Tag Archives: KANSAS

Kansas Coach Bill Self Needed Some Vodka After Kentucky Dismantled The Jayhawks [Video]

Top-ranked Kentucky destroyed Kansas, 72-40, and, really, it wasn’t as close as the final score suggests. A 32-point beatdown is not the ideal way for a college basketball powerhouse to get on the right track.

Jayhawks coach Bill Self was understandably distraught after the loss. After taking a big swig of water at his postgame press conference, he quipped that he’d rather be guzzling vodka.



Stanford Band Members Got Caught Hiding Booze in Their Tubas

Stanford men’s basketball team is trying to upset Kansas in the Round of 32 of the NCAA tournament, and that means the Cardinal band is in the house.

I mean does anyone love their job more than this cowbell-playing band member? Rock on Cowboy!


Well it seems theirs a reason why the vest slapping lad is a little over enthusiastic. It seems the Cardinal bad got into a little trouble Scottrade Center.

Hey, we’ve all been there, don’t judge. Cheers! 


Andrew Wiggins Swished a Half-Court Buzzer-Beater Against Baylor [Video]

Andrew Wiggins half-court shot at Baylor-a

 Kansas freshman star Andrew Wiggins was held scoreless in the first half against the Baylor Bears before stealing the ball in the final seconds and nailing a half-court buzzer-beater to put the Jayhawks up 35-27, giving his team a huge boost in this important Big 12 matchup. 

Naadir Tharpe would score 22 points, and the Big 12-leading Jayhawks rebounded from their first league loss with a 69-52 victory at Baylor on Tuesday night.

[via ESPN]


High School Football Player Stabbed, But Fends Off Two Knife-Wielding Muggers [VIDEO]

2NgXy.St.81High school football running back, Brett Sterbach, who just played in the Shrine Bowl in Kansas, was attacked by two knife-wielding muggers at a gas station, and was stabbed during the altercation. Video from the Kansas City star shows the muggers approaching Sterbach, who was in the backseat while his family went inside for snacks. The amazing part about this whole ugly situation was Sterbach, only 5-foot-7, 155 pounds, was able to wrest a knife away from one of the attackers – after he was stabbed in the leg – and then fought back, stabbing them and chasing them until he realized his leg was covered in blood. So crazy.


 From the Star:

“These two guys come up to my car and one knocked on the window to ask for something,” Brett said. “I opened the door and, as soon as I did, they pulled a knife on me and said, ‘Give me all your money.’”


“I hung up my phone and acted like I was going to put it in my pocket,” Brett said. “He had the knife at my rib level, so I pushed it down because I didn’t want it near any vital organs. He pushed it forward at the same time, and that’s when I must have been stabbed in the leg, but I didn’t even feel it go in.”


Police later watched the entire surveillance video and told Sterbach he stabbed one of the attackers five times in the collarbone area.



[via KC Star]


Kansas Future Star, Andrew Wiggins, Proves to Be as Advertised with Monster Dunk in Unofficial Debut [Video]

 Kansas Future Star, Andrew Wiggins, Proves to Be as Advertised with Monster Dunk in Unofficial Debut [Video]


Thirteen seconds is how long it took Andrew Wiggins to make jaws drop in a Kansas uniform on Wednesday afternoon.


Wiggins, playing in a scrimmage for Bill Self’s basketball camp in front of a packed house at KU’s volleyball arena, got the ball off a steal and took flight from the left block. By the time he reached his peak, his head was at the rim and all Sacramento Kings center Cole Aldrich could do was watch from below as Wiggins threw down a monstrous dunk.



[Via BleacherReport]


Dunk of the Day: Kansas Ben McLemore Finished a 19-Point First Half With a Crowd Raising Baseline Dunk [Video]

Dunk of the Day: Kansas Ben McLemore Finished a 19-Point First Half With a Crowd Raising Baseline Dunk [Video]


Kansas trailed unranked West Virginia early in the first half, but 19 points from Ben McLemore helped give the Jayhawks a 45-31 halftime lead at home. His final points of the half came on this huge baseline dunk that made announcer Kevin Harlan go crazy, while the Mountaineers just stood around and watched. The Jayhawks would go onto win by double digits.



Despite Suffering Upsets, The Hoosiers Stay at No.1 in College Basketball

Despite Suffering Upsets, The Hoosiers Stay at No.1 in College Basketball


It had been over a month since a team managed to stay atop the college basketball polls, but No.1 Indiana, who College Hoops Betting has as the favorites coming into the NCAA Tournament, broke that trend despite losing a game last week, leading coach Tom Crean to bring up auto racing.


Tom-Crean-on-twitter“I had a good friend tell me that in-season rankings are the barometer of representing what lane you’re in and the direction and how far you are moving towards your goals,” Crean said Monday. “We want to stay in the left lane and keep working on our team and pace, because we know there are quite a few others in the left lane as well.”


The Hoosiers (21-3) lost to Illinois on a last-second basket Thursday but rebounded with a win at then-No.10 Ohio State on Sunday. In a week when four of the top five teams and six of the top 10 lost, it was enough to keep the No. 1 ranking.


“They were really disappointed on Thursday night. And instead of carrying that disappointment into a ‘Woe is me’ mentality, they really did trigger how to get better. And I think it was in the sense of closing games,” Crean said.


“I think there was a different level, a sense of urgency because of the way we didn’t finish it off, combined with the fact that we knew we were playing a team that is outstanding.”



This ends a stretch of five consecutive weeks with a new No. 1, two weeks short of the longest such stretch, in 1993-94. Duke started the run, followed by Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana.


Miami, which received 17 No. 1 votes and one of the hottest team in college basketball, jumped from eighth to No. 3, the Hurricanes’ highest ranking ever. Michigan dropped one spot to fourth, while Gonzaga, which got the other two first-place votes, moved up one spot to fifth.


[Information via Associated Press]