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Gameday Breakdown: Kansas football vs. Rhode Island

Rhode Island (0-0) at Kansas (0-0)6 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 76 degrees, 0% chance of rain • TV: Jayhawk Television NetworkLog on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our coverage team on Twitter: @KUSports, @BentonASmith, @mctait and ...

Former KU linebacker files concussion lawsuit against NCAA

One-time University of Kansas linebacker Eric Washington has joined a group of former college football players in the latest wave of concussion lawsuits against the NCAA.A complaint filed in federal court this week reveals Washington still suffers from “severe depression, mood swings and ...

Jayhawks show support for young fan battling cancer

Normally Shanda Hayden wouldn’t even consider asking her son Cole whether he would be up for going to a Kansas football game. She would already know his answer was yes.But the past few months have taken a toll on her 7-year-old Jayhawk enthusiast, who just returned home from his latest ...

Notebook: KU defense not worried about who gets most tackles

On a number of occasions over the past couple of months when head coach David Beaty got on the subject of his Kansas football team’s defense, he mentioned in a somewhat joking fashion he wouldn’t want Fish Smithson leading the team in tackles again.In the race to surpass KU’s senior ...

Curb your enthusiasm: Jayhawks don’t want to play overexcited

In the moments leading up to kickoff, particularly for a season opener, college football players try to harness any boosts in adrenaline, testosterone and general euphoria that accompany the pre-game buzz. If a hype meter could scan each player as he stepped on the field, it likely would ...

Matt Tait: Weekend challenge for KU football fans: Protect the posts

Let me start by clarifying one thing: When you’ve covered Kansas football during the era that I have, you know full well not to take something as difficult as winning a college football game for granted.The Jayhawks have won just 12 times in the past six years, including an 0-for effort in ...

Matt Tait: Beaty striking right balance at start of second season

Ask the Kansas football players how much better this year’s team is compared to last year’s and they’ll tell you the difference is night and day.Ask second-year head coach David Beaty the same question and you’ll get a different, more diplomatic answer.The tone of his voice and the look ...

Two KU football players to miss 2016 season

While head coach David Beaty left preseason camp thinking his Kansas roster remained in pretty good shape in terms of avoiding injuries, he announced Tuesday that two Jayhawks won’t be able to play this year.Sophomore running back Ryan Schadler, the coach revealed, had what Beaty ...

KU quarterbacks remain in competition as opener approaches

David Beaty didn’t really want to release a depth chart this week, but when the communications department at Kansas asked the head football coach for one — what with the Jayhawks opening the season against Rhode Island on Saturday — he accommodated the request. When Beaty reached the ...

KU’s Tyler Patrick evolves as receiver and leader

When Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart is asked about receiver Tyler Patrick, one of the first words that comes to his mind is deceptive. Patrick, listed at 6 feet and 177 pounds, doesn’t exactly fit the bill for an intimidating receiver. But given the chance, the redshirt sophomore Patrick ...

KU’s first depth chart of season includes revelations, options

The Kansas football team’s first official depth chart of the season contained a few surprises — including three names for KU’s possible starting quarterback — when it first became public Monday afternoon.On offense, according to the chart, Kansas could start redshirt junior Montell ...

David Beaty doesn’t plan to announce starting QB before opener

Five days away from his team’s season opener, Kansas football coach David Beaty remains coy on the subject of who will start at quarterback against Rhode Island.In fact, as of Monday morning on the Big 12 coaches media conference call, Beaty indicated he won’t publicly name KU’s No. 1 QB ...

Houston family considers David Beaty a hero

A little more than three years ago, Max Menchaca’s life changed forever. In the opinion of his mother, Trace, the Menchaca family has Kansas football coach David Beaty to thank for Max’s existence not taking a worse turn on that fateful day, when the coach saw her son suffer a horrific ...

KU’s Bill Self sees importance of strong football program

Today marks the official start of Week 1 for the Kansas football program, which will play host to Rhode Island at 6 p.m. Saturday in the season opener.And that means something to KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self, who, in October, will kick off his 14th season leading the Jayhawks.Self has ...

Attention to details gives freshmen Mayberry and Lee inside track in KU’s secondary

One of the room’s senior leaders, Brandon Stewart arrived a good half-hour early for a morning cornerbacks meeting at the beginning of preseason camp. Experienced at a spot where such a quality is scarce on the Kansas roster, Stewart wanted to make sure he got in some extra video study before ...

Crowd pleaser: Beaty brings Jayhawks to stage at pep rally

Prairie Village ? Of all the challenges facing Kansas football coach David Beaty, stage fright isn’t one of them. Still, instead of flying solo Friday night at the athletic department’s annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square, Beaty addressed the fans flanked by some of the more promising ...

David Beaty’s play-calling has stimulated a college offense before

Ever energetic and never pessimistic, even Kansas football coach David Beaty absorbs more exhilaration from certain aspects of his line of work than others.Through his travels up the coaching ranks, few obligations invigorated Beaty as much as calling plays for his team’s offense. No wonder ...

Notebook: Improved receiving corps testing KU’s cornerbacks

Like every assistant on the Kansas football staff, cornerbacks coach and co-defensive coordinator Kenny Perry gets excited every time the program adds a new talented player to the roster through recruiting.As much as Perry loves seeing KU’s secondary expand its depth, though, this month at ...

Game of drones: KU football adds new technology to video preparation

The first time Brandon Stewart heard the faint buzzing emanating from the airspace above the Kansas football practice field, he assumed the worst.A senior cornerback, Stewart knew the team had expanded its video equipment to include a drone. It just took a few preseason practices for the ...