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KU football Pro Day is upon us

Matt Tait

Friday is a big day for several former Kansas University football players hoping to make a name for themselves with pro scouts. The Jayhawks annual Pro Timing Day will run from 10:30 a.m. to about 1 p.m. and will feature all of the same types of drills that took place ...

Crazy KU basketball uniforms selling like hot cakes — even Mario Chalmers wants one

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/mar/13/251151/ The Cincinnati Bearcats officially broke them in for the rest of the world to see earlier Wednesday during their 61-44 victory over Providence in the Big East Tournament, and the expectation is that the Kansas University men's basketball team will do the same during its opening game of the ...

What caught my eye at Saturday's practice: March 9 - Part II

Matt Tait

Because last Saturday was my first chance to get a quick glance at KU's new-look football program, my "What caught my eye" feature ran a little long. So here's the second part of a list of things that stood out to me as I took in about an hour of ...

What caught my eye at Saturday's practice: March 9

Matt Tait

Before I get into the specifics of what I saw at Saturday's KU football practice, let me explain one thing. We were told before the spring began that the media would get one day to go out and watch practice but we don't know yet when that day will be. ...

Video: KU football and Special Olympians combine forces for fun-filled clinic

Matt Tait

Here's a quick video I put together from today's KU football clinic with about 100 Special Olympians. The event, which was organized by Hannah & Friends, the not-for-profit charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with different abilities founded by KU coach Charlie Weis and his wife ...

KU coaching staff already comfortable entering Year 2

Matt Tait

At this time last year, many of the coaches and even a few of the players in the Kansas University football locker room were new to Lawrence and new to the KU fan base. Hard to believe, isn't it? It sure doesn't that seem that way. Maybe it's just the ...

Jayhawks land commitment from 4-star Gardner-Edgerton running back Traevohn Wrench

Matt Tait

Although March tends to be all and only about basketball around these parts, there is some decent-sized football news from Allen Fieldhouse today. I just learned that Gardner-Edgerton running back Traevohn Wrench is in the building today and has orally committed to the Jayhawks. Wrench, a junior and four-star prospect ...

Early look at potential sleepers for KU football in 2013

Matt Tait

OK, for this week's final set-the-scene-for-spring-football blog, we'll dive into sleepers. Rather than just pick a few and speculate how they might fit in or what roles they may play, I'll go position-by-position and give you one player whom I could see making a splash that people may not be ...

Former KU football coach Mark Mangino joins Youngstown State program as assistant

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2009/11/28/ku_fbc_mu_rg09.jpg The wait and speculation are finally over. Mark Mangino is back in coaching. The former KU boss, who led the Jayhawks to a 12-1 season and Orange Bowl championship in 2007, has been hired by Youngstown State as assistant head coach and tight ends coach. Mangino also will serve ...

KU football's positions of concern heading into spring practice

Matt Tait

On Wednesday, we jumped into the pre-spring position-by-position breakdown with a quick look at the Kansas University football program's three strongest position groups. Today, it's time to look at the top three positions of concern. When coming up with this list, I couldn't help but think back to my thoughts ...

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