KU guard Malik Newman named to Jerry West watch list

One day after learning that Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham had been named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list, Graham’s running mate, Malik Newman, landed on the Jerry West list. Newman, a transfer from Mississippi State, who sat out last season and is eligible to play ... Continue reading


Five reasons to get excited about Sunday’s Border War revival

The day hundreds of KU fans and nearly every Missouri fan has been waiting years for is now just a few days out, when the Border War returns, for one day only, in the form of a basketball scrimmage Sunday at Sprint Center. While the reasons for ... Continue reading


How active college coaches stack up in NCAA tournament during Bill Self’s time at Kansas

In sports, opinions that start with a snowflake can turn into an avalanche because so many hear a viewpoint, run with it as their own and don't ever stop to think whether it's fair. In the case of Bill Self, who has led Kansas basketball to seven ... Continue reading


Too much juco recruiting could put Kansas football in deeper hole

Kansas chancellor Dr. Doug Girod and athletic director Sheahon Zenger addressed the state of Kansas football once this season and that was at a Sept. 22 press conference centering on the campaign to raise $350 million to upgrade the facilities. Girod, based on the information he had ... Continue reading


Joe Dineen tops ratings in 45-0 loss at Iowa State

**1 - Joe Dineen:** In on 16 tackles, 10 solo, two behind the line. Battled hard from first play to last. **2 - Daniel Wise:** Forced a fumble, picked up a sack and two quarterback hurries. **3 - Osaze Ogbebor:** Looked quick and was in on eight ... Continue reading


Jacob Bragg biggest No. 1 in Kansas football history

Kansas fourth-year junior reserve center Jacob Bragg didn’t think much of a quick comment offensive line coach Zach Yenser made at the start of a practice during bye week. “You ready to run some routes and do some fullback blocking?” Yenser asked without stopping. “At first I ... Continue reading


KU fans split on idea of Border War scrimmage

With rumors of a possible scrimmage, for charity, between the Kansas and Missouri men's basketball teams later this month dominating sports talk in the area late Thursday afternoon, one natural question came to mind. Are Kansas fans excited or upset about the idea of renewing the Border ... Continue reading


Joel Embiid returns to Allen Fieldhouse, discusses what he misses about KU

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Is Peyton Bender still KU’s starting QB?

Football coaches and coordinators have no incentive to divulge their game plans publicly, and that’s the primary reason Kansas head coach David Beaty elected this week to not announce a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game at Iowa State. If you listen to offensive coordinator Doug Meacham’s perspective ... Continue reading


Add “except with Kansas football” at end of your fortune cookie

There is a website for everything. For example, exists. I recommend it for those stressed out by the inability of Kansas to field a competitive football program. Read the fortune-cookie messages and then add “except with Kansas football,” at the end. Here goes: “A friend asks ... Continue reading


KU’s Devonte’ Graham tossed into early player of the year chatter

The most popular theory circulating among fans of the Kansas men’s basketball program says that point guard Devonte’ Graham returned to KU for his senior season to take the reins from Frank Mason III and make his own run at national player of the year honors. At ... Continue reading


Cyclones blow away Jayhawks in football attendance this decade

Jack Trice Stadium, home of the Iowa State Cyclones, expanded from 46,721 to 55,000 in 2007 and in 2015 expanded to 61,500. The Cyclones sold out their first two games of the season, so the expansion isn't going to waste. Memorial Stadium's listed capacity is 50,071. Since ... Continue reading


Joel Embiid inks massive extension with 76ers; Good move or bad move by Philly?

By now, you surely all have heard about the massive contract signed by former Kansas center Joel Embiid, who on Monday inked a five-year, $148 million contract to stay with the Philadelphia 76ers. Not bad for a guy who has played in just 31 NBA games since ... Continue reading


Records of Kansas athletic directors’ football hires, from Q to Z

I learned in my years of covering baseball that umpires often had keen insights into players and managers. They saw them perform up close, under pressure, night after night. Many umpires, in off-the-record conversations, would share opinions on what impressed them about players and managers. Based on ... Continue reading


He Will, He Won’t, He Might 2017: Billy Preston

It’s not in any way Billy Preston’s fault. The Kansas freshman was not the man who labeled himself a five-star player. He did not place himself in the Top 10 of most recruiting rankings. And he did not award himself a spot on the McDonald’s All-American or ... Continue reading


Blowout losses common theme this decade for Kansas football

Saturday's 65-19 home loss to Texas Tech marked the 18th time, a 45-0 loss at Iowa State the 19th time this decade in the 82nd game vs. an FBS opponent that the Kansas football team has lost by a margin of at least 40 points, which translates ... Continue reading


List of potential players in college basketball scandal continues to grow

This is how it starts. [An report from Jeff Borzello, dated Oct. 7,][1] indicates that five-star, Class of 2018 prospect Jahvon Quinerly, who currently is committed to Arizona, has hired a lawyer in response to the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball. According to Borzello, ... Continue reading


Dorance Armstrong tops ratings in 65-19 loss to Texas Tech

**1 - Dorance Armstrong:** Picked up his first sack of the season and didn’t stop there. Forced and recovered a fumble and was in on nine tackles, including four solos. **2 - Steven Sims:** Played through some pain on way to five catches for 102 yards. **3 ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Jayhawks take a step back against Texas Tech's Benton Smith and Tom Keegan discuss the Kansas football team's 65-19 home loss to Texas Tech on Saturday, the quarterback rotation between Carter Stanley and Peyton Bender, and the lack of progress following the bye week. Continue reading


Earning stops on 3rd-and-long critical for KU’s defense

When a football team enters its bye week with a 1-3 record, there’s obviously plenty of areas that coaches will try to address with extra time in practice. For the Kansas football team, one area of concern is third down defense, which really hurt the Jayhawks in ... Continue reading