Golfer Chase Hanna making professional debut, teeing off with fellow Jayhawk Chris Thompson

Butterflies inevitably accompany any athlete making his professional debut, but reigning Big 12 men’s golf champion Chase Hanna does have a few factors that could ease them. For one thing, he’s playing in his hometown. For another, he has a fellow Jayhawk competing right alongside him. Hanna, ... Continue reading


Say What? Smith discusses KU football’s 2017 potential on Rock Chalk Sports Talk football beat writer Benton Smith joined KLWN's Nick Schwerdt on Rock Chalk Sports Talk Tuesday to discuss the Jayhawks' potential for the upcoming season. Continue reading


Offensive tackle Antione Frazier making most of summer conditioning

Short cuts don’t work for losing college football programs, particularly in trying to build an offensive line via junior-college recruiting. Kansas had slipped into that pattern and it was imperative that David Beaty not continue that cycle. In the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately sports culture we live in it takes ... Continue reading


Productive summer: Svi Mykhailiuk leads FIBA U20 European Championship in scoring

While his Kansas basketball teammates trained in Lawrence the past couple of months for the program’s upcoming trip to Italy, senior wing Svi Mykyailiuk prepared in his own distinct way, by practicing with and playing for Ukraine’s U20 national team. Mykhailiuk might have missed out on the ... Continue reading


Denzell Evans contributes to Kansas football in special way

You’ll never see his name on a Kansas football depth chart and probably won’t ever see it in a game story. You will see him give the Jayhawks a better shot at winning football games, provided you watch very closely. Running back Denzell Evans is entering his ... Continue reading


An early guess at KU football’s depth chart

The season-opener vs. Southeast Missouri State at Memorial Stadium is just six weeks and a day away. It also marks the first day head coach David Beaty will release a depth chart, which will appear on the flip chart distributed in the press box. Obviously, fall camp ... Continue reading


A look at the new names and numbers on Kansas football’s 2017 roster

Kansas football players report for preseason camp on July 31, but the 2017 roster began materializing long before that thanks to the numerous newcomers who arrived earlier this summer. As is the case every year, the roster looks significantly different entering August practices than it did in ... Continue reading


Five-star Kansas commit Devonta Jason praised for talent and character

Class of 2018 wide receiver Devonta Jason became the most discussed prospect in recent Kansas football memory when the New Orleans native verbally committed to David Beaty’s program in February. Despite some skepticism on whether Jason, rated the No. 22 prep senior in the nation and a ... Continue reading


David Beaty learns less sometimes more for head football coach

New Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley received advice from, among others, David Beaty on how to make the transition from assistant coach to top dog. “The phrase I shared with him was these next few days will be like drinking from a fire hose,” Beaty said. ... Continue reading


Is top prep talent Marvin Bagley III a real option for Kansas basketball?

Within minutes, possibly even seconds, of [the news breaking Wednesday night that William & Mary transfer forward Jack Whitman was leaving the Kansas basketball program,][1] eager and uneasy KU fans alike were connecting the dots to Marvin Bagley III. Late Thursday morning, KU coach Bill Self confirmed ... Continue reading


After NBA summer league, Perry Ellis looking forward to playing in Australia

After attempting to land a spot in the NBA during the Las Vegas Summer League, former Kansas basketball standout Perry Ellis is looking ahead to his future in Australia’s National Basketball League. Ellis signed a contract with the Sydney Kings in May, but the club allowed him ... Continue reading


With Jimmy Butler’s help, Andrew Wiggins could finally reach full defensive potential

For all the points he has put up and all the wicked dunks he has thrown down since entering the NBA as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft, Andrew Wiggins still has ample room to grow in terms of the impact he can make ... Continue reading


Beaty: It was a ‘miracle’ KU landed Dorance Armstrong in recruiting

Frisco, Texas — It’s difficult to make up time in recruiting, but that’s exactly what Kansas football coach David Beaty and his staff had to do when he first arrived on campus. Looking over to junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., the Big 12’s preseason defensive player ... Continue reading


David Beaty shares how he talks Kansas football with recruits

Asked at Big 12 Media Days to share his recruiting pitch, Kansas head football coach David Beaty called an audible on the question and then answered it. "Well, there's no pitch, there's a relationship," Beaty said. "There's no cliche there. We're going to get to know you. ... Continue reading


David Beaty hopes prep recruits utilize new 3-day December signing period

Frisco, Texas — National Signing Day could look significantly different this year for the college football coaches eagerly waiting to see their recruits’ names on official NCAA documentation. Whether that’s a positive or negative, Kansas football coach David Beaty said, remains to be determined. It used to ... Continue reading


Jackson, Selden, Diallo earn NBA Summer League honors

Three former Kansas basketball players earned all-Summer League honors this week following strong showings in Las Vegas during the past couple of weeks. Phoenix rookie Josh Jackson, the No. 4 overall pick in June's draft, landed on the first team while second-year pros Wayne Selden Jr., and ... Continue reading


Kansas coach David Beaty expecting big sophomore season from safety Mike Lee

Frisco, Texas — Kansas sophomore safety Mike Lee not only made the biggest play of the 2016 season for Kansas, a game-clinching interception in overtime in the 24-21 victory against Texas, he also was chosen by the coaching staff as defensive player of the week against Oklahoma ... Continue reading


KU Sports Extra: KU football players look up to size

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Behind the scenes with KU football players at Big 12 media days

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KU Sports Extra: Time to meet Big 12 football coaches

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