Stories for July 6, 2021


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Unexpected path still led to Olympics for former KU track star Bryce Hoppel

Bryce Hoppel’s string of successes in the 800 meters over the past couple of years made a trip to the Tokyo Olympics seem inevitable for the former University of Kansas track star. But his path toward qualifying turned more dramatic than Hoppel was counting on when he suffered an injury just a month before the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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Remy Martin withdraws from NBA draft, will play 2021-22 season at Kansas

The final piece of the Kansas basketball roster for the 2021-22 season is in place, as Remy Martin has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft pool and will attend Kansas. By Matt Tait

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Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team includes 61 KU athletes

The names of 61 University of Kansas athletes appeared on the Big 12 Conference’s 2020-21 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, with 13 first-year Jayhawks earning a 4.0 grade point average.

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Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji returning to KU for senior season

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji has decided to return to KU for his senior season after spending the last several weeks testing his NBA draft status. By Matt Tait