KU Football

KU lands dual-threat QB Tyriek Starks in 2016 class

Tyriek Starks, a two-star quarterback from New Orleans who threw for more than 4,000 yards and ran for 1,000 more in 2015 orally committed to join Kansas University's 2016 recruiting class on Tuesday night.Starks picked KU over finalists Georgia Southern and Tulane and announced his decision ...

Busy recruiting weekend nets 2 top targets for KU football

With the February 3 national signing day drawing near, the Kansas University football program got some help moving past the disappointment of missing out on Oklahoma-bound Lawrence prospect Amani Bledsoe on Saturday night, when two-star running back Khalil Herbert and two-star cornerback Julian ...

Kansas football adds Oregon kicker

The Kansas University football program’s ongoing search to find adequate answers at the punting and place-kicking positions recently received some good news.Quinton Conaway, a former KU recruit who last season chose to be a preferred walk-on at Oregon instead of coming to Kansas, has been ...

Bledsoe says picking OU just felt right for him

Once the high school football season ended, Lawrence High senior Amani Bledsoe spent most of his time focusing on his college recruitment. It was a process that stressed him out, dealing with all of the phone calls and text messages and in-home visits from coaches around the country. Finally on ...

It’s an honor: Decision changed Hadl, Kansas

Big, bad Dick Butkus, savage middle linebacker of the Chicago Bears, and countless other mean men slammed him hard to the turf, but John Hadl never missed a start because of injury during a spectacular 16-year AFL/NFL career.Orneriness, stubbornness, etc., cost him a start here and there, but ...

Lawrence High defensive end Bledsoe picks Oklahoma over KU

After listing Kansas among his two finalists, Lawrence High football standout Amani Bledsoe has decided to play college football at the University of Oklahoma. Bledsoe, a four-star recruit, announced his commitment on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-5, 272-pound defensive end is the top recruit ...

Beaty: New KU linebackers coach Todd Bradford definitely fits the mold

Kansas University coach David Beaty, in a news release Friday, offered up his thoughts on newly hired linebacker coach Todd Bradford.From the sound of things, Bradford is a guy whom Beaty could have hired when he was first forming his staff after being tapped as the next head coach as Kansas in ...

Annual spring football game set for 1 p.m., April 9

The second session of Kansas University's spring football practices under head coach David Beaty is scheduled to begin in mid-March, with the annual spring game slated for a 1 p.m. kickoff on April 9.KU football officials released those details and others on Wednesday afternoon as the program ...

Bledsoe finalists: KU, Oklahoma

Lawrence High football standout Amani Bledsoe will decide between Kansas and Oklahoma for his college football destination. Bledsoe, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end, narrowed his decision to his two finalists Tuesday. He told the Journal-World he’s still deciding on a date for his ...

Davis is top sportscaster

Bob Davis, the voice of Kansas University football and men’s basketball for more than three decades, has been named 2015 Kansas Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.This is the 14th time Davis has received the honor.Davis has announced he will ...

Matt Tait: The state of KU football recruiting

With signing day right around the corner and the current dead period about to expire, now is as good of a time as any to examine the so-far-so-quiet recruiting landscape of Kansas University’s football program.As you surely know by now, coach David Beaty’s first full class will not be a ...

Sophomore linebacker Kyron Watson leaving KU

Sophomore Kyron Watson revealed on Twitter on Sunday night that he will not return to play for the Kansas University football team in 2016. “I will not be attending The University of Kansas anymore,” Watson wrote. “I will truly miss it though.” The reserve linebacker from East St. ...

Lions’ Bledsoe on losing West team at Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Lawrence High football standout Amani Bledsoe played for the West squad in a 28-13 loss to the East on Sunday in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Bledsoe, who started at defensive end, recorded a tackle in the fourth quarter.Bledsoe, a four-star ...

Big Fish: Smithson has proven to be a valuable Jayhawk

When Kansas University defensive coordinator Clint Bowen looked over the roster he would take into the 2015 season, he simply nodded his head and moved on when he came across the name Fish Smithson at safety.Bowen was neither elated nor deflated about the return of the junior-to-be transfer who ...

Matt Tait: Several Jayhawks deserve watching

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the seven red-shirts from the 2015 season who stood to make the biggest impact on the Kansas University football program in 2016.Today, we’re taking that theme and tweaking it just a little bit to give you a look at the six players I’m most excited to see in ...

A&M transfer Murray lands at OU

A pair of highly touted quarterbacks are leaving Texas A & M, but it does not look like Kansas University will be the landing spot for either one. Thursday afternoon, perhaps as an early Christmas present to Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, former five-star Allen (Texas) High quarterback ...

Dual-threat Texas QB headed to KU

One of the most interesting quarterback prospects in the state of Texas announced last week that he plans to enroll at Kansas University in time for the spring semester and spring football.According to a report from JayhawkSlant.com, Dagan Haehn, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound dual-threat QB from Lake ...

KU football adds to coaching staff, picks up veteran WR coach Jason Phillips

The Journal-World learned Sunday that the Kansas University football program was poised to hire Jason Phillips to join the KU coaching staff as a wide receivers coach.KU coach David Beaty later confirmed the hire in a news release. Phillips, who recently served as the offensive coordinator at ...