KU Football

Appearances by Miles, Self highlight KU’s annual Traditions Night

It all came down to a simple question: Would you rather fight 12 tiny Bill Selfs or one giant Les Miles? “I’ve got the answer,” Kansas athletic director Jeff Long responded. “I’m not going to fight either of them because I’m smarter than that. But I would go to battle with each one ...

Freshman RB Velton Gardner ‘fighting hard to carve out a role’

After playing mainly quarterback during high school, Kansas freshman running back Velton Gardner has gone through a bit of a learning curve during preseason camp.  “Yeah, it’s been an adjustment, but the older running backs, they got me and stuff like that,” said Gardner, a newcomer ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 7, RB Khalil Herbert

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Anticipation, uncertainty accompany Les Miles’ 1st season with KU football

The start of every season comes with some level of anticipation for those diehards who endure the University of Kansas football program. The quickly approaching 2019 season, though, arrives with some unique expectations — not because the Jayhawks have a new head coach, but because that ...

Les Miles tells fans Jayhawks ‘need to play dominant football’

Prairie Village — Les Miles didn’t have any grand announcements or bold declarations to make Friday night while addressing a large contingent of University of Kansas fans at the athletic department’s annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square. Nor did the head football coach want to share any ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 8, O-linemen Malik Clark and Hakeem Adeniji

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Talented freshman LB Steven Parker acclimating quickly with help of Emmett Jones

Emmett Jones coaches the receivers on the University of Kansas football roster. But not a day goes by without Jones staying in the ear of outside linebacker Steven Parker. It was Jones — not only a Dallas native like Parker, but also the former head coach at South Oak Cliff High, where ...

KU tight end Jack Luavasa anticipates bigger role under new coaching staff

It is no secret that the tight end position has changed at nearly every level of football. The days of tight ends only being used as an extra blocker in short-yardage situations or a red zone threat in the passing game are long gone. Tight ends are expected to be athletic with a strong ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 9, OLB Azur Kamara

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2019/aug/09/329649/ As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 ...

KU AD Jeff Long expects hiring process for Hudy replacement to move quickly

The process to replace two longtime Kansas Athletics sports performance employees is underway and KU Athletic Director Jeff Long hopes to have at least one hire made in the next two weeks. Former Kansas basketball strength coach Andrea Hudy and former KU football trainer Murphy Grant, who ...

Report: Joe Dineen out for remainder of preseason

A hand injury he suffered during Denver’s Monday Night Football exhibition earlier this week is expected to keep former Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen out for the remainder of the NFL’s preseason. While making his third appearance for the Broncos, Dineen broke a bone in his right hand. Mike ...

KU’s inside linebacker duo forms important bond during preseason camp

It has become a routine during preseason camp. At the end of each day, Kansas inside linebackers Dru Prox and Kyron Johnson head back to their room. The two roommates then go over film together from that particular practice, and test each other on any new plays added by the coaching ...

‘Miles To Go’ set to debut on ESPN+ on Aug. 29

Any Kansas football fans who have looked forward to getting some behind the scenes glimpses of Les Miles and the Jayhawks through a new ESPN+ series will have to wait another week — and then binge watch the first four episodes before the season kicks off. Miles appeared on ESPN’s “Get ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 10, ILB Kyron Johnson

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Les Miles notes standouts from final full contact practice of preseason

Kansas football coach Les Miles left a steamy preseason practice early Tuesday afternoon not drowning in sweat, rather once again in a buoyant mood. Following what Miles disclosed would be the last camp practice during which the team tackled throughout, from start to finish, he opened his ...