All Eyes on KU

Ben McLemore dons Chewbacca mask in video parody

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/may/23/307534/ As sweet a life as the NBA provides its players, it honestly can’t be all that much fun to play for one of the league’s struggling franchises. Still, former one-year Kansas standout Ben McLemore proved to be a good sport when someone with Sacramento pitched him the idea of ...

Chris Harris: KU football players won infamous fight vs. basketball counterparts

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/apr/09/305896/ Former Kansas football star and Super Bowl champion Chris Harris of the Denver Broncos didn’t hold back Thursday in an appearance on ESPN’s Highly Questionable. In the midst of an interview with co-hosts Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones, Harris offered his recollection of an infamous on-campus altercation between ...

Cheick Diallo thanks fans in letter announcing decision to turn pro

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/mar/05/304298/ Hey, everyone. You’ll never believe this. Cheick Diallo is entering the NBA Draft. This obviously isn’t news [at this point][1], but we do have Diallo’s somewhat official statement on the matter as of Monday afternoon. The big man who spent one season at Kansas tweeted out a letter regarding ...

Bill Self sends video message to young fan in hospital

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/mar/13/304762/ Bill Self is a popular and busy man around Lawrence, but the Kansas basketball coach doesn’t mind taking some time to boost the spirits of a young fan. A short video message from Self began making the rounds on Facebook Monday. The coach wished a bleated happy birthday to ...

Wayne Selden and Georges Niang trading jabs on Twitter

Benton Smith

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/jan/17/285319/ When former high school teammates get together, it doesn’t take long for some shenanigans to break out — even at the NBA Combine. With Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. and Iowa State forward Georges Niang both in Chicago for this week’s pre-draft combine, it only makes sense that the ...

Perry Ellis pens farewell letter to KU fans

Matt Tait

Former Kansas University forward Perry Ellis, who still is less than a month removed from being the face of the KU basketball program, teamed with the popular web site The Players' Tribune to pen a farewell letter to Jayhawk fans everywhere. The letter, titled "Thank You, Kansas," takes Jayhawk fans ...

Kansas vs. Villanova one of 2016 tournament's best games

Benton Smith

Every March — and one weekend each April — the NCAA Tournament churns out indelible moments that live on in the consciousness of college basketball fans like the very March Madness promos designed to remind us of the mega event’s greatness. The 2016 tournament featured a phenomenal national title game, ...

Paul Pierce makes cameo in Kobe Bryant farewell commercial

Matt Tait

Tonight's the night. Kobe Bryant, the man Magic Johnson himself calls the greatest Los Angeles Laker of all time, will play the final game of his legendary NBA career at home in front of what figures to be a star-studded crowd of some of the biggest names in sports and ...

Highlights galore: Watch an assortment of Josh Jackson clips

Benton Smith

Josh Jackson fever has overtaken the Kansas basketball universe since the No. 1-rated player in the Class of 2016 [tweeted out Monday night his decision][1] to play for the Jayhawks next season. Because the 6-foot-7 wing won’t arrive in Lawrence until the summer and won’t suit up for KU until ...

Josh Jackson set to decide early next week

Matt Tait

According to multiple recent reports, highly coveted high school senior Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-7, 201-pound McDonald’s All-American wing ranked No. 1 overall in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, will announce his college of choice next Monday or Wednesday. This is in line with Jackson’s original timeline of sometime after ...

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