Kansas Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Former Mississippi center Dwight Coleby will transfer to Kansas

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self landed a transfer big man on Sunday, a preemptive recruiting gambit that could bolster the Jayhawks’ frontcourt in the 2016-17 season. Dwight Coleby, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward who spent the last two years at Mississippi, verbally committed to Kansas on Sunday after a..." June 01

  • Cliff Alexander says mom was 'tricked into' impermissible benefits

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander, who was sidelined because of an NCAA investigation back in February regarding impermissible benefits, recently opened up about the situation. After the subject came up in multiple NBA Draft interviews, he told 120Sports.com that his mother was..." May 23

  • 4 Star LaGerald Vick Commits to Kansas

    Rock Chalk Talk "It isn't entirely sure whether 4 star wing LaGerald Vick will reclassify to 2015 or remain a 2016 recruit (though the smart money is on 2015) but either way he committed to doing so as a Jayhawk today. The 49th ranked player in 247's class of 2016, Vick originally was committed to SMU before..." May 19

  • Kansas forward underwent surgery on left leg at season’s end

    College Basketball Talk "While Kansas forward Landen Lucas didn’t have a starring role on this past season’s team, which won an 11th consecutive Big 12 regular season title, he did manage to earn minutes in the Jayhawks’ front court rotation. Lucas made 14 starts, averaging 3.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in just over 15..." May 11

  • Kansas lands commitment from 5-star recruit Cheick Diallo

    The Score "Cheick Diallo, a five-star recruit in the Class of 2015, has committed to Kansas, according to Paul Biancardi of ESPN. "I can earn playing time right away," Diallo said. "I played against Joel Embiid in high school and watched his development. I need to work on a lot of things and feel Coach..." April 28

  • Eric Paschall Cuts List to Five, Providence and Villanova Make It

    Big East Coast Bias "Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Eric Paschall got permission to contact more than a dozen schools following Fordham's firing of head coach Tom Pecora. The 6'6 freshman announced on his Twitter page that he is down to 5 schools, including staying at Fordham. Two Big East schools made the cut as well..." April 15

  • Brannen Greene to undergo hip surgery

    Lawrence Journal World "Kansas University sophomore guard Brannen Greene will have hip surgery Thursday and will miss up to five months of basketball workouts, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World after Monday’s KU basketball banquet at Lawrence’s Holiday Inn. “It (hip) hurts, but that’s not the problem. The problem..." April 14

  • Perry Ellis coming back for his senior season at Kansas

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self did his part to maintain the suspense. After announcing Perry Ellis as the team’s most valuable player Monday at the Jayhawks’ annual awards banquet, Self pretended not to know his leading scorer’s plans for the future. Senior season, with a chance to climb the career..." April 14

  • Kansas gets Wayne Selden Jr. back for another season

    CBS Sports "Wayne Selden Jr. will be back at Kansas for his junior season. The school announced the news Friday afternoon. "I'm using that last game and the season as my everyday motivation to get better," Selden said statement, referencing Kansas' 78-65 loss to Wichita State in the Round of 32. Selden..." April 11

  • KU's Cliff Alexander to declare for NBA Draft

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander is declaring for the NBA Draft, KU announced in a release Tuesday afternoon. Alexander, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, sat out KU's final eight games when his eligibility came into question following his mother's connection to a..." April 07

  • Report: Kansas' Kelly Oubre expected to enter NBA Draft

    Sporting News "Kansas fans are hoping the report about Kelly Oubre going pro is an April Fool's joke, but they'll have to face reality. According to Scout.com, the freshman forward is planning on entering the NBA Draft. Multiple experts project Oubre as a lottery pick. During his only season in Lawrence,..." April 01

  • Report: Kansas’ Bill Self Meeting With Charlotte Graduate Transfer Mike Thorne Today

    College Spun "Kansas’ 2014-15 men’s basketball season came to an end on Sunday, when the No. 2-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 7 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round. Bill Self is already working on setting up his 2015-16 squad. According to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, the Kansas coach is..." March 27

  • KU knows it has to start making its outside shots

    Kansas City Star "The easiest way for any team to beat a zone defense is by making threes. Kansas basketball coach Bill Self knows this as well as anyone, so he was not sure how to react when he studied New Mexico State and realized the Jayhawks were destined to see lots of zone in their opening game of the NCAA..." March 19

  • Kansas forward Perry Ellis is getting his 'explosion back'

    CBS Sports "Kansas junior forward Perry Ellis is still recovering from a sprained knee, but coach Bill Self said he liked what he saw from Ellis in Wednesday's practice, reports The Kansas Star. "Perry looked good in practice [Wednesday]," Self said. "He's getting his explosion back."" March 18

  • College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams: Louisville On Top, Kansas Close Behind

    Forbes.com "The Louisville Cardinals are, for the fourth consecutive year, college basketball’s most valuable team. But the team’s financial success appears to have ebbed for the first time since 2009. This year Louisville is worth $38.3 million, down a hair from last year’s $39.5 million valuation. And while..." March 18

  • NCAA won't reinstate Kansas forward Cliff Alexander before Big Dance

    CBS Sports "Kansas freshman forward Cliff Alexander will not be eligible to play in the NCAA Tournament, coach Bill Self told ESPN. Alexander has been dealing with eligibility issues as the NCAA investigates his mother's connection to a loan firm. He has not played since Feb. 23." March 17

  • Attorney for Kansas' Cliff Alexander says his client ready 'to clear his good name'

    Yahoo! Sports "A statement from a Dallas-based lawyer for sidelined Kansas basketball player Cliff Alexander says his client has provided documentation to the NCAA and is ready and willing to be interviewed by enforcement staff “to clear his good name.” Paul Stafford sent the following statement to Yahoo..." March 14

  • Cliff Alexander case shows how NCAA rules need to evolve

    Kansas City Star "The rule exists, and considering where this column is going, if that rule was broken it’s probably best to acknowledge right here at the top that penalties are justified. Because if a loan was taken out using the future professional basketball earnings of Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander as..." March 10

  • Sources: NCAA investigating whether family of Kansas' Cliff Alexander received impermissible benefits

    Yahoo! Sports "Kansas forward Cliff Alexander remains sidelined because of an NCAA inquiry into possible impermissible benefits received by one or more of his family members from an NBA agent, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. Alexander has not yet been interviewed by the NCAA, sources said, though not..." March 08

  • Ellis likely back by Big 12 tourney

    ESPN "Kansas coach Bill Self expects junior forward Perry Ellis back from his right knee injury in time for the Big 12 tournament. "It wasn't anything serious," Self told ESPN. "He'll probably miss a week." On Thursday, Ellis was officially ruled out for Saturday's game at Oklahoma. " March 06

  • Kansas' Bill Self: Perry Ellis will 'probably miss a week' with knee sprain

    The Score "Kansas forward Perry Ellis is expected to be back in time for the Big 12 tournament after leaving Tuesday night's game with a knee injury. "It wasn't anything serious," Kansas head coach Bill Self told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. "He'll probably miss a week."" March 04

  • Cliff Alexander's attorney trying to limit damage of NCAA investigation

    SI "The attorney helping Kansas forward Cliff Alexander navigate an NCAA eligibility issue couldn’t offer many specifics about the enigmatic freshman's predicament. Nor could Arthur McAfee shed light on how far along the investigation is. Nor could the former NCAA enforcement representative offer a..." March 01

  • Kansas' Cliff Alexander out vs. Texas in potential eligibility issue

    Sporting News - NCAAB "A potential eligibility issue will keep one of Kansas' star freshmen off the floor Saturday night and perhaps an even longer time. Kansas announced Saturday afternoon true freshman forward Cliff Alexander will not play for the No. 8 Jayhawks in their home game against Texas after the NCAA..." March 01

  • Chaotic court storm mars KSU win over KU

    ESPN "After failing to keep an eight-point lead in a loss to their biggest rival, coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks faced an even tougher challenge Monday night. Getting back to the locker room. After a sea of students and fans flooded Kansas State's floor following a 70-63 victory over the..." February 24

  • KU basketball assistant Jerrance Howard fined for marijuana misdemeanor

    Kansas City Star "Jerrance Howard, an assistant men’s basketball coach at Kansas, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana last summer while in his hometown of Peoria, Ill., the Peoria Journal Star reported on Wednesday afternoon. Howard was charged in July 2014 with unlawful possession of cannabis,..." February 12

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • Kansas finally learns to trust its freshmen

    SB Nation "The Jayhawks were headed for an embarrassing home collapse on Monday before their two maligned newcomers came to the rescue. Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander weren't expected to be replacements for Kansas, they were supposed to be reinforcements. With Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid off to the..." January 20

  • Kansas PG Devonte Graham to return vs. Texas Tech

    CBS Sports "Kansas freshman Devonte Graham will return to the lineup to play Saturday vs. Texas Tech, Bill Self told CBSSports.com. Graham has missed the Jayhawks' past six games due to a sprained toe." January 10

  • 5-Star PF Bragg commits to Kansas over UK, others

    Scout Hoops "Five-star power forward Carlton Bragg made his decision on Thursday. The star from Cleveland (Ohio) Villa Angela-St. Joseph had three schools remaining on the list before selecting the Kansas Jayhawks. “I twisted and turned on the decision daily, but now I am ready. I would like to thank the..." January 08

  • Kelly Oubre ‘solidified’ starting spot for Kansas

    College Basketball Talk "Kelly Oubre has finally broken through for No. 13 Kansas. The uber-talented small forward went for 20 points, scoring 16 in the first half, as the Jayhawks knocked off Kent State on Tuesday night. That came 10 days after he had 23 points and 10 boards in a win over Lafayette. Oubre has done..." December 31

  • KU’s Jamari Traylor suspended for Georgetown game

    Kansas City Star "Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said Monday that forward Jamari Traylor won’t play on Wednesday at Georgetown. Traylor, who was arrested early Sunday morning on a municipal charge of interfering with the duties of a police officer." December 08

  • Buried on Jayhawks’ bench, Kansas’ Kelly Oubre still trying to ‘figure it out’

    Kansas City Star "Bill Self would prefer to not be discussing this, of course, the image of the projected lottery pick sitting in warm-ups on the Kansas bench. Self’s Jayhawks are 5-1 now, riding a four-game winning streak after claiming the championship at the Orlando Classic. Junior Perry Ellis is playing like..." December 05