Kansas Rumors & News

  • KU adds transfer in Liberty University sophomore center Evan Maxwell

    KU Sports "Former Liberty University center Evan Maxwell, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound sophomore out of Clarks Summit, Pa., is headed to Kansas University on a basketball scholarship, Maxwell told the Journal-World on Friday night. Maxwell, who visited KU earlier this week, chose KU over Baylor, Cincinnati and..." May 14

  • Syracuse's Richardson, Kansas' Diallo will remain in 2016 NBA Draft

    The Score "A couple of big names have decided to end their college careers after one season, and will be remaining in the 2016 NBA Draft. Syracuse's Malachi Richardson and Kansas' Cheick Diallo both told teams during interviews at the NBA Combine on Friday that they have decided to stay in the draft,..." May 13

  • KU officially announces signing of No. 1-rated Josh Jackson

    KU Sports "The country’s top-ranked basketball player is officially a Jayhawk. Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound senior guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., who committed to Kansas University on April 11, has signed and will be a freshman in the upcoming 2016-17 season, KU coach Bill Self announced..." May 03

  • Report: Duke Point Guard Transfer Derryck Thornton Met With Kansas Coach Bill Self Today

    College Spun "Derryck Thornton may be going from one blue blood program to another. The former five-star guard is transferring from Duke after an up-and-down freshman season, and according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, spoke with Kansas’ Bill Self today." April 19

  • Kansas' Carlton Bragg to return for sophomore campaign

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Perry Ellis took home the hardware, but his backup grabbed the headlines. Freshman forward Carlton Bragg announced his intention to return to the Kansas basketball team for a sophomore campaign near the end of Wednesday’s end-of-season banquet at Abe & Jake’s Landing in Lawrence. “I’m..." April 14

  • No. 1 basketball recruit Josh Jackson picks Kansas over MSU, Arizona

    Detroit Free Press "Josh Jackson won’t be coming home. The Detroit native — and one of the best high school seniors in the nation — announced Monday night via Twitter that he will continue his basketball career at Kansas, choosing the Jayhawks over Michigan State and Arizona. “There’s always an element of..." April 12

  • Brannen Greene says he’ll enter NBA Draft and leave KU

    Kansas City Star "Kansas guard Brannen Greene is the latest player to announce his intention to leave the program for the pros. Greene, a junior, declared for the NBA Draft and is planning to hire an agent, KU coach Bill Self announced Wednesday. “I certainly understand Brannen making this decision,” Self..." March 31

  • Kansas' Wayne Selden Jr. declares for NBA draft

    The Score "Wayne Selden Jr. is taking his talents to the pros. The Kansas guard has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and will hire an agent, the Jayhawks announced Tuesday. By hiring an agent, Selden won't be able to change course after the combine and return to Kansas for his final season. "I want to..." March 29

  • Kansas’ Cheick Diallo to enter draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo will declare for the 2016 NBA draft, league sources told The Vertical. NBA front-office executives believe Diallo has a chance to be selected in the first round, but the opportunity to be selected in his preseason-projected lottery slot would come from excelling in..." March 28

  • Ellis, Kansas overpower Maryland in South semis

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kansas forward Perry Ellis seems intent on ending his college career with the loudest of bangs. Ellis set a personal NCAA Tournament career high Thursday night with a game-high 27 points, helping the top-seeded Jayhawks pull away from fifth-seeded Maryland in the second..." March 25

  • Terps confident heading into Sweet 16 matchup vs. Kansas: 'We look at ourselves as the top team in the country'

    Baltimore Sun "With four losses in six games, many questioned whether the Terps would reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Given the way Mark Turgeon's team has played against some of its tougher opponents this season, the fifth-seeded Terps believe they have a decent chance to beat top-seeded Kansas in..." March 24

  • With Strong Hand of Women in His Life, Kansas' Devonte' Graham Becoming a Star

    Bleacher Report "When she walked into the Fox & Hound Sports Tavern to watch a Kansas basketball game earlier this season, Dewanna King had an easy time deciding where to sit. Cheering from a corner of the Raleigh, North Carolina, restaurant was a cluster of fans decked out in Jayhawks T-shirts and hats. Some..." March 24

  • Kansas impresses while upending UConn

    The Sports Xchange "DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kansas secured its spot in this year's Sweet 16 by picking up its 16th consecutive win on Saturday, as the top-seeded Jayhawks defeated ninth-seeded Connecticut, 73-61, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament's South Regional held at Wells Fargo Arena. Nearly from the..." March 20

  • Kansas 105, Austin Peay 79

    The Sports Xchange "DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kansas demonstrated why it's the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, cruising to a 105-79 victory over 16th-seeded Austin Peay on Thursday during the first round at Wells Fargo Arena. For the first eight minutes, the Governors hung around and were within two points..." March 17

  • Kansas, UNC, Virginia, Oregon claim No. 1 seeds

    The Score "Here is a look at the results from Sunday's Selection Show for the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. South Region 1 Kansas vs. 16 Austin Peay 8 Colorado vs. 9 UConn 5 Maryland vs. 12 South Dakota State 4 Cal vs. 13 Hawaii 6 Arizona vs. 11 Vanderbilt/Wichita State 3 Miami..." March 14

  • Graham takes Kansas to Big 12 title

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The beauty of Kansas basketball is the wealth of options in times of need. On Saturday, it was the turn of Devonte' Graham, the tournament's outstanding. Graham led the top-ranked Jayhawks with 27 points as they claimed the program's 10th tournament crown with a..." March 12

  • No. 1 Kansas hangs on to defeat Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas head coach Bill Self was not happy with his team's play in the first half, but he was confident they would respond when it counted. The No. 1-ranked Jayhawks trailed No. 22 Baylor 23-21 at halftime, but defeated the Bears 70-66 to advance to the finals of the Big 12..." March 11

  • Point guards push No. 1 Kansas past Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Bill Self has had success in coaching, two point guards have played simultaneously. This year is no different, and Kansas State was the latest victim of dual threats Frank Mason and Devonte' Graham. Led by the two guards, the top-ranked Jayhawks trounced the..." March 10

  • No.1 Kansas hangs on for win

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Perry Ellis was not about to lose in his final home game for No. 1 Kansas on Saturday. The senior forward dove to grab a loose ball with the Jayhawks clinging to a one-point lead, then passed to junior guard Wayne Selden, who delivered a perfect bounce pass underneath to..." March 05

  • No. 1 Kansas dominates No. 23 Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN -- Top-ranked Kansas was not in a sharing mood Monday. After having clinched at least a part of the Big 12 Conference title on Saturday, the Jayhawks craved more and they satiated their hunger with an 86-56 win over No. 23 Texas that assured that the league's regular-season title would not..." March 01

  • No. 2 Jayhawks win 12th straight Big 12 regular-season title

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Concerns arise, even with the incredible string of 12 consecutive Big 12 basketball championships Kansas clinched Saturday by beating Texas Tech 67-58. "I hope our fans appreciate it, because sometimes, consistency can be boring," Kansas coach Bill Self said...." February 27

  • No. 2 Kansas grinds out win over Baylor

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Kansas' performance wasn't pretty against No. 19 Baylor, but the No. 2 Jayhawks still scraped together the kind of road win they have been using to sustain their reign as Big 12 champions for more than a decade. Kansas got the key rebounds and baskets it needed in the last..." February 23

  • No. 2 Kansas gets emotional win at Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas guard Frank Mason stood near the end of the court and let out a scream as it became clear that the second-ranked Jayhawks would escape against their in-state rival Kansas State with a 72-63 victory Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. "I was just happy (for the win),"..." February 20

  • Selden, No. 2 Kansas shoot past Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden struggled to rediscover his shooting form of early January, when he established a career-high scoring total in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. After netting 33 points in an overtime win against Kentucky, Selden failed to score in double figures..." February 16

  • Graham does it all as Kansas wins

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- Kansas coach Bill Self wanted defense out of Devonte' Graham. A big offensive day was a bonus. Self got a big surprise Saturday when Graham excelled on both ends of the floor, containing Oklahoma's Buddy Hield and hitting big shot after big shot as the No. 6 Jayhawks..." February 13

  • Kansas coach Bill Self uses D-word in blasting Brannen Greene's 'classless' dunk

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kansas' Brannen Greene likes to straddle the line, especially with his head coach, Bill Self. Greene played just two minutes in the second half of the Jayhawks' 77-59 victory over Kansas State on Wednesday, but he used the last of that time to throw down an uncontested dunk with the outcome..." February 04

  • John Calipari tells Kansas fan that Kentucky will 'take the L'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Last Sunday, University of Kansas students lined up at 5 a.m. just for the chance to get tickets to Saturday's anticipated matchup with fellow basketball powerhouse Kentucky. According to Kentucky coach John Calipari, they are likely going to see a Jayhawks victory. " January 30

  • This is why Cheick Diallo isn’t playing for Kansas

    College Basketball Talk "One of the recurring questions that always seems to pop up on my twitter feed these days involves Cheick Diallo. More specifically, how come Kansas can’t — or won’t — find a way to get their top ten freshman more involved. The answer I always give: Diallo just doesn’t quite know what he’s..." January 20

  • Iowa State Students Camping Out In 0-Degree Weather For Kansas Game A Week Away

    College Spun "Iowa State’s men’s basketball team got the win of the season last night, knocking off No. 1 Oklahoma in Ames, Iowa. This has Cyclone Nation fairly excited. Iowa State’s next home game is about a week away. The Cyclones are set to host Kansas at Hilton Coliseum on Monday. A couple Iowa..." January 19

  • Oklahoma No. 1, North Carolina No. 2, Kansas No. 3 in Coaches Poll

    CBS Sports "Following a wild week of college hoops, Oklahoma is the new No. 1 team in the country. The Sooners received 26 first-place votes this week after Oklahoma State on the road and now-No. 7 West Virginia at home. Behind Oklahoma, North Carolina is No. 2 with four first-place votes, and Kansas is..." January 18

  • Bob Huggins has made $75,000 just for beating Kansas

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Winning basketball games is motivation enough for West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, but getting a nice bonus for beating a specific school has to give him a little extra oomph. The bonus is $25,000 and the specific school is Kansas. After the No. 11 Mountaineers knocked off the No. 1 Jayhawks..." January 13

  • Kansas' Brannen Greene scores 14 in return from suspension

    The Score "Kansas guard Brannen Greene scored 14 points in the Jayhawks' win over Holy Cross after returning from a suspension. Greene was suspended for six games in late November for conduct detrimental to the team." December 10

  • NCAA clears Kansas freshman Cheick Diablo to join Jayhawks Dec. 1

    CBS Sports "Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo has been cleared to start playing for the Jayhawks on Dec. 1, the NCAA announced Wednesday afternoon. "I really want to thank the NCAA staff for guiding this process to a fair conclusion in what was a very complicated situation," Kansas athletic director Sheahon..." November 25

  • Bill Self blasts NCAA for its handling of the Cheick Diallo case

    Kansas City Star "As Kansas prepared to open the Maui Invitational on Monday, KU coach Bill Self on Saturday offered his sharpest critique to date of the NCAA's investigation into the academic eligibility of freshman forward Cheick Diallo. In a scathing indictment of the NCAA’s investigative process, Self..." November 23

  • Kansas suspends Brannen Greene six games

    College Basketball Talk "While freshman forward Cheick Diallo will get to make the trip west for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, one of his teammates will not. Friday morning head coach Bill Self announced that junior wing Brannen Greene has been suspended six games for “conduct detrimental to the team.” That rules him..." November 20

  • KU coach Bill Self says Cheick Diallo will travel to Maui Invitational

    Kansas City Star "Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Friday that freshman forward Cheick Diallo has been cleared to travel with Jayhawks basketball team to the Maui Invitational. According to a news release, Self said a waiver from the NCAA was granted to allow Diallo the opportunity to travel..." November 20

  • Sources: Kansas' Cheick Diallo hires attorney for possible NCAA eligibility fight

    Yahoo! Sports "As he awaits a ruling on his eligibility, Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo has hired an attorney with experience battling the NCAA on student-athlete rights issues, Yahoo Sports has learned. Attorney Don Jackson was formally hired Monday to join Diallo's legal team, which has become worried the..." November 10

  • Cheick Diallo doesn’t dress for Kansas opener; Self: ‘there wasn’t progress’

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas played their first exhibition game on Wednesday night, and unlike the Johnnies, the Jayhawks were able to come away with a win. Bill Self started his three guards, Perry Ellis scored 22 points, Svi Mykhailiuk was 0-for-3 in 15 minutes off the bench and Carlton Bragg went for 14 and six..." November 05

  • Kansas' Cheick Diallo still waiting on NCAA clearance to play

    The Score "The NCAA is taking a last-second timeout in deciding whether Cheick Diallo will be eligible to suit up for Kansas this season. Diallo is waiting for academic clearance after his high school, Our Savior New American, came under investigation by the NCAA. Although he's allowed to practice with..." November 03

  • Gilbert Christian F Mitch Lightfoot commits to Kansas

    Arizona Republic "Mitch Lightfoot walked into Glendale Community College’s gym Saturday wearing blue sneakers, a hint of what was to come. He was followed by his grandfather, Dave Lightfoot, who had on his Kansas Jayhawks T-shirt. But the elder Lightfoot said he didn’t know which hat his grandson was going to..." October 26

  • Kentucky, North Carolina share No. 1 spot in preseason coaches poll

    ESPN "The more things change, the more they stay the same? The Kentucky Wildcats may have lost the top seven scorers from last season's team that went 38-1, but that hasn't deterred coaches from picking them as the No. 1 team in the USA Today preseason poll for the third consecutive season. But..." October 15

  • Bill Self says KU preparing to present more information to NCAA in Cheick Diallo case

    Kansas City Star "LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story As Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo awaits word on whether he can play this season, KU is preparing to present new information on his behalf to the NCAA Eligibility..." October 07

  • KU’s Cheick Diallo allowed to practice, still waiting on word from NCAA Eligibility Center

    Kansas City Star "The decision will likely have no bearing on his final status, but for the moment, Cheick Diallo has received welcome news from the NCAA: He can practice with the Kansas team while he awaits a ruling from the NCAA Eligibility Center. Kansas coach Bill Self received word from the NCAA earlier..." October 05

  • KU transfer Dwight Coleby tears ACL, will miss season’s worth of practice

    Kansas City Star "Dwight Coleby, a transfer big man at Kansas, will miss out on a season of practice time after tearing the ACL in his left knee, KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Wednesday. Coleby, a 6-foot-9 junior, came to KU this summer after spending his first two seasons at Mississippi. He was..." October 01

  • Kansas' Bill Self hopeful on Cheick Diallo, but preparing for all scenarios

    CBS Sports "Kansas coach Bill Self is hoping talented freshman Cheick Diallo will be in the Jayhawks' lineup this season, but he's also preparing for all scenarios in case the 6-foot-9 Diallo isn't cleared by the NCAA. "We've talked about it (not having Diallo) a lot, but we're not going to change how we..." September 30

  • KU’s Bill Self remains ‘confident’ that Cheick Diallo will be eligible this season

    Kansas City Star "Bill Self is still waiting for word from the NCAA on the academic eligibility of freshman big man Cheick Diallo, a McDonald’s All-American who was expected to bolster the Kansas men’s basketball frontcourt in 2015-16. But after getting his first look at Diallo during preseason workouts, let’s just..." August 31

  • Kansas' top recruit Cheick Diallo might wait another month for eligibility ruling

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kansas coach Bill Self indicated it might be a while before forward Cheick Diallo's eligibility status with the Jayhawks is known. “We’re hopeful sooner rather than later,” Self said, via The Topeka Capital-Journal. “But it wouldn’t surprise me if we don’t know anything for at least another..." August 25

  • Freshman Cheick Diallo still awaiting NCAA clearance to play basketball at KU

    Kansas City Star "On April 28, the day Cheick Diallo signed with Kansas, Bill Self called it a “huge day” for his basketball program. Diallo, a 6-foot-9 McDonald’s All-American big man, was the inside presence that Self sought, a centerpiece of a three-man recruiting class that could help the Jayhawks stay atop the..." August 05

  • Report: 7-foot Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu visiting Michigan State Monday

    Michigan Live "For the second time in less than a week, Michigan State is expected to have a highly sought-after visitor on campus. Paschal Chukwu, a 7-foot-2 center transferring from Providence, is planning to visit the Spartans on Monday, according to a report from CBS Sports. SNY.tv has also reported today..." June 23

  • Kansas Basketball Recruit LaGerald Vick Reclassifies To 2015

    Rock Chalk Talk "Scout's Evan Daniels reported earlier today that incoming Jayhawk LaGerald Vick, originally a 2016 recruit, is reclassifying and will be available this coming season (I believe he will be on the team for the World University Games as well but correct me if not). Vick was originally ranked as a..." June 02