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Former Jayhawk Bryce Thompson tells Tulsa World ‘stressful’ season contributed to decision to leave Kansas

The Tulsa World caught up with now-former Kansas guard Bryce Thompson on Tuesday night to get a little more insight on [the former five-star prospect’s decision to leave KU.][1] [In an interview with Kelly Hines,][2] who covers all things Tulsa for the paper, Thompson said the fact ... Continue reading

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Kansas basketball target TyTy Washington expected to cut list to 5 this weekend

Kansas target TyTy Washington revealed Tuesday that he plans to announce his list of five finalists sometime this weekend. A 6-foot-4, 180-pound point guard who originally committed to Creighton last November — from a list of 10 finalists — opened his recruitment back up in early March ... Continue reading

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Transfer portal not for everyone, but it can be a win-win for all even if it takes some getting used to

After learning of [Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson's decision to enter the transfer portal,][1] we have reached the point where the portal has more scholarship players from the 2020-21 Kansas basketball roster in it than the Jayhawks’ roster for next season. As things stand today, the only scholarship ... Continue reading

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4 Kansas hoops commitments expected to make pledges official this week

Wednesday marks the start of college basketball’s spring signing period and the Kansas men’s basketball program is poised to officially add a couple of its new additions this week. Junior college transfer Sydney Curry, a 6-foot-8, 265-pound sophomore forward from Logan Community College in Carterville, Ill., and ... Continue reading

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A potential starting point for KU AD Travis Goff’s search for a new football coach

Now that all of the introductions, handshakes and pleasantries have subsided, new University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff can fully immerse himself in the job of finding KU’s new football coach. And the place he should start is on the telephone. If it were me sitting ... Continue reading

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Basketball Friends | Analyzing Ochai Agbaji’s stay-or-go decision

It's already been a crazy offseason for the Kansas men's basketball program, and Basketball Friends with Journal-World Sports Editor Matt Tait & "Rock Chalk Sports Talk" host Nick Schwerdt is aiming to try to make sense of all of it in the weeks ahead. From players coming ... Continue reading

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Gary Woodland finishes tied for 40th at 2021 Masters

Former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland fired his second even-par round of the week on Sunday at the Masters to finish at 4-over for the event and in a tie for 40th place. Woodland’s other 72 at famed Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., came in Round 2 ... Continue reading

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Basketball Friends | New Jayhawk, Big Cam Martin

It's been a crazy, busy offseason for the Kansas men's basketball program already, with players coming and going and another full round of recruiting taking center stage. And that's to say nothing of KU getting a new athletic director or Bill Self's new contract. Because it's been ... Continue reading

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Chris Hughes on how KU’s offensive line has improved this offseason

Kansas players spoke to the media via zoom Thursday night after a spring football practice. Those three players included guard Chris Hughes, defensive back Duece Mayberry and quarterback Jalon Daniels. Hughes spoke about how the offensive line has improved this offseason after a rough 2020 campaign. Daniels ... Continue reading

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Kansas CB Duece Mayberry on progress he made during freshman campaign

Kansas players spoke to the media via zoom Thursday night after a spring football practice. Those three players included guard Chris Hughes, defensive back Duece Mayberry and quarterback Jalon Daniels. Hughes spoke about how the offensive line has improved this offseason after a rough 2020 campaign. Daniels ... Continue reading

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Kansas QB Jalon Daniels on how his first spring slate has gone so far

Kansas players spoke to the media via zoom Thursday night after a spring football practice. Those three players included guard Chris Hughes, defensive back Duece Mayberry and quarterback Jalon Daniels. Hughes spoke about how the offensive line has improved this offseason after a rough 2020 campaign. Daniels ... Continue reading

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Recent rise of college basketball’s transfer portal accelerating transfers to and from Kansas

The transfer portal has transformed college basketball’s offseason from a time for projected returners and their programs to address weaknesses and needs to one that starts and ends with players looking for other places to play. The Kansas men’s basketball program has certainly felt the effects — ... Continue reading

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New KU AD Travis Goff speaks to media at introductory press conference

Travis Goff was formally introduced as the school’s new athletic director Wednesday morning at the Lied Center. Goff, who is a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and native of Dodge City, is the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the late Bob Frederick retired in ... Continue reading

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Three takeaways from Travis Goff’s introductory press conference

Travis Goff was formally introduced as the new athletic director at Kansas Wednesday morning at the Lied Center. Goff, who is a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and native of Dodge City, is the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the late Bob Frederick retired ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks projected in 5-10 range by most national pundits in way-too-early Top 25 polls

Now that college basketball has a new champion for the first time in two years, it’s on to the next season everywhere but Waco, Texas, where the Baylor Bears will continue their celebration of the 2020-21 season for decades to come. As well they should. Scott Drew's ... Continue reading

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With new AD in place, KU football players continue to back Emmett Jones

The University of Kansas athletics department filled one of its two major vacancies on Monday, as Travis Goff became the new athletic director. And while Goff’s plan for the KU football job remains to be seen, several Jayhawks didn’t waste any time backing interim head coach Emmett ... Continue reading

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AD Chatter: Could KU’s search be over on Monday?

Now that we’re smack dab in the middle of KU Chancellor Douglas Girod’s “within the next few weeks” timeline that he provided after KU and Jeff Long parted ways on March 10, here’s a quick look at the latest info I’ve been able to gather as KU’s ... Continue reading

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Kansas City guard Brandon McKissic headed to Florida

Brandon McKissic, a Kansas City senior and one-time Kansas basketball recruiting target announced Friday that he would continue his college basketball career at the University of Florida. A 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior from Ferguson, Mo., McKissic announced Friday morning via Twitter that he was joining the Gators program. ... Continue reading

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Kenny Logan discusses early defensive standouts, his role as a leader

Kansas safety Kenny Logan Jr. shared his thoughts on the Jayhawks’ first week of spring practices, as well as his personal accomplishments up to this point of his career. A junior in 2020, Logan also discussed his role on the defense, and which young players have stood ... Continue reading

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Nate Betts explains his move from safety to linebacker

A veteran making a move this spring to a new position, Nate Betts explained following the Jayhawks’ second spring practice what it’s like moving to linebacker. A super-senior who came back for an extra year, Betts also shared what he likes about the KU defense so far, ... Continue reading

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