Gonzalez looks to lead KU Football in 2016

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Kansas Sports - Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 2 - WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com Gonzalez, as has now been well documented, carries a couple of nicknames that hint at his top skill — Speedy Gonzalez and The Streakin’ Puerto Rican. And it’s those nicknames and that skill that have the...
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1 day ago

Beaty already seeing improvement in Kansas Football

Guess who's back - back again - Kansas Sports - Second year coach sees improvement in Kansas football - Tulsa Beacon “Year one to year two, (it’s) night and day in terms of just how we practice, how we look, how we’re conducting our business in spring,” Beaty said. “They just have a little bit more maturity about them, which experience gives you, and really understanding...
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3 days ago

New Vice Presidential Candidate is KU Fan

Still taking my time to perfect the beats and I still got love for the streets Kansas News Could former Big 12 members be in the expansion mix? Bill Snyder thinks so | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com“I may be wrong and other people may see it differently, but I don’t think anyone could be in a better situation than the teams we have in our conference,” Snyder said. “I’ll...
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5 days ago

Jayhawks Reflect on Winless 2015 Season

Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall, and not a soul to hear. Kansas News At a loss: Jayhawks reflect on winless 2015 season | KUsports.com“Going 0-12 sucks,” Dineen said. “But we really did have a lot of fun last year.” Big 12 directs commissioner to evaluate expansion candidates | KUsports.comThe smallest Power Five conference took a significant step toward adding members...
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8 days ago

Report: Big 12 Moving Ahead With Expansion Exploration

Expansion has been nothing more than a rumor since the Big 12 was reduced to 10 teams in 2012. But it seems the conference may get back to 12 teams sooner rather than later. According to the Associated Press, Oklahoma president David Boren, the chair of the conference’s board of directors, said Tuesday there is “continued […] Report: Big 12 Moving Ahead With Expansion Exploration...
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9 days ago

Big 12 Football Media Day Recap

The David Beaty era unofficially entered its second year Monday at Big 12 media days with the annual gathering of press, players, coaches and administrators to preview the upcoming season. Each coach holds a press conference for local and regional outlets. It’s a forum where Beaty, being the charismatic coach he is, shines. Even coming […] Big 12 Football Media Day Recap - Through...
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9 days ago

KU Football Completes Big 12 Media Day

I'm your lover, I'm your zero, I'm the face in your dreams of glass On Jayhawk1996's suggestion I will attempt to not use any links from kusports.com. We'll see how long we can keep it up. Kansas News Big 12 Media Days: Kansas Jayhawks | KSNT NewsQuarterback Montell Cozart, linebacker Joe Dineen, Jr. and safety Fish Smithson joined second-year head coach David Beaty at the 2016...
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9 days ago

KU Lineman Williams Seeing Big Gains in the Weight Room

I don't want to look like a weirdo. I'll just go with the muumuu Kansas News KU lineman Williams turns it around | KUsports.comWilliams said he is able to squat 490 pounds now, compared to 275 pounds when he arrived. If Williams can approach the extent of the forward leap he has made in the weight room on the field, the defensive line shapes up as the team’s best unit. Sophomore...
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10 days ago

Breaking down the 2016 Kansas football Roster: Offense

This will be the first of a three part series on a full breakdown of the Kansas offense, defense and special teams. Kansas football is coming and here is your guide to get ready to watch our Jayhawks this season. Quarterbacks With last year's presumed starter Michael Cummings going out in spring ball and not pursuing a sixth year of eligibility, the reigns will likely come down...
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12 days ago

Aaron Miles to Join Dooley at FGCU

We'll break their backs, Gouge out their eyes, Their evil hearts we'll pulverize. Kansas News Aaron Miles hired by former KU assistant Joe Dooley at Florida Gulf Coast | KUsports.comWhen he arrived back in Lawrence to join Bill Self’s Kansas basketball staff, it was with the idea that former KU point guard Aaron Miles likely would not be staying long. Other Sports 2016 British...
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12 days ago

Kansas basketball welcomes aboard Malik Newman

It seems as if the University of Kansas basketball team is always atop the list for National Championship contenders, and it looks like this coming season will be no different. Bill Self and the Jayhawks have landed top recruits like Josh Jackson and Udoka Azubuike for the 2016 season, but now they have welcomed aboard another big-time player to help control the Big 12 for the 2017...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Rock Chalk Roundup: 7.14.16

Rock Chalk Roundup: Ben McLemore back in Lawrence, Bill Self’s alternative career path, Big 12 preseason football poll and much more. Gary Bedore of the Lawrence Journal World: “Everything for the kids; always for the kids,” McLemore said Wednesday during a break at his camp. “I always want to come back, give back to the kids, […] Thursday Rock Chalk Roundup: 7.14.16 ...
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14 days ago

Monday Rock Chalk Roundup — 7.11.16

Rock Chalk Roundup is a new daily feature that will be published Monday through Friday. It  will aggregate news and other information on Kansas sports from around the internet. Luke Win of si.com: “There is no clear next-best team after Duke. I settled on the Jayhawks due to the Bill Self Reliability Factor (seven top-10 finishes […] Monday Rock Chalk Roundup — 7.11.16 -...
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17 days ago

Former Kansas star Wayne Selden Jr. to sign with Grizzlies per report

After a successful three-year college career at Kansas, guard Wayne Selden went undrafted in last month’s NBA Draft. He will get his shot at the world’s top basketball league, however. According to a report by Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy, Selden will join the Memphis Grizzlies. Wayne Selden is joining the Grizzlies. He'll sit out Summer League due to surgery at end...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Sleep On Perry Ellis

    Dallas Mavericks fans will analyze 2nd Rd pick, AJ Hammonds during the summer league in Las Vegas. Fan overreaction is almost a guarantee every year. I.E. Dominique Jones. It’s an exciting time for both fans and franchises. Cuban and Co. will be sure to have their rabbit’s foot on hand in Sin City. Hammonds could be the steal of the draft due to his length, size, skill...
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20 days ago

Mavs summer-league big man Perry Ellis looks forward to proving his worth in Las Vegas

DALLAS — After leaving college as one of the most experienced players in the nation during his four seasons at Kansas, undrafted rookie big man Perry Ellis now hopes to make a strong impression in the NBA during the Las Vegas Summer League. Joining the Dallas Mavericks’ summer-league squad in hopes of impressing the front office, Ellis looks forward to showing what he can do...
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22 days ago

Jayhawks land former five-star recruit from Mississippi State

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former five-star recruit Malik Newman is transferring to Kansas, where he will be forced to redshirt during the upcoming season and be classified as a sophomore beginning in 2017-18.The 6-foot-3 Newman started 21 of 29 games as a freshman at Mississippi State last season, averaging 11.3 points. He hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points in a game...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayhawks land former 5-star recruit Newman from Miss St

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Former five-star recruit Malik Newman is transferring to Kansas, where he will be forced to redshirt during the upcoming season and be classified as a sophomore beginning in 2017-18. The 6-foot-3 Newman started 21 of 29 games as a freshman at Mississippi State last season, averaging 11.3 points. He hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points in...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Malik Newman completes transfer to Kansas

Former five-star recruit Malik Newman has chosen his new home. On Friday morning, the former Mississippi State Bulldogs guard announced he would be committing to play for Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. “I’m glad they wanted me again,” Newman told ESPN. “I love the basketball culture at Kansas, the way Bill Self holds...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Lands Former Mississippi State 5-Star Guard Malik Newman

Bill Self got another five-star.  Kansas has landed a commitment from Malik Newman, a transfer out of Mississippi State. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard was ranked the No. 1 PG and No. 8 player overall in the 2015 class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.  Newman averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for the Bulldogs in 2015-16.  The news was first reported...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA rookie Perry Ellis announces sponsorship with Perry Ellis clothing line

Some things are just meant to be. Former Kansas Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis announced today on instagram that he has a sponsorship deal with the Perry Ellis clothing line. Can’t wait to get to work! Excited to start the next chapter wearing @perryellis #veryperry #DallasMavericks #sponsorship A photo posted by Perry Ellis (@pelliz34) on Jun 29, 2016 at 8:36am PDT Ellis...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kansas Jayhawk Perry Ellis is now endorsing ... Perry Ellis

It's not often we'd write about marketing deals signed by undrafted NBA players, but in the case of the news that came down Wednesday it's too good not to.That's because on Wednesday, former Kansas Jayhawk Perry Ellis (who has since signed with the Dallas Mavericks to play on their summer league team) has signed an endorsement deal with.... yep, you guessed it: The Perry Ellis clothing...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Kansas star Perry Ellis now sponsored by Perry Ellis

Rarely does an athlete land an endorsement deal that makes more sense than the one former Kansas star and current Dallas Mavericks’ forward Perry Ellis just did. According to his Instagram, Ellis is the new spokesman for well-known menswear brand…Perry Ellis.  Can’t wait to get to work! Excited to start the next chapter wearing @perryellis #veryperry #DallasMavericks...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: NBA Draft and Nonconference Schedule

The NBA Draft has come and gone, and it was mostly disappointing for the Jayhawks who went in hopeful. How do we see the future going for Kansas rookies in the NBA? *LINK to podcast... The post ITP: NBA Draft and Nonconference Schedule appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kansas coach David Beaty makes recruiting pitch on hoverboard

When it comes to recruiting, college football coaches need to get out of their comfort zone at times to appeal to their prospective athletes. That includes keeping up with the trends in music, fashion and even technology/transportation. That lead Kansas Jayhawks coach David Beaty to try out hoverboarding, which has died off in recent months, but still manages to pop up from time...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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