It has been a huge week for the Kansas Jayhawks athletic program. Here is everything you need to know from what was released yesterday.
Kansas Jayhawks basketball news
No. 1 Kansas unofficially began its basketball season yesterday, but the Jayhawks were unable to pull out of Champaign with a victory. Bill Self and Co. fell 82-75 in a charity exhibition that raised over $1 million for the Maui Strong Fund. Kevin McCullar led the team with 25 points, while Hunter Dickinson finished with 22 points and nine rebounds in his highly anticipated Jayhawk debut.
Another scrimmage will be played this Wednesday, Nov. 1 against Fort Hays State, the final exhibition before the regular season begins on Nov. 6 against NC Central.
On the recruiting trail, 4-star wing and 3-point specialist Amier Ali will decide between Kansas, Arizona State, Kentucky, and Alabama at 3:30 p.m. CT today.
Kansas Jayhawks football news
Kansas football slotted right back into the AP Poll for the third time this season, landing at No. 22 while dropping Oklahoma to No. 10. Here’s a funky stat: KU has dropped each of the four games they’ve been ranked in dating back to last season. That winless streak as a ranked team dates back to Week 6 of 2009.
Game time was announced for this week’s upcoming matchup against Iowa State. The Jayhawks and Cyclones will kick off at 6:00 p.m. CT in Ames, with the game being aired on ESPN.
Local recruits such as Andrew Babalola, Linkon Cure, and Isaiah Mozee were present at KU’s homecoming game. They had some great things to say about Lance Leipold and the Kansas football program. Mozee is a top 100 player in the Class of 2025, while Cure is a top 10 tight end who regards Kansas as one of his top options.
In other Kansas Jayhawks news…
No. 14 Kansas volleyball completed back-to-back sweeps on West Virginia to improve to 16-4 on the year.
Kansas men’s golf finished eighth in the Ka’anapali Classic.