The Jayhawks arrived in Texas safe, sound and ready to begin what they hope will be a five-day stay that culminates in a victory over Michigan on Friday (tipoff at 6:37 p.m., Cowboys Stadium, Arlington) and either Florida or Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday and a spot in next week’s Final Four in Atlanta. By Gary Bedore
Whatever you do, don’t study match-ups and trends when filling out brackets. That garbage never works. Too serious. It pays to play loose during March Madness. By Tom Keegan
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Wednesday’s NBA games. Continue reading
About half of the players on the men’s basketball team have tattoos, with most of them turning to ink to help tell their life stories. KU sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe says tattoos also have brought teammates closer together. Tharpe, along with freshman Ben McLemore and junior Niko Roberts, got matching tattoos — “KUCMB,” which Tharpe says stands for “Kansas University college men’s basketball” — on their arms. By Jesse Newell
The Jayhawks senior has rebounded from a mediocre junior season to provide her team with scoring punch. No game was bigger that Kansas’ NCAA Tournament upset of South Carolina, when she scored a career-high 27 points. Continue reading
ARLINGTON, Texas — At some point after Sunday’s victory against North Carolina, Kansas coach Bill Self found Ben McLemore and made sure he understood.
The Jayhawks had just beaten the Tar Heels after taking their leading scorer off of the floor, a move Self knew would violate some tenets of conventional coaching psychology. So Self wanted to make sure McLemore understood that he remains crucial to KU’s NCAA Tournament success, even if the Jayhawks were better off without their leading scorer during decisive stretches against North Carolina.
Kansas coach Bill Self has heard about the cavernous and regal confines of Cowboys Stadium, the behemoth football stadium that will play host to top-seeded KU’s Sweet 16 game against No. 4 seed Michigan at 6:37 p.m. on Friday at the NCAA South Regional… Continue reading
No. 74-ranked Kansas dropped to 0-2 in Big 12 play on Wednesday, falling to No. 25 Oklahoma State, 6-1, at DeBois Tennis Complex. Continue reading
The Kansas women’s basketball team will look to continue its impressive run through the 2013 NCAA Tournament, as the Jayhawks face their toughest challenge yet in No. 1 seed Notre Dame. KU and the No. 2-ranked Fighting Irish will tip off at 11 a.m. CT,… Continue reading
Three-year-old Braxton Ullery loudly chanted “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk” and dribbled a small ball while waiting for University of Kansas players to board their plane Wednesday afternoon at Forbes Field.
Braxton and his mother, Crystal Reich, of Scranton, were among a crowd of more than 100 people who gathered for the send-off.
The Jayhawks will play the fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines in the Sweet 16 on Friday. Game time is 6:37 p.m. in the South Regional semifinals at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.