Football

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

KU football signs 25 for 53rd best class

KU football signs 25 for 53rd best class

At the end of signing day, the Kansas football team recruited a total of 25 players and currently sits at the 53rd best class in 2014, according to Rivals.com. The KU football program signed 15 high school student athletes, eight junior college transfers and two Division I transfers (Former Florida tight end Kent Taylor and […]

Brew: Top ranked Seahawks defense meets top Broncos offense in Super Bowl XLVIII

After months of proving worth each and every Sunday, the countdown begins for the 2014 Super Bowl. Hundreds of millions of people tune in to the biggest sporting event in America. The lights shine bright. Childhood dreams are just 60 minutes from being realized. Some years a dark horse emerges and steals the show. Some […]

Brew: NFL RedZone Channel is a football fan's dream

Brew: NFL RedZone Channel is a football fan’s dream

The NFL RedZone channel is offered by most cable and satellite providers, and if you have not checked it out yet, I highly recommend it. The channel is a mind-boggling experience that is self-described as “the future of watching football.” On the average Sunday, most football fans can watch anywhere from three to five different […]

Kansas football looking to improve on disappointing football season in 2014

Kansas football looking to improve on disappointing football season in 2014

This marks the 2013 recap of the Kansas Jayhawks football season where Kansas tripled its win total from just one season ago and Charlie Weis’ “transition year” is now over and will respectively return for his third year. MVP: It’s not pointing to a bright future when you can count the options for this selection […]

Vernon: Reagan may return to Kansas football

Vernon: Reagan may return to Kansas football

John Reagan came back to Lawrence in September of 2012. His friends called with questions that weren’t exactly about him. Questions about his team. “How are you going to be?” “What are you going to do?” Reagan — who was a friend for five years to Kansas — returned as a foe. He coached the […]

Head injuries in NFL prompt changes in youth football

There was a time when the word “concussion” was seldom used on the sidelines or in locker rooms. It was only when a player was unconscious on the field that serious head injuries were considered. Concussions are impossible to ignore in football today, as lawsuits continue to increase over the issue. The Kansas City Star […]

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