Today on the Jayhawker Podcast, we’re talking to Reagan Cooper as Kansas Volleyball gets set to host NCAA Tournament Matches for the first time since 2016! The Jayhawks will face Omaha on Thursday in the opening round of the 2023 NCAA DI women's volleyball championship at 7 p.m. inside of Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.
Today on the Jayhawker Podcast, we’re recapping the Dillon’s Sunflower Showdown. Greg Gurley updates us on the scene in Honolulu as he is with the team at the Maui Invitational. Then, Wayne Simien talks about big wins for volleyball against Baylor and BYU, and for women’s basketball against Virginia Tech and UConn in the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic.
Today on the Jayhawker Podcast, we’re talking about the big win over Kentucky in the Champions Classic, we’re getting ready for the Dillon’s Sunflower Showdown, and we’re breaking down the impressive field for the Maui Invitational in Honolulu.
Today on the Jayhawker Podcast, Greg Gurley and Wayne Simien talk to Kansas Football star Luke Grimm. We’ll talk about the 4-0 start and preview their big showdown in Austin with the 3rd ranked Texas Longhorns.
Today on the Jayhawker Podcast, we’re talking with the winningest coach in Kansas Volleyball History, Head Coach Ray Bechard. We’ll talk about his 26 years at the helm for the Jayhawks, and his plans for the future.
When the Jayhawks signed Hunter Dickinson, they landed the most coveted player available in the transfer portal. Today on the Jayhawker we’re sitting down with the 7-foot-1 Center to talk about what brought him to Lawrence and what to expect when he suits up this season for Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks.
Today on the Jayhawker Podcast, we have Brian Hanni on to talk about new leaders in Kansas basketball, the highly anticipated Kansas football season and the annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic happening June 8th.
For the 7th straight time, your Jayhawks are NCAA Regionals bound! Norman, Oklahoma, here we come! Today on the Jayhawker Podcast, we're talking with Kansas Golf Head Coaches Jamie Bermel and Lindsay Kuhle about their successful seasons, new facilities, and building a culture of winning.
Today on the Jayhawker we’re talking to Philadelphia Phillies Manager Rob Thomson. The former Jayhawk and Detroit Tigers catcher and third basement took the Phillies all the way to the National League Pennant in his first season at the helm.
Today on the Jayhawker Podcast, we’re talking to Jalon Daniels before the Kansas Football Spring Showcase. We’ll talk about his goals for the upcoming season, and what Kansas fans can expect from their first look at the 2023 Jayhawks.
Today on the Jayhawker we’re taking at look at the exciting changes in store for Kansas Athletics. We’ll take a look at the new plans to renovate Allen Fieldhouse, the Anderson Family Football Complex, and the Wagnon Student Athlete Center.
The Kansas Women’s Basketball team is marching on, after a 75-47 win against the Missouri Tigers. We’re sitting down today with Coach Brandon Schneider to talk about their NIT victory. Plus, Greg Gurley and Wayne Simien break down Kansas’s loss to Arkansas in the Round of 32.
Today on the Jayhawker, we’ll look back at the Big XII Tournament, the strength of the conference, and hear Greg and Wayne go over their NCAA Tournament brackets. The Jayhawker Podcast is brought to you by the University of Kansas Health System, the official health care provider of KU Athletics, the Hilton President Hotel, and the Kansas City BBQ store.
Today on the Jayhawker, we’re talking with Big XII Player of the Year and first team All American Jalen Wilson. We’ll compare notes about Senior Night speeches, talk about his incredible season, and look ahead to what will come after his Jayhawk career.
Today on the Jayhawker Podcast we’re talking with Kansas Assistant Coach Kurtis Townsend. We’ll talk about how he came to be a Jayhawk, get his predictions for the Big XII Tournament and March Madness, and share stories from his impressive twenty years with the team.
Today on the Jayhawker Podcast we’re talking with Kansas Guard Kevin McCullar. We’ll get his thoughts on the season so far, find out about his plans for Senior Night, and look ahead to the Jayhawk’s chances in the Big XII Tournament and March Madness.
Today, on the Jayhawker Podcast presented by the University of Kansas Health System we have a lot to cover… First up, Greg Gurley and Wayne Simien will discuss their Super Bowl experiences. Then, we’ll get into a 2-0 Oklahoma road trip. We’ll talk Jayhawks in the NBA. And we’ll preview Saturday’s game against Baylor.
On this episode of the Jayhawker we catch up with KJ Adams. We’ll talk about winning a championship as a freshman, what he learned from Ochai’s leadership style and much more. Then, Greg Gurley will give you a complete update on the Phoenix Open scene in Arizona, and the guys will give you their Super Bowl predictions.
Today on the Jayhawker we're talking Kansas Football on Signing Day with Head Coach Lance Leipold. Plus, Greg Gurley and Wayne Simien break down a big week for the Jayhawks MBB team with wins over Kentucky and Kansas State.
On this episode of the Jayhawker, we’re sitting down with CBS College Basketball Analyst Coach Bill Raftery. We’ll talk about his signature calls including, Man to Man, Onions! and last year’s National Championship. The Jayhawker is presented by the University of Kansas Health System, the official healthcare provider of KU Athletics.
We’re joined today by the player who won the most games in Kansas Basketball history. Not Wilt… Not Danny Manning… Mitch Lightfoot. Wayne Simien and Greg Gurley sit down with Mitch to find out what it was like playing for Bill Self and finishing his career with a National Championship. Plus we’ll recap the 125th Anniversary reunion, talk about a tough
We're in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, for a special edition of the Jayhawker Podcast. Head Coach Bill Self sits down with former Jayhawks Greg Gurley and Wayne Simien for a candid conversation. We'll talk about memories from last year's national championship, insights on this year's team and look around the rest of the Big XII conference.
Dan Fitzgerald has never tried to be something other than himself at each stop in his college baseball career. A solid coach at Dallas Baptist, earning the fifth most wins in the country since 2015. A great recruiter at LSU, resulting in the number one class in 2022. But most important to him, he’s always been an outstanding teammate. It’s always been ab
There’s a lot of history when it comes to KU basketball. It’s something we’ve dove into a few times here on the podcast. Another chapter in the Jayhawks book of basketball is reserved for those who take their game to the next level. The realization of a childhood dream. The countless hours in a gym and all the hard work paying off as they walk across the
How does a player convey swag? Is it hitting a fadeaway jumper over a defender? A running back bowling over a defensive back for a score? Maybe launching a 400 foot bomb over the fence. Sometimes, it just comes down to the jersey on your back. Before that jersey made it to the court or field, it was meticulously planned, from the first stitch to the fina
Getting to Lawrence just felt right for Rylee Anderson. And things seem to feel right often for the back-to-back defending Big 12 Indoor champion at the high jump. Anderson continues to add to long list of winners that come from the Jayhawks.
To say Caleb Sampson’s college journey has been a full of adversity would be an understatement. Originally signed and playing for Missouri coming out of high school, Sampson would eventually land at a junior college in Mississippi, a challenge that would leave him in tears
The Crimson and Blue run deep in Daniel Hegarty’s family. Jayhawks are littered through his family tree. It helped make choosing a college easy for the man they call Mr. Jayhawk and helped him develop into the team leader he is today for the Kansas baseball team.
College is supposed to be the most fun in a young persons life. Four years unlike anything they’ll experience. That last sentence certainly held true for Shelby Gayre, just not in the way you’re thinking.
Billy Mills has mixed emotions when it comes to Lawrence and returning to KU. In his words, it’s where he never had a great race as a long-distance runner. And like most campuses across America at the time, he would experience racism for his Native American heritage.
Wayne and Greg Gurley are back with their first hand recap of the national title game. The guys chat about the ups and downs of the game, Bill Self's legacy and how awesome it was to see as many former players as there were in New Orleans. Rock Chalk!
Members of the 1971 Final Four team recently came back to Lawrence to celebrate their team. Wayne sits down with key members of the squad to chat about their chemistry, the Final Four run and their place in KU history.
There’s a lot of pressure when it comes to being a division one athlete. Preforming at a high-level day in and day out. Keeping up with your classes. Hearing the cheers…and occasional boo…from the fans. Taiyanna Jackson has endured all that and more as she was sought after to help change the culture on the KU women’s basketball team.
It's the first ever LIVE edition of the Jayhawker Podcast as Wayne is joined by KU color commentator Greg Gurley to breakdown Selection Sunday and Kansas grabbing the #1 seed in the Midwest Region. Wayne and Greg are also joined by Christian Braun, Chris Teahan & coach Bill Self to chat about the Jayhawks 32nd consecutive NCAA tourney appearance.
Ochai Agbaji wasn’t ready for his time to be up in Lawrence. He had more to prove. To scouts. To coaches. But most importantly, to himself. Coming back to KU has worked out in more ways than one for the man they call Och.
College is where most go to find out about themselves. Their major. Their career. What path they want to go down in life. KU’s senior big man David McCormack found the road he wanted to travel early and has never taken a detour. Even if that meant taking an unfamiliar route.
It's the 100th episode of the Jayhawker Podcast and we're celebrating with the man who scored 100 points! Wilt Chamberlain has gone down as one of the best basketball players in the history of the game. Recruited out of high school by nearly 200 colleges, the Big Dipper chose KU and immediately made his mark in Lawrence, leading the team to 1957 NCAA Cha
Jay Bilas has stepped foot in a lot of college basketball arenas throughout the years. He’s called Cameron Indoor home. Felt the intensity from rival fans at the Dean Smith Center. Called games at Rupp Arena, the Carrier Dome and Assembly Hall. But none of those historic sites can match the feeling and aura one gets walking into Allen Fieldhouse.
We all love Kansas. If you’re listening to this podcast, chances are you’re either an alumni, have a family connection to Lawrence or your feet are currently on the grounds at KU. Clark Campbell can check all three of those boxes as he is about to enter his 20th season as the Kansas swim coach. It all started in Lawrence with a dream.
Aqib Talib’s list of career accomplishments are a mile long. MVP. All-Pro. Pro Bowls. Super Bowl Champion. But celebrating his time in Lawrence is one that will always have a special place in his heart. This is the Jayhawker Podcast featuring former Kansas playmaker Aqib Talib.
College basketball has a rich tradition at Kansas. A true blue blood that attracts the best of the best from the time they can dribble a ball. For Svi Mykhailiuk, basketball looked different in his native Ukraine. No signing days. No pro days. No Ball is Life cameras. Just a kid and a dream that brought Mykhailiuk halfway across the world.
Jalen Coleman-Lands has had a long and winding road to get to Lawrence. Stops at Illinois, DePaul and Iowa State all came before he ever put on the Kansas blue. Those experiences are just added value he’s brings to the Jayhawks as the team looks to make another run at a National Title. This is the Jayhawker Podcast featuring Kansas basketball’s super sen
A lot of basketball players that have come through Lawrence have gone on to play pro ball. Jamari Traylor is no different in that regard, having played all over the globe. It’s everything that Traylor went through before his time at KU that sets him apart.
Kansas track and field coach Stanley Redwine's feet have taken his a lot of places. They took him to college. They took him to his career. And after a few stumbles along the way, they took him to a dream in Tokyo over the summer.
There are a lot of rivalries in college sports. But aside from Army-Navy, few, if any, have the history on and off the field that Kansas and Missouri have. It’s a rivalry that dates back to the Civil War. Before internet. Before TV. Before cars. It was Kansas vs Missouri. And this is Bordering On: A Deep Dive into KU vs MU.
Being a leader isn’t easy. Important things rarely are. Holly Kersgieter has taken that step for the Jayhawks. Becoming a leader on and off the court. This is the Jayhawker Podcast featuring Kansas women’s basketball junior guard Holly Kersgieter.
Devin Neal has been a Jayhawk as long as he can remember. He celebrated KU’s 2008 national title in basketball on Mass Street as an 8-year-old. It’s a dream come true for the freshman from Lawrence to be playing on Memorial Field.
Roy Williams never had one. Larry Brown didn’t either. Heck, even the inventor of the game could never say he got what Bill Self earned this past summer. Self is preparing for his 18th season as coach of the Jayhawks. And this season, much like last year, will be different than any of his previous on the sideline.
Roy Williams never had one. Larry Brown didn’t either. Heck, even the inventor of the game could never say he got what Bill Self earned this past summer. Self is preparing for his 18th season as coach of the Jayhawks. And this season, much like last year, will be different than any of his previous on the sideline. This is the Jayhawker Podcast featuring
About one out of every 250 college athlete goes on to play professionally. The dedication to the craft is something that requires hard work, determination and laser focus. Now amplify that by two and that’s what it took for Isaac Byrd to be drafted in the Major Leagues and the NFL. That desire is what helped fuel Byrd. And that desire allowed him to be
Nakia Sanford wasn't drafted coming of out Kansas. So that's where her basketball journey ends, right? Of course not! Sanford discusses her time in Lawrence and how she went from open try outs and waiting tables to playing professional basketball for over a decade.
Sophomore golfer Luke Kluver and the Jayhawk men’s golf team have been on a hot streak. As a team, the Jayhawks recently won back-to-back tournaments for the first time since 2016, and Kluver won his first individual title earlier this fall.
Super-senior Mitch Lightfoot dreamed to get a call from Jayhawk Coach Bill Self when he was growing up. He spent most of his life in Arizona, but his family’s KU roots have always played a big part in who he is.
Jayhawk senior soccer player Rylan Childers’ path to collegiate soccer and Kansas could have possibly been predicted early in her life. Rylan, one of seven children, has always been around the soccer pitch. Her father, Brad, also coached her throughout her youth career. Family has always taken precedence in her college career.
There are not too many people who can claim to have played for a Hall of Fame coach and then have the opportunity to work with that same Hall of Fame coach. Jeremy Case, the Jayhawks’ new assistant coach and member of the 2008 national championship team, has that interesting perspective and is ready for the challenge after spending five years waiting pat
Former Jayhawk fullback Brandon McAnderson is a fan favorite for many Kansas football fans. Not highly recruited out of high school, he became an essential piece in the 2008 Orange Bowl-winning team. McAnderson is Lawrence-born and Lawrence-made and has had football in his veins from the very beginning.
Kansas forward Jalen Wilson is a veteran in the Jayhawk locker room as he enters his third season with the program. Personally, he’s also a veteran of the game of basketball. Both his father and mother played collegiately, and he’s thankful they have been able to guide him through his playing journey.
New Jayhawk women’s golf coach Lindsay Kuhle is ready to hit the ground running in Lawrence after being hired this summer to take over the Kansas program and she feels that this is the perfect place to achieve some lofty goals.
If you know former football player Keon Stowers, it’s hard to fathom how difficult his upbringing was in Rock Hill, South Carolina. There was not a lot to look forward to in his environment, and it was even harder for him to trust others that wanted to help him.
Learning. Growing. Maturing. That 400 meters, that one lap around the track, caused Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Kyle Clemons to do some deep thinking about his athletic career and his life.
Jayhawk women’s basketball great Danielle McCray has enjoyed a fruitful career on the basketball court. But for McCray, who concluded her time at KU ranked in the top 10 in nine different categories, her basketball journey almost ended before it got started.
Junior Christian Braun was born for the Border Showdown, which returns this winter on the basketball court. Although he claims Burlington, Kansas, as his hometown, his mom’s side of the family is so well-known in Missouri that they are in the state’s athletic Hall of Fame. The whole family.
Jayhawk Zach Bradford is one of the top collegiate pole vaulters, and in 2021, he has the best mark in the nation for a collegiate athlete. As he gears up for the NCAA Championships, how did he take up such a unique sport? And what is the secret to his success?
3,845 miles. From Kailua, Hawaii to Lawrence, Kansas. That’s how far former Jayhawk baseball player and current Director of Operations Wally Marciel traveled to play college baseball 10 years ago. Why has he never left?
Coming from Russia, former Kansas standout Sasha Kaun had no idea about sports in the United States. His curiosity and hard work helped guide him to a life he could never have dreamed of, and it’s safe to say, he figured it out.
Roy Williams really needs no introduction — he’s a college coaching legend. He’s a Basketball Hall of Famer. He’s won three NCAA titles. And he’s been to more Final Fours than every coach in history not named Krzyzewski, Wooden or Smith. And his time at Kansas was equally legendary. Though his Jayhawk teams never won it all, they still won more games tha
Interim head football coach Emmett Jones has been around some of the top names in college football, with time spent around former Texas Tech and current Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury making him ready for this moment.
A regular guy. Terry Nooner was a crowd favorite at Allen Fieldhouse from 1997-2000 because he was one of them. Why is the current Kansas women's basketball assistant coach so beloved by Jayhawk Nation?
If you didn’t know Chris Harris and his story, his success in football and in life almost sounds like it is make believe. How did he turn his underdog mindset into a successful and inspiring NFL career?
Former Kansas track star and All-American Bryce Hoppel accidentally stumbled into the sport as a boy in Midland, Texas. How did he turn that childhood discovery into a possible Olympic run this summer in Tokyo?
Three years with the Jayhawks and he never lost a game at Allen Fieldhouse. Not. One. Time. After leaving Lawrence, Cole lived the dream of playing in the NBA, grinding for eight seasons in the League. Listen to the story of Cole Aldrich now streaming on The Jayhawker Podcast.
The official podcast of Kansas Athletics, The Jayhawker, will feature a new host in 2021 and a name that will resonate with many fans. Former NBA Champion and Jayhawk legend, Wayne Simien, will jump in the host-seat and launch his first episode of the 2021 season next week.
For all he’s accomplished—a national championship, three Final Fours, 10 Elite Eights and 15 Big 12 titles—Bill Self is always quick to give others credit. It’s just the way he was raised—both as a kid, and as a coach.
When you talk about Kansas basketball record holders, you’re talking about some of the very best to play the sport at the college level. That’s the company that Aaron Miles—the Jayhawks’ all-time assists leader and ninth in the history of college basketball—finds himself in.
How does a guy commit to Kansas sight unseen and end up becoming a Jayhawk for life? For Julian Wright—who grew up in Chicago watching Michael Jordan and the Bulls win championships—he just wanted to play. And when opportunity literally knocked, it was to good to pass up.
The life of a walk-on isn’t exactly glamorous. You’re not on scholarship and you have to work harder than most to prove yourself. But usually, that hard work pays off, which is exactly what happened for senior nose tackle Sam Burt.
He was one of Les Miles’ first KU recruits and he’s quickly becoming a defensive leader for the Jayhawks. Sophomore safety Kenny Logan Jr. has made a big leap from his rookie season to now, and as the little brother of a two-time All-American at Florida, Logan has big dreams for his own career trajectory at Kansas.
Mark Francis’ love of soccer has taken him halfway around the world to Lawrence, where he’s transformed the Jayhawk program into one of nation’s best. That rise has included the program’s first Big 12 Tournament Championship title in 2019 and a Top-10 national ranking this season.
With a nickname like “The Gravedigger,” you better be a nightmare for the opposing team. And Gilbert Brown was just that—an imposing figure who was dominate over offensive lines throughout his college and NFL careers.
Kwamie Lassiter II was destined to play at Kansas. After all, his dad was an All-Big 8 performer and an Aloha Bowl champion defensive back for the Jayhawks. The elder Lassiter then went on to have a 10-year NFL career – spending eight of those seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.
He’s the most prolific passer in KU football history. He helped engineer the greatest two-year stretch the program has ever seen. Todd Reesing is as legendary as it gets when it comes to Kansas Football.
Since Big 12 play began in 1996, there’s only been one Jayhawk football player to win the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award. That player is Nick Reid and he did so at a position he never played prior to arriving at KU.
Darrell Stuckey overcame a lot early in life along the road to an Orange Bowl championship and NFL Pro Bowl. His journey to the peak of college and pro football success was long and winding, filled with plenty of adversity.