KU Women’s Basketball

Forward Tina Stephens won’t play a bonus senior season at KU

One of the top scorers for the Kansas women’s basketball team this past season, forward Tina Stephens won’t be coming back for a super-senior season next year. Head coach Brandon Schneider said Tuesday during a video press conference that Stephens, who opted out of her senior season in ...

KU women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider announces hiring of 2 new assistants

Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider announced three staffing changes on Monday, including the promotion of Terry Nooner to associate head coach. Schneider also announced the hiring of assistant coaches Karyla Middlebrook and Morgan Paige, who were brought in to replace former ...

NCAA announces passage of new one-time transfer exemption rule

Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition. The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to change the long-standing rule that has often deterred players in ...

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, ...

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, ...

Program-best 8 KU men, 5 from women’s team earn Academic all-Big 12 honors

Eight Kansas men’s basketball players and five more from KU’s women’s hoops team earned Academic all-Big 12 honors this week, the Big 12 announced this week. The eight selections on the men’s side were the most for Kansas in the 25-year history of the conference, surpassing the ...

KU women’s basketball coach Schneider optimistic about team’s future

At the conclusion of a challenging season, Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider left Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday once again disappointed about a defeat, but at least in relatively good spirits about how his team competed. The Jayhawks lost to TCU in the opening round of the ...

KU’s late surge comes up short vs. TCU at Big 12 women’s basketball tournament

A furious fourth-quarter rally from the Kansas women’s basketball team couldn’t erase TCU’s lead Thursday night in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament. Despite an 18-3 KU run entering the game’s final minutes at Municipal Auditorium, the Jayhawks never overtook the Horned Frogs, ...

Schneider hoping for consistency out of KU at Big 12 tournament

Ahead of his team’s trip to the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider had one specific, yet wide-ranging, word in mind when asked about areas where he would like to see his team improve. “Consistency,” Schneider said, in the days ...

A few early names to watch in KU’s search for a new athletic director

It’s been 18 years since the University of Kansas was in pursuit of an athletic director and head coach to fill one of its most high-profile coaching offices at the same time. And that search, in 2003, led to the hiring of future Hall of Fame hoops coach Bill Self in April and Lew Perkins in ...

KU’s Ioanna Chatzileonti makes All-Big 12 freshman team

Kansas freshman Ioanna Chatzileonti earned a spot on the Big 12’s All-Freshman Team for the 2020-21 season, the conference announced on Wednesday. A key interior defender for the Jayhawks in her debut season, Chatzileonti, a 6-foot-2 forward from Athens, Greece, averaged 7.6 points, and led ...

KU women open Big 12 tourney play Thursday vs. TCU

The Kansas women’s basketball team will open postseason play at 5 p.m. Thursday against TCU in the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Seeded ninth, the Jayhawks (8-17 overall, 3-15 Big 12) will take on No. 8 seed TCU (9-14, 4-14) at Municipal Auditorium just down the street from where ...

No. 6 Baylor rolls as Jayhawks finish regular season on 8-game losing streak

It was going to take an extraordinary performance for the Kansas women’s basketball team to close the regular season with a win Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks’ chances against No. 6 Baylor got even worse when an injury to starting forward Ioanna Chatzileonti kept her out of ...

KU’s rebounding point of emphasis entering regular season finale

As the Jayhawks prepare to close their regular season Saturday afternoon against No. 6 Baylor, Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider hopes one problem area in KU’s latest loss won’t be a harbinger of more to come. Iowa State, in its 30-point victory over Kansas on Wednesday ...

Cyclones blow out Jayhawks as KU’s skid extends to 7 games

The Kansas women’s basketball team’s losing streak hit seven games Wednesday night at Iowa State, where the Jayhawks suffered their most lopsided loss of the skid, 83-53. After a recent string of more competitive setbacks — their previous largest margin of defeat in the streak was 11 ...

Jayhawks aim to ‘finish’ following recent string of narrow defeats

After coming out on the wrong end of more tight games lately than they would like to remember, players on the Kansas women’s basketball team will try again to snag that elusive win Wednesday night at Iowa State. In three of their past four games, the Jayhawks felt as if they were on the ...