Throw Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops into the circle of football minds who both believe in and sympathize with first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty. By Matt Tait
Junior safety Fish Smithson, who entered the Kansas University football team’s 62-7 homecoming loss to No. 14 Oklahoma second in the Big 12 Conference in total tackles, recorded his fifth double-digit tackle total of the season, leading the Jayhawks with 10 tackles in the loss to the Sooners. By Matt Tait
Every recovery, every emergence from a near-death experience, has a moment to look back on as the absolute low point. If and when the Kansas University football program ever escapes the abyss, those experiencing better times will look back on Halloween of 2015. KU Homecoming at Memorial Stadium. By Tom Keegan
Saturday's 62-7 loss to No. 14 Oklahoma marked the fourth time in the past five games that Kansas University’s new-look, Air Raid offense failed to fly above 14 points. By Matt Tait
Wide receiver Tyler Patrick made a nice move after catching a pass, and took it into the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown. Had five receptions for 46 yards, both team-highs.
Saturday, during No. 14 Oklahoma's 62-7 rout of Kansas in front of a Halloween crowd of 26,677, quarterback Baker Mayfield, now playing for the Sooners after transferring from Texas Tech and sitting out a year, left the laugher — healthy this time — with 9:34 to play in the third quarter after completing 27 of 32 passes for 383 yards and four touchdowns and finishing with a stellar QB rating of 226.2. By Matt Tait
In what’s becoming a familiar pattern for Kansas football this season, the opponent often scored at will early and rested its stars late. On Halloween afternoon at Memorial Stadium, No. 14 Oklahoma became the latest Big 12 foe to manhandle the Jayhawks in a 62-7 rout.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Oct. 30, 2015
A tie was not what Kansas University soccer coach Mark Francis had in mind heading into the Jayhawks’ Senior Night. By Chris Duderstadt
A gameday look at Saturday's Kansas University-Oklahoma football game By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University chancellor Gene Budig taught classes on the economics of sports at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs after finishing his post as the final president of the American League.
Kansas University basketball fans who also support the Kansas City Royals breathed a big sigh of relief at 10 a.m. Friday.
It’s homecoming weekend at Kansas University, and unlike many schools that schedule favorable match-ups for their football programs during the reunion weekend, KU is welcoming 14th-ranked Oklahoma to town for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team will join Georgia, George Washington and UAB at Sprint Center for the 2016 CBE Classic, KU officials confirmed Friday.
If the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets reaches a Game 7, Kansas University basketball fans won’t have to worry about missing the Jayhawks’ opening exhibition of the 2015-16 season in order to follow the decisive MLB game.
As unusual as it might be for an upperclassman to talk like this, Kansas University captain Ben Goodman said Tuesday that one of the best parts about the 2015 football season so far has been the opportunity to hang around the freshman. And he cited second-year player Daniel Wise, a red-shirt freshman D-tackle from Lewisville, Texas, as one of the biggest reasons for that. By Matt Tait
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self walked through the northwest tunnel of Allen Fieldhouse toward the locker room with a frown on his face following Thursday’s 2 1⁄2-hour practice. By Gary Bedore
The Brooklyn Cyclones of the fabled, short-season, Class A NY-Penn League, had no shortage of talent in 2010 — like Matt Harvey, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores … and J.B. Brown. By Tom Keegan
Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Oct. 29, 2015
Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Oct. 28, 2015
Blue-chip big man Schnider Herard, a 6-foot-10, 255-pound senior center from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, will announce his college choice next Wednesday, the day of Kansas University’s first exhibition game against Pittsburg State.
Kansas University sophomore Kelsie Payne slugged a career-high 26 kills with four blocks as Kansas University’s volleyball team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 3-1 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum.
A week ago, in a 58-10 loss at Oklahoma State, the Big 12’s top-ranked pass rush ate up the Kansas University offense for a pair of sacks and eight tackles for loss.
For most, golf amounts to a cruel tease. Regression follows improvement, over and over. The average golfer essentially runs in place thinking half the time that a great distance has been covered, convinced the horrors of the game have vanished from the rear-view mirror.
Kansas University senior golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn rallied from four strokes back in the final round to win the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Tuesday at Turtle Point Golf Course.
An all-time school-high 19 former Kansas University basketball players — including rookies Kelly Oubre, Cliff Alexander and Sasha Kaun — are on Opening Day rosters for the 2015-16 NBA season. By Gary Bedore
Had it not been for Kansas University safety Fish Smithson hustling from one side of the field to the other on a dreary day in Norman, Oklahoma, last November, OU running back Samaje Perine’s NCAA single-game rushing record of 427 yards might be even higher. By Matt Tait
Middleweights backed against the ropes by heavyweights every week, the Kansas University football players must feel at times as if they never will escape. Offensive coordinator Rob Likens doesn’t have to stop at telling them things will get better, he can show them evidence from his previous job. By Tom Keegan
Here's a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Oct. 27, 2015
Kansas University senior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn is tied for third in the 122-golfer field with Giulia Vandenberg of Stetson and Dulcie Sverdloff of Kennesaw State at the Palmetto Intercollegiate. She trails leader Haylee Harford of Furman by four strokes.
A Sunday article in the Los Angeles Times figures to give Kansas University’s basketball staff some recruiting material as the Nov. 11-18 early-signing period nears. By Gary Bedore
Even though the Kansas University football team’s 0-7 record has not come as a total surprise, there is one statistic that helps explain it and justifies the Jayhawks’ struggles. By Matt Tait
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says offensive coordinator Mark Mangino has left the program.
Kansas University’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn is tied for third and the KU women’s golf team is tied for seventh after Sunday’s first round of the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Turtle Point Golf Course.
Kansas University senior Ben Welle played bogey-free golf Sunday to surge to a second-place finish at the Price’s Give ’Em Five Invitational, and the KU men’s golf team won its second team title of the season.
Oklahoma State scored the only goal it would need 1 1⁄2 minutes in and went on to a 2-0 Big 12 soccer victory over Kansas University on Sunday at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
In back-to-back weeks, both losses by the struggling Kansas University football team, sophomore linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. recorded career-high, double-digit tackle totals, adding a silver lining to a season dotted with gray. By Matt Tait
The high school coach of future Kansas University basketball forward Mitch Lightfoot just happens to be Kurt Keener — the same man who won nine state titles in 35 seasons at Detroit Country Day in Michigan. By Gary Bedore
Curtis Shaw, supervisor of Big 12 basketball officials, spoke last week at the conference’s Media Day in Kansas City about “what we call the five major changes in basketball,” intended to allow basketball players to show their skills without facing football-like defenses. By Tom Keegan
Mitch Lightfoot, who committed to the University of New Mexico his sophomore year of high school, decided to re-open his recruitment last spring after averaging 17.9 points and 9.7 rebounds for state-champion Gilbert (Arizona) Christian High. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University golfer Chase Hanna fired a 5-under 66 in the second round, and the Jayhawks led the Price’s Give ’Em Five Invitational by one stroke over Marquette heading into today’s final round at Butterfield Trail Golf Club.
Kansas University senior swimmer Chelsie Miller broke a Robinson Natatorium record Saturday while winning the 400 individual medley.
Drop a student who hasn’t yet taken Math 101 into the middle of a Math 141 classroom full of students who already have passed Math 105, 106, 111, 115, and 121 and ask that student to finish on top and what do you expect will happen? It’s no different most weeks for the Kansas University football team, which doesn’t have the luxury of putting its players through years of prerequisites before sending them into competition. By Tom Keegan
Linebacker Joe Dineen made his second quarter, blind-side sack of quarterback Mason Rudolph hurt. A week after Dineen posted 10 tackles vs. Texas Tech, he went one better with 11 tackles, including a punishing sack.
He's no Don Larsen and Saturday's 58-10 victory by Oklahoma State over visiting Kansas University at Boone Pickens Stadium was not the World Series, but Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh was just about perfect. By Matt Tait
Trailing by 24 points at halftime and looking for a spark to give them hope of crawling back into the game, in what turned out to be a 58-10 loss at Oklahoma State, Kansas started the second half with a surprise onside kick that resulted in two penalties — one for kicking the ball out of bounds and the other for sideline interference. By Matt Tait
Seven days after setting a handful of freshman passing records, Kansas University quarterback Ryan Willis was reminded of just how much he still has to learn during the Jayhawks' 58-10 loss at Oklahoma State. By Matt Tait
A wave of emotion leading up to kickoff gave way to a sea of orange jerseys swallowing the Kansas University offense during Oklahoma State's 58-10 victory Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium. By Matt Tait
Oklahoma State stayed unbeaten and Kansas football remained winless as the Cowboys manhandled the Jayhawks, 58-10, Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium, where KU’s losing streak away from Lawrence reached 36 games.
Mitch Lightfoot has committed to play basketball at Kansas University.
A vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade that preceded today's football game with Kansas University, killing four people — including a 2-year-old — and injuring dozens more, police said.
A gameday breakdown of Saturday's Kansas-Oklahoma State football game By Matt Tait
No. 2-ranked Texas put an abrupt end to the best start in Kansas University volleyball history.
Kansas University’s Charlie Hillier shot 4-under 68 to put himself in a tie for sixth place, and the Jayhawks were tied for second in the team race after the round of the Prices Give ’Em Five Men’s Golf Invitational on Friday at the Butterfield Trail Golf Club.
Reigning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year Janine Beckie scored the only goal in the 56th minute, and Texas Tech goalkeeper Lauren Watson had eight saves as the No. 21-ranked Red Raiders edged Kansas University, 1-0, in Big 12 soccer on Friday at the John Walker Soccer Complex.
Kansas University won five events and jumped to the lead after the first day Friday of a season-opening double-dual swimming and diving meet at Robinson Natatorium.
Blue-chip basketball prospect Mitch Lightfoot, who was born in Kansas City and remained a Kansas University fan after moving to Arizona at the age of 5, today is expected to orally commit to either KU or the University of Arizona.
After starting the season 4-for-4 on field-goal tries, the Kansas University field-goal kickers have missed their last four attempts, including three misses last Saturday in a 10-point loss to Texas Tech.
Yoenis Cespedes launching long drives, Lorenzo Cain dashing to catch them. Noah Syndergaard zinging 100 mph heat, Alcides Escobar trying to catch up.
The Big 12 Conference has announced it will reinstate its softball championship beginning with the 2017 season.
Kansas University wide receiver Derrick Neal admitted earlier this week that he was surprised when the KU coaching staff recently approached him about playing a few snaps on defense. But that did not prevent him from accepting the offer without hesitation. By Matt Tait
In his 18th season at Kansas University, volleyball coach Ray Bechard couldn’t exactly pinpoint how long it has been since the Jayhawks last beat perennial power Texas. In his mind, the Longhorns have been beating KU “forever.” By Benton Smith
Kansas University freshman forward Cheick Diallo, whose high school academic credentials continue to be examined by the NCAA Eligibility Center as tipoff for the 2015-16 season nears, showed off some linguistic expertise at Bill Self’s sixth-annual Ladies Night Out cancer benefit Thursday in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Offensive coordinator Rob Likens, true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis, the freshman-heavy receiving corps and Kansas University football’s flawed yet improving offensive line face the sort of heat Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma, that they haven’t seen yet and won’t see again. By Tom Keegan
The TV cameras and still lenses don’t often catch Frank Mason III smiling on the basketball court.
Kansas University’s Cassie Wait and Tiana Dockery chased down the volleyball in the back corner early in the second set Wednesday night against Oklahoma and managed to avoid any carnage, as Wait stole the play away from Dockery, and sent a pass toward the net at Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
Michael Zunica’s introductory words to a man from whom he hoped to earn a job would not have been very well received had he spoken them to a human resources director or police officer, in a classroom or a courtroom.
On a sunny late Tuesday afternoon, when most sports fans were indoors watching the Royals move closer to a second consecutive American League pennant, the Kansas University football team’s quarterbacks were in the middle of one of their rapid-fire throwing drills near the North end zone of the West practice field. By Tom Keegan
Three weeks into training camp, with a bunch of practices in the books, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self continues to envision a starting lineup that includes quick ball-handling guards Devonté Graham, Frank Mason III and Wayne Selden, Jr. By Gary Bedore
New Texas coach Shaka Smart was coach at VCU in 2011 when the Rams beat KU in the Elite Eight, 71-61. A reporter referenced it to being a “nightmare” for KU coach Bill Self. By Gary Bedore
You'd never know from watching them work at practice that the Kansas Jayhawks are winless so far this football season. The approach of head coach David Beaty and his players is the reason why. And it's all a part of the building process that Beaty is hoping will pay off.By Matt Tait
Out another week because of a shoulder injury, KU quarterback Montell Cozart may be looking at a position change when he returns. By Matt Tait
Bill Self will likely use a three-guard lineup this season.
The progress Kansas University’s football team displayed in Saturday’s 30-20 loss to Texas Tech was followed by good news off the field. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University freshman Anastasiya Rychagova won six of her seven matches in a runner-up performance at the 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Regional.
Kansas University’s Bill Self will be the first of 10 league coaches to speak at Big 12 Media Day this morning in Sprint Center, which, of course, is located in Royals-crazed Kansas City, Missouri. By Gary Bedore
The Golden State Warriors on Monday signed former Kansas University guard Xavier Henry to a free-agent contract, the team announced.
True freshman quarterback Ryan Willis was named Athlon Sports' national freshman of the week on Monday after throwing for 330 yards and two touchdowns, on 35-of-50 passing, in Kansas University's near upset of the Red Raiders. By Matt Tait
Kansas University freshman Anastasiya Rychagova advanced to today’s title match with a pair of victories Sunday at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regionals.
Senior Maggie Duncan and junior Maddie Irelan gave Kansas University a victory in the first race of the day at the Jayhawk Jamboree rowing extravaganza on Sunday at Burcham Park along the Kansas River.
Tyler Self, a junior basketball player at Kansas University, and Evan Manning, a senior, will need to make important decisions on their career paths in the not-so-distant-future. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University’s 30-20 football loss to visiting Texas Tech on Saturday might go down as the day a bunch of young Jayhawks grew up. By Matt Tait
David Beaty, Kansas University’s fifth head coach in seven seasons (including interim Clint Bowen), is halfway through his first season, which makes for a logical time to look at how things have gone so far for the Jayhawks (0-6). By Tom Keegan
Kansas University freshman tennis player Anastasiya Rychagova reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regionals on Saturday.
Kansas University freshman Sharon Lokedi placed fourth in the NCAA Pre-National Invitational on Saturday to help the KU women take 19th place in the team standings.
Lagerald Vick, who averaged 27.0 points a game his senior year and 24.0 points his junior campaign at Memphis’ Douglass High, certainly knows how to put the ball in the basket. By Gary Bedore
Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury did not expect the Red Raiders’ explosive offense to struggle against Kansas University on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. By Gary Bedore
Linebacker Joe Dineen, aka Local Boy, was all over the field delivering hits and fished with 10 tackles, 2.5 for a loss.
After three straight sub-par efforts on the ground, the Kansas running game got back on track Saturday during a 30-20 home loss to Texas Tech.
With the Oakland Raiders having their bye this weekend, former Kansas linebacker and NFL rookie Ben Heeney was back in Lawrence for the first time this season to take in Saturday's game, a 30-20 Jayhawks loss to Texas Tech.
True freshman Ryan Willis made his share of mistakes in turning what had the potential to turn into a more-of-the-same blowout loss into a game, but the way he led Kansas University’s winless football team back from the depths Saturday in a 30-20 loss to Texas Tech in Memorial Stadium is what will energize teammates through another week of grueling practice. By Tom Keegan
For the third week in a row, Kansas football coach David Beaty faced a few tough decisions on fourth down on Saturday.
Kansas University punter Eric Kahn got one chance to hang on to his starting job during Saturday's 30-20 loss to Texas Tech at Memorial Stadium. And when that kick sailed just 23 yards after KU's second offensive possession of the game, KU coach David Beaty elected to look elsewhere the rest of the way. By Matt Tait
Saturday, on a gorgeous and sunny fall afternoon, Kansas University football coach David Beaty peered through his adidas sunglasses and saw something that was much easier on the eyes than what he had seen throughout most of his first season in charge of the Jayhawks, as they got within three points late in a 30-20 loss to Texas Tech. By Matt Tait
The Kansas football team’s offense moved the ball well against Texas Tech on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, as true freshman Ryan Willis completed 35 of his 50 throws, but putting enough points on the board was another story in a 30-20 home loss.
Kansas University went 8-2 in singles matches on the second day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional on Friday at the Greenwood Tennis Center.
No. 3-ranked West Virginia scored two goals in the first 20 minutes and cruised to a 6-0 Big 12 soccer rout of Kansas University on Friday at Dick Dlesk Stadium.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders, who visit Lawrence today for an 11 a.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium against the winless Kansas University football team, may be bringing the nation’s top-rated pass offense and one of the Big 12’s highest-scoring teams to town, but that does not mean for a second they’re looking past the Jayhawks.
Kansas University freshman Cheick Diallo has been named to the 20-member watch list for the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday.
Nobody has to duck inside Kansas University’s McCarthy Hall. With extra-lofty ceilings, tall doorways, high countertops and even shower heads mounted 9 feet off the ground, the newly completed on-campus apartment building is constructed to scale for 7-footer types.
A game-day breakdown of Saturday's Kansas-Texas Tech football game By Matt Tait
Kansas University’s tennis team won five of six singles matches Thursday in the ITA Midwest Regionals.
David Beaty’s “Hey There, Old Friend, Tour” continues when Kansas University football welcomes Texas Tech to Lawrence for an 11 a.m. kickoff Saturday at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait
Bill Self is the only Big 12 basketball coach who did not pick Kansas University to win its 12th-straight conference title in the league’s preseason poll. By Gary Bedore
Wayne Selden Jr. looks thinner, but he said his weight is the same. He even looks taller. Could it be he has grown an inch? By Tom Keegan
The nation’s coaches feel almost as strongly about the 2015-16 Kansas University basketball team as those who make their living in the Big 12 do.
As another college basketball season approaches, the Big 12’s coaches once again pegged Kansas University as the favorite to finish on top of the standings.
Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-9 senior forward from St. Stephens Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, who is ranked No. 20 in the recruiting Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, will make an official visit to Kansas University on Oct. 23-25, Jayhawkslant.com reports.
Kelsie Payne and Madison Rigdon smashed 13 kills apiece, while fellow Texas native Tiana Dockery contributed nine as Kansas University’s No. 9-ranked volleyball team remained undefeated on the season with a 3-1 victory over Baylor on Wednesday night in Ferrell Center.
Five themes have dominated the offseason for a Kansas University basketball program that has so much experience, balance and talent that expectations run even higher than usual, which says a lot.
In January of 2011, Darron Thomas was on the top of the college football world, starting at quarterback for Oregon in the national championship game. Today, Thomas, 25, is spending his days closer to the college football basement — and loving it.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has beeen picked to place 10th in the Big 12 in a poll of league coaches.
Kansas University baseball has announced a 56-game schedule for 2016, including trips to Surprise Stadium in Arizona and Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto, California, to meet Oregon State (Feb. 27-28) and Stanford (March 18-20).
FBS and FCS schools ignored Chevy Graham. So did every Div. II school except East Stroudsburg University. Several Div. III schools wanted him to play football. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University’s Perry Ellis, Frank Mason III, Wayne Selden, Jr., and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk have been named to three position-based watch lists, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. By Gary Bedore
On a third-and-17 play during the Kansas University football team’s first possession against third-ranked Baylor last weekend, true freshman receiver Jeremiah Booker sold his route hard past the stakes, stuck his foot in the ground and fought back to the pass from Ryan Willis. By Matt Tait
She may be in just her second season of college, but Kansas University setter Ainise Havili already has made quite a name for herself both on the national volleyball circuit and among some of KU’s all-time greats.
For the fourth straight event, the Kansas men’s golf team finished in the top-five of a tournament, placing third in the Bayou City Collegiate Classic Tuesday.
Kansas University setter Ainise Havili earned her second straight Big 12 Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week award Monday.
Tied for first after the opening round, the Kansas University men’s golf team finds itself in third place heading into today’s final round of the Bayou City Collegiate Classic at the Golfcrest Country Club outside Houston.
Three of the country’s top high school junior basketball players — No. 3-ranked Michael Porter, No. 26 Trae Young and No. 37 Mitchell Ballock of Eudora High — took a tour of Kansas University’s new living facility, McCarthy Hall, before Friday night’s Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore
Two days after Ryan Willis made the first start of his college career, Kansas University football coach David Beaty said Monday morning that Willis, KU’s freshman quarterback, would make his second start this weekend. By Matt Tait
Nobody had reason to complain about the way Hunter Mickelson played in the World University Games, where his performance gave him reason to believe he’ll have a more significant role than last season. By Tom Keegan
Chris Hughes, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive tackle prospect from Harker Heights, Texas, became the fourth offensive-line prospect (and third from high school) in the recruiting class of 2016 to commit to Kansas. Hughes spent the weekend in Lawrence. By Tom Keegan
For the second week in a row, Kansas University junior Marnez Ogletree demonstrated late in a lopsided loss exactly what the KU football coaching staff is looking for from its young, overmatched team. He never quit fighting. By Matt Tait
Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-8 senior power forward from Gilbert (Arizona) Christian High, made his fifth and final recruiting visit — to the University of Arizona — over the weekend. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University senior Ashley Williams knew she had missed two golden opportunities to give KU’s soccer team a first-half lead Sunday against Oklahoma, but she more than made up for it in the game’s closing minutes. By Chris Duderstadt
If, a few months ago, somebody would have told Kansas University volleyball outside hitter Tiana Dockery the Jayhawks would win 17 straight matches to open her senior season, her reaction would have been ... By Gary Bedore
Bol Bol, a 6-foot-11 sophomore forward from Roeland Park’s Bishop Miege High who is ranked No. 10 in the recruiting Class of 2018 by Rivals.com, enjoyed stopping by KU on Friday and attending Late Night for the first time. He checked out the new $12 million McCarthy Hall, new apartment complex for KU players. By Gary Bedore
Seven years after his playing career ended, Brennan Bechard on Friday night wound up as No. 2 highlight on ESPN “SportsCenter Plays of the Day.” By Gary Bedore
Ryan Willis: Maintained poise despite heavy pressure and put several long throws on the money. With two beautiful, perfectly placed long spirals, Willis turned a third-and-17 from the KU 42 into a game-tying touchdown on his first series as a starting quarterback.
Football’s biggest eligible receiver — LaQuan McGowan, Baylor’s 6-foot-7, 410-pound tight end used primarily as a blocker — got his first catch of the season versus Kansas, and scored a touchdown with some open-field elusiveness. By Tom Keegan
When asked for their impressions of KU’s true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis, Baylor coach Art Briles and nickelback Travon Blanchard didn’t have to watch their words. All they had to do was speak the truth. By Tom Keegan
The Kansas University football team seems to get younger by the week, and Saturday’s 66-7 loss to No. 3 Baylor continued that trend. Three true freshmen accounted for 38 percent of KU's completions to wide receivers (6 of 16) and more than half of KU's receiving yardage (56 percent) during the loss. By Matt Tait
Sidelined because of a couple of different injuries for the better part of the past three seasons, Kansas University senior running back Taylor Cox started and led KU's rushing attack with 45 yards on 19 carries Saturday, in the Jayhawks’ 66-7 home loss to Baylor.
For the second week in a row, a fourth-down decision early in the game was a part of Kansas University football coach David Beaty's postgame press conference, following Saturday's 66-7 loss to Baylor at Memorial Stadium. By Matt Tait
For exactly five minutes and 33 seconds of Saturday's 66-7 mismatch in front of a crowd of 25,910 at Memorial Stadium, the Kansas University football team hung in there with third-ranked Baylor. Nobody expected it to last. And it certainly didn't.
The No. 3-ranked Baylor Bears and their merciless offense lived up to their billing Saturday in a 66-7 dismantling of Kansas at Memorial Stadium.
That wasn’t Billy Joel, Elton John or Stevie Wonder dressed in black and sitting in front of a black grand piano under a spotlight at center court of Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night. No, on this occasion, the Late Night in the Phog performing artist was 6-foot-9 freshman basketball forward Carlton Bragg. By Gary Bedore
New Kansas University women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider, while amped up for his first Late Night in the Phog, realized the 12-minute scrimmage his players put on for a packed Allen Fieldhouse wouldn’t exactly give KU fans an accurate preview of what’s to come. By Benton Smith
A gameday breakdown of the Kansas-Baylor football game By Matt Tait
Parker Roberts’ goal with less than 10 seconds remaining in the second overtime sent Kansas University past Baylor, 1-0, in Big 12 soccer Friday night at Rock Chalk Park.
Whether it was as a high school coach in Texas or an assistant coach in Lawrence, Kansas University football coach David Beaty has seen plenty of Baylor’s Art Briles throughout the past several years.
Microphone in hand, Kansas University coach Bill Self strolled through the facility’s northwest tunnel wearing the same black-and-white striped, rather loud suit that Andrew Wiggins fashioned in Brooklyn, New York, the night he was tapped first in the 2014 NBA Draft. By Gary Bedore
A short, 20-minute men’s basketball scrimmage annually serves as the curtain-closing act in Kansas University’s Late Night in the Phog production in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Two of the top guards and three of the premier forwards in the recruiting Class of 2016 will be attending the 31st-annual Late Night in the Phog tonight in Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Former KU great Bill Bridges has died following a battle with cancer at the age of 76.
Perry Ellis was named to the preseason all-Big 12 team and Cheick Diallo freshman of the year today in a vote of league coaches.
Now in his 12th year at Kansas University, Kurtis Townsend is the longest-tenured assistant men’s basketball coach in school history.
Texas takes great pride in its enormity and it is a huge state, except to one man who has managed to shrink the state into one massive small state.
In some sort of alternate universe, T.J. Millweard would be starting for Baylor on Saturday and Seth Russell would be taking the snaps for Kansas.
So much changeover exists within the Kansas University women’s basketball program right now, you’ll have to be patient with first-year head coach Brandon Schneider when it comes to figuring out one fairly significant aspect of this roster’s makeup.
Before the Kansas University men’s basketball team could begin to move forward toward another season loaded with great expectations and even higher hopes, the Jayhawks had to go through the process of putting the 2014-15 season to bed.
Kansas University’s volleyball team remained perfect Wednesday night.
Kansas University softball’s Maddie Stein, Sophia Templin and Erin McGinley were named 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday.
In one sense, Kansas University true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis can’t win in his starting debut Saturday at home vs. Baylor. Upsets do happen, but not in games that involve a 44-point underdog.
True freshman Ryan Willis may be slated to start Saturday’s 11 a.m. game against No. 3 Baylor for the Kansas University football team, but when you’re talking about a program that already has lost three quarterbacks this season, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for anything.
Bill Self wore a tuxedo, not a sports coat, when he last entered The Midland Theater in the Power and Light District in downtown KC.
Kansas University volleyball coach Ray Bechard had high expectations for his Jayhawks entering this season, but their offensive production has surprised him a little bit.
Kansas University senior golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn fired a round of 4-under, 68 at the Chip-N-Club Invitational, Tuesday, to clinch her second straight tournament victory.
Kansas University cross country runners Evan Landes and Sharon Lokedi respectively earned the Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Runner of the Week awards for their performances Saturday at the Rim Rock Classic.
When Bishop Miege football coach Jon Holmes saw his former quarterback Ryan Willis step onto the field during the final few drives of last week’s Kansas University loss to Iowa State, he recognized just about everything. By Matt Tait
In the event Cheick Diallo is cleared to play basketball for Kansas University, the Jayhawks will become fashionable picks for the No. 1 spot in the nation and with good reason. Someone, somewhere will then connect the dots and claim that the school with the nation’s best basketball program also has the worst football team in the Football Bowl Subdivision. By Tom Keegan
After leading a balanced Kansas University offense with 11 kills on 15 error-less swings in a three-set victory over West Virginia, KU sophomore outside hitter Madison Rigdon was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.
Four Kansas University golfers ended the first day of the Chip-N-Club Invitational at the Lincoln Country Club in the top 25.
There’s been a lot of lip-synching and dancing, but very few instances of players actually performing musically at the season-opening Late Night basketball celebrations at Kansas University the last 30 years. By Gary Bedore
It seemed like this was the next logical step. And it was made official Monday, when Kansas University football officials announced that junior quarterback Montell Cozart was out indefinitely with a shoulder sprain. It is Ryan Willis time at KU.
An ankle sprain hasn't kept Wayne Selden Jr., off the court.
Highly acclaimed Cheick Diallo, who enters college as the No. 5-rated player in the recruiting Class of 2015 by Rivals.com, figures to be a lock for Big 12 preseason freshman-of-the-year honors. He might not be the only Kansas University freshman to garner votes for the honor, however, especially if the fact he has yet to be cleared for participation in games (by the NCAA Eligibility Center) is taken into consideration. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University’s Smith Hinton and Anastasiya Rychagova remained undefeated in singles at the Purdue Tennis Invitational with a pair of victories on Sunday.
Four Kansas University players each scored a goal, and sophomore Maddie Dobyns recorded a shutout in goal as the Jayhawks routed Iowa State, 4-0, in Big 12 soccer Sunday at the Cyclone Sports Complex.
Saturday afternoon, after his team’s 38-13 loss at Iowa State, Kansas University football coach David Beaty talked about the need for his coaching staff and players to focus less on winning the small battles and more on winning games. That kind of recipe could make for a long eight weeks. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas University football player Terry Beeson and softball player and coach Tracy Bunge were inducted into the state of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday in Wichita.
After helping FC Kansas City win its second straight National Women’s Soccer League championship Thursday against the Seattle Reign, former Kansas University forward Caroline Kastor has had time the past few days to reflect on her first professional season. By Chris Duderstadt
Kansas University tennis players Smith Hinton and Anastasiya Rychagova placed third in doubles Saturday at the Purdue Invitational. Hinton and Rychagova defeated Notre Dame’s Mary Kloss and Allison Miller, 6-4, for third. They also won singles matches.
Kansas University freshman cross country runner Sharon Lokedi made an immediate impact in her first collegiate race, as she won the Rim Rock Classic and helped the Jayhawks to a women’s team title.
Kansas University sophomore outside hitter Madison Rigdon smashed a match-high 11 kills against no errors in the Jayhawks’ 25-14, 25-18, 25-12 volleyball rout of West Virginia on Saturday afternoon in sold-out Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
Paula Warren, director of the Douglas County Special Olympics, tries to attend as many Kansas University volleyball games as she can with her athletes. She finds that watching the team play gives Special Olympics participants a great boost.
Kansas University’s football losing streak away from Lawrence grew to 35 games Saturday in a 38-13 loss to Iowa State. And the opponents’ post-game notes had a familiar ring to them, packed with words such as “first” and “since.” By Tom Keegan
Very few Big 12 Conference football teams are in need of any help on offense, but those that might be struggling in the run game likely just circled their game against Kansas University in the upcoming weeks. By Matt Tait
Dumb and Dumber is not just a movie title any more. It also accurately and completely sums up the way the Jayhawks played Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium on their way to a 38-13 loss to Iowa State in front of a fired up and friendly ISU crowd of 55,837. By Matt Tait
Marcquis Roberts, graduate transfer from South Carolina, scored a touchdown on an 83-yard interception return, had a sack and six tackles.
First-year head coach David Beaty had four options from which to choose Saturday early in the second quarter of Kansas University’s 38-13 loss to Iowa State in packed Jack Trice Stadium. The situation called for an aggressive play, not a passive one. By Tom Keegan
Despite a somewhat promising start, with Kansas finding relative success on offense and defense on the road, the Jayhawks dropped their 35th game in a row away from Lawrence, in a 38-13 loss at Iowa State Saturday.
Last weekend, for the second game in a row, red-shirt freshman Tyler Patrick was the Jayhawks’ most productive and impressive wide receiver on the field.
Kansas University’s soccer team, which had scored seven goals in winning three straight games to close the nonconference season, opened Big 12 play with a 2-1 loss to Texas on Friday night at Rock Chalk Park.
The 2015-16 college basketball season officially is underway at Kansas University.
Kansas University tennis players Smith Hinton and Anastasiya Rychagova teamed for two doubles wins in the first round of the Purdue Invitational on Friday and won in their respective singles matches.
A game-day breakdown of Kansas University’s game Saturday at Iowa State By Matt Tait
Kansas University basketball media day, 2014: The youngest college basketball player in the nation sat on his assigned chair — eyes a little wide, expression on the reserved side — doing his best to answer the questions sent his way. By Tom Keegan
Cheick Diallo, the media learned Thursday, likes to talk about his lifelong love of soccer and dislikes discussing more depressing topics — like his ongoing basketball eligibility case with the NCAA. By Gary Bedore
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self was asked if dealing with player-eligibility cases has been “frustrating.” The Jayhawks are awaiting word from the NCAA Eligibility Center on Cheick Diallo’s status for the season. By Gary Bedore
Rim Rock Farm, the home course for Kansas University’s cross country team, has its fair share of hills, valleys, twists and turns. The terrain of the course has a symbolic meaning for two Jayhawk cross country runners, who are closing in on their return to KU’s home course Saturday for the Rim Rock Classic after sitting out the 2014 season due to nagging injuries. By Chris Duderstadt
Kansas University’s football coaching staff knew entering Year One of a difficult rebuilding project the Jayhawks would have deficiencies in a number of areas this season. They thought — and hoped — defensive end would be one position KU could count on for depth and productivity. By Benton Smith
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self received a letter from the NCAA on Wednesday that provided at least some good news on Cheick Diallo’s eligibility situation.
It’s not every year that a walk-on gets cut from a college football program and, four months later, finds himself suiting up and starting for that same program.