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KU AD Jeff Long announces departmentwide furloughs, pay cuts

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Wednesday announced staffwide furloughs and pay cuts for all Kansas Athletics employees, including coaches, from June 1 through the end of 2020. An email sent to KU’s donors on Wednesday afternoon outlined four tiers of the department’s ...

Azubuike, Downey earn KU’s senior scholar athlete awards for 2019-20

Former Kansas basketball big man Udoka Azubuike and standout swimmer Haley Downey recently were honored as KU’s 2019-20 Dr. Robert Frederick Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year. The announcement came in a news release rather than at an in-person ceremony and also featured Xinyun Yu ...

Kansas Athletics survey aims to find out how ready fans are to return

Kansas Athletics Inc. is conducting an online survey to gauge fan interest in attending KU sporting events in the fall and beyond. The COVID-19 Fan Impact Survey, which is run through a third-party website, was sent to all donors, season-ticket holders and single-game ticket buyers and takes ...

17 Kansas baseball players earn academic all-Big 12 honors

Seventeen members of the Kansas baseball team earned Academic all-Big 12 honors this season, the Big 12 Conference announced Wednesday. That number marks a program best, surpassing the previous high of 15 academic honorees from a season ago. Thirteen of the 17 Jayhawks named to the team ...

KU track and field lands 46 athletes on academic All-Big 12 teams

Forty-six members of the Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams landed on the 2020 academic All-Big 12 teams, the Big 12 Conference announced this week. Ben Butler, Lisa Lauschke and Andrea Willis each recorded a 4.0 GPA, leading the charge for the 38 Jayhawks named to the first ...

Ottawa’s Aaron Siebenthall named KBCA Coach of the Year

Ottawa University men’s basketball coach Aaron Siebenthall recently added another honor to an already memorable 2019-20 season. Siebenthall, a 1994 Lawrence High graduate who's now in his fifth year as the head coach at Ottawa, was named the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association’s ...

Nine Kansas softball players earn academic All-Big 12 honors

Nine players from Kansas earned spots on the first- and second-team academic All-Big 12 softball squads announced by the Big 12 Conference on Friday. Seniors Sam Dellinger (majoring in psychology), Becki Monaghan (business, marketing), Madison Sykes (business, management and leadership) and ...

KU women’s tennis adds Russian standout to 2020-21 roster

Kansas tennis coach Todd Chapman on Friday announced the addition of highly rated Russian prospect Maria Titova to the KU roster for the 2020-21 season. A native of Volzhsky, Russia, Titova is ranked on the Universal Tennis Ratings scale along with the Women's Tennis Association and ...

Kansas tennis adds Canadian transfer

Kansas women's tennis coach Todd Chapman announced Wednesday the addition of UC Santa Barbara transfer Tiffany Lagarde. Lagarde, an incoming junior, will be eligible to participate immediately and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining at KU. “We are really excited to add a ...

Three KU tennis players earn academic all-Big 12 honors

Three Kansas tennis players earned spots on the 2020 academic all-Big 12 first team, the conference announced on Tuesday. Senior Maria Toran Ribes (majoring in business marketing) was joined by sophomores Julia Deming (sports management) and Sonia Smagina (liberal arts) as three of the 41 ...

10 KU golfers earn first-team academic All-Big 12 honors

Ten University of Kansas golfers have been named to the 2019-20 men’s and women’s academic All-Big 12 squads, the school announced Monday. Five KU women and five KU men made their respective first-team squads, with the Jayhawks accounting for more than 14% of this season’s first-team ...

KU soccer adds Israeli standout to 2020 recruiting class

A recent recruiting trip to Tel Aviv, Israel, paid off for Kansas women’s soccer coach Mark Francis. No stranger to international recruiting, Francis announced the addition of Israeli standout Shira Elinav to KU’s 2020 roster on Friday. Elinav comes to Kansas with a reputation as one of ...

KU swimmer Haley Downey named co-Big 12 scholar athlete of the year

Kansas' Haley Downey is one of two swimmers to win this year's Big 12's scholar-athlete of the year honors in women’s swimming and diving, the conference announced Tuesday. A senior from Bartlesville, Okla., Downey is a three-time academic all-Big 12 selection (2018-20) and also was a ...

Lawrence to reopen city golf course with new distancing measures

After a monthlong closure, Lawrence's city owned golf course will reopen Wednesday with new social distancing measures in place. Eagle Bend Golf Course and Learning Center has been closed since March 18, when local health orders began restricting gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19. The ...

Former Olathe North standout Isaiah Simmons a do-it-all talent for the NFL

From the football stadiums of the Sunflower League to the top of the NFL draft, that’s the path followed by former Olathe North standout Isaiah Simmons. The younger brother of former Kansas football player Victor Simmons, Isaiah Simmons spent most of his high school career battling with ...

Organizers cancel 2020 Tour of Lawrence bike race

The 2020 Tour of Lawrence bike racing event has been called off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A post on the event's Facebook page earlier this week said organizers had concluded, "with deep sadness," that they could not "safely and successfully hold the Tour of Lawrence this year." The ...