Track & Field

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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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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

KU track wraps up action at Big 12 Indoor Championship

The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up their weekend at the 2020 Big 12 Indoor Championship at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, with the KU women finishing sixth as a team and the men placing ninth.

Dudarev captures another Big 12 title at indoor championship

University of Kansas thrower Gleb Dudarev collected his sixth career individual Big 12 title on Friday, when the senior from Belarus won the weight throw at the Big 12 Indoor Championship, in Ames, Iowa.

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KU introduces Marian Washington Trailblazer Series to celebrate Black History Month

Kansas Athletics is introducing a new annual series designed to celebrate Black History Month and honor some of the achievements and accomplishments of African Americans who have come through KU. By Matt Tait

Kansas track places 3rd at Wichita State triangular

To begin the 2020 campaign, the Kansas track and field team placed third out of as many squads in a triangular at Wichita State.

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A look back at the top KU sports stories of 2019

From titles and first-time triumphs to legal issues and hope for the football program, the past 12 months delivered several memorable moments and stories that will be talked about for years to come for athletic programs at the University of Kansas.

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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.

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Former KU track star and Olympian Diamond Dixon arrested in Lawrence

A former University of Kansas track and field athlete who was part of the U.S. Olympic team for the 2012 games in London was arrested in Lawrence early Tuesday morning.

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Former KU runner Bryce Hoppel signs with Adidas

A two-time NCAA Champion with the University of Kansas track program, Bryce Hoppel announced on Saturday he has signed a professional contract to represent Adidas.

Hoppel, Dudarev fare well at international events

Making his Team USA debut at the Pan American Games, in Lima, Peru, former University of Kansas track standout Bryce Hoppel took fourth place in the 800 meters.

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KU standout Bryce Hoppel will forgo senior season to run professionally

The Kansas track and field team is losing a sensational standout. In a letter to the fans, which was posted via Kansas Athletics Tuesday night, Bryce Hoppel announced he had decided to forgo his senior season to pursue his dream of running professionally.

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Despite ending impressive streak, Bryce Hoppel punches ticket to IAAF World Championships

It was a weekend filled with some good and bad news for Kansas standout Bryce Hoppel at the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium.

Dudarev places 4th at World University Games

Kansas thrown Gleb Dudarev was in action Tuesday, competing for his home country of Belarus at the World University Games in Naples, Italy.