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What if Kansas paid its basketball players? It already does, sort of

From cost-of-attendance stipends to what comes next

If you want to be a Kansas basketball player, 82 is an important number to know. It’s how many games are in an NBA season. It’s also how many times more money KU coach Bill Self made than his 13 men’s basketball scholarship athletes last year. This may seem unbelievable, but it’s true: Self earned more than $3.9 million, while the 13 players on scholarship took home $47,372 combined. The unbelievable part is that the players were paid at all.

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Tucker Vang officially added to KU men's basketball roster

Tucker Vang has joined the KU men's basketball team as a walk-on.

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Goddard's Tucker Vang to join KU basketball team as walk-on

Former Goddard High football and basketball player Tucker Vang will be joining the KU basketball team as a walk-on.

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Malik Newman: Arrows were pointing toward KU

Former Mississippi State guard praises coaches Self, Howard, says he'll definitely 'play in a Kansas jersey'

Malik Newman says 'arrows' were pointing to KU not once, but twice.

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Bill Self says Jayhawks' June workouts have been intense, productive

KU basketball coach discusses Josh Jackson hype on Big 12 summer teleconference

Bill Self spoke on a variety of topics on Wednesday's Big 12 summer coaches call.

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Brannen Greene to play for Memphis Grizzlies summer league team; Jamari Traylor on Indiana Pacers roster

Brannen Greene will play for the Memphis Grizzlies summer league team.

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NBA free agent Perry Ellis to play for Dallas Mavericks this summer

Perry Ellis will play for the Dallas Mavericks this summer.

Rookie honors to 39 Jayhawks

Kansas University freshmen athletes Ariadna Fonseca-Diaz (golf), Kaitlyn Hartnett (rowing) and Ryan Liston (cross country/track and field) were among 39 total freshmen league honorees with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages named to the 2015-16 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.

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Cheick Diallo taken by Los Angeles Clippers in second round of NBA Draft, then traded to New Orleans

Cheick Diallo was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Draft, but then was dealt to New Orleans.

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Derryck Thornton picks USC over Kansas, Washington, Miami

Former Duke point guard to sit out season, be eligible in games in 2017-18

Derryck Thornton has chosen USC as his transfer destination.

KU, K-State partner for NCI designation run

Today's forecast: Mostly sunny and chilly in the morning. Highs around 34 today. Today's headlines: In order to make a more attractive bid for National Cancer Institute designation, cancer research centers from Kansas University and Kansas State University partner; the ...

KU Fans at MU game

KU fans display their support for KU and talk about MU leaving the Big 12

Journalists discuss college sports scandals

Steve Wieberg, a sports reporter with USA Today since 1982, discusses the recent KU ticket scandal and the Penn State sex scandal Wednesday at the Kansas Union. Wieberg was one of three sports reporters who spoke at a panel discussion titled "The Media and Big-Time College Athletics: The View from the Sports Desk." The event was part of a semester-long forum on college athletics sponsored by Ecumenical Christian Ministries.

Ladies Night Out with Bill Self

Women joined the KU men's basketball team for "Ladies Night Out with Bill Self" Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. They got the opportunity to run drills and receive one-on-one training from the KU coaching staff. The event raised money for Jayhawks for a Cure, which supports cancer treatment and research at the KU Cancer Center and Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

2011 Late Night in the Phog

Late Night in the Phog kicked off the 2011-12 basketball season Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Coach Bill Self rides in on a motorcycle, the men's team performs a skit on the evolution of dance and boxer Victor Ortiz lands a KO punch.

KU Custom motorcycle

Greg Zappala, of Knievel Motorcycles in Greenville, Pa., shows off the first Jayhawk custom motorcycle behind Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday Oct. 14, 2011. His company builds custom motorcycles for universities upon request. The Jayhawk motorcycle has a Bill Self motif complete with championship rings, and a Jayhawk on the tank.

Half-court shots: Xavier Henry vs. Cole Aldrich

Xavier Henry and Cole Aldrich held a half-court shot competition before the Legends of the Phog scrimmage Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Victor Ortiz to finish college at KU

WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz intends to complete his college degree at Kansas University.

Tyrel Reed: Experience important in tourney

Tyrel Reed said being a senior helps keep him loose now that every game counts after defeating Boston University in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

KU women's basketball team visits Cottonwood Inc.

Members of the KU women's basketball team visited Cottonwood Inc., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 to work alongside employees there and learn about the facility.

KU athletics says ticketing more effective now

The last 24 hours have been rough for the KU Athletics Department. 6News reporter Cory Smith spoke to officials to find out how effective the new ticket policies have been, and what they're hearing from Jayhawk fans.