KU Football

Jeff Long starting small with KU football changes

Prairie Village — As more than 20 University of Kansas football players and head coach David Beaty began mingling with fans Friday night at the athletic department’s 13th annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square, new athletic director Jeff Long outlined a few of the ways he hopes to help the ...

Starting jobs up for grabs as Jayhawks enter 2nd camp scrimmage

Kansas quarterbacks aren’t the only players on the football team gunning for a starting role this weekend. Head coach David Beaty plans on using Saturday’s scrimmage, the second of preseason camp, as a proving battleground to sort out positions all over the depth chart. And the way Beaty ...

Evan Fairs offers WR perspective on QB competition

Could it be that fourth-year Kansas football coach David Beaty actually has chosen a starting quarterback but is keeping it quiet so as not to tip off Nicholls State? I suppose so, but I don't think so. If the players know who's starting they aren't saying, and the way they answered questions ...

Injured KU O-lineman Jacobi Lott still being evaluated

Eight days after Jacobi Lott suffered an undisclosed injury at Kansas football practice that required him to leave in an ambulance, head coach David Beaty could not provide Thursday a detailed update on the freshman offensive lineman’s status. Lott, Beaty said, has not yet been able to ...

Tom Keegan: And the winner is … indecision

The fourth-and-1 decision arrived Thursday for David Beaty in the form of his final press conference until the week of the season opener against Nicholls State. This was going to be the moment that Beaty, who seemingly has built his deepest, most experienced, most exciting roster, showed he ...

Unresolved Kansas QB competition seemingly headed toward conclusion

Twelve practices into the Kansas football team’s preseason camp, head coach David Beaty has not yet seen enough to decide upon a starting quarterback. However, Beaty indicated at his weekly press conference Thursday the moment of truth should be right around the corner. “I love the ...

The case for Miles Kendrick as KU’s starting QB

At some point between now and the season opener, Kansas football coaches will decide upon a starting quarterback. Maybe tomorrow. Perhaps the night before the Jayhawks’ Sept. 1 debut. Or, conceivably, they already have identified the man for the job and they’re keeping it under ...

Tom Keegan: Newcomers bring hope to Kansas football offense

Three and out after three and out. The quarterback seeing stars, but not open stars slipping behind the secondary, stars in his eyes from getting slammed to the turf yet again. Bubble screens bursting, blown up by a lack of blocking, the ball floating in the air too long or both. Those are the ...

Notebook: Kansas WR Steven Sims makes another watch list

The most experienced and prolific skill player on the Kansas football roster entering this season, Steven Sims Jr. expects the Jayhawks to show significant progress offensively in the months ahead. Those who follow college football foresee Sims, a senior receiver, playing a starring role ...

KU athletic department content with equipment policies in wake of UNC suspensions

The recent suspension of 13 North Carolina football players who sold exclusive, team-issued Jordan III shoes has college athletic departments across the country, including at the University of Kansas, on high alert. “You don’t have to be a Jordan school to be alerted,” said Jim ...

Corione Harris ‘realistic’ option at CB for KU as true freshman

The closer the Kansas football team gets to its season opener, the more likely it seems fans who show up Sept. 1 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium will get ample opportunities to watch freshman Corione Harris. One of the most eagerly anticipated debuts in the program’s recent memory ...

After 2 shoulder surgeries, Kansas OL Hakeem Adeniji poised for big step

Dating back to the first grade, Hakeem Adeniji has never missed a game. A junior offensive tackle at the University of Kansas, Adeniji has overcome every minor injury throughout his football career. Since arriving in Lawrence in 2016, he has started all 24 games with the Jayhawks, and never ...

Notebook: Mike Lee notices key difference in KU defense this preseason

Currently going through his third preseason with the University of Kansas football program, safety Mike Lee feels better about the state of the team this August. Looking back at camp practices that ushered in his freshman and sophomore seasons and comparing them to those of the past week-plus, ...

Evan Fairs determined to become complete receiver in 2018

University of Kansas junior receiver Evan Fairs still remembers the first time he beat his older sister in a race. The sibling showdown was formed by Fairs’ parents when he was 8 years old in Fulshear, Texas. They challenged both Evan and his sister, Erin, to run to the stop sign, which was ...

Notebook: New KU football administrator to help remove ‘roadblocks’

As Kansas football head coach David Beaty and his staff led players through their first few days of preseason camp, they learned a man with a long history of working with successful Power Five programs will soon join them. KU athletic director Jeff Long announced Monday the hiring of Mike ...

David Beaty ‘proud’ of how KU players, staff responded to Jacobi Lott’s injury

A day removed from seeing offensive lineman Jacobi Lott leave practice in an ambulance, his Kansas football head coach and teammates shared Thursday what they could about the scene. David Beaty reiterated the program’s previous statement on the undisclosed injury the freshman suffered around ...

Upcoming scrimmage expected to be critical stage in KU football QB competition

Six practices into preseason camp, the Kansas football team still has a three-man quarterback competition on its hands, with Thursday morning marking just the second session in full pads. As repetitions remain split between Peyton Bender, Carter Stanley and Miles Kendrick, their head coach, ...

Notebook: Clint Bowen anticipates using bench as motivator with KU defense

As the Kansas football team continues its preseason camp schedule, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen looks forward to having an essential inspirational factor of sorts at his disposal this season. If a defensive lineman, linebacker or defensive back fails to carry out his responsibilities one ...

KU freshman OL Jacobi Lott ‘stable’ after leaving practice in ambulance

An injury marred the Kansas football team’s fifth preseason practice, its first in full pads, on Wednesday morning. An ambulance was called to the practice fields adjacent to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium when offensive lineman Jacobi Lott suffered an unspecified form of trauma that ...