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JHT PODCAST – Episode 24 – Gonzalez Twins, Tarik Black, Andrew Wiggins, and Titletown

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by jayhawktalk No Comments

In this the 24th installment of the Jayhawk Talk Podcast, Kevin and Andrew get together to talk a variety of topics related to KU sports — the addition of Tarik Black, more Andrew Wiggins news, the NBA Draft, KU Football news and recruiting, and a super not creepy discussion on the Gonzalez Twins of KU women’s basketball. Come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy the Jayhawk Talk Podcast. Rock Chalk!

Find us on iTunes HERE (will be up later this evening if not yet posted) — use for Apple devices and desktop computers

Find us on Podbean HERE (available right now!) — use for non-Apple mobile devices

As always, please do us a favor and leave us a 5-star rating and a comment on iTunes. It really helps us out! Rock Chalk!

KU iPhone Wallpapers

Posted on: March 17th, 2013 by jayhawktalk 1 Comment

Just in time for March Madness, my buddy Jared Dunn (@jaredadunn on twitter) has produced some pretty sweet KU iPhone 5 wallpapers, and I wanted to share them here. Click the links below for the full size of the photos.




Find more work from Jared at his website,

Rock Chalk!


Jayhawk Talk Podcast – Episode 19 (Featuring CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander)

Posted on: March 12th, 2013 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The very first podcast episode recorded in the postseason. Andrew and Kevin are joined by CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander (host of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast) to talk Big 12 Tournament, Bracketology, Cinderellas, Subliminal Messages, and KU’s title hopes. Come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy the Jayhawk Talk Podcast!

Find us on Podbean here (non-iPhone users)

Find us on iTunes here (most everyone else)

As always, please do us a huge favor and subscribe/rate/comment on iTunes. It helps us spread the word on the podcast. Rock Chalk!

Jayhawk Talk Podcast – Episode 5 – Basketball Returns!

Posted on: October 31st, 2012 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Let's all make fun of this together!

In this, the 5th installment of the Jayhawk Talk Podcast, the guys talk some KU-Texas football, preview the exhibition basketball season, talk some Greg Ostertag, and relentlessly make fun of Kansas State and Missouri. If you like KU sports and have a little time to spare, we’d love to share our rants with you. Come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy. Rock Chalk!





Jayhawk Talk Podcast Episode 4 – Late Night!

Posted on: October 17th, 2012 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Courtesy of CJOnline

In Episode 4 of the Jayhawk Talk podcast, the guys discuss this last weekend’s Late Night in the Phog festivities, touch on some KU basketball recruiting, pontificate on Self’s rotation this year, and applaud the effort of the football team against OSU. Oh, and the triumphant return of Stat Boy! (#FF @KUStatBoy on twitter). Come on in, have a beer, and enjoy!

Here’s where you can find us:

On iTunes or iPhone

On JayhawkTalk

On your (non-iPhone) mobile

Please rate and comment on iTunes if you like us. It helps a ton. And, as always, thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!




Jayhawkers Movie

Posted on: June 29th, 2012 by jayhawktalk 2 Comments

(Editor’s Note: The following is courtesy of Katherine Hollar.  She is a huge KU fan and great follow on twitter at @katiehollar. We met at a KU basketball game in Lincoln when she tried to run me over with her car (allegedly). She’ll be providing JHT ongoing updates about an exciting film project coming soon to a theatre near you!)

The Phog soon will roll onto the big screen.

Now in pre-production, Jayhawkers will tell the story of how Phog Allen and Chancellor Frank Murphy recruited Wilt Chamberlain from Philadelphia to play at Kansas…and how a group of unlikely allies changed college basketball and Lawrence in a parallel to the Civil Rights movement that changed the country.

At the helm of the project are writer/producer/director Kevin Willmott and writer/producer Scott Richardson. Willmott, an associate professor of film at KU, has directed two films (C.S.A.: Confederate States of America and The Only Good Indian) selected to the Sundance Film Festival. Richardson, a KU alumnus, has produced multiple projects for The History Channel and has written and consulted for many leading entertainment outfits, including A&E and AMC.

A full synopsis is available at The film will weave together the father of modern basketball coaching, the most legendary basketball player of the modern era and the tension of racism and segregation – only one year after Brown vs. Board of Education in Topeka, just 20 miles from Lawrence. As the filmmakers state, “The struggle for dignity and civil rights on the court would bond a team and change a town forever.”

The movie’s climax will come during the triple-overtime 1957 national championship game against the University of North Carolina, a game that has been called the greatest in college history.

More details will surface soon, but the movie will be shot in Lawrence (and the Fieldhouse), and Kansas fans will be tickled by the casting pick for Wilt Chamberlain, to say the least.

We talk a lot about tradition with Kansas basketball, but too often that conversation focuses on banners on the Fieldhouse wall, not the heritage of the Free State progressives. Jayhawkers will honor both – and fans will have opportunities to get involved. Like the Facebook page. Be an extra. Donate a few dollars, once the crowdsourcing effort is underway. Help Willmott and Richardson show the film community – and the nation – why we pay heed.


Rock Chalk Tweet Tweet

Posted on: January 25th, 2012 by jayhawktalk 1 Comment

Many KU fan signs are inspired by Twitter

I’m into Twitter. I know many of you are too. I got on my Twitter game in the middle of 2008. I started @JayhawkTalk a couple years later, mostly so that I could keep my personal life tweets separate from my KU tweets. Not that there was much of a difference in the two timelines.

Since the middle of 2010, I have watched the KU Twitter community burgeon into quite the social phenomenon. I follow quite a few other fan bases on Twitter in addition to KU, and I’d be hard pressed to find a school that does Twitter quite like Jayhawks do Twitter.

It’s actually interesting how organized KU fans are. For instance, there are bona fide hash tags for both sports (#kubball and #kufball). Most schools can’t even figure out what one of their tags should be (read: #kstate, #emaw, #ksu #ksumbb). There are also funny or unique KU hash tags that people get on board with (#FreeSelby, #FOE, #WitheyBeingWithey, #KUCMB, #MarchSwagness, and #PointPlankn). They come and go, and new ones are always popping up and catching on.

Hell, recently we’ve even seen people playing @FakeJoeDooley‘s drinking game via twitter.

There’s no question KU tweeters aren’t afraid to be passionate too. I see all of the national sports writers retweeting and responding to KU fans every day. Sure, we’re noisy and we like to defend our team. Some of it, though, is that we are just all about Twitter.

Every so often, I plan to highlight some people on my blog that I enjoy following. The list is not meant to be exhaustive or even close to it. I just thought it would be worthwhile to point out a few people every so often that have their Jayhawk Twitter game on lock down as well.

I’ll separate them by category. Also, now is a good place to note that I have extensive Twitter lists maintained from @JayhawkTalk that I encourage you to take a look at if you’re not into following everyone. Check them out here.

Here are 30 folks off the top of my head that I enjoy following for one reason or another.

Always have great KU info: @BHanni @JayhawkSlant @RockChalkTalk  @mlavieri @mctait

Good recruiting info: @ebosshoops @KUTheShiver @EvanDanielscout @AdamZagoria

Folks I always stop to read: @joshklingler @jaybilas @getnickwright @kenpomeroy @mellinger

Fun follows: @DanBeebe @FakeJoeDooley @FakeJeffWithey @KansasHulk @FakeCharlesWeis

Solid KU fan follows: @CassieRupp @kevbo9 @katiehollar @jayhawk_kevin @kutattkat @travis_ku @crimsonandblu

Best KU player follows: @_tee_y (and not close), @dp2nice

Best Former KU player follows: @nickcollison4, @next718star

That’s all for now. Again, I did this off the top of my head, so please don’t reply and ask why you weren’t included. Over time, I’ll do more of these kinds of posts with updated people I enjoy following.

In the interim, Rock Chalk Jayhawk! #kubball #kucmb

New Website!

Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by jayhawktalk No Comments

I am excited to announce that I am officially graduating from blogspot! Yes, as you can tell by now I have a freakin’ website. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it yet. For now, you will find the same kind of blog posts as I was doing on the previous blog. However, instead of posting pictures to a blog post, I will post them to my photos section of this website (see tabs above). In addition, I am excited to announce that I am pairing with a great friend to start a Jayhawk Talk podcast. We will have weekly guests and will discuss the most recent news and action surrounding KU athletics. Stay tuned for more exciting news and check back soon. Great new content is on the way.

Rock Chalk!!