A couple of days into preseason camp, Kansas cornerback Hasan Defense could tell that the secondary in which he played didn’t resemble its predecessor. “Before we would get a lot of reps. Now you have to split up the reps. Obviously when your reps get taken you notice it A.S.A.P.,” Defense said. By Benton Smith
It has been a bizarre journey for James Sosinski. A junior tight end for the Kansas football team, Sosinski hasn’t played a meaningful snap since his senior year of high school in 2014. Since then, Sosinski has switched positions, changed schools and even competed in a different sport to get to this point. As a result, Sosinski wants to prove something when he steps on the field in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium this fall. By Shane Jackson
This past Saturday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, former Louisiana prep football star Pooka Williams was recognized at the Greater New Orleans Male Amateur Athlete of the Year during the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Banquet. It was an event, of course, Williams couldn’t afford to attend. Louisiana’s reigning Mr. Football, following Williams’ electrifying senior season at Hahnville High, now calls the Sunflower State home. By Benton Smith
University of Kansas punter Kyle Thompson called what led him to become a punter “actually a pretty funny story,” but nothing about his expression hinted at humor when he told it.
Less than a week into his time as athletic director at the University of Kansas, Jeff Long is bringing a fresh approach to how the department will handle its long-struggling football program. Long announced Monday the hiring of Mike Vollmar, a former associate athletic director for football at Alabama and Michigan, as KU’s senior associate AD for football administration. By Benton Smith
Ask University of Kansas football coach David Beaty which Jayhawks among the team’s 22 offensive linemen will play center and he will tell you “about eight” of them spent some time snapping the ball during the team’s first couple of preseason practices. But before the fourth-year head coach actually jumps into a speech on the matter, he will bring up the name of one man: Alex Fontana. By Benton Smith
Write off Daylon Charlot at your own risk, but before doing so, consider something just one more time. Alabama’s Nick Saban, worthy of a bust on the all-time Mount Rushmore of college football coaches, wanted him to play for the Crimson Tide not just once, but twice.
Accelerated though it may prove to be, the quarterback competition at Kansas football preseason camp remained nowhere near resolved on Saturday. No hints of a leader. No sense of separation. After all, starting QB candidates Peyton Bender, Carter Stanley and Miles Kendrick only have two August practices behind them. By Benton Smith
Now that preseason camp has arrived, the Kansas football team’s offensive line looks significantly different than it did just a week ago. By Benton Smith
Only a few months remain in Daniel Wise’s college football career. And the redshirt senior defensive tackle at the University of Kansas would like to cram as many successes as possible into them. "Our goal is to go to a bowl game and be the best that we can be for KU fans, KU nation and all that," Wise said. By Benton Smith
David Beaty’s fourth season as head football coach at the University of Kansas officially kicks off in a little more than four weeks. Here are five storylines to track in the weeks ahead, as Beaty and his staff prepare their players for what they hope will become a breakthrough year for the long-struggling program. By Benton Smith
As Kansas football players experience their first practice of the preseason on Friday, most of the Jayhawks, and all of their coaches, already know what to expect out of true freshman cornerback Corione Harris.
The bare walls and empty bookshelves were an obvious sign that the athletic director’s office at the University of Kansas had a new tenant. By Matt Tait
The already minuscule 2019 Kansas football recruiting class lost its biggest and likely most talented prospect Wednesday morning. By Benton Smith
Today is new KU athletic director Jeff Long’s first day on the job. And while that might sound exciting and worthy of some kind of official recognition, Day 1 figures to be pretty tame. Here's a look at his first day along with what might be on the agenda for the weeks and months ahead. By Matt Tait