KU Football

Les Miles: Coaching football ‘more fun’ than retirement

Retirement didn’t suit Les Miles. After a little more than two years of being away from college football, the former LSU head coach gladly reentered the work force at the University of Kansas this past November. Asked recently why he dove back into working nonstop when he could be out ...

Bryce Torneden embracing leadership role for KU football in 2019

It is almost expected for a senior to handle a leadership role of some kind. For the 2019 Kansas football team, especially on the defensive side of the ball, a majority of those responsibilities figure to fall on the shoulders of Bryce Torneden. The soon-to-be senior safety is the only ...

Motion filed by KU aims to dismiss David Beaty’s lawsuit

Kansas Athletics has filed a motion in federal court to dismiss a lawsuit from former KU head football coach David Beaty that claims the athletic department owes him $3 million. As first reported by the Kansas City Star, lawyers representing Kansas Athletics filed this past Friday in the U.S. ...

Les Miles shares KU football expectations at charity event in LSU country

Though Les Miles could be seen wearing the purple and gold colors of his former employer, LSU, this past weekend at a charity event in Metairie, La., the head football coach spent much of his time sharing his thoughts on what he hopes to build at the University of Kansas. At Tyrann Mathieu’s ...

Les Miles to appear in 4 Kansas cities as part of ‘Hawks & Highways’

Kansas football fans around the Sunflower State who are eager to see head coach Les Miles in person before the Jayhawks’ season opener will have a few opportunities to spot The Mad Hatter in the coming weeks. Kansas Athletics and the University of Kansas Alumni Association announced ...

Recent KU football player arrested after reportedly pointing gun at woman on campus

A recent member of the University of Kansas football team was arrested overnight after a woman reported that he pointed a gun at her on campus. Kenny E. Bastida, 19, was arrested early Wednesday morning at Stouffer Place Apartments, 1835 Ousdahl Road, on suspicion of aggravated assault, ...

Dick Tomey, former Arizona football coach, dies at 80

Tucson, Ariz. (AP) — Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died at 80. He died surrounded by family Friday night in Tucson, his family and the university said. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. “We are all heartbroken to lose him, but ...

3-star OL Jackson Stoefen commits to KU football

The Kansas football program has landed its first offensive lineman for the Class of 2020. Jackson Stoefen, a three-star prospect from North Scott High, in Eldridge, Iowa, announced his decision to commit to Les Miles’ Jayhawks on Thursday evening, via Twitter. “This process has been a ...

How Kansas QBs learned the offense during early stages of Les Miles’ 1st year

Thomas MacVittie was only two-thirds of the way through spring football when he plopped down in one of Mrkonic Auditorium’s numerous seats inside Anderson Family Football Complex. The University of Kansas quarterback and his teammates had just wrapped up their 10th practice and MacVittie had ...

KU’s Les Miles lands just inside top 40 in Power Five coach rankings

What a difference a year makes. Or more specifically, in the case of the University of Kansas football program, what a difference two leadership shakeups seem to have made. A year ago at this time, when CBS Sports rolled out its rankings of Power Five college football coaches, the man in ...

Former KU football C Alex Fontana selected 7th overall in CFL Draft

The NFL Draft came and went this past weekend without a member of the Kansas football program hearing his name called. But a few days later not even the first round of the Canadian Football League’s draft had completed before a Jayhawk was off the board. The Ottawa Redblacks chose former ...

KU veteran Hakeem Adeniji happily challenged by new coaching staff

A regime change can challenge even the most experienced veteran. Just ask University of Kansas offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji. A starter in every game the Jayhawks played during each of his first three seasons at the collegiate level, the senior left tackle had been asked to do plenty for ...

Former Jayhawks K Gabriel Rui invited to Chiefs’ rookie minicamp

Not one member of the 2018 Kansas football team got drafted by an NFL franchise this past weekend. But as of Thursday, with news of kicker Gabriel Rui receiving a rookie minicamp invitation from the Kansas City Chiefs, the Jayhawks now have eight former players trying to find a way to catch on ...

KU football OC: When QB Jordan Medley arrives it will be like opening a present

It’s true that offensive coordinator Les Koenning and his Kansas football boss, head coach Les Miles, won’t know exactly what type of player they have in Class of 2019 signee Jordan Medley until the young quarterback arrives on campus this summer. Both veteran coaches, though, can’t wait ...

Joe Dineen eager to prove himself with Broncos as undrafted free agent

As a small group of friends and family gathered at his parents’ Lawrence home on Saturday, Joe Dineen waited. The former University of Kansas linebacker knew becoming an NFL draft pick was no guarantee. He also figured he had a chance. Dineen’s production and accolades over the past ...

Undrafted Daniel Wise reaches free agent deal with Cowboys

One of the Kansas football program’s most important players during the past three seasons, Daniel Wise found out Saturday, later than anticipated, he’s leaving the Big 12 for the the NFC East. But the news didn’t come the way many figured it would. Various mock drafts projected Wise to ...

Former KU running back Jon Cornish headed to Canadian Football Hall of Fame

As productive as he was during his days with the Kansas football program, running back Jon Cornish will be remembered most for what is now officially a hall of fame Canadian Football League career. Ranked 10th all-time in KU’s record book for career rushing yards (2,245), Cornish learned ...