Memphis Grizzlies guard Wayne Selden Jr. (7) defends San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard (2) as Spurs forward David Lee (10) moves for position during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn.

Wayne Selden’s strong postseason showing delights KU coach Bill Self

During his three seasons at Kansas, Wayne Selden had a tendency to play his biggest games on the biggest stages. The Memphis Grizzlies rookie is now doing the same thing in the NBA. By Matt Tait

April 24, 2017

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Recruiting heats up for 2018 hoops prospects

Kansas coach Bill Self, along with dozens of other big time Division I basketball coaches, spent some time in Fort Worth, Texas, over the weekend, evaluating talent at the adidas Gauntlet. By Matt Tait

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Former KU center Jeff Withey accused of domestic violence

Attorney: Ex-fiancée's claims 'salacious and patently false'

Former Kansas center Jeff Withey, now in the NBA with the Utah Jazz, has been accused by his former fiancée of domestic violence, according to various media reports. first reported Kennedy Summers, a former Playboy Playmate, made the allegations to the Manhattan Beach Police Department earlier this week, when Withey was in Los Angeles for his team’s playoff matchup with the L.A. Clippers.

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Tom Keegan: Jim Ryun reflects breaking his world mile record 50 years ago

Somewhere, sitting on a basketball team’s bench or listed way down on a football squad’s depth chart, or standing in front of a gymnasium door searching in vain for his name on the posted final roster is a man who had he just headed out to the track to start a life of turning left could have become a celebrated champion.

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KU's Frank Mason III made lasting impression on Jayhawk teammates

While the praise for one of the best seasons by a Kansas player in recent memory has started slowing down, the celebration of Frank Mason III’s career and the impact he had on his teammates will be everlasting. By Matt Tait

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KU gets OK to ban handguns from football, men’s basketball games; purses will also be banned

The University of Kansas has received formal approval to ban guns from games at Allen Fieldhouse and Memorial Stadium. Metal detectors and guards would be put in place for men’s basketball and football games, primarily, but also to any other sporting event expected to draw more than 5,000 to the facilities, under a proposal approved Wednesday morning by the Kansas Board of Regents governance committee.

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KU big man Landen Lucas looking to fund athletic endeavors of local athletes

Through a co-initiative with his mother, Shelley, former KU center Landen Lucas has created the Landen Lucas Foundation – Sports for Life Fund, which, in both Lawrence and his hometown of Portland, will provide scholarships and financial support for young athletes who may not otherwise be able to participate. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson best of Bill Self one-and-done players

Josh Jackson clearly established himself as the best of the Kansas one-and-done players. Two-thirds of the one-and-dones were worth recruiting, another way of saying that 33 percent were net negatives. By Tom Keegan

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Josh Jackson declares for NBA Draft

A foregone conclusion became official Monday, as Kansas freshman star Josh Jackson announced he will enter the 2017 NBA Draft. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Mock NBA draft of KU players

Sixteen Jayhawks finished the season on NBA rosters and six are competing in the playoffs. Frank Mason III hopes to get drafted.

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Chancellor Gray-Little honors, celebrates Bill Self, Frank Mason III

Never one to jump into the spotlight of college athletics, University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little recently had and took the opportunity to celebrate one of the school’s most cherished employees. By Matt Tait

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Billy Preston fairly quiet at Jordan Brand Classic

Future Kansas forward Billy Preston was back on the all star circuit Friday night in the 16th annual Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, where his West all-stars topped the East squad, 124-116, in comeback fashion. By Matt Tait

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KU basketball player Josh Jackson's inattentive driving case rescheduled

A Lawrence Municipal Court case involving traffic citations filed against University of Kansas basketball star Josh Jackson has been rescheduled.

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Josh Jackson formally charged in criminal damage case, plans to file for diversion

University of Kansas basketball star Josh Jackson plans to file for a diversion in a case in which he allegedly vandalized a woman's car outside a Lawrence bar and threatened to beat her.

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KU's Svi Mykhailiuk declares for NBA Draft, won't hire agent

According to the Kansas basketball Twitter account, KU junior Svi Mykhailiuk has decided to enter the NBA Draft this season but will not hire an agent, leaving available the option to remove his name from consideration and return to school for his senior season. By Matt Tait

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