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Kansas forward Ioanna Chatzileonti shoots over Georgia Tech center Nerea Hermosa during a first-round NCAA tournament game on March 18, 2022, in Stanford, Calif.

Kansas’ Ioanna Chatzileonti powers Greece in FIBA U20 Women’s Championships

Kansas forward Ioanna Chatzileonti made an impact in the FIBA U20 Women’s European Championships, which concluded over the weekend.

July 19, 2022

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Rebranded KU NIL initiative announces major gift, creation of nonprofit organization

Name, image and likeness efforts by the University of Kansas took a big step forward on Wednesday with the announcement of a major donation, a rebranding effort and the creation of a nonprofit organization called Reaching Champions Joining Hearts (RCJH). By Matt Tait

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Bella Swedlund eager to contribute in Year 1 with Kansas women's team

There's a photo Bella Swedlund shares whenever anyone asks about her fondness for basketball. It's of her as a baby, during her first Easter, holding a bright orange ball instead of an egg. By Zac Boyer

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New Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark: Kansas 'a big part of what we're building'

Incoming Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark said Kansas is "a pillar school in the conference" whose success is central to that of Big 12's amid continual conference realignment. By Zac Boyer

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Chancellor Douglas Girod says Kansas will 'land in a good place' as college athletics goes through another round of realignment

Chancellor Douglas Girod on Thursday expressed confidence Kansas will "land in a good place" as conference realignment again grips college athletics, but didn't quite rule out that place could be somewhere other than the Big 12. By Chad Lawhorn

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Four players on Kansas women's basketball team selected to national teams

Greece's Ioanna Chatzileonti and Danai Papadopoulou, Sweden's Sanna Strom and Hungary's Zsofia Telegdy have been chosen to represent their countries at the FIBA U20 Women's European Championship, which begins Friday.

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Kansas women's basketball boosts schedule strength with games vs. Texas A&M, Arizona

The Kansas women's basketball team has conceived a significantly stronger nonconference schedule that coach Brandon Schneider hopes should better prepare the Jayhawks for the postseason.

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Kansas women's basketball team adds Breeley Oakley as walk-on

Breeley Oakley, who played the last two seasons at Howard junior college in Big Spring, Texas, has joined the Kansas women's basketball team as a walk-on.

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UCLA, USC's move to Big Ten may mean conferences undergo another seismic shift

UCLA and USC bolting the Pac-12 for the Big Ten could be part of a tectonic shift — not just because of the schools involved but because it happened when the NCAA is looking to take a more decentralized approach to governing college athletics.

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One year into NCAA's NIL endorsement era, questions emerge about its future

The first year of the athlete compensation era in college sports evolved into almost everything the NCAA didn't want when it gave the green light last summer.

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UCLA, USC accepted into Big Ten; moves come as Big 12 is in process of rebuilding

Nearly a year after Texas and Oklahoma shook up the college sports landscape by deciding to leave the Big 12 for the SEC, UCLA and USC have done so again.

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Big 12 picks Roc Nation's Brett Yormark as next commissioner

Brett Yormark, an executive with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and former CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, was named Big 12 commissioner Wednesday, another unconventional hire by a major conference amid the rapidly changing landscape of college athletics.

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Fifty years after Title IX, Marlene Mawson recalls changes at Kansas

Marlene Mawson guided the university into and through the Title IX era after she was hired as a professor of physical education and director of women's athletics in 1968.

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KU AD Travis Goff announces NIL partnership with industry leader Altius Sports Partners

The University of Kansas athletic department has joined forces with Altius Sports Partners for its name, image and likeness initiatives, KU Athletic Director Travis Goff announced Monday. The partnership, which is centered around Altius as a consultant for best practices in the NIL space, was announced by Altius late last week. By Matt Tait

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Former coaches on new Kansas guard Wyvette Mayberry: 'You can count on her'

Two of Wyvette Mayberry's former coaches said the new Kansas guard is a tenacious defender, willing scorer and independent person.

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