KU Tomorrow

Runners benefit from experience
Redwine: Track, cross country teams have high expectations
August 22, 2009
In 2008, the University of Kansas men’s and women’s cross country team earned a pair of eighth-place finishes in the Big 12 Championships and eighth- and seventh-place finishes, respectively, in the NCAA Midwest Regionals.
Rowing eyes Big 12 crown
Jayhawks say new boathouse to make ‘big difference in the program’
August 22, 2009
With a new boathouse and dreams of winning a Big 12 Conference championship, the Kansas University rowing team is more excited than ever. Last spring marked the first-ever Big 12 tournament for women’s rowing.
Soccer squad experienced
Francis expects eight freshmen to push returning veterans
August 21, 2009
As the winningest soccer coach in Kansas University history, Mark Francis enters his 11th season of coaching with a squad full of potential.
Volleyball shoots for top-half finish
August 21, 2009
Head coach Ray Bechard’s favorite memory of the 2008 Kansas volleyball season was senior night. Facing a tough Baylor team with a better record and some hard hitters, Kansas rallied to take the match in four sets.
Softball returns ‘good talent’
August 21, 2009
Megan Smith didn’t find an empty cupboard when she took over Kansas University’s softball program in July.
Baseball seeks consistency
Third baseman Thompson coming off big year
August 21, 2009
Last season, the Kansas University baseball team’s objective was to put a bit of swagger back into the program. Having done that — and then some — during a surprisingly successful 2009 campaign, the team’s challenge now will be to maintain it.
Hoops expectations at upper limits
Return of Collins, Aldrich, addition of Henry has KU Final Four favorite
August 19, 2009
Blessed with talent and depth at every position — and valuable experience at the ever-important point guard slot — Kansas University’s basketball team enters the 2009-10 preseason with the highest hopes. And the greatest expectations.
Self giddy over ‘premier’ newcomer class
Henrys, Johnson, Robinson, Withey project as a fabulous five
August 19, 2009
Bill Self won’t complain if anybody wants to nickname his incoming class of recruits the “Fab Five.” He’s awfully fond of the handful of guys he and assistants Joe Dooley, Danny Manning and Kurtis Townsend were able to corral.
McCray’s emergence sparks optimism
August 19, 2009
Around mid-October of last year when basketball practice was about to begin, Kansas women’s coach Bonnie Henrickson was asked about Danielle McCray. Said Henrickson of the 5-foot-11 junior: “Danielle has to step up and be a leader.” Did she ever.
For Kansas, the sky’s the limit
August 18, 2009
A year from now, sports talk revolving around Kansas University’s most high-profile teams will center on all the stars that coaches will need to try to replace. Lucky for you, it’s not a year from now, it’s now and this has the potential to become a perfect-storm of a year that could result in big winning seasons for KU’s football, basketball, women’s basketball and baseball teams.
How well do you know KU sports?
August 18, 2009
This is the fourth in a series of quizzes about Kansas University. Today’s focus is sports. See the answers at the end of the quiz.
High-flying offense should continue
August 18, 2009
The Kansas University football team’s offense left little to be desired during a 2008 season in which it finished among the most potent in the nation.
Filling linebacker void could be key
Graduation of LB trio of Holt, Rivera, Mortensen leaves Jayhawks’ defense with gaping hole
August 18, 2009
Goodbye 105 tackles, 10 sacks and six forced fumbles. So long 93 tackles — eight for loss — and four forced fumbles. And sayonara, too, to 90 tackles, two sacks and nine quarterback hurries.
Brutal slate awaits: Big Three in South on KU’s schedule
August 18, 2009
If the Kansas University football team is to win its first outright Big 12 North title this season, the Jayhawks will have to make history with a brutal conference schedule ahead of them.
UTEP to provide challenge on road
———— Jayhawks hope to avoid repeat of last year’s loss to South Florida
August 18, 2009
A year ago, the Kansas University football team’s lone nonconference road game ended in a last-second loss to South Florida on a balmy Friday night in Tampa. Entering the 2009 season, the Jayhawks are hoping this year’s early-season road trip — to El Paso, Texas, for a Sept. 12 matchup with UTEP — goes a little better.