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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 ...

No. 16 Kansas tennis knocks off Baylor, 6-1

No. 16-ranked Kansas tennis claimed a 6-1 win during a road match over Baylor Friday night at the Hurd Tennis Center. For the second-consecutive match, the doubles point came down to a third-set tiebreaker. Kansas' No. 3 doubles team of Maria Toran Ribes and Malkia Ngounoue triumphed over ...

KU baseball drops Big 12 opener at Oklahoma

After a nine-game win streak, the Kansas baseball team has now lost five consecutive contests. The latest loss came at the hands of Oklahoma during the Big 12 opener, as KU dropped a 5-1 decision on the road. Dylan Ditzenberger drove in KU’s only run, as the offense couldn’t do enough to ...

Kansas softball claims two wins over Green Bay

Kansas tallied two victories on the first day of the two-day series against Green Bay at Arrocha Ballpark on Friday. The Jayhawks (10-20) used their power at the plate to propel them to 9-0 victory in game one with six runs coming off two home runs by Miranda Rodriguez and Sydnee Ramsey. In ...

Benton Smith: Auburn preparing to harass Jayhawks into turnovers

Salt Lake City — If this was a different era of college basketball, the one in which Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl learned the game as an Iowa assistant, under Tom Davis, Pearl would have his Tigers applying defensive pressure all over the court, baseline to baseline. Between rules changes ...

KU senior diver earns All-American at NCAA Championships

Kansas senior Vicky Xu concluded her first day of competition at the 2019 NCAA Championships as an All-American on the one-meter board Thursday evening inside the Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Xu started the day with a solid preliminary event on one-meter when she nailed in a top-seven finish ...

KU baseball loses in extra innings at Wichita State

The Kansas baseball team suffered a heartbreaking loss against an in-state foe Wednesday night. Wichita State handed Kansas a 3-2 loss in walk-off fashion in an extra-inning thriller at Eck Stadium. WSU finished things off when Hunter Gibson hit a towering shot to right field on the first ...

KU softball falls to Wichita State in extra innings

After a back-and-forth battle all night, the Kansas softball team suffered an 11-10 loss at Wichita State Wednesday night. WSU jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the second before KU answered immediately with four runs in the top of the third. Kansas claimed its first lead with five ...