KU Men’s Basketball

Self: All but 2 Jayhawks expected to report to campus this weekend

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Thursday that he expected all but two players on the Jayhawks’ 2017-18 roster to report to campus by this weekend in time for next week’s Bill Self Basketball Camps. The two players who will be delayed in reporting to campus are ...

District attorney requests additional testing in McCarthy Hall rape case

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office is seeking more testing in the case of a 16-year-old girl’s alleged rape at the University of Kansas men’s basketball dorm.“In our review of that case, we have requested some secondary testing from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. We are ...

KU assistant Jerrance Howard has ties to both teams in this year’s NBA Finals

When Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips off in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday night, Kansas basketball assistant Jerrance Howard will be one of the few people in the building torn between the two teams. On one hand is Howard’s close friend and former Illinois teammate, Deron Williams, a reserve ...

KU’s Andrea Hudy earns NSCA Impact Award

The National Strength and Conditioning Association on Wednesday confirmed something that those connected to Kansas basketball already believed — Andrea Hudy is a treasure. Set to begin her 14th season with the KU men’s basketball program, Hudy on Wednesday received the NSCA’s Impact Award ...

Tom Keegan: Winning ways generally requirement for No. 1 overall draft pick

Bill Walton so dominated right from the start of his UCLA career that it was unthinkable that anyone could get the better of him in the post. So when LaRue Martin totaled 19 points and 18 rebounds, compared to Walton’s 18 points and 16 rebounds, Martin instantly was deemed a terrific NBA ...

Tom Keegan: Outgoing chancellor jumped gun on incoming chancellor

So let me get this straight: Dr. Doug Girod was chosen to lead the University of Kansas into the next decade, but the retiring boss gets to decide who will lead the new chancellor’s athletic department.Wow!This couldn’t wait a couple of months? Before even considering whether Sheahon Zenger ...

Tom Keegan: Six prospects stand above rest in NBA draft

The one-and-done college basketball culture created by the NBA, which wanted a free look at top prospects competing for a year against college competition, decreases the chances of completing whiffing with the first pick of the draft.Still, it’s far from a guarantee. (Before reading about a ...

KU AD Sheahon Zenger receives contract extension through June 2021

Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger, who took over for Lew Perkins in early 2011, recently received a contract extension through June of 2021 from outgoing chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.According to a news release sent out by the KU athletic department on Sunday, the amendment to ...

Tom Keegan: Teammates pushing for playing time can rev Svi’s motor

For three seasons, I have watched nearly every minute Svi Mykhaliuk has played for Kansas, and still I couldn’t figure it out: Does he play with less energy than most of his teammates or is he just not as quick?Probably a little of both.This season, more than any of the previous three, will ...

KU center Udoka Azubuike expected to return to full-contact drills next week

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike’s recovery from the wrist injury that cost him the final three months and 25 games of the 2016-17 season remains in good shape. KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Thursday that Azubuike was “right on schedule” with what team doctors had hoped during ...

Bill Self wants to see a more aggressive Svi Mykhailiuk during senior season

Less than 18 hours after learning that junior Svi Mykhailiuk would return to Kansas for his senior season, KU basketball coach Bill Self already was thinking about what more the Ukrainian wing could do to help the Jayhawks in 2017-18. Sure, the major focus of the past couple of months was on ...

Kansas basketball to host Texas A&M in 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge

After two thrilling years of Kansas-Kentucky clashes in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, the Jayhawks will turn to a former Big 12 Conference foe to try keep the excitement going during the 2017-18 season. No, not that one.Despite building fan speculation that Missouri’s recent successes on the ...

Svi Mykhailiuk announces he will return for senior season

Svi Mykhailiuk’s days of draining 3-pointers at the University of Kansas aren’t over just yet. The junior from Ukraine announced Wednesday night his intentions to return to KU for his senior season, instead of keeping his name in the 2017 NBA Draft.Mykhailiuk first made his choice official ...

Tom Keegan: Look for some changes now that Bill Self has been elected president

Now that Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has been elected president (of the National Association of College Basketball Coaches), what exactly does that mean to the state of college basketball?Well, look for some changes.For one thing, expect Self to turn into a tweeting fool at 3 a.m.Also, ...

KU’s Self takes over as NABC president

A member of the board of directors since 2007, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is set to begin his two-year stint as president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the NABC announced Tuesday. Self replaces outgoing president Jeff Jones, who is the head basketball coach at Old ...

Dynamic four-guard lineup required complete buy-in from Kansas coaches, players

When Kansas basketball assistant coach Kurtis Townsend first got wind of the idea that KU coach Bill Self wanted to tinker with a four-guard lineup for the 2016-17 season, Townsend was hardly surprised. Sure, Self had been known throughout his career as the type of coach who favored the ...

Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson would make a great Celtic

Nobody can dispute the identity of the greatest champion in the history of team sports. Bill Russell won 11 NBA titles in 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics.So when I hear somebody say, “He’d make a great Celtic,” I think of all the traits Russell brought to battle. First, he was smarter ...

Newest KU walk-on Chris Teahan eager to suit up for Jayhawks

There’s something about football that lives in the blood of those Teahan brothers.Like his brother Conner before him, Chris Teahan wrestled with the idea of whether to play football or basketball after a standout career in both sports at Rockhurst High.Last month, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound ...

List of schools pursuing former Jayhawk Dwight Coleby starting to take shape

Stephen F. Austin site, TheSawmill.com, reported Thursday that the school is one of several programs considering adding Kansas big man Dwight Coleby. Coleby, who sat one year and played this past season after transferring from Ole Miss, announced earlier this week that he was leaving KU in ...