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Kansas head coach Bill Self and his staff have targeted some big fish in the Class of 2013, and their efforts are already paying dividends. One prospect still firmly on their radar from the junior class is Charlotte (N.C.) Olympic guard Allerik Freeman, and Phog.net caught up with his head coach, Ty Baumgardner, to get the latest.
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A flare-up on Twitter put G Tyshawn Taylor into another social media tizzy the day before Kansas won at Oklahoma. Irritated by criticism leveled by some on Twitter, Taylor responded with tweets he kept clean yet pointed. He defended himself, saying, "everybody's entitled to their own opinion, and so am I," though he did remove the tweets, which essentially scolded followers...
Before Kansas can get giddy about a newfound scoring star, the player providing the surprising punch provides a dose reality.
"I come into games just trying to stop the opponent's offensive scorer, the best player on their team," junior guard Travis Releford said. "I don't really look to score."
Call him a no-look threat if you will. After netting a...
Kansas head coach Bill Self met with the media Monday for his weekly press conference, during which time he discussed the outstanding recent play of his junior small forward, the upcoming contest with the Texas Tech Red Raiders and more. Phog.net was on hand, and is here with a few notes and quotes.
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As the college football season comes to an end, the sports world now shifts to basketball. And while to many college basketball fans, the current season is enough to quench their tastes, there are a few that always seem to yearn for things to come, and for them, we give you all the answers to some of the questions that many...
On Monday afternoon Kansas players, along with head coach Bill Self, met with members of the media in Allen Fieldhouse. As part of the weekly press conference, the Jayhawks discussed their upcoming opponent, the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Self fielded questions on the breakout play of junior guard Travis Releford, as well as the challenges that are presented when preparing for a team...
Kansas junior Travis Releford was selected Phillips 66 Big 12 Player for games of Jan. 2-8 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. It is the first career honor for Releford and the fourth time this season for a Jayhawk as Thomas Robinson has earned the honor three times (11/28, 12/12 and 1/2).
Self-awareness is a rare trait in a college basketball player, but it's a quality possessed by Travis Releford - to his great benefit. The junior small forward knows who he is, and through defense and effort is developing the other areas of his game. Now, both he and the Kansas Jayhawks are reaping the rewards.
Kansas has many upcoming games in Lawrence to make its push for an eighth consecutive Big 12 title. A second straight league road win also would help the team inch closer to that goal.
The 10th-ranked Jayhawks go for their sixth consecutive 3-0 start in conference play Wednesday night when host Texas Tech tries to end its 17-game losing streak against Top 25 opponents.
With a lopsided...