Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Jan. 31.
Hartnell Community College football coach Matt Collins has been involved with junior-college coaching for nearly two decades, but the recent recruiting process provided him with a new experience. By Matt Tait
Singer, songwriter, rapper and actor Trey Songz, who is used to performing under pressure, had some words of advice for buddy Frank Mason before Wednesday’s Kansas University-Iowa State basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 30.
According to his Twitter account, Frankie Seurer, the son of former Kansas great Frank Seurer, will join the Jayhawks as a walk-on quarterback. By Matt Tait
Kansas University basketball signees Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre will play in the 2014 McDonald’s All-America game on April 2 in Chicago’s United Center. By Gary Bedore
No matter how hot your primary scorer might sizzle — and make no mistake, Andrew Wiggins played a terrific game Monday night versus Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse — you don’t consistently win tough games without a tough point guard steering it to the finish line. Junior Naadir Tharpe, Kansas University’s first-year starter, has blossomed into just that. By Tom Keegan
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 29.
A 6-foot-8 guard from Ontario, Canada — much as another KU rookie did a year ago — exited to high fives and pats on the back after a stellar performance against Iowa State. Andrew Wiggins exploded for a career-high 29 points off 10-of-16 shooting and dominated when needed down the stretch in the Jayhawks’ 92-81 victory over the Cyclones. By Gary Bedore
Iowa State shot much better against Kansas this time around, but Kansas fought off several Cyclones charges in the final 30 minutes to win, 92-81, and improve to 16-4 overall and 7-0 in Big 12 play. By Matt Tait
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 28.
It’s been a year and 20 days since Kansas University wing Ben McLemore banked in a buzzer-beating three-point shot to force overtime against Iowa State in Allen Fieldhouse. "We were so lucky last year," KU coach Bill Self said before today's 8 p.m. rematch in Allen. "Our guys are totally aware of how dangerous a team that can score as easily as Iowa State is." By Gary Bedore
A question about Naadir Tharpe echoed through his first two seasons at KU: Was this a Kansas-caliber point guard capable of running a perennial college basketball powerhouse, or a shooting guard trapped in a point guard’s body struggling to find his shot? Finally, the doubt has vanished. Column by Tom Keegan
In the days leading up to Tuesday’s 80-55 loss to Texas at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson talked about consistency being the key for her ever-improving squad. But other than a couple of stretches during the first half, the only way the Jayhawks were consistent against the Longhorns was in their inconsistency. By Matt Tait
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Jan. 27.
It did not take long for Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson to pinpoint the difference between victory and defeat during KU’s 12-point loss at Texas on Jan. 15. By Matt Tait
Off to a 6-0 start in Big 12 Conference play for the third straight season and sixth time in the 11-year Bill Self era, Kansas University’s basketball team now moves on to the next portion of the 18-game schedule. By Gary Bedore
Two of the top-ranked junior college players in the country chose Monday night as the night to announce their future plans. Kansas University's already deep backfield got a little deeper when DeAndre Mann, the top-ranked junior-college running back in the country according to JCGridiron.com, orally committed to KU Monday evening. A couple of hours later, news broke that KU also received an oral commitment from the nation's No. 2-ranked defensive end, Arizona Western's Anthony Olobia.
Kansas University freshman guard Andrew Wiggins has been chosen as the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Jan. 26.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self presented an amazing statistic to staff members after examining the box score following Saturday’s 91-69 victory over TCU at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. By Gary Bedore
Gary Woodland's late fade down the leaderboard did nothing to dull local golfers’ enthusiasm about his prospects for making this his season on the PGA Tour. By Tom Keegan
Danny Manning and Chris Piper made quite an impact on the history of basketball in Lawrence after winning a national championship at Kansas University in 1988. What they could not have realized after cutting down the nets in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena in 1988 is that their legacies would continue through their daughters at Free State High a couple of decades later. By Chris Duderstadt
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Jan. 25.
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team placed first in every event against Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.
KU coach Self most certainly does give a flip that there’s been a lot of flopping going on in college basketball this season. By Gary Bedore
Fans in TCU’s student section brought signs reminding Kansas University’s basketball players of last year’s famous flop in Fort Worth. There would be no need for any such fan ridicule — or coach criticism — following the 2013-14 rematch at sold-out Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Jayhawks rolled to 53 first-half points in a 91-69 rout of the Horned Frogs that silenced anybody in a record crowd of 7,494 who might have been hoping for a repeat of last February’s monumental upset.
Gary Woodland didn’t have to overpower the par 5s to take the lead at Torrey Pines. Woodland, a former Kansas University golfer, found his five birdies elsewhere Saturday on another tough day of scoring on the South Course for a 2-under 70, giving him a one-shot lead over 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman of Australia going into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open.
Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins scored 19 first-half points on the way to a career-high 27 in KU’s 91-69 blowout of the Horned Frogs. That’s six more points than the entire KU team scored in a half on the same floor a year ago. By Tom Keegan
TCU coach Trent Johnson was impressed with Kansas University’s basketball team long before Saturday night’s center jump took place at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. By Tom Keegan
Without its best player for a stretch that lasted more than 10 minutes in the second half Saturday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas University's women's basketball team didn't miss a beat. By Benton Smith
After visiting Kansas University last weekend and hosting in-home visits with his two finalists — KU and Michigan State — during the week, wide receiver Darious Crawley orally committed to KU late Friday night.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Jan. 24.
The Kansas University men's basketball team has heard plenty about last year’s stunning loss to TCU leading up to tonight's game in Fort Worth, Texas. “We have to go down there and change things and do things differently or we’ll have the same outcome,” KU newcomer Tarik Black said after watching excerpts from the loss earlier this week. By Gary Bedore
Even if not designed to do so, Kansas University coach Bill Self saying something that creates the perception that he is equally comfortable with both options at power forward — sophomores Perry Ellis and Jamari Traylor — serves to motivate both players. Column by Tom Keegan
Even after playing back-to-back home games against top-10 opponents, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team isn’t expecting anything easy today when it travels to Manhattan to face rival Kansas State — a team, like KU, with a losing record. By Benton Smith
Kansas University’s tradition of quality men’s pole vaulting is alive and well. Never was that more evident than Friday at the Jayhawk Classic, KU’s second indoor home meet of the season at Anschutz Pavilion. Four Jayhawks and one former Jayhawk swept the top five spots in the event, which was won by 2011 graduate Jordan Scott, the lone competitor to clear 17 feet, 4 inches. By Matt Tait
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 23.
Not long ago, Joel Embiid was the one watching Brannen Greene and the rest of his talented AAU teammates get all the playing time while he sat on the bench. They have traded roles, but Greene says he doesn't feel overlooked. Column by Tom Keegan
Silence gripped Allen Fieldhouse on Monday night as Kansas University senior forward Tarik Black sat on the floor, wincing in pain after spraining his right ankle in a victory over Baylor. Black, who said he appreciated the love and concern from fans, was able to practice in non-contact drills on Thursday and is expected to play in Saturday’s contest at TCU. By Gary Bedore
Last May 5, Kansas University’s softball team stunned top-ranked Oklahoma, 2-0. Two weeks from the start of another season, the Jayhawks still talk about it. By Matt Tait
The best score belonged to Stewart Cink. The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didn’t come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open. Cink ran off three straight birdies late in his round on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines for an 8-under 64. That gave him a one-shot lead over former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland, who also played the North Course. Perez had a 67 on the South Course, which is by far the tougher track.
The Kansas University football program picked up a late gem in its Class of 2014 recruiting efforts on Thursday, when Lufkin (Texas) High defensive lineman D.J. Williams orally committed to KU, according to a report from JayhawkSlant.com.
A former Kansas University football player and one of four men arrested in a May 2013 alleged robbery of cash and marijuana at gunpoint pleaded guilty Thursday on amended charges of felony theft in exchange for testimony against another former player who is also charged. By Stephen Montemayor
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Former Kansas University guard Tyshawn Taylor has been waived by the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Yahoo!Sports.
Frank Mason certainly gave Kansas University’s basketball team an offensive boost off the bench in Monday’s 78-68 victory over Baylor. Yet it was the backup point guard’s ‘D’ that had Kansas coach Bill Self beaming in the wake of KU’s fifth conference victory in five tries. By Gary Bedore
The Kansas University women's basketball team nearly pulled off a second straight shocker over a Top 10 team at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. But instead of finishing the job against No. 8 Oklahoma State like they did three days earlier against No. 7 Baylor, the Jayhawks slipped late and lost 64-56. By Matt Tait
Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List, the Los Angles Athletic Club announced Wednesday.
The Kansas University football program continued to add to its 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday, as outside linebacker Josh Ehambe, a two-star prospect from Prime Prep Academy in Arlington, Texas, orally committed to the Jayhawks during an in-home visit.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Andrew Wiggins inspires a wide range of opinions about the way he plays basketball. Why? So much talent, yet so much room for growth. Advertised so loudly by so many in what amounted to an arms race of superlatives. Column by Tom Keegan
Kansas University women's basketball welcomes a second consecutive ranked team with a standout point guard to Allen Fieldhouse tonight, when it takes on No. 8 Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. By Matt Tait
Like thousands of Kansas University basketball fans, coach Bill Self has reviewed the clip of Wayne Selden’s all-out hustle play against Baylor several times. By Gary Bedore
New Orleans general manager Dell Demps says a trade with Brooklyn sending guard Tyshawn Taylor and cash to the Pelicans in exchange for the draft rights to Edin Bavcic is complete.
The Kansas University softball team will add Virginia transfer Shannon McGinley to its roster for the 2014 season, KU coach Megan Smith announced Tuesday.
The Kansas University football team offered a sneak peek at the 2014 squad when it released an updated roster on its website Tuesday. By Matt Tait
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Kansas University junior guard Naadir Tharpe as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week and his teammate, freshman center Joel Embiid, as the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week for games ending the week of Jan. 19.
Embiid on Monday was named CBSsports.com’s national player of the week. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University women’s golfer Minami Levonowich shot a four-round 316 to tie for 23rd place at the South Atlantic Amateur Golf Championship, or the SALLY, Jan. 15-18 at Oceanside Country Club.
Kansas University junior forward Chelsea Gardner was named espnW’s Player of the Week on Monday, after scoring 28 points with 13 rebounds and three blocks in a victory against No. 7 Baylor on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Jan. 20.
For the first time in a long time, a college basketball team has rattled off four consecutive regular-season victories against ranked squads. With a 78-68 home win against No. 24 Baylor, No. 8 Kansas became the first team since 1996-97 North Carolina to take four straight against AP top 25 teams. By Gary Bedore
The scoreboard isn’t always the best indicator of which team will win a game, a series, a championship. Wayne Selden, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound freshman guard from Roxbury, Mass., saw the ball flying out of bounds Monday night at Allen Field House and ran after it. Thinking quickly, he went in the air to save it. By Tom Keegan
Although the game is complicated to the core in so many ways, sometimes the difference between winning and losing a basketball game can be boiled down to the simplest things. No. 24 Baylor found that out the hard way on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse, where the Bears were outscored by 17 points at the free-throw line in a 78-68 loss to No. 8 Kansas. By Matt Tait
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said after Monday's 78-68 victory over Baylor that senior forward Tarik Black sustained a sprained ankle and was expected to be fine.
Kansas University teammates Naadir Tharpe and Joel Embiid have been named the Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week after the Jayhawks' victories against two top-10 opponents last week.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Jan. 19.
Baylor’s No. 12-ranked basketball team, which figures to sink in the AP poll after losses to Texas Tech and Oklahoma last week, today travels to a place not conducive to slump-busting. By Gary Bedore
It’s always better to look ahead, as in all the way ahead to the Baylor game tonight in Allen Fieldhouse, where Naadir Tharpe will have an opportunity to show again how much progress since the beginning of the season he has made in attacking a zone defense. By Tom Keegan
In desperate need of a victory that could turn around its season, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team might have earned just that Sunday afternoon, upsetting No. 7 Baylor, 76-60, at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith
The presence of Aaron Rodgers and a big-time college basketball victory proved to be beneficial for the Kansas University football program, which landed a pair of commitments on Sunday. Dallas wide receiver Derrick Neal, of Lincoln High, and Hartnell Community College defensive end Kapil Fletcher both orally committed to join the Jayhawks on Sunday after enjoying official visits to campus over the weekend.
In desperate need of a victory that could turn around its season, Kansas University's women's basketball team might have earned just that Sunday afternoon, upsetting No. 7 Baylor, 76-60, at Allen Fieldhouse. By Benton Smith
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Jan. 18.
The Kansas University women’s tennis team swept its doubles matches against Miami of Ohio and split its six singles matches against Louisville, Saturday at the Purdue Invitational.
Kansas University’s Diamond Dixon and Lindsay Vollmer each earned a pair of victories for the KU women’s track and field team Saturday on the second and final day of the Holiday Inn Invitational.
Kansas University running back James Sims totaled 63 yards for the National Team in a 31-17 victory at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday at StubHub Center.
The Brooklyn Nets acquired guard Marquis Teague from Chicago for Toko Shengalia on Saturday and also sent guard Tyshawn Taylor to New Orleans in a separate move, a person with knowledge of the deals said.
There’s never really a good time to go up against Baylor University’s women’s basketball team. By Benton Smith
Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid nearly recorded a triple-double in the Jayhawks' home win against Oklahoma State. By Gary Bedore
Lori Tharpe was beaming with pride after watching her son, Naadir, play so well in a Kansas win over Oklahoma State during her first game at Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Andrew Wiggins and Perry Ellis, the Kansas University basketball team’s two leading scorers, warmed the bench more than the nets in Saturday afternoon’s 80-78 survival victory against Oklahoma State in Allen Fieldhouse. With good reason, Self showed a great deal of confidence in his bench. By Tom Keegan
Despite a combined six technical fouls being called during 15th-ranked Kansas University's 80-78 victory over No. 9 Oklahoma State on Saturday, neither KU coach Bill Self nor Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford believed there was anything nasty about Saturday's classic Big 12 showdown in Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Jan. 17.
Former Super Bowl MVP and current Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spent Friday in Lawrence, the precursor to today’s main event — No. 15 Kansas vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State at 3 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
In projecting an athlete’s worthiness for a promotion to the next level — be it for a college scholarship, an advancement from the minors to the majors in baseball, a jump to the NFL or NBA — statistics are best used as a tool, not as gospel or as a crutch. By Tom Keegan
Something mighty significant has to happen for Marcus Smart to get the opportunity to perform an encore backflip this afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Let the showcase begin. Kansas University senior James Sims, a running back from Irving, Texas, who was the Jayhawks’ leading rusher during all four years of his college career, will play for the National squad in today’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which will be televised live on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 16.
After a monthlong dead period, college football coaches hit the road recruiting again Thursday. By Matt Tait
When athletes and coaches speak, they are ever mindful that opponents listen, ready to twist every syllable to their advantage. That leaves the rest of us trying to interpret the speakers’ true feelings. Thursday’s news conference inside Allen Fieldhouse, more so even than usual, required activating the truth radar, thanks to Marcus Smart’s backflip on James Naismith Court last season and his preseason remarks to USA Today, which hinted he thought Andrew Wiggins was overhyped. Column by Tom Keegan
Mired in a slump that cost him his starting job, Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe decided it was time for a one-on-one sit-down session with coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore
Just hours before the Jayhawks usher in the latest crop of promising prospects, Daniel Wise, a 6-foot-2, 244-pound defensive end from Hebron High in Lewisville, Texas, gave an oral commitment to KU coach Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Former Kansas University football player Brock Berglund, who became best known for uttering a quote comparing himself to Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and Michael Vick all rolled into one, is on the move again. By Matt Tait
Kansas University track and field coach Stanley Redwine, his staff and several of his athletes gathered Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse to discuss their expectations for the 2014 season at the team’s annual media day. The Kansas women’s team claimed its first national title in May by winning the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships, and Redwine believes that success is carrying over into this indoor season. By Chris Duderstadt
Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, who certainly will hear a lot about last year's post-victory backflip from Kansas University fans in pre-game warmups prior to Saturday’s 3 p.m. return game at KU, discussed his actions with the Journal-World at this year’s preseason Big 12 Media Day event. By Gary Bedore
The Kansas University football program, 9-39 since the departure of the great Todd Reesing, has started seven quarterbacks since No. 5 stopped scrambling and entered the business world. When compared to Reesing, his seven successors are tied for eighth. When compared to each other, who ranks first? Much, much tougher question. Columnist Tom Keegan is stumped and needs your help.
The Kansas University women’s basketball team lost to Texas, 70-58, Wednesday in the Frank Erwin Center.
The proposed $17.5 million apartment building for Kansas University basketball players was endorsed Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents. By Scott Rothschild
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 14.
It looks as if the alternate jerseys Kansas University’s basketball players have worn the last two games are turning into permanent jerseys ... at least for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. “Because I personally, and our players personally, prefer those to what we have been wearing,” KU coach Bill Self said Tuesday on his weekly ‘Hawk Talk’ radio show, explaining the switch in fashion. By Gary Bedore
Admit it. You’re starting to understand the fuss over Andrew Wiggins. Even the creative Iowa State student hecklers armed with acidic tongues and strong spirits in Hilton Coliseum conceded as much Monday night as Wiggins covered so much space in the air, moved so quickly on the ground. He stunned them into silence. Column by Tom Keegan
After snapping a three-game losing streak and earning its first Big 12 victory of the season on Saturday against Texas Tech, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team continues a run of five straight games against programs from the Lone Star state tonight at Texas. By Benton Smith
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Jan. 13.
The Jayhawks on Monday for the second straight game wore alternate adidas uniforms. These uniforms were grey. On Saturday against Kansas State, KU wore cream colored alternate uniforms. By Gary Bedore
All of the talk heading into Monday's Big 12 Conference showdown at Hilton Coliseum centered around the injured left ankle of Iowa State senior DeAndre Kane. As it turned out, that ankle had very little to do with the outcome of KU's third consecutive Big 12 Conference victory. By Matt Tait
He didn’t quite match Elijah Johnson’s 39-point outing of a year ago. But Kansas University junior Naadir Tharpe continued a two-year tradition of scoring from the point guard position in Hilton Coliseum, exploding for a career-high 23 points in Monday’s 77-70 victory over Iowa State. By Gary Bedore
Even on a night when Naddir Tharpe played with fire in his eyes and on his shooting hand, a night Andrew Wiggins flashed insane quickness and snared 19 rebounds, the Jayhawks needed a big second half from center Joel Embiid to survive 24 turnovers in a 77-70 win. By Tom Keegan
The Kansas University women’s track team opened at No. 10 in the preseason indoor national rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The availability of Iowa State men's basketball senior guard DeAndre Kane remains up in the air hours before the Cyclones play host to Kansas at Hilton Coliseum, in Ames, Iowa. By Benton Smith
Wayne Selden's turnaround with the start of Big 12 play earned the Kansas University freshman the honor of being named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.
There will come a day when the questions people ask about Kansas University wide receiver Nick Harwell are focused solely on whether he can catch the football and make plays on the field. By Matt Tait
Nothing in Allen Fieldhouse beats the crescendo inspired by a defensive possession that ends with a shot-clock violation. As with the triple in baseball, the noise precedes the completion of the play. It doesn’t, as with the home run, start when the play ends. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self fondly remembers the day a slump-ridden Elijah Johnson exploded for 39 points in an 108-96 overtime victory at Iowa State. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University women’s golfer Minami Levonowich shot a 1-over par 73 Saturday to tie for 10th at the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational at the Harder Hall Golf Club.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Jan. 12.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Jan. 11.
Kansas University’s swimming and diving team began its annual training trip with victories over Rollins College (202-55) and the University of Tampa (195.5-61.5)on Saturday.
Junior College All-American De’Andre Mann, a standout running back at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif., has scheduled an official visit with Kansas University for the weekend of Jan. 17. By Matt Tait
For their psyche, for their postseason livelihood, for the sake of finally earning a Big 12 victory, Kansas University's women's basketball team needed this one. The Jayhawks dominated the glass and the scoreboard most of Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse to beat Texas Tech, 67-46. By Benton Smith
Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid was tossed out of Saturday’s KU-Kansas State game for committing a flagrant-2 foul on the Wildcats’ Nino Williams. By Gary Bedore
Somebody did a good job of briefing Canadian basketball sensation Andrew Wiggins on the Kansas University-Kansas State basketball rivalry the past few days. By Gary Bedore
It’s as if Wayne Selden’s confidence took one look at the non-conference season in the rear-view mirror, another at the Big 12 schedule ahead, put down the decaf, and chugged a gallon of espresso. By Tom Keegan
Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said his typical pre-game white board in the locker room features the names of seven or eight players on the opposing team and little tidbits on the tendencies and game plans for each. Before Saturday's 86-60 loss at Kansas, Weber's white board was nearly full. By Matt Tait
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Jan. 10.
Kansas University’s basketball players were shown tape of Ohio State’s Aaron Craft giving up his body in diving for a loose ball in advance of Wednesday’s game at Oklahoma. On Thursday, the tape shown the KU team was that of Jayhawk freshman guard Wayne Selden, forward Perry Ellis and others performing a similar play in the second half of the Jayhawks’ 90-83 victory in Norman. Notes by Gary Bedore
If college basketball had the same assistant-coaching titles and endless studio analysis as the NFL, the men in suits would be tripping all over each other talking about defensive guru Chris Lowery of Kansas State. Column by Tom Keegan
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self briefly addressed the KU-Kansas State rivalry — the Sunflower Showdown — at practice on Thursday. “The key thing is we have to look at the teams before us and how they competed and how we beat them and really just go out and play to the best of our ability,” sophomore Perry Ellis said of Self’s message concerning a series in which KU has won 47 of the last 50 meetings entering today’s 1 p.m. contest in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
On Thursday, Kansas University track stars Lindsay Vollmer and Natalia Bartnovskaya were named to the 10-woman preseason Bowerman Watch List, an honor considered by those in the track world as the “Heisman of Track and Field.” Friday, at the annual Bill Easton Classic at Anschutz Pavillion, the KU standouts who helped the women’s team hang an outdoor national championship banner in 2013 showed they belonged on that list by stealing the show right out of the blocks.
Some losses are more troubling than others. Trust Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson. She knows. Her Jayhawks (7-8 overall, 0-3 Big 12) blew chances to nab their first Big 12 win of the season and stay above .500 when they surrendered an 11-point lead, with less than six minutes left, Wednesday night in a 52-50 loss at TCU. By Benton Smith
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 9.
It hasn’t taken Cameroon native Joel Embiid long to immerse himself in Kansas University’s basketball program. The 7-foot freshman on Wednesday invoked the name of a certain school located 85 miles down the road. “Definitely,” Emibiid first said, asked if the Jayhawks’ 90-83 victory over Oklahoma would spark a 10-4 KU team that’s off to a 1-0 start in league play after dropping four of the last eight games. “The next game we have is K-State, our rival, so we definitely will be fired up. We’ll be trying to get another win.” By Gary Bedore
Sometimes, the smoother the basketball player, the more you want to see out of him, the more you suspect the pedal isn’t all the way to the metal. Perry Ellis takes eight shots from the field and comes away with 22 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday night’s victory at Oklahoma, and our greed kicks in: How many could he have scored if he took 15 shots? It’s a natural reaction. Column by Tom Keegan
After four years out of the spotlight, Mark Mangino is ready for a new challenge in the Big 12. Fixing Iowa State’s offense figures to be one of the toughest tasks in the league.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 8.
It never pays to give up on a player talented enough to warrant a scholarship offer from Bill Self, Kansas University’s 11th-year basketball coach, because he never gives up on a player who tries to practice what he preaches. The smart ones figure that out. The immature ones play their way to the end of the bench, even out of the program. Put Conner Frankamp in the first group. By Tom Keegan
Joel Embiid’s vision was hindered a bit by the goggles he wore to protect a swollen left eye on Wednesday in Noble Center. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self chose Wednesday’s day-of-the-Oklahoma game shoot-around to tell one of his prize freshmen, guard Wayne Selden, to look for his shot more in games. Selden's career-high 24 points led the Jayhawks in a 90-83 win at Oklahoma. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team went scoreless for nearly 5 1/2 minutes late in a 52-50 loss to Texas Christian on Wednesday.
Despite tying a career-high with 32 points on 10-of-18 shooting, Oklahoma senior forward Cameron Clark and his teammates walked away with a 90-83 home loss to Kansas Wednesday night. By Matt Tait
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Kansas University junior Reid Buchanan was voted the Big 12 Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the fall 2013 season, the league announced Tuesday. He is the first KU runner to win the award, which is voted on by Big 12 coaches.
During his first two seasons as the head coach at Notre Dame, current Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis led the Irish to back-to-back BCS bowl berths in 2005 and 2006. As college football’s BCS era came to a close Monday night with Florida State’s thrilling victory over Auburn, Weis was a part of the BCS fun one last time. Weis joined ESPN analyst Keith Olbermann in studio to break down the game and usher in the NCAA’s new College Football Playoff days. By Matt Tait
A proposed $17.5 million apartment complex, to be located on the west side of Naismith Drive, will house up to 32 Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball players as well as 34 other students, who will not be athletes and must have at least 30 credit hours, KU associate AD Jim Marchiony confirmed on Tuesday. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University senior guard CeCe Harper is no Angel Goodrich, but you might not know that from looking at her stat line. Through 14 games, KU’s starting point guard is the team’s leader in assists (73) and steals (30) and also is one of three players averaging double-figure scoring (10.1) for the Jayhawks (7-7 overall, 0-2 Big 12) who will play at TCU at 7 tonight. By Matt Tait
Silver Lake native Lon Kruger, who both played and coached at Kansas State, has kept a close eye on Kansas University most of his 61 years on the planet. “They look very good, just like always,” Kruger, third-year head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners (12-2) said of the Jayhawks (9-4), who travel to Noble Center tonight for a 6 p.m. Big 12 Conference battle versus OU. By Gary Bedore
Kansas and Illinois will meet on the gridiron for the first time since 1968 when the Jayhawks host the Illini in 2023 as the first part of a home-and-home series, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.
During various speaking engagements and interviews during the preseason, Bill Self warned Kansas University basketball fans to be ready for ups and downs as his young Jayhawks aged during the 2013-14 campaign. By Gary Bedore
Locate that calendar on your desk or refrigerator, in your pocket or computer. Circle the date Nov. 8, 2014. It marks the day Mark Mangino returns to the stadium that the vast majority of Kansas University football fans wish he never had left. By Tom Keegan
The second Saturday in November just got a lot more interesting for Kansas University football, as former KU coach Mark Mangino on Monday was announced as the new offensive coordinator at Iowa State. By Matt Tait
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Monday, Jan. 6.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Sunday, Jan. 5.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who often talks about the importance of toughness, praised junior point guard Naadir Tharpe for playing, despite a nasty left-ankle sprain, on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
The rankings and the oddsmakers’ lines suggest that San Diego State’s 61-57 Sunday afternoon victory against Kansas counts as an upset. Nothing about it felt that way. By Tom Keegan
Sunday’s 61-57 loss to San Diego State was the KU men's basketball team's first defeat at home to a non-Big 12 foe since a 78-71 setback to Oral Roberts on Nov. 15, 2006, and now the Jayhawks are looking for answers. By Gary Bedore
Following his team's 61-57 victory over Kansas University on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse, San Diego State coach Steve Fisher sat in front of the media with the look of a math teacher and meticulously dissected all of the things that allowed his team to pull the upset. By Matt Tait
Odyssey Sims scored 30 points while matching the Baylor record for career 3-pointers and the No. 9 Lady Bears stretched their home winning streak to 68 games with a 75-55 win over Kansas on Sunday.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Jan. 4.
For Kansas University’s men’s basketball players and coaches, the quest for a 10th straight Big 12 title is near, but not yet here. A major event precedes Wednesday’s league opener at Oklahoma: Today’s nonconference showdown between the No. 16-ranked Jayhawks (9-3) and No. 21 San Diego State Aztecs (11-1). By Gary Bedore
The 21st-ranked San Diego State men’s basketball team not only features the nation’s second-best two-point field goal percentage defense (.388) and the least-praised great coach of his era(s?), Steve Fisher, it also has the country’s most underrated guard. Column by Tom Keegan
Brittney Griner may be gone from Baylor, but members of the Kansas University women’s basketball team don’t think today’s 3 p.m. game against the No. 9 Bears in Waco, Texas, will be anything but a dogfight. That’s largely because of senior forward Odyssey Sims, Griner’s former teammate who has shown she can handle being Baylor’s top player. By Matt Tait
Kansas University divers competed Friday and Saturday at the Georgia Diving Invitational.
So far, the Class of 2014 for Kansas University’s football program has a serious secondary flavor to it. By Matt Tait
Defense, as one might expect, has been the focus of Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self since Toledo torched KU for 83 points Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Jan. 3.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 2.
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis, former offensive line coach Tim Grunhard and fifth-year senior center Gavin Howard all singled out Joe Gibson, who spent his first season out of Rockhurst High as a red-shirt center, as a standout walk-on. Column by Tom Keegan
Kansas University’s basketball players — who according to coach Bill Self, “went really hard,” in the practice gym Thursday morning — were brought back for what figured to be a strenuous two-a-day session a few hours later. Instead, Self gathered the team to watch the documentary "The Miracles: The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks,” which chronicles All-American Danny Manning’s leading KU to the 1988 national title. By Gary Bedore
The Kansas University women's basketball team opened Big 12 Conference play with a fall-from-in-front loss Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse, losing to West Virginia, 65-55. By Matt Tait
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 1.
In the typically cut-throat world of college football recruiting, where coaches often hand out more scholarship offers than they have to give and occasionally pull them at the last minute, Kansas University recently made a gesture that is almost unheard-of with one of its prospects in the Class of 2014. By Matt Tait
After a one-game absence from the starting lineup, Kansas University junior forward Chelsea Gardner is back on track to hear her name called during introductions at 7 tonight, when the KU women’s basketball team opens Big 12 play against West Virginia. By Matt Tait
Patience has paid off for outdoors enthusiast Hunter Mickelson on hunting and fishing excursions in his home state of Arkansas. It’s a virtue that has also translated well into his red-shirt season as a basketball transfer at Kansas University. By Gary Bedore