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Opinion: Personnel Changes Coming for Self and Jayhawks

This is an opinion column sent to Rock Chalk Blog by Brad Hope. If you would like to share your opinion with the RCB community, tweet @RockChalkBlog with your idea! By Brad Hope There are some hard decisions coming in the next month for Bill Self. While the loss to Wichita State is still very fresh in everyone’s mind, Self now has to focus on what has to been done for the good...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

100 Random Facts about the 2014-15 Kansas Jayhawks

The 2014-15 Kansas Jayhawks season was one that ultimately featured ups, downs, and everything in between. The Jayhawks won their 11th straight Big 12 title, but the season ended too soon when KU was bounced in the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. As we turn the page on the 2015 squad, we look back on 100 random facts about the team, from player stats to record-breaking performances...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas heads into another offseason frustrated, disappointed

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The way Kansas coach Bill Self rates a season is simple: Winning the conference title makes it good, advancing to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament makes it great. The Jayhawks haven't had a great season in a while. Despite rolling to its 11th consecutive Big 12 championship, the Jayhawks will be spending another summer trying to figure out what went...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Falls to Wichita State in Round of 32

“Perspective-wise, there’s no way I’ll say it was a great year.” – Bill Self. This was the matchup Wichita State fans were dying for. KU-WSU was the matchup everyone wanted from the moment the selection committee made it possible. Both teams knocked out their opponents in the round of 64, setting up a matchup of the two best teams in Kansas with a Sweet 16 berth on the...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Bill Self’s Kansas Teams Underachieve in the NCAA Tournament?

“Bill Self is a few 2008 Memphis free throws away from having a lot of explaining to do.” – College Basketball Journalist Rick Bozich on Twitter It’s no secret that Kansas has been known for some early-round upsets in recent years. Sunday’s loss to Wichita State was the sixth time that the Jayhawks were bounced from the tournament on the first weekend as a top two seed...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Get your RCB Kansas-Wichita State Bingo Card!

There will be plenty of entertainment during today’s Kansas-Wichita State Round of 32 matchup, but in case you wanted more, why not play a little game while watching? As if enough of these squares won’t be filled simply by the actions of the players on the court, the announcers are sure to add a few gems that will score you points as well. It’ll certainly be a high-pressure...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
5 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Alexander unlikely to play in NCAA Tournament, but not officially ruled out

Kansas Jayhawks star freshman forward Cliff Alexander will remain ineligible to play as the 2015 NCAA Tournament opens this week. Alexander is unable to play because of an NCAA investigation into possible impermissible benefits received by family members from an NBA agent. Earlier Monday, ESPN reported that Alexander had been ruled out of the entire tournament, […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Forward Cliff Alexander Will Not Play In the NCAA Tournament

Kansas has been without the services of freshman forward Cliff Alexander the past few weeks due to an ongoing NCAA issue. It turns out the Jayhawks won’t have Alexander for the NCAA Tournament, according to head coach Bill Self.  Bill Self tells @ESPNAndyKatz that Cliff Alexander will not be available for the NCAA tournament. Huge blow for the Jayhawks — David Gardner (@byDavidGardner...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas vs. New Mexico State – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

How far can Kansas go? Kansas has drawn the No. 2 seed in the Midwest region, where they’ll face No. 15 seed New Mexico State. The Jayhawks have not lost their first NCAA Tournament game since 2006, and it’s not likely to happen here.  Be sure to check out our printable 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket here. Date: Friday, March 20 Time: TBD TV Channel: TBD Location: CenturyLink...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Frank Mason’s Alley-Oop To Landen Lucas Clinched A Win For Kansas

No. 9 TCU gave No. 1 Kansas all it could handle in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Big 12 Tournament this afternoon, but ultimately fell by a score of 64-59. It was a hard-fought game that the favored Jayhawks clinched in thunderous fashion.  With the score 61-57 and less than a minute remaining, Kansas killed nearly all of the 35-second shot clock as TCU declined to foul. With the...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA investigating Kansas’ Cliff Alexander for impermissible benefits

UPDATE Kansas Jayhawks star freshman forward Cliff Alexander will remain ineligible to play because of an NCAA investigation into possible impermissible benefits received by family members from an NBA agent, per Yahoo Sports. Alexander has not yet been interviewed by the NCAA, sources said, though not because of a reluctance by either the school or NCAA investigators. […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self Says Chances Of Cliff Alexander Playing This Weekend Are “Slim”

Freshman forward Cliff Alexander has not played in the Jayhawks’ last two games due to a possible NCAA issue involving his eligibility. According to KU head coach Bill Self, Alexander is unlikely to play in this Saturday’s regular season finale against Oklahoma.  Bill Self says nothing new on Cliff Alexander. Rates his chances of playing this weekend as “slim”. — Rustin...
Via College Spun
22 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas without Cliff Alexander due to NCAA investigation

Kansas Jayhawks freshman forward Cliff Alexander will not play in Saturday’s basketball game versus Texas, KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger announced Saturday. “The NCAA has alerted us to an issue that could affect Cliff’s eligibility,” Zenger said. “As a precautionary measure Cliff will not take the court until we have resolved the issue.” “We are […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
27 days ago  |  Discuss

K-State Fan That Ran in to Kansas Forward Jamari Traylor Cited For Disorderly Conduct

If you ever needed a good reason not to storm the court this should be it. I'm sure Nathan Power did not think at any point during the game that he wanted to run down on the court and give one of the Kansas player a hard shoulder. He was just one of many that ran on the court after his team scored an unexpected upset against the Jayhawks.Does that excuse bumping in to one of the...
Via FatManWriting
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas Coach Bill Self Pinned Against the Scorer's Table After K-State Fans Storm Court

Court-storming is a heat of the moment kind of thing so there is no real way to control it other than to stop it all-together. After a big win like the one Kansas State scored over Kansas it is understandable that the fans felt the urge. The Wildcats have been having a tough go of it lately so a 70-63 win over their in-state rival was huge.However, either fans need to be more aware...
Via FatManWriting
February 24, 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

Kansas adds someone to Bragg about for ’15

Another blue chip prospect is off the board. 6′-9″ power forward Carlton Bragg, the No. 14 ranked prospect nationally in the class of 2015, committed to the Kansas Jayhawks over Kentucky and Illinois. Bragg is the first member of Kansas’ 2015 recruiting class, but the Jayhawks are also in the mix for several of the remaining ...
Via Hoopniks
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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