Clicking in Kansas City

Something clicked for Jeff Withey in the second half on Tuesday night shortly after Withey missed a baseline jump hook, a shot he has routinely gone to but yet to make this season. Withey realized he had plenty of space and time to operate against Saint Louis, and so...

Saint Louis presents a challenge similar to Davidson

Bill Self astutely said on Monday night that Saint Louis reminds him of Davidson, something he’s surely to mention to his team a time or two on Tuesday leading up to the CBE Classic title game. There’s not a much better way to get his players’ attention than bringing...

Bill Self takes a page out of Frank Martin’s book

Bill Self had to give his team a little Frank Martin to get past Chattanooga 69-55 on Thursday night. These Jayhawks need coaching, that much was obvious when they trailed at halftime to CHATTANOOGA, but that’ll come in practice and over the Christmas break. What they needed on this...

Don’t miss the promise in Jayhawks’ meltdown

Almost a year ago it was Kansas on the national stage against Duke in Maui and Tyshawn Taylor gifted 11 turnovers and a win to Duke. Some days, like that one, we’d see Bad Tyshawn. Some days, they were to come, we’d see Good Tyshawn. Many wondered whether Kansas...

Some premature observations of KU in the exhibition

It’s time to freak out with some rapid reactions from KU’s 62-50 exhibition win against Washburn on Monday night. Did you find yourself saying “Man, I really miss Tyshawn Taylor” at least once during Monday’s game? Did you pay an unplanned halftime visit to the liquor store? Longing for...

Don’t treat Perry Ellis like David Padgett

The Jayhawks were the by-default pick to win the Big 12 on Thursday and they’re a worthy selection. They have the best defensive center in college basketball. They have a senior point guard who made some of the biggest shots of the 2011 NCAA tournament. They have an old,...

Eric Winston’s right, Matt Cassel didn’t deserve this

By now I’m sure you’ve watched or read about what Eric Winston said about the fans who cheered when Matt Cassel was hurt on Sunday. It was sad. It was disappointing. It was a moment that a lot of people probably wish they could take back. Not everyone cheered,...

Another (Crist-infused) KU meltdown

Turner Gill gave us no hope. Charlie Weis dangles hope in front of our faces and runs us into a wall. It’s not easy rooting for KU football, and days like Saturday’s 30-23 loss at Northern Illinois make it a depressing exercise. The Jayhawks should be 3-1 with hopes...

Snyder’s Wildcats aren’t lucky; they’re better schooled than you

A few years ago before the coaching mismatch of the century (Bill Snyder vs. Turner Gill), a random former K-State football player stopped by my tailgate. He said something that I always think back to when I watch Kansas State play. He told us that Snyder spends the majority...

Charlie Weis’ love affair impairing his play-calling

Dayne Crist has a big arm. He throws pretty spirals. They go really far. He can throw rockets. He can loft it. Zing it. Wing it. He could probably put a little curve on the football if you asked nicely. Charlie Weis wants you to know that. He wants you to...