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Kansas softball earns upset win over No. 23 Wichita State

Behind a complete-game performance in the circle from Kasey Hamilton, the Kansas softball team earned a 5-2 upset victory over No. 23 Wichita State Wednesday night at Arrocha Ballpark. Hamilton struck out a career-best nine batters and only gave up one walk over seven innings. She gave up two ...

KU pole vaulter Zach Bradford earns Big 12 honor for second consecutive week

For the second consecutive week, KU sophomore Zach Brad-ford was named the Big 12 Conference’s track and field athlete of the week, the Big 12 announced Wednesday. Fresh off of setting an indoor school record in the pole vault of 19 feet, .75 inches on April 14 at the Tom Botts ...

Sigel aces 17th hole, Kansas men’s golf claims runner-up at Hawkeye Invitational

Ben Sigel’s hole-in-one on the 17th hole highlighted the final day of play for the Kansas men’s golf team on Sunday at the Hawkeye Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course. Sigel aced No. 17 and shot a five-under 67 on his way to pacing the Jayhawks in the third and final round. The Jayhawks ...

Kansas tennis falls to Oklahoma State in regular-season finale

In the regular-season finale, the Kansas women’s tennis team dropped a 4-2 decision to Oklahoma State Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. Oklahoma State grabbed an early 1-0 advantage by winning courts one and three during doubles action. Kansas bounced back to score two quick ...

Kansas softball suffers series loss to Texas Tech

In a hard-fought series, the Kansas softball team went 1-2 against Texas Tech this past weekend at Arrocha Ballpark. Due to inclement weather on Friday, the two teams played a doubleheader on Saturday. Texas Tech earned a 8-4 win in the first game, while Kansas bounced back to record a 3-0 ...

KU baseball earns walk-off win in series finale against Baylor

After losing the first two games on Saturday, the Kansas baseball team ended its home series against Baylor in style with a walk-off win during Sunday’s series finale at Hoglund Ballpark. Freshman Maui Ahuna played hero for the Jayhawks (21-15, 3-9 Big 12) by delivering a walk-off single in ...

Baker football advances in NAIA playoffs with wild 59-54 win over Olivet Nazarene

The Baker University football team won a shootout on Saturday over Olivet Nazarene, 59-54 in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship series in Baldwin. It marked the first game for Baker football since Nov. 26 and moved the Wildcats to 7-0 on the season, which started last September ...

KU baseball completes sweep against Air Force

The Kansas baseball team finished off a two-game sweep of Air Force with a 7-4 win Wednesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. Kansas (20-13) scored 20 total runs and posted a total of 24 hits during the midweek set. Everhett Hazelwood got the starting nod for the Jayhawks. He gave up one run ...

Kansas baseball earns 13-3 win over Air Force

The Kansas baseball team needed just eight innings to record a 13-3 win over Air Force Tuesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. Jack Wagner hit a two-run homer to reach the 10-run rule, which ended the game after eight innings. Tavian Josenberger led the offense once again, going 3-for-4 with ...

Kansas softball upsets No. 18 Missouri in 4-3 win

Behind an all-around team effort, the Kansas softball team earned a 4-3 upset victory over No. 18 Missouri Tuesday night inside the Mizzou Softball Stadium. Ashlyn Anderson crushed a solo homer to lead the offense. Sydnee Ramsey recorded a pair of hits and one RBI. Macy Omli also drove in a ...

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, ...