What’s next for undrafted Jayhawk Cliff Alexander?

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KU’s Self: No “shock” Alexander went undrafted by NBA

Kansas coach Bill Self held a conference call with reporters late Thursday night after Kelly Oubre was drafted by the Washington Wizards and Cliff Alexander went undrafted. Here’s a sample of his comments on Alexander, the highly touted recruit who ended his freshman season at KU benched because of an invesitgation by the NCAA for […]

KU coach Bill Self among HOF Mannie Jackson award winners

Kansas coach Bill Self has been named one of three winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday on NBA TV. Self is joined by former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and 14-year NBA veteran Steve Smith. The three winners will be recognized Sept. 10 at […]

Kansas basketball fans: March Madness book special

We think it is pretty incredible that Kansas coach Bill Self has led the Jayhawks to 11 consecutive Big 12 regular season championships. And we know Jayhawk Nation feels strongly about this as well. To honor the accomplishment we are offering a special March Madness rate on copies of the  book 100 Things Kansas Fans […]

The Phog turns 60: Celebrating a hoops cathedral

  Broken down into 700,000 bricks, 1,625 tons of stone, 52,000 haydite blocks, 4,500 gallons of paint and 245,000 board feet of lumber for the roof, it is hard for a basketball arena to sound romantic. Those are the materials that were used to build Allen Fieldhouse, on the campus of the University of Kansas […]

Opinion: K-State fans disappointed everyone in college hoops

“YOU LET THE WHOLE TEAM DOWN!” That has become one of my favorite chants from student sections at college basketball games. Not sure of the origin. But under the category of home court advantage, it is fresh and to the point. It has some bite without being obscene. It is versatile and appropriate after a missed […]

Another Pollard joins the Jayhawk family

Josh Pollard, nephew of former Kansas men’s basketball great Scot Pollard, has been added to the 2014-15 KU basketball roster as a walk-on, coach Bill Self announced Wednesday. Pollard, a 6-4 guard, will be a freshman in the upcoming season. Here’s the press release from Kansas Athletics: A native Cedar Hills, Utah, Josh Pollard, nephew […]

Kansas to honor basketball coaching legends

Think about the crazy amount of turnover in the college coaching profession. Then reflect on the legendary University of Kansas basketball program, which has had only four coaches since 1964. Make that four terrific coaches with Final Four appearances, Coach of the Year awards, Hall of Fame credentials and a shared passion for basketball and […]

Two Mannings – Danny and Evan – embark on NCAA missions

One year ago, Danny Manning was named one of the top 15 players in the 75-year history of the NCAA tournament. Friday night in San Diego, Calif., Manning will add a third dimension to his tournament portfolio as head coach at Tulsa when the 13th seeded Golden Hurricane  take on No. 4 UCLA. Just hours […]

NCAA closely monitoring Embiid situation

Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid, projected by many to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft this summer, will not play this week at the Big 12 Conference championship tournament but it’s safe to say he will be the most scrutinized college basketball player in the nation in advance of the NCAA tournament. […]