Kansas Jayhawks Thomas Robinson headed to Charlotte Bobcats? (Video)

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The Sports Bank’s Ngozi Ekeledo stopped by the 2012 NBA Draft Combine’s Media Day and talked to KU’s Thomas Robinson about possibly bringing his winning mentality to the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Perry Ellis helps restock loaded Kansas Jayhawks squad

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Kansas Jayhawks super-recruit Perry Ellis. Yes, his name is exactly like the famous clothing designer, so will he be a fit at the Phog? Is he dressed for success at the level of big time college basketball? (c’mon you knew I was going to do some stupid clothing/designer pun, if the suit fits, wear it!)

Ellis is a 6-8 forward center from Wichita Heights who talked about why he choose to stay home close to KU.

“I’ve felt most comfortable there, they’ve been recruiting me since my eighth grade year, so I went there all the time,” he told me at the McDonald’s All-American game.

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Jimmie Johnson at Kansas Speedway: NASCAR’s version of the Jayhawks

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Jimmie Johnson‘s October 2011 victory at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City happened at an opportune time in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, but just like the University of Kansas Jayhawks college basketball team, which resides about 30 miles west of the speedway on I-70, the win wasn’t enough to pull off another championship.

But Johnson’s stats in Kansas, like the Jayhawks, are impressive, and include multiple championships, like the Jayhawks. What few may not remember was that those championships would not have happened without the help of some local businessmen. Brothers Stan and Randy Herzog, owners of a St. Joseph, Mo.-based company, were Johnson’s early team owners in his off-road racing days.

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Kansas Jayhawks future NBAers: Tyshawn Taylor, Jeff Withey

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When it comes to future NBA players on the Kansas Jayhawks roster, it of course starts with Thomas Robinson, the go-to-guy and likely top 5 pick in June.

But there are two guys you saw in the national title game last night who have professional potential too: point guard Tyshawn Taylor and Center Jeff Withey. Both have had their pluses and minuses highlighted and magnified on the national stage this March.

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Jayhawks Coach Bill Self has Shirt Deserving of its Own Post

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Where do you begin upon looking at this picture of Kansas Jayhawks Coach Bill Self? Well, when you recruited Deron Williams and the rest of the guys who brought the Illini to the 2005 National title game, you can wear whatever shirt you want; no matter how Jersey Shore/ecto cooler in solid rayon form/homosexual environmentalist fund-raiser the shirt looks. (h/t to Kitchen KC)

We’ve had a lot of posts on college basketball, but we’ve never devoted a whole post to a shirt first.

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#2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #2 Kansas Jayhawks: everything you need to know

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The eastern and western outskirts of what we call “the Midwest” will meet on Saturday in the prime time national semifinal game. The 2008 national champion Kansas Jayhawks will meet the 2007 runner-up Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2012 Final Four.

Let’s break it down!

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Kansas’ Thomas Robinson only unanimous pick on AP All-American team

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Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson, a leading national college basketball player of the year award candidate heads today’s announcement of the AP All-American team.

From the Associated Press:

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Georgetown’s Ewing, North Carolina’s Phil Ford headline College Hall of Fame class

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Georgetown’s dominating center Patrick Ewing, Kansas legend Clyde Lovellette and North Carolina’s star guard Phil Ford headline the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2012. Joining them for enshrinement will be coaches Joe B. Hall and Dave Robbins, players Kenny Sailors, Earl Monroe and Willis Reed and contributors Jim Host and Joe Dean.

A three-time consensus first team All-America, Ewing dominated during his career at Georgetown.

The seven-foot center led Hall of Fame coach John Thompson’s team to three NCAA championship games, including a national title with an 84-75 win over Houston in New Orleans in 1984. He is the all-time leader in blocked shots (493/3.45pg), rebounds (1,316/9.2pg) and games played (143) for Georgetown.

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Josh Selby Putting Kansas Behind Him; Focusing On NBA Draft

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To say Josh Selby had a roller coaster freshman season at Kansas would be like saying Jennifer Lopez has an okay body; a gross understatement.  Still, the Jayhawks combo guard chose to leave Lawrence after one season and embark a NBA career that is filled with more question marks than the Riddler‘s costume.  As the NBA Draft draws near, Selby is ready to put his brief collegiate career in the rear view mirror.

By: David Kay

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Kansas Jayhawks Look to Rock-Chalk Their Way to Houston

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Choke artists. If there were two words to describe the Kansas Jayhawks under coach Bill Self those two may be it. The Jayhawks have ruined many brackets through the years from their first round losses to Bucknell and Bradley to their did-that-really-just-happen second round exit to Northern Iowa last year.

That’s why, when Kansas only led by four at halftime against 16th-seeded Boston University, people everywhere held their breath. KU, with the exception of the 2008 national title, has been known to choke in tourney time and what’s scary for those Jayhawk fans is that the Regional matchups look like the perfect trap games.

Starting with their Friday night game against Atlantic-10 postseason champion Richmond, Kansas could get to Houston by playing two Regional games against double-digit seeds. No number one seed has anything close to that easy but that’s not to say that Richmond is totally incapable.

By Zachary Wadley

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99 in 99: #7 Kansas Jayhawks

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The Kansas Jayhawks were supposed to be the unstoppable beast heading into the NCAA Tournament and practically every expert’s pick to bring home the championship.  Instead, KU was upset in the second round by Northern Iowa and saw their title hopes vanish quicker than Bruce Pearl’s recruiting ethics in the past couple of months.

Despite losing three starters, the Jayhawks reload on talent and should be in Final Four conversations come March; assuming they finally get highly touted freshman Josh Selby’s status straightened out.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors for the 2010-2011 season.  Click here if you missed teams #8-#99.

By: David Kay
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