Jayhawk Head Coach David Beaty

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The Kansas football team welcomes FCS foe South Dakota State to Memorial Stadium to kickoff the 2015 season Saturday, September 5, at 11 a.m. Saturday’s matchup will be the third time KU will face SDSU and the second time it will open its season against the FCS opponent. KU is 2-0 in games against the […]

Big 12 Football Coaches Teleconference, Schedule and Top 25 Poll

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The 2015 college football season officially kicks off this week across the country. All 10 Big 12 teams are in action this weekend.  The Big 12 opens the 2015 season with two of the top four nationally-ranked teams in preseason polls. Seventy percent of Conference squads are ranked or receivedvotes. TCU was voted to win the […]

Beaty Names Cozart Starting Quarterback

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With 2015 Kansas football Fall Camp officially in the books, Jayhawk head coach David Beaty announced Monday afternoon that junior Montell Cozart has been named the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback. “Montell has been able to operate our offensive effectively,” said Beaty. “He has been able to move the team, he has taken care of the ball […]

KU Football Media Day Interviews

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The Jayhawks are gearing up for their first full padded practice during this years fall camp.  David Beaty along with several other players and assistant coaches met with the media for their fall camp’s media day. Click below to hear what each player and coach has to say    Head Coach David Beaty   Offensive […]

David Beaty Press Conference After First Practice

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The Kansas Jayhawks held their first practice of the 2015 season and thus David Beaty held his first practice as Head Coach of the Kansas Jayhawks.  KU’s first game is September 5th against South Dakota State at Memorial Field in Lawrence.  Listen to Beaty speak to the media after practice number one for the Hawks. 

Former KU Track Coach Bob Timmons Passes Away

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Legendary Kansas track & field and cross country coach Bob Timmons, who led his Jayhawk teams to four NCAA titles and 31 conference championships, passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Tammie, Beckie, Perkie and Dan, as well as two grandchildren.   Timmons served as […]

KU Faces Chaminade to Open up Maui Invitational

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Kansas men’s basketball will face Chaminade on Monday, Nov. 23, in its opening contest of the 2015 Maui Jim Maui Invitational Championship Round bracket at Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii, as the event announced its bracket Tuesday.   All 12 Championship Round games of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational will be televised by the […]

Big 12 Football Media Days

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Its the middle of July, which means football is right around the corner and that means everyone covering college football is at the Big 12 Media Days. K-State and KU both have lots of questions heading into the 2015 season. K-State has to find a new quarterback, replace an all american wide receiver, find new leadership […]

Preseason All-Big 12 Team Announced

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The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2015 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team and individual awards, chosen by media representatives who cover the league. The preseason team was dominated by upperclassmen with 19 seniors and 10 juniors among the 30 honorees. Eleven players were named to the 2014 All-Big 12 First Team while eight were […]

Kansas Takes Home Gold with Double Overtime Win

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In an epic battle of undefeated teams, the USA pulled together to beat Germany 84-77 in double overtime to win the gold medal of the 2015 World University Games (WUG) at Yeomju Indoor Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea, Monday evening.   With the win, the USA (8-0), which consists mainly of University of Kansas student-athletes and […]

USA To Face Russia In Medal Round Semifinals Sunday

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Two of the three undefeated teams remaining in the men’s basketball World University Games (WUG) will meet in the semifinals as the USA National Team (6-0), consisting mainly of the Kansas men’s basketball student-athletes and staff, will face Russia (6-0) in the medal round semifinals on Sunday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. local time which […]

USA Cruises Past Switzerland, 96-57

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Julian DeBose, the newest addition to the USA National Team roster, led the charge in the final pool play game. The Florida Gulf Coast guard scored a team-best 18 points as Kansas ran past Switzerland, 96-57. Kansas finished pool play with a flawless 5-0 record, strengthening the Americans’ hold on Pool D. The top two […]

USA Wins Pool D With 66-65 Win Versus Serbia

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In a battle of undefeated teams, guard Wayne Selden, Jr., made a free throw with 12.9 seconds remaining, and Serbia missed three shots in the waning moments as the USA won 66-65 to improve to 4-0 at the World University Games Wednesday at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea. With the victory, USA assured itself […]

USA Improves To 3-0 With 106-41 Win Over Chile

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Behind 23 points from guard Frank Mason III, the USA men’s basketball team jumped all over Chile from the start in posting a 106-41 win in its third contest of the World University Games Tuesday at Muan Indoor Gymnasium in Jeolinamdo, Korea. The facility is located an hour west of Gwangju, the host city for […]

Jayhawks Take Care of Brazil in Group Play

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For consecutive games, guard Wayne Selden, Jr. put up All-American numbers as he led USA to an 81-72 victory over Brazil in its second contest of the World University Games Sunday at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   With the win, USA, which is comprised mainly of University of Kansas players and staff, improved […]

Kansas Claws Back to Win against Turkey

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Kansas men’s basketball, representing the USA National Team, gave its home country a little more to celebrate on Independence Day by defeating Turkey 66-57 in the opening round of the 2015 World University Games at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   Behind 19 points from Wayne Selden, Jr., the USA Team (1-0) used a […]

USA National Team Runs Away from China, 93-56

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Kansas men’s basketball, representing the USA National Team at the 2015 World University Games, ran past China 93-56 in a scrimmage game Thursday afternoon at the Seolwol Girls School Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   Down 11-7 midway through the first quarter, guard Tyler Self started a USA 11-2 run by hitting a jumper followed by […]

KU’s Carlton Bragg Breaks Nose In Practice

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Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self on forward Carlton Bragg, Jr., who broke his nose in practice at Gwangju High School on Wednesday, July 1. “Unfortunately, today Carlton broke his nose. We’ll see how long he will be out of pocket. Hopefully he won’t miss very much. A turned ankle is actually a worse injury […]

Kelly Oubre , Jr., Taken No. 15 In The 2015 NBA Draft

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Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., was the overall No. 15 choice of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2015 NBA Draft at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn Thursday.   This marks the sixth-straight season a Jayhawk has been selected in the first round. Historically, Oubre becomes the 77th player to be drafted in Kansas men’s basketball […]

KU/USA Claims Exhibition Win Over Canada

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  Audio: Bill Self Audio: Mason, Traylor, Ellis    Shorter shot clock and longer three-point range – but basketball is basketball. Frank Mason III‘s 28-point performance served as the perfect reminder that the long wait between seasons is over. Kansas began its dual role as the USA National Team in a 91-83 exhibition victory against […]

KU Football Announces Roster Changes

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Kansas football head coach David Beaty welcomed the remainder of his 2015 signing class to campus as the first session of summer school began Tuesday. In addition to updating the Jayhawk roster to reflect the signees officially making their way to Mount Oread, Beaty also announced a few additional roster moves. Linebacker Jake Love has retired […]

KU Coaches Visit Topeka Jayhawk Club

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The Topeka Jayhawk Club held its Otto Schnellbacher Classic Golf Tournament Monday afternoon at Great Life-Shawnee Country Club. KU Coaches Bill Self, David Beaty, Brandon Schneider along with Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger spoke to the group about the excitement around the programs. Bill Self and the Jayhawks will head to South Korea later this month […]

KU MBB Lands Lagerald Vick

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Shooting guard Lagerald Vick has signed a Grant-in-Aid agreement to play men’s basketball at Kansas for the 2015-16 season, KU head coach Bill Self announced Tuesday. Originally part of the 2016 recruiting class, Vick has reclassified to the 2015 class.   A 6-5, 175-pound Memphis native, Vick averaged 27.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and […]

Kansas Football Announces Times For First Two Games of 2015

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The Big 12 Conference released the television broadcast assignments for the first three weeks of the 2015 college football season, with Kansas being tabbed for television in each of its first two games. The Jayhawks have a bye the third week of the 2015 college football season. Kansas, playing under first-year head coach David Beaty, […]

Head Coach Bill Self on 580 Sports Talk

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Basketball season normally is pretty relaxed at this time for college coaches. Recruiting of course never sleeps so coaches across the country will be busy in July but the Kansas Jayhawk basketball team is going to be a little busier then most.  The end of June has the Jayhawk basketball team playing Canada in exhibition […]

KU’s Bill Self to Receive Basketball’s Human Spirit Award by Naismith Hall Of Fame

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Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self is one of three recipients of the 2015 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday evening on NBA TV.   Self, along with former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and 14-year NBA veteran Steve Smith, will be recognized on Thursday, September […]

Big 12 All Baseball Teams Announced

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Regular season champion TCU highlights the 2015 edition of the All-Big 12 Baseball Teams and postseason honors as Cody Jones has been named Player of the Year with head coach Jim Schlossnagle the unanimous choice for Coach of the Year and Connor Wanhanen the unanimous selection for Freshman of the Year.  Oklahoma State southpaw Michael […]

K-State Shuts Out KU, 11-0, in Series Opener

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K-State recorded its largest shutout ever in the all-time series against KU on Friday as the Wildcats blanked the Jayhawks, 11-0, in the series opener at Hoglund Ballpark. K-State starting pitcher Nate Griep tossed seven unblemished innings, stretching his consecutive scoreless inning streak to 16 frames, while the Wildcat offense notched 14 hits, 13 of […]

Kansas & Kentucky To Play At Allen Fieldhouse In 2016

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The top-two winningest programs in men’s college basketball will continue their rivalry as Kentucky will play at Kansas inside historic Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in the Big 12/SEC Challenge presented by Sonic. ESPN, the Big 12 and the SEC announced the pairings Thursday. As previously mentioned when Kansas released it non-conference schedule […]

Jayhawks Release Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

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It is well documented that Kansas’ men’s basketball schedule has been the toughest in the nation each of the last two seasons. That trend will not change with the 2015-16 non-conference schedule the Jayhawks announced Thursday.   This season Kansas could potentially play 18 games against teams that competed in the 2014-15 NCAA Tournament. Six […]

Cheick Mate: Diallo Signs With Kansas

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – McDonald’s All-Star Game and Jordan Brand Classic MVP Cheick (pronounced Shek) Diallo has signed at Kansas and will be a Jayhawk next season, KU head coach Bill Self announced Tuesday.   Originally from Mali, Africa, Diallo comes to Lawrence from Centereach, New York. He is a five-star player and recently jumped up […]

KU QB Michael Cummings Knee Injury to Require Surgery

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Kansas Head Coach David Beaty released the following statement Monday morning in regards to an injury QB Michael Cummings suffered during Saturday’s Spring Game.  On the status of quarterback Michael Cummings “Michael sustained a left knee injury that is going to require surgery. Following his surgery he will work diligently, alongside our medical staff, to […]

Big 12 Football Spring Teleconference

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The spring football season is winding down for several colleges across the country. Several schools have conducted their spring football game already.  Kansas and Kansas State both have their spring football game this coming Saturday, April 25th.  The Wildcats are conducted their spring game at Sporting Park in Kansas City due to the renovations to […]

KU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Brandon Schneider Introductory Press Conference

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The Kansas Jayhawks have new leadership for the women’s basketball program. The new head coach is Brandon Schneider.  Schneider, who has led Stephen F. Austin women’s basketball to the 2014 and 2015 Southland Conference regular-season titles and spent 12 years as the Head Coach of the Emporia State Women’s basketball team, spoke to the media […]

Rivals Basketball Recruiting Analyst Eric Bossi on 580 Sports Talk

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The 2014-2015 basketball season is complete, so that means the recruiting chase is in full swing.  The Wildcats and the Jayhawks each announced a signee to their 2015 class. For the Jayhawks they signed Carlton Bragg a 6-9 power forward from Cleveland, Ohio. The Wildcats announced point guard Kamau Stokes of Baltimore Maryland has inked […]

Top 25 Recruit Carlton Bragg Inks Letter with KU Basketball

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Two weeks after bringing his second state championship to Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Carlton Bragg made his college destination official. The 6-9 power forward will become a Kansas Jayhawk.   On Jan. 8, Bragg invited fans, family and the media to the VASJ campus to announce his decision. With the beginning of the spring signing period […]

Selden to Stay at Kansas

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball sophomore Wayne Selden, Jr., will return to KU for his junior season, the guard announced Friday.   “I’m using that last game and the season as my everyday motivation to get better,” Selden said. “I’m happy to come back to Kansas next season. This is a special place.”   […]

Cliff Alexander to Enter 2015 NBA Draft

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Tuesday that freshman Cliff Alexander will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Alexander joins fellow KU teammate Kelly Oubre, Jr., who announced he was going to enter the 2015 NBA Draft on April 1.   “This should come as no surprise to anybody,” Self said. […]

Kelly Oubre, Jr., to Enter the 2015 NBA Draft

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas freshman guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, the 6-7 guard announced Wednesday. In lieu of a press conference, Oubre chose to keep his decision between himself, his dad (Kelly Oubre, Sr.) and head coach Bill Self before making his announcement public. “I’m leaving the University of Kansas for […]

Ellis and Mason Make All District Team

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– The Kansas men’s basketball duo of Perry Ellis and Frank Mason III have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 8 Team, the NABC announced Friday.   Reflecting their All-Big 12 recognitions earlier this month, Ellis is a first-team member of the NABC All-District 8, while Mason is […]

Kansas Football Opens Spring Practice Tuesday

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head football coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks will begin spring practice on Tuesday, March 24, as KU will go through the first of its 15 allotted practices. The 2015 spring schedule will conclude with the annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 25. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m., in Memorial […]

KU Head Coach Bill Self and KU Players Following Loss To Wichita State

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Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday.  The Jayhawks finish the season 27-9. The Shockers are now 30-4. KU head Coach Bill Self, Devonte Graham and Perry Ellis at the podium.    Bill Self Locker […]

Kentucky Tops the NCAA Tournament Field

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March madness is here. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was revealed on Sunday afternoon.  Click here for a printable bracket.  The Big 12 got seven teams in the tournament. Kansas was slotted as a two seed. Iowa State, Oklahoma, Baylor were all given three seeds. West Virginia was given a five seed, Oklahoma State is […]

Perry Ellis Out For TCU Game

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Kansas Forward Perry Ellis’ will not play in Thursday’s Big 12 Quarterfinal game against TCU. Bill Self announced the decision during his pregame television and radio interviews Thursday morning. Yesterday, Self reported that Ellis’ had sprained his right knee but he was improving. Self went on to say that if Ellis’ had no pain he […]

KU Fires Women’s Hoops Coach Bonnie Henrickson

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Bonnie Henrickson, head women’s basketball coach at the University of Kansas since 2004, has been relieved of her duties, KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger announced Monday. “Bonnie has been an outstanding representative of the University of Kansas and Kansas Athletics,” Zenger said. “It came down to the fact that we expect this program to rank […]

Bill Self Named Finalist for Naismith Coach of the Year

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 Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self has been named one of 15 finalists for the 2015 Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year Award, the Atlanta Tip-Off Club announced Wednesday. In his 12th season at Kansas, Self has guided the Jayhawks to an unprecedented 11-consecutive Big 12 Conference regular-season titles, including the 2014-15 crown. The 11-straight […]

Big 12 Weekend Results, Upcoming Schedule, Standings, Top 25 Poll and Teleconference Audio

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Saturday’s results: Kansas 69 Texas 64Kansas State 70 Iowa State 69Baylor 78 West Virginia 66Oklahoma 67 TCU 60Texas Tech 63 Oklahoma State 62 Upcoming Schedule: Monday, March 2 Baylor at Texas (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m. CT Oklahoma at Iowa State (ESPN) 8:00 p.m. CT Tuesday, March 3 West Virginia at Kansas (ESPN2) 8:00 p.m. CT Wednesday, […]

Alexander to Not Play Against Texas

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – University of Kansas freshman forward Cliff Alexander will not play in Saturday’s basketball game versus Texas, KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger announced Saturday. “The NCAA has alerted us to an issue that could affect Cliff’s eligibility,” Zenger said. “As a precautionary measure Cliff will not take the court until we have resolved […]

Wildcats Take Down Jayhawks Behind Career High from Johnson

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Nigel Johnson scored a career-high 20 points, Nino Williams hit a clinching jumper in the final minute and Kansas State rallied to beat eighth-ranked Kansas 70-63 on Monday night. Williams finished with 15 points in his final regular-season game against the Jayhawks, and Thomas Gipson added 12 points as the Wildcats (14-15, 7-9 Big 12) overcame […]

Big 12 Results, Upcoming Schedule, Standings, AP Poll and Teleconference Audio

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Saturday’s Results: Baylor 69 Kansas State 42Kansas 81 TCU 72Oklahoma 79 Texas Tech 75 (OT)West Virginia 73 Oklahoma State 63Iowa State 85 Texas 77 Upcoming Schedule Monday, February 23 Kansas at Kansas State (ESPN) 8:00 p.m. CT Tuesday, February 24 Texas at West Virginia (ESPN2) 7:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, February 25 Texas Tech at TCU […]