- KANSAS SPORTS-
Big 12 champion Kansas made a clean sweep of the Associated Press (AP) 2017 All-Big 12 awards as the AP announced its conference men's basketball honors Monday. KU senior Frank Mason III is the AP's Big 12 Player of the Year, while freshman Josh Jackson is the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Bill Self the Coach of the Year, mirroring the Big 12 coaches' selection of awards released yesterday.
Kansas Athletics and adidas today unveil the Create Yours uniform collection for the 2017 basketball postseason. The uniform collection features design elements that honor Kansas' unique identity and school history, and will be on-court beginning Thursday, March 9.
Mason’s numbers this season — 20.5 points a game, 5.1 assists, 48.8 percent shooting from the floor, 49.3 percent accuracy from 3-point range — have forced his name into the NBA Draft conversation.
“I think I’m giving my guys a little more freedom to shoot it early, which I think sometimes is good and sometimes it’s not good,” Self said. “But the good thing is they’re playing with a freer mind.”
William "Bill" Hougland, former Kansas men's basketball player and the first player in Olympic basketball history to win two gold medals died March 6 in Lawrence. He was 86.
Patrons and fans coming out to the Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park for the upcoming Big 12 Conference matches between Kansas and TCU (Friday) and Texas Tech (Sunday) will notice an immediate difference in the facility from the last home matches with the recent addition of graphic elements installed around the facility.
Kansas track & field head coach Stanley Redwine, along with associate head coach Tom Hays, took home Midwest Regional awards for the indoor track season it was announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Redwine was named the region's men's head coach of the year, while Hays claimed the Midwest's men's assistant coach of the year award.
Self hasn’t said much at all about the off-field issues — in part, he says, because he cannot. During a brief conversation Saturday with USA TODAY Sports, he referenced Title IX — likely in regard to the situation involving Vick and Calvert — and said, “We’re not in a position to talk about a lot of that stuff like we’d like to.”
Many within the university and program feel the problems are misunderstood, even as school officials decline to clarify while citing privacy constraints and legal guidelines. None of this is productive. None of it is helpful. Worse, it’s a distraction from learning what is true and what is not.
- COLLEGE SPORTS -
The Shockers took care of business by winning Arch Madness, but Illinois State now has to wait. Where do the Redbirds stand when compared to the competition?
An overtime MAAC title win has the Gaels back in the NCAAs, plus a quick look at the other automatic qualifiers so far.
Barry, expected to be named the Southeastern Conference's Sixth Man of the Year on Tuesday, is shooting a team-high 88 percent from the line. He's made ''granny shots'' cool, at least in Gainesville, and has given the 17th-ranked Gators (24-7, 14-4 SEC) a go-to ball-handler in crunch time.
- VIDEO OF THE DAY -
Re-live the 2008 national championship with this highlight video, complete with Bob Davis commentary and a young Tyler Self.