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Jayhawks move up to No. 3 in latest AP poll

Back-to-back road wins over Oklahoma and Texas, coupled with a handful of losses by other teams in the Top 5 last week, cleared the way for the Kansas men's basketball team to move back into the Top 5 of the Associated Press poll. KU (14-3 overall, 4-1 Big 12) moved up three spots to No. 3 in ...

Jalen Wilson back at practice, decision nearing on whether he’ll play this season

Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson is back on the practice court, and a decision about his status for the season appears to be nearing. “He practiced up and down a little bit the other day,” [Self said of the 6-foot-8 freshman from Denton, Texas, who broke his left ankle during the first week ...

Source: KU point guard Devon Dotson out vs. Oklahoma

A source close to the Kansas basketball program told the Journal-World on Tuesday afternoon that KU point guard Devon Dotson will not play in tonight's 8 p.m. game at Oklahoma. [Kansas coach Bill Self said Monday that he thought Dotson would be fine for the game][1] and that the hip pointer ...

Keeping Emmett Jones at Kansas a key offseason win for KU football

A couple of months removed from winning three games during Les Miles’ first season in charge, the Kansas football program last week picked up a key offseason victory that should be celebrated every bit as much as any of those in-season wins were. [KU’s decision to promote Emmett Jones ...

Kansas coach Bill Self reacts to latest San Antonio Spurs chatter

Self on Thursday was asked about a recent comment made by ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg, who said on the air that he thought Self would end up leaving Kansas for San Antonio at the end of the 2019-20 season. “My boldest prediction for 2020 is Bill Self to San Antonio,” ...

Kansas basketball team gets locked in for 23rd annual holiday shopping outing

Before filling his cart with toys and holiday gifts for one of 15 local families on Tuesday night, Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa spent time studying his list with one of the KU basketball managers. “Scouting report,” De Sousa joked before flashing a smile that lit up his face like lights ...

Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot making the most of redshirt season

Ten games into redshirting his fourth season at Kansas because of his desire to find a greater role in the future, KU forward Mitch Lightfoot has remained a key part of the Kansas basketball program. In addition to providing leadership, encouragement and tidbits of advice to his younger ...

Jayhawks willing to embrace No. 1 ranking – if it comes

Not surprisingly, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self’s first thought after learning of Texas Tech’s upset of No. 1 Louisville on Tuesday night was about the Red Raiders and the Big 12. “It’s a great win for Tech,” Self said. “Great for our league.” From there, the topic quickly ...

A Heisman Trophy vote 30 years in the making

I would’ve voted for Charles Woodson in 1997. I’ve always loved the idea of defensive players winning the Heisman. I would’ve put Todd Reesing in my Top 3 in 2007. He might not have deserved to win the award, but he was every bit the factor as those who made it to New York City for ...

Jayhawks remain No. 2 in latest AP Top 25

The top two spots in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll remained the same this week, but there was plenty of movement behind No. 1 Louisville and No. 2 Kansas. The Jayhawks, who knocked off No. 20 Colorado at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday night to pick up their seventh ...