WRITER: Henry Greenstein

KU headed to Guaranteed Rate Bowl, will face UNLV

The Kansas football team will seek a long-awaited bowl win in the same place it got its last one. KU is headed to the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix on Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. local), the school announced Sunday afternoon. The game will be played at Chase Field, the baseball stadium that is home to MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, and will air on ESPN. In something of a twist, the Jayhawks will be ...

Penn State officially hires Kotelnicki away from KU

Penn State officially announced Friday that it has hired Kansas' Andy Kotelnicki as its new offensive coordinator. In a press release, he called it a "tremendous honor" to join James Franklin's staff. "I would also like to thank Coach Leipold, the coaching staff and the student-athletes who I've had the wonderful opportunity to work with at Kansas and wish them nothing but the best," he said. Kotelnicki spent ...

KU outlasts UConn in top-five battle

Kansas erased any doubts about its status as one of the top teams in the country Friday night, locking down a multifaceted and dynamic UConn offense in the first half and weathering the Huskies’ second-half surge for a 69-65 victory in Lawrence. The fourth-ranked Huskies had won 24 consecutive nonconference games, including an entire NCAA Tournament, by double digits entering Friday but left Allen Fieldhouse ...

Preview: KU will need to raise level of play significantly against UConn

UConn has won 24 nonconference games in a row — including every game in an NCAA Tournament — by double digits, the longest such streak since 1950. Kansas just barely fended off Eastern Illinois on Tuesday by an eight-point margin. “We know that that wasn’t our best basketball," KU center Hunter Dickinson said Thursday, "and I think, what better opportunity to showcase how good of a team you are than to ...

KU promotes two assistant coaches; Kotelnicki reportedly leaving for Penn State

The vaunted continuity of Lance Leipold’s Kansas coaching staff could soon be dealt a significant blow. KU offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki — the architect of the motion-heavy offense with spread concepts that helped restore the Jayhawks to national prominence over the past several years — is expected to assume the same position at Penn State, The Athletic's Bruce Feldman first reported Thursday ...

KU comes in at No. 6 in final Big 12 power rankings

The Kansas football team came in at No. 6 in the final edition of the Big 12 Conference power rankings voted on by a panel of beat writers who cover the league. Iowa State surged into fourth place ahead of both Kansas and Kansas State after beating the Wildcats in the Farmageddon rivalry game. Texas, which remained at No. 1, and Oklahoma State, which comes in at No. 3 behind Oklahoma, will face off in the Big ...