KU point guard hospitalized after brawl with football players

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

It sounds like the Kansas men's basketball team and football team are having a little trouble co-existing on the same campus.

Kansas starting point guard Tyshawn Taylor was treated at a hospital Tuesday with a dislocated left thumb after he was involved in a fracas with members of the Jayhawks football team, several Kansas newspapers reported.

A source told the Lawrence Journal World that Taylor could miss up to four weeks after the injury apparently occurred in a skirmish between several members of the men's basketball team and football teams in front of the Burge Union on the Kansas campus.

Taylor's Facebook page indicated that he was hurt in a fight, the Kansas City Star reported.

“I got a dislocated finger ... from throwing a punch ... so don’t let the newspaper gas yall up aite,” Taylor wrote.

Police were called to Jayhawker Towers about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday to disperse a crowd of about 20 individuals gathering in the parking lot. The Journal-World's police scanner indicated it was in response to the incident that happened earlier in the day.

Kansas football coach Mark Mangino and men's basketball coach Bill Self have been supportive of the other's programs over the years. Mangino often attends basketball games. And Self was at the Jayhawks' game last week with Duke where he was interviewed during the television broadcast.

But it looks like that mutual respect among both high-level programs must stop at the coaching offices.

Taylor, a native of Hoboken, N.J., was Kansas' third-leading scorer as a freshman, averaging 9.7 points and 3.0 assists per game.