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Kansas emphasizes new offense at Big 12 football media day

Kansas emphasizes new offense at Big 12 football media day

Kansas football took center stage in Dallas for the Big 12 Conference media day Monday morning, and the emphasis was put on the new Kansas offense. Kansas hired John Reagan, an offensive coordinator and offensive line coach from Rice University, in December, which means Kansas’ offense will be more spread out than previous seasons. Weis […]

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Athletics: Players will be safer without track in Memorial Stadium

Athletics: Players will be safer without track in Memorial Stadium

From the outside of Memorial Stadium, it will look untouched and the same as it did in 1921. But, for the first time in nearly a century the University football team will walk onto a new and safer Kivisto Field. The track and field presence in Memorial Stadium lay far beyond the eight-lane running track, […]

Raw video: Memorial Stadium track demolition begins

Raw video: Memorial Stadium track demolition begins

Multimedia Gallery: Memorial Stadium track demolition

Multimedia Gallery: Memorial Stadium track demolition

 

Heaps transfers to Miami, Turzilli, Miller to leave football program

Heaps transfers to Miami, Turzilli, Miller to leave football program

Quarterback Jake Heaps will transfer to the University of Miami for his final year of NCAA eligibility, Miami announced Sunday. The news comes two days after Kansas Football announced Heaps and wide receiver Andrew Turzilli graduated from the University and that running back Darrian Miller had left the program for personal reasons. “I’m proud that […]

Davis: Why Kansas football will win in 2014

Davis: Why Kansas football will win in 2014

It has been five long years since Kansas football has played their way into the postseason. The winning drought has been tough on locals, students and players alike, but three coaches and 46 losses later there is light at the end of a dark tunnel. To become bowl-eligible, the team must win at least six—exactly […]

Schuster: Players’ union unnecessary to change NCAA system

A few weeks removed from the landmark decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that scholarship football players at Northwestern University (NU) are employees, the ruling will go through the appellate process we all knew was coming.   And even though the Wildcats players voted via secret ballot on whether or not to form […]

Pressure on Weis in third year

Pressure on Weis in third year

Back in the day, coaches often implemented five- or ten-year plans for building a program back up from the ashes. After all, fans were more patient.  Media coverage was confined to a segment on the news.  If frustrated fans wanted to contact the Athletics Department, they would have to call. Twitter didn’t exist to provide […]

Schuster: Spring Game surprises team

Schuster: Spring Game surprises team

The jawing began just moments after the rosters were announced, as soon as it became clear that the Blue Team — comprising Kansas’ most likely starters — was assembled for the sole purpose of beating the White Team on the field. Surely the talent level on the White Team couldn’t manufacture plays. After all, they […]

Spring Game brings ups and downs, blue team wins

Spring Game brings ups and downs, blue team wins

The Kansas football Blue and White Spring Game on Saturday was just another glorified scrimmage, coach Charlie Weis said. The Blue Team, which consisted of starters on offense and defense, defeated the White Team 20-10. “We still have questions, but we got a lot more answers,” Weis said. The Blue team didn’t look like starters […]

Cozart shows promise at Spring Game

Cozart shows promise at Spring Game

It wasn’t the first time sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart’s speed was displayed at Memorial Stadium, but it was fun to watch nonetheless. With a little over six minutes left in the fourth quarter of the Jayhawk’s spring football scrimmage, Cozart took a shotgun snap and began reading the defense for the option play. Seeing that […]

Notebook: KU football prepares for the fall

Notebook: KU football prepares for the fall

Cozart to put on weight during offseason Sophomore Montell Cozart’s development as a dual-threat quarterback has been a thorough process that has experienced some hiccups and some signs of encouragement along the way. On Saturday, he showed more poised version of himself, navigating the pocket with the confidence that a second-year quarterback should. “Right now […]

Cozart shines in spring game

It wasn’t the first time sophomore quarterback Montell Cozart’s speed was on display at Memorial Stadium, but it was fun to watch nonetheless. With a little over six minutes left in the fourth quarter of the Jayhawk’s spring football game, Cozart took a shotgun snap and began reading the defense for the option play.  Seeing […]

Weis getting more answers after Spring Game

The Kansas football spring game on Saturday was just another glorified scrimmage coach Charles Weis said. The Blue team, who consisted of starters on offense and defense, defeated the White team 20-10. “We still have questions, but we got a lot more answers,” Weis said. The Blue team didn’t look like the starters to begin […]

Photo Gallery: Football Spring Game

Photo Gallery: Football Spring Game

On April 12, the Kansas football team held their annual Spring Game. The scrimmage consisted of a team of starters, the Blue, playing against their backup teammates, the White. The White led the Blue 7-0 going into the first half, but the Blue managed to rally in the second and beat the White 20-10.

Weis makes improvements, getting ready for spring game

Weis makes improvements, getting ready for spring game

ved at Kansas, he dismissed several players from the previous regime. It was a treacherous climb to fill in the crevasses of a depleted roster. Weis failed to realize how devastating it was to revamp an entire roster and start from scratch. “What I really didn’t factor in when I came here is when I […]