KU swimming and diving receives academic honor for 36th consecutive semester

For the 36th consecutive semester, the Kansas swimming and diving program was selected to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Scholar All-America Team, the school announced this week.

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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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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

KU swimmer Haley Downey named co-Big 12 scholar athlete of the year

Kansas swimmer Haley Downey on Tuesday was named the Big 12 women’s swimming and diving co-scholar athlete of the year.

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Three Jayhawks earn All-American honors in softball and swimming and diving

Long after their seasons were called off because of the global health crisis, three Jayhawks on the women’s swimming and diving and softball teams earned All-American honors over the weekend.

Chen claims runner-up at NCAA Championship Qualification

Freshman Jiayu Chen has qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships for the second straight day after finishing fifth overall in the 3-meter dive event at the NCAA Zone D Championships in Dallas, Texas. Chen compiled a 647.10 total score on the day.

KU swim claims 2nd at Big 12 Championships with program record in points

Kansas swimming and diving closed out the Big 12 Championships with a program-record 831 points and a second-place finish inside the Aquatic Complex at Mylan Park in Morgantown, W. Va.

Jayhawks Steward, Chen set records, win Big 12 titles

Day three of the Big 12 Championships marked the third day in a row a University of Kansas swimmer set a new program record, and this time it came with an individual conference championship.

KU swimmers break relay records on consecutive days at Big 12 Championships

It’s been a record-breaking kind of week for the University of Kansas swimming team in Morgantown, W.Va., site of this year’s Big 12 Championships.

KU swim knocks off Iowa State in regular-season finale

The Kansas swimming and diving team closed out its dual meet season with a 204-111 road victory against Iowa State. The win moves the Jayhawks to 7-1 overall as it heads into the postseason.

KU swim falls to No. 21 Arizona State

Kansas swimming and diving received its first loss of the season on Saturday, when No. 21 Arizona State handed KU a 209.5-88.5 defeat at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.

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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.

Chen named Big 12 Diver of the Week

Kansas diver Jiayu Chen was named the Big 12’s Women’s Diver of the Week by the league office Wednesday afternoon.