Before the pom-poms waved, the band played and supporters of Kansas University football cheered on the 2016 team during Saturday’s annual spring game at Memorial Stadium, the crowd of 1,200 fans, along with the players and coaches on the field, kicked things off with a moment of silence for former KU running back Brandon Bourbon, who on Friday was found dead near his hometown of Potosi, Mo., after a six-day search. By Matt Tait
Second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty explains the scoring system implemented during the Jayhawks' open practice at Memorial Stadium, and answers questions about KU's progress this spring.
By far the loudest play of Kansas University's spring football game belonged to junior transfer LaQuvionte Gonzalez, a wide receiver from Texas A&M who sat out all of 2015 and has been dying to get back on the field ever since. By Matt Tait
The spring football event, which used to be but no longer is a game, also serves as a dress rehearsal for reporters who cover the Kansas University football program. That’s another way of saying it’s a day to practice writing the truth without being mean, no easy juggling act in recent seasons. By Tom Keegan