Landen Lucas’ bid to make an NBA roster fell short after his summer with the Boston Celtics. But that does not mean the former Kansas center has reached the end of big time basketball. By Matt Tait
A day after University of Kansas football and men’s basketball fans learned one radio station in the Kansas City area would no longer broadcast live play-by-play action of KU games, a new radio home for the Jayhawks emerged. 810 WHB and the Kansas athletics department announced Wednesday 810 will carry KU football and basketball games beginning this season. By Benton Smith
Former Kansas sharp-shooter Jeff Boschee, who still holds most of KU’s biggest 3-point shooting records, has not been able to get back to Lawrence as often as he would have liked since the end of his playing days, with his own coaching career and busy family life dominating most of his time. By Matt Tait
Above the entrance to Sports Pavilion Lawrence this weekend hung a huge banner announcing the Hardwood Classic AAU basketball tournament that simply said #BeSeen. That was the goal for the players from the more than 250 teams that invaded Lawrence over the weekend for the second, and best, event of its kind in Lawrence’s shiny new facility, and that was incredibly easy to do given the impressive list of college coaches who made the trip to evaluate some of the top talent in the next few recruiting classes. By Matt Tait
Although news of forward Jack Whitman’s departure from the program caught him “totally off guard,” Kansas coach Bill Self already has started thinking about what to do with the scholarship vacated by Whitman’s departure.
Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot will be held out of contact for the next few days after completing surgery for a broken nose, Kansas coach Bill Self said Friday. By Matt Tait
With its front court depth taking a hit with the unexpected departure of transfer forward Jack Whitman on Wednesday night, the Kansas men’s basketball team got some good news in the big man department. By Matt Tait
If Jack Whitman’s departure from the Kansas basketball program were nothing more than a convenient means of clearing a roster spot for the possibility of landing Marvin Bagley, then that would have happened much later, so it’s not that.
A source close to the Kansas basketball program confirmed to the Journal-World on Wednesday night an earlier report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that William & Mary transfer Jack Whitman had decided to leave the program. By Matt Tait
Starting Thursday and running through Sunday, Lawrence, Kansas, will become the focal point for college basketball recruiting, with some of the top teams and talents in the country traveling to the Midwest to play in this year’s Hardwood Classic. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas star Mario Chalmers on Tuesday found "the right fit," in his NBA return, agreeing to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2017-18 season, according to a report from ESPN. By Matt Tait
Two years after leaving his job at Kansas to advance in the coaching ranks, former KU point guard Aaron Miles is poised to become a head coach. By Matt Tait
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told reporters Monday that he expected to sign a contract extension through the 2024-25 season.
Former Kansas great Paul Pierce, who recently wrapped up a stellar, 19-year NBA career, on Monday signed one last pro contract designed to enable him to go out with the team he came in. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas forward Tarik Black is headed back to the NBA team with which he started.