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Olympic gold medalist named KU softball coach

The University of Kansas athletics director Jeff Long has named Jennifer McFalls the head softball coach, the team announced Monday evening. McFalls most recently spent eight years as the assistant softball coach at the University of Texas from 2011-18. She helped lead the Longhorns to eight ...

KU in search of consistency from complementary D-linemen

Popular opinion might state that most of the Kansas football team’s defensive linemen are unproven. The foremost member of the position group happens to see it differently. “Some of the guys, I think, are proven but have to be more consistent,” redshirt senior defensive tackle and team ...

KU football MVP Countdown: No. 24, Tyrone Miller

Rare is the athlete whose developmental curve is a straight line forward, without stalls, setbacks, even regressions. Tyrone Miller came to Kansas as a high school recruit from Michigan and was pressed into duty at cornerback right away. He showed a knack for making plays, but lacked the pure ...

Kansas the pick, according to CBS’ ‘Candid Coaches’ series

What do Kansas, Duke and Kentucky all have in common? In addition to being three of the biggest powerhouse recruiting programs in college basketball, being in the top four in all-time victories and having been led by Hall of Fame coaches, those three also were the most popular answers to the ...

Chris Thompson earns PGA Tour card

Nineteen years after turning pro, Chris Thompson finally has made it to the big leagues. Thompson, 42, was one of 25 Web.com Tour golfers presented with PGA Tour cards for the 2018-19 season Sunday night. A native of Independence, Thompson finished 20th on the final money list with $181,738. ...

LHS senior commits to St. Francis Brooklyn College

Lawrence High senior Trey Quartlebaum didn't want to worry about his collegiate plans this winter. Quartlebaum, a guard for the LHS boys basketball team, announced his commitment to play basketball at St. Francis Brooklyn College at the collegiate level. For Quartlebaum, it was important to ...

Kansas soccer tops South Dakota State

With a steady rainstorm towering over Rock Chalk Park, University of Kansas senior forward Grace Hagan knew her team needed to score quickly. After winning possession on the opening kickoff, Hagan broke away and isolated herself with South Dakota State goaltender Maggie Smither. With slightly ...

Welcome to our new coverage of local high school teams

Since the start of the fall sports season officially begins this week, I thought I’d take the time to formally introduce myself. My name is Shane Jackson, and I’m the new high school sports reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World. I came to Lawrence in June after spending a year covering ...

KU football roster has plenty of local flavor in 2018

Former Lawrence High head coach Dirk Wedd didn’t stay retired very long. Not long after finishing his 19th season at LHS last November, Wedd was offered a chance to make an impact at the collegiate level. David Beaty, who is the head football coach at the University of Kansas, decided to ...

Tom Keegan: Not dropping and dropping football vital for KU punter

Catch, drop, kick. Those three phases to a successful punt need to come in the right order. Kansas punter Kyle Thompson earned a full scholarship out of high school based on the strength of his foot, but struggled to execute the three phases of punting in the right order during practice. Too ...

Kansas volleyball defeats UMKC in exhibition match

The Kansas volleyball team opened the 2018 season with a four-set exhibition victory over UMKC Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Athletics Center. In the win, the Jayhawks were led by junior outside hitters Patricia Montero and Ashley Smith, who combined for 37 kills on a .394 hitting clip. ...

Kansas soccer upsets No. 18 Pepperdine in season opener

Freshman Sarah Peters got her first chance at giving the Kansas women's soccer team a win against No. 18 Pepperdine before she even went to her first class. With two saves already on the night, into the 61st minute, Peters saw pressure coming toward the net from Pepperdine's forward line. ...

Jeff Long starting small with KU football changes

Prairie Village — As more than 20 University of Kansas football players and head coach David Beaty began mingling with fans Friday night at the athletic department’s 13th annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square, new athletic director Jeff Long outlined a few of the ways he hopes to help the ...

Starting jobs up for grabs as Jayhawks enter 2nd camp scrimmage

Kansas quarterbacks aren’t the only players on the football team gunning for a starting role this weekend. Head coach David Beaty plans on using Saturday’s scrimmage, the second of preseason camp, as a proving battleground to sort out positions all over the depth chart. And the way Beaty ...

Evan Fairs offers WR perspective on QB competition

Could it be that fourth-year Kansas football coach David Beaty actually has chosen a starting quarterback but is keeping it quiet so as not to tip off Nicholls State? I suppose so, but I don't think so. If the players know who's starting they aren't saying, and the way they answered questions ...

Class of 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl trims list to five

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2018/aug/07/327177/ Class of 2019 forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has trimmed his list to five schools, according to multiple reports. Robinson-Earl, who recently made the move to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., is now down to North Carolina, Arizona, ...