WRITER: Henry Greenstein

Softball upset headlines busy weekend of spring sports

The Kansas softball team picked up five wins in four days at the Texas A&M Invitational — including three by run rule — but one in particular gave a jolt to their season. KU defeated the host Aggies, who were ranked No. 17 in the nation, 1-0 on Saturday night, behind Kasey Hamilton’s seven shutout innings in the circle and Olivia Bruno’s go-ahead home run in the final frame. “I’m so proud of ...

KU cruises past Texas for dominant home win, 86-67

Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas played the sort of game in which Parker Braun could mishandle a layup attempt off an errant lob pass, only for KJ Adams to corral Braun’s miss and make a contested close-range shot. It was the sort of game in which a 3-point attempt by Texas’ Tyrese Hunter could get stuck in between the rim and the backboard, only for the Longhorns to miss an open look at a hook ...

KU defense vexed Texas' top scorers

The defensive matchup against Texas had looked like a massive test for Kansas. The Longhorns were bringing to Lawrence guard Max Abmas, a newly minted 3,000-point scorer in his career, one of just 12 men to reach that milestone — but not even the Longhorns’ top scorer of late, because they also have forward Dylan Disu, who entered Saturday's game leading the Big 12 Conference with 18.8 points per game since ...

Preview: KU looks to start final stretch strong against Texas

Both Kansas and Texas are likely a couple games behind where they expected to be at this point in the season. KU, the preseason No. 1 team in the country and early favorite to win the Big 12 Conference, is 8-5 in league play and will have to rely on help from Baylor against Houston and the likes of UCF and rival Kansas State against Iowa State if it wants to snag a share of the title. The Jayhawks are in this ...

Belisle wins again, this time at The Prestige

For the first time in seven years, a member of the Kansas men's golf team has won multiple tournaments in a single season. Senior Cecil Belisle shot a 13-under 200 across three rounds (67-66-67) between Monday and Wednesday to claim the top spot at The Prestige at Greg Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, California. “Cecil was the guy this week,” KU coach Jamie Bermel said. “He played well all three ...

Self discusses 'Let's just win today' approach in modern recruiting

Kansas coach Bill Self was asked on his “Hawk Talk” radio show Monday night if he would rather recruit a five-star one-and-done player or a three-star prospect whom he could develop at KU for four or five seasons. The answer wasn’t surprising — “A five-star stud that’s guaranteed to be a pro in one year? I’d take the pro every day, and pros help you recruit other pros” — but the subsequent ...