Published January 28, 2017
The two winningest programs in college basketball history meet up for the SEC-Big 12 Challenge Saturday evening, when No. 2 Kansas faces No. 4 Kentucky at Rupp Arena. The Wildcats, 17-3 this season, have 2,222 wins all-time, while the Jayhawks, at 18-2 this year, own 2,204. KU will try and topple UK on its home floor with a shorter bench than usual, due to the indefinite suspension of sophomore forward Carlton Bragg Jr.
Published January 24, 2017
The Kansas basketball program has only made four trips to Morgantown, West Virginia, all of them coming since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12. Each of the Jayhawks’ previous three visits to WVU Coliseum have ended with a loss. No. 2 KU (18-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12) looks to reverse that trend against No. 18 West Virginia (15-4, 4-3) Tuesday night.
Published January 21, 2017
Back at home and still unbeaten in Big 12 play, the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (17-1 overall, 6-0 conference) look to win their 50th consecutive game at Allen Fieldhouse, against Texas (7-11, 1-5).
Published January 16, 2017
The No. 2-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, riding a 16-game winning streak, make their 2017 ESPN Big Monday debut in a hostile environment, at Hilton Coliseum, home of the Iowa State Cyclones. KU (16-1 overall, 5-0 Big 12) is playing just its fourth road game of the season, against ISU (11-5, 3-2), which is 5-0 at home the last two seasons when coming off a conference road loss. Iowa State lost, 84-77, at TCU Saturday.
Published January 14, 2017
The only undefeated team left in Big 12 play, No. 2-ranked Kansas is back at Allen Fieldhouse looking to stay perfect in the conference against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys (10-6 overall, 0-4 Big 12) are on the opposite end of the standings from the Jayhawks (15-1, 4-0), but OSU’s losses have come to top-10-ranked Baylor and West Virginia, as well as at Texas and against Iowa State.
Published January 10, 2017
The milestones keep coming for Kansas basketball this season, and while head coach Bill Self likely won’t make much of this one, a victory from his No. 2-ranked Jayhawks (14-1 overall, 3-0 Big 12) at Oklahoma would give him his 400th coaching victory with KU. More importantly, a win on the home court of the Sooners (6-8, 0-3) would keep Kansas undefeated in conference play and extend the team’s winning streak, which began for the Jayhawks in November against Duke.
Published January 7, 2017
Riding a 13-game winning streak since a season-opening loss to Indiana, No. 3-ranked Kansas basketball (13-1 overall, 2-0 Big 12) is back in Allen Fieldhouse looking to keep the streak alive, versus Texas Tech (12-2, 1-1).
Published January 3, 2017
After more than three weeks of playing in other venues, the No. 3-ranked Kansas basketball team returns to Allen Fieldhouse to take on rival Kansas State. The Jayhawks (12-1 overall, 1-0 Big 12) have won 12 straight games and are making 51 percent of their shots — which ranks seventh nationally. The Wildcats (12-1, 1-0) are holding opponents to 37.7-percent shooting.
Published December 30, 2016
For No. 3-ranked Kansas basketball, the holiday break is officially over a day before New Year’s Eve. The Jayhawks (11-1) open Big 12 play and begin their chase for the program’s 13th consecutive league title at TCU (11-1).
A conversation with LMH president and CEO Russ Johnson, plus a look at whether LMH will find a partner
Published December 28, 2016
As part of my effort to bring you more conversations with community leaders, I sat down recently with Russ Johnson, the relatively new president and CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Yes, I probably missed a golden opportunity because I did not ask him why the gowns are so drafty. Instead, I asked him about the hot breath of competition that LMH may be feeling more acutely these days.
Published December 28, 2016
University of Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little is one of more than 550 college and university presidents who signed a recently publicized letter supporting undocumented immigrant students and the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The KU Student Senate this month also passed a resolution supporting the continuation and expansion of DACA.
Has the city just killed the proposal for a downtown grocery store? And other questions about City Hall's new policy on incentives
Published December 27, 2016
I’m wondering whether city commissioners have killed the latest proposal for a downtown grocery store. In case you have forgotten, commissioners last week blessed a policy that essentially would prohibit the city from providing financial incentives to a project that includes any developer that is delinquent on taxes or special assessments.
Published December 22, 2016
On the 12th game of the season, the Kansas basketball schedule-makers gave to the Jayhawks: one showdown at UNLV — KU’s first true road game of the season. Bill Self’s 10-1 team, ranked No. 3 in the nation, takes on the 7-5 Runnin’ Rebels. In a different kind of season-first, the Jayhawks will play without freshman center Udoka Azubuike, who earlier this week suffered a season-ending wrist injury.
Published December 17, 2016
In a Sprint Center rematch of sorts, the Kansas basketball team faces Davidson Saturday night, in Kansas City, Mo., in the same venue where the two programs last squared off in December of 2011. Coach Bob McKillop’s Wildcats prevailed, 80-74, against a Bill Self-coached KU team that went on to advance as far as the national championship game. At 5-3, Davidson will try and repeat that feat against the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks (9-1).
Published December 10, 2016
A Saturday matinee against a Big Ten opponent takes on an unexpected vibe for the No. 3-ranked Kansas basketball team. When the Jayhawks (8-1) welcome Nebraska (5-4) to Allen Fieldhouse, it will mark KU’s first game without sophomore forward Carlton Bragg, arrested early Friday morning for misdemeanor battery. Bragg, who had been playing a reserve role for Kansas of late, was averaging 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds.