KU Football

Tom Keegan: Snyder’s brilliance evident early

As college announcing tandems go, Gary Bender and Dick Vermeil were tough to beat. When Bender looks back on those days with ABC, his mind often drifts to a moment that with the benefit of history would reveal Vermeil as a prophet.The announcers had flown in early to do their preparation, part ...

Kansas safety Fish Smithson on mend

Still sitting at a cool 100 total tackles for the season, and still leading Kansas University in that category after missing this past week’s West Virginia loss because of an ankle injury, junior safety Fish Smithson at least is starting to look more like himself at practices, according to ...

Kansas football unveils 2016 schedule

The Kansas University football team officially announced its 2016 schedule on Tuesday.The Jayhawks will play six games at Memorial Stadium and six on the road.KU’s second season under head coach David Beaty will begin with back-to-back home games, against Rhode Island and Ohio, before Kansas ...

Beaty: Showdown finale huge for Jayhawks

As Kansas University football coach David Beaty alluded to on more than one occasion Monday morning during his turn on the Big 12’s weekly media conference call, all the Jayhawks have left in front of them is a “one-game season.”Although Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown against rival ...

KU football regroups for KSU

As discouraged as Kansas University’s football players felt Saturday after a 49-0 home loss to West Virginia, the Jayhawks have plenty of incentives to do everything they can to move on, forget all the negatives and mistakes and prepare for their next game as if it were the most important one ...

KU fans stick with shirtless tradition

It’s not easy watching a winless football team. But a group of seniors do their best to make the most of it. During Kansas University’s 49-0 loss against West Virginia on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, a group of six students continued to cheer shirtless in the front row of the student ...

West Virginia gets revenge for ’13 loss

Kansas University so seldom wins a Big 12 football game that when it does, the stink of defeat for the opponent on linger for years.“That stung to lose to them a couple of years ago,” West Virginia senior cornerback Terrell Chestnut said, referencing Charlie Weis’ lone Big 12 victory, ...

Willis underwhelms against WVU

On a day that true freshman quarterback Ryan Willis completed just 35 percent of his 37 throws and had two picked off, Kansas University coach David Beaty noted under-throwing receivers proved to be one of the many issues plaguing KU’s offense in a 49-0 loss to West Virginia.“We had a ...

Dineen sets career high, Neal grabs first interception

Coming into the West Virginia game, Lawrence native and Free State High product Joe Dineen had twice finished with 11 tackles for Kansas University's football team, but he easily eclipsed that number on the second-to-last weekend of his sophomore season.The 16 solo tackles didn’t mean much to ...

Smithson sits with ankle injury

No member of the Kansas University football team thought the addition of one man would’ve changed the outcome of a 49-0 home loss to West Virginia on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, but the Jayhawks surely missed injured junior safety Fish Smithson.KU head coach David Beaty revealed after the ...

Tom Keegan: Rivalry game looming, plenty of drama left

Not all Big XII entertainment derives from the top half of the loaded football conference's standings. Sometimes it’s amazing what you can find rummaging around in the basement too. For example, former Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino was at the center of a Twitter explosion by ...

Shut down: Jayhawks routed by West Virginia

Whatever momentum the Kansas University football team generated a week earlier in a one-score road loss to TCU didn’t make the trip back to Lawrence with the winless Jayhawks, who suffered a 49-0 loss to West Virginia Saturday at Memorial Stadium, in front of an announced crowd of ...

Game balls and gassers: KU vs. WVU

Game BallsJoe Dineen, who did not let the scoreboard curb his enthusiasm, had 16 tackles, all of them by the solo variety.The fans who stayed until the end of the game. Both of them.GassersAfter a well executed play-action fake and accurate pass from Ryan Willis, Tre’ Parmalee caught the ...

Jayhawks shut out against West Virginia, 49-0

Any momentum for Kansas football disappeared in the first quarter against West Virginia on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks turned the ball over twice and gave up 28 points in the first 15 minutes, leading the way for a 49-0 thumping, pushing their losing streak to 14 games dating ...

Smithson gives KU’s defense big lift

When former Kansas University linebacker Ben Heeney played his final game as a Jayhawk, it left a huge void in the Kansas defense.Heeney, a fifth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in last spring’s NFL Draft, led the Jayhawks in tackles for three consecutive seasons, from 2012-14, averaging ...

KU football players keep positive attitude

Despite their upbeat attitude and never-say-quit demeanor, the members of the Kansas University football team are human. And, positive or not, realistic or otherwise, zero wins in 10 tries this season can take a toll on even the most optimistic man.However, with two games remaining in head ...

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

Kansas Jayhawks (0-10 overall, 0-7 Big 12) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (5-4 overall, 2-4 Big 12) 11 a.m., Memorial Stadium — Game-time forecast: 35 degrees, sunny, 0 percent chance for rain, winds 20 mph from the northwest — TV: FOX Sports NetLog on to KUsports.com for our new-look live ...

Tom Keegan: Friday night football a huge event in Texas

Southlake, Texas ? The first indicator that the high school football program plays a more prominent role than in your average affluent town shows itself in the names of local businesses.Dragon Storage, Dragon Xpedited LLC, Golden Dragon Lawn Care. The Dragon name is synonymous with winner. ...

Beaty: ‘Click’s starting to happen’ with Jayhawks

One day after nearly knocking off high-powered and 13th-ranked TCU, Kansas University’s football team hit the practice fields in Lawrence with newfound energy.“In the meeting and as we went out to practice, I think that you can see the click’s starting to happen a little bit with the ...

West Virginia moves to rushing attack

Three years ago, during the final game of the 2012 season, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and a lightning-fast group of receiving weapons lit up the Kansas University football team for 407 yards of offense on 23-of-24 passing in a 59-10 rout.Three WVU receivers hauled in double-digit ...