KU Football

Bryce Torneden named semifinalist for Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award

A senior Kansas football captain, Bryce Torneden was named Wednesday a national semifinalist for the 2019 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award. A Lawrence native and Free State High graduate, Torneden was one of 20 players from around the country to make the cut for the Witten award, ...

Self-examination critical aspect of bye week for KU football offense

Bye weeks usually involve plenty of reflection for most football teams, so the Kansas Jayhawks’ most recent stretch of downtime wasn’t unique in that regard. But the KU offense had so underperformed its expectations in its most recent loss that a hard, long look in the mirror basically ...

KU’s defense must fix issues against mobile quarterbacks ahead of matchup with OSU

It was an interesting comment, and one that could ultimately explain a recent stretch by KU’s defense. Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson recorded 127 yards and three scores on the ground via 17 attempts during a 38-10 win over Kansas in the Sunflower Showdown two weeks ago. After the ...

Les Miles looking forward to returning to OSU, where he first became a head coach

It was 15 years ago Wednesday that Les Miles last was inside Boone Pickens Stadium, in Stillwater, Okla., for a college football game. On that mid-November Saturday back in 2004, Miles led the Oklahoma State football team, ranked No. 25 in the country, onto the field. He’ll return, of ...

2 O-linemen leave KU football’s 2020 recruiting class

The Kansas football program’s 2020 recruiting class looks a little smaller as of Monday, when two potential signees — both of whom are high school offensive linemen — announced their futures won’t include playing for KU. Both Jackson Stoefen, rated by Rivals as a three-star offensive ...

Notebook: Kansas S Jeremiah McCullough out for season

The Kansas football defense will finish out the season without one of its starting defensive backs. That much head coach Les Miles would admit Monday, even if he refused to publicly rule out a late season return for a starting linebacker. Miles said during his weekly press conference senior ...

KU’s 3rd down defense a concern entering season’s final 3 weeks

Following a letdown of a performance by the entire Kansas football team in front of a sold out stadium a week ago, the Jayhawks’ defense headed into a bye week with no shortage of concerns. With only three games remaining on their November calendar, it didn’t take any deliberating by ...

KU football LT Hakeem Adeniji to play in Senior Bowl

The bye week came with some good news for Kansas football offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji, who discovered Thursday he will have a chance to showcase his skills to NFL draft coaches and evaluators in January. His head coach, Les Miles, had a little fun, too, in delivering the word to Adeniji. ...

Pooka Williams: KU offense ‘out of character’ in latest defeat

It had only been two games, but the Kansas football offense performed so well under new coordinator Brent Dearmon that the Jayhawks began looking at themselves differently. This was the type of team, they were convinced, that should regularly put up 500-plus yards of offense and 30-plus ...

Schools, coaches more willing to fight NCAA allegations

The ink on the NCAA's notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive. The tradition-rich program, which found itself in the ...

Notebook: ‘Miles to Go’ grabs Wildcats’ attention

It turns out Kansas football fans aren’t the only people paying attention to the niche ESPN+ streaming series “Miles to Go.” The Jayhawks’ in-state rivals may not be binging it exactly, but some Kansas State Wildcats said after thoroughly beating KU, 38-10, in Lawrence on Saturday that ...

Jayhawks hoping to once again capitalize on bye week

It hasn’t even been a month since Kansas football players learned how valuable a bye week can be for a team. Now the Jayhawks will try to make the days surrounding their second open date of the season as productive as their first. With an idle Saturday in mid-October providing a break in ...

‘Crushing’: Jayhawks regret failing to give sellout crowd a proper show

Kansas football players aren’t exactly accustomed to playing in front of a packed house in Lawrence. “When I first ran out of the tunnel, it was beautiful,” senior receiver Daylon Charlot said of the crowd awaiting the Jayhawks at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for Saturday’s ...

Notebook: Carter Stanley’s injury not considered serious heading into bye week

An already miserable Saturday for Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley at least didn’t conclude with a serious injury. Stanley spent much of a 38-10 Sunflower Showdown loss suffering hits. And eventually one forced him off the field in the fourth quarter, when Khalid Duke sacked KU’s senior ...

Jayhawks stunned in lopsided loss to Wildcats in front of sellout crowd

The Kansas State Wildcats didn’t only harass, hurry and sack Carter Stanley throughout Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown. They blindsided his outlook for one of the most anticipated KU home games in a decade. “I never in a million years saw that result coming,” said Stanley, a joyless and ...

Matt Tait: Next time, the matchup with K-State has to mean more

Not yet, KU fans. Despite all kinds of momentum suggesting it might be, and a fun and flashy new offense to play with, Kansas football under Les Miles is not quite ready to beat Kansas State, even with a new coach leading the Wildcats. Instead of snapping a 10-game losing skid and partying ...

Quick recap: KU football falls flat in 38-10 loss to Kansas State

The head coaches for both teams were new. The crowd was a sellout at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2009. But the result was much of the same. Kansas State dominated in every aspect of the game on its way to a 38-10 victory over Kansas Saturday afternoon. The ...