KU Women’s Basketball

KU women’s basketball loses road opener at Ole Miss

Playing its first road game of the young season, the Kansas women’s basketball team also suffered its first loss Thursday night at Ole Miss, 70-53. Sophomore guard Holly Kersgieter led the Jayhawks (2-1) with 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting, while also contributing nine rebounds and three ...

KU women set for first road test of 2020-21 hoops season

Following a 2-0 start to the season, the Kansas women’s basketball team will face its toughest test yet when it travels to Ole Miss (1-0) Thursday night. Tipoff for the nonconference clash that is part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge is slated for 7:30 p.m. Kansas has not trailed at any ...

KU’s Ioanna Chatzileonti named Big 12 Freshman of the Week

Freshman Ioanna Chatzileonti was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week following the first two games of her collegiate career. Chatzileonti, a 6-2 forward from Athens, Greece, averaged 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds to help the KU women's basketball team start 2-0 on the year. Leading all ...

KU women’s basketball team cruises to 42-point win

Four players in double figures and 46% shooting from 3-point range led the Kansas women’s basketball team to an easy, 85-43 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Starters Holly Kersgieter (17), Tina Stephens (13), Aniya Thomas and Zakiyah ...

After winning opener, KU women will face Corpus Christi today

After a nine-month hiatus, the Kansas women’s basketball team is getting back in the swing of things. KU will play its second game in five days, when it hosts Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 2 p.m. Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks, who didn’t get to play any exhibition contests, ...

Kansas women’s basketball beats Northern Colorado, 78-62, in season opener

It ended up being the perfect night for head coach Brandon Schneider, and not just because the Kansas women’s basketball team got the opportunity to play for the first time in nine months. During a 78-62 victory over Northern Colorado, Kansas put together two quarters of quality basketball ...

KU extends no-fans policy at athletic events through Dec. 5

The University of Kansas is extending its policy of having no fans in the stands at home athletic events through Dec. 5, Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Monday afternoon. Last week, the university announced that no fans would be allowed for the rest of November. In a letter posted on the ...

KU women’s basketball signs 3 international prospects in 2021 class

The latest batch of talent to be added to the Kansas women’s basketball roster came from overseas, with Brandon Schneider’s program landing three international prospects during the early signing period which wrapped up this week. KU received letters of intent from 6-foot-4 center Danai ...

KU will not allow any fans at athletic events for the rest of November

Story updated at 8:53 p.m. Tuesday: The University of Kansas’ chancellor announced Tuesday that no fans will be allowed at home sporting events for the rest of November because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the region. This news will affect two volleyball ...

Fan cutouts coming to Allen Fieldhouse for 2020-21 hoops season

You've seen them at Royals games and other college and pro venues across the country, and now you can be in one. Kansas Athletics announced this week that it would provide KU fans the opportunity to have a fan cutout of themselves placed inside Allen Fieldhouse for the 2020-21 basketball ...

KU women’s basketball to open 2020-21 season Nov. 25 vs. Northern Colorado

The Kansas women's basketball program released its 2020-21 schedule on Monday, and Brandon Schneider’s Jayhawks will open on the first down allowed by the NCAA, Nov. 25 at home against Northern Colorado. KU will follow that up with a home game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on ...

KU women’s basketball returns to practice ahead of 2020-21 campaign

Even with a mask on during his interview, it was easy to sense the joy head coach Brandon Schneider had about returning to practice. The Kansas women’s basketball team completed its first official practice on Thursday, Oct. 15 to begin preparing for the 2020-21 season. For the Jayhawks, it ...

Kansas basketball’s virtual Late Night set for Oct. 23

There will not be fans in the Allen Fieldhouse stands to usher in another college basketball season, but the Kansas men’s and women’s basketball programs still plan to host Late Night in the Phog this month. The virtual version of the 36th annual event that marks the start of the season ...

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 ...