WRITER: Henry Greenstein

With draft in sight, McCullar happy to remain with Jayhawks

Topeka — Watching Kevin McCullar Jr. help out with Brett Ballard's youth basketball camp at Washburn Wednesday — doling out high-fives, joining with Hunter Dickinson to take on some kids two-on-four in a shooting drill — it's hard not to think of where else he could have been the night before the NBA draft. McCullar went through the detailed process of extricating himself from Kansas and declaring for the ...

Jayhawk notebook: Baseball newcomers and honorees, golf and tennis transfers, coaching changes

Just over three weeks removed from the end of its debut season under Dan Fitzgerald, the Kansas baseball program has already had a busy offseason. The Jayhawks, who brought in a whopping 18 transfers in Fitzgerald’s first year, have continued to be active in the portal. Between Tuesday and Sunday, KU earned commitments from former Wichita State pitcher Grant Adler, New Mexico outfielder Lenny Junior Ashby and ...

Clemence reverses course, makes surprising return to KU

For weeks, particularly following the decommitment of incoming freshman Chris Johnson, fans and media speculated about where Kansas could find an 11th or 12th scholarship men's basketball player. Would it be a young recruit who had a sudden change of heart or reclassified, or perhaps an upperclassman who spurned the NBA Draft process? In the end, KU found its newest player in the unlikeliest of places: the ...

Kansas football lands four-star safety, adds second lineman for 2024 class

Once again, a weekend of Kansas football visits led to a pair of immediate Sunday commitments. That timing took on an added significance for one recruit, Damani Maxson of Clear Lake High in Houston. Maxson posted that he was committing to Kansas on Father's Day as a tribute to his own father, who died two years ago. "Ever since he introduced me to playing football, we had a plan to make it to college ball," ...

Local softball luminary Bradney picked for Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Jill Larson Bradney had already been a three-sport athlete at Kansas and the Jayhawks’ first-ever softball All-American by the time she found her way to Perry-Lecompton High as an assistant volleyball coach. “I had a friend that knew me, I was working here in town at a daycare center, I was trying to apply for some jobs, and I was going back and getting my master’s,” she recalled. “And they called and ...

Hansen celebrates team success, memorable goal in first pro season

Kaela Hansen started more games and played more minutes than anyone else in Kansas soccer history and never scored a goal. She made herself an irreplaceable fixture on the Jayhawks’ back line for five distinguished seasons, but took just 19 shots during her tenure. A little over two months into her professional career, though, Hansen controlled a pass outside the box with a smooth touch to put the ball on her ...