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KU’s Self to be CBS guest analyst during NCAA Tournament

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self speaks with the media at a Selection Sunday news conference.

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self speaks with the media at a Selection Sunday news conference.

March 27, 2010

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Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self traveled to New York City on Friday night for his weekend stint as NCAA Tournament studio analyst for CBS.

“I’d rather be in St. Louis,” said Self, who, instead of coaching his Jayhawks in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals and finals, will join Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony and Seth Davis in CBS’ Manhattan offices from 3:30 to 8 p.m., today, and 1 to 6 p.m., on Sunday.

“It will probably be good to watch some ball and throw my two cents in,” added Self. He will also serve as guest analyst for the network’s Final Four show on Saturday, April 3, (2-3:30 p.m.) from Indianapolis.

“The only way I’d be excited is if we were playing,” said Self, who added, “I like those guys a lot. They’ve been really good to me. When they asked me, I said to myself, ‘Do I want to do it?’ The answer was, ‘It potentially could help us (in exposure for recruiting).’ I am looking forward to seeing how it works on the other side.”

Jackson’s mom dies

Sources at Kansas University have confirmed that Shawn Jackson, the mother of former Kansas University power forward Darnell Jackson, has died. No details are yet available on possible services in Oklahoma City. Jackson, who was acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, headed back to OKC on Friday afternoon.

Recruiting

Rivals.com is reporting that KU coaches will be in San Diego on Monday to check in on Angelo Chol, a 6-8, 195-pound junior forward from Herbert Hoover High School. Chol, who is Rivals.com’s No. 19-rated player in the Class of 2011, is considering KU, North Carolina, UConn, Florida and many others.

Collins in contest

Sherron Collins will participate in the three-point contest at next weekend’s Final Four in Indianapolis, ESPN reported Friday. Cal’s Jerome Randle, New Mexico’s Roman Martinez and Maryland’s Eric Hayes also are in the eight-player field, which will be completed next week.

The event takes place Thursday at the Indiana Convention Center and will be televised by ESPN from 8-10 p.m.

Comments

gram77 5 years ago

Bill Self said he wasn't going to watch any of the games..........Money talks, right Bill???????

CLARKKENT 5 years ago

PERSONALY, I THINK BILL SELF WILL BE GOOD AS A ANALYST. HE DOES KNOW THE GAME, AND IS A GOOD COACH.

kuphillyjim 5 years ago

i think self and the other "power coaches" are learning something watching this tournament.... maybe instead of trying to assemble a squad of mcdonalds all americans, its better to find guys who can form a team and realize they arent good enough to win on their own, but need to work together, out hustle, and out execute their opponent..

watching this Butler team has been great... while syracuse and K-state tried to stay in the game with three point shooting or one on one moves, butller just out executed and out shot them all.. i cant help but think that babyfaced gordan heyward is exactly the kind of player KU could have used this year... a guy who just knows how to play and does whatever it takes to win..

of course it makes me sick that Kansas could have faced a kaylin-lucas michigan state team in a revenge match, then have a revenge match against tennessee to get to a national semi final matchup against butler....

kuphillyjim 5 years ago

i think self and the other "power coaches" are learning something watching this tournament.... maybe instead of trying to assemble a squad of mcdonalds all americans, its better to find guys who can form a team and realize they arent good enough to win on their own, but need to work together, out hustle, and out execute their opponent..

watching this Butler team has been great... while syracuse and K-state tried to stay in the game with three point shooting or one on one moves, butller just out executed and out shot them all.. i cant help but think that babyfaced gordan heyward is exactly the kind of player KU could have used this year... a guy who just knows how to play and does whatever it takes to win..

of course it makes me sick that Kansas could have faced a kaylin-lucas michigan state team in a revenge match, then have a revenge match against tennessee to get to a national semi final matchup against butler....

Scruggsy 5 years ago

Lawrencetroll40- you are a d-bag of the highest order...

Doesn't hurt recruiting to keep the KU name out there...

riverdrifter 5 years ago

Scruggsy (anonymous) says… Lawrencetroll40- you are a d-bag of the highest order...

Doesn't hurt recruiting to keep the KU name out there...

+1, Scruggsy. LG40, you are one clueless maroon. Tell us who YOU want for head coach and I'll go to work on him.

Alice-Ann Darrow 5 years ago

LG40, What is your problem? You need help.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

"But some people will say he is a nice guy so we must stick with him. Sycophants."

Nothing wrong with being a nice guy. But in big-time sports, winning games is what gets and keeps a job. Winning 6 straight league championships and a national championship is about as winning as it gets.

"Look at my past posts on self, going back years. I have thought since the day he was appointed, that he is not a good fit for KU. "

And like most everything you post on, you're just wrong.

KANSTUCKY 5 years ago

Bill, Wipe that smirk off your face after the UK game. Love it.

ozfan 5 years ago

I am sure she can comment on how NOT to play a game.

ozfan 5 years ago

"I am sure she can comment on how NOT to play a game. "

I meant "he"

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