KU Football

Class of 2017 Texas receiver decides to join Jayhawks

Mere minutes after news broke about the Jayhawks landing an oral commitment from New Orleans wide receiver Takulve Williams, another wideout from Dallas' Bishop Dunne High, joined him. Like Williams, Reggie Roberson, a three-star prospect, announced his commitment to Kansas Tuesday afternoon ...

KU football lands another Louisiana prospect

One day after landing an in-state commitment from Free State High linebacker Jay Dineen, the Kansas football program picked up another commitment from one of its new favorite recruiting areas — New Orleans.St. Augustine High senior-to-be Takulve Williams, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound wide receiver, ...

Work on KU football complex underway

A $2-2.5 million locker-room renovation that will be done in time for preseason camp and the upcoming football season is underway at the Anderson Family Football Complex, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger told the Journal-World on Monday.The project, a vision by second-year ...

Jay Dineen commits to KU

After talking with his parents Monday, Free State High junior Jay Dineen decided he couldn’t wait any longer. He knew where he wanted to play college football. Dineen picked up the phone and called Kansas University football coach David Beaty, giving his oral commitment to the school. His ...

Tom Keegan: K-State makes Kill-er hire

The first time Bill Snyder decided to retire as Kansas State football coach, the school didn’t get it right in hiring a replacement.Ron Prince lasted just three seasons (2006-08). Once Snyder departed, the college-football tide in the state of Kansas turned away from K-State and in favor of ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas should go corporate route to relocate Cozart

Covering the Chicago Cubs as a traveling beat writer in 1990, I enjoyed listening to the late Don Zimmer’s tales about his baseball life. I’ll never forget the look on his face, eyes burning, cheeks seemingly puffing even larger than usual, when he shared horror stories from an ownership ...

KU football offers Bishop Miege wide receiver

According to JayhawkSlant.com, the Kansas University football program officially has offered a scholarship to Bishop Miege standout Jafar Armstrong.The 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver has long been considered one of the top Kansans in the 2017 recruiting class and, according to Miege head ...

Ex-Kansas player Stubblefield charged in felony rape case

San Jose, Calif. — Prosecutors say they have charged former San Francisco 49er and Kansas University player Dana Stubblefield with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” woman.The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office says the 45-year-old Stubblefield was charged Monday with ...

Five undrafted former Jayhawks ink free-agent deals with NFL teams

Life in the NFL for an undrafted free agent is all about opportunity — and not just getting one.It’s finding the right opportunity that matters the most, and that’s why former Kansas University defensive lineman Ben Goodman elected to sign a free agent contract with the New York Jets ...

KU looking to upgrade special teams

During his 17 months as the leader of the Kansas football program, David Beaty has talked often about the importance of what he calls the “hidden third” of the game.That, in Beaty terminology, refers to special teams, and it’s an area in which the Jayhawks struggled mightily during the ...

Tom Keegan: Hadl deserves a bust in Canton

I intended to write about the professional football draft history of players from Kansas University, but then I glanced at the opposite page in the media guide and the lid flew off my head again, courtesy of one of the greatest injustices in sports.I saw John Hadl’s name under Jayhawks in the ...

Tom Keegan: Linebackers give KU optimism

The big increase in the number of athletes in the Kansas University football program who achieved specific standards for strength and speed heading into this past spring football season, as compared to heading into the spring of 2015, revealed encouraging signs on a few fronts.The better ...

Kansas football strength on rise

One of the most popular statements uttered by Kansas University fans during the past several struggle-filled football seasons sounds something like this: Don’t just tell me they’re improving. Tell me how and show me.Last week, on the heels of his second spring in charge of the program, KU ...

KU quarterbacks Cozart, Ford granted hardship waivers

Kansas University quarterbacks Montell Cozart and Deondre Ford on Wednesday received word from the Big 12 Conference that their applications for hardship waivers had been accepted. As a result, both will receive an extra year of eligibility and enter the 2016 season as red-shirt juniors with ...

Beaty: Big 12 likely will have title game eventually

Tuesday’s annual post-spring Big 12 football coaches teleconference featured questions and answers about everything from position battles at individual schools to big-picture topics affecting the conference.Second-year Kansas University coach David Beaty was asked about both during the 10 ...

Second Kansas Blast underway

Monday marked the start of the second incarnation of a recruiting phenomenon known as the Kansas Blast for the Kansas University football program.With spring football in the books and a long list of desired targets in the 2017 recruiting class warranting a little attention, several KU coaches ...

Tom Keegan: Top 10 potential KU football weapons

The rebuilding Kansas University football program still lacks the depth and experience to compete week in and week out against a brutal schedule, but the Jayhawks will find themselves in a few close games after scoring an expected blowout victory in the opener against University of Rhode ...

Jayhawks found a few answers in spring

Thursday marked the final spring practice of the 2016 season for the Kansas University football program and, after finishing the spring semester and surviving finals, the Jayhawks will be given back to strength and conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson for the summer.Jackson, who joined ...

Beaty gets first experience calling offensive plays

Second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty made waves on the first day of spring football back in March, when he announced that he, and not offensive coordinator Rob Likens, would be calling plays for the Jayhawks this fall.Last Saturday, during the Jayhawks’ annual spring game, Beaty got ...