Kansas Rumors & News

  • Former KU forward Dwight Coleby chooses Western Kentucky as transfer destination

    Kansas City Star "Former Kansas forward Dwight Coleby has decided to transfer to Western Kentucky, Hilltoppers coach Rick Stansbury announced on Saturday. Coleby, a 6-foot-9 forward from Nassau, Bahamas, who announced his plans on May to leave KU, chose Western Kentucky over Louisiana Monroe and Arkansas Little..." June 13

  • Kansas' Mykhailiuk returning for senior season

    Kansas City Star "Kansas basketball guard Svi Mykhailiuk announced Wednesday night on his Instagram account that he has decided to remove his name from the 2017 NBA Draft and return to KU for his senior season. “Senior year gonna be fun,” the 6-foot-8 senior-to-be from Cherkasy, Ukraine, wrote on the social..." May 25

  • Frank Mason III aims to be a college player of the year who stays a star

    USA Today "In a herd of reporters at the NBA draft combine, one reporter whispers to another about the player with microphones and tape recorders in his face, "Who is that?" It's former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III, college basketball's consensus national player of the year. After a dazzling..." May 21

  • Ex-Kansas forward Carlton Bragg transfers to Arizona State

    Kansas City Star "Former Kansas forward Carlton Bragg has decided to transfer to Arizona State, his mentor, Michael Graves confirmed to The Star on Wednesday. Bragg, a 6-foot-10 sophomore from Cleveland, visited ASU on Monday and Tuesday, his first campus visit since announcing plans to leave KU on April 6. He..." May 03

  • Cal transfer Charlie Moore commits to Kansas

    Fanrag Sports "Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks pocketed a commit from the other side of the country on Wednesday in the form of California Golden Bears transfer Charlie Moore. “I’m going to attend Kansas,” Moore told Scout.com. “I just thought it was the best decison for me. It’s closer to home and it’s a..." April 25

  • Kansas freshman Josh Jackson is finally off to the NBA Draft and could be No. 1 pick

    CBS Sports "The inevitable is now official: Josh Jackson is going pro. The Kansas freshman power forward put out a statement Monday that brought an end to his Kansas playing career. Jackson, who was ranked by some recruiting services as the No. 1 player in the high school class of 2016, averaged 16.3 points..." April 17

  • K.J. Lawson apologizes for profane comment directed at ex-coach Tubby Smith

    ESPN "K.J. Lawson, who announced his transfer from Memphis to Kansas this week, has apologized for explicit remarks he made against Tigers coach Tubby Smith. In a Snapchat video that circulated on social media Thursday, Lawson looked into a camera and said, "F--- Tubby." Lawson, who transferred to..." April 14

  • Kansas transfer K.J. Lawson caught on video ripping, cursing Tubby Smith

    USA Today "Newly minted Kansas player K.J. Lawson, who transferred from Memphis alongside his brother Dedric, was caught on video distastefully blasting his former coach, Tubby Smith. "Hey man this how we do, (expletive) Tubby," Lawson said in a three-second Snapchat clip that's percolated all over social..." April 13

  • Former Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson are transferring to Kansas

    CBS Sports "Former Memphis standouts Dedric and K.J. Lawson are transferring to Kansas, their father, Keelon Lawson, told CBS Sports on Monday. A formal announcment is expected soon. Dedric Lawson is a former McDonald’s All-American who averaged 19.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists this season..." April 10

  • Frank Mason III, Kelsey Plum win 2017 John R. Wooden Awards

    CBS Sports "The 2016-17 basketball season came to an end on Monday night in Phoenix when North Carolina cut down the nets for a sixth time in program history. On Friday night, the prestigious John R. Wooden Award given to the national players of the year was given to Frank Mason of Kansas and Kelsey Plum of..." April 08

  • Kansas' Frank Mason III wins Bob Cousy Award as top point guard

    Los Angeles Times "Kansas guard Frank Mason was a two-time winner at the College Basketball Awards Presented Friday at LA Live, earning both the John R. Wooden Award that goes to the player of the year as well as the Bob Cousy Award given to the top point guard. Mason won the awards after becoming the first..." April 08

  • Kansas' Carlton Bragg to transfer

    Kansas City Star "Kansas sophomore Carlton Bragg will transfer to a yet-to-be-determined school, KU basketball coach Bill Self announced Thursday. Bragg, a 6-foot-10 forward from Cleveland, averaged 5.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 13.8 minutes per game during a stormy 2016-17 season in which he was suspended for..." April 06

  • Kansas' Frank Mason named Naismith Player of the Year

    Bleacher Report "Kansas guard Frank Mason III has won the 2016-17 Naismith Trophy, an award given to the best college basketball player in the country, per the team's official Twitter account. Mason led the Big 12 in scoring at 20.9 points per game to go with 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per contest. The..." April 02

  • KU’s Frank Mason is AP college basketball player of the year

    Kansas City Star "The moment is bittersweet for Kansas guard Frank Mason. As he accepted the Associated Press Player of the Year trophy, becoming the first Jayhawks player in the 57-year history of the award to win the honor, Mason couldn’t take his mind off last week’s season-ending loss to Oregon. Asked if..." March 30

  • Kansas' Frank Mason III is AP Player of the Year, unanimous All-America selection

    CBS Sports "In each of the last four years, there is been at least one unanimous All-America pick. This year, it’s Kansas guard Frank Mason III. Mason was the only unanimous selection to the 2016-17 Associated Press All-America team, released Tuesday. He was joined on the first team by Josh Hart..." March 28

  • Oregon derails Kansas, lands first Final Four trip since 1939

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Make way for the "Small Firs." Oregon is back in the Final Four for the first time since 1939 after a 74-60 win over top-seeded Kansas in the Midwest Regional final on Saturday night at Sprint Center. Tyler Dorsey scored 27 points and Dillon Brooks had 17 for..." March 26

  • Kansas routs Purdue to reach Elite Eight

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's hard to imagine anything better, but Bill Self called his team's performance "one of the best games" the Jayhawks have played this year. Kansas got 26 points apiece from Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham to defeat Purdue 98-66 in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region..." March 24

  • Kansas pulls away from Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- Kansas made it through the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament and picked up a head of steam in the process. The No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, the Jayhawks gained an edge late in the first half against ninth-seeded Michigan State and raced past the Spartans late on the..." March 19

  • Kansas blows past UC Davis

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- Kansas skipped the opening-round drama as it pulled away from 16th-seeded UC Davis in the first half and cruised to a 100-62 victory in the NCAA Midwest Regional on Friday evening at the BOK Center. The top-seeded Jayhawks established a 20-point lead by dominating the last 10..." March 17

  • Affidavit: Josh Jackson threatened to 'beat' woman

    Bleacher Report "Kansas Jayhawks guard Josh Jackson has been accused of threatening physical violence against a player on the women's basketball team in December. Per an affidavit filed by the Douglas County District Court, Jackson is alleged to have vandalized McKenzie Calvert's car, resulting in nearly $3,000..." March 16

  • Kansas' Josh Jackson's attorney responds to payoff claims

    Kansas City Star "After not responding to questions earlier in the week, an attorney for University of Kansas men’s basketball player Josh Jackson released a statement Friday night. Scott Boatman, a Denver attorney, was responding to a report in The Star about correspondence Jackson’s local attorney had with the..." March 11

  • TCU shocks No. 1 Kansas in Big 12 tournament

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The magnitude of the upset TCU managed Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament could not be understated. The unranked Horned Frogs, seeded eighth, stunned No. 1 Kansas 85-82 at Sprint Center behind three decisive free throws by freshman guard Desmond Bane..." March 09

  • KU’s Josh Jackson suspended for Big 12 Tournament opener following traffic citation

    Kansas City Star "Kansas freshman basketball player Josh Jackson will miss the Jayhawks’ Big 12 Tournament opener, KU coach Bill Self announced Wednesday. The one-game suspension stems from a Feb. 2 traffic incident that Jackson told Self about Monday. Jackson is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court..." March 08

  • Top-ranked Kansas outlasts Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Kansas wasn't satisfied with a clinch. The No. 1 Jayhawks, despite already wrapping up their 13th straight Big 12 championship earlier in the week, added another statement to an impressive season Saturday, closing out the regular season with a 90-85 victory at Oklahoma..." March 04

  • Mason, No. 1 Kansas thwart Oklahoma's upset bid

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Climbing to No. 1 in the polls Monday appeared to be a drag on Kansas. Either that, or the Jayhawks were simply dragging from having starters play significant minutes all season. After already clinching the Big 12 championship outright, they also seemed to take Oklahoma..." February 28

  • No. 3 Kansas clinches Big 12 title outright

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- Kansas didn't have a whole lot to play for Saturday when it met reeling Texas, but the No. 3 Jayhawks went ahead and took care of business anyway, garnering a 77-67 victory over the Longhorns in a Big 12 game at the Frank Erwin Center. Josh Jackson scored 18 points to lead..." February 25

  • After reporting KU’s Josh Jackson vandalized her car, female player’s time on court decreased

    Kansas City Star "Since a KU women’s basketball player reported to Lawrence police that her car had been vandalized by a star men’s player, her minutes per game have been nearly cut in half. Freshman Josh Jackson was charged Friday with misdemeanor property damage related to the alleged vandalism in early..." February 25

  • Kansas star Josh Jackson charged with misdemeanor property damage of vehicle

    CBS Sports "Kansas basketball star Josh Jackson has been charged with one count of criminal damage to property for allegedly kicking the car of a female student in December. The charge is a Class A misdemeanor. According to a report obtained by KSHB, the victim, in the early hours of Dec. 9, allegedly..." February 24

  • 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