Stories for March 2020


Tuesday, March 31

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Deposition alleges Long planned to fire Beaty before 2018 season began

Testimony also alleges inappropriate comments by KU's AD

Newly released depositions from former Kansas football coach David Beaty’s ongoing court battle with Kansas Athletics Inc. include claims that Athletic Director Jeff Long planned to fire Beaty even before the coach’s final season with the Jayhawks began.

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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike earns first team Senior CLASS All-American honor

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike has added another honor to his long list of accolades from the 2019-20 season. By Matt Tait

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Study: KU spent 3rd-highest amount in football contract buyouts in past 15 years

It came as no big surprise when a new study on spending in high-profile college athletics found that the University of Kansas has paid more than most to get rid of football coaches.

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KU signee Bryce Thompson still a McDonald's All American despite cancellation of annual all-star game

Future Jayhawk Bryce Thompson will go down in the KU record books and media guides as a McDonald’s All American — but unlike All-Americans in years past, he won’t get the chance to play in the annual high school showcase game. By Matt Tait

Monday, March 30

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NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and tennis players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility.

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Newest assistants on KU football staff all signed 6-year contracts

Only first 2 years are guaranteed

Each of the three newest assistant coaches hired earlier this year to join Les Miles’ University of Kansas football staff signed a six-year contract, with only the first two years guaranteed.

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'Stick to the game plan': Les Miles videos urge everyday preventive actions amid pandemic

Just like a slew of prominent athletes, leaders and celebrities of late, Kansas football coach Les Miles decided to use social media as a way to urge people to do their small part in fighting a global pandemic.

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KU's Udoka Azubuike named NABC Defensive Player of the Year

One week after watching teammate Marcus Garrett become a finalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award, KU senior Udoka Azubuike on Monday received national hardware for his work on the defensive end of the floor. By Matt Tait

Sunday, March 29

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'Hello, Twitter': KU football assistants coaching via tweets amid social distancing

Online clinics connect Dearmon with Hall of Fame QB

It began with Kansas football offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brent Dearmon, barefoot in his basement, standing next to a white board and saying, “Hello, Twitter.” The video featuring Dearmon, posted to the team’s Twitter account this past week, served as an introduction to the KU coaching staff’s latest way of navigating social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Benton Smith

Friday, March 27

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Production, planning for annual NCAA Tournament often a 9-month process

Shortly after the 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled, Bob Dekas, an 11-time Emmy winner who served as the lead producer for college basketball at CBS Sports for nearly three decades, gave the Journal-World a look at the work that goes into putting America’s favorite tournament on television. By Matt Tait

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Former KU All-American Ben McLemore joins movement to provide N95 respirator masks to hospitals in need

Former Kansas standout Ben McLemore is putting his heart and free time toward providing N95 respirator masks for doctors and nurses who need them. By Matt Tait

Thursday, March 26

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Pandemic already costing Big 12 millions and commissioner details uncertainty ahead

The Big 12 Conference lost two large revenue streams when the coronavirus pandemic canceled college basketball’s postseason tournaments, and the financial outlook of the league could look far worse if football games are lost in the fall.

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'Not everyone's going to like you': KU's Bryce Torneden remains confident as under the radar pro prospect

Bryce Torneden isn’t the biggest, fastest or most coveted pro football prospect coming out of the University of Kansas this year. But after arriving at the program’s pro day earlier this month in peak shape and showing off what he brings to the gridiron in front of scouts from 28 organizations, Torneden heads into the next stage of his football life feeling sure of himself. By Benton Smith

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Future Jayhawk Bryce Thompson named Oklahoma's Gatorade Player of the Year

The national Gatorade Player of the Year awards were released Thursday and a future Jayhawk was included among them. Bryce Thompson, a combo guard out of Booker T. Washington High in Tulsa, Okla., was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Basketball Player of the Year. By Matt Tait

Wednesday, March 25

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KU AD Long: Administrators discussing contingency plans for 2020 college football season

KU’s athletic director says the university is already talking about contingency plans in case the coronavirus pandemic that canceled the NCAA’s winter and spring championships affects the 2020 football season, too. By Benton Smith

Tuesday, March 24

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Postponement of Tokyo Olympics impacts KU, local athletes and coaches

Tuesday’s postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to 2021 brought with it mixed emotions for swimmer Michael Andrew. By Matt Tait

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In filing, KU reveals some evidence against former coach Beaty, says it's spent 'several hundred thousand' in court battle

Kansas Athletics Inc. says it has evidence that former football coach David Beaty broke NCAA rules while at KU, and that it has spent “several hundred thousand” dollars in the court battles tied to Beaty’s lawsuit against the university, according to recently released court documents.

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'It's really tough': Loss of spring practices could hit KU football hard

By this point of March, the Kansas football team was supposed to be four practices into its spring schedule. At least that was the plan before the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Instead, spring football as the Jayhawks know it will be lost, and it remains unclear when they will next have a chance to practice again. By Benton Smith

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Azubuike, Self receive votes for AP player, coach of the year

Dayton’s Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant swept the Associated Press’ player and coach of the year honors, the AP revealed Tuesday. But a couple of Jayhawks factored into the voting by the 65-person panel, as well. By Matt Tait

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NABC names KU's Azubuike, Dotson to All-American teams

Tuesday morning brought yet another set of honors for Kansas basketball standouts Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson, who both were recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for their strong 2019-20 seasons. By Matt Tait

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KU says massage therapist's alleged misconduct involved at least 6 female student-athletes, went unreported by trainer

An athletic trainer at the University of Kansas was aware of “at least some reports of unwarranted and unwanted touching” by a massage therapist who worked with female student athletes, university leaders said Tuesday. Shawn P. O’Brien, who has been charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child in an unrelated court case, allegedly conducted himself inappropriately with “at least six female student-athletes,” according to a statement from Chancellor Douglas Girod and Athletic Director Jeff Long.

Monday, March 23

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Matt Tait: KU AD Jeff Long attempting business-as-usual approach in 'incredibly awkward times'

You don’t expect to hear the words “incredibly awkward times” come from the mouth of a college administrator with three-plus decades of experience who prides himself on having seen just about everything. By Matt Tait

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KU athletic department monitoring physical and mental health of athletes amid pandemic

AD Long: No KU cases of COVID-19

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, University of Kansas Athletics Director Jeff Long said on Monday afternoon that neither any athletes on KU teams nor staff members within the department have tested positive for COVID-19. By Benton Smith

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Marcus Garrett named Defensive Player of the Year finalist

Kansas junior Marcus Garrett has been named one of four finalists for the 2020 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Monday. By Matt Tait

Sunday, March 22

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KU football off to fast start in 2021 recruiting

Even before University of Kansas football coaches secured a verbal commitment from hometown Lawrence High prospect Devin Neal this weekend, the program’s 2021 recruiting class looked to be ahead of schedule. By Benton Smith

Saturday, March 21

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'It’s home for me': Lawrence High's 2-sport standout Devin Neal plans to play for Kansas

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there hasn't been a lot of positive news as of late. For a brief moment, at least in the city of Lawrence, Devin Neal changed all of that with a single tweet late Friday night. Shane Jackson

Friday, March 20

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Lawrence High junior Devin Neal commits to play 2 sports at KU

Lawrence High’s two-sport standout Devin Neal will be staying home at the next level.

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Kansas standouts Azubuike, Dotson named 2nd team AP All-Americans

After teaming up to guide the Kansas basketball team to a 28-3 record and the likely No. 1 overall seed in the canceled NCAA Tournament, Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson on Friday earned second-team Associated Press All-American honors.

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Brent Dearmon points to former Auburn QB when discussing potential of KU signee Jalon Daniels

KU football offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon shared his appreciation for former Auburn QB Nick Marshall’s game when asked about the rushing ability of class of 2020 KU signee Jalon Daniels. By Benton Smith

Thursday, March 19

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Kansas coach Bill Self determined to find the right way to honor 2019-20 Jayhawks

During the week that followed the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament, the debate about whether to hang a banner at Allen Fieldhouse raged on among Kansas basketball fans. And, in a way, KU coach Bill Self was right there with them.

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With junior day canceled, KU football goes 'virtual' instead

Like college coaches in every sport throughout the country, the Kansas football staff quickly figured out in the past week or so that all of its recruiting plans for the immediate future would have to be scrapped. Instead of holding back, the Jayhawks pivoted and innovated. By Benton Smith

Wednesday, March 18

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Chris Harris Jr. agrees to free agent deal with Chargers

According to multiple reports Wednesday, including one from ESPN’s Josina Anderson, former Kansas cornerback Chris Harris Jr., has agreed to a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Kansas basketball finishes 2019-20 season ranked No. 1 in both major polls

The Kansas men’s basketball team officially has finished the season as the No. 1-ranked team in college basketball. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, March 17

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KU's Azubuike one of 5 finalists for Naismith Trophy

Although his dream of bringing a national title trophy back to Lawrence is now unattainable, Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike is still in the running for some meaningful hardware. By Matt Tait

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Former Jayhawk Chris Harris Jr. ready for free agency opportunities

Chris Harris Jr. has been looking forward to this week for what seems like forever.

Monday, March 16

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Kansas basketball coach Bill Self says Jayhawks were 'built' to win in March

During a conference call with reporters Monday afternoon, Kansas coach Bill Self said from his home in Lawrence that his players believed they were “built” to make a run to a national title. By Matt Tait

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Former KU football OT Hakeem Adeniji confident in draft status as NFL cancels visits

The plan was for Hakeem Adeniji to stick around Lawrence for a couple of more weeks. The former Kansas football offensive lineman would use his college town as a home base of sorts leading up to the NFL draft. That was before everything went haywire. By Benton Smith

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Marcus Garrett: 'We felt like it was our year'

Looked to by many as one of the strongest leaders on the 2019-20 Kansas basketball team, junior guard Marcus Garrett recently shared some of his thoughts and emotions about the abrupt end to KU’s season. By Matt Tait

Sunday, March 15

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PGA cancellations, lack of March Madness leave Gary Woodland 'a little lost'

Former Kansas golf standout and 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland said he felt "a little lost" after the PGA Tour's decision to postpone its season and the cancellation of March Madness. By Matt Tait

Friday, March 13

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Big 12 Conference cancels spring sports seasons

The Big 12 Conference on Friday evening announced that all conference and nonconference spring sports competitions through the end of the academic year have been canceled. By Matt Tait

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Kansas fans disappointed for themselves, KU seniors on gloomy Friday in Lawrence

Walking around Lawrence on Friday, you never would have known that the Kansas basketball season came to an abrupt end on Thursday, with the Big 12 and NCAA canceling the postseason. By Matt Tait

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KU point guard Devon Dotson's stay-or-go decision process arrives sooner than expected

After testing the NBA waters following his freshman season at Kansas, point guard Devon Dotson’s decision about what to do after Year 2 has arrived sooner than anyone could have imagined. By Matt Tait

Thursday, March 12

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KU men's basketball players express frustrations over abrupt end to 2019-20 season

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson needed just one word to describe his emotions after learning Thursday afternoon that the 2020 NCAA Tournament had been canceled amid concerns over the rapid spread of the coronavirus. By Matt Tait

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No March Madness: NCAA cancels national championship tournaments

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

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Disappointed Kansas fans in Kansas City try to find silver lining after cancellation of Big 12 tournament

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas basketball fans who on Thursday traveled from all across the state to cheer on the top-ranked Jayhawks in the Big 12 tournament had to find other ways to occupy their time. By Matt Tait

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KU says all home and away athletic events canceled indefinitely

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement Thursday that all athletic-related travel is canceled indefinitely, and home and away athletic events have been suspended in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

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

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KU women's basketball to open Big 12 tournament vs. Texas Tech

While the Kansas women’s basketball may have stumbled through conference play, the Jayhawks finished with their best regular season record since 2013 (15-14). Sure, 4-14 in Big 12 play is not ideal. But three of those wins came in the last six games, so the Jayhawks at least made some progress in the latter half of the season.

Wednesday, March 11

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Notebook: Marcus Garrett ailing as top-ranked Kansas preps for Big 12 tournament

There will be basketball played at Sprint Center this week, but how big of a role fans and a couple of Jayhawks will play remains to be seen. By Matt Tait

KU baseball falls to Iowa in series finale

The Kansas baseball team dropped the final game of the series to Iowa, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.

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Benton Smith: Jayhawks focusing on positives while bracing for bizarre March Madness

Kansas City, Mo. — At Sprint Center on Wednesday afternoon for a pre-Big 12 Tournament shootaround in front of thousands of empty seats, the No. 1-ranked Kansas Jayhawks got a little preview of what the unconventional version of March Madness that awaits them. At least in terms of the atmosphere. By Benton Smith

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Bowlsby: Big 12 limiting fan access to Big 12 tournament beginning with Thursday games

After five hours of conversations and phone calls Wednesday afternoon, Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced that the conference was implementing a “limited access” policy for the Big 12 tournament beginning Thursday. By Matt Tait

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NCAA announces upcoming basketball tournaments will be played without fans in attendance

NCAA tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that he made the decision to conduct both the men's and women's tournaments, which begin next week, with only essential staff and limited family in attendance.

Tuesday, March 10

KU softball falls to No. 20 Arkansas

Kansas softball was unable to pull off the upset of the No. 20 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday, dropping a 3-2 decision and suffering a 1-0 loss in the midweek doubleheader at Bogle Park.

KU men's golf places 4th at Bandon Dunes Championship

After the final round, the Kansas men’s golf team finished in fourth place and shot 7-over par 859 at the Bandon Dunes Championship on Tuesday. The Jayhawks’ top-five finish marks the fifth of the season.

Kansas baseball falls to Iowa

Kansas baseball (7-9) fell to Iowa (9-5) in the first of a two-game series, 8-0, on Tuesday evening at Duane Banks Field.

Chen claims runner-up at NCAA Championship Qualification

Freshman Jiayu Chen has qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships for the second straight day after finishing fifth overall in the 3-meter dive event at the NCAA Zone D Championships in Dallas, Texas. Chen compiled a 647.10 total score on the day.

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Big 12 Conference announces coronavirus-inspired changes for this week's basketball tournaments

The first signs of the coronavirus impacting Big 12 basketball arrived Tuesday afternoon, when the conference announced that locker rooms would be closed to reporters at this week’s Big 12 tournaments at Sprint Center and Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. By Matt Tait

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Media pegs KU's Udoka Azubuike as Big 12's top player; Marcus Garrett named to 2nd team

Make it two for two for Kansas senior Udoka Azubuike, who was named the Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year on Tuesday. And this one was close. By Matt Tait

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Kansas Senate committee advances student-athlete compensation bill

The state of Kansas is one step closer to a law that would allow student-athletes in the state to profit off the use of their name, image and likeness while in school — provided 15 other states pass legislation first.

Monday, March 9

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KU's Udoka Azubuike 'speechless' after earning Big 12 Player of the Year honor

It will go down as a week of firsts for Kansas senior Udoka Azubuike. By Matt Tait

Sunday, March 8

KU women's basketball falls to Kansas State in regular-season finale

The Kansas women's basketball team ended the regular season by falling to its in-state rival. The Jayhawks suffered an 83-63 loss to Kansas State on Sunday afternoon in the Sunflower Showdown at Bramlage Coliseum.

KU baseball drops series finale against Indiana State

Despite jumping out to an early lead, the Kansas baseball team dropped the series finale to Indiana State, 8-2, at Hoglund Ballpark on Sunday.

KU softball caps off perfect weekend with win over Wichita State

Kansas softball completed a perfect 5-0 weekend in the Rock Chalk Challenge with a 10-7 victory over Wichita State on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park.

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Big 12 coaches pick Udoka Azubuike as Player of the Year, name Marcus Garrett top defender

The Kansas men’s basketball team cleaned up on Sunday, earning several all-conference honors from the league’s coaches including player of the year and defensive player of the year. By Matt Tait

Kansas women's golf finishes 10th at Gator Invitational

The Kansas women’s golf team wrapped up the Gator Invitational in 10th place on Sunday afternoon at Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.

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Bill Self willing to rest Jayhawks if needed during Big 12 tourney week

After a hard charge to claim the Big 12’s regular-season crown, the Kansas Jayhawks enter the postseason in position to be picky about their approach. By Matt Tait

Saturday, March 7

KU softball improves to 4-0 in Rock Chalk Challenge

Kansas softball moved to 4-0 in the Rock Chalk Challenge with a 12-4 win over Kansas City and a 14-8 victory against Drake at Arrocha Ballpark inside Rock Chalk Park on Saturday. The Jayhawks are now 12-11.

Fifth inning dooms KU baseball as Jayhawks drop game to Indiana State, 9-3

A big fifth inning proved to be the difference as Kansas baseball dropped game two of a three-game series with Indiana State, 9-3, on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Notebook: Marcus Garrett's late layup in win at Texas Tech reminiscent of Devonte' Graham's heroics from 2 years ago

Lubbock, Texas — Saturday’s 66-62 victory by No. 1 Kansas over Texas Tech brought with it a hint of deja vu for head coach Bill Self. By Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Defensive confidence carrying Jayhawks into postseason as best team in nation

As shots refused to drop early in the second half, those offensive outcomes didn’t rattle No. 1-ranked Kansas, even as Texas Tech and its home crowd surged on every misfire Saturday afternoon inside United Supermarkets Arena. The Jayhawks long ago convinced themselves that they’re the type of team that can withstand most droughts and slumps. One more on the final day of the regular season didn’t fluster them. By Benton Smith

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Finishing the job: No. 1 Jayhawks cap Big 12 title with road win at Tech

Three days after clinching a share of the 2020 Big 12 title, No. 1 Kansas pulled off a hard-fought, 66-62 win at Texas Tech to claim the crown outright on Saturday at United Supermarkets Arena. And the funny thing was it didn’t even have to. With eight minutes to play in Saturday’s victory, Kansas coach Bill Self let his team in on a little secret. By Matt Tait

No. 31 Kansas tennis earns 4-3 win over Rice

Freshman Vasiliki Karvouni clinched a 4-3 win over Rice, helping Kansas to its seventh win of the season Saturday afternoon at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.

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Quick recap: No. 1 Kansas tops Texas Tech to win outright Big 12 title

Before the first media timeout of the second half, No. 1 Kansas became the outright Big 12 champion. The rest of it was just gravy.

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KUsports Live: No. 1 Kansas at Texas Tech

Follow along during the game with our crew and the community.

Friday, March 6

KU softball sweeps first day of Rock Chalk Challenge

The Kansas softball team picked up a pair of wins at home in Arrocha Ballpark on Friday.

Kansas records 6-1 win over Indiana State in series opener

The Kansas baseball team defeated Indiana State, 6-1, Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark in the opening game of KU’s first home series of the season.

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 1 Kansas at Texas Tech

A look at some of the keys for top-ranked Kansas in Saturday's regular-season finale at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. By Matt Tait

Thursday, March 5

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If appeal fails, KU could be facing postseason ban, coaching suspensions, other penalties

A lot is riding on the University of Kansas' 149-page, often blistering, denunciation of the NCAA allegations against the school’s vaunted basketball program. By Conner Mitchell

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Bill Self believes Jayhawks will remain focused in wake of KU's response to NCAA allegations

A day before KU released its response to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations, Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said he didn’t believe the scandal around the program would create any added distractions for his players as they prepare for the postseason. By Matt Tait

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In response to NCAA, KU argues evidence does not support allegations of violations

The University of Kansas on Thursday responded to NCAA allegations of recruiting violations, arguing that the organization’s evidence in the case is not credible.

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Riding momentum of NFL combine, Hakeem Adeniji competes at KU's pro day

Fresh off a productive and potentially career-making trip to Indianapolis for the NFL pre-draft combine last week, Hakeem Adeniji still wanted to show scouts a little more at the Kansas football program’s annual pro day. By Benton Smith

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Lawrence masseur accused of child sex crime had contract with KU women’s teams, university leaders say

A Lawrence man recently charged with a child sex crime had been on contract with several University of Kansas women's athletics teams since 2015, according to KU leaders.

Wednesday, March 4

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Why Kansas coach Bill Self was not totally surprised by Udoka Azubuike's career night vs. TCU

Kansas coach Bill Self’s first inkling that Wednesday might be a big night for senior center Udoka Azubuike came during shoot-around. By Matt Tait

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Benton Smith: Devon Dotson delivers again in his likely fieldhouse finale

Wednesday was a night for the Kansas basketball program to salute the only two seniors on the active roster, Udoka Azubuike and Isaiah Moss, as they played their final game inside Allen Fieldhouse. While that was the main event, and rightfully so, in a 75-66 Jayhawks victory, the co-headliner might as well have been Devon Dotson. You could call this his sophomore night, too, because he’s not likely to play any games for KU as a junior or senior. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: KU seniors have more trophies on their minds

With the Allen Fieldhouse stands still packed with fans, Kansas seniors Udoka Azubuike and Isaiah Moss delivered short-but-sweet senior night speeches following Wednesday’s Big 12-title-clinching, 75-66 victory over TCU.

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Udoka Azubuike's career night gives Jayhawks at least share of Big 12 title

After spending a year watching two other teams celebrate a Big 12 title, the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks jumped back into their familiar spot as the kings of the Big 12 Conference with a 75-66 victory over TCU on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

KU baseball defeats Creighton in home opener

The Kansas baseball team used timely at bats and solid pitching to earn its first home victory of the season, 3-2, against Creighton at Hoglund Ballpark on Wednesday.

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No. 1 Kansas beats TCU, 75-66

Jayhawks wrap up at least share of Big 12 title

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Tuesday, March 3

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Game Day Breakdown - No. 1 Kansas vs. TCU

A look at some of the keys for top-ranked Kansas in tonight's senior night clash with TCU at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

KU women's basketball drops home finale to ISU

The Kansas women’s basketball team couldn’t keep its recent late-season surge moving in the right direction on Tuesday night versus Iowa State.

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Senior night festivities driving KU center Udoka Azubuike to push to play vs. TCU

Out of the walking boot and back on the practice floor in limited capacity Tuesday, Kansas senior Udoka Azubuike has done everything in his power to position himself to play in Wednesday’s 7 p.m. senior night game against TCU at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait

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Quan Hampton to join former KU football teammate in transferring to UNI

Dom Williams won’t be joining a roster full of strangers when he transfers to Northern Iowa. Former Kansas wide receiver Quan Hampton announced Tuesday he has committed to the Panthers, too.

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One-year relationship between Isaiah Moss, Kansas basketball mutually beneficial

When Kansas began recruiting Isaiah Moss, he was expected to bring the kind of 3-point shooting that the Jayhawks simply did not have on their roster entering the 2019-20 season. And the plan worked. By Matt Tait

Monday, March 2

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Brazilian Jayhawks to be celebrated on KU's Senior Night

Don’t be too alarmed when crimson and blue aren’t the only predominant colors on display in the Allen Fieldhouse stands during Senior Night for the Kansas women’s basketball team. Some bold blues, greens and yellows will be popping, too, with the colors of Brazil’s national flag paying homage to the Jayhawks’ two Brazilian seniors, Mariane De Carvalho and Niccolly Ramalho.

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KU's AD to testify in support of state bill legalizing student-athlete compensation

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long will testify Wednesday in Topeka in favor of state legislation that would allow student athletes to be paid for use of their name, image and likeness.

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Kansas PG Devon Dotson one of five finalists for Bob Cousy Award

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson on Monday was announced as one of five finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to college basketball’s best point guard. By Matt Tait

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Former KU RB Dom Williams to transfer to UNI

A few weeks after making public his decision to transfer from the University of Kansas, Dom Williams made up his mind on a destination.

Sunday, March 1

Kansas tennis secures 4-3 win over No. 41 Northwestern

Kansas women’s tennis picked up its second straight road win with a 4-3 victory over No. 41 Northwestern on Sunday afternoon at the Combe Tennis Center.

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Christian Braun the latest Kansan to make a name for himself in the Sunflower Showdown

Add Christian Braun’s name to the list of native Kansans who have made their mark on the Sunflower Showdown. By Matt Tait

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Under-the-radar Azur Kamara shows potential at NFL combine

Neither a star on the Kansas football team nor a player who garnered the types of accolades usually associated with future pro football players, Azur Kamara got his chance to prove himself this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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Kansas coach Bill Self calls Udoka Azubuike 'questionable' for Senior Night

Udoka Azubuike’s status for the final home game of his college career is in jeopardy, Kansas coach Bill Self said Sunday. By Matt Tait

KU softball falls to Texas A&M in final game of Reveille Classic

The Kansas softball team fell to Texas A&M, 6-3, in the final game of the Reveille Classic on Sunday at Davis Diamond in College Station, Texas.

KU baseball falls to Western Carolina

The Kansas baseball team dropped a 5-3 decision to Western Carolina in the final game of the First Pitch Invitational at Fluor Field on Sunday.

KU swim claims 2nd at Big 12 Championships with program record in points

Kansas swimming and diving closed out the Big 12 Championships with a program-record 831 points and a second-place finish inside the Aquatic Complex at Mylan Park in Morgantown, W. Va.