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KU hires Lance Leipold to take over Jayhawks’ football program

A little more than three weeks after taking over an athletic department with no head football coach in place, new University of Kansas AD Travis Goff filled the high profile vacancy, hiring Lance Leipold to lead the Big 12’s perpetually rebuilding program. The former head coach at Buffalo in ...

Leah Mueller’s big day leads FSHS softball to 7-0 win over Olathe East

In Free State’s 7-0 victory over Olathe East on Thursday night, the Firebirds got a rare surprise — a game that lasted all seven innings. The Firebirds, who have run-ruled plenty of opponents this season, went the distance on Thursday — although, being the home team, they didn’t have ...

Kansas baseball splits midweek series with Sacramento State

The Kansas baseball team used a complete performance from its pitching staff and a relentless offense to push past Sacramento State for a 6-4 win Wednesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. It finished off a split in the two-game midweek series after the Jayhawks suffered a 11-6 loss to the ...

Former Kansas RB Pooka Williams an ‘underdog’ heading into NFL Draft

A native of New Orleans who spent a little more than two years of his life in Lawrence, former Kansas running back Pooka Williams will learn this weekend where his football skills will take him next. “My dream’s finally becoming a reality,” Williams said recently, looking ahead to the ...

Judge nixes plea deal for 2 accused of Super Bowl field run

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida judge rejected a proposed plea deal Tuesday for two men accused of running onto the field during the final quarter of Super Bowl LV in February. Luis Cartaya, an attorney for Yuri Andrade and Douglas Schaffer, told a Hillsborough County circuit judge during a video ...

Difo leads Pirates over Royals 2-1, back over .500 at 12-11

PITTSBURGH — Pinch-hitter Wilmer Difo delivered the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Kansas City 2-1 on Tuesday night to end the Royals' five-game winning streak. Pittsburgh (12-11) has won three straight games and 11 of 16 since a 1-6 start, moving ...