KU Football

No substitutes: Once Miles picks a KU QB, the plan is to stick with him

Apparently the Kansas football team’s ongoing quarterback competition remains too close to call, a little more than a week before the Jayhawks’ 2020 debut. That doesn’t mean KU will try to play both Thomas MacVittie and Miles Kendrick when the season arrives, though. Head coach Les ...

Kansas LB Dru Prox plans to build on injury-shortened breakthrough season

Dru Prox doesn't know exactly when or how it happened, but the Kansas linebacker remembers vividly the surge of emotions that accompanied the season-ending shoulder damage he suffered in the Jayhawks’ Big 12 opener nearly a year ago. “Pain. I was very upset,” Prox recalled. “I was very ...

Notebook: Jayhawks preparing for opener without fans, late kickoff

Kansas senior defensive lineman Sam Burt summed up one of the many drawbacks of playing football during the COVID-19 crisis succinctly. “It stinks,” Burt began, while describing what it will be like for the Jayhawks to open their season without any fans in attendance. “I know my family ...

Reports: Big 12 lays framework for handling any football team outbreaks

The Big 12 reportedly has a plan ready in case one (or more) of its teams loses available players to COVID-19 quarantine during the upcoming season. As first reported by Sports Illustrated and later confirmed by Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard to 247 Sports and other outlets, the ...

Jayhawks to kick off season late on Sept. 12 vs. Coastal Carolina

Gone are the days of 11 a.m. college football kickoffs in Lawrence — at least for this year’s season opener. The Kansas football team will have to wait all day on Sept. 12 for the Jayhawks’ nonconference matchup with Coastal Carolina, set to begin at 9 p.m., the Big 12 and KU announced ...

KU won’t allow fans at football opener, other home sporting events in September

There will be no fans in attendance when the University of Kansas football team kicks off its season Sept. 12 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. In a message posted to the university’s website Monday, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod shared that the Jayhawks won’t have fans at any sporting ...

Kansas QB recruit Ben Easters wins on national TV

Kansas football fans got a rare opportunity this past weekend to watch a high school recruit tied to the program playing on national television. They obviously weren’t the only ones watching Class of 2021 quarterback Ben Easters closely. With his Brownsburg football team playing a marquee ...

2020 Fall Sports Preview: KU athletes gear up for a season like no other

University of Kansas sports teams are preparing for a fall season like no other, with new precautions and shorter schedules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what to watch for this year in football, volleyball, soccer and cross country. • Leading KU football won’t be any easier ...

KU secondary expected to need much more from CB Elijah Jones

Elijah Jones’ responsibilities within the Kansas football defense have become a lot more extensive this summer. Now in his third year with the program, the cornerback who joined the Jayhawks as a junior college transfer in 2018 could find himself in a starting role this fall, after playing ...

Brent Dearmon looking for QB who can keep KU offense moving

Both this week and last Kansas football coach Les Miles discussed his team’s preseason quarterback competition. And on each occasion Miles began the chats by voicing his trust in offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon’s leadership and process with the matter. “Those guys are competing for a ...

3-star S.C. safety James Wright joins Jayhawks’ 2021 class

Add another state to the recruiting footprint being left by the Kansas football program’s 2021 class. A high school safety from South Carolina, James Wright, announced Wednesday via Twitter his plans to join the Jayhawks. KU’s coaches already had secured commitments from players who call ...

Jayhawks LB Dru Prox ‘nicked’ but not expected to be sidelined long

One of the most important defensive players on the Kansas football roster is missing camp reps right now, but the Jayhawks shouldn’t be without Dru Prox for long. KU coach Les Miles revealed during a Wednesday video press conference that Prox, a senior linebacker, is “a little nicked,” ...

Notebook: KU O-lineman Antione Frazier enters transfer portal

The Kansas football team’s offensive line lost Wednesday a possible contributor as senior Antione Frazier decided to enter the NCAA’s transfer portal. Earlier during the Jayhawks’ preseason camp, head coach Les Miles listed Frazier as a starting candidate at tackle. Frazier tweeted a ...

Some predictable (and other more intriguing) KU football odds and props

Kansas football fans, you may want to sit down for this. Oddsmakers don’t like the Jayhawks chances of winning the Big 12 title this year. Obviously that doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But if you follow the Jayhawks closely, the types of odds and props that SportsBettingDime.com ...