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Big 12 football teams to play 10-game season

Following the lead of college football’s other Power Five conferences, the Big 12 will implement a trimmed down schedule for the upcoming season. The Big 12’s Board of Directors approved a plan Monday evening for the league’s teams to play a 10-game season, the conference ...

KU football starts laying foundation for 2022 class

As Kansas football head coach Les Miles and his assistants finally began full-blown preparations for the 2020 season, with the team’s first practices of the year this past weekend, the Jayhawks also started adding potential pieces for their 2022 roster. A pair of soon-to-be high school ...

5 key questions for Kansas football heading into the start of the 2020 season

One of the most unusual seasons in Kansas football history opens Friday, when the Jayhawks conduct their first official practice of 2020. In addition to the typical football-related questions that surface each August, the upcoming season features a host of other unknowns related to the ...

Kansas Athletics reports zero positive results in latest round of COVID-19 testing

Kansas Athletics on Tuesday night released the results of its most recent round of COVID-19 testing, which yielded zero positives in 156 tests. The testing, which included 136 athletes, took place last Saturday. KU did not provide a sport-by-sport breakdown of the athletes who were tested. ...

MLB outbreak reveals college football’s vulnerabilities

Those working to get college sports up and running have been hoping the return of professional sports would provide valuable information that could aid their efforts to play through a pandemic. A COVID-19 outbreak for a Major League Baseball team three days into its season forced two games to ...

Three-star defensive back from Florida commits to Kansas

Less than a week after decommitting from Ohio, three-star defensive back DeVonte Wilson orally committed to the Kansas football team Saturday afternoon. Wilson, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound cornerback from Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy, Fla., is close with fellow Class of 2021 KU commitment ...

KU to open 2020 football season Aug. 29 vs. Southern Illinois

The Kansas football program has a new start date for the 2020 season and a new first opponent. KU on Saturday announced an agreement with Southern Illinois to open the season Aug. 29 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks had previously been scheduled to open the season against ...

Kansas football resuming voluntary workouts

The University of Kansas football program resumed voluntary workouts on Wednesday, 19 days after suspending offseason activities because of a dozen positive COVID-19 tests. KU Athletic Director Jeff Long announced Wednesday that 90 COVID-19 tests conducted last Saturday produced four positive ...

KU football lands commitment from 2021 Texas offensive lineman

Two-star offensive lineman Larson Workman became the 14th prospect in the 2021 recruiting class to commit to the Kansas football program. The senior-to-be from Ganado, Texas, announced his commitment Tuesday on Twitter, thanking his friends, family and coaches. “We have worked so hard to ...

Kansas football picked to finish last in Big 12 preseason poll

The Kansas football program found itself in the familiar position of last place when the 2020 preseason Big 12 Conference media poll was released Friday afternoon. KU, which finished 3-9 during head coach Les Miles’ first season in Lawrence in 2019, finished 10th in the 2020 preseason media ...

NCAA recommends testing all athletes for COVID-19 within 72 hours of games

Updated at 10:24 p.m. Thursday The NCAA handed down its latest guidelines for playing through a pandemic while also sounding an alarm: The prospect of having a fall semester with football and other sports is looking grim. If the games can go on, the NCAA says college athletes should be ...

KU’s Andrew Parchment, Pooka Williams Jr. named preseason all-Big 12

Kansas football senior Andrew Parchment and junior Pooka Williams Jr. were two of the 15 players named to the Big 12 Conference’s preseason all-Big 12 offense, league officials announced Thursday. The Jayhawks were one of five Big 12 programs to put multiple players on the preseason ...

Kansas football to conduct next round of COVID-19 testing Saturday

The Kansas football program is planning another round of COVID-19 testing on Saturday, and the results of those tests will determine how soon the Jayhawks can get back on the field, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said Wednesday. Initially hoping to resume the team’s suspended voluntary ...

Kansas basketball pushes back return date for second time in 3 weeks

The Kansas men’s basketball program is pushing its return-to-campus date back for the second time in three weeks in response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Wednesday. The Jayhawks now are aiming to return on Aug. 2, Self said. That date is ...

At least one national pundit believes Kansas football is ready to climb in 2020

Was last year’s 3-9 record a baseline for Les Miles and the Kansas football program, and are the Jayhawks bound to make more progress in 2020? At least one national pundit seems to think so. To be fair, Brandon Marcello of 247 Sports did not put a win total on his 2020 predicted order of ...