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Miles Bridges news unlikely to have any impact on Josh Jackson’s decision

I get it. I really do. And I’m right there with you. Sort of. The idea of Kansas freshman Josh Jackson returning for his sophomore season is wonderful to think about. But it’s a total waste of time and, therefore, is hazardous to the health of Kansas ... Continue reading

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Easily head football coach David Beaty’s best Kansas spring

For the first time in David Beaty’s tenure as head football coach at Kansas, the spring exhibition will be played and scored like a game. That’s good news because it stands as evidence of greater depth in the program than during his first two springs. The next ... Continue reading

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Say What? Tait’s Wednesday appearance on 810 WHB’s Sports Night with Cody Tapp

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News, notes and updated Rivals.com rankings for the KU recruiting Class of 2017

While the Kansas basketball program’s 2017 recruiting class remains incomplete and a work in progress, the folks at Rivals.com have released their updated and final Rivals 150 rankings for the current class. The two future Jayhawks on the list who already have signed with Kansas both dropped ... Continue reading

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Stock Watch: Mykhailiuk on first-round bubble in ‘18 draft ahead of Wednesday’s announcement

In a move that didn’t surprise many people around the program, Kansas junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk announced Wednesday that he was testing the waters for the NBA Draft. What kind of feedback will the 6-foot-8, 205-pound guard from Cherkasy, Ukraine receive? That’s what he will find out ... Continue reading

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Highlights and one-liners from Tuesday’s KU basketball banquet

The news last night came from the opportunity to talk to Devonte’ Graham for the first time since he announced on Twitter last Sunday that he was returning for his senior season. [So that’s what I wrote.][1] But there were plenty of moments from last night’s Kansas ... Continue reading

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

** Recorded the afternoon of Tuesday, April 11, before the men's basketball banuqet.* Continue reading

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

* Recorded Tuesday afternoon, before the men's basketball banuqet. Continue reading

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Multi-millionaire in the making Udoka Azubuike packs ton of potential

He played in just 11 games, went scoreless in two and scored in double figures in just one, yet even at that, Udoka Azubuike left no doubt that he will have a lengthy NBA future and earn tens of millions of dollars playing basketball. If I had ... Continue reading

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Five-star point guard Trevon Duval open to playing alongside Devonte Graham: ‘Frank did it’

When Kansas guard Devonté Graham announced earlier this week that he was going to return for his senior season, it put into question whether that would end KU's recruitment for five-star point guard Trevon Duval. [In an interview with 247Sports’ Andrew Slater][1], Duval said it wouldn’t be ... Continue reading

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Which KU football player should go No. 1 in the spring game draft?

The Kansas football team is going all in on building up hype for this Saturday’s spring game at Memorial Stadium (1 p.m. kickoff). David Beaty and company started off the week Monday by announcing the two sides for the scrimmage — Team Jayhawks and Team KU — ... Continue reading

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Appearances in D-League critical to rookie Cheick Diallo’s progress

Now that the New Orleans Pelicans are out of the playoff race in the NBA’s Western Conference, the organization has been willing to give second-round draft choice Cheick Diallo a longer look before the regular season concludes this week. Playing more than 10 minutes for just the ... Continue reading

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Bill Self’s first Kansas NBA All-Star will be …

Memphis transfer Dedric Lawson became the 20th McDonald’s All-American recruited to Kansas by Bill Self. That’s a big number for a coach entering his 15th season, but the favorite to become Self’s first Kansas recruit to earn the honor of selection to play in the NBA All-Star ... Continue reading

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An introduction to future Jayhawks Dedric and K.J. Lawson

Once a national championship opponent of the Kansas Jayhawks, Memphis hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament in three years. So you get a pass if you weren’t particularly familiar with a couple of second-year Tigers by the names of Dedric and K.J. Lawson before news of their [plans ... Continue reading

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Report: Jayhawks expected to land Memphis transfers

Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reported Monday, through information obtained from their father, that [former Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson plan to transfer to Kansas.][1] The two brothers, who are natives of Memphis, where they attended Hamilton High, will sit out the 2017-18 season per NCAA ... Continue reading

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Seven-on-seven work provides glimpses of KU’s offense and defense

Every time the Kansas football team practices this spring, the Jayhawks address their strengths and weaknesses under the watchful eyes of head coach David Beaty and his numerous assistants. For approximately 15 minutes of most sessions, the media is allowed to observe, too. And typically there is ... Continue reading

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Tonight’s Wooden Award ceremony will mark the final act of Frank Mason’s magical season

Kansas senior Frank Mason III is in Los Angeles today for the annual ceremony that announces the Wooden Award winner (7 p.m. on ESPN2). Given the fact that Mason already has swept nine of nine national player of the year awards in the past few weeks [and ... Continue reading

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Daylon Charlot sees more posivite attitude in Jayhawks now than last season

At first, I didn’t think much of it when Alabama transfer wide receiver/return man Daylon Charlot told me Wednesday afternoon that the vibe on the practice field and in the locker room is much more positive now than last season. I dismissed it in my head as ... Continue reading

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With Bragg gone, where will the Jayhawks look to fill his role?

[Now that it’s all over,][1] it’s hard to believe that the Carlton Bragg Jr. era in Kansas basketball will go down as an experiment. But that’s exactly what it was. Despite earning high praise throughout his prep career and becoming another in a long line of McDonald’s ... Continue reading

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Carlton Bragg transfer least surprising in basketball history

Only someone whose vision was blinded by crimson-and-blue lenses couldn't see Carlton Bragg's transfer coming. He wasn't the right player for Bill Self and Self wasn't the right coach for him. A Hall of Fame coach doesn't change his style to accommodate one player or he risks ... Continue reading