KU Football

Kansas OL Hakeem Adeniji has lofty expectations for senior season

It was as good of a time as any for Hakeem Adeniji to reflect on his collegiate debut. At Big 12 Media Days, which took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas a little over a month before his senior season, the Kansas offensive lineman took a trip down memory lane. Adeniji can now laugh ...

Freshman LBs Steven Parker and Gavin Potter already impressing KU veterans

Ask senior leaders on the Kansas football team which freshmen have managed to impress them during summer workouts and the same two names emerge. Steven Parker and Gavin Potter. Both linebackers and two of the more hyped signees in KU’s 2019 recruiting class, neither Parker nor Potter have ...

Notebook: Les Miles wants to reproduce KU football’s 2007 success

During the most successful year of Les Miles’ career as a head football coach, another program with a far less stellar reputation than LSU experienced the most prosperous season in its history. While Miles plugged away in Baton Rouge, La., in 2007, eventually leading the Tigers to a national ...

KU football player arrested on suspicion of DUI

A Kansas football player has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log. KU police arrested Malcolm Charles Lee, 20, at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at 1034 Mississippi St., according to jail records. The address is less than a block from ...

Former KU O-lineman Cam Durley transfers to Tennessee State

Former Kansas football offensive lineman Cam Durley went into the NCAA transfer portal and came out on the other side. A Houston native who didn’t play in any games for the Jayhawks during his third year with the program in 2018, Durley announced via social media he has transferred to ...

Continuity expected to benefit KU O-line, with lack of 2019 signees

When Les Miles introduced his first signing class at the University of Kansas this past February, the head coach provided some sort of details about every incoming prospect. Not one of them was an offensive lineman. That meant when practices began in the spring, there were no transfers or ...

Khalil Herbert: 3 Kansas RBs give Jayhawks ‘best’ rushing unit in nation

No one outside of the staff and players who spend so much of their time inside the Anderson Family Football Complex know exactly what the Kansas football team’s offense will look like in the first year of the Les Miles era. It seems a safe assumption, though, that the Jayhawks’ running ...

Notebook: Les Miles delighted to share grass-eating habit with another champion

If Les Miles’ sporadic dietary urges spawned a trend it was news to him. The Kansas football coach, known through the years to grab a blade of grass or two from the playing field for a taste, didn’t know that another prominent sports figure shared his eccentric habit. At Big 12 Football ...

KU’s defense determined to prove last year’s turnover numbers weren’t a fluke

It won’t be easy for the Kansas football team to replicate last year’s turnover numbers in 2019. Yet it is of the utmost importance. Earlier this week, KU senior safety Mike Lee said as such during the Big 12 Media Days in Arlington, Texas. Last year, the Jayhawks forced a league-best 27 ...

Matt Tait: Beer sales at Memorial Stadium worth the risk for Kansas football

Selling beer at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium won’t automatically fill the place with 50,000 rabid KU football fans. But it’s a start. And, frankly, I’m not sure what took this long. Wednesday morning, KU officials announced that beer and wine would be sold inside KU ...

Why one KU veteran thinks WR Takulve Williams is poised for breakout season

If anyone is searching for a breakout performer on the Kansas football team this season, Mike Lee just might have your playmaker in waiting. Lee, a senior safety from New Orleans, is a talker. So any subject matter thrown his direction is generally met with a welcoming response. Ask him about ...

Kansas, Kansas State players compare advantages/disadvantages of having new coach

New is always better. At least that is the mindset during the honeymoon phase, which both members of the Sunflower Showdown are currently in. Kansas head coach Les Miles and Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman are both entering their first season with their respective program. It marks the ...

KU to begin beer, wine sales at football games this fall

Head coach Les Miles won’t be the only new attraction coming to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium this fall. University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long announced Wednesday that fans attending KU home games now will be able to buy beer and wine, beginning with the Jayhawks’ Aug. 31 ...

Jayhawks: Player-led summer workouts crucial for KU football

ARLINGTON, Texas — While spending the past several weeks counting down the days to their first preseason practice, Kansas football players have done all they can to head into August in prime shape. Just as importantly, the Jayhawks spent June and will continue spending July going through ...

Big 12 coaches notebook: Iowa State’s Matt Campbell handling higher expectations

ARLINGTON, Texas — Five league coaches wrapped up the second and final day of Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium on Tuesday. Neal Brown of West Virginia and Chris Klieman of Kansas State were newcomers to the event, as they both enter their first year at their respective programs. It was ...

Senior RB Khalil Herbert compares KU’s backfield to his favorite superheroes

Arlington, Texas — Senior running back Khalil Herbert has always been enthralled with the superhero universe. Herbert is a fan of both Marvel and DC, which has been the case for as long as he can remember. He has a collection of comic books and his walls are draped with posters in his room. ...

New ESPN+ streaming series to feature Les Miles and KU football

ARLINGTON, Texas — With the help of a camera crew that has followed Les Miles since this past November and will continue documenting the head football coach and his staff throughout his debut season at the University of Kansas, fans soon will get to go behind the scenes for glimpses of ...