KU Football

K-State football captain Dayton Valentine grew up a KU fan

Frisco, Texas — Long before Dayton Valentine was named one of the five captains of the Kansas State football team, he had dreams of playing for a different team in the state.Valentine, a junior tight end, starred at Baldwin High and isn’t afraid to admit that the Kansas Jayhawks were his ...

KU’s receiving depth has David Beaty fired up about group’s potential

When third-year Kansas football coach David Beaty makes a public appearance or fields questions from reporters, he often finds himself on the topics of KU’s quarterback competition and/or the program’s current star defensive linemen, Dorance Armstrong Jr. and Daniel Wise.When Beaty ...

Word from Daniel Wise: Playing multiple sports pays off in long run

The potential recruiting benefits for the University of Kansas to having Rock Chalk Park jammed with AAU games being played on eight different courts in the same building are obvious.The recruiting edge for KU football, thanks to Rock Chalk Park serving as site of the Junior Olympic Games track ...

Tom Keegan: Joe Dineen leading way for Kansas football

The statistics say Joe Dineen had a productive sophomore season, but he’s serious enough about becoming a better football player than to let numbers tell the story.Injured early in the fourth game of last season, Dineen kept his year of eligibility and will compete as junior this season, two ...

Notebook: KU’s coach thinks Daniel Wise’s impact for KU overlooked

Frisco, Texas — Before David Beaty arrived at Ford Center on Monday for Big 12 Media Days, he anticipated hearing numerous questions and providing subsequent sound bites about Kansas star defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. So part of the KU head coach’s personal mission, with all those ...

Tom Keegan: Texas upset still echoes for Kansas football

Frisco, Texas — So far, third-year Kansas football head coach David Beaty has something in common with the three other men, one interim head coach and two permanent ones, to fill the office once held by Mark Mangino.Beaty, too, has won one Big 12 football game. Turner Gill’s team came from ...

Notebook: Beaty in no hurry to name No. 1 QB for upcoming season

Frisco, Texas — Even though Kansas football’s preseason camp begins the first week of August, a decision on the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback might not be imminent.Third-year head coach David Beaty said Monday at Big 12 Media Days he looks forward to watching the QB battle resume between ...

‘Humble’ Dorance Armstrong surprised he has become face of KU football

Frisco, Texas — Riding home this past week from picking up the cream-colored suit he would wear at Big 12 Media Days, Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. saw a giant surprise out the window. High above the city street soared his likeness, on a massive KU advertisement.“Oh, man. ...

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby plans to sign contract extension

Frisco, Texas — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told reporters Monday that he expected to sign a contract extension through the 2024-25 season. Bowlsby, speaking at the Big 12 football media days at Ford Center, said his potential extension would last through the Big 12's current television ...

From Muleshoe to Big 12 Rileys enjoy life of football

Frisco, Texas — Lincoln Riley makes his game debut as head coach of perennial powerhouse Oklahoma three days in advance of his 34th birthday and isn’t the family’s lone football prodigy.Kansas head coach David Beaty promoted Riley's younger brother, Garrett, 27, to quarterbacks coach ...

Jayhawks counting down the days to preseason camp, opener

Frisco, Texas ? As head coach David Beaty, preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Dorance Armstrong Jr., and his Kansas teammates Daniel Wise, Joe Dineen and Hakeem Adeniji prepare to spend most of their Monday discussing the program at Big 12 Media Days, the Jayhawks’ Sept. 2 opener ...

Friendly competition: Housemates Bender and Stanley vying for KU’s QB job

When Peyton Bender arrived in Lawrence as a challenger to Carter Stanley’s job as the starting quarterback at the University of Kansas, Stanley didn’t view Bender as an adversary. In fact, KU’s incumbent No. 1 QB welcomed the man recruited to possibly replace him with open arms.The two ...

Jayhawks unfazed by last-place finish in preseason poll

If news of Big 12 media members picking Kansas football last in the 2017 preseason poll had made its way through Anderson Family Football Complex Thursday afternoon, players weren’t paying much attention to the prognostication.Asked what kind of reaction the 10th-place forecast received among ...

KU football once again picked last in preseason Big 12 poll

It has become a conference tradition.Every year since the Big 12 scrapped divisions following the 2010 season, the Kansas football team has been picked by media members to finish last in league play.The Jayhawks’ undesirable streak reached seven years on Thursday, when the Big 12 released the ...

Dorance Armstrong Jr. becomes KU’s first Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of Year

The secret is out. One of the Big 12’s best football players calls the University of Kansas home.Despite the program’s long-standing struggles to escape the conference’s basement, the talent of junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. is so great that media voted Armstrong the preseason ...

KU’s Johnson and Ribordy land on preseason watch lists

Just as he did a year ago, ahead of his junior season, Kansas tight end Ben Johnson found his name on the John Mackey Award preseason watch list Tuesday, when the rundown of college football’s best at his position was unveiled.The 6-foot-5 senior from nearby Basehor only caught 10 passes for ...

Bill Self on Border War: ‘Nothing’s changed in my regard’

Although he showed up to discuss his team’s upcoming summer trip to Italy, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self couldn’t get through a media session Tuesday afternoon without the subject of the currently dead Border War coming up.In late June, former University of Missouri chancellor R. Bowen ...

Armstrong’s play, Dineen’s service have Jayhawks up for college football honors

With actual college football games less than two months away, preseason awards and watch lists season has arrived, and players at the University of Kansas aren’t being left out.The Maxwell Football Club announced Monday its comprehensive list of candidates for the 2017 Chuck Bednarik Award, ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas football better than 101 ranking

ESPN uses a formula that ranks all 130 Football Bowl Subdivision schools. It’s called Football Power Index (FPI) and is defined as “a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance.”The 2017 FPI has Ohio State No. 1, Alabama No. 2, Florida State ...