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SEC welcomes Texas, Oklahoma after boards accept invitations

Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025 on Friday, worried that their storied athletic programs were in danger of losing ground if they stayed in the Big 12. The Associated Press

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Former KU thrower Mason Finley finishes 23rd in discus at Olympics

Former University of Kansas track and field star Mason Finley’s second trip to the Olympics concluded Friday in Tokyo without a berth in the medal round.

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3-star St. Louis prospect Kaleb Purdy latest 2022 DB to commit to KU football

Over the course of the past several months, Kaleb Purdy picked up scholarship offers from more renowned Power Five football programs than Kansas. But on Friday, the defensive back from St. Louis announced he plans to play at KU.

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Kansas Athletics launches new "Jayhawks Ascend" program designed to help student-athletes navigate NIL era of college athletics

Twenty-nine days after the NCAA’s new name, image and likeness rule went into effect, the University of Kansas launched a four-tiered policy on how to navigate the new era of college athletics. By Matt Tait

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Former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett inks free agent deal with the Miami Heat

According to a Friday morning Instagram post from Young Money APAA Sports, the agency that represents him, former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett has signed a free agent deal with the Miami Heat. By Matt Tait

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Kansas guard Marcus Garrett not selected in 2021 NBA draft

Former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett went undrafted in Thursday’s NBA draft, leaving the Dallas native in search of a free agent deal to kickstart his professional basketball career. By Matt Tait