Kansas Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State to play in Champions Classic through 2019

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Champions Classic announced on Wednesday that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State will continue playing in the four-team event through 2019. Initially launched in 2011, the event has become one of the staples of college basketball's opening Tuesday. New York City's Madison Square..." August 25

  • Newman won't leave for NBA before playing at Kansas

    KU Sports "Some highlights of a phone conversation with former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman, who on Friday chose KU as his transfer destination over Western Kentucky, Oregon, North Carolina State and Miami. … • On choosing KU the second time around: "I feel like a lot of the arrows were pointing..." July 02

  • Malik Newman chooses Jayhawks for transfer

    ESPN "Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman is headed to Kansas. The 6-foot-3 Newman, who was recruited by Bill Self and the Jayhawks as a top-10 player coming out of high school, told ESPN he chose the Jayhawks after also taking visits to NC State, Oregon and Western Kentucky. "I'm glad they..." July 01

  • Yep, former KU star Perry Ellis signed a sponsorship deal with Perry Ellis Read m

    Kansas City Star "This is perfect. Former Kansas star Perry Ellis shared on social media that he has a new sponsorship deal with … the Perry Ellis clothing brand. " June 30

  • Coveted Mississippi State Transfer Malik Newman Will Visit Kansas This Week

    College Spun "Former five-star prospect and Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman will be visiting Kansas this week, according to multiple reports. Newman just visited Oregon and has been linked with N.C. State and Miami as well. " June 26

  • Kansas Guard Tyler Self Is Giving His No. 11 Jersey To 5-Star Freshman Josh Jackson

    College Spun "Kansas guard Tyler Self will not be wearing No. 11 for the Jayhawks in 2016-17. Tyler Self, the son of KU coach Bill Self, is switching to No. 20. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound guard is giving the No. 11 jersey to incoming five-star freshman shooting guard Josh Jackson. " June 07