Bear Cave: Kansas Football Good and Bad in Opener

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By Andrew Curtis As a coach, getting your team to perform the way you want them to in the first game of the season isn’t always realistic, especially when it’s the first game of your tenure. This was exactly the case Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, where Kansas prevailed 31-17 over South Dakota State. It was neither pretty nor ugly. We saw the Jayhawk offense put up 263 yards on the ground due mainly to the backfield combination of Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox. We also witnessed the defense providing a horrific flashback to the Turner Gill era, giving up a 99-yard touchdown run to the FCS Jackrabbits in the first quarter. KU also forced…

Blau’s Two Cents: Season Preview


By: Alex Blau As the bells chime from the campanile and the sun starts to set tomorrow at Memorial Stadium there will be a new fresh smell in the air. The Jayhawks are going to be coming out of an NCAA worst 10 game loosing streak, including one conference win the past two years.   To sum things up, the Kansas Jayhawk football program hit complete rock bottom the past two years.   However, there is a new hope for the program and fans across the nation. This past offseason, Athletic director Sheahon Zenger hired former Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Charlie Weis. Weis brings a new offense to the Jayhawks,…

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  Tonight on The Sports Huddle… It’s Game Week for KU Football as they prepare for South Dakota State. Alex, Farzin, and Kerry tell you what they’ll be looking for come Saturday. Plus, Who has the most to prove for the Jayhawks as the season kicks off. Also, our Weekly Football Roundtable begins this week as Josh Scotten of joins us in-studio.

Bear Cave: A New Era Begins

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By Andrew Curtis It’s finally that time of year. Three things are inevitable: School is back in session, the leaves are beginning to change colors and the Kansas football program is set to begin its 123rd season. It’s safe to say that the Jayhawks enter the 2012 season with the most optimism since 2009, when Mark Mangino was still at the helm. The Turner Gill era was, well, if you want to call it an era, nothing short of abysmal. In my first three years at KU, the football team managed to get embarrassingly worse. A program that had won an Orange Bowl just a couple years before managed to just 10 wins in 3…

Gridiron Gesticulations: 2012 Expectations


by John Griffin Like a tidal wave of sweaty, manly, American goodness, college football season descends upon us, determined to sweep us away in a torrent of fandom, hype, and greasy stadium nachos. Before the season officially kicks off this Thursday , here are a few things to expect this year: 1. The Jayhawks will be improved.  Don’t expect any miraculous turnarounds, but Charlie Weis should be a great hire for KU. The talent and knowledge of the system will take time to solidify, but the Jayhawks’ scoring attack should be reinvigorated under Weis, who has a track record of success with almost every offense he’s run. 2. Steve Spurrier will throw things. Spurrier throwing his…

VIDEO: Kansas falls short in title game

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    Kansas second half comeback falls short to the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2012 National Title game.

VIDEO: KU Vs North Carolina St. Preview

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  Kansas, head coach Bill Self and players, spoke to members of the media inside the locker room to preview Friday night’s matchup with N.C. State. 

VIDEO: Elijah Johnson following win against Purdue


    Kansas Guard, Elijah Johnson spoke to members of the media inside the locker room following the Jayhawks comeback win against Purdue.

VIDEO: KU players preview Purdue matchup

      Travis Releford discussed the Jayhawks upcoming matchup with 10th seeded Purdue, while Tyshawn Taylor discussed his leg cramps from Friday night.

VIDEO: Bill Self previews Purdue matchup


        Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self previewed Sunday evenings matchup with 10th seeded Purdue.