Category: Bill Self

Kansas, Michigan Match Up for What Should Be One of the Most Entertaining Sweet 16 Games

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The Sweet 16 is not at a loss for great matchups, and one of those will come Friday night when top-seeded Kansas takes on No. 4 seed Michigan. Bill Self's success at Kansas is well-documented, while the Wolverines have what Self calls perhaps the best guard-line in the country, starting ...

Bill Self: Western Kentucky is Not Your Typical No. 16 Seed

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Five years ago the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were one of the Cinderellas of the Big Dance. Today, they'll attempt to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1. Kansas coach Bill Self says Western Kentucky isn't the typical 16-seed, but his Jayhawks cruised to the Big 12 ...

Bill Self Doesn’t Mind the Pressure Heading Into League Play with Eight Consecutive Regular-Season Championships on the Line

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Kansas Jayhawks opened up league play Wednesday night with a 97-89 win over Iowa State. All eyes are on the No. 6-ranked Jayhawks in the Big 12 as they defend eight straight regular-season championships. Bill Self embraces the pressure. The Jayhawks' head coach explains in the following interview his philosophy ...

Bill Self Says This Will Be His Team’s Toughest Road to a Big 12 Championship

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks have won eight straight regular season Big 12 titles. It will be quite a challenge to make it nine in a row. Self did a great job a season ago with a depleted roster. Somehow he led the Jayhawks all the way to the ...

Danny Manning: “You don’t leave Kansas just for any job. It’s a great fit. I couldn’t be more excited.”

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Former Kansas assistant coach Danny Manning has signed on to become the next head coach of men's basketball at the University of Tulsa. Manning knows the history behind some elite head coaches starting their careers at Tulsa. Tubby Smith, Nolan Richardson and former boss Bill Self all coached at Tulsa ...

Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks Win Thanks to Spurts

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Bill Self doesn't mince words about his team's offensive production. He readily admits that the Kansas Jayhawks aren't going to look unbelievable offensively, and this is coming from a guy who watched his team put up 92 points on previously unbeaten Baylor this past week. What Self does see is a ...

Bill Self: Kansas Basketball and the Big 12 Will Be Just Fine With or Without Missouri

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Since the beginning of this entire wild and crazy mess, all of the chatter surrounding the Big 12 Conference and possible realignment scenarios has been delineated by a strong sense of doom and gloom. Texas A&M was rumored to be heading to the SEC, which in turn might mean that ...

Bill Self on Big 12 Realignment: “Something positive could come out of it, but it’s nervous times.”

Friday, September 9th, 2011

There has been plenty of chatter over the past few weeks -- and years, really -- about possible realignment in college athletics and, specifically, the Big 12. With Texas A&M attempting to bolt for the Southeastern Conference, everyone is wondering what will happen next. But all that talk has surrounded ...

Former Kansas Guard Josh Selby Doesn’t Seem Surprised That He Fell All the Way to No. 49 In the NBA Draft

Monday, June 27th, 2011

I don't like to cast aspersions on people, but Josh Selby certainly doesn't appear very smart. He doesn't look bright when he's asked in the following interview if he thought about returning to Kansas and he answers that he will probably return to Lawrence at some point in his life. ...

Does Bill Self Believe Kansas Can Win it All? “I’d like to say yes, but I’m not overly impressed with our consistency.”

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

It's always special when March arrives thanks to the madness that comes with it, and I have to believe that this is going to be one of the more special years simply because the race for the national title seems so wide open. You could give me ...