When Trevor Pardula was a sophomore in high school, he sat in the stands and watched his high school team struggle to kick the football. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University All-America power forward Thomas Robinson will be playing for his third NBA team during the 2013-14 season.
Ben McLemore, the shooting guard out of Kansas, might replace Tyreke Evans in the Kings' starting lineup.
Kansas University’s football program on Saturday survived the second cut from highly recruited Hiawatha High standout Peyton Newell.
Quarterback Brady Quinn and coach Charlie Weis don't work together any more, but they stay in touch. By Matt Tait
Letting Doc Rivers go to the Los Angeles Clippers was the first sign. Getting rid of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett clinched it. The Boston Celtics are rebuilding.
For the past few weeks, and, really, the past several months, former Kansas University basketball star Ben McLemore has heard hundreds of times how he compares favorably to 10-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion Ray Allen of the Miami Heat. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University guard/small forward Travis Releford, who was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft, will be playing summer league basketball for both the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets, Releford told the Journal-World on Friday. By Gary Bedore
In letting Ben McLemore slip all the way to seventh in Thursday night’s draft, NBA general managers were guilty of obsessing on Cindy Crawford’s mole, the hitch in Jim Furyk’s golf swing, the raspy flatness to Bob Dylan’s voice. Column by Tom Keegan
A person with knowledge of the situation says the Denver Nuggets traded Kosta Koufos to the Memphis Grizzlies for Darrell Arthur and the 55th pick in Thursday's NBA draft.
Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan comments on the first round of the NBA Draft.
Surrounded by family and friends in San Diego, Kansas University center Jeff Withey needed something to break the tension of a stressful draft night, finally deciding to play pool with some of his old high school coaches during the second round. He was still at the table when the Portland Trail Blazers made him the 39th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night.By Jesse Newell
The Sacramento Kings are taking another chance on a Kansas product with potential. With Thomas Robinson’s first-round flop still fresh from last season, Sacramento’s new ownership and basketball operations team selected the latest Jayhawks standout with the seventh pick in the NBA draft Thursday night: shooting guard Ben McLemore.
Kansas University incoming freshman Chase Hanna has been named winner of the Kenneth Smith Award.
Kansas University senior thrower Heather Bergmann was one of 15 collegians named to the Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Track & Field First Team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
When the Sacramento Kings snagged Ben McLemore at No. 7 in the NBA Draft, those around McLemore turned their thoughts to another former Jayhawk who unexpectedly slipped down the board on draft night 15 years ago: Paul Pierce. By Matt Tait
The Brooklyn Nets will acquire Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics in a deal that was still developing as the NBA draft ended, according to a person with knowledge of the details.
Jen Rush, a defensive specialist from Houston Clements High, has signed a soccer letter of intent with Kansas University.
Fred Quartlebaum, who worked for Kansas University assistant basketball coach Norm Roberts six years at St. John’s University, for the past several months had planned to bring his family to Lawrence for Bill Self’s KU basketball camp. By Gary Bedore
New York City is no Lawrence, Kan., just as the NBA is no college basketball. But in the days ahead, beginning with today’s 6 p.m. draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Ben McLemore is determined to prove he belongs in both. By Matt Tait
Now that we (almost) all agree that the Cleveland Cavaliers should not select a center with an injury history, let’s look at the smartest place for them to turn with the first selection in tonight’s draft, televised by ESPN. By Tom Keegan
Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self has promoted Brennan Bechard to director of basketball operations, the coach announced Wednesday afternoon.
Apa Visinia, a 6-foot-4, 375-pound offensive lineman from Grandview (Mo.) High School, has orally committed to the Kansas University football team, he announced on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon.
The Miami Heat have decided to exercise their team option to keep starting point guard Mario Chalmers for the 2013-14 season.
Kansas coach Bill Self received a fine and public reprimand from the NCAA on Wednesday morning because of "misconduct" during the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
As long as the Big 12/SEC Challenge goes on in men’s basketball, Kansas University will not be facing the Missouri Tigers. KU coach Bill Self reiterated that point Tuesday during a Big 12 teleconference, responding with a simple “No” when asked if he anticipated playing MU in the conference agreement. Notes by Jesse Newell
Former Kansas University standout Danielle McCray says she never considered retirement despite two major injuries at the start her professional basketball career. By Jesse Newell
To center, or not to center, that is the question in the NBA draft. History says the guy with his finger on the button will press center. History also teaches that to do so is to take a risk not worthwhile. Column by Tom Keegan
Former Kansas University guard Angel Goodrich says she's adapting well to the more physical brand of basketball in the WNBA. By Andrew Hartsock
Tuesday’s announcement of a seven-year deal between Kansas Athletics and ESPN did little to squash concerns of Kansas University basketball fans nationwide about six games at the beginning of the upcoming season. For some fans, the deal may limit access to those handful of games, but KU officials caution that "the full story may not have been written yet." By Matt Tait
Kansas Athletics and ESPN have agreed to a seven-year agreement, beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, under which ESPN3 annually will carry a minimum of 70 live events distributed nationally, one of the largest deals the multiscreen network has signed to date.
Though he's going into his fourth year in the NBA, Cole Aldrich, a former KU center, says he feels like one of the least-athletic guys in the building when he scrimmages with the current Jayhawks. By Jesse Newell
An NCAA panel voted Monday to expand the use of replay review in college basketball, and instituted the 10-second backcourt rule for the women's game.
Former Kansas University football player Chris Martin and two other men were bound over for trial today in a robbery case stemming from a May 13 home invasion in southwest Lawrence. Martin has been dismissed from the KU football program and now faces at least 55 months in prison if he is convicted of aggravated robbery. His attorney, Chris Joseph, has said he believes the handgun allegedly involved in the robbery might have been a toy gun, and that he was in plea negotiations with Douglas County prosecutors. By Ian Cummings
Kansas University junior Jessica Maroszek placed seventh with a school-record performance in the discus on the final day of the 2013 USA Track & Field Championships on Sunday.
During Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s first 10 years in Lawrence, the power-forward position has been filled by a wide range of skilled players. We take a look at the best of them.
Kansas University senior Andrea Geubelle placed seventh in the long jump at the USA Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Drake Stadium.
As it stands today, the experts say Ben McLemore could go as high as No. 2 to Orlando — as low as No. 5 to Phoenix — in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but more than one expert has said McLemore’s stock has been dropping because of sub-par workouts for Cleveland, Orlando and Phoenix. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University sophomore forward Perry Ellis has hit the film room this offseason to improve his game. One of his main studies? Former Jayhawk Marcus Morris, whom Ellis watched quite a bit growing up. By Jesse Newell
Kansas University’s Francine Simpson won the long-jump title at the Jamaican National Championship on Friday night, while KU’s Michael Stigler failed to advance past the semifinals of the men’s 400-meter hurdles at the USA Championships.
Twins Kayla and Chayla Cheadle, seniors from Rock Bridge High in Columbia, Mo., have orally committed to play volleyball and basketball at Kansas University, the Columbia Tribune reports.
An onlooker who watched Tyrel Reed hit seven threes in a pair of Bill Self campers games in successive weeks wondered where the former Kansas University shooting guard would be playing basketball next season. "I'm done," Reed said. By Gary Bedore
On the 21st anniversary of their wedding night, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis and his wife, Maura, celebrated by honoring the 10th anniversary of the charity that changed their lives. By Matt Tait
LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the Heat to their second straight title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense Game 7 that was tight until Miami pulled away in the final minute.
Former Kansas University center Jeff Withey's whirlwind draft workout tour continued Thursday in Phoenix, the current NBA home of former teammates Marcus and Markieff Morris. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University placed 37 freshmen on the inaugural 383-person Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the league announced Thursday.
Kansas University senior Andrea Geubelle can cross another item off her to-do list. After coming up short at NCAA Outdoor meets and the Olympic Trials, Geubelle won the triple jump on Thursday at the USA Track and Field Championships in Drake Stadium. The victory follows 2012 and 2013 NCAA Indoor triple jump championships but is her first at an outdoor meet on the national level.
A look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Kansas University officials had no comment on Thursday when asked if members of the athletic department attended a meeting between Ben McLemore’s AAU coach, Darius Cobb, and NCAA enforcement staff officials this week in Indianapolis.
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis on Tuesday spoke briefly via Skype with Bonnie Bernstein of campusinsiders.com about the recent dismissal of defensive end Chris Martin.
Aurélie Gagnet, a defender for the U19 French National Team, will join Kansas University’s soccer team this fall, KU coach Mark Francis announced.
There’s no doubting that Andrew Wiggins, the 6-foot-7, freak-of-nature forward, belongs in the company of the biggest rock ’n’ roll stars ever to invade the United States. He’s that fab. By Matt Tait
The Kansas football team picked up a pair of oral commitments Wednesday night.
Andrew Wiggins scored seven points in Wednesday's camp scrimmage in Horejsi Center.
Kansas University closer Jordan Piché earned a spot on the American Baseball Coaches Association’s All-Midwest Region second team, the organization announced Tuesday.
ESPN college basketball commentator Dick Vitale says heralded Kansas University freshman Andrew Wiggins is even better than advertised. Column by Tom Keegan
Able to practice but unable to play in games during the 2013-14 season, Arkansas transfer Hunter Mickelson will have plenty of time to familiarize himself with Kansas University’s basketball program. By Gary Bedore
A look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
In the third installment of our summer series, the Journal-World and KUSports.com staffs look at the top small forwards in the Bill Self era.
Kansas University freshman guard Conner Frankamp showcased his deadly three-point shot in a camp game last week and says he's adjusting well to life as a Jayhawk. By Gary Bedore
Kansas Athletics and IMG College, along with Time Warner Cable and Kansas City’s Metro Sports, have teamed up on an endeavor that will bring Kansas University sports fans unprecedented access to KU athletics during the coming year and well into the future. By Matt Tait
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has dismissed junior defensive end Chris Martin from the program, KU announced through a press release Monday afternoon.
Seated at a table with freshman teammate Brannen Greene to his left and Andrew Wiggins to his right, Joel Embiid bent over, closed his eyes and placed his head on the hard surface Sunday afternoon in Kansas University’s Booth Family Hall of Athletics. By Gary Bedore
How Miami's Mario Chalmers fared in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Former Kansas University guard Sherron Collins has been in town the past several weeks, trying to shed some pounds and rejuvenate his hoops career. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price and his son, KU assistant coach Ritchie, are enjoying their second stretch together in the Jayhawks' dugout. Ritchie returned to Lawrence to work with his father after a successful career as a KU shortstop and a three-season stint as South Dakota State's head coach. By Matt Tait
The buzz started late Saturday morning when Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self told his campers that prize freshman forward Andrew Wiggins of Toronto was en route to KC International Airport. Just a few hours later, the country’s No. 1-rated recruiting prospect in the Class of 2013 was on KU’s campus, as confirmed to the Journal-World by Self. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University rowing coach Rob Catloth announced the addition of nine rowers to the roster.
Kansas University’s women’s athletics moved up 10 spots to a tie for No. 8 in the Capital One Cup standings, which track the athletic fortunes of all Div. I colleges.
Ryan Robertson, who attended Roy Williams’ Kansas University Basketball Camp as a freshman at St. Charles (Mo.) West High, on Friday was back in Allen Fieldhouse for Bill Self’s Parent/Child camp. By Gary Bedore
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named Kansas University head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant Wayne Pate as its outdoor women’s coaches of the year.
This week's pick-up and charity basketball games with Kansas University newcomers and alumni provided plenty of entertainment and possibly a peek at the 2013-14 Jayhawks' starting point guard. Column by Tom Keegan
Tyrel Reed swished a three in overtime to give the Kansas University alumni Blue team a victory over the White squad in Thursday’s Rock Chalk Roundball Classic charity game at Free State High. By Gary Bedore
A look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Former Kansas University women’s basketball player Aishah Sutherland will play on the United States team at the Four Nations Tournament, June 17-30 in China. The 12-player U.S. team will join China’s national “B” team, the Australia Rising Opals and the Hungary national team in a three-city round-robin tournament for a total of nine games.
After looking at pictures online, Denesha Morris committed to Kansas University’s track team four years ago without ever setting foot on campus. By Jesse Newell
It was nice to see Wednesday afternoon that the Tyshawn Taylor we all saw grow up before our eyes during his time in Lawrence, highlighted by a big emotional growth spurt late in his career, has continued to mature. By Tom Keegan
There was a time when Kansas University freshman Brannen Greene had little in common with the 800 crimson-and-blue-loving youths who watched him erupt for a game-high 21 points in Wednesday’s Bill Self campers game in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
Winningest coaches call for winningest food combinations — like buffalo chicken and homemade mac ‘n’ cheese. 23rd Street Brewery staffers say that while Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self didn’t necessarily create his namesake dish, he has been known to order it.
During Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger's first two-and-a-half years in town, perhaps no team better illustrated his vision for KU sports than the women’s track and field team that was crowned the 2013 NCAA outdoor champions last weekend in Eugene, Ore. Column by Matt Tait
Kansas University sophomore forward Perry Ellis says he's working hard to build on strong play from the end of his freshman season. By Gary Bedore
Here's a look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Kansas University associate athletic director Jim Marchiony responded to a Twitter posting by the “KU Boobs” account on Monday, indicating the KU athletic department is not trying to shut down the KU Boobs Twitter account.
It’s academic-progress-rate time at universities across the country, and at Kansas University that means yet another reason for the men’s basketball program to celebrate. By Matt Tait
Todd Chapman, who helped guide Texas Tech to the 2012 and 2013 Big 12 regular-season titles, has been named head women’s tennis coach at Kansas University.
Kansas University’s women’s track and field team earned a nation’s-best 16 first-team All-America awards this outdoor season.
Kansas University sophomore forward Jamari Traylor didn’t expect to break down and cry before 800 youths during his appearance as guest speaker at the Bill Self basketball camp on Monday in Horejsi Center. But he did. By Gary Bedore
In the second installment of our summer series, the Journal-World and KUSports.com staffs look at the top shooting guards in the Bill Self era.
Assistant coach Wayne Pate delievered a short-but-sweet speech that proved to be the catalyst to last weekend’s outdoor national championship domination by Kansas' women's track and field team. By Matt Tait
Frank Mason and his Kansas University basketball teammates good-naturedly signed shirts, shoes, basketballs, posters and plain sheets of paper for hundreds of KU coach Bill Self’s basketball campers during a marathon 21⁄2-hour orientation session Sunday in Booth Family Hall of Athletics. By Gary Bedore
Champions all start somewhere. Technically, Kansas University sophomore Lindsay Vollmer started on her way toward a national championship in the heptathlon at the age of 8, when she took up track and field, the sport her parents competed in during college. By Tom Keegan
On a breezy and sunny summer Sunday, nearly 500 KU fans headed inside and filled the north end’s lower level at Allen Fieldhouse, rising to their feet when Andrea Geubelle and senior sprinter Paris Daniels led the Kansas women's track and field team from the southwest tunnel to the north end, the national-title trophy in tow. By Matt Tait
Here's a look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Five current and former Kansas University baseball players and one future Jayhawk were selected during the third day of the 2013 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Saturday.
Although his training-camp invitation from the Chicago Bears did not lead to a contract, former Kansas University linebacker Tunde Bakare remains on the Bears’ potential-call-ups list and hopes to get another chance at professional football. By Matt Tait
One unexpected piece of news at Bill’s Basketball Boogie raised the party atmosphere to a fever pitch on Saturday night at Abe & Jake’s Landing: news that Canadian freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins likely will be on campus for summer school Monday or Tuesday. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger shook the hand of women’s track coach Stanley Redwine and hugged him after Redwine’s Jayhawks on Saturday won the NCAA Outdoor title at University of Oregon’s track.
He won’t say it, so someone else must: Kansas has the best track and field coach in the nation. By Tom Keegan
Andrew Wiggins is expected to arrive in Lawrence this week, coach Bill Self says.
Kansas University has won its first NCAA women’s track title. The top-ranked Jayhawks had 60 points to hold off runner-up Texas A&M (44) and Oregon (43).
The arrival of June often marks the beginning of the prediction season for the upcoming college football campaign, and the first batch of predictions regarding the Big 12 Conference are now out. Notes by Matt Tait
Kansas Athletics Inc., the operating arm of the Kansas University athletic department, on Friday approved a proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that is $5.4 million dollars — or 7 percent — higher than the one it worked with during 2013.
Kansas University freshman Wayne Selden says picking KU was an easy choice once he visited for Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University women’s golfer Thanuttra Boonraksasat shot a 1-under par 71 on Friday and finished tied for 15th at the Singha-Sat Thai LPGA Championship at Black Mountain Golf Course. Her 5-over 221 for the three-round tournament tied the Bangkok, Thailand, native for third among the 25 amateurs in the field.
Kansas University sophomore Lindsay Vollmer is a national champion, an honor she hopes to share with her teammates today. Vollmer earned the first individual outdoor title in program history Friday with a dominant performance in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Vollmer’s performance helped extend the Jayhawks’ lead in the women’s team standings with one day to go.
The recruiting process for five-star, Top 20-ranked high school boys basketball players can be long, drawn out, excruciatingly painful for those players, their parents and fans.
The Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate the beginning of the 2013-14 season a bit earlier this season, with the 29th annual Late Night in the Phog set for Friday, Oct. 4, in Allen Fieldhouse.
Barb Parker, single mother of former Douglas County Jayhawks Special Olympics basketball team star Tony Parker, was eating dinner with her favorite player when the doorbell rang Sunday around 7 p.m.
It hasn’t taken Kansas University basketball newcomer Tarik Black long to invest himself fully in strength coach Andrea Hudy’s weight program. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University junior Jessica Maroszek placed fourth in the discus Thursday, and KU’s women’s track and field team held onto the lead after two days of the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.
Here's a look at how Mario Chalmers fared in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Thursday afternoon, Kansas University officials announced via press release that Kansas Athletics and adidas have agreed to renew their footwear and apparel partnership — one of the largest such partnerships in college athletics — through 2019. The commitment extends by six years the original eight-year agreement between adidas and KU, which was signed in 2005.
The top-ranked Kansas University women’s track and field team is in first place after the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Championship, Wednesday at Hayward Field.
If Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has his way during the next few years, the second leg of a home-and-home series between KU and Hawaii in 2016 and 2017 will be a homecoming for several players on his roster. By Matt Tait
Bill Self in the spring of 2008 started talking about the need for a recreational campus in Lawrence “to provide kids with a new and safe place to play and learn how to live healthy lives.” Five years later — thanks in part to a Bill and Cindy Self Assists Foundation donation of $2 million — a proposed 181,000-square foot recreation center at Rock Chalk Park has become a reality. By Gary Bedore
The Kansas University golf program long has been affiliated with Alvamar’s public golf course, so it’s never a surprise when former Jayhawks win events there. On Wednesday during the Kansas Golf Association four-ball tournament, it was a day of near misses for former Jayhawks. Notes by Tom Keegan
Barb Parker, single mother of former Douglas County Jayhawks Special Olympics basketball team star Tony Parker, was eating dinner with her favorite player when the doorbell rang Sunday at around 7 p.m. The young man at the door of her home in the Wichita suburb of Bel Aire, wondered if Tony, 27, could come out to shoot hoops. The visitor? Tony's favorite player, KU sophomore Perry Ellis. By Tom Keegan
The Kansas football team will play a home-and-home series with Hawaii starting in 2016, the schools announced Wednesday afternoon.
Kansas University’s top-ranked women’s track and field team and No. 15 men’s team will compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships today in Eugene, Ore.
Former Lawrence High basketball standout Brad Frederick, who worked for former Kansas University assistant Kevin Stallings the past 14 years as a full-time aide at Vanderbilt, is headed to North Carolina to serve as director of basketball operations for former KU coach Roy Williams. By Gary Bedore
Cost estimates for roads, sewers and infrastructure at the Rock Chalk Park facility in northwest Lawrence have come in nearly $3 million above what the city estimated, but Bill Self’s Assists Foundation has agreed to make a $2 million donation to partially offset some of the overage.
The Kansas football team's season-opener against South Dakota on Sept. 7 will kick off at 6 p.m. and will be televised on Jayhawk Network, the Big 12 announced Tuesday. By Matt Tait
Kansas University senior jumper Andrea Geubelle, KU head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant coach Wayne Pate claimed Midwest Regional Awards, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday.
Former Lawrence High football player Jamal Brown — the son of former Kansas University defensive tackle Gilbert Brown, who played 10 seasons with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers after starring for the Jayhawks from 1989-92 — will join the program for the 2013 season as a walk-on. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University combo guard Elijah Johnson worked out for the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. By Gary Bedore
A collection of decorative putters leaning against the wall in the corner of his office inspired longtime broadcaster Roger Twibell to come up with a product that merges the loyalty aspect of those impractical door prizes with a golfer’s desire to trim strokes. By Tom Keegan
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Monday's NBA playoff game.
Former Kansas cornerback Tyler Patmon, who graduated from KU in May and left the team at the end of the 2012 season, will join the Oklahoma State program for the 2013 season, OSU officials announced through a press release Monday.
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced the hiring of assistant coach Shay Robinson on Sunday to replace Terry Nooner, who took a similar position at Alabama.
New Kansas University basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard’s connections in Chicago might be paying off in recruiting already. By Gary Bedore
Over the next 10 weeks, we'll look back on some of the top players, moments and memories of the Bill Self era at Kansas University. In the first installment, we look at Bill Self's top point guards. By the Journal-World Staff
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Saturday's NBA playoff game.
With the Kansas University football team set to make the transition into summer workouts Monday, the anticipation surrounding the next crop of new arrivals seems to grow by the day. In all, 19 scholarship players in the Class of 2013 have yet to report to campus and a good chunk of those players are expected to arrive during the next few days.
New Kansas University assistant coach Jerrance Howard says he's enjoyed working for former KU coach Larry Brown at SMU, Bruce Weber at Illinois and Billy Gillispie at Texas A&M and Kentucky. By Gary Bedore
Charlie Weis' Kansas University football program on Saturday night made the list of the final six schools vying for the services of Hiawatha High standout Peyton Newell, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive tackle ranked by Rivals.com as the fourth best prospect in Kansas in the Class of 2014. By Matt Tait