Although most of the action regarding Texas A&M's decision to leave the Big 12 Conference has taken place in Texas, Kansas University chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and athletic director Sheahon Zenger have been involved in a variety of ways in ensuring the survival and continued success of the Big 12.
All offseason, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill raved about his team’s improved speed and the impact that the new crop of faster players would have on his team. Tuesday, at his first regularly scheduled news conference of the 2011 season, Gill said fans should not have to wait long to see it.
It’s been 361 days since the Kansas University football team opened the Turner Gill era with a loss to North Dakota State in front of a stunned Memorial Stadium crowd.
It seemed like such a gross miscalculation and nothing that happened in the North Dakota State game changed that perception. One year later, it’s not too soon to hand down a verdict: Turner Gill’s decision to move Toben Opurum, the team’s leading rusher as a true freshman, to defense made Kansas University a better football team and Opurum a better NFL prospect.
Archie Goodwin, the No. 12-rated prospect in the college basketball recruiting class of 2012, told Rivals.com on Tuesday he will attend Kansas University’s Sept. 24 Legends of the Phog alumni game as part of an official campus visit.
The Big 12 Conference board of directors has formed a committee to look at possible replacements for Texas A&M if the Aggies leave the league as expected.
Kansas University soccer freshman Ingrid Vidal took home two honors on Tuesday, one from the Big 12 Conference for newcomer of the week, and the other from College Soccer 360 for the Primetime Performers Honor Roll for games played from Aug. 22-28.
While rival Texas has been rolling out its Longhorn Network, top-ranked Oklahoma has been working to expand its television capabilities, too.
The city of Lawrence and Kansas University’s transit systems again will offer a shuttle service between downtown and Memorial Stadium on all KU home football dates.
One day after Kansas University football coach Turner Gill announced Deshaun Sands was removed from the team for violating team policies, Sands pleaded guilty and settled his pending Lawrence Municipal Court case.
The ex-wife of the highest-ranking official caught in the University of Kansas ticket scalping scandal has denied any fraudulent transfer of assets in their divorce settlement.
A state investigation continues into whether Kansas State University’s online merchandise store is skirting sales tax law, and now some state legislators also are beginning to question KSU’s online practices.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self is not losing any sleep over Texas A&M’s apparent departure from the Big 12 Conference.
Texas A&M has notified the Big 12 it will withdraw from the conference, according to a newspaper report.
A statue of Sam Bradford will be added to Oklahoma's Heisman Park on Wednesday.
Coach Bob Stoops says receiver Trey Metoyer and defensive tackle Jordan Wade will not be joining top-ranked Oklahoma for the upcoming season.
After another uncertain offseason for the Big 12, there is finally some talk about playing actual games. At least from the coaches.
The academic failures of Southwestern Athletic Conference schools have crippled some of the league’s most popular, money-making programs heading into the football season.
Garrett Gilbert has earned a second chance to be the starting quarterback at Texas.
In the past few months, Kansas University’s football team — under new defensive coordinator Vic Shealy — has switched its defense from a 4-3 base formation to a 3-4 base formation. Here’s a closer look at the change.
Kansas University’s cross country teams are both included in the top 15 of the Midwest Region preseason rankings that were announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday.
True freshmen Alex Mueller and Tanner Gibas will be special teams starters for Kansas in its first game, according to the team's depth chart released Monday afternoon.
With all the talk about Kansas University’s football safeties focused on projected starters Bradley McDougald and Keeston Terry, it can be easy to overlook Lubbock Smith. Not a good idea.
With just under 10 minutes remaining, freshman Ingrid Vidal scored two goals within a four-minute span to lift Kansas University to a 2-1 soccer victory over No. 20 San Diego on Sunday afternoon.
Kansas University freshmen basketball players Braeden Anderson, Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor have yet to arrive on campus as they await word on their eligibility from the NCAA clearinghouse, coach Bill Self confirmed Sunday night.
Several Kansas University football players will fare better this season because they either have improved their conditioning or have sharpened their minds with an extra year of experience. The problem, of course, is that the players from opposing teams have grown, too. A quick look at the foes on the schedule reveals why the most popular predictions for a KU victory total seem to range from one to three.
Kansas University basketball newcomer Kevin Young didn’t cite Tyshawn Taylor’s speed, Thomas Robinson’s strength and/or Elijah Johnson’s hops when asked to identify what’s impressed him the most so far about the 2011-12 Jayhawk team.
After spending last season with the defensive linemen, Toben Opurum can already tell this year’s group is improved.
Kansas University’s volleyball team, led by tournament MVP Allison Mayfield, claimed the Georgia Bulldog Invitational title on Saturday night with a 25-16, 25-19, 25-14 victory over Georgia.
Big 12 officials expect Texas A&M to announce within the next week that it plans to leave the conference.
On Monday, when he stands in front of the entire Kansas University student-athlete population, Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger will deliver a message he hopes will reshape Kansas athletics.
David Booth can do the math: 13 rules + two sheets of paper + one signature = one heck of a tourist attraction.
All Kansas University fullback Nick Sizemore ever wanted to do was play linebacker. Back at Manheim Township High in Lititz, Pa., Sizemore was an all-state selection after finishing his senior year with 111 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
Freshman Jamie Fletcher’s goal in the 62nd minute proved to be the game-winner as Kansas University beat Southern Cal, 3-2, on Friday night in the opening game of the USD Tournament.
Powered by a career-best .700 attack percentage from junior middle blocker Tayler Tolefree, Kansas University opened its volleyball season with a 3-0 victory over Florida A&M on Friday.
Defending national champion UConn on Friday night drastically improved its chances of cutting down the nets at April’s Final Four in New Orleans.
Publicly, Big 12 officials and athletic directors of member schools must voice a positive, calm spin every time an institution bolts for another conference. Privately, they know they must poach or be poached. They’re looking, but maybe they aren’t looking in the right places.
David Booth, a 1964 LHS graduate, entertained more than 550 attendees at Friday’s Community Education Breakfast by sharing tales of how he purchased the rules for $4.33 million, to be displayed at KU; how he founded a financial firm that today has more than $200 billion under management; and how his name now graces the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, which he dubbed “the No. 1 rated business school in this or any other galaxy.”
Most college teams face a big challenge early on: meshing newcomers with the players with college experience. This feeling-out process can lead to early-season miscues, meaning that the team isn’t playing its best until later in the season.
Texas A&M took another step toward leaving the Big 12 on Thursday, formally telling the conference it was exploring all its options.
Bill Snyder understands better than most what ticks inside the minds of young men. It’s a big reason he’s won 149 games at one of the most nondescript schools in major college football.
Harrison Frazar has opened The Barclays with a 7-under 64. All anyone wanted to talk about was Irene.
For nearly half his life, sophomore James Sims, Kansas University’s leading rusher a year ago, has known KU receivers coach David Beaty.
Former Kansas University basketball forward Darnell Jackson was featured on the reality TV show “L.A. Ink” Thursday on cable network TLC.
SMU wants to join an automatic qualifying BCS conference and believes the Big 12 would be the best fit.
With the season opener against McNeese State just eight days away, Kansas University’s football team is beginning its preparations for game day.
Mike Gundy can appreciate all the compliments directed at No. 9 Oklahoma State after it matched the highest preseason ranking in school history.
The family of former Kansas University Athletic Director Bob Frederick has reached an out-of-court settlement with the final two defendants in a lawsuit filed after his 2009 death following a bicycle accident, attorneys said Thursday.
Wednesday marked the first meeting of the new school year for the Kansas Athletics, Inc. Board of Directors. Fittingly, it was not unlike the first day of classes.
Cornerback Aqib Talib has rejoined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after missing one day of practice to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the player’s role in an offseason shooting in Texas.
It’s still a little too early to predict how well Kansas University’s defensive line will perform this fall.
Ryan Robertson, who played combo guard at Kansas University from 1995-99, is looking forward to seeing a batch of his former teammates at KU’s Legends of the Phog basketball exhibition game Sept. 24 in Allen Fieldhouse.
The last time Kansas University running back Rell Lewis was on a football field during a live game came in the 2009 season finale, when he picked up 54 yards on three carries and one reception during a heartbreaking, season-ending loss to Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is standing behind the school’s embattled men’s basketball coach — to a point.
The Brock Berglund Watch officially can be called off.
Former Kansas University basketball point guard Aaron Miles will be playing in Russia’s top professional league this season.
Kansas University freshman Jamie Fletcher has been named the Big 12 Soccer Rookie of the Week for games played Aug. 19-21, it was announced by the league office Tuesday.
Since nothing is new on the quarterback front for Kansas University’s football team, let’s concentrate on the position creating all the buzz. Not just in football camp, not just on campus, but in the streets of Lawrence as well. Let’s focus on the running backs, one in particular.
After Tuesday’s practice, Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb spoke to reporters for the first time since being named the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback for the 2011 season.
Kansas University football coach Turner Gill announced two personnel changes regarding the roster Tuesday afternoon.
Until recently, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill had spent dozens of days recruiting running backs but very little time explaining why.
Just a few minutes after Brandon Bourbon entered the meeting room on his first day of camp last season, he already was getting grilled by Kansas University running backs coach Reggie Mitchell.
First, Brock Berglund, the dual-threat quarterback out of Colorado who graduated early with the intention of competing for the starting quarterback job during spring football, returned home before a practice, thereby killing any chances of winning the job. Then he got in the middle of a legal problem that seemingly hasn’t allowed him to spend more than three days in a row outside of Colorado.
Fans, a former coach and the governor all are unhappy with the new Cy-Hawk trophy awarded to the winner of the annual football game between Iowa and Iowa State.
Kansas Athletics Inc. officials have replaced a Touchdown Club recliner that was stolen from Memorial Stadium last week.
Boston Celtics phenom Paul Pierce, who last visited Kansas University’s Allen Fieldhouse for his jersey-retirement ceremony in January of 2003, will be back again Sept. 24.
A sophomore Kansas University running back was arrested Saturday night on an outstanding warrant for missing a June court date related to an April misdemeanor disturbing the peace citation.
A freshman Kansas University football player faces a September hearing in a drunken driving case in Douglas County District Court, according to court records.
Former Kansas University basketball guard Brady Morningstar will begin his professional career on the Greek Island of Crete, fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Daymond Patterson, who makes conversation interesting and refreshing with his shoot-from-the-hip approach, laid out a basic goal he has for Kansas University wide receivers this season.
After so many years and so many tournaments, professional golfers develop a feel for what it takes to reach the magic number.
Freshman Jamie Fletcher collected two goals, and senior Kortney Clifton and sophomore Amy Grow also found the back of the net to lift Kansas University to a 4-1 soccer victory over Arkansas on Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
Kansas University thrower Mason Finley finished his week at the World University Games with an eighth-place finish in the discus throw Sunday night.
All offseason, Kansas University football coaches raved about their talented stable of running backs and how much the group would help improve KU’s offense this season.
Former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson of Lawrence shot a 1-under par 70 Saturday in the third round of the Midwest Classic to tumble from tied for fourth to tied for 25th. Thompson is scheduled to tee off at 10:56 a.m. in today’s final round.
Chris Thompson of Lawrence fired a second-round 67 Friday to put himself in a five-way tie for fourth place at 11-under par halfway through the Midwest Classic, a Nationwide Tour event being played at LionsGate in Overland Park.
Caroline Brown’s successful penalty kick in the 98th minute lifted Tennessee to a 2-1 overtime soccer victory over Kansas University on Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex in the season-opener for both teams.
Bill Self spoke to Jayhawk Nation from a huge stage, as did football coach Turner Gill, athletic director Sheahon Zenger and Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.
Kansas University thrower Mason Finley advanced to the finals of the discus throw Friday morning at the World University Games.
Kansas head football coach Turner Gill has named Jordan Webb the team's starting quarterback.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Kansas University women’s basketball team was unable to play the final contest of its European tour Thursday night.
Kansas University sophomore Diamond Dixon placed fourth in the finals of the women’s 400-meter dash Thursday night at the World University Games.
The hot summer for former Kansas University golfers continued Thursday when Chris Thompson fired an opening-round 7-under par 64 in the Midwest Classic at LionsGate in Overland Park.
Palm-tree optimism colors nearly every story written from spring-training camps throughout major-league baseball. Nothing inappropriate about that. Every young ballplayer deserves to have the skills that gave him a shot at the big leagues highlighted. After all, he hasn’t lost a single game.
Daymond Patterson isn’t one of the biggest wide receivers on Kansas University’s football roster.
The University of Texas and ESPN defended the $300 million Longhorn Network on Thursday amid uncertainty over whether Texas A&M will remain in the Big 12 after expressing concern over its archrival’s exclusive television outlet.
With injuries to Kansas University’s defensive line being one of the big stories from the first couple of weeks of fall camp, one piece of good news came from senior Patrick Dorsey and red-shirt freshman Pat Lewandowski being sidelined.
Former Kansas University point guard Russell Robinson, who played professional basketball in Barcelona last year, is off to Paris for the 2011-12 season.
I suspected there would come a time when having a teenage daughter would come in handy. I didn’t anticipate that benefit would pop up in the wide world of sports.
The Kansas University football staff continues to have recruiting success in Texas. That point is illustrated by Turner Gill and the Jayhawks recently picking up up an oral commitment from three-star tight end Jordan Smith, of Waco's Reicher High.
The coaches have said it and a couple of players have Tweeted it. But there’s just something more convincing about actually hearing the words come out of the players’ mouths.
A balanced offense that saw six players finish with double-digit points helped Kansas University’s women’s basketball team claim an overwhelming 110-25 victory versus Selezione Lombardia Wednesday night in the small town of Varese, Italy, located between Como and Milan.
In 2010, the Kansas University soccer team struggled mightily to put the ball in the back of the net.
Kansas sprinter Diamond Dixon advanced to the finals of the 400-meter dash Wednesday night at the World University Games.
Although the competition will not end officially for a few more weeks, Kansas University linebackers coach Vantz Singletary on Wednesday opened up about which players were leading the race to play with the first-team linebackers this fall.
A jailed University of Miami booster who claims to have provided cars, cash, prostitutes and other impermissible benefits to 72 athletes told Yahoo! Sports two current Kansas State players were among the recipients.
Bill Self’s words served as panic-attack tonic the last time conference realignment threatened to blind-side Kansas University all the way into non-BCS-conference status. No need for him to step to the podium now because the uneasy feelings about the stability of the Big 12 have a more distant feel.
Burlington native/Kansas University graduate Tyrel Reed will begin his professional basketball career far from home.
When the Kansas University football team entered preseason camp on Aug. 3, it did so with at least one experienced and proven player at defensive tackle.
Fullback Nick Sizemore gives the Kansas University football team a short-yardage back, a physical pass-blocker in the backfield and a guy who in some packages can plow the way for smaller backs.
Monday, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill announced that senior defensive tackle Patrick Dorsey would miss six to eight weeks because of a broken foot.
Oftentimes, Kansas defensive tackle John Williams’ job is to line up right across from KU center Jeremiah Hatch in practice.
Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says he has been in constant contact with Dan Beebe of the Big 12 and John Swofford of the Atlantic Coast Conference in recent days and has suggested the three meet to discuss conference realignment.
Oklahoma State megabooster T. Boone Pickens believes the Big 12 will survive the latest conference realignment threat and suggests that Texas A&M stay put instead of joining the Southeastern Conference.
With just 18 days remaining before Kansas University’s first football game of the 2011 season, the battles for starting spots in preseason camp are starting to heat up. But few seem as hot as the competition at the team’s most visible position — quarterback.
Nevin Shapiro, a former Miami booster who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme, has told Yahoo! Sports he provided impermissible benefits to 72 of the university’s football players and other athletes between 2002 and 2010.
They have spent the better part of a year and a half fighting off the ropes, challenged from all sides in this ongoing saga of college sports hostile takeovers.
Former Kansas University point guard Sherron Collins will play professional basketball for Turkish League team Hacettepe Universitesi during the 2011-12 season, Eurobasket.com reported this week.
Kansas University junior Mason Finley earned a bronze medal on Tuesday in the shot put at the World University Games, despite fighting a case of food poisoning.
Kansas University freshman outfielder Dakota Smith was named Most Valuable Player of the 2011 Connie Mack World Series last weekend as his Midland Redskins won their third title at Rickets Field.
It’s difficult for Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott to ignore coach Paul Rhoads’ enthusiasm.
Kansas University senior catcher/first baseman Chris Manship was named to the Northwoods League’s Postseason All-Star team on Monday.
Kansas University track athletes Diamond Dixon and Mason Finley advanced in their respective events at the World University Games on Tuesday.
Kansas State announced plans Monday for a high-definition digital network that will broadcast live sports, replays of classic games, news conferences and other events.
It took 69 days and what seemed like hundreds of phone calls for it to become official.
The Big Ten has 12 schools. The Big East is branching out to Texas. And if that’s not confusing enough, the Big 12 may soon be the Little Zero.
Two days ago, the easy answer to the question, “Will Texas A&M leave the Big 12 for the SEC,” was “Definitely.” But now? Don’t be fooled. That’s still the answer. It’s just a matter of how and when.
Texas A&M is looking into joining the Southeastern Conference, and contemplating remaining in the Big 12.
After a successful string of pocket passers, the Missouri Tigers are putting their faith in a dual-threat quarterback in 2011.
Missouri senior offensive tackle Elvis Fisher collapsed at practice Monday, screaming in pain and clutching at his left knee before he was helped off the field by two trainers.
Credit Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson with an assist. Monday night, JayhawkSlant.com reported that De’Jon Wilson, a defensive end from Washington, D.C., had orally committed to the Kansas football program.
Ryan Vermeer, on his way to the first tee box Monday on the private side of Alvamar, explained his decision to play that course instead of the public one in the qualifier for this week’s Midwest Classic, a Nationwide tournament at LionsGate in Overland Park.
Cole Aldrich, college basketball’s 2010 Academic All-American of the Year, would love to see 20 Lawrence youths attain similar success in the classroom.
A Texas lawmaker has indefinitely postponed a Tuesday hearing on Texas A&M potentially leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.
Allan Hanson, a Kansas University anthropology professor, now knows exactly how long he’s worked for KU: 45.205479452 years, according to his seating sheet.
Baylor University’s football team had suffered long enough. In 2010, Art Briles made sure Bears fans finally had something to cheer about.
Carolyn Davis scored 25 points, and Kansas University’s women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 during its tour of Italy with a 90-76 victory over Roma Selezione on Sunday.
Archie Goodwin, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior shooting guard from Sylvan Hills High in Little Rock, Ark., has narrowed his college basketball recruiting list to eight, Zagsblog.net reports.
It didn’t raise so much as an eyebrow when Darius Willis reported to Kansas University’s preseason football drills sporting a new number.
Butler University defender Claire Milam’s goal from 27 yards out just over three minutes into overtime lifted the Bulldogs to a 3-2 exhibition soccer victory over Kansas University on Sunday at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
With Texas A&M clamoring to bolt for the SEC and the rest of the Big 12 Conference working to keep the Aggies, the future of the league once again is ambiguous at best.
If a friendly man named Joe Giles should happen to offer you a free golf tip, box your ears, shut your eyes and sprint in the other direction. During his swing, his body takes more high-speed twists and turns than a Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix race car.
Don’t start printing those Texas A&M SEC T-shirts just yet.
During 2010, the University of Texas football team turned in a very un-Longhorn like season, finishing 5-7 overall, 2-6 in the Big 12 and missing out on postseason play while finishing last in the Big 12 South.
Last year at this time, Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill was splitting his time — and his reps — between quarterback and wide receiver.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn’t mind admitting the truth about the most powerful conference in college football. For the past several years, that conference has not been the Big 12.Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn’t mind admitting the truth about the most powerful conference in college football. For the past several years, that conference has not been the Big 12.
When the Kansas State football team opens the 2011 season, it will take the field without a backfield luxury that often swung the pendulum of momentum in the Wildcats’ favor.
A day that began with rumors of Missouri joining Texas A&M in bolting the Big 12 Conference for the SEC ended with one message: The Big 12 wants to stay together, preferably with A&M on board.
Kansas University junior offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson resembles somebody who appears regularly on the big screen.
Picturesque, power golf swings and sweet putting strokes will stock both Alvamar courses Monday, when competitors will try to go low enough to qualify for the Midwest Classic, a Nationwide event scheduled to tee off Thursday at Nicklaus Golf Course at Lions Gate in Overland Park.
The 18th hole continues to vex Gary Woodland.
Monica Engelman scored a team-high 19 points and produced five steals as the Kansas University women’s basketball team defeated Roma Selezione, 66-38, Friday night in its first of four contests during its European tour.
Yes, D.J. Beshears is a 5-foot-9, 185-pound wide receiver with a natural ability to outrun just about anyone on the football field, given the proper hint of daylight. And sure, the Kansas University junior is constantly looking for creative ways to showcase his speed, whether it’s during a kickoff return, taking a handoff or catching a pass. But make no mistake about Beshears: His game isn’t all about finesse and highlights.
One of the top high school basketball point guards in the Class of 2013 says Kansas University is his current leader in recruiting.
Heading into last year’s season opener, Kansas University’s football team figured it would kick off the Turner Gill era in style with a victory over visiting FCS school North Dakota State.
They come from different worlds, have accomplished different things and coach at different universities. But Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville has a pretty good idea what it felt like for Kansas University coach Turner Gill in 2010.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy knows that if his Cowboys are to win the Big 12 for the first time in their history, they’re going to need more than an explosive offense.
Kansas University’s future in the Big 12 Conference — or any other conference, for that matter — may be a little more in doubt today than it was a few weeks ago, but it’s not because of a lack of focus from the school’s athletic director.
In 2010, Kansas University linebackers Justin Springer, Drew Dudley and Steven Johnson played just about every snap and even took turns on special teams.
My first college football game. Our seats were right behind the Syracuse University bench, close enough to hear the banging and the growling. My father didn’t like the seats.
Kansas University defensive coordinator Vic Shealy spoke with reporters for about 25 minutes following Thursday’s practice and it seemed as if he could’ve talked for at least twice that long.
So far, Aaron Stamn isn’t playing favorites. The Kansas University special teams coach has yet to publicly declare a starter for kicker, punter, punt returner or long snapper.
For most of last season, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill and his coaching staff struggled to figure out the best way to use the limited weapons the Jayhawks had on offense.
Perry Ellis, a 6-8 senior forward from Wichita Heights, has cut his list of prospective colleges from seven to four, Heights coach Joe Auer announced Thursday night.
The Kansas football team's home game against Northern Illinois at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 will be televised by Fox College Sports, KU announced Thursday.
The Kansas men's basketball team will be a part of one and perhaps two ESPN College GameDays in 2012.
Any prediction as to which potential star will develop into the Most Valuable Player on the 2011 Kansas University football team is no easy task.
Kansas University sophomore Chris Omigie is one of those guys on the Jayhawks’ football roster you probably should know something about.
Gary Woodland’s PGA Championship game plan is set, and priority No. 1 is to find the fairway.
With one response, Gov. Rick Perry elevated the rumors linking Texas A&M and the Southeastern Conference beyond message board chatter and Twitter.
Panathinaikos, a pro basketball team in Athens, Greece, is pursuing former Kansas University basketball player Markieff Morris, Morris’ agent Tony Dutt told the Tucson Citizen newspaper Wednesday.
Southern California native Eric Chenowith is expecting an important document to arrive in the mail any day now. That’d be his 2011 Kansas University diploma.
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday sued the highest-ranking official caught in a ticket scalping scandal at the University of Kansas and his ex-wife, alleging the property settlement in their divorce defrauded the United States.
Nobody knows better than Kansas University offensive coordinator Chuck Long that shifting from a pass-first to run-first football team doesn’t always require a long, arduous process.
He arrived with a killer hairdo, tons of potential and no known role.
There’s no better time than now to spruce up the Allen Fieldhouse floor for the 2011-12 season.
As he enters his second season in charge of the Jayhawks, coach Turner Gill definitely has a much more Zen-like approach than he did a year ago.
Players have yet to start popping pads in Texas’ fall football camp, where practices began last week. But one newcomer, freshman tailback Malcolm Brown, already has captured the attention of veteran teammates.
Texas senior safety Christian Scott has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault with bodily injury.
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson says she’s most looking forward to one sight during her team’s exhibition trip to Italy from today through Aug. 19.
Allerik Freeman, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound junior-to-be from Olympic High in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday received a scholarship offer from Kansas University.
Kansas head football coach Turner Gill said defensive end Pat Lewandowski would miss two to three weeks because of a leg injury.
Likeability, strong communication skills, an organized mind, a relentless work ethic, steady self-confidence, thick-enough skin to bounce back from rejection, the ability to, as Alec Baldwin so famously said, “A-B-C. A-always, B-be, C-closing. Always be closing. Always be closing.”
The search for All-American free safety Quinton Carter’s replacement has Oklahoma considering a shuffle in its defensive lineup.
That new K-State jersey you purchased may draw more than just scorn from Jayhawk fans. It soon may be the subject of a state investigation. The Kansas Department of Revenue confirmed it has asked its audit division to look into the online sales practices of Kansas State University’s Athletic Department to determine whether the school is failing to collect sales taxes on merchandise sold through its online store.
Kansas University sophomore D.J. Marshall, a defensive end who, in 2009, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, has left the team.
As part of an agreement, the city prosecutor has dismissed a misdemeanor battery charge against Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson.
Lawrence resident and former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson finished in a tie for 44th place in the Cox Classic, a Nationwide Tour event played in Omaha, Neb. Thompson earned a spot in the tournament, his first nationwide event of the season, in a Monday qualifier. Thompson earned $2,755 and finished 12-under par in the tournament played at Champions Run. Thompson shot a 2-under 69 Sunday and finished three strokes out of the top 25, which would have earned him a spot in this week’s Nationwide event in Springfield, Mo.
Former Kansas University basketball guard Brady Morningstar likely will be playing for a professional team in Greece during the 2011-12 season.
If the 2010 season had been three or four games longer, Kansas University cornerbacks Isiah Barfield, Greg Brown and Tyler Patmon might have been in the running for all-conference honors.
When reflecting on last season, Kansas offensive-line coach J.B. Grimes said there was one area his unit needed the most improvement.
Kerry Meier was the last player off the practice field at the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp on Sunday morning. The receiver kept running goal-line routes and catching soft lob passes over his shoulder while his teammates were signing autographs or headed to the locker room.
Ninth-year Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self returned to Champaign, Ill., on Friday for a banquet honoring his 2000-01 and 2001-02 University of Illinois Big Ten championship basketball teams.
Kansas University offensive line coach J.B. Grimes recently shared a story about the nickname he gave to head football trainer Murphy Grant.
This wasn’t the rebuilding job Bill Snyder inherited the first time he arrived at Kansas State. Not by a long shot. The program back then was on the verge of extinction, its facilities on the level as some high school programs — and its performance on the field not much better.
One of the top point guards in the college basketball recruiting Class of 2012 on Friday orally committed to Texas A&M.
Two hours after she graduated on June 6, Asia Boyd’s journey from Detroit to Lawrence began on a Greyhound bus.
Thursday’s first practice of the season marked the first time Kansas University offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Chuck Long had the opportunity to work with freshmen QBs Brock Berglund and Michael Cummings.
Kansas University officials won’t file a civil lawsuit against former athletic department employees who stole $2 million in a football and basketball ticket scheme, a KU spokesman said Friday.
Eight members of the 2011 Kansas University track and field team Thursday were named to the all-academic squad of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The first day of fall football practice is different for every player just about every year. That held true Thursday, when Kansas University’s football team ran through its first official practice of the 2011 season, determined to move forward and leave behind the painful memories of last year’s disappointing season.
Kansas University swimmer Stephanie Payne will compete in two events during the 2012 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb.
The Texas Longhorns reported to training camp Thursday ready to leave behind the smoldering wreckage of their dismal 2010, but even the fresh start on a new season came with the news they’ll be without yet another veteran receiver.
There are no more divisions and two fewer teams. Welcome to the new-look Big 12, where one thing hasn’t changed. Oklahoma is still king.
Kansas University freshman Brock Berglund, a 6-foot-4, dual-threat quarterback from Highlands Ranch, Colo., who has been in and out of Lawrence since graduating from Valor Christian High last December was at the Jayhawks’ first practice Thursday and went through all of the team’s drills.
The Kansas men's basketball team will open this year's Maui Invitational against Georgetown at 11 p.m. CST on Monday, Nov. 21.
The Kansas men's basketball team will open the new 18-game Big 12 slate with a home game against Kansas State on Jan. 4.
Some carried extra blankets and pillows, while others hauled in televisions and video-game systems, and a couple even teamed up to transport a mini-fridge into their temporary homes. Yep, it’s that time of year again, and Wednesday the entire Kansas University football team reported on time and in style to the Jayhawks’ preseason football camp.
Zach Peters’ first football practice of the 2011 season ended in tragedy Monday at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas.
Kansas University’s men’s golf team earned All-Academic honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday.
They won’t put on pads, aren’t planning on picking up a football and certainly won’t be game-planning for their first opponent, which comes to town one month from now in the form of the McNeese State Cowboys.
Greg Gurley played in 124 games — while starting just one — during his four-year Kansas University basketball career.
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The Kansas University women's basketball team will play 19 teams that advanced to the postseason last year in its 2011-12 schedule, which was released Tuesday.
After being hired on Jan. 3, new Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s intention for the first few months was to “walk beside his staff” and observe them without being obtrusive. That changed June 1.
Kansas University’s basketball team has offered a scholarship to Phil Forte, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound senior-to-be from Marcus High in Flower Mound, Texas, jayhawkslant.com reported Monday.
The Kansas City Royals are 46-62, in last place in the AL Central and are once again in line to have a top-five pick in next year’s MLB Draft. But look a little deeper, and you’ll see K.C. might not be as far from respectability as it appears.
Big 12 Conference athletic directors voted Monday to prohibit the broadcast of any high school sporting events on the newly created Longhorn Network for at least the next year.
By now, Kansas University football fans are well aware of how to pronounce senior tight end Tim Biere’s last name.
For most young football players who grew up as fans of the game during the past couple of decades, there was no shortage of running backs for which they could root for and fall in love with.
Two-time defending champion Kansas City Pump N Run’s reign is over at the Metro Sports/Kansas City Prep Invitational.
Scott Stallings made a birdie on the final hole to qualify for a three-way playoff, then sprinted in excitement toward the 18th tee and showed he could repeat the feat on the first extra hole.