WRITER: Henry Greenstein

McCullar's two triple-doubles not only hold significance, but portend future success

Honolulu — Before Kevin McCullar Jr., there were just two official triple-doubles in Kansas men's basketball history: Cole Aldrich's in 2010 against Dayton and Jeff Withey's in 2012 against San Jose State. McCullar — fresh off an offseason spent contemplating the NBA Draft, then refining his game in the hopes of taking an Ochai Agbaji- or Jalen Wilson-like leap this season — just managed two in ...

KU volleyball takes massive step toward hosting NCAA Tournament matches with win over BYU

The 13th-ranked BYU volleyball team hadn't lost a match in the friendly confines of Smith Fieldhouse all season — and had only lost seven there in the past nine years — before Kansas came to town Friday night. The No. 17 Jayhawks made a statement in Provo and substantially bolstered their candidacy to host NCAA Tournament matches at the end of the month, bouncing back from a narrow first-set loss and ...

Notebook: KU seniors play final home game

Saturday’s matchup between Kansas and Kansas State featured the latest expression of gratitude for a senior class that Lance Leipold has credited with helping turn the program around. The group was honored pregame as part of Senior Day festivities before the Jayhawks played their last home game of the season. It included longtime stalwarts like Mason Fairchild and Kenny Logan Jr.; Buffalo transfers like Rich ...

Pivotal second-half mistakes doom KU in 31-27 loss to Kansas State

Kansas had a chance to extend its lead to three possessions early in the third quarter Saturday night. With Kansas State deep in its own territory, Rich Miller broke on a short pass from the Wildcats’ quarterback Will Howard looking for Phillip Brooks. Howard never saw Miller coming; all the middle linebacker needed to do was snag the ball and trot into the end zone to put KU up 33-16. Miller dropped the ...

Week 12 preview: Whoever plays quarterback, KU will face uphill battle against K-State

As has often been the case this season, another week has brought another mystery about just who might be playing quarterback for Kansas this weekend. Head coach Lance Leipold suggested on Monday that he was “very optimistic” about Jason Bean returning from a head injury to lead the Jayhawks Saturday, even after Bean missed the week’s first practice; however, Leipold then said on 810 WHB’s “The Border ...

Preview: KU's Maui Invitational grind opens with Chaminade

The Kansas men’s basketball team took a small but significant step toward proving itself worthy of its preseason No. 1 ranking when it held off No. 17 Kentucky at the Champions Classic Tuesday night. What it faces in the coming days will be even more challenging. The Jayhawks will return to the Maui Invitational for the eighth time, looking to follow up their 2015 and 2019 appearances with a third straight ...