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KU Sports Extra: Josh Jackson Impact and Spring Football Recap

Benton Smith

There aren’t any Kansas basketball games for our KUsports.com team to talk about right now, but that doesn’t mean Tom Keegan and Matt Tait have run out of topics for discussion. For one, KU and coach Bill Self received some humongous news this week when the top-ranked senior in the ...

Peek inside KU football’s open practice

Benton Smith

Take a peek inside the Kansas football team’s 14th practice of the spring, on Tuesday, inside Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks, who practiced in front of fans three days earlier, at their annual spring game, wrap up their offseason allotment of full coaching sessions this week. KU opens its second season ...

LaQuvionte Gonzalez excited about making KU debut

Benton Smith

A transfer from Texas A&M, junior Kansas receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez says Saturday’s spring game festivities at Memorial Stadium kind of felt like a game day to him. Gonzalez stood out on KU’s offense, snagging six receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown during the scrimmage. “I kind of gave you ...

Joe Dineen: Brandon Bourbon meant a lot to program

Benton Smith

During Joe Dineen’s freshman season playing football at Kansas, a series of injuries forced the coaching staff to move him to running back, a position Dineen hadn’t played before. One of the Jayhawks who helped Dineen get acclimated at running back was Brandon Bourbon. Dineen, now a junior linebacker, says ...

Steven Sims Jr. connected with QBs Ryan Willis and Montell Cozart

Benton Smith

Sophomore Kansas wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. spent his high school days in Houston lining up in the slot. However, while playing in 11 games and starting six for the Jayhawks in 2015, Sims moved to the outside. The most difficult part of that transition, Sims says, was facing press ...

KU receivers run through spring drills

Benton Smith

Take a peek inside Thursday’s Kansas spring football practice, as the Jayhawks’ wide receivers run through drills in the south end zone of Memorial Stadium. Receivers Jeremiah Booker, Bobby Hartzog Jr., Emmanuel Moore, Steven Sims Jr., Shakiem Barbel and Darious Crawley all spent the portion of practice open to the ...

Rob Likens: QB injury another obstacle for KU to overcome

Benton Smith

During his first season working with the Kansas football program, offensive coordinator Rob Likens saw his starting quarterback, Montell Cozart, suffer a season-ending injury. Ryan Willis, a true freshman last fall, replaced Cozart as KU’s No. 1 quarterback. However, an offseason injury to Willis’ right wrist has kept him from ...

Michael Slater: D-line’s approach not impacted negatively by winless season

Benton Smith

New Kansas assistant coach Michael Slater has been impressed with the players on KU’s defensive line since joining the program in the offseason. “Their attitudes and their work ethic doesn’t reflect someone who was 0 and 12 last year,” Slater says, “so that was the biggest surprise for me when ...

Clint Bowen: Evolving offenses demand more sound defensive approach

Benton Smith

During spring practices, Kansas football defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Clint Bowen says a few of the primary goals for the defense include becoming more effective tacklers, swarming to the ball and avoiding critical breakdowns. “The game of football has gotten, the last few years, so open-field, and so ...

KU Sports Extra: Men’s Hoops Season Review

Benton Smith

With another season of Kansas basketball in the books, KUSports.com’s Matt Tait and Tom Keegan… hey, that’s not Tom Keegan. KUsports.com’s Matt Tait and Benton Smith take a look back at what stood out in the Jayhawks’ 2015-16 season, which featured a 33-5 record, another Big 12 regular-season title and ...

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