Basketball

McLemore, basketball alumni give back at Lawrence charity event

McLemore, basketball alumni give back at Lawrence charity event

Former Jayhawk and current Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore played host at his first annual Sir McLemore Summer Slam, a daylong charity event, Saturday afternoon in downtown Lawrence. Twenty people had breakfast with McLemore, he signed autographs in South Park and held a basketball showcase at the Lawrence recreation center at 11th and Vermont Streets. […]

Carroll: One-and-done Embiid made a difference during season despite injuries

Even though Joel Embiid was a one-and-done, Jayhawk fans should remember the good times they had with him in a Kansas uniform. Although he was injury-prone and missed some of the most crucial games of the season, Embiid was still a major contributor to the Jayhawks’ success. Embiid, who was picked third overall in the […]

NBA Draft: Wiggins picked number one by Cavaliers, Embiid goes third to 76ers

NBA Draft: Wiggins picked number one by Cavaliers, Embiid goes third to 76ers

Brooklyn, NY – Ever since Andrew Wiggins was named the number one college recruit last year, he has had one goal in mind. A goal that only one player can achieve each year. A goal his fellow Canadian, Anthony Bennett, achieved last season with the same organization. Wiggins wanted to be the first overall pick […]

Felderstein: Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin shows courage, demonstrates character while facing adversity

Felderstein: Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin shows courage, demonstrates character while facing adversity

Among the swarms of questions throughout NBA Draft media day, there was one moment where career potential, length or NBA IQ didn’t matter. Instead, there was a moment of humanity and compassion and it’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. This moment didn’t happen around Aaron Gordon’s media table, or Dante Exum’s […]

Embiid suffers stress fracture in right foot, undergoes surgery Friday

Embiid suffers stress fracture in right foot, undergoes surgery Friday

Update June 19 2:30 p.m. Multiple media outlets have reported that Joel Embiid will undergo surgery Friday for a stress fracture in the navicular bone in his right foot. “Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot,” Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman on Thursday. “He is […]

Video: Current, former Kansas basketball players to represent USA in 2015 World University Games

Video: Current, former Kansas basketball players to represent USA in 2015 World University Games

Craig Jonas, head deputy of the USA delegation for the World University Games, announced Tuesday at a press conference that current and former members from the University basketball team will represent the USA as its national team in the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Korea. “When you walk the halls here you realize what […]

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 […]