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Fireman, Self, Smith to receive Hall of Fame award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman, Kansas coach Bill Self and former NBA veteran Steve Smith have been named winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award. The winners will be recognized on Sept. 10 at the Reunion Dinner on the Hall of Fame's Center Court during Enshrinement Weekend. The Hall of Fame announced the winners Tuesday, saying...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Most Important Part Of the Big 12-SEC Challenge Is Not The Matchups Themselves

The coming college basketball season has finalized a schedule for the latest Big 12-SEC Challenge. Naturally, the fact that Kentucky and Kansas will meet is the headline story from the event. Wildcats-Jayhawks might receive more publicity than any other non-conference game on the road to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. John Calipari, Bill Self, and two teams that are supposed to be loaded...
Via The Student Section
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Lands 4-Star SG LaGerald Vick, Who Might Reclassify To 2015 Class

LaGerald Vick, a four-star shooting guard in the class of 2016, has committed to Kansas, according to multiple reports.  The 6-foot-4, 180-pound prospect out of Memphis, Tenn., chose the Jayhawks over Kentucky. He was previously committed to SMU.  Vick, ranked the No. 17 SG in the 2016 class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, might reclassify to the 2015 class and be able to...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self Says He ‘Changed Offense Too Much’ in 2015

Those who wound up disappointed with the Kansas Jayhawks’ season this year are about to receive an explanation. Head coach Bill Self said in an interview with, as reported by Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, that he “changed too much on offense” in the 2014-15 campaign. “I probably changed too much last year,” Self said. “We became an inside-out...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Impact of Cheick Diallo as a Jayhawk

On Tuesday, Kansas head coach Bill Self received news that must have put a smile on his face. Cheick Diallo told the world that he will be attending to the University of Kansas. Along with Kansas, Diallo (#7 on ESPN’s Top 100) was considering St. John’s, Kentucky, Iowa State and Pittsburgh throughout his recruiting process. Diallo now joins PF Carlton Bragg (#21 on ESPN...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star PF Cheick Diallo Announces Collegiate Decision

Five-star power forward Cheick Diallo, who originally hails from Mali but played his high school ball in Centereach, New York, has made his collegiate decision. Diallo, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound bruiser, will suit up for the Kansas Jayhawks in 2015. Diallo chose Bill Self and the Jayhawks over four other finalists – Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Iowa State and St. John’s. Diallo met with...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Bill Self is the Best Coach in the Big 12

The Big 12 is considered to be one of the best conferences in college basketball. Loaded from top to bottom with teams that contend annually for the NCAA tournament, the coaches who lead the squads also boast impressive resumes. This list ranks the coaches based on one question of criteria: If I was choosing a Big 12 coach to hire for my team today, combining all factors such...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Self upset by Kansas State storming the court

Kansas State won its biggest game of the season on Monday night, as the 14-15 Wildcats defeated No. 8 Kansas at home. Naturally, the fans stormed the court after the 70-63 win. Kansas coach Bill Self was not happy about it. Self found himself pinned near the scorer’s table after hundreds of fans flooded the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bill Self breaks LCD screen after hitting it

Kansas head coach Bill Self lost his cool during the second half of his team’s game against Oklahoma on Monday night. The Jayhawks led at the half, 51-32, but things quickly went downhill from there. The Sooners fought back, and took the lead, 59-58, with roughly 10 minutes remaining in the second half. Self was not happy about it. And later on, with five minutes remaining, he...
Via The Sports Daily
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bill Self joked about wanting vodka after big loss

Last night did not quite go as planned for Kansas. While Kentucky was the favorite heading into the game, with its impressive 10-man rotation replete with McDonald’s All-Americans, Kansas has a number of impressive young players in its own right. One 72-40 loss later, things don’t look great for the Jayhawks. Head coach Bill Self tried to keep things light during the post-game...
Via College Spun
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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