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St. Louis offensive lineman commits to KU football; Louisiana safety decommits

The Kansas football program received one commitment and one de-commitment on the recruiting trail Wednesday. By Bobby Nightengale

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Zenger announces plans for renovation of Memorial Stadium, new indoor facility

During a meet-and-greet event for the Kansas football team Wednesday, KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger delivered news that renovation of Memorial Stadium and other football-related projects totaling $300 million are around the corner. By Bobby Nightengale

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Dorance Armstrong receives preseason All-American honors

Kansas junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. was named a preseason third-team All-American by Athlon Sports, the magazine announced Tuesday.

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DA: No suspect identified in McCarthy Hall rape allegation, case remains under review

Six months after the rape of a 16-year-old girl was reported at the University of Kansas men’s basketball dorm, the case remains unresolved. The case is still under review by the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office pending results of additional lab testing, Cheryl Wright Kunard, assistant to District Attorney Charles Branson, said this week.

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Tom Keegan: Optimism surrounding KU defense starts up front

Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong, with his long-and-strong arms and growing list of accomplishments, casts such a wide shadow it leaves little room for teammates from a 2-10 squad to get much of the spotlight, but Daniel Wise manages. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Conner VanCleave makes leap from Holcomb to Hoglund

Conner VanCleave isn’t like most athletes packed with baseball potential. For one thing, he stands 6-foot-7. For another, he plays three sports. Also, he’s not easy to label. Is he a pitcher? A first baseman? An outfielder? Yes, yes and yes. Give him a ball and he’ll have a ball playing with it until the classroom bell or dinner bell rings. By Tom Keegan

Former KU All-American Chris Thompson posts top 10 finish in web.com event

Brad Ziegler is not unlike everybody else who has played golf with Chris Thompson at Lawrence Country Club in that he tracks his progress in professional tournaments on his phone, hoping to see another birdie pop up.

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More than a few to follow: Former KU stars enjoy keeping tabs on Jayhawks in the NBA

Already busy enough with trying to balance his own overseas playing career with time to watch his beloved alma mater at crazy hours, former Kansas point guard Russell Robinson is bracing for things to get even tougher this week. By Matt Tait

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As NBA trends smaller, former KU center Jeff Withey remains optimistic entering free agency

Watch an NBA game these days and, especially in crunch time, you will see more teams than ever leaving their traditional 7-foot centers on the bench, favoring a small lineup instead. The league is trending toward a pace-and-space, perimeter-oriented game with as many shooters and creators as possible. So where does that leave a good, old-fashioned rim protector, such as Jeff Withey, the all-time leading shot-blocker (311) at the University of Kansas? By Benton Smith

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Hungry for more: KU's Khalil Herbert unsatisfied with freshman-year production

RB aims to make bigger impact in 2017

For all University of Kansas running back Khalil Herbert accomplished in his first season with the program last fall, it didn’t come close to leaving him satisfied. By Benton Smith

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Self will attend NBA Draft, hopeful Mason can sneak into 1st round

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will travel to New York for the NBA Draft next week and he’s hopeful that two KU players will be selected in the first round. By Bobby Nightengale

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KU football adds depth to O-line with former juco guard

The University of Kansas offensive line picked up an unexpected addition this summer, with guard Andru Tovi, formerly of Pima Community College (Ariz.), joining the program. By Benton Smith

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On the rise? Wayne Selden Jr. plenty pleased, motivated by NBA career path thus far

Playing a good chunk of his Kansas career in the shadows of All-American talents like Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Perry Ellis, former KU guard Wayne Selden put up good numbers, started a ton of games but never was deemed a can’t-miss NBA contributor. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Four-deep frontcourt not too shallow, per Mitch Lightfoot

Combined, KU's four frontcourt players have 49 minutes of playing time vs. Big 12 competition, all from Mitch Lightfoot.

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McLaughlin, Montes de Oca picked in final day of MLB Draft

University of Kansas shortstop Matt McLaughlin and Lawrence native Bryce Montes de Oca heard their names called during the third day of the Major League Draft on Wednesday.

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Freshman Billy Preston learns quickly to assert himself on court for KU

A McDonald’s All-American from prep powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (Va.), and a top-10 player in the Class of 2017, Billy Preston didn’t stand out much in his first scrimmage at the University of Kansas. Preston realized shortly thereafter his jitters got the best of him and resolved not to play like that again. KU’s latest touted freshman made the most of a second chance Wednesday afternoon. By Benton Smith

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Elijah Johnson sees big season ahead for Devonté Graham and Malik Newman

Over the past couple of weeks, with basketball’s offseason allotting him time to return to the University of Kansas campus where he spent four years, former Jayhawks guard Elijah Johnson has seen a lot of KU’s newest backcourt combination. It’s been enough for Johnson to envision senior Devonte’ Graham and sophomore Malik Newman collaborating to form a dynamic perimeter attack, typical of head coach Bill Self’s teams. By Benton Smith

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Two Kansas pitchers selected in MLB Draft

After combining to lead the Kansas bullpen all season, pitchers Blake Weiman and Stephen Villines were both picked in the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday.

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KU freshman Marcus Garrett as confident as ever

In playing his way to Gatorade Texas Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors during the 2016-17 prep season, Kansas freshman Marcus Garrett's monster numbers were the result of elevated confidence that came from signing with the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

Five Jayhawks part of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Five Jayhawks are among 13 athletes being inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017.