KU assistant says Malik Newman ‘a little bit better’ on Monday

Filling in for KU coach Bill Self on Hawk Talk on Monday night, Kansas assistant coach Norm Roberts provided a brief update on the injury status of sophomore guard Malik Newman. Newman left Sunday's 95-85 loss to Arizona State late in the game after taking a knee ... Continue reading


‘Louisianimal’ RB Anthony ‘Pooka’ Williams picking up interest from major programs

The University of Kansas football program generated an explosion of unexpected buzz this past February by adding intriguing prospects to its 2018 recruiting class. But 10 months later, with the NCAA’s new early-signing period for college football beginning Dec. 20, the vibe surrounding KU’s potential signees could ... Continue reading


Former Jayhawk Carlton Bragg pretty popular on Twitter Sunday

An old Kansas basketball friend jumped into the limelight a little bit via social media on Sunday, as his new team, Arizona State, was in the process of knocking off his old team, KU, at Allen Fieldhouse. Despite not even being eligible to play this season, [and ... Continue reading


No easy fix for Kansas basketball team’s defensive woes

No easy solutions exist for the Kansas basketball team’s defensive problems exposed in back-to-back losses to Pac-12 schools. The flaws extend from the perimeter, where the guards don’t force a ton of turnovers, to the interior, where center Udoka Azubuike hasn’t yet developed great timing as a ... Continue reading


Sun Devils’ celebrations a sign of what it means to beat KU

When Washington knocked of Kansas at Sprint Center last Wednesday night, the Huskies ripped off a wild celebration in the Sprint Center locker room that left head coach Mike Hopkins soaking wet and smiling. Sunday, at Allen Fieldhouse, UW's Pac-12 brother, Arizona State, took that celebration one ... Continue reading


Postgame Report Card: Arizona State 95, Kansas 85

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 95-85 loss to No. 16 Arizona State on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B- ---------- The Jayhawks shot 48 percent from the floor and looked much more aggressive attacking the rim and finding their offense. And they were terrific early, ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Sunday Sun Deviling

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Bill Self after loss to ASU: ‘This is the softest team Kansas has had since I’ve been here’

After a 95-85 home loss to Arizona State on Sunday, Kansas coach Bill Self talks about the team's need to add mental toughness on the defensive end, giving up layups to ASU's guards and where the Jayhawks had defensive breakdowns. Continue reading


Udoka Azubuike on KU’s problems in loss to Arizona State

Kansas sophomore big Udoka Azubuike explains how No. 2-ranked Kansas couldn’t turn a hot start Sunday into a victory against No. 16 Arizona State at Allen Fieldhouse. Azubuike, who finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds, discusses ASU’s back-court attack, whether fatigue has become an issue for ... Continue reading


Devonte’ Graham after loss to Arizona State: ‘Their guards were just better than us’ Moments after KU’s 95-85 loss to Arizona State — just the 11th at Allen Fieldhouse in the Bill Self-era — senior guard Devonte’ Graham made his thoughts on the performance clear. “I don’t like losing, period,” said the downtrodden Graham. “At the end of the day, ... Continue reading


Devonte’ Graham tops ratings in home loss to Arizona State

**1 - Devonte’ Graham:** Had his finger prints on pretty much every good play to deliver Kansas a 15-2 lead, but in the end, Arizona State’s guards ruled the day. Graham had 19 points, eight assists, four rebounds and three steals and made 5 of 11 3-point ... Continue reading


Baseline View: Kansas shut down by Arizona State guards

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Getting to know: Arizona State basketball

Off to the program’s first 8-0 start since 1974, Arizona State has been one of the top surprises throughout college basketball. Ranked No. 16, it’s the first time ASU has entered the Associated Press poll since the 2008-09 season. Highlighted by a high-powered offense, the Sun Devils ... Continue reading


What’s it like to beat Kansas? Opposing players treasure upset wins

The price of 13 consecutive Big 12 titles and a lofty national ranking is that Kansas will almost always be circled on the calendar by opponents. Look no further than Wednesday’s 74-65 loss against Washington in Kansas City, Mo., where the Huskies tried to make a statement ... Continue reading


More Frank Mason III could be prescription for Sacramento success

Arco Arena, the former home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, had a notoriously noisy reputation, thanks to the cowbell-wielding fanatics who occupied its seats. Brand-new Golden 1 Center, the Kings’ new permanent residence in California’s capital, hasn’t had the chance to become so renowned yet. But you ... Continue reading


Early signing period cranks up pressure for college football coaches

Twelve days removed from college football’s first December signing period, Kansas ranks next-to-last in the Big 12 with 12 verbal commitments. Only Kansas State, which never does as well in recruiting on paper as on the football field, has fewer (11) verbals. The rest of the Big ... Continue reading


National reaction to KU’s loss to Washington somewhat mixed

Losses tend to expose all kinds of weaknesses and quickly send the focus of both the team and the fan base to what is not going right as opposed to what is. > “We're not a good execution team,” KU > coach Bill Self said after the ... Continue reading


Lagerald Vick the lone current Jayhawk to set career-high point total in losing effort

Thanks to [Wednesday night's 74-65 loss to Washington at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.,][1] Lagerald Vick now owns the distinction of being the only player on the 2017-18 KU basketball roster to set his career high in a losing effort. It's a bit of a rare ... Continue reading


Lindsey Scott Jr., brings exciting possibilities at quarterback

The first thing I liked reading about Lindsey Scott Jr., quarterback of national-champion East Mississippi Community College, was his height. He’s listed at 5-foot-11, which means schools that can afford to be picky about such things decided not to recruit him for fear he would have trouble ... Continue reading


Former LSU QB and NJCAA national champ Lindsey Scott Jr. considering KU football

A former LSU quarterback with both a high school state title and an NJCAA national championship on his résumé is examining the University of Kansas as his next potential stop. Earlier this week, Lindsey Scott Jr., helped East Mississippi Community College — the program made famous the ... Continue reading