Jayhawks playing faster this season to maximize offensive punch

Finding talented players with which to work never has been an issue for Bill Self in his 14 seasons as the head coach of the Kansas basketball program. Some of Self’s teams have featured dominant big men, others dynamic guards, but every season he knows what will ... Continue reading


Outgoing defensive end Damani Mosby sounds strong, bullish voice on Kansas football future

The date was Nov. 8 and three games remained on the Kansas football schedule when I interviewed defensive end Damani Mosby for his thoughts on the future of the program, intending to save the material for an offseason story. Mosby spent three years in the program, the ... Continue reading


ESPN analysts Dick Vitale, Seth Greenberg reveal national-title picks

ESPN college basketball analysts Dick Vitale and Seth Greenberg shared interesting takes on the impact of new rules and offered their midseason picks to win it all during a joint conference call Wednesday. The former Div. I coaches agreed that the new emphasis on existing rules translate ... Continue reading


Shaka Smart rebuilding Texas through patience, relationships

It’s no secret that the Texas men’s basketball team is struggling under second-year head coach Shaka Smart. The 7-11 Longhorns, who will take on second-ranked Kansas at 1 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse, got out to an up-and-down start to the season and now are riding a ... Continue reading


Stock watch: Josh Jackson’s shooting could impact draft position

Even the greatest players on the planet have their flaws. That’s what makes debating one man’s on-the-court value versus another’s a fundamental element of basketball discussions. For star Kansas freshman Josh Jackson, his strengths are numerous and his imperfections, while scarce, are obvious. Jackson, who turns 20 ... Continue reading


Frank Mason’s case for national player of year gaining momentum

Nearly every time Kansas basketball coach Bill Self fields questions from the media, someone will bring up Jayhawks senior point guard Frank Mason III and the impact he has made this season. > “How good has Frank been?” > > “What has Mason meant to your team?” ... Continue reading


Brtual stretch of Kansas basketball schedule starts Tuesday in Morgantown

After Saturday’s 1 p.m. tipoff vs. Texas ends, Kansas will have played 19 games, just one of them against a team ranked in the current Associated Press top 25 poll. Indiana was ranked at the time Kansas opened the season against the Hoosiers but has fallen out. ... Continue reading


Self says Jayhawks, at their best, as good as anybody

A few hours after returning from his team’s Monday night victory in Ames, Iowa, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self appeared on The Doug Gottlieb Show on Tuesday and discussed everything from KU’s latest win to the Svi Mykhailiuk travel heard ’round the world, Joel Embiid and the ... Continue reading


What are Joel Embiid’s chances of making all-star team as rookie?

The more Joel Embiid plays, the more the NBA Rookie of the Year-in-waiting amazes the Philadelphia fan base and observers league-wide. The former Kansas big man has scored 20 or more points in his previous nine starts — all while playing between 24 to 30 minutes of ... Continue reading


Tracking dunks, etc., for KU basketball

All sorts of interesting Kansas basketball tidbits are tracked in the pregame notes distributed to the media. Such as: Josh Jackson has scored the team’s first points in half of the 18 games, including Monday night in Ames. Frank Mason, the team’s leading scorer, had not drawn ... Continue reading


Jayhawks’ mettle impressive in victory at Iowa State

No one will confuse this year’s Iowa State team with a college basketball juggernaut. The Cyclones’ lack of size ultimately undermined their chances of keeping up with Kansas on the glass or stopping the Jayhawks inside Monday night in a 76-72 KU victory at ISU. Kansas made ... Continue reading


Raimond Pendleton 1, Antonio Brown 0

The Kansas City Chiefs kept superstar receiver/return man Antonio Brown and all of his teammates out of the end zone in Sunday’s 18-16 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but didn’t do nearly stellar a job against Brown as the Kansas Jayhawks did nine years and a ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: An Impressive Win in Ames

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Frank Mason doesn’t let sore knee keep him from topping ratings vs. Iowa State

**1 - Frank Mason:** Hobbled by a knee he bruised in the first half, Mason still soared for two huge, late defensive rebounds and followed with a tough drive to the hoop to score two of his team-high 16 points. Also led the team with six defensive ... Continue reading


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Josh Jackson on Iowa State’s Monte’ Morris: ‘I owe him one’

Tonight won't be the first time Kansas Josh Jackson and Iowa State point guard Monte' Morris will face each other in a packed house with plenty at stake. "Oh, I owe him one," Jackson said of Morris at Big 12 Media Day. "I owe him one. He ... Continue reading


Villanova jumps Kansas to move to No. 1 in AP college basketball poll

Villanova had a more impressive week than Kansas, which had to battle back from halftime deficits to win at Oklahoma and at home against Oklahoma State, and vaulted over Kansas to move into the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press college basketball poll. Kansas remained No. ... Continue reading


KU signee Billy Preston named a McDonald’s All-American

Congrats to the 48 men and women on the 2017 #McDAAG team! Is it March yet?! 🤔— All American Games (@McDAAG) January 16, 2017 Class of 2017 forward Billy Preston, the No. 8-ranked player in his class according to, learned Sunday night that he was ... Continue reading


Getting to know: Iowa State basketball

The Kansas Jayhawks will likely be ranked the No. 1 team in the country Monday and will be rewarded with a trip to Hilton Coliseum, a place they haven’t won in the last two seasons. All of the Jayhawks, outside of senior point guard Frank Mason III, ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Fighting to 5-0 in Big 12 play

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