Stories for August 2019


Saturday, August 31

Jayhawks sweep Bob Timmons Classic

The Kansas cross-country teams made a clean sweep of team titles Saturday afternoon at Rim Rock Farm, as the men won the annual meet for the fourth-straight season.

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Two-point trickery: Reverse pass by Parchment puts final flair on impressive KU debut

It was only a matter of time before ‘The Mad Hatter’ decided to spice things up for the Kansas football team.

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Notebook: Redshirt senior QB Carter Stanley earned 10th start of his KU career

The mystery surrounding the starting quarterback job for the Kansas football team finally dissipated Saturday afternoon as head coach Les Miles went with — and stuck with — redshirt senior Carter Stanley.

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Fourth quarter comeback fuels Jayhawks to victory in Game 1 of Les Miles era

While running onto the field before a game for the first time as the head football coach at Kansas, Les Miles felt relatively calm about what was to come. Benton Smith

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Matt Tait: Les Miles' decision to stick with 1 QB the right move for Kansas

Carter Stanley was not perfect during Saturday’s 24-17 KU victory over Indiana State. But the decision to use him was. By Matt Tait

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Quick recap: KU football defeats Indiana State to begin Les Miles era

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Les Miles era got off on the right foot.

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KUsports Live: Kansas football vs. Indiana State

Follow along during the game with our crew and the community.

Friday, August 30

KU volleyball defeats UMKC in season opener

It was a strong showing to start the 2019 season.

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Pledge from California prep LB Alonso Person pushes KU's 2020 class to 26

On the eve of his first game as head coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles’ 2020 recruiting class added yet another high school prospect, giving the program one more player than it could technically sign to join the program a year from now.

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Kansas RBs Khalil Herbert and Dom Williams want to put team on their backs

Though Les Miles is about to make his Kansas football debut without the program’s most talented offensive player, the head coach is neither ready to abandon hope nor drastically alter his game plan for the season opener. In fact, it doesn’t seem like Miles expects the absence of suspended running back Pooka Williams to sway the Jayhawks’ offensive capacity against Indiana State much at all. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown: KU football vs. Indiana State

If Les Miles' hunch is correct, and left tackle Hakeem Adeniji, left guard Malik Clark, centers Api Mane and Andru Tovi, right guards Chris Hughes and Adagio Lopeti, and right tackles Kevin Feder and Clyde McCauley III are going to be effective blockers, there’s no reason to complicate things in KU's 2019 debut. By Benton Smith

Thursday, August 29

McClure lifts KU soccer past Memphis in ranked matchup

It only made sense that it was Katie McClure.

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First 4 episodes of 'Miles to Go' debut on ESPN+

If you ever wondered what basketball coach Bill Self had to say to Jeff Long on the day the athletic director fired David Beaty or how Les Miles might react to seeing one of his players doubled over vomiting into a trash can, “Miles to Go,” has your answers.

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What's new for fans at KU football games in 2019

Some new bells and whistles are coming to the Kansas football fan experience beginning this weekend, just in time for the start of the Les Miles era.

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'Bobo and Lil' Debbull': KU centers Api Mane, Andru Tovi form perfect tandem for KU football

Much like any other preseason, the starting quarterback competition has been well-documented ahead of Les Miles’ first year with the Kansas football team. Yet the battle to be the player snapping him the ball has flown under-the-radar. Shane Jackson

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KU football OC wants a QB who can 'manage a game'

Given that neither potential Kansas starting QB has been anywhere close to perfect during the team's closed practices, offensive coordinator and QBs coach Les Koenning recently provided some insight about what he would like to see from the man who ends up with the job. By Benton Smith

Wednesday, August 28

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Kansas safety Jeremiah McCullough enters final season with more confidence

Even though the season opener is three days away, Kansas senior safety Jeremiah McCullough can tell this year is going to be different.

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'There's no time for hesitation': True freshmen expected to contribute for KU football

Although not one is a projected defensive or offensive starter for the Kansas football team’s season opener on Saturday versus Indiana State, true freshmen are expected to contribute for the Jayhawks out of the gate in Les Miles’ first season as head coach. By Benton Smith

Tuesday, August 27

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After losing weight in offseason, KU linebacker Jay Dineen ready for his turn

For the first time in his collegiate career, Jay Dineen doesn’t have his brother around the Kansas football facility. Shane Jackson

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Who's No. 1?: Kansas WRs think collective approach will benefit passing attack

Maybe Daylon Charlot leads KU in receptions by a landslide this year. Perhaps junior Andrew Parchment delivers a breakthrough season. For all one knows days ahead of KU’s season opener, junior Stephon Robinson could outproduce the rest of his fellow receivers. Even if no such scenario transpires, the absence of a clearcut No. 1 wideout won’t alarm Emmett Jones. By Benton Smith

McClure nets 2 weekly honors after strong start to season

Following a four-goal, two-assist opening two matches of the 2019 regular season, Kansas senior forward Katie McClure picked up a pair of accolades.

Monday, August 26

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Notebook: Les Miles 'thrilled' with KU's 3 captains, Torneden, Adeniji and Thompson

Head coach Les Miles felt pretty confident he could identify the best leaders on his Kansas football team. A player vote this past weekend confirmed it. By Benton Smith

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7 starting jobs up for grabs on KU’s 1st published depth chart

The starting quarterback job isn’t the only one on the Kansas football team that remains unresolved as the Jayhawks go through game week preparations for their season opener. The first published depth chart of the Les Miles era arrived Monday, and it lists seven first string spots up for grabs ahead of KU’s Saturday debut versus Indiana State. By Benton Smith

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QB competition ongoing: Les Miles doesn't plan to name starter before opener

Les Miles hinted earlier this month the competition for the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback job could last all the way up to the Jayhawks’ season opener. By Benton Smith

Sunday, August 25

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How a wild ride of recruiting ups and downs shaped the 2019-20 Kansas basketball roster

Although Late Night and the season opener remain in the distance, the start of another school year marks the unofficial beginning of a new journey for the Kansas men’s basketball program. And what a journey it’s been already. By Matt Tait

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KU soccer cruises to 6-0 win over Loyola-Chicago

As she’s done so often over her career, Kansas senior forward Katie McClure caught the opposing team’s defense sleeping.

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Kansas QB Torry Locklin had opportunity to develop during grayshirt year

Kansas freshman quarterback Torry Locklin has been unique since the first time he threw a football. Shane Jackson

Saturday, August 24

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Appearances by Miles, Self highlight KU's annual Traditions Night

It all came down to a simple question: Would you rather fight 12 tiny Bill Selfs or one giant Les Miles? By Braden Shaw

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Remembered With Smiles: 1,000 admirers show up to celebrate life and legacy of late Max Falkenstien

For a little more than an hour on Saturday afternoon, 1,000 friends, family members, admirers and KU fans packed the Lied Center to celebrate the life and legacy of late Kansas broadcaster Max Falkenstien. By Matt Tait

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Freshman RB Velton Gardner 'fighting hard to carve out a role'

After playing mainly quarterback during high school, Kansas freshman running back Velton Gardner has gone through a bit of a learning curve during preseason camp. By Braden Shaw

Friday, August 23

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Les Miles tells fans Jayhawks 'need to play dominant football'

Les Miles didn’t have any grand announcements or bold declarations to make Friday night while addressing a large contingent of University of Kansas fans at the athletic department’s annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square. Nor did the head football coach want to share any such information with a small group of reporters before he took the stage. By Benton Smith

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Matt Tait: Kansas football coach Les Miles determined to make KU rebuild about more than him

It doesn’t matter where you look or who you talk to, everybody wants to make the upcoming Kansas football season about new head coach Les Miles. Except Les Miles. By Matt Tait

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After making strides this offseason, Davon Ferguson poised to make impact in KU's secondary

College football coaches know it is a dangerous game in the offseason. Shane Jackson

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'4.2 is definitely noticeable': Jayhawks raving about returner Jamahl Horne's speed

The secret is out. The fastest man on the Kansas football roster isn’t a widely known running back or even a touted young prospect from the program’s most recent recruiting class. His name is Jamahl Horne. He redshirted in 2018. He plays receiver. And at one offseason workout, he blew his teammates away. By Benton Smith

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Manny Miles enjoying 'family atmosphere' he associates with all of his dad's football teams

Coming into preseason camp, Kansas graduate transfer Manny Miles didn’t really know what it would be like having his father, Les, coach him for the first time. “And you respect him like he’s going to run you after practice, even though he’s your dad,” Miles, a reserve quarterback and holder, said recently. “Then you get home and you think, ‘Oh, he’s going to turn into the dad now.’ But the coaching never stops with him.” By Braden Shaw

Thursday, August 22

McClure's hat trick propels KU soccer to 4-0 win in season opener

The Kansas women’s soccer team kicked off the season with a dominant 4-0 victory over Nebraska, which came courtesy of a hat trick by senior forward Katie McClure Thursday night at Rock Chalk Park.

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KU tight end Jack Luavasa anticipates bigger role under new coaching staff

It is no secret that the tight end position has changed at nearly every level of football.

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Talented freshman LB Steven Parker acclimating quickly with help of Emmett Jones

Emmett Jones coaches the receivers on the University of Kansas football roster. But not a day goes by without Jones staying in the ear of outside linebacker Steven Parker. By Benton Smith

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KU forward David McCormack thankful for trying freshman season, ready for more in Year 2

Few moments are more valuable to the Kansas basketball program than the early days of summer when returning sophomores offer help to incoming freshman trying to figure things out for the first time. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, August 21

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KU AD Jeff Long expects hiring process for Hudy replacement to move quickly

The process to replace two longtime Kansas Athletics sports performance employees is underway and KU Athletic Director Jeff Long hopes to have at least one hire made in the next two weeks. By Matt Tait

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Report: Joe Dineen out for remainder of preseason

A hand injury he suffered during Denver’s Monday Night Football exhibition earlier this week is expected to keep former Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen out for the remainder of the NFL’s preseason.

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KU's inside linebacker duo forms important bond during preseason camp

It has become a routine during preseason camp. Shane Jackson

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'Miles To Go' set to debut on ESPN+ on Aug. 29

Any Kansas football fans who have looked forward to getting some behind the scenes glimpses of Les Miles and the Jayhawks through a new ESPN+ series will have to wait another week — and then binge watch the first four episodes before the season kicks off. By Benton Smith

Tuesday, August 20

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Les Miles notes standouts from final full contact practice of preseason

Kansas football coach Les Miles left a steamy preseason practice early Tuesday afternoon not drowning in sweat, rather once again in a buoyant mood. Following what Miles disclosed would be the last camp practice during which the team tackled throughout, from start to finish, he opened his press conference by talking up some top offensive performers. By Benton Smith

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Kansas coaches expecting 2019 to be different for senior wideout Daylon Charlot

After a few rough seasons of limited snaps and even a position change, Kansas wide receiver Daylon Charlot is right again, and his coaches believe they know why. By Matt Tait

Monday, August 19

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Report: MAC concept for football scholarship rule change mirrors idea pushed by KU's Jeff Long

An idea pushed this past spring by University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long, which would allow a football program to sign as many as 35 players in one recruiting class and 50 over a two-year period, may be picking up some steam nationally. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: D.J. Eliot shares thoughts on camp standouts, D-line and 'Hawk'

Now that D.J. Eliot has 15 spring practices and two-plus weeks of preseason camp behind him, Eliot is much more familiar with the defensive personnel on the Kansas football roster than he was when he agreed to become the defensive coordinator for head coach Les Miles. By Benton Smith

Sunday, August 18

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Liam Jones, Jacob Borcila remain 'dead even' in KU's kicker competition

The starting quarterback battle isn’t the only competition up in the air for the Kansas football team. Shane Jackson

Saturday, August 17

KU volleyball tops Wichita State in exhibition play

The Kansas volleyball team earned a 3-2 victory over Wichita State inside Wichita's Koch Arena in the Jayhawks’ lone exhibition match of the 2019 season on Saturday.

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Former KU runner Bryce Hoppel signs with Adidas

A two-time NCAA Champion with the University of Kansas track program, Bryce Hoppel announced on Saturday he has signed a professional contract to represent Adidas.

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Les Miles: Jayhawks 'need to improve' with season opener approaching

Dating back to the spring and continuing on through the summer and into preseason camp, first-year Kansas football coach Les Miles has leaned into letting those who are listening know that he feels positive about his new team. So much so that it almost seemed out of character on Friday at KU’s media day when Miles referenced some shortcomings while answering questions about the team’s goals. By Benton Smith

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'Years of hard work' pay off for KU D-lineman and former walk-on Sam Burt

As soon as Kansas football head coach Les Miles handed him the Gatorade towel, junior nose tackle Sam Burt knew something was up. A walk-on the previous two seasons who played mainly on the scout team and special teams, Burt received the unexpected gift from Miles Wednesday night. By Braden Shaw

Kansas soccer earns exhibition draw vs. Omaha

The Kansas women’s soccer team unofficially opened the 2019 season with a 0-0 tie against Omaha in an exhibition match on Friday night at Rock Chalk Park.

Friday, August 16

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Jayhawks plan to utilize depth of offensive line this season

With the season two weeks away, Kansas offensive line coach Luke Meadows has yet to narrow his unit down to five starters. And that is by design. Shane Jackson

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Notebook: KU prepared to play 2 centers

When the Kansas football team makes its debut under Les Miles in a couple of weeks, it looks like the Jayhawks are prepared to take an either/or approach when it comes to the starting center. By Benton Smith

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QB remains a question for KU football with opener 2 weeks away

Neither Stanley nor MacVittie surprised battle still ongoing

A few minutes into his press conference as part of the Kansas football team’s media day on Friday, head coach Les Miles, before fielding questions, had a couple to present to the auditorium. “Let’s see. Should I go into quarterbacks, too?” By Benton Smith

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Departing KU strength coach Andrea Hudy: 'Kansas means the world to me'

After 15 years at a place that, “means the world” to her, Kansas basketball strength and conditioning coach Andrea Hudy is officially leaving KU. By Matt Tait

Thursday, August 15

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Longtime KU basketball strength coach Andrea Hudy leaving Kansas

Longtime Kansas basketball strength and conditioning coach Andrea Hudy is leaving KU for a job at Texas, both Hudy and Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed to the Journal-World late Thursday night. By Matt Tait

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KU soccer team eager to build on 2018 success

After making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament a year ago, Kansas soccer has made a concerted effort during offseason training to build on 2018.

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Kansas cross country striving for greatness in 2019

Even though Kansas cross country coach Stanley Redwine thinks the Jayhawks made significant strides in 2018, Redwine said the team still has plenty of room to grow.

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KU volleyball expects to contend in Big 12 during first season with new arena

New arena. New team. Same expectations. Shane Jackson

Wednesday, August 14

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Former KU football walk-on Sam Burt awarded a scholarship

A homegrown University of Kansas junior from the small city of Abilene, Sam Burt is no longer a walk-on with the Jayhawks’ football program. By Benton Smith

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3-star Louisiana CB Tanner Hooker commits to KU football

Jayhawks now have 25 2020 commitments

The job isn’t done yet for Les Miles and his Kansas football staff, but the coaches now have 25 commitments lined up for their 2020 recruiting class. By Benton Smith

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KU defensive line coach Kwahn Drake well-versed in getting to know new teams

During his eight seasons as a college football coach Kansas defensive line coach Kwahn Drake has become a bit of an expert at starting over. By Matt Tait

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Azur Kamara trying to become more than a pass rusher for KU defense

Rushing the passer isn’t literally the only thing Azur Kamara ever is asked to do from the edge. Much of his individual progress this past offseason, as he worked toward playing a much larger role for KU in 2019, came in the way he adapted. By Benton Smith

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Report: Attorneys file appeals for 3 men convicted in college hoops scandal

Attorneys for three men convicted of providing payments from Adidas to steer high-profile college basketball prospects to specific universities have filed an appeal of their sentences, according to a Wednesday report from

Tuesday, August 13

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Notebook: KU senior Hakeem Adeniji lands on Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list

A three-year starter on the Kansas football team’s offensive line, senior left tackle Hakeem Adeniji earned a spot on the preseason watch list for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

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2021 QB Ben Easters announces commitment to KU football

It will be a long time before Ben Easters plays college football. But as of Tuesday evening the high school quarterback from Brownsburg, Ind., plans to do so at the University of Kansas. By Benton Smith

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Self: Veteran pieces important for KU basketball

When Kansas center Udoka Azubuike and forward Silvio De Sousa elected to return to KU for the 2019-20 season, the move did much more than solidify the Jayhawks’ front court. It also added some much-needed experience to the Kansas roster. By Matt Tait

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Shane Jackson: KU's revamped energy is evident during preseason camp

By now, you have surely seen it. This past weekend, a video from a Kansas football team meeting surfaced via social media. KU head coach Les Miles, who is now a little over two weeks away from his debut with his new team, was captured dancing to ‘Before I Let Go’ by Frankie Beverly & Maze. Shane Jackson

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Freshman QB Torry Locklin finding ways to stand out during KU practices

As the competition for the starting quarterback job continues to unfold during preseason football practices, a young QB is finding ways to make his mark, too, even if that doesn’t vault him into the marquee battle. By Benton Smith

Monday, August 12

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Les Miles: KU's special teams 'key part' of what he's trying to accomplish

“I have always been a special teams guy,” Miles professed recently. His regard for that third phase of football went up a notch roughly 20 years ago, thanks to the time he spent working with Dallas’ special teams coach at the time, Joe Avezzano. By Benton Smith

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'It just feels right to me': Kyron Johnson making natural transition to inside linebacker

It might just be easier to list the positions that Kyron Johnson hasn’t played. Shane Jackson

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Matt Tait: Les Miles' plan to fill spots a better approach than rewriting depth chart

It’s a daily conversation between Les Miles and his coaching staff, but there’s no tag line or marketing ploy associated with it. It’s just good, old-fashioned evaluation, and it’s just as important today as it was on Day 1 of preseason camp and as it will be on the final Friday before the season opener, which is now just 19 days away. By Matt Tait

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Kwamie Lassiter II expects KU receivers to step up, produce

Even though the Kansas football team lost three of its top four receivers from 2018, with the departure of Steven Sims Jr., Jeremiah Booker and Kerr Johnson, junior wide receiver Kwamie Lassiter II doesn’t see KU’s receiving corps falling off this year. By Braden Shaw

Sunday, August 11

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KU football's 2020 class picks up commitment from Florida prep DE Chris Jones

The Kansas football coaches’ 2020 recruiting class already boasted commitments from prospects residing in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Michigan, California, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri and Kansas. Now they can add Florida to the list. By Benton Smith

Hoppel, Dudarev fare well at international events

Making his Team USA debut at the Pan American Games, in Lima, Peru, former University of Kansas track standout Bryce Hoppel took fourth place in the 800 meters.

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Notebook: Les Miles 'sad' he never had chance to become head coach at Michigan

A specific series of events had to unfold for Les Miles to become the football coach at the University of Kansas. And if a program near to his heart had ever offered him the head coaching job, it’s unlikely Miles ever would have ended up in Lawrence. By Benton Smith

Saturday, August 10

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Les Miles, Jayhawks again upbeat following preseason scrimmage

With three weeks left before he leads the Kansas football team onto the field for a game for the first time, Les Miles and his assistants spent much of Saturday’s practice in scrimmage mode, trying to gauge how far away the Jayhawks are from being ready for the season. By Benton Smith

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KU football supporters attending Fan Day excited for Year 1 of Les Miles era

A sign just inside the entrance to the Kansas football team’s indoor practice facility Saturday warned autograph seekers headed into the program’s Fan Day that head coach Les Miles and players could only sign one item to “accommodate all fans.” Vicky and Bob Mall, from Clay Center, were able to work the system a bit. By Braden Shaw

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Les Miles: He'll choose KU's starting QB 'when it happens naturally'

Eight practices into preseason camp, the Kansas football team’s quarterback competition continues to hover in a persistent status quo. Head coach Les Miles didn’t mention any real separation in the race between Thomas MacVittie and Carter Stanley following Saturday’s session at the team’s indoor practice facility. What’s more, Miles suggested he’s in no rush to pick the Jayhawks’ starting QB. By Benton Smith

Friday, August 9

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Larger role awaits Dorance Armstrong in Year 2 with Dallas Cowboys

The first time Dorance Armstrong suited up for a football game and found himself wearing the iconic Dallas Cowboys’ uniform instead of the crimson and blue of the University of Kansas, emotions hit the defensive end from Houston hard. “Man, I was real nervous,” Armstrong recalled.

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After move to center, Api Mane standing out on KU's O-line

On an offensive line that Kansas football coach Les Miles professes to be encouraged by during the team’s closed preseason practices, the man at the focal point of it all is catching the head coach’s eye for the right reasons. By Benton Smith

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Senior safety Bryce Torneden ready to be a 'voice of the team' as hand-picked leader

“We’re kind of the voice of the team," senior safety Bryce Torneden said of the unity council created by KU football coach Les Miles. By Braden Shaw

Thursday, August 8

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Notebook: LBs standing out to Les Miles at preseason camp

Six practices into preseason camp, Kansas football coach Les Miles has seen a lot of his Jayhawks over the course of the past week. And if you asked him to name a position group or player who stood out, Miles’ answer might surprise you. By Benton Smith

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After 1st camp scrimmage, Les Miles thinks Jayhawks 'ahead of where they need to be'

As much as Les Miles enjoyed his first four preseason practices as the head coach at the University of Kansas over the course of the past week, it was the fifth one that he looked forward to most. By Benton Smith

Kennedy Farris to join Kansas volleyball

Kansas head volleyball coach Ray Bechard announced the addition of Kennedy Farris to the 2019 roster.

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Despite inexperienced defensive front, Jayhawks believe pass rush will improve in 2019

The only way to go is up. At least that has to be the mindset of the Kansas defense in regards to putting pressure on the quarterback this fall. KU recorded 21 sacks in 2018, which was only better than Kansas State (18) in the Big 12 conference.

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Judge denies motion to dismiss lawsuit by former KU football coach David Beaty

A federal judge on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that former University of Kansas football coach David Beaty filed against Kansas Athletics Inc.

Wednesday, August 7

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Les Miles encouraged by 'big, good looking group' of KU O-linemen

While Les Miles isn’t predicting his first KU football team will buck the program’s recent history of O-line issues, the program’s new head coach actually felt optimistic about the offense’s most important blockers as the Jayhawks opened preseason camp. By Benton Smith

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Teammate says Kansas freshman Christian Braun 'ready for whatever it takes'

According to his roommate, Christian Braun, KU junior Silvio De Sousa has spent more time in the gym this summer than in their room. And while that setting has provided the 6-foot-9 forward from Angola with the perfect place to work on his game and release his endless amount of excited energy from regaining his eligibility, it also has been a good vantage point for De Sousa to see Braun in action. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, August 6

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Shane Jackson: Landing 4-star linebacker Brennon Scott is a huge win for KU football

Even though the season opener is a little over three weeks away, Kansas football might have picked up one of its most significant wins of the year. Shane Jackson

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4-star Dallas LB Brennon Scott announces commitment to KU football

For all of the Kansas football program’s recruiting success this summer, as it stacked up new commitments in bunches, the Jayhawks’ 2020 class lacked a marquee talent. Until Tuesday night. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles hints KU offense could feature some old school elements

While Les Miles’ first team at the University of Kansas isn’t expected to zig while everyone else is zagging and turn back the offensive clock 40 years, he hinted that some old school features could factor into the Jayhawks’ approach this fall. By Benton Smith

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Matt Tait: The optimist's outlook on the 2019 KU football team

After a long offseason full of changes, Kansas fans are that much closer to learning the answer to the biggest question surrounding Les Miles’ football program — how good can the 2019 Jayhawks be? By Matt Tait

Monday, August 5

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Former Jayhawk Thomas Robinson still has NBA aspirations after strong showing in Summer League

It was a trip down memory lane for former Kansas standout Thomas Robinson. Shane Jackson

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3-star Texas prep WR Lawrence Arnold commits to KU football

The massive recruiting weekend enjoyed by the Kansas football program in late June is still paying dividends for the Jayhawks more than a month later. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: 5-star recruit J.T. Thor reclassifies, joins 2020 class

One of the top basketball prospects in the country plans on joining the college ranks a year sooner than originally expected.

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Matt Tait: The pessimist's outlook on the 2019 KU football team

I don’t know about you, but it sure would be nice to know a little more about this Kansas football team heading into a critical 2019 season. By Matt Tait

Sunday, August 4

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Les Miles looking for 'composure' out of eventual starting QB

Precisely how soon the decision will be reached remains to be seen. But sometime in the days or weeks ahead, Kansas football coach Les Miles will see enough of some specific qualities in one of the team’s two most trusted quarterbacks that the head coach and his assistants will be ready to name a starter. By Benton Smith

Saturday, August 3

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Prep LB Kershawn Fisher decommits from KU football

The Kansas football program’s lengthy list of 2020 commitments shrank by one this weekend. By Benton Smith

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Former KU walk-on Garrett Luinstra transfers to Central Missouri

Former Kansas walk-on and Free State standout Garrett Luinstra has found his new home.

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Les Miles: Jayhawks look 'better' as preseason practices begin

Early preseason impressions don’t win college football games, but the ones made by Kansas football players on their head coach this week seemed to reveal that the Jayhawks opened camp right on track. By Benton Smith

Friday, August 2

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Down a linebacker, Les Miles remains optimistic about group as KU opens camp

For a man who lost a potential starting linebacker ahead of preseason camp, Kansas football coach Les Miles came across as more upbeat than worried about the position following his team’s first practice on Friday. By Benton Smith

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Ben Miles transfers to KU, joins brother and father with Jayhawks

Les: Son a 'pretty talented' FB

Just as many anticipated when word of his name entering the transfer portal became public knowledge earlier this week, Ben Miles found his new football home at the University of Kansas. By Benton Smith

Thursday, August 1

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Celebration of life for Max Falkenstien slated for Aug. 24 at KU's Lied Center

The family of Max Falkenstien, in conjunction with Kansas Athletics, will host a celebration of life for the late KU broadcaster at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the Lied Center on KU's west campus. By Matt Tait

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Report: Former KU linebacker Drew Harvey enters transfer portal

A first-string linebacker for the Kansas football team at the conclusion of spring practices, on the eve of preseason practices Drew Harvey reportedly has entered the transfer portal.

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5 important questions to track during KU football preseason camp

Les Miles’ presence undoubtedly has created some buzz around the long struggling program. But some real questions will need to be addressed between now and the Aug. 31 opener versus Indiana State. By Benton Smith

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'We just have to prove them wrong': Jayhawks not concerned by preseason expectations

It was expected, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it was easy to see. For the ninth year in a row, the Kansas football team was picked to finish last in the Big 12 conference in the preseason poll as voted on by media members.

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Football still the major focus for Kansas AD Jeff Long after one year on the job

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, marked the completion of Jeff Long's first full year as the Athletic Director at the University of Kansas. Just prior to the anniversary's arrival, Long sat down with the Journal-World to look back at the year that was and what's ahead for Kansas Athletics. By Matt Tait