Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 1 - DE Dorance Armstrong

With August right around the corner and another football season quickly coming, we've reached the top spot in our summer series of the most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season. In all, the series featured 13 offensive players and 12 defensive players, lending support to the idea ... Continue reading


How hiring Matt Baty to lead the Williams Fund can help KU football

Thursday’s news that former KU baseball standout Matt Baty had been hired to lead the Williams Education Fund included one key quote from athletic director Sheahon Zenger that figures to have a huge impact on the future of Kansas football. “It’s now time to focus on Memorial ... Continue reading


Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 2 - WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez

We've reached the Top 2 spots in our summer countdown and one of them comes from the offense and the other comes from the defense. In all, our list of the Top 25 most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season includes 13 offensive players and 12 defensive ... Continue reading


Healthy JaCorey Shepherd enters Eagles training camp inexperienced, but well educated

It’s been close to 20 months since JaCorey Shepherd last played in a football game. Yet the former Kansas defensive back feels more prepared than ever as he embarks on the first true season of his professional career. Poised to start as a rookie nickel corner for ... Continue reading


Watch Joel Embiid arm-wrestle Justin Bieber in a night club

Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft, has yet to play an NBA game, due to significant foot injuries. Because of the aforementioned two seasons worth of missed action, Embiid tends to be the butt of social media jokes — sometimes just for ... Continue reading


Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 3 - RB Ke’aun Kinner

Coming in at No. 3 on our list of the most crucial Jayhawks of the 2016 season is one of the best players from 2015 and one of the more pleasant surprises from a year ago. He did not arrive on campus with much hype, but his ... Continue reading


Say something nice about Kansas football: Discipline taking root

Setting rules and then dismissing anybody who doesn't follow them is not the way to establish discipline in a football program. Anybody could do that. It's easy. The tough challenge is taking players who lack discipline and finding a way to get them to change their behaviors. ... Continue reading


Sizing up what the top Big 12 expansion candidates mean for Kansas

If you’ve followed any of the Big 12 expansion talk, whether in the past few years or just the past few days, you’ve probably heard it all. From which universities are most likely to join the conference to which are the best fit and whether those who ... Continue reading


Could former Big 12 members be in the expansion mix? Bill Snyder thinks so

Big 12 expansion is hot again — maybe hotter than ever — and universities all across the country are making comments, pushes, pleas even, to the Big 12 brass to find a way to place themselves on the VIP list. This, of course, is a reaction to ... Continue reading


Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 4 - LB Joe Dineen

As we head down the stretch of our summer countdown of the most crucial Jayhawks on the 2016 football team, we start to find some of the most talented and accomplished Jayhawks on the roster. Beyond that, the names at the top of this list seem to ... Continue reading


Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 5 - DT Daniel Wise

We've reached the Top 5 of this year's Most Crucial Jayhawks list and it's time to get to some of the heaviest hitters on this year's team. No. 5 is a name that many have heard but not everyone is incredibly familiar with. But we expect that ... Continue reading


Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 6 - QB Ryan Willis

More than 14,000 high schools in the United States field football teams, yet only one of those schools can lay claim to having a candidate for the Kansas starting quarterback job. Bishop Miege, located in Roeland Park, also furnished KU with an offensive line coach for two ... Continue reading


Behind the scenes at Big 12 Media Days with Joe Dineen

Lawrence native Joe Dineen, who grew up watching Kansas football, represented his hometown program in Dallas at Big 12 Football Media Days this week. Dineen, a junior linebacker, took pride in wearing a Jayhawk lapel pin on his suit and talking KU football with sports reporters from ... Continue reading


Golden memories: Relive the Jayhawks’ world championship in South Korea

In the summer of 2015, the Kansas men's basketball team captured the gold medal as Team USA at the World University Games in South Korea. Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder followed the team throughout its stay in South Korea and compiled these highlights for the anniversary of the ... Continue reading


Say something nice about Kansas football: Jayhawks’ run defense will improve

Frank Solich made his coaching reputation at Nebraska, where fleet running backs and powerful backs alike darted through holes blown open by corn-fed linemen. That blueprint has worked well for Solich at Ohio University, which he has on a hot streak that includes going to bowl games ... Continue reading


How difficult is the Kansas football job?

During the past few decades bigger, taller, meaner, older men and all kinds in between have tried to tackle the job entrusted to second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty. And very few of them have succeeded. So just how difficult is the Kansas football job? Beaty was ... Continue reading


KU coach David Beaty: The Jayhawk Nation deserves better

Heading into Year 2 in charge of the Kansas football program, David Beaty brings with him an 0-12 career record that no coach would enjoy having. But Beaty never has tried to dodge the facts nor has he sought sympathy for what can only be described as ... Continue reading


Kansas football coach David Beaty kicks off Q&A with heartfelt tribute to Dallas PD

A year ago, at this very event, we learned that new Kansas football coach David Beaty was the son of a former Dallas police officer and his father was within arm’s reach of Lee Harvey Oswald when the man who assassinated president John F. Kennedy was shot. ... Continue reading


Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby unleashes new buzzword for Big 12 business

The eyes of the Big 12 are upon Texas this week. But, hey, what’s new? Specifically, the conference is hosting its annual Big 12 media days at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas today and Tuesday. Included in the festivities, along with interview opportunities with players and ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: Jayhawks at Big 12 Football Media Days

Second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty and three of his players — quarterback Montell Cozart, linebacker Joe Dineen and safety Fish Smithson — are in Dallas for Big 12 Football Media Days.’s Matt Tait and Benton Smith preview what’s in store for the group of Jayhawks, ... Continue reading