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Guenther: McClain held Illini together

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Friends and colleagues described former Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain as a friend and father figure as he was mourned this past week. A former boss revealed McClain was the glue who held the Illini program together when coach Bill Self left for Kansas in 2003. Then-athletic director Ron Guenther says he almost didn't realize McClain could...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas ranked No. 5 in coaches’ poll

The Kansas Jayhawks will enter the 2014-15 season  ranked No. 5 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll. The poll was released on Thursday afternoon. This marks the 23rd time in the 26-year history of the coaches’ poll that Kansas has been ranked in the top 25. This is also the ninth time Kansas has been ranked seventh or higher in the poll since Bill Self joined the program prior...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shooter or player? Self challenges Frankamp to shape his KU legacy

What's it going to be, Conner Frankamp? Shooter? Or player? "It was, obviously, a little different," the Kansas sophomore guard said of his freshman campaign, one that smoldered but never quite got around to setting the Big 12 on fire. "But like I said, just getting in the gym as much as you can, and work on your weaknesses, it makes getting in the game a little...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Bill Self, Master Of Ceremonies

This is The Student Section’s first basketball-themed Locker post of the season. It certainly leaves an image in the mind’s eye. Notice the fleck of gray hair near Bill Self’s right temple, accentuating his choice of attire: Coach got his swag on. #KULateNight pic.twitter.com/kZF43KgwFY — Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) October 11, 2014
Via The Student Section
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas basketball’s new locker room is breathtaking

The Kansas men’s basketball team might soon have a new apartment complex to live in, but for now, they’ll have to settle for an awesome locker room.  Bill Self’s program has upgraded its locker room at Phog Allen Fieldhouse, bringing a modern look to the locker room and clubhouse. The project began this summer and was recently completed.  Check it out:  kuathletics.com ...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Self comments on point guard / bigs

Yesterday, Bill Self spoke with the media about the point guard position. In addition, he gave some insight into how he might play small and how he’ll use his bigs. This is what he said: “Really, we’re probably the deepest we’ve been at point guard. Last year, I kind of screwed it up and didn’t play Frank there as much as I should have. I probably didn’t put enough on...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Told Bill Self He Wanted to be Traded

Andrew Wiggins has seen his name dart around NBA trade circles since LeBron announced his return to Cleveland and barring a shocking twist, the No. 1 pick will finally be in Minneapolis by the end of the month in the Kevin Love deal. As the former Kansas star sat in limbo for weeks, it appears he was hoping to be traded, something he shared with his former coach Bill Self. Wiggins...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Mizzou hire makes Bill Self look even better

The recent hire of Kim Anderson by the University of Missouri has proven once again that KU fans are extremely fortunate to have Bill Self as the head of their program. This isn’t a Mizzou-bashing piece at all, by the way. I think Kim Anderson is actually going to do a better job as Mizzou head coach than Frank Haith ever did. But is that really difficult? Haith led Missouri to...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Basketball Recruiting: The race for Devonte Graham

Devonte Graham finally received what he had been wanting for over a year when new Appalachian State head coach Jim Fox released him from his letter of intent he had signed with the school the fall of his senior year in 2012 when he played at Broughton High School in Raleigh. Graham had an ongoing battle with former coach Jeff Capel, who refused to release Graham after an impressive...
Via isportsweb.com
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Bill Self isn’t a jerk and the $5 million man knows what he’s doing

Not even four minutes into game time during last night’s College Gameday matchup between Kansas and Oklahoma State, the Jayhawks were officially outright Big 12 Champions. Kansas State knocked off Iowa State and earlier in the day, Texas lost. That meant that even if the Jayhawks lost their remaining three games, the Jayhawks would still be Big 12 champs (and no sharing this year...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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