Late Night: Dancing, antics and Carlton Bragg on piano

Late Night in the Phog festivities featured plenty of dancing and antics, as well as freshman Carlton Bragg playing piano at center court of Allen Fieldhouse. Continue reading


Brennan Bechard hits $10K half-court shot at Late Night

Kansas basketball director of operations Brennan Bechard, a former player under Bill Self, hits a half-court shot to win KU sophomore Jerrod Martin $10,000, at Late Night in the Phog. Continue reading


Baylor posting mind-blowing numbers

A paint-by-numbers look at Baylor football, a study in offensive efficiency via blending a fast, powerful running game with a passing game that features fleet receivers and a terrific passer who also happens to be big and athletic and is protected by massive, experienced offensive linemen: 3 ... Continue reading


Getting to know the TD-happy No. 3 Bears

There’s no getting around it. No. 3 Baylor (4-0 overall, 1-0 Big 12) — one of the most impressive offensive teams in the nation — is going to score a lot of points on Saturday at Kansas (0-4, 0-1). The touchdowns are going to come quickly and ... Continue reading


Bears will win, but how many points will they score?

Surely, you’re aware Kansas football faces No. 3 Baylor Saturday at Memorial Stadium. And, surely, you realize the Bears are going to win. That’s why we didn’t include the KU-Baylor game in this week’s edition of Pick Six. No way the Bears lose. So why ask people ... Continue reading


Ever seen a 6-foot-7, 410-pound tight end? You might Saturday when KU takes on Baylor

Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen had a unique way to describe Baylor tight end LaQuan McGowan, who stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs a whopping 410 pounds. “There's a couple of plays (on Baylor's game film) that looks like the end of the movie when ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Don’t Blink

With Kansas football in full swing, and KU basketball about to get started, you might not want to blink this week, as Tom Keegan and Matt Tait talk Jayhawks on another episode of KU Sports Extra. Continue reading


Peek inside KU football practice: Ryan Willis and QBs prep

The Kansas football team’s top three quarterbacks for the Baylor game — freshman Ryan Willis (No. 13), junior T.J. Millweard (No. 10) and red-shirt freshman transfer Keaton Perry (No. 8) — take reps at Tuesday’s practice with running backs Ke’aun Kinner (No. 22), De’Andre Mann (No. 23) ... Continue reading


Wayne Selden Jr.: KU should make deeper run in 2016

Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. discusses why he thinks the Jayhawks will make a deeper run in the 2016 NCAA Tournament than they did in his first two seasons at KU, and the different styles of basketball Kansas should be able to play. Plus, Selden assesses ... Continue reading


The Day After: Blown out by the Cyclones in Ames

Many believed Saturday's showdown at Iowa State looked to be a winnable game on paper. And, for a little more than a quarter, the Jayhawks hung in there and appeared ready to compete with the Cyclones, whom they defeated 34-14 a year ago. But a couple of ... Continue reading


Marcquis Roberts’ interception and TD highlight Big 12-opening loss

**No. 1 - Marcquis Roberts:** Returned an 83-yard interception for a touchdown and generally had an active day. Had a sack and six tackles. **No. 2 - Tre’ Parmalee:** Muffed a punt but had another productive day at receiving, catching five passes for 81 yards and a ... Continue reading


Getting to know Iowa State football

Saturday marks the first Big 12 game of 2015 for both Kansas and Iowa State, and the Jayhawks and Cyclones have some losing streaks they’d like to get rid of at Jack Trice Stadium (11 a.m. kickoff). Winless through three games this season, KU at least snapped ... Continue reading


Last chance?: Winless Jayhawks visit Iowa State

Saturday marks the start of Big 12 play for Kansas football, which means victories are going to be even harder to acquire from here on out. The Jayhawks open what figures to be a brutal nine-week stretch with the most winnable game remaining on their schedule: at ... Continue reading


Cheick Diallo speaks

Highly touted Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo speaks with media members for the first time since arriving on KU’s campus. The 6-foot-9 post player discusses the influence soccer had on him as a basketball player, why he thinks he is the No. 1 player in his class, a ... Continue reading


Bill Self lauds KU’s depth, flexibility at media day

Bill Self kicked off his 13th season at Kansas Thursday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse with KU basketball media day. After players posed for photos and answered questions from reporters, Self sat down for a Q&A. Here are some of the highlights: **• Self is impressed every time ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Pageantry and Revelations

Tom Keegan and Matt Tait have some good news and bad news about Kansas football’s Saturday Big 12 opener at Iowa State. They reveal those and spread knowledge with great pageantry in this week’s episode of KU Sports Extra. Continue reading


Peek inside KU football practice: Iowa State week

A peek inside Tuesday’s Kansas football practice, where cornerbacks Brandon Stewart (No. 8), Tyrone Miller Jr. (19) and Marnez Ogletree worked with each other on footwork and technique during some down time. Continue reading


Rob Likens talks run-game issues, QB development, emergence of Tyler Patrick

Kansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Rob Likens discusses the Jayhawks’ struggles running the ball at Rutgers, his unwavering confidence in running back Ke’aun Kinner, quarterback Montell Cozart showing progress, the emergence of wide receiver Tyler Patrick and the challenges that face a true freshman QB such ... Continue reading


‘Hawks in the NBA Media Days highlights

During the past few days, players for the NBA’s 30 franchises posed for photos, answered questions and took in media day festivities with varying degrees of seriousness. That means it’s time to get the old ’Hawks in the NBA blog up and firing again. At this moment ... Continue reading


The Day After: In a rut at Rutgers

If you look only at the score, you might think to yourself, 'Huh, it looks like the Jayhawks had a chance.' However, if you watched Saturday's 27-14 loss at Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey — be it on television or as one of the brave souls sitting ... Continue reading