KU Men’s Basketball

Time to pull the plug on the idea of fans in the stands in 2020

The only thing sports leaders should be promoting for fans right now is big-screen televisions, because the only way sports will have a chance to resume is if teams stay isolated and fans stay home. Even without fans, it’s far from a guarantee that things will go smoothly enough to actually ...

Former Jayhawk Jacque Vaughn gearing up for next NBA head coaching opportunity

While the upcoming restart to the NBA season will be big for a handful of former Jayhawks still chasing a title, it may be even bigger for former KU point guard Jacque Vaughn. Vaughn, who graduated from KU in 1997 and played 12 seasons in the NBA with five different franchises, is currently ...

Louisiana wide receiver Keon Coleman picks Kansas over Oklahoma, South Carolina

At an outdoor Fourth of July barbecue on Saturday night in his hometown of Opelousas, Louisiana, Class of 2021 wide receiver Keon Coleman orally committed to play football at Kansas. The two-sport athlete who also hopes to play basketball in college picked KU over Oklahoma and South ...

76ers deem former Jayhawk Joel Embiid ready to roll for NBA restart

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star center Joel Embiid and All-Star guard Ben Simmons are ready to roll for the NBA restart. Brown, whose contract runs through 2021-22, said he expected Embiid to start the season in the best shape of his professional career. The Sixers need ...

A couple of options for a Kansas men’s basketball Mount Rushmore

KU asked. So I figured I’d answer. OK, so they didn’t ask me specifically. Instead, the Kansas men's basketball Twitter account recently put out a tweet that asked all of its 930,000 followers one simple question. Who’s on your KU basketball Mount Rushmore? I know people have done ...

Independent committee agrees to hear, rule on KU’s NCAA infractions case

A new panel designed to handle the most complex rules in collegiate sports has officially agreed to hear the University of Kansas' case surrounding serious pay-for-play allegations in the men's basketball program, the sport's governing body announced Wednesday. Over a month after KU's case ...

SEC commissioner urges NIL uniformity in meeting with U.S. Senate committee

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state-level versions with differing requirements. Sankey was part of a panel discussing ...

‘Hawks in the NBA: Morris twins ready to heat up Los Angeles

*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 recently announced the approval of the NBA’s plan to restart play in July, leaving 22 teams still alive in the 2020 title ...

KU walk-on Elijah Elliott has entered name into transfer portal

Kansas coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Friday evening that guard Elijah Elliott, a walk-on from Southlake, Texas, has entered the transfer portal. Self said the 6-foot-3 combo guard who was a redshirt freshman during the 2019-20 season, “hasn’t made a decision (about his future) ...

Kansas men’s basketball program pushes back return date

The Kansas men’s basketball program is delaying its return to campus by roughly two weeks as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge nationwide. The Jayhawks had originally aimed for a July 6 return, as allowed by the Big 12 Conference, but KU coach Bill Self said late Thursday that the team now ...

Former KU standout Frank Mason III named 2019-20 G League MVP

Former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III knows a thing or two about collecting trophies. But just in case he forgot how to do it, Mason got a chance to sharpen those skills Thursday, when he was named the NBA G League’s 2019-20 Most Valuable Player. Voted on by the league’s 28 head ...