KU guard Frank Mason needs your help


The hair's a bit longer than it was a year ago, but that's the least of senior guard Frank Mason's concerns heading into the 2016-17 season.

Mason, who appears to be in the best shape of his life and — believe it or not — looks leaner, stronger and more explosive than ever before, took to Twitter on Thursday night to ask his 36,484 Twitter followers one simple question.

So what say you, KU fans? Are you guys feeling Frank with or without the headband for the 2016-17 season?

Remember, KU coach Bill Self's general rule on the accessory is that players can wear one if they come to KU having worn one throughout high school and AAU. It would be interesting to see if he would amend the rule for a veteran like Mason, if it comes down to that.


Suzi Marshall 6 years, 3 months ago

Personally, I don't like the headband. It detracts from what we've come to know as Mason's look.

Dirk Medema 6 years, 3 months ago

Only if it said "Roselle" or "Self" or something like that.

Michael Lorraine 6 years, 3 months ago

I'm leaning towards no headband but I need to see the without pic. Yes on the facial hair.

Dale Rogers 6 years, 3 months ago

The headband has become Carlton's brand. Frank doing the same would seem kind of copycat. Frank has lots going for him with his play. That's enough for me.

Henry Joseph Hofmeister 6 years, 3 months ago

I kinda like them. It makes a player more distinct which is nice on smaller tvs or bars where sound may be drowned out. As for the rule, it could affect your play and also the team play if you decide to take it off suddenly halfway through a game. Wonder what would happen if adidas wanted to make a lightweight version of underarmor headbands?

John Randall 6 years, 3 months ago

The only "distinction" I like is wearing a KU jersey. That means they're on my favorite TEAM rather than being set apart, for whatever reason.

Martin Rosenblum 6 years, 3 months ago

Like the longer hair. "Nah" on the headband.

KU's had some headband guys along the way. But, that was their style from the start. Changes like this don't fit the KU image, Just like shaving lightning bolts in the sides of your melon, Hair comes and goes on the face as well as on the head. But, it's about the game. You wear your facial hair, etc. 24/7. Putting on a headband at this point in his KU career just to play the game, doesn't enhance the game or the player. If he's had issues with profuse sweating, that he has tolerated for the past three years, he should have done this earlier.

The only thing to look forward to wearing differently this year would be that big ring at the end of the season.

Pius Waldman 6 years, 3 months ago

If Frank wants to wear a headband my thinking us he should be allowed to do so. Looks like just asking for opinions might indicate his desire to do so.

Titus Canby 6 years, 3 months ago

Only wear the headband if Adidas pays us more for the additional logo placement. Sounds crass? That's the way sponsorships work.

Personally, I'd hate to see us become another Nascar.

John Randall 6 years, 3 months ago

Headbands only make sense for keeping perspiration and/or "girlie locks" out of player's eyes. Otherwise, it's just a decoration - like a tattoo or piercing.

I like HCBS' stance - NO to things which set a player apart from TEAM orientation.

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