URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!")



  • It sure is quiet in here. Especially seeing we are about to hit October!

    We seem to be a Top-5 team… but we’ve thought that before in September.

    I am holding my breath until IARP submits an “update!” I’m expecting that update to be more about how fast they are working, how wonderful of a job they are doing, and implying the Kansas Jayhawks as a bunch of lowlifes. I really scratched my head when they mentioned publishing a timeline will “improve their credibility!” An admission of having a credibility problem. Imagine that!

    "In order to investigate a case further, the CCU now has to “demonstrate a compelling reason why additional investigation is required.” " Of course… they wouldn’t want to apply this retroactive. Not since we are involved.



  • @drgnslayr said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    It sure is quiet in here. Especially seeing we are about to hit October!

    We seem to be a Top-5 team… but we’ve thought that before in September.

    I am holding my breath until IARP submits an “update!” I’m expecting that update to be more about how fast they are working, how wonderful of a job they are doing, and implying the Kansas Jayhawks as a bunch of lowlifes. I really scratched my head when they mentioned publishing a timeline will “improve their credibility!” An admission of having a credibility problem. Imagine that!

    "In order to investigate a case further, the CCU now has to “demonstrate a compelling reason why additional investigation is required.” " Of course… they wouldn’t want to apply this retroactive. Not since we are involved.

    ya it’s quIet. - -I’ve thought this a lot in here lately. Use to be a really really busy site - - NOW it’s POOF like a bunch of ghosts , and Basketball games & recruiting right at the head of the class. We have to suffer those these Summer months and look forward to the Basketball season, and it’s a quiet as a Church House Mouse in here lol. - - - Hang in there drgnslayr - -surely help is on it’s way . - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • I haven’t pulled the stats to see how many unique visitors we have. I’m sure its down a little, but we will see come bball season. We may want to try to pull some new voices in. I haven’t had much success in my limited attempts. We’ve lost a few of our more outspoken members. Are numbers down on other sports chat boards too?



  • @drgnslayr

    They gave a timeline for a timeline. Only the NCAA… I certainly get the sense whenever they do release whatever its going to be a huge distraction to the team.



  • @BeddieKU23 said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    @drgnslayr

    They gave a timeline for a timeline. Only the NCAA… I certainly get the sense whenever they do release whatever its going to be a huge distraction to the team.

    Agree and probably even a bigger one to recruits



  • I mean, how long can the IARP/NCAA drag this damn thing out? How long would they want to? Wrap it up already! But the longer it drags on, I still think that it plays in our favor. What, going on four years now or more? They obviously don’t have squat.



  • @jayballer67 said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    @BeddieKU23 said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    @drgnslayr

    They gave a timeline for a timeline. Only the NCAA… I certainly get the sense whenever they do release whatever its going to be a huge distraction to the team.

    Agree and probably even a bigger one to recruits

    Yeah recruiting has been impacted for several years now. This 22 class has been much better then others but even if they sign all 3 there’s nothing guaranteed with what’s looming. Expect the worst, be happy if its not as bad as we think it could be.



  • @BeddieKU23 said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    @jayballer67 said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    @BeddieKU23 said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    @drgnslayr

    They gave a timeline for a timeline. Only the NCAA… I certainly get the sense whenever they do release whatever its going to be a huge distraction to the team.

    Agree and probably even a bigger one to recruits

    Yeah recruiting has been impacted for several years now. This 22 class has been much better then others but even if they sign all 3 there’s nothing guaranteed with what’s looming. Expect the worst, be happy if its not as bad as we think it could be.

    Ya worst case scenario we could get hit and if not already Rice de-commits, which I’m not really that sure on him anyways still wait and see him on the floor. If we get hit Rice may say nope - - Dick might too



  • @approxinfinity said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    I haven’t pulled the stats to see how many unique visitors we have. I’m sure its down a little, but we will see come bball season. We may want to try to pull some new voices in. I haven’t had much success in my limited attempts. We’ve lost a few of our more outspoken members. Are numbers down on other sports chat boards too?

    I know I’ve just been super busy with the start of the school year and a bunch of other stuff happening in my life all summer. Haven’t had much time, energy or interest in posting about basketball during the offseason. I’m looking forward to the season though!



  • I had thoughts that having Covid keeping more people home… it would spark our site. More time, more involvement.

    But I have to admit I watch less sports since Covid (but still as rabid for Jayhawks and Chiefs!). We had the live sports cancellations early on and it changed my habits and I’ve never looked back!

    I’m a human once again… not just a sports wonk! lol



  • @drgnslayr Throw in the amount of unprocessed grief and trauma for just enduring the last year and a half while many seem to just be going about there business as if everything is back to normal…



  • There seems to be a lot less actual coverage of KU these days as well. No insiders giving scoop about players. There was some twitter hype about Harris being a “standout from the offseason”. Unless that means he can shoot the ball and will now score I see no reason to get overly excited about that.

    Self seems to like the group he’s assembled but doesn’t know how its all going to fit together.

    Remy Martin has been hurt so that’s slowed him down. Need to keep him healthy to be a Top 5 team



  • @drgnslayr said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    I had thoughts that having Covid keeping more people home… it would spark our site. More time, more involvement.

    But I have to admit I watch less sports since Covid (but still as rabid for Jayhawks and Chiefs!). We had the live sports cancellations early on and it changed my habits and I’ve never looked back!

    I’m a human once again… not just a sports wonk! lol

    Ditto, bro. … I’ve found a new appreciation for the little things (which aren’t so little), such as spending time with my family and enjoying their company.



  • The last few years have destroyed what little social consciousness this country had. We have entered an era of insular hyper individualism, feeling disconnected from the whole.

    Maybe it was all a grand facade that has been shattered, that our common man was never so noble as we hoped him to be. Maybe this is a capitalist end game where giant monopolies greedily gobble up everything while we turn inward and ignore the changing economic landscape. Maybe what will seem like an eternity will just be half a lifetime and we will find what unites us again.

    I expect college basketball to haunt me with echoes of yesteryears, and I hope that I can find beauty contained in the 94 by 50 that cannot be defiled still.



  • @BeddieKU23 said in URPing in the Hollow Halls... (no... not "Hallow!"):

    There seems to be a lot less actual coverage of KU these days as well. No insiders giving scoop about players. There was some twitter hype about Harris being a “standout from the offseason”. Unless that means he can shoot the ball and will now score I see no reason to get overly excited about that.

    Self seems to like the group he’s assembled but doesn’t know how its all going to fit together.

    Remy Martin has been hurt so that’s slowed him down. Need to keep him healthy to be a Top 5 team

    The Harris hype came because Bill Self said Harris would start right now over Remy at PG. I’ve said all off-season that Harris will play a lot next season because of his defense. He doesn’t need to be an elite scorer the way Remy is. Harris just needs to play lock down on ball defense and knock down open threes like he did towards the end of last season.



  • @Texas-Hawk-10 I like Harris too. Looking at our roster, I can’t help - and I like his game and saavy - but to think that Braun is going to see a decrease in minutes.



  • @benshawks08 sorry to hear you’ve been going thru that. I know exactly what you mean, been there.



  • @Texas-Hawk-10

    John Rothstein also went to a KU practice a few days ago. Tweeting about the palpable hype regarding Harris. Also mentioned this team could be 10 deep (we know that’s unlikely with how Self operates). Mentioned Martin possibly being able to play off the ball. Mentioned the shooting abilities of Martin and Coleman-Lands. But your right Self talking about Harris certainly is helping drive it.

    Would be intriguing to see Harris/Martin on the court at the same time. I absolutely prefer two guards to playing the Braun/Agbaji combo again a majority of minutes.



  • Certainly sounds like Pettiford will have a role as a freshman.



  • One thing I’ll be interested to see if Rothstein is correct, he mentioned team speed is improved from last season. I’d hope so with this roster



  • I haven’t been here as much. Been spending a lot of on line time over at the Sox site with their great season having me hyped up. Don’t want to be that annoying guy hyping up my team that no one else cares about so i don’t mention it here unless it involves the Royals. I think the disappointing end to the last two seasons has lessened my enthusiasm for KU hoops but it will certainly come back when the games begin again.



  • I think Harris will be hugely improved this year. He’s gained noticeable strength over the summer and is more confident. He already had the basketball IQ wit that just can’t be taught… like sensing steals. We shouldn’t forget his play making abilities, too. He just makes everyone better… in games and also in practice.

    This team should be our best shot since the Doke/Dot combo. I think, actually, a more entertaining team to watch! Self described it… 4 players playing 1 3/4 positions. So that means Braum/Agbaji playing the 3?

    If Cam can survive in post defense… he can really spread the floor on the O end.

    Definite on team speed increasing… overall athleticism improved! Hearing good things about several returning players improved.



  • Rothstein also tweeted about guys playing 94 feet of defense. I’ve always wanted to see KU press so hopefully that’ll come to fruition. Seems like they have the athletes and depth to do it



  • @focojayhawk

    You and me both. I still have my doubts we will see it though. I don’t think it really works to attempt if the coach isn’t 100% into presses. I’ve never seen Self get excited about running presses.



  • URP UPDATE: Historic timeline outputted. Next will be the Gettysburg Address. For those holding your breath… good news… ventilators are becoming widely available as Covid cases decline.



  • The IARP timeline was posted yesterday. Riveting transparency into the case.


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