Stories for September 2019


Monday, September 30

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Notebook: Les Miles won't say whether RB Dom Williams will redshirt

As the Kansas football team appears prepared to play the remainder of the season without veteran running back Khalil Herbert, head coach Les Miles chose not to address whether another rusher on the roster has any intention of redshirting this year. By Benton Smith

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State lawmaker says Kansas unlikely to pass law allowing college athletes to profit through endorsements

California’s decision to allow college athletes to make money through endorsements could lead to many other states following in its footsteps. But Kansas likely won’t be one of them, said state Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita. By Dylan Lysen

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California to let college athletes make money, defying NCAA

Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge.

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'I don't expect Khalil to be with us': Jayhawks weigh in on RB's absence

All signs point to Khalil Herbert’s Kansas football career being over. While no one within the program, including head coach Les Miles, would offer up that exact information Monday, the picture painted by the words of Miles and two veteran captains was one that doesn’t include Herbert. By Benton Smith

Sunday, September 29

Tadokoro leads Kansas to 7th-place finish in Lady Paladin Invitational

Junior Sera Tadokoro paced the Kansas women’s golf team with a fourth-place finish and led the team to seventh place at the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina.

Jayhawks wrap up at SMU Invitational

Kansas women’s tennis team wrapped up play Sunday at the SMU Invitational in Dallas, Texas.

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Mandi Duggan's 2 goals lead KU soccer to 4-1 victory over Baylor

With opportunities few and far between, Kansas sophomore forward Bri Amos took advantage of an opening down the left sideline. Amos quickly sent a cross into the box to junior forward Mandi Duggan, who sent a header into the back of the net.

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Freshmen fill in for veterans in KU road loss

An overall forgettable Saturday for the Kansas football team at TCU featured a couple of individual performances that may prove more memorable for the true freshmen who delivered them. By Benton Smith

Saturday, September 28

Jayhawks place 8th at William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

After 72 holes, Kansas men’s golf placed eighth on the team leaderboard at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at the UNM Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Notebook: After missing TCU game, Khalil Herbert's status with KU is uncertain

Fort Worth, Texas — The Kansas football team had to play its Big 12 road opener at TCU Saturday without its leading rusher, senior running back Khalil Herbert.

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Jayhawks thumped, 51-14, by Horned Frogs in 1st Big 12 road game

Fort Worth, Texas — Drenched in sweat as he left the steamy field at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Hakeem Adeniji slowly walked toward the tunnel that led to the visitors locker room. Benton Smith

Tadokoro paces Jayhawks on Day 2 of Lady Paladin Invitational

It was another solid outing for the Kansas women’s golf team, which remains in fifth place following the completion of the second round of the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina.

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KU volleyball falls to No. 2 Baylor 3-0 in Big 12 opener

Playing the No. 2 team in the nation is rarely a simple task, but pairing that with a four-match losing streak meant Kansas volleyball had its hands full Saturday in the team’s Big 12 opener.

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Quick recap: KU football suffers 51-14 road loss to TCU

It was a bit of déjà vu for the Kansas football team.

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KUsports Live: Kansas football at TCU

Follow along during the game with our crew and the community.

Friday, September 27

Jayhawks sit in 10th place entering final round at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate

After to back-to-back rounds Friday, the Kansas men’s golf team made a push in the second round and sits in 10th place on the team leaderboard heading into the final round at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at UNM Championship Course.

KU tennis begins SMU Fall Invitational with 2 wins

The Kansas tennis team collected two wins in the first day of the SMU Fall Invitational Friday afternoon at the SMU Tennis Complex in Dallas, Texas.

Jayhawks in 5th place after Day 1 of Lady Paladin Invitational

Powered by duo Sera Tadokoro and Pear Pooratanaopa, the Kansas women’s golf team sits in fifth place following day one of the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Game Day Breakdown: KU football at TCU

The Kansas offense stalled much of the first half in what proved to be a narrow home loss to West Virginia. The Jayhawks punted five times before halftime and lost possession on a fumble by quarterback Carter Stanley on another. As costly as a turnover can be, KU’s inability to stay on the field proved just as damaging. By Benton Smith

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Snoop Dogg to perform at KU's annual Late Night in the Phog

World-famous rapper, producer and television personality Snoop Dogg will be the headlining performer at the University of Kansas' annual Late Night in the Phog.

Thursday, September 26

KU soccer falls to Texas in Big 12 opener

The Kansas soccer team fell in the Big 12 opener Thursday night at Rock Chalk Park.

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KU coach Bill Self says looming NCAA situation no distraction for team, motivation for him

Making his first public comments since receiving a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday, KU coach Bill Self said he did not think the looming NCAA situation would be a distraction for his team and that it would motivate him. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks: Offense in far better place than it was in 2017 debacle at TCU

With 40 career starts already on his résumé, Kansas senior offensive lineman typically can remember at least some detail about every college football game in which he has appeared. Close to two years removed from a nightmarish trip to TCU in 2017, Adeniji cringed when asked what he recalled about that one. By Benton Smith

Wednesday, September 25

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KU defensive players convinced takeaway drought won't last

Four games into the season, senior safety Jeremiah McCullough is one of two players on the entire Kansas football roster who has recorded an interception. But, as fellow safety Mike Lee doesn’t mind reminding McCullough, he could have more. By Benton Smith

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KU football players share lessons on perseverance, hard work with Billy Mills Middle School students

Several University of Kansas football players passed on some wisdom to Billy Mills Middle School students on Wednesday: In both sports and academics, perseverance and a positive attitude can go a long way.

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NCAA suspends response deadlines in hoops corruption cases

The NCAA is suspending its deadlines for schools to respond to charges levied by the governing body in the wake of college basketball's corruption scandal.

Tuesday, September 24

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Les Miles wants Pooka Williams touching the ball as often as possible

When Les Miles lamented his Kansas football team’s inability to keep up with West Virginia in time of possession following a narrow home loss, there was a specific sub-gripe at the crux of his concern. The Jayhawks spent such comparatively little time on offense (22:19 compared to WVU’s 37:41) that star running back Pooka Williams didn’t get to touch the ball enough. By Benton Smith

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Portion of KU's indoor football practice facility named after Beatty family

A portion of the University of Kansas' new indoor football practice facility has been named the Beatty Family Pavilion after a family of KU alumni whose donations helped fund the project.

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Analysis: Understanding what matters and what doesn't in the NCAA's case against KU

It seems like KU officials understand what this case hinges on, but the sports radio and online chatter make it clear that many fans and some pundits don’t. KU fans have been building defenses for KU that probably won't matter much in the end. The case hinges on whether Adidas employees — people like T.J. Gassnola, James Gatto and Merl Code, all convicted of federal fraud charges — are categorized as boosters of the university.

Monday, September 23

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Alleged KU football violations involve misuse of Beaty staff member

The Notice of Allegations the University of Kansas received from the NCAA on Monday finally revealed the alleged infractions committed by the KU football program when David Beaty was still the head coach. The document outlines alleged misconduct by the football program, citing the use of a non-coaching staff member, then video coordinator Jeff Love, in a coaching role. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: Who's KU's No. 2 QB? Les Miles won't say

If Les Miles has a specific No. 2 quarterback on his depth chart — and if that player is his oldest son, Manny Miles — the Kansas football coach is keeping that information within the walls of the team’s facility. By Benton Smith

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KU officials confirm they have received notice of NCAA violations; will 'fiercely dispute' charges

The integrity of KU’s men’s basketball program — and perhaps its vaunted streak of postseason appearances — came under attack Monday after the NCAA alleged head coach Bill Self and one of his assistants were complicit in major recruiting violations.

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Big 12 Newcomer of Week Andrew Parchment: 'More in store' for Jayhawks

On KU’s second possession of the second half, the call came in. A play-action pass hit Andrew Parchment in stride for a 75-yard touchdown. With that highlight as his first catch of the afternoon, Parchment finished with five receptions, 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns, leading to the Big 12 naming the junior college transfer the conference’s Newcomer of the Week. By Benton Smith

Sunday, September 22

KU tennis completes opening weekend of fall season

The Kansas tennis team closed out its opening weekend Sunday after competing at the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational in Auburn, Alabama and Wahoowa Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia.

No. 14 Jayhawks soar past Kennesaw State 3-1

Senior forward Katie McClure scored a pair of goals to help the No. 14 Kansas Jayhawks close out nonconference play with a victory, defeating Kennesaw State by a 3-1 margin Sunday afternoon at Rock Chalk Park.

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KU football players notice improved environment, appreciate 'amped' home crowd

With the offense finally in a rhythm in the third quarter of the Kansas football team’s Big 12 opener, and the Jayhawks four yards from the goal line and a potential momentum-boosting score, quarterback Carter Stanley did something for the first time in his college career. By Benton Smith

Saturday, September 21

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Notebook: Kick-catch interference proves pivotal in narrow loss

It appeared the man known affectionately in college football circles as “The Mad Hatter” had just pulled a quick one in the third quarter of his Kansas football team’s Big 12 opener against West Virginia.

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Despite valiant effort, Jayhawks fall short against Mountaineers

The desperation play that ended 12 yards shy of the end zone could have given the downtrodden Kansas football program a victory in its Big 12 opener.

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Shane Jackson: KU's rushing attack bottled up in Big 12 opener against West Virginia

The blueprint on how to stop Kansas’ offense is out, even if the thought of that sentence seemed preposterous just eight days ago.

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Quick Recap: KU football falls to West Virginia 29-24 in Big 12 opener

Coming off the lopsided road win over Boston College last week, it seemed as though the tides had shifted back in favor of Kansas football.

KU volleyball falls to UNLV

Kansas volleyball finished the Rebel Challenge against tournament-host UNLV, falling to the Rebels in four sets in Cox Pavilion.

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KUsports Live: Kansas football vs. West Virginia

Follow along during the game with our crew and the community.

Friday, September 20

KU volleyball falls to Arizona State

Kansas volleyball was unable to top Arizona State on Friday night, falling in straight sets to the Sun Devils inside Cox Pavilion.

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Perry Ellis to join KU staff as video coordinator

As former All-Big 12 basketball forward Perry Ellis works toward completing his undergraduate degree, he knows he has a job waiting for him.

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Freshman PG Issac McBride leaves KU basketball

After a little more than three months with the University of Kansas basketball team, freshman Issac McBride decided the program wasn’t for him.

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Chancellor: KU has not received rules violation allegations from NCAA

The University of Kansas Athletics program is prepared to receive allegations of rules violations from the NCAA, but so far the university has not received anything from the organization, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod said Friday.

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Game Day Breakdown: KU football vs. West Virginia

Now that West Virginia has seen KU spread the field and succeed, the Mountaineers figure to be better prepared for those looks than BC. But that doesn’t mean the Jayhwaks should hold back on the types of plays that worked so well for them. By Benton Smith

Thursday, September 19

KU soccer drops 2-0 decision to No. 7 BYU

For just the second time this season, the Kansas women’s soccer team suffered a loss.

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Unworried about receiving numbers, Daylon Charlot blocking while waiting for his time to come

Daylon Charlot’s mood doesn’t match the one you might anticipate for a receiver who has only caught one pass in the past two games. By Benton Smith

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Darrell Stuckey to become latest Orange Bowl-winning Jayhawk in Ring of Honor

A key part of the Kansas football program’s successful run a little more than a decade ago, former defensive back Darrell Stuckey will soon join a few of his Orange Bowl-winning teammates in the Ring of Honor inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith

Wednesday, September 18

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Kansas LB Dru Prox's production being tracked carefully — just not by him

While Kansas linebacker Dru Prox is in the process of racking up tackles on game days, he isn’t exactly keeping track. But by the time a stat sheet reaches his hands afterward, Prox is likely to already know the exact numbers attached to his production. By Benton Smith

Conference schedule released for KU women's basketball

The Big 12 released its 2019-20 conference schedule Wednesday morning.

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KU tennis player arrested, suspended from team

A tennis player at the University of Kansas has been arrested and suspended from the team.

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KU basketball's Big 12 schedule features 4 Big Monday dates, opens Jan. 4 vs. West Virginia

The Kansas men’s basketball team’s quest to begin a new Big 12 title streak officially will get under way on Jan. 4 at Allen Fieldhouse against West Virginia. By Matt Tait

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KU football player charged after arrest with teen girls in bar

A University of Kansas football player was charged Tuesday following an incident at a popular student bar in Lawrence.

Tuesday, September 17

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KU adds 3rd commitment for 2021 with pledge from WR Jaddai Henry

A few days after a victory at Boston College that seemed promising for the Kansas football program’s immediate future, the Jayhawks received some potentially good news for down the road with another commitment for 2021. By Benton Smith

Jayhawks finish tied for 4th at the Windon Memorial Classic

After the final round at the Windon Memorial Classic, the Kansas men’s golf team finished tied for fourth with a score of 3-over par 855 at the Conways Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Tadokoro leads Jayhawks to 4th-place finish at Sunflower Invitational

The Kansas women’s golf team wrapped up the Sunflower Invitational in a tie for fourth place after an even par 288 score in the final round at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas.

Merrick tabbed Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Kansas defender Addisyn Merrick was named the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Week by the league office Tuesday.

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More receivers, space and RPO calls allow Kansas RBs to thrive

The Kansas football team’s receivers and quarterback weren’t the only ones who benefited from the offense spreading the field at Boston College, where the Jayhawks often lined up with three or four receivers. The resulting spacing allowed KU running backs Khalil Herbert and Pooka Williams to flourish, as well, thanks to one-on-one scenarios in the open field. By Benton Smith

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Matt Tait: Hopping off the roller coaster the next step for Kansas football

The first three weeks of Kansas football have provided an interesting case study in riding the proverbial roller coaster. By Matt Tait

Monday, September 16

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Notebook: KU victory at BC uniquely satisfying for Jayhawks

True, the scarcity of Kansas football victories during the previous three years reduces the number of viable candidates, but a couple of key veterans didn’t mind identifying the Jayhawks’ win at Boston College as the most significant they’ve experienced. By Benton Smith

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'Rough and rugged' reserve LB Jay Dineen beginning to contribute for KU defense

Position coach Mike Ekeler told the inside linebackers the game plan at Boston College would involve keeping starters Dru Prox and Kyron Johnson fresh by rotating in Jay Dineen and Gavin Potter, something KU had not done the first two weeks of the season. “Just getting a chance,” Dineen said, “I had to take advantage.” By Benton Smith

Sunday, September 15

Tadokoro leads KU women's golf at Sunflower Invitational

After dealing with inclement weather during the first tournament of the season, the Jayhawks were greeted with sunny skies as they competed in the first two rounds of the Sunflower Invitational at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas.

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KU basketball coaches ramp up recruiting in 2020 and beyond

It’s been a busy stretch of recruiting for the Kansas basketball coaching staff, which traveled around the country last week to check in on some of KU’s top targets in the 2020 class. By Matt Tait

Jayhawks conclude Kansas Invitational with loss to Syracuse

Kansas concluded the Kansas Invitational with a three-set defeat to Syracuse Sunday afternoon in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. KU finished the tournament 1-2 with a win in its home opener against Morehead State.

No. 18 Jayhawks surge past Western Michigan 2-0

A pair of reserves came off the KU bench and netted late goals as No. 18 Kansas surged past the Western Michigan Broncos, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at WMU Soccer Complex.

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Kansas defense shows off resilience, depth in victory at Boston College

Though the Jayhawks' defense didn’t create any takeaways or sack Eagles QB Anthony Brown more than once — Azur Kamara and Malcolm Lee shared credit for that one — their most impressive feat might have been their collective resiliency in a Friday night win at Boston College. By Benton Smith

Saturday, September 14

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Ramsey's road: A dog, a chain and a fast path to becoming the strength coach at Kansas

The weight room gains of dozens of current and future Jayhawks eventually will be traced back to a dog named Hunter. This is the story of Ramsey Nijem's beginning in strength and conditioning and how his path brought him to Kansas. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks spread the field to unlock offense's potential

After the Jayhawks put up 567 yards and rolled, 48-24, at Boston College Friday night, though, even businesslike senior QB Carter Stanley couldn’t mask his affinity for the calls that spread the field and put the Jayhawks’ best skill players in more one-on-one opportunities. “Sheesh,” Stanley said after KU’s air and ground display at BC. “It was fun.” By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks ride with Carter Stanley and offense takes off

Les Miles, fresh off coaching his Kansas football team to a Friday night upset over Boston College at Alumni Stadium, had a confession to make. “I just want to come clean. I told the whole team that after we won we would park the plane someplace here in Boston and go out on the town. I might not be able to come through with that. So I don’t know quite where that sits.” By Benton Smith

Friday, September 13

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Notebook: Kansas fullback Hudson Hall notches first-career touchdown in road win

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — It took close to five years of service in the Kansas football program, but Hudson Hall finally entered the end zone for the Jayhawks on Friday night at Boston College. Benton Smith

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KU's offense comes alive to soar past Boston College for 48-24 win

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — Wielding an offense that somehow remained sheathed the first two weeks of the season, Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley and the Jayhawks’ skill players around him left a heavily favored Boston College staggered much of Friday night at Alumni Stadium. Benton Smith

KU soccer knocks off Northwestern

The Kansas women’s soccer team only needed one score to knock off Northwestern by a 1-0 margin Friday night at Martin Stadium.

KU volleyball falls to Arizona

Kansas volleyball was unable to secure its second victory of the Kansas Invitational on Friday night as it fell in straight sets to the visiting Arizona Wildcats inside Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.

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KUsports Live: Kansas football at Boston College

Follow along during the game with our crew and the community.

Thursday, September 12

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Notebook: Jayhawks want Parchment, Charlot more involved

Although the receiving duo of Andrew Parchment and Daylon Charlot wasn’t likely to combine to produce 200 yards and 14 catches every week just because the two did so in the Kansas football team’s season opener, the Jayhawks would like to get a lot more out of the pair of targets than they did in a Week 2 setback. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown: KU football at Boston College

KU has to put the ball in star running back Pooka Williams Jr.’s hands as often as possible every week. But when the Jayhawks are playing on the road as a three-touchdown underdog that simple and obvious offensive strategy becomes even more critical. By Benton Smith

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KU volleyball opens new arena with sweep of Morehead State

Prior to the first serve in the newly renovated Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena, sophomore libero/defensive specialist Lacey Angello took a breath to calm any last second nerves. By Braden Shaw

Wednesday, September 11

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Space for nearly 1,000 additional fans in new KU volleyball arena; first home game is Thursday

The University of Kansas volleyball team will host its home opener on Thursday in a new arena with 2,265 seats, 965 more than its previous facility.

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Les Miles doesn't think KU's 4th down failures will make him less assertive

Head coach Les Miles wanted to go for it on fourth down in the opening minute of the fourth quarter against Coastal Carolina and he had to go for it again in the final minutes, with no time outs left. Neither play resulted in a first down. Throw in a failed fourth down conversion in the third quarter of the Jayhawks’ loss to CCU and one that came up short a week earlier and they’re 0-for-4 in those situations through two games. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks excited to add grad transfer Isaiah Moss' veteran presence to roster

Iowa graduate transfer Isaiah Moss has been on KU’s campus for about a month but already has shown he fits in well. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, September 10

Jayhawks wrap up Minnesota Invitational

The Kansas women’s golf team finished its second and final round of the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday afternoon after weather conditions shortened the three-round tournament.

KU men's golf places 2nd in season opener

Kansas men’s golf team finished in second place out of 16 teams and shot a three round, 8-under par 856 at the Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course.

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Les Miles: KU's O-linemen 'settling in'

During the buildup to his first game as the head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles at times went out of his way during press conferences and interviews to let people know how optimistic he felt about the Jayhawks’ offensive line. Two games into the season, though, the play up front has neither wowed most observers nor overwhelmed opposing defensive linemen and linebackers. By Benton Smith

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College basketball recruiting fixer with ties to KU sentenced to probation in corruption case

A college basketball recruiting fixer who revealed that he had made illicit payments to University of Kansas basketball players will not spend any more time in jail for his actions in the college basketball corruption case.

Monday, September 9

Weather impacts Jayhawks at Minnesota Invitational

The Kansas women’s golf team fought the weather and completed its first round and half of the Minnesota Invitational before play was suspended due to lightning Monday at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury, Minnesota.

KU men's golf in 1st place entering final round

Through two rounds at the Badger Invitational, the Kansas men’s golf team is tied for first place on the team leaderboard with Notre Dame at University Ridge Golf Course.

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Notebook: Why Les Miles is sticking with Carter Stanley at QB

Les Miles wanted to rewatch his Kansas football team’s 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina before doing anything drastic like saying he might need to make a change at quarterback. By Monday morning, when Miles spoke to the media for the first time since Carter Stanley threw two interceptions and only passed for 107 yards on Saturday, the head coach had decided no such extreme change was necessary. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks: Ineffective offense somewhat a result of miscommunication

Despite opening the schedule against one FCS foe and a Coastal Carolina team that is in its second year as an FBS program, KU ranks 115th among FBS teams in points per game (15.5), 94th in yards per play (5.24) and, according to ESPN’s analytics, 129th out of 130 teams in offensive efficiency. Based on explanations from both Miles and his players over the past several days, miscommunication has plagued the offense at times, accounting for at least some of its ineffectiveness. By Benton Smith

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New KU strength coach Ramsey Nijem greets Jayhawks with great energy at inaugural boot camp

As far as introductions go, the one Kansas junior Marcus Garrett had with new KU strength coach Ramsey Nijem on Monday morning during Day 1 of boot camp still had him smiling hours later. By Matt Tait

Sunday, September 8

KU men's golf in 2nd place after opening round of Badger Invitational

The Kansas men’s golf team sits in second place after the first round of the Badger Invitational Sunday at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kansas volleyball drops UCF Challenge finale

Kansas volleyball fell in straight sets (25-15, 25-21, 25-15) to tournament-host UCF on Sunday inside The Venue at UCF to close out the UCF Challenge.

No. 11 KU soccer rallies past Purdue, 2-1

A pair of second-half goals propelled the No. 11 Kansas soccer team past Purdue Sunday afternoon in the final match of the Boilermaker Challenge Cup.

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Kansas QB Carter Stanley: 'I let the team down'

After an emotionally draining loss to Coastal Carolina on Saturday night, Kansas football quarterback Carter Stanley expressed his remorse about his play in particular, going as far as to say he was to blame for the 12-7 setback. By Benton Smith

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Pooka Williams says he had to humble himself after 'poor decisions' in offseason

Pooka Williams had more to discuss on Saturday night than the first game of his sophomore season with the Kansas football program. By Benton Smith

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KU basketball boot camp set to begin Monday

Although the 2019 edition of KU men’s basketball boot camp will feature the same drills and challenges as most years, it also will have a new look. By Matt Tait

Saturday, September 7

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Coastal Carolina secures first Power 5 win over KU thanks to tumultuous journey

The first win over a Power 5 team is no small feat for a football program, something that Coastal Carolina sophomore quarterback Fred Payton immediately recognized after the Chanticleers 12-7 win over Kansas Saturday night.

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Notebook: Les Miles will wait to watch the film on QB Carter Stanley

Carter Stanley got through his first start of the season without an interception but the Kansas quarterback couldn’t extend that streak to two games on Saturday against Coastal Carolina.

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Matt Tait: Offensive line continues to be an issue for Jayhawks under Les Miles

I’ve covered Kansas football long enough to know better, and even I thought this was going to be different.

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Despite Pooka Williams' return, KU's offense stagnant in loss to Coastal Carolina

The All-Big 12 running back expected by many to ignite the Kansas football team’s offense with his open field magic, Pooka Williams couldn’t turn the Jayhawks into some kind of juggernaut by simply returning to the lineup. Benton Smith

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Quick recap: KU suffers 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina

To fully understand what plagued Kansas during its 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina, look no further than one single play early in the fourth quarter.

KU volleyball suffers 1st loss of 2019 season

Kansas volleyball dropped a 3-1 decision to South Carolina on Saturday in the second match of the three-day UCF Challenge in The Venue at UCF.

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KUsports Live: Kansas football vs. Coastal Carolina

Follow along during the game with our crew and the community.

Friday, September 6

KU volleyball opens trip to UCF with win

The Kansas volleyball team opened its trip to Orlando, Fla., for the UCF Challenge with a three-set sweep of Albany on Friday.

DePaul hands No. 11 KU soccer 1st defeat of season

Ranked No. 11 in the nation, the Kansas soccer team outshot DePaul by 15 on Friday in West Lafayette, Ind. But the Jayhawks lost for the first time this season, 1-0, in the Boilermaker Challenge Cup at Folk Field.

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Les Miles: Strengths, weaknesses were on display with KU's kicking

Before the season began, Kansas football coach Les Miles indicated the Jayhawks may resort to using more than one kicker on their field goal tries and extra points. In a Week 1 victory over Indiana State, though, Miles and special teams coordinator Mike Ekeler went with junior Liam Jones exclusively, despite one missed field goal and one extra point gone awry. By Benton Smith

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Game Day Breakdown: KU football vs. Coastal Carolina

The Jayhawks downplayed the absence of their All-Big 12 running back ahead of their season opener against Indiana State. But once a victory and Pooka Williams’ one-game suspension were behind them, they were glad to share how much they’re looking forward to having Williams in uniform once again. By Benton Smith

Thursday, September 5

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Playing FB for dad's team fun 'sometimes,' hard at others for KU's Ben Miles

Even before he became a high school football player, Ben Miles had a sneaking suspicion that he probably wasn’t going to have the height or frame to play a glamorous position. Always an offensive linemen on his little league teams in Baton Rouge, La., Miles thought he possessed enough athleticism to at least play in the backfield, though. So Miles leaned into a future as a fullback. By Benton Smith

Wednesday, September 4

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Inside linebackers Dru Prox, Kyron Johnson content with playing every snap for Jayhawks

At the start of the fourth quarter is when it hit junior linebacker Dru Prox. Shane Jackson

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Carter Stanley aims to improve upon mistakes made in Week 1 win

Of course Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley left the Jayhawks’ season opener pleased about winning the starting job and leading a must-have touchdown drive in crunch time. At no point during Stanley’s postgame discussions with the media nor in his interview session on Monday, however, did the fifth-year senior come across as a QB elated or even satisfied by his performance. By Benton Smith

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KU hires former Kings strength coach to replace Andrea Hudy

A 28-year-old NBA strength coach has been hired to replace Andrea Hudy with the Kansas basketball program, KU coach Bill Self announced Wednesday afternoon. By Matt Tait

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Judge denies NCAA request for unreleased evidence in college basketball corruption trial

A federal judge has denied the NCAA’s request for evidence in the college basketball corruption trial that may have included information about the University of Kansas basketball program’s recruiting practices.

Tuesday, September 3

Jayhawks sweep Mavericks to start 2-0

Kansas volleyball won its second-straight match to open up the season by sweeping the Omaha Mavericks, 3-0, Tuesday night inside Baxter Arena. KU won the first set by a 25-11 margin and then recorded a 25-16 victory in the second set.

KU soccer jumps to No. 11 in national rankings

After another undefeated weekend, the University of Kansas women’s soccer team continued its climb in the NCAA top-25 rankings, released by the United Soccer Coaches Tuesday, checking in at No. 11.

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'Everybody eats': Jayhawks rotating 4 CBs on defense

Hasan Defense’s most recent contribution at the time he went to the bench was a 57-yard interception return for a touchdown. When Defense sat out the ensuing series after delivering what proved to be one of the most crucial plays of a Week 1 victory, it served as an introduction to KU’s cornerback rotation, a reflection of the depth the coaches think the Jayhawks have at the position.

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Matt Tait: KU's new-look defensive front earns passing grade with room to grow

Call the Kansas football team's 24-17 victory over Indiana State a good first step in the Jayahwks’ quest to replace the sizable hole left in the lineup by the departures of Joe Dineen and Daniel Wise. By Matt Tait

Monday, September 2

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Hurricane forces Coastal Carolina football team, family of KU QB to evacuate

As Hurricane Dorian slowly headed toward the southeastern Atlantic coast on Monday, its coming impact was on the minds of members of both the Kansas football team and the Jayhawks’ next opponent, Coastal Carolina. By Benton Smith

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'I suspect he'll give us some Pooka plays': Kansas RB returning 'without limitation'

After coaching his first football game at the University of Kansas without the team’s All-Big 12 running back, head coach Les Miles is prepared to play Pooka Williams “without limitation” this week versus Coastal Carolina. By Benton Smith

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KU linebacker arrested at popular Lawrence bar

A University of Kansas football player was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at The Hawk, a popular student bar.

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After scoring in 2018 Final Four, James Sosinski records 1st career touchdown for KU football

With 8:40 left in the third quarter of KU’s game against Indiana State, senior tight end James Sosinski found an opening. Senior quarterback Carter Stanley spotted Sosinski on the right side and dumped it off to the tight end who quickly ran into the end zone.

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'Hopefully it’s a new era': Les Miles instills hope in KU fan base after decade of losing

Waving flags that read “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” and “LFK.” A full student section. One fan even had a plunger on his head. Braden Shaw

Sunday, September 1

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Junior receiver Andrew Parchment dazzles in debut with Jayhawks

Following his first win at Kansas, head coach Les Miles knew exactly who to give the game ball to. Shane Jackson

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Jayhawks hope to better emulate past Les Miles teams in weeks ahead

From the time Les Miles stepped into the Kansas football facilities this past winter, the veterans in the program began anticipating how the 2019 season could play out differently for them. By Benton Smith

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Katie McClure notches lone goal in KU's 1-0 win over FAU

They tried a few times prior, but the Kansas midfielders broke through in the 13th minute. A pass combination between sophomore forward Bri Amos and junior defender Isabella Cavalcante found senior forward Katie McClure in the box for an easy tap-in goal.