The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team will face the Kentucky Wildcats on the road in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 26, 2019, the conferences announced Thursday. This will be the fifth straight season the two programs have met.
Former KU point guard Frank Mason threw out the first pitch at Tuesday's T-Bones home opener. The Sacramento Kings rookie recapped his first season in the NBA and also previewed his June 16 Frank Mason and Friends Charity Softball game.
KU men's basketball coach Bill Self hopes there will be no issues if the state of Kansas passes a law allowing sports gambling. Education of players and their families will be pivotal, he said Tuesday on Andy Katz's podcast.
KU alumnus and major Kansas Jayhawks sports booster David Booth said, though he likes Sheahon Zenger a lot, he's accepting of the chancellor Douglas Girod's decision to fire Zenger as KU athletic director.
KU basketball coach Bill Self knows which Big 12 basketball team will pose the biggest challenge to Kansas as the Jayhawks seek another conference championship next season: Kansas State. The Wildcats return Barry Brown and Dean Wade.
Only the Kansas Athletics department's search committee members figure to know for sure the names of potential athletic director candidates at KU. Here’s a list of some names that could emerge in the search for Sheahon Zenger’s replacement.
University of Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod called football the most prominent challenge facing KU after he fired Sheahon Zenger as athletic director. Girod says cheerleader hazing and the college basketball FBI probe played no role in his decision.
Former KU basketball assistant coach Joe Dooley will be one of four court coaches at the upcoming USA Basketball Under 18 team tryout camp in Colorado, led by coach Bill Self of Kansas, plus assistants Danny Manning (Wake Forest) and Anthony Grant (Dayton).
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.
Sheahon Zenger, KU Jayhawks athletic director, was fired Monday by University of Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod after seven years on the job. Zenger has hired KU's last two football coaches, including David Beaty, who is 3-33.
Wichita Sunrise Academy sophomore N'Faly Dante, a KU basketball recruiting target, blocked five shots, grabbed nine rebounds and scored eight points for MoKan Elite on Saturday. Former KU forward Cheick Diallo recently told Dante to focus on defense.
Svi Mykhailiuk, who just completed his senior year at Kansas, exploded for 20 points in a scrimmage Thursday at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago after learning he had a less than impressive wingspan of 6 feet, 4 3/4 inches.
Kansas Jayhawks center Udoka Azubuike said at the NBA Draft Combine that he would "probably" need to be guaranteed that a NBA team would use a first-round pick on him in order to stay in the NBA Draft.
KU juniors Nina Khmelnitckaia and Anastasia Rychagova earned a three-set win over UCF in the first round of the NCAA Div. I Women's Tennis Doubles Championship Thursday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.