KU Football

Column: Rutgers will be arresting foe

Six arrested Rutgers football players, two charged in a home invasion, four with assault, have been dismissed from the team in the past two weeks.Head coach Kyle Flood was tagged with a three-game suspension for initiating contact with a faculty member regarding a player’s grades that knocks ...

Catch 12: Dozen wideouts have seen field

They said it was coming and they did not lie.All offseason, the Kansas University football program’s offensive coaches said the team’s new Air Raid offense would be one that employed as many as eight or nine wide receivers in a single game on a regular basis.And through the first two games ...

Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood to miss Sept. 26 KU game while serving suspension

According to a Wednesday afternoon report from NJ.com, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood has been suspended three games and fined $50,000 after a university investigation found Flood responsible for rules violations and a string of off-the-field issues involving a few of his players.As a result, Flood ...

Former KU cornerback Aqib Talib opens NFL season with AFC Player of the Week honor

Former Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Denver's season-opening victory over Baltimore last weekend. Talib, who starts opposite fellow Jayhawk Chris Harris in the Broncos' secondary, finished with three tackles in ...

KU defense off to rough start

Through two weeks of the 2015 season, the numbers back up what Kansas University football fans have seen with their own eyes — the KU defense is off to a rough start. Of the 127 Division I football programs that have played a game or two so far, the Jayhawks rank 122nd in total defense, ...

Column: Toughness of Bowen clearly evident

Poll Lawrence residents as to where they saw Charlie Weis during his short stay in Lawrence and the answer, aside from the football complex, is bound to include one of two places:The meat section at Dillon’s, Sixth and Wakarusa, where he purchased steaks to cook for dinner with son Charlie ...

Undeterred: Beaty, team still excited about season

At 0-2 heading into its lone bye week of the 2015 season, the Kansas University football team sits in a position that many people expected before the season began.Youth and inexperience, along with a lack of depth and talent at several key positions, painted the picture of a rough season on ...

KU’s Stigler, Albers earn top awards

NCAA 400 hurdles track champion Michael Stigler and three-time NCAA volleyball tournament participant Chelsea Albers were selected as Kansas University’s male and female athletes of the year at Sunday’s Rock Chalk Choice Awards at the Lied Center. Stigler won the award for the third ...

Kansas LB Roberts puts on show

More than an hour before recording a career-high nine tackles during Kansas University’s 55-23 loss to Memphis on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, KU junior Marcquis Roberts put on a show of a different kind.In the south end zone, closest to the corner where the Jayhawks take the field, the ...

Column: Kansas’ defense needs stability

No matter the level of effort and creativity of the scheming, Kansas University’s football team could play its way into the record books.Specifically, the defense has a legitimate shot at breaking the NCAA record for most points allowed per game.Louisiana-Lafayette’s 1997 squad surrendered ...

KU picks up commitment from 2017 RB Dom Williams

Despite Saturday's loss to Memphis, the Jayhawks got some good news over the weekend when they picked up an oral commitment from 2017 prospect Dominic Williams, a 5-foot-9, 186-pound running back from Parish Episcopal School in Dallas.Williams, who has been clocked faster than 4.3 seconds in ...

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. Memphis

Game BallsKe’aun Kinner rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown, averaging 7.1 yards per carry.Kicker Nick Bartolotta continued his perfection and is 7 for 7 on extra points and 3 for 3 on field goals.GassersMontell Cozart repeatedly overthrew receivers on his way to completing 13 of 28 passes ...

Notebook: Juco transfer QB Ford takes snaps; Dineen starts

One week after sending true freshman Ryan Willis into the game to relieve starting quarterback Montell Cozart for a couple of plays, Kansas University coach David Beaty went a different direction during Saturday’s 55-23 loss to Memphis at Memorial Stadium.Midway through the fourth quarter, ...

Tigers ‘didn’t panic’ early

Memphis’ explosive football team, which scored 63 points in its season-opener last week against Missouri State, didn’t fret after falling behind 10-0 to Kansas University on Saturday night in Memorial Stadium.“Our guys didn’t panic,” fourth-year Tigers coach Justin Fuente said after ...

Column: Montell Cozart’s old problems return

Junior quarterback Montell Cozart’s mostly strong showing in Kansas University’s season-opening loss inspired cautious optimism regarding his future.The caution came from the caliber of the opponent and begged the question of how Cozart’s improvement would translate against a faster ...

Mauled: Tigers handle Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium

It seemed inevitable that it would come to this.The Kansas University football team's shift to an up-tempo, Air Raid offense, though more exciting for the Memorial Stadium crowd of 37,798 to watch, became the Jayhawks' biggest problem during Saturday's 55-23 loss to Memphis, as the Tigers took ...

Memphis blows out Kansas football

Despite an early 10-point lead against favored Memphis, the Kansas football team, early in a major rebuilding project, couldn’t keep up with the Tigers the rest of Saturday night’s 55-23 loss at Memorial Stadium.Junior KU quarterback Montell Cozart struggled to hit open receivers early, ...

Beaty looking for more from defensive ends

Although senior Ben Goodman and true freshman Dorrance Armstrong recorded two of Kansas University’s three sacks during last week’s season-opening loss to South Dakota State, the play of KU’s defensive ends as a whole was a source of disappointment for the Kansas coaching staff. “I ...

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

Memphis (1-0) at Kansas Jayhawks (0-1)6 p.m. Memorial Stadium — Game-time forecast: 66 degrees, sunny, 0 percent chance for rain, winds 6 mph from the northeast — TV: Jayhawk NetworkLog on to KUsports.com for our new-look live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on Twitter: ...

Column: Beak Attack II a distinct possibility

Saturday is band day at Memorial Stadium, where Kansas University plays Memphis for a 6 p.m. kickoff. Do you suppose the Jayhawks’ marching band will unveil a formation of a Wildcat blowing a layup? On a more serious matter, if you can’t watch Memphis play KU Saturday and can only make it ...