Ben Simmons interrupted fellow Florida star and LSU recruit Antonio Blakeney’s interview to break the news.
Sheahon Zenger wants to get it right, even if that means the naming of Kansas University’s next women’s basketball coach might not happen for another fortnight, even longer.
Not long after Carlton Bragg put on his Kansas cap, mistakenly said he was going to Kentucky, then declared himself a Jayhawk after all, the power forward from Cleveland set his sights on Brandon Ingram.
Kansas University hung tough with FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League, but the Jayhawks could not muster any offense in their 2-0 exhibition match loss, Tuesday at Rock Chalk Park.
Kansas University senior Michael Stigler has been named national athlete of the week by the U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assn.
KU coach Bill Self visited the parents of former Charlotte center Mike Thorne Jr. on Monday in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
For weeks after he was hired back in December, first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty raved about the quality of the coaching staff he brought with him to Lawrence. Three days into spring practices, the elements that make Beaty so high on each coach already have become evident. By Matt Tait
Less than two hours after leading his team to the Ohio Division III title, Carlton Bragg was on a plane bound for Chicago, the host city of Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-American Games.
Kansas University's Michael Stigler posted a personal-record 48.44, best time in the world in 2015 and the best time for anybody in any college meet since 2011. Researchers are in the midst of trying to find a faster March time in a college meet. So far, nothing. By Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 30, 2015
An All-Big 12 first-team selection in his junior season, Kansas University forward Perry Ellis received honorable mention on the Associated Press’s 2014-15 All-American team, unveiled Monday.
Kansas University limited Texas Tech to just four hits, but the Red Raiders made the most of them in a Big 12 baseball series-clinching 3-2 victory over the Jayhawks on Sunday at Rip Griffin Park.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self’s Jayhawks played the toughest schedule in the country the past two seasons, according to strength-of-schedule ratings calculated by ESPN.com. By Gary Bedore
Five solo home runs and a loading of the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning were not enough to save Kansas University from a softball sweep by Texas. By Matt Tait
Signs of spring: Flowers budding, birds chirping louder, the scent of fresh-cut grass floating in the breeze and jaws dropping watching Kansas University wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman, long, lean and, above all, fast. By Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 29, 2015
Kansas University freshman Eli Mayr scored the only goal 25 minutes into the second half as the Jayhawks edged Iowa, 1-0, in a spring exhibition soccer match Saturday at the Cyclone Sports Complex.
Two lopsided losses in doubles cost Kansas University the doubles point, and the Jayhawks never recovered in a 4-3 tennis loss to Southern Methodist on Saturday.
Kansas University’s Sydney Conley soared to a mark of 6.50 meters (21 feet, 4 inches) to win the long jump at the Texas Relays on Saturday.
A big early deficit proved too much for Kansas University to overcome, and the Jayhawks’ Big 12 baseball winning streak came to an abrupt end Saturday.
Future Kansas University basketball forward Carlton Bragg scored 12 points with five assists against no turnovers to help his Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph team defeat Lima Central Catholic, 63-50, in the Ohio Div. III state high school championship game Saturday at Ohio State’s Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. By Gary Bedore
The Kansas University cornerback got burned, and the receiver had nothing but air between him and the end zone during Saturday morning’s spring football practice. That happens. The cornerback stopped running. That won’t happen again, unless he wants to be caught in the middle of a vise of incensed coaches one more time. By Tom Keegan
For the second straight day, Texas scored four runs in the top of the first. For the second straight day, Texas used that quick start to beat Kansas University softball. By Chris Duderstadt
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to North Texas on Friday.
Kansas University senior Michael Stigler won his third consecutive Texas Relays 400-meter hurdles title Friday in a school-record and world-leading time.
Michael Tinsley, Connor McKay and Matt McLaughlin each had three hits, and Kansas University’s baseball team opened Big 12 play with a 7-4 victory over Texas Tech on Friday night.
Nationally ranked and riding a 10-game winning streak, Kansas University’s softball team picked a poor time to put out what coach Megan Smith described as the Jayhawks’ worst effort of the season.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Friday, March 27, 2015.
Ivan Rabb, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound senior power forward from Bishop O’Dowd High in Oakland, California, has narrowed his college choices to California and Arizona and could pick Cal as early as today, several recruiting services have reported.
Rhavean King, Sarah Kelly, Whitney Adams and Hannah Richardson teamed up to run the sixth fastest time in school history in the women’s 4x800-meter relay to highlight the second day of the Texas Relays for the Kansas University track and field team.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Thursday traveled to North Carolina to visit with Charlotte junior center Mike Thorne Jr., who plans to graduate in May and play his final season at a different school.
The whole thing lasted less than 10 seconds but so adequately summed up the work that had been done in the Kansas University football weight room from early December to mid-March.
Kansas Athletics, Inc., and first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty recently finalized Beaty's five-year contract and the details and language within it may be the best indicator to date that KU learned a valuable lesson from the failings of its past two contracts with dismissed football coaches Turner Gill and Charlie Weis.
Kansas University softball plans to retire former KU standout Jill Larson-Bradney’s jersey on Saturday, before the Jayhawks’ game against Texas at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas University upended Michigan, 3-2, on the final day of the SDSU Farms Women’s Golf Invitational on Wednesday at the Farms Golf Club.
Wednesday’s pro timing day for Kansas University’s football team attracted scouts from 25 NFL teams and produced mixed results for the 15 members of the 2014 KU football team who participated. By Matt Tait
The one-and-done rule, a one-way street in favor of the NBA, has flattened college basketball’s nose, and it’s time for a counter-punch. By Tom Keegan
The recruiting battle for elite basketball big man Cheick Diallo is heating up as the spring signing period (April 15-May 20) approaches. By Gary Bedore
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
Kansas University senior softball player Maddie Stein has been named Big 12 player of the week. Stein hit .500 over five games.
Missouri State overcame a five-run deficit Tuesday night to hand Kansas University’s baseball team its third straight loss, 15-9. The Jayhawks (9-18) will face Texas Tech Friday night in Lubbock, Texas.
More than anything, Bill Self wishes he was in Cleveland today, preparing his Kansas University basketball team for an NCAA Midwest Regional Sweet 16 game against Notre Dame.
There was no depth chart, only a number of different position charts. There were no old habits, only new routines. And by the time the first spring practice under first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty had wrapped — a little more than three hours after it began, thanks to a lightning delay that Beaty called “adversity” — Beaty summed up the day with genuine excitement over what had just been accomplished.
Such good weather leading up to the first day of spring football practice and then Tuesday arrives and wham. Gray skies. A brief appearance of the sun. Heavy rain. Two different hail storms. A brief blast of thunder and lightning.
Kansas University football coach David Beaty has been a busy man since he was hired back in December. And all of the running from place to place to meet with recruits, fans, administrators and donors is something the first-year coach believes was critical in building his program. By Matt Tait
Kansas University’s nonconference basketball schedule figures to be rugged again during the 2015-16 season. By Gary Bedore
The malaise in the aftermath of Kansas University’s two other recent NCAA Tournament losses to schools from the Missouri Valley Conference feels different this time. By Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 23, 2015
Kansas University’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and Gabriella DiMarco each won their matches, but the Jayhawks fell to Cal, 3-2, in the first round of the SDSU Farms Invitational on Monday.
Kansas University stranded 17 runners and surrendered three home runs in a 6-2 baseball loss to Iowa on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas University’s women’s tennis team used a fast start and a come-from-behind singles win to blank West Virginia, 4-0, Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Maddie Stein became Kansas University’s all-time career RBI leader with a solo home run in the fifth inning, and KU coach Megan Smith claimed her 300th career win in a the Jayhawks’ 5-4 victory over Georgia State on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 22, 2015
Frank Mason III sat with one hand on his head in front of his stall Sunday, in a quiet locker room following Kansas University’s 78-65, season-ending loss to Wichita State.
Kelly Oubre, Jr., a McDonald’s All-American who arrived at Kansas University as an almost-certain one-and-done college player, shed no light on his future plans after Sunday’s 78-65 loss to Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament. He and some teammates were asked about their plans for next season in Omaha.
The much-talked-about, long-awaited, highly-anticipated battle between major-college power Kansas University and mid-major extraordinaire Wichita State didn’t turn out to be much of a contest Sunday in CenturyLink Center. By Gary Bedore
The song remains the same in the Kansas University locker room on the day it gets knocked out of the NCAA tournament. This year, that day came Sunday when a veteran, unflappable Wichita State squad defeated Kansas, 78-65, in the round of 32 at CenturyLink Center. By Tom Keegan
There were a dozen big shots, all kinds of clutch moments and even a few runs that decided Sunday's 78-65 victory by seventh-seeded Wichita State over No. 2 seed Kansas at CenturyLink Center. But no play better illustrated the difference between the two teams or defined the reason for the final score like the hustle play and ensuing slam dunk made by Wichita State freshman Zach Brown. By Matt Tait
Despite a slow start that saw No. 2 seed Kansas play with the lead for the first 15 minutes of the first half, the seventh-seeded Wichita State Shockers got hot when it counted and ran over the Jayhawks, 78-65 on Sunday at CenturyLink Center.
Former Kansas University guard Conner Frankamp, who will be eligible to play at transfer destination Wichita State next season, has been spotted in downtown Omaha with his parents this weekend. He’s not practicing this weekend with the Shockers or sitting on the bench during games. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 21, 2015
Kansas University’s Chelsie Miller finished her appearance at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 16:17.02 in the 1,650-yard freestyle on Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
All six Kansas University men’s golfers placed in the top 20 — paced by runner-up Brock Drogosch — and KU won the Desert Shootout on Saturday at Palm Valley Golf Club.
Kansas University collected seven hits and eight walks but stranded 10 runners in a 6-4 baseball loss to Iowa on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas University’s softball team won its ninth straight game, and Alicia Pille improved to 17-0, as the Jayhawks defeated Georgia State, 8-6, in the Rock Chalk Challenge on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who is still wearing a brace at practice and in games to protect his sprained right knee, had an especially strong workout Saturday. By Gary Bedore
During the past three seasons, Wichita State guard Ron Baker has demonstrated on dozens of occasions the unflappable demeanor that has made him one of the toughest players in college basketball. By Matt Tait
Accomplished Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall tried to assume the role coaches enjoy during the buildup to monster games such as the one his Shockers play today against Kansas University. It didn’t quite fit this time. By Tom Keegan
It has been 22 long years since Sunflower State schools Kansas University and Wichita State have met on the basketball court. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 20, 2015
Kansas University’s Chelsie Miller placed 13th in the 400-yard individual medley at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday.
Kansas University’s tennis team lost the doubles point and the first two sets in singles before rallying for a 4-2 Big 12 tennis victory over Iowa State on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Connor Peck shot his Kansas University-career-low round of 64 and is tied for second overall, while KU took sole possession of first place in the team race after the second round of the Desert Shootout Men’s Golf Classic on Friday at Palm Valley Golf Club.
Maddie Stein tied Kansas University softball’s career RBI record, and the Jayhawks won two games in the Rock Chalk Challenge on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Since suffering a lopsided loss to Central Michigan on March 10, the Kansas starting rotation has helped the Jayhawks win three of their last four, including a 4-3 victory Friday over Iowa at Hoglund Ballpark. By Chris Duderstadt
The Kansas University basketball team took the CenturyLink Center court for the second round of pre-game warmups Friday morning, meaning it was time for New Mexico State’s players to all go to the other end of the floor. Kansas point guard Fearless Frank Mason III, a 5-foot-11 giant, stopped for an instant, locked his big eyes on one of the Aggies’ tallest players and gave him the icy glare typically seen at the center of the ring when boxers receive instructions. If Mason’s glare had lips, perhaps they would have formed the words, “I’m going to play bigger than you.” By Tom Keegan
Kansas University junior and Wichita native Perry Ellis said the idea of Sunday's showdown with Wichita State was exciting but still "just basketball." By Gary Bedore
Led by a hot-shooting day from behind the arc and some unusual pregame fun, the Kansas University men's basketball team moved into the next round of the NCAA Tournament with a 75-56 victory over No. 15 seed New Mexico State on Friday at CenturyLink Center. By Gary Bedore
The game everyone wanted to see is set. Sunday, in Omaha, Nebraska, Kansas University and Wichita State will lock up in the first meeting between the two men's basketball programs since 1993.
Down three at halftime, the seventh-seeded Wichita State University men's basketball team outscored 10-seed Indiana by eight in the second half of Friday's opening-round NCAA Tournament game in Omaha, to give the Sunflower State what it has been waiting for and talking about since the brackets were revealed last Sunday.
He made just three shots in 32 minutes and took a beating every trip down the floor. Holding New Mexico State big man Tshilidzi Nephawe to just 10 points may not have been the only key to Kansas' 75-56 victory in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at CenturyLink Center on Friday, but it definitely did not hurt. By Matt Tait
A stellar first half and the return of some hot three-point shooting led No. 2 seed Kansas to a 75-56 victory over 15th-seeded New Mexico State and into the third round of the NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait
Barring an unforeseen mishap, such as somebody slipping in the shower Friday morning, Kansas University’s basketball team should be relatively healthy heading into an 11:15 a.m., second-round NCAA Tournament game against New Mexico State. By Gary Bedore
New Mexico State guard Matt Taylor remembers a time, not long ago, when he thought teammates Daniel Mullings and DK Eldridge were the best defenders on the planet. By Matt Tait
Down goes Iowa State. Down goes Baylor. Down goes Texas. Just a bad day for the Big 12, or a good day to stop referring to it as the best basketball conference in the country? Both. By Tom Keegan
Kelly Oubre Jr. has the same reaction whenever it is stated in print, electronic or social media that Kansas University’s basketball team is destined to suffer the same fate of, say, an Iowa State, Baylor or Texas in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. By Gary Bedore
Kansas red-shirt freshman Brock Drogosch found himself at the top of the leaderboard Thursday after Day One of the Desert Shootout after carding a round of 6-under 66 to help put the KU men’s golf team in a tie for first place.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 19, 2015
There's no dog, powder or dip involved, only a 17-year-old South African boy trying to make his name easier for people to pronounce. When New Mexico State forward Tshilidzi Nephawe (pronounced Cha-lee-zee Nah-pow-way) first started playing basketball back in his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa, the other athletes he played with had a difficult time pronouncing his name.
Ian Baker, Remi Barry, head coach Marvin Menzies, Daniel Mullings, Tshilidzi Nephawe and Pascal Siakam spoke at the podium in Omaha during today's open media session previewing tomorrow's match-up with second-seeded Kansas at 11:15 a.m. at CenturyLink Center.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Bill Self didn’t take a catnap on the relatively short, three-hour bus ride from Allen Fieldhouse to the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn on Wednesday afternoon.
Already having looked at the NCAA Tournament experience factor that favors Wichita State in a potential matchup with Kansas University, it’s time to take a look at what elements favor Kansas.
Former Kansas University women’s basketball player Cheryl Burnett will be honored as a Missouri Sports Legend by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Saturday at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri, as part of the Women in Sports Luncheon.
Cliff Alexander is not in Omaha for the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt fired back at New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas after Balderas picked upsets of two Kansas schools in the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament.
It’s been more than three weeks since Kansas University sophomore Brannen Greene made more than one shot in a KU basketball game. And even in that game — a Feb. 23 loss at Kansas State — Greene knocked down a pair of two-pointers.
All three of New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies’ best-known mentors have guided teams to the Final Four, with two of them owning championship rings.
For the second season in a row, the Big 12 will send seven of its 10 teams dancing in the NCAA Tournament.
Taylor McElhaney doubled home two runs in the sixth inning, and Kansas University’s softball team rallied past Indiana State, 5-4, on Tuesday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas University’s Minami Levonowich tied for 45th, and the Jayhawks finished 13th among 15 teams Tuesday in the Arizona Wildcat women’s golf invitational.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
In the a national tournament to decide college basketball’s most valuable team, Kansas University isn’t the national champion, but it appears to be closing in. The KU Jayhawks are worth $35.4 million, making them the second most valuable team in the country, according to Forbes magazine’s annual rankings published this week. By Sara Shepherd
The Big 12 again has seven teams in the NCAA Tournament.
Bill Self woke up Monday morning feeling the same way about the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional as he did on Selection Sunday. By Gary Bedore
The experience factor tends to favor the school that didn’t land big-name high school recruits, and it’s no exception here. Even in the area of NCAA Tournament experience, the Shockers have a big advantage. By Tom Keegan
As New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies prepares his 15th-seeded Aggies for an 11:15 a.m. NCAA Tournament showdown with No. 2 Kansas on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska, the eighth-year head coach said he thought an experienced roster could be one of the few advantages the Aggies possess in their opening-round matchup. By Matt Tait
Kansas University’s basketball team reached the championship game of Inside Higher Ed’s 2015 NCAA Academic Tournament, falling to Belmont in “double overtime,” the publication announced.
Wichita State should have no problem playing angry this time around.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 16, 2015
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self spoke with ESPN’s Andy Katz Monday about freshman Cliff Alexander and indicated he won’t play in the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas University’s Madison Harrison defeated TCU’s Paulina Dubavets, 6-3, 6-3, to give the Jayhawks their only victory in a 4-1 Big 12 tennis loss to the Horned Frogs on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Maddie Stein’s two-out, walk-off grand slam lifted — rather dramatically — Kansas University to a 5-4 softball victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Owen Taylor went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a run and two RBIs, Drew Morovick allowed just two runs over five innings, and Kansas University doubled up Michigan, 8-4, to wrap up their nonconference baseball series Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Kansas University men’s basketball team’s second-round opponent in this year’s NCAA Tournament might be seeded 13 spots lower than the Jayhawks, but the WAC champion New Mexico State Aggies are no strangers to success. By Matt Tait
Conspiracy theorists will have a blast with insisting the NCAA Tournament selection committee rigged a potential third-round matchup between Wichita State, which wants to play Kansas University, and the Jayhawks, who won’t play the Shockers. By Tom Keegan
For the sixth consecutive year and eighth time in the last nine seasons, Kansas University’s basketball team enters the NCAA Tournament as a 1 or 2 seed. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 15, 2015
The uncertainty is over. As the prevalent pre-March Madness speculation presumed, Kansas University’s basketball team earned a No. 2 seed and will open the 2015 NCAA Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 14, 2015
Four Jayhawks had multi-hit games in the Kansas University softball team’s 10-2 five-inning victory over Idaho State on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Michigan rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and defeated Kansas, 4-2, in college baseball Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas University senior Lindsay Vollmer placed 14th in the pentathlon Saturday at the NCAA Indoor.
The stars on the preseason magazine cover still haven’t aligned for the Kansas University basketball team. When Perry Ellis emerged as a strong candidate for Big 12 Player of the Year honors, the guy laying bricks wasn’t the one named Mason. It was Wayne Selden Jr. Things changed for both Ellis and Selden this week, with the start of the postseason. By Tom Keegan
After Iowa State beat Kansas University, 70-66, to win the Big 12 Tournament Saturday night at Sprint Center, two Cyclones and one Jayhawk made the all-tournament team.
Kansas University Sunday will learn its seed and where it will be sent for the NCAA tournament. Most pundits believe KU will garner a No. 2 or 3 seed and open the tournament with a game in Omaha on Friday.
To some, it may have seemed as if the entire population of Ames, Iowa descended on Kansas City’s Sprint Center for Saturday’s Big 12 championship game against Kansas University.
Tears formed in Kansas University freshman Devonté Graham’s eyes as he met the media after Saturday’s 70-66 loss to Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament final in Sprint Center. The backup point guard took ownership of KU’s eighth loss of the season against 26 victories. By Gary Bedore
With his Big 12 Tournament championship hat propped up on his head and a smile of the utmost satisfaction plastered on his face, Iowa State senior Dustin Hogue leaned forward from his locker and looked into the future. Hogue said he believed the time had come to start looking at the Cyclones (25-8) on equal footing with the Jayhawks (26-8). And he was not afraid to make a bold prediction for a year from now. By Matt Tait
Kansas University basketball's streak of 11 consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles is in tact, but the Iowa State Cyclones now have won back-to-back Big 12 Tournament titles. No. 2 seed Iowa State fought off a 17-point second-half deficit and topped No. 1 seed Kansas, 70-66, in a wild atmosphere at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 13, 2015
Texas Tech turned back Kansas University , 4-0, in Big 12 women’s tennis Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Kansas University senior Casey Bowen earned All-America honors by placing in a three-way tie for seventh in the men’s pole vault at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.
Kansas University’s baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a 6-5 victory over Michigan at Hoglund Ballpark.
Alicia Pille pitched a three-hit shutout, and Kansas University’s softball team defeated Northern Colorado, 5-0, on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team held Baylor to its lowest point total of the season Friday night in a 62-52 Jayhawks victory at Sprint Center.
Brannen Greene hit his first three-point attempt against Baylor in Kansas University’s 62-52 win in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals Friday.
Everybody’s been talking about Perry Ellis and his sprained right knee. Garnering a lot less attention are the ailments of Kansas University sophomore Landen Lucas, whose “body is worn out right now,” KU coach Bill Self said before Friday’s KU-Baylor Big 12 tournament semifinal in Sprint Center.
When a young basketball player starts to talk like his coach, applies his standards, sees every blemish in the mirror, that usually is a sign of better days on the horizon. It means a team knows what it is and isn’t and knows what it will take to get the job done. By Tom Keegan
There’s a suite in the Downtown Marriott hotel that has been turned into a makeshift training room for Kansas University’s basketball players. It’s a place KU junior Perry Ellis has pretty much called home since the KU traveling party checked in on Wednesday night. On Friday, Ellis returned to the KU lineup, helping the Jayhawks beat Baylor 62-52. By Gary Bedore
When it comes to conference foes who have faced each other a bunch of times during the past few seasons, players and coaches tend to know when something's off about a guy or team with which they are familiar. That was the case for the Baylor Bears on Friday night with Kansas' Perry Ellis, who scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in 26 minutes of a 62-52 Big 12 tournament semifinal victory at Sprint Center. By Matt Tait
The Kansas Jayhawks opened the scoring with two three-pointers in the early going and then allowed their defense to carry the load the rest of the way. The result was a hard-fought, 62-52 victory over Baylor that pushed the Jayhawks (26-7) into Saturday's Big 12 title game against No. 2 seed Iowa State at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Injured KU forward Perry Ellis will return to the court against Baylor in Friday's Big 12 tournament semifinal, KU coach Bill Self said during pregame interviews.
The Kansas University secondary will enter the 2015 season in full rebuild mode now that former Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year Isaiah Johnson is leaving. KU football announced Friday afternoon that Johnson, a safety from Cary, North Carolina, who started at Kansas during the past two seasons, had decided to leave Lawrence after graduating in May.
Kansas University freshman Kelly Oubre carried the Jayhawks into the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament with 25 points, including 15-of-19 shooting from the free throw line, on Thursday afternoon. Attacking the paint has been a focal point for the freshman during the past few weeks and it's really starting to pay off. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 12, 2015
The best evidence of how deeply the father-son love shared by Norm and Justin Roberts burns lies in how badly they don’t want to see each other over the next couple of days. Norm, one of Bill Self’s three assistant basketball coaches, and Justin, junior co-star of the Lawrence High basketball team, both have two teams to root for this weekend. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University sophomore Brannen Greene is 0-for-14 from three over four games, following an 0-for-3 showing in the Jayhawks’ 64-59 Big 12 Tournament victory over TCU Thursday.
An attorney representing Kansas University freshman forward Cliff Alexander put out a statement on Thursday, before KU’s 64-59 win over TCU at the Big 12 Tournament, indicating the NCAA will not meet with the KU big man until he provides documents that Alexander apparently does not possess.
Kansas University forward Perry Ellis has been told to tell the truth, the whole truth and and nothing but the truth about how his sprained right knee is feeling.
Freshman guard Kelly Oubre scored a career-high 25 points, including 15 of his team’s final 21 points over the last 11 1/2 minutes, to lead top-seeded Kansas University to a 64-59 victory over No. 9 seed TCU in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament on Thursday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. By Gary Bedore
The top-seeded Kansas University men's basketball team may have had to play Thursday's 64-59 victory over No. 9 seed TCU without leading scorer Perry Ellis, but the Horned Frogs were not about to feel sorry for them. By Matt Tait
Freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a career-high 25 points to lead top-seeded Kansas University past upset-minded TCU, 64-59, in Thursday's Big 12 tournament quarterfinals at Sprint Center.
An attorney for Kansas University freshman forward Cliff Alexander released a statement on the Chicago native’s NCAA eligibility issues on Thursday.
Injured KU forward Perry Ellis won't play Thursday against TCU in the Big 12 Tournament, according to pre-game comments by KU coach Bill Self.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Legible name. Clear number. School colors. Pronounced logo. That’s about as far as the check list goes for college basketball fans and the requirements they have for the uniforms worn by their favorite teams. But for those behind the scenes, the process of taking the uniforms from concept to creation is much more intricate and actually begins as many as 10 months prior to their teams wearing any new gear.
Those folks who figured Kansas University forward Jamari Traylor wanted to play Kansas State instead of TCU today in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament figured wrong.
The ninth-seeded Texas Christian Horned Frogs knocked off No. 8 seed Kansas State in opening-round Big 12 tournament action in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday night, earning the Frogs a third match-up with top-seeded Kansas at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who practiced on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse and participated in a 40-minute shoot-around in Sprint Center, remains questionable for Thursday’s 1:30 p.m. Big 12 tournament quarterfinal against either TCU or Kansas State.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
An encouraging development with this gritty Kansas University basketball team bubbles beneath the surface of concerns regarding Perry Ellis’ knee injury and the in-limbo eligibility status of freshman center Cliff Alexander.
Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who was given the OK to practice on Tuesday by KU’s team doctors, remains questionable for Thursday’s Big 12 tournament quarterfinal game against Kansas State or TCU.
Early errors and base-running mistakes doomed Kansas University’s baseball team in a 8-2 loss to Central Michigan on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Perry Ellis remains questionable for Thursday's Big 12 quarterfinal versus TCU or Kansas State.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 9, 2015
The Kansas University athletic department is in the beginning stages of another coaching search, this time for a women’s basketball coach. As with any fantasy GM and/or real athletic director, I have five a list of five names of potential candidates in my pocket. By Tom Keegan
Wayne Selden, Jr. might not be back to full speed quite yet, but Kansas University’s starting sophomore shooting guard said Monday he’s getting closer.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said he’s not counting on freshman big man Cliff Alexander playing the rest of the season.
Kansas University sophomore wing Brannen Greene, who was suspended for Saturday’s KU-Oklahoma game for irresponsible behavior, “should play,” in the Big 12 tournament, KU basketball coach Bill Self said.
Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis will wear a knee brace in practice and games the rest of the season to protect his sprained right knee, coach Bill Self said Monday.
Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis was named first-team All-Big 12 on Sunday by league coaches and picked up the same distinction Monday from the Associated Press. But there is much more to the Wichita native, who values giving back off the court in his spare time. By Gary Bedore
After enduring season after season of mostly sub-par play in the ultra-competitive Big 12 Conference, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger decided enough was enough and on Monday morning fired women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson. By Matt Tait
One day after learning that the coaches had pegged West Virginia's Bob Huggins as the Big 12 coach of the year, Kansas University coach Bill Self learned during Monday morning's Big 12 coaches teleconference that he had earned the award from the Associated Press.
Bill Self was surprised on the Big 12 conference call today when told he was the league's AP coach of the year.
Four Kansas University pitchers surrendered a combined 14 hits, and the Jayhawks fell to Utah, 8-4, in college baseball Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Daniella Chavez hit her third grand slam of the season, and Kansas University atoned for a shutout loss to Chattanooga on Saturday with an 11-3 rout of the Mocs in the title game Sunday of the Stetson Classic.
The RPI, which some in college basketball like to use as an indication of a team or league’s strength, stands for Really Poor Indicator. By Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 8, 2015
Not playing in the final game and a half might have hurt Perry Ellis' chances for Big 12 player of the year. But the Kansas University junior did land on the all-Big 12 first team, voted on by the coaches and released by the conference on Sunday.
Dalton Carroll pitched a six-hitter, and Utah used two home runs to defeat Kansas University, 5-1, on Saturday in college baseball at Hoglund Ballpark.
Lily Behrmann and Chaley Brickey each homered and doubled, and Kansas University’s softball team routed Stetson, 10-1, on Saturday in the Stetson Classic.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 7, 2015
If Oklahoma junior Buddy Hield felt he needed to make one more statement to help his candidacy for Big 12 Player of the Year, he picked a heck of a way to do it. By Matt Tait
Kansas University’s starting shooting guard, sophomore Wayne Selden Jr., missed seven shots and didn’t score in 18 minutes Saturday against Oklahoma.
After finishing the regular season with a buzzer-beater road loss at Oklahoma on Saturday, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team has five days to prepare for the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. The undisputed league champions, the Jayhawks (24-7 overall, 13-5 Big 12) will have to wait until Wednesday evening to find out who they will play in the tournament quarterfinals.
Kansas University guard Brannen Greene was suspended for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma by coach Bill Self. Self also provided an update on junior forward Perry Ellis, who has a sprained right knee that kept him out of Saturday’s game.
Kansas University freshman Cliff Alexander did not make the trip to Oklahoma Saturday for the Jayhawks’ 75-73 setback, because of his issue with the NCAA that has been described as a possible extra benefit situation involving an agent and Alexander’s family. Before Saturday’s game, Yahoo!Sports reported that Cliff’s “family” met with agents last August and his mom, Latillia, made a public filing in August tying her to a financial firm. By Gary Bedore
Is this the worst team among Bill Self's 11 Big 12 champions at Kansas? Probably not. Hardest to figure out? Yep. Most inconsistent? You bet. Toughest to predict? Absolutely. Saturday's road loss to the Sooners was all the proof you needed of that. By Matt Tait
Call it deja vu, or a recurring nightmare or simply an unsatisfying way to conclude a Kansas University basketball game. But on Saturday, for the second time in three weeks, the Jayhawks found themselves lamenting a coast-to-coast layup that proved the difference in a gut-wrenching Big 12 Conference basketball loss. By Gary Bedore
No. 9 Kansas, which already had the outright Big 12 title wrapped up, battled No. 15 Oklahoma at Lloyd Noble Center tooth and nail for 40 minutes on Saturday before Oklahoma's Buddy Hield wound up tipping in an OU miss as the buzzer sounded to give the Sooners a 75-73 victory.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self said earlier today on the pregame radio show with Bob Davis that sophomore guard Brannen Greene would not play in today's 3 p.m. game at Oklahoma after Greene was suspended "for being irresponsible."
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 6, 2015
Kansas University’s basketball team would certainly love today’s 3 p.m. rematch against Oklahoma to be a replay of KU’s first meeting against the Sooners.
Kansas University’s softball team ran its winning streak to seven and improved to 19-1 with a pair of victories Friday in the Stetson Classic.
After playing its first 13 games of the season on the road or at neutral sites, Kansas University’s baseball team was eager to return to Hoglund Ballpark for its home opener Friday against Utah.
Kansas University rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to take a late lead, but Kansas State came up big down the stretch for a 57-49 victory Friday night in the first round of the Big 12 women’s basketball tournament.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thiursday, March 5, 2015.
Kansas University junior power forward Hunter Mickelson, who had played 29 total minutes in Kansas University’s first 16 Big 12 games, responded with 13 extremely productive minutes in Tuesday’s 76-69 overtime victory over West Virginia in Allen Fieldhouse.
Forty minutes. Roughly the time it takes to get from Lawrence to downtown Kansas City. The total running time of several of those primetime television shows — minus the commercials, of course. Or the number of minutes freshman Lauren Aldridge plays just about every time the Kansas University women’s basketball team hits the floor.
Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
Kansas University senior Chelsea Gardner has been selected to the all-Big 12 women’s basketball first team.
Michael Tinsley and Blair Beck homered, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Grand Canyon, 9-5, on Wednesday.
Kansas University’s Perry Ellis and Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, who are arguably the top two contenders for 2015 Big 12 Player of the Year, will not guard each other in any epic one-on-one confrontation Saturday at Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
More game notes from Kansas University’s 76-69 overtime victory over West Virginia on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.
Garrett, who per tradition, made his first career start — committing one foul and being fouled once before giving way to Kelly Oubre, Jr. one minute, 46 seconds into the game, also spoke to the fans after KU’s pulsating 76-69 overtime victory. By Gary Bedore
Players from both sides competed with such vigor that easy buckets were tough to come by, so it’s no surprise then that the toughest guy in a Kansas uniform, Fearless Frank Mason, didn’t let his team lose.
Kelly Oubre Jr., who had fouled out of a fierce overtime battle, charged off the Kansas University basketball bench to greet Wayne Selden Jr., at center-court as the buzzer sounded on Kansas University’s 76-69 come-from-behind victory over West Virginia on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Several West Virginia Mountaineer players said after Tuesday's 76-69, overtime loss at Kansas that there were moments in the final couple of minutes of regulation that they thought they had done the unthinkable and knocked off Kansas on its home floor. WVU coach Bob Huggins said he felt his team deserved to win but made too many mistakes late to pull it out.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 3, 2015
Kansas University’s men’s golf team finished fifth among 14 teams Tuesday in the Louisiana Classics Invitational.
Kansas University outfielder Briana Evans has been named player of the week in Big 12 softball.
Kansas University junior forward Perry Ellis, who only played 17 minutes in the Jayhawks’ 76-69 win over West Virginia Tuesday night, had an MRI after leaving the game for good in the first half of an overtime thriller.
The Kansas University men's basketball team scratched, clawed and used overtime to avoid its first loss on Senior Night since 1982-83 and escaped suffering the 10th loss at Allen Fieldhouse under head coach Bill Self. KU prevailed 76-69 in overtime against West Virginia. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University soccer midfielder Sarah Robbins signed with Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League over the weekend.
Kansas University freshman Daniel Hudson is tied for fourth, and the Jayhawks are fifth in the team race after the first day Monday of the Louisiana Classics Men’s Golf Invitational at Oakbourne Country Club.
Kansas University won the doubles point, then won three singles matches to thump Iowa, 4-1, in women’s tennis Monday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
I always suspected that Bob Huggins was more like legendary coach/color commentator Al McGuire than any coach before or after Al. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University’s basketball team will take the court tonight against West Virginia as champions — 2014-15 Big 12 champions. By Gary Bedore
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A game in Ames, Iowa, not involving Kansas University has assured the program from Lawrence yet another conference crown. Iowa State protected its home court on Big Monday against Oklahoma, winning 77-70, meaning KU has wrapped up at least a share of its 11th Big 12 regular-season championship in a row.
As hard as it is for a program to say goodbye to four seniors like the ones the Kansas University women’s basketball team said goodbye to on Monday night, big-time plays from a couple of freshmen sure made it easier. By Matt Tait
There's been no decision by the NCAA regarding Cliff Alexander's eligibility issue.
Given his recent tear, Kansas University junior Perry Ellis had to be an easy pick for this week’s Big 12 Player of the Week honors.
Kansas University’s scheduled softball game in the UNF Tournament on Sunday was canceled due to wet grounds.
Kansas University jumped to a four-run lead, but Boston College rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Jayhawks in the final game of the Snowbird Classic on Sunday.
Arthur McAfee, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney retained by the family of Cliff Alexander regarding an undisclosed issue with the NCAA, hopes for a timely resolution of the matter. By Gary Bedore
It was not until the 19th game of her freshman season that Kansas University forward Chelsea Gardner truly knew she could play in the Big 12. By Matt Tait
The final week of the Big 12 men’s basketball season begins with the chance that the conference that markets itself with the slogan “one true champion” could crown five true champions. By Tom Keegan
Some of the most memorable moments in Christian Garrett’s four years at KU have taken place in Allen Fieldhouse and in his parents’ abode, where a weekly Bible study has attracted more than 100 individuals on a given night. By Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 1, 2015
If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.