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Fireman, Self, Smith to receive Hall of Fame award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman, Kansas coach Bill Self and former NBA veteran Steve Smith have been named winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award. The winners will be recognized on Sept. 10 at the Reunion Dinner on the Hall of Fame's Center Court during Enshrinement Weekend. The Hall of Fame announced the winners Tuesday, saying...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

89 Year Old Veteran Runs For Touchdown In Kansas Spring Game

An 89 year old World War II veteran and former Kansas Jayhawks player got a chance to run for another touchdown in the spring game.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

KU’s Cliff Alexander Claims Mother Was ‘Tricked’

Former Kansas Jayhawks big man Cliff Alexander ended up sitting out his team’s final eight games last season due to allegations of improper benefits, specifically regarding a loan that his mother received from a finance company that does business with professional athletes. Now, Alexander is claiming that his mother was tricked and wasn’t 100 percent aware of what was going on...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Still Paying Charlie Weis To Not Coach Their Football Team

Charlie Weis hasn't coached for Notre Dame since 2009, and they still pay him an absurd amount to not coach their football team.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Weis Still Cashing Checks From Notre Dame

A report from ESPN’s Matt Fortuna tells an interesting story about Charlie Weis, longtime NFL offensive coordinator and former head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Kansas Jayhawks. Though Weis has not been the head coach of Notre Dame since 2009, he is still receiving checks from the school, and quite big ones at that. So far, he has been paid over $14 million NOT to...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Lands 4-Star SG LaGerald Vick, Who Might Reclassify To 2015 Class

LaGerald Vick, a four-star shooting guard in the class of 2016, has committed to Kansas, according to multiple reports.  The 6-foot-4, 180-pound prospect out of Memphis, Tenn., chose the Jayhawks over Kentucky. He was previously committed to SMU.  Vick, ranked the No. 17 SG in the 2016 class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, might reclassify to the 2015 class and be able to...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas F Landen Lucas Discusses Surgery

Kansas Jayhawks forward Landen Lucas’s sophomore season was marred by a multitude of injuries, including ones to his hip, back and knee, but those were nothing compared to the leg operation he recently underwent. Speaking to Gary Bedore of the Lawrence Journal-World, Lucas described just how intense the surgery was. “After the season I had surgery done on my left leg. There...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self Says He ‘Changed Offense Too Much’ in 2015

Those who wound up disappointed with the Kansas Jayhawks’ season this year are about to receive an explanation. Head coach Bill Self said in an interview with Big12sports.com, as reported by Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, that he “changed too much on offense” in the 2014-15 campaign. “I probably changed too much last year,” Self said. “We became an inside-out...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sponsored: Steiner Sports Authentic Memorabilia Brings You Closer to the Game

With Steiner Sports, you can now be even closer to authentic pieces of sports history and top-tier Kansas Jayhawks alumni. Steiner Sports is the leading producer of authentic hand-signed collectibles, and they have partnered with Rock Chalk Blog to bring Kansas fans closer to the game. Through Steiner, you can add an authenticated centerpiece to any sports collection. Representing...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Eliminated From Jaylen Brown Sweepstakes

It’s down to Kentucky or Michigan for five-star Jaylen Brown after Matt Scott of Kansas Shiver is reporting that the Kansas Jayhawks are out of the running. Kansas has been cut from Jaylen Brown's list #kubball http://t.co/4qOfW1Uxph @jerrymeyer247 — Matt Scott (@KUTheShiver) May 1, 2015 It’s being reported that Brown is expected to announce sometime […] The post Kansas Eliminated...
Via Diehardsport
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins named NBA's top rookie

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Wiggins, a former Kansas Jayhawks star, has been named the NBA rookie of the year. The NBA made the announcement Thursday. After coming to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a trade that sent Kevin Love to Cleveland, Wiggins averaged 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while playing all 82 games in his first season. Wiggins was drafted No. 1 overall by the Cavaliers...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 post Cheick Diallo picks Kansas

A high-energy interior player, 6′-9″ Cheick Diallo of Our Savior New American (NY), via Mali, announced where he’ll play college hoops on Tuesday. The top 10 prospect picked the Kansas Jayhawks over the Kentucky Wildcats, among other suitors. Kansas Scholarship Grid
Via Hoopniks
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Impact of Cheick Diallo as a Jayhawk

On Tuesday, Kansas head coach Bill Self received news that must have put a smile on his face. Cheick Diallo told the world that he will be attending to the University of Kansas. Along with Kansas, Diallo (#7 on ESPN’s Top 100) was considering St. John’s, Kentucky, Iowa State and Pittsburgh throughout his recruiting process. Diallo now joins PF Carlton Bragg (#21 on ESPN...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 7 Recruit Cheick Diallo Commits to Kansas

Five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American Cheick Diallo has committed to the Kansas Jayhawks. ESPN’s Paul Biancardi reported the story. Breaking News: Cheick Diallo told http://t.co/7iKISAedXL he has committed to Kansas . Story to follow. — Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) April 28, 2015 Speaking to Biancardi, the young man from Our Savior New American School in Centereach...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cheick Diallo commits to Kansas

The recruitment of Cheick Diallo is finally over after he committed to the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday. Breaking News: Cheick Diallo told http://t.co/7iKISAedXL he has committed to Kansas . Story to follow. — Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) April 28, 2015 Going into his commitment, Kansas and Kentucky were  considered the favorites to the land the Diallo, a 6-9, […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
28 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star PF Cheick Diallo Announces Collegiate Decision

Five-star power forward Cheick Diallo, who originally hails from Mali but played his high school ball in Centereach, New York, has made his collegiate decision. Diallo, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound bruiser, will suit up for the Kansas Jayhawks in 2015. Diallo chose Bill Self and the Jayhawks over four other finalists – Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Iowa State and St. John’s. Diallo met with...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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
April 17, 2015  |  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
April 13, 2015  |  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
April 13, 2015  |  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
April 04, 2015  |  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
March 31, 2015  |  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
March 23, 2015  |  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
March 22, 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
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