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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 ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area softball team

Player of the Year: Sara Roszak, Free State The freshman shortstop overwhelmed opposing pitching staffs this spring. She ended up leading the Sunflower League with a .619 batting average, earning a first-team selection in Class 6A. Roszak helped Free State capture its first state title in ...

Tom Keegan: Eric Peterson follows baseball dream back home to Lawrence

Dreams take the sleeping mind to such strange places, so different from anywhere the waking mind wanders. Perhaps it’s fitting, then, that young people so often are willing to take wild detours to places so different from where they imagined they would travel to pursue their career ...

4 Jayhawks to join David Beaty at Big 12 Football Media Days

Those inquiring about what the upcoming season holds for Kansas football will direct their questions at head coach David Beaty and four of his players next week at Big 12 Football Media Days. KU announced Monday that program veterans Joe Dineen, Daniel Wise, Steven Sims Jr. and Khalil Herbert ...

Notebook: Hard-hitting Mike Lee plans to prove he can cover, too

Ever since the early weeks of his first college football season, when he became a full-time starter as a true freshman, University of Kansas safety Mike Lee began standing out with his cutthroat open-field hits. Those types of jolts made for thrilling video clips throughout each of his first ...

KU baseball tops Russia to finish pool play

The Kansas baseball team (USA team) erased an early deficit, scoring 12 unanswered runs in a 12-2 mercy-rule victory over Russia Monday at Chiayi City Baseball Field. Russia (1-2) tagged Kansas starter Eli Davis for two runs in the first frame, but couldn't muster anything else against a ...

New KU AD Jeff Long willing to let people in via social media

It’s now been four days since Jeff Long was announced as the next athletic director at the University of Kansas and we’re just two days away from Long’s official introduction. But in the time between then and now, Long has slowly but surely made the transition to being KU’s new ...

Journal-World 2018 All-Area baseball team

Player of the Year: Khalil Thrasher, Eudora The Eudora senior wreaked havoc on opposing pitching staffs throughout the season. Thrasher, who is signed to play baseball at Neosho County Community College, clubbed .477 with 25 RBIs and swiped 16 stolen bases. Thrasher was also named to the first ...

Tom Keegan: How many more games for David Beaty?

Now that Sheahon Zenger is gone, the length of the Kansas football coach’s tenure will be based purely on what’s best for the university’s future, not what’s best for anybody else’s job security. Firing Beaty would have been the same as Zenger firing himself because there was no way ...

KU point guard Devon Dotson impressing early with serious speed

It’s only been a month, and he clearly still has a lot to learn about playing point guard at Kansas, in the Big 12 and for KU coach Bill Self. But the early feedback from summer pickup games and team scrimmages thus far have pinpointed one area in which KU newcomer Devon Dotson already is ...

Kansas falls to Japan in weather-shortened game

An early Japan rally was too much to overcome, as the Kansas baseball team (USA Team) lost its first contest of pool play action in the 2018 World University Baseball Championship, 5-1, Sunday morning in a seven-inning weather-shortened game at Chiayi City Baseball Field. Kansas left-hander ...

Tom Keegan: A report card on Jeff Long’s past football hires

Fundraising, facilities upgrades, running a department in a cost-efficient, classy manner, compliance, hiring coaches in non-revenue sports, those all are important aspects of any athletic director’s job. But in the end, the way most ADs are remembered is by the performance of the football ...

Devonte’ Graham credits Bill Self for smooth transition to NBA

Since joining the Charlotte Hornets as a second-round draft pick, former Kansas point guard Devonte’ Graham has encountered, and been accountable for processing, loads of information. Learning how to best complement his new summer roster teammates and playing within new offensive and ...

KU baseball claims 1st win in Taiwan

Ryan Zeferjahn and the Kansas baseball team got off to a good start during the 2018 World University Baseball Championship at Chiayi City Baseball Field Friday morning. Zeferjahn, who will be a junior next spring, helped list the USA Team to a 16-1 win over Hong Kong in the first game of pool ...

Former KU AD Lew Perkins gives school thumbs-up for hiring Jeff Long

Former Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins gave a ringing endorsement Thursday to new athletic director Jeff Long. “I just heard about it,” Perkins said by phone from his Lawrence home. “Phew, wow! Just one man’s opinion, but I think that’s a home-run hire. He’s a classy guy. He ...