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What people are saying about Les Miles

The University of Kansas football team has found its new head coach. Les Miles was introduced as the program's 40th head coach in team history Sunday afternoon. Miles brings to Lawrence 142 victories, a BCS national championship and two SEC titles in 15-plus seasons as a head coach, the most ...

Jessica Washington returns as KU takes down Alabama A&M

Jessica Washington waited patiently to be checked in along with Briana Osorio and Michaela Wilson. It’s the first time she’s played in a game in over a year. And at the highlight of the game she said she was the most excited for, it didn’t even take 10 seconds for Washington to head to ...

KU players try not to tip their hands when asked about Les Miles buzz

Norman, Okla. — It’s rare to find Kansas safety Mike Lee in a bad mood. The junior from New Orleans loves to talk, and that makes him all the more affable in a postgame interview setting. Unless you’ve just asked Lee about a specific mistake he made on the field he’ll respond to most ...

Notebook: KU coaching search was hot topic on national stage

Norman, Okla. — Before Saturday night’s nationally televised matchup between Kansas and No. 6 Oklahoma on FOX, analyst Dave Wannstedt discussed all the buzz surrounding KU’s coaching search. Jeff Long, now KU’s athletic director, hired Wannstedt to coach Pitt when the AD oversaw the ...

Matt Tait: Kansas football covers; was Les Miles watching?

Imagine, for a minute, that you were Les Miles on Saturday night and found yourself in front of a television set around 6:30 p.m. Wouldn’t you have flipped the tube to FOX to check out the Kansas football team’s second-to-last game of the season at Oklahoma? Whether with his family ...

Quick recap: KU unable to slow down OU in 55-40 loss

Kansas made enough plays to keep things interesting against No. 6 Oklahoma. In the end, though, the Sooners’ high-octane offense proved to be too much for the Jayhawks to overcome. OU scored on all but two of its drives to claim a 55-40 win over KU (3-8, 1-7 Big 12) Saturday night at ...

Lokedi finishes 45th at NCAA Cross Country Championships

Sharon Lokedi's Kansas cross country career officially came to a close with a 45th place finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships Saturday morning at Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wisconsin. The two-time cross country All-American hit both the 2K and 4K checkpoints in 13th place, but ...

KU volleyball falls to TCU in Texas

Despite a competitive first set, Kansas volleyball suffered a 3-0 loss to TCU at the TCU Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. TCU claimed a 25-20 win over the first set, which featured 12 ties between the two teams. The Horned Frogs then notched a 25-19 win in the second set, while recording ...

Circus shot from KU’s Dedric Lawson helps snap mini-slump

Some things are just meant to be. And that certainly seemed to be the case on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse, when Kansas coach Bill Self explained that, purely by coincidence, he had just spoken with the high school basketball coach who was on the bench back in 2005 the day Blake Hoffarber ...

Benton Smith: David McCormack makes case for more playing time

After watching the entirety of the previous game from the bench, Kansas big man David McCormack didn’t know for certain if Friday night’s matchup with Louisiana at Allen Fieldhouse would play out any differently for him. When Bill Self called upon McCormack midway through the first half ...

KU soccer falls to No. 1 seed North Carolina

A strong first half by the third-ranked team in the nation proved to be too much for the University of Kansas women's soccer team to overcome, as No. 1-seed North Carolina claimed a 4-1 win in the second round of the NCAA tournament Friday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. The Tar Heels scored ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 89, Louisiana 76

Quick grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 89-76 win over Louisiana Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B ---------- You figured the Jayhawks were going to have a good night offensively when Dedric Lawson missed a shot, landed on his backside, caught the ...