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The good, the bad and the ugly of KU basketball's 2019-20 schedule

Matt, I don't see KU's tournament path going through Indy if they're a 1 or 2 seed because of Michigan St. MSU is the best team on paper and if they play like that all year, there's a good chance they get seeded above KU and get the Indy path. I think it's more likely KU ends up going through Houston or sent out west to LA unless KU ends up as a the 7th or 8th overall seed in the NCAA tournament.

September 20, 2019 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Devonte Graham's pregame message fuels KU to dominant performance over Texas Tech

Andy, KSU just list on the road last Saturday to a next to last place Texas A&M. The team playing the best right now is Baylor who's won 7 in a row since KU beat them.

February 3, 2019 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Benton Smith: Lack of leadership evident during Jayhawks' recent road woes

This team has a senior leader and KU has taken on the personality of that senior leader unfortunately. This was always the danger of bringing Vick back and we're seeing his personality run off on this group.

Dotson has the potential to be a great player and has shown glimpses of being a leader throughout the year. He's just yet to fully take charge of his team and I think being a freshman has contributed to that.

Unfortunately, Dotson doesn't have anyone to show him how to be a good leader. We saw a similar issues several years ago when Mason got here. He played behind the worst PG of the Bill Self era in Naadir Tharpe and then struggled his second year to establish himself as a leader. That's around the time the string of great PG's was broken. When Self got here, he already had Miles who learned from Hinrich. Miles mentored Robinson, Robinson mentored Collins, and Collins mentored Taylor. That's where the pattern was broken. Elijah Johnson wasn't a leader or a PG. Naadir Tharpe was a freshman that year and was not a good leader and gone after two years which left Mason without a mentor and was forced to learn how to lead along with Graham.

January 30, 2019 at 9:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The case for Kansas sophomore Marcus Garrett to keep shooting

His ability to drive to the basket was opened up because he knocked down some outside and midrange shots. Driving to the rim should be 80% of his FGA, but the other 20% are what lets him be able to drive to the basket. He needs to keep shooting.

January 29, 2019 at 1:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU women's basketball team falls short at TCU

This is still a bad team that feasted on cupcakes in the nonconference. It's time for Schneider to move to his next job because he is not the man to Fox Kansas women's basketball.

January 28, 2019 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No. 9 Kansas drops 71-63 decision at No. 8 Kentucky during SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Moore really doesn't add anything at this point other than a warm body. He doesn't play a lick of defense, he's out of control on offense so he doesn't add anything positive at this point.

Mitch's role has pretty much disappeared now as well. In a 2 big line up, Mitch had a role as a back up 4. In a 4 guard line up, Mitch doesn't have a role because he's not good enough as a lone big. On the occasions KU goes with 2 bigs, it's Dave at the 5 and Dedric at the 4 and Dedric is better than Mitch.

January 27, 2019 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No. 9 Kansas drops 71-63 decision at No. 8 Kentucky during SEC/Big 12 Challenge

It's not that the coaches and players are okay with a loss, it's more that this game is meaningless in the grand scheme of things in relation to KU achieving its goals for the season.

This game has no bearing on KU's ability to win the B12 this year, it'll have minimal impact on seeding in the tournament, and it doesn't change the ceiling of this team.

This game didn't reveal anything new about this team we didn't already know. This team is bad at rebounding, subpar shooting, and subpar defense. All 3 weaknesses were on display in Lexington.

January 27, 2019 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Les Miles announces hiring of more KU football staffers

George, very few of these analysts are going to report directly to either Miles or Long. Most will report to either the OC or DC or the position group they work with. An analyst involved in scouting is going to report to the coordinator on that side of the ball.

Analysts involved in recruiting will likely report to Miles to get his approval on continuing to recruit a kid.

January 26, 2019 at 9:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Neither Self nor Calipari a fan of timing of marquee KU-UK matchup

This match up is exciting for the fans and all ofnl college basketball will have their eyes on Rupp because it's Kansas and Kentucky, but I get where Self and Calipari are coming from in not liking the timing of this game.

KU has been struggling recently against lesser B12 teams and the streak is in jeopardy this season. Now Self has to focus on a game that in the big picture is pretty meaningless to the season. KU will be in the tournament and will be a high seed in the tournament, same as Kentucky. After KU, 3 of Kentucky's next 5 are against the other 3 teams in the top 4 of the SEC.

Neither side wants an injury in a nonconference game in the middle of conference play to derail each team's hopes of winning their conference.

January 25, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

De Sousa's attorney: 'It's time for the NCAA to be fair to Silvio'

Joe, the $20,000 payment never occurred according to Gassnola. Since he's the one Adidas guy who plead guilty to all the charges, there's little reason to doubt that. His testimony was he was working on that payment when the investigation was announced and he never made the payment. The $60,000 payment is the one of concern because if it's determined Silvio had knowledge of that payment, then his career is over.

January 17, 2019 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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