Over the past several months of training and preparation, and the more recent weeks of preseason practices, the football players at Kansas put in enough work to convince themselves this season wouldn’t resemble the historically inept campaign that preceded it. Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, in front of an announced crowd of 26,864, the Jayhawks got their first chance to prove it. By Benton Smith
Busy with visitors from the recruiting class of 2017 — KU commitment Marcus Garrett and target shooting guard Chaundee Brown — KU men's basketball coach Bill Self may not have spent much time contemplating expansion during the past couple of days, but earlier this summer he spoke on KLWN’s Rock Chalk Sports Talk about the topic. By Matt Tait
Sophomore Grace Hagan scored the game-winning goal and also had an assists as Kansas’ soccer team defeated Valparaiso, 2-1, on Sunday.
Days after David Beaty admitted he didn’t even want to release a two-deep before the Jayhawks faced Rhode Island, KU’s starting lineup against the Rams featured eight starters not listed on the first team on the week’s depth chart. By Benton Smith
For all the excitement in the air at Anderson Family Football Complex Saturday night following his first victory as Kansas head coach, David Beaty wasn’t about to give his team a free pass. By Benton Smith
Midway through the first quarter, defensive lineman Daniel Wise came back to the play and reached out to grab a Rhode Island ball carrier, which gave Damani Mosby time to poke the ball out and force KU’s second takeaway of the day.
According to his Twitter account, Class of 2017 point guard Matt Coleman recently received scholarship offers from both Kansas and Duke.
The University of Kansas men’s and women’s cross country teams both won the Bob Timmons Dual Classic Saturday at Rim Rock Farm in the Jayhawks’ first meet of the season.