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KU softball lands Ball State transfer

Briana Evans, an outfielder who started all 52 games for Ball State last season, will transfer to Kansas University, KU coach Megan Smith announced Tuesday.

Kansas softball adds Rittman to coaching staff

John Rittman, who spent 18 years as head softball coach at Stanford and eight years on the United States National Team coaching staff, has joined the Kansas University softball staff as associate head coach.

Firnbach joins KU softball staff

Mary Jo Firnbach is joining the Kansas University softball program as associate head coach, head coach Megan Smith announced Friday.

Kansas softball adds transfer

Kansas University’s softball team has added transfer Monique Wesley, a right-handed pitcher who played two seasons at Cal State Fullerton, coach Megan Smith announced Tuesday.

KU’s Jones earns Big 12 softball's top academic honor

Kansas University fifth-year senior Alex Jones earned the Big 12’s Softball Scholar Athlete of the Year award, the league announced Wednesday.

Despite loss, KU softball enthused

As tough as Saturday was for Kansas University’s softball players and coaches, the Jayhawks left Columbia, Missouri, proud of their season and their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006 and excited for what the future holds. By Benton Smith

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War is hell: Tigers win Border encore before Huskers end KU softball season

Trash talk or not, the postseason is no place for pleasantries, particularly among old acquaintances. A pair of former conference foes combined to boot Kansas University’s softball team from the NCAA Tournament Saturday at University Field. By Benton Smith

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Border War resumes: KU softball beats Nebraska, faces Mizzou next

The upset-minded Kansas University softball team wasted no time Friday afternoon against No. 19 Nebraska, scoring three runs in the top of the first to establish the upper hand on the way to a 3-1 victory in the Jayhawks' first NCAA Tournament game since 2006. Next up: old Border War rival Missouri, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Softball Jayhawks: NCAA bid big, but wins better

Kansas University’s softball players already survived what felt like hours of holding their collective breath Sunday before learning they made the NCAA Tournament. It had to make the idea of beginning KU’s first postseason since 2006 against No. 19 Nebraska (40-15) a little less daunting. By Benton Smith

KU softball gets second shot at Nebraska in NCAAs

Although today will mark the NCAA Tournament debut for every player in a Kansas University softball uniform, the Jayhawks feel like they know what they’re getting into. KU has a rare opportunity in front of it, opening the postseason against a Nebraska team it already faced this season. By Benton Smith

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Kansas softball stays out of Border War of words

Shots might have been fired out of Columbia, Missouri, in the direction of Lawrence, but Kansas University’s softball players weren’t about to retaliate and inflame a Border War of words. By Benton Smith

KU softball invited to NCAA Tourney

Jayhawks open regional play Friday vs. Nebraska

Fresh off a regular-season ending sweep of Iowa State, the Kansas University softball team learned some even better news Sunday night, when it found out it had earned a berth in this year's NCAA Tournament. By Bobby Nightengale

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Parting shot: Hatfield HR lifts Kansas softball

During Saturday’s 10-3, Senior Day softball victory over Iowa State at Arrocha Ballpark, Kansas University senior Taylor Hatfield delivered one of those made-for-Hollywood moments. By Matt Tait

Defense saves day; KU softball wins, 8-3

The best offense for Kansas University’s softball team was its pitching and defense. By Bobby Nightengale

Big inning dooms KU softball, 8-0

Kansas University and Texas battled through four-plus innings of a low-scoring pitchers’ duel Sunday. Then the wheels fell off for the Jayhawks.

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