Head football coach David Beaty gave a few updates on the Kansas roster during preseason football camp on Saturday at the University of Kansas.
Beaty revealed five Jayhawks who will no longer factor into the team’s on-the-field fortunes: defensive ends Foster Dixson and Mazin Aql, offensive linemen Hunter Saulsbury and Larry Hughes, and running back Kezelee Flomo.
In addition, Kansas added four new offensive linemen to the 2018 roster.
The Kansas football team held its first open practice of the 2018 preseason camp on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the University of Kansas.
It marked the first chance to see true freshmen cornerback Corione Harris (No. 2) and running back Pooka Williams (No. 1) in action. In addition, quarterbacks Carter Stanley, Peyton Bender and Miles Kendrick remain in a competition for the starting job.
The Jayhawks are coming off an 1-11 campaign in 2017. This will be David Beaty’s fourth season as the head football coach at Kansas, which officially kicks off on Sept. 1 with a home meeting against Nicholls State.
Kansas maintained bragging rights in the Border War, claiming a 109-101 victory over Missouri in Saturday's alumni game.
Former Jayhawk Brandon Rush paced all scorers with 46 points at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Mo.
The game, which was dubbed "Rivalry Renewed," came about when Steve Gardner, a 1991 KU graduate and die-hard Kansas fan, was contacted by former Missouri standout Kareem Rush about putting the game together.
Former Kansas forward Travis Releford talks before "Rivalry Renewed" at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Mo.
KU and MU have not met in an official college basketball game since KU's epic comeback victory at Allen Fieldhouse on Feb. 25, 2012, when the Jayhawks stormed back from 19 down in the second half to win in overtime.
Highlights from Jeff Long's press conference Wednesday at the University of Kansas. Long, who was named the university's new director of athletics July 5, will begin his role Aug. 1.
Long brings more than two decades of experience in athletic administration at the Division I level, most recently at Arkansas, where he led a program comprising 19 sports and 460 student-athletes from 2008 through 2017, before the university fired him this past November.
Kansas head coach Bill Self told the media he plans to meet with Lagerald Vick about future plans. In three seasons with the Jayhawks, Vick appeared in 94 games and made 41 starts.
Self also discussed the latest regarding Silvio De Sousa, who played in 20 games for KU this past season. De Sousa been on campus this summer taking classes and working out with the team.
Kansas head coach Bill Self and freshman Quentin Grimes talk to the local media after helping Team USA win the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
Grimes was named the event’s most valuable player after he averaged 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists a game, leading USA to a 6-0 record. Grimes recorded 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the 113-74 win against host Canada to capture the gold medal.
Check out highlights from the 10th annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, played Thursday night at Free State High.
Crimson - 128
Drew Gooden 19, Jeff Withey 7, Elijah Johnson 18, Ben McLemore 52, Travis Releford 2, Conner Teahan 5, Sherron Collins 12, Devonte’ Graham 8, Kid from the stands 5.
Blue - 109
Keith Langford 32, Tyrel Reed 16, Mario Chalmers 29, Jamari Traylor 6, Jeff Graves 3, Jeff Hawkins 5, Nick Bradford 9, Clay Young 4, Rex Walters 5.
Wayne Selden Jr., who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, speaks to the media following a scrimmage at Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday.
Selden discusses his career and various KU basketball topics.
KU freshman point guard Devon Dotson talks to the media following a scrimmage at Horejsi Family Athletics Center on Wednesday.
Dotson scored seven points for the red team in a blowout while playing in front of KU fans on campus for the first time.