Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World's Bobby Nightengale and Mike Yoder in South Korea that freshman forward Carlton Bragg broke his nose during the team's trip to represent the United States in the World University Games.
Kansas University on Tuesday officially announced that Jessica Washington, one of the top-ranked guards from the 2013 recruiting class, will transfer to KU from North Carolina.
When the Team USA bus stopped in front of Gwangju High on Tuesday night, Kansas University men’s basketball players saw a number of high school students waiting to greet them in front of the gymnasium’s entrance. It was a warm welcome for the Jayhawks, who returned to the court for the first time since arriving in Korea around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
The newest Kansas basketball player to join the ranks of the NBA, Kelly Oubre Jr. doesn’t appear to care about making any friends before his first season.
Late Sunday night, two-star prospect Ian Peterson, of Cedar Ridge High in Round Rock, Texas, orally committed to KU. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University guard Keith Langford has accepted an invitation to take part in the 2015 U.S. Pan American Games training camp July 7-12 in Colorado Springs.
Former North Carolina basketball point guard Jessica Washington has decided to transfer to Kansas University, Washington has reported on Twitter and Instagram.
KU has landed a transfer in Jessica Washington, formerly of the University of North Carolina.
More than 28 hours after leaving Lawrence, the Kansas University men’s basketball team arrived to the athletes village in Gwangju to represent the United States in the World University Games.
Bahamas National Team/future Kansas University power forward Dwight Coleby couldn’t play next to his older brother, Kadeem, in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships June 8-21 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The brothers’ planned reunion wasn’t wrecked because of any untimely injury. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University junior Wayne Selden Jr. has the strength and quickness advantage on most college basketball small forwards, yet he had such poor offensive rebounding numbers his first two seasons. By Tom Keegan
Kansas senior Michael Stigler came just fractions of a second from punching his ticket to the World Championships as he finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdle final Saturday at the USA Championships.
The first thing that stands out about Carlton Bragg, the McDonald’s All-American out of Cleveland in his freshman season for the Kansas University basketball team, is his height.
Let Kansas University’s overseas basketball adventure begin. ...
Cliff Alexander will play for the Brooklyn Nets summer league teams in Vegas and Orlando.
Wayne Selden Jr.’s junior year at Kansas University is off to a promising start.
Under international and NBA rules, teams have 24 seconds from the time they gain possession of the ball to the time a shot must go up.
Kansas University coach Bill Self told his players at halftime that he wanted to see more energy on the court Friday. Senior Hunter Mickelson took the message to heart.
Kansas senior Michael Stigler advanced to the 400-meter hurdle final at the USA Track & Field Championships Friday night inside Hayward Field.
Starting this fall, Kelly Oubre Jr. begins his rookie campaign in Washington as a draft-day trade landed the Kansas product with the Wizards.
When Canada’s basketball team assembled a week ago for the upcoming World University Games in South Korea, coach Barnaby Craddock figured this week’s pair of exhibitions against Kansas University, the USA’s National Team, would go a long way in preparing his group for the competition ahead.
Team Canada basketball coach Barnaby Craddock now knows why fellow countryman/former Kansas University guard Andrew Wiggins speaks so highly of the Jayhawks’ storied hoops program.By Gary Bedore
Call Thomas Robinson a journeyman or reach a more harsh conclusion and label him a bust, but don’t call him anything but brilliant in the judgment he used in making the most important financial decision he’ll ever make.By Tom Keegan
Former Kansas University guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., whose silver-spiked smoking slippers and maroon suit and slacks were all the rage at the 2015 NBA Draft, takes his fashion statement to the nation’s capital next season. By Gary Bedore
Kelly Oubre Jr.’s one season at Kansas University made him a top-15 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. The Atlanta Hawks selected the 6-foot-7 small forward with the 15th overall pick Thursday night, in Brooklyn, New York.
Kelly Oubre Jr., has made some bold, brash, entertaining statements in media interviews on his recent workout tour of various NBA cities preceding Thursday night's NBA Draft.
The hits just keep coming for former Kansas University cornerback Chris Harris, now a member of the Denver Broncos and one of the better defensive players in the NFL.
Too often, Jamari Traylor looked like a young man whose emotions were residing in a cave, dark and damp. He didn’t look that way Tuesday night at Sprint Center, where he helped Team KU/USA to an entertaining 91-83 victory against Canada.
With the vivid memory of crossing the finish line first at the recent NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, fresh in his mind, Kansas University’s 400-meter hurdler Michael Stigler is setting his sights even higher.
It’s not often that Ben McLemore takes a break from basketball. After two seasons with the Sacramento Kings, Kansas University’s former one-year sensation knows he is far from a finished product in the NBA, so his offseason mostly consists of working out and developing more tools and tricks.
Kansas University outfielder Connor McKay has signed a free-agent minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers’ short-season A team, the Spokane Indians.
Kansas University first baseman Maddie Stein was named Tuesday the Big 12 softball scholar-athlete of the year.
In its first tuneup for the World University Games this summer in South Korea, Kansas University went with a starting lineup of Perry Ellis, Frank Mason III, Wayne Selden Jr., Nic Moore and Hunter Mickelson. By Gary Bedore
Frank Mason III gave Bill Self’s basketball campers a taste of his new-found offensive prowess by scoring 31 and 30 points in a pair of intra-squad games contested the past two Wednesdays in Horejsi Center. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound junior point guard from Petersburg, Virginia continued his June scoring spree in a World University Games tuneup versus Canada. By Gary Bedore
It was just a sparring session in advance of a tournament that won’t budge the Kansas University basketball team’s 2015-16 record from 0-0. Consequently, heading into the night, it didn’t feel as if it meant anything. Then the players started diving for loose balls and exchanging the lead by answering clutch shots with clutch shots and it felt for a while as if the gold medal was at stake. Column by Tom Keegan
Only a few months removed from playing against high school opponents, Kansas University freshmen Carlton Bragg and Lagerald Vick made the most of their Jayhawk debuts in Team USA’s 91-83 victory over Canada on Tuesday at the Sprint Center. By Bobby Nightengale Jr.
When Canadian guard Adika Peter-McNeilly first heard that he and his countrymen were going to face Kansas University in an exhibition game at Sprint Center, his mind immediately flashed back to a former Jayhawk with whom he was pretty familiar. By Matt Tait
Kansas University’s athletic department and adidas unveiled the Jayhawks’ World University Games uniforms on Monday, a day before today’s 7 p.m., KU-Canada exhibition contest in Kansas City’s Sprint Center.
Absence of air conditioning in Allen Fieldhouse has made it necessary to play today’s KU-Canada World University Games exhibition in Kansas City’s Sprint Center. Tipoff is 7 p.m.By Gary Bedore
The Kansas University athletic department on Monday released several photographs of the uniforms the men's basketball team will wear while representing the United States in the World University Games in early July in South Korea.
Florida Gulf Coast senior guard Julian DeBose was briefed by his coach, Joe Dooley, on Saturday on what to expect in playing for Kansas University’s Bill Self the next several weeks. By Gary Bedore
When Aaron Miles watches basketball, he can’t fight back his strong personal bias in favor of point guards. By Benton Smith
I much prefer to watch golf tournaments played on courses that don’t look thirsty, don’t have multi-colored greens, don’t need dots to inform where the fairway ends and the green begins. By Tom Keegan
Julian DeBose is on campus working out with KU's basketball team in preparation for the World University Games.
Three-star, Class of 2016 athlete Marquis Smith orally committed to Kansas University's football program on Saturday, according to JayhawkSlant.com. By Matt Tait
Kansas University’s World University Games basketball team roster now consists of 10 Jayhawks, one SMU Mustang and a Florida Gulf Coast Eagle. By Gary Bedore
Julian DeBose has been added to KU's World University Games roster.
No basketball player in his right mind would enjoy the distinction of suiting up for one of the league’s worst teams — even if that league is the NBA and that team plays its home games in New York City. By Benton Smith
Down a returning point guard just more than a week before his team leaves the country for the World University Games, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds himself scrambling, in search of a replacement. By Benton Smith
Even though Kansas University will have to play in the World University Games without sophomore point guard Devonté Graham, the Jayhawks aren’t worried about an injury to post player Jamari Traylor. By Benton Smith
Down a returning point guard just more than a week before his team leaves the country for the World University Games, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self finds himself scrambling, in search of a replacement. By Benton Smith
Fifty Kansas University freshmen were named to the All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the league announced Thursday.
Busy practicing for the World University Games, Landen Lucas has put one of his hobbies on hold this summer — golf. By Gary Bedore
Gary Woodland has been admitted to a local hospital and diagnosed with a virus after playing in the first round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Former Kansas University guard/forward Mario Little has played in the NBA Developmental League, but not yet received a call-up to the big show. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University sophomore guard Devonté Graham suffered a partially torn quad tendon above the knee in Wednesday’s KU campers game and will have his knee immobilized three weeks, coach Bill Self said Thursday night.
Brian Hanni’s Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, a KU basketball fundraiser which tonight features KU football coach David Beaty, is set for 7 p.m. at Free State High’s gym.
Carlton Bragg, who had eight points in last week’s campers game, erupted for 18 points, including two threes that had Ben McLemore applauding enthusiastically. By Gary Bedore
Frank Mason had 30 points, while Wayne Selden hit the game-winning shot in Wednesday's camp game in Horejsi Center.
Brandon Rush of the Golden State Warriors joins Clyde Lovellette and Mario Chalmers as former Kansas University basketball players to win both an NCAA title and NBA title.
More than half of Kansas University’s student-athletes on active rosters recorded a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, and 31 had a perfect 4.0 as the department recorded a combined GPA of 3.0 for the spring semester.
Though Perry Ellis looks a bit different, his effort and productivity at World University Games practices have closely resembled that of last season, when Ellis led the Jayhawks in scoring (13.8) and rebounding (6.9). By Gary Bedore
I think Gary Woodland is the best bet on the board at 100/1 odds to win the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday at Chambers Bay in Seattle. By Tom Keegan
Newly crowned 400-meter hurdle national champion Michael Stigler doesn’t have to think too hard to remember the details that led up to last weekend’s championship run because they’ve been ingrained for years. By Matt Tait
Overnight javelin sensation Tye Carter has decided to continue his young track-and-field career at Kansas University, which he said has guaranteed him a partial scholarship.
An early, extra letter-of-intent signing window of three days in mid-December could be voted into existence as early as today or Wednesday for college football recruits. As it stands, football signing day is the first Wednesday of February. By Tom Keegan
The pace of play has been fast and furious at Kansas University’s World University Games basketball practices the past nine days. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University men’s golfer Chase Hanna shot a 1-under 69 to edge Tom Watson by a stroke to win the Watson Challenge on Sunday at Mission Hills Country Club.
It’s time to take a position-by-position look at how the Kansas University football roster shapes up, fitting each player into one of six offensive positions and five defensive ones and then ranking the positions. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University coach/Basketball Boogie emcee/comedian Bill Self on Saturday roasted a current KU player and one the Jayhawks have borrowed from SMU for the 2015 World University Games. By Gary Bedore
Former Kansas University center Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers has suffered a setback in the healing process of his right foot, Philly.com reported Saturday. He missed the 2014-15 season after suffering a stress fracture in a bone in his foot on June 20, 2014. General manager Sam Hinkle said a recent CT scan revealed less healing than anticipated.
College assistant football coaches, in many ways the nomads of the sports world, have been known to go just about anywhere to stay in the game. New Kansas University special teams and tight ends boss Gary Hyman, in the early days of his first big-time coaching break, has left many a post office with his forwarding address.
The impression a football player makes when he walks through the locker room door for the first time can be misleading. It only reveals what the athlete looks like on the outside.
Bill Self’s 600 basketball campers chanted “MVP, MVP” as Frank Mason III hustled back on defense after hitting his fifth three-pointer in Wednesday’s 30-minute Red-Blue scrimmage in Horejsi Center.
KU’s basketball players are taking a course for credit this semester on South Korea.
KU’s two-day Parent/Child camp concluded on Saturday. KU coach Bill Self then held his Basketball Boogie on Saturday night at Abe and Jake’s in downtown Lawrence. Today, the second session of his camp begins through Thursday.
Kansas University junior Daina Levy placed 19th in the women’s discus Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships.
In the case of former Kansas University tight end Jimmay Mundine, the odds of making a deep run at a roster spot this fall increased recently when Mundine signed a free-agent deal with the New England Patriots. By Matt Tait
SMU senior point guard Nic Moore, the reigning Player of the Year in the American Athletic Conference, arrived on Kansas University’s campus Friday and immediately was escorted to the Jayhawks’ basketball practice facility. By Gary Bedore
After consecutive runner-up finishes at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Kansas University senior Michael Stigler finally found gold.
New Kansas University women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider added a little experience, depth and talent to the program Friday, with the announcement that former USC guard McKenzie Calvert will join the Jayhawks as a transfer.
Kansas University juniors Sydney Conley and Daina Levy earned All-American honors Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships.
Kansas University’s basketball players aren’t handed stat sheets after playing in the 30-minute Bill Self campers game in Horejsi Center. Thus, they are somewhat astounded when informed by media of their unofficial totals.
The Journal-World has been provided two medical statements — one from the head of the USA Team Medical staff and the head of the medical team for the World University Games — concerning Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, which has caused nine deaths (and 1,800 quarantined) in South Korea.
Former Kansas University tight end Lyonel Anderson, who played with the Jayhawks from 2003-04, earlier this week was named the head strength coach for Indiana University basketball.
According to ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss, former Kansas University tight end Jimmay Mundine was one of three undrafted rookies to sign with the New England Patriots on Thursday. Details of the contract were not disclosed.
Quincy Perdue, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, will leave UAB and transfer to Kansas University for the upcoming season, sources close to the KU program confirmed to the Journal-World on Thursday morning. By Matt Tait
Two Kansas University male pole vaulters finished in the top 15, senior Michael Stigler won his semifinal heat of the 400-meter hurdles, and Lindsay Vollmer had a career-best, top-five start to the first day of the heptathlon as the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships kicked off Wednesday at Hayward Field.
Kansas University’s athletic department is aware of, and monitoring, the recent outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea, site of the upcoming World University Games, KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said Wednesday. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had the full attention of 600 youngsters as he introduced the participants in Wednesday’s current players/alumni campers game in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
Frank Mason led all scorers with 31 points in Bill Self's campers game on Wednesday in Horejsi Center.
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, who last season was billed as one of the youngest players in college basketball history, slowly but surely is growing up — and filling out.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has noticed a big difference attacking a 24-second shot clock in the Jayhawks’ first two World Games practices.
Former Kansas University center Sasha Kaun wanted some help in clearing up a big international misunderstanding Tuesday.
Kansas University football coach David Beaty announced three significant changes to the KU football roster on Tuesday and each figures to have a hefty impact on the upcoming 2015 season. By Matt Tait
The Kansas Jayhawks ran through their first World University Games practice on Monday. It lasted almost two hours in KU’s practice gym.
Former KU center Sasha Kaun is finished playing basketball in Russia, but has not decided to retire for good.
Kansas University senior Michael Stigler was named the Midwest Region’s Male Track Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross County Coaches Association announced Monday.
When Lew Perkins’ time as athletic director at Kansas University ended in Sept., 2010, it was termed a “retirement,” but he hasn’t relegated himself to passing his days playing shuffle board. By Tom Keegan
Brannen Greene walked briskly toward a group of reporters Monday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse without the slightest trace of a limp. By Gary Bedore
How, I asked Russell Robinson, did the Jayhawks prevent Stephen Curry, reigning NBA MVP and one of two central figures in the NBA Finals, from beating them? How did they defend him? By Tom Keegan
Plenty of former and current members of the Kansas University golf team were doing big things on various golf courses Sunday. By Tom Keegan
Cleveland native Carlton Bragg, who arrived on Kansas University’s campus a day before the start of 2015 summer school classes and World University Games practices, admitted it was hard to say goodbye to family and friends back home in Ohio. By Gary Bedore
The systems of many high school and junior college recruits who will go through a Je'Ney Jackson-led workout Monday, the first day of summer conditioning, will undergo shock. By Tom Keegan
One of the brightest basketball minds in the Bahamas, Darrell Sears serves as head coach of the Bahamas Jaguars AAU program and St. George’s High School as well as the country’s 17 and Under Junior National Team.
The early portion of June marks the beginning of the final chapter of the transition of the 2015 recruiting class, whose members will pack their bags, say goodbye to mom and dad and leave home for their new lives as college football players.
Ever the student of Kansas University basketball history and the lead teacher of the school’s basketball team, Bill Self rattled off what Perry Ellis’ decision to return for his senior year could mean for the versatile power forward’s standing in school history.
Bill and Cindy Self’s Assists Foundation has assisted many individuals in the state of Kansas since its humble beginnings in 2006.
Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu will visit Iona on Sunday.
KU opens practice for the Games (July 3-14, South Korea) on Monday in advance of exhibitions against Canada on June 23 and 26 in Sprint Center. Self told the J-W the Jayhawks would likely practice five days a week but the NCAA allows unlimited practice time.
How former Jayhawks fared in the NBA playoff game of June 4, 2015
It was extremely difficult for walk-on Josh Pollard to walk away from Kansas University’s basketball team.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self says practice for the World University Games will begin on Monday.
Paschal Chukwu, a 7-foot-2 center who recently announced plans to leave Providence after his freshman season, completed his visit to KU on Thursday.
After a month of taking care of all the administrative duties that come with being the new head coach of the Kansas University women’s basketball program, Brandon Schneider is finally ready to get to some basketball.
Josh Pollard, who played at KU his freshman year as a walk-on, will transfer to a school likely closer to his Utah home.
The Rock Chalk Roundball Classic KU alumni basketball game will tip at 7 p.m., June 18, at Free State High.
The Golden State Warriors enter the 2015 NBA Finals as heavy favorites to conquer the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lest gamblers be tempted to bet their entire bank accounts on Stephen Curry’s Western Conference champs, they might be reminded four-time MVP, two-time NBA champion LeBron James is healthy and raring to go for the Eastern Conference champion Cavs. By Gary Bedore
The latter half of the term student-athlete didn’t go as well as the first half for former Kansas University football center Dylan Admire, a 4.0 student. Now Admire is ready to get down to business, as in starting one of his own. By Tom Keegan
Oddsmakers don’t take setting lines lightly. They want to draw action on both sides of a proposition and in setting the over-under for the 2015 Kansas University football team at 1.5, 5Dimes set up an argument between believers and non-believers.
Lagerald Vick is an official member of Kansas Univesity’s recruiting Class of 2015.
LaGerald Vick is headed to KU to play this upcoming season. He's reclassified to the Class of 2015.
Two Kansas University athletes have been named to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
In theory and on paper, Kansas University’s basketball team doesn’t need any more big men for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The following year is a different story altogether. By Gary Bedore
Fred Hoiberg’s departure from hometown Ames, Iowa, to the NBA still stings for anybody who roots for the Big 12, so imagine how it must numb Iowa State backers. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self made the signing of center Dwight Coleby official Monday by announcing the big man who spent the past two seasons at Ole Miss signed a grant-in-aid agreement to attend KU.
After a steady climb through the coaching ranks during the past few seasons, new Kansas University women’s basketball assistant Damitria Buchanan elected to go back in time. By Matt Tait
Dwight Coleby will fly from KCI to his native Bahamas on Monday — ready to begin working out with the Bahamas National Team — as a proud member of the Kansas Jayhawks. By Gary Bedore