Stories for June 25, 2021


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Former Jayhawk Mason Finley qualifies for second Olympic Games

Former Kansas track standout and current KU volunteer assistant coach Mason Finley took top honors in the men’s discus at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Friday, earning him a spot in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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Jake Schoonover's experience recruiting the area made assistant natural fit for KU football staff

Less than two weeks after Jake Schoonover joined the Kansas football staff as an assistant coach earlier this year, the man who hired him, Les Miles, was out of a job. Schoonover didn’t know in March who would become the team’s next head coach, but between his ties to the area and his belief in what the program could become, the new assistant knew he didn’t want to go anywhere.

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Kansas volleyball picked to finish 4th in Big 12 preseason coaches poll

The Kansas volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in the preseason Big 12 volleyball poll this week, three spots behind perennial power Texas and just a few points behind Sunflower State rival Kansas State. By Matt Tait

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Marcus Garrett, Jenny Mosser KU's nominees for Big 12 Athletes of the Year honor

Men’s basketball star Marcus Garrett and volleyball standout Jenny Mosser are KU’s nominees for this year’s Big 12 Conference Athlete of the Year honors, the Big 12 announced this week.

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Success of MOKAN alums in NBA playoffs thrilling to see for KU's players from same AAU program

Seeing eight MOKAN alums playing in this year's NBA playoffs has been a thrill for a few current Jayhawks who played for the Kansas City-based AAU program during their prep days. By Matt Tait