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Andy Hyland

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KU mourns death of Edith Evans, wife of All-American Ray Evans

A dedicated and loyal Jayhawk supporter and the wife of former Kansas University athlete Ray Evans died early Tuesday morning at her Prairie Village home.

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Planned two-story student center near KU's Allen Fieldhouse to house Naismith's rules of basketball

Kansas University has plans to build a two-story student center next to the northeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse that will serve as the new home for James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, KU officials confirmed on Wednesday.

KU football player gets diversion for OUI case

A Kansas University football player has entered into a diversion agreement after an April arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence. James D. Sims, 20, entered into the agreement on May 9, according to a Lawrence Municipal Court clerk. As part of the one-year diversion agreement, Sims agreed to pay $1,060 in fines and costs, not to violate any laws for the duration of the agreement and not to consume alcohol. Sims, a starting running back last season, was arrested in the 1300 block of Jayhawk Boulevard shortly after 2:15 a.m. April 8. He also must agree to abide by any recommendations given following an alcohol counseling session. After his arrest, Sims was suspended for the first three games of the season.

Missouri lawmaker's vow: No Jayhawk license tags on his watch

Take it as a sign that even though the University of Missouri is leaving the Big 12 Conference, its rivalry with Kansas University is alive and well.

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A KU license plate in Missouri? It could happen

A Jayhawk on a Missouri license plate? No need to check to see if those pigs have sprouted wings. It could be a reality as soon as June 2013.

KU running back James Sims arrested for operating under the influence

A Kansas University football player was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence early Sunday morning, according to Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director.

Jayhawk fans invited to greet men's basketball team at airport, Allen Fieldhouse

The Kansas University men’s basketball team is returning to Kansas today and is scheduled to arrive about 6:30 p.m. at Forbes Field in Topeka, according to associate athletics director Jim Marchiony.

Jayhawks plan to return to Kansas at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

The Kansas University basketball team is scheduled to arrive at Forbes Field in Topeka at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eric Johnson, president and director of airports for the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.

KU wins the Academic Performance Tournament national championship

Kansas University grasped top honors in the website Inside Higher Ed’s annual Academic Performance Tournament, which uses teams’ graduation rates and academic performance to determine a winner.

KU says Title IX satisfied in case

Kansas Athletics has filed documents that show it has satisfied a Title IX complaint lodged by a former Kansas University swimmer who had hoped to encourage the university to offer more men’s sports.

Fans chirping over what could be last KU-Mizzou basketball game in Columbia

As Kansas University and the University of Missouri are ready to meet on the basketball court for what could be one of the last times, the game came with the usual amount of sniping.

Stipends for student-athletes? KU has mixed feelings

Former Kansas University football player Gary Green said an extra $2,000 could have gone a long way when it came time to pay the bills. “Playing football is pretty much a full-time job,” with practices, games and the like, said Green, a running back who played at KU from 2004 to 2008.

Visitor to KU campus to discuss intercollegiate athletics, higher education

Amy Perko, the executive director of the Knight Commission, will be in Lawrence next week for a dialogue on intercollegiate athletics and higher education.

Former KU athlete wins Brazil’s version of ‘The Apprentice’

When 28-year-old Kansas University graduate Jana Correa won Brazil’s version of the reality television show “The Apprentice,” her friend Erin Sheridan was watching a live feed of the show online from Nebraska.

KU athletics department says $58.8 million debt 'manageable'

According to documents from Kansas Athletics Inc. and an interview with its chief financial officer, the athletics department owes about $58.8 million in debt as of the end of the 2011 fiscal year, which ended June 30.

KU football players hope to find some luck with newly installed bronze Jayhawk

A new bronze Jayhawk statue found its perch Thursday just outside the Anderson Family Football Complex facing the south side of Memorial Stadium.

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Booth says addition to Allen Fieldhouse seems likely to be home for original basketball rules

Kansas Athletics Inc. is working with an architectural firm on a concept to house James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, said David Booth, the KU alumnus who purchased the rules at an auction intending for them to be displayed at KU.

KU Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger discusses Arrowhead game, team rankings at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Kansas University’s athletic director repeated old themes Thursday, saying he remains focused on helping student-athletes with the transition into adulthood.

Will KU basketball team play Wichita State? Zenger's not so sure after hearing about ‘chickenhawks’ comment

Speaking to Lawrence Rotarians on Monday, Sheahon Zenger, Kansas University athletics director, didn’t hold back when asked whether he would consider playing Wichita State University in basketball.

KU basketball player Thomas Robinson cited in misdemeanor battery case outside nightclub

KU coach Bill Self, associate AD Jim Marchiony aware of incident

Lawrence police have cited Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson to appear in municipal court on a misdemeanor battery charge in connection with an altercation outside a Lawrence nightclub, city prosecutor Jerry Little said Tuesday morning.

Lawrence Rotarians quiz KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger on variety of topics

Kansas University’s new athletic director said Monday he hopes to make the department a place where student-athletes train.

KU basketball a powerful economic influence

Rick Renfro, the owner of Johnny’s Tavern in Lawrence, knows that for the Lawrence economy, March Madness can bring forth a bumper crop of spending or can mean a significant famine.

Jayhawks doing pretty well in academic bracket too

The Jayhawks have proved they can win on the court, but their classroom scores are pretty good, too.

KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger at home on the road on outreach tour

Kansas University’s new athletic director got a chance last week to make good on a promise he made during his introductory press conference — to get behind the wheel and meet new people.

Dancing flash mob at KU basketball game provides popular floor show

Before she spotted the sign-up sheet, Lindsey McAlonan didn’t even know what a flash mob was. If they didn’t before, the 16,300 fans who packed into Allen Fieldhouse for the Kansas-Missouri basketball game Monday have a much better idea of what it is, too.

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KU's search for new athletic director cost just more than $6,200

The bill for expenses related to Kansas University’s recent athletic director search totaled just more than $6,200.

Kansas Athletics Inc., not KU, paying for funeral of Robinson's mother and cost of sending team to D.C.

When Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson faced a tragic situation, he was able to lean on teammates and KU’s athletics department for support, both emotionally and financially.

Former KU colleagues of new Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger remember him as driven, focused

Those who remember new Kansas University Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger from his days as a doctoral student at KU recalled a high-energy, focused and driven man who remained humble and true to his Kansas roots.

For a donation to the Assists Foundation, KU basketball coach Bill Self available for 15-minute chat on Christmas Eve

This Christmas Eve, there’s an opportunity to welcome one more addition to the family game of charades — Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self.

Kansas Athletics looking for bidders to run its retail, online stores

Kansas Athletics Inc. is accepting bids to operate its KU Store retail and online operations, five years after awarding the contract to Rock Island, Ill., based Sports Avenue.

Phone companies set up mobile signal boosters at Memorial Stadium to ease network strain during KU football games

All those texts, photos and calls zipping into and out of Memorial Stadium on football game days are putting a strain on wireless phone signals.

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It's a new song for Kansas Jayhawk fans; winner of alumni association contest includes all remaining conference schools

Out with the Cornhuskers, and in with the Longhorns. More than 50 years since it was last revised, Kansas University’s fight song has been tweaked, adding new Big 12 Conference opponents and taking out references to departing conference brethren Colorado and Nebraska.

KU libraries to get a boost from Jayhawk football team

A new fund-raising campaign for Kansas University’s libraries will get a boost every time the KU football team scores a touchdown this year.

Flyover planned before Saturday's KU-Georgia Tech game

The Kansas Air National Guard is scheduled to perform a flyover at Memorial Stadium before Saturday’s Kansas University football game.

Chancellor speaks on athletics search

Kansas University’s chancellor will be looking for a new athletics director with experience, integrity and a style that relates well to people.

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Lew Perkins' tenure as Kansas athletic director comes to a sudden conclusion — months ahead of schedule

KU's athletic director abruptly retires

The buzzer has sounded on Lew Perkins’ tenure as Kansas Athletics director. Perkins on Tuesday abruptly retired his post — effective immediately — accelerating his previously announced retirement by a full year.

Chancellor will use national search to find new athletic director

Hiring an athletics director will involve a nationwide search.

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Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin takes job at KU Athletics

Lawrence’s retiring police chief will begin work next month at Kansas Athletics as the director of security/internal controls.

Plans unveiled to accommodate KU-KSU football fans on a Thursday night

Kansas University has announced special parking plans and extra buses to help faculty and staff deal with a Thursday night football game later this semester.

KU students can take jab at fight song lyrics

New words needed after conference realignment; contest will be offered during Homecoming

As Kansas University residence halls fill up with students this weekend, the KU Alumni Association is hoping a few of the more creative types will help the organization out.

KU joins motion in support of trademark lawsuit filed by University of Alabama

Kansas University is one of 27 schools coming to the aid of a fellow school ensnared in a long court battle over trademarks.

Alumni, locals react to Perkins' retirement

Dana Anderson, a major KU booster whose contributions have helped establish the Anderson Family Strength Center and the Anderson Family Football Complex, said that Lew Perkins had mentioned the “concept” of retirement several times during the past year.

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Lew Perkins set to retire as Kansas University's athletic director at end of 2010-11 school year

KU’s A.D. to leave beleaguered department next year

Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins, the man who saw KU's athletic budget more than double, will retire Sept. 4, 2011.

Internal review clears KU's Perkins of wrongdoing

A Kansas University internal review of a former employee’s claims against Athletics Director Lew Perkins has found “no evidence” to substantiate them.

KU faculty, Gov. Parkinson express concerns over ticket scandal

A report of ticket misconduct at Kansas Athletics caused concern and disappointment among Kansas University’s faculty as they began to process the news.

Biggest, longest lasting impact of ticket scandal at Kansas University may have very little to do with tickets

When a scandal hits an athletics department at a major university, its impact is wide-ranging and can affect many different stakeholders of a university, observers say.

KU takes steps on Title IX issue

Kansas Athletics has reached an agreement with the government addressing a complaint that it discriminates against male athletes.

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