KU Sports
Tom Keegan: KU football bettter prepared for Baylor this time
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:16:24 -0500
There are tangible reasons to believe KU has a better shot of competing in the Baylor game this time. Yet, the intangible factors appear even stronger.
Gameday Breakdown: KU football at Baylor
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:36:45 -0500
Sure, Baylor remains in the early stages of a massive rebuild, finished ninth in the Big 12 in 2017 and was picked in the preseason poll to again land next to last (also known as one spot better than KU). Nevertheless, the Bears (2-1) are easily the best team Kansas has faced this season. By Benton Smith
Former FSHS standouts continue to lead KU defense
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:35:10 -0500
The names broadcasted over the public address system for tackles in Kansas' 55-14 win over Rutgers had a familiar ring with Lawrence residents.
Pooka Williams rated 3rd-best true freshman in FBS
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:09:50 -0500
Pooka Williams’ skills aren’t only dropping jaws around Lawrence. According to Pro Football Focus, the Jayhawks’ young offensive star is the third-best true freshman in all of FBS through three weeks. By Benton Smith
Can KU football lay another streak to rest?
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:21:13 -0500
Especially for the players who have suffered through the program’s struggles the longest, burying KU’s 46-game road losing streak in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and delivering consecutive victories for the first time since 2011 felt meaningful. Now there is another streak for the Jayhawks to vanquish. And redshirt senior linebacker Joe Dineen didn’t need to hear the entirety of a question earlier this week to identify it. By Benton Smith
Defensive takeaways fueling KU football's confidence
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:33:19 -0500
“Guys are playing more confident and more relaxed and listening to (defensive coordinator Clint Bowen), and obviously applying it,” Daniel Wise said. “And you see what happens when you do that.” The most eye-popping upshot, through three nonconference games at least, has been the defense’s ability to turn opponent mistakes into punishing takeaways. By Benton Smith
Tom Keegan: Pooka Williams as flexbone QB?
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:17:48 -0500
So you have to wonder, if KU implemented a flexbone offense, a la Army and Navy, would that improve both the running game and the passing game?
KU volleyball defeats Drake to wrap up nonconference play
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:08:16 -0500
Darrin McBroom, coach of the Drake Bulldogs, kept pacing himself late in the fourth set. Kansas had just snapped a three-point run at set point, claiming a fourth-set win and the match to deal the Bulldogs their second straight loss.
Tom Keegan: Azur Kamara grateful for journey from African soccer player to Kansas football player
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:31:50 -0500
Before taking up football, Azur Kamara’s dream was to return to Ivory Coast to become a soccer player for the national team. He said when he walked onto the field for his first high school football practice, he didn't have the first clue how to watch the sport, much less play it.
'Little sprain' won't keep KU defensive tackle Daniel Wise out of lineup
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:30:00 -0500
When Daniel Wise hurt an ankle badly enough to limp off the field this past Saturday during the Kansas football team’s home game against Rutgers, the redshirt senior defensive tackle was adamant about checking back in. By Benton Smith
Peyton Bender will remain KU's starting QB at Baylor
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:39:47 -0500
Although he watched the entire second half of the Kansas football team’s home win over Rutgers from the sideline with coaches and reserves, senior quarterback Peyton Bender will keep his spot as the Jayhawks’ starting QB on Saturday at Baylor. However, David Beaty also said Bender might man the spot for “one” play or “50” plays. By Benton Smith
Beaty: Pooka Williams' eligibility issue 'behind me until somebody tells me different'
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:59:25 -0500
If the undisclosed eligibility issue that kept Kansas running back Pooka Williams from playing in the football team’s season opener remains unresolved — head coach David Beaty won’t address its status — the matter, Beaty insists, is not one currently causing him grief. By Benton Smith
KU junior Patricia Montero to miss yet another volleyball season after injury
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:29:01 -0500
The injury-plagued career of Kansas volleyball player Patricia Montero has taken another hit.
Tom Keegan: Growing KU football fan club includes KU basketball
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:21:13 -0500
Mike Lee, third-year starter for the Kansas football team, and basketball player Marcus Garrett both are skilled at intercepting passes and that’s not all they have in common. They both also happen to be big fans of Mike Lee.
Early to bed, early to rise: Boot camp off and running for Kansas basketball
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:44:44 -0500
Monday was a feet-shuffling, legs-turning, lungs-working-overtime kind of morning for the members of the Kansas basketball program, who kicked off another year of Bill Self boot camp at 6 a.m., at the Jayhawks’ practice gym. By Matt Tait