WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Three storylines to watch as KU women's basketball heads off to Europe

Looking to build on the two most successful seasons of head coach Brandon Schneider’s tenure by far, the Kansas women’s basketball team will get an early start in the coming days on its next campaign. The Jayhawks are embarking on an 11-day jaunt through the Mediterranean from Sunday through Aug. 16, taking on an Italian Select Team in Rome on Wednesday and a Greek Select Team in Athens four days later ...

KU men's basketball holds off spirited Bahamian national team, 92-87

The Bahamas national team had just one of its NBA stars available Saturday night, and only for half the game at that, but still managed to give Kansas one of its biggest exhibition tests in recent history. Seven-year NBA veteran Buddy Hield lit up the Jayhawks for 18 points in just 16 first-half minutes — a familiar sight for KU fans who once watched him score 46 points in Allen Fieldhouse back in 2016 — ...

Returning talent means more mouths to feed, more wrinkles to add for Kotelnicki

Andy Kotelnicki, the Kansas football team's offensive coordinator, envisions the Kansas football team's workload as a pie. That pie, he said Thursday, comprises 803 cumulative snaps — the average of 73 offensive plays per team in a Big 12 Conference game, with 11 players — to be distributed among the different members of his unit. Even within the tight end room, his primary responsibility as a position ...

KU men's basketball opens exhibition trip with 106-71 victory over Puerto Rico Select

If perimeter shooting is a weakness for Kansas men's basketball ahead of the 2023-24 season — and Bill Self had told reporters as much entering the Jayhawks' summer trip to Puerto Rico — then the first exhibition game on the trip meant a small step toward assuaging that concern. Facing off against a Puerto Rico Select team Thursday afternoon, KU shot 13-for-31 (42%) from long distance at the Coliseo ...

Grant and Logan's absences helped shape well-rounded safety group

Kansas spent the spring trying to build up its pass defense while lacking two of the biggest pieces of its secondary. Reigning all-conference honorable mention Kenny Logan Jr. had offseason shoulder surgery, and Marvin Grant, one of KU's top tacklers from his own safety spot, was dealing with a groin injury, he said Thursday. But the younger safeties on the Jayhawks' roster took advantage of the opportunities ...

Sadler returns to KU men’s basketball staff

A familiar face has rejoined Kansas men’s basketball ahead of the 2023-24 campaign. Doc Sadler, a longtime head coach at Arkansas-Fort Smith, UTEP, Nebraska and then Southern Miss, who spent the 2012-13 season as KU’s director of basketball operations, has been hired on again as an analyst, Kansas Athletics announced Wednesday. The well-traveled Sadler has served 12 additional stints as an assistant of one ...