Stories for April 2, 2019


Lead stories


Les Miles' recruiting strategy helping program within 'the Kansas footprint'

From the day he first flew to Lawrence and was introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles made clear his intention to recruit as much in-state talent as possible. His plan of attack, Miles shared months later, after KU signed three high school standouts from the Sunflower State in its 2019 recruiting class, was to identify local recruits as soon as possible. By Benton Smith


KU baseball drops midweek tilt with Wichita State

Cool temperatures and cold bats plagued the Kansas baseball team Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark in a 9-1 loss to in-state rival Wichita State.

Tease photo

Les Miles: Penalties upsetting for coaches, players at spring practice

Already past the halfway mark of his first spring in charge of the Kansas football program, head coach Les Miles admitted following Tuesday’s practice that there has been some dissatisfaction with the Jayhawks’ progress — and that lack of fulfillment isn’t only being expressed by Miles. By Benton Smith

Tease photo

Kansas junior Dedric Lawson earns consensus All-American nod

If the 2018-19 season does in fact go down as the only season for Dedric Lawson at Kansas, the junior forward from Memphis sure got his money’s worth. Lawson on Tuesday landed on yet another postseason All-American team, this one a third team honor handed out by The Associated Press. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Matt Tait: With Coach Cal in for life at Kentucky, will Kansas, others follow suit?

So John Calipari is now at Kentucky for life and the whole thing got me wondering if this kind of contract extension is going to become more popular in the coming years. By Matt Tait

Kansas tennis duo ranked No. 1; team ranking jumps to No. 14

KU's No. 1 doubles team of seniors Janet Koch and Nina Khmelnitckaia is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon.

Jennifer Marwitz named Big 12 Player of the Week

Senior outfielder Jennifer Marwitz has been named Big 12 Player of the Week for her performance against Baylor this past weekend.

Tease photo

Bruising KU safety Mike Lee looking forward to new responsibility in secondary

As returning members of the Kansas football team’s defense learn the schemes, calls and nuances of new coordinator D.J. Eliot’s playbook, safety Mike Lee is thrilled about one component in particular. By Benton Smith