KU Women’s Basketball

NCAA pegs Nov. 25 as start date for 2020-21 college hoops season

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday afternoon identified Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, as the official start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season. In addition, the Council outlined several parameters for the upcoming season, including a minimum (13) and maximum (27) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kansas women’s basketball to travel to Mississippi for 2020 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

The Kansas women’s basketball team will travel to Oxford, Miss., this season to take on Ole Miss in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday. Dates and game times will be announced later. Kansas is 3-1 all-time in the conference challenge, which began in 2014 and ...

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 ...

NCAA votes to lift moratorium on football, basketball workouts

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus ...