Kansas Jayhawks basketball coach Bill Self, who spent the last three weeks with KU freshman guard Quentin Grimes as coach of Team USA at the FIBA Americas Championships, has been impressed with the guard to say the least.
I saw enough during the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team's 30-minute exhibition Wednesday to deliver one prediction: KU will have the nation's leader in one obscure NCAA statistic for the second consecutive year.
I had one prevailing thought following Wednesday's announcement that center Udoka Azubuike will be returning to the Kansas Jayhawks' men's basketball team for his junior season: Welcome back to coach Bill Self's wheelhouse.
Sheahon Zenger did not have a great case to remain the Kansas Jayhawks athletic director. But the timing of his firing by KU makes it more difficult for the current football coach, David Beaty, and perhaps the next one, too.
The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team was a good "NBA three-point" shooting squad last season. Something else grabbed my attention, though, when I looked at the NCAA team numbers for those shots: The Villanova Wildcats were way ahead.
2018-19 will be unlike any other season for coach Bill Self in his previous 15 with the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team. Only 6 percent of KU's three-pointers from the previous year were made by players who are returning.
What should you know about Kansas Jayhawks basketball recruiting target and Albany graduate transfer Joe Cremo? Here's a quick look at his strengths and weaknesses, based off data from KenPom.com, Hoop-Math.com and Synergy Sports Technology.
Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self and his staff at KU did a good job in the 2017-18 season of scheming offensively, helping 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike reach a new mark that no other NCAA Div. I player has hit this decade.
We're back for another Kansas Jayhawks basketball and football Q&A on Friday, April 20, 2018. Topics this week include Udoka Azubuike, Romeo Langford, Malik Newman, recruiting and expectations for football in David Beaty's fourth year.
Kansas, now involved in the FBI's college basketball bribery investigation, should not use the word "victim" as PR cover. Also, calls for breaking off contract extension talks with adidas miss a more complicated reality in college basketball.
How did Kansas Jayhawks basketball players perform in 2017-18 based on their preseason expectations? For that question, we have a good starting point — at least when looking at offense — from Sports Illustrated's preseason projection system.
How worried should KU fans be? Fair to compare Sporting Kansas City and Royals attendance? Why aren't the Royals further along by now? How bad will attendance be, and will it affect the future? Advice for traveling with kids? What are the best smoked meats?
Mellinger Minutes: KU did good this NCAA Tournament, right? What will the Jayhawks look like next season? Best burgers? Will the Chiefs trade into the first round? How are the Royals rebuilding, exactly? And how does social media affect journalism?
It's been a few months, but we're back for another Kansas Jayhawks basketball Q&A. KU ended its season with a 31-8 record following a 95-79 loss to the Villanova Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament's Final Four on Saturday in San Antonio.
Though the Villanova Wildcats had already set a Final Four record for three-pointers made early in the second half of a 95-79 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA Tournament's Final Four in San Antonio, KU still struggled to adjust.
Kansas center Udoka Azubuike hadn't seen his mother in six years before she arrived from Nigeria in San Antonio for the Final Four. But what Jayhawks coach Bill Self called a would-be fairy tale went awry as Villanova pounded Kansas 95-79.
For these Kansas Jayhawks, the memories should and will eventually be more about the accomplishments than the last loss. But for now, on the heels of a thorough defeat against Villanova in the NCAA Tournament Final Four, it's sure hard not to think about that last loss.
The Kansas Jayhawks have a defensive challenge ahead against the Villanova Wildcats, who feature the nation's top offense. KU and Villanova will play in the NCAA Tournament's Final Four on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio.