WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Leipold gets raise as part of new contract

Updated 1:15 p.m. Wednesday: Kansas athletic director Travis Goff said in November that he wanted Lance Leipold to coach at Kansas "until the wheels fall off." KU Athletics has taken another significant step toward bringing that goal to fruition, announcing Wednesday that Leipold has agreed to a new contract. The contract has an average annual value of more than $7 million, increasing his salary from $5 ...

KU football Spring Showcase announced

The Kansas football team's annual Spring Showcase will take place on April 12 at 7 p.m. at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, KU announced Tuesday morning. The event, which is less a traditional spring game and more a practice with some scrimmage-like elements, will come near the conclusion of KU's spring practices. Last year's showcase served as the last of 15 practices that began on Feb. 28, 2023; this year's ...

KU takes first home loss of the year in foul-laden battle with BYU

Kansas coach Bill Self was eerily prescient when he spoke to the media Monday ahead of Tuesday night’s matchup with BYU. “The other day (against Texas) we made three 3s and played really well,” Self said. “If they make 13 3s they’ve already outscored you (by) 30 points from the field.” He got the numbers exactly right. The Cougars shot 13-for-34 from beyond the arc as the Jayhawks went just ...

KU suffered from leadership vacuum Tuesday

After the Kansas men’s basketball team knocked off Oklahoma on the road and Texas at home without the injured Kevin McCullar Jr., it started to seem like its blowout loss at Texas Tech on Feb. 12 in his absence was an outlier. But Tuesday night’s home loss to BYU saw the Jayhawks struggle to defend or score on the perimeter and — perhaps most crucially when it came to the final result — hit free throws. ...

Notebook: McCullar trying to help from bench as he misses time with injury

Kansas’ Kevin McCullar Jr. missed his second straight game due to injury and fifth of the last seven on Tuesday night, but the graduate senior has still found ways to make himself useful from the bench. “He’s kind of become an assistant coach,” KU coach Bill Self said this week, “and I think he’s done a good job helping the guys, maybe, that don’t play as many minutes, while they’re not in the ...

Preview: Jayhawks hope to withstand BYU's bombardment

The Kansas men’s basketball team is now facing a future without potentially its best all-around player. On Saturday night, that future looked brighter than expected. Playing without do-everything super-senior guard Kevin McCullar Jr. for the fourth time in seven games — but this time on a night when KU coach Bill Self expressed concern about getting McCullar back from his bone bruise at any point this ...