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Jayhawks in need of more 3-point shooting to support Lagerald Vick

Lagerald Vick’s borderline ludicrous 3-point shooting over the course of the Kansas basketball team’s previous five games had the Jayhawks ranked seventh in the country in long-distance accuracy (43.9 percent) entering the week. Those numbers notwithstanding, on the eve of KU’s seventh ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 90, Stanford 84 (OT)

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2018/dec/01/327964/ Quick grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 90-84 overtime win over Stanford on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B- ---------- KU spent much of the first half failing to find a flow on offense. Twenty minutes ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 87, Tennessee 81 (OT)

Quick grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 87-81 overtime win over Tennessee Friday night at the NIT Season Tip-Off, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Offense: B- ---------- As is now tradition, Lagerald Vick (15 points) opened the game by knocking down a 3-pointer. But the Jayhawks ...

Les Miles left Louisiana, but his name remains influential in ‘The Boot’

The Les Miles brand grew to the height of its powers in Louisiana. It’s where Miles coached the football team at the state’s flagship university, LSU, from 2005 to 2016. And it’s a place that he continued to call home for the past two years, during his hiatus from the sidelines. His ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 77, Marquette 68

Quick grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 77-68 win over Marquette Wednesday night at the NIT Season Tip-Off, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Offense: B- ---------- KU trailed 47-38 at halftime and headed to the locker room on the heels of a choppy showing that featured five ...

KU players try not to tip their hands when asked about Les Miles buzz

Norman, Okla. — It’s rare to find Kansas safety Mike Lee in a bad mood. The junior from New Orleans loves to talk, and that makes him all the more affable in a postgame interview setting. Unless you’ve just asked Lee about a specific mistake he made on the field he’ll respond to most ...

Postgame Report Card: Kansas 89, Louisiana 76

Quick grades for five aspects of the Kansas basketball team’s 89-76 win over Louisiana Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Offense: B ---------- You figured the Jayhawks were going to have a good night offensively when Dedric Lawson missed a shot, landed on his backside, caught the ...

And the winner is … KU football fans select Dave Doeren over Les Miles

The results are in, voting has closed and the Kansas football fan base has made its choice for the program’s next head coach. On the final day of voting in our KU Football Coaching Search Bracket, in what may be considered a mild upset by some who have been following along, North Carolina ...

Meet Jedd Fisch

A name likely recognizable by only the most die-hard brand of college football fans, Jedd Fisch has become a coach worth knowing as Jeff Long, athletic director at the University of Kansas, continues in his search for the football program’s next head coach. On Tuesday, Long flew from ...

Make your choice: Les Miles and Dave Doeren reach coaching search bracket finals

It all comes down to this. After dominating their competition in each of the first four rounds, former LSU and Oklahoma State coach Les Miles and North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren are the only two candidates remaining in our fan-driven KU Football Coaching Search Bracket. The athletic ...

Just 4 candidates remaining in KU football coaching search bracket

The search for the Kansas football program’s next head coach is nearly complete — at least as far as our online bracket is concerned. Each of the top four seeds in the 32-candidate field survived the first three rounds of fan voting at KUsports.com, leading to a chalk semifinal round. Les ...

Louisville football latest Power Five program to join KU in coaching search

A week after University of Kansas Athletic director Jeff Long officially began looking for David Beaty’s replacement, another potential competitor has entered the coaching search fray. News broke Sunday morning that Louisville’s administration decided to fire football coach Bobby Petrino, ...

Survey says: KU football fans prefer Les Miles, identify him as most likely hire

When Jeff Long spoke publicly for the first time about his decision to find a new head football coach for the University of Kansas, the athletic director could only provide some general goals he had in mind for the hire. “We are going to find a proven leader, a tenacious recruiter and a ...

Pick Kansas football’s next head coach from a 32-man bracket

The internet loves a good coaching search. And KUsports.com is about that life. As University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long narrows his field of football coaching candidates, KU fans will have the chance to do the same. By scouring lists of potential coaches from various publications, ...

Alabama QBs coach Dan Enos reportedly a candidate for KU football job

If the name Dan Enos didn’t immediately grab your attention while poring over potential candidates to become the next head football coach at the University of Kansas, it might be time to double back. Currently the quarterbacks coach and associate head coach on Nick Saban’s staff at ...

Former KU LB Ben Heeney: Beaty thrown into program left in shambles by Weis

Former Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney didn’t spend much time around David Beaty. Just here and there for a few months, after wrapping up his college career, in fact. But Heeney was around for all of the Charlie Weis era — a two seasons and change stretch that saw the Jayhawks go 6-22 under ...