All in the Wrist

All in the Wrist: Jayhawks never stopped believing

Chris Wristen

There were a handful of times early in the second half of the national championship game Monday night when Mario Chalmers' sloppy play helped Kansas squander its five-point halftime lead.There were even more times throughout the second half when it seemed Sherron Collins was single-handedly throwing the basketball game away.Therein ...

Self's vision almost complete at Kansas

Chris Wristen

Bill Self's brand of basketball was met with some serious opposition during his early days at Kansas.Actually, for the better part of three years many KU fans disagreed about what Self was doing. They didn't run enough. They weren't as much fun to watch when they weren't scoring 80 points ...

Don't focus on just one storyline

Chris Wristen

College basketball fans have been transfixed on Saturday's Kansas-North Carolina matchup in the Final Four for a week now.The focus of only about five percent of the coverage hasn't been on things like Sasha Kaun's impact play late in the season or Brandon Rush's clutch performances.About 10 percent of the ...

Let the soap opera begin

Chris Wristen

As a Kansas fan, Must-See-TV is about to take on a whole new meaning. Forget Forget Project Runway. Forget Top Chef. Rock of Love 2. If you want REAL reality. REAL drama, here's your joint: the State of Kansas vs. Roy Williams. ![][1] From ESPN to the local print, radio, ...

Six from the Big 12 are dancing, but how long will they last?

Chris Wristen

It's time to dance, and the Big 12 Conference had six members invited to the party.But when the NCAA Tournament tips off today, which Big 12 basketball teams did you have enough confidence in to pick in your bracket to win a game : or two games : or even ...

Knight and ESPN: Is this a good idea?

Chris Wristen

Oh, the irony.Bobby Knight is coming to the dark side.I couldn't help but chuckle upon reading on ESPN.com this afternoon that Knight, the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history and long-time media adversary, has agreed to be a studio analyst for ESPN during Championship Week and the NCAA Tournament.The ...

Immaturity is Wildcats' weakness

Chris Wristen

The Kansas State basketball team proved it could win a prime time game against a top-tier team when it beat Kansas, 84-75, on Jan. 30.The Wildcats looked like the best team in the Big 12 Conference that night while the Jayhawks looked underprepared and unmotivated.Since then, we've seen that same ...

Jayhawks won't be one-hit wonder

Chris Wristen

Remember how you felt when the Kansas football team became bowl eligible after game six this season?How about your reaction to KU's first defense of a top-10 ranking this year when it mauled Nebraska, 76-39?How about when the Jayhawks improved to 11-0 for the first time in history?Remember your excitement ...

Goin' to Miami

Chris Wristen

The bags are packed and the alarm clock is set to go off four hours from now.That 7 a.m. flight is gonna be a little rough, no doubt.But this might just be the best early morning flight ever. The destination is Miami. A few of my best buds will be ...

Player development is key to Mangino's success

Chris Wristen

Mark Mangino knew winning football games at Kansas University would be no easy task when he was hired to take over as the program's coach.Six years later, however, Mangino has the Jayhawks near the top of the college football world. They own a program-best 11-1 record, a top-10 national ranking ...

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