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Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas basketball lands commitment from 4-star forward Zach Clemence

The Kansas men’s basketball program landed an oral commitment from class of 2021 forward Zach Clemence on Monday morning. By Matt Tait

May 11, 2020

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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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Azubuike, Downey earn KU's senior scholar athlete awards for 2019-20

Former Kansas basketball big man Udoka Azubuike and standout swimmer Haley Downey recently were honored as KU’s 2019-20 Dr. Robert Frederick Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year.

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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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Mamba Memories: Former Jayhawk Tarik Black shares stories of Kobe Bryant's final NBA game

It’s been four months since Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, and former Kansas forward Tarik Black has thought a lot about him since that day in late January. By Matt Tait

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Longtime Oklahoma State coaching legend Eddie Sutton dies at age 84

Kansas native and legendary college basketball coach Eddie Sutton died late Saturday night at age 84.

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Kansas coach Bill Self not in favor of proposed change to NCAA transfer rules

Responding to a proposal for changes to the NCAA's waiver system, the NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday said it would not tweak waiver guidelines today and instead would commit to changing the transfer rules by January. By Matt Tait

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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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In web video series, former Jayhawk Aaron Miles bonds with his sons and boosts their hoops skills

The COVID-19 crisis pushed pause on Aaron Miles’ first full season as a member of the Golden State Warriors coaching staff, but it has not left the former Kansas point guard without anyone to coach. By Matt Tait

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Former Eudora High standout Mitch Ballock pumped to bring Creighton to Allen Fieldhouse next season

The Kansas men's basketball program officially released its nonconference schedule for the 2020-21 season on Wednesday, and it includes a December matchup with former Eudora High standout Mitch Ballock and his Creighton Bluejays.

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Battle with Missouri one of the highlights of tough Kansas basketball nonconference slate for 2020-21 season

The renewal of the series with bitter border rival Missouri highlights the 2020-21 slate of nonconference games for the Kansas men’s basketball program. By Matt Tait

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NCAA tweaks formula for college basketball's NET rankings

Still just two years old, the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) ranking system is simplifying its approach. By Matt Tait

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