WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Three questions to ponder as KU football camp opens

The Kansas football team is in uncharted territory, facing the highest expectations in over a decade, but this year's fall training camp should feature a refreshing familiarity. Practically all of the coaches and players are back from last season, and certainly little of note has changed on the roster since spring practice. As a result, fall camp, which begins Tuesday, should serve as a demonstration of what ...

How and why Mass St. Collective brought KU alumni to The Basketball Tournament

The Basketball Tournament had included just one Kansas alumni squad in its nine years of existence before the Mass St. Collective sponsored a team this year. Mass St. serves primarily as the name, image and likeness partner of Kansas Athletics, helping secure financial partnerships for current Jayhawk athletes — thus making the connection to their predecessors somewhat more tangential. But Dan Beckler, the ...

KU football lands first 2025 commitment

Just when it seemed like 2024 football recruiting had slowed down for the summer, 2025 recruiting kicked into gear. The Kansas football team earned its first verbal commitment from an incoming junior Thursday evening. Quarterback David McComb from Oklahoma's Edmond Memorial High, who first visited Lawrence on June 25, pledged to attend KU after spending more time with head coach Lance Leipold and offensive ...

Offseason improvement puts McCullar in spotlight entering Puerto Rico trip

Bill Self has seen the same process unfold in several consecutive years: A Kansas player will enter the draft and ultimately decide to come back but do so with renewed “confidence and aggressiveness.” “I think it’s the exact same thing that Ochai (Agbaji) and J-Wil (Jalen Wilson) did,” he said. “I think they tested the waters, they went and did all the NBA stuff, they saw (it), they have a better ...

2023 KU soccer roster reflects growing Kansas City connections

Peruse recent Kansas soccer lineups and you’ll find plenty of towns with familiar names: Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee in the state of Kansas; Grain Valley, Lee’s Summit and of course Kansas City in Missouri. “I think in my years that I’ve been here, obviously, I’ve seen a lot of changes in the quality of players coming out of Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri,” head coach Mark ...

KU men's basketball schedule for Puerto Rico posted

The Kansas men's basketball team has posted more details regarding its three exhibition games in Puerto Rico next week. According to a schedule uploaded onto the Kansas Athletics website Thursday, the Jayhawks will face a "Puerto Rico Select Team" at 11 a.m. Central Time on Aug. 3, then the national basketball team of the Bahamas at 4 p.m. Aug. 5 and again at 11 a.m. Aug. 7. All three games will take place in ...