Andy Hyland

Kansas University Reporter

I'm the reporter covering all things Kansas University, and love the wide array of different stories I get to write on the beat.

I came to the News Center after working at The (Junction City) Daily Union and The Kansas City Star, and have enjoyed covering my alma mater.

I believe in the Chicago Cubs, and remain eternally convinced that, after all these years, is finally the year they win the World Series. No matter what you might say to the contrary. I also make occasional attempts (usually in vain) to hit a golf ball into a small round hole in as few strokes as possible.

I love newspapering, politics and the dash — my editors will probably tell you I overuse it.

You can also find me onTwitter, providing instant updates on news and what's going on in Lawrence and at KU.

Recent Stories

KU mourns death of Edith Evans, wife of All-American Ray Evans

A dedicated and loyal Jayhawk supporter and the wife of former Kansas University athlete Ray Evans died early Tuesday morning at her Prairie Village home.

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Planned two-story student center near KU's Allen Fieldhouse to house Naismith's rules of basketball

Kansas University has plans to build a two-story student center next to the northeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse that will serve as the new home for James Naismith’s original rules of basketball, KU officials confirmed on Wednesday.

KU football player gets diversion for OUI case

A Kansas University football player has entered into a diversion agreement after an April arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence. James D. Sims, 20, entered into the agreement on May 9, according to a Lawrence Municipal Court clerk. As part of the one-year diversion agreement, Sims agreed to pay $1,060 in fines and costs, not to violate any laws for the duration of the agreement and not to consume alcohol. Sims, a starting running back last season, was arrested in the 1300 block of Jayhawk Boulevard shortly after 2:15 a.m. April 8. He also must agree to abide by any recommendations given following an alcohol counseling session. After his arrest, Sims was suspended for the first three games of the season.

Missouri lawmaker's vow: No Jayhawk license tags on his watch

Take it as a sign that even though the University of Missouri is leaving the Big 12 Conference, its rivalry with Kansas University is alive and well.

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A KU license plate in Missouri? It could happen

A Jayhawk on a Missouri license plate? No need to check to see if those pigs have sprouted wings. It could be a reality as soon as June 2013.

KU running back James Sims arrested for operating under the influence

A Kansas University football player was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence early Sunday morning, according to Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director.

Jayhawk fans invited to greet men's basketball team at airport, Allen Fieldhouse

The Kansas University men’s basketball team is returning to Kansas today and is scheduled to arrive about 6:30 p.m. at Forbes Field in Topeka, according to associate athletics director Jim Marchiony.

Jayhawks plan to return to Kansas at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

The Kansas University basketball team is scheduled to arrive at Forbes Field in Topeka at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eric Johnson, president and director of airports for the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.

KU wins the Academic Performance Tournament national championship

Kansas University grasped top honors in the website Inside Higher Ed’s annual Academic Performance Tournament, which uses teams’ graduation rates and academic performance to determine a winner.

KU says Title IX satisfied in case

Kansas Athletics has filed documents that show it has satisfied a Title IX complaint lodged by a former Kansas University swimmer who had hoped to encourage the university to offer more men’s sports.

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