By Blake Schuster

Wiggins out: Freshman declares for draft, appreciates time at KU

Wiggins out: Freshman declares for draft, appreciates time at KU

For the second time in less than a year, Andrew Wiggins walked into a room lined with close friends, family and teammates ready to announce the biggest decision of his life. Since Wiggins first started playing basketball, this had been the plan. Not necessarily going to college, but preparing for what came after. The glamour, […]

Piché struggles against Oklahoma

Piché struggles against Oklahoma

The Kansas baseball team has figured out its rallying cry this season. Really, it’s more about survival than anything else. No matter what happens during the week, the Jayhawks know that the final game is theirs. “It’s all about Sunday,” they shout in the clubhouse. Well, Sunday came, and with it the opportunity to avoid […]

Student athletes win right to form NLRB union

Student athletes win right to form NLRB union

See the full ruling here In a landmark decision on Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago declared that football players at Northwestern University are in fact employees of the school and have the right to unionize. Northwestern plans to appeal the ruling, which would allow student athletes to collectively bargain with the university […]

Schuster: Questions remain after Jayhawks' season ends

Schuster: Questions remain after Jayhawks’ season ends

St. Louis – As soon as Conner Frankamp let go of the shot, he knew he missed. He knew he just threw away Kansas’ chance at overtime. He knew this was the end before the ball ever sailed left of the goal, off the backboard and into the arms of Stanford’s Dwight Powell. That’s not […]

Schuster: Traylor, McLemore bond over basketball and beats

St. Louis – Before the biggest game of his career, Jamari Traylor was just looking for someone to cheer for him. He knew it wouldn’t be coming from his family. After traveling down to Kansas City for the Big 12 Tournament, they couldn’t afford another getaway from Chicago. Sure, his teammates were rooting for him […]

Frankamp leads Kansas past Eastern Kentucky

Frankamp leads Kansas past Eastern Kentucky

St. Louis, Mo. – In the final moments Bill Self had with his team before the second half in the Jayhawks’ NCAA Tournament opener, the Kansas coach gathered his players on the court and delivered one last encouraging message: It can’t get any worse. True, it couldn’t get worse than trailing Eastern Kentucky for much […]

Traylor looks to help replace Embiid

St. Louis, Mo. – Things have gotten a bit rough in the Jayhawks’ search to replace injured center Joel Embiid. One look at Perry Ellis on Thursday serves as proof. Just under Ellis’ left eye sits a fresh cut, a reminder that the battle for a national title isn’t without blemishes – and an even […]

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 […]