Former Kansas track standout Bryce Hoppel’s charge toward Olympic glory will continue bright and early Sunday morning in the semifinals of the 800-meter run. KU assistant coach Christina Clemons also will look to qualify for the finals in the 100 hurdles on Sunday morning.
Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025 on Friday, worried that their storied athletic programs were in danger of losing ground if they stayed in the Big 12. The Associated Press
Former University of Kansas track and field star Mason Finley’s second trip to the Olympics concluded Friday in Tokyo without a berth in the medal round.
Over the course of the past several months, Kaleb Purdy picked up scholarship offers from more renowned Power Five football programs than Kansas. But on Friday, the defensive back from St. Louis announced he plans to play at KU.
Twenty-nine days after the NCAA’s new name, image and likeness rule went into effect, the University of Kansas launched a four-tiered policy on how to navigate the new era of college athletics. By Matt Tait
According to a Friday morning Instagram post from Young Money APAA Sports, the agency that represents him, former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett has signed a free agent deal with the Miami Heat. By Matt Tait
Former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett went undrafted in Thursday’s NBA draft, leaving the Dallas native in search of a free agent deal to kickstart his professional basketball career. By Matt Tait
For the second time this summer, the Kansas football program has landed a three-star cornerback from the Dallas area, as Anthony Davis announced late Thursday night his commitment to the Jayhawks.
The New York Knicks ended up with Houston guard Quentin Grimes with the No. 25 pick in the NBA draft after dealing two picks that were higher.
Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. The Associated Press
Two of the Kansas football team’s key veteran leaders, junior safety Kenny Logan Jr. and super-senior receiver Kwamie Lassiter II landed on separate preseason watch lists on Thursday.
Kansas point guard Dajuan Harris’ August exhibition trip to Spain has been called off after the U.S. State Department added the country to its “Do Not Travel” list. By Matt Tait
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused ESPN of encouraging other conferences to pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference more quickly and without paying a massive buyout. The Associated Press
The decision by Texas and Oklahoma to pursue a move to the SEC came like a thunderbolt. The response to that decision shouldn’t, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said in some of his first public comments about unrest in the Big 12 Conference. By Chad Lawhorn
For former Kansas basketball standout Marcus Garrett, years of dreaming and imagining life as a professional basketball player have come down to a single night. By Matt Tait
As the future of the Big 12 Conference hangs in the balance, one thing is clear: The University of Kansas will need approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to make any type of move regarding its conference affiliation. By Matt Tait
Texas and Oklahoma made a request Tuesday to join the powerhouse Southeastern Conference, with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey saying the league would consider it in the “near future.” The Associated Press
Gleb Dudarev, who has been a hammer thrower since he was 3-years-old, has quite literally been training his entire life for this moment. But even the former University of Kansas thrower knows to temper his expectations for his first trip to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference, notifying the Big 12 they would not be renewing an agreement that binds the league’s members through 2025.
Despite being a debutant at the Olympics, Christina Clemons is already well known entering the track portion of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Barring a dramatic change of direction, Texas and Oklahoma are moving toward taking the Red River Rivalry to the Southeastern Conference in a seismic shift that will have repercussions in college sports from coast to coast. The Associated Press
Transfer point guard Remy Martin arrived in Lawrence on Friday, bringing the number of 2021-22 Kansas men’s basketball players on campus to 100%. By Matt Tait
University of Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation.
A nonconference matchup between the Kansas men’s basketball team and St. John’s will take place one day later than expected.
New Kansas football center Mike Novitsky enters the 2021 campaign as one of the top players at his position. Novitsky was named to the Rimington Trophy Watchlist on Friday, the Boomer Esiason Foundation announced.
The last time Texas got a wandering eye for an alternative conference affiliation it fueled a series of realignment in college sports that nearly killed the Big 12. Texas is once again exploring free agency, stealing the headlines at the Southeastern Conference media days and cranking up speculation about another round of conference shuffling.
After qualifying but coming up short at five consecutive Olympic trials as an athlete from 1980-1996, University of Kansas track coach Stanley Redwine finally is headed to the Olympics with the United States track team.By Matt Tait
With the start of preseason camp in early August on their minds all summer, Kansas football players have made sure to invest much of their down time in preparing on their own for the first practices of the Lance Leipold era.
Former University of Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa confirmed to the Journal-World on Tuesday afternoon that he is headed to Tennessee to continue his college basketball career at Chattanooga. By Matt Tait
Nearly five years ago, when it was time for Mason Finley to make his Olympics debut in Rio de Janeiro, the former University of Kansas thrower discovered the stage felt even larger than he had imagined. Now that Finley knows what to expect, though, he anticipates a different experience awaits him in the men’s discus this week in Tokyo.
Five athletes with ties to the Kansas track and field program are slated to participate in this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo, bringing pride to the KU program and head coach Stanley Redwine. By Shane Jackson
Since Lance Leipold agreed to take on the renovation project that is the Kansas football program, the team’s newest head coach said he has come to appreciate the excitement his players have for the new staff’s vision, which he hopes will make the Jayhawks consistent winners. Eventually.
What was supposed to be a summer scrimmage between fourth- and fifth-grade Boys & Girls Club basketball teams on Monday morning turned into a wild surprise featuring the Kansas Jayhawks. By Matt Tait
Not one of the three players who started at least one game at cornerback for the Jayhawks last year will even be on the roster when the Kansas football defense makes its 2021 debut in the fall. The two cornerbacks who end up on the first-team defense for the season opener on Sept. 3 versus South Dakota will make their first starts in a KU uniform.
Kansas point guard Dajuan Harris is scheduled to head to Spain in August to play for the USA East Coast all-star Red team in a series of games against international competition. By Matt Tait
Now entering his sixth season with the Kansas football program, super-senior Kwamie Lassiter II has seen plenty of receivers come and go through the years. During his interview session at Big 12 media days this week, the veteran leader told reporters what makes some of his current younger teammates stand out.
NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday the time is right to consider a decentralized and deregulated version of college sports, shifting power to conferences and campuses and reconsidering how schools are aligned.
In each of his 14 previous years as a head coach, Lance Leipold headed into his team’s preseason camp with a wealth of knowledge about the program’s personnel and a strong handle on what he and his staff could expect from most of the players once practices began. Leipold’s first summer in charge of the Kansas football program brings with it an entirely different set of circumstances.
The Kansas men’s basketball team will face North Texas in the opening round of the ESPN Events Invitational on Nov. 25 in Kissimmee, Fla., the network announced Thursday. By Matt Tait
In the roughly two and a half months the Jayhawks have been around their new head coach, even though they haven’t yet practiced under Lance Leipold's watch, Kansas football players are starting to learn about Leipold's persona, expectations and approach.
For most college football coaches, it’s never too early to talk about a quarterback competition. But as Kansas head coach Lance Leipold explained Thursday during Big 12 media days, his ability to forecast the race ahead for KU’s QBs remains far from fully informed.
Up early and dressed to the nines by 6 a.m., Kansas football players Kwamie Lassiter II and Kenny Logan Jr. spent the rest of Thursday lounging in the team facility in their suits instead of representing the program at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas. By Matt Tait
Day two of the Big 12 Conference’s football media days commenced Thursday morning at AT & T Stadium without Kansas head coach Lance Leipold and the two Jayhawks who were scheduled to join him.
The annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic is back in 2021, with this year’s charity basketball game slated for 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Free State High. By Matt Tait
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji said he knew he was going to come back to school “a couple of days after the combine,” and that the final decision came down to him feeling comfortable with his next move. By Matt Tait
If Kansas football linebackers coach Chris Simpson is correct, the best days of Rich Miller’s college career are just ahead of him, heading into Miller’s first season with the Jayhawks.
Kansas forward David McCormack was back on the court practicing on Monday afternoon, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World. By Matt Tait
University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff has turned to fellow-KU graduate Jason Booker to serve as his Deputy AD for External Affairs and Revenue Generation, KU announced Monday evening.
Two Kansas volleyball players are overseas representing their countries in the 2021 FIVB Women’s Under-20 World Championships that run through Saturday.
Jake Schoonover has only been coaching the special teams since joining the Kansas football staff in February, but he saw enough in the spring to be optimistic about the unit entering the 2021 campaign.
A former University of Kansas football player says the university offered him more than $50,000 in benefits if he left the program and stayed quiet about harassment he experienced from four other players on the team. The Associated Press
Earlier this week, Kansas linebacker and Lawrence native Cole Mondi became one of the country’s first walk-ons to capitalize on the NCAA’s new name, image and likeness rules. By Matt Tait
The way the media sees it, first-year Kansas football coach Lance Leipold has his work cut out for him, as the Jayhawks were picked to finish in a familiar spot in the Big 12 Conference in 2021 by select media members who cover the conference. By Matt Tait
One player on each side of the ball will represent the Kansas football program at the Big 12’s annual football media days event next week in Arlington, Texas.
As he travels the country working out for NBA teams who have interest in adding them to their roster, former Kansas guard Marcus Garrett has kept an eye on the roster at his alma mater. So far, Garrett likes what he sees. By Matt Tait
Bryce Hoppel’s string of successes in the 800 meters over the past couple of years made a trip to the Tokyo Olympics seem inevitable for the former University of Kansas track star. But his path toward qualifying turned more dramatic than Hoppel was counting on when he suffered an injury just a month before the U.S. Olympic Trials.
The final piece of the Kansas basketball roster for the 2021-22 season is in place, as Remy Martin has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft pool and will attend Kansas. By Matt Tait
The names of 61 University of Kansas athletes appeared on the Big 12 Conference’s 2020-21 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, with 13 first-year Jayhawks earning a 4.0 grade point average.
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji has decided to return to KU for his senior season after spending the last several weeks testing his NBA draft status. By Matt Tait
A former Michigan reserve linebacker who’s not far removed from receiving a four-star grade as a high school prospect, Cornell Wheeler announced on Monday he’s transferring to the University of Kansas.
It was the first major hire of his career as an athletic director and it came with extraordinarily high stakes attached to it, but Kansas AD Travis Goff's approach to hiring Lance Leipold as KU's next football coach earned high praise from those he came in contact with along the way. By Matt Tait
Throughout a spring practice schedule filled with uncertainty for the Kansas football program, a few of the youngest players on the roster discovered ways to shine through the transition.
Exactly what the Kansas basketball roster might look like next season became a little more clear on Friday, when Jalen Wilson announced he will return to Lawrence instead of embarking on a professional career this summer.
Kansas freshman point guard Bobby Pettiford is itching to get on the court with his teammates, and he will be one step closer to doing just that starting on Monday.
A high school big man in demand in Big 12 country and beyond, Texas prep Zuby Ejiofor committed to play his college basketball at the University of Kansas.
Thursday marked the dawning of a new era for college athletics, with the NCAA clearing the way for athletes to make money off their names, images and likenesses without violating any rules. Exactly how that will impact football players at the University of Kansas remains to be seen.
The college sports world changed overnight, when the NCAA board of governors approved an interim policy that allows athletes to be able to profit from their names, images and likenesses. By Shane Jackson
The University of Kansas women’s golf program has its new head coach, as Athletic Director Travis Goff on Thursday announced the hiring of former Denver head coach Lindsay Hulwick Kuhle.