Kansas Rumors & News

  • Kansas' Dedric Lawson accused of bailing on $88 bar tab in hometown of Memphis

    CBS Sports "Kansas forward Dedric Lawson has been accused of walking out on a nearly $100 tab at a restaurant in his hometown of Memphis, according to a police report obtained by Fox 13 in Memphis. The police report states that Lawson was at Bar Louie in Overton Square around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday eating..." August 17

  • Kansas suspends Dedric Lawson over altercation in practice

    Kansas City Star "Kansas forward and recent Memphis transfer Dedric Lawson has been suspended and will not go with the team on its Italy exhibition trip this week. KU coach Bill Self, who made the announcement Sunday afternoon, said Lawson’s punishment was related to a recent practice incident. “An..." July 31

  • 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