Kansas Jayhawks News for March 3, 2014
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Roles played: Before acting, KU senior Wesley left mark as key...

Off the court, Justin Wesley is best known in Lawrence for his film portrayal of Wilt Chamberlain in the recent movie release, “Jayhawkers.” On the court, he’s the walk-on transfer from Lamar University who averaged 8.6 minutes a game — 7.8 minutes in Big 12 action — for KU’s 2011-12 NCAA runner-up/Big 12 championship team. By Gary Bedore

Column: Weis makes winning moves in offseason

Seven years as a college football head coach and 10 years of wisdom later, humility has replaced fantasy for Kansas University coach Charlie Weis. Column by Tom Keegan

Pierson returns to Jayhawks' lineup for spring football

Plenty of elements contributed to the offensive struggles of Kansas University’s football team during the 2013 season. The loss of Tony Pierson to injury might have been one of the biggest. As Pierson, who has completed the transition from running back to wide receiver, prepares for his final spring practices as a Jayhawk, he does so healthy. By Matt Tait

Around the Big 12 - Week 9

Kansas clinches outright title; Dogfight for second place; TCU still winless Have we received our trophy yet? Despite a disappointing finish to the week, Kansas claimed sole possession of first place at the end of the year no matter how the last two games turn out. Some might say that Iowa State, Oklahoma, and Texas gave KU the title, but I’m not one of them! KU is now the only team in the Big 12 with a winning record in conference road games. They won that outright title fair and square by be

KU begins search for starting QB

There’s an old aphorism about quarterback competitions, one you hardly hear from the head coach. If you don’t know who your quarterback is, it’s probably because you don’t have one.Kansas coach Charlie Weis is familiar with the saying, of course. In fact, he’s been using it a lot lately. He uttered it a few months ago, before he handed over the reins of the Kansas offense to new coordinator John Reagan. And he said it on Monday, three days before the Jayhawks were set to open the third spring o

Jayhawks begin search for a starting quarterback

For the first time since Weis arrived in Lawrence, the KU quarterback job is an open competition heading into spring practice. And for a program coming off five straight losing seasons, this is both liberating and terrifying. There are no sacred cows on this roster, no transfer quarterbacks who assumed the starting job before their first snap.

RCT College Basketball Top 25 - Week 13 - 3/3/14

Our weekly attempt to make sense of the college basketball hierarchy. As expected, we have a lot of movement this week.  This is not only because of all the upsets over the weekend, but we also welcome TJFsports to our group of voters.  Also, seems that mikeville refuses to adjust his thinking on Stephen F Austin. Rank Team Points LW Change 1 Florida(4) 170 1 0 2 Arizona(2) 167 2 0 3 Wichita State(1) 160 3 0 4 Villanova 152 6 2 5 Virginia 137 14 9 6 Kansas 134 5 -1

Self: KU never planned to cut down nets at OSU

Bill Self never planned to cut down the nets at Gallagher-Iba Arena had Kansas won at Oklahoma State on Saturday. He never said as much, either. But that didn’t stop Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart from implying, during a postgame interview on ESPN, that the Cowboys had seen such a quote from the KU coach. “Before the game, the coaches showed us a quote,“ Smart said in a televised interview on ESPN. “Bill Self said he was coming here, cutting down our nets, and he was going to win it outright

Weis on start of spring football [$]

This will be the first time since 1997 Charlie Weis isn't the offensive coordinator for the team he has been a part of. There are new staff members and changes as spring football gets ready to kick off this week.

Coach Bill Self denies KU planned to cut down nets at Oklahoma...

Bill Self never planned to cut down the nets at Gallagher-Iba Arena had Kansas won at Oklahoma State on Saturday. He never said as much, either. But that didn't stop Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart from implying, during a postgame interview on ESPN, that the Cowboys had seen such a quote from the KU coach.

Bailey talks about first offer [$]

It isn't easy sometimes to find recruits that fill the need of the BUCK position. But when Rahn Bailey visited campus the Kansas coaches extended an offer.

UCLA lands first from 2015

Another Holiday is headed to UCLA. Aaron Holiday, younger brother of Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, committed to UCLA on Monday.

Joel Embiid to Miss Final Two Games of Regular Season

The 7-footer will look to get healthy for postseason play. Kansas center Joel Embiid will miss the final two games of the college basketball regular season, according to Bill Self in his weekly interview with the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. Embiid will be sidelined for the final home game against Texas Tech on Wednesday and the final road game against West Virginia on Saturday due to a lower back strain. From the Lawrence Journal World: “I think he’s OK for the long term, don’t get me wro

Self: Embiid may rest again after aggravating back strain Saturda...

Kansas coach Bill Self is leaning toward giving freshman center Joel Embiid some more time off after he re-aggravated a lower-back strain against Oklahoma State on Saturday night.

Podcast: Weis on spring football

Kansas head coach Charlie Weis answered several questions about his team in spring football.

Lower back strain might force KU's Embiid to miss some playing...

Joel Embiid's lower back strain might keep him out of action this week.

Self denies Smart's allegation on Monday [$]

Late on Saturday night, Marcus Smart, during a post-game interview, said the OSU coaching staff showed him a quote of Kansas head coach Bill Self saying he was coming to Stillwater to win the Big 12 title outright. On Monday morning, Self set the record straight.

Kansas Clinches Outright Big 12 Title In Loss to Oklahoma State...

I tweeted this during the game, but the fact that Kansas turned it over on 31% of their possessions and didn't lose by 30 is either a sign of how good they are or how bad Oklahoma State is. I lean towards the former, as the Jayhawks continuously coughed up the ball against the Cowboys and still almost came away with a win. My question is this, though: of those turnovers, the vast majority were coughed up by Kansas with little or no coercion from Oklahoma State. The bad news there, of course, is

Who Still Remains: 2014 Hoops Hot Board [$]

With five-star prospects Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre in the fold, who still remains on the 2014 Jayhawk Slant Hoops Hot Board

Missouri junior has big upside

Jimmy Whitt has put up big numbers for his high school all season, but he took a backseat to his older teammates on senior night.

Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 3.3.14

Today's look around the interwebs. Kansas Men's Basketball Hoops 'junkie': Senior Niko Roberts lives, breathes ball | KUsports.com Column: At KU, confetti cannon overkill | KUsports.com Bill Self denies Marcus Smart’s net talk | KUsports.com The Day After: A sad Saturday at Oklahoma State | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com Cowboys soak in excitement of upset victory over Kansas | KUsports.com Column: Desperate Cowboys steadier than KU | KUsports.com No reason to celebrate: Jayhawks lose at O

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