Stories for April 2019


Tuesday, April 30

Late rally can't boost Jayhawks in loss to Air Force

The Kansas baseball team was defeated by Air Force, 3-2, Tuesday afternoon at Falcon Field.

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5-star Kansas target R.J. Hampton officially reclassifies into 2019 class

After weeks of wondering and speculation, Little Elm, Texas, guard R.J. Hampton on Tuesday made official his decision to reclassify from 2020 into the 2019 class. Hampton, a 5-star prospect who sits very high on KU’s wish list, announced the news in a video on Twitter. By Matt Tait

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A spectator a year ago, Anastasia Rychagova hungry to help KU at NCAA Tournament

It had been nearly two full decades since the University of Kansas tennis team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. And all Anastasia Rychagova could do was watch. By Benton Smith

Monday, April 29

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KU tennis earns NCAA tournament bid, home court for opening rounds

Huddled around a television set inside the Jayhawk Tennis Center on Monday night, the Kansas women's tennis team learned its NCAA Tournament fate and celebrated with flare. The Jayhawks are in this year's field of 64 as the No. 14 overall seed. They'll play host to Denver University at 1 p.m. Friday.

Sunday, April 28

Despite late rally attempt, KU softball falls to No. 11 Texas

On Senior Day and the final home game of the season for the Kansas softball team, a seventh-inning rally against No. 11 Texas fell short at Arrocha Ballpark. Texas earned the 4-2 victory, but was challenged late.

KU baseball rolls to 15-1 win over Furman in series finale

After jolting out to a four-run lead in the second inning, Kansas didn't look back as it blasted past Furman, 15-1, on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Latham Stadium.

KU men's golf claims 9th at Big 12 Championship

After completing its first two rounds of the Big 12 Championship on Saturday, Kansas men's golf had one final opportunity to rise up the leaderboard Sunday.

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Joe Dineen eager to prove himself with Broncos as undrafted free agent

What kept any of the league’s 32 teams from selecting former KU linebacker Joe Dineen in the seven-round, 254-pick draft? “I don’t know what they were looking for, but I’m confident in myself,” Dineen said. “All I needed was a shot. So I’m excited.” By Benton Smith

Saturday, April 27

Jayhawks sit in 10th place through two rounds at Big 12 Championship

After the weather in West Virginia delayed the start of the Big 12 Championship, Kansas men's golf took to The Greenbrier Golf Course for the first two rounds on Saturday. After 36 holes of action, the No. 29 Jayhawks sit in 10th place overall with a 577 (+17) total score.

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Undrafted Daniel Wise reaches free agent deal with Cowboys

One of the Kansas football program’s most important players during the past three seasons, Daniel Wise found out Saturday, later than anticipated, he’s leaving the Big 12 for the the NFC East. But the news didn’t come the way many figured it would. By Benton Smith

KU softball falls to No. 11 Texas

The Kansas softball dropped the second game of a three-game set with No. 11 Texas Saturday afternoon, suffering a 10-1 defeat in five innings at Arrocha Ballpark.

Furman starting pitching blanks Jayhawks

A strong start by Furman pitcher David Dunlavey stifled the Kansas offense in a 3-0 loss on Saturday evening at Latham Stadium.

KU track picks up 2 wins on final day of National Relay Championships

The Kansas track & field high jumpers picked up a pair of wins on the final day of action at the National Relay Championships at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Friday, April 26

KU track claims two meet records at National Relay Championships

Kansas track & field saw success on the first day of action at the National Relay Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with junior Bryce Hoppel recording a facility record and meet record in the 800-meter run, and freshman Zach Bradford earning a meet record in the pole vault. Along with the two meet records, 21 personal-bests were set by the Jayhawks on Friday-a number of which altered the KU all-time top-10 charts.

KU baseball wins season opener at Furman

Behind a pair of four-run innings, the Kansas baseball team recorded an 11-7 win at Furman in the season opener Friday night at Latham Stadium.

KU softball drops 3-0 decision to No. 11 Texas

Despite another strong pitching performance by Brynn Minor and sound defense, Kansas dropped the series opening game to No. 11 Texas, 3-0, at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU rowing records multiple victories against Creighton

Kansas rowing claimed victories in three of four races against Creighton on Friday evening at the KU Boathouse on the Kansas River.

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Former KU running back Jon Cornish headed to Canadian Football Hall of Fame

As productive as he was during his days with the Kansas football program, running back Jon Cornish will be remembered most for what is now officially a hall of fame Canadian Football League career. By Benton Smith

Thursday, April 25

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Daniel Wise projects as late-round NFL draft pick this weekend

It’s not often that the University of Kansas football program can boast it had players selected in back-to-back NFL drafts. By the end of this weekend, though, the Jayhawks should be able to make that claim. By Benton Smith

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Even if he goes undrafted, Steven Sims Jr. confident he can impress an NFL team

With the NFL Draft this weekend, former KU receiver Steven Sims Jr. remains hopeful that some scout from some franchise will like what he saw out of him — even if that means his chance at the next level comes as an undrafted free agent. By Benton Smith

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KU's Bryce Torneden excited for former teammate Kyler Murray ahead of NFL Draft

Late in the first quarter, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray motioned his receiver in the left slot to the other side of the field.

Wednesday, April 24

KU baseball surrenders three homers in loss to Creighton

A trio of long balls and stranded baserunners proved costly for Kansas as it fell to Creighton, 6-5, Wednesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Girod: KU has changed basketball procedures in wake of FBI case; 'We have to make sure we do it right going forward'

KU Chancellor Douglas Girod acknowledged Wednesday that internal procedures of the men’s basketball program have changed after a pay-for-play scheme ensnared two KU players, saying KU has to “make sure we do it right going forward.”

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Les Miles thinks players using college football transfer portal 'not out of necessity'

Since its inception in 2018, college football’s transfer portal has yet to lure any of the University of Kansas football program’s prominent players away from Lawrence with the idea of playing somewhere else, where the grass or artificial turf is greener. Even so, the Jayhawks’ head coach, Les Miles, didn’t come across as a supporter of the portal’s existence this week. By Benton Smtih

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As new KU deal is signed, it's unclear what Adidas will do to help prevent future basketball scandal

Adidas will do more in the future to help prevent college basketball recruiting scandals, a Kansas Athletics official said Wednesday as KU and Adidas announced a nearly $200 million dollar extension of their marketing partnership. But specific steps the apparel company will take to prevent a repeat of the past scandal — where three of its former employees or consultants have been convicted on federal fraud charges — weren’t announced.

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KU announces partnership extension with Adidas through 2031

Kansas Athletics on Wednesday morning announced that it had agreed to extend its contract with footwear and apparel partner Adidas through 2031. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, April 23

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Big 12 Conference partners with Learfield IMG College as sponsorship rights holder

The Big 12 Conference on Tuesday announced Learfield IMG College as its new comprehensive sponsorship rights holder.

Monday, April 22

Six Jayhawks named to Big 12 All-Tournament Team

Six players from the Kansas women's tennis team were named to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team, which was announced Monday by the conference office.

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KU football coaches opened recruiting period in K.C. and Kansas

The morning after KU’s final spring practice, the staff embarked on what was branded as “Operation Capture KC,” to open the current evaluation period. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks' success in doubles was key to capturing first Big 12 title

The Jayhawks had two different chances to clinch a Big 12 Championship for the first time ever.

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4-star prep G Cassius Stanley chooses Duke

On the same afternoon that Kansas basketball coaches and players learned center Udoka Azubuike will be back for his senior season, the Jayhawks missed out on a highly regarded prep guard who could have complemented the 7-footer inside. By Benton Smith

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Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike to return for senior season

For the second year in a row, the Kansas men’s basketball program got some good spring news from its biggest player. Udoka Azubuike will return to KU for his senior year. By Matt Tait

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Offseason progress helped Davon Ferguson stand out for KU in spring

A defensive back whose path through the college football ranks began at the junior college level, Davon Ferguson arrived at the University of Kansas in the spring of 2018 confident that his playmaking ability would get him on the field sooner rather than later. By Benton Smith

Sunday, April 21

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Big 12 champs: KU tennis claims first conference title since 1996 with 4-2 win over Texas

Kansas junior Maria Toran Ribes lofted the shot over the head of Texas senior Katie Poluta. As soon as the tennis ball landed on the other side of the net, Toran Ribes turned to her right and flung her racquet in the air. The racquet flipped five times before falling to the floor on the sixth court at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. Shane Jackson

KU baseball outlasts West Virginia in series finale

Backed by a strong showing from redshirt-freshman hurler Eli Davis, the Kansas baseball team earned the Sunday afternoon victory at No. 20 West Virginia, 6-5, at Monongalia County Ballpark.

KU men's golf finishes top three for fifth straight tournament

Kansas men's golf used a 5-under (279) round on Sunday to move up the leaderboard and finish in sole possession of third with a three-round 13-under (839) at the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

Saturday, April 20

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KU freshman Zach Bradford breaks 36-year-old record at Kansas Relays

The final day of the Kansas Relays featured a KU newcomer breaking an old record. Freshman pole vaulter Zach Bradford broke a 36-year KU record in the pole vault, clearing 18 feet, 11 inches on his second attempt.

KU baseball drops both games of doubleheader at WVU

The Kansas baseball team came on the wrong end of two close ballgames during a doubleheader against West Virginia Saturday at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Charlie Hillier carries Jayhawks through two rounds

No. 31 Kansas men's golf traveled to Iowa City, Iowa, hoping to continue their strong spring play after placing inside the top three in all four of their previous spring tournaments.

No. 20 Kansas tennis advances to Big 12 Championship final

No. 20-ranked Kansas tennis defeated No. 12 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship semifinals, 4-2, at the Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park Saturday afternoon.

KU softball falls in series finale to No. 12 Texas Tech

In the series finale, the Jayhawks were unable to muster enough run support for a solid-pitching performance by Brynn Minor. Kansas dropped the series-deciding tilt to Texas Tech, 4-1, at Rocky Johnson Field.

Friday, April 19

No. 20 Kansas tennis advances to semifinals with 4-1 victory over TCU

No. 20-ranked Kansas tennis opened the Big 12 Championship with a 4-1 win in the quarterfinals over TCU at the Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park Friday afternoon.

Kansas softball handed 10-2 defeat by No. 12 Texas Tech

In game two of the three game series with No. 12 Texas Tech, the Kansas softball team dropped the five-inning contest by a 10-2 margin at Rocky Johnson Field.

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Familiar faces to KU Relays continue to excel on third day

As he stood in front of the blocks, Kansas track and field alumnus Kyle Clemons crossed his heart and pointed up to the sky on the track at Rock Chalk Park.

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Top-10 big man Matthew Hurt chooses Duke

The Kansas men’s basketball team has missed out on another top recruit in the Class of 2019. By Matt Tait

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Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa declares for NBA draft, will return to KU if NCAA appeal is granted

With his appeal now formally filed, the path forward is finally clear for Kansas sophomore Silvio De Sousa. If the appeal is granted, De Sousa will return to Kansas for the 2019-20 season. If it is denied, he will leave. By Matt Tait

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$20M Allen Fieldhouse renovations likely to include concession, bathroom and other renovations

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Friday shed a little more light on a proposed $20 million renovation to Allen Fieldhouse.

Thursday, April 18

Kansas softball tops No. 12 Texas Tech

The Kansas softball team fought back a No. 12 Texas Tech rally attempt to earn its first victory over a ranked opponent in three years, beating the Red Raiders by a 6-4 margin at Rocky Johnson Field.

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KU lists multimillion dollar renovations to Allen Fieldhouse, stadium in proposed capital improvement plans

Multimillion dollar renovations to Allen Fieldhouse and David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium could be coming for KU Athletics, but details on what the projects would entail are not clear.

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Longtime KU administrator Jim Marchiony retiring from Kansas Athletics

Kansas Athletics on Thursday afternoon announced the retirement of a second member of its administrative staff this week, with Associate AD Jim Marchiony slated to call it a career in July. By Matt Tait

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Final KU football practice of spring used to set Jayhawks up for summer success

Though it may have seemed from the outside that the Kansas football program’s spring schedule culminated with this past Saturday night’s scrimmage, what with approximately 70 recruits in attendance and a Rick Ross performance capping the evening, Les Miles’ team wasn’t done with spring football quite yet. By Benton Smith

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New policy requires Kansas Regents approval for some head coach, athletic director contract extensions

Some contracts extensions for head coaches and athletic directors at Kansas universities will now need approval from Kansas Board of Regents officials before they can be offered.

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KU announces formal filing of Silvio De Sousa's appeal of NCAA suspension

On Feb. 2, during an impromptu press conference before KU’s home victory over Texas Tech, Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long spoke with fire and passion about the two-year suspension handed out to KU sophomore Silvio De Sousa for his guardian’s role in a pay-for-play scheme in college basketball and promised to appeal the ruling and fight for De Sousa’s eligibility. Today, now 75 days later, that process is finally in motion. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, April 17

Englund sits in 2nd of heptathlon after day 1 of Kansas Relays

After day one of the 92nd Kansas Relays, three Kansas women's track & field athletes sit in the top-six in the heptathlon with freshman Toni Englund leading the way for the Jayhawks.

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KU women's tennis team eager to host, make a run at Big 12 tournament this weekend in Lawrence

For the first time in program history, the Kansas tennis team is hosting the Big 12 tournament during the next four days at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. But the 20th-ranked KU women are hoping to do much more than create a comfortable and memorable weekend for their guests. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, April 16

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Energized Kansas basketball coach Bill Self at annual team banquet: 'I'm not going anywhere'

For the better part of his 45-minute presentation to a crowd of about 500 supporters during the Kansas basketball program’s annual postseason banquet Tuesday night at the Burge Union, KU coach Bill Self spoke of being reenergized and excited about what’s ahead while looking back on the Jayhawks’ 26-10 season. After it was over, Self doubled down on that thought, saying, in no uncertain terms, that he was at Kansas to stay and had no plans of going anywhere. By Matt Tait

Chou places 8th at Big 12 Championship

The Kansas women's golf team concluded three rounds of play at the 2019 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship on Tuesday, firing a 928 (+64) over three rounds to finish in seventh place. The Jayhawks posted a 311 (+23) on Tuesday to conclude the nine-team tournament.

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92nd Kansas Relays to feature Jayhawks of present and past

As professional, college and high school athletes flock to Lawrence for the 92nd Kansas Relays, Jayhawks past and present figure to stand out throughout the four-day meet at Rock Chalk Park. By Benton Smith

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3-star Texas prep WR Keith Miller III commits to KU football

Keith Miller III, a 6-foot-5 receiver from The Colony, Texas, who made an official visit to KU’s campus this past weekend for the team’s scrimmage and postgame Rick Ross performance, announced on Twitter his decision to commit to head coach Les Miles and KU. By Benton Smith

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Shane Jackson: With spring ball finished, Les Miles appears more comfortable at KU

As soon as the spring game ended, Kansas safety Bryce Torneden rushed back to the locker room to take a shower. He, along with the rest of his KU teammates, eventually made it back to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. By then, a stage had been set up near midfield for Rick Ross. But, as so often is the case, it didn’t take long for head coach Les Miles to steal the show. Shane Jackson

Monday, April 15

Chou on pace for top-10 finish at Big 12 Championship

The Kansas women's golf team sits in sixth place after firing a 320 (+32) during the second round of the Big 12 Championship Monday at the Golf Club of Oklahoma, which brings its 36-hole total to 617 (+41).

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Les Miles compares 1st KU football team to those he had at LSU and Oklahoma State

For a man who has gone out of his way the past several weeks to reveal as little as possible about what’s going on behind the scenes of his Kansas football program, head coach Les Miles made a relatively startling statement on Monday evening regarding his new team. By Benton Smith

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KU sophomore Silvio De Sousa facing potentially important week

Although there does not appear to be any kind of ruling on his appeal on the horizon, this week still could be an important time for the future of Kansas sophomore Silvio De Sousa. By Matt Tait

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KU administrator Larry Keating retiring after 5 decades in intercollegiate athletics

The Kansas basketball program is losing the man responsible for the Jayhawks’ consistently strong showing in the strength of schedule rankings. Larry Keating, an administrator who has served in various roles at KU since 2003, announced his retirement on Monday after five decades in intercollegiate athletics. By Matt Tait

Sunday, April 14

KU women's golf tied for third after day one of Big 12 Championship

Kansas women's golf opened play at the Big 12 Championship Sunday afternoon, playing 18 holes of play at the par-72, 6,341 yard Golf Club of Oklahoma. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is hosted by the University of Oklahoma and runs through Tuesday.

Ditzenberger records another walk-off win for KU baseball

Redshirt-freshman first baseman Dylan Ditzenberger walked it off for the second day in a row to help Kansas win its first Big 12 series of the season against Oklahoma State, 7-6, in 11 innings Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

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KU softball falls in finale to suffer series sweep against No. 2 Oklahoma

In her first at bat of the series, Oklahoma senior infielder Sydney Romero struck out in the first, just one of the four times she got out over the course of the Sooners’ series with Kansas.

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Chris Harris Jr., Todd Reesing impressed by 'energy' around KU football with Les Miles in charge

As two of the more impactful players in KU football history returned to Lawrence for the spring game and a weekend full of reunions, both Todd Reesing and Chris Harris Jr. felt upbeat about the current direction of KU football, under Les Miles. By Benton Smith

Saturday, April 13

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Notebook: Several 2020 targets in attendance for Jayhawks' spring game

As important as Saturday’s festivities at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium were for the Jayhawks who were able to show off their skills during the spring game, the weekend itself doubled as a giant stage for the program and its future under new head coach Les Miles.

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Running backs rule night, leading offense to 45-7 win at KU's spring game

Spring games aren’t supposed to reveal much of anything about a college football team’s potential — head coaches such as Les Miles would have it no other way. Benton Smith

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KU baseball bounces back to take down Oklahoma State

After a leadoff walk, Kansas junior Ryan Zeferjahn gave the Cowboys their 15th and 16th home runs of the series by the third at bat of the game.

Seniors help No. 20 KU tennis record 7-0 win over Kansas State

No. 20-ranked Kanas blanked Kansas State, 7-0, in the Sunflower Showdown Saturday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. The victory caps off a perfect 11-0 record at home this season as the Jayhawks finish the 2019 regular season 16-4 overall, including 7-2 in the Big 12.

KU softball falls to No. 2 Oklahoma

Kansas held the No. 2 Oklahoma (37-2, 8-0 Big 12) attack to only five runs in game two of the three-game series at Arrocha Ballpark on Saturday, but were unable to produce much on offense in a 5-0 loss.

Friday, April 12

KU softball suffers 10-0 loss to No. 2 Oklahoma

Despite holding No. 2 Oklahoma scoreless for the first three innings, Kansas dropped the series opener by a 10-0 margin at Arrocha Ballpark.

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KU point guard Devon Dotson declares for NBA draft, ready to go all-in on 'information-seeking quest'

Consider Devon Dotson’s decision to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft “an information-seeking quest.” That was the way Dotson’s father, Dana Dotson, described the move in a Friday phone call with the Journal-World a few hours after Dotson announced his intentions on Twitter. By Matt Tait

KU baseball blasted by Oklahoma State

The Kansas baseball team was hurt by a strong wind blowing out and a record-breaking number of home runs in a 27-6 loss to Oklahoma State Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

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'Physicality,' postgame concert expected to highlight KU's 1st spring game under Les Miles

Anyone interested in getting a peek at the early stages of Les Miles’ overhaul of the KU football program has the chance to do so at Saturday night’s spring game. By Benton Smith

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Kansas point guard Devon Dotson announces decision to test NBA draft status

Add another Jayhawk to the list of players testing the waters for the 2019 NBA Draft. Freshman point guard Devon Dotson on Friday announced on Twitter that he was planning to “test the waters and enter into the 2019 NBA Draft process.” By Matt Tait

Thursday, April 11

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Daylon Charlot striving for breakthrough season that has eluded WR so far at KU

When Daylon Charlot left college football juggernaut Alabama in 2016, he had extensive on-field plans in store for his next stop. The receiver from Patterson, La., didn’t anticipate it taking him long to become a prominent part of the offense at his new home, the University of Kansas. By Benton Smith

Wednesday, April 10

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Quentin Grimes says goodbye to Kansas, declares for 2019 NBA Draft

Dubbed a one-and-done player when he signed with Kansas in November of 2017, freshman guard Quentin Grimes made that fate official on Wednesday, when he announced on Twitter that he was declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. By Matt Tait

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Under center: Les Miles expects old school approach will benefit Jayhawks on some play calls

With any college football coaching regime change comes adjustments for the players who spent the previous season — or longer — studying, practicing and executing a specific set of plays. At the University of Kansas, where Les Miles this past November took over a wobbling program that has won three or fewer games each of the past nine seasons, some modifications will be more drastic than others. By Benton Smith

Big 12, ESPN announce new deal making select KU games only available online

Kansas fans will have to watch more games via online streaming moving forward

Tuesday, April 9

KU baseball completes sweep of Missouri State

Backed by strong pitching, the Kansas baseball team completed the season sweep over Missouri State with an 11-6 win Tuesday evening at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Les Miles provides details about KU's upcoming spring game

Les Miles isn’t particularly interested these days in sharing vivid details of what goes on during his Kansas football team’s spring practices. But during a brief session with media members on Tuesday evening, KU’s head coach provided some particulars of the format fans can expect for the spring game on Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith

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KU golf hall of famer, LPGA founder Marilynn Smith dies at 89

Marilynn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89.

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Mike Lee has bold takeaway numbers in mind for KU defense in 2019

Mike Lee’s bravado knows no bounds. Always confident and inevitably glad to let anyone who is listening know what’s on his mind, the Kansas football safety made it known this spring he has considerable goals in store for the defense in 2019. By Benton Smith

Monday, April 8

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Former Adidas executive agrees to pay KU for his part in illegal pay-to-play scheme

A former Adidas executive has agreed to pay the University of Kansas restitution as part of a federal fraud case involving college basketball recruiting.

Tadokoro moves up 26 spots, records under-par round at Clemson Invite

Sophomore Sera Tadokoro moved up 26 spots on the leaderboard to emerge as Kansas' leader after two days of play at the Clemson Invite, sitting in a tie for 46th.

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KU's Dedric Lawson eager to utilize skills gained at Kansas to carve out NBA career

Junior forward officially declares for 2019 draft

Kansas junior Dedric Lawson, who declared for the NBA Draft on Monday morning, spoke with the Journal-World on Monday afternoon about his time at KU, how he reached his decision and what comes next. By Matt Tait

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'Back and forth': KU's Dom Williams, Khalil Herbert splitting spring carries at RB

Considering how crowded the backfield seemed for Kansas ball carriers the past couple of seasons, the contrast during practices and scrimmages this spring could have felt jarring for Dom Williams. By Benton Smith

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KU junior Dedric Lawson declares for the NBA Draft

The list of available scholarships for Bill Self and the Kansas men’s basketball program grew to three on Monday morning, when KU junior Dedric Lawson officially announced his intention to declare for the NBA Draft. By Matt Tait

Sunday, April 7

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As college basketball season draws to a close, KU coach Bill Self sees hope at 2019 Final Four

As veteran teams Texas Tech and Virginia prepare to play for college basketball’s biggest prize, Bill Self’s 2018-19 Kansas team is left to reflect on the 26-10 season that ended in the second round. By Matt Tait

Kansas baseball defeats No. 11 Texas Tech in series finale

Behind a career day from sophomore designated hitter Tom Lichty, the Kansas baseball team downed Texas Tech by a final score of 13-9 on Sunday afternoon at Rip Griffin Park.

No. 14 Kansas tennis tops West Virginia, 6-1

No. 14-ranked Kansas tennis defeated West Virginia, 6-1, Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. The Jayhawks (15-4, 6-2 Big 12) have now won four consecutive conference matches, improving to third place in the league standings behind Texas and Oklahoma State.

KU women's golf in 18th place after round one at Clemson Invitational

The Kansas women's golf team opened play at the Clemson Invitational on Sunday morning, playing 18 holes on the par-72, 6,260 yard course at the Reserve at Lake Keowee. The Jayhawks finished in 18th place after round one, firing a 15-over 303.

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Carter Stanley in thick of yet another KU football QB competition

What better person to ask about the Jayhawks’ current situation at QB, considering this is Round 4 for Carter Stanley when it comes to vying for the most prominent starting job? By Benton Smith

KU men's golf takes third at Irish Creek Intercollegiate

No. 31 Kansas men's golf team jumped four spots in the third round of the Irish Creek Intercollegiate on Sunday.

Saturday, April 6

KU men's golf sits in seventh place at Irish Creek Intercollegiate

No. 31 Kansas men's golf finished the first two rounds of the Irish Creek Intercollegiate on Saturday, and sit in seventh place in the 16-team field.

Third Varsity Eight earns bronze at Sunshine State Invite for KU rowing

Four of Kansas' five shells raced in the grand finals on day two of the Sunshine State Invite, highlighted by one crew medaling, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida.

Jayhawks record 8 event victories, KU men win Battle on the Bayou

The Kansas men's and women's track & field teams took home eight event victories at the Battle on the Bayou in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday. The KU men won the team title at the meet, scoring 129 points to beat Ohio State, LSU, Penn State and Alabama. The KU women finished second in the team scoring to LSU.

Kansas softball drops series finale to No. 13 Oklahoma State

Kansas softball dropped the series finale to No. 13 Oklahoma State, 7-4, at Cowgirl Stadium. OSU scored runs in five of the six innings and a late Kansas comeback attempt was thwarted by the pitching staff.

No. 11 Red Raiders blast past Jayhawks

No. 11 Texas Tech used 16 hits to power past the Kansas baseball team Saturday afternoon at Rip Griffin Park. The Jayhawks suffered a 19-4 loss, dropping their second game of the series with the Red Raiders.

Friday, April 5

KU softball drops both games of doubleheader at Oklahoma State

The Kansas softball team managed just one run during a doubleheader Friday at Oklahoma State.

No. 14 Kansas blanks Iowa State, 7-0

No. 14-ranked Kansas swept Iowa State, 7-0, Friday night at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

No. 11 Texas Tech takes down KU baseball

The No. 11-ranked Texas Tech baseball team scored five runs the final four innings to defeat Kansas, 5-4, in comeback-fashion at Rip Griffin Park Friday afternoon.

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Former KU receiver Ryan Schadler, other Jayhawks attend Chiefs' local pro day

In the months since his KU football career concluded, Ryan Schadler has discovered the time he invested as a specialist is paying off. In fact, he hopes it will help him get his cleats in the door at the NFL level. By Benton Smith

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Rick Ross officially set to perform at KU football's spring game

The fans sitting in the bleachers at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on April 13 will get to take in more than a football scrimmage. By Benton Smith

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NCAA ‘aggressively’ pursuing evidence in college basketball corruption trial, NCAA president says

The NCAA is “aggressively” pursuing evidence obtained by the FBI for the college basketball corruption trials, NCAA President Mark Emmert said.

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Sophomore guard K.J. Lawson leaving Kansas

A source close to the Lawson family confirmed to the Journal-World late Thursday night that reports about KU sophomore K.J. Lawson entering the transfer portal were in fact true. By Matt Tait

Thursday, April 4

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Notebook: Jayhawks thin up front on defense this spring

College football roster numbers are always at their thinnest in the spring, when the previous season’s seniors are no longer involved and most members of a given program’s recent signing class have yet to arrive on campus. At University of Kansas practices these past few weeks, the lack of bodies is most evident up front on KU’s defense. By Benton Smith

Wednesday, April 3

KU softball tops Tulsa in final nonconference tilt

The Kansas softball team secured a win in its final nonconference game of the season at Tulsa, beating the Golden Hurricane 7-4 at Collins Sports Family Complex Tuesday night.

Dudarev earns Big 12 Co-Men's Athlete of the Week honors

Kansas track & field junior Gleb Dudarev has been named the Big 12 Co-Men's Athlete of the Week for his efforts at the Florida Relays, the league announced Wednesday.

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Give the man credit, Les Miles is going for it — for now

It’s been 137 days since Les Miles was introduced as the next football coach at the University of Kansas and in that time the program has taken on an entirely different look. By Matt Tait

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Though discreet, Les Miles provides some details about KU's spring scrimmages

While head coach Les Miles chose not to divulge much about what has occurred behind closed doors during the program’s spring scrimmages, which double as rudimentary versions of a game day in the fall, he did make it known that he has seen some promise from the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith

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Kansas coach Bill Self recommending time off for 'tired' Jayhawks

While the common response to a season-ending loss like the one the Kansas men’s basketball team suffered nearly two weeks in Salt Lake City would be to get in the gym and get after it so nothing like that ever happens again, KU coach Bill Self has advised a slightly different approach for the current Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, April 2

KU baseball drops midweek tilt with Wichita State

Cool temperatures and cold bats plagued the Kansas baseball team Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark in a 9-1 loss to in-state rival Wichita State.

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Les Miles: Penalties upsetting for coaches, players at spring practice

Already past the halfway mark of his first spring in charge of the Kansas football program, head coach Les Miles admitted following Tuesday’s practice that there has been some dissatisfaction with the Jayhawks’ progress — and that lack of fulfillment isn’t only being expressed by Miles. By Benton Smith

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Kansas junior Dedric Lawson earns consensus All-American nod

If the 2018-19 season does in fact go down as the only season for Dedric Lawson at Kansas, the junior forward from Memphis sure got his money’s worth. Lawson on Tuesday landed on yet another postseason All-American team, this one a third team honor handed out by The Associated Press. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: With Coach Cal in for life at Kentucky, will Kansas, others follow suit?

So John Calipari is now at Kentucky for life and the whole thing got me wondering if this kind of contract extension is going to become more popular in the coming years. By Matt Tait

Kansas tennis duo ranked No. 1; team ranking jumps to No. 14

KU's No. 1 doubles team of seniors Janet Koch and Nina Khmelnitckaia is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon.

Jennifer Marwitz named Big 12 Player of the Week

Senior outfielder Jennifer Marwitz has been named Big 12 Player of the Week for her performance against Baylor this past weekend.

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Bruising KU safety Mike Lee looking forward to new responsibility in secondary

As returning members of the Kansas football team’s defense learn the schemes, calls and nuances of new coordinator D.J. Eliot’s playbook, safety Mike Lee is thrilled about one component in particular. By Benton Smith