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KU to form varsity esports team, compete in League of Legends

The University of Kansas has announced that, come January, it will have a varsity esports team that will compete in League of Legends through the National Association of Collegiate Esports. League of Legends is a multiplayer online video game developed and published by Riot Games. In a news ...

Final KU provost candidate emphasizes listening, personalized learning

University of Kansas provost candidate Barbara Bichelmeyer said Thursday that if she got the job, she would first listen to KU community members and then create and implement a shared vision for the university. “I know that I don’t know very much about KU,” she said, noting that she’s ...

3rd provost candidate promises stable leadership, dedication to KU

University of Kansas provost candidate Dave Cook emphasized in his Tuesday presentation the importance of stability, making it clear that he does not view the provost role as a mere means to an end. “Provost positions tend to be a stepping stone,” he said, adding that it drives him nuts. ...

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UMKC provost announced as fourth and final candidate for KU provost position

The provost and executive vice chancellor for the University of Missouri-Kansas City is the fourth and final candidate for the position of provost at the University of Kansas, KU announced Tuesday morning. Barbara Bichelmeyer, who has served as UMKC's provost and executive vice chancellor ...

Schools, coaches more willing to fight NCAA allegations

The ink on the NCAA's notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive. The tradition-rich program, which found itself in the ...

In this file photo from Sept. 11, 2010, a military KC-135 tanker flies over Memorial Stadium before a University of Kansas football game.

Military plane scheduled to fly over KU-K-State football game

A military plane is scheduled to fly over the University of Kansas at Saturday's home football game, according to a news release Friday from KU. One KC-135R military refueling aircraft, from the 155th Air Refueling Wing of the Nebraska Air National Guard based in Lincoln, is scheduled to fly ...

‘We need to pivot past our current trauma,’ Lejuez says as KU provost candidate

Provost candidate Carl Lejuez said the University of Kansas needs to take a hard pivot from the traumas of the past to the possibility of the future. “Why I’m here today is to tell you we need to pivot at this point,” he said. “We need to pivot to being strategic. We need to pivot to ...

In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

The NCAA took a major step Tuesday toward allowing college athletes to cash in on their fame, voting to permit them to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The nation's largest governing body for college sports and its member schools now must figure out how to allow ...