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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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KU says massage therapist's alleged misconduct involved at least 6 female student-athletes, went unreported by trainer

An athletic trainer at the University of Kansas was aware of “at least some reports of unwarranted and unwanted touching” by a massage therapist who worked with female student athletes, university leaders said Tuesday. Shawn P. O’Brien, who has been charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child in an unrelated court case, allegedly conducted himself inappropriately with “at least six female student-athletes,” according to a statement from Chancellor Douglas Girod and Athletic Director Jeff Long.

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Matt Tait: KU AD Jeff Long attempting business-as-usual approach in 'incredibly awkward times'

You don’t expect to hear the words “incredibly awkward times” come from the mouth of a college administrator with three-plus decades of experience who prides himself on having seen just about everything. By Matt Tait

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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

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KU says all home and away athletic events canceled indefinitely

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement Thursday that all athletic-related travel is canceled indefinitely, and home and away athletic events have been suspended in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

No. 31 Kansas tennis earns 4-3 win over Rice

Freshman Vasiliki Karvouni clinched a 4-3 win over Rice, helping Kansas to its seventh win of the season Saturday afternoon at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.

Kansas tennis secures 4-3 win over No. 41 Northwestern

Kansas women’s tennis picked up its second straight road win with a 4-3 victory over No. 41 Northwestern on Sunday afternoon at the Combe Tennis Center.

Kansas tennis defeats Illinois, 4-2

Kansas continued its winning ways by securing a 4-2 win over Illinois on the road Friday afternoon. The win moved KU to 5-4 overall.

Kansas tennis records 6-1 win over Tulsa

The Kansas women’s tennis team evened its spring dual record at 4-4 with a convincing 6-1 victory over Tulsa Tuesday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Sonia Smagina named Big 12 Player of the Week

After defeating a ranked opponent this past weekend, Kansas sophomore Sonia Smagina has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Kansas tennis knocks off No. 23 Washington

The Kansas women’s tennis team picked up a big 5-2 win on its home court Sunday afternoon against No. 23 Washington.

KU tennis falls to No. 8 NC State, 6-1

The Kansas women’s tennis team (2-4) dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 8 North Carolina State (9-1) Sunday morning at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center.

KU tennis suffers 7-0 loss to Wake Forest

The Kansas women’s tennis team was shutout on the road, 7-0, by Wake Forest on Friday afternoon at the Wake Forest Tennis Center. The Jayhawks fall to 2-3 on the year, while Wake Forest improves to 4-1.

No. 19 Kansas tennis drops 4-3 decision to No. 16 California

Kansas sophomore Malkia Ngounoue and freshman Luniuska Delgado upset 13th-ranked Anna Bright and Haley Giavara in doubles, but it was not enough as the No. 19 Kansas women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 16 California on Saturday to end the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

No. 19 KU tennis drops 4-2 decision to No. 22 Tennessee

In its opening match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, No. 19 Kansas tennis dropped a 4-2 decision against No. 22 Tennessee on Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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