KANSAS JAYHAWKS NEWS

Kansas C Joel Embiid: 'I could have played today'

In wake of the Kansas Jayhawks' upset loss to the Stanford Cardinal, ESPN's Jeff Goodman spoke with center Joel Embiid, who sat out Sunday's game with a back injury. Despite reports from earlier in the week that Embiid's status for the Sweet 16 was up in the air, the freshman seemed pretty certain, saying he could have played against Stanford. "I would have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarik Black Jokes On Twitter, Says He Wasn’t Crying, Had “Sweat” In His Eyes

Earlier Sunday afternoon, the 2-seed Kansas Jayhawks, one of the favorites to play in this year’s Final Four, were knocked off by 10-seed Stanford in a fantastic contest that came down to the final possession. Unfortunately for Jayhawks senior Tarik Black, he was forced to watch the final 5:25 from the sidelines after picking up his fifth foul. And what’s even more unfortunate...
Via College Spun
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What Went Wrong with the 2013-2014 Jayhawks?

I wanted to take my time with this reaction and not let the emotion of the loss to Stanford and the ensuing media fallout influence my thoughts on this season. Here we are on the eve of the Sweet 16, and by all accounts, this ultra-talented Jayhawk team should still be dancing. Instead, they will be watching from home and the coaching staff will get an early start to their major...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources say Kansas star Joel Embiid will enter NBA Draft

Joel Embiid, the Kansas Jayhawks’ 7-foot freshman center from Cameroon, has made his decision, according to Yahoo. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting this morning that sources say the possible No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft will leave Lawrence after one injury-shortened season. In declaring for the draft, a decision that the Yahoo report states will be formalized with an announcement...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 27, 2014  |  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
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Declares for NBA Draft

Kansas Jayhawks star freshmen Andrew Wiggins declared for the NBA Draft in a press conference on Monday. This came as no surprise, as he was expected to be a one and done player from the time he joined the Jayhawks. He was one of the most hyped freshmen this season, and he made no secret of his plans to stay only one season.  Wiggins is also a strong candidate for the number one...
Via Pass The Pill
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart’s Transfer To Kansas Jayhawks Is Cruel April Fool’s Prank

The Kansas Jayhawks student newspaper had an April Fool's Day prank that Marcus Smart had transferred to the school.
Via Gamedayr
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Matt Carlino is KU’s solution

Earlier today, BYU announced that junior point guard Matt Carlino would be transferring from the program. Carlino is set to graduate in June so he’ll be able to play right away. KU’s main issue in the 2013-14 season point guard play and after last weekend’s escapades of Naadir Tharpe,  can Bill Self really trust his most experienced player on his roster next year? Matt Carlino...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Myles Turner likely to Kansas if Joel Embiid leaves

Myles Turner or Joel Embiid. That is the quandary facing Kansas Jayhawks college basketball. Not that they have the choice here, it’s not up to Bill Self, nor the fans of his program. It’s up to Joel Embiid first, and then Myles Turner second. There’s only two pieces in this domino theory Euless Trinity High School (Texas) senior center Myles Turner was the only uncommitted...
Via The Sports Bank
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly Oubre not trying to replace Andrew Wiggins at Kansas

With Andrew Wiggins expected to be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Kansas Jayhawks have a hole to fill at small forward.  Enter McDonald’s All-American, Kelly Oubre.  The 6-7 Findlay Prep product should start for KU next season at small forward but is trying to be his himself and not replicate what the Jayhawks are losing in Wiggins. “Stepping into that role, I...
Via The Sports Bank
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas coach Weis makes Cozart starting QB

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart has won the starting job at Kansas, beating out Jake Heaps and T.J. Millweard after a strong spring game. Cozart was 6 of 10 for 58 yards while running for 70 yards and two touchdowns in leading his blue team to a 20-10 victory over the white team last Saturday. Heaps, who lost the starting job to Cozart last season, was just...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Mizzou hire makes Bill Self look even better

The recent hire of Kim Anderson by the University of Missouri has proven once again that KU fans are extremely fortunate to have Bill Self as the head of their program. This isn’t a Mizzou-bashing piece at all, by the way. I think Kim Anderson is actually going to do a better job as Mizzou head coach than Frank Haith ever did. But is that really difficult? Haith led Missouri to...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Even without Myles Turner, the sky ain't falling for KU's Jayhawks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The glass is half-full, still. Don't look at this as a snub, Rock Chalkers. Think of it as a challenge. Myles Turner went on national television Wednesday afternoon to announce he was going to Texas. The 7-foot Texan had been considering Kansas, along with about a half-dozen other bluebloods, before electing to join the Longhorns, the first love of his boyhood...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Naadir Tharpe Expected To Transfer From Kansas

Kansas has lost a number of big players this off-season, with Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid declaring for the NBA Draft. One that fans didn’t think there was much risk of losing a few months ago? Junior point guard Naadir Tharpe. However, it now appears that he will be leaving the Jayhawks program. Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe is expected to transfer, sources told ESPN. —...
Via College Spun
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas PG Naadir Tharpe Expected To Transfer

This sounds more like he was asked to leave, but we’ll refer it they way they’d prefer. Kansas junior point guard Naadir Tharpe is expected to transfer from the university according to Jeff Goodman. Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe is expected to transfer, sources told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 1, 2014 Tharpe of course caught some serious flak when an extremely...
Via Thacover2
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

PG Naadir Tharpe is transferring out of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The rocky love triangle between Naadir Tharpe, Bill Self and Kansas Jayhawks fans is over. The junior point guard from New England is transferring out of KU, Jayhawk officials announced earlier this afternoon, citing family concerns with his daughter, 2-year-old Amara Grace. "Naadir and I have talked numerous times since he's been here about his role...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New Kansas Commit Devonte Graham Says That Tharpe’s Transfer May Have Impacted His Decision

Four-star point guard Devonte Graham, one of the few remaining unsigned big names in the 2014 recruiting class, has decided to play his college basketball at Kansas, and news from yesterday may have played a part in his decision. Graham chose the Jayhawks over N.C. State, and it seems like Kansas’ now vacant point guard position may have been a selling point. Devonte Graham told...
Via College Spun
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas signs guard Graham after Tharpe departs

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas signed touted point guard Devonte' Graham on Friday, one day after starter Naadir Tharpe announced he would be transferring closer to his home in Massachusetts. The 6-foot-2 Graham originally signed with Appalachian State but did not enroll, instead playing at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. His stock skyrocketed during his season at the prep school...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas Jayhawks Football Gets Sarah McLachlan Treatment

The Kansas Jayhawks football program has gotten the Sarah McLachlan treatment.
Via Gamedayr
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas columnist makes fun of Naadir Tharpe’s intelligence for leaving KU to take care of his child

Last week, point guard Naadir Tharpe announced he was leaving Kansas University to be closer to his young daughter who is dealing with various medical issues. Tharpe played for Kansas for three seasons and was a lightning rod for Jayhawks fans. However, no one could fault Tharpe for wanting to be closer to his daughter who was born during his first year at Kansas. Well, let’s say...
Via Awful Announcing
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew White transferring from Kansas

Junior guard Andrew White is transferring from Kansas, per Rick Lewis, scouting and recruiting director from phenomhoopreport.com. White, who was ranked 48th in the Class of 2012, played 6.3 minutes per game last year and averaged 2.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Early in the season, it was expected that White would be the first guard off the bench for the Jayhawks. However...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas forward Andrew White III leaving program

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Guard Andrew White III is transferring from Kansas in search of more playing time after two seasons in which he failed to break into the regular rotation. Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced White's decision in a statement Thursday night. White played in 25 games as a freshman and showed a deft touch from the perimeter, but he got lost in the mix last season...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew White III leaving KU basketball team

Before Andrew White White had already sat down with Kansas coach Bill Self, and reality had been spelled out in the form of a roster filled with talented guards and wings. White, a 6-foot-6 sophomore guard, was happy at Kansas. And Self was happy to keep White. But if he stayed, he risked another year stuck on the bench, his minutes limited by competition. So after two years at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas basketball non-conference schedule released

On Tuesday morning, Kansas Athletics announced KU basketball’s non-conference schedule. As usual, it’s packed with tons of fantastic matchups, including a huge matchup with Kentucky in the Champions Classic in the second game of year. Additionally, Kansas will participate in the Orlando Classic from November 27-30, which includes the following teams: Kansas, Michigan State,...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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