Bobby is the high school sports reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.
In Thursday’s Big 12 opener against Oklahoma, the Kansas women’s basketball team made five shots in the first three minutes. Then the Jayhawks missed nine straight shots and never recovered in an 84-54 loss at Allen Fieldhouse.
With 12 lead changes in the second half against UC-Riverside on Wednesday, the Kansas women’s basketball team kept turning to sophomore McKenzie Calvert.
Similar to the arc of the 2016 season, the Kansas football team couldn’t fight back from a big first-half deficit in its regular season finale against Kansas State, a 34-19 loss at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday.
Kansas sophomore Lagerald Vick and freshman Udoka Azubuike both earned the first starts in their careers Friday and made sure to make the most of it in a 95-57 victory over UNC Asheville at Allen Fieldhouse.
The Kansas volleyball program continues to reach new heights, its latest step winning the school's first-ever Big 12 title. One of the biggest reasons for the Jayhawks’ success is their do-it-all junior setter Ainise Havili. By Bobby Nightengale
Heading into overtime Saturday, Kansas senior kicker Matthew Wyman had made 26 field goals in his four-year career. But none were as important as his game-winning, 25-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Jayhawks to a 24-21 victory over Texas at Memorial Stadium. By Bobby Nightengale
Kansas true freshman Mike Lee grabbed an interception in overtime and Matthew Wyman drilled to a 25-yard field goal to lift the Kansas Jayhawks to a 24-21 victory over Texas on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
During a drive at the end of the third quarter, there was no stopping Iowa State running back Mitchell Harger. The fifth-year senior walk-on Harger carried the ball eight times for 58 yards, ending an 80-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown — the first score of his career. By Bobby Nightengale
Looking for its first Big 12 victory in more than two years, the Kansas football team will have to wait at least another week. The Jayhawks certainly had their chances against Iowa State on Saturday, leading by eight points in the third quarter, but couldn’t register enough stops on defense in a 31-24 loss.
Another week, but the same story for the Kansas football team. Once again, the Jayhawks fell behind in an early first-half hole and couldn’t recover. This time, No. 14 West Virginia scored on three straight drives in the second quarter Saturday and cruised to a 48-21 victory over the Jayhawks at Milan Puskar Stadium.