KU Football

Bears do as they please in dominating victory

BAYLOR 60, KANSAS 14• Box scoreKEEGAN RATINGS— Harwell's receiving, Reynolds' defensive speed put them atop ratingsWaco, Texas ? The juggernaut that is the Baylor offense is good enough to score points and rack up ungodly yardage totals without help.But those advantages did not prevent the ...

Game balls and gassers: KU at Baylor

BAYLOR 60, KANSAS 14• Box scoreKEEGAN RATINGS— Harwell's receiving, Reynolds' defensive speed put them atop ratingsGame BallsNick Harwell had five receptions for 79 yards and two touchdowns.Michael Reynolds continued to play with passion and productivity during a strong senior season. He ...

KU WRs coach Eric Kiesau promoted to co-offensive coordinator

Waco, Texas ? Wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator for the Kansas University football team, KU officials announced shortly before today's 3 p.m. kickoff between Kansas and Baylor. John Reagan, who was brought in by former KU coach Charlie Weis during ...

GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday’s Kansas-Baylor football game

Kansas Jayhawks (2-5 overall, 0-4 Big 12) at No. 12 Baylor Bears (6-1, 3-1)3 p.m. McLane Stadium – Game-time forecast: 60 degrees, sunny, winds 8 mph from southeast – TV: FOX Sports 1 Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our coverage team on Twitter: @KUSports @mctait ...

Brother, move to Utah shaped KU safety Smithson

Entering the football season, first-year Kansas University safety Fish Smithson knew he had his work cut out for him to break into a secondary that returned five starters from a season ago and had high hopes for becoming one of the top units in the Big 12. It never fazed him.Given all the ...

Column: QB change smart for KU

Dayne Crist, Jake Heaps and Montell Cozart stand so much taller, and Cozart runs so much faster than current Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings. Yet Cummings, a Turner Gill recruit, moves the offense better than those three Charlie Weis recruits did. For insight as to why that is, ...

Column: Mundine, Cummings forming connection

Michael Cummings has started two games and senior tight end Jimmay Mundine set a different career record in each one. You think maybe Mundine likes the way Cummings finds him?“Oh, come on,” Mundine said. “Of course I like the job Michael does finding me.”Mundine caught five passes for a ...

Jayhawks bracing for Baylor’s big offense

The Baylor offense leads the Big 12 in 11 statistical categories and ranks first nationally in four, including total offense (579 yards per game), touchdowns per game (6.6) and fourth-down conversions (18) and attempts (25).Clearly, that kind of firepower creates more than a little cause for ...

Snyder, KSU athletic director pay to open dorms early for KU game

Manhattan ? Kansas State football Coach Bill Snyder and Athletics Director John Currie are giving a Thanksgiving gift to student fans of the football team.The university announced Tuesday that Snyder and Currie will each donate $2,500 to allow the university's residence halls to re-open early ...

Column: On paper, next year’s football roster looks worse

If you think the Kansas University football team lacks talent this season, wait until next year.On paper, at least, the roster looks even worse.Compare the 11 best seniors to the 11 best returning players, and it’s difficult not to reach the conclusion that the Jayhawks will face even longer ...

KU-Iowa State to kick off at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8

Mark Mangino's return to Kansas University's Memorial Stadium officially will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, as the Jayhawks welcome the Iowa State offensive coordinator and his Cyclones to town for a showdown of teams at the bottom of the Big 12 standings. The Big 12 Conference announced the ...

Tony Pierson ‘fine’ as Jayhawks prep for Baylor

The plan going into last week's second and final bye week of the 2014 season was for the Kansas University football team to get healthy. At least one Jayhawk made good on that goal. KU coach Clint Bowen said on Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference that running back/wide receiver Tony Pierson ...

A day in the life of Clint Bowen

The sign outside the door of room 140A at the Anderson Family Football Complex simply says “Conference.” But make no mistake about it, the room belongs to Clint Bowen. At least for the time being.This is not a dictatorship by any means. But Kansas University's interim head football coach ...

Ben Heeney, an appreciation

Nick Reid, Kevin Kane and Banks Floodman. Mike Rivera, James Holt and Joe Mortensen. All are former Kansas University linebackers who, for one reason or another, won the hearts of the KU fan base during their playing days in Lawrence. And all are names that still make Jayhawk fans think about a ...

Tight end Josh Moore decommits from Ohio State and picks Kansas

Score one for the Clint Bowen recruiting resume.Thursday afternoon, JayhawkSlant.com reported that Josh Moore, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end from nearby Olathe North High had switched his commitment from Ohio State to Kansas University.Moore, who recently made a visit to KU with O-North ...

Mundine honored by Mackey Award for career game vs. Texas Tech

Kansas University senior Jimmay Mundine kept his strong season going during last week's 34-21 loss at Texas Tech and the representatives at the John Mackey Award recognized it and threw some praise Mundine's way Wednesday morning. Mundine grabbed a career-best seven receptions for 82 yards and ...

KU’s Tony Pierson being evaluated for injury near neck

Kansas University senior Tony Pierson, who missed all but two plays of last Saturday's 34-21 loss at Texas Tech, is being evaluated by doctors this morning for an injury in his neck area and the full scope of the injury is not yet known. Interim coach Clint Bowen shed a little light on the ...

Cummings-King connection pays off for KU football

The developing relationship between junior quarterback Michael Cummings and junior wide receiver Nigel King is one of the most intriguing aspects of the slowly improving Kansas University offense.Cummings, a fourth-year junior who made his second start of the season — and the seventh of his ...

Column: KU linebacker Heeney remarkable, irreplaceable

KEEGAN RATINGS— Of course Heeney leads player ratingsTEXAS TECH 34, KANSAS 21• Box scoreLubbock, Texas ? Seldom has a football player who does everything so right and with all his might so often been asked to explain what went wrong as Ben Heeney.Kansas University’s senior middle ...

Notebook: Containing Tech offense not KU’s only issue

KEEGAN RATINGS— Of course Heeney leads player ratingsTEXAS TECH 34, KANSAS 21• Box scoreLubbock, Texas ? The Texas Tech curse strikes again.One year after a head injury knocked Tony Pierson out of Kansas University's game against the Red Raiders in Lawrence, Pierson again was bounced from ...