Looking back at Late Nights past

With the 32nd annual Late Night in the Phog a little more than 24 hours away, the anticipation of the beginning of another Kansas basketball season is at an all-time high. Led by 14th-year head coach Bill Self, the Jayhawks will open the season, as they always ... Continue reading


The case for KU coach David Beaty picking one QB and sticking with him

It was almost as if Kansas football coach David Beaty checked Twitter or a couple of KU message boards before hitting the postgame press conference following Thursday night’s 55-19 loss at Texas Tech. Without hesitating, and with a certain amount of conviction, Beaty came off a little ... Continue reading


Armstrong leads defense and Keegan ratings

**1. Dorance Armstrong** – Had two first-half sacks and a third was nullified by teammate's penalty. He’s fast, really fast. **2. Ben Johnson –** Knows how to get open. Had five receptions for 86 yards. **3. Fish Smithson –** Timed his leap perfectly to come down with ... Continue reading


Markieff Morris’ Washington Wizards open camp in uncomfortable territory

When newly acquired power forward Markieff Morris realized where the Washington Wizards were hosting this year's preseason training camp, bad memories instant began flooding his mind. See, the Wizards are conducting this year's camp at the home arena of Virginia Commonwealth University, the same VCU that knocked ... Continue reading


Late Night visitor list grows by one very big name

If you’ve been following along closely during the past couple of months, you probably can recite most of the list yourself. More than a dozen men’s basketball recruits from the Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 will be in attendance Saturday night at the 32nd annual Late ... Continue reading


KUSports Extra: Previewing KU-Texas Tech & Late Night in the Phog's Matt Tait and Tom Keegan dive into another week of Kansas football, volleyball and basketball and preview Thursday's nationally televised Big 12 opener at Texas Tech and Saturday's annual Late Night in the Phog. Continue reading


Jayhawks become spectators at 3-on-3 tourney for Coaches vs. Cancer

Scouting the field at #KUIMLateNight3on3BB -- finals are Saturday at 5:45pm in AFH before #KULateNight!INFO:— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) September 29, 2016 A handful of players on the Kansas men’s basketball team made the short trip across Naismith Drive Wednesday night to become spectators at the ... Continue reading


KU freshman Josh Jackson getting some preseason All-American love

As if the excitement and expectation surrounding Kansas freshman Josh Jackson was not already large enough, now we get this. [Rob Dauster, of NBC Sports, on Wednesday released his preseason All-American college basketball teams.][1] And there on the first team, along with a couple of veterans and ... Continue reading


He Will, He Won’t, He Might: Carlton Bragg

It's time to move on to the fourth entry in our He Will, He Won't, He Might series that examines the upcoming season for the Kansas men's basketball team, and today we take a closer look at a fourth Jayhawk projected to be in this year's starting ... Continue reading


Devonté Graham talks Late Night, recruiting

Kansas junior guard Devonté Graham discusses the importance of Late Night for the basketball program, especially in terms of recruiting. While fans pack Allen Fieldhouse year after year for the preseason show to see skits, dancing and a little bit of basketball, Graham says a lot of ... Continue reading


5 Jayhawks crack DraftExpress’ Top 12 Big 12 NBA prospects for 2017

Projecting any given NBA Draft, like obsessing over Kansas basketball in Lawrence, has become a year-round task and no one out there does it better than Jonathan Givony and his staff at From player profiles, regularly updated mock drafts and traveling around the world to track ... Continue reading


Jayhawks remain in hot pursuit of Orlando SG Chaundee Brown

According to 247 Sports’ “Crystal Ball” prediction, Wake Forest is now in the lead for Chaundee Brown, a 6-foot-5, shooting guard from Orlando who has narrowed his list of schools to KU, Wake and Florida. Danny Manning-led Wake Forest currently is projected as the leader for Brown ... Continue reading


Say something nice about Kansas football: Pursuing LSU recruits worth a try

SEC schools, other football programs with national cachet and whatever school hires Les Miles have a better shot, but it’s not impossible that Kansas could end up snagging one or two of the recruits verbally committed to LSU who decide to reopen the recruiting process. It’s a ... Continue reading


He Will, He Won’t, He Might: Josh Jackson

Another week brings another entry in the "He will, He Won't, He Might" blog series and today we take a peek at freshman wing Josh Jackson. Jackson, as you know, is the latest highly touted, likely one-and-done freshman phenom landed by KU coach Bill Self. An he ... Continue reading


Paul Pierce announces coming season will be his last in NBA

Some of the other biggest names of his generation have retired, but Paul Pierce will forge ahead and play one more NBA season. After a summer of contemplation, the former Kansas star, entering his 19th season in the league, announced Monday on [The Players’ Tribune][1] his intentions ... Continue reading


Offensive line woes make quarterback a tough place to play at Kansas

Playing quarterback for Kansas against a brutal schedule requires making the right decision when the best-laid plans break down. For example, take a look at three screen shots taken from ESPN's telecast, all from the biggest play of KU's 43-7 loss at Memphis, defensive tackle Jonathan Wilson's ... Continue reading


KU Basketball Boot Camp Journal: Sept. 23, 2016

You’ve heard the stories, read the accounts and probably even imagined what it’s like. But to see it is a whole different experience. Boot Camp, Kansas basketball style, is not for the faint of heart and on Friday a handful of local media members were invited in ... Continue reading


Behind the curtain at another KU Boot Camp

The Kansas basketball team plowed its way through Day 3 of Bill Self's annual preseason Boot Camp on Wednesday and was at it again bright and early for Day 4 on Thursday morning. That puts the Jayhawks one day away from the halfway point of the annual ... Continue reading


He Will, He Won’t, He Might: Devonte’ Graham

We're back for more with our new feature, "He Will, He Won't, He Might," which aims to identify something each Kansas basketball player definitely will do during the 2016-17 season, something the same player almost certainly won’t do and, of course, the wildcard, something each player actually ... Continue reading


He Will, He Won’t, He Might: Frank Mason III

Welcome to a new feature here at, where we take a little closer look at the potential for every player on the Kansas men’s basketball roster, one at a time, leading up to the start of the season next month. Dubbed, “He will, he won’t, he ... Continue reading