Former Kansas football player found dead

Former Kansas football player Brandon Bourbon, who had been missing since the night of April 2, was found dead Friday, according to 13 News WIBW. Former @KU_Football and @WU_Football player Brandon Bourbon found dead. — WIBW (@wibw) April 9, 2016 According to the Maries County Sheriff’s Office, Bourbon’s body was discovered...
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April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders rookie LB proposed with a gigantic engagement ring

Rock. Chalk. Big rock.Former Jayhawks star and current Raiders rookie Ben Heeney must've followed the "three months salary" rule when shopping for engagement rings.'s been a wild 2015 for the new NFL linebacker. He left KU, was drafted by the Raiders, and got hitched. It seems like everything is going according to plan for...
Via FOX Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Heeney planning on being drafted, but says he'll be unfazed if not

There have been varying opinions about former Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney heading into the NFL Draft. Most are impressed by his athleticism, but there's a certain negative stat that keeps being repeated, one that Heeney isn't too happy about. He led the nation in missed tackles last season. "It's a bull… stat," he tells the Wichita Eagle. "I don't care about that stat. It’s...
Via FOX Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Interim coach Bowen gets statement win at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The goal posts had been torn down and dragged up the hillside by hundreds of jubilant Kansas students, and Memorial Stadium had largely emptied after the win over Iowa state. Inside the nearby football complex, linebacker Ben Heeney said something an underclassman might be reticent to make, the kind of bold statement in support of Clint Bowen that could go a...
Via Associated Press
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Heeney is a rare bright spot in Kansas' lost season

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- On a Kansas team that has already fired its coach, lost every conference game and played in front of dwindling crowds, there has been one bright spot. That's linebacker Ben Heeney. The senior with the motor that never stops already has 84 tackles, by far the most on the team. In fact, Heeney leads the Big 12 and is tied for 11th nationally among Football Bowl Subdivision...
Via Associated Press
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jayhawks move on from Weis with Bowen at helm

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Ben Heeney woke up Sunday morning to a phone full of missed calls and text messages. One of them had come from Kansas assistant George Mataskis, and the linebacker had slept right through it. "I finally woke up to one of my teammates giving me a call," Heeney said. "He asked if I had seen anything and said no. He said coach Weis got fired and Bowen's our head coach...
Via Associated Press
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Heeney throws out first pitch, beans Big Jay

Kansas football player Ben Heeney threw out the first pitch at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night for “KU Night at the K.” Heeney, who played baseball in high school, admitted he was nervous because he hasn’t throw a baseball in a while. Before the Royals-Indians game, which was sold-out and televised on ESPN2 for Sunday Night Baseball, Heeney and other KU football players and...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Heeney named to the 2014 preseason All-Big 12 squad

On Wednesday, the media’s 2014 Preseason All-Big 12 football team was announced by the Big 12 and it was not surprising to see Kansas senior linebacker Ben Heeney on that list. Here’s the release from Kansas Athletics on the selection: Heeney, who was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection in 2013, is heading into 2014 as the conference’s leading returning tackler. Last year...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football Girlfriends: Meet Taylor Alderson

Meet Taylor Alderson. Get to know the name. She is the girlfriend of Kansas stud junior linebacker Ben Heeney, an All-Big 12 second…
Via Busted Coverage
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas still celebrating and ready for another win

It wasn't the first time someone had asked for Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney's autograph. It was, though, the best occasion. After Kansas rolled over West Virginia 31-19 on Saturday, fans stormed the field at Memorial Stadium, ripped down the goal posts and threw them into Potter Lake on campus. Before long, a few fans dove in and fished them out, and on Monday, one fan tweeted...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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