WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Missouri State will provide litmus test for KU's defensive improvement

It hasn’t always been easy for Kansas football teams to defend against Football Championship Subdivision foes, and it hasn’t always been easy for power-conference teams to defend against Missouri State. Last season, the Bears led 27-17 in the fourth quarter against Arkansas — the same team that eventually beat KU in three overtimes in the 2022 Liberty Bowl — before allowing 21 straight points in a close ...

KU volleyball sweeps pair of matches in Omaha; home opener awaits Thursday

The Kansas volleyball team began its quest for a third-straight NCAA Tournament bid in style, earning a pair of 3-0 victories over Pepperdine and host Omaha at a tournament this past weekend. KU, which entered its season-opening matches receiving votes but just one spot out of the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, immediately staked its claim for inclusion in the next installment by sweeping ...

The most intriguing aspects of KU's first depth chart of the year

The first game week of the season has arrived, and Kansas football has released something resembling a concrete indication of who will take the field when the Jayhawks host Missouri State Friday. I will go no further than to say that KU's game notes feature "something resembling" a starting lineup because like so many of its peers across college football, this Week 1 depth chart makes heavy use of the dreaded ...

KU soccer overwhelms Colorado College for 6-0 win

Kansas hadn't lost to Colorado College in its history in four tries and it certainly didn't buck that trend Sunday. The Jayhawks poured in three goals in each half, with junior Raena Childers scoring her first career brace along the way, and stayed unbeaten in nonconference play with a 6-0 win at Rock Chalk Park. KU sent 25 shots at the Tigers' goal, including 13 on target. Magali Gagné and Lexi Watts led the ...

KU Fall Sports Preview: Healthier soccer team hoping to fulfill high potential

By the end of last season it might have been easier to count the Kansas soccer players who were available to play, rather than those who were out. Forgive the hyperbole, but in truth KU suffered eight season-ending injuries in 2022. That meant that by the end of the year the Jayhawks were missing eager newcomers (Mackenzie Hammontree and Hallie Klanke), promising returnees (Mya Sheridan, Magali Gagné and ...

KU Fall Sports Preview: Redwine expecting more from cross-country veterans Gibbens, Latema

There’s plenty for Kansas cross-country to build on after promising finishes at last fall’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet and the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Championships earlier this spring. KU head coach Stanley Redwine hosted his first fall practice last Thursday. The 23-year coach has a full list of to-dos to get through before the Jayhawks’ home meet, the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic, on Sept. 2. Atop ...