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Gameday Breakdown: KU football at Ohio

— Kansas (1-1) at Ohio (1-1) • 11 a.m. kickoff, Saturday, Peden Stadium, in Athens, Ohio • Game-time forecast: 76 degrees, mostly sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: ESPNU • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320— Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our coverage team on ...

Bowen: KU’s D-linemen ‘doing their part’ versus opposing passing attacks

Coming off a troubling home loss to Central Michigan, Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen knows the numbers as well as anyone. Two games into the season, the Jayhawks have made just one sack and been credited with five quarterback hurries.Considering how the last opposing QB they faced, ...

Tom Keegan: OC Doug Meacham wise to tap brakes on KU offense

Coaching is all about assessing the personnel you have and figuring out how to bring out the best in it. It’s not about trying to make the athletes fit the preferred style of the coach.Credit first-year Kansas offensive coordinator Doug Meacham for quickly recognizing his old way of doing ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas needs upset victory in Athens, Ohio, to restore hope

Taking the podium for weekly state-of-the-program addresses ranks as one of the many, many steep challenges of wearing the "head football coach at Kansas" title.Charlie Weis preferred the blunt approach, and once referred to his players on the field as “a pile of crap.” That didn’t do ...

Both KU and Ohio looking to recover from losses fueled by turnovers

Earlier this week, when Kansas football coach David Beaty began watching video of the Jayhawks’ next opponent, the footage seemed strangely familiar — and not just because KU faced Ohio at Memorial Stadium in 2016.As Beaty caught himself up on how the Bobcats’ trip to Purdue played out, ...

Notebook: WR Steven Sims hopes to return at Ohio

The most experienced skill player on the Kansas football roster, Steven Sims Jr. knew his hobbled right ankle would limit his effectiveness this past Saturday, but he wanted to give it a shot and see if he could overcome the pain enough to play.The junior receiver knew his coaches already had ...

Juco teammates de-commit from KU football

The Kansas football program’s 2018 recruiting class took a pair of losses a little more than 48 hours after the Jayhawks dropped a home game to Central Michigan.Junior college teammates Jonathan Lolohea and Charles Cameron, both defensive tackles at Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Miss.), ...

Tom Keegan: Charles Baldwin vanishes from Kansas football depth chart

In an offseason rife with hollow hope for the Kansas football program, nothing shapes up as more off base than celebrated anticipation for right tackle Charles Baldwin’s Div. I debut.Baldwin’s claim to fame, the source of such bliss for KU football fans when he announced he was transferring ...

Notebook: Beaty says ‘rough’ outings part of learning process for QB Bender

A couple days removed from seeing his team’s starting quarterback complete 51.6 percent of a program-record 62 attempts, without even one touchdown throw to fortify the numbers, Kansas football coach David Beaty hadn’t taken on a defeatist attitude regarding Peyton Bender’s ability or ...

Tom Keegan: Ending road losing streak supplies motivation for Kansas football

It didn’t feel like just one loss, even though that’s what the record shows. Kansas lost more than a football game Saturday in coming up way short against Central Michigan, 45-27. The football program lost the faith of a fan base that wanted to believe that the darkest days were in the past ...

KU’s road opener at Ohio moved up, to air on ESPNU

With Hurricane Irma leaving many college football programs in the southeast scrambling to rearrange their schedules, the Worldwide Leader in Sports found a gap in its programming which the Kansas Jayhawks will help fill.Originally scheduled to air via online streaming service Watch ESPN ...

Following loss, David Beaty declares need for balance in KU’s offense

No quarterback in Kansas football history ever had attempted as many throws in one game as Peyton Bender did Saturday in a 45-27 loss to Central Michigan. And if head coach David Beaty has it his way, Bender’s new mark will stand alone atop the record book well into the distant future.“We ...

Tom Keegan: Jayhawks fail pivotal test to prove themselves

Central Michigan came to Lawrence to give a Kansas football program in the midst of yet another rebuilding project a test it absolutely had to pass in order to be taken seriously. A suspicious public needed convincing that the upset of Texas last November was a turning point and not a one-week ...

Notebook: KU receiver Steven Sims limited with ankle injury

A “tough sucker,” according to his head coach, junior Kansas receiver Steven Sims Jr. did all he could to try and get healthy enough to make an impact Saturday against Central Michigan.However, after trying to return a couple punts and giving it a go on offense briefly, an ankle injury kept ...

‘We just sputtered’: Jayhawks dropped by Central Michigan, 45-27

College football seasons almost never follow the idyllic scripts a program’s coaches, players and fans map out when they look at a schedule, as Central Michigan reminded Kansas Saturday at Memorial Stadium.The fumes of past KU failures wafted in the air as an announced crowd of 28,531 saw the ...

First-half miscues cost Kansas momentum, points in loss to Central Michigan

In a game the Jayhawks put up 27 points, their quarterback felt they could’ve — and should've — scored into the 50s.While the KU defense struggled to contain a Central Michigan offense that was held to 21 points in regulation in its season opener against Rhode Island, the KU offense — ...

Jayhawks crushed against Central Michigan, 45-27

Any momentum the Kansas football team picked up last week in a season-opening victory disappeared during a 45-27 loss to Central Michigan on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. In his second career start, Central Michigan senior quarterback Shane Morris shredded KU’s pass defense with 467 passing ...

Gameday Breakdown: KU football vs. Central Michigan

— Central Michigan (1-0) at Kansas (1-0) • 3 p.m. kickoff, Saturday, Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 84 degrees, mostly sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports Net • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320— Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our coverage team ...

Using Daniel Wise on edge adds hulking look to KU’s D-line

Coordinator Clint Bowen doesn’t have anything against the Kansas football team using a traditional defensive front, with two edge rushers bookending a pair of big tackles. But upon seeing what the Jayhawks could accomplish with a super-sized D-line, Bowen sees incentive to go big up front ...