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Future Jayhawk Bryce Thompson named Oklahoma's Gatorade Player of the Year

The national Gatorade Player of the Year awards were released Thursday and a future Jayhawk was included among them. Bryce Thompson, a combo guard out of Booker T. Washington High in Tulsa, Okla., was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Basketball Player of the Year. By Matt Tait

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KU AD Long: Administrators discussing contingency plans for 2020 college football season

KU’s athletic director says the university is already talking about contingency plans in case the coronavirus pandemic that canceled the NCAA’s winter and spring championships affects the 2020 football season, too. By Benton Smith

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Postponement of Tokyo Olympics impacts KU, local athletes and coaches

Tuesday’s postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to 2021 brought with it mixed emotions for swimmer Michael Andrew. By Matt Tait

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In filing, KU reveals some evidence against former coach Beaty, says it's spent 'several hundred thousand' in court battle

Kansas Athletics Inc. says it has evidence that former football coach David Beaty broke NCAA rules while at KU, and that it has spent “several hundred thousand” dollars in the court battles tied to Beaty’s lawsuit against the university, according to recently released court documents.

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'It's really tough': Loss of spring practices could hit KU football hard

By this point of March, the Kansas football team was supposed to be four practices into its spring schedule. At least that was the plan before the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Instead, spring football as the Jayhawks know it will be lost, and it remains unclear when they will next have a chance to practice again. By Benton Smith

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Azubuike, Self receive votes for AP player, coach of the year

Dayton’s Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant swept the Associated Press’ player and coach of the year honors, the AP revealed Tuesday. But a couple of Jayhawks factored into the voting by the 65-person panel, as well. By Matt Tait

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NABC names KU's Azubuike, Dotson to All-American teams

Tuesday morning brought yet another set of honors for Kansas basketball standouts Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson, who both were recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for their strong 2019-20 seasons. By Matt Tait

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KU says massage therapist's alleged misconduct involved at least 6 female student-athletes, went unreported by trainer

An athletic trainer at the University of Kansas was aware of “at least some reports of unwarranted and unwanted touching” by a massage therapist who worked with female student athletes, university leaders said Tuesday. Shawn P. O’Brien, who has been charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child in an unrelated court case, allegedly conducted himself inappropriately with “at least six female student-athletes,” according to a statement from Chancellor Douglas Girod and Athletic Director Jeff Long.

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Matt Tait: KU AD Jeff Long attempting business-as-usual approach in 'incredibly awkward times'

You don’t expect to hear the words “incredibly awkward times” come from the mouth of a college administrator with three-plus decades of experience who prides himself on having seen just about everything. By Matt Tait

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KU athletic department monitoring physical and mental health of athletes amid pandemic

AD Long: No KU cases of COVID-19

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, University of Kansas Athletics Director Jeff Long said on Monday afternoon that neither any athletes on KU teams nor staff members within the department have tested positive for COVID-19. By Benton Smith

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Marcus Garrett named Defensive Player of the Year finalist

Kansas junior Marcus Garrett has been named one of four finalists for the 2020 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Monday. By Matt Tait

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KU football off to fast start in 2021 recruiting

Even before University of Kansas football coaches secured a verbal commitment from hometown Lawrence High prospect Devin Neal this weekend, the program’s 2021 recruiting class looked to be ahead of schedule. By Benton Smith

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'It’s home for me': Lawrence High's 2-sport standout Devin Neal plans to play for Kansas

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there hasn't been a lot of positive news as of late. For a brief moment, at least in the city of Lawrence, Devin Neal changed all of that with a single tweet late Friday night. Shane Jackson

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Lawrence High junior Devin Neal commits to play 2 sports at KU

Lawrence High’s two-sport standout Devin Neal will be staying home at the next level.

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Kansas standouts Azubuike, Dotson named 2nd team AP All-Americans

After teaming up to guide the Kansas basketball team to a 28-3 record and the likely No. 1 overall seed in the canceled NCAA Tournament, Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson on Friday earned second-team Associated Press All-American honors.

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Brent Dearmon points to former Auburn QB when discussing potential of KU signee Jalon Daniels

KU football offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon shared his appreciation for former Auburn QB Nick Marshall’s game when asked about the rushing ability of Class of 2020 KU signee Jalon Daniels. By Benton Smith

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Kansas coach Bill Self determined to find the right way to honor 2019-20 Jayhawks

During the week that followed the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament, the debate about whether to hang a banner at Allen Fieldhouse raged on among Kansas basketball fans. And, in a way, KU coach Bill Self was right there with them.

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With junior day canceled, KU football goes 'virtual' instead

Like college coaches in every sport throughout the country, the Kansas football staff quickly figured out in the past week or so that all of its recruiting plans for the immediate future would have to be scrapped. Instead of holding back, the Jayhawks pivoted and innovated. By Benton Smith

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Chris Harris Jr. agrees to free agent deal with Chargers

According to multiple reports Wednesday, including one from ESPN’s Josina Anderson, former Kansas cornerback Chris Harris Jr., has agreed to a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Kansas basketball finishes 2019-20 season ranked No. 1 in both major polls

The Kansas men’s basketball team officially has finished the season as the No. 1-ranked team in college basketball. By Matt Tait