Although Chris Simpson is coming up on the two month anniversary of when he became the new linebackers coach for the University of Kansas football program, Simpson still will need a little more time before he has a better feel for his position group.
College athletes nationwide will now be able to profit from their names, images and likenesses, as the NCAA board of governors on Wednesday approved an interim policy that covers not only Division I, but D-II and D-III, as well.
A former national championship-winning head coach at the University of Kansas, Larry Brown is once again returning to the college ranks, this time as an assistant, according to a report from The Athletic.
If the latest projections from ESPN’s Jonathan Givony are correct, there won’t be any Jayhawks selected in the 2021 NBA Draft.
The NCAA is set move forward with an interim name, image and likeness policy, as some states already have passed laws that will allow college athletes to make money from NIL pursuits as soon as Thursday.
Among the six former Buffalo football players who transferred to Kansas this summer, following head coach Lance Leipold, two could become mainstays within the Jayhawks’ offense over the course of the next few years.
The recent recruiting efforts of head coach Lance Leipold and his staff began yielding results this weekend, as the Kansas football program’s 2022 class started growing.
A three-star cornerback from the Dallas area, Jalon Peoples on Sunday became the first high school recruit to commit to the Kansas football program on Lance Leipold’s watch.
A former reserve defensive back at Virginia Tech who most recently started at Missouri State, Jeremy Webb announced Saturday night he’s transferring to Kansas.
Three would-be starters for the 2021 Kansas football defense instead will compete in the SEC this fall. Former KU cornerback Karon Prunty announced Saturday evening he has committed to play at South Carolina.
Former Kansas track standout and current KU volunteer assistant coach Mason Finley took top honors in the men’s discus at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday, earning him a spot in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
Less than two weeks after Jake Schoonover joined the Kansas football staff as an assistant coach earlier this year, the man who hired him, Les Miles, was out of a job. Schoonover didn’t know in March who would become the team’s next head coach, but between his ties to the area and his belief in what the program could become, the new assistant knew he didn’t want to go anywhere.
The Kansas volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in the preseason Big 12 volleyball poll this week, three spots behind perennial power Texas and just a few points behind Sunflower State rival Kansas State. By Matt Tait
Men’s basketball star Marcus Garrett and volleyball standout Jenny Mosser are KU’s nominees for this year’s Big 12 Conference Athlete of the Year honors, the Big 12 announced this week.
Seeing eight MOKAN alums playing in this year's NBA playoffs has been a thrill for a few current Jayhawks who played for the Kansas City-based AAU program during their prep days. By Matt Tait
After two days of posting solid numbers in the measurement and testing portions of this year’s NBA combine in Chicago, University of Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji was quiet in his first team scrimmage on Thursday. By Matt Tait
The Big 12 won't be offering Lance Leipold a friendly initiation process this fall, when the path toward victories figures to be onerous for Kansas football during Leipold’s debut season as the head coach.
Before Lance Leipold and several of his assistant coaches left Buffalo to take on a rebuilding project with Kansas football, a search to replace a third-round NFL draft pick led them to Zion DeBose.
For the seventh time in the past eight seasons, the two winningest programs in men’s college basketball history will face off during the 2021-22 regular season. By Matt Tait
For the second year in a row, the Kansas volleyball roster features the Big 12 Conference’s Preseason Freshman of the Year. By Matt Tait
It didn’t take much deliberation for Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold when he decided to invite Rich Miller out of the transfer portal and onto the Jayhawks’ roster.
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Monday that he believed the unanimous Supreme Court ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust rules in blocking certain aid for student-athletes was the latest sign that change in college athletics was “inevitable.” By Matt Tait
Although former Buffalo defensive linemen Eddie Wilson and Ronald McGee were on track to enter the 2021 season as seniors, Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold welcomed them to Lawrence as transfers this summer expecting both to play two years with the Jayhawks.
In two games at last weekend’s G League Elite Camp in Chicago, Kansas sophomore Jalen Wilson made one start and came off the bench one time while averaging roughly 19 minutes per game. By Matt Tait
Former University of Kansas track standout Bryce Hoppel ran a top-three time on Monday night at the U.S. Olympic trials and will travel to Tokyo next month to make his first appearance in the Olympics.
As the University of Kansas athletic department continues to move forward into post-pandemic operations, the Kansas Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a $100 million budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. By Matt Tait
Before Mike Novitsky became a starter as a redshirt freshman at Buffalo, his head football coach, Lance Leipold, doesn’t mind admitting now that the coaching staff was more than a little concerned about the state of the team’s center position at the time.
The Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student-athletes, a ruling that could help push changes in how the student-athletes are compensated.
Six of the newest players on the Kansas football roster already know what it’s like to play for head coach Lance Leipold and the assistants who followed him from Buffalo to Lawrence. And much in the way Leipold envisions staff familiarity helping the Jayhawks in his first year in charge of the program, because Leipold also is aware of what he can expect out of the UB transfers, KU’s new head coach thinks their presence will play a crucial part in the transition, too.
NCAA President Mark Emmert told the organization’s more than 1,200 member schools Friday that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated for their celebrity with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts seemingly stalled.
Former University of Kansas walk-on Brad Witherspoon has been named the new head coach at Northern Oklahoma College. By Matt Tait
The Kansas football offense no longer boasts a playmaker as hyped as former standout rusher Pooka Williams. However, running backs coach Jonathan Wallace not only likes the depth the Jayhawks have within the position group he oversees, Wallace also thinks highly of the players’ methods of going about their business.
In a Kansas football secondary where experience will be scarce entering the 2021 season, cornerbacks coach Chevis Jackson still sees some promise within the young group.
For the second season in a row, Big 12 volleyball this fall will feature eight doubleheaders over two-day spans, with teams making half as many road trips as they normally do. By Matt Tait
The additions of several new players to the Kansas football team are now officially official, as the program updated its published roster this week.
When Kansas junior Christian Braun says his summer agenda includes improving “everything” he brings to the court, his fellow Jayhawks believe him. A teammate of Braun’s since the guard from Blue Valley Northwest arrived on campus two years ago, senior David McCormack said he has seen “an aggressive mindset” out of the 6-foot-6 Braun during the Jayhawks’ offseason workouts of late.
University of Kansas senior-to-be Ochai Agbaji has officially received an invite to the NBA’s pre-draft combine in Chicago. By Matt Tait
Kansas forward David McCormack said Tuesday that his recovery from offseason foot surgery was going “great” and that he was hoping to be back to basketball action soon. By Matt Tait
It’s not that Kenny Logan Jr. undervalues what he achieved individually for the Kansas football program this past season, it’s just that the safety and special teams returner wants more.
Kansas middle blocker Caroline Crawford is headed to Las Vegas later this month to compete with the USA Volleyball Women’s Indoor U20 National Training Team, KU announced on Sunday.
The number of commitments in the Kansas football team’s 2022 recruiting class shrank to three this weekend, as Xavion Brice announced he will be looking to play elsewhere.
With more than 100 years of experience in the three offices nearest his, interim Kansas basketball assistant Jeremy Case has taken advantage of the wisdom Bill Self, Kurtis Townsend and Norm Roberts can provide during recent weeks. By Matt Tait
Kansas football offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki doesn’t take a dictatorial approach to play-calling. A longtime Lance Leipold assistant who coordinated the offenses at both Wisconsin-Whitewater and Buffalo before joining Leipold at KU, Kotelnicki recently explained he prefers working jointly with other assistants when he’s compiling a play sheet for any given game.
Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold announced on Friday the hiring of three new members of the Jayhawks’ support staff, as well as a new role for another staffer.
Kansas sophomore Samantha Van Hoecke placed eighth overall to earn first team All-America honors in the women’s pole vault final at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday.
Led by a second-place finish by hammer thrower Gleb Dudarev, three University of Kansas track athletes earned All-American honors at Day 1 of this year’s NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday.
As Kansas football players get initiated this summer into what head coach Lance Leipold and his staff expect of them, a handful of Jayhawks already are getting noticed. The team’s director of sports performance, Matt Gildersleeve, tabbed veteran quarterback Miles Kendrick KU’s first “guy of the week” for all that the QB has done during the Jayhawks’ strength and conditioning workouts so far.
Less than a month before name, image and likeness laws go into effect in several states, NCAA President Mark Emmert was back in Washington D.C. this week renewing his plea for help from Congress — help that is unlikely to come as soon as the NCAA would like. The Associated Press
With the soreness in his injured left foot dissipating, Kansas freshman point guard Bobby Pettiford experienced a different kind of pain on Tuesday, when the Jayhawks went through their first day of summer workouts with Pettiford as a bystander. But even spectating wasn’t all that bad for the KU newcomer, considering Pettiford already got cleared to ditch the walking boot that was a part of his wardrobe when he first arrived in Lawrence on Sunday.
An in-person version of Late Night in the Phog is returning to KU’s campus this fall, with the unofficial tipoff to the 2021-22 basketball season set for Oct. 1 at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait
Joseph Yesufu didn’t know it at the time, but an unexpected promotion to the Drake starting lineup just a few months ago would alter the point guard’s career path. Two days after officially joining the Kansas basketball program as a sophomore transfer, Yesufu said on Tuesday those seven starts he made for the Bulldogs this past February and March turned into the “biggest time” of his life.
After spending the past couple of days settling into their new surroundings in Lawrence, a trio of Kansas basketball newcomers jumped feet-first into life as Jayhawks on Tuesday at Washburn University. By Matt Tait
A home date with Missouri in December, two trips to New York City and a Thanksgiving tournament in Orlando highlight the non-conference portion of the 2021-22 Kansas men’s basketball schedule, which was released Tuesday. By Matt Tait
Several student-athletes at the University of Kansas delivered a memorable performance in the classroom during the recently completed spring semester.
Although the previous Kansas football coaching staff implemented a different base defense than what new coordinator Brian Borland likes to run, the man now in charge of the Jayhawks’ defensive schemes and calls doesn’t foresee many issues accompanying a shift from a three-man front to a four-man front.
The Kansas men’s basketball program made some progress in identifying its walk-ons for the future on Monday, when KU coach Bill Self announced the addition of Dillon Wilhite and Charlie McCarthy to the roster. By Matt Tait
A gaping hole suddenly emerged in the Kansas football secondary on Sunday, as starting cornerback Karon Prunty announced he is leaving the program and entering the transfer portal. By Benton Smith
As much as his successful runs leading both Wisconsin-Whitewater and Buffalo paved the way for Lance Leipold to be hired as the head football coach at the University of Kansas, another job from his past with far less responsibilities often comes to Leipold’s mind as he contemplates the Jayhawks’ future.
Jamahl Horne’s days of producing exclusively on special teams for the Kansas football program appear to be a thing of the past. A high-speed kick returner for the Jayhawks each of the past two seasons, Horne showed the type of progress this spring that has KU receivers coach Emmett Jones convinced the 5-foot-10, 186-pound junior is ready to contribute for the offense, too.
College basketball teams will be allowed to have a little more on-court interaction with staff members this summer thanks to a new waiver granted by the NCAA. By Matt Tait
The Kansas men’s basketball program will face St. John’s in New York City in this year’s Big 12/Big East battle during the 2021-22 regular season. By Matt Tait
When Jim Zebrowski first set foot on the University of Kansas campus in May, the football team’s new quarterbacks coach put himself through a crash course fact-finding mission. After all, walking into a different program after spring practices already had concluded meant Zebrowski didn’t know much about the QBs he’ll soon be in charge of preparing for the rigors of a Big 12 season.
With pandemic recruiting restrictions finally lifted by the NCAA as of Tuesday, when the calendar turned to June, Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold anticipates the next few weeks will be bustling around the facility.
The Kansas baseball team was only at the Big 12 tournament for one day last week, but that was long enough for freshman shortstop Maui Ahuna to make his presence felt. By Matt Tait
The end of one of the longest dead periods in college recruiting history arrived at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, lifting all recruiting restrictions for both prospects and coaches in all sports. By Matt Tait