KU Sports
Quick recap: No. 1 KU knocks off Villanova in rematch of last year's Final Four
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:16:22 -0600
No. 1 Kansas avenged last year’s season-ending loss to stay undefeated on the 2018-19 season. The much-anticipated rematch between KU and Villanova came down to the wire Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks made enough key plays down the stretch to claim a 74-71 victory over the defending national champion.
Game day: No. 1 Kansas basketball vs. No. 17 Villanova
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:22:05 -0600
A look at some of the keys for top-ranked Kansas in today's Allen Fieldhouse showdown with No. 17 Villanova in a rematch of last season's Final Four clash in San Antonio. By Matt Tait
KU-Villanova rematch part personal, part business as usual for both programs
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:17:25 -0600
Not long after the Kansas men’s basketball team picked up a survive-by-the-skin-of-your-teeth victory over New Mexico State last Saturday, junior forward Dedric Lawson received a phone call about the Jayhawks’ future. By Matt Tait
KU struggling to explain why it went into 'stand-down' mode in investigating basketball recruiting allegations
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:25:21 -0600
University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod has said KU is officially in “stand-down mode” when it comes to figuring out whether KU basketball coaches acted improperly in the recruiting scandal that is gripping the sport.
KU D-line coach Kwahn Drake signs on for 4 years, maximum of $1.47M
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:11:47 -0600
When Kwahn Drake decided to follow defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot from Colorado to Kansas, the Jayhawks’ new defensive line coach signed a four-year term sheet worth a maximum of $1.46 million. By Benton Smith
Once an LSU grad assistant, Mike Ekeler hired to coach KU football special teams
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:55:10 -0600
New Kansas football coach Les Miles sought out another old LSU connection with his latest hire. Miles announced Friday the addition of Mike Ekeler, who will serves as special teams coordinator on the KU football staff. By Benton Smith
Although it still stung, Kansas coach Bill Self found a pleasant surprise while rewatching KU's Final Four loss to Villanova
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:32:18 -0600
Kansas coach Bill Self and Villanova coach Jay Wright have differing thoughts when watching the replay of last year’s Final Four meeting between the two programs in San Antonio. And they might not quite be what you would expect. By Matt Tait
Villanova coach Jay Wright ready to return to Allen Fieldhouse, but only for this one game
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:32:37 -0600
To the dreamy, starry-eyed Kansas basketball fan, Villanova coach Jay Wright’s walk into Allen Fieldhouse for Saturday’s 11 a.m. clash with top-ranked Kansas might inspire visions of Wright someday taking a similar stroll out of the home team’s tunnel onto James Naismith Court. By Matt Tait
Les Miles hires Kwahn Drake to coach KU's defensive linemen
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:46:14 -0600
Kansas football head coach Les Miles took another step toward completing his staff Thursday by hiring Kwahn Drake as the team’s new defensive line coach. By Benton Smith
Kansas baseball reveals 2019 schedule
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:07:58 -0600
The University of Kansas baseball team is set to compete in 24 games against 2018 NCAA tournament participants this upcoming spring, as the program revealed its 2019 schedule Wednesday afternoon.
D.J. Eliot signed 3-year, $1.85M term sheet to become KU's defensive coordinator
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:34:21 -0600
When D.J. Eliot decided this week to join Les Miles’ Kansas football staff as the defensive coordinator, Eliot signed a three-year term sheet through the 2021 season worth $1.85 million. By Benton Smith
Matt Tait: MacVittie commitment KU football's first step to continuity at the QB position
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:24:19 -0600
All right, all right, all right. I know what you’re thinking. And I’m here to tell you to stop. Look, I don’t blame you if you roll your eyes and quietly think to yourself, ‘Here we go again,’ every time Kansas lands a commitment from a transfer quarterback. Hey, you might be right. By Matt Tait
Les Miles hires former Texas Tech assistant Emmett Jones as KU's WRs coach
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:29:39 -0600
The outside receivers coach at pass-happy Texas Tech the previous three seasons, Emmett Jones is joining new Kansas football head coach Les Miles as the Jayhawks’ receivers coach. By Benton Smith
Juco QB Thomas MacVittie, whose career began at Pitt, commits to KU football
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:06:11 -0600
The Kansas football team’s 2019 recruiting class now has a quarterback. Thomas MacVittie, a sophomore at Mesa Community College (Ariz.) whose college football career began in the ACC at Pittsburgh, announced Tuesday afternoon his decision to commit to the Jayhawks, becoming the first QB to do so since Les Miles took over the program. By Benton Smith
KU football DBs coach Chevis Jackson signed 3-year term sheet
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:40:47 -0600
The first assistant hired by new head coach Les Miles, Chevis Jackson signed a three-year term sheet with Kansas Athletics to become the football team’s defensive backs coach. By Benton Smith