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Frank Mason set to fire first pitch at KU Day at The K

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/aug/16/309830/ KU senior Frank Mason Tweeted on Tuesday that he will be throwing out the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals game on Sunday. Sunday is KU Day at The K and several Jayhawks from all across the athletic department, including players, coaches and administrators, will be in attendance ...

It's never too early for some preseason college hoops predictions

Matt Tait

So here we sit, a little more than three weeks away from the start of football season and that means it’s time to start looking at preseason basketball predictions.... Wait, what? As much as that might not be a reality anywhere else in the country, it certainly is the case ...

Wiggins' star continues to shine brighter with new shoe release

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/mar/27/289135/ Shortly after becoming one of the prized signings of Kansas coach Bill Self, former KU star Andrew Wiggins became one of the premiere spokesmen for Adidas basketball. Earlier this summer, Wiggins took another step toward becoming a mega shoe mogul when he helped Adidas launch its newest basketball shoe, ...

KU's Jackson, Graham among most coveted players in the country

Matt Tait

There’s no doubting that college coaches across the country would enjoy the opportunity to coach more than a few members of the Kansas men’s basketball team. Year after year, KU coach Bill Self beats out a varying number of college coaches for some of the top talent in the country. ...

Bowlsby's strong strategy helps Big 12 navigate latest expansion saga

Matt Tait

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has faced recent criticism for being a commissioner that changes with the wind and not putting forth a strong enough presence to lead the conference through what only can be described as a crucial stretch. While it’s true that Bowlsby has not presided over the ...

Further proof that Kansas, Missouri don't mix

Matt Tait

Tim Kaine, the democratic nominee for vice president and running mate of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has been in the news for a number of reasons since his name was announced on the ticket with Clinton. But one of the most intriguing reasons, at least for readers of this site, ...

Why it might actually be OK to get excited about KU football's 2 Alabama transfers

Matt Tait

I know you’re out there. I can hear you all the way over here. And I don’t blame you. But I do think you should take a brief pause from the eye-rolling and exhaling that surely hit most of you after learning about the pair of Alabama football transfers that ...

Self addresses KU football team on opening day of preseason camp

Matt Tait

The start of preseason football camp always comes with a lot of routine, more than a little excitement and a vibe that speaks to both the promise and the pressure of the fast approaching season. And while that often means a lot of the same for the players who have ...

Ridiculous highlight videos featuring former Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins and current KU guard Frank Mason

Matt Tait

Wednesday was a big day for KU basketball highlights on the Internet, whether by current players or former stars. Three such videos caught my eye and had me talking about them well into the night and even still this morning. The first was from former Jayhawk and current Minnesota Timberwolve ...

Early start to potentially key 2017 recruiting class puts KU basketball ahead of the game

Matt Tait

Despite being nine years apart, Kansas basketball’s 2008 recruiting class and 2017 recruiting class might wind up having a lot more in common than anyone could have predicted. We won’t know, of course, what KU’s 2017 class looks like for several weeks, perhaps even months, but it did get off ...

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