Kansas (0-4, 0-3 Big 12) at No. 20 Kansas State (3-1, 3-0), Saturday at noon ET (FS1).
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas announced late Friday it had reached a settlement with former football coach David Beaty, who had filed a lawsuit against the school alleging...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program, including a...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled former Kansas football coach David Beaty's lawsuit against the school will proceed.
Federal Judge Kathryn Vratil declined a motion from the...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Among all the changes that have taken place at Kansas since Les Miles was hired to resurrect the moribund football program, the easiest to notice is the title of the spring...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas football coach David Beaty said Tuesday he was suing the school's athletic department in federal court, alleging breach of contract and seeking $3 million he...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles understood the inherent awkwardness of the situation the moment he accepted the job at Kansas, and he made every effort to keep from compounding it during his first week on campus.
Yet he also wanted to meet the young men who might soon form the foundation of his turnaround.
David Beaty has already been replaced at Kansas as he gets ready to coach his final game with the Jayhawks.
Former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury is again on the hot seat as coach of his alma mater. There is even uneasiness around 79-year-old Bill Snyder, who first got to Kansas State about three decades ago and has twice resurrected the Wildcats program.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kyler Murray lifted Oklahoma — and boosted his Heisman Trophy campaign — with a big finish.
The sixth-ranked Sooners used every bit of offense from Murray to overshadow a huge game from Kansas freshman running back Pooka Williams Jr. in Oklahoma's 55-40 victory Saturday night
Murray accounted for two of his five touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
"He's a special player," Kansas coach David Beaty said. "That Heisman needs to go to him."
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles could be back in the Big 12 soon.
The former Oklahoma State coach, who led LSU to the 2007 national championship before getting fired four games into the 2016 season, is in negotiations with Kansas to take over the down-trodden Jayhawks, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Kansas (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) at No. 6 Oklahoma (9-1, 6-1, No. 6 CFP), 7:30 p.m. EST (FOX).
Line: Oklahoma by 36.
Series record: Oklahoma leads 75-27-6.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Oklahoma is trying to remain in the running for a spot in the Big 12 title game and a shot at the College Football Playoff, and QB Kyler Murray is trying to strengthen his case for the Heisman Trophy. Kansas has a chance to get a big win for coach David Beaty, who will not be retained after the season.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas already knows that David Beaty will be on the sideline for his final Sunflower Showdown when the perpetually rebuilding Jayhawks visit Kansas State on Saturday.
What nobody knows is whether Bill Snyder will also be coaching against Kansas for the final time.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jeff Long made the challenge facing him in hiring the next football coach at Kansas clear when the Jayhawks' athletic director mentioned several times one obvious if oft-overlooked fact about picking the right candidate to lead his program.
"The most difficult part," Long said late Sunday, hours after firing fourth-year coach David Beaty, "is trying to figure out who is really interested in your job and who is just playing the game."
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty inherited a football program in disarray when he arrived at Kansas, the years of losing having left the downtrodden Jayhawks short on scholarship players and long on fan apathy.
Not enough has changed over the past three-plus seasons.
So after a loss to Iowa State on Saturday in which the Jayhawks looked unprepared and uninspired, Beaty was informed he would be let go after the season with three games still remaining.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender had heard all the criticism the past couple years.
He heard it about him. About the Jayhawks. About his embattled coach.
Most of it was fair, too, given that the highly touted prospect had struggled to nail down the starting job for the Jayhawks, who in turn had struggled to win for coach David Beaty.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of the few bright spots all season for Kansas has been its ability to force turnovers, doing so at such a high rate that the Jayhawks have the Big 12's best turnover differential.
They produced another one at a crucial juncture against TCU on Saturday.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fired offensive coordinator Doug Meacham with six games left in the season Wednesday, ending the short tenure of what coach David Beaty hailed as a game-changing hire just last year.
Meacham had spent the previous three seasons as the co-offensive coordinator at Big 12 rival TCU when Beaty lured him to the Jayhawks. Meacham was expected to install a variation of the Air Raid offense that would put up the kind of points not seen in Lawrence in a decade.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty brought what was supposed to be a high-flying, Air Raid-style offense to Kansas a few years ago. A 400-yard rushing performance a couple weeks ago in a victory over Rutgers showed that the Jayhawks' coach still values the run.
So when he turns on tape of Oklahoma State and sees Justice Hill gashing defenses, well, Beaty can't help but be in awe — and a bit nervous, considering Hill is coming to town on Saturday.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The prevailing thought surrounding Kansas last week was that the Jayhawks had finally turned the corner, and a lopsided win over a fellow Power Five school in Rutgers was proof coach David Beaty was making progress in his vast rebuilding job.
Just down Interstate 70, there was hope heading into the Big 12 schedule that Kansas State was on track after a win over UTSA following an embarrassing loss to Mississippi State.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Six takeaways, including two pick-6s, and an explosive running game carried Kansas to a 55-14 blowout over Rutgers on Saturday, marking the Jayhawks' first back-to-back wins over FBS opponents since 2009.
Bryce Torneden and Mike Lee each returned interceptions for touchdowns as the Scarlet Knights threw three picks and surrendered three fumbles. Couple that with the dominant performance on the ground, and you get a performance that surprised even coach David Beaty.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty has beaten precisely one Power Five opponent in three-plus seasons at Kansas, and that was a nip-and-tuck overtime victory over downtrodden Texas a couple years ago.
He's yet to beat a team from one of college football's other marquee leagues.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty had the game ball in his hands in a foreign locker room for the first time as the coach at Kansas, and if it was up to him, he'd have snipped it into hundreds of pieces to share with everyone who's been a part of his football program.
He instead tossed it to Pooka Williams, who ran roughshod over Central Michigan. He tossed it to several members of his defense, many of whom had spent three-plus seasons trying in vain for a road win.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Maybe all the Kansas football team needed was a little Pooka.
After being held out of the season opener last week, true freshman Pooka Williams rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns as Kansas snapped the second-longest road losing streak in college football history at 46 games, winning 31-7 at Central Michigan on Saturday.
There were so many requests for Jeff Long to comment on the future of the Kansas football program after a humiliating loss to Nicholls State that the Jayhawks' new athletic director made the rare but practical decision to issue a statement.
It didn't exactly give embattled coach David Beaty a vote of confidence.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There was a point Saturday night when Kansas was trailing Nicholls State in the second half and, a short drive down Interstate 70, Kansas State was trying desperately to rally against South Dakota.
The Jayhawks wound up losing in overtime. The Wildcats barely survived.
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.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty has plenty of reasons to be feeling the pressure this season.
The biggest is his record, which is just 3-33 in three seasons at Kansas. His only win over a power school came in 2016, when the Jayhawks stunned Texas to end a long and frustrating Big 12 skid, and there are very few places where a coach will get much support with that kind of resume.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The fact that Kansas coach David Beaty had to scrap the traditional spring game in favor of an open practice for fans could be taken as a bad sign that things are turning around for the Jayhawks.
Turns out, it's just an unfortunate set of circumstances.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger acted nearly as quickly and forcefully after the Jayhawks' regular-season finale as his counterpart at Arkansas one day earlier.
The only difference was that Zenger kept his coach.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Baker Mayfield wasn't the only one to lose his captaincy after the Oklahoma quarterback's antics following last weekend's blowout victory over Kansas.
Jayhawks coach David Beaty announced Tuesday that his captains — Dorance Armstrong Jr., Daniel Wise and Joe Dineen Jr. — were also stripped of their status. The trio refused to shake Mayfield's hand during the pregame coin toss, which led to a game filled with vitriol.
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) — Kansas is hardly the first team that comes to mind when you ponder high-flying Big 12 offenses.
The Jayhawks averaged about 350 yards per game last season, which ranked somewhere south of the top 100 nationally. Their quarterback situation was an inexperienced mess, they didn't have enough playmakers on the perimeter and their offensive line resembled a pasta strainer.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wouldn't change much about the way things have been going lately for his Mountaineers, who bounced back from a close loss in their opener to Virginia Tech with a pair of lopsided routs.
Kansas counterpart David Beaty is looking for a fresh start.
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) — Octavius Matthews was one of the nation's top running back recruits coming out of Itawamba Community College in Mississippi, and his signing day decision to pick Kansas left coach David Beaty giddy with excitement.
Beaty is still thankful he chose the Jayhawks, only now it's for a very different reason.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A sophomore linebacker at Kansas has been dismissed from the Jayhawks after being accused of threatening a woman with a handgun.
Nineteen-year-old Maciah Long of Houston was charged Monday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and marijuana possession. Douglas County court records allege Long damaged or destroyed the woman's television.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to honor former coach Mark Mangino, who was forced out amid allegations that he abused his players, and the rest of the 2007 team that won the Orange Bowl, during its season opener.
The school said Tuesday that the team will be inducted into its Hall of Fame, along with former players Aqib Talib and Anthony Collins, during the opener Sept. 2 against Southeast Missouri State.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty fought back tears last season when Kansas, after enduring a winless and disheartening debut season under him, finally beat lower-level Rhode Island for his first win with the Jayhawks.
If that represented a baby step, a legitimate grown-up step came later in the season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger says plans to renovate Memorial Stadium and build an indoor training facility are moving forward and will cost around $300 million.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger says plans to renovate Memorial Stadium and build and indoor training facility are moving forward and will cost around $300 million.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wishes he could add a 10th assistant coach to his staff right away. So does David Beaty at Kansas.
They will have to wait until after the 2017 season for another full-time assistant, but Big 12 coaches support the measure approved by the NCAA Division I Council and expected to get final approval from the Board of Governors next week.
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) — The momentum Kansas has been slowly building in football the past couple of years may have finally manifested itself during a February weekend, the time of year when the Jayhawks' top-tier basketball program is usually center-stage.
Six high-profile recruits, all from out of state, pledged to join coach David Beaty's program.
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) — Kansas coach David Beaty has plucked veteran coach Doug Meacham from Big 12 rival TCU to serve as his offensive coordinator and work with the Jayhawks' wide receivers.
Beaty announced the hiring on Thursday.
Meacham was the co-offensive coordinator for the Horned Frogs. He has also coordinated offenses at Houston and several lower-level schools, and spent time working in the Big 12 for Oklahoma State.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two wins earned David Beaty at least two more years at Kansas.
Earned him a hefty raise, too.
The school rewarded the second-year coach for modest but tangible signs of progress Monday with a two-year contract extension that could keep him at the Big 12 school through the 2021 season. The deal also takes his salary to $1.6 million in the first year with an additional $100,000 each succeeding year.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 7-year-old University of Kansas football fan who was cheered on by the team as he battled cancer has died.
Dengel & Son Mortuary says Cole Hayden died Saturday. The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/2gDAUqp ) reports that Hayden had a rare form of cancer called undifferentiated sarcoma.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Matthew Wyman couldn't have imagined playing his senior season for anybody but David Beaty.
That may be the strongest support he could give the second-year coach, considering Wyman began his career playing for Charlie Weis, endured an interim stint under Clint Bowen and wrapped it up with a longtime high school coach and career assistant trying to turn around the Jayhawks.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — When he arrived at Kansas State nearly three decades ago, Bill Snyder was inheriting what can only be described as a mess — one of the worst programs in the history of major college football.
It's something to which Kansas counterpart David Beaty can relate.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — After he had finally waded through the mass of humanity at midfield, and survived more back slaps than a mixed martial artist, David Beaty walked into the Kansas football complex and exhaled.
"I feel better being in here right now," he said, "than a few of the other showings."