Nearly every summer football conversation starts with the quarterback position. The second day of Big 12 Media Days was no different, as all five coaches were asked about their respective signal callers. Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas and West Virginia all fielded questions about their quarterbacks — among other things — during a press conference in Frisco, Texas.
The coaches of some of Kansas football's Big 12 competitors had a lot to say Monday about their own respective programs during the first day of the NCAA's College Football Big 12 Media Days event.
New Kansas athletic director Jeff Long understands the importance of family. Long, who has spent more than two decades in athletics, knows how hard it can be for those working in this field to spend time with their respective families. That’s why Long told Kansas coaches to not change any vacation plans in order to attend his introductory press conference Wednesday morning at the Lied Center Pavilion.
Several former Kansas basketball players will be in action at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018, in Las Vegas. The Summer League tips off Friday, and will run through July 17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. All 30 NBA teams will compete for the first time ever during the 11-day event. By Shane Jackson
Former University of Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger won’t be leaving Lawrence anytime soon. On Friday, Zenger told the Lawrence Journal-World that he plans to join the coaching staff for the Free State football team. Zenger will serve as the linebackers coach for the Firebirds, who made it to the 6A quarterfinals last fall.
Devonte’ Graham understands how much his time playing at the University of Kansas helped prepare him for professional basketball. By Shane Jackson
Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes won’t forget the locker room celebration anytime soon. Grimes, who spoke to reporters in Allen Fieldhouse Tuesday, described the scene after Team USA captured a gold medal with a 113-74 win against host Canada. By Shane Jackson
Moments before the first pitch was even thrown, Frank Mason was hopeful that his charity softball game could become an annual event. Mason, who played for the University of Kansas between 2013-17, will forever be attached to the area. And that is why the first charity event he coordinated — since getting drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2017 — was held at a place close to Lawrence.
The moment the ball cleared the left field fence, Kansas softball coach Megan Smith told her team that everything was going to be just fine.
Tyrone Miller Jr. maintains that it was an easy decision, and one he certainly doesn’t regret. During the summer before his senior year of high school, Miller had to choose between football and dancing. For the previous five years, he had managed to balance both. By Shane Jackson
Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price believes sophomore Jackson Goddard is one of the best pitchers in the nation when Goddard is at his best.
Players of the Kansas baseball team were flooded with elation as soon as the ball fell safely into the glove of right fielder Brett Vosik for the final out Sunday.
As soon as the ball left her bat, Kansas junior catcher Harli Ridling began her trot around the bases. By Shane Jackson
Sophomore starter Jackson Goddard unleashed a roar and pounded his chest as he walked back to the dugout. His catcher, freshman Jaxx Groshans, was the first to greet Goddard with an approving high-five. The rest of the Kansas baseball team bombarded him with a flurry of fist bumps and other congratulatory responses.
Kansas freshman Benjamin Sems walked right up to head baseball coach Ritch Price and apologized to him after Sunday’s series finale at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Kansas women's basketball team will face Oklahoma State tonight in the Big 12 Tournament.
Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price could tell right away that something was different from the moment the first pitch left the hand of freshman pitcher Ryan Zeferjahn. By Shane Jackson
Kansas guard Jessica Washington could only put her hands on her hips as she shook her head in disbelief. By Shane Jackson
It has become an annual tradition for Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price to start getting excited around this time about the prospect of returning to the diamond. By Shane Jackson
Junior guard Chayla Cheadle didn’t even try to plead her case. She merely gave the official a puzzled look.
When the Kansas softball team takes the diamond in Deland, Florida on Feb. 10, it will be a much different group than the one that walked off the diamond in May of last year.
A preview of the Kansas women's basketball team's game against Oklahoma on Thursday.
Just days after a lopsided loss to the second best team in the country, the Kansas women’s basketball team was tasked with yet another ranked opponent.
The University of Kansas women's basketball team faces Kansas State at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.
For much of the first half and even parts of the second, Kansas was right there within arm’s reach of pulling off the ugly upset over No. 15 Texas.
Down by double-digits midway through the third quarter, Arizona guard Malena Washington decided to let the ball roll in front of her as she walked up the court, waiting until the last possible second to pick it up in attempt to savor the clock.
Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider chose to shake things up after his team had dropped its last two games. By Shane Jackson
Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider knew he had something in his back pocket when the situation presented itself. At last, trailing by eight points with less than five minutes to go in regulation, Schneider chose to employ his full-court pressure defense. And the result worked to perfection. By Shane Jackson
Kylee Kopatich couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief as she watched the ball drop through the bottom of the net.
When coach Ray Bechard walked into the locker room to speak to the Kansas volleyball team he uttered the simplest of post-game remarks to his squad. “We are Big 12 Champs.” By Shane Jackson
When junior Lois Heuchan fell to the turf and awaited her teammates, tears of joy flooded down her face. As the rest of the Kansas soccer team swarmed in, Heuchan disappeared under the dog pile at the top of the 18-yard box. By Shane Jackson
Sometimes all it takes is a wake up call. The Kansas volleyball team got the message after dropping the first set to TCU, 21-25. The Jayhawks went on to win the next three sets (25-16, 25-16, 25-17) to extend their winning streak to 11 consecutive matches. By Shane Jackson
In Sunday’s 81-57 victory at Allen Fieldhouse, the Kansas women’s basketball team forced 27 turnovers — including 18 in the first half — to close out its two-game exhibition slate on a high note. By Shane Jackson