By Blake Schuster

Kansas earns No. 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament

After falling to Iowa State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament, the Kansas Jayhawks took a day to regroup before getting back in the gym on Sunday. That’s when Jamari Traylor said team got back the energy and focus it lacked on Friday. And when practice was all over, a new season  began. […]

Defense dooms Kansas in loss to Iowa State

Kansas City, Mo. – With his Big 12 Champions hat tucked on the ground beside him, Jamari Traylor considered the last 20 minutes and tried to explain why Kansas hadn’t been able to stop an Iowa State offense it stymied all year. “I don’t know,” Traylor said. “But we have to get better at it.” […]

Kansas still in charge without Embiid

Kansas still in charge without Embiid

Kansas City, Mo. – The moment was set up for Andrew Wiggins. Less than 20 seconds on the clock, Kansas with the ball and its most recent archrival staring the Jayhawks down from across the floor. This was the scenario Kansas fans dreamed of Wiggins excelling in. Now he had the chance to do it. […]

Schuster: Big 12 storybook ending belongs to Cowboys

Just like many imagined, Kansas and Oklahoma State will meet up for a third time this season. Unlike anyone imagined, game number three will occur in the Big 12 quarterfinals. Regardless, this is the one fans wanted to see. The storybook ending to the saga that has been the Big 12 this season. It’s just […]

Quiet by design: Perry Ellis knows wins speak louder than words

Quiet by design: Perry Ellis knows wins speak louder than words

Inside Room B209 at Wichita Heights High School, where the spoils of a basketball dynasty reside, Joe Auer starts to tell a story to his government class. He peers at the back wall, the one with the banners and pictures and memories, and reminds everyone of the time Perry Ellis lost his mind. This is […]

Wiggins proves himself, earns career high

Wiggins proves himself, earns career high

When Andrew Wiggins chose to come to Kansas, there was excitement and anticipation because of the unknown. Would he be able to score at will? Can he set any freshman records? What’s his highlight dunk going to look like? What’s his career high going to be? It wasn’t so much a question of “would it […]

Jayhawks finally celebrate Big 12 title

Jayhawks finally celebrate Big 12 title

One game after winning the Big 12 title outright, and two after locking up at least a share, the Kansas Jayhawks can finally celebrate. This was the moment Kansas coach Bill Self was waiting for. A packed house of 16,300 fans screaming their heads off for a streak that’s hard to comprehend. The shirts came […]

Senior night: Tarik Black makes only year count

Senior night: Tarik Black makes only year count

Tarik Black was not supposed to play his last home game in Allen Fieldhouse. He was not supposed to have a Masters degree from the University of Kansas. He was never supposed to land in Lawrence. Black was supposed to lead his hometown team, the Memphis Tigers, back to the Final Four. To help Josh […]

Jayhawks fall to Cowboys after clinching the Big 12 outright

Stillwater, Okla. – Kansas coach Bill Self is waiting for the right moment and even he doesn’t know when it’ll come. At any point in the last week he could’ve allowed his Jayhawks a second to reflect on a season in which a team that returned zero starters from the previous year clinched a 10th […]

Video: Jayhawks clinch 10th straight Big 12 title with 83-75 victory over Sooners

Video: Jayhawks clinch 10th straight Big 12 title with 83-75 victory over Sooners

Video by Farzin Vousoughian After the heroics, after the final buzzer and after the handshakes, Naadir Tharpe stood alone at center court, conducting a chorus of 16,300 fans who wouldn’t leave the building until he did. “10 Straight! 10 Straight! 10 Straight!” Each verse decreased the tension that had built up over the previous 40 […]

Schuster: KU fans celebrate ten straight

Schuster: KU fans celebrate ten straight

Sitting high enough in the corner of Allen Fieldhouse to reach the rafters, John and Suzanne Cole couldn’t help but smile as the Jayhawks took the floor. Sure, the couple had been here before – John went to just about every game as a student before graduating in 1966 – but rare are the games […]

Schuster: Jayhawks avenge loss in Austin

Schuster: Jayhawks avenge loss in Austin

At some point during Kansas’ rampage on Saturday you had to remind yourself that the Jayhawks were facing a ranked team. That this wasn’t November. Or TCU. That Texas was a respectable opponent, and it had proven capable of hanging with Kansas. Without that knowledge, it was just another slaughter in a long line of […]

Schuster: Red Raiders forgot about Andrew Wiggins

Schuster: Red Raiders forgot about Andrew Wiggins

The Red Raiders forgot about Andrew Wiggins. They just left him all alone on the wing, too mesmerized by the ball to even notice he was there in the first place. Maybe they shot a glance behind them because, well, there must’ve been five Jayhawks on the court. Maybe they didn’t realize whom it was […]

Schuster: Career night highlights classic Perry Ellis

Schuster: Career night highlights classic Perry Ellis

They chanted Perry Ellis’ name twice on Saturday. The first came after he knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner late in the second half. Oddly enough, it was the sort of shot that Ellis rarely takes. Against TCU, it was the sort of shot that Ellis wouldn’t miss. The chorus struck up shortly before […]

Schuster: K-State loss will hurt more in March

Schuster: K-State loss will hurt more in March

This was the game Kansas needed to win. Not because the Jayhawks matched up against their in-state rivals. Not because the Big 12 title race depended on it. Not because of the AP rankings. As far as those things go, the Jayhawks will be all right. No, this was the game Kansas needed to point […]