As much as assistant Kenny Perry loves seeing KU’s secondary expand its depth, this month at preseason practices the fiery coach also has enjoyed spotting the improvements on the opposite side of the ball. By Benton Smith
Tom Keegan believes that it's ridiculous to even think about giving Ryan Lochte another opportunity to represent the USA in swimming after the hateful lies he told at the expense of Brazil, the host country of the just-concluded Olympic Games.
After finishing the 2015-16 season with career bests in points (11.3), assists (3.7), rebounds (3.3), three-point shooting (.441) and more, KU guard Devonte' Graham spent the summer focused on getting bigger and stronger and is eagerly awaiting the start of his junior season. By Matt Tait
The first time Brandon Stewart heard the faint buzzing emanating from the airspace above the Kansas football practice field, he assumed the worst. A senior cornerback, Stewart knew the team had expanded its video equipment to include a drone. It just took a few preseason practices for the Jayhawks to get used to the newest addition to the program. By Benton Smith
Tom Keegan writes that Kansas won't have any trouble winning its season opener but after that, envisioning another victory gets a little murkier. Quarterback and offensive line are two of seven concerns about the 2016 Jayhawks.
After holding a team meeting on Monday, Kansas coach Bill Self and his Jayhawks will officially begin preparations for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday. By Matt Tait
Class of 2017 point guard Tremont Waters, the No. 39 ranked player in the class according to Rivals.com, plans to visit Kansas in September. By Matt Tait
Freshman Mandi Duggan scored her first career goal, and Kansas’ soccer team claimed its first victory of the season, 1-0 on Sunday night at Rock Chalk Park.
Every time the Kansas football team plays a home game, head coach David Beaty would like to see Memorial Stadium filled to capacity, with more than 50,000 spectators cramming into the nearly century-old venue. The second-year coach also understands the struggling program has a lot of work to do before that vision comes close to reality. By Benton Smith
Former Kansas All-American Chris Thompson finished tied for 44th in the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., pushing his web.com tour season earnings to $18,879.
There was a lot of hype and, yes, even a few nerves in the hours leading up to Kansas point guard Frank Mason III throwing out the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium before Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. But when all was said and done, the KU senior from Petersburg, Virginia survived. Barely. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas track & field sprinter Kyle Clemons became the latest Jayhawk to capture a gold medal on Saturday, after the United States won the 4x400-meter relay event inside Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
While Ali and Jordan were among the names you might expect to hear when listening to answers about one's favorite athlete of all-time, KU coach Bill Self threw an energetic crowd a curveball when answering the question Saturday at KU's Traditions Night. By Matt Tait
If anyone was worried that the Kansas volleyball team would enter the 2016 season a little fat and happy over its magical run to the Final Four, a 30-3 record and No. 4 national ranking a year ago, the intensity on display on Saturday at Horejsi Family Athletics Center, where the Crimson team defeated the Blue in three sets, 14-25, 25-16, 25-22, likely quieted all concerns. By Matt Tait
If David Beaty’s plan comes to fruition, his Kansas players will exit preseason camp more football savvy than when they arrived. In an effort to make the Jayhawks a smarter team, the second-year coach made a point this week to simulate as many specific game scenarios as possible. The KU faithful who made it out to Memorial Stadium Saturday morning for Fan Appreciation Day got to witness exactly what the coach meant. By Benton Smith
Kansas was in the first all-Central time zone Final Four last fall and is ranked No. 5 in a preseason poll that features three Big Ten and two Big 12 schools. The Jayhawks remain hungry and eager to start the season with today's public exhibition at Horejsi Center.
There’s still a long way to go in the pursuit of 7-foot center DeAndre Ayton, Rivals.com’s top-ranked prospect in the class of 2017, but Bill Self’s Jayhawks certainly seem to be in a good position. By Matt Tait
Kansas’ Grace Hagan scored on a second-half penalty kick, but the Jayhawks’ soccer team fell to Minnesota, 2-1, in its season opener Friday at Rock Chalk Park.
Former Kansas sprinter Kyle Clemons ran the third leg and aided his 4x400-meter relay team to a spot in the Olympic final Friday night inside Olympic Stadium. The Americans finished second overall in the qualifying heats with a time of 2:58.38 and will compete in the event final at 8:35 (CDT) Saturday.
One of these days Kansas football coach David Beaty will be ready to name a staring quarterback. Friday just wasn’t that day. By Benton Smith
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