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March Madness Early Takeaways: The Likely Stars Of The Sweet 16

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports

The first weekend of March Madness provided three 12-5 upsets, a 1-seed losing its first game of the season and the fall of powerhouses Duke and Kansa...

Joel Embiid's Ailing Back Needs To Be His First Priority

Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.11.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Joel Embiid, freshman center for the Kansas Jayhawks, has to be careful. Embiid is currently sidelined with a stress fracture in his back, and no one knows how long it will keep him off the court -- he may end up missing the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament. The 7-foot phenom is 19 years old with his entire basketball career ahead of him. Embiid, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a potential number one pick in June's NBA Draft, is stuck in a precarious situation. Right now, 10th-ranked Kansas is one of just a handful of teams capable of winning a national championship. Yet if Embiid returns to the game too soon, he risks damaging his back irreversibly.

HIGHLIGHTS: Smart Leads Ok. State To Upset Win Over Kansas

AP | CLIFF BRUNT | Posted 03.02.2014 | Sports

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Smart had no intention of avoiding Joel Embiid, Kansas' 7-foot shot blocker. Even after a first half ...

500 Club

AP | LUKE MEREDITH | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

AMES, Iowa -- Kansas coach Bill Self has 500 wins because Elijah Johnson "blacked out." That's the only way Johnson could describe one of the great p...

Kansas Snaps Skid With Blowout

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 02.12.2013 | Sports

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Ben McLemore scored 30 points on his 20th birthday, Jeff Withey dominated in the paint and No. 14 Kansas routed No. 10 Kansas State ...

Oklahoma Hands Kansas 3rd Straight Loss

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 02.09.2013 | Sports

NORMAN, Okla. -- Romero Osby scored 17 points, Steven Pledger added 15 and Oklahoma held off No. 5 Kansas 72-66 on Saturday to give the Jayhawks their...

Jayhawks Coach Signs New Contract

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Bill Self could be roaming the sideline at Allen Fieldhouse well into the next decade. The Kansas basketball coach agreed to a rest...

LIVE: NCAA Title Game

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

Kentucky and Kansas meet for the 2012 NCAA men's basketball championship in a classic matchup of traditional powers. No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats (37-...

Kentucky vs. Kansas: Previewing Three Crucial Matchups

Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

If John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats are the ultimate Goliath, than Bill Self's Kansas Jayhawks are the greatest David of all time. Despite the 6.5-point spread that Vegas laid on Monday night's national championship game, the affair is a battle between two of college basketball's elite, blue-blood programs. Here are the three crucial matchups heading into the final.

Power-Program NCAA Title Game

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Kentucky has the best players. Kansas has the most heart. From the first practice in October to the final cutting of the nets in Apr...

Give The 'Devil' His Due

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — It feels like we've been here before. Nothing quite as apocalyptic as UNLV-Duke some two decades earlier, mind you, but plenty of...

Jordan Schultz

Final Four 2012: Best Coaching Moves Of NCAA Tournament

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.29.2012 | Sports

In the NCAA Tournament, where the room for error is constantly shrinking, making or not making a specific coaching move can often be the difference be...

Self Made Man

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 05.28.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The question has been dressed in different ways, asked by countless people in every situation imaginable: Is this the best coachi...

Final Fourtune: Coaches Set To Cash In

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 03.27.2012 | Sports

-- Ohio State coach Thad Matta has already cashed in on the Buckeyes' trip to the Final Four. So have the rest of the coaches whose teams are headed...

Kansas Beats North Carolina; Advances To Final Four

Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.25.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

It was the story of two halves for both Kansas and North Carolina in the Midwest Regional Final; both teams were lights-out for the opening 20 minutes while both struggled to regain the same offensive flow after intermission.

Kansas Edges UNC To Reach Final Four

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.25.2012 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Back in December, Kansas was scuffling along at 7-3 and simply making the NCAA tournament would have been considered an achievement....

Kansas Beat OSU To Win Big 12 Title

AP | By JEFF LATZKE | Posted 02.28.2012 | Sports

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Tyshawn Taylor scored 27 points, Thomas Robinson added 17 points and 11 rebounds and No. 3 Kansas claimed the Big 12 title outrig...

Kentucky Tops Kansas At The Garden

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Looking for his family soon after a loss, Tyshawn Taylor tried to keep things in perspective for this young Kansas team. Tied at hal...

College Basketball Coach: Get Rid Of One-&-Done Rule

kusports.com | Photo by Mike Yoder | Posted 09.04.2011 | Sports

If Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had his way, the NBA's next collective bargaining agreement would include an alteration of the so-call...

Kansas Defeats Richmond

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO -- In an NCAA regional full of underdogs, Kansas played like the dominant No. 1 seed it is. Brady Morningstar scored 18 points and the Ja...

College Coach Roulette

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

As the college basketball season reaches its denouement, we can say with confidence that the four coaches who brought their teams to Lucas Oil Stadium will be well compensated for their efforts.

Pickens To Pay Kansas Coach $6M To Switch Teams?

CBS News | Dennis Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yo, T. Boone. We ain't talking no drive-thru teller anymore. Forget the cashier's check. Go directly to whatever hedge fund you fancy and start withdr...