KU Football

Undrafted Daniel Wise reaches free agent deal with Cowboys

One of the Kansas football program’s most important players during the past three seasons, Daniel Wise found out Saturday, later than anticipated, he’s leaving the Big 12 for the the NFC East. But the news didn’t come the way many figured it would. Various mock drafts projected Wise to ...

Former KU running back Jon Cornish headed to Canadian Football Hall of Fame

As productive as he was during his days with the Kansas football program, running back Jon Cornish will be remembered most for what is now officially a hall of fame Canadian Football League career. Ranked 10th all-time in KU’s record book for career rushing yards (2,245), Cornish learned ...

Daniel Wise projects as late-round NFL draft pick this weekend

It’s not often that the University of Kansas football program can boast it had players selected in back-to-back NFL drafts. By the end of this weekend, though, the Jayhawks should be able to make that claim. A year after defensive end Dorance Armstrong ended the team’s two-year drought at ...

Even if he goes undrafted, Steven Sims Jr. confident he can impress an NFL team

There’s no doubt Steven Sims Jr. wanted more out of his final season with the Kansas football program. After leading the Jayhawks in receptions and receiving yards in both his sophomore and junior campaigns, the wideout from Houston pulled the feat off again in 2018. But his numbers dipped ...

KU’s Bryce Torneden excited for former teammate Kyler Murray ahead of NFL Draft

Late in the first quarter, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray motioned his receiver in the left slot to the other side of the field. It allowed Murray to take on Kansas nickel back Bryce Torneden one-on-one inside the redzone. Murray faked a pitch on a speed option and coasted into the end zone ...

KU announces partnership extension with Adidas through 2031

Story updated at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday After a wait of roughly 19 months, the signatures on the contract extension between Kansas Athletics and Adidas are now dry. As a result, KU owns one of the largest apparel deals in college athletics, a 14-year, $196 million agreement that extends to 2031 ...

KU football coaches opened recruiting period in K.C. and Kansas

On the job at the University of Kansas for a little more than five months, head football coach Les Miles repeatedly has made clear his plan to win over as many local prospects as possible while rebuilding the program. Miles’ first recruiting class included three signees from the Sunflower ...

Offseason progress helped Davon Ferguson stand out for KU in spring

A defensive back whose path through the college football ranks began at the junior college level, Davon Ferguson arrived at the University of Kansas in the spring of 2018 confident that his playmaking ability would get him on the field sooner rather than later. At the time, the Jayhawks had ...

Final KU football practice of spring used to set Jayhawks up for summer success

Though it may have seemed from the outside that the Kansas football program’s spring schedule culminated with this past Saturday night’s scrimmage, what with approximately 70 recruits in attendance and a Rick Ross performance capping the evening, Les Miles’ team wasn’t done with spring ...

3-star Texas prep WR Keith Miller III commits to KU football

The first aftershock from the Kansas football program’s massive spring game weekend rumbled in on Tuesday afternoon, in the form of another addition to the Jayhawks’ 2020 recruiting class. Keith Miller III, a 6-foot-5 receiver from The Colony, Texas, who made an official visit to KU’s ...

Les Miles and Bill Self become ‘Step Brothers’

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2019/feb/06/328652/ The Kansas football fans who showed up Saturday for the Jayhawks’ spring game at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium got a bit of a surprise during one of the breaks in the action. And for that matter, so did the man responsible for ...

Shane Jackson: With spring ball finished, Les Miles appears more comfortable at KU

As soon as the spring game ended, Kansas safety Bryce Torneden rushed back to the locker room to take a shower. He, along with the rest of his KU football teammates, eventually made it back inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. By then, a stage had been set up near midfield for Rick ...

Les Miles compares 1st KU football team to those he had at LSU and Oklahoma State

For a man who has gone out of his way the past several weeks to reveal as little as possible about what’s going on behind the scenes of his Kansas football program, head coach Les Miles made a relatively startling statement on Monday evening regarding his new team. Asked shortly after the ...

Notebook: Several 2020 targets in attendance for Jayhawks’ spring game

As important as Saturday’s festivities at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium were for the Jayhawks who were able to show off their skills during the spring game, the weekend itself doubled as a giant stage for the program and its future under new head coach Les Miles. Although former KU ...

Running backs rule night, leading offense to 45-7 win at KU’s spring game

Spring games aren’t supposed to reveal much of anything about a college football team’s potential — head coaches such as Les Miles would have it no other way. Appropriately, as Miles, the former national championship winning coach at LSU, made his Kansas debut Saturday night at David ...