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No. 5 Kansas beats No. 19 Vanderbilt 70-63 for Maui title

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Wayne Selden Jr. and Frank Mason III quickly hatched a plan for sharing the MVP award at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Impressive teamwork all night long for No. 5 Kansas. Selden scored 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and the Jayhawks beat No. 19 Vanderbilt 70-63 on Wednesday for the tournament title. ''It's a lot of fun,'' Mason said of being co-MVPs....
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCAA frees Kansas blue chipper Cheick Diallo

Christmas came early for the Kansas Jayhawks and their stud freshman forward, Cheick Diallo. The NCAA announced earlier today Diallo is eligible to compete for the Jayhawks beginning Dec. 1. Diallo’s coursework at the private New York high school Our Savior New American was called into question after the NCAA placed the school under review in 2012 — meaning his coursework at...
Via Bloguin Best
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCAA clears F Cheick Diallo, eligible to play Dec. 1

The Kansas forward can make his debut on Dec. 1 against Loyola (Maryland) Brian Spurlock Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsCheick Diallo has been cleared to play, the NCAA announced on Wednesday afternoon. The Kansas freshman forward is eligible to play on Dec. 1 against Loyola (MD).“Our goal is to have eligibility decisions made prior to the start of a student-athlete’s season...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Storms Past UCLA to reach Maui Finals

And you thought the Chaminade game was fun. Perry Ellis was great, KU’s point-guard duo was lethal once again, and the Jayhawks rolled through UCLA 93-72 in Tuesday night’s Maui Invitational semifinal. Kansas is having... The post Kansas Storms Past UCLA to reach Maui Finals appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 Kansas has no trouble beating UCLA 92-73 at Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Perry Ellis scored 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting and No. 5 Kansas had another easy win on the way to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship game. The Jayhawks (3-1) beat UCLA 92-73 on Tuesday night in the semifinals and will play No. 19 Vanderbilt, which defeated Wake Forest 86-64, for the title on Wednesday night. It will be the second championship...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘Voice of the Jayhawks’ to retire after 2015-16 basketball season

While the Kansas Jayhawks’ football team has never really had a ton of success on the field, they have certainly had a lot of consistency when it comes to their radio broadcasts. That consistency will come to an end after three decades once the basketball season ends. According to Kansas’s official site, Bob Davis, who has been the voice of both the football and men’s basketball...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

KU opens Maui Invitational play by crushing Chaminade 123-72

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Wayne Selden Jr. and Sviatoslav Mykhaliuk both scored 18 points to lead seven Kansas players in double figures and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks cruised past Chaminade 123-72 in the opening round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Monday night. Devonte Graham had 15 points, Frank Mason III had 14, Landen Lucas had 13 and Hunter Mickelson and Perry Ellis both had...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self rips NCAA’s handling of Cheick Diallo’s eligibility

The Kansas Jayhawks have been waiting for one of the biggest pieces of their 2015 recruiting class to get cleared, but right now the NCAA has been unwavering on their end. Cheick Diallo has yet to be cleared by the NCAA and it is certainly frustrating to much of the Jayhawks’ program. One person that is highly upset with the way Diallo has been treated to this point is head coach...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas G Brannen Greene suspended for 6 games

The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team will be without a key player when they travel to Hawaii for the 2015 Maui Invitational. On Friday morning, the university announced that junior guard Brannen Greene has been suspended for six games. Green was suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team,” Jayhawks head coach Bill Self announced. Brannen Greene suspended six games...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA to allow Cheick Diallo to travel to Maui

Kansas Jayhawks five-star freshman power forward Chieck Diallo has still not been cleared by the NCAA as they continue to review his academic eligibility, but a new development could be a good sign. Per a statement from coach Bill Self, which was reported by Kansas beat writer Rustin Dodd, of The Kansas City Star, Diallo will be allowed to travel to Maui with the team as the Jayhaws...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Announces Guard Brannen Greene Has Been Suspended For 6 Games

Kansas guard Brannen Greene has been suspended for six games and will not travel to Maui with the Jayhawks, the program announced this morning.  Greene, a junior guard, is suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team,” per Bill Self.  The 6-foot-7, 215-pound guard is averaging 12 points a game this season.  Brannen Greene suspended six games for conduct detrimental to the...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Allowing Kansas 5-Star Freshman Cheick Diallo To Travel To Maui

The NCAA announced this morning that it’s allowing Kansas’ Cheick Diallo to travel with his team to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational, but there’s still no indication that he’ll be able to play.  Diallo, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound freshman power forward, was ranked the No. 5 recruit in the 2015 class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  He’s yet to be cleared to play by the...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self must embrace the Jayhawks’ strength: the three

March 29, 2013: The day KU broke Bill Self. The Jayhawks had just blown a 14-point lead to lose in overtime to Michigan. The Sweet 16 loss ended KU’s season, sending Kansas into a murky... The post Bill Self must embrace the Jayhawks’ strength: the three appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A look inside the AP Top 25; Kansas still ranked fourth

The Kansas Jayhawks' schedule heats up this week with a matchup against mighty Michigan State.  John Rieger USA TODAY SportsNorth Carolina is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the 113th time, tying Kentucky for third place on the all-time list.UCLA is first among No. 1s with 134 weeks on top, while Duke is second with 127.Those are the only four schools with over...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Greene sparks Jayhawks to 109-72 rout of Northern Colorado

Brannen Greene hit all five of his 3-point attempts and finished with 18 points. Charlie Riedel APLAWRENCE, Kan. -- Brannen Greene missed most of the offseason after hip surgery, and his hip locked up again on him earlier this week, just before Kansas rolled through its exhibition finale.The Jayhawks' best shooter looked just fine Friday night.Greene hit all five of his 3-point...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Season Preview

It’s fall in Lawrence, which means the football team is breaking records for futility while fans have already turned the page to Kansas’ premier sport: basketball. The pieces are in place for Bill Self to... The post Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Season Preview appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas 5-star freshman Carlton Bragg has Jayhawk-themed Jordans

The Kansas Jayhawks are expected to contend for a national championship once again in the 2015-16 season, and five-star freshman Carlton Bragg, a forward from Cleveland, plans to do so in style. In a photo posted to his Instagram, Bragg showed off his Kansas-themed Jordan 11s. They have his name and number on the backs and are blue, crimson and white. Simply put, they are flat out...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayhawks QB Cozart to have season-ending shoulder surgery

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart will have surgery on the shoulder he injured last month, while his replacement Ryan Willis continues to be hampered by a sore groin. Coach David Beaty sounded hopeful Tuesday that Willis will play Saturday at TCU. Last year's starter, Michael Cummings, sustained a season-ending knee injury in the spring game, while backup Deondre...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big 12 Still Belongs to Kansas, But…

The Kansas Jayhawks have dominated the Big 12 longer than the Roman Empire dominated large parts of Earth back before we had smartphones — or at least it feels that way. However, there was a very recent time when some folks — myself included — felt their run was coming to an end. Then, sadly, Fred Hoiberg left for the NBA. As a new season beckons, everyone continues to expect...
Via The Student Section
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Kansas Students Tore Down Memorial Stadium Goalposts After Royals World Series Win

The Kansas Jayhawks football program has not given its fans a ton to cheer over the last few seasons. This year, KU is 0-8, and is losing Big 12 contests by an average score of 50.8-11.4. Basketball season is usually the one that brings good tidings to Lawrence, but last night, the campus erupted with the World Series win by the Kansas City Royals over the New York Mets. Students...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayhawks Prohibitive Big 12 Favorites

Kansas Jayhawks basketball is an American institution. The Jayhawks are always at the top of the Big 12 with 11 straight conference crowns and consistently find themselves among the Top-25 elite, which can sometimes make... The post Jayhawks Prohibitive Big 12 Favorites appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas gets on the board for ’16 with AZ big man

The Kansas Jayhawks landed their first verbal commitment for the 2016 recruiting cycle on Saturday, as 6′-9″ power forward Mitch Lightfoot of Gilbert Christian (AZ) announced his pledge. Lightfoot reportedly popped for Kansas over in-state Arizona, along with Pac-12 programs Stanford and Utah, as well as St. John’s. As a junior, Lightfoot was committed to New …
Via Hoopniks
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Bill Self Reveals Plans For Jayhawks’ Starting 5

Kansas’ men’s basketball team opens its 2015-16 season Nov. 13 against Northern Colorado.  Who will be starting for the Jayhawks when they open up their campaign?  Bill Self got into that today. The Kansas coach said he plans on starting junior Frank Mason and sophomore Devonte Graham in the backcourt together with junior Wayne Selden Jr. at the small forward spot.  Bill...
Via College Spun
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas, Bill Self Drop 2 Hilarious Fake DirecTV Ads

Believe it or not, it’s almost basketball season. Friday night, Kansas hosted its “Late Night At The Phog” event, which featured an assistant coach hitting a half-court shot to win a KU student $10,000. It also featured two ridiculous fake DirecTV ads with Bill Self as the subject. In the first clip, we have Kansas head coach Bill Self and graduate assistant Bill Self. In the...
Via College Spun
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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