Hey Grantland, how about you give Charlie Weis a chance to work at KU

In case you haven’t read it yet, Grantland.com has a story on the doom and gloom of Kansas football and its loud-mouthed, bad college football coach Charlie Weis. It’s a worthwhile read for anyone who either does not like Weis or wants to point and laugh at the historically...

Elijah Johnson’s Hilton Magic

“It’s going to get broke sooner or later… I don’t feel like you should put all that pressure on yourself. Just do what the others did. Have fun, learn the game and do what you’re supposed to do.” -Elijah Johnson at Big 12 Media Day Elijah Johnson thinks about...

Jayhawks frustrate, confuse and naturally win in double OT

My 5-year-old got mad at me the other day because I called him “little man” and he thought I was making fun of him. I tried to explain that it was a term of endearment. As soon as I said “term of endearment” I realized I had lost him,...

Is Oklahoma State the team that finally ends KU’s Big 12 title streak?

The warning signs scream the end of a streak. Oklahoma State is a bad matchup for Kansas. Oklahoma State won at Allen Fieldhouse. At ALLEN FIELDHOUSE! Oklahoma State has won seven straight Big 12 games. Kansas lost to TCU two weeks ago. If you’re a betting man, it might...

Naadir-ly Needed

What most see in the picture above is a team about to set its offense. The Jayhawks were set up perfectly to run the secondary break. Naadir Tharpe takes one more dribble toward the right wing, stops and passes back to Perry Ellis. Ellis passes to Travis Releford on...

Identifying the deeper issues with the Jayhawks

Let’s start with the simple explanation for why the Jayhawks are losing and then let’s begin to put that narrative to bed. Elijah Johnson is playing bad basketball at the point guard position. Johnson has 42 turnovers in the last 11 games. He’s shooting 29.8 percent in Big 12...

The Bs have nothing on this one

Kansas started the year 20-1 and 10-0 in the Big 12. The Jayhawks were led by four seniors and a high-flying, three-point shooter in the backcourt. Then they went on the road and lost in double overtime in Lubbock. Then they got punked by some tough guards from Iowa...

How Markel Brown got so open against KU’s defense

Bill Self is unleashing the venom on his team this week and for good reason. The Jayhawks’ performance against Oklahoma State was as frustrating as it was concerning. The laundry-list of frustrations includes weak perimeter passing (a reoccurring bugaboo for this team), boxing out for rebounds (Marcus Smarts sends his appreciation)...

Observations from KU’s win at West Virginia

The water cooler talk from KU’s 61-56 win over West Virginia will be poor free throw shooting and sloppy stretches that were as ugly as those futuristic unis. (If that’s the future, I want to live in the past.) But re-watching the game there was more good than you...

KU: The Defending Champ

They had you fooled, didn’t they? Two underwhelming games into the Big 12 season and some thought maybe these Jayhawks really were vulnerable? Maybe December dominance was more fluke than fully functioning. But unless Ben McLemore did real damage to his right ankle — Bill Self said it was...