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Kansas’ 2015-16 BB Team Will Play The Canadian National Team Featuring Andrew Wiggins This Summer

How much better has Andrew Wiggins got since he left Kansas?  Bill Self will get a first-hand look at his former player’s improvement this summer.  The Jayhawks’ 2015-16 team has scheduled two games against the Canadian national team, which will feature Wiggins, the likely NBA Rookie of the Year. The contests will be played at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on June 23 and...
Via College Spun
20 hours 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas leading scorer Perry Ellis will return to school

Kansas Jayhawks big man Perry Ellis announced late Monday that he will return to school for his senior season.  This year, Ellis was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder averaging 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds respectively. The decision was made official at last night’s team banquet and is a major boost to the program’s future. “I’ve been talking to my family and to...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Perry Ellis to return for senior season

Kansas' Perry Ellis to return for senior season
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rock, chalk, still a Jayhawk: Ellis passing on NBA, staying at Kansas

  Kansas forward Perry Ellis says he will return for his senior season. Ellis revealed his plans at the team's awards banquet. He says: "There's still a lot left on the table." The 6-foot-8 Ellis averaged 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds last season. He started 34 games and surpassed 1,000 career points while helping the Jayhawks to their 11th straight Big 12 Conference title. Ellis...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellis to return to Kansas for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas forward Perry Ellis says he will return for his senior season. Ellis revealed his plans at the team's awards banquet. He says: ''There's still a lot left on the table.'' The 6-foot-8 Ellis averaged 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds last season. He started 34 games and surpassed 1,000 career points while helping the Jayhawks to their 11th straight Big 12 Conference...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Forward Perry Ellis Will Return To School For His Senior Year

The NBA Draft’s early entrant deadline (April 26) is fast approaching, and multiple players announced today that they’ll be heading back to school next year. One of those players is Kansas forward Perry Ellis.  The Kansas basketball Twitter account revealed Ellis’ decision earlier tonight.  Perry Ellis will return for his Senior season. “There’s still a lot left on the...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

An Offseason of Change for Kansas Football

Since Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis was fired after the Jayhawks’ 23-0 loss versus Texas on September 27, University of Kansas football has gone through two coaching changes, a near upset of the Big 12 Conference co-champion, and a signing day. It has been an offseason of transitions and newfound enthusiasm for the KU football program. What does the future hold for the...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Cliff Alexander decided to leave school

The Kansas Jayhawks announced that freshman Cliff Alexander will forego the remainder of his eligibility and enter the 2015 NBA Draft. During his freshman campaign, Alexander averaged 7.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, but was forced to miss the final eight games due to eligibility issues.  Alexander, or his family members, reportedly accepted improper benefits during his stay at Kansas...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A Tale of Two Halves: What Sunk the 2014-15 Jayhawks?

Under head coach Bill Self, the Kansas Jayhawks have been a model of consistency, winning the Big 12 conference the past eleven seasons and never being seeded lower than fourth in the NCAA tournament. However, the 2014-2015 campaign was a glaring exception. Though the Jayhawks won the Big 12 for the eleventh consecutive season, there was a glaring element of inconsistency to the...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: Oubre Declares, Recruiting, and Final Four Preview

Kelly Oubre has declared for the NBA Draft. He’s the sixth one-and-done in the Bill Self era. With more decisions on the way and major players returning for other Big 12 schools, how good can Kansas be next year? The answer lies in the hands of a bunch of McDonald’s All Americans that squared off last night. http://insidethepaint.podomatic.com/entry/2015-04-02T08_27_39-07_00...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Stays and Who Goes? 2015-16 Big 12 Season Lookahead (Part 4 – Kansas Jayhawks)

Fans of the Kansas Jayhawks love Big 12 championships, and fresh after winning an 11th straight crown, people are already looking ahead to the 2015-16 season. The Big 12 was one of the best conferences in college basketball this year. Loaded from top to bottom, the league was rewarded with an astounding 70% NCAA tournament rate, and it figures to be very competitive again next season...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce reminisces about his NCAA Tournament exit in '97

The Kansas Jayhawks logo might not be imprinted in the Final Four this weekend, but a Sweet 16 loss in 1997 is still burned inside former Celtics Captain Paul Pierce's memory. The veteran reflected on one of the worst losses of his career in the The Players Tribune.We entered the 1997 NCAA tournament that year as the No. 1 overall seed and won our first two games convincingly. In...
Via Celtics Life
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Roundup: Virginia, Kansas Handed Upsets In Round Of 36

If your bracket wasn’t already completely busted by Saturday, then Sunday might have pushed you over the edge. Just one day after No. 1 seed Villanova was downed by No. 8 North Carolina State, two second-seeded schools in Kansas and Virginia were knocked out of the Big Dance by lesser foes. In fact, neither the Jayhawks nor the Cavaliers could even keep...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Wore A Yellow “Kings Of Kansas” Celebrating Wichita State’s Win

The state of Kansas was abuzz today about the Round of 32 match-up between the favored Kansas Jayhawks and underdog Wichita State Shockers. The seventh-seeded Shockers beat the No.2 seed Jayhawks, 78-65, earning in-state bragging rights.  Kansas Governor Sam Brownback attended the contest, and he wore a neutral t-shirt during the game. Afterwards, however, he was representing the...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita KO’s Kansas: The Shockers Show The Importance of March Experience

On Sunday in Omaha, the small school beat the big school. However, it was also the experienced and battle-tested team that beat the young and talented team. The experience of the Wichita State Shockers showed nearly the entire game against the Kansas Jayhawks on both sides of the ball. It carried them to a memorable win in the first staging of this in-state game since 1993. It also...
Via The Student Section
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas Forward Jamari Traylor Throws Down Sweet Dunk on a Fast Break

It is pretty seldom that a No. 2 seed loses to a No. 15 seed, but Kansas knew that it couldn't take the New Mexico State Aggies lightly if they wanted to avoid joining the early ranks of high seed upsets. By halftime they held a 13-point lead (36-23), and when the second half started they didn't let off the gas at all. When Jamari Traylor made the fast break dunk below the Jayhawks...
Via FatManWriting
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas' Jamari Traylor Throws Down A Monster Dunk Against West Virginia in OT

The Kansas Jayhawks had a tough one on their hands Tuesday night when West Virginia came to town. Kansas already has the Big 12 locked up so the win was not vital to their post season hopes, but the Mountaineers could use a win over a top 10 team to strengthen their resume. At the end of the first half it was looking good for West Virginia, but a dreadful second half allowed Kansas...
Via FatManWriting
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas, Wisconsin Fall In March Madness Betting Lines After Upset Losses

The Kansas Jayhawks’ woes continued Monday when they suffered an emotional 70-63 loss to their bitter rivals, the Kansas State Wildcats. The Jayhawks’ loss was their third straight up in their last six games and third straight against the spread, dropping their already fading March Madness betting odds to 33-1 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: WVU upsets Kansas on layup to set off court storm

No. 23 West Virginia scored a 62-61 upset over No. 8 Kansas in the final seconds Monday night. Mountaineers point guard Juwan Staten was the hero, driving the length of the court and finishing with 3.9 seconds left.    KU’s Perry Ellis got a pretty good look after a long inbounds pass, but he missed his shot and WVU held on. The Mountaineer faithful immediately rushed the...
Via College Spun
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Weis does not think he will coach again

Charlie Weis has been out of coaching since being canned by Kansas in September amid his third poor season at the school. From the sounds of things, we’re unlikely to see him on the sidelines again. Weis gave a long interview to Notre Dame insider and expressed doubt that he ever coaches again. “I think...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Young And The Old: A Youthful Kansas Team Once Again Takes Control Of The Big 12

Showing the maturity of a team beyond its years on the roster, Kansas picked up a huge road win over Texas Saturday. This was a strong bounce-back after falling to Iowa State just a week earlier for its first Big 12 loss. That setback in Ames against the Cyclones exposed some weaknesses and possibly a ***** in the armor in the Jayahwks, as they eye an 11th straight Big 12 crown....
Via The Student Section
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham Pulls A Lane Kiffin, Celebrates A Brannen Greene Three As It’s Released

The Kansas Jayhawks offense is clicking in their game against Oklahoma tonight. The team is shooting 47.5% from the field and a tremendous 56.3% from three-point range. Things are going so well, that guard Devonte’ Graham didn’t even need to wait for teammate Brannen Greene to get the shot off on an open three. Instead, he celebrates right as Greene gets set to release the ball...
Via College Spun
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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