WRITER: Henry Greenstein

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 ...

KU alumni hope stadium rebuild will secure football program's national position

Chris Harris Jr. said he remembers when, as a student at Kansas, he was looking forward to upcoming renovations to the school’s football stadium. That was in 2007, when Harris was a true freshman on the Jayhawks’ football team that won the Orange Bowl. Fast forward 16 years, and Harris, now a 12-year NFL veteran and four-time Pro Bowl cornerback, was on hand at the Jayhawk Welcome Center on Tuesday to see ...

KU women's basketball closes European trip with win in Greece

Freshman guard S'Mya Nichols led Kansas in scoring for the second consecutive exhibition game, center Danai Papadopoulou scored 14 points back in her native Greece, and Laia Conesa and Nadira Eltayeb each put up double-doubles as the KU women's basketball team beat Greek Select 108-52 on Sunday. The Jayhawks outrebounded Greek Select by a staggering 59-22 margin and used that dominance on the boards to build ...