WRITER: Henry Greenstein

KU volleyball beats South Dakota in exhibition; season opens Friday

Five players tallied at least seven kills and Kansas won a pair of hotly contested sets that went to extra points on its way to a 3-1 home exhibition win over South Dakota on Saturday. Junior opposite hitter London Davis led the way with 10 kills, closely followed by returnees Caroline Bien and Rhian Swanson and transfers Toyosi Onabanjo (Iowa) and Reagan Cooper (Texas Tech). Camryn Turner, a preseason ...

Freshman Ballard making waves in KU quarterback room

When Ethan Vasko opted to leave Kansas in late spring, the conventional wisdom was that redshirt sophomore Ben Easters would slide smoothly into Vasko’s No. 3 spot, as the lone scholarship quarterback behind Jalon Daniels and Jason Bean. Cole Ballard’s performance has quickly disabused the KU football community of that notion. Offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki told reporters at the team’s media day ...

Playing Madden, doing math with Einstein: How KU's play-submission process has unfolded so far

One of the more entertaining storylines at fall camp for the Kansas football team this year — and a succinct reflection of the team’s increased experience, as well as the trust it has built among its coaches — is the offense’s ongoing creation and presentation of plays to offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki. The process is intended to foster an increased level of investment in the offense, Kotelnicki ...

KU, Illinois to host charity basketball exhibition to benefit Maui

With the island of Maui devastated by wildfires, and the town of Lahaina that hosts college basketball's Maui Invitational acutely so, the Kansas men's basketball team is doing its part to aid relief efforts. KU Athletics announced Friday afternoon that the Jayhawks will travel to Champaign, Illinois, for a charity exhibition game against the University of Illinois at State Farm Center at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29. ...

KU football's JB Brown continues to draw rave reviews from teammates, coaches

JB Brown's work as a weak-side linebacker in Kansas football training camp has frequently pitted him against the Jayhawks' stable of powerful running backs. “They’re a bunch of physical and fast dudes," Brown said after a recent practice. "I’ve hit heads with Dev (Neal) and (Daniel) Hishaw a couple times." But Brown might be better prepared for that contact than anyone else on the roster. Teammate Rich ...

KU coaches as confident as ever playing Locklin in multiple positions

When Torry Locklin first committed to Kansas, he was a lefty dual threat quarterback, a two-star prospect as assessed by Rivals and the 18th addition to David Beaty’s class of 2018. A grayshirt season, four years and two coaching changes later, Locklin is still in Lawrence as a running back, wide receiver, special teamer and whatever else offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki needs him to be in the madcap ...