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KU football MVP Countdown: No. 25, Quan Hampton

It's time for the annual blog series countdown projecting the 25 most valuable players for the Kansas football team. No. 25: Quan Hampton, sophomore receiver As a true freshman, Hampton started all six games in which he was healthy enough to play, an indication of how highly the coaching ...

KU football MVP Countdown: No. 24, Tyrone Miller

Rare is the athlete whose developmental curve is a straight line forward, without stalls, setbacks, even regressions. Tyrone Miller came to Kansas as a high school recruit from Michigan and was pressed into duty at cornerback right away. He showed a knack for making plays, but lacked the pure ...

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 ...

Brandon Rush seeks to resume NBA career

As Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry were shooting the Golden State Warriors to their third NBA title in four seasons, retired voice of the Jayhawks Bob Davis reminded me that Brandon Rush guarded both of the NBA superstars. Rush was on Curry for much of the night in 2008 when Kansas defeated ...

Two KU golfers make 24-man playoff, fail to advance to match play at U.S. Amateur

A whopping 24 players, including two current University of Kansas golfers, tied after two rounds of stroke play for the 64th and final spot in match play in the U.S. Amateur. The 24 players, including KU junior Andy Spencer and sophomore Ben Sigel, all finished stroke play, which consisted of ...

Putts mean more than money for Kansas pro golfers

Stop grousing about that 10-foot putt you barely missed costing you 10 bucks. Nobody wants to hear it. Besides, it could be worse. You could be missing it on the PGA Tour, where one stroke sometimes costs you more than 10,000 times as much as that. Gary Woodland’s 16-foot birdie putt on No. ...

A hot few weeks could bring Gary Woodland into Ryder Cup consideration

St. Louis — Based on a points system, the top eight players gain automatic spots on the America's Ryder Cup team and four captains’ picks will be added. After finishing in a tie for sixth in the 100th PGA Championship, Woodland finished 19th in the final Ryder Cup standings. The eight ...

Woodland takes one-stroke lead into 1:38 tee time

St. Louis — Gary Woodland’s PGA Championship record of 130 strokes for two rounds held up as the lead heading into the third round after several players completed their second rounds Saturday morning. Woodland, who is 10-under, holds a one-stroke lead over Kevin Kisner and a two-stroke ...

Miles Kendrick studies playbook and competitors

Miles Kendrick spent one semester at San Mateo Community College before transferring to Kansas. He hasn’t had nearly as much experience running an Air Raid offense as either Peyton Bender, who started eight games for Kansas season, or Carter Stanely, who started four. Kendrick studies more ...

As many as four newcomers could start at O-line

First-year offensive line coach A.J. Ricker faces as daunting a challenge as anyone in the Kanas football program. He has so much reworking of the offensive line to do and so little time to do it before the Jayhawks open the season for a 6 p.m. kickoff Sept. 1 vs. Nicholls State. Ricker is in ...

Kansas football strength staff sets stage for stronger line play

Every college football program has its different behind-the-scenes rituals, and first-year Kansas offensive line coach A.J. Ricker pointed to one he found particularly interesting. It symbolized the moment summer conditioning gave way to fall camp and it involved head strength and conditioning ...

Seven steps to a 3-0 start for Kansas football

The three-game, nonconference portion of the Kansas football schedule features no fewer than three must-watch games, each one packed with the potential to be decided on the final drive. Think about it: Which of the three games can you say with any degree of conviction that Kansas will win ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 1: Jason Candle, Toledo

Paul Brown, Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler, Chuck Knoll and Don Shula, Urban Meyer and Bob Stoops, Ara Parseghian and Jim Tressel, football coaching giants, every one of them. The best college football coach you never heard of, who just might be the best college coach, period, also is from ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 2: Willie Fritz, Tulane

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/jul/12/327051/ No. 2 — Willie Fritz, Tulane Age: 58 Record at school: 9-15 Overall record: 163-84 Impressive win: vs. Army, 21-17, Sept. 23, 2017 Why he’s on the list: A Johnson County native who played defensive back at Pittsburg State, Fritz ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 3: Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic

Some names in sports evoke strong reactions in both directions with nobody sitting on the fence. A-Rod. LeBron. Tonya Harding. Nancy Kerrigan. Tiger. And Lane Kiffin. No. 3 — Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic Age: 43 Record at school: 11-3 Overall record: 46-24 Impressive win: vs. ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 4: Jeff Monken, Army

The biggest misconception held by some surrounding college football is that it's the schmoozers who make the best recruiters. Wrong. It's those blessed with the best ability to project talent who make the best recruiters. They can study high school players, make educated guesses as to how ...