WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Cutting deficit before half helped KU storm back in Norman

Norman, Okla. — What already feels like an eternity ago, on Jan. 10 in Orlando, the game that kicked off a month's worth of road struggles from Kansas was decided by one pivotal stretch late in the first half. The Jayhawks led a struggling UCF — which was playing its first-ever home game in the Big 12 Conference — 35-19 before allowing the Knights’ offense to mount a 10-2 run entering halftime. UCF ...

Preview: KU looks to get healthy for Oklahoma

Even with its frequent and often vexing losses on the road this season, the Kansas men’s basketball team is still in contention for a Big 12 Conference title. But it doesn’t look nearly as attainable as it once did. After falling flat in a 79-50 loss to Texas Tech, one of the worst losses of the Bill Self era, the Jayhawks sit in fifth in the league at 7-5, a game and a half out of first place. They do not ...

Report: Fuchs leaving KU staff for NFL

The Kansas football team is set to lose another key assistant. John Brice of FootballScoop, a coaching news site, reported Friday afternoon that KU’s offensive line coach Scott Fuchs is going to take an offensive assistant role with the Tennessee Titans under their new head coach Brian Callahan. Fuchs has excelled in building sturdy, versatile offensive lines since arriving as part of Lance Leipold’s ...

KU baseball set to open season against UIC Friday

It may only be mid-February, but spring might as well have arrived because baseball is back. First pitch for the second season of Kansas baseball under Dan Fitzgerald is set for 3 p.m. Friday, as the Jayhawks take on Illinois-Chicago. It’s the first installment in a three-game neutral-site series set in Corpus Christi, Texas — the same place KU began its season each of the last two years — which will ...

Ongoing injuries cast pall over upcoming KU-OU rematch

The Kansas men's basketball team faces the possibility of a third straight game without Kevin McCullar Jr. and fourth in the span of three weeks if the super-senior guard isn't able to participate in practice over the next few days, KU coach Bill Self said on his "Hawk Talk" radio show Tuesday night. "So hopefully he’ll be able to practice," Self said, "because my thinking is if you’re not able to practice, ...

After ejection, Self criticizes ‘physicality’ allowed by officials

Lubbock, Texas — In the annals of Bill Self’s illustrious coaching career, only once could he remember being ejected prior to Monday night. It was Feb. 4, 1999, Self was still the head coach at Tulsa, and as he put it, he must not have been thinking clearly in the 7,200-foot elevation of Laramie, Wyoming. “Maybe as good (an) official as our sport’s ever known threw me out there,” Self recalled, ...