With the Illinois Fighting Illini set to kick off at the Kansas Jayhawks in just a couple hours, we reflected on how much bigger this game is than what it was expected to be, way back when it was scheduled. It's a lot more relevant than what anyone expected, even a couple years ago. With that in mind, we re-publish what we wrote in December 2017, about the symmetry between … [Read more...] about Illini Football and Kansas Jayhawks: Still Power 5 Twins?
Heard anything about Kansas Jayhawks basketball lately? What's the matter with Kansas? And I'm not talking about the 2003 Thomas Frank tome explaining how the middle and low classes in the rural populace consistently votes against their own economic interests. I'm talking KU hoops. Just a week ago, Kansas had the nation's longest winning streak at 18 games. Now, the program … [Read more...] about What’s the matter with Kansas Jayhawks basketball?
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series. Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days. Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. … [Read more...] about #4 Kansas Jayhawks: College Basketball 111 in 111
Tyshawn Taylor helped lead the Kansas Jayhawks to the NCAA National Championship Game this past season. Though KU lost to Kentucky and fell short of cutting down the nets, a terrific senior season helped propel Taylor to possibly being a first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. One of the biggest questions regarding the Jayhawk floor general is just that; can he be a true … [Read more...] about Can Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor be a true NBA point guard?
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 … [Read more...] about Perry Ellis helps restock loaded Kansas Jayhawks squad
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 … [Read more...] about Jimmie Johnson at Kansas Speedway: NASCAR’s version of the Jayhawks
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 … [Read more...] about Kansas Jayhawks future NBAers: Tyshawn Taylor, Jeff Withey
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! … [Read more...] about #2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #2 Kansas Jayhawks: everything you need to know