Football

Weis's recruiting class provides stronger, fuller roster for football team

Weis’s recruiting class provides stronger, fuller roster for football team

College coaches always heap praise on their upcoming recruiting class; it marks a new slate of players with a fresh opportunity. For Kansas football and coach Charlie Weis, this recruiting class was something more. “Every coach in America in the last two days is telling how much they love their class that’s just what they […]

Charlie Weis ready to recruit during offseason

Charlie Weis ready to recruit during offseason

Charlie Weis said Saturday after his team’s 31-10 loss to in-state rival Kansas State that he would be immediately hitting the road for recruiting the next day, and his confidence level was “pretty good.” There were questions, though, about whether the departure of offensive line coach Tim Grunhard would hurt the team in recruiting the […]

Harmsen: Charlie Weis deserves some credit, but not too much

Harmsen: Charlie Weis deserves some credit, but not too much

The 2014 season will be a great opportunity for Charlie Weis to earn his keep, because he sure hasn’t done so yet. Kansas wrapped up yet another disappointing season on Saturday with a 31-10 loss at home to rival Kansas State, finishing 3-9 (1-8) with wins over South Dakota, Louisiana Tech and West Virginia. Yes, […]

Second half momentum fades as Jayhawks' turnovers end season with a loss

Second half momentum fades as Jayhawks’ turnovers end season with a loss

Most of the Kansas fans were gone by the time it was all over. The 2013 season came to an end for the Jayhawks with a 31-10 loss to Kansas State as the majority of those left in the Memorial Stadium stands wore purple, surrounded by empty bleachers. The Jayhawks gave up three touchdowns in […]

Jayhawks' football season concludes with questions on offense

Jayhawks’ football season concludes with questions on offense

Improper sendoff Senior running back James Sims, who is perhaps the best player to come through the Kansas football program since Todd Reesing, ended his season with an unfortunate performance. Sims was responsible for two of the six turnovers in Saturday afternoon’s Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State, and was unable to find the endzone during […]

Football rewind: Season ends on low note after offense fails to show progress against in-state rivals

Football rewind: Season ends on low note after offense fails to show progress against in-state rivals

Offense – F:  As Weis said after the game, when a team turns the ball over as many times as Kansas did on Saturday, there is almost no chance to win that game. Defense – C: It was a rough beginning to the game for the defense, but after giving up a touchdown at the […]

Photo Gallery: Football vs. Kansas State

Photo Gallery: Football vs. Kansas State

Big 12 Notebook: Bob Stoops breaks record, Oklahoma State looks to title

Big 12 Notebook: Bob Stoops breaks record, Oklahoma State looks to title

Stoops winningest coach in school history After Oklahoma beat Kansas State, coach Bob Stoops found himself in the middle of coaching history.Stoops surpassed Barry Switzer to become Oklahoma’s all time win leader with 158, and counting. Stoops has a chance to register a 10-win season for the 12th time. The win wasn’t possible without a […]

Kansas football still motivated for K-state after Iowa State loss

Kansas football still motivated for K-state after Iowa State loss

After the disappointing loss at Iowa State Saturday, all eyes seem to be looking ahead at the matchup with Kansas State on Nov. 30. Coach Charlie Weis stressed in his teleconference on Monday that motivating the team for the upcoming contest with the Wildcats has not been an issue. “We are playing Kansas State. How […]

Chadbourne: Thanksgiving boasts many sports beginnings

Chadbourne: Thanksgiving boasts many sports beginnings

Thanksgiving and sports, particularly football, are quintessential parts of being American. There’s a smattering slate of NFL, NCAA basketball and football, and high school football games across the country every year. The day’s routine has become natural: wait for food to be ready during the first football game, pig out with family, then watch the […]

Iowa State shuts out Kansas on the road

Iowa State shuts out Kansas on the road

After a cold night in Ames, Iowa, Kansas once again finds itself in the cellar of the Big 12. The field at Jack Trice Stadium was icy, close to the second coming of the frozen tundra: Lambeau Field. Taking any misdirection on the field almost always resulted into a stumble-fest, where getting full traction on […]

Slick conditions freeze Kansas football's defense

Slick conditions freeze Kansas football’s defense

The temperature was eight degrees in Ames, Iowa., at the kickoff of Kansas’ 34-0 loss to Iowa State, and ice seemed to play a factor. During the game it dropped as low as 4 degrees. Before the game, several Kansas players ran shirtless on the field. But the Jayhawks didn’t handle the conditions as confidently […]

Gavin Howard helps team to first victory in five-year Kansas career

Gavin Howard helps team to first victory in five-year Kansas career

As the seconds ticked off the clock in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win over West Virginia, fifth-year senior offensive lineman Gavin Howard searched the sidelines for someone willing to help dump a bucket of water over coach Charlie Weis. Mostly his teammates were afraid that Weis would get mad. “I was going to do […]

Football Gameday Preview: KU vs. Iowa State

Offense: Montell Cozart was listed atop the depth chart for the first time and will make his first road start at Iowa on Saturday. Cozart showed some flashes last week as a passer, and proved he can sling it when given the time. James Sims set a career high last week with 211 rushing yards […]

Kansas Football's Pierson suffers head injury in Saturday’s game, may sit out final games of the season

Kansas Football’s Pierson suffers head injury in Saturday’s game, may sit out final games of the season

Junior Tony Pierson is the leading receiver for Kansas, despite missing four games this season. Pierson takes pressure off the Jayhawks’ running attack by forcing the defense to contain him on the outside. That’s why Charlie Weis faces a difficult decision: whether or not to get Pierson back on the field as soon as possible […]

Football Notebook: Freshman quarterback Cozart officially listed as starter

Football Notebook: Freshman quarterback Cozart officially listed as starter

Cozart atop the depth chart To nobody’s surprise, Montell Cozart was listed on the depth chart as the starter officially for the first time this week. Cozart took every single snap in Kansas’ 31-19 victory over West Virginia, and progress is being made in grooming the freshman quarterback for the future. Jake Heaps has been […]