The Kansas baseball team ended its season with a 12-1 loss to North Carolina on Sunday afternoon in the Chapel Hill, N.C. regional.
Texas A&M’s Bronson Burgoon hit a gap wedge from the rough to within 3 inches of the 18th hole Saturday to win his match and clinch the first NCAA Division I men’s golf title for the Aggies.
Kansas University’s Keith Hayes and Lauren Bonds qualified for the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the Midwest Regional meet at Jacobs Track Complex. Hayes, a freshman from Wichita, placed second in the 110 hurdles in 13.79. Bonds, a junior from Hutchinson, placed fifth in the 1,500 run in 4:26.04.
Zac Elgie went 2-5 with a grand slam and six RBIs, and the Kansas University baseball team blasted Dartmouth, 16-0, on Saturday in NCAA Tournament action.
Kansas' Zlata Tarasova placed fifth in the hammer throw at 183-4 in the NCAA Midwest Regional.
It seems like a plot jumping off the pages of a perfectly epic summer beach read: A professional athlete, tremendously talented, leaves at the height of his career to return to the heartland of his birth intent on helping the next generation.
The late Elmer Schaake shouldn't be overlooked when former Lawrence High and Kansas University sports stars are recalled.
Kansas' Sherron Collins was named to the all-senior team by Rivals.com.
Bill Self's "Basketball Boogie" will be held Oct. 2 in Kansas City, Mo.
The Kansas baseball team fell behind early and never recovered, losing 11-3 to Coastal Carolina on Friday in the Chapel Hill, N.C. Regional.
The Kansas Board of Regents has named Bernadette Gray-Little as Kansas University's 17th chancellor.
Kansas University’s women’s basketball team will compete in the 2009 Junkanoo Jam on Grand Bahama Island, according to Basketball Travelers, Inc.
No. 2 seed (46-14, won Big South Conference championship)
To glance over the Kansas University baseball team’s 2009 roster is to begin to understand the potential for 2010.
Former Kansas University assistant basketball coach Sam Miranda died at the age of 78.
Wichita Heights sophomore forward Perry Ellis is one of 21 athletes named to the 2009-10 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team, USA Basketball announced Thursday.
Brandon Rush dribbled the basketball through an obstacle course of orange cones, pulled up and swished his trademark jump shot from the corner.
Kansas University third baseman Tony Thompson was honored as a third-team All-American on Thursday by Louisville Slugger. He becomes the 14th Jayhawk to be selected as an All-American and the first since Don Czyz in 2006.
Former Kansas basketball assistant Sam Miranda died Thursday in Lawrence. He was 78.
Amid the euphoria of back-to-back pastings of Kansas State at Hoglund Ballpark that ended the Kansas University baseball team’s season, an undercurrent of worry swept through the seats.
The University of Memphis is responding to an NCAA notice of allegations accusing the men’s basketball program of major violations during the 2007-08 season under John Calipari, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
For the second straight season, Kansas University softball third baseman Val Chapple has been named to ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-America second team. The senior is just the sixth Jayhawk to earn academic All-America distinctions and only the second multiple-time recipient.
The city leader responsible for keeping track of many of the city’s licenses and ordinances is leaving for a job with the Kansas University Athletics Department.
Kansas University sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor has been selected to attend the 2009 USA Under 19 National team trials June 16-18 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Kansas University’s athletic department and the KU Alumni Association have partnered on a 2009 summer tour.
Given the chance to head into a season with three All-American candidates, one a senior, one a junior and one a freshman, what positions would a college basketball coach ideally want those players playing?
Latavious Williams, a 6-foot-7 basketball forward from Christian Life Center in Humble, Texas, on Tuesday chose Memphis over Kansas State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Georgetown and Florida International.
Kansas coach Ritch Price might tweak his rotation for the upcoming NCAA regional.
The Kansas baseball team earned a bid into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed and will take on second-seeded Coastal Carolina in the Chapel Hill, N.C., Regional.
Former Kansas University baseball coach Floyd Temple reflects on his tenure and likes what he's seen out of current coach Ritch Price.
Texas repeated as Big 12 baseball champions with a 12-7 victory over Missouri in the title game.
Kansas University basketball fans — who will be suffering from hoops withdrawal from now until the Oct. 16 Late Night in the Phog — can satisfy some cravings this summer by following a season that never ends.
Well, this was certainly unexpected. Entering the Big 12 Conference tournament, the Kansas University baseball team — a team whose regular-season exploits included a sweep of then-No. 1 Texas and a program-best fifth-place conference finish — arrived in Oklahoma City with sizable aspirations.
University presidents with large athletic programs saw the beast coming.
Assuming the Kansas University baseball team hears its name called during this week’s NCAA Tournament selection show — which will air Monday at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN — the Jayhawks can take solace in the fact that, wherever they end up, it probably won’t be as unforgiving as what they just endured.
Kansas will try to salvage its first Big 12 tournament appearance in three years with a victory over eighth-seeded Baylor today, in a game that could likely have NCAA tournament implications.
In many ways, Kansas University sophomore pitcher Brett Bochy is just like his 30 or so teammates: Sweating through daily workouts, dealing with the stresses that come with being a student-athlete, battling to make a name for himself in the ultra-competitive world of Big 12 baseball.
Representing the last line of defense in the Kansas University baseball team’s quest to avoid a winless Big 12 tournament, Lee Ridenhour will take the mound at 9 a.m. today against eighth-seeded Baylor.
Many Kansas State donors are so disgusted over the secret agreement to funnel more than $3 million to fired football coach Ron Prince they’re closing their checkbooks and vowing, “No more.”
Former Kansas forward Quintrell Thomas has decided to transfer to UNLV, lasvegassun.com reported Friday night.
Kansas' David Narodowski hit his second home run of the Big 12 tournament in a second-round loss to Texas.
Kansas State’s basketball team is losing two of its backup guards to other colleges next season. Coach Frank Martin said Thursday that junior Buchi Awaji and sophomore Fred Brown have been released from their athletic scholarships and will transfer to other colleges.
Maybe it didn’t surprise you, but a March 23 article in Sports Illustrated by Pablo S. Torre astounded me.
With his casket carried in a horse-drawn carriage, Wayman Tisdale was remembered Thursday as a basketball star and gifted musician by thousands of mourners swaying to gospel tunes.
On Wednesday, in a Big 12 tournament-opening loss to Kansas State, the story of the game had been the Kansas University baseball team’s inability to execute with runners on base, as KU stranded 12 runners in a one-run setback. In a 9-3 loss to top-seeded Texas on Thursday, however, the Jayhawks struggled in merely getting runners on base.
The Jayhawks lost their second straight game at the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City.
Kansas stranded 12 runners in a 5-4 loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 baseball tournament.
Kansas University hasn't been eliminated from the Big 12 tournament title, but the Jayhawks need some help.
Kansas senior-to-be Sherron Collins is one of 15 collegians that has accepted an invitation to attend the 2009 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp June 16-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kansas State University and its athletic department filed suit Wednesday, asking a court to declare a secret agreement signed by former athletic director Bob Krause and former football coach Ron Prince invalid.
The Wildcats broke a four-all tie in the eighth, taking down the Jayhawks in the first game of the Big 12 Tournament.
A chain of events good for the quality of play in college basketball started on the final day of March when coach John Calipari left Memphis for Kentucky and concluded Tuesday when John Wall, the nation’s top recruit, committed to Kentucky.
Barring some unforeseen change of plans, the Kansas University baseball team won’t face Kansas State standout A.J. Morris in today’s Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City.
C.J. Henry might not be overshadowed by his brother, Xavier, much longer.
Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price will join KUsports.com for a chat at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Kansas University will install new FieldTurf at Memorial Stadium this summer, athletic director Lew Perkins announced in a press release.
In the spring of 2008, having realized his scholarship money had all but dried up, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price attempted to sell recruit David Narodowski, then a second-year player at tiny Vernon (Texas) College, on an idea
Top-rated prospect John Wall has ended his recruitment and will play for Kentucky next season, multiple sources — including ESPN.com, SI.com and Rivals.com — reported Tuesday.
Clang. That’s the sound of the gate slamming shut on another Big 12 Conference sports season.
Kansas catcher Buck Afenir was named the Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday,
Kansas University's baseball team officially has become "Big Time."
Forward Juan Pattillo has been kicked off Oklahoma’s basketball team for an undisclosed violation of team policy. Sooners coach Jeff Capel announced Sunday that he had dismissed Pattillo, who came out of a red shirt halfway through last season and helped Oklahoma reach the regional finals in the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas University's rowing season ended at the South/Central Region Championship.
Kansas' women placed 10th and its men 12th at the Big 12 Outdoor.
Kansas University’s Danielle McCray is one of 14 finalists for the 2009 USA Women’s World University Games Team.
The Kansas baseball team defeated No. 11 Kansas State, 17-7 in seven innings, on Sunday night at Hoglund Ballpark. With the victory, the Jayhawks won the series over the Wildcats, 2-1.
Regardless of the outcome of Sunday's regular season finale against No. 11 Kansas State, the Kansas University baseball team will open next week's Big 12 tournament with a game against the Wildcats
The Kansas University rowing team earned three second-place finishes on Day One of the South/Central Region Championships on Saturday.
Jerry Reynolds was devastated. His voice was husky, and he spoke in halting, uncharacteristically awkward phrases. He learned of Wayman Tisdale’s passing while listening to his car radio Friday morning, and was still shocked at the news, at the loss of another of his former Kings players at far too young an age.
In case anyone on hand for the Kansas University baseball team’s Saturday night matchup with rival Kansas State needed concrete evidence about the level of dominance turned in by Jayhawks starter T.J. Walz, he or she needed only to take a quick glance toward the right-field bullpen.
When scoring a Kansas University baseball game, make sure to use a pencil equipped with an eraser. That way, when you scratch whatever symbols you prefer for a ground-ball single up the middle and Robby Price turns into Ozzie Smith, gets a glove on the ball, makes a jump turn and puts enough mustard on the throw to retire the batter, you can erase the symbols and replace them with 4-3*.
Kansas University golfer Emily Powers improved one stroke in the second round of the Duramed FUTURES Tour event on Saturday.
Kansas University’s Brian Bishop finished in third place in the men’s discus with a career-best throw, and four Jayhawks qualified for five finals to lead Kansas on Day Two of the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Terry & Linda Fuller Track.
Former Kansas University basketball power forward Quintrell Thomas will make a recruiting visit to Iona College on Monday.
Bill Self and Danny Manning recalled former Oklahoma standout Wayman Tisdale, who died of cancer at age 44.
Kansas' Zlata Tarasova placed fourth in the women's hammer throw at the Big 12 Outdoor.
Kansas University's Emily Powers shot a first-round 10-over-par 81 at the Duramed FUTURES Tour event.
Kansas University fell to 11th-ranked Kansas State, 4-1.
Nick Faunce’s introduction to matters involving the walk-up song — that is, the song played throughout a stadium as a particular player walks to the plate — came four years ago, during his red-shirt freshman season with the Kansas University baseball team.
Wayman Tisdale was part of the Oklahoma team that clipped the nets at Kansas University's Allen Fieldhouse in 1984.
Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale died about 8 a.m. Friday at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, hospital spokeswoman Joy McGill said.
KU's Emily Powers will play in the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City Golf Championship.
There will be no rest for the sidewalks and streets of Lawrence.
Matt Kleinmann will continue his education at Washington University in — gasp! — Missouri.
Kansas University placed six players on the Academic All-Big 12 teams.
Val Chapple was named MVP of the Kansas softball team.
KU's Buck Afenir is one of 13 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award.
If the Kansas University coaching staff can take solace in one thing heading into the final weekend of the 2009 regular season, it’s that their jobs should be relatively easy-going: No need to spend too much time devising inspirational pep talks or digging too deeply into the bag of motivational tricks.
John Currie will be Kansas State’s next athletic director, inheriting a department whose major sports programs have fallen behind those of archrival Kansas.
Aaron Miles, who played pro basketball in Greece this past season, in Spain in 2007-08 and in France in ’06-07, doesn’t know where he’ll land during the ’09-10 campaign. “I’m not opposed to anything right now,” said the 26-year-old former Kansas University point guard, who splits time in Lawrence and his native Portland in the offseason with his fiancee and baby boy.
Eighteen Kansas University track athletes were named to the Academic All-Big 12 teams.
Kansas Athletics will hold a clearance sale Saturday at Horejsi Center.
Billy Packer, the semi-retired college basketball analyst, has encountered floods of critics in his long career. A goodly number of them are Kansas-oriented. But local folks shouldn’t be quite so harsh with the former Wake Forest guard since he was a key man in bringing Larry Brown here to inaugurate an unparalleled run of Jayhawk success.
Baseball scouts keep more than their eyes open when evaluating prospects. They also use their ears. They talk to a prospect’s parents, his coaches, past and present, his best friend, his girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend, his preacher.
Tony Thompson stopped in the middle of breakfast with his baseball team. Sometimes the best ideas come at the craziest of times. He needed to do something for his grandmother Betty Brandt — the one who’d picked him up from preschool and laughed the loudest and made sure to go to all his baseball games.
The recruitment of Rivals.com’s No. 1-rated prospect appears to be heating up with a week left in the spring signing period.
Throughout the first 20 or so years of her life, the idea of a consequential tryout has been a laughable matter for Kansas University guard/forward Danielle McCray.
Former Kansas University basketball player Keith Langford — who recently led his La Fortezza Virtus team to a first-place finish at the 2009 EuroChallenge — has finished third in most valuable player voting in the Italian League.
Gina Schneider homered to back a two-hit shutout by freshman Chelsea Thomas as Missouri beat top-seeded Oklahoma, 5-0, Sunday to win its first Big 12 softball title in 12 years. Thomas (13-4) struck out four and walked two in her third straight start without giving up a run. She has thrown 18 straight scoreless innings since losing to the Sooners, 4-2, two weeks ago.
The acting bug has bitten former Kansas University basketball player Omar Wilkes. “I’ve always enjoyed being the entertainer,” said the 24-year-old Wilkes, who on Fridays and Saturdays performs in the comedic thriller, “Eavesdropper,” at the Underground Annex in his hometown of Los Angeles.
In a crazy ninth inning, Kansas University’s Tony Thompson hit a game-tying grand slam in the top of the frame, but Ryan Ampleman’s walkoff solo home run gave Missouri a 13-12 victory Sunday in Big 12 baseball action.
Rex Walters held a coaching clinic at the University of San Francisco last Aug. 31, just 41⁄2 months after the former Kansas University basketball guard was hired as head coach at the West Coast Conference school.
Preston Land’s two-run single in the top of the fifth broke a 3-all tie, and David Narodowski and Casey Lytle each had a career-high four hits as the 23rd-ranked Kansas baseball team trumped Missouri, 7-4, Saturday at Taylor Stadium.
Kansas senior third baseman Val Chapple has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team for the second consecutive year.
Fresh off playing in the Chicago Charities College All-Star Game, John Hadl reported to his first pro football training camp with the San Diego Chargers in 1962. He put his bags down and met his new roommate. The two men, both quarterbacks, weren’t teammates for long, but remained friends for life. Hadl lost that friend a week ago Saturday when Jack Kemp died of cancer.
Missouri beat Kansas, 8-5, but the Jayhawks still qualified for the Big 12 tournament.
Kansas University's softball season ended with a 2-0 setback to Iowa State.
Sherron Collins and Tyshawn Taylor are expected to be invited to compete for berths on USA Basketball teams this summer.
Look for Kansas University’s Sherron Collins and Tyshawn Taylor to compete at a pair of USA Basketball Team Trials this summer.
Will the third time be the charm for Kansas University’s softball team?
They’re 1-2-3 on the college basketball victory list: Kentucky at 1,988; North Carolina at 1,984; Kansas at 1,970. But the best story is who propelled them to such lofty heights. Think Kansas University.
Lee Ridenhour wants to talk about Texas A&M.
Former Kansas University basketball coach Ted Owens, who turns 80 on July 16, early Thursday morning returned to the United States after one of the most memorable vacations of his lifetime.
Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers and forward Michael Beasley were fined repeatedly for minor violations of team rules during their rookie season, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Coach Erik Spoelstra said the fines were not for major violations of team rules.
Kansas University sophomore Tony Thompson hit his team-leading 15th home run and collected four RBIs, five different Kansas players collected two hits, and No. 23 Kansas beat Wichita State, 8-3, on Wednesday night at Eck Stadium.
Big 12 coaches have rejected a proposal to change the controversial tiebreaker that gave Oklahoma the nod over Texas in the three-way tie in the Big 12 South last season. Meeting at a resort on Wednesday, they voted to keep the Bowl Championship Series standings as the method to break ties between more than two teams.
Catherine Carmichael of Manhattan and Morgan Boub of Blue Valley West have signed Kansas University volleyball tenders. The 6-foot-2 Carmichael was an All-Centennial League honorable mention selection. The 5-8 Boub was a two-time all-state pick.
Kansas University’s Danielle McCray has been invited to next week’s USA Women’s World University Games trials in Colorado Springs, Colo. McCray and 29 other invitees will contend for one of the 12 roster spots. The dozen players selected will participate in the World University Games July 1-11 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Former Kansas University basketball standout Keith Langford earned MVP honors in leading his Virtus Bologna Fiere team to a first-place finish in the 2009 EuroChallenge in Italy.
Together, Kansas University and Texas make up nearly half of the Big 12 players currently playing in the NBA. Of 41 Big 12 players in the NBA, 19 of them (46.3 percent) wore a Jayhawk or Longhorn uniform in college.
The doors of Allen Fieldhouse slammed shut on April 4, just a few hours after Kansas University’s women’s basketball loss to South Florida in the finals of the WNIT.
Plans for a gameday shuttle from downtown to Memorial Stadium are again in the works for Kansas University football game days. Commissioners even are open to the idea of expanding the shuttle service to take people from different areas of town to the stadium. Areas discussed included South Iowa Street, the area near the Holidome in northern Lawrence, and an area along East 23rd Street.
The interest level in Kansas football has reached the point that 122 days before the 2009 season kicks off against Northern Colorado, plenty care about which five players will form the wall that protects quarterback Todd Reesing in his final season.
More than 20 Kansas University student athletes volunteered their time last Friday to help with Kansas Kids Fitness and Safety Day (KKFD), a statewide event held every year in May.
Bill Self’s Assists Foundation is sponsoring a youth wellness “Think Tank,” on Friday, June 5 at Kansas City Wyandotte High School.
Kansas University product Tamecka Dixon has signed a free-agent contract with the Indiana Fever of the WNBA.
Andrea Hudy’s cell phone started flashing in Kansas University’s basketball team bus an hour and a half after the Jayhawks’ season-ending loss to Michigan State on March 27 in Indianapolis.
The future of a Kansas University football shuttle service that takes fans from downtown Lawrence to Memorial Stadium is up for discussion by the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday. Commissioners are being asked by staff members to consider charging for the service, which last year was provided for free to users.
Kansas University sophomore Tony Thompson on Monday earned the Big 12 player of the week award for games played April 27-May 3.
One of the nation's most sought-after basketball recruits has been charged with a misdemeanor breaking and entering after police found him walking out of a vacant house in North Carolina, police said Monday.
Don’t expect too many changes in Big 12 South football this fall. When the dust settled last season, Texas was fourth in the final Associated Press poll with a 12-1 record, Oklahoma (12-2) was fifth and runner-up to Florida in the national championship game, Texas Tech (11-2) finished 12th, and Oklahoma State (9-4) was 16th.
Former Kansas University basketball center Sasha Kaun’s CSKA Moscow squad fell to Panathinaikos of Greece, 73-71, in Sunday’s Euroleague championship game in Berlin.
Lawrence long has been a basketball hotbed, but for natives and move-ins, it's a baseball town.
All-Iowa Attack beat KC Pump N Run, 76-72, in the championship game of the 17-under division of the Jayhawk Invitational.
Kansas University's softball team fell to Iowa State, 3-1, in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Oklahoma won the third game of its baseball series with Kansas, 10-9 in 10 innings.
Kansas University's softball team suffered a 7-2 setback at Iowa State.
Kansas' rowing team placed third at the first Big 12 rowing championships.
There is something Trevor Releford would like you to know. His name. It is Trevor. Not “Little Releford” or “Travis’ brother.” Just Trevor.
One of the top high school basketball players in the state of Missouri feels right at home in Kansas.
Four swimmers earned individual honors at KU's annual awards banquet.
Kansas University beat Oklahoma, 9-5, to clinch its first series victory on the road over a ranked team since 2006.
Kansas' Lauren Bonds placed ninth in the 1,500 in 4:20.95.
Due to inclement weather, Friday's Arkansas Twilight in Fayetteville, Ark., was cut short, and the meet will not be rescheduled.
Royce Woolridge insisted nerves weren’t a factor on Friday night. Playing big games in front of bigger crowds, after all, is nothing new for Kansas University’s first men’s basketball commit from the class of 2010.
Harrison Barnes waved to the fans after receiving a loud ovation at the end of his All-Iowa Attack’s 78-67 victory over the Arizona Magic on Friday night at Haskell’s Coffin Complex.
The Kansas University softball team is wrapping up its regular season this weekend at Iowa State with Big 12 Tournament seeding on the line.
Kansas University junior Robby Price and sophomore Casey Lytle hit first-inning home runs and the Jayhawks’ bullpen pitched 3 1⁄3 innings of scoreless relief as Kansas defeated No. 9 Oklahoma, 5-4, Friday evening at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
UCLA has not been kind to Kansas basketball, so it’s exciting that KU will go to Los Angeles come Dec. 6 with a loaded arsenal that can hibernate the deadly Bruins in their home den. Working further in KU’s favor is that the legendary Ukes are losing three of four of their top players to the pros and may be down a notch or two.
It’s a quiet period in recruiting, which means no college basketball head coaches or full-time assistants can attend tonight’s featured game of the 2009 Jayhawk Invitational.
The first questions were easy. The ones about the wet playing conditions and the tremendous pitching effort and her team’s late-season surge? Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge could handle those easily enough.
Former Kansas University basketball All-American Wayne Simien has decided to retire from professional basketball to pursue work in the ministry.