Posted October 13, 2011 on AP on Fox
Kansas has been picked to finish right where it usually does in the Big 12. Despite losing the Morris twins, Josh Selby and several other contributors from last season's team, the Jayhawks were made the preseason co-favorites along with Texas A&M on Thursday in voting by media that regularly covers the conference. It's the 11th time since the league was formed in 1996-97 that the Jayhawks have been picked preseason No. 1. Kansas, which has gone on to win the Big 12 title the past seven seasons, has a few building blocks back in senior guard Tyshawn Taylor and juniors Thomas Robinson, Travis Releford and Elijah Johnson. But the Jayhawks will be forced to count on a few guys who didn't play much last season and a recruiting class that has two top players facing eligibility questions.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Kansas shakes off bad news for Late Night

Hours after letting Kansas fans hear some bad news about the program, Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a lot of them smile. On Friday afternoon, Self announced that the NCAA ruled freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor partial qualifiers and they won't eligible to play this season. On Friday night, Self rode to the center of James Naismith Court on a specially made Kansas motorcycle...

2 Jayhawks freshmen can't play this season

Kansas will be without two talented freshmen this season. Coach Bill Self said Friday that Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor have been declared partial qualifiers by the NCAA and will not be eligible to play this season. They cannot practice until after the fall semester. McLemore, a 6-foot-5 guard, finished his prep career at Christian Life Center in Texas after his suburban St...

Two Kansas freshmen sidelined this season

Kansas will be without two talented freshmen this season. Coach Bill Self said Friday that Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor have been declared partial qualifiers by the NCAA and will not be eligible to play this season. They cannot practice until after the fall semester. McLemore, a 6-foot-5 guard, finished his prep career at Christian Life Center in Texas after his suburban St...

Kansas' McLemore, Traylor ineligible (AP)

Kansas will be without two talented freshmen this season. Coach Bill Self said Friday that Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor have been declared partial qualifiers by the NCAA and will not be eligible to play this season. They cannot practice until after the fall semester. McLemore, a 6-foot-5 guard, finished his prep career at Christian Life Center in Texas after his suburban St.

Kansas reloads after losing many stars (AP)

Kansas has been picked to finish right where it usually does in the Big 12. Despite losing the Morris twins, Josh Selby and several other contributors from last season's team, the Jayhawks were made the preseason co-favorites along with Texas A&M on Thursday in voting by media that regularly covers the conference.

M. Basketball. Kansas Picked as Preseason Favorite in Big 12

Despite losing four of their top-five leading scorers from the 2010-11 Big 12 Champion squad, the Kansas Jayhawks earned five first-place votes en route to being voted to win the 2012 conference in the Big 12 Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll, the conference office announced Thursday. Kansas will share the designation of being preseason favorite with Texas A&M. It marks...

Kansas shakes off bad news for madness show

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Hours after letting Kansas fans hear some bad news about the program, Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a lot of them smile.

Sooner Practice Report: Oct. 12

NORMAN, Okla. — SI caught up with defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright for his thoughts on a great game last week from his group and head coach Bob Stoops updates on the latest before OU's trip to Lawrence, Kan., to take on the Kansas Jayhawks.

Football. Kansas Places Six on Phil Steele Midseason All-Big 12 Football Teams

First team selection Tim Biere highlighted Kansas' six selections to the Phil Steele All-Big 12 Football teams, which were released Thursday. Joining Biere, were senior center Jeremiah Hatch, junior offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson, senior linebacker Steven Johnson, sophomore punter Ron Doherty and junior wide receiver/kick returner D.J. Beshears, who all garnered third team honors.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Returns Home to Face Kansas

The 22nd-ranked University of Oklahoma volleyball team returns home Saturday afternoon to face the Kansas Jayhawks in a 5 p.m. CT contest at McCasland Field House. GameTracker and a webcast of the match are available at SoonerSports.com.

Football. Inside the Huddle with Daymond Patterson (Oct. 13)

In this week's blog, Patterson talks about Kansas' outstanding senior TE Tim Biere, the team's excitement surrounding playing the top-ranked team in the country, a special KU fan and he wishes an important staff member a very Happy Birthday.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.