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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...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Heeney is a Beast!!!

October 1, 2014  – By Aaron Staats – Senior Writer  (Feature photo credit to   #31 SR MLB Ben Heeney (Roster photo courtesy of Ben Heeney is an absolute beast. With a nose for the football and the attitude that reminds football aficionados of Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary, built like Zach Thomas, Heeney is the best linebacker in the Big...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Game awards: Duke

Duke defeated Kansas on Saturday afternoon, 41-3. Kansas has been outscored 69-13 since going up 24-0 on SEMO last week. Kansas looked awful of both sides of the ball and there weren’t any clear-cut winners of these awards like last week. Offensive Player of the Game — De’Andre Mann  Mann takes home the award for a second week in a row. Mann had 65 rushing yards on 12 attempts...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
September 14, 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

Jayhawks trying to adjust to running back injuries

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Ben Heeney may know better than anybody the challenge that faces Kansas after losing its top two running backs to season-ending injuries just one day apart. The senior linebacker has had to tackle Brandon Bourbon and Taylor Cox in practice, and he's close friends with both of them. Bourbon is his roommate. "James Sims was the guy around here for four years...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 20, 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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jayhawks' Pierson, Heeney finally feeling healthy

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The good news for Kansas is that two of its best players are back. The bad news is that even with wide receiver Tony Pierson and linebacker Ben Heeney on the field, the results haven't been a whole lot different than when they were hurt. Pierson played his first full game last week against Oklahoma State since sustaining a concussion in the Jayhawks'...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

LB Ben Heeney becomes leader of Jayhawks' defense

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Last season was full of contrasts for Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney. On one hand, he earned significant playing time on defense for the first time since his junior year at Hutchinson (Kan.) High School. On the other, he experienced losing. A lot of it. "I've won three games since I've been at KU, and I won 45 or so at Hutch," said Heeney, now...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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