Off the court, Justin Wesley is best known in Lawrence for his film portrayal of Wilt Chamberlain in the recent movie release, “Jayhawkers.” On the court, he’s the walk-on transfer from Lamar University who averaged 8.6 minutes a game — 7.8 minutes in Big 12 action — for KU’s 2011-12 NCAA runner-up/Big 12 championship team. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University freshman Joel Embiid will miss the Jayhawks' game against Texas Tech on Wednesday and the game Saturday at West Virginia because of his lower back strain, coach Bill Self said Monday afternoon. By Gary Bedore
Son of current KU assistant/former St. John’s head coach Norm Roberts, Niko Roberts has lived and breathed basketball at KU the last four seasons. By Gary Bedore
If KU were to break out the confetti cannons and stage a full-bore celebration Wednesday, it would signal a step away from authentic and onto a slippery slope toward Hollywood. By Tom Keegan
Oklahoma State sophomore guard Marcus Smart caused quite a stir on Saturday night by saying one of the reasons he played so well against Kansas the second half was his desire to keep the Jayhawks from cutting down the nets in Gallagher-Iba Arena. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University junior point guard Naadir Tharpe exited Gallagher-Iba Arena with a huge ice pack engulfing his entire left hand Saturday night. KU freshman center Joel Embiid needed to leave the game in the second half after re-injuring his back. By Gary Bedore
This was not the way Kansas University’s basketball team envisioned wrapping up an undisputed 10th straight Big 12 Conference regular-season championship. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University had Marcus Smart’s Oklahoma State team, which desperately needed a victory to revive sagging NCAA Tournament hopes, on the ropes. Then Markel Brown got hot. Then Smart smelled blood, and when that happens, all best are off. By Tom Keegan
After thousands of his new closest friends stormed the floor at Gallagher-Iba Arena to celebrate Oklahoma State's 72-65 victory over No. 5 Kansas on Saturday night, OSU senior Markel Brown found himself crowd surfing above the jubilant crowd.By Matt Tait
The officials were kept busy trying to keep order on the court the last time Kansas University played Oklahoma State in basketball. By Gary Bedore
Seven unnamed Curie High players were deemed ineligible on Friday.
Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Men's Naismith Trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday.
Wayne Selden doesn’t receive as much acclaim as say, Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid, but he’s also having a stellar freshman year, according to Kansas University coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore
Even with three games left in the Big 12 season, it’s difficult to imagine anything happening that could prevent Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins from winning the Big 12's Player of the Year award. Column by Tom Keegan
Kansas University senior basketball power forward Justin Wesley has certainly received local acclaim — from the 10,000 or so individuals who attended showings of the movie “Jayhawkers” Feb. 14-16 in the Lied Center. By Gary Bedore