Basketball

Davis: Tarik Black benefited Jayhawks during previous season

Davis: Tarik Black benefited Jayhawks during previous season

Jayhawks have never been fond of tigers. Nevertheless when Tarik Black, a transfer from the University of Memphis, arrived on scene in Lawrence last summer he was quickly accepted by the Jayhawk faithful and promptly assimilated to the Kansas basketball way of life. Black’s journey to Kansas was all about possibilities. A chance at success […]

Felderstein: Elimination of section U a missed opportunity for student-athlete interactions

It is often discussed amongst Kansas students that the best seats in the student section for basketball games are in the pit, “non-band-side.” But some students know about a hidden gem—section U. Section U is located directly behind the Jayhawks’ bench, so close to the action that you can hear Bill Self’s huddles during timeouts […]

Davis: Men's basketball non-conference schedule shows promise for 2014-15 season

Davis: Men’s basketball non-conference schedule shows promise for 2014-15 season

It’s never too early to talk basketball. Nearly five months remain until the season tips off, yet many fans—including myself—are counting the days until they can get back to Allen Fieldhouse and cheer the basketball team on to what could become an 11th straight conference title—and maybe even something more. The basketball team is in […]

Competing for a cause: Former athletes, coaches, celebrities participate in Rock Chalk Roundball Classic to raise money for families in need

Competing for a cause: Former athletes, coaches, celebrities participate in Rock Chalk Roundball Classic to raise money for families in need

Thirty former University athletes, coaches and local celebrities combined basketball and giving back Thursday night at the sixth annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic at the Lawrence High School gymnasium. Two teams played two 20-minute halves and were part of a silent auction that helped raise the money for families of three Lawrence children diagnosed with cancer. The charity basketball […]

Photo Gallery: Rock Chalk Roundball Classic

Photo Gallery: Rock Chalk Roundball Classic

Athletics removes 120 seats from student section for donor seating to offset revenue loss from student fee

Athletics removes 120 seats from student section for donor seating to offset revenue loss from student fee

[UPDATE June 6, 3:33 p.m. Student Body President Morgan Said and Vice President Miranda Wagner released a statement regarding Athletics’ decision to remove section U from the student section. “Last year, Student Senate proposed and voted on eliminating the $25 athletic fee, which, upon reaching the Chancellor’s desk, was reinstated to $7. With the already skyrocketing costs of […]

Students weigh in on Section U conversion

Students weigh in on Section U conversion

The Kansan hit campus today to ask students what they thought about the planned conversion of Section U in Allen Fieldhouse from student seating to donor seating, in response to the reduction of the Athletics Department student fee by the Student Senate. Jamie Fisher Senior Phoenix, AZ “That’s fine for the athletic department to do […]

Brew: Kansas basketball snags Ukrainian star to add to already strong 2014 recruiting class

Kansas coach Bill Self and his coaching staff brought in another highly sought-after recruit to the 2014 class in Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk from Cherkasy, Ukraine. Mykhailiuk is the fourth signee for the incoming class, joining Cliff Alexander, Kelly Oubre and Devonte Graham, each of which are in the Rivals Top 40 Rankings for 2014. The talented teen […]

Felderstein: Wiggins, Embiid show promise for top NBA draft picks

As the NBA draft approaches, former Kansas stars Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid find themselves atop most experts’ draft boards. ESPN Insider NBA Draft Analyst Chad Ford has Wiggins and Embiid as his first and second ranked NBA prospects respectively in his mock draft. Wiggins is being considered the best athlete of this year’s draft […]

16-year-old Ukrainian basketball player Mykhailiuk to come to Kansas

16-year-old Ukrainian basketball player Mykhailiuk to come to Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball team added another high-level recruit to its already top-five 2014 recruiting class. Ukrainian 16-year-old Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk announced he will become a Jayhawk on Wednesday afternoon, making him the fourth signed recruit for the upcoming season. Mykhailiuk already completed high school in Ukraine and will turn 17 in June, making him eligible […]

Andrew White III to leave basketball team after sophomore season

One week after junior Naadir Tharpe said he would not return to Kansas next year, sophomore Andrew White III announced on Thursday he will also transfer schools. The 6-foot-7 guard/forward came to Kansas as the No. 51 recruit in the country according to rivals.com but was part of a carousel of talented players at his […]

DeBruce Center groundbreaking ceremony begins construction on home of basketball’s original rules

DeBruce Center groundbreaking ceremony begins construction on home of basketball’s original rules

Eight shovels broke the ground on the northeast side of Allen Fieldhouse on Friday to mark the future location of the DeBruce Center, which will house James Naismith’s original rules of basketball that were purchased by David and Suzanne Booth in December 2010. The DeBruce Center was made possible through a large donation from Paul […]

Naadir Tharpe will not return for senior season at Kansas

Naadir Tharpe will not return for senior season at Kansas

Junior point guard Naadir Tharpe will not return to the University of Kansas next season, according to Kansas coach Bill Self. Tharpe, a Worcester, Mass., native, plans to move back home to be with his 3-year-old daughter, who is experiencing health complications that require weekly medical visits. “At this juncture, I feel it is best […]

Turner to Texas, Kansas looks to other commits

Turner to Texas, Kansas looks to other commits

Vernon: Turner chooses Texas, shouldn’t affect Kansas

Bucket hats are in. When Myles Turner slipped his burnt orange one on his head, months of speculating about what school Turner will be playing for came to an end. He picked Texas. His bow tie and bucket hat made the statement that he’ll stay home and be a foe instead of friend for Kansas. […]

NBA rule change could help Kansas basketball

A monumental change could be coming soon to college basketball, and it’s one that could boost the success of KU basketball on the court and in recruiting. The NBA is considering moving its age-minimum requirement to enter the draft from 19 years old to 20 years old, a huge leap from 10 years ago when […]