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Monday, May 31

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Former Virginia Tech backup D-lineman Zion DeBose transferring to KU

Zion DeBose never got a chance to play for Lance Leipold at Buffalo, but the former Virginia Tech defensive end plans to do just that at Kansas.

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3 more former Buffalo players — Rich Miller Jr., Ronald McGee and Michael Ford Jr. — transferring to KU

The Kansas football program continued to be a popular landing spot for former Buffalo players on Monday, as three more transfers announced they are joining the Jayhawks.

Sunday, May 30

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Trio of former Buffalo players — DT Eddie Wilson, WR Trevor Wilson and C Mike Novitsky — transferring to KU

The Kansas football program isn’t just adding former Buffalo coaches in 2021. A trio of former Bulls players announced Sunday they are following Lance Leipold and several of his assistants to Lawrence via the transfer portal.

Saturday, May 29

KU thrower Alexandra Emilianov locks up NCAA Championships berth

With a fourth-place finish in the discus Saturday at the NCAA’s west regional, Kansas thrower Alexandra Emilianov locked up an invitation to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Friday, May 28

KU's Samantha Van Hoecke nabs first NCAA Outdoor Championships invite

Kansas sophomore Samantha Van Hoecke secured her first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier this week by placing sixth in the pole vault at the west preliminary.

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'More decisive' now, KU football QB Jalon Daniels expects to bounce back from difficult freshman year

The inherent challenges that came with being a true freshman starting quarterback for a struggling Kansas offense literally blindsided Jalon Daniels at times in 2020. As the QB from Lawndale Calif., enters his second year in the program, though, Daniels feels more informed, and convinced he’s a better player as a result.

Thursday, May 27

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'What does Kansas need?': Jayhawks' introduction to program reboot to begin with help of strength coach Matt Gildersleeve

The first week that Matt Gildersleeve was in Lawrence, the Kansas football team’s new director of sports performance didn’t leave the facility without talking at length each night with his boss, head coach Lance Leipold, about their summer plans for a program in need of a reboot.

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Kickoff times, TV coverage announced for KU football's first 3 games of 2021

A few details for the first three games on the Kansas football schedule are now in place, as the Big 12 announced Thursday kickoff times and television plans for the early season slate.

3 KU track and field athletes secure NCAA Championships berths

With their respective performances at the west preliminary, Kansas track’s Gleb Dudarev, Zach Bradford and Hussain Al-Hizam each secured an invite to the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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KU women's basketball finalizes 2021 signing class

Juco center, 3 European freshmen joining Jayhawks

University of Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider’s 2021 recruiting class officially became finalized this week, as the Jayhawks added junior college center Nadira Eltayeb to an incoming group that includes three European freshmen.

Wednesday, May 26

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Transfer guards Remy Martin, Jalen Coleman-Lands officially added to Kansas basketball roster

Transfer guards Remy Martin and Jalen Coleman-Lands officially joined the Kansas basketball program on Wednesday, when their paperwork arrived at the KU basketball offices. By Matt Tait

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Juco big man Sydney Curry announces de-commitment from Kansas

Junior college prospect and University of Kansas basketball signee Sydney Curry announced Wednesday that he was reopening his recruitment. By Matt Tait

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New assistants aim to get KU O-linemen playing fast, physical style of football

As Andy Kotelnicki attempts in the months ahead to revive the Kansas football offense, the Jayhawks’ new coordinator and play-caller knows whatever level of success the team achieves will depend upon what transpires at the line of scrimmage. According to Kotelnicki, the offensive line is the most important position group in football.

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Longtime KU athletic administrators Monte Johnson, Larry Keating die on the same day

Kansas Athletics lost two longtime, highly respected members of its administrative family on Tuesday, when former KU Athletic Director Monte Johnson and former Associate AD Larry Keating died at the ages of 84 and 76. By Matt Tait

Tuesday, May 25

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KU baseball falls 8-7 to West Virginia in Big 12 tourney play-in game

The 2021 Kansas baseball season came to an end Tuesday night in Oklahoma City when KU closer Jonah Ulane walked in the winning run in an 8-7 loss to West Virginia. By Matt Tait

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Emmett Jones: Steven McBride emerged for KU's young WRs group this spring

When Emmett Jones wasn’t handling the big picture responsibilities that came with his stint as the football team’s interim head coach this spring, the third-year Kansas assistant also stayed plenty busy in his normal role, coaching up the receivers. What Jones saw from the young group over the course of 15 practices proved gratifying for the position coach.

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Big 12 Conference announces partnership with basketball technology company ShotTracker

The Big 12 Conference on Tuesday announced a multiyear partnership with ShotTracker to install and operate its technology for all men’s and women’s basketball programs. By Matt Tait

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Lance Leipold looking forward to getting to know Jayhawks better

It will still be a little while before Kansas football coach Lance Leipold feels like he truly knows his team’s personnel. Just as the Jayhawks’ new leader got to campus a few weeks ago, many of the players were wrapping up spring semester finals and headed out of town. So — for now at least — Leipold is waiting to make any judgments about the roster he inherited.

Monday, May 24

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'I wonder if I'll ever get the chance': Brian Borland's lengthy coaching journey brings him to KU football

There were points during Brian Borland’s long coaching career, he admits, when he never thought he would become a coordinator for a Power Five college football program. In Borland’s industry, countless coaches try to work their way through the ranks, chasing the chance to eventually catch a break in one of college football’s top conferences. More of them than one could count never get the type of opportunity Borland has as the new defensive coordinator for Kansas football.

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15 years later, former KU shooting guard Keith Langford joins list of Jayhawk graduates

In case you missed it, one of the newest KU graduates with ties to the University of Kansas basketball program recently completed the work for his degree nearly 20 years after he first started taking classes.

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Lance Leipold debuts at No. 35 on list ranking Power Five head coaches

Lance Leipold’s first game leading a Power Five football program is still months away. But the former Wisconsin-Whitewater and Buffalo head coach arrived at the University of Kansas with a strong enough reputation to outrank 30 of his peers in CBS Sports’ annual Power Five coach rankings.

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9th-seeded Kansas baseball to face No. 8 seed West Virginia in Big 12 tourney play-in game

The Kansas baseball team will be playing for its postseason life on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where it will face West Virginia in a play-in game in the Big 12 tournament. First pitch at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is slated for 6 p.m., on ESPN+ and the winner will earn a spot in the eight-team, double-elimination bracket.

Friday, May 21

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New coordinator Andy Kotelnicki quickly familiarizing himself with KU's offensive personnel

Andy Kotelnicki has only been at the University of Kansas long enough to have “coffee dates” with many of the football players he’ll soon be coaching. As the Jayhawks’ new offensive coordinator settles in, Kotelnicki plans to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved.

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Former KU DE Marcus Harris transferring to Auburn

A second former Kansas defensive lineman has emerged from the transfer portal in SEC country.

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NCAA's D1 Council hopes athlete pay rules hashed out in June

The NCAA Division I Council plans to act on legislative proposals next month that would allow athletes to be paid to be sponsors, social media influencers and product endorsers, the governing body for college sports announced Wednesday.

Thursday, May 20

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Woodland one of 30 players under par after Round 1 of PGA Championship

Former University of Kansas All-American Gary Woodland was one of 30 golfers — out of 156 in the tournament — to shoot under par during Thursday’s opening round of the PGA Championship, golf's second major of the season.

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Kansas basketball headed to Orlando in November

KU announced on Thursday that the Jayhawks are one of eight teams who will play in the 2021 ESPN Events Invitational — previously known as the Orlando Invitational — on Nov. 25, 26 and 28 at HP Field House at ESPN World of Sports near Orlando. By Matt Tait

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KU football to open 2021 season with back-to-back Friday night games

Lance Leipold’s first season leading the Kansas football program will now include back-to-back Friday night dates to open the 2021 campaign.

Wednesday, May 19

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KU D-line coach Kwahn Drake explains positive outlook, despite departure of projected starters

The Kansas football program’s transition to a new coaching regime included a tandem setback in the trenches, as defensive end Marcus Harris and nose tackle Da’Jon Terry opted to transfer out of the program. Yet the position group’s leader, third-year D-line coach Kwahn Drake, downplayed this week what type of blow that might be for the unit.

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Despite strong final day, Kansas men's golf team comes up just short of advancing at Tallahassee regional

The Kansas Jayhawks fired the fourth best team score of the final round in Tallahassee, Fla., on Wednesday, but the team's hot day ended with KU coming up three strokes shy of cracking the top five to advance to the NCAA Championships later this month. By Matt Tait

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'I want to be a part of the change': Why Emmett Jones stuck with KU football

The latest search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas didn’t conclude with a promotion for Emmett Jones, who led the Jayhawks on an interim basis throughout the spring. Nevertheless, the receivers coach didn’t hesitate to stick around when Lance Leipold took over the program and offered him that chance.

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Kansas basketball lands commitment from Iowa State transfer Jalen Coleman-Lands

The Kansas men’s basketball program’s busy offseason raged on Wednesday, when the Jayhawks landed a commitment from another newcomer, 6-foot-4 super senior Jalen Coleman-Lands from Iowa State. By Matt Tait

Kansas baseball completes season sweep of Missouri

The Kansas baseball team completed the season sweep of Missouri with a 9-8 victory at Taylor Stadium on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 18

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Lance Leipold expects coordinators to play key roles in KU football rebuilding project

Before the Kansas football team’s new offensive and defensive coordinators fielded questions from reporters for the first time since joining the staff, their boss, Lance Leipold, reiterated how important he thought it was to bring them and several of his longtime coaches aboard.

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Rob Ianello joins Lance Leipold's KU football staff as general manager

Formerly a Kansas football assistant under another coaching regime, Rob Ianello has in fact returned to Lawrence and joined Lance Leipold’s new staff, just not in an on-field role.

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KU men's golf improves score, drops spot at NCAA Regionals

The Kansas men’s golf team improved its score by two strokes but dropped a spot in the standings after Tuesday’s second round of NCAA Regionals in Tallahasse, Fla. By Matt Tait

Monday, May 17

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Arizona State transfer Remy Martin commits to Kansas

The Journal-World has confirmed that Arizona State transfer Remy Martin has committed to join the Kansas basketball program as long as he returns to college for the 2021-22 season. By Matt Tait

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KU football's new assistants sign 3-year contracts

The Kansas football team’s newest assistant coaches all signed three-year contracts when they followed their boss Lance Leipold from Buffalo to Lawrence.

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KU men's golf in the hunt after Round 1 at NCAA Regionals in Tallahassee, Fla.

The Kansas men’s golf team finished Round 1 in a tie for sixth place at the 14-team NCAA Regional tournament in Tallahassee, Fla.

Kansas track takes home 3 individual titles at Big 12 Outdoor Championship

The Kansas track and field program added two more individual titles on the final day of the Big 12 Outdoor Championship in Manhattan on Sunday.

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A look at KU football QBs coach Jim Zebrowski's résumé

An assistant for head coach Lance Leipold at both Buffalo and Wisconsin-Whitewater, Jim Zebrowski is the latest man in charge of the Kansas football program’s quarterbacks room.

Sunday, May 16

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KU great Paul Pierce elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021 class

Former University of Kansas All-American Paul Pierce was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 2021 class during a Sunday morning ceremony on ESPN. By Matt Tait

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KU hoops adds preferred walk-on from San Diego

The Kansas men’s basketball roster grew by one on Saturday night, with preferred walk-on Dillon Wilhite announcing his plans to come to Kansas for the 2021-22 season. By Matt Tait

Saturday, May 15

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KU baseball falls 6-2 in series finale vs. K-State

The Kansas baseball team dropped the series finale to Kansas State, 6-2 on Saturday at Hoglund Ballpark. But the Jayhawks’ doubleheader sweep on Friday secured KU the series victory over its in-state rival for the second consecutive season.

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Young KU golf squad ready to tackle Tallahassee regional

On Monday morning, the Kansas men’s golf team will open play at NCAA Regionals in Tallahassee, Fla., with head coach Jamie Bermel hoping the team’s youth will prove beneficial. By Matt Tait

Friday, May 14

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Eli Davis no-hitter the highlight of KU baseball's doubleheader sweep of Kansas State

Less than a week after getting no-hit in a home loss to Oklahoma State, the Kansas baseball team tossed a no-hitter of its own in a 10-0 victory that capped a doubleheader sweep of rival Kansas State on Friday at Hoglund Ballpark.

KU senior thrower Gleb Dudarev wins another Big 12 title with record toss

Kansas senior thrower Gleb Dudarev took down a meet and facility record while joining an exclusive group on Friday during the Big 12 Outdoor Championship at R.V. Christian Track in Manhattan.

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KU's Bill Self 'disappointed' in Kansas Legislature's inabilty to pass legislation on name, image, likeness

The Kansas Legislature wrapped up its most recent session last weekend without passing a name, image and likeness bill that initially passed in the Kansas House. By Matt Tait

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Lance Leipold signed recruits who were 'diamonds in the rough' at UB, wants to do the same at KU

At no point during Lance Leipold’s run at the University of Buffalo did the football team sign a hyped or touted recruiting class. Nevertheless, the unheralded players the Bulls landed year after year helped Leipold and his staff turn around the UB program.

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Kansas women's golf coach Erin O'Neil announces resignation

The Kansas women’s golf program is looking for a new head coach following the Friday resignation of longtime leader Erin O’Neil.

Thursday, May 13

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A look at KU football DC Brian Borland’s résumé

In his first season in charge of the Kansas football program, Lance Leipold will be surrounded by assistants the head coach knows well. But none of the other Buffalo transplants have worked with Leipold as long as defensive coordinator Brian Borland.

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Former Buffalo strength coach Matt Gildersleeve hired as KU football's director of sports performance

The continuity Lance Leipold aims to have with his football coaching staff at Kansas will carry over to the Jayhawks’ strength and conditioning. Kansas Athletics Inc. and Kansas Team Health announced Thursday the hiring of former Buffalo staffer Matt Gildersleeve, who will serve as the KU football program’s director of sports performance.

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A look at KU football OC Andy Kotelnicki’s résumé

As Lance Leipold began leading the Buffalo football program to new heights in recent seasons, he had one of his longtime coordinators, Andy Kotelnicki, to thank for the Bulls’ offensive breakthrough.

Wednesday, May 12

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Matt Tait: What's next for Kansas after Tyty Washington commitment to Kentucky?

While Tyty Washington’s commitment to Kentucky on Wednesday night no doubt dealt a blow to the KU fan base, the talented point guard’s decision does not spell doom for the Jayhawks. By Matt Tait

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Prep point guard Tyty Washington picks Kentucky over KU, Arizona, LSU

Prep point guard Tyty Washington committed to the University of Kentucky via social media just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. Washington chose John Calipari’s Wildcats over Kansas, Arizona and LSU. By Matt Tait

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Lance Leipold's 1st KU coaching staff blends former Buffalo assistants with KU holdovers

Jones, 4 other assistants being retained

Lance Leipold’s first staff at the University of Kansas will consist of what the head football coach considers to be a “great blend” of former Buffalo assistants and returning KU coaches.

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Starting DE Marcus Harris enters transfer portal, leaving KU football

One of the Kansas football team’s top defensive prospects won’t be around to help the Jayhawks in Lance Leipold’s first season.

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Names of several former Lance Leipold assistants already appear in KU directory

Although the University of Kansas hasn’t yet announced any of the new assistants head football coach Lance Leipold will be adding to his staff, the names of several of his former Buffalo football staff members already appear in KU’s online directory.

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2 KU tennis players earn all-Big 12 honors

Kansas juniors Malkia Ngounoue and Tiffany Lagarde recently earned all-Big 12 Conference honors for their play during the 2021 season.

Tuesday, May 11

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Former KU football players find new teams after months in transfer portal

A couple of former Kansas football players who left the program months ago finally have come out on the other end of the NCAA’s transfer portal.

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Lance Leipold bringing flexible offensive philosophy to KU football

Still in the early stages of taking over the Kansas football rebuilding project, new head coach Lance Leipold hasn’t been in any hurry to make proclamations or predictions about what the Jayhawks’ offense will look like in the fall. What Leipold has said publicly, however, indicated he’s heading into his first year in charge with an open mind.

Monday, May 10

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KU football's QB competition still TBD as Lance Leipold takes over

Lance Leipold won’t have to worry about disrupting the status quo at quarterback as he takes over the Kansas football program.

Kansas softball swept by Iowa State in final regular-season series

In the final series of the 2021 regular season, the Kansas softball team couldn’t get in the win column. KU lost all three games to Iowa State this past weekend at Arrocha Ballpark.

KU baseball blanked in no-hitter during series loss to Oklahoma State

The Kansas baseball team experienced a wide range of outcomes during a series loss to Oklahoma State this past weekend at Hoglund Ballpark.

Sunday, May 9

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Da'Jon Terry leaving KU football for Tennessee

It didn’t take long for another Power Five program to welcome in Da’Jon Terry once the former Kansas football defensive lineman opted to leave the Jayhawks.

Saturday, May 8

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Former KU All-American Chris Thompson takes over as club pro at Lawrence Country Club

Lawrence Country Club has a new head golf pro and his title is merely a variation of the one he’s had for the past two decades. Former University of Kansas All-American Chris Thompson, a 44-year-old Independence native, recently accepted the job as the club’s new golf guru, transitioning from playing professional to club pro. By Matt Tait

Friday, May 7

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KU's Lance Leipold envisions creating 'buzz around the area' by recruiting local prospects

When Lance Leipold took over the Kansas football program, the new head coach inherited a roster without many local or in-state scholarship players. He plans to change that. Leipold during his introductory press conference described recruiting locally as “extremely important.”

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KU makes top 4 for Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler

The Kansas men’s basketball program made the cut for Georgia point guard Sahvir Wheeler, a sophomore transfer who released his four finalists on Friday morning. By Matt Tait

Thursday, May 6

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Notebook: Lance Leipold meeting 1-on-1 with 25 KU football players a day

In a busy first week on the job for new University of Kansas head football coach Lance Leipold, much of his daily calendar from Monday on has been booked with one-on-one meetings with the players. Leipold said Thursday evening during his debut on KU’s “Hawk Talk” radio show he had just completed his latest marathon of meetings — 25 players a day — before driving over to Johnny’s Tavern West Lawrence for the broadcast.

Kansas baseball earns 3-1 win over Missouri State

In its final home midweek game of the 2021 campaign, the Kansas baseball team earned a 3-1 victory over Missouri State Wednesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

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Lance Leipold shares his thoughts on establishing a winning culture at KU

Days into his first venture as a Power Five head coach at the University of Kansas, Leipold is confident that his experience putting winning values and habits in place will allow him to do the same with the Jayhawks.

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Kansas men's golf selected for postseason play, seeded ninth in Tallahassee Regional

The Kansas men’s golf team is headed to the postseason for the fifth consecutive season.

Wednesday, May 5

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Report: Emmett Jones, other assistants to stay with KU football

After leading the Kansas football program through an uncertain spring as the interim head coach, Emmett Jones reportedly will be sticking around and working with the Jayhawks’ new boss, Lance Leipold.

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Defensive tackle Da'Jon Terry to leave KU football via transfer portal

The first Kansas football team coach Lance Leipold leads onto the field in the fall won’t include one of his predecessor’s most promising young defensive linemen.

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Andrea Hudy headed back to UConn to work with Huskies' women's basketball program

After two years at Texas, following a 15-year career with Bill Self at Kansas, Andrea Hudy is returning to UConn to take over as the director of sports performance for Geno Auriemma’s women’s basketball program. By Matt Tait

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After making leap from D-III to FBS, Lance Leipold not intimidated by latest jump to KU football

When Lance Leipold arrived in Buffalo to take over its football program a little more than six years ago, some wondered whether a Division III coach could make the leap up to the FBS level successfully. The jump from the MAC to the Big 12 might not cover such a chasm as the one Leipold cleared going from Wisconsin-Whitewater to Buffalo, but the new head football coach at the University of Kansas is landing at one of the toughest Power Five jobs out there.

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2nd Class of 2022 prospect decommits from KU football, amid coaching transition

It turns out neither of the Class of 2022 prospects from College Station, Texas, who committed to the Jayhawks will end up playing football at Kansas.

Tuesday, May 4

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Silvio De Sousa ordered to stand trial in aggravated battery case

A Douglas County District Court judge on Tuesday ordered former University of Kansas basketball player Silvio De Sousa to stand trial in an aggravated battery case that stems from a 2020 incident outside a bar in downtown Lawrence in which he is accused of hitting a man who later lost vision in his eye.

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Lance Leipold plans to make best of 'unique' timing as he takes over KU football program

Head coaching changes in college football happen all the time — or at least plenty take place every year in November and December, when the regular season is wrapping up or already over. And transitioning from one regime to another is nothing new at the University of Kansas, where the Jayhawks in 2021 will open their season with a new head coach for the fifth time since 2010. But hiring a new coach, Lance Leipold, at the end of April, just as spring football practices were concluding, was atypical — even at KU.

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Notebook: Reserve CB Valerian Agbaw Jr. plans to leave KU

On the same day Lance Leipold had his introductory press conference at the University of Kansas, one of the scholarship players on the roster the new head football coach inherited decided to leave the Jayhawks

Monday, May 3

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Lance Leipold open to retaining some KU assistants as he assembles staff

Lance Leipold capped his first weekend as the head football coach at the University of Kansas meeting with most of the assistant coaches from the previous regime who had just led the Jayhawks through the entirety of the spring practice schedule. While Leipold won’t retain all of them, he said he’s open to keeping at least some of the coaches who were on staff when he arrived.

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Report: Numerous Buffalo assistants set to join Lance Leipold at KU

A fleet of Buffalo assistant coaches reportedly will soon be on the way to Lawrence to reunite with new Kansas head football coach Lance Leipold.

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New KU football coach Lance Leipold says wife Kelly knew early that Kansas was 'the place to be'

Listed in her Twitter bio as the “head coach” of Team Leipold, Kelly Leipold, the wife of new Kansas football coach Lance Leipold, played an important role in her husband’s decision to make the jump to KU. By Matt Tait

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Lance Leipold aiming to rebuild KU football program after pulling off similar feat at Buffalo

This past Friday Lance Leipold boarded a jet to leave Buffalo feeling confident he had delivered on a core value in the football coaching ranks, to “leave it better than you found it,” as Leipold described the saying. The flight took him to Lawrence, where the new Kansas football head coach hopes to engineer a similar turnaround to the one he pulled off at Buffalo.

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Matt Tait: The fit for Kansas and new football coach Lance Leipold appears to be a two-way street

The word “fit” was used at least a couple dozen times during Monday’s introduction of Lance Leipold as the new Kansas football coach at KU’s indoor facility. But the most noteworthy thing about its prominence was the belief from both sides that the idea of KU finding the right man to lead its struggling football program was not a one-way street. By Matt Tait

KU softball loses all three games in weekend series at Baylor

The Kansas softball team lost three times in as many games during a weekend series with Baylor in Waco, Texas.

Tavian Josenberger matches program record for hitting streak in KU's series loss to NDSU

Freshman Tavian Josenberger made history for the Kansas baseball team during Sunday’s series finale with North Dakota State at Hoglund Ballpark.

Sunday, May 2

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Lance Leipold signed 6-year contract with KU worth $16.5 million

When Lance Leipold became the new head football coach at the University of Kansas, he signed a six-year contract that will pay him an average of $2.75 million per year.

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'Ready to go': Jayhawks excited for what Lance Leipold has in store

Players in the Kansas football program will get to know their new head coach, Lance Leipold, much better in the weeks and months ahead. And the Jayhawks left a whirlwind weekend for the program anticipating what’s ahead.

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Class of 2022 recruit backs out of commitment to KU football

As the Kansas football program transitions into the Lance Leipold era, the Jayhawks lost one of their previous recruits for the Class of 2022.

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Lance Leipold doesn't make promises about a timeline, but plans to rebuild KU football 'the right way'

Lance Leipold didn’t walk into his new job as the head football coach at the University of Kansas blindly. And in his research Leipold saw a program he felt like he could help.

Saturday, May 1

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KU defense rolls as new coach Lance Leipold observes spring game

With new head coach Lance Leipold in attendance for the Kansas football program’s spring game, the Jayhawks’ defense stole the show Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Using a modified scoring system that gave the defense points for hitting certain incentives, coordinator D.J. Eliot’s group closed the spring with a 74-42 victory for the defense.

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Undrafted, former KU RB Pooka Williams signs with Cincinnati

One of the most explosive skill players to come through the Kansas football program in more than a decade, Pooka Williams had to sit through all seven rounds and 259 picks of the 2021 NFL Draft without hearing his name called.