Stories for April 29, 2018


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Tom Keegan: Former teammates, coaches celebrate launch of Dorance Armstrong's pro career

His Kansas playing days behind him, Dorance Armstrong Jr. gave his teammates one more thrill Saturday.

5 Jayhawks receive invites to NBA Draft Combine

1 other KU prospect an alternate

When NBA general managers, coaches and scouts descend on Chicago next month for the league’s draft combine, at least five — and possibly six — former Kansas players will be among the 70 or so prospects competing for their attention.


Chris Thompson finishes eighth in tournament Tour pro Chris Thompson, a two-time golf All-American at Kansas, survived a rough start in Sunday's final round of the United Leasing and Finance Championship played at Victoria National in Newburg, Ind. to finish eighth.

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Tom Keegan: Spring slump grows deeper by day for Kansas Athletics

The weekend that just concluded pretty much summarized how things have been going of late for Kansas Athletics.

KU softball swept by Texas Tech

The Kansas softball team couldn't get its offense going in a 1-0 loss to Texas Tech on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU baseball comes up short against Cincinnati

Brendt Citta ripped a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning, but that was all that the Kansas baseball team could muster in a 9-3 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday at Marge Schott Stadium.

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Scrimmage-free spring 'very different' for KU football

In an alternative, quintessential version of this spring, the Kansas football team would have had enough healthy, functional offensive linemen to scrimmage routinely without fear of losing more blockers up front to injuries. As most observers know by now, though, few scenarios involving the ever-struggling Big 12 program play out ideally. By Benton Smith

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A look at the finances of Kansas Athletics: Rising revenues, soaring costs, big bets

Forget the numbers on the Memorial Stadium scoreboard, if you can. Divert your attention from the more pleasing numbers on the Allen Fieldhouse Jumbotron for a moment. The pros on Wall Street will tell you the really important games in America are scored with dollars, not points. By that measure, there are some Wall Street executives likely envious of Kansas Athletics — indictment issues aside. From 2006 to 2017, the nonprofit corporation Kansas Athletics Inc. has seen its revenues increase by 68 percent. But looking only at revenues is like evaluating a football team by looking only at its offense.

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KU basketball saves athletic department budget, allows leaders to dream of 'blue sky potential'

Despite popular opinion, KU has a good football program. It just happens to play basketball. No, you haven’t missed any gridiron victories. Rather, that’s just a way to note that KU’s nationally renowned basketball program performs financially like a good football program.