Kansas Rumors & News

  • Kansas tops TCU for share of 13th straight Big 12 title

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Move over UCLA. Make room for Kansas. The third-ranked Jayhawks, who played one close game after another during the past month, pulled away from TCU with a sizzling second half Wednesday night on the way to a history-making, 87-68 victory in Allen Fieldhouse. The..." February 22

  • No. 3 Kansas takes control of Big 12, tips Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Kansas has had a knack for surviving hard-fought, back-and-forth Big 12 games all season and added a big one versus Baylor. Jayhawks forward Landon Lucas stepped to the line and nailed two free throws with 11 seconds left to lift No. 3 Kansas to a 67-65 victory over No. 4..." February 18

  • No. 3 Kansas rides frantic finish to OT win over No. 9 WVU

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The Kansas basketball team was apprised before its game Monday that the Jayhawks had not lost back-to-back games in Allen Fieldhouse since, oh, before any of them were born. With less than three minutes remaining in the second half, the message finally sunk in. The..." February 14

  • No. 3 Kansas outlasts Texas Tech as Jackson scores 31

    The Sports Xchange "LUBBOCK, Texas -- No. 3 Kansas was pitted in a nail-biter Saturday and playing without go-to standout Frank Mason, a candidate for national player of the year. The senior guard fouled out with 3:05 remaining after playing through an illness and managing 12 points, eight fewer than his Big..." February 11

  • California travel ban on Kansas affecting KU basketball; LGBT rights group seeks repeal of ‘religious freedom’ law

    Lawrence Journal World "There will be no Jayhawk basketball games with the University of California anytime soon, largely due to a law Kansas enacted last year that the state of California has said discriminates against the LGBT community. University of Kansas officials confirmed Friday that athletic teams from public..." February 08

  • Mason's toughness leads No. 3 Kansas past K-State

    The Sports Xchange "MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Rarely is the term "tough" the first word used to describe the smallest player on the floor, but for Kansas' Frank Mason, it fits. Mason scored a team-high 21 points as No. 3 Kansas escaped with a 74-71 victory over Kansas State on Monday in the Sunflower Showdown at..." February 07

  • Kansas Says F Carlton Bragg Will Return From Suspension Tonight

    The Spun "According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Bragg will be in uniform when the Jayhawks take on rival Kansas State tonight. Bragg missed the last three games. KU head coach Bill Self suspended Bragg last week for a “violation of team rules.” It was then revealed that he had been charged with misdemeanor..." February 06

  • Unranked Iowa State stuns No. 3 Kansas in OT

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Asked to give an opening statement after a startling basketball win at Kansas can be a tough act. Steve Prohm stammered through something and could not contain his emotions. Later in his postgame remarks, the Iowa State coach was asked about those feelings while summarizing..." February 04

  • Kansas’ 54-game home winning streak ends in stunning upset

    Fox Sports "It was an eventful day in college basketball on Saturday, especially in Lawrence, Kansas. For the first time since 2013, the Kansas Jayhawks lost a home game. They fell 92-89 in overtime against Iowa State. The lost snapped a 54-game home win streak, which was the longest in the country..." February 04

  • Jackson helps No. 3 Kansas outlast No. 2 Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Throughout the season, defensive improvement has been something Kansas coach Bill Self has stressed to the Jayhawks. Playing shorthanded Wednesday against No. 2 Baylor, the ability to make stops surfaced over the final two-plus minutes when No. 3 Kansas needed them..." February 02

  • Kansas' Bill Self: I can't comment on Lagerald Vick investigation

    ESPN "Kansas coach Bill Self said he is unable to comment on a 2015 University of Kansas investigation that Jayhawks player Lagerald Vick likely hit a female student multiple times, reading from a prepared statement Wednesday night. The Kansas City Star reported Monday that the KU Office of..." February 02

  • KU found basketball player Lagerald Vick likely hit female student, recommended probation

    Kansas City Star "A University of Kansas investigation found that a men’s basketball player likely hit a female student multiple times in late 2015 and recommended two years of school probation. According to information obtained by The Star, sophomore Lagerald Vick was accused of punching the student in the arm..." January 31

  • Report: Carlton Bragg Jr. charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was charged over the weekend with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a report from the Kansas City Star. Bragg was suspended for the Jayhawk win over No. 4 Kentucky in Rupp Arena on Saturday, leading to speculation that his suspension had to do with..." January 30

  • Kansas loss teaches Kentucky lessons that SEC simply can't

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There are three simple letters that describe the most significant problem for the Kentucky Wildcats as February approaches and the shortest month remains between them and the period that will, as ever, define their season. You’ve probably heard these letters chanted proudly through the crisp..." January 30

  • Mason propels No. 2 Kansas past No. 4 Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In a battle of college basketball blue bloods, No. 2 Kansas rallied from a double-digit first-half deficit to defeat No. 4 Kentucky 79-73 Saturday at Rupp Arena. "It's very satisfying to win," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "Tonight it was amped up but our guys like playing..." January 28

  • Bill Self Says Carlton Bragg Jr. Suspension "Not Connected" To Rape Investigation

    Deadspin "Ahead of its biggest nonconference game of the season, Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. has been suspended for a “violation of team rules,” the Jayhawks announced Thursday night. Per the Kansas City Star, Kansas head coach Bill Self said in a statement that the suspension was unrelated to the..." January 28

  • Kansas' Self: Police investigation involving 5 players a 'distraction'

    KU Sports "University of Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said Thursday he had not received any information about the reported rape at the team’s dorm that would warrant discipline of players. “We've been given zero information that would warrant suspensions or anything like that that's connected..." January 27

  • Kansas suspends F Carlton Bragg for 2nd time this season

    ESPN "Just days before his team's primetime road matchup against Kentucky in Saturday's SEC/Big 12 Challenge, Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, the school announced Thursday night. But the suspension is not tied to the ongoing investigation..." January 27

  • Police Investigating Rape of 16-Year-Old Girl at Dorm of Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketball Team

    Complex "University of Kansas police are investigating the reported rape of a 16-year-old girl at McCarthy Hall, the all-male on-campus dorm which houses 38 students, including half of the Jayhawks men's basketball team. The Lawrence Journal-World obtained a police report on Tuesday which accuses the..." January 26

  • No. 18 WVU ends No. 2 Kansas' win streak

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Esa Ahmad awakened for a career-high 27 points and No. 18 West Virginia pulled away from No. 2 Kansas 85-69 on Tuesday night, ending the Jayhawks' 18-game winning streak. "We knew it was a must-win. Losing just wasn't in our mind," said Ahmad, a sophomore forward whose..." January 24

  • No. 2 Kansas wins 18th straight

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Now comes the tough part for the Kansas Jayhawks. Second-ranked Kansas overcame a huge game from Texas freshman Jarrett Allen on Saturday, outlasting the Longhorns, 79-67, for its 18th straight victory. The victory kept the Jayhawks (18-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12) atop the..." January 21

  • No. 2 Kansas survives at Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "AMES, Iowa -- The need for the Kansas bench to step up Monday was addressed in a pregame discussion by coach Bill Self. The Jayhawks have little depth, but sophomores Carlton Bragg and Lagerald Vick were put on notice before No. 2 Kansas downed Iowa State 76-72 in Hilton Coliseum. "It..." January 17

  • No. 2 Kansas outlasts Oklahoma State as Mason scores 22

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- In all likelihood, Kansas will be the top-rated team in the country when the next set of rankings are released. Yet Bill Self is more elated over another top position, first place in the Big 12, after the No. 2 Jayhawks climbed to 16-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference by..." January 14

  • Self wins 400th game as No. 2 Kansas tops Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- Down nine at halftime, Kansas coach Bill Self peeled paint off the walls in the Jayhawks' locker room. "I can't tell you the message," Kansas point guard Frank Mason III said after an 81-70 comeback victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night at Lloyd Noble Center. "It was ... I..." January 11

  • Arizona State transfer Sam Cunliffe commits to Kansas

    Fanrag Sports "Former Arizona State Sun Devils talent, who turned transfer, Sam Cunliffe told FanRag Sports that he has committed to play for the Kansas Jayhawks. Through the team’s first 10 games, Cunliffe was averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest. Per NCAA transfer rules, the freshman will be..." January 08

  • No. 3 Kansas pulls away from Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- There was no last-second controversy this time for Kansas. The third-ranked Jayhawks took the suspense out of Saturday night's game with Texas Tech, using a 12-0 two-minute blitz in the second half to whip the Red Raiders 85-68 in Allen Fieldhouse. The victory -- No...." January 07

  • No. 3 Kansas slips past Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The final play No. 3 Kansas ran Tuesday was not designed for Svi Mykhailiuk. The junior guard, however, saw no other option but to hurry down the floor and head for the rim. His layup at the buzzer enabled the Jayhawks to hold off Kansas State, 90-88, in Allen..." January 04

  • Josh Jackson’s Missing Ingredient

    The Ringer "If basketball doesn’t work out for Kansas freshman Josh Jackson, he probably has a future in track and field. Even among a loaded freshman class composed of nearly a dozen players projected to go in this year’s lottery, Jackson’s athleticism is on a level all its own. Not only does he run faster,..." January 03

  • Kansas' Evan Maxwell decides to transfer from program

    Kansas City Star "Kansas junior Evan Maxwell, a 6-foot-10 transfer , has decided to leave the program, coach Bill Self announced Saturday. Maxwell, who is from Clarks Summit, Penn., signed with KU in May of 2016 following a two-year stint at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. According to NCAA transfer..." January 01

  • No. 3 Kansas resists TCU upset bid

    The Sports Xchange "FORT WORTH, Texas – Kansas's road to a possible 13th straight Big 12 championship promises to be bumpy this season. But the third-ranked Jayhawks passed their first test after they stiff-armed TCU 86-80 on Friday night at Shollmaier Arena. Kansas guard Frank Mason III had 22 points and..." December 31

  • No. 3 Kansas cruises past UNLV

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Third-ranked Kansas wasn't half bad in rolling to its 11th straight win, 71-53 over UNLV on Thursday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Jayhawks put on a dominating performance while building a 42-20 halftime lead. The second half was a different story, however. "They..." December 23

  • Injury sidelines KU center Udoka Azubuike for season

    Kansas City Star "Kansas freshman center Udoka Azubuike will miss the remainder of the season after tearing ligaments in his left wrist at practice on Tuesday, coach Bill Self said Wednesday. The wrist injury will require surgery, Self said. “Surgery should take place in the next few weeks and doctors are..." December 22

  • Jackson, Mason pace Kansas past Davidson

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One minute, the Davidson Wildcats looked primed for a big upset. The next, Kansas had run away and hid. The third-ranked Jayhawks turned a close game into a runaway with an 18-3 run in the second half, rolling to an 89-71 victory over Davidson at the Sprint Center...." December 17

  • Carlton Bragg Reinstated to Kansas After Battery Charge Is Dropped

    Bleacher Report "Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self announced Carlton Bragg Jr. was reinstated to the basketball program Wednesday after a battery charge against the forward was dropped, per Bret Strelow of the Winston-Salem Journal. Self also said he was proud of the way his player handled the situation, per..." December 15

  • Battery charge dropped against KU’s Carlton Bragg; woman charged

    Kansas City Star "The Douglas County District Attorney’s office on Wednesday dismissed the misdemeanor battery charge against Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg and filed a battery charge against Saleeha Soofi, the woman who claimed Bragg punched her. The decision by Douglas County District Attorney Charles..." December 15

  • Mason powers No. 3 Kansas past Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- An ailing foot and an adjustment to a four-guard attack in which he is the lone big man has been difficult for Kansas forward Landen Lucas. The 6-foot-10 senior looked more comfortable with his form, however, on Saturday, contributing 12 points and seven rebounds off the..." December 10

  • Kansas suspends Bragg Jr. following arrest

    USA Today "Carlton Bragg Jr. was benched at least through Saturday’s game against Nebraska after the Kansas forward was charged with misdemeanor battery, Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced on Friday. “Carlton and I have spoken,” Self said in a news release sent to USA TODAY Sports and other outlets. “He..." December 10

  • KU's Carlton Bragg, an NBA prospect, arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

    Kansas City Star "Kansas sophomore basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. was charged with misdemeanor battery after he was alleged to have struck his girlfriend and pushed her down stairs during an argument, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office. According to prosecutors, Lawrence police..." December 09

  • Mason leads No. 3 Kansas to rout of UMKC

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Frank Mason was virtually unstoppable Tuesday, scoring 30 points in 31 minutes as No. 3 Kansas overwhelmed Missouri-Kansas City 105-62 in Allen Fieldhouse. However, after leading the Jayhawks in scoring for the seventh time in nine games and matching a career best he set in..." December 06

  • Mason, No. 4 Kansas ease by Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The acrobatic reverse layup Frank Mason made around a 7-foot defender in the second half of the game for No. 4 Kansas on Saturday was appreciated by most everyone. Yet for the 5-foot-10 guard, the shot almost seemed routine. Mason has been doing that kind of thing..." December 03

  • No. 4 Kansas pummels Long Beach State

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Just one more basket was required Tuesday for Lagerald Vick to tie a Kansas record for most field goals in a game without a miss. The record was within sight for the sophomore guard when Vick darted down floor for a breakaway layup, only to hear a late whistle for a foul at..." November 29

  • No. 5 Kansas dominates UNC-Asheville

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas made the most of freshman center Udoka Azubuike’s shooting range Friday as the No. 5 Jayhawks pounded UNC-Asheville 95-57 in Allen Fieldhouse. After drawing his first start, the 7-foot, 280-pound Azubuike mostly converted feeds underneath into seven dunks. He scored..." November 25

  • No. 5 Kansas tops Georgia for tourney title

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It may be simple math, but No. 5 Kansas proved once again that three is better than one. The trio of Frank Mason, Josh Jackson and Devonte Graham powered the Jayhawks past Georgia and Yante Maten for a 65-54 victory in the championship of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at..." November 23

  • Fast start propels No. 5 Kansas past UAB

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Spotting the opponent a 22-point lead always creates a difficult position. When the opponent is one of the best teams in the nation, surviving such a start is nearly impossible. That was the hole Alabama-Birmingham dug against No. 5 Kansas on Monday, and the..." November 22

  • No. 7 Kansas blows by Siena

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The victory No. 7 Kansas gained Friday was a milestone. Yet as impressive as the 207th win for Bill Self was in making him the all-time winningest coach in Allen Fieldhouse, the losses he has recorded at home in 14 seasons with the Jayhawks remain even more incredible...." November 18

  • Syracuse basketball loses out on Billy Preston as top 20 recruit picks Kansas

    Syracuse.com "Billy Preston, a highly-regarded recruit in the 2017 class, announced on Friday that he had decided to attend Kansas next year. Preston, a 6-10 forward, chose Kansas out of a group of finalists that included Syracuse, Southern California, Indiana and Kentucky." November 18

  • Mason lifts Kansas over Duke in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- After jetting 11,000 miles from Hawaii to New York to prepare to play the No. 1 team in the country, Kansas coach Bill Self was understandably concerned about fatigue setting in for his Jayhawks. Apparently the message didn't reach Frank Mason III. The senior guard drilled a..." November 16

  • Kansas phenom Josh Jackson not your typical freshman, on or off the court

    CBS Sports "Josh Jackson is not a rarity. Not at Kansas, which has had its share of high-profile recruits -- even No. 1 overall prodigies. It is a top-five program, a basketball factory of the highest order. So when the player who was labeled the top prep talent in the land committed to Kansas in April, it..." November 10

  • Top freshman Josh Jackson eyes national title, undefeated season for Kansas

    USA Today "Josh Jackson isn’t running away from the expectations. He’s welcoming them. When Kansas signed Jackson, the No. 1 recruit in the country (via 247 Sports and Rivals), it gave a program that had already won 12 consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles a chance at continuing one of the more..." October 13

  • Bill Self not impressed with KU’s first two practices of the 2016-17 season

    Kansas City Star "Bill Self wasn’t able to change the time of Kansas’ second practice of the 2016-17 basketball season, thus he arrived for the VIP portion of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tipoff event about 45 minutes late Thursday afternoon at Bartle Hall. Self, KU’s 14th-year coach, felt as if he’d be cheating his..." October 07

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