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KU basketball coaches ramp up recruiting in 2020 and beyond

It’s been a busy stretch of recruiting for the Kansas basketball coaching staff, who traveled around the country last week to check in on some of KU’s top targets in the 2020 class and beyond. Last Monday marked the first day of an open recruiting period that leads up to Nov. 13, the first ...

Jayhawks conclude Kansas Invitational with loss to Syracuse

Kansas concluded the Kansas Invitational with a three-set defeat to Syracuse on Sunday afternoon in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. KU finished the tournament 1-2 with a win in its home opener against Morehead State. In the first set, Kansas and Syracuse battled back and forth. The ...

Reddick has 5 hits, Miley wins 14th as Astros sweep Royals

Kansas City, Mo. — Wade Miley bounced back from two disastrous starts with six strong innings and Josh Reddick's five hits included a two-run homer Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 12-3, completing a three-game sweep. Abraham Toro and Reddick each drove in three runs, ...

No. 18 Jayhawks surge past Western Michigan 2-0

A pair of reserves came off the KU bench and netted late goals as No. 18 Kansas surged past the Western Michigan Broncos 2-0 Sunday afternoon at WMU Soccer Complex. Sophomores Chais Wright and Samantha Barnett each netted their first-career goals less than one minute apart to propel their ...

Kansas defense shows off resilience, depth in victory at Boston College

With the Kansas football team’s offense playing so relatively out of character in a 48-24 victory at Boston College on Friday night, the performance of the Jayhawks’ defense may have gone overlooked by some. It wasn’t by KU quarterback Carter Stanley, who referenced multiple times during ...

Preps notebook: City gymnastics teams showing growth early in 2019 season

It is just three meets into the 2019 season, but both Free State and Lawrence High gymnastics squads have made massive strides. And that is a credit to the new mindset for both teams under first-year head coach Katrina Farrow, who was an assistant for both programs the previous three seasons. ...

Greinke finally gets win over old club, Astros top Royals

Kansas City, Mo. — Zack Greinke finally beat his old club and Yordan Álvarez belted a pinch-hit three-run homer as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Saturday night. Alex Bregman hit his 36th homer and rookie Kyle Tucker was 4-for-4 for the AL West-leading ...

Jayhawks spread the field to unlock offense’s potential

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — It’s Carter Stanley’s job as the quarterback to know and be able to execute every call in the Kansas football offense’s playbook. After the Jayhawks put up 567 yards and rolled, 48-24, at Boston College Friday night, though, even the businesslike senior QB ...

Jayhawks ride with Carter Stanley and offense takes off

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — Les Miles, fresh off coaching his Kansas football team to a Friday night upset over Boston College at Alumni Stadium, had a confession to make. “You know I definitely violated an NCAA rule,” Miles began in jest, following the Jayhawks’ 48-24 road victory. “I ...

Jayhawks’ beat down of Boston College a real attention grabber

OK, Kansas Jayhawks. You have our attention. Now what? For the first time in who knows how long — years if you’re going by the calendar, 1,000 lifetimes if you’re measuring in heartache — the Kansas football team stepped onto the field and thoroughly dominated an opponent to the ...

Cole wins 17th, Springer’s HR lifts Astros over Royals 4-1

Kansas City, Mo. — George Springer hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth inning, Gerrit Cole win his 13th straight decision and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing streak. Kyle Tucker singled with one out in the ninth of ...

Free State falls to Olathe East rushing attack in 1st loss of season

Free State, with no timeouts remaining, elected to run the ball on third down with junior running back Tyler Bowden. Bowden gained only five yards, leaving the clock running and the Firebirds in a frenzy to kick a field goal. Junior kicker Joey Wood managed to set up on the field in time for ...

Area football roundup: Tonganoxie takes down Louisburg for 42-6 win

Tonganoxie improved to 2-0 with a 42-6 road win over Louisburg Friday night. The Chieftains scored the first 14 points of the game and never looked back. Elijah Tyner had a 5-yard touchdown run on a direct snap and Sam Kleidosty punched it in from 2 yards out as well. THS has now won nine of ...

KU’s offense comes alive to soar past Boston College for 48-24 win

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — Wielding an offense that somehow remained sheathed the first two weeks of the season, Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley and the Jayhawks’ skill players around him left a heavily favored Boston College staggered much of Friday night at Alumni Stadium. The same KU ...

KU soccer knocks off Northwestern

The Kansas women’s soccer team only needed one score to knock off Northwestern by a 1-0 margin Friday night at Martin Stadium. The Jayhawks, who are ranked No. 18 in the country, got a first-half score from Kailey Lane in the 24th minute. Ellie Prybylski was credited with the assist, while ...