As the Kansas football team appears prepared to play the remainder of the season without veteran running back Khalil Herbert, head coach Les Miles chose not to address whether another rusher on the roster has any intention of redshirting this year. By Benton Smith
California’s decision to allow college athletes to make money through endorsements could lead to many other states following in its footsteps. But Kansas likely won’t be one of them, said state Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita. By Dylan Lysen
Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge.
All signs point to Khalil Herbert’s Kansas football career being over. While no one within the program, including head coach Les Miles, would offer up that exact information Monday, the picture painted by the words of Miles and two veteran captains was one that doesn’t include Herbert. By Benton Smith
Junior Sera Tadokoro paced the Kansas women’s golf team with a fourth-place finish and led the team to seventh place at the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina.
Kansas women’s tennis team wrapped up play Sunday at the SMU Invitational in Dallas, Texas.
With opportunities few and far between, Kansas sophomore forward Bri Amos took advantage of an opening down the left sideline. Amos quickly sent a cross into the box to junior forward Mandi Duggan, who sent a header into the back of the net.
An overall forgettable Saturday for the Kansas football team at TCU featured a couple of individual performances that may prove more memorable for the true freshmen who delivered them. By Benton Smith
After 72 holes, Kansas men’s golf placed eighth on the team leaderboard at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at the UNM Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Fort Worth, Texas — The Kansas football team had to play its Big 12 road opener at TCU Saturday without its leading rusher, senior running back Khalil Herbert.
Fort Worth, Texas — Drenched in sweat as he left the steamy field at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Hakeem Adeniji slowly walked toward the tunnel that led to the visitors locker room. Benton Smith
It was another solid outing for the Kansas women’s golf team, which remains in fifth place following the completion of the second round of the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina.
Playing the No. 2 team in the nation is rarely a simple task, but pairing that with a four-match losing streak meant Kansas volleyball had its hands full Saturday in the team’s Big 12 opener.
It was a bit of déjà vu for the Kansas football team.
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After to back-to-back rounds Friday, the Kansas men’s golf team made a push in the second round and sits in 10th place on the team leaderboard heading into the final round at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at UNM Championship Course.
The Kansas tennis team collected two wins in the first day of the SMU Fall Invitational Friday afternoon at the SMU Tennis Complex in Dallas, Texas.
Powered by duo Sera Tadokoro and Pear Pooratanaopa, the Kansas women’s golf team sits in fifth place following day one of the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina.
The Kansas offense stalled much of the first half in what proved to be a narrow home loss to West Virginia. The Jayhawks punted five times before halftime and lost possession on a fumble by quarterback Carter Stanley on another. As costly as a turnover can be, KU’s inability to stay on the field proved just as damaging. By Benton Smith
World-famous rapper, producer and television personality Snoop Dogg will be the headlining performer at the University of Kansas' annual Late Night in the Phog.
The Kansas soccer team fell in the Big 12 opener Thursday night at Rock Chalk Park.
Making his first public comments since receiving a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday, KU coach Bill Self said he did not think the looming NCAA situation would be a distraction for his team and that it would motivate him. By Matt Tait
With 40 career starts already on his résumé, Kansas senior offensive lineman typically can remember at least some detail about every college football game in which he has appeared. Close to two years removed from a nightmarish trip to TCU in 2017, Adeniji cringed when asked what he recalled about that one. By Benton Smith
Four games into the season, senior safety Jeremiah McCullough is one of two players on the entire Kansas football roster who has recorded an interception. But, as fellow safety Mike Lee doesn’t mind reminding McCullough, he could have more. By Benton Smith
Several University of Kansas football players passed on some wisdom to Billy Mills Middle School students on Wednesday: In both sports and academics, perseverance and a positive attitude can go a long way.
The NCAA is suspending its deadlines for schools to respond to charges levied by the governing body in the wake of college basketball's corruption scandal.
When Les Miles lamented his Kansas football team’s inability to keep up with West Virginia in time of possession following a narrow home loss, there was a specific sub-gripe at the crux of his concern. The Jayhawks spent such comparatively little time on offense (22:19 compared to WVU’s 37:41) that star running back Pooka Williams didn’t get to touch the ball enough. By Benton Smith
A portion of the University of Kansas' new indoor football practice facility has been named the Beatty Family Pavilion after a family of KU alumni whose donations helped fund the project.
It seems like KU officials understand what this case hinges on, but the sports radio and online chatter make it clear that many fans and some pundits don’t. KU fans have been building defenses for KU that probably won't matter much in the end. The case hinges on whether Adidas employees — people like T.J. Gassnola, James Gatto and Merl Code, all convicted of federal fraud charges — are categorized as boosters of the university.
The Notice of Allegations the University of Kansas received from the NCAA on Monday finally revealed the alleged infractions committed by the KU football program when David Beaty was still the head coach. The document outlines alleged misconduct by the football program, citing the use of a non-coaching staff member, then video coordinator Jeff Love, in a coaching role. By Benton Smith
If Les Miles has a specific No. 2 quarterback on his depth chart — and if that player is his oldest son, Manny Miles — the Kansas football coach is keeping that information within the walls of the team’s facility. By Benton Smith
The integrity of KU’s men’s basketball program — and perhaps its vaunted streak of postseason appearances — came under attack Monday after the NCAA alleged head coach Bill Self and one of his assistants were complicit in major recruiting violations.
On KU’s second possession of the second half, the call came in. A play-action pass hit Andrew Parchment in stride for a 75-yard touchdown. With that highlight as his first catch of the afternoon, Parchment finished with five receptions, 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns, leading to the Big 12 naming the junior college transfer the conference’s Newcomer of the Week. By Benton Smith
The Kansas tennis team closed out its opening weekend Sunday after competing at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational in Auburn, Alabama and Wahoowa Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Senior forward Katie McClure scored a pair of goals to help the No. 14 Kansas Jayhawks close out nonconference play with a victory, defeating Kennesaw State by a 3-1 margin Sunday afternoon at Rock Chalk Park.
With the offense finally in a rhythm in the third quarter of the Kansas football team’s Big 12 opener, and the Jayhawks four yards from the goal line and a potential momentum-boosting score, quarterback Carter Stanley did something for the first time in his college career. By Benton Smith
It appeared the man known affectionately in college football circles as “The Mad Hatter” had just pulled a quick one in the third quarter of his Kansas football team’s Big 12 opener against West Virginia.
The desperation play that ended 12 yards shy of the end zone could have given the downtrodden Kansas football program a victory in its Big 12 opener.
The blueprint on how to stop Kansas’ offense is out, even if the thought of that sentence seemed preposterous just eight days ago.
Coming off the lopsided road win over Boston College last week, it seemed as though the tides had shifted back in favor of Kansas football.
Kansas volleyball finished the Rebel Challenge against tournament-host UNLV, falling to the Rebels in four sets in Cox Pavilion.
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Kansas volleyball was unable to top Arizona State on Friday night, falling in straight sets to the Sun Devils inside Cox Pavilion.
As former All-Big 12 basketball forward Perry Ellis works toward completing his undergraduate degree, he knows he has a job waiting for him.
After a little more than three months with the University of Kansas basketball team, freshman Issac McBride decided the program wasn’t for him.
The University of Kansas Athletics program is prepared to receive allegations of rules violations from the NCAA, but so far the university has not received anything from the organization, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod said Friday.
Now that West Virginia has seen KU spread the field and succeed, the Mountaineers figure to be better prepared for those looks than BC. But that doesn’t mean the Jayhwaks should hold back on the types of plays that worked so well for them. By Benton Smith
For just the second time this season, the Kansas women’s soccer team suffered a loss.
Daylon Charlot’s mood doesn’t match the one you might anticipate for a receiver who has only caught one pass in the past two games. By Benton Smith
A key part of the Kansas football program’s successful run a little more than a decade ago, former defensive back Darrell Stuckey will soon join a few of his Orange Bowl-winning teammates in the Ring of Honor inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith
While Kansas linebacker Dru Prox is in the process of racking up tackles on game days, he isn’t exactly keeping track. But by the time a stat sheet reaches his hands afterward, Prox is likely to already know the exact numbers attached to his production. By Benton Smith
The Big 12 released its 2019-20 conference schedule Wednesday morning.
A tennis player at the University of Kansas has been arrested and suspended from the team.
The Kansas men’s basketball team’s quest to begin a new Big 12 title streak officially will get under way on Jan. 4 at Allen Fieldhouse against West Virginia. By Matt Tait
A University of Kansas football player was charged Tuesday following an incident at a popular student bar in Lawrence.
A few days after a victory at Boston College that seemed promising for the Kansas football program’s immediate future, the Jayhawks received some potentially good news for down the road with another commitment for 2021. By Benton Smith
After the final round at the Windon Memorial Classic, the Kansas men’s golf team finished tied for fourth with a score of 3-over par 855 at the Conways Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.
The Kansas women’s golf team wrapped up the Sunflower Invitational in a tie for fourth place after an even par 288 score in the final round at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas.
Kansas defender Addisyn Merrick was named the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Week by the league office Tuesday.
The Kansas football team’s receivers and quarterback weren’t the only ones who benefited from the offense spreading the field at Boston College, where the Jayhawks often lined up with three or four receivers. The resulting spacing allowed KU running backs Khalil Herbert and Pooka Williams to flourish, as well, thanks to one-on-one scenarios in the open field. By Benton Smith
The first three weeks of Kansas football have provided an interesting case study in riding the proverbial roller coaster. By Matt Tait
True, the scarcity of Kansas football victories during the previous three years reduces the number of viable candidates, but a couple of key veterans didn’t mind identifying the Jayhawks’ win at Boston College as the most significant they’ve experienced. By Benton Smith
Position coach Mike Ekeler told the inside linebackers the game plan at Boston College would involve keeping starters Dru Prox and Kyron Johnson fresh by rotating in Jay Dineen and Gavin Potter, something KU had not done the first two weeks of the season. “Just getting a chance,” Dineen said, “I had to take advantage.” By Benton Smith
After dealing with inclement weather during the first tournament of the season, the Jayhawks were greeted with sunny skies as they competed in the first two rounds of the Sunflower Invitational at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas.
It’s been a busy stretch of recruiting for the Kansas basketball coaching staff, which traveled around the country last week to check in on some of KU’s top targets in the 2020 class. By Matt Tait
Kansas concluded the Kansas Invitational with a three-set defeat to Syracuse Sunday afternoon in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. KU finished the tournament 1-2 with a win in its home opener against Morehead State.
A pair of reserves came off the KU bench and netted late goals as No. 18 Kansas surged past the Western Michigan Broncos, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at WMU Soccer Complex.
Though the Jayhawks' defense didn’t create any takeaways or sack Eagles QB Anthony Brown more than once — Azur Kamara and Malcolm Lee shared credit for that one — their most impressive feat might have been their collective resiliency in a Friday night win at Boston College. By Benton Smith
The weight room gains of dozens of current and future Jayhawks eventually will be traced back to a dog named Hunter. This is the story of Ramsey Nijem's beginning in strength and conditioning and how his path brought him to Kansas. By Matt Tait
After the Jayhawks put up 567 yards and rolled, 48-24, at Boston College Friday night, though, even businesslike senior QB Carter Stanley couldn’t mask his affinity for the calls that spread the field and put the Jayhawks’ best skill players in more one-on-one opportunities. “Sheesh,” Stanley said after KU’s air and ground display at BC. “It was fun.” By Benton Smith
Les Miles, fresh off coaching his Kansas football team to a Friday night upset over Boston College at Alumni Stadium, had a confession to make. “I just want to come clean. I told the whole team that after we won we would park the plane someplace here in Boston and go out on the town. I might not be able to come through with that. So I don’t know quite where that sits.” By Benton Smith
Chestnut Hill, Mass. — It took close to five years of service in the Kansas football program, but Hudson Hall finally entered the end zone for the Jayhawks on Friday night at Boston College. Benton Smith
Chestnut Hill, Mass. — Wielding an offense that somehow remained sheathed the first two weeks of the season, Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley and the Jayhawks’ skill players around him left a heavily favored Boston College staggered much of Friday night at Alumni Stadium. Benton Smith
The Kansas women’s soccer team only needed one score to knock off Northwestern by a 1-0 margin Friday night at Martin Stadium.
Kansas volleyball was unable to secure its second victory of the Kansas Invitational on Friday night as it fell in straight sets to the visiting Arizona Wildcats inside Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.
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Although the receiving duo of Andrew Parchment and Daylon Charlot wasn’t likely to combine to produce 200 yards and 14 catches every week just because the two did so in the Kansas football team’s season opener, the Jayhawks would like to get a lot more out of the pair of targets than they did in a Week 2 setback. By Benton Smith
KU has to put the ball in star running back Pooka Williams Jr.’s hands as often as possible every week. But when the Jayhawks are playing on the road as a three-touchdown underdog that simple and obvious offensive strategy becomes even more critical. By Benton Smith
Prior to the first serve in the newly renovated Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena, sophomore libero/defensive specialist Lacey Angello took a breath to calm any last second nerves. By Braden Shaw
The University of Kansas volleyball team will host its home opener on Thursday in a new arena with 2,265 seats, 965 more than its previous facility.
Head coach Les Miles wanted to go for it on fourth down in the opening minute of the fourth quarter against Coastal Carolina and he had to go for it again in the final minutes, with no time outs left. Neither play resulted in a first down. Throw in a failed fourth down conversion in the third quarter of the Jayhawks’ loss to CCU and one that came up short a week earlier and they’re 0-for-4 in those situations through two games. By Benton Smith
Iowa graduate transfer Isaiah Moss has been on KU’s campus for about a month but already has shown he fits in well. By Matt Tait
The Kansas women’s golf team finished its second and final round of the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday afternoon after weather conditions shortened the three-round tournament.
Kansas men’s golf team finished in second place out of 16 teams and shot a three round, 8-under par 856 at the Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course.
During the buildup to his first game as the head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles at times went out of his way during press conferences and interviews to let people know how optimistic he felt about the Jayhawks’ offensive line. Two games into the season, though, the play up front has neither wowed most observers nor overwhelmed opposing defensive linemen and linebackers. By Benton Smith
A college basketball recruiting fixer who revealed that he had made illicit payments to University of Kansas basketball players will not spend any more time in jail for his actions in the college basketball corruption case.
The Kansas women’s golf team fought the weather and completed its first round and half of the Minnesota Invitational before play was suspended due to lightning Monday at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minnesota.
Through two rounds at the Badger Invitational, the Kansas men’s golf team is tied for first place on the team leaderboard with Notre Dame at University Ridge Golf Course.
Les Miles wanted to rewatch his Kansas football team’s 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina before doing anything drastic like saying he might need to make a change at quarterback. By Monday morning, when Miles spoke to the media for the first time since Carter Stanley threw two interceptions and only passed for 107 yards on Saturday, the head coach had decided no such extreme change was necessary. By Benton Smith
Despite opening the schedule against one FCS foe and a Coastal Carolina team that is in its second year as an FBS program, KU ranks 115th among FBS teams in points per game (15.5), 94th in yards per play (5.24) and, according to ESPN’s analytics, 129th out of 130 teams in offensive efficiency. Based on explanations from both Miles and his players over the past several days, miscommunication has plagued the offense at times, accounting for at least some of its ineffectiveness. By Benton Smith
As far as introductions go, the one Kansas junior Marcus Garrett had with new KU strength coach Ramsey Nijem on Monday morning during Day 1 of boot camp still had him smiling hours later. By Matt Tait
The Kansas men’s golf team sits in second place after the first round of the Badger Invitational Sunday at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin.
Kansas volleyball fell in straight sets (25-15, 25-21, 25-15) to tournament-host UCF on Sunday inside The Venue at UCF to close out the UCF Challenge.
A pair of second-half goals propelled the No. 11 Kansas soccer team past Purdue Sunday afternoon in the final match of the Boilermaker Challenge Cup.
After an emotionally draining loss to Coastal Carolina on Saturday night, Kansas football quarterback Carter Stanley expressed his remorse about his play in particular, going as far as to say he was to blame for the 12-7 setback. By Benton Smith
Pooka Williams had more to discuss on Saturday night than the first game of his sophomore season with the Kansas football program. By Benton Smith
Although the 2019 edition of KU men’s basketball boot camp will feature the same drills and challenges as most years, it also will have a new look. By Matt Tait
The first win over a Power 5 team is no small feat for a football program, something that Coastal Carolina sophomore quarterback Fred Payton immediately recognized after the Chanticleers 12-7 win over Kansas Saturday night.
Carter Stanley got through his first start of the season without an interception but the Kansas quarterback couldn’t extend that streak to two games on Saturday against Coastal Carolina.
I’ve covered Kansas football long enough to know better, and even I thought this was going to be different.
The All-Big 12 running back expected by many to ignite the Kansas football team’s offense with his open field magic, Pooka Williams couldn’t turn the Jayhawks into some kind of juggernaut by simply returning to the lineup. Benton Smith
To fully understand what plagued Kansas during its 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina, look no further than one single play early in the fourth quarter.
Kansas volleyball dropped a 3-1 decision to South Carolina on Saturday in the second match of the three-day UCF Challenge in The Venue at UCF.
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The Kansas volleyball team opened its trip to Orlando, Fla., for the UCF Challenge with a three-set sweep of Albany on Friday.
Ranked No. 11 in the nation, the Kansas soccer team outshot DePaul by 15 on Friday in West Lafayette, Ind. But the Jayhawks lost for the first time this season, 1-0, in the Boilermaker Challenge Cup at Folk Field.
Before the season began, Kansas football coach Les Miles indicated the Jayhawks may resort to using more than one kicker on their field goal tries and extra points. In a Week 1 victory over Indiana State, though, Miles and special teams coordinator Mike Ekeler went with junior Liam Jones exclusively, despite one missed field goal and one extra point gone awry. By Benton Smith
The Jayhawks downplayed the absence of their All-Big 12 running back ahead of their season opener against Indiana State. But once a victory and Pooka Williams’ one-game suspension were behind them, they were glad to share how much they’re looking forward to having Williams in uniform once again. By Benton Smith
Even before he became a high school football player, Ben Miles had a sneaking suspicion that he probably wasn’t going to have the height or frame to play a glamorous position. Always an offensive linemen on his little league teams in Baton Rouge, La., Miles thought he possessed enough athleticism to at least play in the backfield, though. So Miles leaned into a future as a fullback. By Benton Smith
At the start of the fourth quarter is when it hit junior linebacker Dru Prox. Shane Jackson
Of course Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley left the Jayhawks’ season opener pleased about winning the starting job and leading a must-have touchdown drive in crunch time. At no point during Stanley’s postgame discussions with the media nor in his interview session on Monday, however, did the fifth-year senior come across as a QB elated or even satisfied by his performance. By Benton Smith
A 28-year-old NBA strength coach has been hired to replace Andrea Hudy with the Kansas basketball program, KU coach Bill Self announced Wednesday afternoon. By Matt Tait
A federal judge has denied the NCAA’s request for evidence in the college basketball corruption trial that may have included information about the University of Kansas basketball program’s recruiting practices.
Kansas volleyball won its second-straight match to open up the season by sweeping the Omaha Mavericks, 3-0, Tuesday night inside Baxter Arena. KU won the first set by a 25-11 margin and then recorded a 25-16 victory in the second set.
After another undefeated weekend, the University of Kansas women’s soccer team continued its climb in the NCAA top-25 rankings, released by the United Soccer Coaches Tuesday, checking in at No. 11.
Hasan Defense’s most recent contribution at the time he went to the bench was a 57-yard interception return for a touchdown. When Defense sat out the ensuing series after delivering what proved to be one of the most crucial plays of a Week 1 victory, it served as an introduction to KU’s cornerback rotation, a reflection of the depth the coaches think the Jayhawks have at the position.
Call the Kansas football team's 24-17 victory over Indiana State a good first step in the Jayahwks’ quest to replace the sizable hole left in the lineup by the departures of Joe Dineen and Daniel Wise. By Matt Tait
As Hurricane Dorian slowly headed toward the southeastern Atlantic coast on Monday, its coming impact was on the minds of members of both the Kansas football team and the Jayhawks’ next opponent, Coastal Carolina. By Benton Smith
After coaching his first football game at the University of Kansas without the team’s All-Big 12 running back, head coach Les Miles is prepared to play Pooka Williams “without limitation” this week versus Coastal Carolina. By Benton Smith
A University of Kansas football player was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at The Hawk, a popular student bar.
With 8:40 left in the third quarter of KU’s game against Indiana State, senior tight end James Sosinski found an opening. Senior quarterback Carter Stanley spotted Sosinski on the right side and dumped it off to the tight end who quickly ran into the end zone.
Waving flags that read “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” and “LFK.” A full student section. One fan even had a plunger on his head. Braden Shaw
Following his first win at Kansas, head coach Les Miles knew exactly who to give the game ball to. Shane Jackson
From the time Les Miles stepped into the Kansas football facilities this past winter, the veterans in the program began anticipating how the 2019 season could play out differently for them. By Benton Smith
They tried a few times prior, but the Kansas midfielders broke through in the 13th minute. A pass combination between sophomore forward Bri Amos and junior defender Isabella Cavalcante found senior forward Katie McClure in the box for an easy tap-in goal.