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Some of the people and scenes that made up the top KU sports stories of 2021 included, clockwise from top left: KU football walk-on Jared Casey; new KU football coach Lance Leipold and new KU Athletic Director Travis Goff; Kansas basketball coach Bill Self; Smiling Caroline Bien and the Kansas volleyball team; COVID-19 restrictions galore; and KU guard Remy Martin and Ochai Agbaji.

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Looking back at the top KU sports stories of 2021

It was another wild and unpredictable year in KU sports in 2021, with upsets, debuts, memorable moments and incredible individual performances dominating the landscape. As we prepare to turn the page to 2022 and begin to look ahead to all that’s in store for the coming year, here’s a quick look back at the top 10 sports stories in Kansas athletics from the past 12 months. By Matt Tait


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