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No. 2 Kansas Stunned In NCAA Tournament

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and No. 10 seed Stanford wrapped up its second straight upset at the free throw line...

Andrew Wiggins Can Fly? It Sure Does Look Like It

Posted 03.21.2014 | Sports

Andrew Wiggins certainly looked like he could fly during Kansas' opening game in the 2014 NCAA Tournament game. With No. 2 Kansas trailing No. 15 ...

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.

WATCH: Andrew Wiggins Shows Once Again Why NBA Tanking Is A Thing

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports

It took Andrew Wiggins about six seconds to show off the athleticism that has had him tipped as a future NBA star since high school. Over forty minute...

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 ...

Texas Takes Down Kansas

AP | BY JIM VERTUNO | Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Don't crown sixth-ranked Kansas as Big 12 champions just yet. There's another team with serious designs on winning the title. ...

HIGHLIGHTS: Kansas Avoids Collapse In Upset Victory

AP | By DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 03.20.2014 | Sports

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self was riding Naadir Tharpe so hard in practice earlier this season that the junior point guard began to wonder whether...

WATCH: Freshman Phenom Throws Down Monster Dunk

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points in a blowout win over Kansas State on Saturday, including this emphatic one-handed dunk in the second ...

Kansas Star Badly Misses Free Throw After Taking Shot To Head

Posted 12.21.2013 | Sports

After coming up very short on a free throw, Kansas forward Perry Ellis seemed to know he couldn't keep playing on Saturday afternoon. Ellis had just t...

WATCH: No. 6 Kansas Stunned At Buzzer

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Askia Booker brought Colorado fans spilling onto the court by swishing a 25-footer at the buzzer Saturday to lift Colorado to ...

Former College Football Player Sues NCAA

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | Sports

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former University of Kansas fullback Christopher Powell alleges in a lawsuit that the NCAA failed to adequately protect athletes...

Wiggins Already Taking On Mythic Status

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 08.29.2013 | Sports

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The story that will accompany Andrew Wiggins' first game at Kansas, an impromptu exhibition during coach Bill Self's summer ca...

Top Hoops Prospect Makes Major Announcement

Posted 05.14.2013 | Sports

Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks have landed top basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins, who averaged 23.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game...

Kansas Star Announces Huge Decision

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 04.09.2013 | Sports

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The hardest decision of Ben McLemore's life turned out to be no question at all. Kansas coach Bill Self made sure of it. The talent...

WATCH: Burke Forces OT As Michigan Rallies For Upset Win

Posted 03.29.2013 | Sports

Trey Burke may have gotten off to a slow start against Kansas in the Sweet 16 but he came through when it mattered most. After a scoreless first half,...

LIVE: Sweet 16 Action

Posted 03.29.2013 | Sports

The Sweet 16 concludes on Friday evening with the No. 1 overall seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the Cinderella squad from Dunk City and a handful of...

Kansas Vs. Michigan

Posted 03.27.2013 | Sports

No. 1 seed Kansas will face No. 4 Michigan in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament in the South region. After avoiding being on the wrong side...

Kansas Surges To Win

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 05.24.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Top-seeded Kansas was on the ropes, turning the ball over about as often as it was putting up shots, and had allowed North Ca...

Kansas Survives Upset Bid

AP | By DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self predicted this week that a No. 1 seed would someday lose to a No. 16. He didn't know h...

Kansas vs. Western Kentucky

Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports

No. 1 seed Kansas will face No. 16 Western Kentucky in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the South region. Bill Self and his Jayhawks...

Jayhawks Sit Atop South Region

AP | By DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 05.17.2013 | Sports

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Elijah Johnson is the first to admit there have been far more talented teams to play at Kansas, even in the four years he's be...

Kansas Defeats Rivals To Lock Up Big 12 Tourney Title, NCAA Bid

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 05.16.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One by one, Kansas players headed to the top step of the ladder to cut down the nets, with Jeff Withey carefully nipping at a...

Rivals To Decide Big 12 Tournament

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 03.16.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas and Kansas State won't be able to share this championship. The longtime rivals, separated by about 80 miles of interstate,...

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 Squeaks By OK State In 2OT

AP | JEFF LATZKE | Posted 04.22.2013 | Sports

STILLWATER, Okla. — After he'd missed time and time again all night long, for some reason Naadir Tharpe's final attempt just felt right when it ...