Since perception is ninth-tenths reality, it’s safe to say Charlie Weis goofed by going national with his “pile of crap,” phraseology he used with recruits when he let them know they should feel confident about immediate playing time.
The New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday signed former Kansas University center Jeff Withey to his rookie contract, the NBA team announced in a news release.
When news broke in late May that former Kansas University running back Darrian Miller was coming back to Lawrence to rejoin Charlie Weis’ program, the only official reaction from KU came through a press release that included comments from Miller about being thankful for the second chance.
Chase Hanna will join Kansas University’s golf team already having been crowned a champion, and by that we don’t mean he won the second flight of the city tournament. By Tom Keegan
First-year Kansas University assistant basketball coach Jerrance Howard enjoyed representing his new school during the just-completed July recruiting period. By Gary Bedore
The Kansas men's basketball team will face Wake Forest in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas in November, tournament officials announced Monday. The game will be televised on AXS TV.
Chase Hanna of Leawood defeated Sam Stevens, 5 and 3, in the 36-hole final match of the Kansas Amateur on Sunday at Indian Hills Country Club.
In the past, Mario Chalmers has either hit the ceremonial tee shot — or asked his dad, Ronnie, to do the honors — at the National Championship Golf Classic, which today marks its fifth anniversary at Alvamar. By Gary Bedore
In Part 9 of our 10-part series that has looked back on the best players and most memorable moments of Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self’s first 10 years in town, we’ll tackle the games that most likely sent the blood pressure of all of those reading this to new heights — comebacks.
Kansas University defensive back Cassius Sendish, one of more than 20 junior college newcomers on KU's roster, thinks his experience can be an asset as the Jayhawks try to improve from last year's 1-11 season. By Jesse Newell
Like the vast majority of highly-recruited basketball players from the Big Apple, New York City Rice High’s Russell Robinson dreamed of someday playing in the NBA, not far, far away in Europe. But the former Kansas University guard says he's embraced his overseas career and is "enjoying it, living life and making good money doing it." By Gary Bedore
The knuckleball is one of baseball's hardest pitches to hit, catch and throw. Those who throw it don't get much respect, but a knuckler could be a big signing for a college program, like Kansas University, in search of another pitcher. Column by Tom Keegan
Friday morning marked the final workout of the summer offseason for the Kansas University football team. And thanks to some wild imaginations, the Jayhawks went out in style. Instead of donning their regular weight-room attire — blue shorts, KU T-Shirts and tennis shoes — the Jayhawks were invited to loosen up and have fun with the final offseason grinder led by KU strength coach Scott Holsopple. By Matt Tait
Kansas University’s swimming and diving program has signed three swimmers and one diver to national letters of intent, KU coach Clark Campbell announced Friday.
Mario Chalmers, who held a four-day youth camp and all-star basketball game Monday through Thursday in Olathe, now moves to Lawrence for a set of events supporting his Mario V. Chalmers Foundation. By Gary Bedore
2013 Kansas University graduates Bradley McDougald and Toben Opurum may no longer be playing football in Lawrence, but both have a bunch of friends still on the team and an interest in the future of the program, particularly since they both are attempting to get their professional football careers going just down the road in Kansas City, Mo.
The Sacramento Kings will be happy to know their top draft pick, Ben McLemore, didn’t risk injury by playing in Mario Chalmers’ Miracle Shot basketball camp all-star game Thursday night at Olathe East.
You can tell some things about a book by its cover. Last year, the Kansas University football program’s book of hype, known as the media guide, centered on one player, savior Dayne Crist, and had two others, Tanner Hawkinson and Toben Opurum, flanking him. The eye goes right to Crist though.
Two-time NBA champion Mario Chalmers is planning on cutting down the nets again in 2013-14.
The Kansas University football team headed by Charlie Weis sits at the bottom of a pile. It’s a stinky place to be, all the way at the bottom of a pile that includes 63 teams. Alabama is at the top, Kansas at the bottom. It’s known as Division 4 college football.
By sometime this afternoon, 11 former Kansas University football players hoping to stick in the NFL this preseason will have reported to various training camps around the league.
Baker University head softball coach and assistant volleyball coach Matt Windle announced his resignation of both positions on Sunday and will move on to Kansas University, where he will join the softball coaching staff.
Former Kansas University basketball players Jeff Graves, Jeff Hawkins, Brady Morningstar, Russell Robinson and Conner Teahan are scheduled to play in Mario Chalmers’ celebrity all-star game at 7 p.m., Thursday, at Olathe East High School. Admission is $20. Notes by Gary Bedore
In 2009, the Baylor Bears finished tied with Kansas University at the bottom of the Big 12 Conference standings, 1-7 in Big 12 play and 4-8 overall. Three years later the Bears sat at Big 12 media days talking about conference titles, national championships and Heisman Trophies. By Matt Tait
Charlie Weis’ uncensored tongue has the Big 12 media buzzing, but it’s the news about talented junior college linebacker Marcus Jenkins-Moore undergoing knee surgery that has the Kansas University football fan base steaming.
Incoming freshman Kansas University basketball player Brannen Greene is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court after being cited last week for leaving the scene of an accident. The 6-foot-7 small forward was ranked 47 among ESPN's top 100 high school players in the recruiting Class of 2013. By Ian Cummings
Texas football coach Mack Brown, whose team was picked to finish fourth in the Big 12 preseason media poll, said Tuesday he did not put too much stock in the ranking because he believed the Big 12 was the most balanced conference in the country. Brown backed up his claim by pointing at a KU team he thinks 'will be back soon.' By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University basketball players Marcus and Markieff Morris combined for 27 points and 13 rebounds in the Phoenix Suns’ 91-77 loss to Golden State in Monday’s finals of the Las Vegas Summer League. Notes by Gary Bedore
Of the 34 players who made their way to Dallas for this year’s Big 12 media days, only two were quarterbacks. Kansas University junior Jake Heaps, one of those two, says he may not be as well-known as passers in other conferences, but he's working hard to prove he belongs with the best of them. By Matt Tait
As a freshman, Kansas University running back James Sims didn't want to do interviews. Now a senior, Sims comfortably sat at an elevated table answering questions for two hours during Monday’s Big 12 media days and said he's come a long way both on and off the field. By Jesse Newell
It may have been unexpected, but the Kansas University football program and coach Charlie Weis captured the media’s attention on Monday, the opening day of Big 12 media days at the Omni Hotel. By Matt Tait
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, now in his second year on the job, kicked off Big 12 Media Days by addressing the media for 20 minutes and then fielding questions for another 20.
For the eighth installment of our summer series, which looks back at the top players and moments of the Bill Self era thus far, we rank the best basketball games, taking into account the stakes, outcomes and pure entertainment of it all.
Kansas University’s Morris twins will be playing for an NBA summer league championship today in Las Vegas.
Bob Bowlsby was only a few weeks into his new job as Big 12 commissioner when at the league’s football media days last July he kept repeating the same thing to all who would listen.
Kansas University women’s golfer Thanuttra “Fhong” Boonraksasat shot a 1-over-par 72 for the second straight day and tied for seventh at the LPGA Singha Hua Hin Open on Saturday at the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course.
Never one to shy away from searching for new motivational tactics, Kansas University strength coach Scott Holsopple has come up with a couple of doozies this summer. By Matt Tait
Three of the top 10 big men in the recruiting Class of 2014 — Kansas University targets Cliff Alexander and Myles Turner, plus Kentucky commit Karl Towns — competed at the Under Armour Summer Jam last week in Milwaukee.
Ben McLemore’s fifth and final 2013 NBA Summer League game proved to be his finest on Friday in Las Vegas. McLemore, a 6-foot-5 former Kansas University guard, erupted for 27 points — 19 in the third quarter — in the Sacramento Kings’ 93-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Notes by Gary Bedore
Kansas University safety Cassius Sendish, a junior college transfer likely to start for the Jayhawks, looked back on his days of youth football and it didn’t take him long to mention the name of a Kansas great whom Sendish never has met: Gale Sayers. Column by Tom Keegan
Former Kansas University star Ben McLemore has made just 28 percent of his shots in four Las Vegas summer league games, all losses. But the Sacramento Kings rookie vows to keep improving before his first NBA season. By Gary Bedore
The Kansas football team was picked last out of the 10 Big 12 football teams in the media preseason poll released Thursday. By Matt Tait
Kansas University freshman basketball player Andrew Wiggins was recognized at the ESPY Red Carpet Show on Wednesday in Los Angeles. By Gary Bedore
Although he has been relatively quiet since arriving on campus earlier this summer, Kansas University defensive tackle Marquel Combs, the team’s unofficial recruiting guru, is still at it. So says El Camino Community College offensive lineman Pearce Slater. By Matt Tait
Jeff Blasko not only is Kansas University's tight-ends coach, he was a key reason the Jayhawks landed so many big fish from the juco ranks. By Tom Keegan
Sgt. Michael Pride, a 33-year-old Marine from Kansas City, Mo., has been in Lawrence the past several days for instruction and conditioning — Andrea Hudy-style — on Kansas University’s campus. By Gary Bedore
The Missouri Tigers may be on the verge of playing their second season in the ultra-tough Southeastern Conference, but head coach Gary Pinkel’s thoughts have not strayed too far from the Big 12. Tuesday at SEC Media Days in Birmingham, Ala., Pinkel said that he missed Missouri’s annual match-up with Kansas University. By Matt Tait
After playing golf together regularly at courses in Lawrence and throughout Kansas since 1948, Al Gallup, 97, and Dick Schiefelbusch, 94, recently stepped away from the game and began searching for new owners for their well-used clubs. Two young Lawrence boys are the beneficiaries of their generosity. By Matt Tait
Construction on the Rock Chalk Park recreation center should begin soon, after the Lawrence city commissioners approved the project Tuesday night. By Giles Bruce
Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins was named Gatorade male high school athlete of the year at an awards banquet on Tuesday in Los Angeles. By Gary Bedore
KU coach Bill Self has lost just 59 games during his first 10 years in Lawrence. Because of their scarcity, many of those 59 losses have been tough for fans and players to swallow.
Kansas University freshman basketball sensation Andrew Wiggins arrived in Los Angeles on Monday for tonight’s Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards ceremony in Hollywood. By Gary Bedore
Don Jackson, an Alabama-based attorney who has been representing the wide receiver’s interests, told the Journal-World Monday night that Nick Harwell’s case was ongoing and that he remained “cautiously optimistic” that a positive resolution could be reached soon. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey of the New Orleans Pelicans scored four points and grabbed five rebounds in his NBA debut. By Gary Bedore
The speedy greens at Lawrence Country Club require players to handle wedges with the hands of a surgeon. In running away with the title in the women’s championship flight of the Lawrence Amateur Golf Association’s city tournament, Meghan Potee was up to that challenge Sunday. By Tom Keegan
Aggressiveness wasn’t a problem for Ben McLemore in his NBA Summer League debut on Saturday in Las Vegas. The former Kansas University off guard, who dropped in the 2013 Draft partly because of concerns about his desire to take over games, scored 11 points off miserable 4-of-23 shooting in Sacramento’s 76-73 loss to Dallas. By Gary Bedore
Past and present Kansas University basketball players, including former walk-on-turned-sixth-man Conner Teahan, have taken advantage of Synergy video technology to break down their own games, as well as film of their opponents and comparable college or professional stars. By Jesse Newell
Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey’s debut with the New Orleans Pelicans in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League has been delayed. By Gary Bedore
A video service called "Synergy," for which KU and most other Div. I schools pay thousands of dollars each year, has reshaped how Kansas University’s basketball coaches recruit, study and analyze the game. By Jesse Newell
Aaron Fuller, an accomplished high school coach and Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame inductee, has been named assistant coach for Kansas University’s women’s tennis team, new head coach Todd Chapman announced Wednesday.
Thomas Robinson admits it was nice to hear words of praise from Portland Trail Blazers’ coach Terry Stotts and general manager Neil Olshey at Robinson’s introductory news conference Thursday in Oregon. By Gary Bedore
For two weeks in late June, Kansas University junior Sara McClinton, an outside hitter on KU’s up-and-coming volleyball team, did her offseason conditioning in China playing against some of the best players in the world. By Matt Tait
Listen to Kansas University walk-on kicker Austin Barone and see if you don’t think coaches should be scouting local golf courses. By Tom Keegan
Former Kansas University basketball combo guard Josh Selby will play for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League, Friday through July 22. By Gary Bedore
For the first time since Mark Mangino, Kansas University’s first winning football coach since Jack Mitchell, was pressured to resign, KU has a shot to flood the field with potent playmakers. Column by Tom Keegan
The newly revamped 12-day July college basketball recruiting period opens on Thursday. Several tournaments across the country will keep Kansas University head coach Bill Self and assistants Jerrance Howard, Norm Roberts and Kurtis Townsend busy from Thursday to Sunday of the next three weeks. By Gary Bedore
Two of the top seven high school basketball seniors in the country, who both are considering Kansas University, excelled at the LeBron James Skills Academy, which concluded Monday in Las Vegas. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon, a fourth-year junior, says he feels better than ever after an injury-riddled start to his KU career. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University point guard Tyshawn Taylor scored a team-leading 17 points off 6-of-18 shooting with one assist against six turnovers in the Brooklyn Nets’ 76-67 loss to Detroit in an Orlando Summer League opener on Sunday. By Gary Bedore
For the sixth installment of our summer series, which looks back at the top players and moments of the Bill Self era thus far, we rank the best Jayhawks who came off the bench at some point during their careers at Kansas University.
Former Kansas University standout Tyshawn Taylor, a second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, enters today’s Orlando Summer League opener against Detroit with a chance to impress new Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd. By Gary Bedore
Former Kansas University guard/forward Brandon Rush — who tore an anterior cruciate ligament just two games into the 2012-13 season — will make his comeback with the Utah Jazz. By Gary Bedore
Though No. 1 men’s basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins has received most of the headlines this summer, it’s possible that a pair of outgoing twins from Pocatello, Idaho, could end up bringing nearly as much publicity to KU. By Jesse Newell
Miami (Ohio) University transfer Nick Harwell, a wide receiver who announced in May that he was heading to Kansas University, is still seeking immediate eligibility to play for the Jayhawks this fall, but the 6-foot-1, 193-pound senior-to-be needs the cooperation of his former school to make that happen. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey, who was a second-round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in last week’s NBA draft, has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, various NBA writers reported Thursday. By Gary Bedore
Prize big-man prospect Myles Turner, who is ranked No. 6 nationally in the recruiting Class of 2014 by Rivals.com, had an ESPN reporter reveal his current list of 26 schools via Twitter on Wednesday. By Gary Bedore
A particularly interesting crop of explosive newcomers will light things up in Kansas University athletic contests this coming school year. A look at some of the must-see shows debuting during the 2013-14 school year. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University senior forward Justin Wesley says his vertical has been measured this year at 45 inches — up from 42 inches a year ago. By Jesse Newell
The Kansas University offensive line received a shot in the arm Wednesday night, when El Camino Community College tackle Pearce Slater, a 6-foot-8, 340-pound tackle, sent his paperwork to Lawrence, making him eligible for the upcoming season.
The Big 12 on Tuesday released the names of the 34 football players who will represent their schools at the annual Big 12 media days later this month in Dallas. Three veteran Jayhawks will be joined by juco transfer Cassius Sendish, who has made a good impression since his arrival in January. By Matt Tait
Malik Pope, a small forward ranked No. 14 in the recruiting Class of 2014 by Rivals.com, on Tuesday narrowed his large list of schools to nine, including Kansas University. Notes by Gary Bedore
Kansas University women’s golfers Gabby DiMarco and Meghan Potee were named All-American Scholars for 2012-13 by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) on Monday.
Ben McLemore, who wore jersey No. 23 his one season at Kansas University, has selected No. 16 for his rookie campaign with the Sacramento Kings. By Gary Bedore
For the fifth installment of our summer series, which looks back at the top players and moments of the Bill Self era thus far, we size up the big guys who protected the rim and made life miserable for opposing offenses.
The city is breaking its own law by allowing a more than $12 million, no-bid construction contract for infrastructure at Rock Chalk Park, a local attorney specializing in construction law said today. By Chad Lawhorn
The Kansas University football program on Monday unveiled five new football helmets, four of which prominently feature the Jayhawk on the side. According to KU officials, the helmet upgrade is just Part I of a uniform overhaul which will be completed in time for the 2013 season. By Matt Tait
Ohio University basketball coach Jim Christian announced the addition of former Kansas University guard Rio Adams in a release on Monday afternoon.