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Former Jayhawk Royce Woolridge visits Washington St.

Royce Woolridge, who announced plans to transfer from Kansas University on April 15, recently made a recruiting trip to Washington State University.

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KU Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger discusses Arrowhead game, team rankings at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Kansas University’s athletic director repeated old themes Thursday, saying he remains focused on helping student-athletes with the transition into adulthood.

Prosecutor: No evidence Lew Perkins ‘knowingly participated’ in KU's cash-for-tickets scheme

Federal prosecutors say they don’t anticipate filing any more criminal charges connected with a five-year ticket-stealing scheme that cost Kansas Athletics Inc. at least $2 million.

KU, U.S. Attorney focus on recovering money lost in cash-for-tickets scam

Now that former Kansas Athletics Inc. employees are headed to prison for their roles in a $2 million scheme to steal and sell Kansas University football and basketball tickets, the next step for authorities and campus officials dealing with the repercussions is clear.

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Bill Self, Roy Williams to participate in Mayetta golf event on Sunday

Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self and former KU coach Roy Williams will play in a celebrity skins game Sunday at the grand opening of the newly constructed Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, Kansas.Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self and former KU coach Roy Williams will play in a celebrity skins game Sunday at the opening of the Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, Kansas.

Ex-KU athletics official Ben Kirtland sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for role in ticket scam

The man who led fundraising for Kansas Athletics Inc. for more than five years is headed to prison for his role in a ticket-selling scheme that drained at least $2 million from the department and cost some donors opportunities for the seats they deserved at Allen Fieldhouse.

Former KU guard Tony Guy to be inducted into Hall

Former Kansas University basketball guard Tony Guy will be inducted to the Baltimore Catholic League (BCL) Hall of Fame on May 19.

KU women's hoops assistant O’Connor accepts job at Virginia

Kansas University women’s basketball assistant coach Katie O’Connor has accepted a job as assistant coach at the University of Virginia.

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Former Jayhawk Royce Woolridge visits Washington St.

Royce Woolridge, who announced plans to transfer from Kansas University on April 15, recently made a recruiting trip to Washington State University.

KU tennis duo honored

Kansas University tennis players Ekaterina Morozova and Dylan Windom were recognized by the Big 12 Conference on Wednesday.