WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Post-IARP, Self promises Jayhawks will 'go for the throat' in recruiting

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self was feeling a mixture of relief and pain Wednesday at the Big 12 Conference's annual media day. Relief because one week earlier, the Independent Accountability Resolution Process had rendered its long-awaited ruling on NCAA violations by his program and delivered a principal penalty — 15 vacated wins from the 2017-18 season — that he said he ...

Yormark: Big 12 working to keep tournament in Kansas City through 2031; more from media day

Kansas City, Mo. — Big 12 Conference Commissioner Brett Yormark preemptively declined comment on his league's hottest topic, expansion — other than to say that nothing else was imminent in that domain — but he still found a way deliver some intra-conference news at the podium Tuesday. Opening the Big 12's annual women's basketball media day, Yormark said that the conference is working on a contract ...

Beyond boldface names, KU women's basketball cultivating new depth

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider still remembers a vivid impression he got when his team played Stanford in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. “One through five, I thought we were really, really competitive,” Schneider told reporters at Big 12 Conference media day Tuesday. “It’s when we went to six, seven, eight, they went to their six, seven and eight, where there was a ...

KU soccer suffers home loss to West Virginia, 1-0

Kansas coach Mark Francis called Sunday's match against West Virginia "like so many of the other games in the conference that we have played" in a postgame press release. Indeed, the Jayhawks went back and forth with the Mountaineers in a fairly even run of play, much as they have in the majority of their seven one-goal losses on the year. But a scoreless first period gave way to a familiar second-half ...

KU pass catchers took significant steps forward in OSU loss

Kansas tight end Mason Fairchild broke free for two wide-open touchdowns in two minutes Saturday at Oklahoma State, after being held without a score for the first six games of the season. Chances are, though, that’s not what he’ll remember when he looks back on his trip to Stillwater. “We have a tendency to look at the things we did wrong,” he said postgame. “I’m my biggest critic. I’m not really ...

KU voted preseason No. 1 in AP Top 25

The votes are in and after months of offseason speculation, the Kansas men's basketball program finally has a highly coveted number it can affix to its name: No. 1. The Jayhawks were selected for the top spot in the Associated Press' preseason poll Monday, earning 46 of a possible 63 first-place votes from the AP's panel of media members. It is the fourth time that KU has been anointed as preseason No. 1, after ...