LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Chris Kleiman views himself as a caretaker for Kansas State football, sustaining and building on the traditions that predecessor Bill Snyder established over more than two...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The scenes that took place last Saturday in two football stadiums separated by a 100-mile stretch of Interstate 70 were quite similar: The clock ticking to zero, the players...
BOSTON (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles' return to college football brought him some quick joy.
It also brought the Jayhawks something they haven't had in a long time — a road win at a Power...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Entering Saturday night's matchup between Kansas and Coastal Carolina, all eyes fell to the Jayhawks' Pooka Williams Jr. as he made his season debut following a single-game...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles promised to bring excitement to the perpetually rebuilding football program at Kansas.
The Jayhawks made his debut a little more exciting than he...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Peyton Bender knows his job as the starting quarterback at Kansas isn't guaranteed beyond this week, not when there are two talented guys nipping at his heels.
In some ways, his tenuous grasp is a lot like that of his coach.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Mason Rudolph passed for 438 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores in his final home game to lead Oklahoma State to a 58-17 victory over Kansas.
James Washington, Dillon Stoner and Marcel Ateman each went over 100 yards receiving for Oklahoma State (9-3, 6-3 Big 12, CFP No. 19), who were all but eliminated from the Big 12 championship race by losing to Kansas State last week.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder learned to appreciate special teams about six decades ago, when the 78-year-old Kansas State coach was a small-college wingback who wasn't good enough to play anywhere else.
The emphasis that he places on them showed Saturday.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The culprit at Kansas has been ineffectiveness.
Down the road at Kansas State, the problem has been health.
Either way, the two Power Five schools in the Sunflower State are in the most unenviable of situations: They are stuck in sticky quarterback situations as they plunge into the meat of the Big 12 schedule, the Jayhawks trying desperately to turn their season around and the Wildcats fighting to get on track.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Everything that Kansas coach David Beaty envisioned when he landed junior college transfer Peyton Bender and plucked offensive coordinator Doug Meacham from TCU manifested itself in the first quarter of the Jayhawks' season-opening rout of Southeast Missouri State.
There was the 77-yard touchdown pass to Steven Sims Jr. that set the tone in the opening minutes, then the short touchdown pass to Chase Harrell that proved the first score was no fluke.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The quarterbacks competing for the starting job at Kansas know each other about as well as anyone.
That's because they happen to be roommates.
But don't think for a moment that sophomore Carter Stanley and junior college transfer Peyton Bender are living in some kind of awkward, surreal bubble. The reality is they're best friends, on the field and off, and they would rather root for each other than harbor any kind of grudge.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The quarterback position has been the definition of unstable for Kansas in recent years. Carter Stanley and Peyton Bender are trying to change that.
In coach David Beaty's two seasons leading the Jayhawks, five quarterbacks have lined up under center in what can best be described as a 24-game revolving door of signal-callers. Of the five, only two remain with the program: Keaton Perry and Stanley.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach David Beaty may have landed his quarterback of the future out of a Mississippi junior college. He might have landed his running back from there, too.
The Jayhawks unveiled a 27-member class on national signing day Wednesday that was highlighted by former Washington State quarterback Peyton Bender and running back Octavius Matthews. Both of them spent last season at Itawamba Community College, where they emerged as high-level recruits.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty had to stop for a moment, lower the microphone from his face and wipe away a tear.
His first win at Kansas meant that much to him.
"I've never been through what we went through last year," the second-year coach said shortly after a 55-6 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday night. "Personally it was very difficult. I got emotional with those guys. It's just so hard, so obviously I'm overjoyed for them."
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Montell Cozart threw three touchdown passes, Ryan Willis tossed two more and Kansas gave second-year coach David Beaty his first victory by routing overmatched Rhode Island 55-6 on Saturday night.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach David Beaty still has not announced a starting quarterback for Saturday's opener against Rhode Island, and it's not because he is trying to keep it a secret.
He insists that he legitimately doesn't know.
"I'll know a lot more after today and I'll know a heck of a lot after tomorrow," Beaty said Tuesday. "So we're getting close. We've got good choices."