The long-awaited return of college basketball certainly delivered, even if it meant a 102-90 loss for the Kansas men’s basketball team.
It ended up being the perfect night for head coach Brandon Schneider, and not just because the Kansas women’s basketball team got the opportunity to play for the first time in nine months.
The 2020-21 campaign is slated to begin on Wednesday for the Kansas women’s basketball team with a home matchup against Northern Colorado. And it is not hard to see why head coach Brandon Schneider is optimistic about his squad’s chances this year.
Missing key starters on both sides of the ball, the Kansas football team never really stood a chance.
Kansas State scored on two different punt returns and added a pick-six for good measure in a 55-14 win over Kansas Saturday afternoon.
Even with a mask on during his interview, it was easy to sense the joy head coach Brandon Schneider had about returning to practice.
Playing without its head coach on the sideline, it was a familiar result for the Kansas football team on Saturday. KU jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but gave up 38 unanswered points in a 38-17 loss to West Virginia in Morgantown.
It didn’t take long for Robert Jackson to realize that KU freshman cornerback Karon Prunty had a bright future. In roughly 12 months, Prunty went from an under-recruited prospect originally committed to Liberty to a true freshman starter for a Power Five program. By Shane Jackson
Ever since Kansas football started recruiting Clinton Anokwuru, assistant coach Chidera Uzo-Diribe knew he had a special connection with the three-star defensive end — the two men both belong to the Igbo tribe in Nigeria. By Shane Jackson
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there hasn't been a lot of positive news as of late. For a brief moment, at least in the city of Lawrence, Devin Neal changed all of that with a single tweet late Friday night. Shane Jackson
Lawrence High’s two-sport standout Devin Neal will be staying home at the next level.
Before the first media timeout of the second half, No. 1 Kansas became the outright Big 12 champion. The rest of it was just gravy.
Manhattan — The rematch proved to be more interesting, at least from a basketball perspective. In a back-and-forth battle, No. 1 Kansas ultimately prevailed with a 62-58 win over Kansas State Saturday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum.
Ranked No. 1 in the country and saddled with just three losses on the season, the Kansas men's basketball team has had plenty of things go right during the past few months. And there are three players who typically receive most of the credit for that. Each has had his stretch — or stretches — in which he has carried the team and helped make Kansas the legitimate national title contender it appears to be. And all three, when clicking at the same time, have made Kansas nearly unstoppable. So which one has been KU's most valuable player? Here are the cases for Udoka Azubuike, Devon Dotson and Marcus Garrett as KU's 2019-20 team MVP.
With Saturday’s win, the Jayhawks (24-3, 13-1 Big 12) have emerged as the team to beat in college basketball. And with four games remaining in the regular season, that supreme status comes at an opportune time.
With sophomore point guard Devon Dotson back in the mix, No. 3 Kansas had no problem taking care of business with an 87-70 win over Oklahoma on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.
After trailing for much of the night, No. 3 Kansas took control in the last five-plus minutes to come away with a 58-49 victory over No. 14 West Virginia in WVU Coliseum on Wednesday.
KU’s first possession of the second half really told the whole story of its 60-46 win over TCU Saturday afternoon in Schollmaier Arena.
In a blink of an eye, No. 3 Kansas shut the door on any potential upset bid by Texas Tech. A sequence in the second half helped KU hold off Texas Tech for a 78-75 win on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.
A depleted Kansas men’s basketball team was put to the test in the Big 12/SEC Challenge against Tennessee on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. In the end, the Jayhawks had the key players necessary to pull off a 74-68 win for their fourth victory in a row.
No. 3 Kansas claimed the first installment of the Sunflower Showdown. And it wasn’t particularly close.
Behind three double-digit scorers, No. 6 Kansas did enough to come away with a 66-57 win over Texas Saturday afternoon in the Erwin Center.
Kansas head coach Bill Self shouldered the blame, but it is unlikely anybody would have faulted him given the circumstances that led to his team's first league loss of the season.
After years of tightly-contested battles between Big 12 foes, the first such matchup of the new decade was anything but that. No. 3 Kansas overwhelmed Iowa State from start to finish in its 79-53 win Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum.
In an old-school basketball game, KU’s big man stood taller than the rest. A strong second half by center Udoka Azubuike helped No. 3 Kansas power past No. 16 West Virginia, 60-53, Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
For the first time in 14 years, the Kansas women’s basketball team will enter Big 12 play with an undefeated record.
It was the type of play that tends to happen when a team is rolling. Late in the third quarter, senior forward Mariane De Carvalho had arguably the play of the year for the Kansas women’s basketball team.
Thanks to a dominant defensive effort out of the gate, No. 5 Kansas earned a 72-56 road win over Stanford Sunday afternoon.
Kansas head coach Les Miles was especially giddy about one position group after the early signing period.
Down goes another No. 1 team. This time, No. 1 Kansas was unable to hang on in a 56-55 loss to No. 18 Villanova Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center. The Jayhawks led by as many as 4 points with 1:49 remaining, but faltered down the stretch.
Kansas City — Even if it wasn’t always pretty, No. 2 Kansas took care of business Saturday night at the Sprint Center.
Behind another strong defensive showing, Kansas was victorious in a top-20 matchup Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.
You are what your record says you are. For Kansas, a 3-9 clip in Year 1 of the Les Miles era should be considered a step in the right direction. After all, it matches the best win total of any season by the Jayhawks this decade.
It was not the ending to the 2019 season that Kansas had hoped for. From start to finish, KU was overwhelmed in every aspect of its 61-6 loss to No. 11 Baylor Saturday afternoon at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
It takes a big-time player to win championship games. And it helps even more if a team has two such players. That is exactly why No. 4 Kansas won its third Maui Invitational with a 90-84 overtime win over Dayton in the championship game Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center.
No. 4 Kansas will be playing for a tournament title on Wednesday.
It didn’t end the way the Jayhawks had hoped, but 2019 will always be a special season for the Kansas women’s soccer program.
Kansas goalkeeper Sarah Peters has made 75 saves during a sensational sophomore season. Yet one stop in Big 12 play perfectly illustrated the growth she has made in just one year. Shane Jackson
It was not a happy homecoming for Kansas head coach Les Miles.
It only made sense that it came down to the final minutes. In the end, No. 4 Duke made enough plays down the stretch to secure a 68-66 win over No. 3 Kansas Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden during the first game of the 2019-20 season.
The head coaches for both teams were new. The crowd was a sellout at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2009. But the result was much of the same.
It was the Kansas fans who received the biggest treat on Halloween night, watching the Jayhawks, with their full complement of weapons for the first time, drub visiting Pittsburg State, 102-42, in the exhibition finale at Allen Fieldhouse. By Shane Jackson
Kansas senior safety Mike Lee didn’t agree with the call, but there was no looking back after it happened.
An already shorthanded Kansas defense lost an integral player within nine minutes Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
Over seven months after a lopsided loss to Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Kansas fans got their first look at this year’s No. 3-ranked squad.
Kansas City, Mo. — Life has been different for Chris Beard since leading Texas Tech to the national championship game just six months ago.
With it being the bye week, Kansas head coach Les Miles does not have his usual weekly press conference. That means the Big 12 conference call is the only time that Miles will speak this week, which took place one day after he announced a change at offensive coordinator.
KU’s offense could look a lot different in the second half of the season.
Even under the best of circumstances, Kansas was facing a daunting task when it welcomed sixth-ranked Oklahoma to town.
It was a bit of déjà vu for the Kansas football team.