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Why Bill Self is the Best Coach in the Big 12

The Big 12 is considered to be one of the best conferences in college basketball. Loaded from top to bottom with teams that contend annually for the NCAA tournament, the coaches who lead the squads also boast impressive resumes. This list ranks the coaches based on one question of criteria: If I was choosing a Big 12 coach to hire for my team today, combining all factors such...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: Oubre Declares, Recruiting, and Final Four Preview

Kelly Oubre has declared for the NBA Draft. He’s the sixth one-and-done in the Bill Self era. With more decisions on the way and major players returning for other Big 12 schools, how good can Kansas be next year? The answer lies in the hands of a bunch of McDonald’s All Americans that squared off last night.
Via Rock Chalk Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: Personnel Changes Coming for Self and Jayhawks

This is an opinion column sent to Rock Chalk Blog by Brad Hope. If you would like to share your opinion with the RCB community, tweet @RockChalkBlog with your idea! By Brad Hope There are some hard decisions coming in the next month for Bill Self. While the loss to Wichita State is still very fresh in everyone’s mind, Self now has to focus on what has to been done for the good...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas’ Bill Self Meeting With Charlotte Graduate Transfer Mike Thorne Today

Kansas’ 2014-15 men’s basketball season came to an end on Sunday, when the No. 2-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 7 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round.  Bill Self is already working on setting up his 2015-16 squad.  According to’s Evan Daniels, the Kansas coach is meeting with Charlotte graduate transfer Mike Thorne today. Thorne, who has one year...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Do Bill Self’s Kansas Teams Underachieve in the NCAA Tournament?

“Bill Self is a few 2008 Memphis free throws away from having a lot of explaining to do.” – College Basketball Journalist Rick Bozich on Twitter It’s no secret that Kansas has been known for some early-round upsets in recent years. Sunday’s loss to Wichita State was the sixth time that the Jayhawks were bounced from the tournament on the first weekend as a top two seed...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Self upset by Kansas State storming the court

Kansas State won its biggest game of the season on Monday night, as the 14-15 Wildcats defeated No. 8 Kansas at home. Naturally, the fans stormed the court after the 70-63 win. Kansas coach Bill Self was not happy about it. Self found himself pinned near the scorer’s table after hundreds of fans flooded the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Bill Self Put A Student Manager In For The Final 35 Seconds Of Today’s Game Against TCU

No. 8 Kansas’ 81-72 victory over TCU this afternoon was a routine one for most of the Jayhawks. But for senior student manager Chris Huey, it was a day he’ll never forget. Jayhawk head coach Bill Self put Huey on the roster for today’s game as a walk-on, and Huey wasn’t just a bystander. With 35 seconds left, Self put the Kansas City native in, and he drew a nice round of...
Via College Spun
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Self Suspended An Assistant Coach For Two Weeks For Drug Possession Fine

Kansas basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard was charged with misdemeanor drug possession in the summer and ordered to pay a fine. Today, Kansas head coach Bill Self announced the penalty for his 34-year-old colleague.  Bill Self announces two-week suspension for assistant coach Jerrance Howard, who was fined for possession of marijuana last summer. — Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bill Self breaks LCD screen after hitting it

Kansas head coach Bill Self lost his cool during the second half of his team’s game against Oklahoma on Monday night. The Jayhawks led at the half, 51-32, but things quickly went downhill from there. The Sooners fought back, and took the lead, 59-58, with roughly 10 minutes remaining in the second half. Self was not happy about it. And later on, with five minutes remaining, he...
Via The Sports Daily
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bill Self joked about wanting vodka after big loss

Last night did not quite go as planned for Kansas. While Kentucky was the favorite heading into the game, with its impressive 10-man rotation replete with McDonald’s All-Americans, Kansas has a number of impressive young players in its own right. One 72-40 loss later, things don’t look great for the Jayhawks. Head coach Bill Self tried to keep things light during the post-game...
Via College Spun
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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