WRITER: Henry Greenstein

KU holds at No. 3 entering Texas showdown, WVU and ISU surge in Big 12 power rankings

West Virginia continues to climb in the latest Big 12 Conference power rankings. Winners of three straight games, the Mountaineers moved to eighth in the voting from a panel of beat writers that regularly cover the Big 12. Last in the rankings after a season-opening loss to Penn State, West Virginia has made the biggest move in the last three weeks, climbing six spots following wins over Duquesne, Pittsburgh ...

Jayhawks hope experience, preparation mitigate challenges of playing at Texas

Kansas running back Daniel Hishaw Jr. said Wednesday that practicing with pumped-in crowd noise hurts his head. That is clearly a price the Jayhawks are willing to play as they await a six-digit quantity of screaming fans when they face Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium this Saturday. “We didn’t even bring it up," offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki said. "They’re like, ‘Hey, we need ...

KU women's basketball conference schedule revealed

The Kansas women's basketball team just got a little bit more clarity on what it needs to do to build on its Women's National Invitation Tournament championship. The Big 12 Conference announced its slate of league matchups Tuesday morning, and for the Jayhawks the schedule begins and ends at Allen Fieldhouse: against West Virginia on Dec. 30 and against departing conference member Oklahoma on March 2. In ...

Kansas announces men's basketball conference schedule

A new-look Kansas men's basketball team expected — as usual — to rank among the best in the country will have the chance to prove its Big 12 Conference bona fides beginning in January. Its league schedule for the upcoming year was announced Tuesday morning. The Jayhawks' campaign through the newly expanded 14-team conference — which added BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF and doesn't lose Oklahoma and ...

Tough loss to UCF concludes KU soccer's road trip

The Kansas soccer team played what head coach Mark Francis called "hands down our best game of the year on both sides of the ball," but fell short in a 1-0 loss at UCF on Sunday night when the Knights' Katie Bradley converted a penalty kick in the 84th minute. "The game is cruel sometimes," Francis said in a press release. UCF forward Chloe Netzel drew contact from KU defender Moira Kelley in the box, and ...

KU men's basketball earns second commitment for 2024: four-star guard Philon

The Kansas men's basketball team began to round out its 2024 recruiting class when it earned the commitment of Labaron Philon, a four-star point guard from Mobile, Alabama, who plays at Link Academy in Branson, Missouri. Philon, who visited KU over the weekend, had previously been committed to Auburn in his home state until April, and eventually chose the Jayhawks over finalists Alabama, Cincinnati and Ole ...