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Game balls and gassers: KU at Rutgers

Game BallsQuarterback Montell Cozart. His voice was so gravelly, his nose so plugged from the flu after the game that he had trouble making himself heard. He didn’t start the game, but when Deondre Ford went down with a thumb injury, Cozart entered and completed 13 of 18 passes for 193 yards ...

Rutgers RBs cruise versus Kansas

Piscataway, N.J. ? Norries Wilson, permanent running backs coach and temporary head coach for the Rutgers football program, didn’t complain about defeating Kansas University, 27-14, Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium, but he didn’t do a lot of bragging either.“We met our goal for ...

Column: Mistakes cost KU rare shot at 2015 victory

Piscataway, N.J. ? Playing so short-handed in terms of depth, talent and experience, first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty’s stated goal was for his team to become the smartest football team in America.So far, not so good on that front.When opportunities presented ...

Notebook: David Beaty addresses KU’s QB situation

Piscataway, N.J. ? With one quarterback out with an injury and another playing under the weather, Saturday's 27-14 loss at Rutgers seemed like a golden opportunity for Kansas University football coach David Beaty to continue to mix true freshman Ryan Willis into the fold at the game's most ...

KU’s road woes continue as illness impacts starting lineup

Piscataway, N.J. ? Whether you're talking about the camp that believes there's hope or the one that simply insists 2015 will go down as another rough year in a long line of colossal Kansas University football failures, the two sides probably can agree on one thing — it's hard to win without a ...

Jayhawks fall to 0-3 with loss at Rutgers

The Kansas football team trailed throughout a 27-14 loss at Rutgers Saturday, a defeat that marked the program’s 34th setback in a row away from Memorial Stadium.The Scarlet Knights (2-2) utilized the running back tandem of Josh Hicks (21 carries, 113 yards, two touchdowns) and Robert Martin ...

GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: A look at Saturday’s Kansas-Rutgers football game

Kansas Jayhawks (0-2) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-2)11 a.m. Saturday, High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey — Game-time forecast: 72 degrees, mostly cloudy, 0 percent chance for rain, winds 10 mph from the northeast — TV: Big Ten Network Log on to KUsports.com for our ...

Jayhawks recall close calls

During the Kansas University football program’s 33-game losing streak away from Lawrence, which has spanned seven seasons and 12 states since that Sept. 12 victory at UTEP in 2009, there have been a handful of close calls along the way that could have stopped the number of consecutive road ...

Column: Losing streak becomes a monster

Piscataway, N.J. ? The Kansas University football program has arrived at the birthplace of college football to bury a monster, otherwise known as a 33-game losing streak in games played outside of Lawrence.As always, the equipment truck arrived ahead of the team. So far, it has traveled 21,010 ...

Column: Weis history, but skid lives on

Piscataway, N.J. ? Saturday was supposed to be a triumphant homecoming for Charlie Weis, who 26 years ago led Franklin High to a New Jersey state championship.The newspapers were going to be filled with stories about how the old NFL quarterback guru had done it again, showing up Notre Dame, ...

Kansas football headed to college game’s birthplace

The original site, which today is known as College Avenue Gymnasium, actually sits about two miles away, but that’s how close Kansas University’s football team will be to a little slice of history this weekend, when it takes on Rutgers at 11 a.m. Saturday.On Nov. 6, 1869, at a venue known ...

KU’s Shaw to find familiar territory

Although his focus is almost entirely on preparing for Saturday’s 11 a.m. game at Rutgers and doing everything he can to help the Kansas University football team come away with a victory, KU junior Tevin Shaw will be facing a win-win scenario this weekend.See, if the 0-2 Jayhawks win, the New ...

Column: Jayhawks’ offense looking to improve

A football team that doesn’t complete down-field passes faces defenses that have the advantage of forever playing as if it’s in the red zone, crowding the short field with bodies.Kansas, blessed with a terrific running back in Ke’aun Kinner, a pair of talented tight ends (Ben Johnson and ...

Jayhawks stress execution during week off

The Kansas University football program was back on the practice field Tuesday, preparing for Saturday’s road game against Rutgers and armed with some fresh material with which to work.While much of last week’s bye was spent resting and watching game film in an attempt to improve, both as ...

Column: Kick (not) off: Bartollota, Wyman are perfect on season

Team Imperfect has been Team Perfect in the kicking department. Meet Mr. and Mr. Perfect, aka Nick Bartolotta and Matthew Wyman. Combined they are 4 for 4 on field goals and 7 for 7 on extra points for the erstwhile kicking-challenged Kansas University football team. Bartolotta is responsible ...

On the road again, KU hopes to end streak

If the Kansas University football program hopes to rid itself of that ugly road losing streak that currently sits at 33 consecutive setbacks away from Lawrence, this week’s game at Rutgers — 11 a.m. Saturday — might represent its best chance of 2015.With nothing but Big 12 games on the ...

Off & running: Kansas running back Kinner making most of shot

Before Kansas University landed arguably the best player on the 2015 football roster, former KU defensive back Patrick Resby believed so much in the ability of current KU running back Ke’aun (pronounced KEY-on) Kinner that he was not about to leave it to chance that Kinner would be ...

KU scholars say ‘front porch’ athletics programs often have unsustainable funding

Power Five schools — Kansas University included — generally make plenty of money off sports to sustain their respective athletics programs.Between television contracts, ticket sales and donations, KU and its fellow large-conference universities have healthy and sustainable funding models, a ...

Ex-KU coach Terry Allen stays connected

After 35 years in the coaching ranks, including a five-year stint at the helm of Kansas University’s football program from 1997-2001, Terry Allen is not calling plays from the sidelines this fall.Allen’s contract at Missouri State, where he was the head coach from 2006-2014, was not renewed ...

Local Joe: Free State grad Dineen aims to rebuild tradition

Though obviously essential, preseason football practices can get a bit repetitive. The drills. The heat. The lack of Saturday payoff in the form of a game. Even Kansas University linebackers coach Kevin Kane, while in the midst of August camp, went as far as to compare it to the Bill Murray ...