KU Football

Time to pull the plug on the idea of fans in the stands in 2020

The only thing sports leaders should be promoting for fans right now is big-screen televisions, because the only way sports will have a chance to resume is if teams stay isolated and fans stay home. Even without fans, it’s far from a guarantee that things will go smoothly enough to actually ...

Louisiana wide receiver Keon Coleman picks Kansas over Oklahoma, South Carolina

At an outdoor Fourth of July barbecue on Saturday night in his hometown of Opelousas, Louisiana, Class of 2021 wide receiver Keon Coleman orally committed to play football at Kansas. The two-sport athlete who also hopes to play basketball in college picked KU over Oklahoma and South ...

Kansas football suspends voluntary workouts after 12 positive COVID-19 tests

An uptick in positive COVID-19 tests has led the Kansas football program to suspend its voluntary summer workouts, KU officials announced Friday morning. Twelve football players have now tested positive for COVID-19, and KU is requiring a 14-day self-quarantine for all football players and ...

KU linebacker Steven Parker dubbed one to watch during 2020 season

Kansas linebacker Steven Parker recently made an appearance on a list of redshirt freshmen poised for breakout seasons — a list that also includes players from powerhouse programs such as Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas and Auburn. Parker, who played four games during his true freshman season, ...

SEC commissioner urges NIL uniformity in meeting with U.S. Senate committee

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state-level versions with differing requirements. Sankey was part of a panel discussing ...

Kansas football program adds new equipment manager with Big 12 ties

After 32 years with the same equipment manager, the Kansas football program is preparing for Year 1 of a new regime. KU on Wednesday announced that Blake Kuenzi (pronounced Ken-zee) had been hired as the program’s head football equipment manager, taking over for Jeff Himes, who retired at ...

KU makes top 3 for two-sport standout Keon Coleman

The Kansas football program made the latest cut for three-star wide receiver Keon Coleman — and if he becomes a Jayhawk, he might play at Allen Fieldhouse as well as on the football field. The 6-foot-4, 188-pound playmaker from Opelousas Catholic in Louisiana announced his final three on ...

Kansas football program announces first positive COVID-19 test

The University of Kansas football program announced Saturday that one player has tested positive for COVID-19 and another had a positive test for the COVID-19 antibodies. The two positive tests came after 86 players and 110 KU staff members were tested during the past couple of weeks as KU's ...

KU football lands commitment from 3-star safety Omar Burroughs

The Kansas football program picked up a commitment from 3-star safety Omar Burroughs on Friday afternoon. Burroughs, of Savannah, Ga., is headed to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to finish his high school career. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound defensive back announced his commitment on Twitter ...

Kansas Athletics offers ticket assurance plan for 2020-21 season ticket holders

University of Kansas fans holding season tickets for upcoming KU sporting events now have assurances from the athletic department that their investment is safe. On Wednesday afternoon, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long sent an email to donors announcing the details of a ticket assurance plan for ...

KU AD Jeff Long optimistic about prospects of 2020 college football season

Months of planning and projecting have left University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long cautiously optimistic about hosting a full college football season this fall. Long said as much on multiple occasions during Tuesday night’s online discussion, “College Sports in the COVID-19 ...