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Emmett Jones: Jayhawks ‘definitely flew around’ at energetic 1st spring practice

Following the Kansas football team’s first practice of the spring, interim head coach Emmett Jones conducted his first interview with the media since taking on his new role. Jones shared his thoughts on the players, the offense, what’s ahead, and much more. “You could tell those guys ... Continue reading

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Film room: Initial impression of Jason Bean based on his performance against Louisiana Tech

The starting quarterback competition has practically become an annual tradition with the Kansas football program, but an unexpected candidate entered the mix last week when former North Texas signal caller [Jason Bean decided to transfer][1] to KU. Bean has already demonstrated what he can do at the ... Continue reading

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Will Kansas get back in the mix for Class of 2021 big man Jonas Aidoo, who decommited from Marquette this week?

[With Tyon Grant-Foster’s departure][1] opening up a scholarship for the Kansas men’s basketball program, the Jayhawks have several options for how to fill it. And it’s possible, — perhaps even likely — either through other players leaving early or following Grant-Foster’s path into the transfer portal, that ... Continue reading

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Kansas connections aplenty as 2021 NCAA Tournament reaches Elite Eight

It’s been nearly a week since the 21 Kansas men’s basketball team was knocked out of the 2021 NCAA Tournament and the Elite Eight is now set. With two double-digit seeds still remaining and eight coaches who have never won a national title, the next three rounds ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks conduct Zoom recruiting call with former Louisville commitment

The Kansas men’s basketball program recently conducted a Zoom call with Bobby Pettiford, a 6-foot, 170-pound point guard from Creedmoor, N.C., who recently de-committed from the University of Louisville after a coaching change. Pettiford, who is ranked No. 115 in the 2021 recruiting class by Rivals.com and ... Continue reading

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Kansas one of several new teams in the mix for 4-star Phoenix point guard Ty Ty Washington, who recently de-committed from Creighton

Today’s spring hoops prospect to watch is prep guard Ty Ty Washington of Compass Prep in Phoenix, who was just named the Arizona High School Player of the Year by MaxPreps, a little more than a week after receiving a scholarship offer from the University of Kansas. ... Continue reading

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Examining the role of the search firm in KU’s quest to find its new athletic director

National search firm TurnkeyZRG, one of the powerhouses in assisting and facilitating the hiring process in college athletics, has officially listed the open athletic director position at the University of Kansas on its website. Turnkey has been involved with the search since the early stages of KU’s ... Continue reading

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Kansas City’s Brandon McKissic another transfer worth watching

As college basketball players around the country continue to seek out new opportunities, the Kansas men’s basketball program has started to surface as a potential landing spot for a few of them. Yesterday, we shared a report that [Northeastern’s sophomore point guard, Tyson Walker, had Kansas on ... Continue reading

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KU’s Bill Self says Jayhawks need more athleticism to become national contender

Still smarting from his team’s [85-51, season-ending loss to sixth-seeded USC on Monday night][1] in Indianapolis, Kansas coach Bill Self talked about the Trojans the way dozens of past KU opponents had always talked about the Jayhawks. Too big. Too long. Too athletic. Too talented. It didn’t ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks’ troubles finishing inside made deep March Madness run unlikely

The way the Jayhawks struggled to score inside this season, Kansas was going to need some good fortune in terms of March Madness matchups to make any kind of deep run in 2021. In the NCAA Tournament’s 68-team field, there might not have been any team more ... Continue reading

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KU senior Marcus Garrett’s emotional ending about more than a basketball loss

Indianapolis — The reality of what was coming showed on Kansas senior Marcus Garrett’s face throughout [Monday’s 85-51 loss to sixth-seeded USC][1] at Hinkle Fieldhouse. A flinch here. A grimace there, both admissions of frustration without the utterance of a single word. But as long as there ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: An Ugly Ending in Indy

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Bill Self, Marcus Garrett after KU was eliminated by USC in NCAA tourney

No. 3 seed Kansas was crushed by No. 6 seed USC, 85-51, Monday night inside Hinkle Fieldhouse during the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The loss ends KU’s season at 21-9. USC improves to 24-7 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen, where it will face No. ... Continue reading

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Isaiah Mobley, Andy Enfield after USC cruised past Kansas in Round 2 of NCAA Tournament

No. 3 seed Kansas was crushed by No. 6 seed USC, 85-51, Monday night inside Hinkle Fieldhouse during the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The loss ends KU’s season at 21-9. USC improves to 24-7 and advances to the Sweet Sixteen, where it will face No. ... Continue reading

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Garrett goes down swinging as KU’s best in lopsided NCAA Tournament loss

**1 – Marcus Garrett —** In what might have been his last game as a Jayhawk, the KU senior led the Jayhawks with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and was one of the few players on the KU roster who was not overwhelmed by the ... Continue reading

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What-ifs of NCAA Tournament even tougher for Jalen Wilson, Jayhawks

This year’s NCAA Tournament will be remembered for years to come by those who live and die with March Madness outcomes. And around Lawrence, where the absence of brackets and a potential national championship run in 2020 still stings for some, it will be impossible to look ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: USC basketball, Round 2 NCAA Tournament

This isn’t your typical second-round matchup, when third-seeded Kansas faces six-seeded USC tonight for a spot in the Sweet 16. For one, the Trojans are actually favored even though they are the lower seed. The spread is -1.5 in USC’s direction, while KenPom gives Kansas a 41% ... Continue reading

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A look at KU’s March 3-point shooting, entering 2nd round of NCAA Tournament

With a long and athletic USC defense standing in between Kansas and a trip to the Sweet 16, the Jayhawks are going to have to knock down some 3-pointers Monday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse to get out of the NCAA Tournament’s second round. Anyone who has kept ... Continue reading

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KU’s Bill Self ecstatic to play a game inside historic Hinkle Fieldhouse

Indianapolis — Few venues in sports, let alone in college basketball, can match the history and feel of KU’s Allen Fieldhouse. Hinkle Fieldhouse is one of them. Built in 1928 thanks to the generosity of 41 businessmen, the arena, originally known as Butler Fieldhouse, opened with a ... Continue reading

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USC’s Evan Mobley is a problem, capable of ending KU’s season in the 2nd round

If facing one set of brothers in the NCAA Tournament translated to automatic success against any pair of siblings, then No. 3 seed Kansas would be a shoo-in for the Sweet 16. With all due respect to Eastern Washington’s Groves brothers, the Jayhawks have an entirely different ... Continue reading