KU Football

Recent KU football standouts weigh in on program’s future, under Les Miles

As their college careers came to an end this past November, the seniors on the 2018 Kansas football team closed a chapter of their lives just as a new one was opening for the program. Out went standouts Daniel Wise, Joe Dineen and Steven Sims Jr., and in came renowned former LSU coach Les ...

Jayhawks experience highs and lows at KU football pro day

Daniel Wise arrived Wednesday at the Kansas football team’s indoor practice facility with one very specific goal in mind. Sure, the 6-foot-2, 279-pound NFL hopeful wanted to impress scouts with his position drill work, too, but Wise resolved long before KU’s pro day to use the showcase as ...

Les Miles reveals KU football planning to have Rick Ross perform at spring game

Following his team’s sixth spring practice Tuesday evening, University of Kansas football coach Les Miles didn’t reveal much about the status of any position battles, but he couldn’t hold back a detail regarding the program’s upcoming spring game. Fielding questions from reporters on ...

Former Kansas LB Joe Dineen aiming to prove detractors wrong at pro day

College football’s FBS leader in solo tackles in each of his final two seasons at the University of Kansas, Joe Dineen was vexed. The NFL invited 337 prospects this year to attend its annual scouting combine in Indianapolis, and the Jayhawks’ first-team All-Big 12 linebacker didn’t make ...

Topeka QB Da’Vonshai Harden Jr. commits to KU football

As head coach Les Miles and his Kansas football staff continue building for the program’s future, the Jayhawks’ 2020 recruiting class picked up another offensive addition on Monday. Da’Vonshai Harden Jr., a standout dual-threat quarterback at Topeka High, announced on Twitter his ...

KU football picks up first in-state commitment for 2020 in TE Will Huggins

The Kansas football team had a few recruits visiting campus during its first scrimmage of spring football on Saturday. Not too long after the practice session ended, one of them was ready to commit to head coach Les Miles and the Jayhawks. Will Huggins, a 6-foot-6 tight end at Shawnee ...

Les Miles: KU football’s third spring practice focused on ‘physicality’

After getting the previous week off for the university’s spring break, the Kansas football team got back to its spring practice schedule Tuesday afternoon and, unlike the first two sessions from earlier this month, the Jayhawks got to wear some shells and do some hitting. “Today was the ...

Les Miles fires up KU basketball fans at pre-game pep rally

Kansas City, Mo. — After spending a little more than 10 minutes clapping, cheering and enjoying the scene inside the Power & Light District’s KC Live! block Thursday evening, a throng of mostly crimson and blue-clad fans crescendoed when a man they immediately recognized rambled ...

Former KU football coach David Beaty suing Kansas Athletics for $3 million

The David Beaty era at the University of Kansas may have ended on the field in November of 2018, but the athletic department that fired him hasn’t heard the last from its former embattled head football coach. Beaty filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Kansas Athletics Inc., on ...

Les Miles shares expectations for KU football skill positions this spring

When Les Miles met with media members shortly after the conclusion of his Kansas football team’s first spring practice on Wednesday evening, the program’s first-year coach didn’t want to reveal too much about his offensive philosophy at this early stage of the offseason. However, Miles ...

Jayhawks ‘just scratched the surface’ in 1st spring practice under Les Miles

It was just some special teams review. A chance for offensive linemen to go over a formation and walk through their assignments. A minor yet necessary part of the first day of spring football practice. And there was Les Miles, former head coach at powerhouse LSU, right in the thick of it, ...

Les Miles: No timetable for RB Pooka Williams’ possible return

While almost all of the 90-plus players listed on the Kansas football roster suited up Wednesday, sans shells and pads, for the first day of spring practice inside the program’s new indoor facility, running back Pooka Williams was nowhere to be seen. KU football coach Les Miles said ...

Jayhawks about to experience first practice under Les Miles’ guidance

They’ve met him, spent time around him inside Anderson Family Football Complex and even sprinted through conditioning drills as his watchful eyes observed. But now, players in the Kansas football program will get to find out what it’s like to truly be coached by Les Miles. The first of ...

Daniel Wise finishes in top 10 among D-linemen in 2 drills at NFL combine

After spending the three months since the end of his final collegiate season preparing for the stage, former University of Kansas standout Daniel Wise finally got to show NFL coaches, general managers and scouts what he has to offer. Sunday was the day for defensive linemen to sprint, jump, ...

Les Miles to go ‘Over the Edge’ for Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

You’ve seen him eat grass. You’ve seen him steal the national championship trophy in a Dr. Pepper commercial. And soon you’ll have a chance to watch Les Miles rappel down the side of a building. The Kansas football program’s new high profile coach will be 80 feet up, on the rooftop of ...

‘Hawk Talk’ with AD Jeff Long to debut this week

“Hawk Talk” isn’t just for University of Kansas coaches anymore. The radio show that typically allows fans to hear from KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self, football coach Les Miles or women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider is adding a new voice to its lineup. Beginning this ...