Men’s Basketball

Wiggins, Embiid make program history as first two top-three NBA draft picks in same year

Wiggins, Embiid make program history as first two top-three NBA draft picks in same year

Bill Self witnessed history for the Kansas men’s basketball program Thursday at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Former freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid were selected first overall and third overall in the draft, respectively. Wiggins went to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Embiid to the Philadelphia 76ers. Wiggins became the first Jayhawk selected as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

DeBruce Center to house Naismith’s rules

Since David and Suzanne Booth purchased Dr. James Naismith’s original rules of basketball four years ago, some have wondered when they would be able to see one of the most valued documents in the history of sport. That answer became more clear this month as the University announced its plan for the construction of a […]

Chicago basketball players’ rivalry continues after high school

There’s a rivalry coming to the University of Kansas. One that began only a few years ago, but is already fierce. Like most, it’s a rivalry rooted in pride, each side believing they are the most righteous and willing to do whatever it takes to prove it. And although Cliff Alexander and Jahlil Okafor are […]

Top 10 moments from a decade of triumph

Top 10 moments from a decade of triumph

1. Rock Chalk Champions – 2008 Down by nine with less than two minutes to go, Kansas didn’t appear to have much hope. But timely Kansas jumpers and missed free throws by Memphis opened the door for one of the greatest shots in NCAA Tournament history. With three seconds left, Mario Chalmers hit a game-tying […]

Forward Wayne Simien hangs on the rim after slamming a dunk during the second half of Saturday's Legends of the Phog competition held at Allen Fieldhouse. The game ended in a 111-111 tie.

All-decade teams

Blair Sheade: This All-Decade roster has players suited to each other’s strengths and weaknesses on both offense and defense. On offense, the backcourt and frontcourt would have played specific roles. Point guard Mario Chalmers would have run the offense because he averaged less than two turnovers per game and always had a calm demeanor. Shooting […]

Bill Self reflects, looks forward at KU basketball banquet

Bill Self reflects, looks forward at KU basketball banquet

For as much as the Kansas men’s basketball banquet was about remembering a season that ended in despair, there was still one message that stood out from the rest. “From here on forward all we have to say is ‘10,’” Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger told the crowd. “And everyone in the country knows what […]

Corte: KU basketball searches for a new center

A lthough Andrew Wiggins was coined as the once-in-a-generation player coming into the University of Kansas, he’s not the one fans should worry about replacing next year. No player will provide the same athleticism or amount of skill that Wiggins possessed, but with wings such as Wayne Selden, Brannen Greene, Andrew White and Kelly Oubre, […]