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Former Kansas LB Joe Dineen aiming to prove detractors wrong at pro day

College football’s FBS leader in solo tackles in each of his final two seasons at the University of Kansas, Joe Dineen was vexed. The NFL invited 337 prospects this year to attend its annual scouting combine in Indianapolis, and the Jayhawks’ first-team All-Big 12 linebacker didn’t make ...

Topeka QB Da’Vonshai Harden Jr. commits to KU football

As head coach Les Miles and his Kansas football staff continue building for the program’s future, the Jayhawks’ 2020 recruiting class picked up another offensive addition on Monday. Da’Vonshai Harden Jr., a standout dual-threat quarterback at Topeka High, announced on Twitter his ...

Breaking down the future of KU’s basketball roster

Well, here we are. It’s the first Monday following the end of another Kansas basketball season and, predictably, the skies are gray and cloudy around Lawrence, there’s a slight breeze and a chill still hangs in the air. Go with this: Not to worry, KU fans. The upcoming forecast — at ...

No. 16 KU tennis drops 4-3 decision at No. 18 Texas

No. 16-ranked Kansas tennis dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 18 Texas Sunday afternoon at the Texas Tennis Center. With the score tied 3-3, the match came down to the first singles' court. In a hard-fought battle, No. 23-ranked KU senior Anastasia Rychagova fell to UT's No. 75-ranked Bianca ...

KU baseball falls short at Oklahoma

A four-run seventh-inning rally was not enough Sunday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park, as the Kansas baseball team lost its third-straight game at Oklahoma by a 10-5 margin. The Jayhawks (13-10, 0-3 Big 12) exploded for four runs in the top of the seventh inning after OU starter Levi Prater ...

Preps notebook: A look back at first full week of spring sports

The first spring sports week is now in the books. Even though a pair of baseball teams began playing over spring break, this past week marked the beginning for most spring sports. Plenty of local teams started off on the right foot for their respective 2019 campaigns. Lawrence High girls swim ...

Key Jayhawks not focused on discussing their futures at Kansas

Salt Lake City — For a program like Kansas basketball, the end of the season brings with it questions about the future of the roster, the stay-or-go dilemma for KU’s future pros and the prospects of what the next group — in this case, the 2019-2020 team — might look like in the very ...

KU baseball handed 4-3 defeat by Oklahoma

A three-run first inning was too much to overcome as the Kansas baseball team dropped its second-straight contest at Oklahoma, 4-3, Saturday night at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Sooners (20-4, 2-0 Big 12) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after hitting up Kansas starter redshirt-junior Ryan Cyr ...

Benton Smith: No miracle March run for Dedric Lawson and Jayhawks

Salt Lake City — On a Kansas basketball team devoid of both senior stars and heavy March experience, the Jayhawks would only go as far in this NCAA Tournament as a junior transfer could carry them. Although Dedric Lawson’s first shining moment two days earlier made it seem as if the ...

Jayhawks post 5 wins, 2 NCAA top-10 marks at ESU Spring Invite

Kansas track & field opened the 2019 outdoor season at the Emporia State Spring Invitational on Saturday, with Jayhawks picking up five wins on the day. On top of the five wins, KU sophomore discus throwers Alexandra Emilianov and George Evans each posted NCAA top-10 marks. Senior Courtney ...

KU softball completes series sweep of Green Bay

The Kansas softball team wrapped up its first series sweep in walk-off fashion Saturday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark. Sydnee Ramsey delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to help KU claim a 5-4 win over Green Bay. The Jayhawks recorded their first series sweep since May of ...

1 win down and … how many to go for the Jayhawks?

Salt Lake City — Thursday afternoon inside the Kansas locker room, shortly after the Jayhawks opened their path through the NCAA Tournament with a first-round victory over Northeastern, head coach Bill Self had a question for his players. “Good job. Hey, guys. One down and how many to ...

City track teams begin 2019 season at Free State’s Early Bird meet

For the first meet of the season, it’s only natural for the pool of nearly 300 athletes from Lawrence High, Free State, Shawnee Heights and Bishop Seabury to look at an event result with a grain of salt. Unless you’re the defending 6A girls state champions, Lawrence High. After pacing ...

Xu concludes NCAA Championships with two All-American honors

The 2019 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships concluded for the Jayhawks after senior Vicky Xu earned her second All-America honor Friday night inside the Jamail Swimming Center. Friday's three-meter diving competition began when Xu established her second finals spot of the meet after diving ...