At last year’s annual spring football game, Kansas University quarterback Jordan Webb was in the middle of a battle for the starting QB position and took the field hoping to make the kinds of plays that would wow the coaches and inspire them to pick him as their starter.
Jamal Crawford answered his phone before one ring had completed.
Barrett Barnes slugged a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to propel Texas Tech’s baseball team to a 3-2 victory over Kansas University on Friday night in the series opener at Law Field.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Friday, April 29, 2011.
Perry Ellis stood in a corner of Haskell’s Coffin Complex, signing autographs and conducting interviews after scoring 19 points in Wichita Pray and Play Players’ 69-56 loss to Dream Vision in Friday night’s marquee pool-play game of the 2011 Jayhawk Invitational.
For the 25th straight year, the Kansas University men's basketball team led its conference in home attendance.
A former assistant athletics director at the University of Kansas is requesting a medical delay before he begins a prison term for taking part in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy.
Two of Kansas University’s top targets in the high school recruiting Class of 2012 will compete against each other tonight at Haskell’s Coffin Complex.
They say a dollar doesn’t get you quite what it used to. But, at Kansas University, $30 can get you national exposure. That’s what it cost for a group of KU students and diehard Jayhawk basketball fans to throw together a bunch of foam-board, cutout letters that they took to every home game throughout the season.
Escalating fuel prices don’t make the hour-long drive from Lawrence to Kauffman Stadium any easier, even for those who can afford to invest so much time commuting. Those who can’t just might feel as if they are in the middle of a Major League Baseball game by pulling up a stool next to Marty “Duck” Pattin, who spent 13 seasons as an American League pitcher.
Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger has added a much-needed big man to the Sooners’ roster by signing 6-foot-10, 240-pound Casey Arent. Kruger announced the signing of the transfer from Sierra College (Calif.) on Thursday. Arent is from Penryn, Calif., and averaged 19.1 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots per game as a sophomore.
Here is how former Jayhawk Kirk Hinrich fared in NBA action Thursday, April 28, 2011.
Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville has left the gridiron and taken to the political airwaves.
Behind the play of sophomore Chris Gilbert, who tied for 14th place individually, the Kansas University men’s golf team placed ninth at the Big 12 Championships on Wednesday at Prairie Dunes.
Kansas University’s softball team broke the school single-season home run record in a doubleheader sweep of Wichita State on Wednesday.
KU officials announced Wednesday that kickoff for Saturday’s annual spring game at Memorial Stadium has been pushed back from 1 p.m. to 1:30. The start time was changed in order to accommodate the television broadcast.
Although no Jayhawks are expecting to hear their names called tonight, when the 2011 NFL Draft kicks off in prime time at 7 p.m., the arrival of the first round of the annual pro draft brings with it a mixed bag of emotions for a handful of former Kansas University football players.
Future Duke basketball player Austin Rivers, a 6-3, 175-pound combo guard from Winter Park (Fla.) High School, tops Rivals.com’s final individual rankings of the Recruiting Class of 2011.
Tyrel Reed, the winningest player in the history of Kansas University men’s basketball, was honored Wednesday by the state Legislature.
Jordan Makovicka’s two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a tie and lifted Creighton to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over Kansas University’s baseball team on Tuesday night.
College basketball attendance across the three divisions has decreased slightly to 32.8 million.
Kansas golfers Chris Gilbert and Doug Quinones were tied for 16th individually on Tuesday after the second day of the Big 12 Championships, where the Jayhawks sat in seventh place as a team.
Two of the top high school basketball players in the recruiting Class of 2012, who both have Kansas University on their list of prospective colleges, will meet in the marquee pool play game of the 2011 Jayhawk Invitational at 7:20 p.m., Friday, at Haskell’s Coffin Complex.
The white tents already dot the hill. You can almost smell the fried doughnuts, the sausages, the honey pork tenderloin kabobs. Footballs will fly through the air Saturday outside Memorial Stadium, where for a one-day tease, it will be football season.
Last spring, Kansas University wide receiver Christian Matthews hauled in the game-winning touchdown catch for the blue team in the Jayhawks’ annual spring game.
Kansas University sophomore thrower Mason Finley was named the Big 12 Male Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. Finley captured first place in the shot put and the discus at the Kansas Relays this past weekend.
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Four Kansas University tennis players (seniors Kate Goff and Maria Martinez, junior Erin Wilbert and sophomore Sara Lazarevic) were named to the Big 12 Conference’s All-Academic first team, as announced Tuesday by the conference offices.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
It takes more than one quick defensive end to put pressure on a quarterback.
Doug Quinones matched his best round of the season with a first-round 69 and was in a tie for 13th place with a 146 after two rounds of the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship on Monday.
The Washington Post lists Kansas University assistant basketball coach Joe Dooley as a possible candidate for the head-coaching vacancy at George Washington University.
Passion. Focus. Leadership. All are common attributes shared by successful college football programs around the country. And each has been more prevalent on the Kansas University practice fields this spring.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Sunday, April 24, 2011.
Freshman Thanuttra Boonraksasat tied for 23rd, and senior Meghna Bal tied for 28th as Kansas University’s women’s golf team placed 11th at the Big 12 Championships on Sunday at Old Hawthorne Golf Course.
When he left the small west Texas town of Bushland to play football on scholarship for Oklahoma State, Andrew Hudson felt like the luckiest young man on earth.
With a smile befitting The Joker lighting up his face, Olathe North High senior and Kansas University football signee Adonis Saunders cruised across the finish line in first place over the weekend at the Kansas Relays.
Jamari Traylor, a 6-7 power forward from IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., reportedly did not commit to KU on his weekend visit. Traylor, who visited Oklahoma State two weeks ago, has said he may visit Texas Tech. He also has visited Indiana and has had a list that includes St. John’s, Memphis, Tennessee and Mississippi State.
A Missouri man who grew up in the Kansas City area and became a Kansas University basketball fan thought someday the T-shirt and shorts he wore for every game during the Jayhawks’ 2008 national championship season were destined for his man cave, not the police evidence room.
An appearance in a star-studded Maui Invitational, a neutral-site game against Kentucky in New York and a home clash against Ohio State highlight Kansas University’s 2011-12 nonconference basketball schedule, which was released Sunday.
Sophomore Maggie Hull launched her third grand slam of the season over the left-field wall in the fifth inning to give Kansas University’s softball team a lead it would not relinquish in an eventual 8-6 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Saturday, April 23, 2011.
Kansas University won the First Novice Eight and First Varsity Four Races to jump to an early 6-0 lead, but Kansas State won both Varsity Eight races and claimed the Kansas Cup regatta on KU’s Senior Day Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake.
Thanuttra Boonraksasat shot a 1-over-par 73 and is tied for 24th place after Saturday’s second round of the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship at Old Hawthorne Golf Course.
Spots remain open for two sessions of Bill Self’s Kansas basketball camp (June 5-9; June 12-16), KU offiicals reported this week.
After his team scored a run in the bottom of the first inning against No. 4 Texas, Kansas University coach Ritch Price turned to pitching coach Ryan Graves in the dugout.
For Kansas University’s tennis team, Saturday’s home meet against No. 45 Kansas State was a lesson in taking advantage of opportunities.
Kansas University freshman basketball guard Royce Woolridge, who recently announced plans to transfer, will make three official visits in coming weeks.
Olympic bronze medalist/Kansas Relays fan favorite Bershawn “Batman” Jackson — who missed KU’s spring carnival last year — returned in a blaze of glory Saturday.
Statistically, Cole Green came in as the weakest of Texas’ three weekend starters with a 3.27 earned-run average.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Friday, April 22, 2011.
Tony Kimbro, a 6-foot-5 senior basketball guard from Louisville, Ky., told Rivals.com at Friday’s Derby Classic he plans to visit Kansas, Tennessee and Manhattan before the May 18 end of the spring signing period. He’s also visited Western Kentucky.
There’s only one thing Kansas University senior pole vaulter Jordan Scott must do to become a contender for the 2012 Olympics and beyond.
Marissa Ingle hit a tying two-run home run in the fifth inning, but Iowa State responded for a 4-3 softball victory over the Jayhawks on Friday.
Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson has a hearing set for May 23 for a misdemeanor battery case in Lawrence Municipal Court after his attorney entered an appearance for him.
Television revenue was one of the hot topics at Thursday’s fourth and final meeting of the fiscal year of the Kansas Athletics, Inc. Board of Directors.
Although much is made of the Kansas University athletic department turning into quite the money machine in recent years, a closer look reveals the truth: A generation doesn’t go by where the department is Penny-less.
Fans stood two rows deep to the left and right of University of Nebraska senior Nicholas Gordon. They clapped rhythmically as the Jamaican track and field sensation took off down the makeshift long-jump runway Thursday night in downtown Lawrence.
Frontcourt players Jamari Traylor and Aaric Murray will be on Kansas University’s campus this weekend as part of official basketball recruiting visits.
No runs, two hits, three errors and a major-league arm carving them up from the mound. There really was no better way to sum up Kansas University’s 9-0 loss to Big 12-leading Texas on Thursday than the way KU skipper Ritch Price did in the postgame meeting with the media. “Well, boys,” Price said, “that wasn’t much fun.”
Shooting guard Alec Burks is leaving Colorado early for the NBA Draft after a record-setting sophomore season with the Buffaloes.
Everything has to start someplace. Historians will note that the revival of track and field in the United States began Wednesday, April 20, 2011, right here in Lawrence, on Eighth Street, 80 feet or so east of New Hampshire.
Liz Kocon’s 12th home run of the season gave Kansas University’s softball team its only runs of the day. The Jayhawks were swept by Tulsa, 3-0 and 4-2, in a doubleheader Wednesday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Feeling parched after winning the first-ever downtown edition of the Kansas Relays shot put, Dylan Armstrong realized there were plenty of establishments close by to quench his thirst.
Kansas University senior guard Tyrel Reed was named a Big 12 Conference Winter Chick-fil-A Community of Champions honoree, it was announced by the league office Wednesday.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self visited IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., on Wednesday to check in on senior prospects DeAndre Daniels and Jamari Traylor.
Nine members of Kansas University’s rowing team received the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal.
Sophomore catcher Alex DeLeon hit two of Kansas University’s three home runs as the Jayhawks pounded Saint Mary, 11-5, in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday at Hogund Ballpark.
Everybody has witnessed live events that take up permanent residence in the memory.
Enterprising downtown restaurant chefs might want to bake and baste some turkey legs today just in case Reese Hoffa — the world’s No. 2-ranked shot putter — wins tonight’s Kansas Relays competition.
The conference championship game is gone, but only some Big 12 coaches will miss it.
Jamari Traylor, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound senior power forward from IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., will visit Kansas University this weekend, Traylor told Rivals.com.
Kansas University seniors Meghna Bal, Jennifer Clark and Grace Thiry were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Conference women’s golf first team for the third straight season, while freshman Fhong Boonraksasat was named to the second team Tuesday.
Speaking to Lawrence Rotarians on Monday, Sheahon Zenger, Kansas University athletics director, didn’t hold back when asked whether he would consider playing Wichita State University in basketball.
Lawrence police have cited Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson to appear in municipal court on a misdemeanor battery charge in connection with an altercation outside a Lawrence nightclub, city prosecutor Jerry Little said Tuesday morning.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had a successful in-home recruiting visit Monday night with Trevor Lacey, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior guard from Butler High in Huntsville, Ala.
Kansas University junior Kale Pick is getting pretty used to being compared to other people.
Oklahoma State forward Roger Franklin is transferring to North Texas to be closer to home.
So far, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill has decided to bar the media from watching his team’s intrasquad scrimmages, which has resulted in keeping the buzz about the 2011 season at barely audible levels and has kept ticket sales from reaching levels they might otherwise reach.
Former Kansas University volleyball coach Jack Isgur died on Friday.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Monday, April 18, 2011.
Kansas University’s new athletic director said Monday he hopes to make the department a place where student-athletes train.
Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon suffered a leg injury during Monday's practice and will be out indefinitely, with surgery scheduled for Tuesday.
Freshman Ka’iana Eldredge went 3-for-3 with a key two-out RBI single, while three Kansas University pitchers held Missouri scoreless as the Jayhawks earned their first series victory over the Tigers in Columbia since 1983 with a 6-0 triumph Sunday afternoon.
First, allow me to guarantee sunny skies for this week’s Kansas Relays, which start downtown Wednesday with the shot put, continue Thursday with the downtown long jump and play out at the track inside Memorial Stadium from Wednesday through Saturday.
Kansas University’s men’s golf team shot a second-round 295 and placed sixth in the team race at the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday.
Dylan Windom extended her singles winning streak to six with a fifth singles victory Sunday afternoon, but it was not enough in Kansas University’s 4-3 tennis loss to No. 21 Oklahoma at the Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion.
A tough bounce here, an error there, and suddenly another game had gotten away from Kansas University’s softball team.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Sunday, April 17, 2011.
TrevorAaric Murray, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound sophomore center who recently announced plans to leave La Salle University, likely will transfer either to Kansas University or West Virginia, Jon Rothstein of CBSsports.com reported Sunday.
Forward Wally Judge will be allowed to transfer after he was released from his scholarship at Kansas State.
Bob Stoops paused at the door to the Switzer Center auditorium/meeting room Tuesday, turning back to members of the media assembled for the twice-weekly interview opportunity during Oklahoma spring training.
Kansas University sophomores Kyle Clemons and Francine Simpson each claimed titles at the 2011 John Jacobs Collegiate Invitational on Saturday.
Missouri right fielder Blake Brown’s RBI single to right field in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Tigers to a 3-2 victory over Kansas University on Saturday afternoon to even the teams’ Big 12 baseball series at Taylor Stadium.
One out away from escaping Saturday’s second inning against No. 15 Baylor having surrendered just one run, Kansas University’s softball team quickly found itself in one heck of a hole after an error led to a big inning for the Bears.
Kansas University’s men's golf team finished the first round of the Hawkeye Invitational in fourth place with a score of 308.
Kansas University freshman Josh Selby’s decision to enter the 2011 NBA Draft may have helped the Jayhawks in the Trevor Lacey recruiting sweepstakes, Rivals.com recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer says.
After more than five hours and a location change, the tennis match between Kansas and Oklahoma State finally ended with the Cowgirls winning.
Brian Frederick, executive director of Sportsfans.org, will speak on “Making Some Noise: Educating and Empowering Sports Fans” at 5 p.m., Thursday, in Kansas University’s Hadl Auditorium in Wagnon Student Athlete Center. His speech is part of the Naismith Lecture Series. Frederick is the son of former KU athletic director Bob Frederick.
The Kansas University baseball team evened its record at 17-17 with an 8-3 victory over Border War rival Missouri on Friday night at Taylor Stadium.
The new college baseball bat standards that reduced the exit speed of a batted baseball have reduced batting averages 22 points and increased shutouts by 60.3 percent, according to a recent Fort Worth Star-Telegram report. In other words, the change has made the game more enjoyable to watch because baseball’s most beautiful plays come on defense and the slower the ball moves, the better chance fielders have of getting to it.
The NCAA has approved tougher restrictions on blocking below the waist and given teams the option of taking 10 seconds off the clock in the final minute of each half this season in penalty situations.
Royce Woolridge, who committed to Kansas University’s basketball program back as a sophomore in high school, on Friday announced plans to transfer at the end of his freshman year.
Josh Selby will hear his name called when the NBA holds its draft. Why? You’re asking the wrong guy.
The world’s No. 2-ranked hurdler, Johnny Dutch, has committed to compete in the Kansas Relays. The Invitational 400-meter hurdles will feature the world’s No. 1- and 2-ranked hurdlers, as Dutch will go up against five-time Kansas Relays winner and the world’s top-ranked hurdler Bershawn “Batman” Jackson.
Kansas University’s men’s golf team signed the top-ranked junior college prospect in the country on Thursday. Paul Harris, a sophomore at Central Alabama Community College in Oneonta, Ala., is the No. 1 junior-college prospect according to golfstat.com.
Police say former Chicago Bears and Kansas University quarterback Bobby Douglass faces trespass and criminal-damage charges following an incident with an ex-girlfriend at her suburban residence.
Kansas University freshman Josh Selby, who had been training at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas a week-and-a-half while assessing his NBA options, decided after a particularly productive practice Wednesday that he’d be playing for pay next season.
Charlette Blubaugh, a former associate athletics director at Kansas Athletics Inc., was sentenced Thursday to prison for her role in a ticket-theft scheme and conspiracy that prosecutors say cost the department at least $2 million.
Good news and bad news for Kansas University’s softball team.
Soon, the air on Eighth Street between Mass and New Hampshire will be thick with testosterone. Loud music. Men ripping their shirts off and unleashing primal screams of passion.
At 6-foot-2, 252 pounds, with blue gym shorts, a backwards cap, a Nike T-shirt and an bulky bandage around his left knee, former Kansas University linebacker Mike Rivera hardly looked the part of a crochet teacher at Hillcrest Elementary on Wednesday.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
The Kansas vs. Texas Tech baseball game, scheduled for a 5 p.m. first pitch on April 30 in Lubbock, Texas, will be televised by Fox College Sports.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday announced that shooting guard Ben McLemore and power forward Braeden Anderson have signed scholarship agreements to play hoops at KU.
The Big 12 and Fox Sports Media Group announced Wednesday that the two sides have reached a 13-year agreement for exclusive cable rights for football games, a variety of Olympic sports events within the Big 12 and conference championships.
Douglas County prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke a diversion agreement of a 21-year-old man who was connected to a 2009 fight outside the Burge Union involving Kansas University basketball and football players.
In a scrimmage last week, Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson bounced outside for a run that initially appeared so hopeless even coach Paul Rhoads stopped watching. A jubilant roar from the offense brought Rhoads’ vision back to his speedy sophomore, who broke out of a tight scrum with a stiff-arm, squirmed away from a pair of open-field tackles and sped to the end zone.
For his first dinner out as the new Missouri basketball coach, Frank Haith took his family to Murry’s, which had an appealing choice on the menu.
Here is a look at how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
The Kansas University track and field teams appeared in this week’s U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings that were released Tuesday. The KU women are back in the poll at No. 25, while the Jayhawk men fell two to spots to No. 14.
After a one-year hiatus, Bershawn “Batman” Jackson will return to the 2011 Kansas Relays. A relays regular, Jackson is a five-time winner in the 400-meter hurdles and holds the current record.
The Kansas University women’s golf team finished sixth at the Baylor Spring Invitational behind strong play from freshmen Meghan Potee and Thanuttra Boonraksasat on Tuesday.
With Brad Thorson and Sal Capra lost to graduation, the Kansas University football team will have to replace two offensive lineman who combined for 48 starts during the past two seasons.
Jimmy Waters, Zac Elgie and Jake Marasco hit home runs and Thomas Taylor pitched seven shutout innings in Kansas University’s 12-5 baseball victory over Iowa on Tuesday at Banks Field.
Future Kansas University basketball players Braeden Anderson and Ben McLemore plan on signing national-letters-of-intent today, the first day of the month-long spring signing period.
Kassie Liebsch wants to be near her parents in Wisconsin. Rodney Jones would prefer to spend the next few years in nearby Leavenworth. Thomas Blubaugh hasn’t indicated a preference. Just where the three co-conspirators in the KU tickets scandal will be incarcerated depends on the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Two others are still awaiting sentencing.
Otto Porter, the 97th-best player in the class of 2011 according to Rivals.com, has picked Georgetown over finalists Kansas and Missouri, stltoday.com is reporting.
Baylor freshman standout Perry Jones is staying in school.
Florida native Frank Martin says he hasn’t heard from the University of Miami about its vacant coaching position, and though he and his family are happy at Kansas State, he will always listen to other offers.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a four-year contract extension for General Manager Mark Dominik, who just completed his second year in the position.
For a college basketball fan, Selection Sunday is Christmas Eve. The Thursday and Friday of the first week of the NCAA Tournament are (usually) the two best basketball game days of each year.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Monday, April 11, 2011.
Kansas University’s women’s golf team was in ninth place after the first two rounds of the Baylor Spring Invitational Monday. The Jayhawks carded rounds of 312 and 317 and were 25 strokes behind leader Texas Tech.
Kansas University’s Jason Brunansky was named Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday, marking the first time the junior baseball center fielder has earned the recognition.
Those of us who spend much of our springs daydreaming about what the Kansas University football team might look like in the fall tend to consider safety among the more sure-thing positions on a roster loaded with maybes.
Tyshawn Taylor, who arrived at the Holidome with a bulky, black splint on his right hand, and Josh Selby, who didn’t show up at all, provided two of the hottest topics of dinner conversation at Monday night’s Kansas University basketball banquet.
Kansas University senior guard Tyrel Reed was named winner of the “Danny Manning Mr. Jayhawk Award” at the conclusion of Monday’s basketball banquet at the Holidome.
For the second straight spring, Kansas University quarterbacks Quinn Mecham and Jordan Webb find themselves battling for the starting job.
Thomas Blubaugh, a former consultant to Kansas Athletics Inc., is headed to prison for his role in tickets scheme that prosecutors say cost the department at least $2 million.
Jimmy Waters admits that his emotions got the best of him. After a three-run home run in the third inning of Kansas’ 11-5 victory over Nebraska on Sunday, the KU senior barked a few words toward NU pitcher Logan Ehlers while rounding the bases.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Sunday, April 10, 2011.
Sophomore Monica Pezzotti claimed her first Big 12 victory to clinch the team win for Kansas University in a 6-1 rout of Colorado in women’s tennis Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Kansas University blew a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 4-3 setback to No. 21 Oklahoma State on Sunday.
Braeden Anderson, a late-blooming basketball prospect from the town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, has read what the recruiting analysts think of him.
Braeden Anderson, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound senior from Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Massachusetts, orally committed to Kansas University on Sunday after noon.
Kansas University’s soccer team earned a 1-0 victory over Iowa on Saturday afternoon in a Big 12/Big Ten Spring Challenge game at Jayhawk Soccer Complex.
A three-run fifth inning doomed Kansas University’s softball team in a 3-2 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Larry Brown has been in touch with UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood about the Running Rebels coaching vacancy, the former Charlotte Bobcats coach told SI.com on Saturday.
Sophomore Jesse Vaughn had his best finish of the year with a second-place showing in the ‘B’ section of the men’s javelin, and Kansas University’s track and field team closed out competition at the Texas Relays on Saturday.
For most of 2010, Kansas University linebacker Darius Willis, a transfer from Buffalo, sat quietly and did his best to be part of the team.
If it wasn’t clear Friday night how important this weekend’s series between the Kansas University and Nebraska University baseball teams is, it became that way on Saturday.
Wichita Heights High School junior sensation Perry Ellis is planning on competing for Wichita’s Pray and Play Players at the 2011 Jayhawk Invitational youth basketball tournament set for April 29 to May 1 at various gyms in and around Lawrence.
Former Kansas University basketball player Harold E. England, a longtime educator and coach at Altamont High School, died on Wednesday in Parsons. He was 83.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel has received a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season that does not increase his salary but adds more money for his assistants.
Here is how former Jayhawks fared in NBA action Friday, March 8, 2011.
The Texas-Baylor football game is being moved to the first weekend in December as the Big 12 massages its new 10-team schedule. The game originally set for Oct. 22 in Waco will be played Dec. 3.
Kansas University’s Jessica Maroszek won the “A Section” discus title to pace the Jayhawks during the second day of the Texas Relays on Friday. Maroszek’s first toss of 177 feet, 4 inches, was her best.
Kansas University freshman Dylan Windom claimed a tough third-set victory to help the Jayhawks beat Missouri, 4-3, in the tennis Border Showdown on Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.
Nine timely singles, three survivable errors and three strong pitching performances. That was the winning formula Friday night for Kansas University’s baseball team, which crept closer to .500 with a 5-4 victory against Nebraska at Hoglund Ballpark.
A key official at the University of Kansas during a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy claimed in a court document filed Friday that the school did not actually lose any money "in spite of the pilferage" because those tickets would not have been sold anyway.
Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence a former University of Kansas consultant to 46 months in prison for his role in a $2 million sports ticket scalping scheme.
It took him less than three minutes to make all his picks, but in the end, Scott Bowers is happy that he stuck with his instinct to have UConn advance all the way in his KUSports.com bracket.
Former Kansas University wide receiver Marcus Henry, a key member of KU’s 2008 Orange Bowl championship team, has a new home north of the border.
His college coach at Kansas University, Ross Randall, watched the Masters coverage with wife Linda from their winter home in Boynton Beach, Fla., and his mind wandered to the days Gary Woodland, a strapping athlete who could crush a golf ball, worked so hard at polishing the rough edges.
Kansas University juniors Marcus and Markieff Morris are headed to the 2011 NBA Draft with the blessing of coach Bill Self.
So many mock drafts and insider columns from which to choose on the Internet. A lesser man than Thomas Robinson would choose to read the projections and opinions that say he already is Superman, ready for instant stardom as a professional basketball player.
Call him Thomas “The Tiger Tamer” Taylor. Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas University starting pitcher surpassed his stellar performance against the Tigers from 2010 with a career night that led the Jayhawks to a 7-1 victory over Missouri.
There’s plenty to be said about the Kansas University softball team’s tenacity.
Kansas junior guard Tyshawn Taylor and sophomore forward Thomas Robinson will both return to KU next season.
A former consultant for the University of Kansas asked a federal judge on Wednesday to sentence him to no more than 21 months in prison for his part in a $2 million ticket scalping scandal that has already sent two other conspirators to prison for longer terms.
The Kansas University men’s track and field team is ranked No. 12 in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings that were released Tuesday.
Three wins in three tries, and looking to make it four. That’s where the Kansas University baseball team stands entering tonight’s 5:30 contest against archrival Missouri at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The Kansas University men’s golf team finished in 15th place at the Cowboy Classic on Tuesday.
Pat Knight is getting a fresh start at Lamar.
Frank Martin says he’s happy coaching basketball at Kansas State.
Kansas coach Ritch Price wasn’t sugar-coating his team’s offensive effort following a 5-1 loss to Missouri State on Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self on Tuesday night commented about freshman Josh Selby traveling to Las Vegas this week to work out at Impact Basketball.
Kansas University freshman guard Josh Selby hasn’t declared for the 2011 NBA Draft ... yet. Tuesday’s news that the 6-foot-2 Baltimore native is in Las Vegas working out at Impact Basketball with famed trainer Joe Abunasser, seems to indicate he’s leaning heavily in the direction of playing for pay, however.
The Kansas men's basketball team placed fourth in the final ESPN/USA Today coaches poll released Monday.
Three practices into spring drills, the Kansas University football program received some good news Tuesday. Brock Berglund, the three-star quarterback from Highlands Ranch, Colo., who graduated from Valor Christian High last December, enrolled and began taking classes at KU in January and returned home in early March because of “personal circumstances,” told the Journal-World, via text message, that he would be in town to watch a portion of spring practice.
A federal judge has moved up the sentencing date for the former University of Kansas consultant caught up in the school's ticket scalping scandal.
Kevin McLemore stood to the side and watched with pride as his big brother, Ben, orally committed to Kansas University over runner-up Missouri at a news conference Sunday at Sears Centre in suburban Chicago.
For the last four months, word spread rapidly about the Kansas University football program’s offseason strength and conditioning program being more intense than it was a season ago.
Normally, a college basketball fan base doesn’t hate its coach and demand his ouster until he has lost his first game, or at the very least officially has been hired.
Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams will stand trial on rape and other felony charges alleging that he inappropriately touched two female students, a judge ruled Monday.
VCU coach Shaka Smart is staying with the Rams after leading them on a surprising Final Four run.
Shaka Smart could have cashed in at North Carolina State. Chris Mooney could have bolted to Georgia Tech. Instead, these in-demand basketball coaches agreed to contract extensions with their current schools, Smart at VCU, Mooney the University of Richmond.
Kansas University’s men’s golf team shot 296-287—583 and sat in 13th place after the first two rounds Monday of the Cowboy Classic.
Butler couldn’t go inside. It couldn’t score outside. Its shots were blocked all night long.
Already packed with one surprise after another, the NCAA women’s tournament has one big dose of intrigue left when Notre Dame and Texas A&M play for the championship.
The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut’s amazing run was the final buzzer. On a night when the massive arena felt like a dusty old gym, UConn made Butler look like the underdog it really was, winning the national championship Monday night with an old-fashioned, grinding 53-41 beatdown of the Bulldogs.
Frank Haith is returning to the Big 12 as Missouri’s head coach. Missouri announced Monday night that the former assistant to Rick Barnes at Texas had agreed to leave Miami and take over the Tigers.
College basketball's biggest party was once an exclusive affair, such a stretch for small schools there might as well have been "No Mid-Majors Allowed" signs plastered on the locker room doors at the Final Four.
Horton Smith won the first Masters, in 1934, and Gene Sarazen, who did not play the year before, won in 1935. Forty-four years later, Fuzzy Zoeller was fitted for the green jacket in his Augusta National debut.
Thanuttra Boonraksasat tied for fourth — just four strokes out of first place — to pace Kansas University’s women’s golf team to a ninth-place finish Sunday at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate
Freshmen Dylan Windom and Amy Barnthouse won at Nos. 5 and 6 singles, but they provided the only points for Kansas University’s tennis team in a 5-2 loss Sunday to Nebraska.
Kansas University took the baseball field in position to sweep a Top-25 conference foe and left it wondering why that wasn’t enough to fire the Jayhawks up.
Richmond and Cleveland State were the 1980s pioneers, charming and obscure underdogs who crashed the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.
Butler coach Brad Stevens loves an underdog, whether it’s his team back in the Final Four or Connecticut making an unprecedented five-games-in-five-nights run through the Big East tournament. Wait, what?
A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells the Associated Press that Frank Haith has agreed to leave Miami after seven seasons and take over as coach at Missouri.
If it seems like Kansas University’s softball team is playing a ranked team every weekend, it’s because it is. For the second straight day, No. 16 Nebraska’s Ashley Hagemann shut down KU’s lineup, this time in a 7-1 NU triumph on Sunday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.
Ben McLemore, a 6-foot-5 guard from St. Louis, on Sunday orally committed to play basketball at Kansas University.
Shortly before the tipoff of the NeXt All-Star Game in Chicago, tournament organizers told the Journal-World the game would not be televised on CBS College Sports.
Nebraska starting pitcher Ashley Hagemann was simply too much for Kansas University’s softball team on Saturday.
Ben McLemore, who had just swished five three-pointers and ripped home a slam dunk in a spirited NeXt All-America Classic basketball scrimmage Saturday in suburban Chicago, met with a handful of reporters after the two-hour workout.
Kansas University’s rowing team improved its times in all events from last month’s Oklahoma Invitational and scored a victory in the Second Novice Eight against No. 16 Texas on Saturday in the Jayhawks for the Cure Pink Event regatta.
Freshman Thanuttra Boonraksasat and junior Katy Nugent helped the Kansas University women’s golf team move into ninth place after the second round on Saturday at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate.
Twelve Kansas University track and field athletes took gold medals, with an additional 14 placing third or better Saturday at the Razorback Spring Invitational.
From excitement to disappointment and back to elation again.
When it's win or go home, nobody's better than Kemba and the kids.
The lovable underdog label is long gone. Now Butler is determined to drop that "first loser" tag, too.
Lon Kruger is taking on another rebuilding project, this time at Oklahoma.
Kansas University’s baseball team enjoyed a resurgence of power on Friday, blasting two home runs in a 6-2 victory over No. 19 Baylor at Hoglund Ballpark.
Last spring, the focus for Kansas University’s football team was on replacing some of the school’s all-time greats. This year, the Jayhawks are determined to regain the respect those guys brought to the program, and their quest began Friday, when they kicked off spring drills for the second time under coach Turner Gill.
Kansas University’s Morris twins are one step closer to declaring for the NBA Draft. Yahoo! Sports NBA reporter Marc Spears reported Friday that juniors Marcus and Markieff Morris met with aspiring agent Jason Martin in Beverly Hills, Calif., earlier this week.
Freshman Thanuttra Boonraksasat shot a first-round 73 to lead Kansas University’s women’s golf team to a tie for 11th place after the first day Friday of the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate. Boonraksasat had four birdies and was tied for 11th individually.
Kansas University squeaked out a 4-3 tennis victory over Iowa State on Friday, the Jayhawks’ 34th-straight victory over the Cyclones.
Connecticut freshman guard Jeremy Lamb recently was struck with this thought: “Man, I can’t believe we’re in the Final Four.”
Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe says he is encouraged by the Fiesta Bowl’s response to an investigative report that led to the firing of its longtime president for alleged misuse of funds.
The mysterious James Sims, who quietly had a monster freshman season at running back for Kansas University’s 3-9 football team, was the source of bewilderment among reporters.
Kansas senior guard Tyrel Reed, who was one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, was named All-America first team and recognized Friday during open practices at the Final Four at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
Watching Kansas University’s loss to Virginia Commonwealth University might have some basketball fans upset at the team’s free throw shooting ability.
A former Kansas University football defensive lineman convicted of holding four students at gunpoint last May was sentenced Friday to serve 60 days in jail and three years on probation.
A little more than 12 months ago, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill strolled out to his new team’s practice fields for the first day of spring drills and tried his hardest to project that he was in control.
Reputations, good and bad, are molded in NCAA Final Fours. Lew Alcindor and Chris Webber immediately come to mind.
Kansas University men’s basketball senior Brady Morningstar converted nine three-pointers in the State Farm Three-Point Challenge on Thursday on the University of Houston campus.
The Boston Celtics' forward Paul Pierce was the only former Jayhawk in NBA action Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Nebraska guard Eshaunte “Bear” Jones says he’s leaving the program. Jones played in 28 games and averaged 4.1 points. The sophomore from Fort Wayne, Ind., said in a statement Thursday that he has “a lot of priorities back home and my family comes first.”
A judge is deciding whether Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams should stand trial on felony charges that allege he inappropriately touched two women without their consent.