KU Sports
NCAA releases 3,200-word return-to-campus document with guidelines on how to handle COVID-19
Fri, 29 May 2020 13:41:57 -0500
A new NCAA document gave universities and conferences across the country some more guidance Friday on how to prepare for the return of college athletics, advising them to create COVID-19 task forces and to formulate plans for what to do if an athlete gets sick. By Matt Tait
Depositions in Beaty lawsuit can be part of KU infractions case, NCAA committee chair says; decision could affect basketball case too
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:57:57 -0500
KU has lost a ruling in its NCAA infractions case related to evidence involving its former football coach, and the ruling ultimately may play a role in the higher-stakes case against the men’s basketball program.
Six Kansas track standouts earn All-American honors
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:20:32 -0500
Six members of the Kansas track and field teams were recognized as All-Americans for their performances during the 2019-20 indoor season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced this week.
Kansas women's basketball to travel to Mississippi for 2020 SEC/Big 12 Challenge
Thu, 28 May 2020 11:33:49 -0500
The Kansas women’s basketball team will travel to Oxford, Miss., this season to take on Ole Miss in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday.
KU AD Jeff Long announces departmentwide furloughs, pay cuts
Wed, 27 May 2020 16:45:24 -0500
University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Wednesday announced staffwide furloughs and pay cuts for all Kansas Athletics employees, including coaches, from June 1 through the end of 2020. By Matt Tait
KU football's 5 new assistant coaches doing their best to adjust during unusual times
Wed, 27 May 2020 15:17:52 -0500
Kansas football coach Les Miles replaced five key members of his coaching staff during the offseason. And because of the global pandemic shutting down college athletics, Miles' five new hires have had to learn different ways to adjust to their new jobs. By Matt Tait
Azubuike, Downey earn KU's senior scholar athlete awards for 2019-20
Tue, 26 May 2020 13:58:43 -0500
Former Kansas basketball big man Udoka Azubuike and standout swimmer Haley Downey recently were honored as KU’s 2019-20 Dr. Robert Frederick Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Girod, Long discuss what a fall semester could look like for KU academics, sports
Tue, 26 May 2020 13:19:03 -0500
An overarching theme of the COVID-19 crisis, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Tuesday, is that it’s been much easier to shut down operations than to open them back up.
Mamba Memories: Former Jayhawk Tarik Black shares stories of Kobe Bryant's final NBA game
Mon, 25 May 2020 16:22:11 -0500
It’s been four months since Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, and former Kansas forward Tarik Black has thought a lot about him since that day in late January. By Matt Tait
Three-star Georgia linebacker commits to Kansas football
Sun, 24 May 2020 13:26:50 -0500
Three-star linebacker Trey Staley announced his commitment to Kansas on Saturday and in doing so spoke of a challenging road ahead.
Longtime Oklahoma State coaching legend Eddie Sutton dies at age 84
Sun, 24 May 2020 08:57:27 -0500
Kansas native and legendary college basketball coach Eddie Sutton died late Saturday night at age 84.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby discusses necessary steps for football and fans this fall
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:38:00 -0500
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby not only believes there will be college football games this fall but also thinks there will be fans there to watch. By Matt Tait
Kansas coach Bill Self not in favor of proposed change to NCAA transfer rules
Fri, 22 May 2020 11:52:05 -0500
Responding to a proposal for changes to the NCAA's waiver system, the NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday said it would not tweak waiver guidelines today and instead would commit to changing the transfer rules by January. By Matt Tait
Kansas volleyball's Top 10 recruiting class has coach Ray Bechard eyeing bounce-back season
Thu, 21 May 2020 17:25:24 -0500
The Kansas volleyball team is ready to unveil its rebuilt roster this fall, and head coach Ray Bechard could not be more excited about the names on the list. By Matt Tait
NCAA votes to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts
Wed, 20 May 2020 19:21:58 -0500
The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.