Advertisement

News

Stories for January 2015

Subscribe

Saturday, January 31

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 31, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 31, 2015

KU swimmers drop dual

Arkansas defeated Kansas, 194-105, in a women’s dual swimming and diving meet Saturday at Robinson Natatorium.

Tease photo

Column: Wayne Selden Jr. looking more comfortable

When they caught the first glimpse of Wayne Selden’s fresh haircut, most of the customary 16,300 spectators who jammed into Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday probably figured the Kansas University sophomore shooting guard was trying to change his luck by lopping off about 80 percent of his hair. Not the case. The motivation for tightening up his look means more to Selden than breaking a shooting slump. By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

Notebook: Devonté Graham earns 'T' for taunting

Kansas University freshman point guard Devonté Graham received a second-half technical foul in the Jayhawks’ 68-57 home win over rival Kansas State.

Tease photo

Former KU players flock to Sunflower Showdown

Sherron Collins adresses Jayhawks after win

A group of former Kansas University basketball players cheered from the stands during the Jayhawks’ 68-57 victory over Kansas State on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

Made for this: Kansas native Perry Ellis thrives in showdown

Kelly Oubre Jr. was sure the one native Kansan in Kansas University’s starting lineup would come to play with great intensity on Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. Perry Ellis scored a team-leading 16 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 68-57 victory over rival Kansas State. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Weber: Wildcats lacked fight early at Allen Fieldhouse

Following Saturday's 68-57 loss to Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber made it clear that he knew the formula for competing with the Jayhawks on their home floor. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Hot start carries Kansas to rivalry win

If Saturday's 68-57 victory over Kansas State by the Kansas University men's basketball team at Allen Fieldhouse seemed familiar, it's because you've probably seen it before and could've just popped in a replay of a dozen other previous meetings between these two at KU's home gym.

Tease photo

Beaty: KU football spring game set for April 25

Kansas University football coach David Beaty officially announced April 25 as the date for this year's KU football spring game during a timeout at Saturday's KU-K-State men's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas track wins 14 events

Kansas University’s track and field teams won 14 events in the Jayhawk Classic, their final home meet of the indoor season, on Friday at Anschutz Pavilion.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 30, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 30, 2015

Friday, January 30

Tease photo

KU-KSU rivalry ‘intense, exciting’ — Ellis

Wichita native Perry Ellis has followed the Kansas-Kansas State basketball rivalry — better known as the Sunflower Showdown — for a very long time.

Tease photo

Big recruiting weekend on tap for KU football

The final weekend before signing day is always a big deal, but this weekend looks to have even more importance for the Kansas University football program, which still is in the process of trying to fill up first-year head coach David Beaty's first recruiting class. By Matt Tait

Thursday, January 29

Tease photo

Column: Jayhawks banking on Mason

Watching Frank Mason play basketball prompts a question to which no answer easily comes to mind: Is there a sport he could not excel at had he grown up playing it?

KU’s Hoag third in heptathlon

Kansas University senior Austin Hoag was in third place after the first day of the men’s heptathlon in the Jayhawk Classic on Thursday at Anschutz Pavilion.

Tease photo

Self will ‘take the win,’ but that’s all

As badly as Kansas University’s basketball team played down the stretch against TCU, the bottom line is the Jayhawks survived Wednesday and remain in sole possession of first place in the Big 12 Conference.

Tease photo

Stigler stalwart for Jayhawks’ track and field

Seeing how the Super Bowl is just a few days away, a couple Kansas University track athletes had some advice for head coach Stanley Redwine before he stepped to the podium Thursday afternoon for the team’s preseason media day at Rock Chalk Park.

Tease photo

KU softball sets sights on NCAA repeat

Senior Kansas University softball pitcher Alicia Pille spent the offseason often reminiscing about the moment last spring when the Jayhawks found out they were NCAA Tournament-bound.

Tease photo

Another new uniform in the works for KU basketball

Kansas University and Adidas are at it again. The KU athletic department on Thursday unveiled a new-look uniform that the KU men's basketball team will wear for its home match-up with Texas on Feb. 28.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 28, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Tease photo

KU keeping an eye on football recruits

With national signing day less than a week away and coaches across the country still scrambling to fill their classes or find those diamond-in-the-rough athletes, it has become a tense time for the Kansas University football staff.

Tease photo

Horned Frogs lament blown chances at foul line

TCU had a buzzer-beating shot that could have sent the game into overtime. It bounced out and Kansas University held on for a 64-61 victory. But it wasn’t the hurried 30-footer launched by Charles Hill Jr. that the Horned Frogs rued afterward. By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

Column: Brannen Greene has ups and downs in road win

Let’s see, sophomore Brannen Greene contributed five points, a big blocked shot and a rebound in the final 32 seconds of Kansas University’s 64-61 Wednesday night victory against TCU, so why did it seem as if every time he turned around he was doing something wrong? By Tom Keegan

Wednesday, January 28

Tease photo

Worrisome win: Jayhawks' late mistakes nearly cost them at TCU

Bill Self was squirming, and seething, on Kansas University’s basketball bench Wednesday night as his first-place squad suffered a meltdown of near epic proportions against last-place TCU in Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center. “We were awful,” Self, KU’s coach, said after the (17-3, 6-1) Jayhawks, who led by 11 points with 3:35 to play, eked out a 64-61 victory over the last-place (14-6 1-6) Horned Frogs. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Notebook: World Games not yet priority for Kansas

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said on his Hawk Talk radio show he’s not yet put a lot of thought into the Jayhawks’ upcoming appearance in the World University Games in July, in South Korea.

Tease photo

Junior forward King likes KU

V.J. King, a 6-7 junior small forward from Paul VI High in Fairfax, Virginia, tells Rivals.com he has heard from college basketball coaches from Kansas University, Kentucky, UConn, Florida, North Carolina, Louisville, Maryland and North Carolina State.

Tease photo

Jayhawks do just enough to win at TCU

Wednesday's game at TCU featured some unusual lineups and all kinds of fouls and ebbs and flows, but the No. 9-ranked Kansas University men's basketball team did enough good things at enough key moments to hold off the Horned Frogs, 64-61, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kansas women upend Iowa State, 61-56

Chelsea Gardner’s double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds carried Kansas University’s women’s basketball team to a 61-56 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday.

Tease photo

KU commitment Carlton Bragg earns McDonald's All-American invite

Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Cleveland's Villa Angela St. Joseph High was one of 24 players named to the 2015 McDonald's All-American team, which was released Wednesday evening.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 27, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Column: Warinner’s stock rising quickly

Ed Warinner, Kansas University’s offensive coordinator oh-so-many head coaches and so few years ago, was back in Lawrence on Tuesday, although not in the capacity that he had hoped.

Tuesday, January 27

Tease photo

Jayhawks wary of latest road trip to TCU

To some, it seems like only yesterday TCU’s unranked, sub-.500 basketball team defeated No. 5-rated Kansas University, 62-55, on the Horned Frogs’ campus.

Tease photo

KU LB Ben Heeney, CB JaCorey Shepherd snag invitations to NFL Combine

Former Kansas Univeristy linebacker Ben Heeney, who led the Jayhawks in tackles during each of the past three seasons and earned first-team all-Big 12 honors in 2014, and cornerback JaCorey Shepherd, who was among the top corners in the country in passes defended in 2014, on Tuesday, learned that they had received invitations to the annual NFL Scouting Combine. By Matt Tait

Monday, January 26

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 26, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 26, 2015

Kansas volleyball lands transfer

Anna Church, a native of Fairway who spent three seasons at Saint Louis University, has transferred to Kansas University’s volleyball team.

Motivational speaker strikes chord with Jayhawks

Rayna DuBose has a connection to Kansas University athletics that likely will last the rest of her life. But the fact she played basketball for KU coach Bonnie Henrickson at Virginia Tech 13 years ago played no part in her recent visit to Lawrence, even if the reunion was sweet for both the coach and player. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Happy-go-lucky: Freshman Graham always smiling

If statistics were kept on smiles per game, fun-loving Devonté Graham would lead Kansas University’s basketball team — if not all of college hoops. By Gary Bedore

Wichita State guard Frankamp arrested on suspicion of DUI

Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of DUI, authorities said Monday.

Tease photo

Cliff Alexander named Big 12 Newcomer of Week

Back-to-back productive outings from Kansas University freshman backup power forward Cliff Alexander earned him Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday morning.

Sunday, January 25

Tease photo

Column: Mason, Graham play well together

Watching Frank Mason and Devonté Graham play together for the final 10:34 Saturday, turning a one-point lead over Texas into a 75-62 Kansas University victory in the Erwin Center felt a little like watching the Royals’ stress-free bullpen work. By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

'Unconditional': Jayhawks have a ball at clinic

Whether it was Jamari Traylor grabbing the microphone and doing play-by-play of the 100 Special Olympians’ scrimmages, or Kelly Oubre Jr. showing proper dribbling and passing technique in drills, the Jayhawks indeed had a blast on their scheduled “day off.” By Gary Bedore

Kansas University represented in Pro Bowl

A trio of former Kansas University football players made their debuts in the Pro Bowl on Sunday evening.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 25, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 25, 2015

Tease photo

KU football lands 4, loses 2 on recruiting trail

Jayhawks pick up weekend commitments from four more Texans

It was net two for the Kansas University football recruiting efforts over the weekend, as the Jayhawks and head coach David Beaty picked up four more oral commitments but also lost two previous commitments to other schools. By Matt Tait

South Carolina tops KU tennis

Kansas University fell to 23rd-ranked South Carolina, 6-1, on Saturday in women’s tennis.

KU swimmers take two wins

Kansas University’s women’s swim team, sparked by three individual event victories by Lindsay Manning, defeated Truman State, 164-90, and William Jewell, 169-83, on Saturday at William Jewell.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 24, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 24, 2015

Saturday, January 24

Tease photo

Notebook: Injury forced Greene to miss practices before big day at Texas

Kansas University sophomore Brannen Greene, who scored 14 points in 20 minutes during the Jayhawks’ 75-62 road win at Texas Saturday, had not practiced the previous two days.

Tease photo

Cliff Alexander keeps motoring

Cliff Alexander has been trying to play with an accelerated “motor” since being benched the last 14 minutes of the Iowa State game on Jan. 17.

Tease photo

Play of the year?: Traylor's hustle draws high praises

Jamari Traylor, in one first-half frenzy of Kansas University’s 75-62 win at Texas Saturday afternoon, went flying into the Frank Erwin Center stands while chasing an offensive rebound. And he wasn't done there.

Tease photo

Barnes: Freshman Turner better off closer to hoop

Kansas University center Cliff Alexander has had his steps forward and backward, which can be said of almost every freshman in the country. But Alexander never has been one to drift too far away from the basket. Texas forward Myles Turner, on the other hand, hasn’t always used his 6-foot-11 frame to his advantage, according to Longhorns coach Rick Barnes. By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

Column: Dead-eye shooter Brannen Greene confidently buries Longhorns

Only things that can stop Brannen Greene from shooting. First, the bench, where he is sent when he plays poor defense. Second, are the boundaries of the court, because made shots from out of bounds don’t count. Making a big contribution for the second big victory in a row, the Kansas University sophomore forward from Georgia went off for 14 points in 20 minutes, helping Kansas defeat Texas.By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

Kansas bests Texas in near flawless road victory

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self, who can be a perfectionist when it comes to assessing the play of his team after games, found little to nothing to fault after Saturday’s 75-62 dismantling of Texas on Saturday in Frank Erwin Center. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Backups, Ellis come up big as KU wins at Texas

Facing a Texas team with the type of length and defense that has given Kansas trouble this season, the Jayhawks won 75-62 in Austin, Texas, by riding a couple of backups and a veteran starter.

Tease photo

KU women knock off West Virginia for 2nd straight Big 12 victory

After opening Big 12 Conference play with five straight losses, the Kansas University women's basketball team won its second Big 12 game in a row, 65-59, over West Virginia on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Kansas tennis drops opener at New Mexico

Kansas University’s tennis team opened its 2015 spring season with a 4-3 loss to New Mexico on Friday.

Tease photo

Former Jayhawk Thornton proud of Pro Bowl-bound ex-teammates

When former Kansas University safety Justin Thornton sits down to watch this year’s NFL Pro Bowl — 7 p.m. Sunday night, ESPN — he’ll see three guys he started next to in KU’s 2008 Orange Bowl secondary making their first appearances in the postseason all-star game. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Longhorns secure Self’s respect

Kansas University’s 10-time defending Big 12 basketball champions today play the team Bill Self picked to win the 2014-15 crown.

Tease photo

Column: Jayhawks should channel energy

Kelly Oubre Jr. throws down a rim-rattler, stands in frozen admiration of his creation, and the other team is off to the races, five-on-four. Brannen Greene barely moves the net after rising up from 22 feet. Just in case the audience forgot the rule that has been in place for more than a quarter-century in college basketball, Greene lets everybody in the building know that the shot was worth three, count ’em, three, points.

Friday, January 23

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 23, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 22, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Tease photo

Jayhawks savor presidential visit

Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, spent some quality time with Kansas University’s basketball players and coaches on Thursday morning, prior to delivering a 30-minute speech before a crowd of 7,150 in Anschutz Pavilion.

Tease photo

Column: Obama provides advice

Alicia Spack, director of operations for the Kansas University softball team, let the players know via text Tuesday that their locker room would be off limits Thursday because it was going to be used as essentially the green room for the president of the United States, before making his speech at Anschutz Pavilion.

Tease photo

KU basketball players, coaches meet President Barack Obama before speech

Players text Self to say how much they enjoyed 15-minute session with country's leader

President Barack Obama met with the Jayhawk basketball team on Thursday before delivering a speech at Kansas University's Anschutz Sports Pavilion.

KU softball tapped to finish 5th in Big 12

Kansas University softball was selected to place fifth in the Big 12 in a preseason vote of league head coaches.

Tease photo

Less than perfect: Greene misses FT, but his trey huge vs. Oklahoma

Brannen Greene is no longer perfect from the free-throw line. By Gary Bedore

Column: Kansas QB pledge artful dodger

The Los Angeles Dodgers moved their preseason home from Vero Beach, Florida, to Glendale, Arizona, when Kansas University football pledge Carter Stanley was in fifth grade. So ended a father-son annual outing. By Tom Keegan

Boyd’s last-second bucket lifts KU women over Texas Tech

Asia Boyd hit a layup with less than a second to play, and Kansas University’s women’s basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak and picked up its first Big 12 victory with a 68-66 decision Wednesday at Texas Tech.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 21, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

Wednesday, January 21

Tease photo

No miracles, but Wake Forest is making strides under Manning

Danny Manning isn’t into moral victories. His first Wake Forest team has given him a few of them anyway.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 20, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2014.

Tease photo

Column: Better late than sooner for KU

For those Kansas University basketball fans who turned off the TV in anger because Oklahoma had the gall to come back from a 20-point deficit to take a four-point lead, never claim that you never quit on your team.

Tease photo

Bourbon headed to Washburn; Cox expected back

The Journal-World has learned that former Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon will enroll at Washburn University in Topeka and play his final season of eligibility for the Ichabods next fall.

Tuesday, January 20

Tease photo

Oubre, Jayhawks make noise from long range

Kansas University freshman guard Kelly Oubre Jr., says he wasn’t surprised to see a school-record nine three-pointers swish in the first half of Monday’s 85-78 victory over Oklahoma in Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

Bragg scores 23 vs. Oak Hill Academy

Future Kansas University forward Carlton Bragg scored 23 points in Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph’s 76-72 loss to Oak Hill Academy on Monday at the Spaulding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Tease photo

Notebook: Self hopes Jayhawks can meet Obama

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said after the Jayhawks’ 85-78 win over Oklahoma on Big Monday he hoped to meet President Obama during his visit on Thursday.

Youth abounds on new KU football staff

For much of his coaching life, Clint Bowen has been one of the youngest guys on any coaching staff of which he has been a part. Not anymore. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 19, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 19, 2015

Tease photo

Column: Predictably, Alexander gives Kansas just what it needs

The sun came up in the East, set in the West, Allen Fieldhouse didn’t have an empty seat and the player singled out by Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self with a second-half benching two nights earlier bounced back with a terrific effort. By Tom Keegan

Monday, January 19

Tease photo

Just in time: Jayhawks come through in clutch to beat OU

Bill Self raced through the fabled northwest tunnel of Allen Fieldhouse with a big smile on his face, slapping palms with a pair of fans on the way to the locker room after Kansas University’s 85-78 ESPN Big Monday victory over Oklahoma. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Sooners lament first-half defense after near comeback

The Oklahoma Sooners dished plenty of credit to the Kansas University men's basketball team for its role in Monday night's hard-fought, 85-78 victory at Allen Fieldhouse. But with the disappointment of coming so close to stealing a victory in one of the most difficult places to win in the country still showing on their faces, the Sooners took their share of the blame for allowing the Jayhawks to explode offensively. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

KU football lands another Texas recruit

Shola Ayinde, a two-star defensive back from Georg Ranch High in Richmond, Texas, announced on Twitter late Monday night that he had orally committed to the Kansas University football program. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Jayhawks hold off Oklahoma rally

One monster half by each team provided the opportunity for a wild finish and the Kansas University men's basketball team, which dominated in the first half, made more plays than Oklahoma down the stretch and came away with a 85-78 victory at Allen Fieldhouse.

Self speaks about tonight's Kansas-Oklahoma game on weekly Big 12 coaches call

KU coach expects Jayhawks to be energized with students back in town after semester break

Bill Self's Jayhawks meet the Oklahoma Sooners tonight in Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

Oubre again Big 12's Newcomer of Week

For the second time this season the Big 12 has named Kansas University freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. the league’s newcomer of the week.

Sunday, January 18

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 18, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 18, 2015

Column: KU must consider options at QB

The commitment of Vero Beach (Florida) High quarterback Carter Stanley gives Kansas University football coach David Beaty options not just at quarterback, but with quarterbacks. By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

Anybody's guess: Oklahoma’s Hield predicts Sooners will win Big 12

Buddy Hield thrust Oklahoma basketball into the national spotlight at last summer’s LeBron James Skills Academy when the standout guard spoke to CBSsports.com about the 2014-15 Big 12 Conference race. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

KU football lands Florida high school QB Carter Stanley

The Kansas University football program picked up another oral commitment in the Class of 2015 over the weekend, as Vero Beach (Florida) High quarterback Carter Stanley pledged to join the Jayhawks. Stanley, a 6-foot-2, 188-pound QB with good mobility and a good arm, was named MVP of his region in 2014 after throwing for 3,070 yards, 40 touchdowns, and seven interceptions and rushing for nearly 600 more yards and seven touchdowns. He has been clocked at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Recruit Ferguson has 'crazy' visit to Lawrence

Blue-chip basketball prospect Terrance Ferguson tweeted that he had a “crazy time” on his unofficial visit to Kansas University on Tuesday. He watched the Jayhawks beat Oklahoma State, 67-57.

Tease photo

Notebook: KU has little time to recover before Big Monday

After losing 86-81 at Iowa State Saturday night, Kansas University will play Oklahoma at 8 p.m., Monday in Allen Fieldhouse.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 17, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 17, 2015

Tease photo

Former teammate expects 'Mayor' to stick around Ames

ESPN GameDay crew member Jay Williams, who was a teammate of Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg with the Chicago Bulls, says Cyclone fans shouldn’t worry about the popular coach heading to the NBA.

Tease photo

Column: Thinking longterm, Self benches Alexander in second half

Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander, far more physically gifted than Landen Lucas and able to bank on a longer organized basketball history than Jamari Traylor, played 14 minutes and produced six points, six rebounds and a blocked shot, all of that production coming in 12 first-half minutes Saturday night in an 86-81 KU loss at Iowa State. By Tom Keegan

Heeney, Harwell in all-star games

Two Kansas University football players — linebacker Ben Heeney and wide receiver Nick Harwell — competed in college all-star games Saturday.

KU track teams third at K-State

Kansas University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams could not keep up with their in-state foes, as they combined to finish third in the Kansas State-Kansas-Wichita State triangular Saturday.

Saturday, January 17

Tease photo

ISU atmosphere 'speaks for itself'

Cyclones credit home crowd after beating KU

With ESPN's College Gameday in the building for the first time in school history, a little more than 7,000 wild and crazy Iowa State fans showed up bright and early for the first taping and didn't leave until the final score was in their favor and smiles were plastered on their faces. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Cyclones blow by Jayhawks at Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State (13-3, 3-1) repeatedly beat the (14-3, 3-1) Jayhawks up and down the court on the fast break, scoring inside and out in an 86-81 victory that tightened up the Big 12 standings big-time at this oh-so-early juncture of the season. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Cyclones out-run Jayhawks in KU road loss

Iowa State and its fans waited all day and night for a chance to show the nation it was capable of beating mighty Kansas. And then the Cyclones went out and did it. After a back-and-forth first half that ended with ISU leading by three, the Cyclones (13-3 overall, 3-1 Big 12) jumped out to a nine-point lead early in the second half and never looked back in topping Kansas, 86-81.

Tease photo

No. 3 Baylor women escape KU with 71-63 win

Unranked and winless in Big 12 play, Kansas University’s women’s basketball team gave No. 3-ranked Baylor a scare before falling 71-63 Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.

KU volleyball aide promoted

Laura “Bird” Kuhn has been promoted to associate head coach of Kansas University’s volleyball program, head coach Ray Bechard announced Friday.

KU signees get McDonald’s nods

Four Kansas University women’s basketball signees were honored Thursday as McDonald’s All-America candidates.

Tease photo

Hilton typically a rugged venue

Hilton Coliseum, home of the Iowa State basketball team, is where super fan Melvin Weatherwax confronted Bill Self and screamed at the Kansas University coach after Elijah Johnson dunked with one second left in KU’s 108-96 overtime victory in 2013.

Levonowich cards 74

Kansas University women’s golfer Minami Levonowich shot a 2-over 74 on Friday in the third round at the South Atlantic Women’s Amateur and is tied for third in the first flight. KU senior Gabriella DiMarco is tied for 23rd in the championship flight after firing an 82.

Friday, January 16

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 16, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 16, 2015

KU football coaches focus on recruiting

With the Kansas University football coaching staff fully in place, head coach David Beaty and company wasted no time in getting out on the road in an attempt to fill the final few spots in the 2015 recruiting class.

KU's DiMarco 16th

Kansas University women’s golfer Gabriella DiMarco fired a 2-over 74 on Thursday and is tied for 16th in the South Atlantic Women’s Amateur. KU golfer Minami Levonowich shot an 82 on Thursday and is tied for 47th entering today’s third of four rounds.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 15, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Jan. 15, 2015

Thursday, January 15

Tease photo

Column: New linebackers coach Kane a good fit

Mark Mangino had one scholarship left for his first recruiting class and he didn’t want to spend it on a player who would amount to Mr. Irrelevant. Legendary Rockhurst High football coach Tony Severino remembers the conversation he had about a 205-pound Hawklet linebacker in his office with Mangino.

Tease photo

Self says Ellis not far from breakout

Kansas University forward Perry Ellis’ shooting percentage — which topped at a sizzling 54.9 percent last year — has dipped to 41.7 percent through 16 games of his junior season.

Beaty confirms completion of staff by announcing Kenny Perry hiring

Kansas University football coach David Beaty on Thursday officially announced the hiring of defensive backs coach Kenny Perry, who becomes the last full-time assistant coach to join Beaty’s staff. Perry, whom sources told The Journal-World on Wednesday was leaving TCU to come to Kansas, also will serve as the Jayhawks’ co-defensive coordinator. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 14, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

Wednesday, January 14

Tease photo

Self saw a couple positives against OSU

Just a sophomore, Wayne Selden Jr., is savvy enough to know that Kansas University’s basketball rematch against Oklahoma State on Feb. 7 in Stillwater could turn out differently than Tuesday’s 67-57 KU victory in Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

KU offensive coordinator Likens impressed Beaty quickly

Rob Likens’ path to becoming the offensive coordinator for the Kansas University football program started with a simple pre-game drill in 2012.

DiMarco 23rd in South Atlantic

Kansas University senior Gabriella DiMarco shot a first-round score of 80 (8-over) Wednesday, and is tied for 23rd place in the 89th annual South Atlantic Women’s Amateur Championship at Oceanside Golf and Country Club.

Tease photo

KU women tumble to TCU, 80-63

It’s only been four games, so it might not quite be time to panic, but with third-ranked Baylor coming to Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday and the Kansas University women’s basketball team still searching for its first Big 12 Conference victory of the season, the Jayhawks are starting to feel the urgency.

Turnovers doom KU women in 80-63 home loss to TCU

The Kansas University women's basketball team remained winless in Big 12 Conference following a 80-63 home loss to TCU on Wednesday night.

Source: Beaty completes coaching staff with hiring of TCU's Kenny Perry

Kansas University football coach David Beaty has put the finishing touches on his KU coaching staff, a source told The Journal-World on Wednesday. Kenny Perry, who spent the past two seasons at TCU, has agreed to join the Jayhawks as a defensive backs coach and co-defensive coordinator. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 13, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 13, 2015

Tease photo

Prep SG Ferguson watches Kansas win

Terrance Ferguson, a 6-foot-6 junior shooting guard from Prime Prep Academy in Dallas, attended Tuesday’s 67-57 Kansas University basketball victory over Oklahoma State.

Tease photo

Notebook: Cliff Alexander goes 'extreme' on jam

Point guard Frank Mason III, like most in attendance for Kansas University’s 67-57 win over Oklahoma State Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse, left the game impressed with a vicious one-handed dunk by freshman forward Cliff Alexander in the first half.

Tuesday, January 13

Tease photo

Foul-fest breaks out at fieldhouse

Jayhawks, Cowboys combine to shoot 71 free throws

Kansas University’s basketball team won a glorified free-throw shooting contest against Oklahoma State on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

Column: Kelly Oubre Jr. makes plays on both ends of floor

Ref’s whistles, too many of them, gave the game a feel of a faucet being turned on, then off, then on, then off. In part, Kansas University freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. can be thanked for the ugly play, because his contributions at both ends. When he saw a clear path to the lane, he drove there and defenders fouled him. Another stoppage in play on the way to KU’s 67-57 victory against Oklahoma State. By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

Throw-away win: Self disappointed with KU's showing against OSU

The result — a 10-point victory over Oklahoma State — was about the only aspect of Tuesday’s 2 hour, 27 minute basketball game that proved satisfying to Kansas University’s tough taskmaster, Bill Self. “It was a bad game, a long game,” Self said of a 67-57 victory over his alma mater in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Cowboys find no rhythm in road loss

Asked after Tuesday night's 67-57, slugfest loss at Allen Fieldhouse what it was about his Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Kansas University men's basketball team that occasionally causes emotions to boil over, OSU coach Travis Ford was at a loss for words. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

KU beats Cowboys to move to 3-0 in Big 12

Taking Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart out of the equation did nothing to temper the intensity of the showdown between Oklahoma State and Kansas during Tuesday's game at Allen Fieldhouse. Complete with a handful of technicals, hard fouls and even a few flops, the Jayhawks (14-2 overall, 3-0 Big 12) picked up a hard-fought, 67-57 victory over the Cowboys to stay perfect in conference play. By Matt Tait

Source: Beaty to hire Gary Hyman as special teams/tight ends coach

The Journal-World has learned through a source that another spot on David Beaty's Kansas University coaching staff has been filled. Gary Hyman, who worked with Beaty at Texas A&M as the Aggies' quality control coach for special teams will become KU's special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

KU wary of OSU’s 1-2 punch

The Jayhawks Tuesday face the task of slowing a Cowboy team led by junior guard Phil Forte III and senior wing Le’Bryan Nash, who rank 1-2 in the Big 12 in scoring at 17.7 and 17.6 points a game. By Gary Bedore

Monday, January 12

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 12, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 12, 2015

Tease photo

WR Harwell to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Add Nick Harwell's name to the list of seniors from the 2014 Kansas University football team competing in postseason all star games this winter. Harwell has been selected to play in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which will kick off at 3 p.m. at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Tease photo

Jayhawks go wild over Garrett’s goal

Wayne Selden leaped high into the air on the Kansas University basketball bench, teammate Devonté Graham breaking his fall on the way down as both Jayhawks joined a wild celebration after senior Christian Garrett scored the first basket of his college career with 1:56 left in Saturday’s 86-54 rout of Texas Tech in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

Column: This coach brought to you by _______

Jim Harbaugh has a new title. As most know, he no longer is the San Francisco 49ers head football coach. What many might not know is that Harbaugh now is Michigan’s “J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach.” By Tom Keegan

Sunday, January 11

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 11, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 11, 2015

Tease photo

Jayhawks blow 14-point first-half lead in Sunflower Showdown

Wildcats beat KU 58-52

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team couldn’t sustain a hot start in the Sunflower Showdown Sunday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum, and lost its third straight Big 12 game in a 58-52 setback to rival Kansas State.

Saturday, January 10

KU golfer Levonowich 15th at Florida tournament

Kansas University women’s golfer Minami Levonowich finished 15th Saturday at the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational. Levonowich shot a final-round 83.

Sendish’s team tumbles, 26-14

Miami quarterback Ryan Williams threw for 115 yards and a touchdown to help the National team to a 26-14 victory in the Medal of Honor Bowl on Saturday against the American team, which included Kansas University safety Cassius Sendish.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 10, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 10, 2015

KU guards against student-athlete fraud

Paul Buskirk reveals his fastidious nature periodically when he carefully removes his eyeglasses, fogs each lens, reaches into his right pocket for a handkerchief, wipes the lenses clean and uses both hands to place the glasses back on the bridge of his nose just so. It’s a constructive habit for a man in his position. He is associate athletics director for student-athlete support services at Kansas University. By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

Notebook: Christian Garrett scores first career basket

Senior Kansas University guard Christian Garrett scored the first points of his college career Saturday, late in the Jayhawks’ 86-54 win over Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

Perry Ellis finds touch on perimeter

Kansas University junior Perry Ellis, who entered Saturday’s 86-54 win over Texas Tech five of 19 from three (26.3 percent), hit three threes in as many tries and scored 15 points.

Tease photo

Mykhailiuks get to see 'Svi'

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s mom, Inna, and dad, Iurri, chatted with Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self with an assist from their son on Saturday morning in Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

Column: Cliff Alexander doesn't expect anything handed to him

It’s easy to forget that Cliff Alexander was ranked by rivals.com the fourth-best high school basketball prospect in the Class of 2014. Drama of some sort usually accompanies prospects who arrive with that much fanfare. You know, one-and-done talk, much discussion about minutes or lack thereof and other distractions of that variety that derail talented teenagers from the most direct path to improvement. Not so with Alexander. By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

'Didn't miss a beat': Graham's return sparks KU rout

Devonté Graham, after missing six games, dished six assists against no turnovers, grabbing six rebounds and scoring two points in the (13-2, 2-0) Jayhawks’ 86-54 rout of (10-6, 0-3) Texas Tech in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Another long day for Red Raiders at Allen Fieldhouse

It might not have mattered who Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith put on the floor to bear the brunt of Saturday's 86-54 loss to the No. 12-ranked Kansas University men's basketball team at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Jayhawks dispose of Texas Tech, 86-54

Saturday was one of those Groundhog Day moments at Allen Fieldhouse because everyone in attendance probably felt like they'd seen it before. And, although the names and faces may have changed, they probably had. By Matt Tait

Devonte Graham to play today against Tech, Self says

Devonte Graham is able to play today, coach Bill Self said this morning.

Kansas track claims eight wins at Classic

Seven NCAA top-10 performances — including a pair of victories from junior Sydney Conley — highlighted Kansas University’s first track and field meet of 2015, the Bill Easton Classic on Friday inside Anschutz Sports Pavilion.

Tease photo

Column: Believe your eyes when watching Jayhawks

Newfangled statistical analytics have shed some light on how certain players and teams perform, but they carry way too much weight in that some people don’t trust what they see with their eyes unless it’s when they are using those eyes to read analytics.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 9, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

Friday, January 9

Tease photo

KU’s Greene grand at free-throw line

Cliff Alexander has no worries when one of his Kansas University basketball buddies steps to the free-throw line.

Tease photo

Brannen Greene perfect from free throw line so far this season

Kansas sophomore guard discusses work at stripe at pre-Texas Tech news conference

Brannen Greene is 17 of 17 from the line.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 8, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

Thursday, January 8

Column: Sanctions were ironic benefit for Kansas

Since that large segment of fans of Kansas University’s basketball team that double as supporters of the Kansas City Royals so enjoyed my comparison between the Jahyawks of the hardwood and the Yankees of the baseball diamond, I have another Yankees-KU comparison.

Tease photo

Carlton Bragg headed to Kentucky...no...make that Kansas

Nation's No. 14 prospect misspeaks, but chooses Jayhawks

Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior basketball power forward from Villa Angela St. Joseph High in Cleveland, who is ranked No. 14 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, today orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University — after accidentally stating he was Kentucky-bound. By Benton Smith

Tease photo

Good instincts, great coaching led to Oubre's big defensive play vs. Baylor

From the midway point of the first half right to the frantic final few seconds, Wednesday's 56-55 Kansas University basketball victory over Baylor at the Ferrell Center carried the feeling of a game that could come down to a single play or two. And none of the plays that shaped the outcome of KU's big win in its Big 12 opener were more important or memorable than the defensive gem made by freshman Kelly Oubre as the Bears attempted to inbound the ball under their own basket, trailing by one with 10 seconds remaining. By Matt Tait

Notebook: Malik Newman to visit KU

No. 3-rated Class of 2015 recruit Malik Newman, plans to pay a visit to Lawrence, Kansas.

Carlton Bragg ready to announce college choice

Today is Decision Day for blue chip basketball prospect Carlton Bragg, who will announce for either Kansas University, Kentucky or Illinois at 1:45 p.m., Central time, at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Late heroics lift Kansas at Baylor

The No. 12-ranked Jayhawks (12-2, 1-0) rode some late-game heroics by Wayne Selden Jr., Kelly Oubre Jr., and Brannen Greene — and an all-around effort by Jamari Traylor (13 points, five boards) and Frank Mason III (11 points, five assists) to victory over No. 21 Baylor. By Gary Bedore

Sendish selected for all-star game

Kansas University safety Cassius Sendish has been selected to play in the Medal of Honor Bowl on Saturday on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Yenser to join KU football staff

Kansas University football coach David Beaty confirmed Wednesday the addition of Zach Yenser to the KU coaching staff.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 7, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Wednesday, January 7

Tease photo

Column: Devonté Graham managing to learn while sidelined

Plenty has been made so far this season about Kansas University's lack of point guard depth behind Superman starter Frank Mason III. But spend a game watching injured freshman Devonte' Graham operate on the bench and it'll leave you feeling just fine about the Jayhawks' lead guard position. Column by Matt Tait

Bears honor Austin on 'Dream Again' night

Wednesday night was “Dream Again” night at the Ferrell Center, as former Baylor University standout Isaiah Austin, now a student assistant for the Bears, was honored at halftime of 12th-ranked Kansas University's 56-55 victory over No. 21 Baylor with his mother, father, friends and family by his side. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Jayhawks escape Baylor with 56-55 win

Kansas University’s basketball team avoided a Baylor buzzer-beater and thereby also circumvented a rare conference-opening loss Wednesday night at Waco, Texas.

Tease photo

KU women fall to Oklahoma, 69-57

The struggles against Oklahoma continued for Kansas University’s women’s basketball team Wednesday night, as the Jayhawks lost to the Sooners, 69-57, in Allen Fieldhouse. By Chris Duderstadt

At a glance: KU women vs. Oklahoma

At a glance: Kansas women's basketball playing host to Oklahoma.

Tuesday, January 6

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 6, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.

Tease photo

Jayhawks to begin quest for another Big 12 title

Kansas University’s quest for an 11th-consecutive Big 12 basketball title starts tonight at Baylor.

Another Cal assistant joining Beaty's KU football staff

Zach Yenser follows new OC Rob Likens to KU as O-Line coach/run-game coordinator

A source with knowledge of the rest of the Kansas University football coaching staff told The Journal-World on Tuesday night that Cal assistant coach Zach Yenser would join Beaty's staff as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Cal coach Sonny Dykes later confirmed the news via a statement on Cal's Rivals.com site. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

KU football coach David Beaty confirms 6 coaching staff hires

Kansas University football coach David Beaty, on Tuesday, confirmed the hiring of six members of his coaching staff, which previously were reported by the Journal-World. In a news release sent out Tuesday evening, Beaty announced the additions of offensive coordinator Rob Likens, strength and conditioning coach Je'Ney Jackson, linebackers coach Kevin Kane, defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux, wide receivers coach Klint Kubiak and director of high school relations Gene Wier. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Iowa State to host College GameDay when Jayhawks visit Hilton Coliseum

Tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m. on ESPN

Kansas University’s men’s basketball program again will appear on ESPN College GameDay this season, but the Jayhawks will do so on the road.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 5, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 5, 2015

Monday, January 5

Tease photo

Shhh! KU riding league-opening win streak

A media member mentioned to superstitious Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self that the Jayhawks have won 23 straight conference openers dating to the 1991-92 season. “Thanks,” KU’s 12th-year coach said with a smile. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Column: Jayhawks tap into inner Yankee

Kansas finds positive in ability to come back

Kansas has lost two games by gargantuan margins and is 11-0 in the rest. Three of the 11 victories came when Kansas trailed at the half, including Sunday’s 76-61 dusting of UNLV, which led by four at the half. Every time Kansas rebounds from a deficit, it seems, it’s easier for it to do it again. By Tom Keegan

Jayhawks Shepherd, Heeney get postseason invitations

KU cornerback JaCorey Shepherd will play in the 2015 Senior Bowl, and linebacker Ben Heeney will compete in the East-West Shrine Game this postseason.

Source: Cal's Rob Likens to become KU football offensive coordinator

A source with knowledge of Kansas University football coach David Beaty’s coaching staff told The Journal-World on Monday night that Cal’s Rob Likens, who served as the Golden Bears’ passing game coordinator and assistant head coach in 2014, was expected to join the KU staff as Beaty’s offensive coordinator. By Matt Tait

Sunday, January 4

Tease photo

Beaty focusing on depth, development

Shortly before his hiring became official in early December, new Kansas University football coach David Beaty spent countless hours watching KU games from the 2014 season and studying the roster he would inherit. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 4, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 4, 2015

Tease photo

Notebook: Oubre meets up with former Vegas teammate

Kansas University freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. guarded his former Findlay Prep teammate, Rashad Vaughn, much of KU’s 76-61 win over UNLV Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

KU experiencing some bumps, bruises

Kansas University sophomore Brannen Greene missed one three-pointer in his eight-minute stint in KU’s 76-61 win over UNLV on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse. He’s been slowed by a sore neck.

Tease photo

Hustle and flow: Jayhawks work for final non-conference win

Kelly Oubre Jr. remembers watching Wayne Selden Jr. disappear from the TV screen a year ago as the Kansas University guard tumbled into the Allen Fieldhouse stands to save a loose ball in a thrilling ESPN Big Monday victory over Baylor. On Sunday, KU freshman Oubre witnessed an encore from Selden up close and personal.  By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Column: Mason's unique talents carrying Kansas

If trying to figure out how Kansas University’s sophomore point guard Frank Mason III manages to finish at the rim so accurately against players a foot taller, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. Column by Tom Keegan

Tease photo

Reboundin' dooms Rebels

When UNLV coach Dave Rice watched his team knock off No. 3 Arizona in December, back in Las Vegas, he pointed to the Rebels' 13-rebound advantage on the glass as one of the biggest reasons for the upset. Sunday, during a 76-61 loss at 13th-ranked Kansas, Rice and company were on the other side of the rebounding battle and paid for it dearly. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Kansas recovers in second half to beat UNLV

With big-time athletes on both sides of the floor and highlight-worthy plays coming on both ends, the Kansas University men's basketball team closed out the non-conference portion of its 2014-15 schedule with a 76-61 victory over UNLV at Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon.

Recruit Carlton Bragg to announce college choice on Thursday

No. 14-rated player tells ESPN.com he'll pick either Kansas, Kentucky or Illinois

Blue-chip, five-star Cleveland power forward Carlton Bragg will announce his college choice at 1:45 p.m., Central time, Thursday at Villa Angela St. Joseph High School, ESPN.com’s Reggie Rankin reported on Sunday.

Saturday, January 3

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 3, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

Tease photo

Wood, UNLV await Jayhawks in nonconference finale

A Top 40-rated prospect in the recruiting Class of 2013, UNLV’s Christian Wood has played even better than advertised in his second season at the Mountain West Conference school.

Column: Kansas football long way away

The vastly entertaining theater that has unfolded in bowl games, especially on New Year’s Day, hammered home a point that already should have been obvious. Kansas University is so, so far away from fielding a competitive football program.

Tease photo

Texas trips KU women, 60-46

Chelsea Gardner led Kansas University with 11 points and eight rebounds, but the Jayhawks dropped their Big 12 women’s basketball opener Saturday night to third-ranked Texas, 60-46, at Frank Erwin Center.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 2, 2015

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 2, 2015

Friday, January 2

KU-Texas women at a glance

A look at Saturday's Kansas-Texas women's basketball game By Benton Smith<s

Tease photo

Column: Texas looks like Big 12 team to beat

Forecasting a winner for the ever-deep Big 12 basketball race hasn’t always been easy, but it’s never been this difficult. By Tom Keegan

Tease photo

Friendly Findlay rivals to meet Sunday

Former Las Vegas Findlay Prep teammates Kelly Oubre Jr. of Kansas University and Rashad Vaughn of UNLV, who were Rivals.com’s Nos. 6- and 8-ranked players in the country a year ago, have remained close since heading their separate ways for college. By Gary Bedore

Tease photo

Column: Kansas defense hardly feared

For all the attention paid to the Kansas University basketball team’s offensive failures, the truth is, the No. 1 reason KU is not the popular pick as the team to beat in the Big 12 lies elsewhere. By Tom Keegan

Terps make like hares

Turgeon has No. 12 Maryland rolling early

All talk about the past three years of Maryland basketball has been swept off the court and out of the locker room. In their fourth season under coach Mark Turgeon, the Terrapins are off to their best start in 16 years.

Tease photo

KU wide receiver Nigel King to declare for NFL Draft

Kansas University junior wide receiver Nigel King told the Journal-World Friday afternoon that he was declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft and would not return to Kansas for his final season of eligibility. By Matt Tait

Thursday, January 1

Tease photo

Alexander has lofty goal for Jayhawks

Asked to reveal one wish for the New Year, Kansas University freshman basketball forward Cliff Alexander paused for just a moment, grinned, then responded, “Go undefeated.”

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 1, 2015

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.