Former Kansas University starting quarterback Jordan Webb is headed from the Big 12 to the Pac-12.
Their seats at the Prudential Center were in a different spot, but their emotions were the same.
Conner Frankamp, a Wichita North senior-to-be who has committed to play basketball at Kansas University, scored 13 points and dished a team-high five assists as the USA men’s basketball team defeated Australia, 89-67, on Friday at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Kansas University freshman Michael Stigler claimed a spot in the final of the 400-meter hurdles while junior Andrea Geubelle moved into the final of the long jump Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field. Both will compete for spots on Team USA in their event finals Sunday.
Former Kansas baseball coach Floyd Temple, who posted 438 wins from 1954 to 1981, passed away Friday at the age of 85.
A newspaper report says a Kansas man at the center of a large-scale marijuana case allegedly supplied the drug to multiple players from the 2010-11 Kansas men's basketball team. The Kansas City Star reported Friday that an assistant U.S. attorney made the claim during a detention hearing for Samuel Villeareal III.
Kansas football coach Charlie Weis announced the addition of junior-college linebacker Jon Shelby on Friday.
Tyshawn Taylor had heard all sorts of things from people once his name wasn’t called in the first round of Thursday’s NBA draft.
Wayne Simien, Julian Wright, Brandon Rush, Darrell Arthur, Xavier Henry, Cole Aldrich, Marcus and Markieff Morris, and Thomas Robinson. Two centers, five power forwards and two small forwards out of Kansas University have been chosen in the first round of the NBA draft since the last guard, Kirk Hinrich in 2003, earned the honor.
Best in the country and No. 1 and 2 in the NBA draft. The celebration goes on for Kentucky’s kids.
Outgoing Kansas senior captain Stephanie Payne finished her final career swim in the second heat of the 200 fly preliminaries with a 2:18.38 time on Thursday at the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials.
Kansas University sophomore soccer players Liana Salazar and Ingrid Vidal earned roster spots on the inaugural Colombia Olympic national team for the London Games later this summer.
Bill Toalson, the first golfer to earn a scholarship at Kansas University, was elected to the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Kansas University’s Thomas Robinson was considered perhaps the most NBA-ready player in the draft and the Sacramento Kings need plenty of immediate help after missing the playoffs for a sixth straight season.
Kansas University junior Paris Daniels moved into the semifinals of the 200 meters, and freshman Michael Stigler advanced to the 400-meter hurdles semifinals on Thursday at the Olympic Trials.
Even though his name was called a couple of spots lower than he expected, the dip from No. 2 to No. 5 in Thursday’s NBA draft at the Prudential Center did nothing to spoil the moment for former Kansas University forward Thomas Robinson.
Douglas County prosecutors Thursday dismissed a DUI charge against former Kansas University and NFL football player Elvis Patterson related to a June 4, 2011, traffic stop east of Lawrence.
The three captains — quarterback Dayne Crist, left tackle Tanner Hawkinson and pass-rusher Toben Opurum — also happen to rank among the most talented guys on the Kansas University football team, but it doesn’t always work that way.
Tuesday night, a little less than two days before the suits and smiles of the NBA Draft take the place of the more familiar high tops and high-fives, former Kansas University standouts Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor met up for one more game of basketball.
The Kansas men's basketball 87-86 overtime victory over Missouri on Feb. 25 has been nominated for "Game of the Year" in this year's ESPY awards, ESPN announced Wednesday.
For the third year in a row, fans of the Kansas University men’s basketball program have a rather compelling reason to tune into the annual NBA Draft — two of them actually.
To get to know Tyshawn Taylor, even at big-time college basketball player/reporter distance, is to love him. Unbridled enthusiasm for playing the game, such a people person, so funny.
Former Kansas guard Jeremy Case has accepted an assistant coaching position with Houston Baptist.
Former Kansas University swimmer Danielle Herrmann finished third in her heat in the 100 breaststroke Tuesday at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Herrmann, a four-year KU standout from 2005-09, was leading her heat heading into the final lap and finished with a time of 1:12.87. She was not one of the 16 swimmers to advance to the semifinal round.
Last week, when former Jayhawk point guard Russell Robinson got his first up-close look at current Kansas University sophomore Naadir Tharpe, he liked what he saw.
Former Kansas basketball assistant coach John A. Pfitsch died Friday at age 92 according to an obituary appearing in the Des Moines Register.
With the backdrop of Memorial Stadium over his right shoulder and a box containing an inflatable mattress, comforter and pillow sitting on the floor near his desk 10 feet in front of him, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis on Monday delivered a state of the summer address to a small contingent of media members.
Kansas University senior-to-be Andrea Geubelle finished third in the triple jump Monday at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field.
It’s one of the oldest and easiest games of basketball known to man and also the setting for Part II of our summer series of fun and memorable questions that cover some of the biggest and best names in Kansas University sports history.
The dream season for Kansas University track star Diamond Dixon continued on Sunday, with the KU sophomore earning a spot on the 4x400-meter U.S. Olympic team which will compete next month in London.
Kansas University’s Andrea Geubelle and Diamond Dixon advanced to the U.S. Olympic team trial finals, Saturday at Hayward Field.
Kansas University sophomore Diamond Dixon placed third in her heat and 11th overall in qualifying to advance to the semifinals of the 400 meters on Friday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field.
Mario Chalmers and his Miami Heat teammate, Shane Battier, joined an exclusive club Thursday night.
Thomas Robinson made a quantum leap during his junior year at Kansas University. He spent Friday morning trying to convince the Charlotte Bobcats that he has even more upside.
Former Kansas University guard Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat joined Clyde Lovellette Thursday in becoming only the second Jayhawk to win an NCAA championship and an NBA title.
Kansas University junior thrower Heather Bergmann on Thursday was named to the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Track and Field second team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
In November of 2010, Kansas University’s then-junior point guard, Tyshawn Taylor, sat in the media room of Allen Fieldhouse and offered a self-evaluation.
Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins, who has been rehabilitating a sprained knee that sidelined him at the end of the 2011-12 Turkish Basketball League season, has decided to relocate from Chicago to Lawrence to get in what he hopes will be the best shape of his life.
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The city of Chicago has been kind to Kansas University’s basketball program during the Bill Self era.
The Kansas University men’s basketball team may be riding an unprecedented streak of eight straight Big 12 Conference championships, but that’s not the only streak that has school officials smiling. Tuesday morning, KU released the results of the most recent Academic Progress Rate numbers from the 2010-11 academic year and they revealed that head coach Bill Self’s squad had delivered a perfect APR score of 1,000 for the sixth straight year.
KU basketball coach Bill Self will play in a celebrity softball game on July 8 at Kauffman Stadium.
In general, new-fangled sports statistics rank right down there with sore throats, airplane seats next to compulsive talkers, extremely deliberate amblers negotiating crosswalks, golfers who take more than one practice swing, snakes, spiders and litterbugs.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported Monday that the case against former Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib had been dropped.
Milton Doyle has officially joined KU's basketball team.
Kansas University sophomore basketball player Christian Garrett is seeing the world during a memorable spring/summer of 2012.
Inspired by a question posed in one of our weekly Kansas University football chats, we would like to introduce the first installment of a summer series that will take you on a trip down memory lane.
Late last week, Rivals.com released its state-by-state rankings for the top prospects in the Class of 2013, and the Kansas University football team appears to be doing quite well in the Sunflower State.
Florida International University basketball coach Isiah Thomas traveled to his hometown of Chicago last fall to land one of the recruiting sleepers in the Class of 2012 — Marshall High combo guard Milton Doyle.
Russell Robinson, who has played professional basketball in Spain and Turkey the past two seasons after a stint in the NBA Developmental League, says he’s thoroughly enjoyed competing overseas.
Gospel of Luke, chapter 14, verse 11, reads, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.”
Endless smiles. Quick one-liners. Southern-fried charm. An encouraging word and a drop of wisdom for everyone who crossed his path.
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot 77 in the second round of the U.S. Open Friday at The Olympic Club, missing the cut by three strokes.
Chicago Marshall High guard Milton Doyle will arrive on campus on Sunday and begin attending class Monday. He's KU's latest addition to the recruiting Class of 2012.
Stretching his 6-foot-4 frame as high as possible, Keith Langford caught a lob pass from former Kansas University teammate Aaron Miles and flushed a resounding dunk in the second half of Thursday’s Rock Chalk Roundball Classic at Free State High’s gym.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Thursday's NBA Finals.
Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland shot a solid if not spectacular 4-over-par 74 on the opening day of the U.S. Open on Thursday at The Olympic Club and sits in the middle of the pack.
A new NCAA rule that will allow unlimited phone calls and texts to recruits who have finished their sophomore year in high school begins today. The old rule allowed just one call a month and no texts.
An in-depth Journal-World study of Big 12 athletics, including the incoming and outgoing teams this year, found widespread clustering — defined by researchers as 25 percent of a team sharing one major — in men’s basketball and football programs.
It’s easy to understand why Landen Lucas missed three floor shots and a pair of free throws during Wednesday’s Bill Self campers game in Horejsi Center. The huge 6-foot-10, 244-pound Kansas University freshman center has been running on just a handful of hours of sleep all week.
For the 13 recipients of this year’s scholar-athlete awards handed out by the National Football Foundation’s Sunflower Chapter, Wednesday’s banquet provided one more opportunity to be coached. And while all of their coaches were in attendance, they were not the ones doing the coaching.
Doc Sadler says he’s going to enjoy the Allen Fieldhouse experience a lot more as a member of the home team’s basketball staff than he did as a visitor.
Former University of Nebraska basketball coach Doc Sadler is expected to soon be named director of basketball operations at Kansas University.
Julian Wright believes an ultra-successful season in the NBA Developmental League has resurrected his basketball career.
Last Sunday, as part of KSHB 41 Action News’ weekly Sunday Night Sports Report series, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis sat down with Jack Harry and talked about all things Jayhawks.
The parade out of Lawrence grew by one recently when Kansas University offensive lineman Chad Kolumber decided to transfer to Richmond.
It may sound crazy, but Schyler Miles could not wait to leave his home state of Florida for his new home in Kansas.
McDonald’s All-American Perry Ellis, the all-time leading scorer in Wichita City League history, capped his Wichita Heights basketball career by winning his fourth straight state championship and fourth-straight Gatorade Player of the Year Award.
Kansas University junior Andrea Geubelle is looking ahead to the Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. (June 23 preliminaries, June 25 finals), where she has a realistic chance to leap long enough to earn the chance to represent the United States in London (Aug. 3 preliminaries, Aug. 5 finals).
Evan Manning sat at a table with fellow Kansas University freshmen Zach Peters and Tyler Self for 21⁄2 hours Sunday afternoon in Booth Family Hall of Athletics, fulfilling his first official obligation as a Jayhawk basketball player.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared Saturday in the NBA playoffs.
Zach Peters, the tall Texan who orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University two years and two months ago, has finally arrived in Lawrence to begin his college career.
Sometimes it takes a controversy that taints an outcome and creates a suspicion that seedy gamesmanship has been rewarded at the expense of good sportsmanship for a rule to get changed in sports. The time has come for the NCAA to change a track and field rule and call it the Andrea Geubelle Amendment.
The thrill of victory, painted all over her face with an All-American smile, never felt better for Kansas University junior triple jumper Andrea Geubelle than when she and everyone else in Drake Stadium thought she had won an NCAA Outdoor championship Saturday in the triple jump. An endless stream of tears streaming down that same face made it clear that the agony of having that title taken away when an appeal by a coach from another school was upheld after completion of the event gave her a worse feeling than she ever had experienced.
Three Kansas University baseball signees were drafted this week by major-league organizations in the first-year player draft.
Thomas Robinson, who was listed as a 6-foot-10 power forward his junior season at Kansas University, shrunk just a bit at this week’s NBA Combine in Chicago. “I saw Thomas measured 6-83⁄4 (in shoes), which is good. I was hoping anything 6-8 (or taller),” KU coach Bill Self said with a smile at Friday’s Otto Schnellbacher Classic at Firekeeper Golf Course.
The night before the 400 finals, Diamond Dixon picked up the notepad in her hotel room and started writing notes to herself.
Former Kansas University basketball guard Kevin Pritchard will likely become general manager of the Indiana Pacers, according to Yahoo!Sports.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will welcome two future Jayhawks to coach Bonnie Henrickson’s Elite Camp this weekend. They are: Jada Brown, a 6-foot senior forward from Las Vegas Centennial High, and Keyla Morgan, a 5-9 senior guard from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly Tech.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared Thursday in the NBA playoffs.
Some Missouri fans, radio talk show callers and Internet message board posters were grumbling last week when it was revealed that Kansas University and Colorado would begin a home-and-home men’s basketball series next season.
Kansas University horizontal-jumps coach Wayne Pate knew his two competitors in the long jump probably thought he was disappointed in their efforts Thursday. He wasn’t.
Former KU forward Merv Lindsay will play basketball at New Mexico.
The Kansas-Northern Illinois football game scheduled for Sept. 22 in DeKalb, Ill., will be televised on the ESPN family of networks, ESPN and the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday.
Now that June has arrived, things begin to get very interesting with the Kansas University football team.
Down to his final throw in the discus, Mason Finley decided it was time to listen.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in the NBA playoffs on Wednesday.
Approximately 100 KC Gym Rats campers huddled around Kansas University veteran basketball player Travis Releford and newcomer Andrew White late Tuesday afternoon at Blue Valley Northwest High School.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday's NBA playoffs.
Kansas University associate athletic director for student support Paul Buskirk has been employed by the department since 1987.
Tuesday night, the Kansas University football team picked up an oral commitment from Colin Spencer, a 5-foot-10, 174-pound cornerback from Woodrow Wilson High in Dallas.
It was several days after Free State High’s graduation ceremony that Firebird shooting guard Tyler Self decided to act on his dad Bill’s offer to join Kansas University’s basketball team.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday's NBA playoffs.
Kansas University sophomore sprinter Diamond Dixon, head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant coach Wayne Pate earned Midwest Region awards Monday.
Former All-American pitcher Abbie Sims has joined Kansas University’s softball coaching staff, head coach Megan Smith announced Monday.
Quarterback U? Perhaps. Monday night, the Kansas University football team received its fourth commitment from the Class of 2013 when Shawnee Mission East prospect Jordan Darling orally committed to the Jayhawks in Lawrence.
Jake Farley, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound sophomore linebacker from Cedar Falls, Iowa, will transfer to Northern Iowa, KU coach Charlie Weis announced Monday.
Future Kansas University point guard Conner Frankamp, who earned first-team all-state honors after averaging 32.3 points a game last season for Wichita North High, continues to emerge as a major player nationally on the spring/summer AAU scene.
Here's how former Jayhawks in the NBA fared in playoff games of June 3.
A recruit’s parent asked Buddy Wyatt how his wife was handling his crazy travel schedule. The Kansas University defensive-line coach just smiled. “I don’t know,” he said. “She’s not talking to me right now.”
“Moneyball” would have us believe that any skilled researcher can predict the future success of an athlete making a big step up in competition primarily by studying his statistical past. Nonsense. It takes trained sports professionals to make projections that can’t be backed up statistically and aren’t obvious to most of us.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA playoffs.
Since arriving in town nearly six months ago, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has earned a reputation for being honest.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in Friday's NBA playoffs.
Incoming Kansas University forward Perry Ellis has been named high school boys basketball player of the year, the National High School Coaches Association announced Friday.
Bob Bowlsby, who will officially take over as Big 12 commissioner on June 15, was far from timid during his first meeting with Big 12 beat reporters on Friday morning.
The Big 12 tournament will remain at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., through at least the 2016 season, the conference announced at a press conference at Sprint Center on Friday afternoon.The Big 12 tournament will remain at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., through at least the 2016 season, the conference announced at a press conference at Sprint Center on Friday afternoon.
Kansas recruit Perry Ellis has been chosen the high school basketball player of the year by the National High School Coaches Association.
NCAA president Mark Emmert made a surprise appearance at Thursday’s Big 12 spring meetings at the InterContinental Hotel near The Plaza.
The 2006-07 Kansas University men’s basketball team will be inducted into the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame during the Oct. 26-27 K-Club and Homecoming weekend.
If you let the league’s presidents and athletic directors tell it, interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas is a direct descendant of Superman.