Time after time this year, Bill Self has relied on his star freshman to carry the Jayhawks to a victory. But when Ben McLemore appeared to take a more passive role on Monday night, four players stepped up. It’s no coincidence that those four players represent Kansas’ senior class. What makes Self’s program a joy [...]
Before I start this column, I’d like to preface by saying that I think Bill Self will consistently have this offense running smoothly by the time March Madness comes along. That being said, in the last month, other than the games against Kansas State and Texas, the offense has been teetering between stagnant and moribund. [...]
As evidenced by the litany of NBA players at the Kansas victory over Texas, the NBA has reached its All-Star weekend. This is exciting to NBA players for two reasons. First, they get time off to spend with their families and take a much -needed rest. Second and more importantly, journalists release their coveted midseason [...]
The worst mistake Kansas can make this Saturday is to take Texas lightly. The Jayhawks often have a “we are Kansas” aura of infallibility. They don’t always have to fight for the 50/50 balls, or fight hard through a screen, or make the extra pass instead of taking a guarded shot. Other teams do that, [...]
Kansas basketball has many players vital to its success. Jeff Withey is the interior protector issuing a Gandalfian “you shall not pass!” to any player brave enough to challenge him. Ben McLemore shows more athleticism putting on his socks every morning than you or I could show in an entire game. Travis Releford is the [...]
Jayhawk fans. Brace yourselves. this news may come as a shock to you. Ben McLemore is going to the NBA next year. No, McLemore’s Kansas career isn’t going to have an M. Night Shyamalan twist ending. It’s going to be predictable, like the denouement of a Nicholas Sparks novel. The two star-crossed love interests are [...]
It was probably the biggest game of Kansas’ regular season. The Jayhawks traveled to The Octagon of Doom to take on a red hot Kansas State team who was itching to beat its bitter rival. The stakes were enormous as both teams were undefeated in conference and battling for first place in the Big 12. [...]
In the span of one week, two adored athletes both saw their reputations crumble. The truth shattered both Lance Armstrong’s and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s legacies, leaving them and their public relations teams to pick up the pieces. Hopefully, this can be a learning opportunity for other athletes: covering up a lie is always [...]
Team will face Haskell Indian Nations University’s varsity squad after a week of practices
Kansas City entered the draft weekend with low expectations but left with high talent.
The rowing team had an impressive showing last weekend at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta in Tennessee. Four of the team’s five boats advanced to the finals on Sunday.