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New LHS AD John Hilton excited to connect with coaches

John Hilton was watching a summer football camp at Memorial Stadium when he got the call in June. At the end of the school year, Hilton decided it was time to get back into administration. Hilton wasted no time when he saw the opening for the Lawrence High athletic director position, throwing ...

KU football veterans encouraged by addition of OL Alex Fontana

One of the freshest additions to the Kansas football program, offensive lineman Alex Fontana quickly impressed new teammates upon arriving in Lawrence earlier this summer. According to those who train alongside the graduate transfer from the University of Houston, it’s Fontana’s maturity, ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 1: Jason Candle, Toledo

Paul Brown, Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler, Chuck Knoll and Don Shula, Urban Meyer and Bob Stoops, Ara Parseghian and Jim Tressel, football coaching giants, every one of them. The best college football coach you never heard of, who just might be the best college coach, period, also is from ...

Kansas WR Steven Sims Jr. dashing into forefront as senior

Anyone who follows the University of Kansas football program knows how impactful Steven Sims Jr. can be as a receiver. Leading into his senior year with the Jayhawks, others are beginning to pay attention to Sims, too. A 5-foot-10 wideout from Houston, Sims spent each of the previous two ...

KU point guard Charlie Moore is headed back to Italy

Kansas point guard Charlie Moore is headed back to Italy for the second summer in a row. After playing with his new teammates [during KU’s four-game exhibition trip to Italy 11 months ago,][1] Moore will be the lone Jayhawk on a USA team that will be one of four squads participating in the ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 2: Willie Fritz, Tulane

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/jul/12/327051/ No. 2 — Willie Fritz, Tulane Age: 58 Record at school: 9-15 Overall record: 163-84 Impressive win: vs. Army, 21-17, Sept. 23, 2017 Why he’s on the list: A Johnson County native who played defensive back at Pittsburg State, Fritz ...

New Big 12 coordinator of officials discusses rule changes

Big 12’s new coordinator of officials made his debut at the Big 12 Media Days in Frisco, Texas. Greg Burks, who replaced Walt Anderson in June, spoke to reporters Tuesday about the new rule changes that were implemented over the offseason. Burks was a referee for the first CFP National ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 3: Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic

Some names in sports evoke strong reactions in both directions with nobody sitting on the fence. A-Rod. LeBron. Tonya Harding. Nancy Kerrigan. Tiger. And Lane Kiffin. No. 3 — Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Age: 43 Record at school: 11-3 Overall record: 46-24 Impressive win: vs. ...

Jayhawks offer scholarship to rising 4-star forward

According to multiple reports from a number of national recruiting analysts, the Kansas men’s basketball program has offered a scholarship to four-star Class of 2019 power forward Kai Jones. Jones is currently ranked No. 123 in the 2019 class by Rivals.com, but appears to be well on his way ...

KU softball adds transfers to pitching staff

Kansas softball head coach Megan Smith on Tuesday announced the addition of pitching transfers Kirsten Pruett and Hannah Todd. Both Pruett and Todd will enter their sophomore seasons and will compete immediately for the Jayhawks during the 2019 season this spring. "We are very excited to add ...

Quarterbacks dominate 2nd day of Big 12 Media Days

Nearly every summer, football conversation starts with the quarterback position. The second day of Big 12 Media Days was no different, as all five coaches were asked about their respective signal callers. Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas and West Virginia all fielded questions about ...