KANSAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bill Self compares star recruit Josh Jackson to Andrew Wiggins

Despite losing the seemingly ageless (or is it "aging") Perry Ellis to graduation, as well as Wayne Selden, Brannen Greene and Cheick Diallo (likely) to the NBA Draft, the Kansas Jayhawks are still amongst the favorites in Vegas to win the National Championship next season.Part of that is due to returnees like Frank Mason and Devontae Graham, but quite a bit of it is thanks to incoming...
Via Fox Sports
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Could Derryck Thornton Be Next to Commit to Kansas?

While the excitement of a Josh Jackson commitment is still lingering, the Jayhawks still have a few spots to fill on the roster. Three scholarships remain vacant for the 2016-17 season. We could slobber over... The post Could Derryck Thornton Be Next to Commit to Kansas? appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas basketball: The future looks bright with Josh Jackson

If you were to ask any past, present, or future University of Kansas student what they thought the best part about being a Jayhawk was, they would probably mention something about the steadfast basketball culture. In Lawrence, Kansas basketball isn’t just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. Head coach Bill Self has instilled a winning tradition at KU, and this past week, that tradition...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayhawk QBs Cozart, Ford granted hardship waivers

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas quarterbacks Montell Cozart and Deondre Ford were granted hardship waivers Wednesday after sustaining injuries last season, giving both redshirt juniors two years of eligibility remaining.Cozart started three of the first four games before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury in a game against Iowa State. He was 66 of 105 for 752 yards with two touchdowns...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas named in new lawsuit alleging sex assault by football player

The Kansas Jayhawks’ football program was already in some hot water over a lawsuit surrounding a sexual assault accusation earlier this year, and the heat has now been turned up. According to student newspaper The Kansan, another female student-athlete has filed a Title IX suit against the university, claiming she was sexually assaulted by a football player in an on-campus apartment...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Check Out This Matte Blue Kansas Football Custom Helmet

Kansas is definitely a basketball school, but with their unique logo and classic blue and red color scheme, the football program is ripe for some cool concept and custom helmets and uniforms. JVince Custom Lids is a fairly prolific custom helmet maker who posts his work on Instagram, and his latest creation is a matte blue Kansas helmet with chrome red striping and giant Jayhawk...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Derryck Thornton meets with Bill Self

The biggest news of the college basketball world the last few weeks was that star Duke freshman Derryck Thornton would be transferring out of Durham to continue his career. It looks like he could be taking his talents to another premiere basketball program in the very near future. According to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, the point guard met with Kansas head coach Bill Self in Durham...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas lands 5-star guard Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson is finally off the board. The five-star shooting guard and top-ranked recruit in the 2016 class announced his commitment to Kansas moments ago on Twitter.  Jackson chose KU over Michigan State and Arizona.  Next year I will be attending Kansas University #RCJH pic.twitter.com/rmBiF85n4J — Josh Jackson (@j_josh11) April 12, 2016 Jackson’s commitment should...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How did Villanova Upset the Jayhawks?

Following the loss to Villanova in the Elite Eight, I was left with a few puzzling questions that I couldn’t figure out. Why did this Kansas team, that was the number one overall seed in... The post How did Villanova Upset the Jayhawks? appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kansas football player found dead

Former Kansas football player Brandon Bourbon, who had been missing since the night of April 2, was found dead Friday, according to 13 News WIBW. Former @KU_Football and @WU_Football player Brandon Bourbon found dead. https://t.co/cVfsNOFvVB pic.twitter.com/eIuyhlCRZW — WIBW (@wibw) April 9, 2016 According to the Maries County Sheriff’s Office, Bourbon’s body was discovered...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Ten Moments from the Jayhawks’ 2015-16 Season

Despite falling just short of a Final Four appearance, the 2016 Kansas Jayhawks still had a very successful season. They went a very impressive 33-5, including a 16-game winning streak and an undefeated record at... The post Best Ten Moments from the Jayhawks’ 2015-16 Season appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas' Selden Jr. declares for NBA Draft, bids farewell to KU

If you were to ask any basketball player to come out of the University of Kansas what their experience was like, they’d probably say there is nothing like it. Whether it’s the fans, the historic Allen Fieldhouse, or playing for Bill Self, Kansas basketball is as iconic as it gets in the college sports world. The most recent Jayhawk standout to make such comments about his experience...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Three Jayhawks Declare: What it means for KU in 2017

Three Jayhawks have declared for the NBA Draft as of this writing: freshman Cheick Diallo, junior Wayne Selden and junior Brannen Greene. Cheick Diallo (3.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.9 blocks in 7.5 minutes) is the... The post Three Jayhawks Declare: What it means for KU in 2017 appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

The 2008 Kansas Jayhawks: Where are they now?

Though the 2015-16 Kansas basketball season may have ended earlier than we all had hoped for, March is a fun time to be nostalgic, especially when faced with the impending reality of the offseason. Let’s... The post The 2008 Kansas Jayhawks: Where are they now? appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Wayne Selden Jr. declares for NBA Draft, thanks Kansas

One of the top players in Kansas’ loaded backcourt is off to the NBA Draft. The program put out a release to announce that Wayne Selden will declare for the draft. He will hire an agent, which prevents him from withdrawing his name and returning to Kansas after the combine. Kansas men’s basketball guard Wayne Selden Jr. has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and will be leaving...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Police department in Kansas sends funny tweet after loss

Kansas lost to Villanova in the Elite Eight Saturday night, crushing the hopes and dreams of thousands of Jayhawks fans across the state. The Lawrence Police Department apparently doesn’t want to deal with the aftermath. Minutes after the loss, the department’s official Twitter account posted a clever note about the Wildcats “ripping” KU fans’ hearts out of their chests...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas mainstay guard Perry Ellis the butt of viral internet joke

Perry Ellis not only looks old, it also feels as though he's been at Kansas forever. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been a top player on a high-profile team since your freshman year. Well Perry Ellis’ looks and old age are not lost on college basketball fans. Not at all. With Kansas playing Villanova in the Elite Eight on Saturday, the jokes and memes about Perry...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Odds: Kansas, Other Top Seeds Favored In Sweet 16 Action

A pair of No. 1 seeds will hit the court on the first day of Sweet 16 action, including the Kansas Jayhawks, who will look for their 17th consecutive win when they battle the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday night as seven-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Jayhawks entered the tournament as the top seed in the South Region and have maintained...
Via NESN.com
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas most popular pick in ESPN Tournament Challenge

The NCAA Tournament officially tips off later tonight and fans everywhere have been going crazy filling out tons of brackets in hopes to win their office pool or beat out thousands of others to win the multiple online challenges. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the Kansas Jayhawks are the most popular pick in the ESPN Tournament Challenge. The Jayhawks enter the tournament...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

CBS's expanded NCAA Tournament selection show was train wreck

CBS expanded their NCAA Tournament Selection Show from a one to two-hour format for 2016, and quickly viewers took notice that the program was very dragged out. The show started at 5:30 PM ET, and did not begin to reveal the tournament field until 5:50 PM with the West Region. SHOW US THE TOURNAMENT FIELD ALREADY — The Comeback (@comeback_sports) March 13, 2016 After showing...
Via Awful Announcing
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia vs. Kansas: Preview, Analysis and Predictions

The Big 12 Championship kicks off at 6 p.m. ET tonight when West Virginia takes on the red-hot Kansas Jayhawks, and the Mountaineers are looking for the upset. West Virginia definitely has the momentum after pulling off a big win over Oklahoma in the semifinal last night, but Kansas’ depth is not something to be taken lightly. Thus, with just a few hours until tip-off in Kansas...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

How dunk from Kansas' Wayne Selden made his uncle an internet sensation

When Wayne Selden posterized poor Baylor defender Ish Wainwright we figured it was a dunk couldn’t be topped. That is, until Selden’s uncle got some camera time seconds later. Anthony Pitts Jr. brought a Flava Flav clock with him to the game, which for him is nothing new, since he makes one for every game. The dunk brought the best out of him, and he talked to ESPN about his...
Via The Comeback
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Frank Mason burns ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla

The art of the subtweet is a tricky one, but it appears Kansas Jayhawks point guard Frank Mason has it mastered. His target? ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla of all people. After his Jayhawks got done clinching their 15th Big 12 basketball championship, Mason had a bit of fun at the expense of the ESPN analyst via Twitter: "6th best PG in the Big 12" but what is my team? — Frank...
Via Awful Announcing
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Frank Mason III makes smooth behind the back move to score

Frank Mason III and the Kansas Jayhawks took down in-state rival Kansas State tonight. In the process, Mason made this fantastic move to score a lay-up….. That defender just wasn't ready for Frank Mason III's moves. https://t.co/69ssTXAvCf — ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) February 21, 2016 Mason finished with 16 points on 5 of 9 shooting. The post Watch: Frank Mason III makes...
Via The Student Section
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid trolls former Kentucky players over Wildcats' loss to Kansas

Sixers big man Joel Embiid is an entertaining follow on Twitter. Whether he's tweeting about naked selfies from girls or Rihanna, there's never a dull moment on Embiid's social media account. On Saturday, Embiid's former school (Kansas) defeated Kentucky 90-84 in overtime. Not surprisingly, Embiid enjoyed the game very much and took the opportunity to let former Wildcats Nerlens...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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