WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Preview: KU men's basketball visits unforgiving road environment to take on OSU

Kansas’ next foe may not reside in the upper echelon of the Big 12 Conference — at least, three games in, it’s the only team without a league win — but that doesn’t mean the Jayhawks will breeze past Oklahoma State. “All road games are hard, regardless of records or anything like that,” KU coach Bill Self said. This year’s Jayhawks learned that the hard way when they gave UCF its first-ever Big ...

Report: KU football gets commitment from guard Simmons

After losing a pair of linemen to the transfer portal, Kansas has now added two new players to the position group. KU earned the commitment of Iowa State transfer guard Darrell Simmons Jr., Jon Kirby of JayhawkSlant.com reported Sunday. Simmons' commitment follows that of Tiffin transfer Shane Bumgardner, who pledged to join the Jayhawks last week. Bumgardner could slot in as KU's new center, while Simmons ...

Amid Washington rumors, Leipold says he'll be back at KU in '24

Updated Sunday at 9:30 p.m. Simmering unease among Kansas fans was threatening to boil over Sunday afternoon until KU football coach Lance Leipold posted on X, "The guys come back to campus tomorrow. Can’t wait to get back to work with them in ‘24!! Rock Chalk!!" An increasing number of reports had begun to connect Leipold with the University of Washington's opening for a new head coach, including ...

KU men's basketball pulls away in second half to take down No. 9 Oklahoma, 78-66

Kansas had a tough time closing out its first two conference games against TCU and UCF; one resulted in a last-second win, one in a crushing loss on the road. Back home Saturday, Kansas found a second-half run it hadn’t been able to string together in either of its first two games of conference play. In fact, it found two. The Jayhawks used 11-2 and 9-0 stretches in the later stages of Saturday’s game to ...

Blocked shots key to Dickinson's bounce-back performance

Hunter Dickinson has established himself as one of the preeminent college basketball players in a variety of domains over the course of four seasons. Blocking shots, though, has not necessarily been his calling card. At Michigan, the center averaged about a block and a half per game; so far in his first season at Kansas he had been about half a block worse, prior to Saturday and hadn’t rejected a shot in ...

Preview: Despite losses, top-10 matchup between KU and OU brings plenty of intrigue

No. 3 Kansas and No. 9 Oklahoma both found themselves casualties of a wild week in college basketball. Within a matter of hours Wednesday night, each school lost on the road to an unranked Big 12 Conference foe: OU at TCU, KU at UCF. Those unexpected results came on the heels of No. 2 Houston’s loss at Iowa State on Tuesday, to say nothing of the chaos unfolding in other conferences: No. 1 Purdue couldn’t ...