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KU Athletics: Calling off 2022 Kansas Relays 'the financially responsible decision'

When KU Athletics Inc., decided to call off the 2022 Kansas Relays, citing ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the athletic department’s concerns centered around the financial implications of hosting the large-scale track and field event.

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2022 Kansas Relays postponed; KU planning 100th anniversary celebration in 2023

Because of “ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Kansas Athletics Inc., announced Tuesday that the 2022 Kansas Relays have been postponed. By Matt Tait

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Kansas Athletics announces hiring of new head team physician

Kansas Team Health is turning to a member of the United States Olympic Training Center to replace retiring head team physician Larry Magee at the end of the year. By Matt Tait

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Jayhawks Hoppel, Clemons, Dudarev all bow out on Sunday at Tokyo Olympics

Former Jayhawk star Bryce Hoppel and current KU assistant coach Christina Clemons both fell short of the finals in their track and field events at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

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KU's Bryce Hoppel, assistant coach Christina Clemons reach semifinals at Tokyo Olympics

Former Kansas track standout Bryce Hoppel’s charge toward Olympic glory will continue bright and early Sunday morning in the semifinals of the 800-meter run. KU assistant coach Christina Clemons also will look to qualify for the finals in the 100 hurdles on Sunday morning.

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Former KU thrower Mason Finley finishes 23rd in discus at Olympics

Former University of Kansas track and field star Mason Finley’s second trip to the Olympics concluded Friday in Tokyo without a berth in the medal round.

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Kansas Athletics launches new "Jayhawks Ascend" program designed to help student-athletes navigate NIL era of college athletics

Twenty-nine days after the NCAA’s new name, image and likeness rule went into effect, the University of Kansas launched a four-tiered policy on how to navigate the new era of college athletics. By Matt Tait

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Former KU thrower Gleb Dudarev has realistic expectations for Olympics debut

Gleb Dudarev, who has been a hammer thrower since he was 3-years-old, has quite literally been training his entire life for this moment. But even the former University of Kansas thrower knows to temper his expectations for his first trip to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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KU volunteer coach Christina Clemons enters her first Olympic Games as fan favorite

Despite being a debutant at the Olympics, Christina Clemons is already well known entering the track portion of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Kansas track coach Stanley Redwine overjoyed to finally clear Olympic hurdle

After qualifying but coming up short at five consecutive Olympic trials as an athlete from 1980-1996, University of Kansas track coach Stanley Redwine finally is headed to the Olympics with the United States track team.By Matt Tait

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No longer 'starstruck,' former KU thrower Mason Finley heads to 2nd Olympics with big goals in mind

Nearly five years ago, when it was time for Mason Finley to make his Olympics debut in Rio de Janeiro, the former University of Kansas thrower discovered the stage felt even larger than he had imagined. Now that Finley knows what to expect, though, he anticipates a different experience awaits him in the men’s discus this week in Tokyo.

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Quintet of Jayhawks slated to represent KU at upcoming Olympics

Five athletes with ties to the Kansas track and field program are slated to participate in this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo, bringing pride to the KU program and head coach Stanley Redwine. By Shane Jackson

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NCAA's Emmert: It is time to decentralize college sports

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday the time is right to consider a decentralized and deregulated version of college sports, shifting power to conferences and campuses and reconsidering how schools are aligned.

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Unexpected path still led to Olympics for former KU track star Bryce Hoppel

Bryce Hoppel’s string of successes in the 800 meters over the past couple of years made a trip to the Tokyo Olympics seem inevitable for the former University of Kansas track star. But his path toward qualifying turned more dramatic than Hoppel was counting on when he suffered an injury just a month before the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team includes 61 KU athletes

The names of 61 University of Kansas athletes appeared on the Big 12 Conference’s 2020-21 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, with 13 first-year Jayhawks earning a 4.0 grade point average.

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