KU Football

KU football gets late addition to 2019 class in juco LB Hayden Hatcher

The Kansas football coaching staff hopes most of the recruits who have committed to the program over the previous few days will eventually sign with the Jayhawks and join the program in 2020. However, Tuesday night they also added a prospect who could help them out much sooner. A linebacker ...

3-star LB Taiwan Berryhill makes it 9 new commitments for KU football in 4 days

An aftershock from a massive recruiting weekend for the Kansas football program vibrated Tuesday night, as the Jayhawks picked up yet another three-star prospect for their 2020 class. A linebacker from St. Augustine, La., Taiwan Berryhill became the ninth high school prospect to commit to Les ...

KU football adds 4 more commitments Saturday morning, bringing weekend haul to 6

The weekend additions for Kansas football didn’t stop when the Jayhawks added two players to their 2020 recruiting class on Friday night — not even close. Four more high school prospects who were among the program’s numerous official visitors to Lawrence this weekend joined KU’s ...

Busy recruiting weekend ahead for Les Miles and KU football staff

When the dust finally settles on Les Miles’ 2020 Kansas football recruiting class months from now, it’s possible the work currently being done during the summer will go down as the most crucial stretch of the process. Miles and his assistant coaches already have landed seven verbal ...

Report: Embezzled money directed to father of former LSU football player

An embezzlement case in Louisiana has produced allegations that the father of an LSU football player was paid $180,000 while his son was on the team and coached by Les Miles. Now the head coach at the University of Kansas, Miles told a Louisiana newspaper that he had no knowledge of the ...

QB Thomas MacVittie spent spring getting comfortable at KU

As a midyear transfer enrolling at the University of Kansas this past January, Thomas MacVittie got some crucial acclimating out of the way upon joining the football program. Instead of cramming all that comes with getting accustomed to new surroundings, coaches, teammates and play calls into ...

Manny Miles joining father Les Miles’ Jayhawks as grad transfer

On a Sunday in late November of this past year, when he was introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles mentioned the college football game he and his family members had attended the previous day. The Miles clan had ventured to Chapel Hill, N.C., to see one ...

Missouri prep Luke Grimm commits to Kansas football

The Kansas football program added its second 2020 recruit from the bordering Show Me State on Tuesday evening. Luke Grimm joined tight end Trevor Kardell as a Missourian member of the Jayhawks’ class by announcing on Twitter he is “1000%” committed to the program. Rated a two-star ...

3-star New Orleans DE Khari Coleman commits to KU football

June remained hot on the recruiting front for the Kansas football program on Monday, with another commitment secured. For the sixth time this month KU’s list of 2020 recruits continued growing, and for the second time in that span the new pledge came from a familiar southeastern ...

KU cuts institutional funding support to athletics program by about $120,000

The University of Kansas cut the amount of funding the academic institution will send to its athletics program next school year. But former faculty leaders say the cut is still not enough. Recently the Kansas Athletics Inc. board of directors approved a 2020 fiscal year budget, which begins in ...

3-star linebacker Krishawn Brown commits to KU football

On the same day Kansas lost a player from its 2020 class, Les Miles gained another verbal commit. Krishawn Brown, who is the second-rated linebacker in Oklahoma, announced his verbal commitment via his personal Twitter account Saturday night. Brown has six scholarship offers, though the ...

Texas prep WR Keith Miller III flips commitment from KU football

Keith Miller III has flipped his commitment again. Miller, a three-star receiver from The Colony, Texas, announced via his personal Twitter account Saturday afternoon that he was flipping his verbal commitment to the University of Colorado. Miller was previously committed to the Kansas ...

KU receiver Evan Fairs improves route running after electing to redshirt last year

Not long after Emmett Jones was named the new receivers coach for the Kansas football team, he sat down to watch some film on Evan Fairs. Jones didn’t turn on film from his KU career, even though Fairs has recorded 27 total catches in three seasons. Jones popped in highlights from Fairs’ ...

Schlagle RB Jaylin Richardson verbally commits to KU football

Another local product is slated to join the Kansas football team. Running back Jaylin Richardson verbally committed to KU via his personal Twitter account with a post Tuesday night. Richardson plays for Schlagle High School in Kansas City, Kan., becoming the third Kansas high school player of ...

Prep WR Kyler Pearson, from Oklahoma, announces commitment to KU

The Kansas football team picked up on Monday night its third verbal commitment this month for its 2020 recruiting class. A standout at Les Miles’ on-campus camp a little more than a week ago, receiver Kyler Pearson announced on Twitter his decision to give KU’s new head coach his verbal ...

Les Miles inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

While Les Miles is in the early stages of rebooting his football coaching career at the University of Kansas, this weekend served as a reminder of how important Miles was for the LSU program. The KU coach and his family spent the past few days in their former home state as they celebrated ...