Stories for April 2016


Saturday, April 30

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Combine invites Ellis, Selden, Diallo

Kansas University senior Perry Ellis, junior Wayne Selden Jr. and freshman Cheick Diallo have been invited to the 2016 NBA Combine, set for May 11-15 in Chicago.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 30, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 30, 2016

KU men’s golf in 8th at Big 12

Sophomore Daniel Hudson shot a 7-over-par 151 through two rounds Friday of the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship on Friday at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Kansas tennis reaches semis

Kansas University's women’s tennis defeated Baylor, 4-2, and advanced to the Big 12 Conference Championship semifinals for the first time since 2002 on Friday afternoon at the Greenwood Tennis Center on the campus of Oklahoma State.

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Self: DeBruce Center ‘great’

One of the first things Bill Self did after returning to town from the last live period in recruiting was to check out the new 32,000-square-foot DeBruce Center, which opened Monday. By Gary Bedore

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Back on track: KU shortstop McLaughlin finds stroke just in time

A year ago as a freshman, Matt McLaughlin was one of the bright spots on a Kansas University baseball team that struggled to a last-place finish in the Big 12. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 29, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of April 29, 2016.

Friday, April 29

ESPN: Duke, KU are top programs of century on Thursday crowned Kansas University and Duke the two most successful NCAA Tournament teams of the 21st Century.

Kansas golfers hope for more than whisper at Big 12 Championship

There’s a rule in place in Big 12 college golf that says players cannot play the course that will host the Big 12 Championship for an entire calendar year leading up to the event. That means no advanced practice rounds, no scouting the greens, no friendly rounds with members to learn some of the local knowledge that might help when it counts. And for the Kansas University golf team, which is seeded sixth at this weekend’s conference championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas, that also means no problem. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Hadl deserves a bust in Canton

I intended to write about the professional football draft history of players from Kansas University, but then I glanced at the opposite page in the media guide and the lid flew off my head again, courtesy of one of the greatest injustices in sports. By Tom Keegan

Thursday, April 28

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 28, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of April 28, 2016.

KU softball game moved back

The threat of inclement weather rolling through Central Texas on Friday has altered the schedule of the Kansas softball series at Texas.

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Bob Davis recognized at state capitol

Bob Davis was restricted from speaking on both floors — the one thing that he’s done professionally and proficiently as voice of the Kansas Jayhawks — but he was recognized along with 150 years of the University of Kansas at Kansas State Capitol in Topeka Thursday afternoon. The Kansas House of Representatives also declared April 28, 2016 to be “Bob Davis Day.”

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Mario Little solid in Korean League

Former Kansas University basketball guard Mario Little averaged 16.8 points and 4.1 rebounds a game this past season for Anyang Korea Ginseng Corporation, which went 34-28 overall and advanced to the semifinals of the Korean League playoffs. By Gary Bedore

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D-day at the K: Huskers take defensive gem, 3-1

Renewing their former Big 12 rivalry for one night at the home of the world champion Kansas City Royals, the Jayhawks and Huskers waged a defensive showdown in front of a crowd of 2,368 fans and combined for just 11 hits in a 3-1 Nebraska victory. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 27, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of April 27, 2016.

Wednesday, April 27

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Tom Keegan: Linebackers give KU optimism

The big increase in the number of athletes in the Kansas University football program who achieved specific standards for strength and speed heading into this past spring football season, as compared to heading into the spring of 2015, revealed encouraging signs on a few fronts.

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Jackson No. 2 in final ESPN ratings

Josh Jackson hype took a slight hit on Tuesday when’s final Class of 2016 rankings listed the future Kansas University shooting guard as No. 2 high school senior prospect in the country.

Jayhawks, Huskers to clash at The K

Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price’s perfect record at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., will be on the line tonight against an old rival.

Tuesday, April 26

KU baseball ties Grand Canyon

Devin Foyle tripled home two runs in the ninth inning, and Kansas University’s baseball team tied Grand Canyon, 5-5, when the game was called in the 10th inning because of rain Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU women add Virginia transfer

Kansas University’s women’s basketball team has added graduate transfer Sydney Umeri, a 6-1 forward, KU coach Brandon Schneider announced Tuesday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 26, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 26, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 25, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 25, 2016

Kansas golfers finding success

Three years ago, the idea of the Kansas University men’s golf team heading to the Big 12 Championship hoping to topple the No. 1 team in the nation seemed ludicrous. Today, with the conference tourney set to begin Friday and No. 1 Texas looming, that is absolutely the Jayhawks’ goal. By Matt Tait

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Transfer target: Ex-Duke guard Thornton to visit KU

The recruitment of former Duke University basketball point guard Derryck Thornton is about to get serious. Thornton, a 6-2 freshman who recently announced plans to leave the Durham, N.C., school after one season, announced Monday he will visit USC this weekend, then Kansas University a week from today. He also plans to make trips to Washington and Miami before settling on his transfer destination. By Gary Bedore

Two KU women qualify for NCAA golf regional

Kansas women’s golfers Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn and Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee have been selected to compete as individuals in the 2016 NCAA Regional at Shoal Creek Club in Shoal Creek, Ala., May 5-7. The KU pair will make school history as the most number of Jayhawks to compete as individuals in an NCAA postseason.

Monday, April 25

Kansas softball no-hit by Bears

Heather Stearns pitched a complete-game no-hitter and allowed just one base-runner — on a walk — as No. 21 Baylor completed a Big 12 softball-series sweep of Kansas University with a 2-0 decision Sunday at Getterman Stadium.

Denzer’s slam lifts KU baseball

Freshman pinch-hitter Ty Denzer hit his second career grand slam to carry Kansas University to a 9-5 nonconference baseball victory over Samford on Sunday at Joe Lee Griffin Field.

KU's Kawinpakorn 5th at Big 12 golf

Kansas University senior Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn earned her seventh top-five finish of the season at the Big 12 Championship on Sunday at The Dominion Country Club and became the first Jayhawk to be named to the All-Big 12 Tournament Team four times in a career.

Kansas tennis downed by OSU

Short-handed Kansas University was no match for Oklahoma State’s 14th-ranked tennis team.

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Center of attention: KU alone in pursuit of No. 1 prep Ayton

Kansas University’s basketball program, which recently landed a commitment from Josh Jackson, the No. 1 prospect in the high school recruiting class of 2016, also leads for the top player in the Class of ’17. By Gary Bedore

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Kansas football strength on rise

Talking with reporters on the annual post-spring Big 12 football coaches teleconference, Kansas University coach David Beaty went into great detail about one of the areas he believes his team has improved the most since last season — strength. By Matt Tait

Sunday, April 24

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 24, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 24, 2016

Kansas rowing picks up victory

Kansas University’s rowing team won one race and placed second in nine others over the course of 12 races at the Big Ten/Big 12 Double Dual on Saturday at Devil’s Lake State Park.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA Playoff games of April 23, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA Playoff games of April 23, 2016

KU golfer Sakdee in 9th at Big 12

Kansas University junior Pornvipa Sakdee shot a second-round score of even-par 72 to keep herself among the top 10 at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship on Saturday at The Dominion Country Club.

Baylor softball upends KU, 3-2

Baylor rebounded from an early two-run deficit to upend Kansas University, 3-2, and clinch their Big 12 softball series on Saturday at Getterman Stadium.

Kansas baseball drops twinbill

Kansas University’s baseball team lost a doubleheader at Stamford on Saturday when its bullpen broke down in both games.

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Stigler reigns supreme in hurdles

It seemed fitting that Michael Stigler’s quest for the 2016 Olympic Games started in earnest Saturday at the 2015 Kansas University graduate’s favorite home meet — the Kansas Relays.

Saturday, April 23

Kansas baseball delayed by rain

A pop-up shower forced postponement of Kansas University’s schedule baseball game at Samford on Friday.

KU women’s golf in 7th at Big 12

Kansas University’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and Pornvipa Sakdee shot even-par 72 and were tied for eighth place after the first day of the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship on Friday at Dominion Country Club.

Baylor softball blanks Jayhawks

Kansas University managed just three hits and had its seven-game winning streak halted with a 3-0 Big 12 softball loss to No. 21 Baylor on Friday at Getterman Stadium.

Kansas tennis rips Sooners

Kansas University picked up its fourth straight Big 12 tennis victory Friday, a 4-1 rout of Oklahoma at Jayhawk Tennis Center.

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By a long shot: Canada’s Nedow puts it out there at Downtown Shot Put

Reese Hoffa, all 5-foot-11, 325-pounds of him, mimicked a fashion model as he walked down the runway toward the circle during introductions before the sixth-annual Downtown Lawrence Olympic Shot Put competition Friday at the intersection of Eighth and New Hampshire streets. By Gary Bedore

Friday, April 22

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 22, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of April 22, 2016.

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Tom Keegan: Ten shot putters ready for show

The buzz starts a day early, when pedestrians stop on sidewalks and watch city workers build the shot-put sector on Eighth Street between Vermont and New Hampshire. Everyone who sees it spreads the word that the behemoths are back in town, ready to super-charge another night in front of a big, boisterous crowd. By Tom Keegan

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Former KU vaulter Scott takes second in street vault competition

Seven-time Big 12 pole vault champion Jordan Scott has traveled the world competing in track meets both big and small the past decade or so. By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 21, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of April 21, 2016.

Thursday, April 21

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‘Mook’ just keeps getting better

For golfers, the lower they score, the more difficult it is to show significant improvement in their scores. Golfers get better, then worse, then better. The steps forward might outdo the regressions, but it’s never a steady forward march. Then again, never say never. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 20, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 20, 2016

NU freshman leads decathlon

Cale Wagner, a Nebraska freshman competing unattached, led the Kansas Relays decathlon Wednesday after the first day of competition.

Kansas baseball rips Baker, 19-2

Tommy Mirabelli and David Kyriacou each had three hits, and Ty Denzer belted a grand slam as Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Baker, 19-2, on Wednesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

Diver Charapich signs with KU

Kansas University announced the signing of diver Peri Charapich on Wednesday to the swimming and diving team.

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Bradford takes prep job

Former Kansas University guard Nick Bradford has been hired as head boys basketball coach at Mexico (Mo.) High School.

Wednesday, April 20

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KU quarterbacks Cozart, Ford granted hardship waivers

Both will open 2016 season as red-shirt juniors with 2 years of eligibility left

Kansas University quarterbacks Montell Cozart and Deondre Ford on Wednesday received word from the Big 12 Conference that their applications for hardship waivers had been accepted. By Matt Tait

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KU ties athletic department record with 6 perfect scores in 2014-15 academic progress rate report

The NCAA revealed Wednesday that Kansas University tied an athletic department record with six teams scoring a perfect APR score of 1,000 for the 2014-15 school year. By Matt Tait

Kansas tennis signs two more

Two international women’s tennis players have signed letters of intent with Kansas University.

Big 12 honors KU swimmer

Kansas University senior Chelsie Miller was named Big 12 Swimmer of the Year on Tuesday, and KU coach Clark Campbell was named Coach of the Year.

Kansas baseball thumps WSU

Kansas University counted two home runs among its five extra-base hits in a 9-3 nonconference baseball victory over Wichita State on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Beaty: Big 12 likely will have title game eventually

Tuesday’s annual post-spring Big 12 football coaches teleconference featured questions and answers about everything from position battles at individual schools to big-picture topics affecting the conference. Second-year Kansas University coach David Beaty was asked about both during the 10 minutes he spent on the phone. By Matt Tait

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Self offers Miege duo

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has offered a scholarship to Bishop Miege freshman Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, the son of former KU player Lester Earl,’s Eric Bossi reported Tuesday. By Gary Bedore

Tuesday, April 19

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 19, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 19, 2016

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New lawsuit says KU mishandled investigation of football player accused of sexually assaulting two women

Man was expelled four months after women reported assaults to the university, suit says

The same football player who sexually assaulted a Kansas University rower in fall 2014 also assaulted another rower the following year, a new lawsuit against KU alleges. The civil suit accuses KU of failing to properly investigate the second assault, failing to protect the victim from subsequent intimidation by the football player and allowing her own coaches to retaliate against her after she reported it, in violation of federal Title IX law.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 18, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA playoff games of April 18, 2016.

Monday, April 18

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KU coaches meet with Thornton

Needing to reload on the perimeter for the 2017-18 season, Bill Self is recruiting one transfer who played for a basketball blueblood last season. By Gary Bedore

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Second Kansas Blast underway

Monday marked the start of the second incarnation of a recruiting phenomenon known as the Kansas Blast for the Kansas University football program.

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Kansas Relays adds Thursday night, off-site pole vault competition

The huge success of the Downtown Shot Put has inspired an offshoot event for this week’s Kansas Relays, which open Wednesday morning and conclude Saturday night. The pole vault is moving off site for the first time this year, a brainchild of Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger, according to meet director Milan Donley. The parking lot outside of the Salty Iguana (southwest corner of Sixth and Wakarusa) will be turned into a pole vault runway and pit for the event schedule to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 17, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 17, 2016

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Kansas basketball coaches hit road recruiting

Kansas University’s basketball coaches were on the road tracking high school juniors in the recruiting Class of 2017 over the weekend, while continuing to work to fill three remaining scholarship slots for the 2016-17 team. By Gary Bedore

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Powerhouse: Brickey helps KU softball complete sweep of Texas Tech

At 5-foot-1, Kansas University softball leadoff hitter Chaley Brickey certainly doesn’t scream power hitter when she steps into the batter’s box. But those who have seen the four-year starter attack a pitch know exactly what kind of power lurks within Brickey’s arms and bat. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Top 10 potential KU football weapons

Here are 10 players who have the potential to deliver for Kansas University in a big fourth-quarter spot in a tight game. By Tom Keegan

KU men’s golf claims Hawkeye title

Four Kansas University men’s golfers placed in the top 10, and the Jayhawks won the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday at Finkine Golf Course.

Sunday, April 17

Kansas soccer tops Iowa, 4-0

Ashley Pankey, Tayler Estrada, Hannah Luckinac and Alex Schweitzer scored, and Kansas University’s soccer team defeated Iowa, 4-0, in an exhibition Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

Jayhawk tennis drops K-State

Kansas University upended Kansas State, 4-2, in the tennis Sunflower Showdown on Saturday at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium, the Jayhawks’ first win in Manhattan since 2008.

KU men’s golf leads Hawkeye

Three Kansas University men’s golfers put themselves in the top 10, and the Jayhawks lead the team standings after the first two rounds of the Hawkeye Invitational on Saturday at Finkbine Golf Course.

Miscues cost Kansas baseball

Twelve walks, three wild pitches, three errors and two passed balls doomed Kansas University to a 12-2 Big 12 baseball loss to Texas on Saturday at Disch-Falk Field.

KU softball upends TTU

Kansas University banged out 12 hits — three for extra bases — and clinched its Big 12 softball series with Texas Tech with a 6-2 victory over the Red Raiders on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

Saturday, April 16

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Future Jayhawk Josh Jackson makes impression on Napa natives

Detroit native Josh Jackson could have asked Prolific Prep founder Jeremy Russotti to take him to see Calistoga’s Old Faithful Geyser, tour a vineyard, go bike-riding on a mountain trail or even walk on the Boardwalk on his first day in Napa, Calif., two summers ago.

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Jayhawks found a few answers in spring

Thursday marked the final spring practice of the 2016 season for the Kansas University football program and, after finishing the spring semester and surviving finals, the Jayhawks will be given back to strength and conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson for the summer.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 16, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 16, 2016

KU volleyball inks Texas prep

Zoe Hill, a middle blocker from Houston Glenda Dawson High, has signed a national letter of intent with Kansas University volleyball.

Kansas softball trounces Tech

Kansas had two home runs and a double in a 10-run fourth, and the Jayhawks earned a run-rule-shortened 10-0 Big 12 softball victory over Texas Tech on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU baseball splits at UT

Kansas University split a Big 12 baseball doubleheader Friday at Texas.

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Azubuike scores 10 in Brand Classic

Future Kansas University power forward Udoka Azubuike, a 6-foot-11 senior from Potter’s House Christian in Jacksonville, Fla., scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in helping the East to a 131-117 victory over the West in Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic in New York. By Gary Bedore

Tom Keegan: Brad Frederick finds UNC's title-game loss still stings

Just 1.1 percent of the 351 Div. I college basketball programs advance all the way to the Final Four, at which 75 percent of those schools finish the experience on a sad note. Nobody can feel the difference between one side of that microscopic line that separates euphoria from torment, one shining moment from a hovering dark one, more deeply and freshly than those associated with the North Carolina basketball program. By Tom Keegan

Friday, April 15

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Tom Keegan: Greed is good in building Kansas roster

It pays to be greedy when assembling a college basketball roster, so even though Kansas University coach Bill Self already has the best collection of Big 12 perimeter players and the best post players, there is no such thing as an embarrassment of riches in sports. The more talent, the better. By Tom Keegan

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Ellis repeats as Big 12 scholar-athlete

Kansas University senior forward Perry Ellis on Thursday was named the 2016 Big 12 men’s basketball scholar-athlete of the year for the second straight season. By Gary Bedore

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Beaty gets first experience calling offensive plays

Second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty made waves on the first day of spring football back in March, when he announced that he, and not offensive coordinator Rob Likens, would be calling plays for the Jayhawks this fall. Last Saturday, during the Jayhawks’ annual spring game, Beaty got his first public opportunity to take a stab at calling the new offense. By Matt Tait

Thursday, April 14

Five KU men’s golfers on academic list

Five Kansas University men’s golfers — seniors David Auer, Connor Peck and Ben Welle, junior Chase Hanna and sophomore Daniel Hudson — have been named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Kawinpakorn on women’s list

Senior Kansas University women’s golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn was named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team, the conference office announced Thursday. This marks Kawinpakorn’s third consecutive Academic All-Big 12 First Team honor.

KU-UT baseball schedule altered

With the threat of severe weather in Austin late Saturday night and into Sunday, Texas officials elected to alter the schedule for this weekend’s conference baseball series between the Jayhawks and Longhorns at UFCU Disch Falk Field.

Brickey chosen 16th in pro fastpitch draft

Kansas University senior Chaley Brickey was selected during the third round as the 16th overall pick by the Pennsylvania Rebellion during the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) College Draft.

Tinsley’s walkoff lifts KU baseball

Junior catcher Michael Tinsley hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Kansas University to a 7-6 baseball victory over Omaha on Wednesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Tom Keegan: Kansas football scoring prospects slim

Overall, it appears Kansas University’s football team has more depth than at the end of spring football 2015, but still not have sufficient depth by Big 12 standards. The defense in particular looks deeper and more experienced. Yet, the search is on for signs that Kansas will have an easier time scoring than in recent seasons. By Tom Keegan

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Stayin' put: Freshman Bragg to return to KU

Bill Self stood behind a podium on the stage at Abe and Jake’s Landing on Wednesday night and told several hundred Kansas University basketball banquet-goers that he “knew what the situation would be with all our returning guys with the exception of one player.” That individual — freshman forward Carlton Bragg, who had been considering a jump to the pros since the end of the season on March 26 — took care of any remaining uncertainty by yelling from his seat, “I’m coming back.” By Gary Bedore

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 13, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 13, 2016.

Wednesday, April 13

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Carlton Bragg to return for sophomore year at KU

Kansas University freshman forward Carlton Bragg Jr., said Wednesday at the Jayhawks’ basketball banquet he would return to KU for his sophomore season. 

Hall to leave KU volleyball

Kansas University volleyball player Janae Hall will forgo her final year of collegiate eligibility to focus on academics, KU coach Ray Bechard announced Tuesday.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 12, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 12, 2016

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KU quarterback Willis throws at practice

The 200 or so students and faculty members who showed up to Memorial Stadium on Tuesday to watch the 14th practice of Kansas University’s spring football season were gifted with a pleasant surprise.

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks should improve; how much is unclear

The Kansas University football team held its second public and 14th overall practice of the spring Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, April 12

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Mykhailiuk reveals on Twitter he's coming back for junior season

Self says Svi to play for his country's national team this summer

Twitter is quickly becoming a friend of Kansas University’s basketball program.

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Svi Mykhailiuk confirms he's returning to KU for junior season

Svi Mykhailiuk will be back for his junior season at KU.

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Tom Keegan: Latest No. 1 like Wiggins

No. 1 in his class. Slender. Explosive dunker. Best suited to play on the wing. In those ways, Josh Jackson is similar to former Kansas University one-and-done sensation Andrew Wiggins.

Monday, April 11

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 11, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 11, 2016

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Top-ranked senior Josh Jackson picks Kansas

Josh Jackson, the country’s No. 1-ranked high school basketball player who vowed to keep his impending college commitment low-key, delivered on his pledge at 7:34 p.m. on Monday.

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Josh Jackson expected to announce decision at 7:30 p.m.

According to multiple national college basketball analysts, the exact time of today's expected college decision from top-rated Class of 2016 recruit Josh Jackson is set for 7:30 p.m. Jackson is expected to inform his family of his decision shortly before 7:30 and then reveal his choice on Twitter at 7:30.

KU tennis upends ISU

Shorthanded Kansas University surrendered two matches to illness forfeit and dropped the doubles points, but still managed to down Iowa State, 4-2, in a Big 12 tennis match Sunday.

Kansas softball routs Ga. Tech

Kansas University made short work of its nonconference weekend opponents. The Jayhawks routed Georgia Tech, 12-1, on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark for their third-straight run-rule-shortened victory of the weekend.

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KU’s spring game welcome distraction

Saturday afternoon’s spring game provided Kansas University’s football program an opportunity to turn its attention back to the gridiron and away from the heartbreaking news about the passing of former Jayhawk Brandon Bourbon. By Matt Tait

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Frog warning: Eight-run fifth dooms Jayhawks, 14-6

Although Kansas scored in four of the first five frames and produced 11 hits, the Horned Frogs’ monstrous fifth inning powered the visitors to a 14-6 rout in the series finale. By Benton Smith

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Can KU corral another No. 1-and-done today?

Today, for the second time in four years, Kansas University’s basketball program is in position to land a commitment from the country’s No. 1-rated high school player. By Gary Bedore

Sunday, April 10

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 10, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 10, 2016

KU soccer takes friendly

Sophomore transfer Alex Schweitzer had a goal and an assist as Kansas University beat Tulsa, 2-1, in a spring friendly on Saturday.

Kansas softball sweeps pair

Kansas University’s softball team claimed a pair of victories — 12-2 over North Texas and 10-0 against Georgia Tech — on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kawinpakorn claims golf title

Kansas University senior women’s golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn added a couple of school records to her résumé Saturday.

Kansas baseball blanked by TCU

Kansas University managed just six hits and surrendered 13 in an 8-0 Big 12 baseball loss to No. 6-ranked TCU on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Prep Jackson helps U.S. cruise at Hoop Summit

Josh Jackson, the top-rated high school basketball player in the country, scored seven points off 3-of-7 shooting and grabbed four rebounds as Team USA clobbered the World Select team, 101-67, in Saturday’s Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. By Gary Bedore

Spring game notebook: Jayhawks honor Bourbon

Before the pom-poms waved, the band played and supporters of Kansas University football cheered on the 2016 team during Saturday’s annual spring game at Memorial Stadium, the crowd of 1,200 fans, along with the players and coaches on the field, kicked things off with a moment of silence for former KU running back Brandon Bourbon, who on Friday was found dead near his hometown of Potosi, Mo., after a six-day search. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Spring ‘game’ good time to practice truth-telling, too

The spring football event, which used to be but no longer is a game, also serves as a dress rehearsal for reporters who cover the Kansas University football program. That’s another way of saying it’s a day to practice writing the truth without being mean, no easy juggling act in recent seasons. By Tom Keegan

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Early to rise: Transfer WR Gonzalez steals spring show

By far the loudest play of Kansas University's spring football game belonged to junior transfer LaQuvionte Gonzalez, a wide receiver from Texas A&M who sat out all of 2015 and has been dying to get back on the field ever since. By Matt Tait

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 9, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 9, 2016.

Saturday, April 9

2006 Jayhawks to be honored

Prior to first pitch in today’s Big 12 Conference game between the Kansas and No. 6-ranked TCU, the Jayhawks will honor the achievements of the 2006 Kansas baseball team, which won the Big 12 tournament and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

KU, Formby blank N. Texas

Andie Formby pitched a three-hit shutout and Shannon McGinley hit a run-scoring single in the fourth inning to lead Kansas University’s softball team past North Texas, 1-0, on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Women golfers in third place

The Kansas women’s golf team finished the first day of the Red Raider Invitational in third place with a two-round score of 577, two strokes behind leader Brigham Young.

KU tennis downs West Virginia

Kansas remained undefeated all-time against West Virginia as the Jayhawks defeated the Mountaineers, 4-1, in Morgantown on Friday afternoon. KU is now, 4-0, in the all-time series against the Mountaineers, 13-5, overall on the season, and 3-2 in Big 12 play in 2016.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 8, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 8, 2016

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Former KU running back Brandon Bourbon found dead

The six-day search for missing former Kansas University football player Brandon Bourbon ended in tragedy on Friday.

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Jackson decision expected

Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-7 senior shooting guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., who will play in today’s Nike Hoops Summit (2 p.m., ESPN2) in Portland, tells USA Today he will announce for either Kansas University, Michigan State or Arizona at a yet-to-be-determined time on Monday.

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QB Cozart offered to switch positions

Montell Cozart entered his junior season at Kansas University as the team’s starting quarterback, hoping for big things under a new regime, led by first-year head coach David Beaty.

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Jayhawks to focus on situations

The final score of today’s annual Kansas University spring game might better resemble what you’d see on a pinball machine than a football scoreboard.

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Tom Keegan: Likens’ title is wrong, but attitude is just right

It doesn’t rank high among the many reasons I believe David Beaty made a move he will live to rue when he decided to take the offensive reins from the hands of Rob Likens, but doing so while still leaving “offensive coordinator” as Likens’ title does eat at me.

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Kansas baseball slips past TCU, 4-3

Kansas University baseball players streamed out of the dugout following Friday’s 4-3 victory over sixth-ranked TCU with wide smiles on their faces.

Friday, April 8

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 7, 2016

Here's a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 7, 2016.

Thursday, April 7

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Mitch Lightfoot included in All-Star contest

Future Kansas University basketball forward Mitch Lightfoot, a 6-foot-8, 217-pound senior from Gilbert Christian High School in Arizona, has accepted an invitation to play in the Ball is Life All-America game April 30, at Long Beach City College in California. By Gary Bedore

Kansas baseball thumped, 18-11

Kansas University committed four errors and surrendered 18 hits in an 18-11 nonconference baseball loss to No. 16-ranked Missouri State on Wednesday.

Relays pole vault officially slated for parking lot

Kansas University officially announced Wednesday that the Street Pole Vault Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Kansas Relays.

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Kansas football assistant Likens takes liking to role

Speaking for the first time since the news surfaced that Kansas University football coach David Beaty would be taking over play-calling duties this season, offensive coordinator Rob Likens sounded a lot more like a man appreciative of an opportunity than disappointed about a demotion. By Matt Tait

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U.S. Summit coach Goolsby ‘honored’

L.J. Goolsby, who as head coach of KC Run GMC (formerly Pump N Run) the last 13 years has established himself as one of the top youth basketball coaches in the country, this week tries to turn a star-studded group of blue-chip high school basketball players into a true team. By Gary Bedore

Tom Keegan: Kansas WR coach Phillips’ résumé loaded

Jason Phillips, Kansas University's first-year wide receivers coach, is on the low-key side and doesn’t reference the big names and accomplishments of his football career unless you introduce them into conversation. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 6, 2016

How former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of April 6, 2016.

Wednesday, April 6

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 5, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 5, 2016

Kansas baseball tops Baker, 6-1

Colby Wright hit a three-run triple during a four-run first inning, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Baker, 6-1, on Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU men’s golfers 8th at Bulls Bay

Kansas University’s men’s golf team placed eighth among 15 teams Tuesday at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.

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Tom Keegan: Jayhawks finished as 3rd-best in nation

The answer to what happened to Kansas University in the NCAA basketball tournament as in what went wrong elicits a very easy four-word response: Villanova happened, that’s what.

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Ex-Robert Morris guard to visit KU

Former Robert Morris shooting guard Rodney Pryor, who averaged 18.5 points and 8.0 rebounds a game for the (10-22) Colonials last season, tells and he is planning on making a recruiting visit to Kansas University.

Tuesday, April 5

Women’s golfers compete in K.C.

Kansas University sophomore women’s golfers Kallie Gonzales and MacKenzie Sexe competed as individuals in the Kansas City Shootout on Monday.

KU men’s golfers in ninth place

A pair of Kansas University men’s golfers are positioned inside the top 10 as the Jayhawks sit in ninth place after the second round of Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club.

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Tom Keegan: My KU draft order

Pretend you’re an NBA general manager holding a pick late in the first round. You have a balanced roster with no one glaring position need. For the sake of argument, you can only choose from players on the 2015-16 Kansas University basketball roster.

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Azubuike added to Nike Hoops Summit

Future Kansas University basketball forward Udoka Azubuike has been added to the roster of the World Team for Saturday’s Nike Hoops Summit.

Monday, April 4

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New D-Line coach calls KU ‘dream job’

First-year Kansas University defensive line coach Michael Slater was only at Rice for one season when KU head coach David Beaty was calling the offense there, but that was long enough for him to waste no time saying, ‘Yes,’ when Beaty offered him a job at Kansas this offseason.

Kansas softball blanked by OU

Kansas University loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning, but the Jayhawks couldn’t push a run across — then, or at any point over the next six innings — in a 4-0 setback in the softball series finale Sunday at Oklahoma.

KU tennis falls at Tech

Kansas University won the double points, but then dropped four of five singles matches in a 4-2 Big 12 tennis loss to No. 13th-ranked Texas Tech on Sunday at McLead Tennis Courts.

Hillier in 7th for KU men’s golf

Freshman Charlie Hillier shot a 2-under 70 to put himself in a tie for seventh place after the first round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Men’s Golf Intercollegiate on Sunday at Bulls Bay Golf Club.

KU baseball falls to Baylor

Kansas University stranded nine base-runners in dropping a 5-2 Big 12 baseball decision to Baylor on Sunday.

Roy Williams an ‘off-the-charts’ grandpa

Roy Williams hasn’t been spending every waking moment in Houston — site of the Final Four — preparing his North Carolina Tar Heels for Monday night's NCAA championship game against Villanova. By Gary Bedore

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Tom Keegan: Self, KU haven’t always had talent edge

Kansas University forever appears on the lists of schools McDonald’s All-Americans are considering. That, coupled with Kansas winning the Big 12 every year, creates the sometimes-inaccurate perception that the Jayhawks always have a talent advantage when they take the floor. By Tom Keegan

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 3, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 3, 2016

Sunday, April 3

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KU football lands commitment from 3-star Louisiana WR/athlete

On Sunday, second-year KU coach David Beaty learned that Travis Jordan, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver/athlete from Louisiana had orally committed to join the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

KU mile relay teams 3rd, 6th at Texas

Kansas University’s men’s 4X400-meter relay team placed third to cap the Jayhawks’ final day Saturday at the Texas Relays.

Kansas baseball falls to Baylor

Sophomore left-hander Blake Weiman allowed only two runs over 6 1/3 innings, but it wasn’t enough as Kansas University fell to Baylor, 2-1, in Big 12 baseball Saturday.

KU’s Lokedi sets 10K record

Kansas University’s Sharon Lokedi shattered the longest-standing record in Kansas University track and field history on Friday.

Reid pitches KU softball past Oklahoma

Kansas University freshman right-hander Alexis Reid pitched six scoreless innings before allowing two runs in the seventh, and the Jayhawks defeated Oklahoma, 5-2, in Big 12 softball Saturday.

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KU punting game to see changes, DeForest forecasts

First-year Kansas University special-teams coordinator Joe DeForest may not yet have learned anything concrete about what head coach David Beaty likes to call the hidden third of his football team, but there is one thing about which DeForest already is certain.

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Diallo projected to go 26 in draft

ESPN’s Chad Ford has released his latest 2016 NBA Mock Draft, in which six of the top 10 picks are college freshmen. A seventh is 18-year-old Dragen Bender of Croatia.

Saturday, April 2

KU’s Kawinpakorn takes golf crown

A year after losing the individual medal in a playoff, Kansas University senior golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn left no doubt at the DAC/SMU Invitational.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 2, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 2, 2016

KU 4X400 relays advance in Texas

Both Kansas University’s men’s and women’s 4X400-meter relay teams advanced to the event finals of the Texas Relays on Friday.

KU tennis falls to TCU

Kansas University managed just one singles victory in a 4-1 Big 12 tennis loss to TCU on Friday.

Kansas golfer leading in Dallas

Kansas University’s Yupaporn Kawinpakorn shot a two-round total of 7-under 137 to take a commanding lead at the DAC/SMU Women’s Golf Invitaitonal on Friday.

Walk-off slam sinks KU softball

Kansas University was two outs away from a victory in its Big 12 softball opener when one swing turned the tide.

Krauth’s gem lifts KU baseball

Ben Krauth allowed just one unearned run off six hits over seven innings, pitching Kansas University to a 6-1 Big 12 baseball victory over Baylor on Friday at Baylor Ballpark.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 1, 2016

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 1, 2016

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Kansas hoops notebook: Jayhawks reach out to Delaware transfer Holden

Kansas University on Thursday reached out to high-scoring Delaware sophomore Kory Holden, CBS analyst Jeff Borzello reports. By Gary Bedore