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When They Were Gold: Today marks 1-year anniversary of KU's World University Games triumph

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jul/12/team-usa-vs-russia/112005/ In a lot of ways, it seems like much longer than one year ago that the Kansas men’s basketball players were standing on a podium in South Korea with USA splashed across their chests awaiting the presentation of their gold medals. So much happened between now and then, from ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 9 - QB Montell Cozart

Matt Tait

It's on to No. 9 on our countdown of the Most Crucial Jayhawks of the 2016 season and that's where we find everyone's favorite KU quarterback from recent years. No Kansas player has taken as much criticism and, at the same time, been given as many different opportunities in the ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 10 - WR Jeremiah Booker

Matt Tait

As we jump into the Top 10, it's offense that's up first. In fact, 7 of the final 10 in this summer's list of the Most Crucial Jayhawks for 2016 come from the offensive side of the ball, lending support to the claim that it's the KU offense that has ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 12 - S Fish Smithson

Matt Tait

Today's entry on the Most Crucial Jayhawks of 2016 list is a name that's both wildly familiar to KU fans and wildly unusual in the dictionary of baby names. It also belongs to one of KU's top returning players from 2015 and likely falls a little lower on the list ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 16 - OL Jordan Shelley-Smith

Matt Tait

We've reached the end of another week and the beginning of July. That means, the next time the calendar turns it will be football season, with the Jayhawks slated to report to campus Aug. 3, begin preseason camp Aug. 4 and kickoff this year's annual media day on Aug. 6. ...

Change of plans should benefit Malik Newman big time

Matt Tait

What started as a sure-fire one-and-done college career will now likely extend to at least three seasons. And that might wind up being an absolute blessing for the young man involved. Malik Newman, the former McDonald’s All-American who played his freshman season at Mississippi State, is transferring to Kansas after ...

The need for speed: Who are the fastest players on the KU football roster?

Matt Tait

Ever since Tony Pierson left after the 2014 season, fans of KU football have had a difficult time pinpointing exactly who the fastest player on the team has been. Pierson, a former four-star speed demon out of East St. Louis, who enjoyed a solid but injury-plagued four-year career with the ...

Kansas football enjoying a terrific time for the tight end

Matt Tait

It’s been a while since the Kansas University football program had a tight end that put fear into opponents and made plays all over the field. Jimmay Mundine, who last played in 2014, certainly had his moments and improved a great deal from the beginning of his career to the ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 20 - RB Denzell Evans

Matt Tait

It can be a little risky to put a newcomer or unknown player on the list of the 25 most crucial Jayhawks, but occasionally a perfect situation pops up that makes it easy to do. That's the case with No. 20 on the list, a soon-to-be transfer from Arkansas, who, ...

KU football coach David Beaty shows off recruiting game

Matt Tait

By now, you've surely heard, read or been told about second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty's reputation as a recruiter. With strong ties throughout the state of Texas and an energetic, enthusiastic and infectious personality, Beaty, throughout his career, has made building relationships with players, coaches, recruits, fans and administrators ...

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