#Toben Opurum

Crist, Opurum invited to Kansas City's mini-camp

Crist, Opurum invited to Kansas City’s mini-camp

After McDougald became the first Jayhawk to sign with the Chiefs, two more former Jayhawks followed his footsteps to Kansas City, just 40 minutes west of Lawrence. Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist and defensive end Toben Opurum, both captains for Kansas in 2012, receive an invite to Kansas City’s mini-camp. Crist will be behind quarterbacks Alex […]

Jayhawks let lead slip away, lose to Rice in last seconds

Holding on to a narrow two-point lead with 4:47 left to go in the game, senior quarterback Dayne Crist lofted a pass to junior receiver Chris Omigie in attempt to keep Kansas on the field and extend its drive. Instead of completing the pass, Rice’s cornerback Bryce Callahan jumped up and intercepted the ball at […]

Defense scouting a new challenge for KU football

Defense scouting a new challenge for KU football

Beaming with confidence, the Kansas defense is in high spirits after creating five turnovers in last Saturday’s win. But the Jayhawks know they have a greater task ahead when they host Rice on Saturday. Rice’s offensive line has a hefty left side. Sophomore left guard Ian Gray stands 6-foot-8, and beside him is junior tackle […]

Setting goals for the opening game

With Saturday night’s game South Dakota State upon us, Kansas coach Charlie Weis is excited for himself and his players, but at the same time, wants to make sure that his team is focused. Weis makes it clear with his team what his objective is and what he wants accomplished on Saturday when the Jayhawks […]

Football ready for this opponent

Football ready for this opponent

Charlie Weis only has fond thoughts of South Dakota State University. The Jackrabbits are, after all, responsible for two of Weis’ flaunted Super Bowl rings. Former South Dakota State kicker Adam Vinatieri made the blue and yellow quite proud when he became the only NFL player to be the deciding factor in multiple championship games. […]

Jayhawks defense aims to improve on takeaways

Jayhawks defense aims to improve on takeaways

Coming off of last year’s 2-10 record, the football team is looking to improve in many areas this season. Defensive coordinator Dave Campo has emphasized the importance of takeaways to his players in practice everyday. Kansas came away with only 18 turnovers all last season, eight of them coming off interceptions. This led to a […]

Defensive coordinator adjusts to Kansas football

Defensive coordinator adjusts to Kansas football

While one of the biggest transitions in football is when a player leaves college and begins playing professionally, Dave Campo, Kansas’ defensive coordinator, is making the jump from coaching in the NFL to coaching in the Big 12. Campo’s biggest challenge during the transition has been switching his style of coaching defense and making sure […]

The Kansas Football Team leads the crowd through the alma mater to conclude Saturday afternoon's Spring Game at Memorial Stadium.

Defense shows improvement in football spring game

Sophomore linebacker Michael Reynolds won defensive MVP in the blue squad’s shutout victory

Goble: Campo will need time with the defense before success happens

Campo inherits a defense with little talent, but is determined to make them talented.

Texas’ young quarterback presents opportunity for Kansas

The Jayhawks will face the young, yet speedy, Longhorns Saturday.

Sophomore linebacker Toben Opurum sacks Missouri's junior quarterback Jarrell Harrison during the second half of the Border Showdown.The Jayhawks had four total sacks against the Tigers.

KU football’s players to look out for

Take a sneak peek at the some of this year’s most promising players.

Quarterback battle ensues during spring game

Quinn Mecham and Jordan Webb split playing time during the annual spring game.

Morning Brew: The Curse of the Spring Game

With the way the spring game’s champs fare in the regular season, they may be better off sitting it out.

Roesler: Future brighter for Jayhawks

Turner Gill found some playmakers on his roster even though the Jayhawks lost their last three games.

Dwyer: Gill needs to have faith in players

The Jayhawks coach should stick to his guns in regards to players’ positions.