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Preps notebook: Colter Maldonado finding home at safety for FSHS football

Free State senior Colter Maldonado has had experience playing safety. And that has made the midseason position change much easier. Entering the year, Maldonado was taking a bulk of the reps at quarterback in the first year with Kevin Stewart at the helm. But an injury forced the Firebirds to ...

4-star big man Gethro Muscadin picks Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program on Thursday picked up its second class of 2020 commitment of the week. Four-star prospect Gethro Muscadin, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound center from Aspire Basketball Academy in Louisville, Ky., committed to the Jayhawks just after noon on Thursday through a ...

Coaches pick Kansas as preseason favorite in Big 12 Conference

One day after naming Kansas center Udoka Azubuike as the top player in the Big 12 Conference, the league’s coaches pegged Azubuike’s team as the one to beat during the 2019-20 season. Kansas, which features two preseason all-Big 12 picks in Azubuike and sophomore point guard Devon Dotson, ...

KU volleyball falls to Texas Tech in five sets

The Kansas volleyball team fell to Texas Tech in five sets Wednesday night inside United Supermarkets Arena. It was a back-and-forth affair from the second the match began. In the first set, both teams led by as many as 4 points. The Red Raiders tallied the final 2 points to earn a 25-22 set ...

Hard work, chemistry help fuel Free State volleyball to Sunflower League crown

Free State’s volleyball team has known since last Thursday, but it waited until the end of Sunflower League play to officially say anything about it. On Tuesday, FSHS volleyball posted a team picture on social media to announce that it had won the Sunflower League title. The Firebirds, who ...

Chen named Big 12 Diver of the Week

Kansas diver Jiayu Chen was named the Big 12’s Women’s Diver of the Week by the league office Wednesday afternoon. The freshman, who tallied two first-place finishes in her collegiate debut, becomes the third freshman ever to earn an award on opening weekend. She joins West Virginia ...

Sizing up Kansas’ Devon Dotson vs. Udoka Azubuike for Big 12 Player of the Year

It happens, but it’s rare to see two players on the same team who are worthy of conference player of the year consideration. That’s the case with the Kansas men’s basketball team this season, and [both Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson landed on the Big 12 Conference’s preseason ...

KU’s Azubuike named Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year

Plagued by injuries throughout his first three seasons with the program, Kansas senior Udoka Azubuike enters his senior season as the cream of the crop in the Big 12 Conference. Azubuike on Wednesday was named the Big 12’s Preseason Player of the Year. He becomes the ninth Jayhawk of all ...

City Showdown between Lawrence High, Free State soccer ends in physical 0-0 draw

As soon as the final whistle blew at the end of the second overtime, it was clear both Free State and Lawrence High were gassed. “We had a couple (players) that started that came up with some cramps, so we needed people to step up off the bench, which they did,” Free State senior forward ...

Jayhawks finish in top 10 at Palmetto Intercollegiate

The Kansas women’s golf team fought the tough course and competition to finish ninth place at the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, South Carolina Tuesday afternoon. Junior Sera Tadokoro fell just shy of finishing inside the top 20 after taking 23rd place while shooting 2-over-par ...

Four-star center Gethro Muscadin sets Nov. 1 decision date

Four-star, Class of 2020 center Gethro Muscadin has picked Nov. 1 as decision day. The 6-foot-10, 215-pound big man from Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky., has been on KU’s list of targets for a long time and made an official visit to Lawrence in late September. He also has visited ...

KU goalkeeper Sarah Peters named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Kansas goalkeeper Sarah Peters was named the Big 12’s Co-Defensive Player of the Week by the league office Tuesday morning. The sophomore, who tallied a pair of shutouts between the posts last week, earned her second conference weekly award and became the third Jayhawk to claim the honor ...

Five-star forward Isaiah Todd 2 days from announcing decision

[With a Monday commitment from junior college guard Tyon Grant-Foster][1] getting the Kansas basketball program on the board in the 2020 recruiting class, the Jayhawks now turn their attention to a Thursday announcement from another prospect. Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd is expected to ...

Tadokoro leads KU golf on day two of Palmetto Intercollegiate

Sera Tadokoro powered the Kansas women’s golf team with consistent shooting and helped move the Jayhawks to 11th place in the standings on day two of the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C. Tadokoro continued her steady pace and improved to an even par 72 score for the second ...

KU lands commitment from 2020 Indian Hills C.C. standout Tyon Grant-Foster

The Kansas basketball program picked up its first commitment in the 2020 recruiting class on Monday morning, when Tyon Grant-Foster officially announced his pick for KU on Twitter. The 6-foot-7, 187-pound guard from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, was in Lawrence for an ...

Preps notebook: FSHS girls tennis claims runner-up finish at regional meet

Free State’s girls tennis team will be sending three athletes to the Class 6A state tournament. One singles player and one doubles team qualified for the final meet of the year for the Firebirds after a strong showing at regionals. FSHS claimed second place as a team Saturday afternoon at ...

Jayhawks finish second at the Big 12 Match Play Championship

The Kansas men’s golf team placed second Sunday at the Big 12 Match Play Championship at The Clubs at Houston Oaks in Hockley, Texas. Through a back-and-forth match, Texas Tech held off KU 4-1-1 in the championship round. This marks the second straight season that the Jayhawks have finished ...