WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Bean, currently with Colts, goes No. 1 overall in UFL draft

Jason Bean has an intriguing potential career path at his disposal. The former Kansas quarterback, who is currently on the roster of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent and will begin training camp next week, was selected No. 1 overall in the 2024 UFL College Draft by the Memphis Showboats on Wednesday. The United Football League, which takes place during the spring, just completed its ...

Mass Street comes up short against K-State alumni team in TBT tune-up

Overland Park — The Mass Street team of Kansas men's basketball alumni got a solid assessment of its strengths and weaknesses in an exhibition on Wednesday night, with several days to go until it opens The Basketball Tournament. The biggest weakness of all may have been that, as head coach Sherron Collins noted, most of its players had just gotten into town. Mass Street, playing together as a unit for the ...

Four more current KU players picked in MLB Draft

Updated 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16: Four MLB teams selected current Kansas baseball players on Tuesday, the third day of the 2024 MLB Draft. Ethan Lanthier, Tegan Cain, Ben Hartl and Evan Shaw will all have the chance to pursue professional careers if they so choose. "I'm really proud of this draft class," KU coach Dan Fitzgerald said in a press release. "We've come a long way in two years and have our work ...

More reinforcements set to join KU baseball

Updated 2:19 p.m. Tuesday, July 16: The top-ranked JUCO classes have garnered much of the attention, but in the two years since Dan Fitzgerald took over as Kansas baseball coach, the conventional transfer portal — at least conventional by modern standards — has played a significant role in the Jayhawks’ success. Many of the players who have helped KU achieve renewed relevance in the past two seasons came ...

KU men's basketball to host capable group of mid-majors next season

Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said after the 2023-24 season, which started with a preseason No. 1 ranking and ended with a second-round exit, “One of our problems this year with our young kids was we didn’t play a schedule that allowed those guys to play through mistakes. Going to 20 league games, it would be that on steroids.” The 2024-25 schedule may not offer all that many opportunities for ...

Cranton selected by Seattle in third round of MLB Draft; Shojinaga goes to Phillies

Updated 8:45 p.m. Monday, July 15: Former Kansas pitcher Hunter Cranton and current KU infielder Kodey Shojinaga were picked in the MLB Draft on Monday, becoming the first Jayhawks selected in five years. "I'm really proud of Hunter and Kodey," KU coach Dan Fitzgerald said in a press release. "Both guys are incredible workers, self starting, and ultra competitive. Their impact on KU Baseball will be felt for a ...