Former Kansas basketball All-American Wayne Simien Jr. has been hired as an associate athletic director for engagement and outreach, KU Athletic Director Travis Goff announced on Tuesday night.
In the months University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff has spent around the man he hired to rebuild KU’s football program, Lance Leipold’s attention to details and reputation have stood out to the AD.
In the months since the University of Kansas hired Lance Leipold to lead its football program, veteran Jayhawks running back Velton Gardner doesn’t mind revealing he has watched “almost all” of the video clips of former Buffalo rusher Jaret Patterson that he could get his hands on.
Even though it's only been a couple of weeks, and there's still a long way to go, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has been pleased by the work transfer point guard Remy Martin has put in to fit in with his new team. By Matt Tait
When the Kansas football team opens the season on Friday versus South Dakota, head coach Lance Leipold and his staff will find out more about the Jayhawks’ young secondary. In the meantime, Leipold said the defensive backs — a group in which five of the eight players listed on KU’s first published depth chart are underclassmen — have impressed him this preseason with their athleticism and overall competitive nature.
With roughly a month still to go before the first official practice of the 2021-22 Kansas basketball season, KU coach Bill Self is starting to take inventory of what this team has while not putting too much stock in anything just yet. By Matt Tait
The first published Kansas football depth chart of the Lance Leipold era, as expected, didn’t reveal the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback for their Week 1 opener.
The Kansas volleyball team was swept by No. 8 Purdue in its second match of the 2021 season, falling to the Boilermakers, 25-20, 25-22 and 25-15 on Sunday at the Reamer Club Xtra Special Preimer in West Lafayette, Ind.
The Unviersity of Kansas soccer program has a new shutout queen. Sarah Peters, a senior from Lee’s Summit, Mo., who has started in goal for the Jayhawks for the past three seasons, picked up her fourth shutout of the 2021 season on Sunday, moving her into first place on KU’s career list with 29.
The Kansas volleyball program dropped its season opener in four sets on Saturday, falling to Loyola Marymount 17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 24-26 at the Reamer Club Xtra Special Premier at Purdue University.
Few football players fresh out of high school possess the abilities necessary to show up on campus and grab the attention and respect of a program’s veteran leader right away. But as soon as the Kansas football team’s spring practices began this offseason, Kenny Logan Jr. started to think Jayson Gilliom had what it took to play a factor in the secondary as a true freshman.
After just a few weeks of observing veteran offensive lineman Colin Grunhard during preseason practices, Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold already is convinced the former Notre Dame walk-on will bring “toughness” and a “blue collar mentality” to the Jayhawks’ offense.
In addition to leading the Kansas soccer team to its first victory of the 2021 season — 2-0 over Saint Louis — KU goalkeeper Sarah Peters made a little history on Thursday night.
Lance Leipold has led enough preseason football practices in his 15 years as a college head coach that he’s come to expect true freshmen on his teams will hit a wall at some point in August. One of the many qualities Leipold appreciates about Devin Neal is the young Kansas running back is proving to be the exception to that rule.
The Pac-12 said Thursday it will stand pat with its membership and not look to add schools to the 12-team conference, making it highly unlikely that the Big 12 schools being left behind by Texas and Oklahoma will find new Power Five homes.
If you’re looking for a breakthrough performer for the Kansas football offense this season, you’ll have to scan last year’s statistics for a bit before you find the name of one of the top candidates, Steven McBride.
It’s nearly game week for the Kansas football team and head coach Lance Leipold. But before those final days of preparation for the opener get here, Leipold and his staff have a few things they want to get accomplished.
In just a few weeks, Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold and the assistants he brought with him from Buffalo will lead the Jayhawks into a Big 12 Conference game for the first time. Defensive coordinator Brian Borland expects the new staff members will be abundantly prepared for their first taste of what the league has to offer.
Facing a rapidly shifting landscape in college sports, the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 have agreed to work together to create stability during volatile times. By Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press
Injuries have impacted the Kansas football team’s preseason camp to varying degrees this month, but head coach Lance Leipold said Tuesday he considers the roster to be “in pretty good shape right now” in terms of available personnel.
If Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold and his staff think there’s a definitive leader in the team’s preseason quarterback competition, he “probably wouldn’t share” that information publicly, Leipold told reporters during a Tuesday video press conference.
In a group of Kansas football linebackers that doesn’t yet have a wealth of starting experience, their position coach, Chris Simpson, has been on the lookout during the preseason for players he can trust.
The Kansas women's soccer team was shutout for the second game in a row to open the season, falling to Wisconsin 1-0 on Sunday at Rock Chalk Park.
As Nick Channel’s third year in the University of Kansas football program began winding down this past spring, the walk-on linebacker from Wichita wanted to find out whether a scholarship opportunity might be in his future. But with the Jayhawks’ head coaching position up in the air at the time, Channel didn’t know what would come of his situation. Once Lance Leipold took over the program, it didn’t take the new coach long to determine Channel deserved a scholarship.
It’s down to Kansas, Duke, UCLA and Missouri in the recruitment of five-star small forward Mark Mitchell, who trimmed his list down to four on Saturday. By Matt Tait
In its lone tune-up before the start of the regular season, the Kansas volleyball team swept an exhibition match with Washburn, 25-23, 25-20 and 25-19 on Friday night at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.
Whatever gratifying — or agitating — signs offensive line coach Scott Fuchs saw out of his players during a Friday morning scrimmage, the Kansas football assistant kept those to himself during his first interview of preseason camp.
Despite outshooting visiting Drake 19-3, including an edge of 10-2 in shots on goal, the Kansas women’s soccer team opened the 2021 season with a 0-0 tie.
After four years as an assistant coach at lower levels and several more as a playing professional, former Kansas guard Brady Morningstar is coming back to his alma mater. By Matt Tait
Regardless of the type of practice the Kansas football safeties are having on any given day of preseason camp, defensive coordinator Brian Borland always wants them to do better. And sometimes Borland, the group’s position coach, simply wants them to talk more.
When former Buffalo defensive linemen Eddie Wilson and Ronald McGee joined the Kansas football program this summer, one of their new teammates, defensive end Malcolm Lee, could tell both were physically impressive. And Lee also knew from experience that the most difficult adjustment for the veterans might be getting used to KU D-line coach Kwahn Drake.
It won’t be long before head coach Lance Leipold and his Kansas football staff will have to settle on a depth chart for the Jayhawks’ Sept. 3 opener versus South Dakota. Not that Leipold is in any kind of hurry.
Lance Leipold could tell you all about Trevor Wilson’s speed and potential as a playmaker, but when the Kansas football head coach gets to talking about the receiver he has gotten to know since their time together at Buffalo, Leipold’s train of thought soon takes him to how Wilson made an impression on a personal level.
Two full years into its existence, and still without making a ruling on any of its cases, the NCAA’s Independent Accountability Resolutions Process has tweaked its rules in an effort to speed things up. By Matt Tait
As much as head coach Lance Leipold and his staff had learned about their Kansas football team through the first week-plus of preseason practices, the coaches found out even more about the Jayhawks during a scrimmage on Sunday night.
August is the time of year when college football veterans usually keep their eyes on younger teammates, to see which ones look like they might be capable of taking on larger roles in the fall. Kansas super-senior Kwamie Lassiter II said a couple of underclassmen in particular have impressed him so far this preseason.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed on a four-year, $196 million contract extension that will take the All-Star center through the 2026-27 season. Dan Gelston, The Associated Press
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self announced Monday night that Jeremy Case has been promoted into a full-time assistant coaching role with the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
The Kansas football team’s coaches and players knew the moment that Karon Prunty left the program via the transfer portal earlier this summer that the cornerback position would look vastly different for the Jayhawks this fall. Now that the team is into its second week of preseason camp, cornerbacks coach Chevis Jackson is starting to get a clearer picture of what to expect from his group.
Though Lance Leipold didn’t seem especially worried about it on Saturday, following his Kansas football team’s ninth preseason practice, the head coach and his staff still have a quarterback conundrum on their hands.
Following a Thursday arrest for what was described in a booking report as suspicion of domestic battery and kidnapping, University of Kansas linebacker Alonso Person has been suspended from the football team indefinitely, according to head coach Lance Leipold.
While preseason camp and the fast approaching season currently have the full attention of the Kansas football staff, head coach Lance Leipold and his assistants received a brief and pleasant distraction Friday on the recruiting front.
When Kansas football assistant Jake Schoonover watches senior Malcolm Lee during practices this preseason, the defensive ends coach sees more than a veteran with something to prove. “Malcolm Lee’s kind of the hammer,” Schoonover began, “of not just our position, but really our defense.”
After seven Kansas football preseason practices without a blue No. 0 jersey anywhere to be seen, the man who wears that uniform, junior running back Velton Gardner, finally made his camp debut on Friday.
When the Kansas football program opened preseason camp this past week, defensive coordinator Brian Borland considered it a perk that he could look around and spot three former Buffalo players whom he coached at UB in the spring.
Three years removed from the end of his playing career, former Kansas basketball star Nick Collison is launching into a new line of work with the same organization that employed him throughout his 15 years in the NBA.
After an atypical calendar last year that included matches in February, March and April instead of playing all of the season in the fall, the University of Kansas soccer team is set to return to a more normal schedule, beginning with Friday’s home exhibition versus Kansas City.
Jake Schoonover, KU football's first-year special teams coordinator, likes the correlation he has seen between players understanding the importance of the third phase of the game and buying into the new culture that head coach Lance Leipold has tried to build. By Matt Tait
All former Buffalo starting center Mike Novitsky had to do to grab the attention of his new football teammates at the University of Kansas was introduce himself.
A week into his first preseason camp in charge of the Kansas football program, head coach Lance Leipold thinks there’s “a lot” his Jayhawks must shore up in order to be successful. In his mind, Leipold said following KU’s sixth practice of camp on Wednesday, “everything” needs to get better.
If Kansas point guard Dajuan Harris had it to do over again, he would start his first season as a Jayhawk the way he finished it.
University of Kansas football fans will have a couple of chances this weekend to learn a little bit about where the program is headed now that Lance Leipold is the head coach.
The Kansas men’s basketball program picked up its third commitment in the 2022 recruiting class on Tuesday morning, when five-star prospect M.J. Rice chose the Jayhawks.
Lance Leipold didn’t recruit true freshman Devin Neal, but the first-year Kansas football head coach sure is glad to have the former Lawrence High star running back on board.
He’s still got a ways to go before he’s paired with major champion Gary Woodland at one of the world’s most famous golf courses, but Chase Hana, another former Jayhawk standout, has been tearing it up on the PGA’s European Tour of late.
The preseason practice schedule is still young, but Kansas football special teams coordinator Jake Schoonover already has a good idea which specialists and returners he’ll likely be trusting during games this fall.
A fill-in starter for the Kansas football team’s offensive line a year ago, Garrett Jones announced Sunday he won’t be playing football “for awhile.”
New Kansas football offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki made sure during his first preseason press conference to keep an air of mystery surrounding the specifics of what the Jayhawks have been up to at camp so far.
Three practices into the Kansas football team’s preseason camp, coordinator Brian Borland couldn’t complain Saturday about where his defense was at, given the circumstances.
There’s only so much a quarterbacks coach can learn about his players after two practices with them, but Kansas assistant Jim Zebrowski is doing what he can.
Jason Bean didn’t gush about his own abilities or attempt to present himself as the answer to the Kansas football team’s offensive problems on Friday during his fist interview since joining the roster earlier this summer.
Former Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham has a simple plan for how he’ll handle life with a newly signed, multi-million-dollar contract. By Matt Tait
On a night when some of the best shooters in recent Kansas basketball history lit up the nets and delighted the crowd at the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, it was a player who made just 38 triples in his 3-year KU career that stole the show. By Matt Tait
Anyone eager to find out the identity of the Kansas football team’s staring quarterback this year may have some waiting to do.
Former University of Kansas basketball player Silvio De Sousa was found not guilty of aggravated battery on Thursday in a case where he was accused of striking a man in the face and causing him to lose sight in one of his eyes.
After directing an entirely different college football program through spring practices earlier this year, first-year Kansas coach Lance Leipold finally led the Jayhawks onto the field on Thursday morning, as the team opened preseason camp.
The most crucial stretch of Lance Leipold’s first few months as Kansas football’s head coach has arrived.
The Rock Chalk Roundball Classic returns on Thursday night, and four notable newcomers will be coming with it. By Matt Tait
The race to win the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback job is about to hit warp speed, with the Jayhawks’ preseason practices beginning Thursday morning — just 29 days before the team’s season opener.
A Kansas football team that had to rely on a flawed offensive line throughout the 2020 season is about to find out what adding one of the nation’s better centers can do to help remedy the problem.
The Big 12 Conference could see the value of its television deal cut in half once Texas and Oklahoma bolt for the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at a hearing of Texas lawmakers. The Associated Press
Back home in St. Augustine, Fla., over the Independence Day holiday weekend for a brief getaway from the grind of Kansas football’s summer workouts, veteran defensive back Kenny Logan Jr. made sure to stay in touch with someone whom he met only a couple of months earlier. Sure, Logan was on vacation. But that didn’t mean he was going to stop texting — or even FaceTiming — with head coach Lance Leipold.
Former Jayhawk star Bryce Hoppel and current KU assistant coach Christina Clemons both fell short of the finals in their track and field events at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.