Stories for August 13, 2021


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Between his nickname and knowledge, former UB center Mike Novitsky quickly grabbed Jayhawks' attention

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.


Lance Leipold: Jayhawks still have 'a lot' to work on a week into preseason camp

Coach looking for improvements up front

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.

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Reserve LB Alsonso Person suspended from KU football indefinitely following arrest

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.

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Class of 2022 Texas prep O-lineman Joey Baker commits to KU football

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.

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Reshaped DE Malcolm Lee expected to be 'the hammer' for KU football's defense

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.”

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RB Velton Gardner finally able to practice, makes camp debut with Jayhawks

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.