KU Men’s Basketball

Kansas basketball target TyTy Washington expected to cut list to 5 this weekend

Kansas target TyTy Washington revealed Tuesday that he plans to announce his list of five finalists sometime this weekend. A 6-foot-4, 180-pound point guard who originally committed to Creighton last November — from a list of 10 finalists — opened his recruitment back up in early March ...

Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson the latest Jayhawk to enter transfer portal

Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson on Tuesday became the latest and biggest now-former Jayhawk to announce his intention to enter the transfer portal. A former five-star prospect out of Tulsa, Okla., Thompson was the gem of KU’s 2020 recruiting class. But his freshman season at Kansas was ...

4 Kansas hoops commitments expected to make pledges official this week

Wednesday marks the start of college basketball’s spring signing period and the Kansas men’s basketball program is poised to officially add a couple of its new additions this week. Junior college transfer Sydney Curry, a 6-foot-8, 265-pound sophomore forward from Logan Community ...

KU junior Ochai Agbaji declares for NBA draft, plans to retain college eligibility

Kansas junior Ochai Agbaji announced Thursday afternoon that he is entering his name into the NBA draft pool with the option to return to school for his senior season. “I will be keeping my NCAA eligibility throughout this process and look forward to hearing from NBA professionals on ways I ...

KU freshman Latrell Jossell entering transfer portal

The Kansas men’s basketball program lost another player to the transfer portal on Thursday, when freshman guard Latrell Jossell decided to explore other options. Jossell, a former 3-star prospect from Texas, who joined the program last summer, played in 10 games for Kansas during his lone ...

KU’s Bill Self discusses appreciation, optics of new ‘lifetime contract’

Set to enter his 19th season at the helm of Kansas basketball, KU coach Bill Self said Wednesday that he was appreciative of his recently signed lifetime contract and not at all worried about the optics of that contract as the Jayhawks remain embroiled in an NCAA infractions case. The reason? ...

Kansas Athletics introduces ‘rising star’ AD Travis Goff at Lied Center

At his introduction Wednesday at the Lied Center, new University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff said that if he did not have to give a speech, he would be speechless. For the next 40 minutes, through his introductory remarks and a 25-minute question-and-answer session with the media, ...

KU basketball lands former Drake guard Joseph Yesufu

The Kansas men’s basketball program once again has all of its scholarships currently spoken for, thanks to a Wednesday commitment from Drake transfer Joseph Yesufu. A 6-foot, 180-pound, sophomore point guard originally from Chicago, Yesufu announced his commitment to KU on Twitter, just ...

Three takeaways from Travis Goff’s introductory press conference

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2021/apr/05/332356/ Travis Goff was formally introduced as the new athletic director at Kansas Wednesday morning at the Lied Center. Goff, who is a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and native of Dodge City, is the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the ...

KU assistant Jerrance Howard leaving Kansas to join Chris Beard at Texas

Kansas basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard is leaving KU for a spot on newly named Texas coach Chris Beard’s bench in Austin. KU coach Bill Self and Howard announced the news in a release Tuesday evening, bringing an end to Howard’s eight-year run with the Jayhawks. “Working ...

New KU Athletic Director Travis Goff’s salary lowest among Big 12 ADs

New Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff, hired by the university on Monday to replace Jeff Long, will make $700,000 annually for the first three years of a five-year contract, putting him at the bottom of the 10-team Big 12 Conference. According to a recent report from the Associated Press, ...

Bill Self: New AD Travis Goff gives KU ‘exactly what we need’

The head coach of the University of Kansas athletics department’s flagship program, Bill Self, who has lived and worked in Lawrence for nearly 18 years now, considers the Jayhawks “fortunate” to have Travis Goff as the new athletic director. KU’s men’s basketball coach, Self stated ...

KU names Northwestern Deputy AD Travis Goff new athletic director

Travis Goff, a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and a native of Dodge City, has been named the school’s new athletic director, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced on Monday afternoon. Goff becomes the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the late Bob Frederick retired in 2001. “It ...

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self signs lifetime contract extension with KU

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self has signed what was described by KU as "a lifetime contract" to remain the head coach of the Jayhawks, the school announced Friday morning. According to a news release put out by Kansas Athletics at 10 a.m. Friday, Self's current contract, which was to ...

North Carolina basketball announces Roy Williams’ retirement after 33 seasons

North Carolina basketball announced Thursday morning that longtime coach Roy Williams, who spent 15 seasons at Kansas prior to UNC, was retiring after 33 years as a college head coach. Williams, who replaced Larry Brown at KU in 1988, led the Jayhawks to 418 victories, four Final Fours and ...