KU Men’s Basketball

Kansas coach Bill Self impressed by junior Marcus Garrett at the point

Kansas junior Marcus Garrett is expected to slide back into his regular role during tonight’s exhibition finale against Pittsburg State at Allen Fieldhouse, but his time at point guard last week gave his head coach something to think about. “Looking back now, I wish I’d maybe done it ...

Sophomore forward David McCormack to start KU’s exhibition finale Thursday night

Unwilling to ditch the idea altogether but also well aware of the challenges that playing two big men presents, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is changing things up for the Jayhawks' exhibition finale against Pittsburg State. Instead of starting junior Silvio De Sousa at the four-spot next ...

In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow ...

Former Jayhawk Devonte’ Graham off to a red-hot start in Year 2 in Charlotte

After Kemba Walker agreed to join the Boston Celtics this offseason, the talk around Lawrence turned to the opportunity that opened up for former Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham in Charlotte. But that chatter was muted some by the Hornets’ move to acquire Boston point guard Terry ...

KU won’t release report it cites as evidence against NCAA allegations

Amid allegations that the University of Kansas basketball program committed recruiting violations, the university has cited a report to argue that its record of compliance with NCAA rules was on par with “the industry standard.” However, when the Journal-World requested a copy of the ...

Bill Self calls freshmen ‘fine’ in unofficial KU debuts

It was just an exhibition game and it probably will not even rank in the top 100 memories that KU’s freshman trio will have by the time their careers are finished, but the unofficial debut of Christian Braun, Tristan Enaruna and Jalen Wilson offered a few memorable moments. Playing a ...

KU’s perimeter defense paves way for 86-56 win over Fort Hays State

It was supposed to be the Kansas size that overwhelmed and swallowed up visiting Fort Hays State during Thursday’s exhibition opener at Allen Fieldhouse. Instead, it was the menacing KU defense that paced the Jayhawks to an 86-56 victory. Led by a combined six steals from starting guards ...

Quick recap: No. 3 Jayhawks top Tigers in exhibition opener

Over seven months after a lopsided loss to Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Kansas fans got their first look at this year’s No. 3-ranked squad. Despite a shorthanded roster, which was much of the story of last year’s team, Kansas took care of business with a 86-56 victory ...

Bill Self ‘proud’ to see KU football ‘on an uptick’ under Les Miles

Kansas City, Mo. — While Bill Self spent the vast majority of his time Wednesday at Big 12 media day fielding questions about his basketball program, the subject briefly turned to the University of Kansas football program at one juncture. With KU’s head football coach, Les Miles, having a ...

Kansas coach Bill Self pleased with current state of recruiting

With two four-star prospects already committed despite lingering questions about NCAA allegations, Kansas coach Bill Self is feeling pretty good about where the Jayhawks sit in recruiting future talent. That much was made clear on Wednesday at Big 12 media day in Kansas City, Mo., [where Self ...

KU coach Bill Self defends texts that led to notice of allegations

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday defended his text message conversations with now-convicted former Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola. Without providing new details about the text exchanges that were entered as evidence during the recent federal trial on ...