Kansas Rumors & News

  • Former Kansas RB Brandon Bourbon found dead after apparent suicide

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Kansas Jayhawks running back Brandon Bourbon, 24, was found dead Friday night, according to police. After he was reported missing by friends last Saturday, police say they found his body in his van located in a secluded spot near a river. They added, "it was apparent that Bourbon..." April 09

  • Police searching for missing former KU football player

    fox4kc.com "Police are searching for a former Kansas Jayhawks football player was reported missing on Monday. A Missouri State Highway Patrol missing persons report says 24-year-old Brandon Kyle Bourbon was last seen on April 2. Oakland Raiders linebacker Ben Heeney, who is from Overland Park and also..." April 05

  • Kansas WR Shakiem Barbel gets extra year from NCAA

    College Football Talk "Kansas wide receiver Shakiem Barbel received some positive news on Wednesday. The NCAA has agreed to grant him an extra year of eligibility, allowing him to play one more year of college football in 2016. “We are excited to have Shakiem back for another year,” said Kansas head coach David Beaty..." February 25

  • Alleged robbery over weekend leads to the arrest of two KU football players

    Lawrence Journal World "Two Kansas University football players were arrested on Monday after police said another KU student was robbed. Around 2:25 a.m. Saturday police responded to a report of a robbery outside Jayhawker Towers, 1603 West 15th St., said Capt. James Anguiano of the KU Public Safety Office. A man..." February 23

  • KU quarterback Montell Cozart to have season-ending shoulder surgery

    Kansas City Star "The season of quarterback attrition continues. As the Kansas football program prepared for a trip to TCU this weekend, coach David Beaty announced Tuesday that junior quarterback Montell Cozart will undergo season-ending surgery on his injured shoulder. Cozart, who began the season as the..." November 12

  • Injured KU quarterback Michael Cummings unlikely to get sixth year of eligibility

    Kansas City Star "As things stand right now, Kansas senior quarterback Michael Cummings has likely played his last college game for the Jayhawks. Cummings, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the spring game in April, is not expected to return this season and a sixth year of eligibility is..." October 21

  • Montell Cozart chosen as Kansas’ starting quarterback

    Kansas City Star "Montell Cozart was summoned to the office of Kansas football coach David Beaty on Monday morning, and to be honest, he sort of knew what was up. One day earlier, Cozart, a junior quarterback, had sat down for his weekly one-on-one session with offensive coordinator Rob Likens. They discussed..." August 25

  • Former Virginia Tech receiver Joshua Stanford among additions to Kansas football roster

    Kansas City Star "David Beaty pushed through a double doorway and into the light, stepping onto a gravel drive that separates Anschutz Sports Pavilion from two grass practice fields. It was early Thursday evening, the sun still reflecting off the outer windows of nearby Allen Fieldhouse, and Beaty followed a..." August 08

  • Jayhawks lose two linemen, including one likely starter

    College Football Talk "And just like that, an already-thin offensive line at Kansas has been further depleted. Wednesday, first-year head coach David Beaty announced that a pair of sophomore linemen, Joey Bloomfield and Junior Visinia, are no longer playing members of his Jayhawk football program. Bloomfield has..." August 06

  • D-Lineman Andrew Bolton no longer with KU Football

    Lawrence Journal World "A Kansas University football spokesperson confirmed to the Journal-World on Thursdsay that senior defensive lineman Andrew Bolton was no longer with the team. Bolton, a former junior-college transfer who sat out in 2013 and played in 11 games a season ago, was projected to play a big role for..." July 13

  • Report: Kansas lands UAB's Quincy Perdue

    The Score "Quincy Perdue may be donning a Jayhawks uniform come fall. The UAB wide receiver is reportedly set to transfer to Kansas, according to the Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver will be eligible to play immediately because of a transfer exception granted to..." June 15

  • LB Marcquis Roberts says he's transferring to Kansas

    Yahoo! Sports "Kansas picked up another big transfer on Monday. Former South Carolina LB Marcquis Roberts posted to Facebook that he was heading to Kansas. Thank you to all the schools that wanted me to join their school. It feels like a 2nd chance. I will be playing football and working towards my master..." April 28

  • Kansas QB Michael Cummings needs surgery after spring game injury

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings needs surgery on his injured left knee, Jayhawks head coach David Beaty announced Monday. Cummings, Kansas’ returning starter, was injured during the team’s spring game on Saturday on a low hit from safety Michael Glatczak. “Michael sustained a left knee..." April 27

  • Former Texas A&M receiver Laquvionte Gonzalez headed to Kansas

    Kansas City Star "One day after its spring game, the Kansas football program notched a couple recruiting victories, including a commitment from an intriguing transfer from Texas A&M. Laquvionte Gonzalez, a receiver who spent the last two seasons at Texas A&M, announced Sunday on his Twitter account that he will..." April 27

  • New football technology seeks to reduce concussion damage at KU

    Kansas City Star "The University of Kansas football team is trying new technology to take a bite out of the sport’s concussion problem. The Jayhawks will be among the first college football teams in the country to use impact-sensing mouthguards this spring, when they start practicing for the upcoming fall..." February 17

  • Sources: Kansas hires Texas A&M assistant David Beaty as head coach

    Fox Sports - College Football "Texas A&M assistant David Beaty is expected to become the new head coach at Kansas, sources told FOX Sports Friday morning. The 44-year-old Beaty, a former assistant at KU under Mark Mangino when the Jayhawks had a lot of success and offensive coordinator at Rice in 2010, is regarded as one of..." December 05

  • Gary Barnett expresses interest in vacant Kansas job

    CBS Sports "Count Gary Barnett among those interested in the Kansas job. "Do I think I have a shot? I have no idea," the former Colorado and Northwestern coach told CBSSports.com. "Who knows what they're going to look for. It's a natural for me in so many ways. It's something that I would really want to do..." October 09

  • Charlie Weis is getting paid how much not to coach Kansas and Notre Dame?

    College Football Talk "Somebody get me the agent representing Charlie Weis on the phone, because the now former Kansas head coach has quite a deal going. According to the contract Weis had at Kansas, he will be paid $5.625 million in buyout money between now and December 31, 2016. Kansas fired Weis as head coach on..." September 29

  • 9 coaches who could replace the fired Charlie Weis at Kansas

    SB Nation "Kansas fired head coach Charlie Weis Sunday after a rocky tenure in Lawrence, leaving the former Notre Dame head coach with a 6-22 record in his time with the Jayhawks. It's one of the toughest jobs in the major conferences -- they've only made consecutive bowl games once in 123 years of football,..." September 29

  • Charlie Weis has decided financial advantage in buyout money

    College Football Talk "Somebody get me the agent representing Charlie Weis on the phone, because the now former Kansas head coach has quite a deal going. According to the contract Weis had at Kansas, he will be paid $5.625 in buyout money between now and December 31, 2016. Kansas fired Weis as head coach on Sunday..." September 28

  • Kansas fires Charlie Weis after Texas rout

    CBS Sports "Kansas has fired Charlie Weis four games into his third season at the school, the Jayhawks and athletic director Sheahon Zenger announced Sunday morning. Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen has been named interim coach. "I normally do not favor changing coaches mid-season," Zenger said in a..." September 28

  • Injuries cost KU its top two RBs for all of 2014

    College Football Talk "It’s not been a very good past couple of days for experienced members of Kansas’ backfield. The Jayhawks confirmed Tuesday that running backs Brandon Bourbon and Taylor Cox will miss all of the 2014 season due to injuries. The former tore an ACL during a scrimmage Sunday, the latter ruptured an..." August 20

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Running back Traevohn Wrench to attend Butler next year, not KU

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Running back Traevohn Wrench will be playing his football at Butler Community College next season and not at Kansas, Gardner-Edgerton coach Marvin Diener confirmed to the Capital-Journal on Saturday. Wrench, who rushed for 2,091 yards and 30 touchdowns in his senior season at GEHS, was rated..." July 30

  • Former KU quarterback Jake Heaps to transfer to Miami

    Kansas City Star "Former Kansas Jayhawk Jake Heaps is heading to the University of Miami, a program that could be in need of a starting quarterback. Miami coach Al Golden announced the transfer in a news release on Sunday, just two days after Heaps made his departure from Kansas official. Heaps, a former top..." June 16

  • Jake Heaps and Darrian Miller leaving Kansas football program

    Kansas City Star "Charlie Weis had big hopes for quarterback Jake Heaps and running back Darrian Miller. They were both former blue-chip recruits, each looking for a second chance, and they offered the kind of optimism that was often absent in the Kansas football program. Last fall, Heaps was the prized transfer..." June 14

  • Despite reports, KU quarterback Jake Heaps still a Jayhawk

    KU Sports "Radio reports from Utah and a Tweet from ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy have indicated that Kansas University quarterback Jake Heaps is transferring. However, KU coach Charlie Weis, through a KU spokesperson, said that Heaps was at a team meeting early Tuesday evening and was still listed on the KU..." April 30

  • Are signing day struggles a sign of weakness for the Big 12?

    San Antonio Express-News "Come in out of the cold and grab some piping hot information from the Big 12-pack this week. Here’s the best of a compendium of news, information and opinion about the conference. 1. As Big 12 officials scanned the recruiting rankings after National Signing Day, they can’t be happy about..." February 08