WRITER: Matt Tait

KU's Jalen Wilson wins 2023 Julius Erving Award as nation's top small forward

His goal was to be playing for a trophy this weekend, but even with the Jayhawks eliminated from the NCAA Tournament two weeks ago, Kansas junior Jalen Wilson still found a way to pick up some hardware. As part of The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's "Starting Five Saturday," Wilson was named this year's winner of the Julius Erving Award, given annually to the top small forward in Division I ...

Matt Tait: Part personality, part dominant player, KU center Taiyanna Jackson is a star in the making

There are a dozen different reasons to pay attention to this Kansas women’s basketball team beyond its WNIT championship, which they won with a hard-fought 66-59 triumph over Columbia on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. And make no mistake about it, with nearly everyone back and reinforcements coming, this will be an NCAA Tournament team next season and a factor in the Big 12 Conference race. But if you want ...

KU freshman Gradey Dick declares for 2023 NBA draft

Kansas freshman Gradey Dick has declared for the 2023 NBA draft, sharing the news live on the set of ESPN's NBA Today on Friday afternoon. Dick, who started every game of his freshman season for the Jayhawks, had been projected as a lottery pick throughout the 2022-23 season and was on NBA draft radar long before coming to Kansas. Most recently, the 6-foot-8 guard from Wichita was listed at No. 11 overall in ...

KU women 'playing for us' in Saturday's WNIT title game vs. Columbia

Down to their final game of the 2022-23 season, win or lose, the Kansas women’s basketball team has put everything from the past five months fully in the rearview mirror. The expectations, the hot start, the national ranking, the nine Big 12 Conference wins and the one loss that likely cost them a spot in the NCAA Tournament. None of that matters any longer. Not even the fire and frustration that fueled ...

All signs point to Kansas basketball Bill Self staying busy recruiting and recovering after recent heart procedure

The public concern for Kansas basketball coach Bill Self makes total sense. Not only do countless KU fans love and admire the Jayhawks’ Hall of Fame head coach, but his personality and charisma have created a connection to the KU fan base that makes him feel like family to many people. And if you had a family member who had just missed work to have a heart procedure, you’d probably be worried about him, ...

Kansas football announces hiring of former K-State special teams coach Sean Snyder, son of legendary Wildcats coach Bill Snyder

For more than two decades, Sean Snyder worked closely with his father, Bill Snyder, in spending countless hours trying to figure out ways to keep the Wildcats ahead of the Kansas football program. Now, the younger Snyder has joined the other side. KU announced on Friday that Sean Snyder had been hired as a special assistant to third-year KU coach Lance Leipold. Dennis Dodd, of CBS Sports, was the first to ...