“The road ends here,” the Final Four slogan goes. Those four words plastered all over the River Walk and surrounding areas, including The Alamodome, site of the NCAA Tournament semifinals, proved true for Kansas on Saturday night. After leading the Jayhawks to the program’s 14th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title, a conference tournament crown and KU’s first Final Four berth since 2012, a momentous run concluded two days ahead of college basketball’s ultimate destination, with a 95-79 loss to Villanova. By Benton Smith
Another day, another record for Kansas junior distance runner Sharon Lokedi.
Kansas softball pitchers couldn't slow down Colorado State's offense in a 14-6 loss Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
After back-to-back extra inning games, Kansas sophomore Ryan Zeferjahn tossed eight scoreless innings and the KU baseball team cruised to a 12-0 victory over Morehead State (16-13) in the series finale Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
For the second straight night, the Kansas baseball team went to extra innings with Morehead State. Only this time, the Jayhawks couldn't find a way to create a run in a 5-3 loss at Hoglund Ballpark.
After losing a 12-inning thriller to Colorado State on Friday, 8-6, the Kansas softball team bounced back with a 6-3 victory in the nightcap at Arrocha Ballpark.
The Las Vegas book on Kansas basketball must be in an attic somewhere, collecting dust, untouched for months by the hands of those charged with updating information. By Tom Keegan
College basketball’s blue bloods might have to make room for a new contemporary. Although programs such as Kansas, Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky tend to be the first cited among the sport’s elite, over the past five seasons few teams have matched the consistent success of Villanova. By Benton Smith
A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in tonight's Final Four showdown with No. 1 seed Villanova at the Alamodome in San Antonio. By Matt Tait
Take a look anywhere around the Kansas basketball program and you'll see countless signs of the Jayhawks operating as a family. By Matt Tait
Ahead of Kansas’ Final Four appearance on Saturday against the Villanova Wildcats, we asked you to share your gameday quirks as the Jayhawks gear up for their biggest matchup of the season.
During his preparation for Villanova’s upcoming national semifinal against Kansas, coach Jay Wright couldn’t help but notice and appreciate the way Bill Self’s Jayhawks have transformed over the past few months. KU’s surge through the postseason obviously has more to it than the recent high-scoring outbursts of sophomore guard Malik Newman alone. By Benton Smith
Preston Willis hasn’t interacted with many Kansas fans working for the U.S. Army. That hasn't stopped him from talking some smack after the Jayhawks defeated Duke to advance to the Final Four.
San Antonio — Sitting at a raised table, the Final Four head coaches talked down to media members seated in chairs, but only in a literal sense.
Udoka Azubuike has faced some of the most talented big men in the country this season: Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr., Seton’s Hall’s Angel Delgado, West Virginia’s Sagaba Konate and Texas’ Mo Bamba, among others. Azubuike’s Final Four matchup against Villanova big man Omari Spellman will present some new challenges. By Bobby Nightengale
Kansas has relied on its four-guard lineup, winning the Big 12 regular and postseason titles and reaching the Final Four as a result, with Svi Mykhailiuk defending opposing big men along the way. While the senior from Ukraine’s assignment against Villanova doesn’t look as daunting on the surface as what KU asked him to do versus Duke, it could provide its own unique challenges. By Benton Smith
San Antonio — This Final Four, devoid of one-and-done players and featuring 13 out of 20 starters who are juniors and seniors, has a throwback feel to it. Work hard and your turn will come.
Malik Newman’s childhood basketball court was nothing like the one he’ll see on Saturday. It was some dirt, a tree and the remnants of a bicycle. By Scott Chasen
Viewed as different players by most who know them, and operating with the approach that the only thing that matters is team success, All-American point guards Devonte' Graham and Jalen Brunson enter Saturday's Final Four showdown between No. 1 seeds Kansas and Villanova knowing their matchup will draw the brightest spotlight.By Matt Tait
Udoka Azubuike paused for a couple of seconds, smiling with his eyes trained toward the locker room floor but his mind racing to a moment he’s dreamed about for years. By Bobby Nightengale
Jalen Brunson of Villanova and Devonte’ Graham of Kansas are among five players vying for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball’s player of the year.
Playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday, future Kansas guards Quentin Grimes and Devon Dotson didn’t disappoint in a 131-128 victory over the East squad, which featured a big night from KU signee David McCormack at Phillips Arena in Atlanta.
Sam Stroh may not have made the call himself. But he may as well have passed off the winning March Madness lottery ticket to his mother-in-law. By Scott Chasen
San Antonio — In gargantuan basketball games too big to be called big, it’s only natural to look beyond heights and wingspans, shooting percentages and rebounding numbers, in search of psychological/emotional edges.
It sounded more like a home game than a hotel arrival. With dozens of staff members and KU fans lined up in all corners of the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk lobby on Wedndesday evening, the Jayhawks officially arrived at the Final Four. By Matt Tait
Fans filling Allen Fieldhouse after the Kansas basketball players returned to Lawrence with their regional championship trophy? That was cool. Stopped by several people to take photos at Walmart? It was funny. The moment that caught Malik Newman off guard? It was something that he’s never seen before. By Bobby Nightengale
As Kansas sophomore guard Malik Newman looks to continue building his lofty March Madness résumé, he's taken some time to reflect on some of his favorite memories of watching postseason college hoops while growing up. Newman has idolized Charlotte Hornets star Kemba Walker, who led UConn to Big East and NCAA titles in 2011.
Bill Self joked San Antonio was the most expensive place in the country to fly into this week. If you’re in and around, the area, though, there are plenty of chances to make sure you get your money's worth. By Scott Chasen
Kansas basketball fans wanting to send off the Jayhawks to San Antonio with good wishes and loud cheers will have two opportunities to do so today. By Matt Tait
It’s not difficult to find compelling connections between schools for nearly any game played in the tournament.
As special it is to play in his first Final Four this week, it’s just as meaningful to Kansas freshman forward Silvio De Sousa that his parents will be in attendance for the first time in his collegiate career. By Bobby Nightengale
Even before Villanova secured its second trip to the Final Four in the past three seasons, head coach Jay Wright kept hearing about Kansas. The discussions had nothing to do with a potential national semifinal meeting in San Antonio between the two No. 1 seeds, though. In the midst of preparing for two of KU’s most prominent challengers to the conference throne, Wright heard coaches who know the Jayhawks well compare this year’s Big 12 regular-season and postseason champions to his own, Big East-title sweeping roster. By Benton Smith
Jalan Robinson had already held off on his decision by seven weeks. He wasn’t going to waste any more time before the celebration. By Scott Chasen
Dorance Armstrong’s first return trip to Kansas since the end of the 2017 season brought back memories of his three-year college career almost right away. Some of the feelings, Armstrong said with a smile, were almost a little too familiar. By Scott Chasen
With an opportunity to stay close to home, Lawrence High junior Chisom Ajekwu said it was an easy decision when she decided to verbally commit to play in the Kansas women’s basketball program. By Bobby Nightengale
Kansas senior Devonte' Graham, already overjoyed by breaking through to the Final Four, received some more good news on Tuesday when he was named a 2018 Associated Press first-team All-American.
Kansas men's basketball fans can watch the Jayhawks' 2018 NCAA Final Four game vs. Villanova Saturday on the video board at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas Athletics officials announced Tuesday. By Matt Tait
McDonald’s All-American. A dominant scorer for the scout team against Kansas regulars last season. Predicted by no less an authority than Bill Self to earn first-team All-Big 12 honors once he became eligible after transferring from Mississippi State.
Perhaps no one understands the pain of coming up short in the NCAA Tournament more than a coach who has led one of his teams to college basketball’s season-concluding main event. Villanova coach Jay Wright, a national champion in 2016, sure seemed sympathetic to his counterpart at Kansas, Bill Self, in regards to the Jayhawks’ Elite Eight losses of Marches past — one of which came to Wright’s Wildcats en route to their title just two years ago. By Benton Smith
The celebration started at midcourt with about 10 seconds left on the clock and Malik Newman standing at the free-throw line. Lagerald Vick, with a smile whipped across his face, hugged Devonte’ Graham on the logo and started to soak in all of his emotions. By Bobby Nightengale
For a coach who, throughout his career, has emphasized toughness the way an auto mechanic emphasizes changing your oil, a man whose signature quote outside of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mo., is about mules and wagons, the vision of genuine emotion pouring out for all to see was quite a sight. By Matt Tait
Silvio De Sousa sat at his locker with a bandage on his left knee, a bloodstain on the fabric over his thigh and a single piece of red confetti stuck to his shoulder. It was a “heavyweight bout,” coach Bill Self would later say, and De Sousa looked the part of the champion. By Scott Chasen
A pair of projected top-10 NBA draft picks in June, the 6-foot-11 Marvin Bagley and 6-10 Wendell Carter Jr. represented a pair of potential March nightmares for the Jayhawks, who only use one traditional post player in their four-guard lineup. Between double-teams of Bagley and foul trouble for Carter, though, KU turned what looked like a mismatch into manageable Elite Eight road bumps, in an 85-81, overtime victory over Duke. By Benton Smith
The fear going in was that the mammoth size and superior rebounding prowess of Duke would be too much for Kansas to contend with in Sunday's Elite Eight game, a game that was the antithesis of the rest of this year's NCAA Tournament, pitting the top two seeds and college basketball powerhouses against each other in the regional final. By Matt Tait
His legs weary from leaning into 7-foot Marvin Bagley III all Sunday afternoon, Svi Mykhailiuk’s jumpers started glancing off the front of the CenturyLink Center rim. By Tom Keegan
It would be next to impossible to take complete inventory of all of the celebratory moments that followed top-seeded Kansas' 85-81, overtime victory over second-seeded Duke at CenturyLink Center on Sunday night. By Matt Tait
Fresh off their Elite Eight victory, the Kansas men's basketball team will return to Allen Fieldhouse for a brief celebration Sunday night.
Playing on the familiar March stage known as the Elite Eight, Kansas finally kicked down the door in its third straight regional final appearance. In what could have been their college finales, KU seniors Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk instead helped take the program achieve its first Final Four berth since 2012. Kansas eked past fellow blue blood Duke, 85-81, in overtime, Sunday at CenturyLink Center, in the eighth Elite Eight appearance for head coach Bill Self at Kansas. By Benton Smith
Attempting to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2012, the Kansas basketball team will have to confront one of its biggest weaknesses Sunday against one of the top players in the country. By Bobby Nightengale
Omaha, Neb. — We can all see what Devonte’ Graham does on the court to make teammates do their jobs better, but with the senior from Raleigh, N.C., it runs deeper than that.
A couple months before the Madness of March overtook most of his waking hours, Duke freshman guard Trevon Duval stumbled across a Kansas game on television, while flipping through the channels. Stopping to check in on another elite program didn’t qualify as uncommon, but when he saw KU freshman Silvio De Sousa, Duval nearly did a double-take. By Benton Smith
The Kansas Jayhawks are ready to tip it off in the Elite Eight for the eighth time under Bill Self at 4:05 p.m. Sunday in large part because of the strong play of KU sophomore Udoka Azubuike. But there was a time, just 19 days ago, when not even Kansas coach Bill Self was convinced that his team would be playing Duke today for the right to go to the Final Four. By Matt Tait
The Kansas softball team only produced three hits in a 5-2 loss to Texas on Saturday at McCombs Field, losing its third straight game.
Allowing 17 hits and multiple runs in six innings Saturday, the Kansas baseball team couldn't keep up with Baylor's offense in a 17-6 loss at Baylor Ballpark.
A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Sunday's Elite Eight, NCAA Tournament clash with second-seeded Duke at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. By Matt Tait
Three Kansas relievers combined to pitch five scoreless innings Friday, lifting the KU baseball team to a 6-5 road victory over Baylor for their first Big 12 win of the season at Baylor Ballpark.
The Kansas softball team allowed seven runs in the first inning and couldn't recover in a 10-2 loss to Texas on Friday in its Big 12 opener at McCombs Field.
After delivering a 1-of-7 shooting performance in last weekend's second-round victory over Seton Hall, the expectation was that Kansas senior Devonte' Graham would come out in Friday's Sweet 16 game against Clemson ready to bounce back big time. By Matt Tait
As difficult as it was for the pro-Kansas crowd to watch a 20-point lead shrink to one-fifth that size, the final 10 minutes of KU’s 80-76 survive-and-advance victory Friday night against Clemson served a purpose. “Certainly nobody can say that we’ve played our best game yet,” Kansas coach Bill Self said in the hall outside of his team’s cramped locker room inside CenturyLink Center. “Hopefully, that will come Sunday.” By Tom Keegan
After rolling to a 14th straight Big 12 regular season title a little more than a month ago, the Kansas men's basketball team now sits one win away from adding an ACC title to its 2017-18 haul. Oh, and a trip to the Final Four. By Matt Tait
No one in Clemson basketball history ever scored more points in an NCAA Tournament game than senior guard Gabe DeVoe did Friday night in the Sweet 16. The Kansas players who couldn’t stop the 6-foot-4 DeVoe were just glad his teammates weren’t as successful. By Benton Smith
It wouldn’t be March without a little drama. Although top-seeded Kansas looked in control against Clemson early in the second half, the Tigers rallied to make the Jayhawks sweat before KU escaped CenturyLink Center with a 80-76 victory Friday night. By Benton Smith
Through the course of any given season, when Clemson coach Brad Brownell isn’t preparing his Tigers for the next opponent on their schedule, he inevitably checks in on other college basketball games. During the past several months it wasn’t uncommon for Brownell to find himself watching Kansas, his Tigers’ Sweet 16 opponent Friday night at CenturyLink Center. By Benton Smith
A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Friday's Sweet 16 showdown with fifth-seeded Clemson at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. By Matt Tait
The moment Kansas center Udoka Azubuike earned 100 percent credibility on the topic of the fitness of his left knee was the moment he answered the question as to whether he had recovered 100 percent. By Tom Keegan
Kansas and Clemson are both wary of serious backcourt talent on the other bench heading into Friday's Sweet 16 showdown at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. By Matt Tait
As well as Clemson’s starting guards Shelton Mitchell, Gabe DeVoe and Marcquise Reed have played on the perimeter, directing the program to its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1997, the Tigers think their starting center could hold the key to toppling Kansas. A 6-foot-9, 237-pound junior, Elijah Thomas might not possess the height or bulk of the Jayhawks’ 7-foot, 280-pound Udoka Azubuike. But Thomas, a member of the ACC’s All-Defensive Team, wasn’t worried about those measurables on the eve of the No. 5 seed Tigers’ matchup with top-seeded KU. By Benton Smith
The improved play of Kansas junior Lagerald Vick is as big of a reason as any that the top-seeded Jayhawks are still playing this March. By Matt Tait
With a vacancy on his staff shortly before the start of spring football, Kansas head coach David Beaty turned to graduate assistant and former defensive back Cassius Sendish to fill it. Beaty announced Thursday Sendish’s promotion and his new assignment as safeties coach. By Benton Smith
With the usual media horde surrounding him and staff members at the downtown Omaha hotel decked out in Kansas T-shirts and clapping along to the fight song as the team rolled in, KU coach Bill Self shared some news that Jayhawk fans everywhere have been waiting a couple of weeks to hear. By Matt Tait
The Kansas baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-5 road victory over Grand Canyon on Wednesday at Brazell Field, boosted by a pair of pinch-hit RBI singles from Jaxx Groshans and David Kyriacou.
Omaha — Clemson just might be the least-talked-about school in the Sweet 16 field for a variety of reasons, none of which have anything to do with the quality of the team that will face Kansas on Friday night.
Some may consider Clemson, the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest region, as one of the handful of teams crashing this year’s Sweet 16 party. Eighth-year coach Brad Brownell said his Tigers would love nothing more than to keep outlasting other invitees to the postseason bash. By Benton Smith
RedHead, the man behind two raps about Frank Mason, recently came out with another for Devonte' Graham. This is the story behind his music-making. By Scott Chasen
From the times last season when Kansas coach Bill Self touted him as a future all-league player to the stellar five-game run he currently is on, KU sophomore Malik Newman has been on one heck of a ride with the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
In as thorough a beating as this March’s NCAA Tournament has seen to date, Clemson moved on to the Sweet 16 in the Midwest, in large part, by stymying Auburn’s offense at an alarming rate. The ACC’s Tigers advanced to a regional semifinal versus Kansas with a 31-point victory over the SEC’s regular-season co-champion in San Diego, on Sunday. During the drubbing, Clemson (25-9) limited Auburn to 19 first-half points and 25.8-percent shooting for the game. By Benton Smtih
Most believe that matchups and magic play big parts in surviving and advancing in the NCAA tournament. But few ever mention the other hidden key to staying alive: timing.
Kansas football coach David Beaty has an opening on his staff less than two weeks before the start of spring practices. After spending two years coaching KU’s linebackers, Todd Bradford is leaving the program. By Benton Smith
The Kansas baseball team scored four runs in the final four innings against Texas on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to erase a slow start in a 5-4 road loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
It's Kansas vs. Clemson on Friday night in Omaha, Nebraska, with a trip to the Elite Eight on the line. By Matt Tait
Every time UMKC had runners in scoring position and threatened to score, Kansas softball junior starter Andie Formby always found a way to pitch herself—and her team—out of trouble.
With Devonte' Graham on the bench after a collision with Udoka Azubuike, freshman guard Marcus Garrett played point for KU and led the Jayhawks to a huge bucket just before halftime during Saturday's 83-79, NCAA Tournament victory over Seton Hall in Wichita. By Matt Tait
It was the simplest of plays — one Kansas has run a thousand times this season. And it almost was responsible for the end of the Jayhawks' season. By Matt Tait
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self had finished talking to his team during a timeout midway through the first half of Saturday night’s second-round game against Seton Hall, but he had one more thing to say to sophomore Malik Newman. By Tom Keegan
The idea coming into KU's second-round NCAA Tournament game at Intrust Bank Arena was for the top-seeded Jayhawks to keep injured center Udoka Azubuike on some sort of minutes restriction, somewhere in the 15- to 20-minute range. By Matt Tait
When a single basketball player produces 20-plus points and 20-plus rebounds in one NCAA Tournament game, it’s typically safe to assume said player’s team moved on to the postseason’s next round. By Benton Smith
Even on a night when Kansas didn’t get its typical production out of star Devonte’ Graham, the senior’s teammates more than made up for it against Seton Hall at Intrust Bank Arena. KU’s other three backcourt starters all produced double-digit points and gigantic sixth man Udoka Azubuike looked revived and ready inside as the Jayhawks advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 83-79 win over Seton Hall Saturday in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. By Benton Smith
Kansas pitchers Sarah Miller and Andie Formby threw complete games and the KU softball team beat Northern Colorado, 4-1, and Saint Louis, 4-0, at Rock Chalk Park on Saturday.
Kansas senior left-hander Taylor Turski allowed four runs in seven innings but the KU baseball team never plated a run in a 4-0 loss to Texas on Saturday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Playing in its Big 12 opener, the Kansas baseball team couldn't slow down Texas in a 14-4 road loss Friday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
The Kansas softball team was held to three hits and suffered a 9-0 loss to Murray State on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Silvio De Sousa may have left Angola before his freshman year of high school, but he still keeps reminders of his home country with him everywhere he goes. All he needs is his cellphone. By Scott Chasen
A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in Saturday's NCAA Tournament second-round clash with No. 8 seed Seton Hall in Wichita. By Matt Tait
Wichita — The basketball courts in the parks of Brooklyn, N.Y., are rich with tales of superhuman feats from the likes of Connie Hawkins and Pee Wee Kirkland, Fly Williams and Jumpin’ Jackie Jackson.
The ever-improving health of Kansas center Udoka Azubuike appears to have taken its biggest step forward since the KU sophomore injured his left knee 10 days ago at a practice in Lawrence and played just three minutes in KU's next four games. By Matt Tait
Through first-hand experience and a little good-natured conditioning courtesy of the man they’ve seen grab so many missed shots over the past four seasons, Seton Hall players lovingly refer to senior center Angel Delgado as “the best rebounder in college basketball,” prefacing or following the phrase with words such as “obviously” or “everybody knows that.” By Benton Smith
Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham's ability to do alter his game and attack defenses in different ways all season long has put the Jayhawks in the position they're in today, playing for a spot in the Sweet 16 on Saturday night against No. 8 seed Seton Hall in Wichita. By Matt Tait
The Kansas softball team picked up victories against Northern Colorado and Western Illinois on Thursday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Nerves played a big role in KU's major struggles early on during Thursday's 76-60 victory over 16th-seeded Penn at Intrust Bank Arena during the first round of the NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait
Nine days after hitting the floor in practice, sent there by a sprained MCL of the left knee, Kansas starting center Udoka Azubuike checked into Thursday’s first-round NCAA tournament game with 8:32 left in the first half and Kansas trailing by eight points. By Tom Keegan
There were a couple of things Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham believed strongly about KU's 1-16 matchup with Penn during Thursday's first-round NCAA Tournament game. By Matt Tait
A pre-tournament darling before March Madness even tipped off, 16th-seeded University of Pennsylvania won the opening minutes of its anticipated Thursday afternoon meeting with No. 1 seed Kansas and followed through with some second-half fight, too, at Intrust Bank Arena. But the team with basketball pedigree and a potential All-American senior on its side successfully shattered some Cinderella dreams. By Benton Smith
A look at some of the keys for top-seeded Kansas in today's first-round NCAA Tournament game against No. 16 seed Penn in Wichita.By Matt Tait
A junior guard for 16th-seeded University of Pennsylvania, Antonio Woods and his teammates aspire to entertain the college basketball nation — those residing outside of Lawrence, Kansas, anyway — like so many Ivy League teams before them.
While the top-seeded Jayhawks are double-digit favorites in Las Vegas, and the pick to advance on 99.9 percent of brackets across America, there has been more than a little buzz this week about the fact that the Penn Quakers could be the latest 16 seed to really challenge a 1, adding intrigue to what, in years past, has been a rather uneventful game. By Matt Tait
Wichita — Kansas freshman forward Silvio De Sousa came to the United States for high school from the Southern Africa nation of Angola, colonized by Portugal in the 1600s.
In the 16 hours between when the Jayhawks got off the bus in Wichita on Tuesday night and opened their locker room door to the media on Wednesday, Udoka Azubuike's ailing left knee made even more progress than it already had. By Matt Tait
March Madness isn’t just for college basketball anymore. More than a month after football’s February National Signing Day, the Kansas football program added to its 2018 recruiting class. By Benton Smith
This NCAA tournament features a few talented guards who have had more to celebrate in the postseason than Kansas senior Devonte’ Graham, who has a 7-3 record on college baksetball's biggest stage.
Two more days of seeing sophomore center Udoka Azubuike on the basketball court has Kansas coach Bill Self “encouraged,” but Azubuike's status for Thursday's NCAA Tournament opener against Penn remains up in the air.By Matt Tait
Two days before he embarks on leading the Kansas basketball team through the NCAA Tournament, senior Devonte’ Graham reached a different kind of final four. The Jayhawks’ leader and point guard learned Tuesday he is one of four finalists for the James A. Naismith Trophy.
Few fan bases know the joy and heartbreak that comes with March Madness like fans of the Kansas Jayhawks. Each year, whether they want to or not, the overwhelming majority of KU fans put Kansas down for deep runs in their NCAA Tournament brackets. Some years, the loyalty pays off. Other years, it merely adds to the pain and disappointment. What becomes of the Jayhawks’ postseason run this season remains to be seen, but here are 10 reasons why KU fans can be optimistic about their team’s chances this March. By Matt Tait
Mention of San Antonio triggers one of two powerful emotions for the typical Kansas basketball fan. By Tom Keegan
An informal survey of a few of the Kansas basketball team’s talented outside shooters as to their preferences in basketball brands led to an interesting revelation from Svi Mykhailiuk, a senior sharpshooter from Ukraine.
A familiar face is joining the KU staff, replacing an assistant who departed after 12 years at KU. By Scott Chasen
There are a dozen different factors that can determine whether any given college basketball team has success in the postseason or not. But for KU coach Bill Self's money, one of the most important indicators is just how relaxed a team can be. By Matt Tait
This season, a traditional in-town matchup sent Penn to Villanova’s campus, where the Wildcats throttled the Quakers. No one would have guessed as much from the final score, but according to Penn coach Steve Donahue the experience, if not the result, proved to set the course for the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 2007. By Benton Smith
A University of Kansas football player was arrested on suspicion of DUI over the weekend in Lawrence.
Each year, it’s a fun exercise to guess at a number of teams capable of winning the national title and then see how many of them end up getting sent to the same regional.
Sure, the Midwest is easily the toughest region the NCAA tournament. True, Duke is the best No. 2 seed in the field, Michigan State the top No. 3. And next to Virginia Tech, there isn’t a tougher No. 8 seed on the board.
The Kansas men's basketball team's road in the 2018 NCAA Tournament got off to an early and positive start on Sunday, a few hours before this year's bracket was revealed. By Matt Tait
It's the top team in the most competitive conference all season against the smartest group of the bunch. The Kansas men's basketball team on Sunday earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament's Midwest region — its third in a row — and will face No. 16 seed and Ivy League champion Penn at 1 p.m. Thursday at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. By Matt Tait
As Penn basketball Steve Donahue processed the NCAA Tournament bracket and his team's matchup with Kansas, he soon found himself reflecting on his time as head coach at Cornell, when he faced Bill Self and the Jayhawks inside Allen Fieldhouse, in 2010. “It was a great basketball game and memorable for our guys for sure,” Donahue said, referring to a 71-66 KU victory that wasn’t decided until the game’s final minute. By Benton Smith
Both of the Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams placed 17th at the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend and KU junior Hussain Al Hizam won a national title in the men’s pole vault Friday at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas.
The players in the Kansas baseball dugout just couldn’t help themselves while Skyler Messinger trotted around the bases. When Messinger crossed home plate, he was surrounded by his teammates on the field. He chest bumped catcher Jaxx Groshans and handed out as many high fives as he could. His three-run homer proved to be the difference in KU’s 6-5 win over No. 20 St. John’s.
The path that led them there may have been slightly different than in seasons past. But it took them to the same place. The Kansas Jayhawks will enter next week's NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the third season in a row and the eighth time in Bill Self's 15 years leading the program. By Matt Tait
The Kansas softball team was limited to four hits in a 5-1 loss to Nebraska at Arrocha Ballpark on Saturday.
It’s called a shooting sleeve, looks like a white stocking, and stretches from just above the wrist to just below the armpit. Devonte’ Graham wears his on his non-shooting arm — at least he did until he decided to take it off in mid-dribble. All alone and just past midcourt, the Kansas basketball team’s most impressive multitasker revealed a new move Saturday during the Big 12 title game in Sprint Center. By Tom Keegan
Kansas senior left-hander Taylor Turski only allowed four hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings pitched and the KU baseball team won its second straight game over No. 20-ranked St. John's, 6-1, on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
When the Kansas men's basketball team opened play in this year's Big 12 tournament at Sprint Center on Thursday, sophomore guard Malik Newman was fresh off of one of his worst performances in a season of ups and downs. Three days later, Newman was the king of the world, wearing the Big 12 championship net underneath a Big 12 championship hat and with the smile of a Big 12 tournament Most Outstanding Player. By Matt Tait
You know you had a big night when the man who was named the most outstanding player of the tournament your team just won said he would give you the MVP trophy if he could. That was the reality for high school standout-turned-key Kansas Jayhawk Silvio De Sousa on Saturday night, moments after his 16-point, 10-rebound double-double helped the top-seeded Jayhawks capture the Big 12 tournament crown at Sprint Center with an 81-70 victory over third-seeded and 18th-ranked West Virginia. By Matt Tait
The intensity and atmosphere inside Sprint Center hit a new high for this year’s Big 12 tournament Saturday night, as top-seeded Kansas and always-pesky West Virginia put on a championship-worthy show in front of the pro-KU crowd. With their senior leader and a freshman big man propelling them, the Jayhawks prevailed 81-70 for the program’s 11th Big 12 tournament crown. By Benton Smith
A look at some of the keys for ninth-ranked Kansas in tonight's Big 12 tournament championship game against No. 18 West Virginia at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. By Matt Tait
When a key player goes down and more is expected of every one of his teammates, not just those who play his position, it allows those who need it to hit the reset button and see what happens. Here’s what has happened with Malik Newman: Two games into the Big 12 tournament in Sprint Center, Newman has scored 52 points, made 19 of 29 shots, 9 of 14 3-pointers and totaled seven assists, two turnovers and four steals. By Tom Keegan
Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike sat out of Friday's 83-67 KU victory over in-state rival Kansas State in the Big 12 semifinals at Sprint Center. But that was one of the few times on Friday that KU's 7-foot center was resting. “Dok did work out today,” coach Bill Self said. “Dok got a workout in today. So the reports are, hopefully we can get him on the court in the next two days.” By Matt Tait
What promised to be an electric semifinal showdown between Sunflower State rivals on Friday night at Sprint Center turned into a slow and sluggish slap contest that featured as many mistakes as memorable highlights. And then Kansas freshman Marcus Garrett made one of those signature Marcus Garrett plays and pumped enough life back into the top-seeded Jayhawks to run past No. 4 seed Kansas State, 83-67, and into Saturday's Big 12 tournament championship game. By Matt Tait
The Kansas baseball team produced seven hits and six runs against St. John's All-American pitcher Sean Mooney and earned a 7-4 victory at Hoglund Ballpark on Friday in the series opener.
Northern Iowa scored eight runs in the third inning in an 8-4 victory Friday to end the Kansas softball team's six-game winning streak at Arrocha Ballpark.
It wasn’t always the prettiest basketball Friday night in the third Sunflower Showdown of the season, but top-seeded Kansas lived by the old March mantra of survive and advance against Kansas State. With sophomore guard Malik Newman once again delivering most of the offense, the Jayhawks defeated rival K-State, 83-67, at Sprint Center to land a berth in the Big 12 tournament championship game. By Benton Smith
A look at some of the keys for ninth-ranked Kansas in tonight's Big 12 tournament semifinal clash with Sunflower Showdown rival Kansas State at 6 p.m. at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. By Matt Tait
According to a report from 1350KMAN.com, the Kansas men's basketball team will not be the only Sunflower State basketball team without a key player in tonight's 6 p.m. Big 12 tournament semifinal at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait
The challenge for the Kansas basketball emergency tandem at center: Find a way to prevent the other team’s garbage men from exploiting Udoka Azubuike’s absence by becoming stars for a day.
It’s yet another Sunflower Showdown slated for the Big 12 tournament semifinals at 6 p.m. Friday on ESPN2 and the top-seeded Kansas basketball team could not be more excited about it. By Matt Tait
The last time Kansas sophomore Malik Newman played a game like the one he dropped on Thursday, it came against a bunch of no-name Italians in a tiny gym on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. By Matt Tait
Even without its all-Big 12 center, the top-seeded Kansas basketball team wasn’t about to fall to the same opponent for a third time. By Scott Chasen
A look at some of the keys for ninth-ranked Kansas in today's Big 12 tournament quarterfinal matchup with Oklahoma State at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. By Matt Tait
Kansas City, Mo. — The corrections aimed at freshman forward Silvio De Sousa, delivered with more encouragement than volume, came swiftly and never subsided during Kansas’ open practice late Wednesday afternoon in Sprint Center.
A man of few emotions and even fewer words, Kansas sophomore Udoka Azubuike was particularly engaged during top-seeded Kansas’ Wednesday afternoon practice at Sprint Center ahead of the Jayhawks’ opening game of the Big 12 tournament at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. There was, however, a problem. Azubuike’s elevated activity and energy on Wednesday came with him wearing street clothes and in a purely supporting role. By Matt Tait
It remains to be seen what distinctions KU senior Devonte’ Graham leaves Kansas with when his stellar four-year career comes to an end sometime in the next few weeks. But regardless of what accolades he adds to his sparkling resume before he heads off to face his next challenge, Graham likely will be remembered first and foremost as a leader.By Matt Tait
Kansas senior Devonte' Graham backed up his Big 12 Player of the Year honor from the conference's coaches with the same honor from the Big 12 media on Tuesday. By Matt Tait
To assume that Devonte’ Graham was named Big 12 player of the year simply because he is the best player on the best team is to sell him way short.
On Sunday morning, a little less than 24 hours after his team was drubbed by Oklahoma State for the second time this season, Kansas coach Bill Self got to break up the dread of the post-loss hangover with a phone call that was much more fun than watching film. By Matt Tait
After striking out a career-high 14 batters during a 7-1 victory Sunday, Kansas sophomore right-hander Ryan Zeferjahn was honored with the Big 12's pitcher of the week honors on Monday.
Six weeks after leaving the University of Kansas basketball program in an attempt to jumpstart his professional career, Billy Preston’s stint overseas already is through. According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, Preston left Bosnia after playing in only three Adriatic League games for Igokea. By Benton Smith
It was almost fitting that when the sun began to cast over Hoglund Ballpark in the top of the second inning, Kansas baseball righty Ryan Zeferjahn began to shine on the mound.
Showing off his skills and athleticism in front of NFL coaches and executives Sunday in Indianapolis, at the league’s pre-draft scouting combine, former Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. finished as a top performer in three different categories at his position. By Benton Smith
Oklahoma may very well have the national player of the year in freshman guard Trae Young, who leads the country in both scoring (27.5) and assists (8.9) per game. But when it comes to the most valuable player in the Big 12 Conference, that man resides in Lawrence. By Matt Tait
About a half an hour after his team's 82-64 loss to Oklahoma State mercifully came to an end, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self was asked a simple question fairly early in his postgame meeting with the media. In all likelihood, Self preferred fielding this question as a bit of a break from all of the inquiries about what went wrong with his team and what comes next. The question: Do you think Oklahoma State is worthy of a spot in the upcoming NCAA Tournament? By Matt Tait
Sometimes when Kansas sophomore Udoka Azubuike steps onto the basketball court, his 7-foot, 280-pound frame is too immense for opponents to handle. The mere idea of defending or trying to score over the Jayhawks’ center becomes intimidating. Oklahoma State’s big men suffered no such trepidation Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena. By Benton Smith
The idea for sixth-ranked Kansas heading into Saturday's regular-season finale at Oklahoma State was to use the game as a mulligan of sorts to avenge a subpar effort that led to a home loss to the Cowboys back in February. Instead, the Jayhawks got more of the same. By Matt Tait
Oklahoma State became the first team to sweep Bill Self in his 15 seasons at Kansas, as the Cowboys closed the regular season with an 82-64 beating of the No. 6 Jayhawks at Gallagher Iba Arena. Only one KU player, senior point guard Devonte’ Graham, scored in double figures. Graham’s 4-for-14 shooting gave him a team-high 15 points in the final Big 12 road game of his four-year career. By Benton Smith
A look at some of the keys for sixth-ranked Kansas in today's regular season finale at Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait
The Kansas women’s basketball season ended Friday night in Oklahoma City with a 72-63 loss to Kansas State in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. K-State outscored KU 11-2 at the end of the game to score its third victory of the season and second in six days against its in-state rival.
Perennial national powerhouse Kansas clinched its 14th consecutive Big 12 title last weekend, but that doesn’t mean there are no streaks at stake when the Jayhawks take the court Saturday for a 3 p.m. tipoff at Oklahoma State.
The next couple of days could go a long way in determining what the upcoming years of Dorance Armstrong Jr.’s life will look like. By Benton Smith
Just two of the 351 Division I schools in college basketball assign fewer minutes to their benches than Kansas.
As it prepares for the regular season finale Saturday at Oklahoma State, the sixth-ranked Kansas men's basketball team has put itself in position to be a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Yes, again. By Matt Tait