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KU hoops commit Zach Peters to also tackle football in senior year of high school

Prestonwood Christian Academy’s football team will boast one of the tallest wide receivers in the state of Texas this fall. Future Kansas University basketball power forward Zach Peters, a massive 6-foot-9, 240-pound junior who last played football his freshman year, has decided to play two sports his final year at the Plano, Texas, high school.

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Former associate athletics director Ben Kirtland settles with Kansas Athletics in tickets scheme, awaits sentencing

The highest-ranking onetime Kansas Athletics Inc. employee convicted in a tickets scam that cost the department at least $2 million has repaid $63,000 to the department.

KU softball called off

Kansas University’s softball game on Thursday against Drake was called off because of rain.

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KU hoops commit Zach Peters to also tackle football in senior year of high school

Prestonwood Christian Academy’s football team will boast one of the tallest wide receivers in the state of Texas this fall. Future Kansas University basketball power forward Zach Peters, a massive 6-foot-9, 240-pound junior who last played football his freshman year, has decided to play two sports his final year at the Plano, Texas, high school.

KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s approach refreshing

A couple of weeks ago, I observed new Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger on the job.