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Kansas Athletics offers ticket assurance plan for 2020-21 season ticket holders

University of Kansas fans holding season tickets for upcoming KU sporting events now have assurances from the athletic department that their investment is safe. By Matt Tait

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KU AD Jeff Long to join Missouri counterpart Jim Sterk in online COVID-19 discussion

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long has been invited to participate in a special online presentation called “College Sports in the COVID-19 Era,” presented by the Kansas City Public Library.

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Big 12 announces 1-year extension for Kansas City, Mo., to host postseason basketball tournaments

The Big 12 Conference men’s and women’s postseason basketball tournaments will be played in Kansas City, Mo., for at least the next five seasons, the conference announced late Friday.

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KU adopts NCAA's plan to designate Election Day 2020 as an off day for all student-athletes

There's a new date to circle on the college athletics calendar for the 2020-21 academic year — Nov. 3, 2020. By Matt Tait

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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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KU coach Bill Self says pandemic hasn't hurt Jayhawks' recruiting efforts

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is not too worried about what the COVID-19 pandemic has done to KU’s recruiting efforts during the last couple of months. By Matt Tait

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Former Jayhawk Drew Gooden selected for induction into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

The happy-go-lucky forward from Richmond, Calif., is headed to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

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How the deeper 3-point line impacted Kansas basketball during the 2019-20 season

College basketball’s decision to move the 3-point line back 16.75 inches for the 2019-20 season had a minimal impact on KU’s overall 3-point shooting. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball coach Bill Self targeting July 6 return for the Jayhawks

In the end, it looks like the Kansas men’s basketball program’s offseason will wind up being delayed by about a month. 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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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