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Defensive notes from KU football vs. Coastal Carolina in Week 1

Given the roster turnover for the 2020 unit, along with the lack of practices in the spring due to the pandemic, some growing pains for KU’s defense should have been expected. The final result for the season opener would indicate that, too, as Kansas fell at home to Coastal Carolina for the ...

‘That’s team football’: Lions cruise past Owls for 42-14 win

Olathe — Pinned back against his own end zone on fourth down, Olathe West sophomore punter Tanner Steenbock received a high snap. The ball slipped out of Steenbock’s hands, falling on the 1-yard line and recovered by a swarming Lawrence High defense. LHS senior running back Devin Neal ...

Shorthanded Firebirds suffer 35-9 loss to Olathe North

It would have been a difficult matchup even under the best of circumstances, but a shorthanded Free State football team ultimately didn’t have enough firepower in a 35-9 loss to Olathe North Friday night at FSHS, falling to 0-2 in the first three weeks of the season. The Firebirds were still ...

Ailing Gary Woodland shoots second straight 74 to drop to 8-over at 2020 U.S. Open

Defending U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland followed up Thursday's 4-over 74 with another 74 on Friday to fall to 8-over for the tournament after two days. Woodland finished Round 2 two shots off of the cut line and will not be around Winged Foot to defend his title in Rounds 3 and 4 this ...

Ottawa, Baker postpone upcoming college football games

The Ottawa University and Baker University football programs have pushed back Saturday's previously scheduled games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ottawa postponed its game with Sterling College and next week’s game at Kansas Wesleyan after one of its football players tested positive for ...

Gary Woodland opens title defense with a 4-over 74 in Round 1 of 2020 U.S. Open

Former University of Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland opened defense of his 2019 U.S. Open title on Thursday with a 4-over 74 at the Winged Foot West course in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Woodland finished the day in a tie for 92nd and will have some work to do on Friday to make the cut to stick around ...

Notebook: Lack of spring reps showed for KU’s O-line in loss, Miles says

In a 2020 college football calendar filled with pandemic-related oddities, one of the strangest discrepancies occurred long before the season's kickoff: Some programs, unlike KU, were able to get in some spring practices before the entire sports world got put on lockdown. One of those teams ...

Preps notebook: Senior receivers have been key in 2-0 start by LHS football

Lawrence High senior receiver John Green was initially planning on going out of bounds. His entire team thought he was going out of bounds. Even Washburn Rural probably expected him to get out of play. Yet, in the final minute of the first half of Lawrence’s convincing 56-7 win last week, ...

Early signs indicate KU might need to embrace its ground game

No one expected the Kansas offense to feature an elite passing attack when college football returned. But the first weekend of Big 12 games also magnified how far behind the rest of the league the Jayhawks might be in that category in 2020. While Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech posted the top ...

A simple idea that could make KU’s 2020-21 nonconference slate spectacular

Now that we know the start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season, it’s time to start diving a little deeper into what the Kansas men’s basketball schedule might look like. While four games on the schedule were slated to take place before the new Nov. 25 start date, it’s likely ...

NCAA pegs Nov. 25 as start date for 2020-21 college hoops season

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday afternoon identified Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, as the official start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season. In addition, the Council outlined several parameters for the upcoming season, including a minimum (13) and maximum (27) ...

2021 Kansas Relays postponed due to pandemic

Citing financial obstacles created by the COVID-19 crisis, Kansas Athletics announced Wednesday the 2021 Kansas Relays will be postponed. KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said the move will save the athletic department $300,000, and said the event likely would have cost more than usual due to ...

Preps notebook: FSHS volleyball earns road sweep in triangular with league foes

Free State’s volleyball team clawed its way back to .500 for the first time all season with a much-needed road sweep at the Shawnee Mission North triangular on Tuesday. The Firebirds, who are now 4-4 on the year after losing their first four matches of the season, secured a pair of 2-0 ...

Just 1 Jayhawk still standing in the NBA’s bubble in Orlando

Nine former Jayhawks made their way into the NBA’s “bubble” in Orlando when the season resumed earlier this summer and just one is still standing. With the NBA’s conference finals now set (Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver in the West and Boston vs. Miami in the East), it’s up to Lakers ...