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Kansas Athletics sets school record for graduation rate

Kansas Athletics recently announced that student-athletes at KU set a school record with a combined 90% Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes who began their full-time collegiate careers in the fall of 2014.

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Kansas Athletics announces hiring of new head team physician

Kansas Team Health is turning to a member of the United States Olympic Training Center to replace retiring head team physician Larry Magee at the end of the year. By Matt Tait

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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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NCAA's Emmert: It is time to decentralize college sports

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday the time is right to consider a decentralized and deregulated version of college sports, shifting power to conferences and campuses and reconsidering how schools are aligned.

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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 Athletics unanimously approves $100 million budget for fiscal year 2022

As the University of Kansas athletic department continues to move forward into post-pandemic operations, the Kansas Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a $100 million budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. By Matt Tait

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Lawmakers agree NCAA needs NIL help, but how much and when?

Less than a month before name, image and likeness laws go into effect in several states, NCAA President Mark Emmert was back in Washington D.C. this week renewing his plea for help from Congress — help that is unlikely to come as soon as the NCAA would like. The Associated Press

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KU athletes deliver strong academic showing during spring semester

Several student-athletes at the University of Kansas delivered a memorable performance in the classroom during the recently completed spring semester.

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KU freshman shortstop Maui Ahuna named to Big 12 all-tournament team

The Kansas baseball team was only at the Big 12 tournament for one day last week, but that was long enough for freshman shortstop Maui Ahuna to make his presence felt. By Matt Tait

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Longtime KU athletic administrators Monte Johnson, Larry Keating die on the same day

Kansas Athletics lost two longtime, highly respected members of its administrative family on Tuesday, when former KU Athletic Director Monte Johnson and former Associate AD Larry Keating died at the ages of 84 and 76. By Matt Tait

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KU baseball falls 8-7 to West Virginia in Big 12 tourney play-in game

The 2021 Kansas baseball season came to an end Tuesday night in Oklahoma City when KU closer Jonah Ulane walked in the winning run in an 8-7 loss to West Virginia. By Matt Tait

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9th-seeded Kansas baseball to face No. 8 seed West Virginia in Big 12 tourney play-in game

The Kansas baseball team will be playing for its postseason life on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where it will face West Virginia in a play-in game in the Big 12 tournament. First pitch at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is slated for 6 p.m., on ESPN+ and the winner will earn a spot in the eight-team, double-elimination bracket.

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NCAA's D1 Council hopes athlete pay rules hashed out in June

The NCAA Division I Council plans to act on legislative proposals next month that would allow athletes to be paid to be sponsors, social media influencers and product endorsers, the governing body for college sports announced Wednesday.

Kansas baseball completes season sweep of Missouri

The Kansas baseball team completed the season sweep of Missouri with a 9-8 victory at Taylor Stadium on Tuesday.

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KU baseball falls 6-2 in series finale vs. K-State

The Kansas baseball team dropped the series finale to Kansas State, 6-2 on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark. But the Jayhawks’ doubleheader sweep on Friday secured KU the series victory over its in-state rival for the second consecutive season.

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