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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, ...

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heck, everyone's entitled to an off night. But that beatdown Baylor put on undefeated Gonzaga with the national title on the line — nobody saw that coming. The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga's march to perfection Monday night in an 86-70 ...

Duffy dazzles, Merrifield’s 3 RBIs lift Royals past Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Duffy's days of being bullied by the Indians are over. He's hitting back. Duffy, who went more than two years without a win over Cleveland, pitched six innings of two-hit ball to beat a longtime nemesis and Whit Merrifield drove in all of Kansas City's runs with a ...

Bill Self: New AD Travis Goff gives KU ‘exactly what we need’

The head coach of the University of Kansas athletics department’s flagship program, Bill Self, who has lived and worked in Lawrence for nearly 18 years now, considers the Jayhawks “fortunate” to have Travis Goff as the new athletic director. KU’s men’s basketball coach, Self stated ...

KU names Northwestern Deputy AD Travis Goff new athletic director

Travis Goff, a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and a native of Dodge City, has been named the school’s new athletic director, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced on Monday afternoon. Goff becomes the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the late Bob Frederick retired in 2001. “It ...

Free State boys tennis begins season with 3rd-place finish

Free State’s boys tennis team started off the 2021 campaign with a third-place finish at the Emporia Invitational on Saturday. The Firebirds scored 40 points as a team, finishing behind runner-up Blue Valley (49 points) and Blue Valley Northwest (59) in the six-squad event. FSHS was led ...

KU football lands another 2022 commitment from College Station

College Station, Texas, is becoming a popular recruiting spot for the Kansas football program. The Jayhawks have added their second commitment for the Class of 2022 from the city where offensive line coach Lee Grimes used to play and work. Houston Thomas, a tight end and high school teammate ...

Taylor stars at the plate again as Royals rout Rangers, 11-4

KANSAS CITY — Michael A. Taylor homered and drove in three runs for the second straight game, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Texas Rangers 11-4 Saturday. Released by Washington after hitting .196 last season, Taylor is off to a sensational start for Kansas City. After getting three ...

Kansas tennis falls at Kansas State for second consecutive loss

The Kansas tennis team dropped a second straight match, this time losing to its rival Kansas State on the road Saturday afternoon. The Jayhawks suffered a 4-3 loss to the Wildcats in Manhattan. Kansas actually claimed doubles point to begin the match. Sonia Smagina and Vasiliki Karvouni won ...

KU volleyball closes out campaign with another sweep of Arkansas State

The Kansas volleyball team concluded its 2020-21 regular season with its third straight sweep — as well as seventh consecutive win — after defeating Arkansas State (25-21, 25-14, 25-14) Saturday afternoon at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena. Jenny Mosser shined in the season finale, leading ...

KU softball overwhelmed by No. 1 Oklahoma during sweep

The Kansas softball team was overwhelmed by top-ranked Oklahoma in a three-game sweep this weekend at the OU Softball Complex. No. 1 Oklahoma started the series off with a 14-0 win over Kansas on Thursday, a game that only lasted 4.5 innings. Juniors Morgyn Wynne and Macy Omli were responsible ...

Kansas baseball suffers series sweep to No. 5 Texas

The Kansas baseball team managed to score just four runs en route to being swept by Texas in a three-game series at Hoglund Ballpark this weekend. Kansas dropped a 5-2 decision in the first game on Thursday. Nolan Metcalf and Brett Vosik led the team with two hits each. KU posted 10 hits in ...

Photo gallery: Local track teams compete at Lawrence High quadrangular

Free State, Lawrence High and Bishop Seabury all competed in the track meet at LHS on Friday, April 2, 2021. Olathe East won both the boys and girls division, but plenty of local athletes shined in the second track meet of the 2021 campaign. Lawrence junior Avion Nelson won both jumping events ...