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How high could KU go?

Jesse Newell

If No. 15 Kansas can defeat No. 8 Missouri on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse, it will be in place for a huge jump in the rankings. Assuming the Jayhawks beat the Tigers, half of the teams in front of the Jayhawks in the ESPN/USA Today rankings will have lost this ...

These Jayhawks don't have short shorts, but they shoot like it ...

Jesse Newell

Note: No Kansas players were talked to or jinxed by the creation of this blog post. One of the most maddening things to see as a basketball fan is missed free throws. Just think about Christian Moody against Missouri, or Kansas against Syracuse in 2003. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/27/Moody.jpg Nothing makes fans want ...

Cookie says he's ready for KU fans

Jesse Newell

Nebraska guard Cookie Miller says he's ready to take the ribbing he's sure to get from Kansas fans in Saturday's game at Allen Fieldhouse.If you remember, in the teams' first matchup, Miller had to be separated from KU's Mario Little after the two battled for a loose ball.http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/20/cookie.jpg“I know it’s ...

Picking the perfect bracket for KU

Jesse Newell

What would the perfect bracket for Kansas look like? It’s a question I pondered while looking at the latest Bracketology on ESPN. As you may or may not know, the Jayhawks were projected as a No. 3 seed in the West regional. If all the seeds held correctly (and KU ...

Jayhawks hurt by something they can't control

Jesse Newell

Missouri’s Keith Ramsey hit three of four free throws against Kansas.That might not sound like an earth-shattering revelation, but it’s probably the reason the Tigers defeated the Jayhawks on Monday.Coming into the game, Ramsey was 8-for-29 from the free-throw line, which comes out to an embarrassing 27.6 percent. He was ...

The new world of college football recruiting ...

Jesse Newell

What if I told you that ESPN interviewed me last week to become a permanent member of the TV show Around the Horn? Would you think of me as a better journalist? OK, so the previous scenario did not happen. But something like it is happening in football recruiting across ...

Ranking comes at bad time for KU

Jesse Newell

Kansas picked a bad time to return to the rankings.If you haven’t heard yet, the Jayhawks are back in the rankings, as high as No. 21 in the AP poll.I know what you’re going to say: There’s never a bad time to be ranked. You always want your program receiving ...

Conner Teahan=Troy Bolton from High School Musical?

Jesse Newell

He does look like Zac Efron. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/26/zac_efron.jpgCheck out the video.

Another Fieldhouse win streak on the line ...

Jesse Newell

Now that the Kansas men's basketball team's Allen Fieldhouse win streak is safely at 34 games, another Jayhawk squad will have a streak of its own on the line tonight against one of its biggest rivals.The KU women (11-3) face Missouri (9-5) in the Jayhawks' conference home-opener. KU, which is ...

Top five KU football plays from the 2008 season

Jesse Newell

We're counting down the top five stories on various topics today as part of an annual recap of the top stories of the year we'll do later this month. Join the conversation by letting us know what we missed or what stories you think are important by posting a comment, ...

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