KU Football

KU football’s trip to Boston College moved to Sept. 13

The first road football game of the Les Miles era at the University of Kansas will come a day earlier than expected. The Jayhawks’ trip to the eastern-most portion of ACC country to take on Boston College this coming season was moved up a day, to Friday, Sept. 13, the teams announced on ...

Potential OC candidate for KU football reportedly withdraws from consideration

The reported courtship between the University of Kansas football program and one potential offensive coordinator didn’t last long. Though 247 Sports reported KU had interest in Cincinnati offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Mike Denbrock, the prospects of luring him away to Lawrence ...

5 Jayhawks to showcase skills for NFL decision-makers Saturday

Though they will be playing in separate stadiums on opposite coasts of the continent, five seniors from the 2018 Kansas football team will have very similar agendas Saturday: impressing NFL scouts, coaches and decision-makers. Standout defenders Daniel Wise and Joe Dineen will do all they can ...

Despite all the empty seats, KU says football ticket sales were up in 2018

Despite the frequent sight of empty seats on a Saturday at Memorial Stadium, University of Kansas officials are now saying they actually saw an increase in football ticket sales during the 2018 season. KU sold $3.98 million worth of football tickets during the last season, which saw the ...

Senior Class Award names Joe Dineen 1st-team all-American

Down in Florida this week for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game, Lawrence native and recent University of Kansas graduate Joe Dineen learned the Senior CLASS Award named him a first-team all-American. Dineen, a five-year member of the Jayhawks’ football program and an all-Big 12 linebacker, ...

Les Miles hires more support staff for KU football

First-year Kansas coach Les Miles announced Tuesday the hiring of three new football support staff members. Miles is bringing on Edward Jones II as director of player development, Will Redmond as director of recruiting and Mike Huff as director of operations. Additionally, fifth-year KU ...

Notebook: Daniel Wise invited to NFL Scouting Combine

It won’t be his first or his last chance to prove himself as a pro football prospect, but Daniel Wise will get to step onto one of the most coveted stages in the pre-draft process. The former University of Kansas defensive lineman received an invitation to participate in this year’s NFL ...

KU football player, another KU student injured in wreck that killed Oskaloosa man

A University of Kansas football player and another KU student were injured Friday in an accident that killed an Oskaloosa man. Nicholas Caudle, 20, a redshirt freshman safety from Atchison, and his passenger, Dongchen Chen, 20, of Lawrence, were traveling south on U.S. Highway 59 at 2:40 p.m. ...

Chip Lindsey leaves KU football to become head coach at Troy

It took Les Miles roughly two weeks to search for and hire an offensive coordinator after becoming the head football coach at the University of Kansas. Now Miles will have to do it all over again, a little more than five weeks after landing on Chip Lindsey. As previous reports indicated would ...

Update: KU football OC Chip Lindsey reportedly leaving to become Troy head coach

Hired Dec. 3 to become the first offensive coordinator under new Kansas football coach Les Miles, Chip Lindsey is reportedly already on his way out of town. After a couple of previous reports linked Lindsey to the head coaching job at Troy, both Football Scoop and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports ...

KU football player Pooka Williams applies for diversion in domestic battery case

Updated 9:40 a.m. Wednesday University of Kansas star football player Pooka Williams has applied for a diversion of the domestic battery charge he is facing, his attorney Hatem B. Chahine said Wednesday morning, and the court has granted his request. The terms of the diversion were not ...

Schadler, Wallace, Lipscomb and Saunders to represent KU at Tropical Bowl

Four former University of Kansas football players are headed southeast this week to showcase their skills at the fourth annual Spiral Tropical Bowl. A receiver and kickoff returner for the Jayhawks since 2015, when he transferred to KU from Wichita State, Ryan Schadler will be joined in ...

KU football redshirted 27 players in 2018

In the final season before head coach Les Miles took over the Kansas football program, 27 different players on the 2018 roster finished the season eligible to use the year as a redshirt season. According to KU, as the Jayhawks head into 2019, every one of those 27 ended up taking a redshirt. ...

Former KU football standout Kwamie Lassiter dies

A former standout defensive back for the University of Kansas football program and a 10-year pro in the NFL, Kwamie Lassiter died Sunday at 49, after suffering a heart attack. Lassiter, who is the father of current KU receiver Kwamie Lassiter II, played for the Jayhawks from 1992-94. While ...

KU football perpetually searching for next impactful QB in post-Reesing era

Yet another college football season came and went at the University of Kansas in 2018 without the downtrodden program putting an upper echelon Big 12 passing attack on the field. It was Peyton Bender’s second and final year with the Jayhawks, and when it ended, the senior quarterback spoke ...

Kansas WRs coach Emmett Jones speaks ‘truth’ when recruiting

In his brief time as the wide receivers coach at the University of Kansas, Emmett Jones has been active on the recruiting front, telling prospects about the program now being run by head coach Les Miles. So how does Jones sell players on the idea of joining the Jayhawks? Let him stop you ...

Kansas DBs coach Chevis Jackson excited for reunion with Les Miles

Back in his playing days at LSU, when Chevis Jackson was a cornerback helping the Tigers and their head coach Les Miles win both an SEC and BCS championship, he didn’t exactly spend any of his spare time pondering the idea of one day becoming Miles’ colleague. But Jackson’s career got on ...