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KU women’s basketball team handed 94-68 loss by No. 2 Baylor

Kansas seniors Jessica Washington and Kylee Kopatich didn’t need to say much to describe what it’s like to play against a Baylor team that handed UConn its first regular-season loss since 2014. “Big, big, huge, done … Trees, trees,” Washington and Kopatich said together as they ...

Former UCLA assistant Kaitlin Nielsen joins KU volleyball

Kaitlin Nielsen, former assistant volleyball coach at UCLA, has been named assistant coach at Kansas, KU volleyball head coach Ray Bechard announced Wednesday. Nielsen replaces Maggie Bowen, who returns to her role as director of operations after a one-year stint as assistant coach. "We are ...

Preps notebook: FSHS wrestling takes down Shawnee Mission Northwest

Free State’s wrestling team claimed another impressive dual win Wednesday afternoon. Despite the meet being moved up two hours due to potential weather, the Firebirds took care of business from the very beginning. Free State defeated Shawnee Mission West by a 64-12 margin to extend its dual ...

KU 3-point marksman Lagerald Vick trending upward once again

Whether it proves to be a two-game solar flare or the type of burst that can keep his right shooting hand comfortable and confident the remainder of the season, there is no denying that Lagerald Vick is on an upswing. After opening Big 12 play by connecting on 6 of his 20 3-point attempts as ...

Free State boys cruise to 51-36 win over Blue Valley West

For the first time since mid-December, Free State’s boys basketball team didn’t have to sweat the outcome in the waning moments. The Firebirds never trailed — and led by double digits for much of the night — on their way to a 51-36 victory over Blue Valley West Tuesday night at FSHS. ...

LHS girls fall to Liberty in opening round of Truman tournament

The Lawrence High girls basketball team never recovered from its slow start Tuesday night. LHS (5-3) scored just 3 points in the opening period en route to a 50-29 loss to Liberty during the first round of the Truman tournament. Liberty (12-2) took a 12-3 lead after the first quarter before ...

Les Miles hires more support staff for KU football

First-year Kansas coach Les Miles announced Tuesday the hiring of three new football support staff members. Miles is bringing on Edward Jones II as director of player development, Will Redmond as director of recruiting and Mike Huff as director of operations. Additionally, fifth-year KU ...

Jayhawks should learn from late-game missteps in win over Texas

What was once a 10-point Kansas basketball lead shrunk to a single point Monday night when Texas guard Courtney Ramey drained an open transition 3-pointer with just 9 seconds to go in the second half. The Jayhawks knew what would come next — a Longhorns foul to stop the clock and send KU to ...

Benton Smith: Freshman PG Devon Dotson indispensable for KU

He’s neither the type of player to bewilder observers with explosive scoring nights nor one to rack up eye-popping assist numbers. But freshman point guard Devon Dotson might be the most indispensable player on the Kansas basketball roster. His teammates and coaches will tell you Dotson ...

Quick recap: No. 7 Kansas tops Texas 80-78 on Big Monday

On its first Big Monday of the season, No. 7 Kansas was tested by Texas in a game that came down to the wire. Despite being in control for much of the night, the Jayhawks surrendered multiple 3-pointers down the stretch to make things close at the end. In the end, KU made enough plays to ...

Blue Valley North assistant Kevin Stewart named next FSHS football coach

Free State has found its new head football coach. Per a release from the school district, FSHS Athletic Director Amanda Faunce named Kevin Stewart the new head football coach and physical education teacher, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. “Even though he is already a resident of ...

Notebook: Daniel Wise invited to NFL Scouting Combine

It won’t be his first or his last chance to prove himself as a pro football prospect, but Daniel Wise will get to step onto one of the most coveted stages in the pre-draft process. The former University of Kansas defensive lineman received an invitation to participate in this year’s NFL ...