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  • Vanderbilt adds guard Isaac McBride as transfer from Kansas

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Vanderbilt has signed guard Isaac McBride as a transfer from Kansas. Coach Jerry Stackhouse announced Monday that McBride will join the roster for the 2020-21 season. " May 19

  • Four-star prospect Zach Clemence commits to Jayhawks

    Kansas City Star "Zach Clemence, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound senior-to-be power forward from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, has committed to play basketball for the KU Jayhawks. Clemence is the No. 31-ranked player in the recruiting Class of 2021, according to Rivals.com. “I..." May 12

  • Prodigy players bypassing college basketball for NBA G League no big deal

    CBS Sports "Daishen Nix's recent decision to play for the NBA's G League rather than join UCLA and play college basketball next season has been called a possible "sea-change moment" for the sport -- and not in a good way. That after fellow five-star prospect Jalen Green also..." May 08

  • NCAA deems Kansas' alleged violations 'egregious'

    The Score "The NCAA struck back at the University of Kansas and its men's basketball program Thursday, calling five Level I violations that are alleged to have occurred “egregious” and arguing that they "undermine and threaten" college athletics. In the latest in a..." May 07

  • Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, football coach Les Miles taking pay cuts amid COVID-19 crisis

    CBS Sports "Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and football coach Les Miles joined the flood of major college coaches taking pay cuts amid the COVID-19 crisis on Monday when Kansas announced its top two coaches and Athletic Director Jeff Long will take 10% salary reduction for the next six..." April 28

  • March Madness: The 10 biggest national championship upsets in NCAA Tournament history

    CBS Sports "It's called March "Madness" for a reason. The upsets that crush your bracket every year happen all month, but as the tournament goes deeper, the chances of a monumental upset in a later round get more slim. But that's not to say that there have not been upsets in the national..." April 07

  • Kansas’ Marcus Garrett named 2019-20 Naismith defensive player of the year

    Kansas City Star "Kansas junior guard Marcus Garrett has been named 2020 Naismith defensive player of the year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday. Garrett, 6-5 from Dallas, won out over finalists Ashton Hagans of Kentucky, Tre Jones of Duke and Mark Vital of Baylor. The finalists..." April 01

  • NCAA won't grant winter sports athletes extra year of eligibility

    The Score "The NCAA decided not to grant athletes from winter sports - including basketball - an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the committee announcedMonday. "Winter sports were not included in the decision," the statement read.  " March 30

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • Kansas coach Bill Self 'would be in favor' of polls deciding champion with 'huge asterisk'

    CBS Sports "Kansas coach Bill Self said Monday that he would be on board with having the college basketball national championship decided based on the polls this season. "This would be the one year I would be in favor of it without question," Self said on a teleconference with..." March 17

  • Kansas finishes No. 1 in final Top 25 And 1 of shortened 2019-20 season

    CBS Sports "The 2020 NCAA Tournament will not be played. Not next week. Not ever. And it really is still hard to believe, isn't it?  On Wednesday, college basketball was totally normal, conducting games that led to automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament being..." March 16

  • Kansas cancels athletic events indefinitely

    KSNT "The University of Kansas has suspended all athletic events indefinitely. Athletic Director Jeff Long released an official statement on Thursday. “Our highest priority at Kansas Athletics is to ensure the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff,”..." March 12

  • Big 12 coaches pick Udoka Azubuike as Player of the Year, name Marcus Garrett top defender

    KU Sports "The Kansas men’s basketball team cleaned up on Sunday, earning several all-conference honors from the league’s coaches including player of the year and defensive player of the year. Senior center Udoka Azubuike, who led the Big 12 with 15 double-doubles was named the Big..." March 09

  • Kansas to NCAA: ‘Unprecedented’ theories would dramatically alter college landscape

    USA Today "Kansas has laid out the defense it will use in its ongoing battle with the NCAA. The university has made public its response to the collegiate athletics governing body’s notice of allegations, which was delivered in September and primarily took aim at..." March 05

  • Kansas center Udoka Azubuike sheds walking boot, still questionable vs. TCU

    ESPN "Kansas senior center Udoka Azubuike is no longer in a walking boot but remains questionable for the No. 1 Jayhawks' final home game Wednesday night against TCU. Azubuike hurt his ankle in the opening minutes of KU's 62-58 win against Kansas State on..." March 03

  • Kansas star Udoka Azubuike has serious injury scare

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas Jayhawks briefly lost a star player to injury less than a month from the start of March Madness. Star center Udoka Azubuike limped to the locker room during Saturday’s rivalry game against Kansas State with an apparent ankle injury. Azubuike appeared to land..." February 29

  • Kansas makes its case as NCAA tournament's top No. 1 seed with road victory over Baylor

    USA Today "Kansas made a statement with its hard-fought road victory over Baylor on Saturday in a battle between two national title contenders. But the victory means more than a shift in the Big 12 standings.  The outcome has major Selection Sunday..." February 22

  • Bill Self admits ‘negative cloud’ hanging over Kansas

    Larry Brown Sports "It has not been a good calendar year for the Kansas basketball program, and Bill Self knows it. Things have been a mess for Kansas since the team’s second round loss to Auburn in last year’s NCAA Tournament, including off-court investigations and an embarrassing fight..." January 25

  • Kansas Video Coordinator Reportedly Suffered Arm Injury During Brawl With Kansas State

    12 Up "On Tuesday night, tensions flared between in-state rivals Kansas and Kansas State after the Jayhawks took down the Wildcats at Allen Fieldhouse. A wild brawl occurred at the end of the game when Silvio De Sousa blocked a K-State player's shot, and stared him..." January 25

  • KU's Silvio De Sousa Apologizes For Part In Brawl, 'I Am Truly Embarrassed'

    TMZ "Kansas Jayhawks player Silvio De Sousa is breaking his silence following the bench-clearing brawl on Tuesday night ... saying straight-up, "I messed up and I am sorry." De Sousa received the harshest punishment handed down for his part in the melee ... getting..." January 23

  • Suspensions handed down to Jayhawks, Wildcats for brawl

    CBS Sports "The Big 12 Conference issued its formal reprimands in response to Tuesday night's brawl between Kansas and Kansas State, handing down suspensions to four players involved in the incident. Among them, Kansas big man Silvio De Sousa received the harshest punishment..." January 22

  • Kansas' Silvio De Sousa has been suspended indefinitely

    Bleacher Report "Kansas men's basketball sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa has been suspended indefinitely by head coach Bill Self for his role in a brawl between KU and Kansas State near the end of the Jayhawks' 81-60 home win Tuesday. "I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely..." January 22

  • Bill Self calls fight with Kansas State an ’embarrassment’

    Larry Brown Sports "As nasty brawl broke out with just seconds remaining in the Kansas-Kansas State game on Tuesday night, and Jayhawks coach Bill Self is not pleased with the way his players handled the situation. The fight started when Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa was dribbling out the clock with his..." January 22

  • Kansas Forward Silvio De Sousa Almost Smashed A Stool Over Players' Head During Massive Brawl

    Total Pro Sports "Silvio De Sousa almost ended his entire 2020 season with one stupid mistake. With Kansas State down 21 points as the clock was expiring, Wildcats freshman guard DeJuan Gordon decided he was going to get 2 points when he stole the ball and went in for a layup. Kansas big man..." January 21

  • Watch Nasty Fight Break Out At End Of Kansas State-Kansas Basketball Game

    NESN "Things got a little nasty at the end of a Kansas rivalry game Tuesday. Late in No. 3 Kansas’ eventual 81-60 win over Kansas State, things got pretty chippy between the two sides, with a benches-clearing brawl erupting. It all started as the Jayhawks were trying to..." January 21

  • KU’s Devon Dotson to miss Tuesday’s game at Oklahoma, coach Bill Self says

    Kansas City Star "Kansas sophomore point guard Devon Dotson will not play in Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma, coach Bill Self told The Star. Dotson suffered a hip injury during KU’s 67-55 loss to Baylor on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Self told The Star that Dotson attended the..." January 14

  • Kansas' Bill Self offers fiery response to prediction he'll leave Jayhawks in 2020 for NBA job

    CBS Sports "Kansas coach Bill Self is going to be linked to the San Antonio Spurs for as long as R.C. Buford -- one of Self's groomsmen in his wedding -- is the team's CEO. However, don't expect the Hall of Fame college coach to toy with any rumors or predictions because of that..." January 03

  • Kansas Jayhawks freshman Jalen Wilson back on court; no decision yet on redshirt

    Kansas City Star "Kansas freshman wing Jalen Wilson, who had surgery on his left ankle on Nov. 11, has returned to the court for individual drills, coach Bill Self reported on Thursday. Wilson, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound native of Denton, Texas, broke his ankle in just 27 seconds of action in KU’s..." January 03

  • Duke jumps to No. 2, Kansas to No. 3 behind No. 1 Gonzaga in Coaches Poll

    CBS Sports "The final USA Today Coaches Poll of the decade has the program that's won as much as almost any other -- Gonzaga -- as the No. 1.  Mark Few's Zags hold a commanding lead, having acquired 30 of the 32 first-place votes. Inside the top five, we have some scooting and..." December 31

  • Kansas plane returns to California after engine fails

    ESPN "The airplane carrying the Kansas men's basketball team home from Sunday's game at Stanford was forced to return to California after a power failure in one of the engines, the school said in a statement. The Jayhawks beat Stanford 72-56 at Maples Pavilion..." December 30

  • Gonzaga is new No. 1, as chaos continues to shake up the Power 36

    NCAA "Villanova dropped Kansas on Saturday. Chaos is here. There are no great/dominating/intimidating teams this season. But that’s fine with me. Give me a last possession game like I saw Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in front of a packed passionate house, and all is..." December 25

  • Your Daily Cartoon: College basketball's No. 1 seeds keep getting upset

    The Sports Daily "It’s a common theme that No. 1 seeds in college basketball don’t stay at the top for too long, as upsets are common. The season is long, and letdown spots make it difficult on young athletes, so the top 25 gets reshuffled every week. " December 25

  • Monday’s Overreactions: St. John’s, McKinley Wright and why Kentucky and Arizona are overrated

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "PLAYER OF THE WEEK: McKinley Wright, Colorado It’s probably not a coincidence that, in the first game that the Buffaloes played where they legitimately looked like a team that could contend for the Pac-12 title, McKinley Wright was the best player on the floor. In what..." December 24

  • College Basketball Top 25 Power Rankings: Gonzaga or Ohio State at No. 1?

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "A new college basketball top 25 this week features another new No. 1 team in the country. Gonzaga is the team that takes their turn at the top of the rankings after Kansas fell at Villanova on Saturday. There are also three new teams in this week’s power rankings. Here..." December 23

  • Las Vegas predicts Kansas-Villanova showdown

    247 Sports "All but one of Kansas’ nine wins this season have come by double-digits. But if Las Vegas lines are any indication, the Jayhawks should be in for a much tougher contest when Kansas travels to face Villanova at 11 a.m. CT Saturday on FOX. While some lines opened with Kansas a..." December 21

  • Best of the decade: Top 10 men's college basketball players

    USA Today "From the beginning of the decade, when Anthony Davis powered Kentucky to a national title, to the end, when Duke's Zion Williamson provided a spectacular highlight reel, college basketball has entertained fans with a wide array of game-changing..." December 11