WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Notebook: Bean starts at quarterback, and more observations from KU's season opener

Sixth-year senior quarterback Jason Bean started Friday’s game for Kansas, bringing an uneasy end to weeks of uncertainty — and a particularly intense 24 hours of speculation — surrounding the health of Jalon Daniels ahead of the season opener. It had begun when Daniels, last year’s starter and the preseason Big 12 Conference offensive player of the year, was absent from the half-hour portion of ...

Week 1 preview: KU football's long-awaited opener against Missouri State has finally arrived

One of Kansas head coach Lance Leipold's defining questions to consider in surveying his season-opening foe, Missouri State, was “How much is carry-over, and what’s new flavor?” Missouri State lost head coach Bobby Petrino, but retained Petrino's son Nick as offensive coordinator and son-in-law/defensive coordinator Ryan Beard as head coach. So it's hard to say exactly where the Bears fall, ...

Armstrong lone KU product to survive NFL roster cuts; most sign with practice squads

Updated 6:20 p.m. Tuesday was a challenging cutdown day for former Jayhawks, as only one of the nine current NFL players who entered the league out of Kansas made a 53-man roster following the preseason. Defensive end Dorance Armstrong, who played in 76 games and started 13 over the first five seasons of his career in Dallas, remains ensconced with the Cowboys after an 8.5-sack campaign in 2022. Armstrong ...

KU women's basketball unveils full nonconference schedule

On the heels of last week's announcement that the Kansas women's basketball team will face formidable UConn and Virginia Tech squads in the Cayman Islands, KU Athletics has announced the rest of its nonconference schedule. The Jayhawks will open the season at home against Northwestern State on Nov. 8 and embark on an 11-game slate that also features away games against Penn State (Nov. 13), Texas A&M (Dec. ...

Woodland to undergo brain surgery

Former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, announced on social media Wednesday morning that he will undergo surgery on Sept. 18 to remove a lesion found on his brain. "I was diagnosed a few months ago and have been trying to treat symptoms with medication," Woodland wrote. "After consulting with multiple specialists and discussing with my family, we've made the ...

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 ...