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How Kansas football has fared against new Big 12 coaches

On the surface, Kansas might have an easier schedule than normal. At least as easy as it can be for a power five football team trying to finish higher than last in the Big 12 for the first time since 2014. A common response from [a blog ... Continue reading

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Class of 2020 5-star guard Bryce Thompson in Lawrence for unofficial visit

Now that the Kansas men’s basketball program has figured out a way to fill up its 2019 recruiting class, the KU coaches can spend their time focusing on what comes next. While the big-picture answer to that question remains up in the air, the more immediate focus ... Continue reading

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Over/under win totals released, KU projected to finish last in Big 12

Why is FanDuel giving away money? That was my first thought when FanDuel Sportsbook released 2019 win totals for a majority of the FBS teams on Tuesday. I immediately scrolled to the team I cover to see what the number was. And, I must admit, I was ... Continue reading

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Former KU All-American Thomas Robinson eyeing another shot in the NBA

Former lottery pick Thomas Robinson is eyeing a return to the NBA this summer. Robinson, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has agreed to join the San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League roster in Las Vegas, according to Twitter account @HoopsRumors. The 28-year-old former ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk Lagerald Vick lands Summer League spot with Houston

Former Kansas guard Lagerald Vick is getting his shot in the NBA. Vick, who had an up-and-down, four-year career at KU, both on and off the court, has agreed to join the Houston Rockets’ Summer League squad, according to a report from Ian Begley, who covers the ... Continue reading

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2020 PG Bryce Thompson will visit this week

A Class of 2020 point guard, Bryce Thompson is expected to arrive in Lawrence on Thursday for an unofficial visit. The 6-foot-4 PG from Oklahoma has seen his recruitment explode in recent months after his dominating performances on the Under Armour circuit throughout the spring. Thompson has ... Continue reading

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Give R.J. Hampton an assist for Kansas finding its latest commitment, Class of 2022 guard Tre White

There are plenty of famous stories about how certain Kansas basketball players were discovered on the recruiting trail. Frank Mason III, who wound up becoming the 2017 national player of the year, was found in a back gym at an AAU event in Las Vegas. Current KU ... Continue reading

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Episode 4: Party Animal

[Now that this thing is off the ground,][1] it's time to move on to Episode No. 4 of the new "Foul Shots" podcast with "Rock Chalk Sports Talk" host Nick Schwerdt and former KU guard Elijah Johnson. Be on the look out for a new episode every ... Continue reading

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KU assistant Jerrance Howard catches up with Chicago Jayhawks old and new

Back in his hometown of Peoria, Ill., for a charity golf event this week, Kansas basketball assistant Jerrance Howard was in Chicago over the weekend and he caught up with a couple of Jayhawks past and present. As luck would have it, the two were actually working ... Continue reading

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Class of 2022 guard Tre White commits to Kansas

It may have taken a while for the Kansas men’s basketball program to fill its 2019 recruiting class, but the Jayhawks are off to major headstart in the Class of 2022. Tre White, a top-talent guard at Washington High in Milwaukee, on Sunday orally committed to Kansas, ... Continue reading

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Path to Golden State roster spot will be difficult for Dedric Lawson

There are far easier paths to an NBA career than the one Dedric Lawson must now traverse. No one expected the offensively gifted forward who spent his redshirt junior season at Kansas leading the Big 12 in scoring and rebounding to become a lottery pick or first ... Continue reading

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KU’s Silvio De Sousa gets TV time at NBA Draft

Fully focused on making his return to the court with the Kansas Jayhawks next season, KU junior Silvio De Sousa made a quick trip to New York City this week. The reason? To be there when his close friend and fellow countryman Bruno Fernando was drafted during ... Continue reading

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Report: Dedric Lawson agrees to free agent deal with Golden State after going undrafted in NBA Draft

Former Kansas forward Dedric Lawson, a 6-foot-9 junior from Memphis who left school a year early to pursue his NBA dreams, went undrafted during Thursday’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn, N.Y. But it did not take him long to catch on with a team. Just minutes after the ... Continue reading

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Highlights from 2019 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnRin4eYtls&t=1s Highlights from 2019 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic Thursday night at Eudora High School. Frank Mason III, who recently completed his second season with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, finished with 33 points in his debut performance at the 11th annual event put on by KU play-by-play announcer ... Continue reading

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‘This is bigger than basketball’: Frank Mason III on Rock Chalk Roundball Classic

Frank Mason III spoke to reporters Thursday night at Eudora High School following the 2019 Rock Chalk Roundball Classic. Mason, who recently completed his second season with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, finished with 33 points in his debut performance at the 11th annual event put on by ... Continue reading

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What stood out at Tuesday’s KU camp scrimmage

NCAA rules prohibit college basketball coaches from watching their teams’ organized scrimmages in the summer, which was probably both good news and bad news for KU coach Bill Self this summer. Self left after introducing the players and interacting with the young campers, but no doubt if ... Continue reading

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Highlights from Tuesday’s KU basketball camp scrimmage

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Udoka Azubuike in early stages of getting back to his dominating ways

Cleared to play basketball again just a few weeks back, University of Kansas center Udoka Azubuike isn’t quite back to his rim wrecking ways. That’s not to say one of the leading candidates for Big 12 Player of the Year next season has much to worry about ... Continue reading

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Tyshawn Taylor on youth and talent of current Kansas team

Former KU guard Tyshawn Taylor spoke to reporters Tuesday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Taylor came through with a game-winner for the Crimson team. He hit a step-back jumper over Chris Teahan for an 81-79 victory in the second open scrimmage of the summer. Continue reading

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Freshman Jalen Wilson on his first week with KU basketball

Jalen Wilson spoke to reporters Tuesday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Wilson talked about his decision to come to Kansas, and what it has been like during his first few days on campus. Tuesday's open scrimmage was Wilson's first action in front of the media. Former KU guard ... Continue reading