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76ers deem former Jayhawk Joel Embiid ready to roll for NBA restart

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star center Joel Embiid and All-Star guard Ben Simmons are ready to roll for the NBA restart. Brown, whose contract runs through 2021-22, said he expected fellow All-Star Joel Embiid to start the season in the best shape of his professional ...

K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet

MANHATTAN — Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. The decision, announced on social media by several players, follows moves by the school to address diversity concerns. "We ...

KU linebacker Steven Parker dubbed one to watch during 2020 season

Kansas linebacker Steven Parker recently made an appearance on a list of redshirt freshmen poised for breakout seasons — a list that also includes players from powerhouse programs such as Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas and Auburn. Parker, who played four games during his true freshman season, ...

SEC commissioner urges NIL uniformity in meeting with U.S. Senate committee

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state-level versions with differing requirements. Sankey was part of a panel discussing ...

KU rowing sets program record with 11 National Scholar Athlete honorees

A program record 11 rowers from the University of Kansas recently earned National Scholar Athlete recognition from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. This marks the third year in a row that the KU rowing program set a new record for NSA honors, topping the 2019 total of 10, which also ...

LHS boys basketball honored as Top 10 program of past decade

MaxPreps recently named Mike Lewis’ Lawrence High boys basketball program one of the 10 most dominant in the state during the past decade, sparking a sense of pride and fond memories from those who were a part of the ride. “A tremendous honor,” former LHS standout Anthony Bonner said ...

Gary Woodland misses cut at Travelers Championship

Former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland missed the cut and will not play in this weekend’s third and fourth rounds at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Woodland shot a 2-under-par 68 on Friday, recovering from a rough front nine with five birdies on the back nine. But it was not enough ...

KU walk-on Elijah Elliott has entered name into transfer portal

Kansas coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Friday evening that guard Elijah Elliott, a walk-on from Southlake, Texas, has entered the transfer portal. Self said the 6-foot-3 combo guard who was a redshirt freshman during the 2019-20 season, “hasn’t made a decision (about his future) ...

Kansas men’s basketball program pushes back return date

The Kansas men’s basketball program is delaying its return to campus by roughly two weeks as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge nationwide. The Jayhawks had originally aimed for a July 6 return, as allowed by the Big 12 Conference, but KU coach Bill Self said late Thursday that the team now ...

Gary Woodland shoots even par in Round 1 of Travelers Championship

After opening with three birdies on the front nine during the first round of the Travelers Championship on Thursday in Connecticut, former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland struggled to get home. Woodland shot a 3-over par 38 on the back nine, which included a double bogey on the par-5 13th ...