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Knee injury ends Devonte’ Graham’s summer with Hornets

Devonte’ Graham’s summer with Charlotte got cut short this week when the rookie point guard from the University of Kansas suffered a right knee injury. The Hornets announced Wednesday night that Graham, a second-round draft pick, was diagnosed with a “condylar lesion,” ending his ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area boys track team

Athlete of the Year: LeeRoi Johnson, Tonganoxie The 2018 season didn’t go as smoothly for Johnson who went through a rehab after sustaining injuries during the football season. Still, Johnson repeated as a state champion in the 4A boys discus competition with a throw of 192-11. The Arkansas ...

Tom Keegan: Why landing high-profile AD important to Kansas chancellor

It was important to Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod to land an athletic director who has a national profile. First, Kansas utility man Drue Jennings, the first person Girod turned to when he knew it was time to find a new AD, said so at Jeff Long’s introductory press conference ...

New KU AD vows to ‘break the cycle’ of losing football

Jeff Long, the University of Kansas’ newly hired athletic director, made it clear at his formal introduction on Wednesday that he was determined to tackle two of the biggest challenges facing the department: rebuilding the ailing football program and dealing with an ongoing scandal in the ...

KU’s Daniel Wise, Joe Dineen named to Preseason All-Big 12 team

For the first time since 2009, the Kansas football program has two players on a Preseason All-Big 12 first team. A pair of redshirt seniors for the Jayhawks’ defense, both defensive tackle Daniel Wise and linebacker Joe Dineen were among the 17 seniors, 11 juniors and one sophomore selected ...

KU coach Bill Self on new AD: ‘Our place got better today’

The historic account of his time at the University of Kansas forever will show that Jeff Long’s first comments as the KU athletic director were about basketball. But it was not praise for Kansas coach Bill Self, the 14 consecutive Big 12 titles or Long’s future plans or promises for the ...

KU signee advances to finals at IAAF World U20 Championships

Kansas track and field signee Zach Bradford qualified for the final of the men's pole vault while representing the United States at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Wednesday. Bradford, who will be a freshman next year, passed on the first three heights of the day before ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 8: Bryan Harsin, Boise State

Schools shopping for a head football coach are not unlike investors trying to decide which company’s stock to purchase. Ideally, an investor wants as many evidence as possible about a company, but wait too long and the bargain disappears. Similarly, a school wants to know that a coach is ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area girls track team

Athlete of the Year: Evann Seratte, Lawrence Seratte broke the school record at the state track meet this spring, clocking a time of 2:16.09 to win the 800-meter run. Seratte did not qualify for the event during her sophomore season before claiming a title this spring. Seratte also placed ...

Tom Keegan: Youth no longer the issue for veteran Kansas football team

If you’re a college football coach fighting for your job, you have to take at least a little comfort in knowing that, if all the players you have in camp qualify academically and stick around, you’ll have a roster stocked with 47 juniors and seniors recruited on scholarship, as compared to ...

Two Jayhawks competing in Web.com Tour event

Two University of Kansas golfers, instead of the usual one, will be playing in this week’s Web.com Tour event. Web.com touring pro Chris Thompson, who skipped last week’s event, returns to action this week at the Utah Championship in Farmington, Utah. Thompson celebrates his 42nd birthday ...

Emilianov coasts to discus final at IAAF World U20 Championships

Kansas track and field freshman Alexandra Emilianov qualified for the final in the women’s discus competition at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland Tuesday. Emilianov, who is competing for her home country of Moldova, qualified for the final by hitting a mark of 57.05 ...

KU baseball falters against Chinese Taipei

Late miscues loomed large for the Kansas baseball team (USA Team) during an 8-7 defeat in 12 innings against Chinese Taipei Tuesday at Chiayi City Baseball Field. USA (2-2) committed three errors in the final three frames, while recording two baserunning blunders in the top of the 12th, which ...