Counting down the most interesting KU players to watch this NBA season — Part 1

> As the 82-game, nearly six-month-long > marathon known as the NBA regular > season begins this week, the league’s > 30 team rosters feature 15 players > from the University of Kansas. > > In order to get KU basketball fans up > to speed on ... Continue reading


Huggins: Key to unseating KU’s conference streak is winning at Allen Fieldhouse

KANSAS CITY, MO. — After finishing two games behind Kansas in the Big 12 conference standings last year, West Virginia men's basketball coach Bob Huggins said the key to unseating KU at the top of the conference is learning to win at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks own ... Continue reading


Jamie Dixon: Bill Self is ‘future Hall of Famer’

KANSAS CITY, MO. — After coaching for 13 seasons at Pittsburgh, TCU men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon enters the Big 12 Conference with some appreciation for Bill Self and the Kansas program. Speaking at Big 12 Media Day for the first time, Dixon compared Self to some ... Continue reading


Sprint Center is ‘Hilton South’ for Iowa State

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Speaking at Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday at Sprint Center, Iowa State men's basketball coach Steve Prohm addressed his team's play in Kansas City, winners of two of the past three Big 12 tournament titles. "What I think the number one factor ... Continue reading


Say something nice about Kansas football: A lot to like about Daylon Charlot

Nobody believed it could be done, saying something nice about Kansas football for 25 weeks in a row, but this is the 25th installment of the blog that will continue at least for 52 weeks. So far, the funniest line was typed by Matt Herrera in Week ... Continue reading


Jayhawks — like fans — tired of Big 12 losing streak

The last time the University of Kansas football team won a Big 12 game, many of the men who occupy key roles on this year’s roster weren’t even involved with the program. The Jayhawks, with interim coach Clint Bowen leading them, defeated Iowa State on Nov. 8, ... Continue reading


Senior safety’s monster game lands top spot

**1 - Fish Smithson:** Strip-sack and fumble recovery that preceded the game’s first touchdown. Was out of position on OSU’s final touchdown, but overall had a productive day with 16 tackles, 14 solos. **2 - Ke’aun Kinner:** Lost a fumble and team’s momentum went with it, but ... Continue reading


Recruiting juco cornerback greater priority than bringing in juco quarterback

Kansas football coach David Beaty tipped his hand as to how he believes the team's three quarterbacks who have played this season — Montell Cozart, Ryan Willis and Carter Stanley — are imperfect fits for his offense. Beaty did so when he pointed out that red-shirting New ... Continue reading


SI’s projection system predicts KU’s top scorers for season

We all know the Kansas basketball team is about to have another typically great season under the guidance of Bill Self. Win 30-plus games. Capture another Big 12 regular-season title. Enter March Madness as one of the favorites to reach the Final Four. You know the drill. ... Continue reading


KU basketball players reveal why they picked Kansas

When the more than 400 women who flocked to Allen Fieldhouse for the [7th annual Ladies Night Out with Kansas basketball event][1] got their turn to fire a few questions toward the Jayhawk players, they inquired about things like superstitions and the upcoming season and which players ... Continue reading


Latest update on road to recovery for Scott “Scooter” Ward

Kansas coach Bill Self on Wednesday night was asked by a member of the more than 400 women who attended the 7th annual Ladies Night Out with Kansas basketball event for an update on Scott “Scooter” Ward, who, [two weeks ago, was rushed into emergency surgery to ... Continue reading


He Will, He Won’t, He Might: Dwight Coleby

After a little bit of a break in the series to cover media day and a few other newsy KU basketball things, we're back for a quick look at our second bench player of the series, big man Dwight Coleby. The former Ole Miss transfer who came ... Continue reading


How far away is QB Carter Stanley from moving up KU’s depth chart?

Down 49 points on the road in the third quarter this past Saturday at Baylor, Kansas football coach David Beaty got an extended look at backup quarterback Carter Stanley. The redshirt freshman checked in for starter Ryan Willis to begin KU’s final drive of the third quarter, ... Continue reading


ESPN obtains memo directing Big 12 leaders how to handle Monday’s press conference

And so it begins. It took less than 24 hours for the Big 12 Conference to be exposed for not being completely truthful during Monday’s press conference that revealed the conference’s decision not to expand. And, if we’re being honest here, almost no one who has been ... Continue reading


End of expansion talk should usher in age of technology advancement for Big 12

OK, now that the dust has settled and we’ve all had time to let reality sink in, we know that the Big 12 Conference is not expanding and that the conference, at least on the surface, appears to be good with that. And why not? There are ... Continue reading


Thomas Robinson trying to earn roster spot with Lakers

No stranger to adversity, Thomas Robinson might be in for a few of the most stressful days of his professional career. A bonafide college basketball star by the time he finished up at Kansas in 2012, Robinson months later became the No. 5 overall pick in the ... Continue reading


Kansas football problems run deeper than size of Big 12 conference

Once Big 12 expansion talk lost momentum in recent months on the way to its official end Monday night, part of me was disappointed because the nine-game conference schedule makes it even more difficult for the Kansas football program to reverse course. But the truth is Kansas ... Continue reading


Say something nice about Kansas football: Avoiding longest losing road losing streak in history a possibility

The Kansas football program’s official road losing streak reached 38 games with Saturday’s 49-7 loss to Baylor in Waco, where Bears coach Jim Grobe showed great mercy by resting his starters after taking a 42-0 lead into halftime. The record does not count three losses to Missouri ... Continue reading


Oct. 17 is here, but who knows how big of a day it will be for the Big 12

3:11 p.m. Update: ----------------- The verdict is in: Big 12 not expanding ______ ------ **Original Post 11:31 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16:** Unless you’re one of the members of the Big 12 board of directors that will gather Monday in Dallas for a meeting that has been circled ... Continue reading


Armstrong anchors D-line and tops Ratings against Baylor

**1 - Dorance Armstrong:** Had an 8-yard sack and four tackles. Always competes hard and has the talent to play against anybody. **2 - Khalil Herbert:** Rushed for 34 yards and a touchdown. If enough blockers can mature during his career, he’ll gain many yards for Kansas. ... Continue reading