Advertisement

News

Stories for June 2020

Subscribe

Tuesday, June 30

KU rowing sets program record with 11 National Scholar Athlete honorees

A program record 11 rowers from the University of Kansas recently earned National Scholar Athlete recognition from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.

KU swimming and diving receives academic honor for 36th consecutive semester

For the 36th consecutive semester, the Kansas swimming and diving program was selected to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Scholar All-America Team, the school announced this week.

Tease photo

KU volleyball's Caroline Crawford named Big 12 preseason freshman of the year

The Big 12 volleyball coaches believe KU has the best freshman in the conference entering the 2020 season. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

KU AD Jeff Long says 7 Jayhawks have tested positive for COVID-19 from 100 tests across 4 sports

KU has found seven cases of COVID-19 among the 100 student-athletes it's tested from across four sports, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said Monday. By Matt Tait

Monday, June 29

Tease photo

KU coach Bill Self believes newcomers Bryce Thompson, Tyon Grant-Foster will help Kansas in 2 key areas

Two areas of weakness for the 2019-20 Kansas men’s basketball team figure to be much improved during the 2020-21 season, KU coach Bill Self said recently. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

'We could relate on another level': Unique bond with KU assistant helped Clinton Anokwuru pick KU football

Ever since Kansas football started recruiting Clinton Anokwuru, assistant coach Chidera Uzo-Diribe knew he had a special connection with the three-star defensive end — the two men both belong to the Igbo tribe in Nigeria. By Shane Jackson

Friday, June 26

Tease photo

Gary Woodland misses cut at Travelers Championship

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland missed the cut and will not play in this weekend’s third and fourth rounds. Woodland shot a 2-under-par 68 on Friday, recovering from a rough front nine with five birdies on the back nine. But it was not enough to keep him around for the weekend and he missed the cut by two strokes.

Tease photo

Kansas basketball program pushes back return date

The Kansas men’s basketball program is delaying its return to campus by roughly two weeks, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World late Thursday night. By Matt Tait

Thursday, June 25

Tease photo

Gary Woodland shoots even par in Round 1 of Travelers Championship

After opening with three birdies on the front nine during the first round of the Travelers Championship on Thursday in Connecticut, former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland struggled to get home.

Tease photo

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self aiming to listen, learn more about role of race in America

In the month since the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has spent a lot of time thinking about race, social injustice and ways he can help. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Former KU standout Frank Mason III named 2019-20 G League MVP

Former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III was named the 2019-20 NBA G League Most Valuable Player on Thursday after leading the league in scoring this season. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, June 24

Tease photo

Kansas football program adds new equipment manager with Big 12 ties

After 32 years with the same equipment manager, the Kansas football program is preparing for Year 1 of a new regime. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, June 23

Tease photo

KU's Bill Self confident there will be a 2020-21 college hoops season, but admits there's still so much 'unknown'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will tell you that no one knows at present day what the 2020-21 college basketball season will look like. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

How Ochai Agbaji, Devon Dotson and Marcus Garrett made their mark on KU's steals chart in 2019-20

For a few months last fall and winter, Kansas guards Ochai Agbaji, Devon Dotson and Marcus Garrett staged a regular competition that led to the 2019-20 Jayhawks becoming one of the best takeaway teams of the Bill Self era. By Matt Tait

Sunday, June 21

Tease photo

Gary Woodland finishes tied for 62nd at RBC Heritage

Former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland never quite got going this week at the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head, S.C., where he shot 6-under for the tournament to finish tied for 62nd.

Saturday, June 20

Tease photo

Kansas football program announces first positive COVID-19 test

The University of Kansas football program announced Saturday that one player has tested positive for COVID-19 and another had a positive test for the COVID-19 antibodies. By Matt Tait

Gary Woodland shoots even par in Round 3 after tough back nine

Former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland had his toughest day since the PGA Tour's return on Saturday at the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head, S.C., shooting an even-par 71 and falling out of contention.

Friday, June 19

Tease photo

KU football lands commitment from 3-star safety Omar Burroughs

The Kansas football program picked up a commitment from 3-star safety Omar Burroughs on Friday afternoon.

Tease photo

Gary Woodland shoots 3-under to move up at RBC Heritage

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland shot 3-under and moved up 19 spots in the standings at the RBC Heritage by the time his second round was finished on Friday morning.

Tease photo

NCAA approves plan for basketball players to access coaches

The NCAA Division I Council this week approved a plan to allow college basketball players to start working with their coaches for the first time since the pandemic wiped out March Madness.

Thursday, June 18

Tease photo

Woodland rides another hot streak to close Round 1 at the RBC Heritage

After a slow start to his round on Thursday at the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., former University of Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland finished on a hot streak for the second week in a row.

Tease photo

Kansas coach Self threatens legal action against NCAA regarding handling of infractions case

Kansas coach Bill Self’s personal attorney has informed the NCAA, college sports’ governing body, that the Hall of Fame coach is considering legal action against the NCAA for its handling of the violations case involving Self and the Kansas men’s basketball program.

Wednesday, June 17

Tease photo

Kansas Athletics offers ticket assurance plan for 2020-21 season ticket holders

University of Kansas fans holding season tickets for upcoming KU sporting events now have assurances from the athletic department that their investment is safe. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, June 16

Tease photo

KU AD Jeff Long optimistic about prospects of 2020 college football season

Months of planning and projecting have left University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long cautiously optimistic about hosting a full college football season this fall. By Matt Tait

Monday, June 15

Tease photo

KU football reports 75 negative COVID-19 tests on first day of on-campus voluntary workouts

Roughly 75 negative COVID-19 tests cleared the way for the Kansas football program to get back to business on Monday. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

KU AD Jeff Long to join Missouri counterpart Jim Sterk in online COVID-19 discussion

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long has been invited to participate in a special online presentation called “College Sports in the COVID-19 Era,” presented by the Kansas City Public Library.

Sunday, June 14

Tease photo

Gary Woodland finishes 9th at PGA Tour's first event since COVID-19 pandemic shutdown

After playing nearly flawless golf through three rounds, former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland ran into a little trouble on the back nine at Sunday’s final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, finishing even for the day and alone in ninth place at 12-under for the tournament.

Saturday, June 13

Tease photo

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland in 2nd place entering Sunday's final round

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland is in a second-place tie, one shot behind the lead, heading into the final round at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tease photo

Big 12 announces 1-year extension for Kansas City, Mo., to host postseason basketball tournaments

The Big 12 Conference men’s and women’s postseason basketball tournaments will be played in Kansas City, Mo., for at least the next five seasons, the conference announced late Friday.

Friday, June 12

Tease photo

Former Jayhawk Gary Woodland 3 off lead at Charles Schwab Challenge

Former KU golf standout Gary Woodland’s hot streak at golf’s first PGA Tour event since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sport continued well into Friday afternoon at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tease photo

KU adopts NCAA's plan to designate Election Day 2020 as an off day for all student-athletes

There's a new date to circle on the college athletics calendar for the 2020-21 academic year — Nov. 3, 2020. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

KU running back Pooka Williams Jr. earns first-team, preseason all-Big 12 nod from Athlon Sports

Five other Jayhawks also honored

The first honor of 2020 for Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. has arrived, with the junior from New Orleans picking up a preseason all-Big 12 nod from Athlon Sports. By Matt Tait

Thursday, June 11

Tease photo

Settlement agreement breaks down $2.55 million deal between KU and fired football coach Beaty; KU legal fees total $477K

A June 5 settlement agreement between Kansas Athletics and former KU football coach David Beaty totaling $2.55 million shows that $357,000 of that total is designated to pay Beaty for claims of lost wages, while the remaining $2.193 million is to compensate Beaty for other claims against the university — mainly his disputed contractual buyout.

Tease photo

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland fires a 5-under at first round after PGA Tour shutdown

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland finished his first PGA Tour round after the COVID-19 pandemic layoff with a flurry on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, June 10

Tease photo

NCAA finalizing plan for extended college football preseason

After the pandemic wiped out spring practice for most major college football teams, an NCAA plan to extend the preseason by two weeks could help coaches and players make up for the lost time.

Monday, June 8

Tease photo

KU asks NCAA to hold separate hearings over alleged football, basketball violations; independent committee still to decide whether to hear case

The University of Kansas agreed with the NCAA on Monday that allegations against its men's basketball program should be sent to an independent panel — but it wants the less severe allegations involving its football program to go through the NCAA's traditional process instead.

Tease photo

Kansas football coach Les Miles eager to see what a full season of Brent Dearmon's offense looks like

The Kansas football team is now less than a week away from kicking off voluntary on-campus activities and that means the first full season under offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon is nearing, too. By Matt Tait

Sunday, June 7

Tease photo

Former KU All-American defensive end John Zook dies at age 72

John Zook, the anchor of the Kansas defense during the Jayhawks’ 1968 Orange Bowl season, died Sunday at age 72. By Matt Tait

Friday, June 5

Tease photo

KU reaches $2.55 million settlement with former football coach David Beaty

The University of Kansas athletic department on Friday evening announced that it had reached a $2.55 million financial settlement in the lawsuit involving former football coach David Beaty.

Tease photo

KU coach Bill Self says pandemic hasn't hurt Jayhawks' recruiting efforts

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is not too worried about what the COVID-19 pandemic has done to KU’s recruiting efforts during the last couple of months. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, June 3

Tease photo

Kansas Athletics governing board approves smaller budget for coming fiscal year amid COVID-19 pandemic

AD Jeff Long also says athletes will be tested for COVID-19 upon return to campus

The board of directors for Kansas Athletics, Inc. on Wednesday approved an operating budget for the coming fiscal year roughly $5.1 million smaller than the current operating budget as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present officials with a myriad financial unknowns.

Tease photo

Former Jayhawk Drew Gooden selected for induction into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

The happy-go-lucky forward from Richmond, Calif., is headed to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

Tease photo

KU student-athletes set department record with 3.43 spring GPA

The University of Kansas athletic department overcame an unusual spring to set a department record with a combined 3.43 grade-point average, KU announced Wednesday.

Tease photo

How the deeper 3-point line impacted Kansas basketball during the 2019-20 season

College basketball’s decision to move the 3-point line back 16.75 inches for the 2019-20 season had a minimal impact on KU’s overall 3-point shooting. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, June 2

Tease photo

Kansas football coach Les Miles says KU's QB race has yet to begin

The Kansas football program hasn't identified a replacement for 2019 starting quarterback Carter Stanley — and without the chance to observe players in spring football, coach Les Miles says the QB contest hasn't even truly begun. By Matt Tait

Monday, June 1

Tease photo

Former KU linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. moving on to coaching ranks at SMU

Former Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. has officially retired from football and has taken the first step in what he hopes will be a long and successful coaching career. By Matt Tait

Tease photo

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self targeting July 6 return for the Jayhawks

In the end, it looks like the Kansas men’s basketball program’s offseason will wind up being delayed by about a month. By Matt Tait