KU's Briscoe practicing

Friday, August 7, 2009

Despite some previous uncertainty about his eligibility, Kansas University junior receiver Dezmon Briscoe took part in the team's first practice of the fall season Friday, team officials said.

Briscoe, an all-Big 12 second-team receiver as a sophomore last season, missed most of spring practice — including the team's Spring Game in April — due to suspension as a result of academic issues.

“I anticipate that he will (be there when practice starts in August),” Mangino said during last month's Big 12 Media Days in Irving, Texas. “He has work to do (academically), and he's not the only one. There's several players that have work to do. I tell him, ‘It’s pretty simple: You get your work done, you're with us in August. You don't get your work done, you’re not.’ And we don't cry about it, and we don't feel bad about it — we go to the next player.

“But I don't anticipate any issues.”

Briscoe, who set school records last season for receiving yards (1,407) and touchdowns (15), was recently selected by media as a preseason all-Big 12 selection.