KU Football

KU football’s Fish Smithson named 2nd-team All-Big 12

Junior safety Fish Smithson on Wednesday was one of four Kansas University football players honored in the Big 12 Conference coaches' postseason awards.Smithson, who led the Big 12 with 111 tackles, also led the nation in solo tackles per game (7.9) and earned a spot on the All-Big 12 second ...

Juco athlete commits to KU

For the second time in the past week, Kansas University football picked up an oral commitment from a Class of 2016 wide receiver who could have a future on defense.Sunday night, Stephan Robinson, a 5-foot-11, 173-pound athlete from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College, committed to ...

KU football finds D-Line help

Long a position the Kansas University football coaches, double- and triple-check their wish lists for, KU's defensive line got a boost on Monday, when juco defensive tackle Isi Holani orally committed to the Jayhawks.Holani, a 6-foot-2, 315-pound, three-star prospect from Riverside College in ...

KU football lands versatile Juco athlete

For the second time in the past week, the Kansas University football program picked up an oral commitment from a Class of 2016 wide receiver who could have a future on defense.Sunday night, Stephan Robinson, a 5-foot-11, 173-pound athlete from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College ...

Cornish retires from CFL

Kansas University’s strongest connection to Canadian football is no more.Wednesday, former KU great and CFL star Jon Cornish announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League after one of the most impressive nine-year careers in recent CFL history. “All good things come to an ...

KU football picks up speedy WR from Huntsville, Texas

Three days after the official end of the 2015 football season, Kansas University coach David Beaty got a good jumpstart on 2016 when he picked up an oral commitment from Huntsville, Texas, wide receiver Jay Griffin.Griffin, an explosive three-star athlete who last summer committed to Utah, ...

Former Jayhawk Robben dies

Augusta ? Roger Robben, a former Kansas University fullback who played for football coach Glen Mason from 1989-91, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning after returning home from a run.He was 46.Robben, a math teacher at Augusta High, coached most recently as an assistant at Bishop Carroll ...

KU football sets futility standard

Kansas University’s football team made the wrong kind of history Saturday with its 45-14 loss to Kansas State cementing the first winless season in Big 12 history.While the Jayhawks (0-12 overall, 0-9 Big 12) became the first team to fail to win a game since the inception of the Big 12 ...

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. K-State

Game BallsBobby Hartzog did a nice job of staying in bounds when making 26-yard touchdown catch.True freshman quarterback Ryan Willis led Kansas on a six-play, 79-yard drive and capped it with a by a 27-yard touchdown pass to Tre’ Parmalee to tied the score, 7-7.GassersPunter Matthew Wyman ...

Wildcats’ Kansas natives relish clobbering rivals

Saturday's 45-14 victory over Kansas University at Memorial Stadium marked the 20th win in 24 tries against the Jayhawks for Kansas State coach Bill Snyder.But even with all of those wins under his belt, beating his Sunflower State rival does not appear to be getting old for the 76-year-old ...

Notebook: Jayhawks take streak with them into 2016

Although the Kansas University football team’s loss was at home Saturday, the Jayhawks hoped to snap their long road losing skid during the 2015 season. Instead, the Jayhawks will take it with them into 2016.KU's five road losses in 2015 pushed the road losing streak to 38 consecutive games ...

David Beaty: KU seniors deserved proper sendoff

Led by first-year head coach David Beaty, the Kansas University football program made sure to send its seniors out on a high note off the field during Saturday's season finale, a 45-14 loss to rival Kansas State at Memorial Stadium.In addition to the customary highlight video and player ...

Ryan Willis finishes as top freshman passer in program history

With the conclusion of the Kansas football season — a 45-14 home loss to rival Kansas State — Chapter 1 of the Ryan Willis era is now complete, and the true freshman quarterback who played in 10 games and started the final eight finished his first season with the Jayhawks as the program's ...

Kansas punter Matthew Wyman takes blame for special teams blunders

A pair of punting problems played a huge role in Kansas University's 45-14 loss to Kansas State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, and Kansas punter Matthew Wyman took full blame for both of them.The first hiccup, which came on the end of KU's game-opening three-and-out possession, featured Wyman ...

Nothing to show for it: Season comes and goes without a KU victory

One of the worst Bill Snyder teams since the turn of the century walked into Memorial Stadium on a cold, dreary Saturday afternoon needing a victory against its Sunflower State rival to keep its bowl hopes alive.There waiting on the other sideline was a familiar, old friend — mistake-prone ...

Tom Keegan: KU can’t drastically improve overnight — nor in one offseason

An offensive line takes years, not months, to develop. One wide receiver with near-world-class speed can make such a difference for an offense, but those guys are too obvious for the Baylors and the Oklahomas to miss.Adding an edge pass rusher to twin with promising Dorance Armstrong would make ...

Kansas falls to K-State, goes winless in 2015

Kansas University’s 2015 football season, the first under head coach David Beaty, finished Saturday at Memorial Stadium without a Jayhawks victory.Kansas State easily defeated KU, 45-14, marking the second time in the 115-year history of the program that Kansas went winless — the first time ...

Tom Keegan: Wildcats present special problems

The early-in-his career play that portended greatness for former Kansas University linebacker Ben Heeney came against Kansas State at the end of the first half on Oct. 6, 2012. K-State couldn’t get a play off against KU, enabling the visitors to stay within a touchdown at halftime. The ...

Beaty sees familiar look from KSU

When David Beaty sat down and began examining video of rival Kansas State in preparation for today’s Sunflower Showdown, the first-year Kansas University football coach thought the Wildcats epitomized a typical Bill Snyder-coached team.While the Wildcats (4-6 overall, 1-6 Big 12) have had ...

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

Kansas State (4-6 overall, 1-6 Big 12) at Kansas (0-11, 0-8)3 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 37 degrees, cloudy, 42% chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports 1 (cable chs. 150, 227)Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog and follow our coverage team on Twitter: @KUSports ...