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Notebook: Kansas Basketball Coach Bill Self set to enter Naismith Hall of Fame

If I had a hammer

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Absolutely TONS of stuff for you all to sort through today!


Although Bill Self won’t be officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame until tonight, the festivities in Massachusetts have already begun.

The reality of the accomplishment didn’t hit him until he arrived in Springfield, MA.

Self calls the experience of seeing his name listed alongside Phog Allen and other greats “humbling.”

Bill Self’s engraving says “Kansas University” on it. Uh oh. The Hall has promised to fix the “mistake.”

Wayne Simien recalls that when Bill Self first got to campus, he was able to earn the trust of the players quickly.


After blowing a route on the first play of the game, Ben Johnson learned from that mistake and roasted the SEMO defense on a similar play later in the game.

Kansas experimented with a bigger defensive front against SEMO, at times putting Daniel Wise at DE, and Clint Bowen was pleased with the results.

Per Doug Meacham, Daylon Charlot was held back by injuries in fall camp and is having to climb back up the depth chart.

As of six years ago, new Kansas placekicker Gabriel Rui had never kicked a football.

Here’s a little primer on Central Michigan courtesy of Bobby Nightengale at the LJW.

Limiting mistakes is the theme for Central Michigan this week.

Just in case you don’t believe me, Central Michigan is focusing on limiting mistakes as they prepare for Kansas.

Marcus Henry of the 2008 Orange Bowl Jayhawks joins Brian Hanni on the latest KUAthletics podcast.

Maciah Long allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a loaded handgun during an argument, which led to his arrest.


Kansas Volleyball hosts the Kansas Invitational this weekend, and it is a loaded field. Lots of tickets available on Stubhub, go get some!

Ainise Havili has been a starter since she set foot on campus and continues to cherish her leadership role on the volleyball team.


Why is Oklahoma State playing at South Alabama?

Regardless of how you feel about the coach of your college team, doing something like this is not OK.

Hurricane Irma is forcing cancellations of college football games across the state of Florida.

Who should be on upset alert this weekend?


So the Chiefs beat the Patriots. That basically means they’re the 2016 Super Bowl champs now, right?

Tyriek Hill flashed the peace sign to the Patriots (not the Dan Devine version) while running out a 75-yard touchdown pass.

Eric Berry left the game late with an apparent achilles injury.