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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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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