- KANSAS BASKETBALL -
After a successful two-game road trip, Kansas (22-3, 10-2) returns home to host West Virginia (20-5, 8-4) on ESPN Big Monday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m.
“I hope our guys approach the West Virginia game like it’s not even part of our league race; that it’s us against them,” said Self of the 8 p.m., Big Monday showdown with West Virginia at Allen Fieldhouse. “They whipped us the last time we played and we know we’ve gotta be a lot tougher and handle pressure.”
In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Zenger maintained his confidence in Kansas coach Bill Self's handling of the program and insisted the athletic department has "a very healthy" relationship with the university and local law enforcement.
- KANSAS FOOTBALL -
Four-star receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who on Feb. 4 became one of five prep juniors from the southeastern state to commit to the Jayhawks that day, announced on Twitter eight days later he’s had second thoughts.
Highly regarded strength and conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson is leaving the coaching field, according to multiple sources from inside the athletic department, for a job in the medical industry.
Jay Dineen is just the latest in a long list of family members to play or attend Kansas University.
Beaty was hired to provide some new energy in the program, and although that hasn’t necessarily been seen in many ways on the field, it is becoming clear something may be working off of it.
- KANSAS SPORTS -
In Kansas softball's final game of the Stetson Lead-Off Classic, junior Sarah Miller pitched a complete game shutout, using her defense and the arm of junior catcher Harli Ridling to slow the Akron run game, as the Jayhawks beat the Zips 6-0.
Victories from the Jayhawk men's 4x400-meter relay and junior shot putter Nicolai Ceban set the tone for an impressive Saturday for the Kansas track & field teams at the Tyson Invitational and the ISU Classic in Ames, Iowa. KU athletes ended the meets with 10 top-three finishes and a handful of marks that put them near the top of the conference standings with the Big 12 Championship meet just two weeks away.
After coming off of one its best offensive efforts in Big 12 Conference action, Kansas women's basketball couldn't get the momentum to swing its way on the road, falling to No. 10 Texas, 75-42, on Saturday afternoon inside the Frank Erwin Center.
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
The Red Raiders, a fringe NCAA tournament team in need of a big win to push them on the right side of the bubble, are now in ninth place of the 10-team conference. Which begs the question: Are there really any bad teams in this league?
In the Gators' 71-62 win over Texas A&M on Saturday, Barry set a school record by making his 39th consecutive free-throw. He's gone more than nine games and counting since he last missed from the charity stripe.
The severity of the health issue is unknown, but he has responded well to treatment thus far and hopes to coach the Wildcats during spring practices, according to one of the sources.
At 15-11 overall and 5-8 in the Big Ten, Indiana almost certainly wouldn’t be NCAA tournament-bound were the field selected today. The Hoosiers boast a pair of massive non-league victories over Kansas and North Carolina, but they’ve lost to every other KenPom top 50 opponent they’ve faced.
According to GoPowercat and the Wichita Eagle, Klein is set to return as quarterbacks coach. He will replace Del Miller, a longtime Bill Snyder lieutenant who will retire after 20 years on the Wildcats’ staff.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS -
The 76ers center has missed nine consecutive games already with a left knee bone bruise, and the team on Saturday evening confirmed that the 22 year-old has a meniscus tear in the same knee.
- KIDS THESE DAYS -
When the adults couldn't get things right, the kids made a decision and a huge statement.
- VIDEO OF THE DAY -
Chasing a ball flying out of bounds, Kabellis caught up to it and flung the ball backward with one hand and straight into the basket. Of the opposing team!