The month of June has become one of the hottest months for KU hoops in the area, with Bill Self’s basketball camps running wild, the NBA Draft taking place near the end of the month each year and Brian Hanni’s Rock Chalk Roundball Classic becoming a fixture of the local sports scene. By Matt Tait
Though Lawrence Shadd III committed ahead of his senior year of high school to play football at Illinois State, he never made the move official by signing a letter of intent. By Benton Smith
Ten spots are spoken for, three scholarships remain and the Kansas men’s basketball program is moving full-speed ahead toward finalizing its roster for the 2019-20 season. By Matt Tait
Once the first weekend of the college football season arrives, eager University of Kansas football fans won’t have to sit around all Saturday waiting for the debut game of the Les Miles era. By Benton Smith
Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes is not staying in the NBA draft, but he is not returning to KU either. Through a release from the Kansas basketball offices, Grimes on Wednesday evening announced his intention to transfer to another university for the 2019-20 season. By Matt Tait
With exactly three hours remaining before the deadline for underclassmen to pull their names from the NBA draft pool, Kansas freshman Devon Dotson did exactly that. The KU point guard announced his decision to return to Kansas for his sophomore season on Twitter at 7:59 p.m., saying simply, “Got a whole lot more in store. Year 2. Let’s Riiiiddeeeee!” By Matt Tait
Kansas point guard Devon Dotson is taking his stay-or-go decision to deadline day. So says his father, Dana Dotson, who told the Journal-World in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon that Devon planned to return home to Charlotte, N.C., from his Tuesday pro day for NBA scouts in Los Angeles on Tuesday night to meet with his family and make a decision, which will be announced sometime Wednesday. By Matt Tait
After a handful of college visits and weeks of breaking down the few programs on his list of finalists, 5-star prep prospect R.J. Hampton has decided to turn pro. By Matt Tait
The University of Kansas says in its ticket broker agreement that it wants every men’s basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse “completely sold out for the highest amount of revenue.”
After weeks of waiting, wondering, speculating and reading into even the smallest details or potential signs, the college basketball world is finally on the brink of finding out what the future holds for 5-star recruit R.J. Hampton. By Matt Tait
Kansas track & field earned three qualifying marks to the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships on the final day of the West Preliminary Rounds at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California.
Kansas track & field junior Bryce Hoppel extended his individual race win-streak to 17 and solidified his spot at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 800-meter run, and sophomore Alexandra Emilianov punched her ticket to Austin, Texas in the discus on day two of the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Sacramento, California.
A trio of Red Raider home runs were just enough for Texas Tech to defeat the Kansas baseball team, 7-5, and end KU's run during an elimination game in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Friday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Kansas track & field freshman Zach Bradford and junior Gleb Dudarev each punched their ticket to the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships by finishing in the top-12 of their respective events Thursday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Sacramento, California.
The wait is over. Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa will play basketball for the Jayhawks next season. By Matt Tait
According to a report from CBS Sports, the appeal hearing for Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa took place Friday morning and a ruling could come in a matter of hours. By Matt Tait
After a busy spring that featured not only 15 practices (four of which were scrimmage days) but also meetings, video study and much more, Les Miles left it more knowledgeable about the players he’ll coach in his first season at KU, and optimistic about what he has witnessed from them so far. “I think we’re a talented team,” Miles said. By Benton Smith
It took some late-game heroics, but the Kansas baseball team survived to see another day at the Big 12 tournament, finally knocking out rival Kansas State after two extra innings on Thursday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, in Oklahoma City.
There is now actual evidence that Class of 2019 KU target R.J. Hampton is waiting for the NBA’s underclassman draft deadline to make his college decision. That’s what Hampton’s father, Rod Hampton, told Adam Zagoria this week during an interview about the 5-star guard’s future. By Matt Tait
Kansas seniors Nina Khmelnitckaia, Janet Koch and Anastasia Rychagova had their runs at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Individual Championships come to an end in the Sweet 16 Wednesday afternoon at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida.
An early eight-run hole proved to be too much for the Kansas baseball team to climb out of during a 12-8 loss to West Virginia in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City.
Forty Kansas Athletics employees specializing in sports medicine are now reporting to actual doctors and medical professionals instead of KU administrators. By Matt Tait
After opening the season with 24 consecutive road games and a 2-7 record in Big 12 play, the Kansas baseball team finished the regular season with a winning record and enters this week’s Big 12 tournament as one of the hottest teams in college baseball. By Matt Tait
Apparently playing in just one Sweet 16 this spring wasn’t enough for a trio of University of Kansas tennis seniors.
Retirement didn’t suit Les Miles. After a little more than two years of being away from college football, the former LSU head coach gladly reentered the work force at the University of Kansas this past November. By Benton Smith
Kansas Athletics has filed a motion in federal court to dismiss a lawsuit from former KU head football coach David Beaty that claims the athletic department owes him $3 million. By Benton Smtih
It is almost expected for a senior to handle a leadership role of some kind. For the 2019 Kansas football team, especially on the defensive side of the ball, a majority of those responsibilities figure to fall on the shoulders of Bryce Torneden. The soon-to-be senior safety is the only returning player who finished in the top-three in tackles last year.
Though Les Miles could be seen wearing the purple and gold colors of his former employer, LSU, this past weekend at a charity event in Metairie, La., the head football coach spent much of his time sharing his thoughts on what he hopes to build at the University of Kansas.
For the first time since 2008, Kansas swept the series against in-state rival Kansas State on Senior Day during the Sunflower Showdown Sunday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.
Nobody shot a better final round at the 2019 PGA Championship than former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland on Sunday. And as a result, the former Jayhawk and Topeka native carded his second ever Top 10 finish at one of golf’s major tournaments.
The Kansas rowing team recorded a pair of fourth-place finishes as the season concluded at the 2019 Big 12 Championship Sunday at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
A month after the University of Kansas filed its formal appeal to the NCAA’s two-year suspension of Silvio De Sousa, the status of the forward from the KU men’s basketball team remains unresolved. During an interview with the Journal-World, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long provided an update on the state of the appeal. By Benton Smith
A hopeful Jeff Long is putting in the legwork needed to try and speak a major college football change into existence. By Benton Smith
With one round left to play at this year’s PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., a pair of former KU greats are among those golfers vying for a strong Sunday finish.
In terms of his NBA potential the knock on Dedric Lawson always has centered around his athletic abilities and whether his relative lag in that area would keep him from competing at basketball’s highest level. And while those concerns may still exist for some, at least a couple of analysts think Lawson’s basketball skills and acumen should help him get drafted and make an NBA roster. By Benton Smith
An elite pitching performance by Ryan Zeferjahn paved the way for Kansas in its 10-0 win over Kansas State in the first game of the Sunflower Showdown Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
Devon Dotson still has 12 days to decide whether he will return for his sophomore season at the University of Kansas or keep his name in the 2019 NBA Draft. On Friday at the league’s draft combine in Chicago, Dotson may have done enough to at least slightly improve his stock. By Benton Smith
One of the Kansas basketball coaching staff’s biggest recruiting targets is officially off the board. Five-star forward Precious Achiuwa committed Friday to join the Memphis Tigers, according to multiple reports.
If you ever deliberated about exactly how tall Devon Dotson is or how long Dedric Lawson’s arms are, well, wonder no more. Plus, both Quentin Grimes and Devon Dotson said at the NBA combine they're undecided at this point on whether they will stay in the draft or return to KU. By Benton Smith
Kansas track & field rookie Cordell Tinch was named the 2019 Big 12 Men's Outdoor Track & Field Outstanding Freshman of the Year, voted on by the conference coaches and announced by the league office on Thursday.
A high school senior who had been off the recruiting market since November is firmly back on the Kansas basketball team’s radar.
Despite posting a 281 (+1) for its lowest round of the tournament, the Kansas men's golf team was unable to finish inside the top five at the NCAA Stanford Regional at the Stanford Golf Course on Wednesday.
On an actionless day — unless you count getting weighed and measured and posing for photos — at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago for all of the invited prospects, the three in attendance from the University of Kansas at least learned Wednesday some more details about what’s to come. By Benton Smith
Kansas football fans around the Sunflower State who are eager to see head coach Les Miles in person before the Jayhawks’ season opener will have a few opportunities to spot The Mad Hatter in the coming weeks. By Benton Smith
As the Kansas basketball coaching staff continues filling out its 2019 recruiting class the Jayhawks also find themselves in good standing with one of the elite prospects for the Class of 2020.
A recent member of the University of Kansas football team was arrested overnight, after a woman reported that he pointed a gun at her on campus.
Redshirt freshman Jeff Doty carded a 3-under 67 in the second round of the NCAA Stanford Regional at the Stanford Golf Course on Tuesday as the Kansas men's golf team improved five strokes from round one and sits in 11th place.
A pair of former Kansas basketball leading scorers who missed each other by a few seasons during their playing days in Lawrence are now teaming up as coaches at Wake Forest.
Whether the news will turn out in favor of the Kansas men’s basketball program remains to be seen, but the Jayhawks should know one way or the other by the end of this weekend whether one of their top recruiting targets will be playing in Lawrence next season. By Benton Smith
Behind junior Andy Spencer's even-par 70, the Kansas men's golf team is tied for 10th after the opening round of the NCAA Stanford Regional at the Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, California on Monday.
Authorities say Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was arrested after refusing to leave a VIP area at a South Florida hip-hop festival this past weekend.
Kansas Athletics announced Monday the hiring of Morgyn Seigfried as associate athletics director for creative services and communications.
After a little more than a month of searching, former Kansas basketball guard K.J. Lawson has found his next college basketball home. By Benton Smith
After earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and All-American honors for averaging a double-double during his first season with the Jayhawks, Dedric Lawson spent the past six weeks in Los Angeles working on his game and body to position himself to show that he belongs in the first round. By Matt Tait
Kansas track & field won three conference crowns on the final day of the 2019 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship at John Jacobs Track & Field Complex in Norman, Oklahoma.
Backed by strong performances from five different pitchers, the Kansas baseball team capitalized on a pair of TCU miscues to salvage the weekend, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Lupton Stadium.
The Kansas track and field team earned eight trips to the award stand on Saturday at John Jacobs Track & Field Complex in Norman, Oklahoma on day two of the Big 12 Outdoor Championship. Along with the eight medals, the Jayhawks picked up 12 qualifiers for Sunday's finals on the track.
The Kansas basketball team’s 2019 recruiting class was dealt a pair of blows on Saturday, when two of the Jayhawks’ targets announced their commitments to other programs.
Redshirt-junior starting pitcher Ryan Cyr's magnificent first eight innings was overshadowed by a walk-off home run Saturday evening at Lupton Stadium as TCU defeated the Kansas baseball team, 7-4.
An All-American during his final college season at the University of Kansas, Devonte’ Graham, like most rookies playing in the world’s premier basketball league, found himself recalibrating during his first season in the NBA as nothing came as easily as he was used to.
Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died at 80. Tomey coached defensive backs at the University of Kansas while working on head coach Pepper Rodgers’ staff from 1967-70.
Due to weather and unplayable field conditions, the remainder of the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Softball Championship has been canceled and KU's game against Oklahoma was declared a no contest.
TCU third baseman Conner Shepherd hit a walk-off home run, as the Kansas baseball team fell in the Friday night opener at Lupton Stadium, 4-3.
Kansas junior Gleb Dudarev picked up his third conference hammer throw title on Friday to highlight the KU action on the first day of the 2019 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship at John Jacobs Track & Field Complex in Norman, Oklahoma.
In its first game at the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, No. 6 seed Kansas lost to No. 4 seed Texas Tech by a 7-3 margin at the USA Hall of Fame Softball Complex.
With the rest of the matchups already decided Friday in an NCAA Super Regional, a spot in the national quarterfinals for either powerhouse Stanford or Big 12 champion Kansas came down to the No. 5 singles match.
When Ochai Agbaji, Marcus Garrett or any of their Kansas basketball teammates hoist a 3-pointer next season, they could be doing so from a slightly longer distance. By Benton Smith
The Kansas football program has landed its first offensive lineman for the Class of 2020. Jackson Stoefen, a three-star prospect from North Scott High, in Eldridge, Iowa, announced his decision to commit to Les Miles’ Jayhawks. By Benton Smith
Not long after the Kansas women’s tennis team notched its first Sweet 16 berth since 1998, the squad got back to work.
Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider characterized a Wednesday morning meeting with first-year KU athletic director Jeff Long as having gone well and came away feeling like Long was in his corner. By Matt Tait
Kansas rookies Sydnee Ramsey and Morgyn Wynne were named to the 2019 Big 12 All-Freshman Team, which was announced by the conference on Thursday. Ramsey was an unanimous selection by the Big 12 coaches.
Seven University of Kansas teams achieved perfect 1,000 single-year Academic Progress Rate scores, and KU’s women’s cross country team picked up a Public Recognition Award for scoring in the top 10 percent of its sport over the course of multiple years the NCAA announced on Wednesday.
The Kansas baseball team split a doubleheader with Jackson State Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Big 12 Conference named Kansas redshirt-junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Cyr the league's Pitcher of the Week and freshman outfielder Casey Burnham the league's Newcomer of the Week Monday afternoon for their performances in the Jayhawks' series sweep of Texas over the weekend.
Kansas head women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider has added Larry Tidwell as associate head coach and Jhasmin Player as an assistant coach to his complete his staff on Monday.
After the Kansas women’s tennis team claimed its third point, many fans turned their attention to the fourth court at the Jayhawk Tennis Center Saturday afternoon.
Over the weekend, the Kansas basketball program, along with the city of Lawrence and KU’s campus, got their shot at impressing graduate transfer Rayjon Tucker, who made an official visit to KU and appears to be zeroing in on making a decision about where he’ll send his final season of college basketball next season. By Matt Tait
It took a team effort Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark for the Kansas baseball team to earn its first Big 12 series sweep of the season, 10-6, over Texas.
On the final day of competition against Iowa State, the Kansas softball dropped both games of a doubleheader. Kansas suffered an 1-0 loss and dropped a 4-2 decision at the Cyclones Sports Complex.
Backed by a complete-game shutout by starter Ryan Cyr, the Kansas baseball team held off Texas for an 1-0 victory Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.
Moments after Kansas senior Janet Koch lost her singles match and shook hands with her opponent, she turned to watch the fourth court at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. Within seconds, freshman Sonia Smagina let out a deafening scream as the return by Marlee Zein soared out of bounds. Koch was the first to hug Smagina, who capped off KU’s 4-2 win over Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday afternoon. Shane Jackson
Kansas track & field wrapped up pre-conference championships action on Saturday at the Ward Haylett Invitational in Manhattan, Kansas, winning three events, including two by sophomore Darius Releford.
In its last home regatta of the year, Kansas rowing honored it 12 seniors at the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State Saturday at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kansas.
A pair of timely home runs propelled Kansas to a walk-off win over Texas, 4-2, Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
After battling nine innings against Iowa State, the Kansas softball team suffered a 3-2 loss in walk-off fashion Friday night at the Cyclones Sports Complex.
There was no tennis racquet flip. There was no Gatorade bath or large team celebration at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. By Shane Jackson
The NFL Draft came and went this past weekend without a member of the Kansas football program hearing his name called. But a few days later not even the first round of the Canadian Football League’s draft had completed before a Jayhawk was off the board. By Benton Smith
A regime change can challenge even the most experienced veteran. Just ask University of Kansas offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji. A starter in every game the Jayhawks played during each of his first three seasons at the collegiate level, the senior left tackle had been asked to do plenty for the program since moving to Lawrence from Garland, Texas. But this was a new one — even for Adeniji. By Benton Smith
As of Thursday, with news of kicker Gabriel Rui receiving a rookie minicamp invitation from the Kansas City Chiefs, the Jayhawks now have eight former players trying to find a way to catch on with a team. By Benton Smith
Riding the wave of some serious confidence and emotion from a 19-4 season, the 13th-ranked Kansas women's tennis program and head coach Todd Chapman will play host to No. 47 Denver University at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center in first-round NCAA Tournament action. By Matt Tait
It’s true that offensive coordinator Les Koenning and his Kansas football boss, head coach Les Miles, won’t know exactly what type of player they have in Class of 2019 signee Jordan Medley until the young quarterback arrives on campus this summer. Both veteran coaches, though, can’t wait to see what the 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect from Kannapolis, N.C., has in his arsenal. By Benton Smith
For the fourth consecutive season, the Kansas men's golf will be competing in the NCAA Regional Championship after receiving an at-large bid on Wednesday. The Jayhawks will be traveling to Stanford, California, to compete at the Stanford Golf Course.
In one of its most complete offensive performances of the season, the Kansas baseball team defeated Air Force, 11-6, Wednesday afternoon at Falcon Field.
Kansas junior Bryce Hoppel was named the Big 12 Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the National Relay Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas last weekend.
The best women's tennis coach in the Big 12 Conference resides in Lawrence Kansas. KU coach Todd Chapman on Wednesday was named the Big 12’s coach of the year after leading the Jayhawks to a 19-4 record entering NCAA Tournament play this weekend.