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Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket; Woodland ties for 40th

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama delivered golf-mad Japan the grandest and greenest prize of all. Ten years after Matsuyama made a sterling debut as the best amateur at Augusta National, he claimed the ultimate trophy Sunday with a victory in the Masters to become the first Japanese ...

KU’s Zach Bradford sets school record in pole vault at Tom Botts Invitational

Kansas sophomore Zach Bradford set the indoor pole vault school record on day two of the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday after clearing 5.81 meters (19-0.75 feet) to win the event. Due to weather, the event took place indoors. Bradford became the No. 9 performer in ...

Kansas tennis drops 4-3 decision to No. 10 Baylor at home

In a hard-fought match, the Kansas women’s tennis team came up just short in a 4-3 loss No. 10 Baylor Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. The Jayhawks are now 7-10, having lost four consecutive matches. KU has been defeated by Iowa State, Kansas State, Texas and Baylor over the ...

Kansas softball secures series victory over Kansas City

In a brief from Big 12 action, the Kansas softball team secured a series victory over Kansas City this past weekend at Arrocha Ballpark. The Jayhawks (19-15) won the opener and the finale, while losing Game 2 on Saturday. The opener took place Saturday afternoon, and KU cruised to an 11-6 ...

KU baseball suffers series loss at Oklahoma

The Kansas baseball team only won the second game of a three-game set against Oklahoma this past weekend at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Following the series loss, the Jayhawks are now 18-13 on the year. They have only won two games against Big 12 teams through three series, and are 2-7 in league ...

Former Jayhawk Gary Woodland delivers strong 2nd-round finish at Masters

With birdies on three of his final seven holes Friday, former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland finished his second round at the Masters at even par and in position to stick around for the weekend. Woodland, who shot a 1-over 73 in Thursday’s first round, saw his score for the tournament ...

Kansas Athletics introduces ‘rising star’ AD Travis Goff at Lied Center

At his introduction Wednesday at the Lied Center, new University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff said that if he did not have to give a speech, he would be speechless. For the next 40 minutes, through his introductory remarks and a 25-minute question-and-answer session with the media, ...

Kansas baseball sweeps Texas Southern in midweek matchup

Behind a pair of brilliant starting pitching performances and a relentless offense, the Kansas baseball team secured a doubleheader sweep of Texas Southern Tuesday night at Hoglund Ballpark. The Jayhawks (17-11) recorded a 8-1 victory in the first game before capping things off with a 8-0 win ...

NBA analyst, former Jayhawk Paul Pierce fired from ESPN after racy video

NBA analyst Paul Pierce has been fired by ESPN, people familiar with the situation confirmed Monday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to publicly comment on personnel matters. The news was first reported by Barrett Sports ...

New KU Athletic Director Travis Goff’s salary lowest among Big 12 ADs

New Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff, hired by the university on Monday to replace Jeff Long, will make $700,000 annually for the first three years of a five-year contract, putting him at the bottom of the 10-team Big 12 Conference. According to a recent report from the Associated Press, ...

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heck, everyone's entitled to an off night. But that beatdown Baylor put on undefeated Gonzaga with the national title on the line — nobody saw that coming. The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga's march to perfection Monday night in an 86-70 ...

KU names Northwestern Deputy AD Travis Goff new athletic director

Travis Goff, a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and a native of Dodge City, has been named the school’s new athletic director, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced on Monday afternoon. Goff becomes the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the late Bob Frederick retired in 2001. “It ...

Kansas tennis falls at Kansas State for second consecutive loss

The Kansas tennis team dropped a second straight match, this time losing to its rival Kansas State on the road Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks suffered a 4-3 loss to the Wildcats in Manhattan. Kansas actually claimed doubles point to begin the match. Sonia Smagina and Vasiliki Karvouni won ...

KU volleyball closes out campaign with another sweep of Arkansas State

The Kansas volleyball team concluded its 2020-21 regular season with its third straight sweep — as well as seventh consecutive win — after defeating Arkansas State (25-21, 25-14, 25-14) Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. Jenny Mosser shined in the season finale, leading ...

KU softball overwhelmed by No. 1 Oklahoma during sweep

The Kansas softball team was overwhelmed by top-ranked Oklahoma in a three-game sweep this weekend at the OU Softball Complex. No. 1 Oklahoma started the series off with a 14-0 win over Kansas on Thursday, a game that only lasted 4.5 innings. Juniors Morgyn Wynne and Macy Omli were responsible ...

Kansas baseball suffers series sweep to No. 5 Texas

The Kansas baseball team managed to score just four runs en route to being swept by Texas in a three-game series at Hoglund Ballpark this weekend. Kansas dropped a 5-2 decision in the first game on Thursday. Nolan Metcalf and Brett Vosik led the team with two hits each. KU posted 10 hits in ...

KU baseball begins Big 12 play with series loss at West Virginia

The Kansas baseball team began Big 12 play with a series loss to West Virginia at Monongalia County Ballpark this past weekend in Morgantown, West Virginia. Kansas had no signs of offense in the series opener, suffering a 11-0 defeat on Friday to start the series off. The Jayhawks then split ...