Wayne Selden: Cheick Diallo can make impact for KU offense, too

Although Kansas freshman big man Cheick Diallo often is described as “raw” by coach Bill Self and expected to help KU most as a defender and rebounder, junior guard Wayne Selden Jr. says there are many ways the young big man can make an impact for the ... Continue reading


Cheick Diallo says strengths include rebounding, blocking shots, dunking on people

Kansas freshman forward Cheick Diallo speaks with media members the day before his first game with the Jayhawks. The 6-foot-9 Diallo says he became frustrated at times waiting to be cleared by the NCAA, but now is eager to finally play Tuesday night against Loyola Maryland. The ... Continue reading


Richt to Kansas? You must be out of your minds

It's probably just a small number of people out there on Twitter, and I realize that social media sites can be dangerous places to do any kind of real research. But I'm going to head down that path anyway because I just don't get it. During the ... Continue reading


Bill Self outlines realistic expectations for freshman Cheick Diallo

On Tuesday night, Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo will make his debut as a Jayhawk, against Loyola Maryland at Allen Fieldhouse. Monday afternoon at Bill Self’s weekly press conference, the coach said people might want to temper their expectations for the 6-foot-9 big man early on. *— Get ... Continue reading


Safety Fish Smithson finishes season as KU’s top player

**No. 1 - Fish Smithson:** Returned from ankle injury and had a team-high 11 tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage. **No. 2 - Joe Dineen:** Capped strong second half of sophomore season with nine tackles, including one for a loss. Has potential to develop into ... Continue reading


Final shot: KU needs to topple K-State to avoid winless season

Saturday marks the last shot for Kansas football to avoid going 0-for-the-season in football victories. With rival Kansas State coming to Memorial Stadium, is this finally the week first-year coach David Beaty gets the proverbial monkey off his back? Many remain doubtful of KU’s chances after a ... Continue reading


In his own words: Cheick Diallo talks getting cleared

Happy Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo speaks with the media about finally getting the news he and the Jayhawks had hoped for — he is eligible to play college basketball this season. Continue reading


Jayhawks in Maui: Hoisting the trophy

Thanks to a pair of blowouts in the opening rounds and a hard-fought 70-63 victory over 19th-ranked Vanderbilt in Wednesday's title game, the Kansas University men's basketball team hoisted some hardware in paradise. Taking the Maui Invitational was the first step in what fifth-ranked Kansas (4-1) hopes ... Continue reading


Baseline View: Kansas vs. Vanderbilt in Maui


South Korea Selden returns to lead KU to Maui title

**1 - Wayne Selden:** MVP of the World University Games was MVP of the Maui Invitational. Junior guard matched career high with 25 points and only blemish of the evening came when he missed four consecutive free throws in the final minute of action. Had seven rebounds, ... Continue reading


Jayhawks break down win over UCLA

Kansas Jayhawks Perry Ellis and Devonté Graham discuss KU's impressive Maui Invitational semifinal victory over UCLA. Coach Bill Self left impressed with his team’s effort, particularly in the first half. Continue reading


Baseline view: Kansas v. UCLA

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Senior Perry Ellis nearly matches point total to minutes played in rout of UCLA

**1 - Perry Ellis:** Made 7 of 9 shots from the field, including 2 of 3 three-pointers and scored 24 points in 27 minutes. **2 - Devonte' Graham:** Infused team with energy at both ends and had three steals. Had nine points, three assists and just one ... Continue reading


Baseline view: Kansas v. Chaminade

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Svi for three: Sophomore leads KU past Chaminade in Maui

**1 - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk:** Caught fire from long range and never cooled off. Scored all 18 of his points from beyond the arc, making 6 of 11 threes in 19 minutes. Also had three assists and three rebounds in the first game of Brannen Greene’s six-game suspension. ... Continue reading


Jayhawks react to 123-point display at Maui Invitational

Kansas basketball players Landen Lucas and Svi Mykhailiuk discuss the Jayhawks' 123-point showing after KU's rout of Chaminade at the Maui Invitational. Kansas coach BIll Self also weighs in, and provides his daily take on Cheick Diallo's eligibility. Continue reading


Jayhawks in Maui: Chaminade not afraid to score points

During Friday's long flight over the Pacific Ocean, I spent some time looking over the stats for the Chaminade Silverswords, KU's first opponent at the 2015 Maui Invitational — 8 p.m. central Monday night — and a couple of things jumped out immediately. The biggest, by far, ... Continue reading


Joe Dineen stands out in rout

**No. 1 - Joe Dineen:** Never gets discouraged and never stops playing rugged football. Made 16 tackles, all solo, one for a loss. Added a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry. **No. 2 - Derrick Neal:** Converted from receiver to cornerback in midseason, he showed nice skill ... Continue reading


Is this the week KU finally gets in the win column?

Kansas closes its 2015 football season with back-to-back home games at Memorial Stadium. And for the first time since the non-conference portion of the schedule, people seem to think the Jayhawks might be able to get first-year head coach David Beaty his first career victory. In fact, ... Continue reading


West Virginia likes to run the ball, take it away

After limiting high-scoring TCU to 23 points in a road loss last week, the Kansas football team will have to find ways to slow down a different kind of attack with West Virginia coming to Memorial Stadium Saturday (11 a.m. kickoff, FOX Sports Net). The Mountaineers (5-4 ... Continue reading