WRITER: Henry Greenstein

KU football finishes season ranked No. 23

The Kansas football team has finished a season ranked for the first time in 16 years. KU, which concluded the year at 9-4 with a bowl victory, earned a No. 23 ranking in the final AP Poll released following Monday's national championship game. This is just the eighth time the program has received a season-ending ranking; most recently, the Jayhawks were No. 7 after winning the Orange Bowl to conclude the 2007 ...

Preview: KU men's basketball makes first trip to UCF

Kansas coach Bill Self said last Thursday of Big 12 Conference men’s basketball, “I think we have as many pleasant surprises as probably any league in the country.” At the time of his statement, Oklahoma and newcomer BYU, picked to finish respectively 12th and 13th in the league, instead found themselves 11th and 12th in the entire nation via the AP Top 25 poll. Then fellow new addition Cincinnati upset ...

KU football adds key piece to O-line in Division II transfer Bumgardner

After losing Mike Novitsky and Dominick Puni to graduation, then Ar'maj Reed-Adams and Spencer Lovell to the transfer portal rather unexpectedly, the Kansas football team made a critical move to supplement its offensive line. KU secured the services of Shane Bumgardner, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound center who spent four years at Division II Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio, and announced his commitment on social ...

KU football earns Curvey's commitment for 2025 class

Kansas football doubled the size of its 2025 recruiting class Sunday when it earned the commitment of Malachi Curvey from Waukee, Iowa, a three-star athlete as assessed by Rivals and 247Sports and a four-star at On3. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Curvey could play on either side of the ball as a Jayhawk, as he has been variously assessed as a prospective tight end, outside linebacker or edge rusher during his ...

Dickinson draws late flagrant foul, hits game-winner as KU slips past TCU

One of Kansas men’s basketball’s most impressive streaks is still alive. KU’s Hunter Dickinson laid the ball up and in from between two defenders with 3.4 seconds left, TCU’s Jameer Nelson Jr. came up short on a wild shot from beyond the arc as time expired and the Jayhawks won their conference opener, for the 33rd consecutive season, by a score of 83-81. Thus KU opened its latest Big 12 Conference ...

Notebook: 1974 Final Four team returns to Lawrence

When former Kansas men's basketball coach Ted Owens gets together with his former players, he told the current KU team Friday, “Nobody remembers who the leading scorers were." Instead, they reflect on what they accomplished together. One of Owens’ greatest teams in 19 years at KU was reunited for just that sort of reflection in Lawrence on Saturday. The 1973-74 squad got honored on the James Naismith Court ...