A source close to the Kansas basketball program confirmed to the Journal-World on Wednesday night an earlier report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that William & Mary transfer Jack Whitman had decided to leave the program. Whitman informed Kansas coach Bill Self of his decision Wednesday night, the source said. A graduate transfer who joined the Jayhawks this spring and would have been eligible to play during the 2017-18 season, Whitman has decided to leave the school, according to the source, and it is not yet clear if he plans to play out the final year of his basketball career elsewhere. The news comes at a tough time for Kansas, which is set to embark on its overseas exhibition trip to Italy in
Iowa offensive lineman Sean Welsh has gone public about his ongoing battle with depression. In a first person essay posted to Iowa’s official website, Welsh (No. 79, center) says symptoms emerged during his redshirt freshman season. He noticed himself eating less and spending more time isolated from other people, and felt his enthusiasm for school and football evaporate. He played through the depression, but felt his play suffer as the season progressed. Football, the driving force for many years of my life, went from a source of purpose to a source of apathy. I started to feel a myriad of negative emotions: sadness, anxiety, dread and anger. They hit me like a bombardment from the moment I woke
Actor Sam Kebede went to rehearsal hoping to get some insights about what it’s like to be recruited by a big-time college basketball coach. Hall-of-Famer Jim Calhoun was happy to assist. The coach who led UConn to three national championships before retiring in 2012 is serving as a technical adviser on the production of a new play, “Exposure,” which is being put on this weekend at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford.