Sidelined two seasons by a stress fracture of the right foot, former Kansas center Joel Embiid is coming off of a 20-minute, 15-point effort for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Detroit Pistons.
Every laughable performance deserves a punch line and Kansas center Joe Gibson unwittingly supplied one Saturday in Baylor’s merciful 49-7 execution of the Jayhawks at McLane Stadium. By Tom Keegan
The Baylor Bears score most of their touchdowns through the air but do most of their damage on the ground. It's as a tough a matchup for Kansas as there is on the schedule.
Unlike in professional sports, in college the general manager of a program never needs to worry about the coach back-stabbing him by blaming him for roster shortcomings.
Kansas senior defensive end Cameron Rosser never played high school football and has learned the sport so well that he's a key member of Clint Bowen's defense. By Tom Keegan
David Jaynes, an All-American quarterback for Kansas in 1973, originally committed to Bear Bryant and the Alabama Crimson Tide. He remains bullish on KU's ability to win similar recruiting battles.
Four quarters of competitive play, especially from an injury-torn defense, brought realistic hope to the Kansas football program.
Offensive coordinators open games with the advantage because they script the first 15 plays and usually mix in new plays that haven't appeared on film. So far though, only opposing offenses have taken advantage of that.
On the same day the Big 12 released its preseason all-conference team that included Iowa State’s gifted scoring point guard Monte Morris as player of the year, Bovada Sportsbook released odds for Associated Press player of the year.
Jordan Shelley-Smith, driven to retiring from football, will be missed by teammates who appreciate increased concussion awareness in football.
Baker University transfer Keith Loneker Jr.'s performance measures out better than his tangibles.
No shortage of talented graduate transfers would have said yes to a scholarship offer from perennial power Kansas, but Bill Self decided not to go that route. That decision gave sophomore guard Lagerald Vick a shot of confidence and it showed in Saturday night’s Late Night in the Phog exhibition. By Tom Keegan
Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II steadily develops, his statistics improving with each year. A year ago in Lawrence, he and then freshman Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis produced nearly identical passing statistics, a game won by Texas Tech, 30-20. By Tom Keegan
Kansas takes a 36-game road losing streak into Lubbock, which lends credence to the argument that this is not a good time for the Jayhawks to play on national TV. But what if the streak ends on national TV?
Udoka Azubuike, a 7-foot, 280-pound center from Lagos, Nigeria, has a very high ceiling but just turned 17 eight days ago, so projecting how close he'll come to his ceiling as a freshman qualifies as one of the more intriguing aspects of a deep and talented Kansas basketball team.