After arriving in Lawrence on Friday, one of new Kansas football coach Lance Leipold’s first stops was at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, where he addressed the Jayhawks following their 14th spring practice.
New Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold will get his first glimpse at the roster he’s inheriting Saturday night, as the Jayhawks wrap up their five-week offseason practice schedule with their spring game.
A little more than three weeks after taking over an athletic department with no head football coach in place, new University of Kansas AD Travis Goff filled the high profile vacancy, hiring Lance Leipold to lead the Big 12’s perpetually rebuilding program.
After weeks of uncertainty, Kansas football players should soon have some clarity on the program’s future, with Athletic Director Travis Goff’s coaching search nearing its conclusion. And many Jayhawks are glad they’ve had interim head coach Emmett Jones guiding them through a potentially tricky set of circumstances.
The Kansas baseball team used a complete performance from its pitching staff and a relentless offense to push past Sacramento State for a 6-4 win Wednesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.
A native of New Orleans who spent a little more than two years of his life in Lawrence, former Kansas running back Pooka Williams will learn this weekend where his football skills will take him next. “My dream’s finally becoming a reality,” Williams said recently, looking ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft.
Although still vague and potentially months away, the NCAA on Tuesday provided an updated timeline for rulings in the six infractions cases currently being reviewed by the Independent Accountability Resolution Process. By Matt Tait
As they go through the final week of spring practices, Kansas football players know it might be a matter of days before they have a new head coach leading them.
One of the top scorers for the Kansas women’s basketball team this past season, forward Tina Stephens won’t be coming back for a super-senior season next year.
The Kansas football program might have a new head coach lined up by the time the Jayhawks kick off their spring game on Saturday night.
What might make a certain contender appealing to Travis Goff, as KU’s athletic director tries to identify the right person for the job? Here’s an overview of three selling points Emmett Jones has to offer.
As the search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas comes closer to a conclusion, the Lawrence Journal-World is taking a look at some of the potential candidates to lead the Jayhawks into the 2021 season. Here’s an overview of three selling points Willie Fritz has to offer.
As the search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas comes closer to a conclusion, the Lawrence Journal-World is taking a look at some of the potential candidates to lead the Jayhawks into the 2021 season. Here’s an overview of three selling points Jeff Monken has to offer.
Maryland announced Monday the hiring of former Wake Forest head coach and Kansas basketball All-American Danny Manning as an assistant on Mark Turgeon’s basketball staff, reuniting a couple of old college teammates.
As the search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas comes closer to a conclusion, the Lawrence Journal-World is taking a look at some of the potential candidates to lead the Jayhawks into the 2021 season. Here’s an overview of three selling points Lance Leipold has to offer.
With the Kansas football team’s May 1 spring game just a few days away and the Jayhawks nearing the completion of this critical stretch of the offseason, the players remain optimistic about what they’re getting accomplished.
The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams posted a strong weekend at the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The Kansas softball team gave up a total of 28 runs while being swept by No. 9 Texas on the road this past weekend.
After losing the first two games of the series, the Kansas baseball team salvaged the weekend with a 2-1 win over TCU in the finale on Sunday at Lupton Stadium.
The Kansas women’s tennis team suffered a 4-0 loss to No. 1 seeded Texas on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. It came after KU earned a 4-3 win over Kansas State in the opening round to snap a six-game losing skid.
Although the surge of Kansas football players entering the transfer portal this offseason had died down, the Jayhawks lost another former starter on Friday when offensive lineman Jacobi Lott put his name in the portal, per reports from both 247 Sports and Rivals.
One of five Kansas players to enter the transfer portal in recent weeks, former KU guard Latrell Jossell found himself a new college basketball home at Stephen F. Austin.
Late in the 2020 season Kansas offensive lineman Earl Bostick Jr. moved from right tackle to left tackle. It looks like he’s there to stay.
Behind a complete-game performance in the circle from Kasey Hamilton, the Kansas softball team earned a 5-2 upset victory over No. 23 Wichita State Wednesday night at Arrocha Ballpark.
Kansas senior Marcus Garrett announced on KU’s website on Wednesday night, in a goodbye letter titled “Rock Chalk Forever,” that he was declaring for the 2021 NBA draft and that “putting all my efforts into preparing for the 2021 NBA draft,” and not planning to return to KU for another season. By Matt Tait
For the second consecutive week, KU sophomore Zach Brad-ford was named the Big 12 Conference’s track and field athlete of the week, the Big 12 announced Wednesday.
The powerful legs and arms that made Daniel Hishaw Jr. an effective rusher as a true freshman this past fall continue to earn the Kansas running back acclaim within the program this spring.
Regardless of how much — or little — they end up playing when the 2021 season arrives, the two least experienced quarterbacks on the Kansas football roster are off to a good start this spring, according to their teammates and interim head coach.
Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore is transferring from DePaul to Miami (Fla.), his fourth school, for his final year of eligibility.
Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider announced three staffing changes on Monday, including the promotion of Terry Nooner to associate head coach.
Ben Sigel’s hole-in-one on the 17th hole highlighted the final day of play for the Kansas men’s golf team on Sunday at the Hawkeye Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course.
In the regular-season finale, the Kansas women’s tennis team dropped a 4-2 decision to Oklahoma State Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Kansas coach Bill Self is prepared to give a prominent role to four-star point guard Ty Ty Washington, a current KU recruiting target out of Compass Prep in Phoenix, Ariz. By Matt Tait
In a hard-fought series, the Kansas softball team went 1-2 against Texas Tech this past weekend at Arrocha Ballpark.
After losing the first two games on Saturday, the Kansas baseball team ended its home series against Baylor in style with a walk-off win during Sunday’s series finale at Hoglund Ballpark.
It was just a Saturday morning in mid-April, but what interim Kansas football head coach Emmett Jones saw out of his players during the team’s first full scrimmage of the spring looked to him like a game day in the fall.
Travis Goff informed Emmett Jones he would be among the prospective hires during his process of finding the next KU football head coach. Now in his third year as KU’s receivers coach, Jones said to ultimately secure the permanent job, he only needs to be himself. “I don’t need to get out of character. I just need to be Emmett Jones. Continue to be who I was as far as how I got here,” said Jones.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will be one of three people to present the late Eddie Sutton at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony next month. By Matt Tait
The Kansas men's basketball backcourt became a little more explosive on Friday, when prep guard Bobby Pettiford Jr., signed a financial aid agreement to officially join the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
Throughout a winless 2020 season, the Kansas football team’s offensive line suffered through so many losing battles at the point of attack that the Jayhawks rarely were able to avoid blowout defeats. While no one is denying those issues existed, the hope among KU’s O-linemen this year is that they can keep all of that ugliness in the past.
A national search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas is back on — this time with a different athletic director in charge. Still in his second week on the job as KU’s new AD, Travis Goff announced in a letter emailed to donors Thursday evening that he is initiating a national search to find a permanent replacement for Les Miles.
Creighton transfer Christian Bishop announced on Instagram on Thursday night that he will announce his commitment on Saturday from a list of finalists that includes KU, Texas and North Carolina. By Matt Tait
Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition.
The Kansas football defense could end up relying a lot on a pair of relatively new inside linebackers this year. Between former safety Nate Betts switching positions during the offseason and Taiwan Berryhill moving inside late during his freshman year, the Jayhawks hope those two can bolster a group that also includes junior Gavin Potter, junior Nick Channel, senior Jay Dineen and redshirt freshman Krishawn Brown.
Kansas basketball’s 2021 recruiting class grew by one on Thursday, when Kyle Cuffe Jr., signed his letter of intent to join the Jayhawks for the 2021-22 season. By Matt Tait
When the University of Kansas parted ways with Les Miles in early March, the football team’s players didn’t know what the future would hold. And while the coaching transition remains unfinished more than a month later, Sam Burt said he and other veterans did their best to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
The Kansas baseball team finished off a two-game sweep of Air Force with a 7-4 win Wednesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.
Even as the future direction of the Kansas football program remains undetermined, interim head coach Emmett Jones and the Jayhawks’ coaching staff continues to add to the program’s next recruiting class.
The Kansas football team’s incoming freshman class will have one fewer member than expected. Andrew Simpson, a Class of 2021 linebacker who signed with the Jayhawks this past December, announced Wednesday he had been granted a release from his letter of intent.
Former University of Kansas basketball player Silvio De Sousa will not get a diversion for an aggravated battery charge he is facing because negotiations with prosecutors have "fallen through," his attorney, Hatem Chahine, said Wednesday in Douglas County District Court.
In a program mired in uncertainty, few aspects of the Kansas football team’s 2021 season feel more settled than the running back position — even if the Jayhawks don’t want to reveal the particulars of how new offensive coordinator Mike DeBord wants to make use of the backs.
The Kansas baseball team needed just eight innings to record a 13-3 win over Air Force Tuesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.
Behind an all-around team effort, the Kansas softball team earned a 4-3 upset victory over No. 18 Missouri Tuesday night inside the Mizzou Softball Stadium.
It won’t be called “Late Night Under the Lights,” and there will be no postgame Rick Ross concert, but there will be fans at the first Kansas football spring game in two years.
As much as the Kansas football team leaned into getting its youngest prospects onto the field in 2020, only a select few true freshmen, including cornerback Duece Mayberry, actually played in every game. Though he didn’t start at all this past fall, Mayberry is grateful to bring so much experience with him into his sophomore season.
Kansas freshman Bryce Thompson on Tuesday became the latest and biggest now-former Jayhawk to announce his intention to enter the transfer portal. By Matt Tait
The hope leading up to the 2020 season was that Lawrence Arnold, even as a true freshman, would take on a complementary role within the Kansas football offense sooner rather than later. An injury to the young receiver, however, kept Arnold sidelined much of the schedule, hindering his chances of breaking through. Now with months of rehab for a surgically repaired shoulder behind him, Arnold said he feels “100%” this spring, as the 6-foot-3 wideout from DeSoto, Texas, looks to resume his track toward contributing.
Kansas sophomore Zach Bradford set the indoor pole vault school record on day two of the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday after clearing 5.81m (19-0.75 ft.) to win the event. Due to weather, the event took place indoors.
In a hard-fought match, the Kansas women’s tennis team came up just short in a 4-3 loss No. 10 Baylor Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
In a brief from Big 12 action, the Kansas softball team secured a series victory over Kansas City this past weekend at Arrocha Ballpark. The Jayhawks (19-15) won the opener and the finale, while losing Game 2 on Saturday.
The Kansas baseball team only won the second game of a three-game set against Oklahoma this past weekend at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
Now a third of the way through the 15-practice spring schedule, interim Kansas football coach Emmett Jones left Saturday’s session convinced the Jayhawks are on the right track. “A lot of flying around, a lot of energy. Guys getting after each other, plenty of physicality going on. Guys playing with grit,” Jones reported following practice No. 5, which included some scrimmage situations.
A couple of weeks into spring practices, some of the Kansas football team’s more experienced players already are spotting promising traits and signs from their young teammates.
Freshman forward Jalen Wilson on Friday became the second key member of the Kansas men’s basketball team’s 2020-21 roster to announce his intentions to enter his name into the NBA draft pool. By Matt Tait
With birdies on three of his final seven holes Friday, former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland finished his second round at the Masters at even par and in position to stick around for the weekend.
In the early stages of what very well could be a lengthy quarterback competition for the Kansas football team in 2021, a number of contenders are getting their chances to make their case for the job.
New University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff made his second appearance at a KU football practice on just his third day on the job Thursday. And this time Goff addressed the players to conclude his visit.
Kansas junior Ochai Agbaji announced Thursday afternoon that he is entering his name into the NBA draft pool with the option to return to school for his senior season. By Matt Tait
In a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit, an associate athletic director at Louisiana State University accuses university officials of retaliating against her for reporting racist remarks and inappropriate sexual behavior by Les Miles, the former head coach at LSU and the University of Kansas.
The Kansas men’s basketball program watched another player enter the transfer portal on Thursday, when freshman guard Latrell Jossell decided to explore other options. By Matt Tait
Kansas volleyball players Caroline Crawford, Ayah Elnady and Jenny Mosser were all recognized when the Big 12 announced postseason accolades on Thursday.
Whether it’s Emmett Jones or someone else leading the Kansas football program when the season begins in September, the Jayhawks will be taking a youthful roster into their 2021 schedule.
Set to enter his 19th season at the helm of Kansas basketball, KU coach Bill Self said Wednesday he was appreciative of his recently signed lifetime contract and not at all worried about the optics of that contract as the Jayhawks remain embroiled in an NCAA infractions case. By Matt Tait
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Wednesday that he was in no hurry to permanently fill the open spot on his coaching staff made available by the departure of Jerrance Howard to Texas. But he is encouraged by the response he received when the job came open. By Matt Tait
At his introduction Wednesday at the Lied Center, new University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff said that if he did not have to give a speech, he would be speechless. By Matt Tait
Behind a pair of brilliant starting pitching performances and a relentless offense, the Kansas baseball team secured a doubleheader sweep of Texas Southern Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Kansas men’s basketball program once again has all of its scholarships currently spoken for, thanks to a Wednesday commitment from Drake transfer Joseph Yesufu. By Matt Tait
While new University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff has a strategy and some possible scenarios under consideration for the future of the KU football program, Goff described himself Wednesday as “open-minded” about the team’s head coaching vacancy.
The Kansas football program had a new visitor at practice on Tuesday when Travis Goff, KU’s athletic director, stopped by. With Goff set to have an introductory press conference on Wednesday, many are wondering what his plans for the future of the program entail, and exactly how long interim head coach Emmett Jones will remain in charge of the program.
Kansas basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard is leaving KU for a spot on newly named Texas coach Chris Beard’s bench in Austin. By Matt Tait
NBA analyst Paul Pierce has been fired by ESPN, people familiar with the situation confirmed Monday.
New Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff, hired by the university on Monday to replace Jeff Long, will make $700,000 annually for the first three years of a five-year contract, putting him at or near the bottom of the 10-team Big 12 Conference. By Matt Tait
The head coach of the University of Kansas athletics department’s flagship program, Bill Self, who has lived and worked in Lawrence for nearly 18 years now, considers the Jayhawks “fortunate” to have Travis Goff as the new athletic director.
Travis Goff, a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and native of Dodge City, has been named the school’s new athletic director, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced on Monday afternoon. By Matt Tait
College Station, Texas, is becoming a popular recruiting spot for the Kansas football program. The Jayhawks have added their second commitment for the Class of 2022 from the city where offensive line coach Lee Grimes used to play and work.
The Kansas tennis team dropped a second straight match, this time losing to its rival Kansas State on the road Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks suffered a 4-3 loss to the Wildcats in Manhattan.
The Kansas volleyball team concluded its 2020-21 regular season with its third straight sweep — as well as seventh consecutive win — after defeating Arkansas State (25-21, 25-14, 25-14) Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.
The Kansas softball team was overwhelmed by top-ranked Oklahoma in a three-game sweep this weekend at the OU Softball Complex.
The Kansas baseball team managed to score just four runs en route to being swept by Texas in a three-game series at Hoglund Ballpark this weekend.
Although he started in the secondary for Kansas in six of the final seven games of 2020, Nate Betts headed into the offseason looking for a way to make even more of an impact during his final year with the Jayhawks. And his search led him to a new job entirely.
Kansas senior Marcus Garrett picked up another individual honor on Friday, earning a spot on the Senior CLASS Award’s All-American first team for the 2020-21 season. By Matt Tait
Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self has signed what was described by KU as "a lifetime contract" to remain the head coach of the Jayhawks, the school announced Friday morning. By Matt Tait
Now a junior on the Kansas football roster, Kenny Logan Jr., one of the Jayhawks’ breakthrough contributors on defense in 2020, is currently experiencing spring practices for the first time in his college career.
When Colin Grunhard was a freshman at Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish were coming off a 4-8 season — a disaster by that program’s standards. Now the offensive lineman is at KU, where 4-8 would be viewed as progress, and Grunhard is hoping to bring some of his former team’s winning mentality with him to Lawrence.
After being entrusted as the caretaker of blue blood basketball programs Kansas and North Carolina for the past 33 years, Roy Williams announced his retirement from coaching on Thursday at a news conference in Chapel Hill, N.C. By Matt Tait
North Carolina basketball announced Thursday morning that longtime coach Roy Williams, who spent 15 seasons at Kansas prior to UNC, was retiring after 33 years as a college head coach. By Matt Tait