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NCAA votes to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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

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Former KU walk-on Terry Nooner joins KU women's basketball coaching staff

One of Kansas basketball's all-time favorite walk-ons is coming back to Lawrence. On Thursday night, KU women's coach Brandon Schneider announced that Terry Nooner would join the Kansas women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach. By Matt Tait

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NCAA moves toward allowing athletes to be paid sponsors

The NCAA is moving closer to allowing Division I athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own as early as next year.

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KU women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider relying on 'short list' to fill staff opening

Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider is relying on an ever-present list of names to help him fill an unexpected opening on his coaching staff during the current health crisis. By Matt Tait

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KU Athletic Director Jeff Long says Kansas has not considered cutting sports in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

While colleges and universities across the country wrestle with the idea of cutting sports to save money in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said no such discussions had taken place in Lawrence. By Matt Tait

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KU women's hoops assistant Larry Tidwell leaving program

The Kansas women’s basketball program on Monday announced that its top assistant, Larry Tidwell, was stepping down from his role as associate head coach. By Matt Tait

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KU AD Jeff Long, head coach Brandon Schneider looking for more after 'small step forward' for KU women's basketball during 2019-20 season

The Kansas women’s basketball team during the 2019-20 season endured another rough run through its Big 12 Conference schedule. But, as a whole, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long called KU’s fifth season under head coach Brandon Schneider, “a small step forward.” By Matt Tait

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KU AD Jeff Long says cost-cutting measures not on the horizon for Kansas Athletics

Pay cuts taken by coaches in the Iowa State University athletic department this week will not be replicated at the University of Kansas for now, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said. By Matt Tait

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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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No March Madness: NCAA cancels national championship tournaments

The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned.

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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.

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Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

The Big 12 and the other four Power Five conferences have canceled their basketball tournaments, putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt.