KU Men’s Basketball

KU basketball adds Stephen F. Austin to 2020-21 schedule

In need of a new nonconference opponent for the 2020-21 season, Bill Self and the Kansas basketball team found one with the help of a former Self assistant. Stephen F. Austin, coached by one-time KU staffer Kyle Keller, will replace Harvard as the Jayhawks’ Dec. 29 opponent at Allen ...

Jayhawks not planning anything unusual despite late start to summer workouts

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self does not believe that the delays brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced him into pushing his team more at the start of workouts this week. Whenever the Jayhawks get back on the court after returning to Lawrence on Sunday for the first time since ...

Four-star forward KJ Adams picks Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program picked up another commitment in the 2021 recruiting class on Friday night, when four-star forward KJ Adams picked the Jayhawks. A 6-foot-6, 220-pound power forward from Westlake High in Austin, Texas, Adams picked Kansas from a final 10 that included ...

Despite injuries, KU redshirt freshman Jalen Wilson grew during 2019-20 season

It took less than 30 seconds of KU’s second game of the 2019-20 season for freshman Jalen Wilson’s focus for Year 1 to shift from finding a way to get minutes to finding a way to get healthy. And Wilson, who is expected to return to KU’s campus this weekend for COVID-19 testing and ...

Four-star Kansas hoops target to announce college choice on Friday

Four-star forward and current Kansas basketball target KJ Adams is expected to announce his college of choice at 6 p.m. on Friday evening, according to 247 Sports recruiting analyst Brian Snow. A 6-foot-6, 220-pound power forward from Westlake High in Austin, Texas, Adams narrowed his list to ...

Walk-on guard Elijah Elliott officially transferring from KU

Sophomore walk-on Elijah Elliott is officially leaving the Kansas basketball program. The news of Elliott's decision to transfer comes one month after Kansas coach [Bill Self told the Journal-World Elliott had entered his name into the transfer portal][1] and was made official through a news ...

KU’s Bill Self to serve as virtual Grand Marshal at Kansas Speedway on Saturday

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will be the voice behind some of the most famous words in racing on Saturday at Kansas Speedway. Self, now in his 18th season at KU, will serve as the virtual Grand Marshal ahead of Saturday’s 4 p.m. Kansas Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas ...

‘Hawks in the NBA: Ben McLemore loving his role with the Houston Rockets

**Editor's Note:** *Here's the latest installment in our series of updates on former KU players in the NBA. After the league was shutdown in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 22 teams and several KU players made their way to Orlando to prepare for the resumption of the 2019-20 season ...

KU’s Norm Roberts voted by peers as one of Big 12’s top assistants

University of Kansas men’s basketball assistant Norm Roberts recently landed on a short list of the top aides in the Big 12 Conference. [Roberts ranked fourth on the list that was recently released by Stadium’s Jeff Goodman,][1] who has covered college basketball on the national level ...

NCAA recommends testing all athletes for COVID-19 within 72 hours of games

Updated at 10:24 p.m. Thursday The NCAA handed down its latest guidelines for playing through a pandemic while also sounding an alarm: The prospect of having a fall semester with football and other sports is looking grim. If the games can go on, the NCAA says college athletes should be ...

Kansas basketball pushes back return date for second time in 3 weeks

The Kansas men’s basketball program is pushing its return-to-campus date back for the second time in three weeks in response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Wednesday. The Jayhawks now are aiming to return on Aug. 2, Self said. That date is ...

KU basketball recruiting notebook: Examining a couple of top-tier 2021 point guards

Class of 2021 point guard Nolan Hickman appears to be nearing a decision about his college future. The 76th-ranked player in the senior class recently told JayhawkSlant.com’s Shay Wildeboor that he was getting close to making a decision but that he still did not know when he would make an ...

Gary Woodland stays hot on Sunday, finishes tied for 5th at Workday Charity Open

On Friday, former University of Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland was in danger of missing the cut for a second consecutive tournament on the PGA Tour. By early Sunday afternoon, Woodland was in the clubhouse with a Top 5 finish and one of the best weekends of his 2020 season. Woodland ...

T-Mobile Center taking over for Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

It remains to be seen if the 2020-21 college basketball season will be played as currently scheduled. But if it is, Bill Self’s Jayhawks will have a new venue on their slate — sort of. In the aftermath of its recent merger with Sprint, T-Mobile announced this week that the venue known ...

Wild Wednesday in college athletics a sign of things to come?

Even if no games were played, Wednesday was one of the biggest, most eventful days in college sports I can remember. First, Stanford announced it was cutting 11 of its 36 varsity sports, a scary move for the rest of college athletics that could be the beginning of a nationwide trend. “If ...