Recruit Talk: Turner, Newman, Graham and more

Lots of recruiting updates today so let’s get to it. Malik Newman Bill Self and Jerrance Howard met with Malik Newman today. Newman is the No. 1 player in the Class of 2015. Newman, who is from Mississippi, is considering Alabama, Kentucky, Arizona, UNC, UCLA and Mississippi State. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard hasn’t set a timetable on when he will commit but is expected to go...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas sets news conference with Wiggins, Self

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas has scheduled a news conference Monday at Allen Fieldhouse with freshman star Andrew Wiggins and coach Bill Self. Wiggins has already said he plans to enter the NBA Draft, though Kansas would not say what the news will be. The 6-foot-8 Wiggins led Kansas in scoring at 17.1 points per game and averaged 5.9 rebounds. The Canadian was the Big 12 Freshman of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self delivers epic zinger on Mizzou

During Thursday’s press conferences in St. Louis, Bill Self was asked if it would take the NCAA tournament for Kansas to play Missouri again. Self responded with the following: “In the short‑term I’d say yes, in the short‑term. Who knows what the future will hold. I have never said that Kansas will never play Missouri.  I said it probably won’t happen while I’m there...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brutal Big 12 tournament promises to be wide open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas coach Bill Self was chatting this week with someone who brought up the possibility that some unfortunate team with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament might have to play its second game against Oklahoma State, which was once considered a Final Four contender. "I said, 'Just think if that happens in your conference tournament,'" Self responded...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wiggins the Big 12 Player of the Year? It's a 'no-brainer,' says Self

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The way Kansas coach Bill Self sees it, there's really no choice when it comes to the Big 12 Player of the Year. It has to be his star freshman, Andrew Wiggins. Naturally, Self would think that way. But he does make a good point that is sometimes overlooked when it comes to postseason honors: The best teams are fueled by the best players, regardless of what...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Self Press Conference – March 4th, 2014

Bill Self met with the media this afternoon to discuss Senior Night vs. Texas Tech. Listen to the press conference below or read the transcript.   Q.  Can you talk about each of the seniors and what you’re going to remember most about them?  COACH SELF:  Well, I think with Tarik, I think I’ll remember him being an unbelievable teammate and a great leader and certainly a...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Bill Self isn’t a jerk and the $5 million man knows what he’s doing

Not even four minutes into game time during last night’s College Gameday matchup between Kansas and Oklahoma State, the Jayhawks were officially outright Big 12 Champions. Kansas State knocked off Iowa State and earlier in the day, Texas lost. That meant that even if the Jayhawks lost their remaining three games, the Jayhawks would still be Big 12 champs (and no sharing this year...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

KU coach Bill Self thinks Wichita St is No. 1 seed

Kansas coach Bill Self believes that unbeaten Wichita State deserves a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament if it beats Missouri State on Saturday and then wins the Missouri Valley tournament. That doesn't mean he's changed his stance on scheduling the Shockers. The subject was broached again Thursday. Self said he'll continue to schedule games solely in the best interest...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Self takes different approach to first conference loss

One year later, Bill Self knows it was a mistake. It was last February, in the moments after Kansas’ loss to Oklahoma State at Allen Fieldhouse, and Self had slipped into Rip Mode during his postgame news conference. He groused about not having a point guard. He called his players soft. In the span of nearly 10 minutes, his frustration turned into an honest evisceration of his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: KU's Bill Self on loss

ARLINGTON, Texas-- We hear from the region's top-seeded head coach following Kansas' 87-85 fall to No. 4 Michigan in the Sweet 16.
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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