By Mike Vernon

Vernon: Team confidence will define Big 12 tournament play

The Big 12 tournament got a brand new meaning for Kansas on Monday night. The day started with Bill Self being confident Embiid will play in the NCAA tournament. It ended with a stress-fracture and a new prognosis. Embiid is unlikely to play in the tournament’s first weekend. Thus, the pressure on Kansas got heavier. […]

Senate committee votes to eliminate Athletics fee

The Student Senate Fee Review Committee voted to eliminate the $25 semesterly fee paid by students to the Athletics Department Saturday evening. This is the second step for Senate in eliminating the $25 fee benefiting travel for Kansas women’s and non-revenue sports. Students will pay between $1.2 and $1.3 million to the Athletic department this […]

Vernon: CHAMP10NS once again

Vernon: CHAMP10NS once again

Get ready to pause for a moment. Not now, but in a minute or so, you’ll want to. You’ll stop to take just a second to think about how totally ridiculous this has been. How incredibly lucky you are to experience this. And how grateful you, a sports fan, should be. This is about Bill […]

Athletics fee: Questions still stand concerning funding

Athletics fee: Questions still stand concerning funding

A fundamental question stands at the forefront of an ongoing conversation for Student Senate: should students help finance Kansas Athletics — an integral part of the University — that brought in $93.6 million in revenue in 2013? The debate resurfaced in Monday’s recommendation from the Women’s and Non-Revenue Intercollegiate Sports Fee Advisory Board to lower or eliminate […]

Athletics fee: University overdraft error resulted in $45,000 extra from student-fee-funded account

Athletics fee: University overdraft error resulted in $45,000 extra from student-fee-funded account

A 2011-12 University error resulted in the Kansas Athletics department receiving nearly $45,000 in extra money from a student-fee-funded account, most of which has been paid back to Student Senate. The account is funded by the Women’s and Non-Revenue Intercollegiate Sports fee, a required semesterly payment of $25 benefiting travel for women’s and non-revenue sports […]

Student Senate fights to eliminate KU Athletics Title IX and non-revenue sports fee

Student Senate fights to eliminate KU Athletics Title IX and non-revenue sports fee

Student body President Marcus Tetwiler and three other Advisory Board members recommended eliminating a student fee funding women’s and non-revenue sports for Kansas Athletics Monday afternoon. University of Kansas students are required to pay the semesterly $25 student fee to offset travel expenses for women’s and non-revenue sports. Students pay between $1.2 and $1.3 million […]

Vernon: KU basketball missing confidence, attitude

Vernon: KU basketball missing confidence, attitude

Before the party on Mass Street, before Mario’s Miracle and before the banners, there was a saying the 2008 Kansas basketball team used. It remained unknown until the day before the Championship game. Kansas’ senior forward Darnell Jackson was asked about the team’s chemistry and getting that far in the tournament. “We just say ‘let […]

Hype hurts top Jayhawk recruits

Let’s not allow this to happen again. Let’s be reasonable this time around, please. It’s easy to get excited, but next year, let’s keep it realistic for the kid who could be ranked No. 1 in his class. On Monday, Cliff Alexander’s Curie High School beat the No. 1 team in the nation, Monteverde Academy, […]

Vernon: Long road trip hurts Kansas Basketball’s confidence

On a mid-December night in Gainesville, Fla., Kansas basketball played true to its current identity: A team of freshmen longing for home. After all, it’s only normal for freshmen to get homesick in their first semester. It’s no different for the Jayhawks, who haven’t played a game in Allen Fieldhouse since Nov. 21. That’s 19 […]

Vernon: Reagan may return to Kansas football

Vernon: Reagan may return to Kansas football

John Reagan came back to Lawrence in September of 2012. His friends called with questions that weren’t exactly about him. Questions about his team. “How are you going to be?” “What are you going to do?” Reagan — who was a friend for five years to Kansas — returned as a foe. He coached the […]

Football win reignites Jayhawk spirit

Football win reignites Jayhawk spirit

Garrett Pretz comes to Potter Lake twice a week to relax. On Saturday he came looking for a goal post. He wouldn’t find them. They had submerged below the surface, but the remnants left behind of Kansas’ 31-19 win over West Virginia will stay. The memory of breaking a 27-game conference losing streak isn’t going […]

Vernon: Jayhawks look to reverse fortunes in Champions Classic

This is the kind of game Bill Self has traditionally lost at Kansas. Last year, there was the 67-64 loss to Michigan State. The year before Kansas lost 75-65 to Kentucky and 68-61 to Duke. It’s the team’s second game. They’re relying on a bunch of freshmen. They don’t know the system. As Bill Self […]

Vernon: Students and media impatiently wait for Wiggins to thrive

Sports Illustrated. ESPN The Magazine. GQ. All feature Kansas to start the college basketball season. OK, they’re featuring one player, but the letters K-A-N-S-A-S stand across his chest. Welcome to the 2013-2014 season, where fans and the media alike expect Andrew Wiggins to do something great. They’re just not sure what it is. After attending […]

Vernon: Students, media impatiently wait for Wiggins to thrive

Sports Illustrated. ESPN The Magazine. GQ. All feature Kansas to start the college basketball season. OK, they’re featuring one player, but the letters K-A-N-S-A-S stand across his chest. Welcome to the 2013-2014 season, where fans and the media alike expect Andrew Wiggins to do something great. They’re just not sure what it is. After attending […]

Kansas fan Paul Rudd promotes 'Anchorman 2' with Q&A

Kansas fan Paul Rudd promotes ‘Anchorman 2′ with Q&A

When the University of Kansas was called on to ask a question, “Anchorman 2″ actor and Jayhawk enthusiast Paul Rudd shouted, “Yeah! Yes!” before the question was asked. The Kansan participated in a College Media conference call with Rudd and his co-star Steve Carell. Below are some questions and answers Rudd and Carell. What do […]