Wednesday night, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self made KU academic advisor Scott “Scooter” Ward a lighthearted promise in his hospital room in Kansas City, where he continues to grind through his recovery from recent surgery to repair a torn aorta. By Matt Tait
A few notes and nuggets from the recruiting trail, where several KU basketball targets in the Class of 2017 and beyond continue to make news. By Matt Tait
Here’s a quick look at seven things to expect from KU basketball media day 2016, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 13 at Allen Fieldhouse and feature input and insight from every player on KU's roster and, of course, Kansas coach Bill Self. By Matt Tait
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self's recent assessment of his team's slow start to the 2016-17 practice schedule sounded a little like the breakdown he gave his teams in the recent past. By Matt Tait
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Monday joined CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein for 15 minutes on his regular weekly college basketball podcast and covered a variety of topics from the Jayhawks’ Big 12 title streak to losing to Villanova last year and entering the 2016-17 season with a team that’s good enough to extend the streak and make some noise in March. By Matt Tait
Recruiting analysts from 247 Sports and Rivals.com are starting to get the feeling that it's down to Alabama and Kansas for Class of 2017, five-star point guard Collin Sexton. By Matt Tait
Kansas men’s basketball players were watching Saturday's NBA preseason game from a suite, which included freshman Josh Jackson — the first No. 1-ranked recruit to play for the Jayhawks since Andrew Wiggins suited up for Kansas in 2013-14. Wiggins said he’d only seen Jackson’s highlights, but he was asked if had any advice for the 6-foot-8 freshman from Detroit.By Bobby Nightengale
Nearly a decade after winning an NCAA title in 2008, several former Kansas basketball players held an unofficial reunion Saturday at the Sprint Center. With three Jayhawks playing in an exhibition game for the Minnesota Timberwolves — Cole Aldrich, Brandon Rush and Andrew Wiggins — many of their old teammates were more than happy to watch. By Bobby Nightengale
A lot was made this summer about the odd shooting stroke owned by Kansas freshman Josh Jackson. While discussing the topic at a recent charity event, KU coach Bill Self said Jackson could become "an unbelievable player" if he can turn the quirk into a strength. By Matt Tait
Scott “Scooter” Ward, KU’s associate athletic director for academic and career counseling who oversees academics for the KU men’s hoops and women’s volleyball teams, on Friday morning suffered a tear in his aorta after a cardiac episode and was flown from Lawrence Memorial Hospital to the University of Kansas Hospital for surgery, according to a colleague. By Matt Tait
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.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said nobody in Lawrence would be celebrating too hard over the preseason honors bestowed upon first-team all-Big 12 selections Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham and Big 12 freshman of the year Josh Jackson.By Matt Tait
The preseason buzz surrounding the Kansas basketball team grew Thursday afternoon with the unveiling of the Big 12 coach’s All-Big 12 preseason honors.
ESPN.com released its preseason rankings on Thursday morning, and there were some awfully familiar names sitting at the top, including Kansas, which came in at No. 3. By Matt Tait
Despite a lot more instruction and a little less action, Kansas coach Bill Self said the first true day of practice for the 2016-17 men's basketball team was a success. By Matt Tait