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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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Former KU golfer Gary Woodland fires a 5-under at first round after PGA Tour shutdown

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland finished his first PGA Tour round after the COVID-19 pandemic layoff with a flurry on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. By Matt Tait

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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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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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Matt Tait: At least three key questions remain on whether endorsements will be good for college sports

The NCAA’s recent show of support for compensation through endorsement deals for college athletes was a win for the athletes. But there are still so many questions to ask, loopholes to close and concerns to consider before this development can be called a success for college athletics. By Matt Tait

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NCAA board supports allowing college athletes to get paid for endorsement and other deals

The NCAA is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn money for endorsements and a host of other activities involving personal appearances and social media.

10 KU golfers earn first-team academic All-Big 12 honors

Ten University of Kansas golfers have been named to the 2019-20 men’s and women’s academic All-Big 12 squads, the school announced Monday.

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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 golfers facing unusual stay-or-go scenario in wake of COVID-19 crisis

With the NCAA recently granting additional eligibility to all spring sports athletes, KU golf seniors Andy Spencer and Drew Shepherd are facing the decision of moving on with their lives or returning to KU for a second shot at their senior seasons. By Matt Tait

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KU AD Jeff Long says cost-cutting measures not on the horizon for Kansas Athletics

Pay cuts taken by coaches in the Iowa State University athletic department this week will not be replicated at the University of Kansas for now, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said. By Matt Tait

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NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and tennis players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility.

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Big 12 Conference cancels spring sports seasons

The Big 12 Conference on Friday evening announced that all conference and nonconference spring sports competitions through the end of the academic year have been canceled. By Matt Tait

KU men's golf places 4th at Bandon Dunes Championship

After the final round, the Kansas men’s golf team finished in fourth place and shot 7-over par 859 at the Bandon Dunes Championship on Tuesday. The Jayhawks’ top-five finish marks the fifth of the season.

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Former KU All-American golfer Ryan Vermeer wins second consecutive national honor

For the second year in a row, former University of Kansas All-American golfer Ryan Vermeer has been named a PGA Professionals Player of the Year. By Matt Tait

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There's a $1.5M difference between average head coaching salaries for men's, women's teams at KU, report shows

According to KU's annual Equity in Athletics report, at the University of Kansas the average salary of head coaching positions of men’s teams is over $1.5 million more than that of the head coaches of women’s teams. The report, which was due Oct. 15 to the NCAA, was recently requested and acquired by the Journal-World. The report also notes that women's teams, in contrast to men's, lose millions of dollars a year.