Stories for June 21, 2021


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Former Jayhawk Bryce Hoppel qualifies for Tokyo in 800

Former University of Kansas track standout Bryce Hoppel ran a top-three time on Monday night at the U.S. Olympic trials and will travel to Tokyo next month to make his first appearance in the Olympics.

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Kansas Athletics unanimously approves $100 million budget for fiscal year 2022

As the University of Kansas athletic department continues to move forward into post-pandemic operations, the Kansas Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a $100 million budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. By Matt Tait

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'Never flinched': How KU football C Mike Novitsky earned Lance Leipold's respect

Before Mike Novitsky became a starter as a redshirt freshman at Buffalo, his head football coach, Lance Leipold, doesn’t mind admitting now that the coaching staff was more than a little concerned about the state of the team’s center position at the time.

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High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case

The Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student-athletes, a ruling that could help push changes in how the student-athletes are compensated.