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Brad Davis wins Ross Randall Shootout

Eudora — It’s been a good year for members of the 1999 Kansas men’s golf team that won the Big 12 title. Chris Thompson qualified for the 2018-19 PGA Tour season by finishing strong to place 20th during the regular season of the Web.com Tour. Ryan Vermeer won the PGA Professionals ...

Preps notebook: A look at how area teams did this past week

Lawrence High’s volleyball team has demonstrated its dominance on a weekly basis this season. This past week was no different, as LHS swept its first home meet of the year. Lawrence (9-1) knocked off Olathe West and Shawnee Mission North during Tuesday’s triangular. The Lions moved up to ...

Does KU football have a QB controversy?

As various Kansas football players made their way Saturday afternoon to media interviews inside the Chancellor’s Lounge at Anderson Family Football Complex, a horde of reporters and television cameras encircled the table where Miles Kendrick sat. “All the lights on ol’ Miles,” KU ...

Jayhawks bracing for another Bill Self boot camp

In late August, just a few weeks after the Kansas men’s basketball team had arrived back on campus, KU coach Bill Self was asked a simple question. “How has the team looked?” a small group of reporters wondered. Without hesitating and in that self-deprecating, Self sort of way, the ...

Notebook: KU limits QB Peyton Bender to 1st-half reps

The third start of his senior season began in similar fashion to the previous two weeks for Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender, with him watching from the sideline on occasion while backup Miles Kendrick took over for the offense. However, unlike the past two games, Bender didn’t play at all ...

Pilfer party: KU’s 6 takeaways power blowout win over Rutgers

Rutgers freshman quarterback Artur Sitkowski chose a bad time to throw in the direction of University of Kansas safety Mike Lee. On the second snap of the second quarter, Lee already had witnessed enough Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium to commence scheming. KU’s ...

Pooka Williams tops ratings again in rout over Rutgers

1 - Pooka Williams: Rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, averaging 8.8 yards for the game and season. His third touchdown of the season went for 52 yards. 2 - Bryce Torneden: Has steadily improved since joining the program and has stood out three weeks in a row, this time with ...

Tom Keegan: Pooka Williams a fast learner and runner

If you feel like you learn something new every day about Anthony Williams Jr., better known as Pooka, don’t consider yourself out of the loop. Even fourth-year Kansas football coach David Beaty forever picks up fresh material about the sensational running back. Beaty revealed after Kansas ...

Jayhawks pummel Rutgers, 55-14

For the first time since 2011, members of the Kansas football team can say they’ve won back-to-back games. The Jayhawks followed their road losing streak-killing victory at Central Michigan by closing nonconference play with a 55-14 home drubbing of Rutgers on Saturday. Although Peyton ...

Free State dominates Shawnee Mission North to stay unbeaten

OVERLAND PARK – There was only one mistake Free State High coach Bob Lisher’s Firebirds made in their 62-0 win over Shawnee Mission North on Friday night: a missed extra point that would have increased his team’s scoring margin on the season from 144-0 to 145-0. For just three plays ...

Area roundup: Tonganoxie tops Eudora for 1st win

Tonganoxie notched its first win of the season, claiming a 34-6 victory at Eudora Friday. Eudora (0-3) struck first in the battle between area teams with a touchdown in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by senior running back Carter Neis. The Chieftains (1-2) responded with 34 unanswered ...

LHS remains winless following loss to Gardner Edgerton

Lawrence High senior punter Ross Brungardt made a perfect play on the opening drive. After the LHS offense stalled out, Brungardt pinned the opposition on the 6-yard line with a tremendous punt. Yet Gardner Edgerton proceeded to march down the field on nine runs during a nine-play drive to ...

Game day Breakdown: KU football vs. Rutgers

— Kansas (1-1) vs. Rutgers (1-1) • 11 a.m. kickoff at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 82 degrees, mostly sunny, 7% chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports Net • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our coverage ...

Rutgers right opponent at right time for Kansas

The same sort of logic that made so many prognosticators overrate Texas coming into this season made a few of them paint way too optimistic a picture for Rutgers’ 2018 fortunes. Second-year Texas coach Tom Herman received kudos for landing the nation’s third-ranked recruiting class. ...

Preps notebook: Senior linebacker leading LHS defense

Lawrence High senior linebacker Caleb Mondi hasn’t always been a defensive superstar. In fact, Mondi didn’t even play on the defensive side of the ball until the 2017 season. Mondi, who has been playing football since the third grade, only really knew how to play receiver prior to making ...