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Road To The NFL: JaCorey Shepherd awaiting the draft

He’s a former wide receiver converted to cornerback, he couldn’t workout at the combine due to an injury but fought through that injury to do some limited work at his Pro Day, and despite all that can be stacked against him, Kansas Jayhawks cornerback JaCorey Shepherd has a lot of draft buzz. Currently nursing a […]
Via Full Scale Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

KU's unknown receiving corps eager to make a name for itself

The early departure of star receiver Nigel King has left Kansas without very much experience at wide receiver, but new position coach Klint Kubiak is seeing the silver lining in the situation. “I’d love to sit here and be coaching three guys that are coming back from 80-catch seasons,” Kubiak told KUsports.com. “We don’t have that. The good thing is, we’ve got guys with...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelley-Smith makes full transition to O-line from tight end

Prior to last season, Jordan Shelley-Smith was catching pass in practice, molding himself into a college-level tight end at KU—but that dream quickly changed. Kansas needed help on the offensive line, and the Jayhawk coaching staff called upon Shelley-Smith to help fill the void. "Getting thrown into the mix during the season is a little rough because you don't have as much time...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewandowski wins Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Senior offensive lineman Pat Lewandowski has been awarded KU' Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year, according to Kansas' team website. Lewandowski, who played in 43 games during his Jayhawk career, was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first team member. He received the award alongside Deanna Marks, a member of the swimming and diving team who posted a sensational 3.94 grade-point average...
Via Fox Sports
3 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Bill Self is the Best Coach in the Big 12

The Big 12 is considered to be one of the best conferences in college basketball. Loaded from top to bottom with teams that contend annually for the NCAA tournament, the coaches who lead the squads also boast impressive resumes. This list ranks the coaches based on one question of criteria: If I was choosing a Big 12 coach to hire for my team today, combining all factors such...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellis’ Announcement Caps KU 2015 Basketball Banquet

The end-of-season basketball awards banquet has always been a fun tradition at the University of Kansas. It’s a way for the players to gather as a complete team one final time and spend time with the fans who have watched them play all year. Limited ticket availability gives priority to season ticket holders and Williams Fund donors, and I was fortunate enough to be in attendance...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Cliff Alexander decided to leave school

The Kansas Jayhawks announced that freshman Cliff Alexander will forego the remainder of his eligibility and enter the 2015 NBA Draft. During his freshman campaign, Alexander averaged 7.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, but was forced to miss the final eight games due to eligibility issues.  Alexander, or his family members, reportedly accepted improper benefits during his stay at Kansas...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce reminisces about his NCAA Tournament exit in '97

The Kansas Jayhawks logo might not be imprinted in the Final Four this weekend, but a Sweet 16 loss in 1997 is still burned inside former Celtics Captain Paul Pierce's memory. The veteran reflected on one of the worst losses of his career in the The Players Tribune.We entered the 1997 NCAA tournament that year as the No. 1 overall seed and won our first two games convincingly. In...
Via Celtics Life
25 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
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Wore A Yellow “Kings Of Kansas” Celebrating Wichita State’s Win

The state of Kansas was abuzz today about the Round of 32 match-up between the favored Kansas Jayhawks and underdog Wichita State Shockers. The seventh-seeded Shockers beat the No.2 seed Jayhawks, 78-65, earning in-state bragging rights.  Kansas Governor Sam Brownback attended the contest, and he wore a neutral t-shirt during the game. Afterwards, however, he was representing the...
Via College Spun
March 22, 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

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
March 20, 2015  |  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
March 16, 2015  |  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
March 04, 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: 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
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