KU Football

Matt Tait: Next time, the matchup with K-State has to mean more

Not yet, KU fans. Despite all kinds of momentum suggesting it might be, and a fun and flashy new offense to play with, Kansas football under Les Miles is not quite ready to beat Kansas State, even with a new coach leading the Wildcats. Instead of snapping a 10-game losing skid and partying ...

Quick recap: KU football falls flat in 38-10 loss to Kansas State

The head coaches for both teams were new. The crowd was a sellout at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2009. But the result was much of the same. Kansas State dominated in every aspect of the game on its way to a 38-10 victory over Kansas Saturday afternoon. The ...

KU football could win more than 1 Big 12 game for a change

For a decade now, winning one Big 12 game has been not even a norm, only a ceiling, for the Kansas football program. Even Mark Mangino, who finished 50-48 as the Jayhawks’ head coach, only led KU to a single conference victory in 2009, his eighth and final season in charge. In the nine ...

Game Day Breakdown: KU football vs. No. 22 K-State

— Kansas (3-5 overall, 1-4 Big 12) vs. No. 22 Kansas State (5-2, 2-2) • 2:30 p.m. kickoff, David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 51 degrees, mostly sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports 1 • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our ...

Dineens looking forward to Sunflower Showdown’s brother vs. brother matchup

Joe Dineen felt confident roughly a decade ago that the oldest of his three younger brothers, Jay, possessed the fire required to play linebacker. Jay didn’t prove this to Joe on a football field, though. Joe’s revelation came in the basement of their parents’ home in Lawrence. Joe’s ...

Kansas QB Carter Stanley performing well against different types of pressure

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2019/oct/26/330091/ There was a lot to like about Carter Stanley’s first touchdown strike in KU’s 37-34 win over Texas Tech last weekend. Stanley linked up with receiver Stephon Robinson for a 48-yard touchdown late in the first half to help pull the ...

Big 12 reprimands KU for football fans’ field-storming

The Big 12 Conference reminded football fans Wednesday evening that it frowns upon them celebrating their favorite team’s victory on the field. A few days after such postgame parties spilled out of the bleachers and onto the playing surfaces at three different venues, the conference office ...

K-State’s Chris Klieman lauds KU’s offense ahead of Sunflower Showdown

It might have been easier than some would expect for Kansas State’s football players to flip the page this week and move on from a victory over Big 12 powerhouse Oklahoma. According to Wildcats head coach Chris Klieman, the way their in-state rival Kansas Jayhawks are playing had something ...

‘I didn’t expect this’: WR Stephon Robinson Jr. emerges as key KU playmaker

Kansas football coach Les Miles, happily reciting some statistics from his team’s just completed victory over Texas Tech on Saturday night, had to stop himself after reading the stat line for Stephon Robinson Jr. “Oh, my goodness,” the giddy coach remarked, after saying the numbers out ...

A look at notable numbers ahead of Sunflower Showdown

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/nov/10/327740/ It is no secret that this year’s Sunflower Showdown has a little bit more juice to it than previous years, and that’s a credit to how both teams have played as of late. Kansas (3-5, 1-4 Big 12) is coming off its first conference win ...

In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow ...

Jayhawks sense buzz leading up to Sunflower Showdown in Lawrence

It’s not often that a Kansas football game in November is greeted with anticipation in the days leading up to it. With the Jayhawks winning three or fewer games each of the past nine years, a late-season malaise became the norm for many within the fan base. Something about this season, and ...

Specialists steal spotlight in wild KU football victory

Incognito no longer, a couple of Kansas football specialists found themselves directly in the middle of the limelight as the Jayhawks and their fans alike rollicked Saturday night on the field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. There would have been no party at all at the fourth ...

‘He’s a stud’: QB Carter Stanley and KU’s offense regroup to beat Tech

A little more than an hour after the entire Kansas football team celebrated its last-second victory over Texas Tech with a swarm of fans on the turf Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, quarterback Carter Stanley tried his best to recall the “blur” of the frenzied scene to ...