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Gonzalez looks to lead KU Football in 2016

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Kansas Sports - Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 2 - WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com Gonzalez, as has now been well documented, carries a couple of nicknames that hint at his top skill — Speedy Gonzalez and The Streakin’ Puerto Rican. And it’s those nicknames and that skill that have the...
Via Rock Chalk Talk
1 day ago

Beaty already seeing improvement in Kansas Football

Guess who's back - back again - Kansas Sports - Second year coach sees improvement in Kansas football - Tulsa Beacon “Year one to year two, (it’s) night and day in terms of just how we practice, how we look, how we’re conducting our business in spring,” Beaty said. “They just have a little bit more maturity about them, which experience gives you, and really understanding...
Via Rock Chalk Talk
3 days ago

Former Kansas star Wayne Selden Jr. to sign with Grizzlies per report

After a successful three-year college career at Kansas, guard Wayne Selden went undrafted in last month’s NBA Draft. He will get his shot at the world’s top basketball league, however. According to a report by Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy, Selden will join the Memphis Grizzlies. Wayne Selden is joining the Grizzlies. He'll sit out Summer League due to surgery at end...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA rookie Perry Ellis announces sponsorship with Perry Ellis clothing line

Some things are just meant to be. Former Kansas Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis announced today on instagram that he has a sponsorship deal with the Perry Ellis clothing line. Can’t wait to get to work! Excited to start the next chapter wearing @perryellis #veryperry #DallasMavericks #sponsorship A photo posted by Perry Ellis (@pelliz34) on Jun 29, 2016 at 8:36am PDT Ellis...
Via Crossover Chronicles
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Kansas Jayhawk Perry Ellis is now endorsing ... Perry Ellis

It's not often we'd write about marketing deals signed by undrafted NBA players, but in the case of the news that came down Wednesday it's too good not to.That's because on Wednesday, former Kansas Jayhawk Perry Ellis (who has since signed with the Dallas Mavericks to play on their summer league team) has signed an endorsement deal with.... yep, you guessed it: The Perry Ellis clothing...
Via FOX Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Kansas star Perry Ellis now sponsored by Perry Ellis

Rarely does an athlete land an endorsement deal that makes more sense than the one former Kansas star and current Dallas Mavericks’ forward Perry Ellis just did. According to his Instagram, Ellis is the new spokesman for well-known menswear brand…Perry Ellis.  Can’t wait to get to work! Excited to start the next chapter wearing @perryellis #veryperry #DallasMavericks...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: NBA Draft and Nonconference Schedule

The NBA Draft has come and gone, and it was mostly disappointing for the Jayhawks who went in hopeful. How do we see the future going for Kansas rookies in the NBA? *LINK to podcast... The post ITP: NBA Draft and Nonconference Schedule appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kansas coach David Beaty makes recruiting pitch on hoverboard

When it comes to recruiting, college football coaches need to get out of their comfort zone at times to appeal to their prospective athletes. That includes keeping up with the trends in music, fashion and even technology/transportation. That lead Kansas Jayhawks coach David Beaty to try out hoverboarding, which has died off in recent months, but still manages to pop up from time...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Darious Crawley announces departure from Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t had much luck on the gridiron for a good while and things don’t seem to be too bright going into the future. The outlook got a little bit darker when they lost wide receiver Darious Crawley. Crawley took to Twitter this weekend to announce that he would be leaving the school and has since deleted the tweet. However, Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Self: ‘No way’ I’d leave Kansas for the NBA right now

Normally, when there’s talk of a college coach jumping ship to the NBA, it’s John Calipari as the name that fills the rumor mill. Currently, there are no NBA head coach vacancies, and Kansas head coach Bill Self is pleased with that. A few weeks ago, Self’s name was linked with the Houston Rockets, who of course went on to hire Mike D’Antoni. What does Self think of that...
Via The Comeback
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Kansas basketball non-conference schedule preview and predictions

The Kansas Jayhawks annual schedule rollout has begun. Conference schedule releases become very predictable, but non-conference schedules can throw a few curveballs. Every year, the Jayhawks compete with three other blue-blood schools in the Champions Classic.... The post 2016 Kansas basketball non-conference schedule preview and predictions appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Kansas player escapes car seconds before it explodes

Former Kansas guard Brannen Greene escaped a burning car seconds before it exploded on Friday. Greene, who left the Jayhawks’ program following the 2015-16 season, was in New York, where he’s been training for the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound guard was in the back seat of a car in the Bronx when it was struck by another car from behind. Greene’s car went airborne, came...
Via College Spun
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas adds transferring big man Evan Maxwell

Late Friday night, Liberty’s Evan Maxwell announced that he would be transferring to Kansas to spend his final two years of eligibility playing for the Jayhawks. With size in mind, the 6-foot-10, 245-pound big man... The post Kansas adds transferring big man Evan Maxwell appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas named in new lawsuit alleging sex assault by football player

The Kansas Jayhawks’ football program was already in some hot water over a lawsuit surrounding a sexual assault accusation earlier this year, and the heat has now been turned up. According to student newspaper The Kansan, another female student-athlete has filed a Title IX suit against the university, claiming she was sexually assaulted by a football player in an on-campus apartment...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas lands 5-star guard Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson is finally off the board. The five-star shooting guard and top-ranked recruit in the 2016 class announced his commitment to Kansas moments ago on Twitter.  Jackson chose KU over Michigan State and Arizona.  Next year I will be attending Kansas University #RCJH pic.twitter.com/rmBiF85n4J — Josh Jackson (@j_josh11) April 12, 2016 Jackson’s commitment should...
Via College Spun
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Kansas football player found dead

Former Kansas football player Brandon Bourbon, who had been missing since the night of April 2, was found dead Friday, according to 13 News WIBW. Former @KU_Football and @WU_Football player Brandon Bourbon found dead. https://t.co/cVfsNOFvVB pic.twitter.com/eIuyhlCRZW — WIBW (@wibw) April 9, 2016 According to the Maries County Sheriff’s Office, Bourbon’s body was discovered...
Via College Spun
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas' Selden Jr. declares for NBA Draft, bids farewell to KU

If you were to ask any basketball player to come out of the University of Kansas what their experience was like, they’d probably say there is nothing like it. Whether it’s the fans, the historic Allen Fieldhouse, or playing for Bill Self, Kansas basketball is as iconic as it gets in the college sports world. The most recent Jayhawk standout to make such comments about his experience...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Three Jayhawks Declare: What it means for KU in 2017

Three Jayhawks have declared for the NBA Draft as of this writing: freshman Cheick Diallo, junior Wayne Selden and junior Brannen Greene. Cheick Diallo (3.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.9 blocks in 7.5 minutes) is the... The post Three Jayhawks Declare: What it means for KU in 2017 appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

100 Stats about the 2016 Kansas Jayhawks (Part 2)

The 2015-16 Kansas Jayhawks followed up a tremendously successful regular season with a deep NCAA tournament run. Ultimately, the ride ended just shy of a coveted Final Four appearance, but KU’s overall year should be thought... The post 100 Stats about the 2016 Kansas Jayhawks (Part 2) appeared first on Rock Chalk Blog.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas mainstay guard Perry Ellis the butt of viral internet joke

Perry Ellis not only looks old, it also feels as though he's been at Kansas forever. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been a top player on a high-profile team since your freshman year. Well Perry Ellis’ looks and old age are not lost on college basketball fans. Not at all. With Kansas playing Villanova in the Elite Eight on Saturday, the jokes and memes about Perry...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Odds: Kansas, Other Top Seeds Favored In Sweet 16 Action

A pair of No. 1 seeds will hit the court on the first day of Sweet 16 action, including the Kansas Jayhawks, who will look for their 17th consecutive win when they battle the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday night as seven-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Jayhawks entered the tournament as the top seed in the South Region and have maintained...
Via NESN.com
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

CBS's expanded NCAA Tournament selection show was train wreck

CBS expanded their NCAA Tournament Selection Show from a one to two-hour format for 2016, and quickly viewers took notice that the program was very dragged out. The show started at 5:30 PM ET, and did not begin to reveal the tournament field until 5:50 PM with the West Region. SHOW US THE TOURNAMENT FIELD ALREADY — The Comeback (@comeback_sports) March 13, 2016 After showing...
Via Awful Announcing
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

How dunk from Kansas' Wayne Selden made his uncle an internet sensation

When Wayne Selden posterized poor Baylor defender Ish Wainwright we figured it was a dunk couldn’t be topped. That is, until Selden’s uncle got some camera time seconds later. Anthony Pitts Jr. brought a Flava Flav clock with him to the game, which for him is nothing new, since he makes one for every game. The dunk brought the best out of him, and he talked to ESPN about his...
Via The Comeback
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Frank Mason burns ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla

The art of the subtweet is a tricky one, but it appears Kansas Jayhawks point guard Frank Mason has it mastered. His target? ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla of all people. After his Jayhawks got done clinching their 15th Big 12 basketball championship, Mason had a bit of fun at the expense of the ESPN analyst via Twitter: "6th best PG in the Big 12" but what is my team? — Frank...
Via Awful Announcing
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Frank Mason III makes smooth behind the back move to score

Frank Mason III and the Kansas Jayhawks took down in-state rival Kansas State tonight. In the process, Mason made this fantastic move to score a lay-up….. That defender just wasn't ready for Frank Mason III's moves. https://t.co/69ssTXAvCf — ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) February 21, 2016 Mason finished with 16 points on 5 of 9 shooting. The post Watch: Frank Mason III makes...
Via The Student Section
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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