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KU extends deal with adidas through 2019

Thursday afternoon, Kansas University officials announced via press release that Kansas Athletics and adidas have agreed to renew their footwear and apparel partnership — one of the largest such partnerships in college athletics — through 2019. The commitment extends by six years the original eight-year agreement between adidas and KU, which was signed in 2005.

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KU extends deal with adidas through 2019

Thursday afternoon, Kansas University officials announced via press release that Kansas Athletics and adidas have agreed to renew their footwear and apparel partnership — one of the largest such partnerships in college athletics — through 2019. The commitment extends by six years the original eight-year agreement between adidas and KU, which was signed in 2005.

KU women in 1st at NCAA Outdoor

The top-ranked Kansas University women’s track and field team is in first place after the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Championship, Wednesday at Hayward Field.

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With eye on recruiting, Weis schedules future series with Hawaii

If Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has his way during the next few years, the second leg of a home-and-home series between KU and Hawaii in 2016 and 2017 will be a homecoming for several players on his roster. By Matt Tait

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Self foundation donates millions toward city rec center

KU coach visits with Wiggins in Canada

Bill Self in the spring of 2008 started talking about the need for a recreational campus in Lawrence “to provide kids with a new and safe place to play and learn how to live healthy lives.” Five years later — thanks in part to a Bill and Cindy Self Assists Foundation donation of $2 million — a proposed 181,000-square foot recreation center at Rock Chalk Park has become a reality. By Gary Bedore

Area golf notebook: Former Jayhawks miss finals at Alvamar

The Kansas University golf program long has been affiliated with Alvamar’s public golf course, so it’s never a surprise when former Jayhawks win events there. On Wednesday during the Kansas Golf Association four-ball tournament, it was a day of near misses for former Jayhawks. Notes by Tom Keegan

Visit from Perry Ellis lights up Special Olympics basketball player's life

Barb Parker, single mother of former Douglas County Jayhawks Special Olympics basketball team star Tony Parker, was eating dinner with her favorite player when the doorbell rang Sunday at around 7 p.m. The young man at the door of her home in the Wichita suburb of Bel Aire, wondered if Tony, 27, could come out to shoot hoops. The visitor? Tony's favorite player, KU sophomore Perry Ellis. By Tom Keegan