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KU hires former Jayhawk Matt Baty to lead Williams Fund efforts

Zenger also announces search for football fund raiser: 'It's now time to focus on Memorial Stadium'

According to a Thursday morning press release, former Jayhawk baseball standout Matt Baty has been named Associate Athletics Director, Williams Education Fund, Marketing & Sales. Baty replaces Banks Floodman, a former KU football linebacker, who led the department for the past three years.

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Kansas still on Oklahoma prep Young’s list

Trae Young, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior guard from Norman (Okla.) North High who is ranked No. 14 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by, listed Kansas University among his six finalists Wednesday night on Twitter. By Gary Bedore

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Ellis, Self, Manning named to Honors Court

Kansas University senior basketball guard Tyler Self and recent KU graduates Perry Ellis and Evan Manning have been named to the 2015-16 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, the NABC announced Tuesday.

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Tom Keegan: Don’t bank on Kansas heading to Big Ten

Big 12 expansion talk runs hot so it’s time for us all to board the plane to Fantasy Island, time for Herve Villechaize to come back from the dead to greet us, time for us to talk about what to wear for the wedding between the Big Ten and Kansas.

Kansas women to face Alabama in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Kansas University’s matchup with Alabama on Dec. 4 is one of 10 games in the 2016 SEC/Big 12 Women’s Basketball Challenge, which features every Big 12 program for the first time.

Thompson makes tourney

Local professional golfer Chris Thompson will compete in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC in Hayward, Calif., this week, making it five of the past six tournaments for which he has qualified.

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Mykhailiuk scores 21 in final loss

Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 21 points off 7-of-14 shooting in Ukraine’s 105-103 loss to Czech Republic in the final consolation game of the FIBA Under 20 world championships on Sunday in Finland. By Gary Bedore

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Workout Warrior of the Week: Center Gibson ‘benchmark’ on OL

Microwaving is not an option when turning high school offensive linemen into Big 12-ready blockers. It’s purely a slow-cook. Shortcuts don’t exist. Kansas center Joe Gibson, entering his fourth season in the program, spent his first season as a red-shirt walk-on determined to get bigger, stronger and quicker. By Tom Keegan

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What if Kansas paid its basketball players? It already does, sort of

From cost-of-attendance stipends to what comes next

If you want to be a Kansas basketball player, 82 is an important number to know. It’s how many games are in an NBA season. It’s also how many times more money KU coach Bill Self made than his 13 men’s basketball scholarship athletes last year. This may seem unbelievable, but it’s true: Self earned more than $3.9 million, while the 13 players on scholarship took home $47,372 combined. The unbelievable part is that the players were paid at all.

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Former Jayhawk Kaun reveals retirement

Sasha Kaun, one of only two Kansas University basketball players, along with Hall of Famer Clyde Lovellette, to win an NCAA title (2008), NBA title (2016) and medal in the Olympic Games (2012 bronze), has decided to retire from pro ball at the age of 31.

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Tom Keegan: Speed bump boosts Kansas outlook

The next college football head coach or assistant who says the staff has downgraded recruiting will be the first and won’t be in office for long.

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Svi scores 12 in setback

Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 12 points off 5-of-21 shooting in Ukraine’s 64-52 loss to Germany on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Under 20 FIBA European Championships in Finland.

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Former KU commitment and 3-star DB Akayleb Evans picks Tulsa

The Kansas football program’s strong recruiting stretch took a small hit this week, when three-star Texas defensive back Akayleb Evans announced he was de-committing. By Matt Tait

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Expectations high for KU offense

When Kansas University’s football team opens camp during the first week of August, second-year head coach David Beaty will have one major expectation about the new-look Air Raid offense. By Matt Tait

Kansas softball adds 2 coaches

Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith filled several of the vacancies left on her staff at the end of the 2016 season with the addition of Maggie Hull-Tietz and Jessica Hancock.

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Svi, Ukraine meet German team today

Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk’s Ukrainian national team will meet Germany in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Under 20 world championships today in Finland. By Gary Bedore

KU men’s golfers are top scholars

Kansas men’s golfers Connor Peck and Chase Hanna have been named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

KU golfer advances at U.S. Girls Junior

Kansas University women’s golfer Annika Cedo defeated Connor Beth Ball, 1 up, in the first round of match play Wednesday at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship at Ridgewood Country Club.

KU women's basketball schedule

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will play eight of its 11 regular-season nonconference games at home next season.

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Report: Diallo agrees to three-year deal

Former Kansas University forward Cheick Diallo has reached an agreement on a three-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, reported Wednesday.