ESPN has announced that the State Farm Champions Classic – the neutral site doubleheader series featuring men’s basketball powerhouses Kansas, Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State – will be renewed for three additional years rotating through the cities of Chicago (2017), Indianapolis (2018) and New York City (2019). Kansas will play Kentucky in 2017, Michigan State […]
The networks and times for the 2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge presented by Sonic have been finalized, the two conferences and ESPN have announced. The two conferences will own the air on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU for a minimum of eight consecutive hours, with matchups slated every two hours beginning at Noon ET / 11:00 am […]
Hear from head coach David Beaty and more.
Oklahoma swept the 2015-16 Big 12 Athlete of the Year awards as softball pitcher Paige Parker received the female accolade while basketball standout Buddy Hield captured the male honor. This year is the sixth in Conference history in which the same institution picked up both awards. Hield was also named the Big 12’s Male Sportsperson […]
The 2016 Big 12 football season is unofficially underway with the Big 12 Media days going on in Dallas, Texas. 580 WIBW Coverage of Big 12 Media Days is presented by Prairie Band Casino & Resort. Day one has Kansas, TCU, Iowa State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. The media has Oklahoma an the overwhelming […]
After winning last year’s conference title and making an appearance in the 2015 College Football Playoff semifinals, Oklahoma has been chosen as the favorite to win the 2016 championship. The Big 12 football preseason poll is voted on by media representatives who cover the league. This year marks the fourth since 2011 in which the […]
The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2016 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team and individual awards, chosen by media representatives who cover the league. The honorees include nine seniors, 11 juniors and 11 sophomores with only one holdover from last year’s preseason squad in running back Samaje Perine (Oklahoma). Five players were chosen to […]
Pat Strathman sits down and chats with athletes from Shawnee County that are playing at the collegiate level.
The commissioners of the five autonomy conferences have announced an agreement in concept on changes they will propose that are intended to give students who play sports more time off. The purpose of the changes is to rebalance the student experience between athletics and campus life, providing students with more time to focus on other […]
In one season at MSU, Newman appeared in all 29 games with 21 starts.
Kansas State is gearing up to take an 11 day trip to Europe and will play five exhibition games against professional teams in Italy and Switzerland.
Frank Mason of the Kansas Jayhawks was in Topeka for Bob Chipman’s youth basketball camp.
Diallo becomes the 78th player to be drafted in Kansas men’s basketball history and the 20th in the Bill Self era
Tayler Soucie (Kansas) and Buddy Hield (Oklahoma) have been selected as the 2015-16 Big 12 Sportspersons of the Year, the Conference announced. Soucie was a junior on the Jayhawk volleyball team this past season while Hield completed his career with the Sooners’ men’s basketball squad. The Sportsperson of the Year Awards began in 2000-01 to […]
Lucas gave some advice to the kids about basketball and school and also took some time to do a question and answer segment as well
University of Kansas graduate and Lawrence radio veteran Brian Hanni has been named the play-by-play voice of Kansas Jayhawk football and men’s basketball on the Jayhawk/IMG Radio Network, Kansas Athletics and IMG announced Tuesday. Hanni replaces Bob Davis, who served in that role from 1984 until his retirement this year. Hanni will also host “Hawk […]
Josh Jackson and Lagerald Vick were in Topeka on Tuesday at Bob Chipman’s Basketball camp.
Anson compiled a career coaching record of 844-798-3
Admission is free and Late Night will remain a ticketless, first-come, first-served event; no re-entry passes will be distributed.
Kansas junior guard Devonte’ Graham entertained kids and signed autographs Tuesday morning at Bob Chipman’s Basketball camp.
The KU athletic contingent came to Topeka on Monday afternoon to speak to the Topeka Jayhawk Club.
The championship game alone would bring in almost $30 million annually according to Bowlsby.
Big 12 Conference television selections for the first three weeks of the 2016 football season and designations for special dates have been finalized. Additionally, networks have been announced for the Texas vs. Oklahoma game on October 8 in Dallas and the Iowa State at Texas matchup on October 15. Times for these two games will […]
Eight first-time challenge matchups highlight the announcement of the schedule for the 2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented By Sonic. For the second straight year, all games in the Challenge will be played in one day – Saturday, January 28. ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise every contest of the fourth annual event matching […]
Center Evan Maxwell has signed to play men’s basketball at the University of Kansas, head coach Bill Self announced Monday. Maxwell (6-foot-10, 235 pounds) is a transfer Liberty University and will be a junior for the 2017-18 season. The Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania native will join the KU team in June and, due to transfer rules, […]
The building houses a display of the original “Rules of Basket Ball,” as written by James Naismith in 1891.
Top-ranked recruit Josh Jackson has signed and will be a freshmen at the University of Kansas in 2016-17, KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Tuesday. Jackson verbally committed to KU in early April. Jackson (6-foot-8, 205 pounds) is the second No. 1 rated player to sign with Kansas in the past three seasons. Jackson, […]
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The Kansas Jayhawk student athletes hit the books this past year.
Spring football practices and spring football games are winding down all across the country. The Kansas Jayhawks held their spring football game two weeks ago, for all of that audio click here. K-State is holding their spring football game this Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, kickoff set for 1:10 p.m. The majority of the […]
The Big 12 Conference established its Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in 2012-13.
The Kansas Jayhawks roster is starting to take shape for the 2016-2017 season. Wednesday night at the annual KU basketball banquet, freshman, Carlton Bragg announced he would be coming back for his sophomore season. This news comes on the heels of the Jayhawks also getting a commitment from the number one overall recruit according to Rivals.com, […]
Jackson is ranked as the #1 overall recruit according to Rivals.com.
Kansas held its Spring Football game on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
Bill Self, who led Kansas to the No. 1 ranking in the final weekly poll and its 12th straight Big 12 title, is The Associated Press Coach of the Year. The Jayhawks (33-5) were the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and lost to Villanova in the regional final. Self received 21 votes […]
Following a three-year college career, Kansas men’s basketball guard Brannen Greene has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and will be leaving KU, Greene and head coach Bill Self announced Wednesday. “Brannen has elected to declare for the NBA draft with the intent of hiring an agent at some point,” Self said. “I certainly understand […]
Kansas men’s basketball guard Wayne Selden Jr. has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and will be leaving KU, Selden and head coach Bill Self announced Tuesday. “The last three years have been a true blessing to experience as a Jayhawk, an opportunity I am so thankful for,” Selden said. “That being said, I’d like […]
Locker Room: Bill Self Landen Lucas Wayne Selden Frank Mason Perry Ellis Kris Jenkins made two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining, Jalen Brunson added two more with 3.5 seconds left and second-seeded Villanova upset top-seeded Kansas 64-59 on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament South Region final to reach the Final Four. Mikal […]
A Final Four berth is on the line when the Jayhawks and Wildcats tangle on Saturday at 7:50 pm in Louisville. The Hawks used a strong second half to take down Maryland 79-63 and the Wildcats hammered the Hurricanes 92-69 in their sweet sixteen contests. The south region played out like the selection committee wanted […]
The Kansas trio of Perry Ellis, Frank Mason III and Wayne Selden Jr. have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2015-16 NABC Division I All-District 8 team, the NABC announced Friday. Ellis is a first-team selection for the second-straight year while Mason and Selden are second-team honorees. Mason was also a […]
Perry Ellis scored 27 points to match a season high, Wayne Selden Jr. added 19 and top-seeded Kansas topped No. 5 Maryland for a 79-63 NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal victory Thursday night. The win put the Jayhawks back into the Elite 8 for the first time since 2012. It took time for the Jayhawks […]
The Jayhawks and Terrapins arrived in Louisville on Tuesday evening as they gear up for their Regional semifinal match-up on Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center. The Hawks come in on a 16 game winning streak and the Terrapins are making their first sweet sixteen appearance since 2003. The last time the Jayhawks and the […]
If the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games are anything like the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament we are in for a treat. The first two rounds had a 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 seeds winning games and the first weekend had three buzzer beating winning shots. All four number one seeds […]
The Kansas Jayhawks jumped out of the gates strong in the first half and never let the Huskies back into the game as they 73-61 on Saturday night in Des Moines. The Hawks were down 2-5 at the 18:05 mark and then went on a 16-0 run to take the lead 18-5, yet that wasn’t […]
After defeating Austin Peay, 105-79, South Region No. 1 seed Kansas (31-4, 15-3 Big 12) will face No. 9 seed Connecticut (25-10, 11-7 American Athletic) Saturday, March 19, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The game will be televised on CBS and will tip at 6:45 p.m. Central time. Connecticut advanced to the second […]
Svi Mykhailiuk scored a career-high 23 points, Perry Ellis added 21 and top-seeded Kansas throttled Austin Peay 105-79 on Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Landen Lucas scored 16 points for the Jayhawks (31-4), who will face Connecticut on Saturday with a chance to return to the Sweet 16 for the first […]
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Kansas has earned the top seed in the field of 68 after winning both the regular season and conference tournament. This is the seventh-straight season that the Jayhawks have earned a No. 1 or No. 2 seed, this is the 27th straight NCAA tournament appearance for the Jayhawks. The Hawks take on Ohio Valley Conference […]
2016 NCAA Championship Kansas (30-4, 15-3 Big 12) is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship South Regional. KU will take on 16th-seeded Austin Peay (18-17, 7-9 Ohio Valley) on Thursday, March 27, at approximately 3 p.m. Central time at the Wells Fargo Arena (16,869) in Des Moines, Iowa. The game will […]
Jake Lebahn & Alex Gold of “580 Sports Talk” will be in Des Moines, Iowa beginning Wednesday with LIVE coverage of KU throughout the NCAA Tournament! For Behind The Scenes Video, Photos and more follow Jake on Twitter @JakeLebahn or Alex @AlexGold Broadcast Schedule: Wednesday, March 16th: Practice Day 4:00 PM-6:00 PM- “580 Sports Talk” […]
The NCAA tournament field has been set and the first tip will be on Tuesday at 5:40 pm CT in Dayton, Ohio between Fairleigh-Dickenson and Florida Gulf Coast. Kansas has earned the top seed in the field of 68 after winning both the regular season and conference tournament. This is the seventh-straight season that the […]
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It’s official: Kansas has been selected as the No. 1 overall seed in the upcoming NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, CBS revealed during its Selection Show on Sunday evening. The top-ranked Jayhawks will begin their NCAA-leading 27th consecutive appearance in the tournament against Ohio Valley Conference tournament champion Austin Peay in the first round […]
Kansas complemented its 12th-straight Big 12 regular-season title with its 10th Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship title by defeating No. 9 West Virginia, 81-71
No. 1 Kansas used an electric second half to run past No. 22 Baylor, 70-66, in the semifinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on Friday night
Friday, March 11 (Semifinals) Game 7: No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 5 Baylor, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)Game 8: No. 2 West Virginia vs. No. 3 Oklahoma 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Saturday, March 12 (Finals) Game 9: Winner of game 7 vs. winner of game 8, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Kansas has advanced to its 36th all-time semifinal […]
Kansas plays the No. 22 Bears in Friday night’s semifinals.
Kansas men’s basketball legend Clyde Lovellette died Wednesday evening in North Manchester, Indiana.
Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden Jr., has been named one of five finalists for the 2016 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.
Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self garnered his second national accolade of 2015-16 when USA Today named him the coach of the year Tuesday. On March 6, Bleacher Report also named Self national coach of the year and the following day he was named the Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year for the […]
The Big 12 regular season has come to a close and the Big 12 Tournament starts this week at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City. Iowa State has won the last two Big 12 tournaments. Two games will be played on Thursday and then top seed Kansas and second seed West Virginia await the […]
For just the second time in Big 12 history, the Conference has a repeat choice for Player of the Year as Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield has earned the honor for the second straight campaign. Prince Ibeh of Texas has been named Defensive Player of the Year, while Deonte Burton of Iowa State is Newcomer of the […]
Senior Perry Ellis closed out his final week of Big 12 regular-season play by averaging 21.0 points against two top-25 opponents to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors, the league announced on Sunday morning. Ellis recorded back-to-back 20-point efforts as the Jayhawks, winners of 11-straight games, put the finishing touches on their 12th-straight […]
Bill Self Ellis, Graham, Traylor A 17-7 run over the final five minutes of action proved to be the difference as No. 1 Kansas topped No. 21 Iowa State, 85-78, in the regular-season finale Saturday inside Allen Fieldhouse. Senior Perry Ellis led his team with 22 points in his final outing inside Allen Fieldhouse. The […]
The top college basketball conference in America is set to begin its postseason as the bracket has been set for the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. The Kansas Jayhawks earned the regular-season title and will be the No. 1 seed – the 16th outright or shared crown in 19 seasons for KU, […]
The Kansas Jayhawks have wrapped up sole possession of the Big 12 regular season title going into the final game of the regular season on Saturday. Four seniors will play their final game at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday when they face Iowa State. Perry Ellis, Evan Manning, Jamari Traylor and Hunter Mickelson will start the […]
Top-ranked Kansas ventured into hostile territory, where No. 3 Oklahoma had just been beaten two days before, and dominated No. 23 Texas from start to finish on the way to an 86-56 victory inside Frank Erwin Center. The win gives Kansas sole possession of its 12th-straight Big 12 regular season title. Senior All-American candidate Perry […]
The Kansas Jayhawks earned a share of their 12th straight Big 12 title with their win over Texas Tech on Saturday. If Self and the Jayhawks do it again next year, they will tie the all-time record — set by John Wooden and UCLA from 1967 to 1979. This coming week is the final week […]
The Big 12 regular season is down to just three games before the teams square off in the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. The Jayhawks have a two game lead in the conference standings over West Virginia and Oklahoma. If the Jayhawks win Saturday against Texas Tech they earn at least a share of […]
Bill Self Wayne Selden & Landen Lucas Frank Mason III scored 19 points and Landen Lucas had the tiebreaking layup as No. 2 Kansas won its eighth straight game, moving closer to a 12th consecutive Big 12 title with a 66-60 victory at No. 19 Baylor on Tuesday night. The Jayhawks (24-4, 12-3) trailed by […]
The Big 12 regular season is down to just four games left before the Big 12 Tournament starts in Kansas City. The Jayhawks have a two game lead on three teams with those four games left. Baylor, Oklahoma and West Virginia are 9-5 and hoping the Jayhawks slip up as they are 11-3. Below is […]
Bill Self Frank Mason & Wayne Selden Bruce Weber, Justin Edwards, Stephen Hurt. Frank Mason III scored 15 points, Perry Ellis added 14 and second-ranked Kansas escaped with a 72-63 victory over Kansas State on Saturday after blowing most of a 17-point lead in the second half. Wayne Selden Jr. also scored 12 for […]
The Jayhawks currently sit atop to the Big 12 standings at 10-3 with five games left in the regular season. The Hawks next game is Saturday is against Kansas State, it will be the 283rd match-up of the Sunflower Showdown. The Wildcats have won the last two meetings at Bramlage Coliseum. Head Coach Bill Self […]
The 2016 Kansas ‘Football in February’ event stopped in Topeka on Wednesday night as Head Coach David Beaty and his assistants spoke to area Jayhawk fans about the football program. Fans also had a chance to win autographed memorabilia and also win 2016 tickets to football games. Head Coach David Beaty spoke to the media […]
Bill Self Lucas No. 2 Kansas extended the longest home-court winning streak in the nation to 38 games with a 94-67 victory over Oklahoma State on Monday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Junior forward Landen Lucas notched his second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while junior guard Wayne Selden Jr., led the […]
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Big wins over three top 25 opponents helped Devonte’ Graham (Kansas) and Deonte Burton (Iowa State) garner the most recent Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week awards. Graham is presented player accolades for the first time this year, while Burton is named top newcomer for the third time. PHILLIPS […]
Bill Self Graham & Lucas Lon Kruger, Cousins & Hield No. 6 Kansas prevailed in another hotly-contested battle against No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon at Lloyd Noble Center, 76-72. Sophomore guard Devonte’ Graham carried the Jayhawks with a career-high 27 points, including 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point range. Kansas (21-4, 9-3 Big 12) […]
Hear from Bill Self Oklahoma vs Kansas Saturday, February 13, 1:30 PM on ESPN, ESP3 Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma Kansas Jayhawks (20-4) @ Oklahoma Sooners (20-3)
Bill Self Landen Lucas Bob Huggins No. 6 Kansas moved into a three-way tie for first-place in the Big 12 standings with a 75-65 win over West Virginia on Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse – KU’s 37th-straight victory on its home court. Junior forward Landen Lucas grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and senior forward […]
The top team in the nation went on the road and suffered their third loss of the season Saturday. The Wildcats took care of business against the Sooners and now the Mountaineers, with their win over Baylor, lead the conference race. Kansas has a monster week ahead, they host West Virginia on Tuesday and travel […]
No. 7 Kansas outmuscled TCU in the paint with a plus-21 rebound margin and a plus-32 scoring margin in the lane on the way to a 75-56 road victory at Schollmaier Arena. Kansas (19-4, 7-3 Big 12) snaps a three-game road losing streak in league play while maintaining at least a tie for second in […]
The Big 12 has announced two date changes to its 2016 conference football schedule. The Kansas at Texas Tech game will be played on Thursday, September 29 and the TCU at Texas game has moved to Friday, November 25. Television selections for the first three weeks of the season and special dates are due to […]
Bill Self Bruce Weber Perry Ellis scored 19 points, Svi Mykhailiuk and Devonte Graham added 10 points apiece and No. 7 Kansas pulled away from turnover-prone Kansas State, 77-59 on Wednesday night. Dominated on the glass all night, the Jayhawks (18-4, 6-3 Big 12) were able to overcome their poor rebounding and some streaky shooting […]
The Kansas Jayhawks received 15 signed letters of intent on Wednesday to go along with two gray shirts and three walk-ons. Twelve of the 15 scholarship players will come from high school seniors and three of them from the junior college ranks. The Jayhawks, who went 0-12 in 2015, signed 8 of the 15 scholarship […]
The Big 12 got back into conference play after taking on the SEC in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Two huge upsets already occurred this week in the Big 12. West Virginia beat Iowa State in Ames on Tuesday and Texas beat Baylor in Waco on Monday. Oklahoma and West Virginia continue to top the Big […]
The Big 12 stepped outside of conference play on Saturday and took on the SEC in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Big 12 ended up the victorious conference winning seven of the 10 games. Conference play gets back in action quick as Texas takes on Baylor tonight in Waco. Scores from the Big 12/SEC […]
Hear from Bill Self Kansas jumps back into Big 12 play when it hosts Kansas State on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. The Jayhawks will then travel to TCU on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. on ESPN and return home to host West Virginia on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 […]
Bill Self Wayne Selden John Calipari Wayne Selden Jr. delivered a career-high 33 point, carrying Kansas at times with individual scoring runs of eight and 10 points, as the Jayhawks edged Kentucky in an overtime battle of the top two collegiate programs in history, 90-84, at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday night. Selden scored KU’s last […]
Hear from Bill Self Kentucky vs Kansas Saturday, January 30, 6:00 PM on ESPN, ESP3 Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas Kentucky Wildcats (16-4) @ Kansas Jayhawks (16-4)
No. 4 Kansas succumbed to a torrid second-half comeback from No. 14 Iowa State to lose in Hilton Coliseum for just the third time in the last 12 seasons on Monday night, 85-72. Iowa State (16-4, 5-3 Big 12) shot 64 percent in the second half and used an 11-0 run to rally past […]
Seven games into the Big 12 Conference season and four teams are tied atop the league with 5-2 records. Oklahoma got a big road win in Waco and Kansas and Kansas State both got solid wins at home. Iowa State and Kansas have a “Big Monday” matchup on Monday. Below is a recap of scores […]
Bill Self Graham Shaka Smart Perry Ellis had 26 points, Wayne Selden Jr. added 19 and No. 3 Kansas countered its sluggish start with a torrid finish to beat streaking Texas 76-67 on Saturday. Devonte Graham finished with 14 points and Frank Mason III had 13 for the Jayhawks (16-3, 4-3 Big 12), who […]
ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will return to Allen Fieldhouse for the seventh time, in advance of next week’s Big 12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic between the two winningest programs in college basketball history – Kansas and Kentucky on Saturday, Jan. 30. The Saturday Primetime presented by DIRECTVmatchup will air at 6 p.m. […]
Hear from KU Head MBB Coach Bill Self UPCOMING GAME: Saturday, January 23, 1:00 PM on ESPN Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas Texas Longhorns (12-6) @ Kansas Jayhawks (15-3)
Oklahoma State upset No. 3 Kansas on Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena, 86-67. “Oklahoma State made timely shots – I don’t know how many times they scored with under 10 on the shot clock,” KU head coach Bill Self said after the game. “They had seven different guys make a 3-pointer. It was their […]
The Big 12 regular season is now five games in and everyone in the Big 12 has a loss. Home teams went 3-2 over the weekend with Iowa State and Baylor getting two big road wins. Below are the scores from the weekend, plus the upcoming schedule, current standings, AP top 25 poll plus teleconference […]
Wayne Selden Jr. scored 11 points, Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo provided a lift off the bench, and No. 1 Kansas slogged its way to a 70-63 victory over TCU on Saturday. Bragg had 10 points, as did Perry Ellis and Devonte Graham, while Diallo had nine points and nine rebounds to help the Jayhawks […]
Kansas Head Coach Bill Self held his weekly press conference with the media on Thursday. #1 Kansas hosts TCU on Saturday at 1:00. Hear from Bill Self
The Big 12 is off to a wild and competitive start for the conference season. West Virginia is the lone undefeated team at 4-0 with Kansas, Oklahoma and Baylor right on their heels at 3-1. Some surprises have already occurred just four games into the season as Iowa State is tied for last in the […]