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Three strengths and a couple questions for Kansas basketball at the end of summer workouts

What about Cam Martin in the post? He's the most experienced, by far.

Kenn Johnson (KU 70, MS), Ph.D.

August 1, 2022 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pac-12 commissioner's shots at Big 12 come off as defensive and desperate

Tim,

I was thinking about writing a response, but after reading yours, I believe you've said it best.

Let me add though, that the best thing that has recently happened to the Big 12 is getting rid of Bob Bowlsby, who didn't do a thing to keep the conference whole.

I agree that Brett Yormark will be a serious upgrade, and I too mourn the death of rivalries, intersectional competitions and traditions, at the expense of MONEY. I've been a KU fan for 70 years, and have authored two books on the Legends of Jayhawk basketball, so am also not quite ready to give up on college sports, as I've done in recent years about MLB.

The only disagreement I have with what you've conveyed, is that I'm not sure I look forward to the new traditions -- all based on dollars and more dollars.

Kenn Johnson (KU '70 MS) Ph.D.
- Proud of my two daughters who also graduated from KU, and their husbands who both participated in Jayhawk sports. And they have given me six thoroughbred Jayhawk grandchildren.

July 29, 2022 at 3:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'The 2022 Miracle' - National champion Jayhawks rode balance, team-first mentality to NCAA title

This team made up for the NCAA's lack of designating them national champions in 2020, after the tourney was cancelled due to the pandemic. It should also be noted that many of the tourney announcers kept saying that KU were national champions only four times. Actually, they were the NCAA national champions four times, but they were also named national champs by the Helms Foundation in 1922 and 1923, so KU has been national champions SIX times. And, if the NCAA was any good, they would have given KU another championship in 2020.

Kenn Johnson, Ph.D., (KU MS ’70)
Author of Kansas University Basketball Legends (2013) and More University of Kansas Basketball Legends (2014), both published by The History Press, and available at KU Bookstores and Amazon.
Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/kennjoh...
p.s. A new third KU BB book is forthcoming soon, covering the unparalleled success KU has had in the basketball Olympics.

April 18, 2022 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Trophy Returns: No. 6 Kansas wins share of Big 12 regular-season title with gritty OT win vs. No. 21 Texas

I know I shouldn’t revel in the Duke loss to North Carolina in Krzyzewski’s final home game. But I do. Admittedly, part of the reason is I’ve never liked Coach K (Rat Face). The other reason is that North Carolina (KU East – link with Dean Smith, Roy Williams, and Jerod Haase) won.

March 6, 2022 at 3:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Trophy Returns: No. 6 Kansas wins share of Big 12 regular-season title with gritty OT win vs. No. 21 Texas

It was one of the worst games I’ve seen in many years. At the outset, based on how bad the Jayhawks were against TCU, I feared the worst against a very good Texas team. And then, the Jayhawks were simply terrible on offense; scoring only 57 points in regulation. The only reason why they ended with 70 is that Texas continued to foul toward the end of Overtime. Ochai, the league’s high scorer, missed 11 of 12 shots – on Senior Night!

Contributing to the potential disaster was that the refs continually found it hard to call a foul on Texas, One example was when Jalen Wilson grabbed a rebound, three Longhorns all surrounded and swatted him. I counted four fouls – none called. The announcers even agreed with me on that one, and were critical on a few other situations.

I’m not a fan of excessive physical defense, but it worked for Texas for most of the game. But KU finally started to play better during the overtime and the refs started calling some fouls, allowing the Jayhawks to win.

March 6, 2022 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU's Ochai Agbaji 'felt the pressure' of emotional senior day as Jayhawks win Big 12 title

KU vs. Texas - One of the worst games I’ve seen in many years. At the outset, based on how bad the Jayhawks were against TCU, I feared the worst against a very good Texas team. And then, the Jayhawks were simply terrible on offense; scoring only 57 points in regulation. The only reason why they ended with 70 is that Texas continued to foul toward the end of Overtime. Ochai, the league’s high scorer, missed 11 of 12 shots – on Senior Night!
Contributing to the potential disaster was that the refs continually found it hard to call a foul on Texas, One example was when Jalen Wilson grabbed a rebound, three Longhorns all surrounded and swatted him. I counted four fouls – none called. The announcers even agreed with me on that one, and were critical on a few other situations.
I’m not a fan of excessive physical defense, but it worked for Texas for most of the game. But KU finally started to play better during the overtime and the refs started calling some fouls, allowing the Jayhawks to win.

March 6, 2022 at 3:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Offensive-minded defensive menace Dajuan Harris Jr. tops ratings after KU upends TCU at Allen Fieldhouse

Remy Martin has been a true disappointment all season. The guy who was named preseason Big 12 Player of the Year, has rather been the Big 12 Dud of the Year.

March 4, 2022 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Jayhawk Svi Mykhailiuk issues statement condemning war in Ukraine, KU coach Bill Self says Svi's family is safe

Thanks. Matt, for posting both the current and former articles. I wish him well.

February 25, 2022 at 3:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

It's all about credit for this KU basketball player; he started his own organization to teach financial literacy

Even though I'm not an Iowa State fan, I do live in Des Moines, so have gotten a lot of info about the Cyclones for many years. But, I've never heard anything about Coleman-Lands' impressive history outside of athletics. Almost three degrees and extensive knowledge about finances are evidence that he is quite outstanding.

February 24, 2022 at 2:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas freshman Zach Clemence on his emergence and the importance of KU's bench moving forward

I look forward to him, not only the rest of this season, but seasons in the future. Aside from his talent, he's got a great smile, a welcoming personality, and I really like his three-point shot (hopefully Self will let him take on every now and then). I think he's going to be a star.

February 18, 2022 at 3:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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