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Kansas AD Sheahon Zenger announced plans for a $300 million renovation to Memorial Stadium.

Zenger announced those plans while speaking at a booster event on Wednesday. In addition to the anticipated stadium renovation, Kansas is also aiming to build a new indoor practice facility. Jayhawks HC David Beaty offered his two cents on these big moves, saying, "It’s exciting for me, because it’s a great time to be at KU." The specific plans are expected to be released to the public in September.
Jun 22 - 6:42 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso ranks Kansas junior edge rusher Dorance Armstrong Jr. as the No. 89 NFL prospect in the country.

The 6-foot-4, 241-pound Armstrong Jr. broke out in a huge way with 20 TFL and 10 sacks last season. "He may fly under the radar playing for Kansas but has legitimate sack-specialist skills," Trapasso wrote. Kansas HC David Beaty compared Armstrong Jr. to former Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett this spring: "[Armstrong] is unbelievable. He’s a freak. He is Myles Garrett, and Myles is a freak. This guy’s a beast."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 14 - 12:48 PM

Kansas five-star 2018 verbal commit WR commit Devonta Jason plans to graduate high school early and sign during the new early signing period in late December.

If we were in late December right now, Jason would sign with the Jayhawks. The five-star's pledge to Kansas has been without a doubt the most fascinating story of the 2018 recruiting cycle. "I've been doing this long enough to know that this is a unicorn," said Mike Farrell, national recruiting director for Rivals. "I've never seen one in person, and I don't know if they exist. If this sticks, it will prove that they do." Rivals ranks Jason as the No. 22 overall recruit in the 2018 class. "People were asking me if they gave me something," Jason said of his decision to commit to Kansas. "Everybody was going crazy. They wanted to know what I was thinking. I'm just going to be me." Jason said he was sold on Kansas via the vision presented to him by HC David Beatty, OC Doug Meacham and RB coach Tony Hull. Kansas has won a combined 11 games over the past six years.
Jun 12 - 2:06 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Woody Wommack tags Kansas five-star verbal WR commit Devonta Jason as a potential flip candidate to watch.

Wommack passes along Notre Dame, LSU and Notre Dame as potential thieves for the jewel in Kansas' 2018 recruiting crown. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound Jason initially pledged his services to HC David Beaty in early February. That there has been no serious movement on that pledge in the intervening four months is a good sign for Kansas that they might be able to hang onto Rivals' No. 20 overall prospect, though Wommack notes that with the summer camp season picking up, Jason figures to make his fair share of visits over the coming months.
Source: Rivals
Jun 9 - 8:10 PM

Kansas senior WR Bobby Hartzog Jr. returned from an Achilles injury to be a standout in spring practices.

Hartzog was named Player of the Day twice during the spring, looking no worse for the wear after an injury-plagued 2016. He was named a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout coming out of high school.
Jun 9 - 12:45 PM

Kansas awarded an extension to AD Sheahon Zenger through the 2021-2022 school year.

"We have such history [at Memorial Stadium]," Zenger said. "I think it’s the greatest setting in the nation for college football. We just need to get it to the point where it’s a place that’s just revered." He has been heading up the athletic department since 2011. Zenger's extension comes with a raise, bumping his base salary from $619,000 to $700,000.
May 30 - 12:28 PM

Kansas redshirt freshman RB Sam Skwarlo transferred to Coffeyville Community College.

The 5-foot-11, 209-pounder redshirted in his only season with the Jayhawks. Kansas wanted to move him to safety, and Skwarlo's departure is, in effect, a veto of that plan. "I wanted to switch to the offensive side and ultimately wanted to play," Skwarlo said. "I knew KU just wasn’t the right fit for me."
May 26 - 3:32 PM

Kansas HC David Beaty raved about freshman LB Kyron Johnson's speed this spring.

Johnson, a three-star recruit in the last cycle, is an undersized linebacker with cornerback speed (reported 4.41 forty). The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder "is an athletic player with good range and ... versatility ... [who could] impact early on special teams due to his play traits," ESPN noted in a scouting report. ESPN's Jake Trotter added: "The combination of that speed and Johnson's ability to deliver big hits could earn him immediate time on the field."
Source: ESPN
May 21 - 3:10 PM

ESPN's Mitch Sherman floated Kansas junior DE Dorance Armstrong Jr. as a possible future first-rounder.

The Jayhawks training staff helped Armstrong pack on nearly 40 pounds over the past two years. Already quick, now he's a 6-foot-4, 241-pound terror off the edge. Kansas HC David Beaty compared Armstrong Jr. to former Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett this spring. "[Armstrong] is unbelievable. He’s a freak. He is Myles Garrett, and Myles is a freak. This guy’s a beast," said Beaty. Armstrong led the Big 12 with 20 TFL and chipped in 10 sacks and a trio of forced fumbles last season. Beaty agrees that Armstrong will land in the first round of the 2018 draft if he declares at the end of the 2017 campaign.
Source: ESPN
May 21 - 1:01 PM

Kansas redshirt junior RB Ryan Schadler transitioned to slot receiver this spring.

"With this Air Raid you’ve got to be able to just go, go, go. We wear the defense down in practice all the time just because we’re going and going and going and going," Schadler said of the system being installed by OC Doug Meacham. "If we can be the fastest team in the Big 12 in that category, I think we’ll be OK because you can catch defenses off guard." The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder missed the 2016 season after undergoing surgery to repair a birth defect involving the malrotation of the large intestine, small intestine and appendix. While that is heavy enough stuff, he was a full participant in spring practice, wrapping up with three catches for 37 yards in the spring game. Schadler is also a weapon in the return game, having averaged 22.7 yards per kick return during a healthy 2015 campaign.
Source: KU Sports
May 18 - 4:30 PM

Kansas redshirt sophomore TE Jace Sternberger will transfer.

Sternberger worked mostly on special teams this past season. On the offensive side of things, the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder caught a mere one pass for five yards over the course of 10 games played. Seeing as how Kansas was the only Power 5 outfit to offer him a scholarship during the 2015 cycle, it will be interesting to see if he is forced to drop down to the FCS or JUCO ranks with this transfer.
Apr 8 - 12:51 PM

Kansas HC David Beaty compared junior DE Dorance Armstrong Jr. to Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett.

"[Armstrong] is unbelievable. He’s a freak. He is Myles Garrett, and Myles is a freak. This guy’s a beast," said Beaty. He believes -- strongly -- that the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Armstrong deserved to be named an All-American for his work this past season, when the then-sophomore posted 56 tackles (20 for loss), 10 sacks and a trio of forced fumbles without missing a contest. Beaty called Armstrong's All-American omission "shocking" and believes Armstrong will land in the first round of the 2018 draft should he choose to declare at the end of the 2017 campaign.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 2 - 12:51 PM

Kansas redshirt junior QB Peyton Bender and sophomore Carter Stanley shared the majority of the offensive reps at the first spring practice.

Stanley started the final three games last year. Bender, meanwhile, is the celebrated JUCO recruit -- and former Washington State quarterback -- attempting to unseat him. We'd give Bender the advantage in winning the starting gig in the Jayhawks’ Air Raid offense, directed by new offensive coordinator Doug Meacham (formerly of TCU).
Mar 17 - 12:54 PM

Kansas redshirt junior T Charles Baldwin has lined up as the starting right tackle in spring practices.

Baldwin was the No. 1 overall JUCO prospect in 2016. He signed with Alabama and spent four months with the Tide before he was dismissed last May for an unspecified violation of team rules. He transferred to Kansas last August and sat out last season. Baldwin has been lining up across from KU defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr., a first-team All-Big 12 defender last season. "We're making each other better," Armstrong said.
Source: ESPN
Mar 16 - 1:39 PM

Kansas hired Ohio DL coach Jesse Williams to serve in the same capacity.

"Jesse brings a wealth of technical knowledge that will be extremely valuable in our defensive line room because it all starts with those guys up front, especially in the Big 12 Conference," said HC David Beaty in a statement. Prior to this jump to Kansas, Williams had spent the last five seasons coaching up the Ohio defensive line. With the Jayhawks, he will try to coax the best out of All-Big 12 notables Dorance Armstrong Jr. and Daniel Wise.
Feb 18 - 12:25 PM


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