Kansas Jayhawks Articles

Like just about everything else this college basketball season, the National Freshman of the Year race is a bit of a mess. A week ago, Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel could have been considered a frontrunner, not only for the top freshman, but also...
David Fox
2 years ago
A wild college basketball season has an eventful week ahead of it. Entering Tuesday, 11 conferences had ties atop their leagues -- either outright ties or teams tied in the wins or losses column. And these aren’t obscure conferences either:...
David Fox
2 years ago
Most of the talk on college football’s national signing day centers around which true freshman can make the biggest impact for a program for that upcoming season. While true freshman often make big contributions, the impact junior college...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which...
David Fox
2 years ago
Recruiting in college football is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. Recruiting in the Big 12 has its major advantages and major...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Is it time to start celebrating or time to start worrying? Those are the questions fans of a handful of teams will start asking over the next month or so of the season. Are NCAA bids or conference contender status being locked up? Or for other...
David Fox
2 years ago
Another week, another No. 1 in the Athlon Sports college basketball power rankings. For the third week in a row, we have a new team in the top spot following Duke two weeks ago, then Michigan. We return to an old friend at No. 1 in Indiana,...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Leave it to the state of Indiana to remind us how much fun regular season college basketball can be. The top two games of the year have been played in the Hoosier State with a wildly different cast of characters, different pressures and...
David Fox
2 years ago
Miami’s 90-63 drubbing of Duke last week shuffled the power rankings in more ways than one. First, the Blue Devils’ loss means Athlon will have a new No. 1 this week. Our nod goes to Michigan, who is having its best season since Chris Webber...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to attempt to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The discussion for the top spot in college basketball continues to be a contentious one, but we’re sticking with the same No. 1 team we’ve had for several weeks — Duke. Two weeks ago, the last four undefeated teams lost. A week ago, two other...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Recruiting rankings are an inexact science, and even the experts will admit that. It is virtually impossible to measure heart, work ethic, mental focus and self-awareness in 17- and 18-year-old kids. Especially, in the face of the most important...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
One of the critiques of the 2012-13 college basketball season has been a lack of eye-popping players vying for player of the year awards. Think of Player of the Year performances and competitions in recent years by Anthony Davis, Jimmer Fredette...
David Fox
2 years ago
2013 is shaping up to be an interesting year in the Big 12. Kansas State claimed the conference title in 2012, but a new champion should be expected next season. Oklahoma tied the Wildcats for the Big 12’s top spot, but the Sooners must replace...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Kentucky's Anthony Davis Kentucky was the nation’s best team for 2012 (at least through April). Anthony Davis was the nation’s best player. And great rivalry games in the Bluegrass State and out churned out some...
David Fox
2 years ago
The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. Athlon continues its look at how each All-Conference team ranked as high school recruits with the first-team All-Big 12 team. Related...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The first month or so of the season has been a strange one for the Big 12. Somehow, the league that boasts a solid Kansas team, a team that beat Kentucky in Lexington and a contender for freshman of the year is having an identity crisis. Few...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Big 12 is two years removed from hosting a championship game, but the league’s BCS bid and title will still come down to two teams in the final week. Kansas State remains in control of its own destiny for the Fiesta Bowl if it defeats Texas...
David Fox
2 years ago
Texas alumni are holding their traditional Hex Rally this week, but it probably won’t be as fun. In College Station, the Aggies are holding Midnight Yell Practice in anticipation of their Thanksgiving week game. But with TCU and Missouri on...
David Fox
2 years ago
A chance to coach college football at the top level of the game for a living should make any man on the sideline to be thankful. Some should be more thankful than others this year, though, to be coaching major college football this season....
David Fox
2 years ago
Kansas State remains atop the Big 12 power rankings, but the Wildcats are no longer in the driver's seat to play for a national title. Despite the loss to Baylor, Kansas State still maintains an edge for the Big 12 title. Oklahoma survived a...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Kansas State is one win away from clinching a share of the Big 12 championship and a BCS bid, but the Wildcats have greater aspirations. The Wildcats are no longer the underdog in the Big 12 or nationally, rising to No. 1 in the BCS this week....
David Fox
2 years ago
Kansas State was a big winner from the Big 12’s Week 11 action. The Wildcats knocked off TCU 23-10 to improve their record to 10-0. But that wasn’t the only bit of good news for Bill Snyder’s team. With Alabama losing to Texas A&M, Kansas...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The opening of the college basketball season garnered a little more buzz this season, even if some of the key games didn’t go as planned. Even if the aircraft carrier games -- two of which were canceled and one was postponed -- didn’t go off...
David Fox
2 years ago

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