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NCAA moves toward allowing athletes to be paid sponsors

The NCAA is moving closer to allowing Division I athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own as early as next year.

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Kansas football's 2021 recruiting class jumps to No. 26 nationally after commitment from 3-star offensive lineman

An already loaded offensive recruiting class for the Kansas football program got a little bigger on Wednesday when three-star offensive lineman De’Kedrick Sterns orally committed to KU.

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Kansas offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji hoping to put the Jayhawks back in the NFL draft

Kansas offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji this week is aiming to stop KU’s NFL draft drought at one season. If successful, he’ll become just the second Jayhawk since 2016 to be drafted. By Matt Tait

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KU's outside legal bills in lawsuit over Beaty firing surpass $350,000

A legal battle over the termination of former Kansas football coach David Beaty has cost Kansas Athletics and the University of Kansas upward of $350,000 in outside legal fees in the 13 months since Beaty sued the athletic department over his November 2018 firing.

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In newly obtained response to NCAA allegations, former football coach Beaty says KU 'concocted' violations against him

Unbeknownst to the public, former Kansas football coach David Beaty issued a response in his personal capacity to the Notice of Allegations KU received from the NCAA in September 2019. In it, Beaty — who went 6-42 in four seasons as the Jayhawks' coach and was fired in November 2018 — says the minor NCAA violations levied against him in the NOA were “concocted” by KU officials and are ultimately the result “of an institutionally initiated investigation” designed to avoid paying him a $3 million contract buyout.

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3-star Arkansas tight end Mason Brotherton picks Kansas

The Kansas football program picked up a class of 2021 tight end commitment on Tuesday night.

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KU Athletic Director Jeff Long says Kansas has not considered cutting sports in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

While colleges and universities across the country wrestle with the idea of cutting sports to save money in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said no such discussions had taken place in Lawrence. By Matt Tait

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KU football to host virtual spring game in place of regular event

A handful of University of Kansas football coaches are stepping up to fill the void left by the cancellation of spring practices and this year’s spring game, which had been slated for Saturday.

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Former Kansas football coach says he lost his chance at Texas job after KU athletic director intervened

Former Kansas football coach David Beaty testified in a February deposition that he lost his shot at a coaching position at the University of Texas after KU Athletic Director Jeff Long intervened in the hiring process.

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Kansas football lands commitment from first defensive player in 2021 class

Kansas football coach Les Miles and the KU program picked up a commitment from a Class of 2021 defensive end on Monday.

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Former Jayhawk Chris Harris Jr. named to NFL's All-Decade team

When he signed a $2,000 deal with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in July of 2011, former Kansas cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was just hoping to make the roster. Today, he’s a member of the NFL’s All-Decade team.

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Miles Kendrick: Jayhawks doing what they can during bizarre spring

When the COVID-19 pandemic nixed spring football and everything else Miles Kendrick had planned for this stretch of the offseason, the University of Kansas quarterback had a decision to make. By Benton Smith

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Report: Football Border War on brink of returning

A football rivalry left for dead almost a decade ago, the Border War reportedly will be exhumed and brought back to the gridiron sometime in the not too distant future.

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Will there be college football in 2020? 'We've got to think about this,' Mark Mangino urges

Like most people doing their best to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, former University of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino isn’t sure what will come next in these unpredictable times. And for the retired Mangino, who often spends his fall Saturdays attending college football games or watching them on TV, that uncertainty is hanging over the sport he loves. By Benton Smith

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5 prospects for 2021 have included KU football on recently narrowed lists

This year college football coaches haven’t been able to invite recruits to campus for spring visits as they normally would, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Nevertheless, Les Miles’ staff at the University of Kansas has seen in recent weeks a number of prospects identify KU as one their top college choices.