Archive for Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Defensive end Travis Stephens dismissed from KU football team

KU coach Turner Gill cites academic issues

August 4, 2010


Though excitement and energy ran rampant during the first day of fall practices Wednesday, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill announced some negative news concerning the Jayhawks.

Defensive end Travis Stephens, a junior from Houston, has been suspended from the team because of academic reasons.

After transfering from Blinn Junior College, Stephens, 6-foot-2, 255 pounds, red-shirted in 2009. He was expected to compete for playing time on KU’s thin defensive line this season.


jonas_opines 7 years, 10 months ago

I admit it Is hard to imagine a football player with bad grades.

Steve Jacob 7 years, 10 months ago

Some coaches don't care about grades, the winning ones that is. So I commend Gill, but ouch. I remember the KC Star Big 12 preview talking about KU's lack of depth on D, and this does not help.

Ricky_Vaughn 7 years, 10 months ago

The Mangina would have fudged his test scores or had someone else take it for him. He was a winner...

weeslicket 7 years, 10 months ago

easy folks. let this kid put his life together.

John Brown 7 years, 10 months ago

The Great Joe Paterno expects no less from his players. Sounds like the program under Gill is under a great start.

OutlawJHawk 7 years, 10 months ago

Gill doesn't have a choice. If you are academically ineligible, you cannot play per the NCAA. Get real all of you haters.

newsreader 7 years, 10 months ago

The story says suspended, the headline says dismissed... which one?

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