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 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    April 30, 2021

Kansas hires Buffalo's Lance Leipold as football coach

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas hired Buffalo's Lance Leipold on Friday, turning over one of college football's worst programs to a longtime Division III coach with strong Midwestern roots. Leipold signed a six-year contract and takes over for Les...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    April 2, 2021

Kansas gives Bill Self contract to keep him until retirement

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has agreed to a new contract that will keep him with the Jayhawks until he retires, even as the school awaits a decision from an independent panel investigating five Level I infractions charges alleged by the NCAA....

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 26, 2021

NCAA's Midwest Region full of upsets but maybe not surprises

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It is the region that has caused more busted NCAA Tournament brackets than any other, the quadrant where No. 1 seed Illinois was sent packing by Loyola Chicago, West Virginia was dumped by a team that barely made the field, and...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 14, 2021

Kansas headed to NCAA tourney trying to put bad week to bed

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — It began with the resignation of Kansas football coach Les Miles amid allegations of sexual harassment during his time at LSU. It continued days later with the resignation of ahtletic director Jeff Long for his role in the...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    March 12, 2021

'A bad break': Kansas out of Big 12 tourney due to COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No. 11 Kansas withdrew from the Big 12 Tournament on Friday after a positive COVID-19 test within the men's basketball program, becoming the third major team to have its conference postseason end because of the coronavirus....

 

Kansas AD: Miles shared nothing of misconduct allegations

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas athletic director Jeff Long said he pointedly asked his longtime friend, Les Miles, during the hiring process to be next football coach of the Jayhawks whether there was anything in his background that could...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Regional    March 7, 2021

Big 12 commish bullish about future as tournaments near

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said it could be "a matter of years" before its schools recover from the financial blow they took when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports and then limited how games have returned. The...

 

Royals make official Dozier deal for $25 million, four years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals made official their $25 million, four-year contract with third baseman Hunter Dozier on Monday, ensuring that another member of their young foundation is under club control for the foreseeable future. Kansas City...

 

Wichita St lifts interim tag, gives Isaac Brown 5-year deal

Wichita State removed the interim tag from coach Isaac Brown's title Friday, agreeing in principle to a five-year deal with the longtime assistant who took a program in chaos to the top of the American Athletic Conference this season. The Shockers (1...

 

Bluebloods feeling black and blue as hoops hits homestretch

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self had never found himself in this position in nearly two decades as the head coach at Kansas. Sure, there have been teams that have struggled to assimilate new players. Teams with deficiencies on offense or defense....

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    January 3, 2021

No. 8 Texas tops No. 3 KU 84-59 to tie record margin at Phog

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Texas stumbled into Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday well aware of its humbling track record in the storied arena. The Longhorns sauntered out having made some much better history. After winning once in their previous 17 tries in...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    January 1, 2021

Kansas-Texas top-10 matchup highlights Big 12 weekend

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Third-ranked Kansas has proven its chops since losing to top-ranked Gonzaga in its opener, ripping off eight straight wins with two against top-10 opponents and four agains...

 

Kansas State latest to skip bowl game due to COVID-19

Kansas State became the latest team to withdraw from bowl consideration Wednesday when the school paused all football activities indefinitely amid an outbreak of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing that would have prevented them from...

 

Wilson shines as No. 5 Kansas beats No. 8 Creighton, 73-72

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson remained composed when he needed to hit the go-ahead 3-pointer for Kansas in the closing seconds. He was equally stoic watching No. 8 Creighton try to match him. The redshirt freshman calmly hit the go-ahead...

 

Conference showdowns produce wave of Top 25 matchups

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The value in conference vs. conference showdowns has never been greater with teams struggling to find opponents amid the pandemic and numerous non-league games having already been scrapped. This season, they are also produce...

 

Wichita State coach Marshall resigns after misconduct probe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall resigned Tuesday following an investigation into allegations of verbal and physical abuse, ending a tenure that soared to the Final Four and crashed on the eve of the upcoming season....

 

No. 6 Kansas rides expectations, uncertainty into season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self was still trying to figure out the makeup of his team the first week of November, roughly about the time the Jayhawks would have had a couple exhibition games under their belts in anticipation of the sea...

 

Hall, Purdy lead No. 23 Iowa State to 52-22 romp over Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Breece Hall usually cruises right past the turn toward the University of Kansas every time the sophomore running back makes the drive on Interstate 35 from his home in Wichita to Iowa State. The Jayhawks hope they never see...

 

Moffitt wins wild Truck race at Kansas to qualify for finale

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brett Moffitt wasn't about to finish second again — not with a spot in the NASCAR Truck Series finale on the line. So when Zane Smith tried to pass him with three laps to go, Moffitt moved down ever so slightly and sent...

 

Heim wins ARCA race at Kansas as Holmes bags series title

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Bret Holmes couldn't chase down Cory Heim as the sun set on the ARCA Series finale at Kansas Speedway. It didn't really matter. The 23-year-old from Munford, Alabama, won the series championship over Michael Self by...

 

Kansas coach cleared of virus but skips West Virginia game

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles has been cleared to return to the Jayhawks after his positive test for COVID-19, but out of caution is skipping the team's trip to West Virginia for Saturday's game. The 66-year-old Miles announced last...

 

Kansas State QB Skylar Thompson to miss rest of season

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his throwing shoulder, leaving freshman Will Howard to lead the No. 22 Wildcats the rest of the way. Thompson was hurt two weeks ago when Texas Tech's R...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    October 9, 2020

Kansas coach Les Miles tests positive for COVID-19

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and is quarantining in his home, where he plans to fulfill his head coaching responsibilities remotely as the Jayhawks spend a week off before visiting West...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    October 7, 2020

K-State's Klieman aware of optics of raise during COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was some time in January when Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor approached Chris Klieman about a contract extension, one that would include a raise that put him in the upper tier of Big 12 football coaches. The...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    October 4, 2020

No. 17 Oklahoma State rolls to 47-7 victory over Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Shane Illingworth threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns, Chuba Hubbard ran for 145 yards and two more scores, and No. 17 Oklahoma State was able to rest its starters the final 20 minutes in its 47-7 victory over Kansas on S...

 

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