KU Volleyball

TCU postpones this week’s volleyball matches versus Kansas

The Kansas volleyball team's two-match series at TCU, scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, has been postponed. In addition, TCU's home matches against Texas scheduled for Oct. 30-31 also have been postponed. A specific reason for the postponement was ...

KU volleyball suffers three-set loss to Oklahoma

The Kansas volleyball team dropped its second consecutive match to Oklahoma with a three-set loss Saturday afternoon at McCasland Field House. The Jayhawks are now 1-7 on the year, while the Sooners improved to 2-4. Kansas jumped out to a five-point lead in each of the first two sets, but was ...

KU’s Caroline Crawford named Big 12 rookie of the week

Kansas middle blocker Caroline Crawford, the Big 12's preseason pick for conference freshman of the year, was named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week earlier this week. A freshman from nearby Lansing, Crawford appeared in all 10 sets of KU's back-to-back losses to West Virginia last week, playing ...

No. 1 Texas drops Kansas volleyball in 3 sets for second night in a row

The ninth-ranked Kansas volleyball team dropped its second consecutive match to No. 1 Texas on Friday night, falling in three sets, 25-20, 25-19, 25-15. Friday marked the second night in a row that the Jayhawks (1-3) showed the ability to hang with the Longhorns (4-0) for large chunks of the ...

No. 1 Texas sweeps No. 9 Kansas in Big 12 volleyball

Top-ranked Texas swept No. 9 Kansas in three sets, 25-22, 25-19 and 25-22, on Thursday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The victory moved the Longhorns to 3-0 on the season, while KU fell to 1-2. Texas now has won 17 consecutive home matches against Kansas, moving to 24-1 all-time ...

KU volleyball falls to Baylor

The Kansas volleyball team fell to Baylor in three sets Saturday night at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. Bouncing back from a five-set loss to Kansas in the season opener for both teams on Friday night, the Bears (1-1) won Saturday’s first set 25-14. The lead changed three times in the ...

Kansas volleyball holds off Baylor in 5 sets in season opener

The Kansas volleyball team opened its season in thrilling fashion with a 3-2 victory over Baylor at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena on Friday night. Kansas (1-0) dropped the first set 25-19 and rallied to win sets 2 and 3, 25-13 and 25-22 to move within one set of the victory. But the ...

Governing board for KU Athletics approves requests to refinance debt, apply for emergency line of credit; department forecasting 14% less revenue for current budget year

The board overseeing Kansas Athletics on Wednesday unanimously approved two measures intended to shore up the department's financial situation as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain revenue streams. The first measure gives Athletics Director Jeff Long and CFO Pat Kaufman the authority ...

2020 Fall Sports Preview: KU athletes gear up for a season like no other

University of Kansas sports teams are preparing for a fall season like no other, with new precautions and shorter schedules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what to watch for this year in football, volleyball, soccer and cross country. • Leading KU football won’t be any easier ...

KU volleyball’s Big 12-only schedule to begin in late September

On the day the Kansas volleyball season originally was slated to start, the Jayhawks finally were able to release their pandemic shortened 2020 calendar. Instead of opening their season in late August with nonconference matchups, KU will play a Big 12-only schedule that begins the last weekend ...

Strange preseason underway for KU soccer, volleyball programs

On the first day of preseason practices Friday, University of Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard made it clear to the Jayhawks that they have options. “If you don’t feel safe, let us know,” Bechard told them. “This isn’t something that you have to do.” Such is the new reality of ...

Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hangs in balance

The announcements came within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, one bleak, the other providing a glimmer of hope for a college football season that is looking iffy at best right now. First, Connecticut canceled what was supposed to be its first season as a major college football ...

Kansas Athletics reports zero positive results in latest round of COVID-19 testing

Kansas Athletics on Tuesday night released the results of its most recent round of COVID-19 testing, which yielded zero positives in 156 tests. The testing, which included 136 athletes, took place last Saturday. KU did not provide a sport-by-sport breakdown of the athletes who were tested. ...

NCAA recommends testing all athletes for COVID-19 within 72 hours of games

Updated at 10:24 p.m. Thursday The NCAA handed down its latest guidelines for playing through a pandemic while also sounding an alarm: The prospect of having a fall semester with football and other sports is looking grim. If the games can go on, the NCAA says college athletes should be ...

Wild Wednesday in college athletics a sign of things to come?

Even if no games were played, Wednesday was one of the biggest, most eventful days in college sports I can remember. First, Stanford announced it was cutting 11 of its 36 varsity sports, a scary move for the rest of college athletics that could be the beginning of a nationwide trend. “If ...

Time to pull the plug on the idea of fans in the stands in 2020

The only thing sports leaders should be promoting for fans right now is big-screen televisions, because the only way sports will have a chance to resume is if teams stay isolated and fans stay home. Even without fans, it’s far from a guarantee that things will go smoothly enough to actually ...