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NCAA finalizing plan for extended college football preseason

After the pandemic wiped out spring practice for most major college football teams, an NCAA plan to extend the preseason by two weeks could help coaches and players make up for the lost time.

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KU asks NCAA to hold separate hearings over alleged football, basketball violations; independent committee still to decide whether to hear case

The University of Kansas agreed with the NCAA on Monday that allegations against its men's basketball program should be sent to an independent panel — but it wants the less severe allegations involving its football program to go through the NCAA's traditional process instead.

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Kansas football coach Les Miles eager to see what a full season of Brent Dearmon's offense looks like

The Kansas football team is now less than a week away from kicking off voluntary on-campus activities and that means the first full season under offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon is nearing, too. By Matt Tait

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Former KU All-American defensive end John Zook dies at age 72

John Zook, the anchor of the Kansas defense during the Jayhawks’ 1968 Orange Bowl season, died Sunday at age 72. By Matt Tait

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KU reaches $2.55 million settlement with former football coach David Beaty

The University of Kansas athletic department on Friday evening announced that it had reached a $2.55 million financial settlement in the lawsuit involving former football coach David Beaty.

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Kansas Athletics governing board approves smaller budget for coming fiscal year amid COVID-19 pandemic

AD Jeff Long also says athletes will be tested for COVID-19 upon return to campus

The board of directors for Kansas Athletics, Inc. on Wednesday approved an operating budget for the coming fiscal year roughly $5.1 million smaller than the current operating budget as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present officials with a myriad financial unknowns.

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Kansas football coach Les Miles says KU's QB race has yet to begin

The Kansas football program hasn't identified a replacement for 2019 starting quarterback Carter Stanley — and without the chance to observe players in spring football, coach Les Miles says the QB contest hasn't even truly begun. By Matt Tait

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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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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