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Friday, March 2, 2012

Self: Report of feud with Baylor’s Drew ‘inaccurate’

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The current edition of Sports Illustrated — which features a story on Baylor’s wildly successful athletic department — maintains Kansas University coach Bill Self has a problem with Bears’ coach Scott Drew.

The magazine says: “It’s no coincidence that Self’s loathing of Drew and Texas coach Rick Barnes’ jibes at him (Drew) increased with Baylor’s wins.”

Self’s response to the Journal-World: “I don’t read all the articles, but my wife showed me this one — something that was written that was inaccurate. I’ve never spoken to the writer, but obviously he got his information somewhere else that I think was definitely not accurate of the feelings of any coach in our league.”

Quite the quip: KU senior guard Tyshawn Taylor had perhaps the quote of the season on Thursday.

Asked if he was nervous about his Senior Day speech to follow Saturday’s 8 p.m. game against Texas, he joked: “Yes. I wish I could just tweet it.”

Remember, he’s gotten into trouble for his posts on Twitter and Facebook during his four years at KU.

Standing up for Ty: Self is not pleased Taylor was left off the final list of Naismith Award candidates.

“Oh yeah, that’s a snub. No question. If Tyshawn Taylor is not one of the best 15 players in the country, that’s unbelievable to me,” Self said.

Taylor said: “It’s kind of wack, but it is what it is. My numbers don’t really lie, so I guess they could look at that. It’s cool, though. Thomas (Robinson) is about to get Player of the Year and coach Self will get Coach of the Year, so we’re good over here. We’re winning.”

Self on the race for national player of the year: “I think it’s a two-horse race, without question, and they’re both thoroughbreds,” he said of KU’s Robinson and Kentucky’s Anthony Davis. “Anthony Davis will be the number one pick (in the NBA draft), but as a college player this year, I really believe Thomas has had the best year.”

This, that: Self and other KU coaches and support staff members wore bracelets at the KU-Oklahoma State game in support of team manager Taeler Nieder and her family. Her brother, Jerod, suffered a severe neck injury on a family trip to Mexico in December. He’s currently being treated at a hospital in Colorado... An article on the injury from December is available here ... It seems Self’s mom and dad were flooded with phone calls from Missouri’s Antlers after the phone number of Self’s parents was shown on a sign during ESPN’s College GameDay on Feb. 4 and appeared on the Internet. The Antlers have been notorious for obtaining phone numbers of KU players and coaches throughout the years. “The number they got was right,” Self said with a smile. ... Self said Thomas Robinson and Jeff Withey would join seniors Tyshawn Taylor, Jordan Juenemann and Conner Teahan in the Senior Day starting lineup against Texas. Self said the four-minute time limit on speeches would remain in place this year. Mario Little, one might recall, went over by seven minutes last Senior Day. ... Allerik Freeman, a 6-4 junior from Olympic High in Charlotte, N.C., has narrowed his college choices to KU and Villanova, Rivals.com reports. Freeman is the No. 23-ranked player in the recruiting Class of 2013. “Kansas and Villanova are my final schools, and both are even right now,” he told Rivals.com. Freeman attended the 2011 Late Night in the Phog on an unofficial visit. He has not set a timetable to make his college choice. ... Future KU forward Andrew White has been selected to play in the Derby Festival Classic on April 6 in Louisville. He’s a 6-6 senior from Miller School in Chester, Va., ranked No. 56 by Rivals.com

Anthem: Jim Cornelison, who performs a stirring rendition of the National Anthem at Chicago Blackhawks home games, will sing the anthem Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. KU officials have requested the students continue singing the correct words, “Home of the Brave” instead of “Home of the Chiefs” at the end of the anthem in respect for the song as well as Cornelison.

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Steve Brown 2 years, 1 month ago

recall when Shady Arthur woke up annouced had a dream to attend Kansas and text'd HCBS.

Let me see, what will I do before the game tonight, oh my what's that on Tivo the 2.25 Mizz game, that should fire up the house.

I gave up vodka for lent and I'm running out of scotch....

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Ralster Jayhawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Regarding Scott Drouche & FailorBaylor. Please dis-regard, as long as we keep giving them the royal blue beatin' in AFH and the SterileCenter in Waco, all is good. Like Self told Marcus once: Prove (whatever) on the scoreboard! Done.

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Orangedog87 2 years, 1 month ago

TT you are the miracle of KU and St Anthony......gohawks

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Krohnutz 2 years, 1 month ago

Just saw Bill up in the perch watching his two high school recruits play in the state tournament. He's up there by himself, so I feel like I need to cruise over there and bring him a Blue Moon.

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topflight 2 years, 1 month ago

SOMEONE PLEASE RECORD JIM CORNELISON AND POST IT TO YOU TUBE. That guys is amazing.

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Joseph Kuebel 2 years, 1 month ago

Forget the "Home of the Chiefs"... I hope everyone realizes tomorrow that when Jim Cornelison sings the national anthem in Chicago the crowd cheers raucously throughout the entire song! I hope that all fans in "The House" on Saturday are cheering too loud to hear anyone say home of thr brave or home of the Chiefs!

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Orangedog87 2 years, 1 month ago

TT go forth and win.

Remember none of the KUBB players that won the 2008 national championship were named all Big 12 Team ( I may be wrong about the exact Big12 award...but I know they were snubbed...)

Win the award on the court like the 2008 players and that goes for the entire team. Dont count on awards they are political...count on your talents, ability, hard hard work, great coaching, KU fan support and love of the game that you gave so much of your time .....

Thanks for a great season and a lot of great games ... Mo at AFH, Ohio St at AFH, KU at Mo, KU at KSU, .....

Thanks for being a Jayhawk.... so far from Hoboken that they call KU hicksville ( I lived in NJ so I know)..that in part is what makes you great...the decision to play for a team so far away from the east coast and not being afraid to do it

Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU...Rock Chalk Jayhawk KUBB....

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Note2Self 2 years, 1 month ago

No comments on this yet?

It seems Self’s mom and dad were flooded with phone calls from Missouri’s Antlers after the phone number of Self’s parents was shown on a sign during ESPN’s College GameDay ... The Antlers have been notorious for obtaining phone numbers of KU players and coaches throughout the years.

Charming to the last. Those see you next Tuesdays are all loads their mother's should have swallowed.

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Kevin Kunde 2 years, 1 month ago

Jim Corneilson is as patriotic as they come when you're talking about National Anthems... I can't believe KU snagged this guy to sing on Saturday! Watch his rendition before a Chicago Blackhawks game... Chilling.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QswTLB...

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KGphoto 2 years, 1 month ago

100%. Surprising the instant recruiting success alone hasn't triggered an investigation.

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jayhawkinATL 2 years, 1 month ago

Still think Baylor is going to get nailed for recruiting violations. No way in hell that school or town can be LEGALLY getting the talent that it is. Just sayin'.

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gchawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Looks like a possible replacement for the Mizzou rivalry is being created. There were very nasty comments on the Baylor message board before and after the KU/ Baylor game concerning KU and particularly Coach Self.

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Dee Shaw 2 years, 1 month ago

The students at the end of the anthem use the phrase "Home of the Chiefs". Where does that come from? That makes no sense being at a KU mens basketball game. Someone help me understand.

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Sam Constance 2 years, 1 month ago

That's some "quality" journalism there, Sports Illustrated.

Reporting a person's thoughts/feelings/opinions without ever speaking to that person.

I have to admit, it makes me question the inside look at the UCLA program. How many of those facts and information came from pure speculation?

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FoCoCoHawk 2 years, 1 month ago

"LJW Announces Headline Contest: Keegan Rushed to ER"

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WilburNether 2 years, 1 month ago

You know the Texas expression, "Big hat, no cattle?" One of these years, high school players will finally come to understand that Scott Drew is all recruiting, no coach. The guy can't coach at this level. He had the most talent in the Big 12 this year -- and proceeded to do the least with it. No question that Baylor wins this season's Big 12 Underachiever of the Year award. By now, the fact that Drew can't coach should be obvious to most, and it can't be long before it's obvious to all. Sooner or later, quality players will stop going there.

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Tony Bandle 2 years, 1 month ago

Come on, Bill...it's OK. We all know you think Scott Drew is a tool. Heck, we all feel the same way. Let your domination of Baylor speak for itself.

Shucks, if Baylor dumped Drew, they might get in someone who can actually coach...we don't want that!!

Just look how well it works out for us versus Texas!!!!

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bradynsdad 2 years, 1 month ago

Must be hard for Davis to put up his numbers in such a dominating conference. Not counting Kentucky the sec has a combined total of 4 final fours. Why brag about beating Georgia? People seem to forget the fact that both Zellers dominated Davis and that in the sec anyone can put up great numbers. Boise State football players think Kentucky plays in a weak conference.

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mikehawk 2 years, 1 month ago

What has happened to Tyshawn and the possibility he might be added to the list of Cousy Award finalist? The last I heard there were two point guards on the list from the Big 12, and neither one was TT. What's up with that? There was talk, however, and apparently a precedent, for names to be added later in the year when warranted. It's warranted.

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chalked 2 years, 1 month ago

I never understood why they would sing "home of the Chiefs" at AFH anyway, stupid. Regarding Scott Drew, all of the conference coaches dislike him. Self is not going to say it publicly, but this is not really a secret.

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REHawk 2 years, 1 month ago

With the influx of coaching talents such as Gillispie, Kruger, Huggy and Mayor Hoiberg, Big 12 survival is bound to grow ever more excruciating for Drew and Barnes in the next few years. Pitch Bill Self and Frank Martin into that mix, and how can Baylor and Texas basketball make it to the Tournament, year in and out?

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REHawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Baffles me that Drew and Barnes can lure such top recruits to their programs, in light of the fact that player development and NCAA Tournament success are so lacking at Baylor and Texas. Maybe Texas weather appeals more to the fickle intrigue of players who are inclined to glide on native talents. As hoops programs go, those two schools and coaching departments offer occasional zest and fire, but all too often experience season collapses, with promising talented players smoldering on extenguished burn piles.

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REHawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Tyshawn is handling his being overlooked for national hoops awards with a great deal of dignity. Nothing becomes this player more than the way in which he has recently conducted himself, focused magnificently as a team leader who is making fewer and fewer mistakes, and played outstanding basketball this final semester. He is supported and ceaselessly promoted in print by the best and winningest coach in the land.
As a professional player, likely he will not have to bear up to the myriad duties and responsibilities of a point guard; will be freed more often to score and defend, focused on the things which he does best.

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Robert Brown 2 years, 1 month ago

On another subject, does anyone find it strange that the LJW has not posted an article on the exit fee settlement for MU and A&M? It seems like they got off pretty easy. after factoring in what the Big 12 will pay the Big East to release WV, there will be a little more than $1M per school. The individual schools may not see any of that money. So much for having exit fees fund Turner Gill's buy -out.

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SDSurferFan 2 years, 1 month ago

Calapari: Needs Support Players, Too Many Stars...focuses on Walk-Ons

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bradynsdad 2 years, 1 month ago

Anyone read the espn article about UK's myth? calapari explains how he hates the one and done rule. I thought it was hilarious! So let's have some fun, here are some other headlines I believe would rival this story.

  1. Bill Self says he hates winning big 12 titles
  2. Missouri primed to finally make a final four
  3. Vitale doesn't care too much for Duke/UNC game

Ok anyone else got one

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8ball 2 years, 1 month ago

wheres the story about how the ncaa warned ku and other schools about shabazz?

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KULA 2 years, 1 month ago

Speaking of this and that, anyone hear about Ben Howland's response to the SI article about the debacle that is the UCLA basketball program now? To allegations of Howland turning a blind eye to fighting and bullying amongst teammates in practice, Howland responded, to the affect, "hard fouls and cheap shots, that's all. That's different than a fist flying at someone." Really? Cheap shots against your teammates in practice is acceptable? God I'm glad the refs called out this brand of coaching thuggery and sent Mario to the line last year. Howland will probably last through another year, but barring a deep run in the tournament in 2013, better start polishing up his resume. He should be welcome back in the Big East. Hope no one in the Big 12 (or whatever we are next year) picks up this mother thugger.

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stm62 2 years, 1 month ago

Just more fuel for Tyshaun to prove them wrong in the dance.

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Alohahawk 2 years, 1 month ago

Vote. Vote. Vote. For TRob on the CBSsports.com NCAA BB page. He's currently leading Davis 45% to 42%. Drummond is 3rd with 13%.

I just thought of a great way to end the POY debacle. Have TRob arm wrestle Davis. Winner take all.

No contest!!!

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Ryan Lee 2 years, 1 month ago

Sasha Kaun was just on a SportsCenter highlight. Pretty cool

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jayhawkdon 2 years, 1 month ago

Why the hell are the students saying home of the chiefs at the end of the National Anthem? That's not only complete BS but it's also a very ignorant statement towards our awesome men and women that have served or currently serve our Armed Services.

On top of everything thing else, if the students are trying to copy the aholes in KC, then knock it the hell off, as the chiefs have had nothing to call home for many years.

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kusportsdotcom 2 years, 1 month ago

Down to KU and Villanova? I like our chances. Not only is 2012 going to be a great class, 2013 is coming along nicely as well.

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Chris Shaw 2 years, 1 month ago

If I was a Baylor fan, I would loathe the 1-8 record Scott Drew has against Bill Self!

Here is the full 10 page article if you want to read it!

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1195167/index.htm

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