KU Women’s Basketball

NCAA extends recruiting dead period through July 31

Cue the virtual visits and keep those cell phones 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 ...

Former KU walk-on Terry Nooner joins KU women’s basketball coaching staff

The Kansas women’s basketball team is bringing in a familiar face as its new assistant coach — Terry Nooner, who also served as an assistant in the 2012-13 season under Bonnie Henrickson. KU women’s coach Brandon Schneider announced Nooner’s hire on Thursday night. “Happy to go back ...

KU women’s hoops assistant Larry Tidwell leaving program

The Kansas women’s basketball program on Monday announced that its top assistant, Larry Tidwell, was stepping down from his role as associate head coach. Citing “personal reasons,” Tidwell said in a news release that he planned to return to his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, to be ...

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 ...

No March Madness: NCAA cancels national championship tournaments

Story updated at 5:53 p.m. Thursday The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The unprecedented move comes a day after the NCAA ...

KU says all home and away athletic events canceled indefinitely

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement Thursday that all athletic-related travel is canceled indefinitely, and home and away athletic events have been suspended in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The statement came shortly after all NCAA conference basketball ...

Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

Story updated at 12:01 p.m. Thursday The Big 12 and the other four Power Five conferences have canceled their basketball tournaments, putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt. Within minutes of each other, The Big 12, Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12 — the five most high-profile conferences in ...

KU women’s basketball to open Big 12 tournament vs. Texas Tech

While the Kansas women’s basketball may have stumbled through conference play, the Jayhawks finished with their best regular season record since 2013 (15-14). Sure, 4-14 in Big 12 play is not ideal. But three of those wins came in the last six games, so the Jayhawks at least made some ...

KU women’s basketball falls to Kansas State in regular-season finale

The Kansas women's basketball team ended the regular season by falling to its in-state rival. The Jayhawks suffered an 83-63 loss to Kansas State on Sunday afternoon in the Sunflower Showdown at Bramlage Coliseum. With the loss, Kansas ended the regular season with a 15-14 record, which ...

KU women’s basketball drops home finale to ISU

The Kansas women’s basketball team couldn’t keep its recent late-season surge moving in the right direction on Tuesday night versus Iowa State. The Jayhawks fell, 61-42, in their regular-season home finale, despite a career-best 17 rebounds from junior Tina Stephens, whose 12 points made ...