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Kansas Loses at Temple: Four Factors

The word of the day for Kansas (9-2) was “exposed” after Temple (8-4) got the better of the Jayhawks on Monday in a crushing 77-52 defeat. “We’re exposed again, and it’s the same way we’ve been exposed in the past,” Bill Self said in his postgame comments. Freshman Kelly Oubre echoed Self’s sentiment, “This exposed the things we obviously need to work on.”...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oubre Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

Kansas men’s basketball freshman Kelly Oubre, Jr., has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, in a vote by a media panel, the conference office announced Monday. Oubre is the first Jayhawk to capture newcomer accolades in 2014-15 after Kansas defeated Lafayette, 96-69, in its only game of the week. The New Orleans guard made his second start of the season and recorded...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Beats Lafayette: Four Factors

Kansas rolled through Lafayette on Saturday afternoon, 96-69, to move to 9-1 on the season. The Jayhawks were led by freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. who started for the second time in his young Kansas career after sophomore Brannen Greene was late to a weightlifting session on Friday. “Of course he wasn’t going to start today. That was a gift from Brannen Greene,” said Bill Self...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Jayhawks Betting Odds: 2014-15 Season

Betting odds for the Kansas Jayhawks' 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Scrapes Past Utah: Four Factors

Kansas narrowly escaped against Utah on Saturday afternoon, winning 63-60, after blowing a 21 point lead in the second half. The Jayhawks closed the first half on a 23-4 run, taking a 39-21 lead into the break. They would widen the margin to 21 early in the second half, but a furious Utah comeback led by guard Delon Wright put Kansas in another close game with under four minutes...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self Says Mock Drafts Are Ridiculous and Don’t Mean Anything

A lot of fans and players use mock drafts as a guide to see where certain prospects are projected. They’re fun to check because there’s constant change weekly. On the down side, mock drafts can corrupt the minds of players. For example, Kelly Oubre Jr. was a highly touted prospect out of high school, but he’s been a major disappointment thus far at Kansas. Kelly is having...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: Utah Near-Disaster and Epic Calipari Debate

The Jayhawks avoided the unthinkable by narrowly escaping Sprint Center with a victory over #13 Utah, despite blowing a 21-point second-half lead.  http://insidethepaint.podomatic.com/entry/2014-12-15T13_25_33-08_00 Kansas just beat a top 15 team – so why are fans so disappointed in its performance? Ryan Landreth, Daniel Cunningham and Joshua Brisco read through more tweets from...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball: Kansas rebounds from early failure and moves in the right direction

What a difference three weeks make. When Kansas fell to Kentucky by 32 points over three weeks ago, and the Wildcats blocked as many shot attempts as the Jayhawks saw go through the net, panic for this reloaded Kansas squad set in. However, victories over Rhode Island, Tennessee and Florida at home; over Michigan State on a neutral floor; and at Georgetown this past Wednesday have...
Via The Student Section
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Self doesn't believe Traylor arrest will distract KU at Georgetown

Amid an extremely competitive stretch of the schedule, Kansas will be without a key contributor for its next challenge. Suspended forward Jamari Traylor will watch as the No. 10 Jayhawks go on the road trying for a sixth straight victory Wednesday night against Georgetown. Traylor, who started the first two games but has become a dependable reserve with 3.3 points and 3.9 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida President Bernie Machen Takes Dig At Charlie Weis

Florida president Bernie Machen took a dig at Charlie Weis when discussing potential offensive coordinators for the Gators.
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida President Overheard Discussing Next Offensive Coordinator: “I Don’t Want Another Charlie Weis”

The major failing of Will Muschamp’s tenure at Florida was his inability to field a competent offense to match what was a very good Gators defense. From 2011-2014, Florida’s offenses finished 71st, 78th, 113th, and 56th. Former Notre Dame, and most recently, Kansas head coach Charlie Weis was the offensive coordinator of that 2011 team, and he clearly didn’t leave a great impression...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fear And Hope Together: Inside the Latest Kansas Coaching Search

As a Kansas fan and alum, football season is a bit less exciting than basketball season to say the least. The one “positive” to being a Kansas fan is I have gotten really good at going through coaching searches. This is the third search for a head coach Kansas has undertaken since Mark Mangino left the school in 2009. So what is it like to go through a coaching search? Equal...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Receiver Kicks Pass; Kansas State Gets Bizarre Interception (Video)

It’s not very often that you see a pass get intercepted after it flies about 40 feet in the air off of a receiver’s foot, but Kansas made that happen Saturday nonetheless. During the first quarter of their rivalry game with Kansas State, Jayhawks quarterback Michael Cummings passed to wideout Rodriguez Coleman. But instead of catching the football, Coleman somehow kicked it...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self On Inconsistent Starting Lineups: “I Have A Hard Time Starting Guys Who Are Late To Tutoring”

Kansas’ highly-touted freshmen were expected to help lead the Jayhawks to yet another Big 12 title this season, but so far Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre Jr. have combined for one start, and are only averaging a bit over 25 minutes per game combined. In addition, KU has had a different starting line-up every night. When asked about the inconsistency, Bill Self said that part of...
Via College Spun
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kansas’ Punter Botched Snap, Refused To Recover Fumble

Kansas looks a bit overmatched today against Oklahoma, which doesn’t really come as a surprise to any college football fan. But it looks like at least one Jayhawks player might even be shying away from contact with the Sooners. Early in the first quarter, KU punter Trevor Pardula botched a snap (that was a bit high) and ran after it deep in his own team’s territory. Instead of...
Via College Spun
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Self could use some vodka after blowout loss to Kentucky

Last night, No. 5 (but not for long) Kansas was thoroughly embarrassed last night by No. 1 Kentucky, 72-40. Kansas head coach Bill Self took the loss like most normal people with a request for liquor. Bill Self could use a drink after that loss to Kentucky. https://t.co/oLrlqFH10n — Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 19, 2014 During the press conference, Self also mentioned...
Via Awful Announcing
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Self jokes about needing vodka after blowout loss

Kansas coach Bill Self saw his Jayhawks get blown out by No. 1 Kentucky Tuesday night, but it seems as-if he’s held onto his sense of humor, regardless. After the contest, Self, at his post-game press conference, joked that he wished his water bottle was full of vodka instead. The crowd enjoyed it.   We have a feeling that Self isn’t the only head coach who is going to feel...
Via College Spun
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Self Wanted Some Vodka After Kansas’ 32-Point Loss To Kentucky (Video)

Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks were the recipient of a good old-fashioned butt whoopin’ Tuesday night. The No. 5 Jayhawks were stomped out by No. 1 Kentucky 72-40 in front of a national TV audience. The loss was so bad that the Kansas head coach was looking for a stiff drink after the game. This embed is invalid" /> We’ve all been there, Coach...
Via NESN.com
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Concerns With Kansas: Good feelings Flow from The Champions Classic, except for the Jayhawks

The Champions Classic in Indianapolis Tuesday night was just that — it felt like a collection of heavyweights, and the product in no way disappointed… unless you’re a member of Rock Chalk Nation. The matinee, featuring Duke and Michigan State, gave us an opportunity to see a Blue Devil team that has nine McDonald’s All-Americans, matching this year’s Kentucky squad with...
Via The Student Section
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Time For Mark Few To Stand And Deliver At Gonzaga… And It’s Time To Get Off Bill Self’s Back

In a discussion of unfairly criticized and excessively admired college basketball coaches, which names would first enter your mind? The Student Section’s basketball writers and managing editor Matt Zemek explore these two topics in our latest season preview roundtable. The season tips off on Friday with the all-Pitino clash between Minnesota and Louisville. On Monday night, ESPN’s...
Via The Student Section
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kansas Fans Tore Down Goal Posts After Jayhawks Beat 2-7 Iowa State

College football fans typically rush the field and tear down the goal posts after either big-time upset wins or last-second miracles. Saturday afternoon, the Kansas Jayhawks dominated Iowa State, a team with a 2-7 record, 34-14. Apparently it was enough for KU fans. Here are a few videos of Kansas fans rushing the field, tearing down the goal posts and attempting to take them out...
Via College Spun
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas Jayhawks Football Game 9: The Last Best Chance

Skipped previewing the Kansas Jayhawks football game last week against Baylor because we all had better things to do than think about a guaranteed loss. This is a home game for KU, which is nice, but what kind of advantage is it when there are barely 20,000 fans in a stadium that seats 50,000? In Clint Bowen’s first home game as interim head coach (second overall) the Hawks almost...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dreadful Offensive Numbers Forced Kansas to Fire Charlie Weis

Kansas football did what it had to Sunday, firing Charlie Weis just into his third season as head coach. Why Make the Change Now? Make no mistake about it: this is something KU had to do right now. Sure, it’s usually not a good thing for a program to terminate its coach in the middle of a season, with eight games remaining on the schedule. However, sometimes a leadership change...
Via The Student Section
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

12 candidates to replace Charlie Weis at Kansas

After a disastrous 6-22 record in three seasons, Charlie Weis was fired as Kansas’ head coach on Sunday. Weis went 1-18 in three years during...
Via Athlon Sports
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Weis Was Falling Asleep in KU’s Team Meetings

The definition of just a coach going through the motions and cashing a check. Charlie Weis disaster in a nutshell: him falling asleep in a team meeting when squad was being addressed by #KU's head athletic trainer. — Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 28, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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