KU Football

Matt Tait: Big 12 honors elude Kansas football; here are top Jayhawk candidates

Wednesday, the Big 12 Conference released this year’s preseason all-conference football selections as voted by the media.As you might have guessed, no Kansas University players were mentioned.Because it’s just the preseason, the list was limited to a first-team offense, a first-team ...

KU’s Smithson on awards lists

Kansas University senior football safety Fish Smithson was named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list and the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team on Wednesday.The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is presented ...

Tom Keegan: Big 12 signal callers ranked

Anyone not willing to acknowledge that the SEC ranks ahead of every other college football conference views it through green glasses colored so by envy.As for the best quarterback conference, the Big 12 rules in terms of talent, excitement and famous genes.Three of the 10 projected starting ...

KU LB Duckworth booked over the weekend in connection with February arrest

The name Kendall Nyear Duckworth appeared on a booking report at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend, but not because of any new criminal activity.The former KU walk-on with the Kansas football program was arrested back in February as one of two suspects in the robbery of ...

James joins Jayhawks’ Louisiana pipeline

Kansas’ Memorial Stadium may sit 811 miles from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, city limits, but, to three-star defensive end Troy James, it felt closer than that.James, the fourth athlete from Louisiana in the Class of 2017 to commit to the Jayhawks so far, said one of the biggest reasons he ...

KU tight end Ben Johnson on Mackey Award watch list

With college football season getting closer by the day, some of the award watch lists have started to trickle out. Kansas football tight end Ben Johnson became the first Jayhawk to earn preseason recognition Wednesday, when the John Mackey Award’s selection committee placed Johnson on its ...

Workout Warrior of the Week: Kansas football WR Jeremiah Booker ‘never quits’

The response to a question put to LaQuvionte “Speedy” Gonzalez, aka The Streakin’ Puerto Rican, came as swiftly as his feet move when the football is tucked under his arm, the scent of the goal line in the air.The question: Is there a wide receiver who will surprise Kansas University ...

Hull of a hire

During his first four months on the job, Kansas University running-backs coach Tony Hull’s deep connection to his hometown of New Orleans has paid off more quickly than expected for the rebuilding Jayhawks.Hired by second-year KU coach David Beaty to replace veteran running-backs coach Reggie ...

Beaty preaching optimism to team, fans

During the past couple of months, Kansas University football coach David Beaty continued his quest to mingle with supporters outside of the immediate area, visiting Denver, Tulsa, and various spots around the state to meet with KU fans and hear their questions, concerns and support for the ...

KU Football lands second D-End commitment of the day

Tony Hull strikes again.For the fourth time since being named the new Kansas running backs coach, the New Orleans native and former NASA engineer has enticed a Louisiana athlete in the Class of 2017 to join the Jayhawks.Troy James, a three-star defensive end from Baton Rouge, announced on ...

Former Hawaii defensive end commits to KU football

From Hawaii to Garden City and finally Kansas football. That’s not the most common path taken by college football players, but it will be the path taken by defensive end Jamie Tago, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect who, on Tuesday, orally committed to KU.Just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, second-year ...

Workout Warrior of the Week Gonzalez expects to pack punch for KU football

Long, lean and fast, Rodriguez Coleman had the physical tools to develop into a legitimate Big 12 wide receiver, but couldn’t follow the team rules and earned a one-way ticket out of the Kansas University football program.Coleman left the No. 1 jersey behind, and it has been filled by an even ...

Jayhawks venture to Windy City for latest football commitment

The Kansas University football program is not stopping at Louisiana when it comes to mining new recruiting territory.Late Wednesday night, roughly 12 hours after picking up a commitment from three-star defensive back Akayleb Evans, of McKinney, Texas, the Jayhawks landed an oral commitment from ...

Chicago DB Robert Topps picks KU

Late Monday night, roughly 12 hours after learning about an oral commitment from McKinney, Texas safety Akayleb Evans earlier in the day, Kansas football coach David Beaty and company picked up another commitment from a 3-star defensive back. Robert Topps, of Chicago's Marist High, chose the ...

KU football adds another 3-star commitment

The Kansas football program picked up another three-star commitment on Wednesday, marking a big day for both the player and the program. For the program, the addition of Akayleb Evans, a 3-star safety out of McKinney, Texas, marked the fourth such player to commit to the Jayhawks, who now have ...

Dream job now a reality for Brian Hanni, the new voice of the Jayhawks

Fresh out of Topeka West High, with a clear vision of what direction he wanted to take his life, one of the first classes Brian Hanni ever enrolled in at Kansas University in 1998 was Tom Hedrick’s Sportscasting 101.It was a difficult class taught by a tough educator and veteran broadcaster ...

Brian Hanni named new voice of the Jayhawks

The search for Bob Davis' replacement is over. KU graduate and Lawrence radio veteran Brian Hanni has been named the play-by-play voice of Kansas Jayhawk football and men's basketball on the Jayhawk/IMG Radio Network, Kansas Athletics and IMG announced Tuesday. Hanni replaces Davis, who served ...

Jayhawks land in-state offensive lineman

It did not take the Kansas University football program long to move on from recent de-commitments from a couple of Texas offensive linemen in the Class of 2017.With Grant Polley and Jared Hocker recently backing out of pledges to join the Jayhawks, that opened the door for a Kansas kid to ...

Workout Warrior of the Week: Ehambe ‘freakin’ animal’

When sophomore defensive end Josh Ehambe learned that he had been selected by Kansas University strength-and-conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson as this week’s Workout Warrior of the Week, one of the first places his mind traveled was to his good friend and teammate Cameron Rosser.Rosser, a ...