November 19, 2016
Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (2) puts Texas running back D'Onta Foreman (33) on the ground after recovering a fumble during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.
So far, third-year Kansas football head coach David Beaty has something in common with the three other men, one interim head coach and two permanent ones, to fill the office once held by Mark Mangino. By Tom Keegan
With actual college football games less than two months away, preseason awards and watch lists season has arrived, and players at the University of Kansas aren’t being left out. By Benton Smith
The moment Donald Trump decades ago first went public with his dream of one day becoming president of the United States, the world laughed. He decided not to run in 1988, but his dream never died. He was just sworn in as our 45th president. So now would be as good a time as anybody to go public with my dream: Kansas will play in a bowl game after the 2018 season.
When it came to the 2016 football season, all of the Big 12’s coaches could agree with members of the media on at least one subject: Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. was easily one of the best players in the conference. By Benton Smith
At no point Saturday will Dorance Armstrong Jr. and Jordan Willis take the field at the same time and line up against each other to go one-on-one in the Sunflower Showdown. But Armstrong knows the name and game of Kansas State’s Willis as well as some of the offensive linemen he figures out ways to rush past in pursuit of quarterbacks. By Benton Smith
Following KU’s galvanizing overtime victory over Texas, a pair of Jayhawks received the league’s top weekly honors. Matthew Wyman, the senior kicker mobbed by teammates after his field goal sealed the upset win, fittingly earned the distinction of Special Teams Player of the Week, while sophomore defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. shared Defensive Player of the Week with Iowa State junior safety Kamari Cotton-Moya. By Benton Smith
The heights and weights listed on the rosters, the betting line, the stars placed next to their names by recruiting services, all tell me that I’m supposed to write that the team of misfit toys somehow found a way to slay giants Saturday at Memorial Stadium. By Tom Keegan