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Kansas football lands commitment from first defensive player in 2021 class

Kansas football coach Les Miles and the KU program picked up a commitment from a class of 2021 defensive end on Monday. Deldrick Withers, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound end from Joe T. Robinson High in Little Rock, Ark., announced his commitment to Kansas on Twitter just after 11 a.m. Monday. He ...

Former Jayhawk Chris Harris Jr. named to NFL’s All-Decade team

When he signed a $2,000 deal with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in July of 2011, former Kansas cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was just hoping to make the roster. Today, he’s a member of the NFL’s All-Decade team. And he can’t put a price on that. “Undrafted to ...

Miles Kendrick: Jayhawks doing what they can during bizarre spring

When the COVID-19 pandemic nixed spring football and everything else Miles Kendrick had planned for this stretch of the offseason, the University of Kansas quarterback had a decision to make. Stay in Lawrence or head back to his home state of California? It didn’t take much contemplation ...

Report: Football Border War on brink of returning

A football rivalry left for dead almost a decade ago, the Border War reportedly will be exhumed and brought back to the gridiron sometime in the not too distant future. University of Missouri Athletic Director Jim Sterk on Thursday in an email sent to donors teased an upcoming four-game ...

Ranking KU football’s 2020 matchups, from most to least winnable

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2020/jan/01/330612/ If the oddsmakers in Las Vegas are correct, the second season of the Les Miles era at the University of Kansas won’t be that much more successful than his debut run with the Jayhawks in 2019. Consider the key players KU has lost from last ...

Early win totals released, KU has over/under of 3.5 wins for 2020 season

There is always something special about the first set of win totals released by the betting market. It gives fans an idea of what unbiased people think about their favorite team. With the entire sports world on pause for the time being, the early win totals for the 2020 college football season ...

5 prospects for 2021 have included KU football on their recently narrowed lists

This year college football coaches haven’t been able to invite recruits to campus for spring visits as they normally would, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Nevertheless, Les Miles’ staff at the University of Kansas has seen in recent weeks a number of prospects identify KU as one their top ...

Jayhawks’ new safeties coach, Jordan Peterson, shares takeaway philosophies

The Kansas football program’s new safeties coach, Jordan Peterson, wants his unit to focus aggressively on forcing fumbles when the Jayhawks return to action. A former defensive coordinator at New Mexico who was hired by KU in January, Peterson discussed his defensive philosophy in a video ...

Beaty’s lawyers press KU AD about Miles’ use of noncoaches

Lawyers for former Kansas football coach David Beaty are zeroing in on the university’s treatment of allegations against Les Miles — allegations that they say are just as serious as the ones that the university is using to justify not paying Beaty a $3 million buyout. But in a deposition ...

KU AD Jeff Long says cost-cutting measures not on the horizon for Kansas Athletics

Pay cuts taken by coaches in the Iowa State University athletic department this week will not be replicated at the University of Kansas for now, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said. Despite the financial impact of cancellations brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, Long said Thursday he was ...

KU argues Beaty attempting to distract from relevant facts in lawsuit

Lawyers for Kansas Athletics Inc. are accusing David Beaty’s legal team of attempting to distract from facts relevant to the former KU football coach’s lawsuit with “salacious allegations against (KU Athletic Director) Jeff Long made by a disgruntled former employee.” In a reply filed ...

Study: KU spent 3rd-highest amount in football contract buyouts in past 15 years

It came as no big surprise when a new study on spending in high-profile college athletics found that the University of Kansas has paid more than most to get rid of football coaches. An analysis of coaching buyouts over the past 15 years published by AthleticDirectorU.com revealed that, among ...

Newest assistants on KU football staff all signed 6-year contracts

Each of the three newest assistant coaches hired earlier this year to join Les Miles’ University of Kansas football staff signed a six-year contract, with only the first two years guaranteed. The deals for running backs coach and special teams coordinator Jonathan Wallace, tight ends coach ...

Pandemic already costing Big 12 millions and commissioner details uncertainty ahead

The Big 12 Conference lost two large revenue streams when the coronavirus pandemic canceled college basketball’s postseason tournaments, and the financial outlook of the league could look far worse if football games are lost in the fall. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby revealed during a media ...