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Circle Rutgers as potential victory for Kansas football

Doug Meacham became the Kansas football team’s seventh offensive coordinator in eight seasons at the start of 2017, one of the more disturbing of many signs of instability in the program. Amazingly though, KU hasn’t had the most turnover at the OC spot, even though two head ... Continue reading

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Annual summer camps benefit both KU players, young campers

With the start of summer school and team workouts and NBA Draft talk dominating the month, June tends to fly by in the world of Kansas basketball. But each year and pretty much for each player on the team, June also is about working camps and interacting ... Continue reading

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Report: Former Jayhawk Billy Preston agrees to join the Cleveland Cavaliers

On Saturday evening, nearly two full days after the completion of the 2018 draft, Shams Charania, of Yahoo Sports, reported that Preston had signed a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The landing spot is notable because, after committing to KU out of high school, Preston ... Continue reading

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The good and the bad of Malik Newman’s two-way contract

It did not take former Kansas guard Malik Newman long to catch on with an NBA franchise after going undrafted during Thursday night’s 2018 NBA Draft. Newman, who was a projected second-rounder by most mock drafts leading up to the draft, watched 60 other players hear their ... Continue reading

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FAQ regarding Kansas AD vacancy

The best way to maintain a large pool of interested candidates for a Division I athletic director's job is to keep the names secret. Kansas has done a terrific job of that. If leaks sprouted, too many candidates would incur the wrath of the trees they shake ... Continue reading

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Svi Mykhailiuk already being celebrated in Los Angeles

The general perception regarding the NBA Draft is that it's the first-round picks who get all of the fame and glory. And while that is true when it comes to all things financial — first-round picks sign guaranteed contracts while second-rounders are not assured of anything — ... Continue reading

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Bill Self: Intangibles the key now for undrafted Jayhawk Billy Preston

People from all walks of life, from Kansas fans to NBA executives, entered Thursday with mixed feelings about whether former Jayhawk Billy Preston would hear his name called during the 2018 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, N.Y. When it was all said and done, after nearly five hours ... Continue reading

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Draft-eligible Jayhawks taking in tonight’s NBA Draft in different ways, places

We’re closing in on four hours until the first pick is announced in the 2018 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, N.Y., live on ESPN. While it’s not yet a certainty that the Phoenix Suns will make Arizona big man DeAndre Ayton this year’s No. 1 overall pick, it ... Continue reading

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Worth asking: Does Billy Preston want to get drafted?

Following the advice of his agent, Billy Preston scratched at the last minute from the five-on-five portion of the NBA combine. Considering he never played in a game for Kansas and was hurt after a few games in Bosnia, Preston stood to gain as much as anybody ... Continue reading

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Current Jayhawks talk NBA Draft and which former teammate they’d draft first

Thursday is obviously one of the biggest days in the lives of the four former KU basketball players hoping to hear their names called in the NBA Draft and finally find out in what city their professional careers will begin. But it’s not just Devonte’ Graham, Svi ... Continue reading

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Elijah Jones latest to give KU football Florida flavor

Kansas keeps its football roster a secret, doesn't update the various comings and goings to keep its fan base in the know, so it helps to check out social media for clues. Good news: Ellsowrth Community College cornerback Elijah Jones retweeted on Tuesday a photo of himself ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait’s weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self met with the media on Tuesday afternoon and touched on a number of different topics of interest surrounding the 2018-19 Kansas basketball program. During Tuesday's regular appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk on KLWN, we got into [the Lagerald Vick situation and ... Continue reading

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Bill Self gives update on Lagerald Vick and Silvio De Sousa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_uHYe1vUz8&feature=youtu.be Kansas head coach Bill Self told the media he plans to meet with Lagerald Vick about future plans. In three seasons with the Jayhawks, Vick appeared in 94 games and made 41 starts. Self also discussed the latest regarding Silvio De Sousa, who played in 20 ... Continue reading

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Bill Self, Quentin Grimes return to Lawrence after winning gold medal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip6Vghit780&feature=youtu.be Kansas head coach Bill Self and freshman Quentin Grimes talk to the local media after helping Team USA win the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. Grimes was named the event’s most valuable player after he averaged 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists ... Continue reading

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Mario Chalmers proves second round no impediment to NBA success

One of the scariest aspects of sports betting on its way to becoming legal involves "sure things," wagers you absolutely, positively, in no way, shape or form could lose. For example, if Sprint Center would have had a sports book on March 16, 2008 and offered odds ... Continue reading

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Which Kansas prospect will go first in NBA draft no easy call

I conducted an unscientific poll on Twitter, asking: “You’re an NBA GM with balanced roster, no glaring need. Which #KUbball player do you draft first?” The results: 1 - Devonte’ Graham (31 percent) 2 - Svi Mykhailiuk (30 percent) 3 - Malik Newman (22 percent) 4 - ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft week has arrived and 4 former Jayhawks soon will know their fate

For four former Kansas basketball players, this week will go down as one of the biggest of their lives. It begins today, with regular workouts and possibly a few more inquiries from NBA teams and scouts. And it ends Thursday night, with Devonte’ Graham, Svi Mykhailiuk, Malik ... Continue reading

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NBA mock drafts include four Jayhawks

The Athletic, ESPN.com, The Ringer and SI.com all do a nice job with their mock drafts. The four sites agree on two things regarding how KU players will fare in next Thursday night’s draft. First, they predict that the first round will pass without any Jayhawks hearing ... Continue reading

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10th annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic highlights

Check out highlights from the 10th annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, played Thursday night at Free State High. **Crimson - 128** Drew Gooden 19, Jeff Withey 7, Elijah Johnson 18, Ben McLemore 52, Travis Releford 2, Conner Teahan 5, Sherron Collins 12, Devonte’ Graham 8, Kid from ... Continue reading

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Depth at wide receiver thin under David Beaty

The once-in-a-lifetime Air Raid show put on by Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans that Kansas head coach David Beaty witnessed as receivers coach for Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M didn't in any way resemble the three years of offensive duds Beaty's teams have plodded through at Kansas. ... Continue reading