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Joe Dineen tops ratings in 26-7 loss at Baylor

1 - Joe Dineen: Had 11 solo tackles, two assists, two tackles for losses and two quarterback hurries. 2 - Pooka Williams: Thrown for 14 yards in losses on 14 plays to offset 103 gains for a net total of 89 yards on 14 carries. Busted a 72-yard run to set up KU’s only score. Defense keyed on ...

Quarterback Miles Kendrick injured during 26-7 loss to Baylor

By Tom Keegan Twitter: @TomKeeganLJW Waco, Texas — Backup quarterback Miles Kendrick left the game with an unspecified injury midway through the third quarter and did not return. Kendrick had run on back-to-back plays for gains of 13 and 5 yards. After getting up from the second play he ...

Kansas offense reverts to past in 26-7 loss to Baylor in Big 12 opener

By Tom Keegan Twitter: @TomKeeganLJW Waco, Texas — The Baylor football team’s defense figured out how to take Pooka Williams out of the game for all but one big run and poof, just like magic, the Kansas offense vanished. And even if the feel-good vibes born of a two-game winning streak ...

Jayhawks place 3rd at CSCAA Open Water Championships

The University of Kansas swimg and dive team notched a third-place finish at the 2018 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Open Water National Championship Saturday morning at Lone Star Lake. Junior Jenny Nusbaum led the Jayhawks with a time of 1:03:23.85, which was good for ...

No. 24 Kansas tops Oklahoma in double overtime

With just 53 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, junior forward Katie McClure knocked in the game-winner to help No. 24 Kansas top Oklahoma, 2-1, Friday night at Rock Chalk Park. The golden goal was the second of the season for McClure, who helped the Jayhawks bounce back from a ...

KU volleyball defeats TCU to open Big 12 play

Junior outside hitter Jada Burse recorded a career-high 23 kills to lead the University of Kansas volleyball team to a 3-1 victory (28-30, 27-25, 25-21, 25-23) over TCU Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Athletics Center to begin Big 12 play. The Jayhawks (8-4, 1-0 Big 12) extend their ...

Bears welcome Jayhawks to Big 12 play with 26-7 defeat

The harsh reality of Big 12 football hit visiting Kansas hard Saturday afternoon inside Baylor’s McLane Stadium. After winning their final two nonconference games by an average margin of more than 30 points, the Jayhawks couldn’t score on the Bears until six-plus minutes into the third ...

Area football roundup: Baldwin leans on ground game to beat Eudora

BALDWIN – With well over 200 all-purpose yards, 192 offensively and a great performance as the Bulldogs punter, it was Baldwin’s Connor Quick that commanded the Bulldogs to a 28-6 homecoming win Friday night against Eudora. Both teams ran the ball, then ran the ball, and ran the ball ...

Free State overcomes mistakes in 35-14 win

It wasn’t as quick as usual, but Free State’s football team was able to take care of business for the fourth consecutive week. After being a tied through two quarters, the Firebirds scored four times in the second half to claim a 35-14 victory over Shawnee Mission West Friday at FSHS. ...

Tom Keegan: KU football better prepared for Baylor this time

Waco, Texas — Embracing the safe, logical path of predicting the favorite to defeat the visitor in Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff at McLane Stadium easily can be defended. For one thing, one of the loudest unwritten rules of predicting sporting contests advises to never pick against a long ...

Game day breakdown: KU football at Baylor

— Kansas (2-1) at Baylor (2-1) • 2:30 p.m. kickoff at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas • Game-time forecast: 79 degrees, cloudy, 47 percent chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports 1 • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our coverage team ...

Friday forecasts for Saturday college football games

Since sports gambling eventually will make its way to Kansas, I’m going to try my hand and picking three college football games vs. the spread for the rest of the Fridays throughout the season. I’ll track my record to see whether I should make actual wagers once gambling comes to ...

Strong defensive performance lifts LHS to 1st win

Moments after Lawrence High notched its first victory of the season, the team gathered around midfield. Senior linebacker Caleb Mondi handed the game ball to head coach Steve Rampy, congratulating him on his first win with LHS. The Lions then swarmed their coach to celebrate the 21-6 victory ...

Preps notebook: Jake Zenger enjoying senior year at FSHS

Free State senior Jake Zenger couldn’t remember much in the moments following his first career touchdown catch. Junior quarterback Malik Berry connected with Zenger on an 8-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of Free State’s 62-0 route of Shawnee Mission North. After that, it was all ...

Former FSHS standouts continue to lead KU defense

The names broadcast over the public address system for tackles in Kansas' 55-14 Saturday win over Rutgers had a familiar ring with Lawrence residents. After three weeks, a trio of former Free State players have become the Jayhawks' go-to line of defense. Joe Dineen Jr., Bryce Torneden and ...

Pooka Williams rated 3rd-best true freshman in FBS

Pooka Williams’ skills aren’t only dropping jaws around Lawrence. The freshman’s open-field speed, power, vision and agility, which have played a central role in consecutive victories for the Kansas football team, also are drawing the attention of college football evaluators ...

Can KU football lay another streak to rest?

No, the Kansas football team’s three-week nonconference schedule as a whole didn’t play out perfectly. But the Jayhawks’ victories over Central Michigan and Rutgers have allowed them to enter Big 12 play at Baylor on Saturday in a more ideal head space than seemed possible after their ...

Quick start key for Kansas in Waco

Kansas scored its first back-to-back football victories since the first two games of the 2011 season by drawing first blood, taking big leads and forcing poor passing teams to try to play catch-up with an air attack. The Jayhawks took a 21-0 lead midway through the third quarter at Central ...