KU Men’s Basketball

New KU AD Jeff Long willing to let people in via social media

It’s now been four days since Jeff Long was announced as the next athletic director at the University of Kansas and we’re just two days away from Long’s official introduction. But in the time between then and now, Long has slowly but surely made the transition to being KU’s new ...

KU point guard Devon Dotson impressing early with serious speed

It’s only been a month, and he clearly still has a lot to learn about playing point guard at Kansas, in the Big 12 and for KU coach Bill Self. But the early feedback from summer pickup games and team scrimmages thus far have pinpointed one area in which KU newcomer Devon Dotson already is ...

Devonte’ Graham credits Bill Self for smooth transition to NBA

Since joining the Charlotte Hornets as a second-round draft pick, former Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham has encountered, and been accountable for processing, loads of information. Learning how to best complement his new summer roster teammates and playing within new offensive and ...

Report: Feds seeking more information regarding KU forward Silvio De Sousa

Despite continued confidence from both him and Kansas coach Bill Self about his status for the 2018-19 college basketball season, KU sophomore Silvio De Sousa was back in the news again Friday. According to reports from the Associated Press report and other media outlets, De Sousa’s name ...

Former KU AD Lew Perkins gives school thumbs-up for hiring Jeff Long

Former Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins gave a ringing endorsement Thursday to new athletic director Jeff Long. “I just heard about it,” Perkins said by phone from his Lawrence home. “Phew, wow! Just one man’s opinion, but I think that’s a home-run hire. He’s a classy guy. He ...

Matt Tait: KU maximizes reach in hiring Jeff Long as new athletic director

The punchy, popular and somewhat impatient question floating around following Thursday’s announcement of the hiring of Jeff Long as the new athletic director at the University of Kansas was short and sweet. Was this a good hire? People from all walks of life will, and certainly already do, ...

Tom Keegan: Next football hire will determine new AD Jeff Long’s KU legacy

Kudos to the Kansas athletic department for not pretending David Beaty is anything but a lame-duck football coach who, at the longest, will last through the 2018 season. Kansas all but cemented his lame-duck status by including in the news release on new athletic director Jeff Long a statement ...

Former KU players slated to compete in NBA Summer League

Several former Kansas basketball players will be in action for the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas. The Summer League is slated to begin Friday and will run through July 17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. All 30 NBA teams will compete for the first time ...

Jeff Long hired as KU’s new athletic director

The search for the next athletic director at the University of Kansas is over. KU Chancellor Douglas Girod officially named former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to the position on Thursday afternoon, a day after Long signed a five-year contract. Long, 58, brings more than two decades ...

KU transfers Dedric and K.J. Lawson, Charlie Moore learned from redshirt seasons

Traveling to the Final Four in the final week of March, Kansas transfer Dedric Lawson experienced nearly everything that he teammates did. Except he never had to a chance to suit up for a game. For the first time in his basketball career, he was forced to sit out for an entire season. It was ...

Say What? Tait’s weekly appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk

In case you missed it live, here's your connection to my latest appearance on Rock Chalk Sports Talk with Nick Schwerdt. In this week's segment, we discussed a number of KU basketball related topics, but started out touching on the big news of LeBron James headed to Los Angeles to join the ...

Svi Mykhailiuk shows off shooting, athleticism in Lakers’ summer league debut

Svi Mykhailiuk arrived at the NBA Summer League ready to score. The Los Angeles Lakers’ second-round draft pick from Kansas put up 15 points and knocked down three of his 6 3-point attempts in his exhibition debut Monday night at the California Classic, in Sacramento, Calif. The smooth ...

Tom Keegan: LeBron to Lakers great news for Svi Mykhailiuk

Svi Mykhailiuk’s prospects for success as an NBA rookie just took a gigantic leap forward with Sunday night’s news that LeBron James decided to sign a four-year, $154-million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, who drafted Svi in the second round last month. This is how it works for ...

Lagerald Vick to return to Kansas for senior season

The Kansas men's basketball team no longer has an unused scholarship. KU coach Bill Self on Friday evening told the Journal-World that Lagerald Vick will return to KU for his senior season. KU later confirmed Vick's return via a news release. Vick, a 6-foot-5 guard from Memphis, who ...

Potential AD candidates starting to get crossed off of KU’s list

We might not be any closer today to knowing the identity of KU’s next athletic director. But we are making progress on who it will not be. In back to back days, two names of potential top-tier candidates for the open athletic director job were removed from the running — if they ever ...

KU basketball releases nonconference schedule

As always seems to be the case, the Kansas men's basketball team will tackle another tough nonconference schedule during the 2018-19 season. Six teams on KU's nonconference schedule — released Friday afternoon — competed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. National champion Villanova, Kentucky, ...

Jayhawk jersey numbers now official for 2018-19 hoops season

While the Kansas men’s basketball team continues to battle through summer workouts and summer classes, the powers that be within the athletic department who update KU’s web site slapped the Jayhawks 2018-19 roster on the Internet on Thursday. While none of the names on the list were a ...