April 15, 2017
Competing quarterbacks Team Jayhawk quarterback Peyton Bender (7) and Team KU quarterback Carter Stanley (9) shake hands after the 2017 Spring Game on Saturday, April 15 at Memorial Stadium.
Carter Stanley didn't have to play his final college season at the University of Kansas. At one point, the quarterback wasn't even sure he wanted to. “I did just about everything but officially enter the portal." As the QB heads into his KU finale, though, he's happy he came back. By Benton Smith
When Peyton Bender arrived in Lawrence as a challenger to Carter Stanley’s job as the starting quarterback at the University of Kansas, Stanley didn’t view Bender as an adversary. In fact, KU’s incumbent No. 1 QB welcomed the man recruited to possibly replace him with open arms. By Benton Smith
Kansas quarterbacks Peyton Bender and Carter Stanley began competing for the program’s starting job the day Bender set foot on campus a few months back, so Saturday’s spring game didn’t feel too different for the two players on the field with the most eyes on them. By Benton Smith