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Hunt family finally gets to see Chiefs back in the Super Bowl

Kansas City, Mo. — Clark Hunt remembers well the celebrations four years ago that surrounded the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl, the championship game whose name was coined by his late father and Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt. One moment stands out more than the rest. It had ...

Kansas track places 3rd at Wichita State triangular

To begin the 2020 campaign, the Kansas track and field team placed third out of as many squads in a triangular at Wichita State. Kansas State scored the most combined points between the men and the women, compiling 254.5 points. Wichita State came in second with 221 points, while Kansas ...

No. 19 Kansas tennis claims 6-1 win over Wichita State

After dropping the doubles point, No. 19 Kansas responded by winning all six singles matches to claim a 6-1 win over Wichita State on Sunday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. It capped a 2-0 clip on the weekend for the Jayhawks, who earned a 7-0 victory over Drake on Saturday. Wichita State (1-2) ...

Mahomes’ feet, arm, lift Chiefs to Super Bowl over Titans

Kansas City, Mo. — Arrowhead Stadium rocked to Whitney Houston’s “I Want To Dance With Somebody.” Kansas City fans’ half-century wait to boogie in the Super Bowl is over — in great part due to their quarterback’s magical feet, not to mention his majestic arm. With his best ...

No. 19 Kansas tennis sweeps Drake, 7-0

In its first home meet of the 2020 campaign, the Kansas tennis team recorded a 7-0 win over Drake on Saturday evening at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. As was the case last season, No. 19 Kansas dominated doubles to notch the opening point of the match. Malkia Ngounoue and Luniuska Delgado ...

Former KU soccer standouts Katie McClure and Addisyn Merrick selected in NWSL draft

For the first time in program history, two members of the Kansas soccer team were selected in the National Women’s Soccer League draft after Katie McClure and Addisyn Merrick were picked Thursday afternoon. McClure was taken with the 23rd overall pick by the Washington Spirit, while Merrick ...

Chiefs rally from 24-0 hole to beat Texans 51-31 in playoffs

Kansas City, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are back in the AFC championship game. How they returned to the brink of their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years was unlike anything anybody could have imagined. After digging a 24-0 hole against Houston early in the second quarter Sunday, ...

KU swim falls to No. 21 Arizona State

Kansas swimming and diving received its first loss of the season on Saturday, when No. 21 Arizona State handed KU a 209.5-88.5 defeat at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. The meet served as the Jayhawks’ first run competing in a long course meters pool this season. KU finished with six ...

Former KU All-American golfer Ryan Vermeer wins second consecutive national honor

For the second year in a row, former University of Kansas All-American golfer Ryan Vermeer has been named a PGA Professionals Player of the Year. Vermeer, the PGA Director of Instruction at Happy Hollow Club in Omaha, Neb., won his second consecutive national award during a season in which he ...

Chiefs top Chargers 31-21 to earn No. 2 seed, 1st-round bye

Kansas City, Mo. — Mecole Hardman returned a kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown, Damien Williams took a handoff 84 yards for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Chargers 31-21 on Sunday to leapfrog New England for the No. 2 seed in the AFC and a first-round playoff ...

A look back at the top KU sports stories of 2019

From titles and first-time triumphs to legal issues and hope for the football program, the past 12 months delivered several memorable moments and stories that will be talked about for years to come for athletic programs at the University of Kansas. Here is a quick look back at the biggest KU ...

Sister synergy: Senior twins fueling strong start by Eudora girls basketball

Eudora high school senior guards Reagan and Riley Hiebert are close on and off the basketball court — in fact they describe themselves as best friends since birth. The twin sisters are both starters for a Eudora girls basketball team with a 4-1 record. They guard each other in practice, they ...

Richard Ebel removed as girls basketball coach at Eudora High School

Eudora High School’s girls basketball team will no longer be coached by Richard Ebel. Ebel, who was the Journal-World’s All-Area Coach of the Year in 2019, said Monday that the school district’s administration recently removed him as head coach of the team. The midseason move came ...

Mahomes throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Chiefs beat Bears 26-3

Chicago — Patrick Mahomes threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Chicago Bears 26-3 Sunday night to stay in contention for a first-round playoff bye. Kansas City (11-4) earned its fifth straight win and remained a game behind New England for ...

Fight in HINU basketball game leads to suspensions, apologies

A fight during a Haskell Indian Nations University men’s basketball game this past week led to suspensions to members of the HINU program, as well as its opponent, Northern New Mexico College. The HINU road game on Sunday ended with 8:15 left in the second half, due to what was described in ...

Tour of Lawrence cycling race to return to KU in 2020

The Tour of Lawrence will be bringing cyclists back to the University of Kansas next summer. For the first time since 2014, the event will have a race on the collegiate campus during its tour. Cindy Bracker, who has been the race director since 2018, said that KU will be the location for the ...

Eudora boys basketball looks to grow from loss in Cardinal Invitational final

A second-place finish in a tournament — especially in December — is nothing to lose sleep over. And while Eudora boys basketball coach Kyle Deterding recognizes that, the Cardinals’ 66-35 loss to Harmon on Thursday still stings. “Overall (the tournament) was a positive,” Deterding ...

Chiefs roll to 23-3 victory over Broncos at snowy Arrowhead

Kansas City, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce were on the receiving end of many of his biggest throws, and the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs romped to a 23-3 victory over the Denver Broncos at snowy Arrowhead Stadium on ...

Eudora boys basketball falls to Harmon in Cardinal Invitational final 66-35

Eudora — What should have been a basketball game quickly turned into a track meet between Harmon and Eudora. A fast and furious offensive approach from Harmon proved to be the difference as the Hawks defeated Eudora 66-35 in the 2019 Cardinal Invitational final Thursday. “I mean, ...

Area basketball roundup: Eudora boys advance to championship game of home tournament

The Eudora boys basketball team will be playing for a title on Thursday. In its home tournament, Eudora advanced to the championship game with a 57-41 win over Olathe Northwest in the semifinals Tuesday night. It came one day after EHS cruised to a 68-38 victory over KC East in the opening ...