Zion DeBose never got a chance to play for Lance Leipold at Buffalo, but the former Virginia Tech defensive end plans to do just that at Kansas.
The Kansas football program continued to be a popular landing spot for former Buffalo players on Monday, as three more transfers announced they are joining the Jayhawks.
The Kansas football program isn’t just adding former Buffalo coaches in 2021. A trio of former Bulls players announced Sunday they are following Lance Leipold and several of his assistants to Lawrence via the transfer portal.
With a fourth-place finish in the discus Saturday at the NCAA’s west regional, Kansas thrower Alexandra Emilianov locked up an invitation to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Kansas sophomore Samantha Van Hoecke secured her first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier this week by placing sixth in the pole vault at the west preliminary.
The inherent challenges that came with being a true freshman starting quarterback for a struggling Kansas offense literally blindsided Jalon Daniels at times in 2020. As the QB from Lawndale Calif., enters his second year in the program, though, Daniels feels more informed, and convinced he’s a better player as a result.
The first week that Matt Gildersleeve was in Lawrence, the Kansas football team’s new director of sports performance didn’t leave the facility without talking at length each night with his boss, head coach Lance Leipold, about their summer plans for a program in need of a reboot.
A few details for the first three games on the Kansas football schedule are now in place, as the Big 12 announced Thursday kickoff times and television plans for the early season slate.
With their respective performances at the west preliminary, Kansas track’s Gleb Dudarev, Zach Bradford and Hussain Al-Hizam each secured an invite to the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
University of Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider’s 2021 recruiting class officially became finalized this week, as the Jayhawks added junior college center Nadira Eltayeb to an incoming group that includes three European freshmen.
Transfer guards Remy Martin and Jalen Coleman-Lands officially joined the Kansas basketball program on Wednesday, when their paperwork arrived at the KU basketball offices. By Matt Tait
Junior college prospect and University of Kansas basketball signee Sydney Curry announced Wednesday that he was reopening his recruitment. By Matt Tait
As Andy Kotelnicki attempts in the months ahead to revive the Kansas football offense, the Jayhawks’ new coordinator and play-caller knows whatever level of success the team achieves will depend upon what transpires at the line of scrimmage. According to Kotelnicki, the offensive line is the most important position group in football.
Kansas Athletics lost two longtime, highly respected members of its administrative family on Tuesday, when former KU Athletic Director Monte Johnson and former Associate AD Larry Keating died at the ages of 84 and 76. By Matt Tait
The 2021 Kansas baseball season came to an end Tuesday night in Oklahoma City when KU closer Jonah Ulane walked in the winning run in an 8-7 loss to West Virginia. By Matt Tait
When Emmett Jones wasn’t handling the big picture responsibilities that came with his stint as the football team’s interim head coach this spring, the third-year Kansas assistant also stayed plenty busy in his normal role, coaching up the receivers. What Jones saw from the young group over the course of 15 practices proved gratifying for the position coach.
The Big 12 Conference on Tuesday announced a multiyear partnership with ShotTracker to install and operate its technology for all men’s and women’s basketball programs. By Matt Tait
It will still be a little while before Kansas football coach Lance Leipold feels like he truly knows his team’s personnel. Just as the Jayhawks’ new leader got to campus a few weeks ago, many of the players were wrapping up spring semester finals and headed out of town. So — for now at least — Leipold is waiting to make any judgments about the roster he inherited.
There were points during Brian Borland’s long coaching career, he admits, when he never thought he would become a coordinator for a Power Five college football program. In Borland’s industry, countless coaches try to work their way through the ranks, chasing the chance to eventually catch a break in one of college football’s top conferences. More of them than one could count never get the type of opportunity Borland has as the new defensive coordinator for Kansas football.
In case you missed it, one of the newest KU graduates with ties to the University of Kansas basketball program recently completed the work for his degree nearly 20 years after he first started taking classes.
Lance Leipold’s first game leading a Power Five football program is still months away. But the former Wisconsin-Whitewater and Buffalo head coach arrived at the University of Kansas with a strong enough reputation to outrank 30 of his peers in CBS Sports’ annual Power Five coach rankings.
The Kansas baseball team will be playing for its postseason life on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where it will face West Virginia in a play-in game in the Big 12 tournament. First pitch at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is slated for 6 p.m., on ESPN+ and the winner will earn a spot in the eight-team, double-elimination bracket.
Andy Kotelnicki has only been at the University of Kansas long enough to have “coffee dates” with many of the football players he’ll soon be coaching. As the Jayhawks’ new offensive coordinator settles in, Kotelnicki plans to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved.
A second former Kansas defensive lineman has emerged from the transfer portal in SEC country.
The NCAA Division I Council plans to act on legislative proposals next month that would allow athletes to be paid to be sponsors, social media influencers and product endorsers, the governing body for college sports announced Wednesday.
Former University of Kansas All-American Gary Woodland was one of 30 golfers — out of 156 in the tournament — to shoot under par during Thursday’s opening round of the PGA Championship, golf's second major of the season.
KU announced on Thursday that the Jayhawks are one of eight teams who will play in the 2021 ESPN Events Invitational — previously known as the Orlando Invitational — on Nov. 25, 26 and 28 at HP Field House at ESPN World of Sports near Orlando. By Matt Tait
Lance Leipold’s first season leading the Kansas football program will now include back-to-back Friday night dates to open the 2021 campaign.
The Kansas football program’s transition to a new coaching regime included a tandem setback in the trenches, as defensive end Marcus Harris and nose tackle Da’Jon Terry opted to transfer out of the program. Yet the position group’s leader, third-year D-line coach Kwahn Drake, downplayed this week what type of blow that might be for the unit.
The Kansas Jayhawks fired the fourth best team score of the final round in Tallahassee, Fla., on Wednesday, but the team's hot day ended with KU coming up three strokes shy of cracking the top five to advance to the NCAA Championships later this month. By Matt Tait
The latest search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas didn’t conclude with a promotion for Emmett Jones, who led the Jayhawks on an interim basis throughout the spring. Nevertheless, the receivers coach didn’t hesitate to stick around when Lance Leipold took over the program and offered him that chance.
The Kansas men’s basketball program’s busy offseason raged on Wednesday, when the Jayhawks landed a commitment from another newcomer, 6-foot-4 super senior Jalen Coleman-Lands from Iowa State. By Matt Tait
The Kansas baseball team completed the season sweep of Missouri with a 9-8 victory at Taylor Stadium on Tuesday.
Before the Kansas football team’s new offensive and defensive coordinators fielded questions from reporters for the first time since joining the staff, their boss, Lance Leipold, reiterated how important he thought it was to bring them and several of his longtime coaches aboard.
Formerly a Kansas football assistant under another coaching regime, Rob Ianello has in fact returned to Lawrence and joined Lance Leipold’s new staff, just not in an on-field role.
The Kansas men’s golf team improved its score by two strokes but dropped a spot in the standings after Tuesday’s second round of NCAA Regionals in Tallahasse, Fla. By Matt Tait
The Journal-World has confirmed that Arizona State transfer Remy Martin has committed to join the Kansas basketball program as long as he returns to college for the 2021-22 season. By Matt Tait
The Kansas football team’s newest assistant coaches all signed three-year contracts when they followed their boss Lance Leipold from Buffalo to Lawrence.
The Kansas men’s golf team finished Round 1 in a tie for sixth place at the 14-team NCAA Regional tournament in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Kansas track and field program added two more individual titles on the final day of the Big 12 Outdoor Championship in Manhattan on Sunday.
An assistant for head coach Lance Leipold at both Buffalo and Wisconsin-Whitewater, Jim Zebrowski is the latest man in charge of the Kansas football program’s quarterbacks room.
Former University of Kansas All-American Paul Pierce was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 2021 class during a Sunday morning ceremony on ESPN. By Matt Tait
The Kansas men’s basketball roster grew by one on Saturday night, with preferred walk-on Dillon Wilhite announcing his plans to come to Kansas for the 2021-22 season. By Matt Tait
The Kansas baseball team dropped the series finale to Kansas State, 6-2 on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark. But the Jayhawks’ doubleheader sweep on Friday secured KU the series victory over its in-state rival for the second consecutive season.
On Monday morning, the Kansas men’s golf team will open play at NCAA Regionals in Tallahassee, Fla., with head coach Jamie Bermel hoping the team’s youth will prove beneficial. By Matt Tait
Less than a week after getting no-hit in a home loss to Oklahoma State, the Kansas baseball team tossed a no-hitter of its own in a 10-0 victory that capped a doubleheader sweep of rival Kansas State on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas senior thrower Gleb Dudarev took down a meet and facility record while joining an exclusive group on Friday during the Big 12 Outdoor Championship at R.V. Christian Track in Manhattan.
The Kansas Legislature wrapped up its most recent session last weekend without passing a name, image and likeness bill that initially passed in the Kansas House. By Matt Tait
At no point during Lance Leipold’s run at the University of Buffalo did the football team sign a hyped or touted recruiting class. Nevertheless, the unheralded players the Bulls landed year after year helped Leipold and his staff turn around the UB program.
The Kansas women’s golf program is looking for a new head coach following the Friday resignation of longtime leader Erin O’Neil.
In his first season in charge of the Kansas football program, Lance Leipold will be surrounded by assistants the head coach knows well. But none of the other Buffalo transplants have worked with Leipold as long as defensive coordinator Brian Borland.
The continuity Lance Leipold aims to have with his football coaching staff at Kansas will carry over to the Jayhawks’ strength and conditioning. Kansas Athletics Inc. and Kansas Team Health announced Thursday the hiring of former Buffalo staffer Matt Gildersleeve, who will serve as the KU football program’s director of sports performance.
As Lance Leipold began leading the Buffalo football program to new heights in recent seasons, he had one of his longtime coordinators, Andy Kotelnicki, to thank for the Bulls’ offensive breakthrough.
While Tyty Washington’s commitment to Kentucky on Wednesday night no doubt dealt a blow to the KU fan base, the talented point guard’s decision does not spell doom for the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
Prep point guard Tyty Washington committed to the University of Kentucky via social media just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. Washington chose John Calipari’s Wildcats over Kansas, Arizona and LSU. By Matt Tait
Lance Leipold’s first staff at the University of Kansas will consist of what the head football coach considers to be a “great blend” of former Buffalo assistants and returning KU coaches.
One of the Kansas football team’s top defensive prospects won’t be around to help the Jayhawks in Lance Leipold’s first season.
Although the University of Kansas hasn’t yet announced any of the new assistants head football coach Lance Leipold will be adding to his staff, the names of several of his former Buffalo football staff members already appear in KU’s online directory.
Kansas juniors Malkia Ngounoue and Tiffany Lagarde recently earned all-Big 12 Conference honors for their play during the 2021 season.
A couple of former Kansas football players who left the program months ago finally have come out on the other end of the NCAA’s transfer portal.
Still in the early stages of taking over the Kansas football rebuilding project, new head coach Lance Leipold hasn’t been in any hurry to make proclamations or predictions about what the Jayhawks’ offense will look like in the fall. What Leipold has said publicly, however, indicated he’s heading into his first year in charge with an open mind.
Lance Leipold won’t have to worry about disrupting the status quo at quarterback as he takes over the Kansas football program.
In the final series of the 2021 regular season, the Kansas softball team couldn’t get in the win column. KU lost all three games to Iowa State this past weekend at Arrocha Ballpark.
The Kansas baseball team experienced a wide range of outcomes during a series loss to Oklahoma State this past weekend at Hoglund Ballpark.
It didn’t take long for another Power Five program to welcome in Da’Jon Terry once the former Kansas football defensive lineman opted to leave the Jayhawks.
Lawrence Country Club has a new head golf pro and his title is merely a variation of the one he’s had for the past two decades. Former University of Kansas All-American Chris Thompson, a 44-year-old Independence native, recently accepted the job as the club’s new golf guru, transitioning from playing professional to club pro. By Matt Tait
When Lance Leipold took over the Kansas football program, the new head coach inherited a roster without many local or in-state scholarship players. He plans to change that. Leipold during his introductory press conference described recruiting locally as “extremely important.”
The Kansas men’s basketball program made the cut for Georgia point guard Sahvir Wheeler, a sophomore transfer who released his four finalists on Friday morning. By Matt Tait
In a busy first week on the job for new University of Kansas head football coach Lance Leipold, much of his daily calendar from Monday on has been booked with one-on-one meetings with the players. Leipold said Thursday evening during his debut on KU’s “Hawk Talk” radio show he had just completed his latest marathon of meetings — 25 players a day — before driving over to Johnny’s Tavern West Lawrence for the broadcast.
In its final home midweek game of the 2021 campaign, the Kansas baseball team earned a 3-1 victory over Missouri State Wednesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Days into his first venture as a Power Five head coach at the University of Kansas, Leipold is confident that his experience putting winning values and habits in place will allow him to do the same with the Jayhawks.
The Kansas men’s golf team is headed to the postseason for the fifth consecutive season.
After leading the Kansas football program through an uncertain spring as the interim head coach, Emmett Jones reportedly will be sticking around and working with the Jayhawks’ new boss, Lance Leipold.
The first Kansas football team coach Lance Leipold leads onto the field in the fall won’t include one of his predecessor’s most promising young defensive linemen.
After two years at Texas, following a 15-year career with Bill Self at Kansas, Andrea Hudy is returning to UConn to take over as the director of sports performance for Geno Auriemma’s women’s basketball program. By Matt Tait
When Lance Leipold arrived in Buffalo to take over its football program a little more than six years ago, some wondered whether a Division III coach could make the leap up to the FBS level successfully. The jump from the MAC to the Big 12 might not cover such a chasm as the one Leipold cleared going from Wisconsin-Whitewater to Buffalo, but the new head football coach at the University of Kansas is landing at one of the toughest Power Five jobs out there.
It turns out neither of the Class of 2022 prospects from College Station, Texas, who committed to the Jayhawks will end up playing football at Kansas.
A Douglas County District Court judge on Tuesday ordered former University of Kansas basketball player Silvio De Sousa to stand trial in an aggravated battery case that stems from a 2020 incident outside a bar in downtown Lawrence in which he is accused of hitting a man who later lost vision in his eye.
Head coaching changes in college football happen all the time — or at least plenty take place every year in November and December, when the regular season is wrapping up or already over. And transitioning from one regime to another is nothing new at the University of Kansas, where the Jayhawks in 2021 will open their season with a new head coach for the fifth time since 2010. But hiring a new coach, Lance Leipold, at the end of April, just as spring football practices were concluding, was atypical — even at KU.
On the same day Lance Leipold had his introductory press conference at the University of Kansas, one of the scholarship players on the roster the new head football coach inherited decided to leave the Jayhawks
Lance Leipold capped his first weekend as the head football coach at the University of Kansas meeting with most of the assistant coaches from the previous regime who had just led the Jayhawks through the entirety of the spring practice schedule. While Leipold won’t retain all of them, he said he’s open to keeping at least some of the coaches who were on staff when he arrived.
A fleet of Buffalo assistant coaches reportedly will soon be on the way to Lawrence to reunite with new Kansas head football coach Lance Leipold.
Listed in her Twitter bio as the “head coach” of Team Leipold, Kelly Leipold, the wife of new Kansas football coach Lance Leipold, played an important role in her husband’s decision to make the jump to KU. By Matt Tait
This past Friday Lance Leipold boarded a jet to leave Buffalo feeling confident he had delivered on a core value in the football coaching ranks, to “leave it better than you found it,” as Leipold described the saying. The flight took him to Lawrence, where the new Kansas football head coach hopes to engineer a similar turnaround to the one he pulled off at Buffalo.
The word “fit” was used at least a couple dozen times during Monday’s introduction of Lance Leipold as the new Kansas football coach at KU’s indoor facility. But the most noteworthy thing about its prominence was the belief from both sides that the idea of KU finding the right man to lead its struggling football program was not a one-way street. By Matt Tait
The Kansas softball team lost three times in as many games during a weekend series with Baylor in Waco, Texas.
Freshman Tavian Josenberger made history for the Kansas baseball team during Sunday’s series finale with North Dakota State at Hoglund Ballpark.
When Lance Leipold became the new head football coach at the University of Kansas, he signed a six-year contract that will pay him an average of $2.75 million per year.
Players in the Kansas football program will get to know their new head coach, Lance Leipold, much better in the weeks and months ahead. And the Jayhawks left a whirlwind weekend for the program anticipating what’s ahead.
As the Kansas football program transitions into the Lance Leipold era, the Jayhawks lost one of their previous recruits for the Class of 2022.
Lance Leipold didn’t walk into his new job as the head football coach at the University of Kansas blindly. And in his research Leipold saw a program he felt like he could help.
With new head coach Lance Leipold in attendance for the Kansas football program’s spring game, the Jayhawks’ defense stole the show Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Using a modified scoring system that gave the defense points for hitting certain incentives, coordinator D.J. Eliot’s group closed the spring with a 74-42 victory for the defense.
One of the most explosive skill players to come through the Kansas football program in more than a decade, Pooka Williams had to sit through all seven rounds and 259 picks of the 2021 NFL Draft without hearing his name called.