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Thomas Robinson to announce decision to enter NBA Draft on Monday

I am very happy for Thomas Robinson. He is certainly one of my all-time favorite Jayhawks. Just a question for a few that have posted about TRob taking custody of Jayla. How exactly would an active NBA basketball player (the travel, the time away, etc.) take custody of a minor?

April 8, 2012 at 9:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tyshawn Taylor not yet dome-free

Fact: we didn't need Tyshawn to hit threes to win on Sunday vs. UNC and we don't need him to hit threes on Saturday to beat OSU. Tyshawn needs to play his game on Saturday and the offense will come.

Fact: Monday we need everyone to hit threes. Self might even need to hit a couple.

Final Four- this is so awesome! Rock Chalk!

March 27, 2012 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

’Pack mentality: N.C. State has KU’s full attention

Keep your heads, listen to Coach Self, and lose yourselves in the game tonight, fellas. No way they will lose if they have some fun. Rock Chalk!

March 23, 2012 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

All for 1 ... or 2: Jayhawks say seed doesn’t matter

If OSU wins, we are the #1 seed in Phoenix with MSU as our #2. In this scenario Missouri would be the #2 in St. Louis and OSU the #2 in Boston with Duke managing to play relatively close to home in Atlanta (shocker...). After all, this thing is all about catering to Duke. If MSU wins, we are the #2 in St. Louis with UNC as the #1. This would result in Missouri as the #2 in Phoenix. The selection committee will favor the Kansas regular season conference title over the Missouri tournament title.

March 11, 2012 at 3:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tourney top seeds appear fairly set

If OSU wins, we are the #1 seed in Phoenix with MSU as our #2. In this scenario Missouri would be the #2 in St. Louis and OSU the #2 in Boston with Duke managing to play relatively close to home in Atlanta (shocker...). After all, this thing is all about catering to Duke. If MSU wins, we are the #2 in St. Louis with UNC as the #1. This would result in Missouri as the #2 in Phoenix. The selection committee will favor the Kansas regular season conference title over the Missouri tournament title.

March 11, 2012 at 3:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Loud and clear: UK pulls away, makes statement

I would donate my left one to hear Bill Self candidly discuss current and recent recruiting. My questions to him would be direct: Why are we struggling to land top 50 recruits? Why does it seem the majority of our top recruits lately have come our way in a "sloppy seconds" fashion (Morris Twins, Xavier, Selby)? Would you have been able to land P. Ellis had he not been from Kansas? You clearly will not change your approach to chase the one and done's at all costs; will you change to chase the two and done's if the rule changes? Do you see the significant problem that arises when this talent (that is not landing in Lawrence) is now forced to stay another year?

My prediction for Maui: beat Georgetown, beat UCLA, get taken to the woodshed by Duke. I would sign on the dotted line for this outcome, just give me a pen.

As I review this before I post I can see the general negativity. I'd prefer to be blindly optomistic, but never have been able to make myself succomb. All things considered I will conclude with only positive observations/opinions:

Withey looked capable last night.
So did Wesley.
Tyshawn made free throws.
We will improve and compete.

Rock Chalk

November 16, 2011 at 11:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Loud and clear: UK pulls away, makes statement

Just my thoughts...

I cannot remember the last time I watched Kansas play and walked away knowing the opponent was a better basketball team. VCU wasn't a better team. Nor wasTexas in AFH last year. UNI? Nope. MSU probably was a better team, but we gave that Sweet 16 game away. There may have been a game or two in 2008-2009, but I can't pull them from memory. Georgia Tech in the Elite 8 was a better team, but we had every opportunity to beat them. This is very unfamiliar territory I believe we are entering in 2011.

We played as I expected we would play last night. We were nervous and timid under the bright lights, but we played with pride and didn't let the game get out of hand. We could have lost by 30 in the second half alone.

We do not have the talent or offensive ability to compete for the 2011 National Championship. While I entered the season fully acknowledging this would be a "down" year, I held on to a glimmer of hope that we would surprise. While we will develop, I do not believe our ceiling is high enough to win it all and that is ok, but unfamiliar.

Who annointed Thomas Robinson? Love the guy. Love the player. Love it all. He hasn't proven he can carry the load. I very badly want him to succeed. I think he will, but that we must temper expectations.

Kentucky is stupid talented, stupid long, and, well, I think they're stupid too, but I'll leave that alone... They are capable of embarrasing good teams and though I believe they will lose a number of games due to their inexperience, I also believe they will blow some very good teams away. I won't let the tie at half fool me. That first half was all about what Kentucky did to Kentucky, not what Kansas did to Kentucky.

I do believe we will win the Big XII. Thankfully, we do not have a Kentucky in the Big XII. Baylor is an underachiever. That hasn't magically changed in the last 8 months. No team in the Big XII will grind it out better than will Bill Self and Kansas. I believe we will win our 8th in a row.

That said, I am not "in this" for Big XII Championships and I suspect many of you join in that sentiment. I am concerned with the big picture as it stands. When do we get that next shot at a title? I do not see the infrastructure for this to happen any time soon. This makes the VCU and UNI upsets that much more difficult to swallow. We needed one to come out of the last two years.

November 16, 2011 at 11:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Run it up? Oklahoma Sooners wouldn't stoop so low

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October 11, 2011 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Replacing Reesing: Six candidates are vying for KU starting quarterback position

We should have had a legit QB waiting for Todd Reesing to leave. Instead we have competition, which can be a good thing, but not when you have 6 people with a legit shot. That just means there isn't anyone (or two) that stands out.

April 4, 2010 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reed expected Aldrich’s move

Self was most certainly talking about Cole's jorts. That *^#%$ doesn't fly at Kansas. Jorts are for missouri.

March 31, 2010 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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