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Getting to know: Baylor basketball

After back-to-back wins against Oklahoma State and Iowa State, Baylor will turn its attention to Kansas on Saturday as the Bears search for potential paths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bears (14-10, 4-7 in Big 12) have lost eight games against ranked opponents entering Saturday’s 1 ...

Reviewing the 2017 Kansas football recruiting class

A little more than a year has passed since Kansas football coach David Beaty introduced his 2017 recruiting class on National Signing Day. The group, which featured a few starters, was ranked No. 57 in the nation by Rivals. Obviously, it didn’t translate to extra wins last season, but ...

Getting to know: TCU basketball

After losses last weekend, Kansas coach Bill Self and TCU coach Jamie Dixon both said their teams “got what we deserved.” Now both teams will try to bounce back against each other. The Jayhawks will try to remain in at least in a tie atop the Big 12 standings when they play host to ...

Kansas basketball offers scholarship to KC wing Ochai Agbaji

Ochai Agbaji, who received a scholarship offer to play basketball at Kansas on Saturday afternoon, doesn’t match the profile of most KU recruits. He isn’t listed as a five-star prospect. He wasn’t on the shortlist of players considered for the McDonald’s All-American Game. The ...

Getting to know: Oklahoma State basketball

In terms of momentum, Oklahoma State doesn’t have much of it heading into its matchup against Kansas at 11 a.m. Saturday (TV: CBS) at Allen Fieldhouse. The Cowboys have lost their last three games and they are still searching for their first road win. Near the bottom of the conference ...

Getting to know: Kansas State basketball

After a one-point loss inside of Allen Fieldhouse earlier this month, Kansas State has transformed into the hottest Big 12 team with four straight wins, moving into a four-way tie for second place in the conference standings. The Wildcats will welcome Kansas to Bramlage Coliseum at 8 ...

How valuable is Devonte’ Graham? A look at how much KU struggles without him

Devonte’ Graham is averaging a team-best 17.3 points and 7.3 assists during his senior season. He’s on pace to finish just shy of the Kansas basketball program’s single-season assist record. And he’s probably more valuable than any of his individual numbers could indicate. Since ...

Getting to know: Texas A&M basketball

During non-conference play, Texas A&M was ranked as high as fifth in the country as it crushed opposing teams with a dominant frontcourt and solid play from its guards. Then a switch flipped once conference play started and the Aggies have struggled on both ends of the floor. Which ...

Bill Self on recruiting: ‘High school rankings can be so overrated’

Throughout the past decade, Kansas has found itself ranked among the top teams in the country and competing for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament each season. Perhaps the only ranking system that hasn’t shown the Jayhawks at the top annually are recruiting class rankings. Duke and ...

Getting to know: Oklahoma basketball

During the streak of 13 consecutive Big 12 titles, Kansas has faced its share of must-see players: Kevin Durant, Michael Beasley, Blake Griffin, Marcus Smart and Buddy Hield. Next up: Oklahoma superstar Trae Young. Leading the nation in points and assists, Young will try to close the ...

Getting to know: Baylor basketball

Returning to Allen Fieldhouse for the 15th time in program history at 5:05 p.m. tonight (TV: ESPN), Baylor is still searching for its first win against Kansas in Lawrence. The current version of the Bears haven’t won a true road game this season. The Bears (12-6, 2-4 in Big 12) have ...

Getting to know: West Virginia basketball

After five games of Big 12 play, four teams lead the pack and are tied for first place. There will be some more separation when two of those leaders, West Virginia and Kansas, meet at 8 p.m. Monday (TV: ESPN) at WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers (15-2, 4-1 in Big 12) won 15 straight games ...

Getting to know: Kansas State basketball

Returning to Allen Fieldhouse for the first time since Svi Mykhailiuk’s controversial buzzer-beater, Kansas State is still looking for its first signature win of the season when the Wildcats face Kansas at 11 a.m. Saturday (TV: ESPN). The Wildcats (12-4, 2-2 in Big 12) will be without ...

Getting to know: Iowa State basketball

After all of the great games between Kansas and Iowa State over the past few seasons, the Cyclones are rebuilding after losing their talented senior class last year. Leading into Tuesday night’s matchup at Allen Fieldhouse (8 p.m., ESPN2), the Cyclones lost back-to-back overtime games ...

Getting to know: TCU basketball

Searching for its first win against a Top 10-ranked team since 2013, No. 16 TCU will welcome No. 10 Kansas for its third Big 12 game of the season Saturday night (8:15 p.m., ESPN2). The Horned Frogs (13-1, 1-1 in Big 12) used a Big 12 tournament win against KU last season to propel them ...

Getting to know: Texas Tech basketball

For the first time this season, Texas Tech will play in a true road game when it travels to Kansas for a battle between ranked teams at 8 p.m. Tuesday (TV: ESPN). The 18th-ranked Red Raiders opened Big 12 play with a 24-point victory over then-ranked Baylor. Returning a large group of ...

Bob Huggins: ‘Right now, Oklahoma is the best team in the league’

It was no surprise when the Kansas men’s basketball team was a unanimous selection to win the Big 12 in the preseason coaches poll. Bill Self, unable to vote for his own team, cast the only vote against the Jayhawks in early October. Entering Big 12 play this week, as the Jayhawks aim ...

Getting to know: Texas basketball

About two months following the start of the college basketball season, conference play has finally arrived in the Big 12. The Kansas Jayhawks’ road to a 14th-straight conference title begins on the road Friday night against Texas (8 p.m., ESPN2) at the Frank Erwin Center. The ...

Getting to know: Stanford basketball

Winning three of its last four games, Stanford has started to bounce back from a slow start to the season. The Cardinal, dealing with a couple of injuries, was ranked fifth in the preseason Pac-12 media poll. Led by redshirt junior Reid Travis, the leading scorer in the Pac-12, the ...

What Svi Mykhailiuk learned from the NBA Draft process for his senior season

Long before Svi Mykhailiuk swished the game-winning shot against Nebraska, he had to beat the clock on another season-altering decision. Back in May, Mykhailiuk announced to the world that he was returning to school for his senior season just a few hours ahead of the NBA Draft deadline. ...