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KU to allow fans at next home football game, other events in October

The bleachers inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium won’t look quite so empty at the KU football team’s next home game. After the Jayhawks played their Sept. 12 opener without any fans, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Friday the team’s Oct. 3 matchup with Oklahoma State will ...

Hall of Famer, former KU football star Gale Sayers dies at 77

Gale Sayers, a Kansas football legend who went on to become one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs, died Wednesday at the age of 77, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced. A speedy running back for the Jayhawks from 1962-64 and known as “The Kansas Comet,” Sayers was ...

56 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed at KU; 7-day positive rate inches higher

The University of Kansas announced Tuesday that it has confirmed another 56 cases of COVID-19 since it last released data on Friday, bringing the university's cumulative case total to 938. In the most recent seven-day period for which data is available, Sept. 14-20, the KU community also ...

Reggie Robinson, former KU administrator and Board of Regents leader, dies at 63

Reggie Robinson, the current president of the Kansas Health Foundation who previously served as a longtime faculty member and administrator at the University of Kansas and as the former president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, died of cancer on Saturday at the age of 63. Known for his ...

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 ...

Governing board for KU Athletics approves requests to refinance debt, apply for emergency line of credit; department forecasting 14% less revenue for current budget year

The board overseeing Kansas Athletics on Wednesday unanimously approved two measures intended to shore up the department's financial situation as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain revenue streams. The first measure gives Athletics Director Jeff Long and CFO Pat Kaufman the authority ...

KU stays stable in latest U.S. News and World Report rankings

The University of Kansas fell one spot to 60th among public universities, but moved up six spots among all universities in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best colleges released Monday. The rankings from the online media company that analyzes and ranks ...

KU launches new dashboard for COVID-19 data; total number of confirmed cases now 799

For the first time in over a week, the University of Kansas on Friday released new data on the prevalence of COVID-19 on its campuses as part of the unveiling of a new dashboard with expanded statistical information about the respiratory virus. Since its last data release on Sept. 2, KU has ...