WRITER: Henry Greenstein

McCullar will not play in Summer League due to injury rehab, per reports

The knee bruise that derailed Kevin McCullar Jr.'s final collegiate season at Kansas will prevent him from starting his professional career this month. Several outlets reported on Friday night, with the New York Knicks about to begin their Summer League campaign on Saturday, that as Newsday's Steve Popper put it on X, McCullar "stayed back in New York to continue rehab on the same injury suffered during his ...

3-day MLB Draft opens Sunday; several KU players could be selected

The Kansas baseball team is about to get a little more clarity about what its roster will look like next season — just over a month before the start of the fall semester. The MLB Draft begins Sunday night at 6 p.m. at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, with the first 74 selections, including 30 to be televised on both ESPN and MLB Network. This year's event is taking place in conjunction with MLB All-Star ...

Mason eager to get back in front of KU fans

Support from Kansas basketball fans has followed Frank Mason III around the world as he's taken his professional career from the NBA and G League to Lebanon, France and, next season, Italy. Now it's Mason's turn to come back to the state where he got started. Seven years removed from his Naismith Trophy season at KU, Mason is thrilled to get back in front of the crimson-and-blue faithful as a member of the ...

Neal believes he's league's best back, even without all-conference honors

Las Vegas — Kansas' Devin Neal believes he’s the best running back in the Big 12. Unfortunately for his resume of honors and awards, media members and league coaches have rarely agreed. Neal was left off the 10-man list of Doak Walker Award semifinalists last November, a list that included four fellow Big 12 backs. Then both the postseason all-conference first team (picked by coaches) and preseason ...

Sizable contingent of Jayhawks set to play in Las Vegas Summer League

Updated 2:13 p.m. Thursday, July 11: With squads representing all 30 NBA teams in Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League every year, there’s bound to be a fair number of former Jayhawks at various stages of their professional careers. Sure enough, this year’s edition is expected to feature several rookies, drafted (Johnny Furphy and Kevin McCullar Jr.) and undrafted (Parker Braun); second-year players ...

'Quiet leader' Robinson could steady KU defensive line

Las Vegas — Kansas defensive end Jereme Robinson may have been off the field during spring practice as he recovered from an offseason surgery, but he made sure he wasn’t absent. “I had to try to find new ways to implement myself for the team,” he said at Big 12 media days on Wednesday. “You know, you get lost in, ‘Oh, I’m not a part of the team because I’m not doing what they’re doing.’ But ...