KU Volleyball

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 ...

SEC commissioner urges NIL uniformity in meeting with U.S. Senate committee

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state-level versions with differing requirements. Sankey was part of a panel discussing ...

KU volleyball’s Caroline Crawford named Big 12 preseason freshman of the year

The Big 12 volleyball coaches believe KU has the best freshman in the conference entering the 2020 season. KU freshman Caroline Crawford, a middle blocker from nearby Lansing High, was named the Big 12’s Preseason Freshman of the Year in a vote by the conference’s head coaches on Monday. ...

Kansas Athletics offers ticket assurance plan for 2020-21 season ticket holders

University of Kansas fans holding season tickets for upcoming KU sporting events now have assurances from the athletic department that their investment is safe. On Wednesday afternoon, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long sent an email to donors announcing the details of a ticket assurance plan for ...

KU student-athletes set department record with 3.43 spring GPA

The University of Kansas athletic department overcame an unusual spring to set a department record with a combined 3.43 grade-point average, KU announced Wednesday. According to a news release, all 14 of KU’s varsity programs posted a GPA of 3.0 or better “for the first time since GPAs ...

KU coaches, former Jayhawks speak out against racism

Amid the nationwide protests against racism and police brutality that were sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, University of Kansas athletics leaders and several other sports figures with KU ties are speaking out. In a joint statement issued Saturday by the athletic ...