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Kansas wide receiver Stephon Robinson Jr. (5) left, and Kansas running back Khalil Herbert (10) come in to celebrate with Kansas wide receiver Kwamie Lassiter II (8) after Lassiter's touchdown during the second quarter on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby discusses necessary steps for football and fans this fall

Conference announced Friday night that football players will be allowed back on campus June 15

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby not only believes there will be college football games this fall but also thinks there will be fans there to watch. By Matt Tait

May 22, 2020

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Former KU linebacker Joe Dineen Jr., moving on to coaching ranks at SMU

Former Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr., has officially retired from football and has taken the first step in what he hopes will be a long and successful coaching career. By Matt Tait

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NCAA releases 3,200-word return-to-campus document with guidelines on how to handle COVID-19

A new NCAA document gave universities and conferences across the country some more guidance Friday on how to prepare for the return of college athletics, advising them to create COVID-19 task forces and to formulate plans for what to do if an athlete gets sick. By Matt Tait

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Depositions in Beaty lawsuit can be part of KU infractions case, NCAA committee chair says; decision could affect basketball case too

KU has lost a ruling in its NCAA infractions case related to evidence involving its former football coach, and the ruling ultimately may play a role in the higher-stakes case against the men’s basketball program.

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KU AD Jeff Long announces departmentwide furloughs, pay cuts

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Wednesday announced staffwide furloughs and pay cuts for all Kansas Athletics employees, including coaches, from June 1 through the end of 2020. By Matt Tait

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KU football's 5 new assistant coaches doing their best to adjust during unusual times

Kansas football coach Les Miles replaced five key members of his coaching staff during the offseason. And because of the global pandemic shutting down college athletics, Miles' five new hires have had to learn different ways to adjust to their new jobs. By Matt Tait

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Girod, Long discuss what a fall semester could look like for KU academics, sports

An overarching theme of the COVID-19 crisis, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Tuesday, is that it’s been much easier to shut down operations than to open them back up.

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Three-star Georgia linebacker commits to Kansas football

Three-star linebacker Trey Staley announced his commitment to Kansas on Saturday and in doing so spoke of a challenging road ahead.

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NCAA votes to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Self, some other Kansas coaches returning to offices in limited capacity and with precautions

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and some of the school's other coaches were back in their offices this week — albeit with a host of COVID-19-related precautions and new routines. By Matt Tait

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NCAA source confirms request for KU's allegations case to be heard by independent panel

The fate of KU’s men’s basketball program — embroiled in serious pay-for-play allegations by the NCAA’s enforcement staff — may be heading for an all-or-nothing moment.

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Kansas Athletics survey aims to find out how ready fans are to return

Kansas Athletics Inc. is conducting an online survey to gauge fan interest in attending KU sporting events in the fall and beyond. By Matt Tait

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End of the Line: Equipment manager Jeff Himes says goodbye to Kansas football after more than 3 decades of service

A fixture around the Jayhawks’ facilities since he was hired way back in 1988, KU equipment manager Jeff Himes retired at the end of April, closing the book on his 32 years with the team. By Benton Smith

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Former Kansas football coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88

Former Kansas football coach Pepper Rodgers, who led the Jayhawks to the 1969 Orange Bowl, died Thursday at age 88.

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Kansas football coach Les Miles adjusting to online approach to coaching

Although he has gotten used to it by now, Kansas football coach Les Miles’ first attempt to coach his team in a virtual setting this spring proved to be a challenge. By Matt Tait

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