KU Volleyball

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 ...

NCAA extends recruiting dead period through July 31

Cue the virtual visits and keep those cellphones charged. It’s going to be a quiet summer on the in-person college athletics recruiting front. That much was learned this week, when the NCAA’s Division I Council Coordination Committee announced that the current recruiting dead period had ...

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 ...

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 ...

KU AD Jeff Long says cost-cutting measures not on the horizon for Kansas Athletics

Pay cuts taken by coaches in the Iowa State University athletic department this week will not be replicated at the University of Kansas for now, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long said. Despite the financial impact of cancellations brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, Long said Thursday he was ...

KU volleyball reflects on first season in renovated Horejsi Arena

Right before Kansas volleyball faced off against Iowa State on Wednesday night, KU coach Ray Bechard was a little nervous about the fan turnout. “I didn’t know with overtime in the basketball game (whether) that was going to hurt us,” Bechard said with a laugh. But as KU men’s ...

KU volleyball falls in 5 sets to Mountaineers

In its final match of the season, the Kansas volleyball team fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers (25-20, 25-19, 25-22, 25-22, 15-8) in five sets. The Jayhawks captured the first two sets but were unable to close out the match on the road. The Jayhawks opened up the first set on fire and ...

KU volleyball comes from behind to defeat Iowa State 3-2 on senior night

Sending its veterans out on a high note, Kansas volleyball on Wednesday celebrated senior night with a 3-2 (25-14, 25-23, 25-22, 26-24, 15-12) victory over Iowa State. "Really happy for the resolve that these girls showed tonight and the plays they made down the stretch," KU coach Ray Bechard ...

KU volleyball falls to No. 1 Texas in 4 sets

Kansas volleyball was unable to complete the upset of No. 1-ranked Texas on the road Saturday night, falling in four sets (25-22, 25-17, 25-18, 25-18) at Gregory Gymnasium. The Jayhawks did manage to take the opening set in surprising fashion, taking the first frame 25-22 and ending on a 5-2 ...