Jayhawks reveal biggest players and plays after Friday scrimmage

When David Beaty leaves a preseason practice, it’s difficult for the upbeat Kansas football coach to limit the best plays he saw to one or two. So when asked Friday morning following the Jayhawks’ scrimmage what stood out on both sides of the Ball, Beaty proceeded to ... Continue reading


Is there a new player in the recruiting race for Mitchell Robinson?

With visits to Kansas and the University of New Orleans officially out of the way, the New Orleans Times Picayune reported earlier this week that 7-foot McDonald's All-American Mitchell Robinson soon would make a decision between KU and UNO. But close followers of Twitter who have been ... Continue reading


Kansas football top 25 difference-makers: No. 11, LB Joe Dineen

Kansas junior linebacker Joe Dineen knows enough football that the quantity of tackles a player makes isn’t always as important as the quality. He has identified making more stops closer to the line of scrimmage and in the backfield one of his main goals heading into his ... Continue reading


KU women celebrate 50 years of athletics

My initial reaction when informed that women’s athletics at the University of Kansas turn 50 this school year was, “Only 50?” Yes, only 50. In 1968, KU women’s athletics started with basketball, field hockey, gymnastics, softball, swimming and volleyball. Marlene Mawson started the women’s program with an ... Continue reading


Kansas football’s top 25 difference-makers: No. 12, WR Chase Harrell

*Tom Keegan and I collaborated on a list of 25 potential difference-makers for the Kansas football team in 2017 and will release one each weekday leading up to the Sept. 2 season-opener vs. SEMO, at Memorial Stadium. We will list them in reverse order of how indispensable/potentially ... Continue reading


What an eligible Mitchell Robinson would mean for Kansas

According to a Wednesday night report from The New Orleans Times-Picayune, 7-foot McDonald’s All-American Mitchell Robinson did in fact visit the University of New Orleans on Wednesday and the big man appears to be headed toward making a decision sometime soon between Kansas and UNO. The Top ... Continue reading


Kansas football top 25 difference-makers: No. 13, CB Shakial Taylor

Kansas had a couple of advantages over other schools recruiting junior-college cornerback Shakial Taylor. For one thing, one of his happiest football memories came in Lawrence. He played for South Dakota State, an FCS school that defeated KU, 41-38, in the 2015 season-opener at Memorial Stadium, David ... Continue reading


Devonte’ Graham already locked in on senior season

With his players free to head home from the time they landed in Newark, New Jersey, after their flight home from Italy on Aug. 8 through Sunday night, when the Jayhawks are expected to report back to campus for the start of another school year, Kansas coach ... Continue reading


Meacham has lesson KU’s offense can learn from Clemson’s national championship

Kansas offensive coordinator Doug Meacham isn’t asking quarterbacks Peyton Bender and Carter Stanley to be Deshaun Watson, or receivers Daylon Charlot and Steven Sims Jr. to be Mike Williams. But the man in charge of KU’s offense would like to see all of his Jayhawks embody some ... Continue reading


Kansas loses versatile volleyball player Patricia Montero for season with knee injury

The Kansas volleyball team, ranked eighth in the nation in the preseason poll, coming off its first conference title in school history and armed with key seniors who as sophomores played in the Final Four, caught a tough break this week. Sophomore outside hitter Patricia Montero from ... Continue reading


Report: Mitchell Robinson to visit New Orleans

Finally a bit of news on the recruitment of 7-foot McDonald's All-American Mitchell Robinson, but it might not be the type of news that Kansas fans want to hear. Jon Rothstein is reporting that Robinson will visit New Orleans today. After checking out LSU and watching the ... Continue reading


A peek inside of KU football’s latest preseason practice

Entering the third week of preseason fall camp, the Kansas football team continues to ramp up its practices in preparation for the team's season opener on Sept. 2 against SEMO. During the first 20 minutes of Monday's practice, the Jayhawks split into their usual position groups and ... Continue reading


Kansas football’s top 25 difference-makers: No. 14, RT Charles Baldwin

*Tom Keegan and I collaborated on a list of 25 potential difference-makers for the Kansas football team in 2017 and will release one each weekday leading up to the Sept. 2 season-opener vs. SEMO, at Memorial Stadium. We will list them in reverse order of how indispensable/potentially ... Continue reading


Jayhawks and almost-Jayhawks all over latest NBA Mock Draft

Well, it took less than 12 hours for Jonathan Givony, formerly of DraftExpress and currently at to slot Marvin Bagley III into his latest mock draft after [the top-rated prospect in the Class of 2018 announced Monday night that he was going to Duke][1] and would ... Continue reading


Anthony Collins, Aqib Talib going up on Ring of Honor and into KU Athletic Hall of Fame with Mark Mangino

First-team All-Americans Aqib Talib and Anthony Collins will go up on the KU Ring of Honor and they and former head coach Mark Mangino will be inducted as individuals into the University of Kansas athletic Hall of Fame, the school announced this morning. The entire 2007 team ... Continue reading


Top prep prospect Marvin Bagley III makes it official, picks Duke

The news that most people following college basketball recruiting expected became official on Monday night. That's when Class of 2018 prospect Marvin Bagley III announced on ESPN's SportsCenter that he would reclassify into the 2017 class and attend Duke University during the 2017-18 school year. Bagley, a ... Continue reading


Kansas football top 25 difference-makers: No. 15, RB Khalil Herbert

If not for a toe injury that sidelined him for four games in the middle of the season, Khalil Herbert might have made a bigger impact as a true freshman in 2016. As it was, Herbert left a positive impression. He showed his break-away speed on a ... Continue reading


Report: Bagley decision — on school & reclassifying — to come Monday night

Class of 2018 star Marvin Bagley III will announce his college decision Monday night on the 10 p.m. SportsCenter, according to’s Jeff Goodman. And there figures to be more than a little attention paid to the announcement. For one, anybody who follows college basketball with any ... Continue reading


Highlights: Jayhawks work on special teams in camp practice

At the beginning of Friday's preseason practice, before a scrimmage, the Kansas football team worked on its special team units including punt return, kick return and field goals. The Jayhawks had several returners practice fielding punts including receivers Quan Hampton, Steven Sims and Kerr Johnson. After a ... Continue reading


Josh Jackson’s new number grabs Tyler Self’s attention

After a summer spent wearing wild and wacky No. 99 with the Phoenix Suns’ summer league team, it appears that former Kansas standout Josh Jackson is prepared to enter his rookie season with a number that’s more common in the basketball world. Jackson, who wore No. 11 ... Continue reading