As far as bye weeks go, the Kansas football team’s became far more eventful than most when head coach David Beaty fired offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Doug Meacham during the Jayhawks’ break from their 12-game schedule. But according to the players who went through it, the midseason interruption also served its intended purpose. By Benton Smith
If someone is going to end the Kansas men’s basketball team’s streak of consecutive Big 12 regular season titles at 14, they’re going to have to go through the conference’s preseason newcomer and freshman of the year to do it. By Matt Tait
It’s reached the point where the issues that need to be addressed with the Kansas basketball program have grown beyond what’s provable and what may or may not lead to an NCAA violation.
The Associated Press released its midseason All-American team Tuesday afternoon, and not surprisingly, one of David Beaty’s Kansas recruits made the first-team offense.
The Kansas football team’s overall struggles this season haven’t stopped some talented individuals from standing out. Both freshman running back Pooka Williams and redshirt senior linebacker Joe Dineen landed this week on national midseason All-America teams. By Benton Smith
After a complete offseason of working directly with Doug Meacham, plus six weeks worth of regular season practices, meetings and scheming with the Kansas football team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Peyton Bender and his fellow QBs showed up at Anderson Family Football Complex this past week to learn Meacham had been fired. By Benton Smith
A phone conversation in which University of Kansas assistant basketball coach Kurtis Townsend and former amateur coach Merl Code discussed a high-profile player’s recruitment was not admitted as evidence in the college basketball corruption trial in which Code is a defendant, but could cause problems for Townsend and the university down the road.
What you make of the Monday revelations from the trial on corruption in college basketball very well could depend on what the giant letters in fancy font at the top of the framed diploma on your wall spell.
The director of human resources for Kansas Athletics since 2009, Frank Reeb was promoted to assistant athletics director, human resources, KU’s first-year athletic director, Jeff Long, announced Monday.
Although a former Adidas consultant testified in federal court on Monday that he never told University of Kansas basketball coaches about paying the families of players, text messages between him and KU coaches Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend show they were aware of some sort of involvement in recruiting.
With his Kansas football team 0-3 in the Big 12 following a 2-1 start during the less challenging nonconference portion of the schedule, head coach David Beaty decided this past Wednesday, during the Jayhawks’ bye week, to fire offensive coordinator Doug Meacham. By Benton Smith
Every so often, an athlete so obviously lacks a particular skill to such a degree that the image of his or her deficiency can color a fan’s nightmares. In some cases, that very same athlete is a coach’s dream.
Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Peters couldn’t stand up as the Red Raiders stormed the field in celebration just a few yards in front of her. The Red Raiders scored a goal in the final 90 seconds of the match, then agin in the first 90 seconds of overtime off Kansas' own goal.
For most of the first five games of the season, Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise’s contributions came more schematically than statistically. According to KU head coach David Beaty, it was during the week of WVU preparation that the coach let Wise know the Jayhawks needed more. By Benton Smith
The Kansas volleyball team extended its winning streak to nine matches by sweeping Texas Tech, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19 in Lubbock to remain in first place in the Big 12.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Gary Woodland birdied the 18th hole for a 5-under 67 to move into a three-way tie for the lead with Marc Leishman and Shubhankar Sharma after three rounds of the CIMB Classic on Saturday.
Eva Eliasdottir's golden goal in the second minute of overtime proved to be a crucial score for the University of Kansas women's soccer team. The score, which gave head coach Mark Francis his 250th collegiate, helped Kansas finish off a 2-1 win over TCU Friday night at Rock Chalk Park. The goal also helped the Jayhawks extend their win streak to three consecutive games.
A trial aiming to tackle corruption in college basketball is expected to conclude in a matter of days.
Athletic directors in search of new head football coaches find that there are advantages and disadvantages to hiring assistant coaches to their first jobs as head coaches.
The man to whom he compared him on Wednesday, at KU’s annual media day, became the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and, one year ago, signed a five-year contract extension worth $150 million. By Matt Tait
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