KU Football

Jayhawks pick up pledge from Virginia prep CB Karon Prunty

A little more than a week before the start of the December early signing period, the Kansas football team added another commitment for its 2020 recruiting class. Karon Prunty, who visited KU this weekend, announced on Sunday his plans to join the program. Prunty, rated a two-star cornerback ...

KU football welcoming visitors as early signing period approaches

With the December early signing period just around the corner, the Kansas football coaches are working toward adding to the program’s 2020 class. While Les Miles and members of his staff spent much of the past several days out of town recruiting, they were expected to welcome a handful of ...

Jeff Long: KU football ‘far closer’ now to meeting expectations

In evaluating the first season of the Les Miles era at the University of Kansas, the man who hired Miles, Athletic Director Jeff Long, hesitated to call the 2019 season an outright success. And even though Long might be openly overzealous with his verbalized expectations that KU win every ...

Pooka Williams, Hakeem Adeniji make coaches’ All-Big 12 1st team

The last-place Kansas football team only won one conference game this season, but the league’s head coaches voted two Jayhawks onto the 2019 All-Big 12 first team. Both sophomore running back Pooka Williams and senior left tackle Hakeem Adeniji, the conference announced Wednesday, were ...

Pooka Williams just 2nd Jayhawk to top 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive years

The way Kansas football coach Les Miles described it, there wasn’t much for the Jayhawks “to smile about” on their final Saturday of the season. Miles did allow for a slight departure from that line of thinking when it came to KU’s star running back. The Jayhawks weren’t able to ...

Year In Review: The optimist’s take on the 2019 Kansas football season

Before the 2019 Kansas football season began, I took a stab at a couple of different viewpoints on what was to come. The first belonged to the optimist and was a look ahead at KU’s first season under Les Miles from the perspective of those who believed there were plenty of reasons to be ...

Disappointing end to year won’t be forgotten as Jayhawks head into offseason work

Whether the returning Jayhawks who endured the Kansas football team’s worst loss of 2019 on the final Saturday of the season use that as motivation entering the offseason will vary from man to man. Just the same, as everyone involved in the program moves past a 61-6 beating at the hands of ...

Les Miles says recruiting a QB a priority for KU

Carter Stanley’s college career is over and the Kansas football program needs a starting quarterback. While it’s possible Stanley’s replacement could already be on the roster, KU head coach Les Miles said following his team’s finale that the QB position will be one of priority as the ...

Jayhawks contend progress was made in Les Miles’ 1st year in charge

Minutes after his first season as head coach at the University of Kansas concluded, Les Miles obviously was not at all pleased with the Jayhawks’ finale, a 61-6 home loss to Baylor. “That’s not the way you wanted to see this team go out,” Miles said. Still, the head coach had a ...

Notebook: Kansas honors 23 seniors before 61-6 defeat to No. 11 Baylor

A day that ended in frustration for everyone on the Kansas football roster began with a scene that the Jayhawks who played their final college game can look back upon more fondly. Head coach Les Miles and the program honored 23 seniors prior to kickoff at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on ...

Jayhawks dismantled by No. 11 Bears during 61-6 drubbing on Senior Day

Senior Days are not supposed to look like this. In the final college football game for nearly two dozen Jayhawks on Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the optimism and competitiveness that could be spotted during the highest points of head coach Les Miles’ first year on the job ...

Jayhawks hope to deliver program’s most wins since 2009

Three wins. Two wins. One win. No wins. In a decade dominated by losses, those are the only season win totals the Kansas football program has known. And if the current Jayhawks who haven’t experienced the entirety of KU’s struggles firsthand didn’t already know, they now understand ...

Game day breakdown – KU football vs. No. 11 Baylor

— Kansas (3-8 overall, 1-7 Big 12) vs. No. 11 Baylor (10-1, 7-1) • 2:30 p.m. kickoff, David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 56 degrees, mostly sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: ESPN • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our live coverage ...

Les Miles: KU’s seniors bought in, ‘made a difference’ once he took over

Just more than a year ago, Les Miles took over the Kansas football program. And once he moved into his office and hit the ground running, the new head coach had to make sure the program’s veteran leaders were on board with him. To hear Miles describe it this week, ahead of KU’s Senior Day ...

Pooka Williams gets back on track with chunk plays at ISU

Head coach Les Miles couldn’t say that he personally saw his Kansas football team’s star running back grow frustrated when the Jayhawks could not get Pooka Williams on track three games in a row. “I could understand it though,” Miles conceded. KU’s preseason All-Big 12 rusher ...

3-star Texas prep WR joins KU football’s 2021 class

With still more than a year to go before any commitments can become official, the Kansas football staff continued piecing together its 2021 recruiting class on Monday. That’s when Kelan Robinson, a three-star receiver from Grand Prairie, Texas, became the fourth high school junior — and ...