KU Men’s Basketball

KU AD Jeff Long announces departmentwide furloughs, pay cuts

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Wednesday announced staffwide furloughs and pay cuts for all Kansas Athletics employees, including coaches, from June 1 through the end of 2020. An email sent to KU’s donors on Wednesday afternoon outlined four tiers of the department’s ...

Azubuike, Downey earn KU’s senior scholar athlete awards for 2019-20

Former Kansas basketball big man Udoka Azubuike and standout swimmer Haley Downey recently were honored as KU’s 2019-20 Dr. Robert Frederick Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year. The announcement came in a news release rather than at an in-person ceremony and also featured Xinyun Yu ...

Girod, Long discuss what a fall semester could look like for KU academics, sports

An overarching theme of the COVID-19 crisis, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Tuesday, is that it’s been much easier to shut down operations than to open them back up. Girod, appearing at the KU Health System’s daily media briefing, acknowledged that many things would ...

‘Hawks in the NBA: Joel Embiid continuing to elevate his stardom in Philly

*Slated to begin on April 19, the 2020 NBA playoffs and the end of the 2019-20 NBA season were put on hold because of the COVID-19 health crisis.* *League officials continue to look at ways to resume play, but whether they’ll reach a point where the season is completed remains to be seen. ...

Longtime Oklahoma State coaching legend Eddie Sutton dies at age 84

Kansas native and legendary college basketball coach Eddie Sutton died late Saturday night at age 84. Sutton, who spent most of his 806-win career at Kentucky, Arkansas and Oklahoma State, was one of the key mentors, and like family, to current Kansas coach Bill Self. In early April, the ...

KU freshman Gethro Muscadin to wear No. 35 with the Jayhawks

The Kansas basketball program on Saturday announced that incoming freshman Gethro Muscadin, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound forward from Aspire Academy, in Louisville, Ky., will wear No. 35 with the Jayhawks during the 2020-21 season. The move, in some ways, is reminiscent of the one made by a young ...

Kansas coach Bill Self not in favor of proposed change to NCAA transfer rules

The Wild West can wait. But not for too long. That was the message sent to college athletics on Wednesday by the NCAA’s Division I Council, which essentially tabled until January the proposed one-time waiver exception for student-athletes who transfer in men’s and women’s basketball, ...

Juco transfer Tyon Grant-Foster to wear No. 1 with Kansas

Newcomer Tyon Grant-Foster will become the latest Jayhawk to wear No. 1, the Kansas basketball program announced recently. Rated by some analysts as the top junior college prospect in the country out of Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, Grant-Foster, appropriately, was the ...

NCAA votes to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus ...

KU cracks top 10 for 5-star wing Kendall Brown

The Kansas men’s basketball program made the first cut for class of 2021 small forward Kendall Brown over the weekend. Brown, a senior-to-be at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, is a five-star prospect and the No. 14-ranked player in the 2021 class, according to Rivals.com. He’s ...