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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 4.22.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 4.22.13

Ronald Martinez

Kansas Basketball

The Mountain West, Marquette's momentum and other early losers of the offseason - college basketball - ESPN
The Jayhawks have won nine straight league crowns, but their chances of capturing No. 10 appear to be in jeopardy. "If someone else doesn't win it this year, no one ever will," one Big 12 coach joked.

Bill Self in good company at L.A. tourney |
Tyus Jones, a 6-1 junior point guard from Apple Valley (Minn.) High, told in L.A. that he had in-home visits with Duke, Baylor, Ohio State and Michigan State last week, with KU coaches to enter his home Tuesday. He’s ranked No. 3 in the Class of 2014. Today, KU coach Self will visit Jahlil Okafor, 6-10 junior from Whitney Young High in Chicago and the No. 1-rated player in the Class of ’14.

Opinion: Guessing game — Nobody knows where prep phenom Andrew Wiggins will spend his one year in college |
“Anyone who says they know where I’m going is a liar,” Andrew Wiggins famously said. “I don’t know where I’m going, so they can’t know where I’m going.”

Bill Self: Oklahoma State has Big 12's best roster - College Football - College Basketball - Rumors - FanNation
"They may have had the best roster anyway (without Smart)," he added. "That was a big decision that I'm sure keyed other players making sure they stayed as well."

College Basketball

NCAA may give Midnight Madness earlier start - ESPN
One change would allow teams to hold up to 30 days of practice in the six weeks leading up to their first regular-season game. Previously, teams had only four weeks to get those practices in. Another change would eliminate the starting time for the first permissible workouts. Currently, teams are not allowed to begin until 5 p.m. on the Friday closest to Oct. 15. The new rule would allow schools to make their own judgment about the starting time when practice begins.