com.
Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self issued a statement Monday regarding walk-on Chase Buford, who was arrested early Saturday on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence.
After a job well done for the Kansas University athletic department, for whom he served as associate athletics director for marketing and revenue development, Andrew Steinberg is leaving to take a big job with the Kansas City Wizards, a Major League Soccer club. Steinberg’s sense of humor will be missed and his are big shoes to fill, which is why I feel compelled to step up and help his as-yet chosen successor get off to a head start by supplying him or her with a way to market the football team, which ultimately could help recruiting.
Tyshawn Taylor delivered a game-high 18 points, six assists and five steals, leading the U.S. men's U-19 team to an 88-80 victory over Greece in the championship game of the FIBA World Championships on Sunday morning in Auckland, New Zealand.
Kansas University football fans hoping to see Todd Reesing on a football field following a distinguished collegiate career could very well get their wish.
Kansas University senior forward Danielle McCray is returning from Serbia with a gold medal in hand.
While the murder-suicide that claimed the life of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair continues to send shockwaves across the nation, it appears that the ripples of such a tragedy have traveled all the way to Lawrence.
Kansas University basketball player Chase Buford was arrested early Saturday on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence.
Tyshawn Taylor scored nine points as the U.S. men's U-19 team held on for an 81-77 victory over Croatia in the semifinals of the 2009 FIBA World Championships on Saturday morning in Auckland, New Zealand.
A group of local youths had a ball playing with Kansas University football players at Langston Hughes Elementary School.
Kansas sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor contributed 10 points and a game-high seven assists, helping the U.S. men's U-19 team to a 93-73 victory over Canada on Friday in Auckland, New Zealand.
New Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith has gained an assistant coach, but lost a recruit.
Sherron Collins desperately wanted to represent his country this month at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia. A lock to make the team, Kansas University’s senior basketball point guard on June 15 informed USA Basketball officials he wouldn’t be able to fulfill a promise to attend tryouts in Colorado Springs.
Bonnie Henrickson still hasn’t coached the Kansas University women’s basketball team into the NCAA Tournament, but her bunch has managed to pull off a feat thought to be far more improbable. It has converted me from an unapologetic basher of women’s basketball to someone looking forward to next season.
The grisly Rule of Three recently pervaded the Kansas University athletic family and claimed a trio of stalwarts — Bob Frederick, Martha Sue Harp and Jack Mitchell. If you’re in the dark, legend has it that The Reaper grabs notables in threes.
Mason Finley, a high school national record-holder in the discus, will attend Kansas University this fall.
Kansas University senior All-American Danielle McCray scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed five rebounds in the USA Women’s World University Games Team’s 81-66 victory over Australia on Thursday.
Kansas University's Tyshawn Taylor had a team-high 13 points in the United States' 76-69 victory over Lithuania.
Kansas sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor had a team-high 13 points and four assists, leading the U.S. men's U-19 team to a 76-69 victory over Lithuania on Wednesday morning in Auckland, New Zealand.
There’s a baseball bat in Lawrence, an all-black, Carolina Club model C271, that probably is better suited to be displayed in a memorabilia museum or perhaps even the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Kansas University basketball ticket holders will be able to scalp their seats to individual games with the blessing of the athletic department this season.
Danielle McCray had 15 points in the United States' 115-78 victory over Czech Republic.
UNLV officially announced the arrival of former Kansas University player Quintrell Thomas.
Trent Smiley, a tight end prospect out of Frisco (Texas) Wakeland High, has become the Kansas University football team's seventh known commitment in the Class of 2010.
The United States jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they cruised to an easy 82-61 victory against Puerto Rico in the U19 World Championships. KU guard Tyshawn Taylor played nearly 21 minutes and scored 8 points.
Kansas University sophomore pitcher T.J. Walz pitched six solid innings to earn his second victory with the U.S. National Team, leading the Americans to a 5-2 victory over the Holyoke Blue Sox, a collegiate summer league team, on Monday evening.
Due to a scheduling conflict, Bill’s Basketball Boogie, a fundraising event for Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self’s Assists Foundation, has been moved from this October to June 11-12, 2010, at the NABC’s College Basketball Experience next to the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas University track coach Stanley Redwine has been selected as the men’s distance coach for Team USA at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany.
He’s the only Kansas football coach ever tendered a “lifetime” contract. During his tenure (1958-66), Memorial Stadium was expanded twice.
Former Kansas University basketball reserve point guard Tyrone Appleton will play his senior season at NCAA Div. II Southwest Baptist (Mo.) University, sixth-year Bearcats coach Jeff Guiot said Monday.
When you get right down to it, when you cut away all the pomp and personality and everything else, Jack Mitchell was a recruiter.
Former Kansas University football coach Jack Mitchell has died in Sun City, Ariz., the Journal-World has learned.
Kansas University sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor scored eight points, helping the USA men's U-19 team to an 85-69 victory over Greece on Monday at the World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand.
Antonio Burton, a safety from Denton (Texas) Guyer High, has given Kansas University football an oral commitment.
Bill Self and the rest of the nation's college basketball coaches can evaluate high school prospects July 6-15 and again July 22-31.
Kansas' Danielle McCray had 12 points in the United States' 75-67 victory over Poland.
Pro baseball teams do it. So do pro football teams. Why not college football teams, too?
Huldon Tharp and Tyrone Sellers Jr. are learning quickly what it takes to compete at the Div. I level.
Danielle McCray had 12 points in the United States' 84-50 victory over Serbia.
USA Basketball's Under 19 men's basketball team didn't need the services of Kansas University's Tyshawn Taylor in a 112-55 drilling of Egypt today at the FIBA Under 19 World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.
Danielle McCray had 15 points in the United States' 93-59 rout of Great Britain.
Tyshawn Taylor had seven points and five assists in the United States' 71-55 victory over France.
Last week, Kansas University pitcher T.J. Walz was in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., taking in a College World Series game at Rosenblatt Stadium when Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price called Walz’s cell phone with a surprising proposition.
Kansas University sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor scored a team-high 13 points in the United States’ 106-55 drubbing of Iran in the U-19 World Championships this morning in New Zealand.
Kansas University’s Danielle McCray started and scored nine points as the U.S. women’s basketball team smashed France, 118-30, in its World University Games opener Wednesday in Belgrade, Serbia.
Bill Self said there’s a chance Xavier Henry will attend second session of summer school. C.J. Henry, who will be 100 percent recovered from a cracked bone in his foot by August, will definitely remain in Oklahoma City until school starts in August.
Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the Henry brothers remain committed to KU.
Xavier and C.J. Henry will remain members of Kansas University’s basketball program.
After 30 years, Ross Randall announced his retirement from Kansas University's athletic department.
The NCAA is finished with the latest Kelvin Sampson saga. The NCAA on Tuesday rejected an appeal from the former Indiana basketball coach, who was slapped with five years of potential penalties for taking part in more than 100 impermissible calls to recruits while coaching the Hoosiers.
Lance Stephenson finally has found a college he can call home.
Ex-Jayhawk Ryan Knippschild was named Northern League pitcher of the week.
Once a college basketball player signs a letter of intent, he can’t sign another, even if he is released by a school from the obligations of that letter. At that point, all a school can bank on is a recruit’s word.
Faced with a struggling economy and a scathing athletic department financial audit, Kansas State University is re-evaluating a planned $70 million upgrade of athletic facilities. New athletic director John Currie told university faculty and students during a Monday forum that the projects have not been eliminated but are on hold pending the review.