Kansas redshirt Mitch Lightfoot, left, forward David McCormack (33) and guards Tristan Enaruna (13) and Ochai Agbaji (30) celebrate a three from Kansas guard Chris Teahan (12) during the second half, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

NCAA pegs Nov. 25 as start date for 2020-21 college hoops season

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday afternoon identified Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, as the official start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season. By Matt Tait

September 16, 2020


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NBA considering pushing 2020 draft back another month

The NBA’s board of governors and general managers will discuss a plan later this week to push the NBA draft back to Nov. 18, according to a memo sent to teams Wednesday.

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Former KU All-American Thomas Robinson bringing "Beyond Basketball" camp to Kansas

Former Kansas All-American Thomas Robinson is bringing an elite basketball experience for children ages 9-17 to the Sunflower State later this month. By Matt Tait

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Graham tops Mykhailiuk in "Shooting for the Stars" 3-point contest

Former Jayhawk Devonte’ Graham’s strong year continued Friday night, when he outlasted all competitors to win the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic’s “Shooting for the Stars” 3-point contest. By Matt Tait

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Self: Early bonding a positive byproduct of KU basketball's return to campus

With the 2020-21 Kansas basketball team now into its fourth week of on-campus training this offseason, KU coach Bill Self has identified the team’s increased camaraderie as one of the biggest advantages of the current climate. By Matt Tait

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New Rock Chalk Roundball Classic 3-point contest aims to crown KU's all-time 3-point king

Forced to adjust because of the COVID-19 pandemic limiting crowd sizes, Brian Hanni gathered an unprecedented group of former KU sharp-shooters to compete in this year’s Rock Chalk Roundball Classic. By Matt Tait

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Junior forward David McCormack named to newly formed KU task force on community-responsive public safety

University of Kansas junior David McCormack has been named to KU’s Task Force on Community-Responsive Public Safety, joining more than 20 other students, faculty and staff members from across KU’s campus. By Matt Tait

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KU basketball adds Stephen F. Austin to 2020-21 schedule

In need of a new nonconference opponent for the 2020-21 season, Bill Self and the Kansas basketball team found one with the help of a former Self assistant.

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Jayhawks not planning anything unusual despite late start to summer workouts

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self does not believe that the delays brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced him into pushing his team more at the start of workouts this week. By Matt Tait

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Four-star forward KJ Adams picks Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program picked up another commitment in the 2021 recruiting class on Friday night, when four-star forward KJ Adams picked the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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NABC aiming to eliminate standardized testing from initial eligibility equation

Men's and women's college basketball coaches are proposing the NCAA eliminate standardized testing requirements from initial-eligibility standards, calling exams such as the SAT and ACT “longstanding forces of institutional racism.”

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Kansas basketball pushes back return date for second time in 3 weeks

Big 12 football still in wait-and-see mode

The Kansas men’s basketball program is responding to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases by pushing its return-to-campus date back for the second time in three weeks, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Wednesday. By Matt Tait

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Dozens of college basketball coaches announce creation of John McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative

Kentucky’s John Calipari, KU coach Bill Self and more than 30 other college basketball coaches announced Monday the creation of a minority leadership initiative that carries the name of former KU pioneer John McLendon. By Matt Tait

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T-Mobile Center taking over for Sprint Center in downtown KCMO

In the aftermath of its recent merger with Sprint, T-Mobile announced this week that the venue known as Sprint Center since 2007 now will be called T-Mobile Center through at least 2032.

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Four-star KU football commitments Devin Neal, Keon Coleman both have big goals for multiple sports at Kansas

During the past couple of weeks, future Jayhawks Devin Neal, of Lawrence, and Keon Coleman, of Opelousas, La., have connected a few times on the phone to lay the foundation for a relationship they both hope will bring a lot of points, production and excitement to Lawrence in the years to come. By Matt Tait

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