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Jayhawks in must-win mode as Weis begins year 3 »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas coach Charlie Weis believes this may be the most talented team he’s had in his first three seasons in charge. He also knows it’s time to prove it. After winning one game his first season and three last year, Weis may need to show some significant progress this season to […]

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KU to appear on ESPN’s Big Monday four times for ninth straight season »

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Kansas Athletics IRVING, Texas - For the ninth-straight season, the Kansas men’s basketball team will make four appearances on ESPN’s Big Monday, as announced by the Big 12 Conference Tuesday. KU’s first two ESPN Big Monday contests will be featured inside Allen Fieldhouse: Jan. 19 vs. Oklahoma and Feb. 2 vs. Iowa State. The Jayhawks will then hit the road for […]

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Big 12 commish’s dire warning about pending change »

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By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) – Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby warns that anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now will hate what’s coming. During his opening address at Big 12 football media days Monday, Bowlsby said significant changes are on the way. Bowlsby isn’t sure people understand how […]

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Kansas State picked 3rd, Kansas 10th in Big 12 Preseason Football Poll »

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The media’s Big 12 football preseason poll is out and Kansas State is picked finish third and Kansas 10th. Oklahoma is the media pick to the win conference title, just ahead of last year’s champ Baylor. The third place pick is the Wildcats highest since the conference went to full round robin play in 2011. […]

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KU’s Heeney named to 2014 preseason All-Big 12 Team »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas senior linebacker Ben Heeney was named to the 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 Football team as selected by members of the media and announced by the league office on Wednesday. Heeney, who was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2013, is heading into 2014 as the conference’s leading returning tackler. Last year […]

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KU’s Wiggins, Embiid taken in first three picks of NBA Draft »

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NEW YORK (AP) – Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid become just the fourth teammates drafted in the first three picks since 1980 to be drafted in the first three picks. The Cleveland Cavaliers used the first overall pick in the draft to select forward Andrew Wiggins, who averaged a Kansas freshman-record 17.1 points last season. […]

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Embiid has stress fracture in foot »

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UNDATED (AP) – Kansas center Joel Embiid, one of the top prospects in the upcoming NBA draft, has a stress fracture in his right foot and is scheduled to have surgery on Friday. Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, made the announcement on Thursday, a week before the draft. Tellem says Embiid fractured the navicular bone in […]

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Kansas adds Ukrainian prospect to recruiting class »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Highly touted forward Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has signed to play college basketball at Kansas, adding the talented swingman from Ukraine to what was already a top-10 recruiting class. The school announced his signing in a statement Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 forward will be eligible to play this season, even though he won’t turn […]

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KU releases non-conference basketball schedule »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Known for its schedule strength, Kansas men’s basketball will face traditional powers Kentucky, Florida, Georgetown, Utah, Temple and UNLV with the potential to meet up with the likes of Michigan State, Tennessee, Marquette, Georgia Tech and Rhode Island, making the 2014-15 non-conference schedule another difficult slate for the Jayhawks. There is […]

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Kansas forward Andrew White III leaving program »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Guard Andrew White III is transferring from Kansas in search of more playing time after two seasons in which he failed to break into the regular rotation. Jayhawks coach Bill Self announced White’s decision in a statement Thursday night. White played in 25 games as a freshman and showed a deft […]

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Kansas to host Florida in SEC/Big 12 Challenge »

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Kansas Athletics IRVING, Texas – National powers and defending regular-season men’s basketball champions in each of their respective conferences, Kansas and Florida will square off in the second SEC/Big 12 Challenge, Dec. 5 in historic Allen Fieldhouse, the two leagues and ESPN announced Wednesday. The Kansas-Florida contest is one of two in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge […]

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Tharpe leaving Kansas »

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KU Athletics LAWRENCE – Junior point guard Naadir Tharpe will not return to the Kansas men’s basketball program for his senior season, he and head coach Bill Self announced on Thursday. “Naadir and I have talked numerous times since he’s been here about his role and about his situation back home with his daughter,” Self said. “He’s told me many […]

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Cozart named Jayhawks starting quarterback »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis announced Thursday morning that sophomore Montell Cozart has been named the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback. “After the completion of post spring ball evaluations and individual player meetings, I met with the offensive staff and we have decided to name Montell Cozart our starting quarterback,” said Weis. Cozart earned Offensive […]

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