Well, this is the greatest thing that’s happened today. KU needs to offer both of them honorary doctorates.

Well, this is the greatest thing that’s happened today. KU needs to offer both of them honorary doctorates.

8 February 2013 ·

This may not be Self's Mona Lisa — he did win a national championship, after all — but this is the year he turned finger paints into a masterpiece.

This is a great article from Grantland about the invention of basketball and KU’s vital role in the foundations of the game, all juxtaposed with the story of Bill Self’s career with the Jayhawks. It actually made me tear up toward the end, but I’m tired and kind of emotional today, so don’t hold it against me.

16 March 2012 ·

Look what I found on a wall not two blocks from my apartment. It feels like home.

Look what I found on a wall not two blocks from my apartment. It feels like home.

27 May 2011 ·

The Atlantic: "If You Root Against Kansas, You Root Against America"

This piece doesn’t want for hyperbole, but it does accurately convey one very important fact: historically speaking, you wouldn’t be watching the game of basketball as we know it today if it weren’t for the University of Kansas.

25 March 2011 ·

Did I shout out “Rock chalk Jayhawk” to this visitor to our fair city and her similarly clad family? No, only because three hours earlier I reflexively yelled out the chant to a different passerby wearing KU apparel who didn’t hear me, and it was kind of embarrassing.

Did I shout out “Rock chalk Jayhawk” to this visitor to our fair city and her similarly clad family? No, only because three hours earlier I reflexively yelled out the chant to a different passerby wearing KU apparel who didn’t hear me, and it was kind of embarrassing.

17 October 2010 ·

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