KU Football

Steps backward: Jayhawks demolished at Baylor, 49-7

Waco, Tex. ? If last week’s one-point loss against TCU represented a step forward for the Kansas football team, then Saturday’s 49-7 loss to Baylor was several steps back. The Jayhawks committed five turnovers and trailed by 14 points in the first six minutes at McLane Stadium following a ...

Tackles for loss remarkable sign of Kansas defense’s improvement

By the time a winless 2015 came to a close for the University of Kansas football team, the program had plenty to address in the offseason. Defensively, coordinator Clint Bowen seemed to have as immense a reclamation project to take on as anyone after KU surrendered 46.1 points and 560.8 yards ...

Gameday Breakdown: KU football at No. 11 Baylor

— Kansas (1-4 overall, 0-2 Big 12) at No. 11 Baylor (5-0 overall, 2-0 Big 12) 2:30 p.m. Saturday, McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas • Game-time forecast: 87 degrees, partly sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports 1— Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our coverage team ...

Tom Keegan: Big, fast Bears like to run, run, run

Coming off a strong performance in a 24-23 loss to TCU, the Kansas football team's defense started its preparation for Baylor with a quickie quiz from defensive coordinator Clint Bowen.“Raise your hands if you think Baylor is a pass team,” Bowen said.And?“It’s amazing how many of them ...

With D’Andre Banks back at right tackle, KU O-line at its best

Back in August, University of Kansas offensive line coach Zach Yenser made senior tackle D’Andre Banks a promise. Yenser didn’t know when exactly, but the coach told one of his most talented linemen he intended to get Banks back to playing right tackle.After weeks’ worth of practices and ...

KU football dismisses defensive tackle D.J. Williams

The Kansas football defense will have to play the remainder of the season down one defensive lineman. The program dismissed sophomore defensive tackle D.J. Williams this week for a violation of team rules.Williams’ name disappeared from KU’s official roster. A team spokesperson confirmed to ...

KU safety Fish Smithson up for Senior CLASS Award

A standout defender for the Kansas football team, senior safety Fish Smithson has earned recognition for his off-the-field abilities, as well. Smithson became one of 30 NCAA FBS student-athletes nominated for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award.Nominees for the (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for ...

Jayhawks to wear new ‘limestone’ uniforms for homecoming

The University of Kansas football team will have a new look when it takes the field Oct. 22 for its homecoming game against Oklahoma State.Adidas and Kansas Athletics revealed Wednesday what they’ve branded as the Jayhawks’ “limestone” alternate uniforms and helmets. The special edition ...

Ryan Willis working through and learning from mistakes

David Beaty waited for University of Kansas quarterback Ryan Willis to reach the sideline Saturday afternoon following the Jayhawks’ first offensive series. Willis had just thrown an interception and his head coach wanted to make sure the sophomore QB knew what a bad decision he made on that ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas defensive end Cameron Rosser far from football impostor now

Kansas senior defensive end Cameron Rosser already has earned a degree in finance and expects to finish his MBA within a year and a half.Once the CIA learns of Rosser’s story, however, it’s conceivable the agency could give him an offer he can’t refuse and change his career plans. Rosser ...

David Beaty not making excuses for KU following near upset

In the Kansas football team’s narrow loss Saturday to TCU, the Jayhawks only drew five penalties for 61 yards. It just so happened one of those flags cost Kansas a touchdown in a 24-23 loss.Early in the third quarter, KU sophomore quarterback Ryan Willis swung a pass out to the right flat for ...

49ers sign former KU corner JaCorey Shepherd

Former University of Kansas cornerback JaCorey Shepherd has a new team and a familiar head coach. After spending the first several weeks of this NFL season bouncing on and off of Philadelphia’s practice squad — cut one week, signed back the next, and so forth — another organization, San ...

Jayhawks could have used few extra seconds in loss to TCU

In the final minutes of the Kansas football team’s one-point loss to TCU Saturday at Memorial Stadium, visiting junior kicker Brandon Hatfield nailed a 34-yard field goal that proved to be the deciding score.Just before that kick, though, a bit of chaos may have cost the Jayhawks some ...

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. TCU

Game BallsSophomore wide receiver Steven Sims delivered his third 100-yard receiving game of the season, finishing with 101 yards on nine receptions.Shakiem Barbel was a pass-catching machine early and often. The senior wideout finished the game with 94 yards on nine receptions and helped new ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas defense creating loud footsteps of hope

Three missed fourth-quarter field goals. Four first-half turnovers. On the wrong end of a play that started so well, slipped into a bizarre intermission, and ended so badly.Once the fog clears from those and other disappointments and legitimate nitpicks from Saturday’s 24-23 loss to TCU in ...

KU Football notebook: Keith Loneker Jr. solid in first start for Jayhawks

Starting at linebacker for the first time in his Kansas football career, homegrown Keith Loneker Jr. didn’t disappoint.The 6-foot-2 Lawrence native who starred at Free State High during his prep days recorded a career-high seven tackles in the Jayhawks’ 24-23 loss to TCU Saturday at ...

Oh so close: Poor execution costs Kansas in heartbreaking home loss to TCU

A 54-yard field goal hung in the air Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium as the Kansas football team’s head coach said a prayer and its starting quarterback looked away, too nervous to watch.The collective gasp from the 23,946 in attendance signaled the result before the officials ...

TCU’s Patterson: Kansas has always played us well

When TCU joined the Big 12 prior to the 2012 season, it probably figured to field stiff challenges from football programs other than Kansas.However, after Saturday’s heartbreaking, 24-23 loss to TCU at Memorial Stadium, it’s safe to say people are starting to recognize this whole ...

KU football drops heartbreaker against TCU, 24-23

After leading for most of the fourth quarter, the Kansas football team suffered a 24-23 loss against TCU on Saturday at Memorial Stadium when TCU junior kicker Brandon Hatfield made a 37-yard field goal with 1:21 left. The Jayhawks (1-4) drove down the field in the final minute, setting up a ...