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Free State girls can’t overcome 3-point barrage by SM North

Shawnee Mission North drilled a dozen 3-pointers, including seven triples in the first half, en route to a 62-52 victory over Free State on Tuesday at FSHS. The Firebirds have now dropped all six of their contests since upsetting Derby in the semifinals of the Lady Firebirds Winter Classic on ...

Sonia Smagina named Big 12 Player of the Week

After defeating a ranked opponent this past weekend, Kansas sophomore Sonia Smagina has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. The 96th-ranked Smagina logged a win Monday over Washington's No. 66 Vanessa Wong. The victory fueled a dominant singles performance ...

Game Day Breakdown – No. 3 Kansas vs. Iowa State

No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (22-3 overall, 11-1 Big 12) vs. Iowa State (11-14 overall, 4-8 Big 12) Time: 8 p.m. | Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog coverage and follow the KUsports.com staff on ...

Kansas tennis knocks off No. 23 Washington

The Kansas women’s tennis team picked up a big 5-2 win on its home court Sunday afternoon against No. 23 Washington. Washington (8-4) earned the doubles point to open the match through wins on courts one and three. At doubles three, Maria Toran Ribes and Julia Deming got off to a slow start ...

Jayhawks secure series victory at Belmont

The Kansas baseball team earned the series victory after beating Belmont, 7-6, in the finale Sunday at E.S. Rose Park. The Jayhawks (2-1) used another strong performance from their bullpen to stop a late Belmont (1-2) comeback attempt. Eli Davis earned the start for KU and pitched five innings ...

Lou Fincher and Trey Medina grab titles at Sunflower League Invitational

Olathe — Lawrence High junior Trey Medina won the 152-pound weight class at the Sunflower League Invitational on Saturday after pinning Olathe North sophomore Landon Wilkes. LHS finished ninth as a team with 61 points. It was also a successful day for Free State, which finished in sixth ...

KU women’s basketball defeats Texas to end 7-game skid

It was fitting that the Kansas women’s basketball team ended its losing skid against Texas. The Jayhawks started what would end up being a seven-game skid with an 85-77 road loss to Texas on Jan. 22. On Saturday, KU got back in the win column for the first time since Jan. 18 and got some ...

Kansas softball knocks off No. 20 James Madison to finish weekend

The Kansas softball team rounded out its St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational with a 12-2 upset victory over No. 20 James Madison and a 5-4 loss to No. 21 Northwestern in the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Saturday. Against Northwestern (3-4), the Jayhawks had runners on first and second with two ...

Kansas baseball earns 5-1 victory over Belmont

After not scoring in the series opener, the Kansas baseball team found its rhythm at the plate and won its first contest of the 2020 season, 5-1, over the Belmont Bruins at E.S. Rose Park. Everhett Hazelwood earned the start for the Jayhawks (1-1) and pitched 4.1 innings, while recording six ...

Benton Smith: Mature Udoka Azubuike knows when to let loose

After spending so much of Saturday’s matchup with Oklahoma dealing with two or three defenders when the ball made its way to his massive hands, Udoka Azubuike wouldn’t be bottled up physically or emotionally any longer. The Kansas center’s patience and persistent energy in spite of a ...