Stories for June 18, 2021


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Lance Leipold: Former Buffalo players helping KU football's transition to new era

Six of the newest players on the Kansas football roster already know what it’s like to play for head coach Lance Leipold and the assistants who followed him from Buffalo to Lawrence. And much in the way Leipold envisions staff familiarity helping the Jayhawks in his first year in charge of the program, because Leipold also is aware of what he can expect out of the UB transfers, KU’s new head coach thinks their presence will play a crucial part in the transition, too.

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NCAA memo: Emmert tells schools to act on NIL or he will

NCAA President Mark Emmert told the organization’s more than 1,200 member schools Friday that he will seek temporary rules as early as July to ensure all athletes can be compensated for their celebrity with a host of state laws looming and congressional efforts seemingly stalled.

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Former KU walk-on joins head coaching ranks at Northern Oklahoma College

Former University of Kansas walk-on Brad Witherspoon has been named the new head coach at Northern Oklahoma College. By Matt Tait